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Britain and Ireland Grandeur

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Britain and Ireland Grandeur

4.5/5 Based on 24 Reviews No Booking FeesDedicated Travel Advisor
Our Price From 8,282 Per Person
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 Trip Length
20 Days
 Trip Starts
London
 Trip Finishes
London
20 Day Britain and Ireland Grandeur Itinerary (Trafalgar)
Countries Explored: England Ireland
Our Price From 8,282 Per Person
Exclusive Savings 1,133 Per Person
 Trip Length
20 Days
 Trip Starts
London
 Trip Finishes
London
20 Day Britain and Ireland Grandeur Itinerary (Trafalgar)
Countries Explored: England Ireland
Trip Style
Regional Explorer
Departures
Accommodation
4 Star
Max. Group Size
52
Guide Level
Fully Guided
Trip Code
BIGT
Trip Style
Regional Explorer
Departures
Accommodation
4 Star
Max. Group Size
52
Guide Level
Fully Guided
Trip Code
BIGT

Overview

Read 24 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Trafalgar's 20 Day Britain and Ireland Grandeur. There’s more to most UK and Ireland trips than the iconic sights. On this journey, you’ll trace the footsteps of giants and feel the salty spray of the Cliffs of Moher, smell the mossy walls of medieval castles and enjoy a toe-tapping, heart-stirring Gaelic song along the way.
Read 24 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Trafalgar's 20 Day Britain and Ireland Grandeur. There’s more to most UK and Ireland trips than the iconic sights. On this journey, you’ll trace the footsteps of giants and feel the salty spray of the Cliffs of Moher, smell the mossy walls of medieval castles and enjoy a toe-tapping, heart-stirring Gaelic song along the way.

Itinerary

Journey west where you'll ponder the myths of the ancient mystical megaliths 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, Mercure Rougemont

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. (B)

Arriving in Bath, we admire the city's stylish Georgian façades and visit the 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. (B) Stay: Park Inn by Radisson City Center

This morning, we see Cardiff's iconic sights – the Principality Stadium, Millennium Center 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. (B/D) Stay: Fitzwilton

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 where you'll have the chance to kiss the Blarney Stone, before arriving later in picturesque Killarney. (B) Stay: Hotel Killarney

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. (B/D)

Stop in Limerick and view St. Mary's Cathedral, the Treaty Stone and King John's Castle.

Next up is an unforgettable experience at the Cliffs of Moher where rugged cliffs plunge into the Atlantic, creating a beautifully dramatic coastline which has inspired artists, musicians and poets for centuries. You'll visit the Visitor Center, a wonderfully engaging experience which brings one of Ireland's most treasured natural phenomena to life in an interactive way that will leave you with stories to tell for years to come. Enjoy the IMAX-type multimedia which gives visitors a bird's eye view of the cliffs or dive virtually beneath the surface of the Atlantic and into the underwater caves at the foot of the cliffs that would have otherwise gone unseen. Your next overnight stop in Galway is a real treat for culture buffs. Overnight in Ireland's capital of music, song and dance and it's the perfect place to dig deep into Ireland's vibrant traditional arts scene first-hand. (B) Stay: Connacht

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. Enjoy an orientation of Sligo on your way to Donegal to see its 15th-century castle and explore the city your way before dining at your hotel. (B/D) Stay: Central

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 for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Our visit to the haunt of Finn McCool will help to 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. (B) Stay: AC by Marriott

We spend the morning with a Local Specialist 'Cabbie' who will take us on a journey through the recent history of Belfast in their taxi. 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. (B) Stay: The Address Hotel Connolly, Hampton by Hilton Dublin City Center.

Today you'll gain entry to the Guinness Storehouse. Here you'll Dive Into Culture and embark on a self-guided tour finishing at the Gravity Bar where you can sip on a pint of the black stuff while overlooking Dublin. The rest of the day is yours to explore the Irish capital. Amble along Grafton Street with its colorful performers, head to Temple Bar or stroll through St. Stephen's Green. (B)

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.

