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UK307   Britain and Ireland Panorama Holidays 2015 16 Days
Britain and Ireland Panorama Holidays
Departure:  Weekly departures available
From £1800.00     per person
Location(s): From London to York, Edinburgh, Scottish Highlights, Glasgow, Manchester, Dublin, Cardiff
First class Hotel (F) Double/Twin Room, Breakfast included, Per Person £1850.00 (Single Room available)
Trip Highlights Airport transfers, 7 three course dinners and lunch, City tour of London, Edinburgh and Dublin, Orientations of York, Glasgow, Chester, Galway, Cork, Cobh, Cardiff, Bath and Plymouth. Visit Shakespeare's birthplace, Edinburgh Castle, see the Isle of Skye, Blarney Castle, the Roman Baths in Bath, the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge. Professional Travel Director and transportation as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary ....
Note : Airfare not included.     More Details:        Itinerary - What's Included - Availability & Prices
         

DESCRIPTION
Experience Britain and Ireland’s spectacular landscapes and cities. From London to York, Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye, Glasgow to Grasmere, Dublin to the Ring of Kerry and Cardiff to Cornwall, discover a wealth of natural and man-made marvels!
 

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 LONDON - STRATFORD - COVENTRY - YORK

Welcome to England. After a scenic drive through the Cotswolds visit Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon and see Anne Hathaway’s thatched cottage. View the two cathedrals in Coventry, and the statue of Lady Godiva, who reputedly rode naked through the city streets. Later, your Travel Director takes you on a walking orientation through the narrow cobbled streets of York, giving you a fascinating historical insight into this ancient Roman town. Stop for a Welcome Drink in a traditional local pub before enjoying dinner at your hotel.

Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)
Hotel: Novotel/Holiday Inn (F),
 

Day 2 YORK - NORTHUMBERLAND - EDINBURGH (2 NIGHTS)

Rugged, dramatic and spectacular − the Northumberland National Park is all these things and more! View Hadrian’s Wall, built to protect the northernmost extent of Roman Britain from the troublesome Picts to the North. Marvel at the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey on your way to the beautiful Scottish capital, Edinburgh.

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)
Hotel: Novotel City (F),
 

Day 3 EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

Your morning sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide includes the elegant New Town, Princes Street, the Royal Mile, views of Holyrood House and Arthur’s Seat. Enjoy a guided visit of the apartments at Edinburgh Castle. During the Edinburgh Festival, your stay includes tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo, see price panel. Tonight, consider a traditional Scottish night out with haggis, dancing and bagpipes!

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast),
 

Day 4 EDINBURGH - ST. ANDREWS - SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

Drive across the magnificent Forth Bridge to St. Andrews to view the celebrated ancient university and the home of golf. Take a photograph of the famous 18th hole. North across the Tay at Dundee, see Pitlochry, a charming fishing village famous for salmon. See the heather-clad Scottish Highlands and Blair Castle, ancestral home of the Dukes of Atholl, on the way to your hotel. Join your companions this evening for a Highlight Dinner.

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)
Hotel: Four Seasons/Aviemore Highland (F),
 

Day 5 SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS - LOCH NESS - ISLE OF SKYE

Visit Culloden Moor where Bonnie Prince Charlie’s army was brutally crushed. Stop for photographs on the shores of Loch Ness, renowned for the elusive monster. At the Kyle of Lochalsh cross the sea to Skye. Consider an excursion to see the scenery on the Trotternish Peninsula. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)
Hotel: Kings Arms (F),
 

Day 6 ISLE OF SKYE - LOCH LOMOND - GLASGOW

At Fort William, see Glencoe − 'the Vale of Weeping' − site of the infamous massacre of the Macdonald clan by the Campbells in 1692. Through picturesque landscapes of Loch Lomond continue south to Glasgow, where your orientation includes George Square, the Cathedral and the River Clyde. This evening, you might like to experience typical Scottish hospitality at a city restaurant.

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)
Hotel: Jurys Inn (F),
 

Day 7 GLASGOW - LAKE DISTRICT - MANCHESTER

Stop in Gretna Green, where eloping couples marry without their parents’ consent, on your way to the Lake District. Visit Grasmere, where Wordsworth lived and is laid to rest. Travel to Manchester where you will visit the Imperial War Museum North before checking into your hotel. This museum was designed by architect Daniel Libeskind and makes for a fascinating visit.

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)
Hotel: Park Inn Victoria (F),

Day 8 MANCHESTER - DUBLIN (2 NIGHTS)

Drive along the North Wales coast to the Island of Anglesey. Visit the Welsh railway station with the longest place name in the world, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch on your way to Holyhead for the ferry to Dublin.

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)
Hotel: Camden Court Hotel (F),

Day 9 DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

See St. Patrick's Cathedral, Phoenix Park and examine the beautiful Book of Kells at Trinity College during your sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide. Enjoy an included visit to the Guinness Brewery for a Storehouse tour and pint-pulling demonstration. Spend the rest of the day seeing the sights of your choice. This evening, consider joining your companions for an evening of unique Irish entertainment.

