Exploring Britain & Ireland

14 Day Guided Tour from London to Straford-upon-Avon with Collette

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Collette's 14 Day Exploring Britain & Ireland. Travel to some of the world's most magnificent cities and through the magical countryside of Britain and Ireland. This comprehensive journey takes you through rolling farmland and across the Irish Sea, through England, Ireland, Scotland...read more

     
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Guided Tour Starts In
Starts In
London
Guided Tour Ends In
Ends In
Straford-upon-Avon
Accomodation
Accomodation
4 Star
44
Max Group Size
44
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Scenic
Trip Style
Scenic
Countries Explored:
England, Scotland, Ireland
Trip Operated By:
Collette
Collette
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Trip Code:
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Itinerary

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1 London, England - Tour Begins
Your journey opens in the regal city of London. A capital of culture and commerce, the city blends traditional with modern. Tonight, meet your fellow travelers at a traditional English pub for dinner. Stay: Radisson Blu Edwardian, Grafton (2 Nights) (D)
2 London
Discover the pageantry of London as we join a local guide for a city tour. See Big Ben, Westminster, Whitehall, Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore this iconic city or perhaps partake in an optional excursion to Windsor Castle. (B)
3 London - Stonehenge - Bath - Cardiff, Wales
Travel to Stonehenge, the mysterious formation that dates back to the Stone Age. Explore various theories on how the colossal stones arrived at the location and their purpose. Continue to the elegant Georgian town of Bath to visit the Roman Bath Museum’s 2,000-year-old elaborate spas. Enjoy some time to stroll through Bath’s cobblestone streets and soak in its old-world atmosphere. Your day ends in the Welsh capital of Cardiff. Stay: Radisson Blu (B)
4 Cardiff - Ferry to Ireland - Waterford
Join a local expert on a leisurely paced walking tour of Cardiff. Learn about the city’s deep ties to the coal industry, its connection to ancient Rome and its famous Victorian shopping arcades. Take in the beautiful countryside of Wales en route to the coastal village of Fishguard. There we board the ferry for Ireland, crossing the Irish Sea. Upon arrival in Rosslare, travel to Waterford, your home for the evening. Stay: Tower Hotel (B/D)
5 Waterford - Blarney - Killarney
This morning, it’s your choice! Tour the House of Waterford Crystal factory featuring a fascinating visitor’s center and a retail store housing the largest collection of Waterford Crystal in the world -OR- enjoy a leisurely paced walking tour of Ireland’s oldest city and discover its rich Viking, Norman and Cromwellian history. Later, travel to historic Blarney Castle. Make your way to the top of the castle, lie back and kiss the famous Blarney Stone. Legend has it that if you do, you will be blessed with the "gift of eloquence." This evening it’s Diner’s Choice…tonight’s dinner is included and you’ll choose the perfect spot from a ‘menu’ of Killarney’s great restaurants. Stay: Scotts Hotel (2 Nights) (B/D)
6 Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney
This morning explore Killarney National Park on a traditional jaunting car ride. Then travel along the glorious Ring of Kerry where you’ll find some of Ireland’s most magical scenery. Pause for a moment at the Gap of Dunloe to browse for traditional Irish handcrafted goods. As we continue our journey, marvel at the vistas created by windswept cliffs, rugged mountains, lakes and picturesque villages. Later, see border collies in action during a traditional sheepdog demonstration at a family-run farm. (B)
7 Killarney - Rock of Cashel - Dublin
Today we venture through the “Golden Vale” en route to the awe-inspiring Rock of Cashel. Be amazed by its imposing facade and visit the spot where St. Patrick preached. Tonight, give traditional Irish cuisine a modern twist during a cooking class and dinner at one of Dublin’s premier culinary institutions. Top off the evening by making your very own Irish coffee! Stay: Crowne Plaza Northwood (2 Nights) (B/D)
8 Dublin
Discover Dublin’s past and present on a locally guided tour highlighting the Bank of Ireland, O’Connell Street, Grafton Street, Phoenix Park and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Later, experience for yourself the welcoming nature of the Irish as you set out to explore the “Fair City” on your own. (B)
9 Dublin - Ferry to Wales - Cheshire
Ferry across the Irish Sea to Holyhead, Wales. As you traverse northern Wales, pass Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, the town with the longest name in the world. Make a stop at majestic Caernarfon Castle, where Charles was crowned Prince of Wales. Then, continue through the Welsh countryside and discover some of the most magnificent scenery in all of Britain. Tonight, experience dinner at a traditional English carvery. Stay: Grosvenor Pulford Hotel (B/D)
10 Cheshire - Lake District - Gretna Green, Scotland - Edinburgh
Travel north into England’s scenic Lake District. Here you’ll feel the inspirational appeal of the region’s quintessential English villages, Lake Windermere, Ambleside and Grasmere. Crossing into Scotland, stop in the town of Gretna Green where generations of runaway couples eloped. Continue to Edinburgh, Scotland’s majestic capital city. Stay: Apex Grassmarket Hotel (2 Nights) (B/D)
11 Edinburgh
Today it’s your choice! Come to know this regal city during a locally guided panoramic city coach tour -OR- for a different perspective, join a local expert and explore the city on foot. Both tours include a visit to Edinburgh Castle, home of the Scottish Crown Jewels, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh and former home of Mary, Queen of Scots. The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or explore the city independently. (B)
12 Edinburgh - York, England
En route to England, visit Hadrian’s Wall. Construction of this ancient structure began in A. D. 122 and since that time, it has served as the northern border of the Roman Empire. Continue to the historic city of York. Find yourself surrounded by the charms of history as you explore its quaint narrow streets. Walk on the famous “Shambles” and see the magnificent 13th-century Minster. Stay: Holiday Inn York City Centre (B)
13 York - Stratford-upon-Avon
Journey to charming Stratford-upon-Avon. Step back in time as we visit William Shakespeare’s birthplace. Afterward, it’s your choice! Tour Anne Hathaway's thatch-roofed cottage, the childhood home of the author's wife -OR- set out on a leisurely cruise along the Avon River. This evening we gather to say farewell to this captivating region over dinner. Stay: Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel (B/D)
14 Stratford-upon-Avon - Tour Ends
Depart today with many fond memories of lovely Britain and Ireland. (B)

