Britain & Ireland Experience

12 Day Guided Tour from London to London with Costsaver

Read 6 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Costsaver's 12 Day Britain & Ireland Experience. Travel through landscapes that have inspired world-famous writers and poets. See medieval castles and cathedrals, the famous Chester Rows and Anne Hathaways' cottage. You'll also...read more

     
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Guided Tour Starts In
Starts In
London
Guided Tour Ends In
Ends In
London
Accomodation
Accomodation
3 - 4 Star
51
Max Group Size
51
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland
Trip Operated By:
Costsaver
Costsaver
215 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.7 out of 5
6 Reviews
Trip Code:
BIEX

Itinerary

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1 London - Windsor - Bath - Cardiff
This morning, meet your Travel Director and travelling companions as you set off on your holiday. Visit Windsor and view the impressive castle. See elegant Georgian architecture in the World Heritage city of Bath. Cross the vast Severn Estuary to Cardiff, capital of Wales, where you dine tonight. (D) Stay: Copthorne
2 Cardiff - Pembroke - Waterford
Admire Cardiff Castle then journey through beautiful countryside via Carmarthen. See Pembroke Castle which is the birthplace of Henry VII, founder of the Tudor Dynasty. Board your ferry from Pembroke to Rosslare, Ireland. Journey west to Waterford and dine tonight at your hotel. (FB/D) Stay: Treacys
3 Waterford - Blarney - Tralee
Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom. Continue along the splendid southern coast through the picturesque fishing port of Youghal. Explore Blarney Castle - kiss the stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'. Cross over the Cork and the Kerry Mountains, then travel via Killarney to your hotel in Tralee. (FB/D) Stay: Earl of Desmond
4 Tralee - Dingle Peninsula - Limerick - Co. Tipperary
This morning, enjoy a scenic drive along the Dingle Peninsula. See the unspoilt and colourful villages and fishing harbours of Ireland's most westerly point. Travel north to County Limerick through Adare, the prettiest village in Ireland, before arriving at your hotel in County Tipperary. (FB) Stay: Aherlow House
5 Co. Tipperary - Galway - Dublin (2 Nights)
This morning, stop in Limerick to visit St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle. There is time to visit Bunratty Castle and folk park, where 19th-century life is vividly recreated. Drive through beautiful County Clare to Galway. View the cathedral before heading across the lush countryside to Dublin, Ireland's capital. Tonight why not join your travelling companions for an Irish Cabaret? (FB) Stay: Maldron Tallaght
6 Dublin Sightseeing And Free Time
Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of Dublin with views of Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Dublin Castle. Spend the rest of your day as you choose. (FB)
7 Dublin - Chester - Liverpool - Manchester
Cross the Irish Sea with magnificent views of Dublin Bay and arrive at Holyhead on the Welsh Island of Anglesey. Cameras at the ready as you view the station with one of the longest names in the world, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwll llantysiliogogogoch. Enjoy the scenery of the north coast of Wales on the way to Chester, where you have time to walk along the medieval walls and appreciate the famous 'Chester Rows'. Carry on to Liverpool for an orientation and a chance to see where the Beatles had their start before arriving later in Manchester. (FB) Stay: Best Western Altrincham Cresta Court
8 Manchester - Lake District - Edinburgh (Peebles) (2 Nights)
Stop in the picturesque Lake District where the poet William Wordsworth lived. Continue across the Scottish border and stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples could marry against their parents' wishes. Your day ends at your hotel near Edinburgh. Tonight why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes? (FB) Stay: Peebles Hydro
9 Edinburgh Sightseeing And Free Time
This morning's sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes views of the Georgian New Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an Optional Experience to the Royal Yacht Britannia in nearby Leith. During the Festival, tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included. (FB)
10 Edinburgh (Peebles) - York - Leeds
This morning, travel south through the Scottish Borderlands and stop to view the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey. Enjoy the views across the Cheviot Hills at Carter Bar and continue into Northumberland National Park where you view Hadrian's Wall at Heddon. Cross the River Tyne at Newcastle and stop at York for an orientation tour including the Gothic Minster and the narrow cobbled street known as the Shambles. Then continue to your hotel in Leeds. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB/D) Stay: Holiday Inn Garforth
11 Leeds - Stratford-Upon-Avon - Warwick
This morning, visit Stratford-upon-Avon where you have time to see the sights, including Anne Hathaway's cottage, and shop for souvenirs. In your free time, why not visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre for an in-depth look at the great man's life? (FB) Stay: Ramada
