Britain and Ireland Highlights

Start your tale of two islands in London, exploring such cities as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin and Cardiff, as well as the scenic Yorkshire Dales and rugged Ayrshire Coast.

Price Includes

7 nights in hand-selected accommodation
10 meals - 7 full breakfasts, 3 dinners (including Be My Guest)
On-trip transport - an expert Travel Director and a professional Driver
CONNECT WITH LOCALS
Enjoy a hearty Be My Guest Welsh dinner with a farming family and their animals in the beautiful award-winning vineyards of Wales. (Day 7)
DIVE INTO CULTURE
Admire Ireland's finest thoroughbreds at the Irish National Stud Farm. (Day 6) Learn how delicate Irish crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour. (Day 6)
LOCAL SPECIALISTS 
For included sightseeing in Edinburgh, Belfast and Dublin

Travel Dates
04, 06, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 May and 01, 03, 08, 10 Jun 2019

Bonus

Early Payment Discount – Save up to 10%*

Helloworld Travel Exclusive Offer
Save up to $100* per person 

 

Room/Cabin information
4-5 Star accommodation
Offer Ends

25 Oct 18,

unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.

Product itinerary

Itinerary

DAY 1
LONDON – STRATFORD-UPON-AVON – YORK – HARROGATE
Delve into centuries of history today - tales of star-crossed lovers, tragic kings and Roman emperors are brought to life as we arrive in Stratford-upon-Avon today and follow in the footsteps of Shakespeare. Visit his Birthplace and the Visitor Centre, before embarking on a scenic drive north to the Viking city of York, where we'll enjoy an orientation walk around its historic streets. View the cobbled Shambles, see the ancient city walls and the magnificent York Minster. This evening, we indulge in traditional pub grub at a Welcome Reception in the Victorian spa town of Harrogate, our home for tonight. (WR)
HOTEL: Crowne Plaza 

DAY 2
HARROGATE – LAKE DISTRICT – GRETNA GREEN – GLASGOW (2 NIGHTS)
We journey through the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the beautiful Lake District, which has inspired poets and writers for centuries. A highlight on our journey is England's pretty Lake Windermere, which we'll pass as we continue through countryside made famous by the poet William Wordsworth. We'll cross the border to the runaway wedding capital of Gretna Green. Here eloping couples would tie the knot over the Marriage Anvil. We drive through the Southern Uplands to vibrant Glasgow. Tonight, consider joining an Optional Experience to Braveheart Country for a fabulous dinner and Scottish entertainment. (FB)
Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson City Centre 

DAY 3
EDINBURGH EXCURSION
From the cultural capital of Glasgow to beguiling Edinburgh, with its exquisite medieval façades, our encounter with Scotland will see us join a Local Specialist for a memorable sightseeing tour. We'll visit Edinburgh Castle, perched atop Castle Rock overlooking the city, and see the Royal Mile, the elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse and the new Scottish Parliament. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town and amble through the secret lanes of Auld Reekie before returning to Glasgow this evening. Enjoy views of Glasgow Cathedral and George Square before a delicious meal at a local restaurant. (FB, RM)

DAY 4
GLASGOW – BELFAST – DUBLIN (2 NIGHTS)
Follow the rugged Ayrshire coast, past the island of Ailsa Craig, the stepping stone from Ireland to Scotland. Board the ferry to Northern Ireland, then join a Local Specialist to explore the crossroads of British and Irish culture in Belfast. We'll view City Hall, Queen's University and the dock where the Titanic was built. This evening, we arrive in the vibrant capital of Ireland where we'll spend the next two nights. (FB)
HOTEL: Hilton Garden Inn Custom House/Clayton Leopardstown

DAY 5
DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
Gain insights into the centuries-old tradition of Guinness brewing and enjoy a Storehouse tour and tasting technique demonstration. Drive through the pretty streets of Dublin with a Local Specialist to admire the stately Georgian Squares, Trinity College and St. Patrick's Cathedral, the tallest church in Ireland, before spending the rest of the day exploring the sights alone. Ramble through Temple Bar or Grafton Street, famous for its colourful street performers. This evening, consider joining an Optional Experience to a rousing Irish cabaret performance. (FB)

DAY 6
DUBLIN – KILDARE – KILKENNY – WATERFORD
We 'Dive Into Culture' this morning and gain insights into rearing world-class thoroughbreds at the Irish National Stud Farm established in 1946. Enjoy a guided walk through the farm and take some time to stroll through its tranquil Japanese Gardens, regarded as the best in Europe. Admire the imposing medieval castle at Kilkenny before some free time for lunch. Our next stop sees us 'Dive Into Culture' yet again to witness the delicate craft of Waterford Crystal. We'll watch master craftsmen at work during a tour of the workshop and see the exquisitely crafted pieces in the showroom. (FB)
HOTEL: Marina/Fitzwilton

DAY 7
WATERFORD – CARDIFF
An early start to the day sees us cross the Irish Sea to Wales by ferry and continue our journey to the Welsh capital of Cardiff to view the Millennium Centre, National Assembly and historic Cardiff Castle, at the heart of the city. This evening, we 'Connect With Locals' in the idyllic Welsh countryside, joining a local family for a Farewell Be My Guest Dinner. (FB, BG)

DAY 8
CARDIFF – BATH – STONEHENGE – LONDON
Traversing the Severn Estuary into England, we arrive in the glorious UNESCO listed Bath, with its elegant Georgian façades and world-famous Roman Baths from which the city derives its name. Journey across the scenic landscapes of Wiltshire, paying a visit to the mysterious monolithic stone circle at Stonehenge, then return to London where your memorable holiday in Britain and Ireland comes to an end. (FB)

FB = Full Breakfast
FD = Farewell Dinner
BG = Be My Guest
RM = Regional Meal
WR = Welcome Reception

 

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