Later, we head to the haunt of the 'Fab Four', edgy Liverpool, where we'll spend the night. (B) Stay: Leonardo Hotel Liverpool

Head north to the idyllic Lake District, which has inspired poets and writers for centuries, and admire the spectacular surrounds of Lake Windermere. (B/D) Stay: North Lakes, Castle Green

The runaway wedding capital, 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. Continue to Glasgow for an orientation tour including views of the Cathedral and magnificent George Square, lined with statues of Great Britain's most celebrated sons. Visit the 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. (B) Stay: Hilton Garden Inn City Center

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 visiting the Isle of Skye. (B/D) Stay: Kings Arms

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. (B/D) Stay: Highlander

We continue south and stop in Pitlochry before traveling to the historic town of St. Andrews, home to the oldest golf course in the world. We cross the Firth of Forth to the enchanting Scottish capital, Edinburgh, our home for the next two nights. Tickets to see the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance dates. (B) Stay: Holiday Inn

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. (B)

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 dinner at a Be My Guest experience, a grand private home of a Yorkshire family enjoying traditional flavors and hospitality. (B/D) Stay: Novotel Center

Travel to Stratford-upon-Avon to view Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage and visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Center before returning to London. (B)

Journey west where you'll ponder the myths of the ancient mystical megaliths 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, Mercure Rougemont

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. (B)

Arriving in Bath, we admire the city's stylish Georgian façades and visit the 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. (B) Stay: Park Inn by Radisson City Center

This morning, we see Cardiff's iconic sights – the Principality Stadium, Millennium Center 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. (B/D) Stay: Fitzwilton

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 where you'll have the chance to kiss the Blarney Stone, before arriving later in picturesque Killarney. (B) Stay: Hotel Killarney

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. (B/D)

Stop in Limerick and view St. Mary's Cathedral, the Treaty Stone and King John's Castle.

Next up is an unforgettable experience at the Cliffs of Moher where rugged cliffs plunge into the Atlantic, creating a beautifully dramatic coastline which has inspired artists, musicians and poets for centuries. You'll visit the Visitor Center, a wonderfully engaging experience which brings one of Ireland's most treasured natural phenomena to life in an interactive way that will leave you with stories to tell for years to come. Enjoy the IMAX-type multimedia which gives visitors a bird's eye view of the cliffs or dive virtually beneath the surface of the Atlantic and into the underwater caves at the foot of the cliffs that would have otherwise gone unseen. Your next overnight stop in Galway is a real treat for culture buffs. Overnight in Ireland's capital of music, song and dance and it's the perfect place to dig deep into Ireland's vibrant traditional arts scene first-hand. (B) Stay: Connacht

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. Enjoy an orientation of Sligo on your way to Donegal to see its 15th-century castle and explore the city your way before dining at your hotel. (B/D) Stay: Central

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 for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Our visit to the haunt of Finn McCool will help to 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. (B) Stay: AC by Marriott

We spend the morning with a Local Specialist 'Cabbie' who will take us on a journey through the recent history of Belfast in their taxi. 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. (B) Stay: The Address Hotel Connolly, Hampton by Hilton Dublin City Center.

Today you'll gain entry to the Guinness Storehouse. Here you'll Dive Into Culture and embark on a self-guided tour finishing at the Gravity Bar where you can sip on a pint of the black stuff while overlooking Dublin. The rest of the day is yours to explore the Irish capital. Amble along Grafton Street with its colorful performers, head to Temple Bar or stroll through St. Stephen's Green. (B)

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.

Later, we head to the haunt of the 'Fab Four', edgy Liverpool, where we'll spend the night. (B) Stay: Leonardo Hotel Liverpool

Head north to the idyllic Lake District, which has inspired poets and writers for centuries, and admire the spectacular surrounds of Lake Windermere. (B/D) Stay: North Lakes, Castle Green

The runaway wedding capital, 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. Continue to Glasgow for an orientation tour including views of the Cathedral and magnificent George Square, lined with statues of Great Britain's most celebrated sons. Visit the 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. (B) Stay: Hilton Garden Inn City Center

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 visiting the Isle of Skye. (B/D) Stay: Kings Arms

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. (B/D) Stay: Highlander

We continue south and stop in Pitlochry before traveling to the historic town of St. Andrews, home to the oldest golf course in the world. We cross the Firth of Forth to the enchanting Scottish capital, Edinburgh, our home for the next two nights. Tickets to see the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance dates. (B) Stay: Holiday Inn

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. (B)

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 dinner at a Be My Guest experience, a grand private home of a Yorkshire family enjoying traditional flavors and hospitality. (B/D) Stay: Novotel Center

