Welcome to London! On arrival to the airport, we will be waiting to transfer you to the hotel. Later, our guide will give an overview of the tour or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Visit London. Changing of the Guard. Evening transfer to Soho. Get to know LONDON on a locally guided tour featuring style, culture and history. See the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace, where we will be able to watch the famous “Changing of the Guard” (depending on the season). Afternoon at leisure. In the evening, take a walk-through Leicester Square, China Town and Soho, with a lively atmosphere, theatres and entertainment. Sit down for dinner at your preferred restaurant. Return to the hotel.
LONDON 50ºF - CAMBRIDGE 50ºF - YORK 48ºF - DURHAM 48ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Picturesque countryside with hills and woods. We start the day leaving London towards northern England. Our first stop is CAMBRIDGE to admire its beautiful residential colleges. After lunch, we will continue to YORK where its cathedral, Roman walls and lively shopping streets will create a charming memory, some free time to stroll around. Afterwards, we will continue north to DURHAM. Explore this charming medieval town full of life which has a wonderful cathedral right in front of the castle.
DURHAM 48ºF - ALNWICK 46ºF - EDINBURGH 45ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Cross into Scotland. Castles, views over the sea. Sightseeing of Edinburgh. Today we will travel to Scotland, stopping in ALNWICK, a picturesque town with lovely gardens and a large medieval castle which was used in the Harry Potter films. We will continue to EDINBURGH, arriving at noon. This is Scotland’s capital city and one of the most active cities in Northern Europe. Its monumental centre has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its castle overlooks the city’s steep streets and parks. We will enjoy a sightseeing tour with a local guide.
Free day. You can enjoy the charm of this city and explore and discover memorable places.
EDINBURGH 45ºF - STIRLING 45ºF - PITLOCHRY 45ºF - BLAIR PALACE - INVERNESS 48ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Traditional whisky distillery in Pitlochry. Blair Castle. Dinner included. We will depart for northern Scotland. We will visit STIRLING and its amazing historic centre overlooked by its large castle which sits atop an intrusive crag. We will also stop at WALLACE Monument. We will trek the trail that goes to the foot of the tower (ticket not included) which was built in memory of William Wallace, a 13thcentury Scottish military hero who became famous thanks to the film Braveheart. Afterwards, we will continue north to PITLOCHRY, a picturesque town where we know a traditional whisky distillery, Blair Athol, where Bell´s is produced. Lunchtime. Afterwards, we will enter (ticket included) BLAIR CASTLE and its impressive gardens. We will continue north. Arrival in INVERNESS late in the afternoon. A seaside town quite close to Loch Ness. Dinner included. Note: The hotel network in northern Scotland is quite limited. For some tours (normally in the month of August), we may offer accommodation in towns around Inverness.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Beautiful landscapes from Northern Scotland, Elean Donan Castle, Boat tour in Loch Ness. Dinner included. We will enjoy a stage full of excitement amid quite beautiful landscapes, forests, lakes, deserted lands and fjords from northern Scotland. We will visit the fascinating EILEAN DONAN CASTLE.which is quite picturesque and is located over the fjord’s waters (ticket included). Afterwards, we will travel to FORT AUGUSTUS where we will visit its sluice gate system. Time for lunch and a stroll. We will resume our trip to LOCH NESS in the afternoon. We include a boat tour around the lake’s dark waters, after offering tickets to enter URQUHART medieval castle. Dinner and sojourn in INVERNESS.
INVERNESS 48ºF - FORT WILLIAM 45ºF - INVERARAY - LOCH LOMOND - GLASGOW 45ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Beautiful landscapes of Northern Scotland. We will continue enjoying a stage with gorgeous landscapes. We will make a brief stop in SPEAN BRIDGE to visit a monument that speaks about the Second World War. We will later stop in FORT WILLIAM, a tourist centre at the foot of Ben Nevis, the highest summit in the United Kingdom. We will go by KILCHURN Castle, which displays its beautiful ruins right by a dark lake. INVERARAY, a quite picturesque historic village by Loch Fyne with a large castle and quiet streets. Lunchtime. We will return contouring Loch Lomond, one of the most popular lakes in Scotland. Time for a stroll around BALLOCH, the liveliest town on its banks. Arrival in GLASGOW at mid-afternoon. Time for a stroll around the centre of this lively city.
GLASGOW 45ºF - BELFAST - DUBLIN 45ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Ferryboat to Ireland. Today we will leave Glasgow heading towards southern Scotland. We will board a ferry in Cairnryan. Our journey takes us towards Northern Ireland, arriving in BELFAST, Northern Ireland’s capital city. This monumental city is overcoming its religious conflicts. We will resume our journey to EIRE in Ireland. Last stop will be DUBLIN, arriving at the end of the day.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Sightseeing tour of Dublin. We start the day with a sightseeing tour of DUBLIN, Ireland’s peaceful capital city. We will enjoy a stroll on the banks of River Liffey, visiting its parks, old university and its lively downtown streets. We will stroll around Trinity College (depending on the duration of sunlight, this visit may take place the afternoon before, upon arrival in Dublin). Afternoon at leisure.
