Booking for : Elite Britain & Ireland

Elite Britain & Ireland

Tour Details

14 Days

All of the “must-sees” from Stonehenge to Edinburgh Castle

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Britain and Ireland. See iconic cities, stunning natural beauty, and amazing architecture. Enjoy tours, demonstrations, and the luxury of your very own tour guide and motorcoach.

What’s Included

Transportation:

  • Round-trip economy class air to London (LHR)
  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • Transportation by private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach with complimentary Wi-Fi

Accommodations in hotels listed, or similar:

  • 2 nights in London at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge or the Hilton London Metropole
  • 1 night in Newport, Wales at the Coldra Court Hotel by Celtic Manor
  • 1 night in Waterford, Ireland at the Granville Hotel
  • 2 nights in Killarney, Ireland at the Killarney Towers Hotel
  • 2 nights in Dublin, Ireland at the Royal Marine Hotel
  • 1 night in Belfast, Northern Ireland at the Europa Hotel
  • 2 nights in Edinburgh, Scotland at the Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
  • 1 night in York, England at the Holiday Inn York or the Mercure York Fairfield Manor Hotel
  • 1 night in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England at the Crowne Plaza Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • 1 night in London at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge or the Hilton London Metropole

Tours & Sightseeing:

  • Guided tours of House of Waterford Crystal, Irish National Stud, Malahide Castle, Cardiff Castle, Blenheim Palace
  • Visits to St. Paul’s Cathedral, Stonehenge, the Roman Baths, Titanic Experience, Edinburgh Castle, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Shakespeare’s Birthplace
  • City Tours of London & Edinburgh, Orientation Tours of Cardiff & Dublin, Scenic Drive of Ring of Kerry, Belfast “Living History Tour,” Walking Tour of York

Other Inclusions:

  • Full Breakfast Daily
  • Irish Coffee Demonstration in Waterford; Tea and Scones in the Japanese Gardens Restaurant at the Irish National Stud
  • 1 lunch and 4 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Newport
  • Ferry transportation across St. Geroge’s Channel and North Channel
  • Services of a Professional Tour Director
  • Hotel taxes, porterage, tips, and service charges

Please note: For tour dates starting July 25, August 1, August 8, and August 15, tickets are included for the world-renowned Military Tattoo.

Unique Explorations

  • With this multi-country getaway, you’ll discover everything England, Ireland, and Scotland have to offer.
  • Get to know these cities through guided tours of the Roman Baths, Edinburgh Castle, Stonehenge, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and more.
  • Enjoy gorgeous views as you ride ferries across St. George’s Channel and North Channel.
  • Take a scenic drive through the Ring of Kerry and experience views you must see to believe.
  • Visit the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Blenheim palace, and Malahide Castle.

On this Britain and Ireland tour, you’ll see Britain’s & Ireland’s highlights— from the bustling cities to the small towns and from the magnificent palaces and castles to the ancient ruins. Traveling through the lands of queens, kings, and leprechauns, begin and end in London and pass through Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and England.

Get ready to visit some of the splendid castles and palaces for which Britain and Ireland are famous. You’ll stroll through the gardens and tour Malahide Castle, one of the oldest castles in Ireland and home to the Talbot family for over 800 years. In Edinburgh visit Edinburgh Castle, where you’ll marvel at the Scottish Crown Jewels, and Holyrood Palace, The Queen’s official residence in Scotland. Finally, enjoy a tour through majestic Blenheim Palace, built in the early 18th century and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.

On this tour through Britain and Ireland, you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing in many of the cities with Local Guides — experts from the area who will give you in-depth, insider knowledge of the cities and their attractions. In London, your sightseeing includes a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral; in Belfast, a “Living History” tour will show you the city’s famous landmarks; and in Edinburgh your sightseeing includes both the “New Town” and “Old Town.”

Additionally, at the National Irish Stud in Kildare, you’ll be shown some of the most magnificent horses in the British Isles and then treated to tea and scones, and before hearing about Shakespeare’s life and times in Stratford-upon-Avon, you’ll enjoy a light lunch at the Birthplace Café. All of this — and much more, including a visit to prehistoric Stonehenge — is included on this fabulous Britain and Ireland tour.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.  All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.

Starting prices shown are departing from New York / JFK. Prices vary depending on date and if you need a different departure city. Packages are offered year round but are subject to availability. All prices shown are per person based on 2 travelers.

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Day 1,Welcome to London!