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast),

Day 10 DUBLIN - GALWAY - LIMERICK

Travel to the West coast and cross the mighty Shannon River, past Athlone to Galway Bay. In Limerick, don't miss the opportunity to visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, a living museum dedicated to life in Ireland during the 19th century.

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)
Hotel: Radisson Blu (SF),

Day 11 LIMERICK - RING OF KERRY - KILLARNEY

Experience the Ring of Kerry, Ireland's most scenic coastal drive. The county's largest peninsula, the landscape here is truly spectacular − a photographer's delight! Join your fellow travellers this evening for a very special Irish Be My Guest dinner.

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Be My Guest dinner)
Hotel: Scotts (F),

Day 12 KILLARNEY/KENMARE - WATERFORD

Admire the dramatic Kerry Mountains in Cork. Visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous stone − it will give you the ‘gift of the gab’! Visit the famous Waterford Crystal Showroom and maybe buy some beautiful crystal glass souvenirs!

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)
Hotel: Waterford Marina/Fitzwilton (F),

Day 13 WATERFORD - CARDIFF

Cross the Irish Sea from Rosslare. See Pembroke, where Henry VII was born. In the capital, Cardiff, view the famous Castle on the way to your hotel.

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)
Hotel: Maldron Cardiff (F),

Day 14 CARDIFF - BATH - PLYMOUTH (2 NIGHTS)

Drive east over the Severn Bridge to Bath, and visit the famous Roman Baths, which are built around the country’s only hot springs. Explore mystical Glastonbury Abbey and see King Arthur's tomb. Arrive later in the historic maritime city of Plymouth.

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)
Hotel: Jurys Inn/Copthorne Plymouth (F),

Day 15 ST. MICHAEL'S MOUNT AND ST. IVES EXCURSION

Drive west to the beaches near Penzance for spectacular views of St. Michaels Mount. Enjoy lunch and free time in St. Ives, a community popular with artists and one of the most famous holiday towns in Cornwall. Visit Jamaica Inn on Bodmin Moor, the coaching inn immortalised in Daphne du Maurier’s novel. Join your companions and Travel Director this evening for a special Farewell Dinner.

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)

Day 16 PLYMOUTH - STONEHENGE - SALISBURY - LONDON

Visit Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain, a mysterious ancient site of pagan worship. Stop for free time for lunch and view the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral which has the tallest church spire in the UK. Your fantastic holiday ends later in London.

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast).
 

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights
  • Stratford-upon-Avon Visit William Shakespeare's birthplace.
  • Coventry View the Cathedrals and see the statue of Lady Godiva.

  • York Walking orientation includes views of the Minster and the Shambles.

  • Hadrian's Wall View the ancient Roman fortifications.
  • Edinburgh Visit the castle on your guided sightseeing tou.
  • St. Andrews View the famous golf course.
  • Culloden Visit the battle site.
  • Isle of Skye Visit the island made famous by Bonnie Prince Charlie.
  • Glencoe See the Vale of Weeping.
  • Glasgow Orientation of this historic city.
  • Gretna Green Visit the town of romantic elopers!.
  • Grasmere Visit William Wordsworth's village.
  • Chester Orientation walk of this Roman town. See the famous 'rows'.
  • Wales Visit the station with the longest name in the world.
  • Dublin Marvel at the Book of Kells at Trinity College and view St. Patrick's Cathedral.
  • Galway Admire the sights of this beautiful city.
  • Ring of Kerry Admire the spectacular scenery.
  • Blarney Kiss the Blarney Stone at the Castle.
  • Waterford Visit the Waterford Crystal showroom.
  • Cardiff View the castle.
  • Bath Orientation of this Georgian city and a visit to the Roman Baths.
  • Glastonbury Visit the Abbey of legendary King Arthur.
  • Cornish Highlights Excursion to see St. Michael's Mount and St. Ives.
  • Bodmin Moor See Jamaica Inn
  • Plymouth Sightseeing includes the Mayflower Steps and Plymouth Hoe.
  • Stonehenge Visit the ancient stone circle.
  • Salisbury View the cathedral.
     Dining
  • Buffet breakfast daily.
  • Welcome Pub Reception in  a Traditional pub in York.
  • 3 three-course dinners.
  • Be My Guest dinner in Kenmare.
  • Farewell Dinner with wine in Plymouth.
     Travel Highlights
  • First class hotel accommodation featuring twin bedded rooms with private facilities.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and onboard restroom.
  • A qualified Local Guide in Dublin & Edinburgh.
  • Audio headsets for all guided visits and included sightseeing.
  • Tickets are included for the world-famous Tattoo during the Edinburgh Festival.
  • Pick-up and drop-off at London Reception Centre or the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel.
  • Ferry across the Irish Sea from Wales to Ireland and return.
  • Capture treasured memories of your trip with a complimentary group photo taken at a landmark location.
  • A stylish wallet and travel documents.
     Airport transfers
  • FREE Airport transfers for family and groups

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  • These prices are correct at the time of the website going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking.
  • All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however is subject to change, please confirm all details at time of booking.

   Hotel Class Key

  • D = Deluxe,  MD = Moderate Deluxe,  SF = Superior First Class,  F = First Class,  M = Moderate First Class.
  • Hotels are subject to change.

   Notes;

  • For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms.

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