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Taste of Britain & Ireland | CIE Tours

Taste of Britain & Ireland

  • 2020 Taste of Britain & Ireland – 14 Days/13 Nights
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Starts London
Ends Dublin
  • Tour Highlights
  • Itinerary
  • Dates and Prices
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Tour Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theater, and dance with reserved seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 7 – 21 departures.
  • Discover how a small Irish village played a pivotal role in establishing commercial transatlantic passenger flights at the Foynes Flying Boat Museum.

Trip Highlights:

  • Windsor Castle
  • Roman Baths
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum
  • Shakespeare’s Birthplace
  • Blarney Castle
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Tower of London or Kensington Palace

Dining Experiences:

  • 13 breakfasts (B), and 8 dinners (D) including a Scottish evening in Edinburgh, The Glyde Inn, and Kate Kearney’s Cottage.

Hotels:

  • Hilton London Paddington | London (2) 
  • Apex City of Bath Hotel | Bath (1) 
  • Hilton Liverpool City Centre | Liverpool (1) 
  • Malmaison Hotel | Edinburgh (2) 
  • Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre | Belfast (1) 
  • Croke Park Hotel | Dublin (2) 
  • The Brehon Hotel | Killarney (2) 
  • Hotel Meyrick | Galway (1) 
  • Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney | Dublin (1) 

Hotels

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Hilton London Paddington, London

Hilton London Paddington, London Description:

A Victorian engineering icon in the heart of London, Hilton London Paddington offers modern facilities in a fantastic location at Paddington Station – a beautiful and sophisticated hotel with a large range of rooms offered, from multiple guest room options to executive rooms. Each guest room features TV, air-conditioning, and tea and coffee-making facilities, among other amenities. For breakfast, lunch or dinner, try Carriages, a restaurant located in the Hilton, offering delicious cuisine with an Asian influence. For light snacks and free wifi, visit the lounge. You can also choose to visit 146 Paddington, a bar set in an old train station, featuring street-food-inspired dishes. The Hilton is within walking distance of an array of activities and attractions, Buckingham Palace, Little Venice, The London Eye, and much more.

Apex City of Bath Hotel, Bath

Apex City of Bath Hotel, Bath Description:

Situated on the corner of James Street West and Charles Street in the city centre, Apex City of Bath Hotel is just a five-minute walk from the Thermae Bath Spa, making it the perfect choice for a Bath spa hotel break. All bedrooms feature walk-in spacious showers, baths, air conditioning and Elemis toiletries. Apex City of Bath Hotel boasts excellent leisure facilities including a fully-equipped gym and a pool with a waterfall and massage jet. The pool area also has heated loungers, a sauna and a steam. The hotel’s stylish bar and restaurant offers an impressive menu and the hotel’s bar and outdoor terrace offer guests contemporary spaces to grab a drink and unwind in the heart of Bath.

 

Hilton Liverpool City Centre Hotel, Liverpool

Hilton Liverpool City Centre Hotel, Liverpool Description:

This stylish, modern hotel was opened in 2010. Enjoy signature cocktails in the hotel’s elegant PIMA Bar or savor the finest seasonal cuisine at the Exchange Restaurant. Enjoy a range of guest rooms and suites – some with views over the city or the River Mersey – wireless internet access and satellite TV channels. Work out in the fitness center.

Malmaison Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Malmaison Edinburgh, Edinburgh Description:

Malmaison Edinburgh, perfectly placed on Leith’s bustling waterfront, is the ideal base for exploring many of the city’s most popular attractions. With a whole host of independent shops, stylish bars and cutting-edge restaurants, Leith is the most exciting area in the city. At this boutique Edinburgh hotel, you can relax with friends in the elegant cocktail bar and on sunny days, the waterfront terrace comes to life, offering the perfect spot to sip on Sauvignon. The hotel restaurant Chez Mal Brasserie is superb. And, of course, they have over 100 super-stylish rooms and suites– and a guarantee that your stay in Edinburgh will be one to remember.

Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre, Belfast

Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre, Belfast Description:

This modest budget hotel is a 2-minute walk from Great Victoria Street train station and less than 1 mile from the Victoria Square Shopping Centre. Simple, down-to-earth rooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi access, as well as TVs, and tea and coffeemaking equipment. Meals and cocktails are offered in a casual restaurant and bar.

 

Croke Park Hotel, Dublin

Croke Park Hotel, Dublin Description:

This modern hotel offers 232 spacious and comfortable guestrooms, all offering a tranquil environment in which you can unwind and relax. Dine at the Sideline Bistro and Bar, where guests can enjoy stylish surroundings and a tempting choice of unique cuisine. The hotel also offers a fully equipped gymnasium. Located right beside Croke Park Stadium and close to city bus service to central Dublin, the Croke Park Hotel also provides easy access to local shops and pubs.

The Brehon Hotel, Killarney

The Brehon Hotel, Killarney Description:

This contemporary hotel is home to the award-winning Danú Restaurant and Brehon Bar. With your every requirement in mind, 123 bedrooms have been designed with exceptional grace and elegance with a feeling of relaxed elegance. The hotel features the Angsana Spa, brought from Thailand. Located one mile from Killarney town center and opposite the famous Killarney National Park with views of surrounding countryside and mountains for which Killarney is renowned.

Hotel Meyrick, Galway

Hotel Meyrick, Galway Description:

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.

Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Dublin

Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Dublin Description:

This friendly, family-run hotel offers fine views over Dublin Bay. The Library Bar is the perfect venue for a quiet drink, and you may dine in the award-winning PJ’s Restaurant or in the informal Dungeon Restaurant. Guest rooms provide every amenity for a comfortable stay, and the hotel offers extensive leisure facilities. The hotel is located in Killiney, a suburb 9 miles south of Dublin city center and 18 miles from Dublin Airport. Fast DART train service into Dublin is a half mile away.

