Britain & Ireland Grandeur

20 Day Guided Tour from London to London with Trafalgar

Read 17 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Trafalgar's 20 Day Britain & Ireland Grandeur. No corner of the British Isles will remain unexplored, from London and Liverpool to Edinburgh, Dublin and Belfast, with a visit to The Giant's Causeway, the Ring of Kerry and '...read more

     
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Guided Tour Starts In
Starts In
London
Guided Tour Ends In
Ends In
London
Accomodation
Accomodation
4 Star
48
Max Group Size
48
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Scenic
Trip Style
Scenic
Countries Explored:
England, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland
Trip Operated By:
Trafalgar
Trafalgar
771 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.6 out of 5
17 Reviews
Trip Code:
BIGT

Itinerary

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1 London - Stonehenge - Salisbury - Plymouth (2 Nights)
Journey west to the Wiltshire landscapes of Salisbury Plain where you'll ponder the myths of the ancient mystical monoliths at Stonehenge which remain largely unsolved to to this day. Continuing through Devon, arrive in the historic naval port of Plymouth, your home for the next two nights. (WR) Stay: Copthorne
2 Plymouth Orientation And Cornish Excursion
Embark on an orientation tour and see the Royal Citadel and Mayflower Steps. Explore the Cornish peninsula and visit the seaside villages of Looe and Polperro. (FB)
3 Plymouth - Bath - Cardiff
Arriving in Bath, we admire the city's stylish Georgian façades and ancient Roman Baths from which it derives its name. We continue to the vibrant Welsh capital, Cardiff, where we'll have a free evening to enjoy this modern city's proud heritage. (FB) Stay: Park Inn City Centre
4 Cardiff - Waterford
This morning, we explore Cardiff's iconic sights - the Principality Stadium, Millennium Centre and Victorian fantasy castle before crossing the Irish Sea to Waterford, most famous for the delicate crystal that graces elegant homes the world over. This evening we dine in our hotel. (FB/D) Stay: Fitzwilton
5 Waterford - Blarney - Killarney (2 Nights)
Our first stop today is at the House of Waterford Crystal where we 'Dive Into Culture', watching a demonstration with master craftsmen. In pursuit of the 'gift of the gab', we journey to Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone, before arriving later in picturesque Killarney. (FB) Stay: Hotel Killarney / Innisfallen
6 Ring Of Kerry Excursion
Ireland's enduring natural beauty accompanies our leisurely drive circling the enchanting Ring of Kerry. We pass the fishing village of Waterville, Moll's Gap and the Black Valley - renowned for being the last place in Ireland without power and telephone networks. (FB/D)
7 Killarney - Limerick - Cliffs Of Moher - Galway
We stop in Limerick and view St. Mary's Cathedral, the Treaty Stone and King John's Castle. Our next stop is the magnificent Cliffs of Moher which plunge into the Atlantic, before arriving in Galway, where we'll spend the night. (FB/D) Stay: Connacht / Maldron Oranmore
8 Galway - Co. Donegal
This morning see the great stone Galway Cathedral and stroll through Eyre Square, a tribute to former US president John F. Kennedy, who visited Galway in 1963. Travel to Donegal to see its 15th-century castle and enjoy time at leisure before dining at your hotel. (FB/D) Stay: Central / Ocean Sands
9 Co. Donegal - Londonderry - Giant's Causeway - Belfast Orientation
We cross the Irish border into Northern Ireland, joining a Local Specialist in Londonderry to stroll along its 17th-century city walls. See the street murals of the Bogside before continuing to the mythical stepping stones of the Giant's Causeway. Our visit to the haunt of Finn McCool will 'Make A Difference' by helping conserve this iconic natural landmark. Our final stop today is in Belfast, where we'll enjoy an orientation, followed by free time to explore the capital city's sights. (FB) Stay: Park Inn / Stormont
10 Belfast - Dublin (2 Nights)
We spend the morning with a Local Specialist 'Cabbie' who will take us on a journey through the recent history of Belfast in their Black Cab. Heading south to Dublin later, we see St. Patrick's Cathedral and other iconic sights in the company of a Local Specialist. Tonight, consider an Optional Experience to enjoy the rousing sounds and warm hospitality of a traditional Irish Cabaret performance. (FB) Stay: Mespil / Clayton Leopardstown
11 Dublin Sightseeing And Free Time
Beat the crowds and gain entry to the Guinness Storehouse before general admission. Here you'll 'Dive Into Culture' and embark on a tour and tasting technique demonstration. The rest of the day is yours to explore the Irish capital. Amble along Grafton Street with its colourful performers, head to Temple Bar or stroll through Phoenix Park, Dublin's playground. (FB)
12 Dublin - Chester - Liverpool
Cross the Irish Sea to Wales and continue to the ancient town of Chester, where your orientation tour will take you past its Roman walls and famous half-timbered Tudor 'Rows'. 'Dive Into Culture' and gain insights into the life of the local Town Crier before heading to the haunt of the 'Fab Four', edgy Liverpool, where we'll spend the night. (FB) Stay: Jurys Inn
13 Liverpool - Lake District
Head north to the idyllic Lake District, which has inspired poets and writers for centuries, and admire the spectacular surrounds of Lake Windermere. (FB/D) Stay: North Lakes / Castle Green
14 Lake District - Gretna Green - Glasgow
The runaway wedding capital of Gretna Green is our first stop today, where we'll tread in the footsteps of eloping couples who would take their vows over the Marriage Anvil. We arrive in Glasgow for an orientation tour including views of the Cathedral and magnificent George Square, lined with statues of Great Britain's most celebrated sons. We visit Falkirk Wheel where you'll 'Dive into Culture' learning about the legacy of Scotland's canals and experience the world's only rotating boat lift. This evening, we enjoy a delicious Regional Meal at a local restaurant. (FB/RM) Stay: Hilton Garden Inn / Park Inn
15 Glasgow - Glencoe - Isle Of Skye
Journey past the site of the tragic 1692 massacre at Glencoe, known as the 'Glen of the Weeping' and see Britain's highest mountain - Ben Nevis. We'll view the 13th-century Eilean Donan Castle, where three lochs meet, before travelling to the Isle of Skye. (FB/D) Stay: Dunollie / Kings Arms
16 Isle Of Skye - Loch Ness - Culloden - Scottish Highlands
Travel through the scenic Scottish Highlands via Glen Shiel and along the banks of Loch Ness, home to the mythical monster affectionately known as 'Nessie'. View the site of the bloody Battle of Culloden, where Bonnie Prince Charlie and his army of Jacobites were defeated in 1746. (FB/D) Stay: Highlander
17 Scottish Highlands - Pitlochry - St. Andrews - Edinburgh (2 Nights)
We continue south and stop in Pitlochry before travelling to the historic town of St. Andrews, home to one of the oldest golf courses in the world. We cross the Firth of Forth to the enchanting Scottish capital, Edinburgh, our home for the next two nights. During the Edinburgh Festival, tickets to the Edinburgh Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle are included. (FB) Stay: Leonardo Royal Haymarket / Holiday Inn
18 Edinburgh Sightseeing
Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, overlooking the town from Castle Rock. See the Royal Mile, Palace of Holyroodhouse and new Scottish Parliament building. (FB)
19 Edinburgh - Alnwick - York
Visit the medieval market town of Alnwick before stopping in York where we'll embark on an orientation walk along the picturesque Shambles and to York Minster, one of the greatest cathedrals in the world. This evening 'Connect With Locals' over a Be My Guest dinner at a grand private home of a Yorkshire family enjoying traditional flavours and hospitality. (FB/FD) Stay: Novotel Centre
20 York - Stratford-Upon-Avon - London
Travel to Stratford-upon-Avon to view Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage and visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre before returning to London. (FB)