12 Warwick - Oxford - London
Enjoy a scenic drive through the glorious Cotswolds to the little churchyard in Bladon, where Sir Winston Churchill is buried. See the sights of Oxford, the oldest university city in England, before continuing to London where you can say farewell to your Travel Director and travelling companions at the end of your memorable holiday. (FB)
1 London - Windsor - Bath - Cardiff
This morning, meet your Travel Director and travelling companions as you set off on your holiday. Visit Windsor and view the impressive castle. See elegant Georgian architecture in the World Heritage city of Bath. Cross the vast Severn Estuary to Cardiff, capital of Wales, where you dine tonight. (D) Stay: Copthorne
2 Cardiff - Pembroke - Waterford
Admire Cardiff Castle then journey through beautiful countryside via Carmarthen. See Pembroke Castle which is the birthplace of Henry VII, founder of the Tudor Dynasty. Board your ferry from Pembroke to Rosslare, Ireland. Journey west to Waterford and dine tonight at your hotel. (FB/D) Stay: Treacys
3 Waterford - Blarney - Tralee
Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom. Continue along the splendid southern coast through the picturesque fishing port of Youghal. Explore Blarney Castle - kiss the stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'. Cross over the Cork and the Kerry Mountains, then travel via Killarney to your hotel in Tralee. (FB/D) Stay: Earl of Desmond
4 Tralee - Dingle Peninsula - Limerick - Co. Tipperary
This morning, enjoy a scenic drive along the Dingle Peninsula. See the unspoilt and colourful villages and fishing harbours of Ireland's most westerly point. Travel north to County Limerick through Adare, the prettiest village in Ireland, before arriving at your hotel in County Tipperary. (FB) Stay: Aherlow House
5 Co. Tipperary - Galway - Dublin (2 Nights)
This morning, stop in Limerick to visit St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle. There is time to visit Bunratty Castle and folk park, where 19th-century life is vividly recreated. Drive through beautiful County Clare to Galway. View the cathedral before heading across the lush countryside to Dublin, Ireland's capital. Tonight why not join your travelling companions for an Irish Cabaret? (FB) Stay: Maldron Tallaght
6 Dublin Sightseeing And Free Time
Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of Dublin with views of Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Dublin Castle. Spend the rest of your day as you choose. (FB)
7 Dublin - Chester - Liverpool - Manchester
Cross the Irish Sea with magnificent views of Dublin Bay and arrive at Holyhead on the Welsh Island of Anglesey. Cameras at the ready as you view the station with one of the longest names in the world, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwll llantysiliogogogoch. Enjoy the scenery of the north coast of Wales on the way to Chester, where you have time to walk along the medieval walls and appreciate the famous 'Chester Rows'. Carry on to Liverpool for an orientation and a chance to see where the Beatles had their start before arriving later in Manchester. (FB) Stay: Best Western Altrincham Cresta Court
8 Manchester - Lake District - Edinburgh (Peebles) (2 Nights)
Stop in the picturesque Lake District where the poet William Wordsworth lived. Continue across the Scottish border and stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples could marry against their parents' wishes. Your day ends at your hotel near Edinburgh. Tonight why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes? (FB) Stay: Peebles Hydro
9 Edinburgh Sightseeing And Free Time
This morning's sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes views of the Georgian New Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an Optional Experience to the Royal Yacht Britannia in nearby Leith. During the Festival, tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included. (FB)
10 Edinburgh (Peebles) - York - Leeds
This morning, travel south through the Scottish Borderlands and stop to view the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey. Enjoy the views across the Cheviot Hills at Carter Bar and continue into Northumberland National Park where you view Hadrian's Wall at Heddon. Cross the River Tyne at Newcastle and stop at York for an orientation tour including the Gothic Minster and the narrow cobbled street known as the Shambles. Then continue to your hotel in Leeds. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB/D) Stay: Holiday Inn Garforth
11 Leeds - Stratford-Upon-Avon - Warwick
This morning, visit Stratford-upon-Avon where you have time to see the sights, including Anne Hathaway's cottage, and shop for souvenirs. In your free time, why not visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre for an in-depth look at the great man's life? (FB) Stay: Ramada
12 Warwick - Oxford - London
Enjoy a scenic drive through the glorious Cotswolds to the little churchyard in Bladon, where Sir Winston Churchill is buried. See the sights of Oxford, the oldest university city in England, before continuing to London where you can say farewell to your Travel Director and travelling companions at the end of your memorable holiday. (FB)