Travel to Stratford-upon-Avon to view Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage and visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Center before returning to London. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • York: Enjoy a traditional British Be My Guest dinner hosted by a local family in the dining room of either their elegant town house in the city or in their impressive country house overlooking picturesque scenery in the Vale of York.
  • Waterford: Learn how crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour.
  • Dublin: Visit the Guinness Storehouse to see how the world's most famous stout is created then enjoy the distinctive taste of a perfectly chilled pint of Guinness.
  • Falkirk: Visit Falkirk Wheel to learn about Scotland's canal system at the world's only rotating boat lift.
  • Stonehenge: Walk around the strange and awe-inspiring monoliths that have reputedly stood for 5,000 years.
  • Cornwall: See Plymouth's famed landmarks and explore typical seaside villages during an orientation of the Cornish peninsula.
  • Bath: Admire UNESCO-listed Bath, with its elegant Georgian façades and the bimillenial Roman Baths from which the city takes its name.
  • Cardiff: Learn more about Wales' capital and cultural hub, Cardiff, as you enjoy an orientation of this vibrant city with your Travel Director.
  • Blarney: It is said that those who kiss the Blarney Stone are bestowed with the power to persuade, flatter and coax. But to do so, you must dangle from the ramparts! Visit Blarney Castle and see the famous Stone of Eloquence.
  • Ring of Kerry: Admire Ireland's enduring scenic beauty on one of the most beautiful drives in the world.
  • Lahinch: Help preserve the Cliffs of Moher for generations to come and learn about its extraordinary geology, history and the species that find sanctuary in its nooks and crannies.
  • Limerick: See Limerick's iconic landmarks during an orientation with your Travel Director.
  • Sligo Bay: Explore this scenic town during an orientation with your Travel Director.
  • Londonderry: With a Local Specialist explore inside the city walls. See the Gothic Guildhall and the Georgian houses of Shipquay Street.
  • Belfast: Join a Local Specialist to hear about the history of the city and learn of its progress and current prosperity. See the murals in different locations indicating the political sentiments of local residents.
  • Dublin: A Local Specialist will show you Dublin's elegant Georgian squares, O'Connell Street and the Custom House.
  • Chester: See the Jubilee Clock, cathedral, city walls, and famous black and white Rows.
  • Lake District: Drive through the hauntingly beautiful Lakes District, immortalized by literary greats of the Romantic Movement.
  • Glasgow: See the grand public buildings of Glasgow, including George Square.
  • Gretna Green: Visit the famous spot where runaway lovers were married.
  • Glencoe: Visit this Highland village on Loch Leven.
  • Eilean Donan: Stop for a photo of this gorgeous castle.
  • Scottish Highlands: Admire picturesque lochs and glens as you travel through the Scottish Highlands.
  • Inverness: At the exciting Culloden Visitor Center, discover why the Battle of Culloden lasted only an hour yet changed the Highland way of life forever.
  • St. Andrews: Visit the university town where the famous beach scene from 'Chariots of Fire' was filmed and see the golf course where the sport was created.
  • Edinburgh: Explore the city with your Local Specialist as you travel along Princes Street to see the Scott Memorial, the neoclassical Adam facades of New Town and the official Scottish residence of the King, Palace of Holyroodhouse.
  • York: Your Travel Director will show you the York Minster, the city walls and the medieval Shambles during your orientation of the city.
  • Alnwick: See the impressive Alnwick Castle and Tenantry Column during a visit of this traditional county town.
  • Stratford-upon-Avon: Learn about the life of William Shakespeare, arguably history's most famous writer, when you visit his birthplace. Then enjoy some time to explore this pretty town with its iconic Tudor houses.
  • Bushmills: In Northern Ireland you'll discover the legend of the Giant's Causeway as you explore with an expert, who'll explain how your visit helps conserve this iconic natural landmark.
  • Explore Londonderry, Belfast, Dublin and Edinburgh with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Plymouth, Bath, Cardiff, Limerick, Galway, Sligo, Chester, Glasgow and York
  • Visit the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, Waterford Crystal Showroom, Blarney Castle, the magnificent Cliffs of Moher, the Giant's Causeway, Guinness Storehouse, Falkirk Wheel, Isle of Skye, Edinburgh Castle, Alnwick and Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon
  • View the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth, the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle in Limerick, the scenic Lake District, the 18th hole at St. Andrews, Eilean Donan Castle, Culloden Battlefield and York Minster
  • See Galway Cathedral
  • Scenic drive on a Cornish Excursion, experience the Ring of Kerry
  • Tickets for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance dates