Trafalgar Inclusions

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Sightseeing Highlights
  • CITY TOUR in Londonderry, Belfast, Dublin and Edinburgh
  • ORIENTATION of Salisbury, Plymouth, Bath, Cardiff, Limerick, Galway, Chester, Glasgow and York
  • VISIT the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, Waterford Crystal Showroom, Blarney Castle to kiss the stone, Giants Causeway, the Falkirk Wheel, Isle of Skye, Edinburgh Castle, Alnwick and Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon
  • VIEW the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth, the magnificent Cliffs of Moher, the 18th hole at St. Andrews, Eilean Donan Castle, Culloden Battlefield and York Minster
  • SCENIC DRIVE on a Cornish Excursion, experience the Ring of Kerry
Trip Inclusions
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Use of Trafalgar's London Reception Centre offering a range of services including tickets for day trips and local attractions
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel
  • Return ferry across the Irish Sea between Wales and Ireland
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • Optional Experiences (Additional Cost) and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page link below for details
  • VIP entry to many sights
Included Meals
  • 19 full breakfasts
  • 10 dinners (including Be My Guest)
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

Reviews (17)

20 Day Britain & Ireland Grandeur reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

“Britian & Ireland Grandeur”
- NSW, Australia Oct 2018 5 Helpful Votes

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour with Trafalgar Tours, very good knowledgeable guide who kept the whole coach of very diverse people engaged to the very end. Would highly recommend this tour for anyone looking to take in the varied sights of UK and Ireland without the fuss of lineups and tickets etc, as well as the variety of places you visit that you may not have necessarily stopped at if you were travelling on your own. The hotels and meals included were of a high standard as well...read more

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“UK trip of a lifetime”
- NSW, Australia Jul 2018 5 Helpful Votes

We had a wonderful trip around the UK with a fantastic tour guide, Christian. There was a good mix of people and ages on the trip and everything was very well organised. We saw so much in 3 weeks and the pace was pretty fast, wished we could have had more time in some places but we would still be there if that was the case. Most of the optional experiences were well worth the money though it would be nice to know a little more about them before agreeing and paying to do them. We had fantastic...read more

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“Britain & Ireland Grandeur”
- QLD, Australia May 2018 11 Helpful Votes View Photo

Had a fabulous trip with Trafalgar. The tour director was so full of knowledge about every place we went to, plus history of the Country, Kings, Queens, cathedrals castles etc. June was a good time to see UK, Ireland and Scotland - not too hot or cold but still needed a jacket at certain places. Weather was perfect. NO rain, but we might have just been lucky. Hotels were pretty good. Fabulous bunch of travellers everyone got on well and no one was ever late for coach departure times. Driver...read more

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“20 day Britain and Ireland Grandeur ”
- NSW, Australia May 2018 9 Helpful Votes

A great holiday with so many inclusions. Our guide was very knowledgeable about our destinations and helpful. Booking with Global Journeys was, once again, easy and fuss free. Thank you Georgie for your continued professionalism and enthusiasm.

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“On the go”
- QLD, Australia Aug 2017 3 Helpful Votes

The Lakes and Bath were stunning. The military Tattoo was mind blowing. The weather held and it was an awesome evening of performances. Disappointed in Ireland as it was very wet and too much on past history. And too many festivals we came across, leaving out some of our scheduled add ons. Weather can't be helped, and people should read what is expected in the itinerary with regards to the amount of for walking and steps to ensure they can stay with the flow.

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