Departure Date: 13/11/2018
Explore the cultural diversity and breath-taking countryside of Britain and Ireland with their imposing city spires, wild Highland landscapes and such highlights as the idyllic Lake District, Edinburgh Castle, Dublin's Trinity College and Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's birthplace, all en route.
Visit the Georgian spa town
See Belfast City Hall and Queen's University
See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle
Sightseeing with your Local Specialist to see St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, the glorious Georgian Squares and Trinity College
Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament Building as well as the Castle
View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour
View Kilkenny Castle and gardens
Visit the town of Shakespeare's birth
Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom
View the Royal castle
View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles. See the city walls
1) London – Stratford-upon-Avon – York – Bradford
This morning visit Stratford-upon-Avon, where you have time to see the sights and shop for souvenirs. During your orientation of York your Travel Director will take you on a walk through the web of quaint, narrow streets and show you York Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world. Continue to your hotel in Bradford where you dine tonight.
Meal(s): Dinner. Hotel: Jurys Inn.
2) Bradford – Lake District – Gretna Green – Glasgow (2 Nights)
Drive through the Yorkshire Dales to the scenic glory of the Lake District. Travelling along the shores of England's largest lake, Windermere, and through countryside that inspired the Romantic poets, you reach Grasmere. View the grave of William Wordsworth, buried at St. Oswald's Church. We cross the Scottish border and visit Gretna Green, where eloping couples would say their vows over the anvil. This afternoon your orientation tour of Glasgow includes views of the cathedral, the magnificent George Square and the River Clyde, former heart of the shipbuilding industry. Meal(s): Full Breakfast. Hotel: Ibis City Centre.
3) Edinburgh Excursion
Today visit Edinburgh. Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city. View the famous castle, the Royal Mile, historic Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur's Seat and the new Scottish Parliament building. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town. Later enjoy free time to explore at leisure. Meal(s): Full Breakfast.
4) Glasgow – Belfast – Dublin (2 Nights)
Follow the rugged Ayrshire coast past the island called Ailsa Craig, the stepping stone from Scotland to Ireland, then board a ferry for the short crossing to Northern Ireland. See City Hall, Queen's University and the dock where the Titanic was built during your city orientation. Finally cross the River Boyne at Drogheda to enter the Irish capital, Dublin. Meal(s): Full Breakfast. Hotel: Maldron Newlands Cross.
5) Dublin Sightseeing and Free Time
See Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral and the stately Georgian squares with your Local Specialist. Spend the rest of the day as you please. Why not explore Temple Bar or Grafton Street, famous for its street performers? This evening consider joining an Optional Experience to an Irish cabaret. Meal(s): Full Breakfast.
6 ) Dublin – Kilkenny – Waterford
Traverse County Kildare's splendid countryside. In Kilkenny see the imposing medieval castle and enjoy free time for lunch. This afternoon visit the House of Waterford Crystal showroom and see the exquisite pieces. Dine tonight at your hotel. Meal(s): Full Breakfast & Dinner. Hotel: Treacys.
7) Waterford – Cardiff
Cross St. George's Channel to Wales, and continue your journey to Cardiff Bay to view the Millennium Centre and the National Assembly. View the historic Cardiff Castle and see the Millennium Stadium before arriving at your hotel. Meal(s): Full Breakfast
Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson City Centre.
8) Cardiff – Bath – Windsor – London
Cross the Severn Estuary into England and the glorious city of Bath. See splendid Georgian architecture during your orientation. Perhaps consider a visit to the Roman Baths. View the world's oldest and largest inhabited castle during your visit to Windsor. Why not enjoy a stroll along the banks of the river or shop for Royal souvenirs. Later arrive back in London where your amazing holiday ends. Meal(s): Full Breakfast.
7 Nights hotel accommodation, unbeatable Features; 7 nights hotel accommodation, Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences; 7 Buffet breakfasts & 2 Three course dinners; Luxury air-conditioned coach; Ferry across the Dardanelles from Çanakkale to Eceabat; Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted; Variety of Optional Experiences, an expert Travel Director and separate driver; All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes; Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply.
8 Days from R11 900 pps*
These offers are brought to you by Travel Counsellors (Pty) Ltd. Excludes: flights, airport taxes, meals not specified, items of a personal nature, optional extra tours, tipping. Valid for travel on selected departure dates from November 2018 to March 2019. R3000 deposit secures your Ready To Go Rate and your seat on the trip. CostSaver pricing is subject to change. The price of the holiday will only be confirmed at time of booking. Due to changes in availability and costs any amendment after booking may increase the cost of your holiday which you will be liable for in addition to any amendment fees. Offers are per person sharing. Rates for other periods are available on request. Land arrangements are subject to availability, high season supplements and currency fluctuations. Supplier's terms and conditions are available on request. Additional information available on request. Valid for SA residents only. Terms and conditions apply. Prices and information correct at time of publishing. Subject to availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. E&OE.