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Trafalgar Britain and Ireland Experience Summer 2018 (BIEX)

15 Days starts and ends in London Print
Tour Style: CostSaver
Europe Costsaver 2018
Visits: London, Cardiff, Waterford, Pembroke, Rosslare, Blarney, Tralee, Shannon, Dublin, Holyhead, Manchester, Peebles, Edinburgh, Leeds, Warwick, UK, Ireland

Travel through landscapes that have inspired world-famous writers and poets. See medieval castles and cathedrals, the famous Chester Rows and Anne Hathaways' cottage. You'll also kiss the Blarney Stone, enjoy a 'wee dram' and visit the birthplace of the Beatles.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • View the prettiest village in Ireland
  • Visit the Georgian spa city
  • View Sir Winston Churchill's grave
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone during your visit of Blarney Castle and acquire the 'gift of the gab'
  • See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle
  • View the Tudor architecture and the timbered buildings known as the 'Rows'
  • With your Local Specialist, see St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, the glorious Georgian Squares, and Trinity College on your panoramic sightseeing tour
  • Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and the new Parliament Building as well as views of the Castle
  • View Galway Cathedral
  • Visit the village of Grasmere and view the grave of Wordsworth
  • Visit Gretna Green, popular with eloping couples since 1754
  • View the remains of the Roman wall
  • View the abbey ruins
  • View St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle
  • View the Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera
  • Visit the town of Shakespeare's birth and see Anne Hathaway's cottage
  • Visit the Crystal Showroom
  • View the castle
  • View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles
  • Visit this picturesque fishing port

Dining Highlights

  • 11 Full breakfasts
  • 4 Three course dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Daily breakfast
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel
  • Return ferry across the Irish Sea from Wales to Ireland
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre
  • London airport transfers are available to purchase. See link below for airport transfer page

Trafalgar Tour Itinerary

Day: 1 Arrive London (2 Nights)
Relax after check-in or stroll through London and soak up the unique atmosphere.
Day: 2 London Free Time
Spend the day exploring Londons sights.Full Breakfast
Day: 3 London – Windsor – Bath – Cardiff
This morning meet your Travel Director and travelling companions as you set off on your holiday. Visit Windsor and view the impressive castle. See elegant Georgian architecture in the World Heritage city of Bath. Cross the vast Severn Estuary to Cardiff, capital of Wales, where you dine tonight.Dinner
Day: 4 Cardiff – Pembroke – Waterford
Admire Cardiff Castle then journey through beautiful countryside via Carmarthen. See Pembroke Castle which is the birthplace of Henry Vll, founder of the Tudor Dynasty. Board your ferry from Pembroke to Rosslare, Ireland. Journey west to Waterford and dine tonight at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 5 Waterford – Blarney – Tralee
Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom. Continue along the splendid southern coast through the picturesque fishing port of Youghal. Explore Blarney Castle - kiss the stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'. Cross over the Cork and the Kerry Mountains, then travel via Killarney to your hotel in Tralee.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 6 Tralee – Dingle Peninsula – Limerick - Shannon (near Limerick)
This morning enjoy a scenic drive along the Dingle Peninsula. See the unspoilt and colourful villages and fishing harbours of Ireland's most westerly point. Travel north to County Limerick through Adare, the prettiest village in Ireland. Arrive in Limerick where you view St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle.Full Breakfast
Day: 7 Shannon (near Limerick) – Galway – Dublin (2 Nights)
This morning there is time to visit Bunratty Castle and folk park, where 19th century life is vividly recreated. Drive through beautiful County Clare to Galway. View the cathedral before heading across lush countryside to Dublin, Ireland's capital. Tonight why not join your travelling companions for an Irish Cabaret?Full Breakfast
Day: 8 Dublin Sightseeing and Free Time
Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of Dublin with views of Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Dublin Castle. Spend the rest of your day as you choose.Full Breakfast
Day: 9 Dublin – Chester – Manchester
Cross the Irish Sea with magnificent views of Dublin Bay and arrive at Holyhead on the Welsh Island of Anglesey. Cameras at the ready as you view the station with one of the longest names in the world, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Enjoy the scenery of the north coast of Wales on the way to Chester, where you have time to walk along the medieval walls and appreciate the famous 'Chester Rows'. Arrive later in Manchester.Full Breakfast
Day: 10 Manchester – Lake District – Edinburgh (Peebles) (2 Nights)
Stop to view William Wordsworth's grave in the pretty Lake District village of Grasmere. Continue across the Scottish border and stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples could marry against their parents' wishes. Your day ends at your hotel near Edinburgh. Tonight why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes?Full Breakfast
Day: 11 Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time
This morning's sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes views of the Georgian New Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an Optional Experience to the Royal Yacht Britannia in nearby Leith. During the Festival, tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included.Full Breakfast
Day: 12 Edinburgh (Peebles) – York – Leeds
This morning travel south through the Scottish Borderlands and stop to view the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey. Enjoy the views across the Cheviot Hills at Carter Bar and continue into Northumberland National Park where you view Hadrian's Wall at Heddon. Cross the River Tyne at Newcastle and stop at York for an orientation tour including the Gothic Minster and the narrow cobbled street known as the Shambles. Then continue to your hotel in Leeds. Dine tonight at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 13 Leeds – Stratford-upon-Avon – Warwick
This morning visit Stratford-upon-Avon where you have time to see the sights, including Anne Hathaway's cottage, and shop for souvenirs. In your free time why not visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre for an in-depth look at the great man's life?Full Breakfast
Day: 14 Warwick – Oxford – London
Enjoy a scenic drive through the glorious Cotswolds to the little churchyard in Bladon, where Sir Winston Churchill is buried. See the sights of Oxford, the oldest university city in England, before continuing to London where you can say farewell to your Travel Director and travelling companions at the end of your memorable holiday.Full Breakfast
Day: 15 Depart London
Today say goodbye to London as you return home with magical memories.Full Breakfast

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Guaranteed Departure 04/27/2018 $1,995.00
05/25/2018 $2,050.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/15/2018 $2,050.00
07/06/2018 $2,050.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/13/2018 $2,050.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/27/2018 $2,200.00
08/03/2018 $2,200.00
Guaranteed Departure 08/10/2018 $2,200.00
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