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • London: The services of a Trafalgar Local Host when you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel
  • London: Pick-up and drop-off when you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Return ferry across the Irish Sea between Wales and Ireland
  • Optional Experiences (Additional Cost) and free time
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
  • 19 Breakfast (B)
  • 7 Dinner (D)

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

  • York: Enjoy a traditional British Be My Guest dinner hosted by a local family in the dining room of either their elegant town house in the city or in their impressive country house overlooking picturesque scenery in the Vale of York.
  • Waterford: Learn how crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour.
  • Dublin: Visit the Guinness Storehouse to see how the world's most famous stout is created then enjoy the distinctive taste of a perfectly chilled pint of Guinness.
  • Falkirk: Visit Falkirk Wheel to learn about Scotland's canal system at the world's only rotating boat lift.
  • Stonehenge: Walk around the strange and awe-inspiring monoliths that have reputedly stood for 5,000 years.
  • Cornwall: See Plymouth's famed landmarks and explore typical seaside villages during an orientation of the Cornish peninsula.
  • Bath: Admire UNESCO-listed Bath, with its elegant Georgian façades and the bimillenial Roman Baths from which the city takes its name.
  • Cardiff: Learn more about Wales' capital and cultural hub, Cardiff, as you enjoy an orientation of this vibrant city with your Travel Director.
  • Blarney: It is said that those who kiss the Blarney Stone are bestowed with the power to persuade, flatter and coax. But to do so, you must dangle from the ramparts! Visit Blarney Castle and see the famous Stone of Eloquence.
  • Ring of Kerry: Admire Ireland's enduring scenic beauty on one of the most beautiful drives in the world.
  • Lahinch: Help preserve the Cliffs of Moher for generations to come and learn about its extraordinary geology, history and the species that find sanctuary in its nooks and crannies.
  • Limerick: See Limerick's iconic landmarks during an orientation with your Travel Director.
  • Sligo Bay: Explore this scenic town during an orientation with your Travel Director.
  • Londonderry: With a Local Specialist explore inside the city walls. See the Gothic Guildhall and the Georgian houses of Shipquay Street.
  • Belfast: Join a Local Specialist to hear about the history of the city and learn of its progress and current prosperity. See the murals in different locations indicating the political sentiments of local residents.
  • Dublin: A Local Specialist will show you Dublin's elegant Georgian squares, O'Connell Street and the Custom House.
  • Chester: See the Jubilee Clock, cathedral, city walls, and famous black and white Rows.
  • Lake District: Drive through the hauntingly beautiful Lakes District, immortalized by literary greats of the Romantic Movement.
  • Glasgow: See the grand public buildings of Glasgow, including George Square.
  • Gretna Green: Visit the famous spot where runaway lovers were married.
  • Glencoe: Visit this Highland village on Loch Leven.
  • Eilean Donan: Stop for a photo of this gorgeous castle.
  • Scottish Highlands: Admire picturesque lochs and glens as you travel through the Scottish Highlands.
  • Inverness: At the exciting Culloden Visitor Center, discover why the Battle of Culloden lasted only an hour yet changed the Highland way of life forever.
  • St. Andrews: Visit the university town where the famous beach scene from 'Chariots of Fire' was filmed and see the golf course where the sport was created.
  • Edinburgh: Explore the city with your Local Specialist as you travel along Princes Street to see the Scott Memorial, the neoclassical Adam facades of New Town and the official Scottish residence of the King, Palace of Holyroodhouse.
  • York: Your Travel Director will show you the York Minster, the city walls and the medieval Shambles during your orientation of the city.
  • Alnwick: See the impressive Alnwick Castle and Tenantry Column during a visit of this traditional county town.
  • Stratford-upon-Avon: Learn about the life of William Shakespeare, arguably history's most famous writer, when you visit his birthplace. Then enjoy some time to explore this pretty town with its iconic Tudor houses.
  • Bushmills: In Northern Ireland you'll discover the legend of the Giant's Causeway as you explore with an expert, who'll explain how your visit helps conserve this iconic natural landmark.
  • Explore Londonderry, Belfast, Dublin and Edinburgh with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Plymouth, Bath, Cardiff, Limerick, Galway, Sligo, Chester, Glasgow and York
  • Visit the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, Waterford Crystal Showroom, Blarney Castle, the magnificent Cliffs of Moher, the Giant's Causeway, Guinness Storehouse, Falkirk Wheel, Isle of Skye, Edinburgh Castle, Alnwick and Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon
  • View the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth, the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle in Limerick, the scenic Lake District, the 18th hole at St. Andrews, Eilean Donan Castle, Culloden Battlefield and York Minster
  • See Galway Cathedral
  • Scenic drive on a Cornish Excursion, experience the Ring of Kerry
  • Tickets for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance dates