Itinerary

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TASTE OF BRITAIN & IRELAND - 14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS / 21 MEALS

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

 

Day 1LONDON ARRIVAL & TOUR

Tour begins 2:00 PM at your London hotel. Take a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining independently.

Day 2TOWER OF LONDON & CITY SIGHTS

Discover London’s attractions on your own with an open-top, Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour. Enjoy a choice of routes and walking tours. You might visit the Tower of London to view the Crown Jewels, or visit Kensington Palace, former home of Princess Diana. The evening is free to explore and dine on your

Day 3WINDSOR CASTLE & BATH

Take a panoramic tour of Windsor before visiting Windsor Castle, the largest inhabited castle in the world and one of the Queen’s official residences to see the State Apartments and St George’s Chapel, the site of Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle. Enjoy some free time for lunch and then travel to Bath. Visit the Roman Baths for a tour to discover why these hot mineral-rich springs have been popular since Roman times. (B, D)

Day 4COTSWOLDS DRIVE & SHAKESPEARE BIRTHPLACE

Take in the gentle hills of the Cotswolds, renowned for its pretty cottages and colorful gardens. Stop in a typical lovely old village in the region. Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon to see an exhibition about his life and work, before walking through the house where he was born. Travel on to Liverpool and spend the evening exploring its rich pop-music history with dinner on your own. (B)

Day 5LAKE DISTRICT & SCOTTISH EVENING

Travel through the Lake District, a region that inspired Beatrix Potter’s children’s books. Embark on a cruise along Lake Windermere, England’s largest natural lake. Enjoy some free time for lunch in one of the traditional lakeland villages. Pass through Gretna Green, just over the Scottish border, as you travel on to Edinburgh. Enjoy a traditional dinner and ceilidh at your hotel in Edinburgh. (B,D)

Day 6EDINBURGH CASTLE & CITY TOUR

Explore central Edinburgh, including the 200-year-old “New Town” with elegant Georgian houses and the Royal Mile where medieval houses are clustered closely together. Tour Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The rest of the day is free to explore and dine on your own. On August 7 – 21 departures, experience the world famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. (B)

Day 7GLASGOW CITY TOUR & FERRY TO BELFAST

Travel to Glasgow for a city tour then enjoy some free time for exploring on your own. Proceed on to Cairnryan on Loch Ryan and take a short ferry ride to Ireland. (B, D)

Day 8TITANIC BELFAST & THE GLYDE INN

Take some time this morning to explore central Belfast on your own. Then learn all about Belfast’s shipbuilding history and the ill-fated RMS Titanic at Titanic Belfast where you can experience the history of this ocean liner through interactive displays. In the evening, stop at The Glyde Inn for a drink and dinner with entertainment. (B, D)

Day 9DUBLIN WALKING TOUR & HOP-ON, HOP-OFF BUS

Tour Dublin independently, on the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour. Use your voucher to visit your choice of one of Dublin’s top attractions: Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or GPO Witness History. In the evening, dine at one of the many restaurants or pubs that Dublin has to offer. (B)

Day 10BLARNEY CASTLE & KILLARNEY

Visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous Blarney Stone. Then travel on to Macroom and into the mountainous scenery toward Killarney. After dinner at your hotel you might want to stop into one of Killarney's many traditional pubs with music. (B, D)

Day 11DINGLE PENINSULA & IRISH NIGHT

Visit the Dingle Peninsula, made famous by the movies “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far & Away.” Take in spectacular views from Slea Head at the western tip. Enjoy some free time to explore Dingle on your own. Later, head to Kate Kearney’s Cottage for an Irish night featuring dinner and traditional entertainment. (B, D)

Day 12FLYING BOAT MUSEUM & CLIFFS OF MOHER

Visit Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, which recalls the early days of air travel. Foynes is the home of Irish coffee, so you’ll learn how to make one and enjoy a sample. Ferry across the River Shannon Estuary to view the Cliffs of Moher. Later explore the village of Doolin for lunch on your own. Take a brief panoramic tour around Galway’s city center. (B, D)

Day 13SHEEPDOG DEMONSTRATION & FITZPATRICK CASTLE STAY

Begin the day with a gentle walking tour of all the important sights of Galway. Visit a traditional farm to watch trained dogs herding sheep and enjoy tea and scones. Stroll around Dalkey, an elegant suburb of Dublin, home of such luminaries as Bono and the late writer Maeve Binchy. Spend the night in an elegant castle hotel in Dublin and enjoy a special farewell dinner. (B, D)

Day 14TOUR ENDS IN DUBLIN

Your program ends after breakfast. (B)

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4 Reviews


Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 07/24/2019

Vacation:
Knowledgeable and helpful. Called back with updates.

Customer: Mrs. Jacqueline Anne Connery

Date: 06/26/2019

Vacation:
CIE tours was easy to book. The driver/tour guides provided were amazing and knowledgable and so easy to talk to. They respected everyone on the tour and I would recommend CIE Tours to everyone as long as they are providing drivers and tour guides as excellent as the ones we had.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 05/25/2019

Vacation:
Loved every aspect of my 14 day trip (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland). The tour guide John C. and Coach driver John S. did not disappoint, they were very knowledgeable and the tour was not only beautifully scenic but a true history lesson in all areas of travel. The hotels and food were top notch. Anyone would be lucky to attend one of the tours CIE offers. I look forward to my next one.

Customer: Mrs. Jeanne Marie Schneider

Date: 05/26/2019

Vacation:
My traveling companion had to cancel 3 weeks prior to trip and no one at CIE seemed like they knew what to do. It was quite frustrating to try to get my new papers issued.

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