16 Day Britain & Ireland Panorama

Trafalgar Tour starting in London and finishing in London

Read 24 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Trafalgar's 16 Day Britain & Ireland Panorama. From the spires of London, Edinburgh and York, to the wild, windswept landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and Ireland, explore all the nooks and crannies of Britain and Irelan...read more
Overview
Operator: Trafalgar
Type: Tour (Premium)
Style: Regional Explorer
Max Group Size: 51
Duration: 16 Days
From: London to London
Tour Code: BPAN
Visits: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland
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London - Stratford-Upon-Avon - York
Venture through lush green Warwickshire bound for Stratford-upon-Avon to delve into the lyrical legacy of one of the world's favourite writers. Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre, and see Anne Hathaway's cottage, before arriving in York. Wander along its cobbled Shambles and see the magnificent York Minster, one of the greatest cathedrals in the world. This evening, we join our Travel Director and travel companions for a delicious Yorkshire dinner in our hotel. (WR) Stay: Novotel Centre
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York - Jedburgh - Edinburgh (2 Nights)
Journeying through Northumberland National Park's dramatic landscapes, we arrive at the remarkably intact ruins of the 12th-century Jedburgh Abbey en route to the enchanting Scottish capital, Edinburgh. During the Edinburgh Festival, enjoy a rousing display of music, dance and precision at the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo held in the grounds of the beautiful Edinburgh Castle. (FB) Stay: Leonardo Royal Haymarket / Holiday Inn
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Edinburgh Sightseeing And Free Time
Join your Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour through Auld Reekie's elegant New Town, Princes Street and the Royal Mile, enjoying views of the exquisite Palace of Holyroodhouse and Arthur's Seat. Embark on a guided visit of Edinburgh Castle, perched atop Castle Rock. Later, consider a traditional Scottish night out this evening, savouring up the flavours of haggis and exhilarating sounds of bagpipes which fill the air. (FB)
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Edinburgh - St. Andrews - Pitlochry - Scottish Highlands (2 Nights)
Today, we travel across the Firth of Forth to St. Andrews to view its celebrated ancient university and explore centuries of golf heritage. Our next stop is Pitlochry on the banks of the Tummel River. You could choose to join an Optional Experience to visit Blair Castle, the ancestral home to the Dukes of Atholl, before spending the night at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' - Laggan Gaskmore Hotel located within Cairngorm National Park in the Scottish Highlands. (FB/D) Stay: Laggan Gaskmore
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Isle Of Skye, Culloden And Scenic Highland Excursion
Drive to the rugged coast of Scotland this morning, passing the Glenfinnan Monument commemorating the site where the 1745 Jacobite Rising began. We cross the sea to the Isle of Skye, driving up the Sleat Peninsula and admiring the spectacular scenery of the 'Garden of Skye' before enjoying free time for lunch. Cross a road bridge to view scenic Eilean Donan Castle on the mainland and continue past the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands. Pay tribute to the brave men who lost their lives during the final confrontation of the Jacobite uprising on Culloden battlefield, returning to your hotel in Laggan later. (FB/D)
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Scottish Highlands - Glencoe - Loch Lomond - Glasgow
Our first stop today is the World War II Commando Memorial, near Fort William, for views of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Continue south through the 'Glen of the Weeping', paying tribute to the MacDonald clansmen who were massacred for failing to pledge allegiance to Scotland's new monarchs. Arriving in Glasgow, we enjoy an orientation tour including views of the Cathedral and magnificent George Square. We'll also visit the Necropolis where we'll 'Dive Into Culture' and gain insights into one of Europe's most important 19th-century burial grounds. (FB) Stay: Crowne Plaza
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Glasgow - Lake District - Liverpool
Cross the border into England and 'Connect With Locals', joining Farmer John and his wife Christine on their Cumbrian working farm for a Be My Guest lunch. Learn about traditional farming methods before continuing your journey through the beautiful Lake District and its landscapes that have inspired poets and painters for centuries. See Lake Windermere, England's largest lake, before travelling to Liverpool, the haunt of Britain's 'Fab Four'. (FB/L) Stay: Mercure Atlantic Tower
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Liverpool - Chester - Dublin (2 Nights)
The half-timbered Tudor 'Rows' in Chester are our first stop today as we travel to Holyhead in North Wales to catch our ferry across the Irish Sea to Dublin. Soak up Irish hospitality and delicious local flavours during a Regional Meal at EPIC - the Irish Emigration Museum. (FB/RM) Stay: Clayton Leopardstown / Hilton Garden Inn
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Dublin Sightseeing And Free Time
Visit the Guinness Storehouse to learn about Ireland's famous brew, before delving into Dublin's iconic sights with a Local Specialist. See Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and the stately Georgian Squares. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure or consider an Optional Experience at an Irish Cabaret. (FB)
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Dublin - Galway - Limerick
Journey to the West Coast and the vibrant cultural centre of Galway, where you will have an opportunity to view Galway Cathedral and Eyre Square, with its tribute to former US president John F. Kennedy, before travelling to Limerick. (FB) Stay: Greenhills / Maldron
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Limerick - Ring Of Kerry - Cork
Admire Ireland's enduring scenic beauty on one of the most beautiful drives in the world. Circling the spectacular Ring of Kerry, we see mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a soul-stirring landscape. We arrive in Cork and enjoy a delicious dinner at our hotel. (BB/D) Stay: Maldron Shandon
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Cork - Blarney - Cobh - Waterford - Wexford
In the pursuit of acquiring the 'gift of the gab', we visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous Blarney Stone, before stopping in Cobh for a walking tour with a Local Specialist. This seaside city was the final port of call for the tragic Titanic on its fateful voyage. This afternoon, we 'Dive Into Culture' during a visit to the House of Waterford Crystal and witness talented master craftsmen at work. (FB) Stay: Maldron / Treacys
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Wexford - Cardiff
We cross the Irish Sea to Wales and its capital, Cardiff, where we will see the Principality Stadium and view the Millennium Centre, National Assembly and Victorian fantasy castle at the heart of the city. (FB) Stay: Clayton
14
Cardiff - Bath - Glastonbury - Plymouth (2 Nights)
Cross the Severn Estuary to Bath, so named for the ancient Roman Baths that have made the city a popular retreat for centuries. Admire the elegant Georgian façades and visit the Roman Baths, before some free time to explore on your own. We wind our way to mystical Glastonbury to visit the 7th-century Abbey where King Arthur is believed to be buried. Later, we arrive in the city of Plymouth, our home for two nights. (FB) Stay: Copthorne
15
Polperro And Dartmoor Excursion
The springboard to a 'New World' takes centre stage as we start our day with an orientation of Plymouth. View the Mayflower Steps, where brave pilgrims embarked on their epic voyage to America, and see the Royal Citadel overlooking Plymouth Sound. Visit the fishing village of Polperro with its narrow streets and picturesque harbour, before enjoying a scenic drive through the brooding landscapes of Dartmoor, keeping a keen eye out for the area's wild ponies. Our epic adventure through Britain and Ireland almost at its end, we join our travel companions and Travel Director for a memorable Farewell Dinner. (FB/FD)
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Plymouth - Stonehenge - London
Our return journey to London will see us cross the Salisbury Plain and visit the ancient mystical monoliths of Stonehenge, whose myths have yet to be fully revealed. This afternoon we close the curtain on a memorable journey with new friends. (FB)
Trafalgar Inclusions
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Sightseeing Highlights
  • CITY TOUR in Edinburgh and Dublin
  • SCENIC DRIVE around the Ring of Kerry
  • ORIENTATION of York, Glasgow, Chester, Galway, Cork, Cobh, Cardiff, Bath and Plymouth
  • SEE the Isle of Skye and the Principality Stadium in Cardiff
  • VIEW Eilean Donan Castle, the battlefield of Culloden, Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage, York Minster, Galway Cathedral and the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth
  • VISIT Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh Castle, Isle of Skye, Culloden, the Guinness Storehouse, EPIC - The Irish Emigration Museum, Blarney Castle to kiss the stone, the Waterford Crystal Showroom, the Roman Baths in Bath, Glastonbury Abbey, the fishing village of Polperro and the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge
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)
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel
  • Use of Trafalgar's London Reception Centre offering a range of services including tickets for day trips and local attractions
  • Return ferry across the Irish Sea between Wales and Ireland
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences (Additional Cost) and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights
Included Meals
  • 15 full breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (including Be My Guest)
  • 6 dinners
Trip Notes
  • Your London Hotel: This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Park Plaza Riverbank hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar.
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included
  • We've included Tattoo tickets when you're in Edinburgh on departures 01 August, 08 August, 15 August and 22 August 2019.
Trafalgar
Trafalgar Reviews: (760)
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Accommodation: 4-4.5 Star
Average Age: 45-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Small Group Tours
Max Group Size(s): 51
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland and USA
Reviews (24)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Britain & Ireland Panorama with Trafalgar.
Vic, Australia
Jul 2018
1 Helpful Vote
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“Wonderful Holiday”
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Our holiday is definitely one to remember. Jemma was excellent in responding to our enquiries. The tour was amazing in every way, we would not hesitate to recommend Global Journeys or Trafalgar Tours to others.
New Zealand
Jun 2018
1 Trip
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On the whole it was a great trip. I think more own time was needed to relax and unwind. Only one opportunity to do laundry. Days were long, would have been nicer to arrive at hotel in afternoon. Arrival times were between 4.30- 7.00pm. A good mix of people, all got along easily.
VIC, Australia
Oct 2017
11 Helpful Votes
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“Great way to see England/Scotland/Ireland & Wales”
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Juliet at Global Journeys was fabulous to deal with. Extremely efficient and get back to me within the day with any queries (even when I was overseas). Our trip was great with around 70% Aussies and great range of ages between approx. 45-70 so great group to mix with. Our guide Andrew was extremely knowledgeable with history of the countries which was fascinating.

