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Trafalgar Britain and Ireland Explorer Preview 2018 (BIXP)

19 Days starts and ends in London Print
Tour Style: CostSaver
Preview 2018 USA
Visits: London, Bradford, Airth, Edinburgh, Carrbridge, Glasgow, Haydock, Holyhead, Dublin, Ballyshannon, Belleek, Lahinch, Aherlow, Tralee, Waterford, Blarney, Rosslare, Fishguard, Cardiff, UK, Ireland

Go behind the scenes on an exploration of the vibrant capitals of Britain and Ireland - Visit the scenic Dingle Peninsula, dramatic Cliffs of Moher, rugged Scottish Highlands and Nessie of course, before learning about the delicate craft of Waterford crystal. Please note: All Preview 2018 itineraries are subject to change. Booked guests will be contacted about any changes to their trip upon the release of the 2018 Europe & Britain brochure.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Visit the Georgian spa town
  • Visit the Belleek Pottery Centre
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone
  • View the Cistercian Abbey
  • See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle
  • View the timbered buildings known as the 'Rows'
  • View the cliffs and visit the Atlantic Edge exhibition
  • Visit this picturesque area
  • Visit the famous battlefield
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery
  • Sightseeing with a Local Specialist. See St. Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity College
  • Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the Castle
  • View Galway Cathedral
  • View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour
  • See Glencoe, also known as the Glen of the Weeping
  • Visit this town, popular with eloping couples since 1754
  • View the remains of the Roman wall
  • Visit the capital of the Scottish Highlands
  • View the Jedburgh Abbey ruins
  • View Lake Windermere
  • View the most famous loch of them all
  • View the 18th green
  • Visit the town of Shakespeare's Birth
  • Visit the Crystal Showroom (when open)
  • View the castle
  • View York Minster and the Shambles

Dining Highlights

  • 15 full breakfasts
  • 6 three course dinners
  • 18 full breakfasts

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.
  • Ferry across the Irish Sea from Wales to Ireland and return
  • 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
  • London airport transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply. See link below for airport transfer page
  • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel.

Trafalgar Tour Itinerary

Day: 1 Arrive London (2 Nights)
Welcome to London. After checking in to your hotel the rest of your day is free to explore this magical city.
Day: 2 London Free Time
Today is yours to explore the sights of London, one of the most fascinating and exciting cities in the world! Perhaps visit Harrods or one of the many incredible museums the city has to offer.Full Breakfast
Day: 3 London – Stratford-upon-Avon – Bradford
Welcome to London. Your holiday starts with a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon. In your free time why not visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre for an in-depth look at the great man's life? Later arrive at your hotel in Bradford where you dine tonight.Dinner
Day: 4 Bradford – York – Near Edinburgh (Airth) (2 Nights)
See the sights of York, including the Minster and picturesque 'Shambles'. Head north, stopping to view Hadrian's Wall and the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey, to your hotel in Airth. Tonight why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes? Full Breakfast
Day: 5 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. During Festival, tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included.Full Breakfast
Day: 6 Edinburgh – St. Andrews – Scottish Highlands (2 Nights)
Crossing into the ancient Kingdom of Fife, we head for the coastal town of St. Andrews, the home of golf. Later we stop in the town of Pitlochry before heading to your Highland hotel for a two-night stay.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 7 Scottish Highlands Excursion
Today is dedicated to the beauty of the Scottish Highlands. Visit Loch Ness, and keep a look out for the famous monster. Visit Inverness - the capital of the Highlands. Later visit the battlefield of Culloden where Bonnie Prince Charlie fought the English. Dine tonight at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 8 Scottish Highlands – Glasgow
Drive in the shadow of Ben Nevis to Fort William then follow the shores of Loch Linnhe to Glencoe - the Glen of the Weeping. Travel along the 'banks and braes of Loch Lomond' before continuing your journey to Glasgow. View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square during your orientation tour.Full Breakfast
Day: 9 Glasgow – Gretna Green – Lake District – Haydock (Near Liverpool)
Visit Gretna Green, where eloping lovers famously went to marry. Continue south through breathtaking scenery in the English Lake District to your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 10 Haydock (near Liverpool) – Chester – Dublin (2 Nights)
On arrival in Chester view the medieval city walls and the half-timbered buildings known as the 'Rows'. Later cross the Irish Sea to Dublin.Full Breakfast
Day: 11 Dublin Sightseeing and Free Time
Your Local Specialist shows you the sights of this historic city, with views of Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Phoenix Park. This afternoon enjoy free time to explore the city.Full Breakfast
Day: 12 Dublin – Boyle – Ballyshannon (2 Nights)
View the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey at Boyle and stop at Yeats' grave in Drumcliff. Continue through lush countryside to Ballyshannon.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 13 County Donegal Excursion
Travel through the beautiful County Donegal, before arriving in the town of Donegal where you view the 15th century castle. Visit the Belleek Pottery centre in Northern Ireland.Full Breakfast
Day: 14 Ballyshannon – Galway – Cliffs of Moher – Tipperary
This morning travel to Galway on the banks of the Corrib River. View the cathedral and stroll around Eyre Square. At the Cliffs of Moher view the dramatic cliffs and visit the Atlantic Edge exhibition. Later arrive at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 15 Tipperary – Dingle Peninsula – Kenmare
Leave Tipperary and take a drive to enjoy the scenic landscape along the Dingle Peninsula. See the unspoilt and colourful villages and fishing harbours. Later arrive in the town of Kenmare. Full Breakfast
Day: 16 Kenmare - Blarney - Waterford
Explore Blarney Castle, where you can kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'. Continue through Cork and along the coast to Waterford, famous for its crystal ware. Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom (when open).Full Breakfast
Day: 17 Waterford – Cardiff
Travel from Waterford to Rosslare, then by ferry to Wales. Arrive in Fishguard and drive on to Cardiff and see the Millennium Stadium and Castle during your orientation.Full Breakfast
Day: 18 Cardiff – Bath – Windsor – London
Cross the Severn Estuary to Georgian Bath. Admire the Georgian architecture and enjoy free time to visit the Roman Baths. Visit Windsor and view the castle en route to London where your amazing holiday comes to an end.Full Breakfast
Day: 19 Depart London
Say goodbye to your traveling companions before your return flight home.Full Breakfast

Available Room Types: Single, Twin, TwinShare, Triple

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04/27/2018 $2,475.00
05/04/2018 $2,475.00
05/11/2018 $2,475.00
05/18/2018 $2,475.00
05/25/2018 $2,475.00
06/01/2018 $2,475.00
06/08/2018 $2,475.00
06/15/2018 $2,475.00
06/22/2018 $2,475.00
06/29/2018 $2,495.00
07/06/2018 $2,495.00
07/13/2018 $2,495.00
07/20/2018 $2,495.00
07/27/2018 $2,495.00
08/03/2018 $2,595.00
08/10/2018 $2,595.00
08/17/2018 $2,595.00
08/24/2018 $2,450.00
08/31/2018 $2,450.00
09/07/2018 $2,450.00
09/14/2018 $2,450.00
09/21/2018 $2,450.00
09/28/2018 $2,450.00
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