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • London: The services of a Trafalgar Local Host when you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel
  • London: Pick-up and drop-off when you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Return ferry across the Irish Sea between Wales and Ireland
  • Optional Experiences (Additional Cost) and free time
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
  • 19 Breakfast (B)
  • 7 Dinner (D)

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

Trip Reviews (24) View All Most Recent 'Britain and Ireland Grandeur' Reviews

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UK in a hurry (Trafalgar - Britain and Ireland Grandeur) 0 , QLD, Australia, Sep 2023
The tour was all encompassing perhaps too much. There was a lot of bus travel days where you didn't get to your accommodation until 6pm or later and then it was get ready for dinner. Some days where you finished at 4 especially if you were walking distance to city would have been nice. But overall, Trafalgar are great to travel with, very organised, ...read more take you to mostly the right places. Hotels are comfortable, meals are good but I would suggest you don't need to do all of the "optional" extras. Hannah from Global was excellent in all her organizing skills as per normal. Hannah was a great help to us in a previous booking which got cancelled because of Covid. She fought very hard in getting all our money back instead of credits which was fantastic.
Britian Grandeur Tour 1 , NSW, Australia, Jul 2023
Once again Trafalgar turned it on again with a wonderful 20 day tour of Britian, Ireland and Scotland with the opportunity to attend the Edinburgh Tattoo on the way. Our Tour Director Joel and Coach Driver Dave were outstanding. There were many outstanding highlights far too many to list and the optional extras were excellent and well organised. Our ...read more thanks must go to our consultant Hannah for the work she put into organising this trip for us.
Not everything I wanted to see but close 10 , Australia, Oct 2019
I enjoyed the tour and met some great people. I experienced areas of England, Scotland and Ireland that I would have struggled to see alone. I have a much greater appreciation of the country and its peoples. Loved seeing Ireland especially Northern Ireland and meeting locals who walked us through ‘the worries’. Perhaps a longer stay in Wales might have ...read more been the icing on the cake. Generally the accommodation was great with only two hotels not being of the same standard. Those huge English breakfasts were sustaining. The extras I participated in were great, especially the night in the Dartmoors. I consider the trip was good value and I estimate it would have cost me more if I attempted to do it independently. Glad I did an extra few days before and after the tour and visited the areas more local to London.
Loved this tour of England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales 9 , VIC, Australia, Jul 2019
Absolutely loved this tour. Our Tour Director Dan, was amazing. The added extras he included along the way from a ditty to local food just added to the already amazing trip. Dan's knowledge of the country/area we were visiting was extremely informative.
Well cared for during my UK tour   4 , NSW, Australia, Jul 2019
Not only did I get an unbeatable quote for a coach tour throughout Great Britain and Ireland, I received help with suggested dates to fly before and after the tour and reminders such as obtaining travel insurance. Thank you Global Journeys. I want you involved in my next trip to Europe.
Great trip through Britain & Ireland 6 , QLD, Australia, Jun 2019
This was a great trip. We booked with Jemma and everything flowed very smoothly. The tour was full on but we expected that and saw some amazing scenery and historical sights. Our tour guide, Kevin, was amazing, going out of his way to ensure we saw as much as we could and provided lots of extras along the way. My husband was very keen to see the Falkirk ...read more Wheel and was not disappointed. There were many highlights on the trip, I particularly like Scotland, rugged but beautiful. We did most of the optional excursions and enjoyed them.
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Save $1,013 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 04 May 2024
Thursday 23 May 2024
Status
From: $9,295 $9,109
Save $186 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 11 May 2024
Thursday 30 May 2024
Status
From: $9,295 $9,109
Save $186 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Saturday 18 May 2024
Thursday 06 Jun 2024
Status
From: $9,325 $8,309
Save $1,016 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 25 May 2024
Thursday 13 Jun 2024
Status
From: $9,325 $9,138
Save $187 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 01 Jun 2024
