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This itinerary has been carefully crafted to allow for exploration at your pace. We start with 3 nights in the heart of London before skipping off to Scotland and Ireland. We’ve selected Collette’s tour for their robust Cancel For Any Reason & Medical Insurance, regardless of age or pre-existing conditions.
Day 1 Overnight Flight You’re on your way to the United Kingdom. Begin in England and enjoy a 3-night stay in London.
Day 2 London, England Experience London, the esteemed capital of the United Kingdom. Often described as a world within a city, London is a sophisticated metropolis with a timeless style all its own.
Day 3 London Navigate the city with a local expert. Using your included Oyster card, hop on the famous underground Tube and zoom to the city’s most beloved attractions. Visit Kensington Palace, once the home of Queen Victoria and Princess Diana. Enjoy some free time to explore the city. (B)
Day 4 London The day is yours! Take advantage of your day at leisure and included Tower of London pass. London’s bustling city streets are lined with beautiful gardens, fascinating museums, celebrated monuments, and grand theaters – and you’ll be a part of it all! (B) Optional trips to Bath (Jane Austen Visitor Centre) or Stonehenge – just ask Kelly
Day 5 London - Edinburgh, Scotland Wish London goodbye as you transfer via high speed rail to Edinburgh. You arrive in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city. Tonight, experience how traditional Scottish ingredients are getting a modern twist during a dinner at one of the city’s popular restaurants. (B, D)
Day 6 Edinburgh This morning, it’s your choice! Get acquainted with this regal city on a locally guided panoramic tour; explore both Old Town and New Town before visiting the Palace at Holyroodhouse,* the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh and former home of Mary, Queen of Scots -OR- for a different perspective, join a local expert for an in-depth walking tour of Edinburgh’s Old Town; meander the cobbled streets and narrow alleyways before descending into the city’s underground vaults to uncover a world unchanged since the 18th century. The remainder of your day is at leisure. (B)
Day 7 Edinburgh - St. Andrews - Pitlochry – Inverness Travel to St. Andrews, the beautiful town in the Kingdom of Fife that gave the world the game of golf – see the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the famous Old Course. Next, stop at Pitlochry, a vibrant Victorian town to discover its old-world appeal before continuing on to Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands. (B, D)
Day 8 Inverness - Loch Ness – Ballachulish This morning, take a scenic cruise on Loch Ness before disembarking at the base of famed Urquhart Castle. Explore the ruins of this historic stronghold where acts of chivalry and defiance exhibit more than 1,000 years of Scottish history. Enjoy a privately guided tour at one of Scotland’s renowned whisky distilleries and taste for yourself why Highland malt whisky is considered the world’s finest. Continue south through Scotland’s stunning Great Glen before arriving at your hotel, situated in the charming Highlands. (B, D)
Day 9 Ballachulish - Luss – Glasgow Begin your day with a breathtaking drive through the heart of Scotland as you pass through Glencoe and Rannoch Moor. Continue south alongside the western shore of Loch Lomond, stopping in the picturesque village town of Luss. This afternoon, arrive in the Victorian metropolis of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city. (B)
Day 10 Glasgow - Belfast, Northern Ireland This morning, travel along the scenic Ayrshire coast to your ferry. Cross the famed Irish Sea as you head for Northern Ireland’s capital city of Belfast. Later, you are invited to a traditional Irish céilí. This experience takes you back to the cobblestoned streets and Irish fare of turn-of-the-century Ulster. Enjoy a hot toddy or a glass of Guinness as you lose yourself in the rousing music. Then it’s time to dance! (B, D)
Day 11 Belfast Enjoy a privately guided tour of Belfast, Northern Ireland’s largest city. Learn about the struggles in this great city’s history as you pass through its distinctive neighbourhoods. See “Samson” and “Goliath,” the massive cranes of the Belfast shipyard. Complete today’s tour with a visit to the award-winning Titanic Experience museum. (B)
Day 12 Belfast - Glens of Antrim - Giant's Causeway – Derry Venture along the stunning Antrim Coastal Route, stopping at the Giant’s Causeway (UNESCO). Formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago, the causeway resembles an old cobbled road leading mystically into the sea. Then, embark on one of the world’s most beautiful railway** journeys along the Causeway Coast. Soak up the incredible scenery before arriving in the walled city of Derry. Set out on a walking tour featuring the medieval city walls, St. Augustine's Cathedral, and the Guildhall. Perhaps you will discover why Derry is one of Ireland’s best-kept secrets during an optional evening of storytelling and traditional music at one of the city’s best farm-to-table restaurants. (B)
Day 13 Derry - County Donegal - Glenveagh National Park – Derry Today’s journey showcases the rugged beauty of County Donegal. Visit spectacular Glenveagh National Park, a natural wonderland with 40,000 acres of mountains, lakes and woodland. Enjoy a guided visit to stately Glenveagh Castle, set amidst the colourful splendour of one of the finest gardens in Ireland. Tonight, it’s Diner’s Choice choose the perfect spot from a “menu” of Derry’s great restaurants. (B, D)
Day 14 Derry - Armagh - Cider Farm Visit, Ireland - Barberstown Castle Depart on a journey through the scenic countryside of Northern Ireland, stopping in Armagh to view the twin cathedrals dedicated to Ireland’s Patron Saint. The two St. Patrick’s Cathedrals, one Catholic and one Protestant, symbolize the two souls of Ireland. Then, visit a family-run cider farm. Meet the family and explore the orchards before sampling their award-winning Irish ciders. Continue on to the Republic of Ireland. Your day concludes at Barberstown Castle, a regal 13th-century castle and country house hotel in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. (B)
Day 15 Barberstown Castle - Dublin - Barberstown Castle A locally guided tour of Dublin highlights the world-renowned St. Patrick’s Cathedral, O’Connell Street, Grafton Street, Phoenix Park and the city’s magnificent rows of lovely Georgian town homes. Spend the rest of your day at leisure as you delve further into Dublin's cultural treasures. This evening, toast the end of an incredible adventure during a farewell dinner at your castle hotel. (B, D)
Day 16 Barberstown Castle – Dublin Transfer to Dublin where you will enjoy a night of leisure. (B)
Day 17 Dublin - Tour Ends Transfer to the airport and depart for home with many wonderful memories. (B)
INCLUDES Return flights from Toronto, Airport & Rail Station Transfers, Train from London to Edinburgh, Deluxe Motor Coach Transportation, Ferry from Scotland to Ireland, 15 Nights’ Accommodations, 15 Breakfasts (B), 6 Dinners (D), Sightseeing as Described, Services of Tour Director and All Taxes
PRICE TWIN $7179 TRIPLE $7099 SINGLE $9099
*Price to go up after October 25, 2021
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