Authentic Local Experiences:
- Step into the past at Muckross Schoolhouse, where students brought sod to keep the fires burning. Enjoy a butter and soda bread-making demonstration.
- Sit down to a dinner of Welsh specialties followed by a lively show with singing, storytelling and traditional music.
- Blarney Castle
- Cardiff Castle
- Cliffs of Moher
- EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
- Roman Baths
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral
- Tower of London
- 10 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 6 dinners (D) including Taylors Three Rock Pub dinner and show, and a lively Welsh evening in Cardiff Castle on most departures.
- Herbert Park Hotel | Dublin (2)
- Hotel Meyrick | Galway (1)
- The Rose Hotel | Tralee (2)
- Fitzwilton Hotel | Waterford (1)
- Radisson Blu Hotel | Cardiff (1)
- Mercure London Bridge Hotel | London (3)
Herbert Park Hotel, Dublin
This modern, bright property offers guests style and comfort with modern amenities. The bright, contemporary guest rooms feature king or twin beds, air conditioning and high-speed internet. The Pavilion Restaurant serves a superior quality breakfast buffet, with traditional full Irish breakfast as well as other choices. Located in the upmarket suburb of Ballsbridge, the Herbert Park is a 30-minute walk to the city center and is adjacent to the peaceful Herbert Park, U.S. Embassy and RDS Showgrounds.
Hotel Meyrick, Galway
Opened in 1852, this property has undergone extensive renovations since then. Today, the hotel combines old-world charm with a modern approach to guest comfort. Guest rooms are decorated in contemporary themes. Enjoy the Oyster Grill Restaurant, one of Galway’s foremost restaurants, the tranquil Oyster Bar and the casual menu and fun of O’Flaherty’s Bar. Experience the rooftop leisure club with views of Galway Bay. Located on Eyre Square, in the very heart of Galway city, with many attractions and shops nearby.
The Rose Hotel, Tralee
The Rose Hotel, located at Dan Spring Rd, Tralee, Co. Kerry, is a four star hotel located in Tralee town, close to the town centre with the backdrop of the Slieve Mish Mountains. Offering CIE Tours’ guests 162 modern guest rooms, including 18 executive rooms, complimentary car parking & WIFI are also included. Relax and enjoy the surroundings of the newly renovated Bar & Restaurants and experience delicious food – the chef and his team have carefully selected ingredients in their menus to ensure you get a real taste of our local produce. Enjoy a pre-dinner Cocktail or an after dinner Whiskey in Dott’s Bar. If you want some relaxation time, our Serenity Spa will allow you to do just that, we use world acclaimed ELEMIS beauty products & techniques as well as a range of beauty treatments. There is also a fully equipped gym.
Fitzwilton Hotel, Waterford
This brightly colored hotel located in Waterford is a short distance from The House of Waterford Crystal, one of the city’s main attractions. A contemporary property with 89 spacious and well-equipped guest rooms, the Fitzwilton offers contemporary design and two dining options: a bistro focusing on locally sourced produce and a trendy cafe that is a hit with the locals.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff
Enjoy a stay at this impressive 21-story city center hotel with stunning views of the city. Guests appreciate convenient access to cultural attractions and shopping in Cardiff. Choose one of 215 cosy rooms, each with free Wi-Fi access and coffee/tea provisions. Savor flavorful Italian cuisine at the chic Filini Restaurant and enjoy a nightcap or appetizers at the Filini Bar & Lounge.
Mercure London Bridge Hotel, London
This contemporary hotel offers 144 bedrooms, the critically acclaimed Loft Restaurant and Bar, a gym, 24 hour room service, and Wi-Fi Internet access. It is located in Southwark in South Bank between Blackfriars Bridge & Southwark Bridge. It is within walking distance of the Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, St Paul’s Cathedral, and Borough Market. It is 3 minutes from London Bridge or Southwark Underground stations.
2019 Irish & British Focus 11 Days / 10 Nights / 17 meals
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
Day 1 Dublin
Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Tour the EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum attraction with your knowledgeable tour guide. In the evening, enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining independently.
Day 2Dublin Tour & Taylors Three Rock
Tour Dublin with a local guide to see spacious Georgian squares and streets, landmark public buildings, and graceful townhouses. Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. Head to Taylors Three Rock Pub for dinner followed by a show with Irish music and dance. (B, D)
Day 3Clonmacnoise & Galway
Journey across rolling pastures to visit the ancient Monastic site of Clonmacnoise. Head to Galway for a relaxing cruise on beautiful Lough Corrib, and savor an Irish coffee as you watch an Irish dancing demonstration. Enjoy free time before dinner to browse the specialty stores, cafés, and pubs in the lively city of Galway. (B, D)
Day 4 Cliffs of Moher & Tralee
Stop at Rathbaun Farm to watch trained dogs herd sheep and enjoy tea with scones. Travel through the Burren to view the Cliffs of Moher, soaring high above the Atlantic Ocean. Ferry across the River Shannon Estuary and head to Tralee.(B, D)
Day 5Killarney & Ring of Kerry
Take a scenic jaunting car ride through part of the Killarney National Park. Explore and have a pub lunch in Kenmare. Visit Muckross Schoolhouse to partake in traditional Irish country life with butter churning and soda bread making. Travel along part of the Ring of Kerry to view spectacular mountain scenery at Moll’s Gap and Ladies’ View. Enjoy a free evening back in Tralee.(B, L)
Day 6Blarney Castle & Waterford
Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or stroll the gardens. Shop for Irish-made goods at Blarney Woollen Mills and then travel along the coast to Waterford to witness the creation of crystal masterpieces at the House of Waterford Crystal. After dinner, take a gentle walking tour of Waterford with a local guide. (B, D)
Day 7South Wales & Cardiff
Ferry from Rosslare to Pembroke Dock in South Wales. Journey through the countryside to Cardiff, the capital of Wales. Tour Cardiff Castle, built in Roman times and transformed into an elaborate Gothic-style residence in the 19th century. Enjoy a fun Welsh evening with dinner and entertainment. (B, D)
Day 8Roman Baths & Stonehenge
Take a panoramic drive around Cardiff. Visit Bath, the city known for its natural, mineral-rich hot springs and tour the Roman Baths, popular 2,000 years ago. On Salisbury Plain, view the prehistoric circle of vast stone monoliths at Stonehenge. Continue to London for dinner on your own. (B)
Day 9 London Tour & Tower of London
Tour London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Visit the Tower of London to see the fortress, the Beefeaters in their distinctive uniforms, the ravens, and the Crown Jewels. The afternoon and evening are free to explore and dine on your own. (B)
Day 10London Sightseeing
Enjoy a day of sightseeing in London with your voucher for a Hop-on, Hop-off bus tour. Enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel. (B, D)
Day 11Tour Ends in London
Your program ends after breakfast.(B)
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