As this was my first bus trip I had no expectations but it was busier than I thought it would be. Early mornings and full days and exhausted at the end of most days, but we did do and see a lot. So if you are thinking of a lazy, laid-back holiday this isn't for you. The accommodation was great and the quality of the food was also really good and a great variety.
QLD, Australia
Sep 2017
5 Helpful Votes
“Wonderful time travelling with Trafalgar through the UK and Ireland”
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Just finished our 16 day Trafalgar holiday through United Kingdom Ireland. Absolutely fabulous tour with very knowledgeable and professional tour guide. The holiday went smoothly and places visited - too many to mention - were all spectacular Really enjoyed Scotland and Ireland. Accommodation very high standard. Tour coach very comfortable. Experience using Global journays made the holiday stress free. We had no problems with bookings and transfers.
VIC, Australia
Apr 2017
6 Helpful Votes
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“Great 16 day bus tour of the UK and Ireland worry free trouble free. Just sit back and enjoy the sights.”
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Our first coach holiday so we had no pre-conceived idea of what to expect. We got used to travelling with 47 other people, who all turned out to be good fun. Leena our travel guide was excellent, knowledgeable and entertaining. The coach driver Simon was very helpful and an excellent driver - none better. All sights along the journey were interesting and enjoyable and accommodation and food were great. All in all a trip that will never be forgotten. For a hassle free holiday there is none better.
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