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Air rate and schedule are applicable for groups of 10 or more traveling on the same flights and dates.

Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. To complete your vacation, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing Collette airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.

**The Palace of Holyroodhouse may occasionally be closed when the Queen is in residence or for official state functions.

Passengers arriving into Edinburgh between August 7-29, 2011 will be provided with tickets to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo Show.

On day 15, due to flight schedules, you may require an early morning departure from your hotel. Return flights should not be booked prior to 11:30 AM.

Collette air passengers will arrive and depart from the London airport. On day 15, all Collette transfers will depart from Stratford-Upon-Avon for the London airport.

This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking

trip includes
  • London
  • Stonehenge
  • Bath
  • Cardiff
  • Waterford Crystal
  • Blarney Castle
  • Killarney
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Farm Visit Dublin
  • Wales
  • Lake District
  • Edinburgh
  • York
  • Stratford-Upon-Avon
things to do
  • London
  • Stonehenge
  • Bath
  • Cardiff
  • Waterford Crystal
  • Blarney Castle
  • Killarney
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Farm Visit Dublin
  • Wales
  • Lake District
  • Edinburgh
  • York
  • Stratford-Upon-Avon
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England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales

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15 Days •

Ponder the mysteries of mankind at the famous monument of Stonehenge. Overnight in the capital cities of London, Cardiff, Dublin and Edinburgh. Visit historic Blarney Castle where you can kiss the famous Blarney stone. See majestic Caernarfon Castle, where the future King of England was crowned Prince of Wales. Join in the festivities as a guest at a traditional Irish House Party.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Overnight Flight Day

Day 2: London, England
Tour Begins Your tour begins in the capital city of London. Tonight, meet your fellow travelers at a welcome dinner. Today dinner will be included.

Day 3: London
During a locally guided tour of London see Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and the changing of the guard (if held). Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to further explore the city’s sites. Today breakfast will be included. Day 4: London - Stonehenge - Bath - Cardiff Visit Stonehenge, the mysterious formation that dates back to the Stone Age. Journey to the elegant Georgian town of Bath to visit the Roman Bath Museum’s 2,000-year-old elaborate spas. Continue to the Welsh capital of Cardiff. Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Day 5: Cardiff - Ferry to Ireland - Waterford Take in the beautiful countryside of Wales en route to the coastal village of Fishguard. Take a ferry across the Irish Sea to Rosslare, Ireland. Explore Waterford with an interesting walking tour before dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Waterford - Blarney - Killarney
Tour the new House of Waterford Crystal factory with a fascinating visitors center and retail store housing the largest collection of Waterford Crystal in the world. Next, travel to the historic Blarney Castle. Wind you way to the top of the castle, lie back and kiss the famous Blarney Stone where, legend has it, you will be blessed with the "gift of eloquence." Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7: Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney
Explore the Ring of Kerry where you’ll find some of Ireland’s most magical scenery. At the Gap of Dunloe, shop for traditional Irish goods handcrafted by local artisans. Marvel at the vistas created by windswept cliffs, rugged mountains, lakes and picturesque villages. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 8: Killarney - Rock of Cashel - Dublin
Today you have a chance to talk and laugh with a local family when you visit the Molanna Dairy Farm and meet its owners. Later, journey through the “Golden Vale” en route to the Rock of Cashel to visit the spot where St. Patrick preached. Your day ends in the “Fair City” of Dublin. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 9: Dublin
A locally guided tour of Dublin highlights the Bank of Ireland, O’Connell Street, Grafton Street, Phoenix Park and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Later, enjoy leisure time to explore the city independently. Tonight, join a fun-filled Irish House Party where everyone has the opportunity to join in song and dance. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 10: Dublin - Ferry Crossing - Wales
Ferry across the Irish Sea to Holyhead, Wales where you'll pass Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, the town with the longest name in the world. Visit majestic Caernarfon Castle, where Charles was crowned Prince of Wales. Then, travel through Welsh countryside and discover some of the most fantastic scenery in all of Britain. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Welsh dinner and an introduction to Welsh Gaelic. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 11: Wales - Lake District - Gretna Green - Edinburgh, Scotland
Travel north into England’s scenic Lake District to see charming Lake Windermere, Ambleside and Grasmere. Crossing into Scotland, stop in the town of Gretna Green where generations of runaway couples came to be married. Continue to Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 12: Edinburgh
A locally guided tour of Edinburgh includes entrance to the famous Edinburgh Castle, home of the Scottish crown jewels and the Palace of Holyroodhouse**, the Queen's official residence in Edinburgh and former home of Mary, Queen of Scots. The rest of the day is at leisure. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 13: Edinburgh - York, England
En route to England visit Hadrian’s Wall, built in AD 121, which served as the northern border of the Roman Empire. Continue to the historic city of York and explore its quaint narrow streets, including the famous “Shambles.” You’ll also visit the magnificent 13thcentury Minster Cathedral. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 14: York - Coventry - Stratford-Upon-Avon
Journey to Coventry and visit its famous modern Cathedral, completely rebuilt after World War II. Next, venture to charming Stratford-Upon-Avon. Visit William Shakespeare’s birthplace and Anne Hathaway's thatch-roofed cottage, the childhood home of the author's wife. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 15: Stratford-Upon-Avon
Tour Ends Today breakfast will be included.

 

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