British & Irish Classic
See the best of Ireland, England & Wales on this 15 day first class coach tour.
Meet your guide at Dublin Airport before we head to our hotel in Malahide for a welcome reception followed by dinner.
Dinner/Overnight—Grand Hotel, Malahide
Boyne Valley & Cooley Peninsula
Head north through the Mountains of Mourne into Saint Patrick’s Country to visit the grave of Ireland’s Patron Saint and the Saint Patrick Centre. Afterwards we drive to Strangford, where Game of Thrones is filmed, before arriving in Belfast late afternoon.
Dinner/Overnight—Europa Hotel, Belfast (NEW for 2018)
A guided tour of Belfast City Hall is first on the agenda this morning. Next, experience what life was like for a prisoner in Belfast’s Crumlin Road Gaol. In the afternoon, visit the shipyard where the Titanic was built in 1909. The evening is free in Belfast.
Overnight—Europa Hotel, Belfast (NEW for 2018)
This morning we drive north via Carnlough, Glenariff and Ballycastle on the North Antrim Coast. We visit the Giant’s Causeway and then Dunluce Castle enroute to Derry. A local guide will tell the "Story of Derry" on a walking tour of this historic walled city.
Dinner/Overnight—Kee’s Hotel, Donegal
Ben Bulben & Clew Bay
We travel south thru’ Donegal and on to Belleek to visit the world famous porcelain factory. We then continue to Westport on Clew Bay.
Dinner/Overnight—Westport Coast Hotel, Westport
Enjoy a visit to Kylemore Abbey on the shores of Kylemore Lough and cross the picturesque Maam Valley. This afternoon there will be free time to explore Westport.
Dinner/Overnight—Westport Coast Hotel, Westport
Galway & Cliffs of Moher
Time in Galway before driving along the southern shores of Galway Bay, traversing the Burren region and viewing the Cliffs of Moher. An optional Traditional Irish Night in Bunratty Folk Park is on offer tonight.
Overnight—Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty
Today we bid farewell to Ireland and fly to London. This afternoon, a visit to Windsor Castle—a royal residence and the Queen's favourite weekend retreat.
Dinner/Overnight—Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow (NEW for 2018)
Oxford & Stratford
After breakfast, we make our way to the "city of dreaming spires," Oxford, where we will have a walking tour of this famous city and visit one of the famous colleges. This afternoon, we make our way to Stratford-upon-Avon.
Overnight—Alveston Manor, Stratford-upon-Avon
Your guide will take you on a walking tour of the historic city of York, renowned for its exquisite architecture and tangle of quaint cobbled streets known as "The Shambles." You will also visit the iconic York Minster, one of the great cathedrals of the world.
Dinner/Overnight—Aldwark Manor, York (NEW for 2018)
Liverpool & Chester
After breakfast we drive to Liverpool, birthplace of The Beatles. We will then drive on to Chester with its Roman Amphitheatre and medieval half-timbered houses. We will have a walking tour of this historic city with a Roman Soldier as our guide.
Dinner/Overnight—Quay Hotel & Spa, Conwy (NEW for 2018)
Enjoy a stunning visit to Snowdonia National Park. The park is dominated by Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales. Your tour will also include a ride on the Ffestiniog Railway and a visit to Conwy Castle.
Overnight—Quay Hotel & Spa, Conwy (NEW for 2018)
Ludlow & Cardiff
We will have a lunch stop and free time at the historic market town of Ludlow. This evening, a feature dinner with entertainment at the Wales Millennium Centre.
Dinner/Overnight—New House Country Hotel, Cardiff
Bath & London
After breakfast you will drive to Bath. Here you will view the magnificent Royal Crescent, and visit the preserved and fascinating Roman Baths. You will then drive to London for your final night, where you can enjoy the sights in a city filled with iconic landmarks.
Overnight—Dorsett Shepherds Bush (NEW for 2018)
Your tour ends after a hearty English breakfast with a transfer to London Gatwick Airport for those guests departing today.
- Titanic Experience
- Crumlin Road Gaol
- Giant’s Causeway
- Belleek Factory
- Kylemore Abbey
- Cliffs of Moher
- Shakespeare Country
- Transportation throughout by modern touring coach
- Services of an experienced driver & local touring guide
- 14 nights accommodation in first class hotels
- Full breakfast daily
- Welcome drink on arrival
- 8 x table d’hôte evening meals
- Signature evening with dinner & entertainment in Cardiff
- Walking tour of Derry City
- Panoramic tour of Cardiff
- Visit the top voted tourist attraction in Europe— Titanic Experience in Belfast
- Train ride on the famous Ffestiniog Railway
- Walking tour of York and York Minster
- Walking tour of Chester with local guide
- Admissions to: Saint Patrick Visitor Centre, Titanic Belfast, Belleek Pottery, Kylemore Abbey, Giant's Causeway, Cliffs of Moher, Windsor Castle, Oxford College visit, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Conwy Castle, Roman Baths
- All entrance fees, admissions & baggage handling