Costsaver Inclusions

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Sightseeing Highlights
  • Adare - View the prettiest village in Ireland
  • Bath - Visit the Georgian spa city
  • Bladon - View Sir Winston Churchill's grave
  • Blarney - Kiss the Blarney Stone during your visit of Blarney Castle and acquire the 'gift of the gab'
  • Cardiff - See the Principality Stadium and view Cardiff Castle
  • Chester - View the Tudor architecture and the timbered buildings known as the 'Rows'
  • Dublin - With your Local Specialist, see St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, the glorious Georgian Squares, and Trinity College on your panoramic sightseeing tour
  • Edinburgh - Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and the new Parliament Building as well as views of the Castle
  • Galway - View Galway Cathedral
  • Gretna Green - Visit Gretna Green, popular with eloping couples since 1754
  • Hadrian's Wall - View the remains of the Roman wall
  • Jedburgh - View the Abbey ruins
  • Lake District - Visit this picturesque region
  • Limerick - View St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle
  • Liverpool - Visit the hometown of the Beatles
  • Oxford - View the Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera
  • Stratford-upon-Avon - Visit the town of Shakespeare's birth and see Anne Hathaway's cottage
  • Waterford - Visit the Crystal Showroom
  • Windsor - View the castle
  • York - View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles
  • Youghal - Visit this picturesque fishing port
Trip Inclusions
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • The services of a Local Host if you stay at Costsaver's recommended London hotel
  • Return ferry across the Irish Sea from Wales to Ireland
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences (Additional Cost)
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • London airport transfers are available to purchase. See link below for airport transfer page
  • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Costsaver recommended London hotel booked through Costsaver or from the London Reception Centre
Included Meals
  • 11 Full breakfasts
  • 4 Three-course dinners
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
Sightseeing Highlights
  • Adare - View the prettiest village in Ireland
  • Bath - Visit the Georgian spa city
  • Bladon - View Sir Winston Churchill's grave
  • Blarney - Kiss the Blarney Stone during your visit of Blarney Castle and acquire the 'gift of the gab'
  • Cardiff - See the Principality Stadium and view Cardiff Castle
  • Chester - View the Tudor architecture and the timbered buildings known as the 'Rows'
  • Dublin - With your Local Specialist, see St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, the glorious Georgian Squares, and Trinity College on your panoramic sightseeing tour
  • Edinburgh - Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and the new Parliament Building as well as views of the Castle
  • Galway - View Galway Cathedral
  • Gretna Green - Visit Gretna Green, popular with eloping couples since 1754
  • Hadrian's Wall - View the remains of the Roman wall
  • Jedburgh - View the Abbey ruins
  • Lake District - Visit this picturesque region
  • Limerick - View St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle
  • Liverpool - Visit the hometown of the Beatles
  • Oxford - View the Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera
  • Stratford-upon-Avon - Visit the town of Shakespeare's birth and see Anne Hathaway's cottage
  • Waterford - Visit the Crystal Showroom
  • Windsor - View the castle
  • York - View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles
  • Youghal - Visit this picturesque fishing port
Trip Inclusions
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • The services of a Local Host if you stay at Costsaver's recommended London hotel
  • Return ferry across the Irish Sea from Wales to Ireland
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences (Additional Cost)
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • London airport transfers are available to purchase. See link below for airport transfer page
  • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Costsaver recommended London hotel booked through Costsaver or from the London Reception Centre
Included Meals
  • 11 Full breakfasts
  • 4 Three-course dinners
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are based on the 2019 season and are subject to change at full 2020 Europe brochure release.
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

Reviews (6)

12 Day Britain & Ireland Experience reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

Rating 4.7 out of 5
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“Excellent tour of Britain ”
- NSW, Australia Jun 2019

Great tour guide, lots of extras, good food. Most enjoyable journey thanks Costsaver and Yvonne at Global Journeys.

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“Fantastic introduction to UK & Ireland”
- VIC, Australia Jun 2016 6 Helpful Votes

This tour is quite fast paced. There are at least two long days devoted to travelling from one destination to another. The remaining days are packed with numerous historical sights, interesting villages or small cities to visit. Many of the times you are left to explore on your own with guidance from the tour guide. Many 'must see' locations are visited. The coach does travel along motorways when necessary...but most importantly you will veer onto very narrow country roads to admire the beautiful...read more

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“Excellent package for first time traveller to UK and Ireland”
- Australia Jun 2013 4 Helpful Votes

Excellent package for first time traveller to UK and Ireland. I can only wish I took the longer travel days. The tour guide David, was very knowledgeable of the British History and very professional. The places we visited were historically significant. As a whole I quite enjoyed and very satisfied with the tour.

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“Great sights, great adventures, great scenery and history”
- Australia Apr 2013 2 Helpful Votes

The tour was excellent. Great sights, great adventures, great scenery and history.

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“Enjoyed every day of tour”
- Australia Apr 2013 2 Helpful Votes

Our Tour Director was fantastic, informative and helpful, fellow travellers were friendly and enjoyed each others company. Will definitely do similar trips in near future. Would recommend this type of travel to friends and others.

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