Arrive in the sophisticated city of London! You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. After checking into your hotel, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, exploring this exciting city on your own.
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Day 2,London

Grab your camera and get ready to see all of London's most iconic landmarks. Spend your morning on a sightseeing tour as your local guide accompanies you to the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace, and more. Visit St. Paul's Cathedral and witness the ceremonial pageantry of the Changing of the Guard, if held. Spend the remainder of the day exploring the city at your own pace.
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Day 3,London - Stonehenge - Bath - Newport, Wales

After breakfast, meet your tour director and traveling companions at 8:00 am and depart for a memorable day of sightseeing. First, travel to prehistoric Stonehenge; explore the visitor center with its imaginative exhibitions, then admire the magnificence of the monument up close. In the elegant Georgian city of Bath, see the amazing excavations of the Roman Baths. Cross the Severn River into Wales, and tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel in Newport, Wales.
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Day 4,Newport - Cardiff - Waterford, Ireland

Enjoy an orientation tour through the Welsh capital. See Cardiff Castle, Cathays Park, and the stately civic buildings. Continue along the South Wales coast to Fishguard, then board your ferry. Take in the view as you sail across St. George's Channel to Rosslare, then proceed by coach to Waterford, a stronghold founded by the Danish Vikings in 853. Indulge in a delicious dinner, then enjoy an Irish Coffee demonstration.
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Day 5,Waterford - Blarney - Killarney

Start your day with a guided tour of the famous House of Waterford Crystal. Via the quaint port city of Cork, travel to Blarney, known for its magical Kissing Stone. Move onto your next destination: Killarney. Spend the rest of your day exploring the city at your leisure.
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Day 6,Killarney. Ring of Kerry Excursion

Feast your eyes on extraordinary views as you take the spectacular 100-mile panoramic drive through the Ring of Kerry, the island's southwestern tip. Keep an eye out for the gorgeous Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View, then spend the rest of the day exploring Killarney on your own.
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Day 7,Killarney - Adare - Cashel - Kildare - Dublin

Make your way to the quaint village of Adare, and frolic through traditional colorful thatched cottages. Next, visit the historic Rock of Cashel, where St. Patrick preached. In the afternoon, visit the Irish National Stud, whose fine thoroughbreds are respected throughout the world. After a guided tour, enjoy tea and scones at the Japanese Gardens Restaurant. Drive to Dublin and begin exploring the vibrant city.
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Day 8,Dublin

Get to know Ireland's capital as you drive to statue-lined O'Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and Oscar Wilde's Trinity College. Spend the rest of the day exploring Dublin at your own pace.
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Day 9,Dublin - Malahide - Belfast, Northern Ireland

Start your day strong with a visit to historic Malahide Castle. Join your guide on a tour of the castle, that was formerly home and fortress of the Talbot family for nearly 800 years. Admire its diverse architectural styles, then stroll through its extensive gardens. Cross the Boyne River and arrive in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Enjoy a fascinating visit to the Titanic Experience, where you'll learn all about the building of the largest passenger steam ship, its maiden voyage, and its tragic night of April 14, 1912. (Breakfast)
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Day 10,Belfast - Edinburgh, Scotland

Today, enjoy a "Living History" tour in the company of a local guide. See all of Belfast's "must-sees," including the Parliament House at Stormont, City Hall, the Albert Memorial Clock Tower, and Queens University. After an exciting morning, board your ferry and cross the North Channel to Cairnryan on Scotland's southwest coast. Continue through the scenic Scottish border country to Edinburgh, then begin exploring the city on your own
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Day 11,Edinburgh

Enjoy a morning of sightseeing with a local guide, who will introduce you to the 200-year-old "New Town." Learn about the famous scientists, inventors, and novelists who've lived and worked there. Switch gears and explore the "Old Town." Drive up the narrow Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle and admire Scotland's Crown Jewels. Next, explore Holyrood Palace, when available. Spend the evening exploring Edinburgh on your own.* *For dates starting July 25, August 1, August 8, and August 15, tickets are included for the world-renowned Military Tattoo.
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Day 12,Edinburgh - Alnwick, England - York

Relax and enjoy vistas of the beautiful North Sea coastline as you drive via Berwick-upon-Tweed to Alnwick, voted the "best place to live in Britain" in a national survey. Make your way to York, England's most complete medieval city, and come face-to-face with York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. Then, follow your tour director through a maze of quaint streets, including the narrow Shambles.
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Day 13,York - Coventry - Stratford-Upon-Avon