Thursday 20 Jun 2024
Status
From: $9,375 $9,187
Save $188 Enquire
Saturday 08 Jun 2024
Thursday 27 Jun 2024
Status
From: $9,375
  Sold Out
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 15 Jun 2024
Thursday 04 Jul 2024
Status
From: $9,375 $9,187
Save $188 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Saturday 22 Jun 2024
Thursday 11 Jul 2024
Status
From: $9,375 $8,353
Save $1,022 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Saturday 29 Jun 2024
Thursday 18 Jul 2024
Status
From: $9,650 $8,598
Save $1,052 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Saturday 06 Jul 2024
Thursday 25 Jul 2024
Status
From: $9,650 $8,598
Save $1,052 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Saturday 13 Jul 2024
Thursday 01 Aug 2024
Status
From: $9,550 $8,509
Save $1,041 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Sunday 14 Jul 2024
Friday 02 Aug 2024
Status
From: $9,775 $9,579
Save $196 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Saturday 20 Jul 2024
Thursday 08 Aug 2024
Status
From: $10,395 $9,262
Save $1,133 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Sunday 21 Jul 2024
Friday 09 Aug 2024
Status
From: $10,395 $10,187
Save $208 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Saturday 27 Jul 2024
Thursday 15 Aug 2024
Status
From: $10,395 $9,262
Save $1,133 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Sunday 28 Jul 2024
Friday 16 Aug 2024
Status
From: $10,395 $10,187
Save $208 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 03 Aug 2024
Thursday 22 Aug 2024
Status
From: $10,395 $10,187
Save $208 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Sunday 04 Aug 2024
Friday 23 Aug 2024
Status
From: $10,395 $10,187
Save $208 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 10 Aug 2024
Thursday 29 Aug 2024
Status
From: $10,395 $10,187
Save $208 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Saturday 17 Aug 2024
Thursday 05 Sep 2024
Status
From: $10,395 $9,262
Save $1,133 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 24 Aug 2024
Thursday 12 Sep 2024
Status
From: $9,425 $9,236
Save $189 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 31 Aug 2024
Thursday 19 Sep 2024
Status
From: $9,395 $9,207
Save $188 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 07 Sep 2024
Thursday 26 Sep 2024
Status
From: $9,395 $9,207
Save $188 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 14 Sep 2024
Thursday 03 Oct 2024
Status
From: $9,395 $9,207
Save $188 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 21 Sep 2024
Thursday 10 Oct 2024
Status
From: $9,395 $9,207
Save $188 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 28 Sep 2024
Thursday 17 Oct 2024
Status
From: $9,395 $9,207
Save $188 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 30 Mar 2024
Thursday 18 Apr 2024
Status
From: $11,775 $11,592
Save $183 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 06 Apr 2024
Thursday 25 Apr 2024
Status
From: $11,775 $11,592
Save $183 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 13 Apr 2024
Thursday 02 May 2024
Status
From: $11,775 $11,592
Save $183 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 20 Apr 2024
Thursday 09 May 2024
Status
From: $11,965 $11,779
Save $186 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Saturday 27 Apr 2024
Thursday 16 May 2024
Status
From: $11,995 $10,982
Save $1,013 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 04 May 2024
Thursday 23 May 2024
Status
From: $11,995 $11,809
Save $186 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 11 May 2024
Thursday 30 May 2024
Status
From: $11,995 $11,809
Save $186 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Saturday 18 May 2024
Thursday 06 Jun 2024
Status
From: $12,025 $11,009
Save $1,016 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 25 May 2024
Thursday 13 Jun 2024
Status
From: $12,025 $11,838
Save $187 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 01 Jun 2024
Thursday 20 Jun 2024
Status
From: $12,075 $11,887
Save $188 Enquire
Saturday 08 Jun 2024
Thursday 27 Jun 2024
Status
From: $12,075
  Sold Out
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 15 Jun 2024
Thursday 04 Jul 2024
Status
From: $12,075 $11,887
Save $188 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Saturday 22 Jun 2024
Thursday 11 Jul 2024
Status
From: $12,075 $11,053
Save $1,022 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Saturday 29 Jun 2024
Thursday 18 Jul 2024
Status
From: $12,340 $11,288
Save $1,052 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Saturday 06 Jul 2024
Thursday 25 Jul 2024
Status
From: $12,340 $11,288
Save $1,052 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Saturday 13 Jul 2024
Thursday 01 Aug 2024
Status
From: $12,350 $11,309
Save $1,041 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Sunday 14 Jul 2024
