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Insight Vacations Britain & Ireland Explorer
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  • Location
    England, Europe
  • Board Basis
    Selected Meals Included
  • Duration
    13 Days
  • Holiday Type
    Escorted Tours
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The leisurely pace and beauty of the Irish countryside blends with historic English towns, Welsh hospitality and the austere Scottish Highlands, for a truly memorable exploration of the British Isles.

Insight Vacations Britain & Ireland Explorer Itinerary

Day 1 
Drive to Stratford and visit the medieval city of York. 
Hotel: Hilton, York
Welcome Reception and Dinner

Day 2 
Stop in Durham to see the castle and Romanesque cathedral. Then view part of Hadrian's Wall.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Edinburgh Royal Terrace
Full Breakfast

Day 3 
Walk with your Local Expert inside Edinburgh Castle for spectacular views of the town.The afternoon is free to shop on Princes Street. 
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Edinburgh Royal Terrace
Full Breakfast

Day 4 
Cross the Firth of Forth into Fife and make your way to St. Andrews, where golf was born on the Old Course in the 15th century. 
Hotel: The Columba Hotel, Inverness
Full Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 
Visit Loch Ness, Glencoe and Loch Lomond. 
Hotel: Macdonald Old England Hotel, Bowness-on-Windermere
Full Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 
In the morning, discover the beauty of the Lake District then head to Chester. See the city's ancient encircling walls and remarkable 13th century black and white ‘Rows'.
Hotel: Best Western Premier Queen, Chester
Full Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 
Continue into Wales, past the massive Conwy Castle before crossing over to the Isle of Anglesey. From the port of Holyhead, set sail for Dublin in Ireland.
Hotel: Trinity City Hotel, Dublin
Full Breakfast

Day 8 
Experience Ireland's national and world-famous drink with a guided visit to the Guinness Storehouse before it opens to the public. 
Hotel: Trinity City Hotel, Dublin
Full Breakfast

Day 9 
Drive to Ireland's premier thoroughbred horse breeding region for a fascinating visit of the National Stud.
Hotel: Killarney Plaza, Killarney
Full Breakfast, Dine-Around

Day 10 
Experience the stunning ring of Kerry.
Hotel: Killarney Plaza, Killarney
Full Breakfast

Day 11 
Start the day visiting Blarney Castle - home of the famous stone of eloquence, once kissed, never forgotten! Travel on through the scenic port of Dungarvan to the historic walled city of Waterford, for a guided visit of the world-famous crystal factory and to meet a master craftsman. In the evening, after miles of fun and fascinating sights, spirits will be high during your Celebration Dinner. Toast to your newfound friends - Sláinte!
Hotel: Dooleys Hotel, Waterford
Full Breakfast, Celebration Dinner

Day 12 
Cross the Irish sea to Cardiff.
Hotel: Mercure Holland House Hotel and Spa, Cardiff
Full Breakfast

Day 13 
Visit the Roman Baths and Pump Room built over the site of Britain’s only hot, mineral springs. Then cross Salisbury Plain for a visit to mysterious Stonehenge.
Full Breakfast

What's Included? 

VIP door-to-door transfer service – taken directly from your door to departing airport.
Airport transfers at the destination.
Quality accommodation as per itinerary.
Experiences & quality dining as per itinerary.
A coach with more legroom, air-conditioning, sound system, video & Wi-Fi.

Price Information

Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote. 

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