Travel to Coventry, where you'll view the splendid modern cathedral that rose from the rubble of severe World War II bombings. After that, head to Stratford-Upon-Avon and take pictures in front of Anne Hathaway's Cottage. Enjoy a light lunch, then visit Shakespeare's Birthplace.
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Day 14,Stratford-Upon-Avon - London

Embark on today's guided tour of magnificent Blenheim Palace, home of the 12th Duke of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Enjoy lunch, then depart and return to London at about 3:30 pm. Spend your last night exploring London on your own. (Breakfast)
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Day 15,Depart England

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. You will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home. (Breakfast)
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Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London – 4 Star

A 6-minute walk from Underground and National Rail trains at Waterloo station, this sleek hotel is a 12-minute walk from Westminster Abbey.
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Crowne Plaza Stratford-Upon-Avon – 4 Star

Set in landscaped gardens next to the River Avon, this modern hotel is 0.4 miles from Shakespeare's Birthplace and 1.2 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon train station. There's a terrace cafe and a riverside restaurant offering buffet-style and carvery meals. The hotel has an indoor pool, a whirlpool, a sauna and an exercise room. Other amenities include a 24/7 business centre and 14 meeting rooms, as well as parking (fee).
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Holiday Inn York – 4 Star

The friendly Holiday Inn York is set within a lush setting on leafy grounds. Wireless Internet is accessible throughout the property including the lobby which is appointed with oak furnishings or the beautiful, tree-lined outdoor patio.
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Hilton Edinburgh Carlton – 4 Star

Overlooking the Royal Mile, this modern hotel in an imposing Victorian building is a 3-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station and a 9-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle. There’s a grill restaurant, as well as a chic bar. Other amenities include a fitness room and 7 meeting spaces, including a ballroom with city views and seating for up to 300.
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Europa Hotel-Belfast – 4 Star

Opposite the 19th-century Grand Opera House, this modern, upscale hotel is a 3-minute walk from Great Victoria Street train station and 3 miles from the Titanic Belfast museum. Amenities include a chic bistro, a polished bar and a piano lounge, as well as 17 meeting rooms and event space for up to 1,200 guests. Parking and afternoon tea are offered for a fee.
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Royal Marine at Dun Laoghaire – 4 Star

Occupying both a modern building and an ornate 19th-century structure with marble columns and a carved wooden staircase, this grand hotel is a 4-minute walk from Dun Laoghaire train station (providing services to central Dublin), and 5 minutes from Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Parking is free. Dining options include an all-day bistro serving classic Irish cuisine, 3 bars and a lounge. There's also a heated indoor pool, a gym and a sauna, as well as event/conference facilities, and a 9-room spa (fee).
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Killarney Towers Hotel – 3 Star

This contemporary hotel offers guests an extensive array of onsite leisure facilities, dining options, bars and evening entertainment. All of the guestrooms are spacious and bright, furnished and decorated with your comfort and convenience in mind. Killarney Towers also features the Innisfallen Restaurant for a memorable dining experience, and the lively and atmospheric O'Donoghue's Public House. The extensive leisure facilities include a 50-foot swimming pool, newly refurbished fitness center, sauna, steam room and whirlpool, as well as access to the Sundari Spa at the hotel's sister property, Killarney Plaza, just a 2-minute walk away.
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Granville Hotel-Waterford – 4 Star

The Granville Hotel, Waterford offers all that is best in traditional style & grandeur. Justly proud of the Granville's heritage, Liam and Anne Cusack, owners since the late seventies, today vigorously pursue the hotels long tradition of hospitality, friendliness and comfort. From the moment you walk through the doors of the Granville Hotel in Waterford city centre you will experience the professionalism & hospitality that is the essence of the hotel. A dedicated team of management and staff are on hand to ensure that your stay in Waterford is a pleasant & memorable one
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Coldra Court Hotel by Celtic Manor – 4 Star

Escape to the elegant Coldra Court Hotel, located in a quiet suburb right outside Newport's center city. Admire its contemporary decor, soak up its ample natural light, and feel welcomed by its beyond-friendly reception team. Open the door to your room and fall into an immediate state of tranquility and relaxation. Sprawl out on your large cozy bed, catch up on some TV, or use the free WiFi to keep in touch with family and friends.

Price shown are estimated prices from JFK, prices will vary depending on season and & departure city. Prices are per person. If traveler is under 13 please call in reservation. Subject to availability

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