Friday 02 Aug 2024
Status
From: $12,755 $12,559
Save $196 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Saturday 20 Jul 2024
Thursday 08 Aug 2024
Status
From: $13,395 $12,262
Save $1,133 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Sunday 21 Jul 2024
Friday 09 Aug 2024
Status
From: $13,695 $13,487
Save $208 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Saturday 27 Jul 2024
Thursday 15 Aug 2024
Status
From: $13,395 $12,262
Save $1,133 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Sunday 28 Jul 2024
Friday 16 Aug 2024
Status
From: $13,695 $13,487
Save $208 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 03 Aug 2024
Thursday 22 Aug 2024
Status
From: $13,395 $13,187
Save $208 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Sunday 04 Aug 2024
Friday 23 Aug 2024
Status
From: $13,695 $13,487
Save $208 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 10 Aug 2024
Thursday 29 Aug 2024
Status
From: $13,185 $12,977
Save $208 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Saturday 17 Aug 2024
Thursday 05 Sep 2024
Status
From: $13,095 $11,962
Save $1,133 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 24 Aug 2024
Thursday 12 Sep 2024
Status
From: $12,125 $11,936
Save $189 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 31 Aug 2024
Thursday 19 Sep 2024
Status
From: $12,095 $11,907
Save $188 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 07 Sep 2024
Thursday 26 Sep 2024
Status
From: $12,215 $12,027
Save $188 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 14 Sep 2024
Thursday 03 Oct 2024
Status
From: $12,215 $12,027
Save $188 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 21 Sep 2024
Thursday 10 Oct 2024
Status
From: $12,215 $12,027
Save $188 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 28 Sep 2024
Thursday 17 Oct 2024
Status
From: $12,215 $12,027
Save $188 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 29 Mar 2025
Thursday 17 Apr 2025
Status
From: $9,425 $9,236
Save $189 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 05 Apr 2025
Thursday 24 Apr 2025
Status
From: $9,425 $9,236
Save $189 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 12 Apr 2025
Thursday 01 May 2025
Status
From: $9,425 $9,236
Save $189 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 19 Apr 2025
Thursday 08 May 2025
Status
From: $9,595 $9,403
Save $192 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 26 Apr 2025
Thursday 15 May 2025
Status
From: $9,595 $9,403
Save $192 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 03 May 2025
Thursday 22 May 2025
Status
From: $9,595 $9,403
Save $192 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 10 May 2025
Thursday 29 May 2025
Status
From: $9,595 $9,403
Save $192 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 17 May 2025
Thursday 05 Jun 2025
Status
From: $9,650 $9,457
Save $193 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 24 May 2025
Thursday 12 Jun 2025
Status
From: $9,650 $9,457
Save $193 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 31 May 2025
Thursday 19 Jun 2025
Status
From: $9,695 $9,501
Save $194 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 07 Jun 2025
Thursday 26 Jun 2025
Status
From: $9,695 $9,501
Save $194 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 14 Jun 2025
Thursday 03 Jul 2025
Status
From: $9,695 $9,501
Save $194 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 21 Jun 2025
Thursday 10 Jul 2025
Status
From: $9,695 $9,501
Save $194 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 28 Jun 2025
Thursday 17 Jul 2025
Status
From: $9,995 $9,795
Save $200 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 05 Jul 2025
Thursday 24 Jul 2025
Status
From: $9,995 $9,795
Save $200 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 12 Jul 2025
Thursday 31 Jul 2025
Status
From: $9,895 $9,697
Save $198 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Sunday 13 Jul 2025
Friday 01 Aug 2025
Status
From: $10,125 $9,922
Save $203 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 19 Jul 2025
Thursday 07 Aug 2025
Status
From: $10,825 $10,608
Save $217 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Sunday 20 Jul 2025
Friday 08 Aug 2025
Status
From: $10,825 $10,608
Save $217 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 26 Jul 2025
Thursday 14 Aug 2025
Status
From: $10,825 $10,608
Save $217 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Sunday 27 Jul 2025
Friday 15 Aug 2025
Status
From: $10,825 $10,608
Save $217 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 02 Aug 2025
Thursday 21 Aug 2025
Status
From: $10,825 $10,608
Save $217 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Sunday 03 Aug 2025
Friday 22 Aug 2025
Status
From: $10,825 $10,608
Save $217 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 09 Aug 2025
Thursday 28 Aug 2025
Status
From: $10,825 $10,608