Collette Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Behold the sights of Killarney on a traditional jaunting car.
  • Find inspiration in the Lake District's quintessential English villages.
  • Overnight within the medieval walls in York.
Trip Inclusions
  • Expertly crafted itineraries
  • 4-star+ accommodation
  • Skilled and engaging tour managers
  • Expert local guides with insider knowledge
  • Attraction entrance fees with preferential access
  • Many meals full of local flavour
  • Unparalleled sightseeing
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Comfortable on-tour transportation
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Plus, access to Wi-Fi hotspots on tour
Activity Level
  • This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
Arrival & Departure
  • Arriving Flight: The closest arrival airport is Heathrow (LHR) Airport, Please make sure your flights arrive before 12:00am
  • Departing Flight: The closest departure airport is Heathrow (LHR) Airport, Please do not book flights departing earlier than 11:00am on the last day
Private Airport Transfers
  • Private, chauffeur service is included for all air-inclusive tour bookings. This personalised service is included within a 40km radius from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Cairns and Hobart airport gateways. Service is available between 41-70 kms for a small fee.
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.

Optional Inclusions

These optional activities can be pre-booked & included in your trip quote.

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The Guinness Storehouse and Traditional Irish Night
  • Location: Dublin. Cost: $139.
  • This culinary and cultural adventure begins at the Guinness Storehouse, Ireland's top international visitor attraction. Explore the brewing process behind this beloved beverage and learn how to pour the perfect pint. At its spectacular Gravity Bar, enjoy...read more

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