British Isles Travel - Taste of Britain & Ireland

14 day Escorted Tour of Ireland and Great Britain

This Escorted Tour of England, Scotland, & Ireland includes the best of British Isles Travel, visiting both Great Britain and Ireland. This guided tour starts in London England  and ends in Dublin Ireland.  This British Travel bus tour takes in Scotland, too.  Our British Isles Travel is recommended by British travel forums.  Hunt for the Loch Ness monster, and listen to British music in Liverpool, the home of the Beatles.  In Ireland, stay in an Irish castle, kiss the Blarney Stone and sit back and relax on our escorted tour. 
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Taste of Britain and Ireland

14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS

Day 1London Tour | Tower of London
Your tour departs at 2:00 PM from your London hotel. Take a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Visit the historic Tower of London to view the Crown Jewels. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining independently.
Discover London's many attractions independently on an open-top Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour. Enjoy a choice of routes and walking tours. Explore and dine as you wish this evening. (B)
Take a panoramic tour of Windsor before visiting Windsor Castle, the largest inhabited castle in the world and one of the King's official residences. See the State Apartments and St George's Chapel, the site of Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle. Spend some free time there before traveling on to the beautiful city of Bath. Founded by the Romans and rich in elegant Georgian architecture, the city is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Tour the Roman Baths to discover why these hot springs have been popular since annt times. (B, D)
Tour from LondonTake in the Cotswolds, a quintessentially English region with gently rolling hills, colorful gardens, and honey-colored stone buildings. Stop in one of its many charming old market towns or traditional villages. Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon to see an exhibition about his life and work, before walking through the house where he was born. Travel on to Liverpool and spend the evening exploring its rich pop-music history with dinner on your own. (B)
Travel through the Lake District, a region that has inspired numerous painters and writers, including William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Embark on a cruise along Lake Windermere to admire the stunning scenery of wooded isles and neighboring mountains. Spend some free time in a traditional Lakeland village. Pass through Gretna Green, just over the Scottish border, on your way to your hotel outside Edinburgh, where you'll enjoy a free evening. (B)
Scott Moument EdinburghExplore central Edinburgh on a panoramic tour; including the 200-year-old “New Town” with elegant Georgian houses and the Royal Mile where medieval houses are clustered closely together. Tour Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. Enjoy an evening of storytelling and whisky tasting at the Scotch Whisky Experience. (Departures from August 4 - 18 will instead experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and an independent dinner.) . (B, D*)

Travel to Glasgow for a city tour, then take some free time to explore. Proceed to the harbor at Cairnryan for a short ferry ride to Ireland, and then to your Belfast hotel. (B, D)

Thatching in IrelandDay 8 Titanic Belfast | The Glyde Inn

Take some time this morning to explore central Belfast on your own. Then learn all about Belfast's shipbuilding history and the ill-fated RMS Titanic at Titanic Belfast where you can experience the history of this ocean liner through interactive displays. In the evening, stop at The Glyde Inn for a drink and dinner with entertainment. (B, D)

Tour Dublin independently, on the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour. Use your voucher to visit your choice of one of Dublin's top attractions: the Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or The GPO Museum. You are free to dine as you wish this evening. (B)
Visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous stone. Then travel on to Macroom and into the mountainous scenery toward Killarney. After dinner at your hotel you might want to check out one of Killarney's many pubs offering traditional music. (B, D)
Head to the scenic Gap of Dunloe for an Irish Coffee at Moriarty's, a preferred shopping partner. Visit a traditional farm for a demonstration by highly skilled sheepdogs. Proceed on to the spectacular beauty and charm of the Dingle Peninsula, famed as the setting for "Ryan's Daughter" and "Far and Away". Take some free time to explore Dingle town. Later, go to Kate Kearney's Cottage for an Irish night featuring dinner and traditional entertainment. (B, D)
Visit Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, which recalls the early days of air travel. Foynes is the home of Irish coffee, so you'll learn how to make one and enjoy a sample. Take a ferry across the River Shannon, and drive to visit the Cliffs of Moher. Admire the limestone landscape of the Burren as you travel to vibrant Galway, where you'll take a panoramic tour of the city center before dinner at your hotel. (B, D)
Head east to Dublin for a stroll around Dalkey, an exclusive seaside suburb that's home such luminaries as singers Bono and Enya and the later writer Maeve Binchy. Enjoy a farewell dinner at your elegant castle hotel. (B, D)
Your program ends after breakfast. (B) B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner * Meal counts vary on Tattoo departures, as the Scottish Evening is replaced with the Tattoo and an independent dinner
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person
  • Full daily breakfast and many meals*
  • Scottish & Irish entertainment
  • Transportation (Buses, shuttles & ferries)
  • Welcome drinks with your group
  • Free Wi-Fi on luxury coaches
  • All entrance fees to attractions
  • Comprehensive travel itinerary

HOTELS

  • Doubletree Victoria | London (2) 
  • Bailrook Hotel | Bath (1) 
  • Delta by Marriott Liverpool City Centre | Liverpool (1) 
  • Macdonald Houston House Hotel | Edinburgh (2) 
  • Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre | Belfast (1) 
  • Croke Park Hotel | Dublin (2) 
  • The Gleneagle Hotel | Killarney (2) 
  • Galmont Hotel | Galway (1) 
  • Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney | Dublin (1) 

Price per person sharing a twin or triple room. ONLY ONE TRIPLE ROOM IS AVAILABLE PER DEPARTURE - BOOK EARLY. Save 10% per person on coach land tour prices if you are 8 & under 17 and traveling with at least one full fare paying passenger. Airfare is available from many cities. Just ask.

TASTE OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND 2024
14 DAYS FROM $ 3845 USD
SINGLE ROOM  SUPPLEMENT FROM $ 1335
 FRI DEPARTURES
MAR 29 4445
APR 19,26 4595
MAY 10,26 4945
JUNE 14,23 5095- 5705
JULY 5,26,28 5095
AUG 16,30 5095- 5395
SEPT 20,22 5095
OCT 6,18 4445

 

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Price per person sharing a twin or triple room. ONLY ONE TRIPLE ROOM IS AVAILABLE PER DEPARTURE - BOOK EARLY. Save 10% per person on coach land tour prices if you are 8 & under 17 and traveling with at least one full fare paying passenger. Airfare is available from many cities. Just ask.

Call +1-800-221-2474 9AM - 5PM Mon-Fri Eastern Time Please Email Us For Information