Save $217 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 16 Aug 2025
Thursday 04 Sep 2025
Status
From: $10,825 $10,608
Save $217 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 23 Aug 2025
Thursday 11 Sep 2025
Status
From: $9,750 $9,555
Save $195 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 30 Aug 2025
Thursday 18 Sep 2025
Status
From: $9,725 $9,530
Save $195 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 06 Sep 2025
Thursday 25 Sep 2025
Status
From: $9,725 $9,530
Save $195 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 13 Sep 2025
Thursday 02 Oct 2025
Status
From: $9,725 $9,530
Save $195 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 20 Sep 2025
Thursday 09 Oct 2025
Status
From: $9,650 $9,457
Save $193 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 27 Sep 2025
Thursday 16 Oct 2025
Status
From: $9,425 $9,236
Save $189 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 29 Mar 2025
Thursday 17 Apr 2025
Status
From: $12,225 $12,036
Save $189 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 05 Apr 2025
Thursday 24 Apr 2025
Status
From: $12,225 $12,036
Save $189 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 12 Apr 2025
Thursday 01 May 2025
Status
From: $12,225 $12,036
Save $189 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 19 Apr 2025
Thursday 08 May 2025
Status
From: $12,415 $12,223
Save $192 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 26 Apr 2025
Thursday 15 May 2025
Status
From: $12,445 $12,253
Save $192 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 03 May 2025
Thursday 22 May 2025
Status
From: $12,445 $12,253
Save $192 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 10 May 2025
Thursday 29 May 2025
Status
From: $12,445 $12,253
Save $192 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 17 May 2025
Thursday 05 Jun 2025
Status
From: $12,500 $12,307
Save $193 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 24 May 2025
Thursday 12 Jun 2025
Status
From: $12,500 $12,307
Save $193 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 31 May 2025
Thursday 19 Jun 2025
Status
From: $12,545 $12,351
Save $194 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 07 Jun 2025
Thursday 26 Jun 2025
Status
From: $12,545 $12,351
Save $194 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 14 Jun 2025
Thursday 03 Jul 2025
Status
From: $12,545 $12,351
Save $194 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 21 Jun 2025
Thursday 10 Jul 2025
Status
From: $12,545 $12,351
Save $194 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 28 Jun 2025
Thursday 17 Jul 2025
Status
From: $12,835 $12,635
Save $200 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 05 Jul 2025
Thursday 24 Jul 2025
Status
From: $12,835 $12,635
Save $200 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 12 Jul 2025
Thursday 31 Jul 2025
Status
From: $12,855 $12,657
Save $198 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Sunday 13 Jul 2025
Friday 01 Aug 2025
Status
From: $13,285 $13,082
Save $203 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 19 Jul 2025
Thursday 07 Aug 2025
Status
From: $14,005 $13,788
Save $217 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Sunday 20 Jul 2025
Friday 08 Aug 2025
Status
From: $14,335 $14,118
Save $217 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 26 Jul 2025
Thursday 14 Aug 2025
Status
From: $14,005 $13,788
Save $217 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Sunday 27 Jul 2025
Friday 15 Aug 2025
Status
From: $14,335 $14,118
Save $217 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 02 Aug 2025
Thursday 21 Aug 2025
Status
From: $14,005 $13,788
Save $217 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Sunday 03 Aug 2025
Friday 22 Aug 2025
Status
From: $14,335 $14,118
Save $217 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 09 Aug 2025
Thursday 28 Aug 2025
Status
From: $13,775 $13,558
Save $217 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 16 Aug 2025
Thursday 04 Sep 2025
Status
From: $13,675 $13,458
Save $217 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 23 Aug 2025
Thursday 11 Sep 2025
Status
From: $12,600 $12,405
Save $195 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 30 Aug 2025
Thursday 18 Sep 2025
Status
From: $12,575 $12,380
Save $195 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 06 Sep 2025
Thursday 25 Sep 2025
Status
From: $12,575 $12,380
Save $195 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 13 Sep 2025
Thursday 02 Oct 2025
Status
From: $12,625 $12,430
Save $195 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 20 Sep 2025
Thursday 09 Oct 2025
Status
From: $12,640 $12,447
Save $193 Enquire
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 27 Sep 2025
Thursday 16 Oct 2025
Status
From: $12,265 $12,076
Save $189 Enquire
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