DUBLIN 45ºF - POWERSCOURT - KILKENNY 45ºF - CASHEL 45ºF - CORK 45ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Powerscourt gardens, Rock of Cashel, dinner included in Cork. In the morning we will depart from Dublin heading to POWERSCOURT which is located near-by. We will visit its magnificent gardens, designed in the 18th century and considered the most beautiful gardens in Ireland (entrance included). Admire its fountains, Japanese Gardens, and its pet cemetery. Afterwards, we will travel to KILKENNY, here we will have time for lunch and to stroll around this lively town. Further south, we will stop to visit the impressive Rock of CASHEL (entrance included), a medieval fortress that symbolizes the fight of Irish people against England. We will arrive in CORK around mid-afternoon. Time for a stroll in the centre of Ireland’s second largest city. Dinner included.
CORK 45ºF - KINSALE 45ºF - KILLARNEY 46ºF - LIMERICK 43ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:Kinsale, Killarney, carriage tour and cruise in National Park. dinner in Limerick. We will depart for KINSALE. Making a stop by Charles Fort to admire its great views of the ocean right by the 17th century fortress. Time in the historic centre of KINSALE, a seaside town, considered by many as one of the most beautiful coastal towns in Ireland. Afterwards, we will travel to KILLARNEY, a tourist town in the heart of Ireland. Time for lunch and a walk around, we will also enjoy a romantic horse and carriage tour of its national park (included). The horse and carriage tour will take us to Ross Castle which offers wonderful views by the lake. We include a short cruise to enjoy the beautiful views. Continuing, a brief stop in ADARE, a small village that preserves its picturesque traditional thatched-roof cottages and the ruins of the old abbey. Mid-afternoon we will arrive in LIMERICK. Time to stroll around its centre where you will have the opportunity to visit its castle, walk along the river, its cathedral or discover its shopping centre. Dinner included.
LIMERICK 43ºF - CLIFFS OF MOHER - GALWAY 43ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Folk Park in Bunraty, Poulnabroune Dolmen, Cliffs of Moher. Today we will visit FOLK PARK in BUNRATTY (ticket included), a wonderful park where we can learn about how life was in Ireland in the past with its typical cottages and old markets. Its castle stands, accurately reproducing how life was in the Middle Ages. We will continue to CAHERCONNELL where the Poulnabrone dolmen is found. We may get the chance to see an exhibition of how dogs shepherd sheep. Afterwards, we will visit the impressive Cliffs of Moherwhich overlook the ocean, those who wish can walk to O’Brien’s Tower (entrance included). Our route continues through Burren National Park which displays amazing landscapes. Finally arriving in GALWAY.
GALWAY 43ºF - CLONMACNOISE - DUBLIN 45ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Monastic ruins in Clonmacnoise. We will depart for CONG, a small picturesque village located in a magnificent lake area. We will visit the ruins of the Royal Abbey and walk around Ashford Castle, a gorgeous medieval castle that has been turned into a hotel. We will travel to CLONMACNOISE, where after lunch, we will visit its monastic ruins (ticket and visit included). We will resume our journey back to DUBLIN,where we will arrive in the late afternoon.
DUBLIN 45ºF - CAERNARFON 45ºF - LIVERPOOL 48ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Ferry from Ireland to Walles. Maritime landscapes. Caernarfon. We will board a ferry in the early morning. After a journey of three hours, we will arrive in Wales. We will visit CAERNARFON, a World Heritage site by the sea overlooked by an impressive castle. There will be time for lunch and a stroll. We continue to LIVERPOOL, where you will have a chance to visit The Beatles Story Exhibition.
LIVERPOOL 48ºF - STRATFORD - OXFORD 48ºF - LONDON 50ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Shakespeare’s hometown. Oxford. Today we explore central England. We will visit STRATFORD UPON AVON, Shakespeare’s hometown. Time to take some lunch and a stroll. Afterwards, we will travel to OXFORD, a town that is synonymous with study and culture. Kings, statesmen, philosophers and scientists have studied here! We will continue to LONDON, arriving in the late afternoon. End of our services. Please, check the time of your flight in case you might need an additional night.
|IBIS LONDON WEMBLEY***|
SOUTH WAY WEMBLEY
HA 9 6BA LONDON
|HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LONDON WIMBLEDON SOUTH***|
200 HIGH STREET COLLIERS WOOD WIMBLEDON
|MARRIOTT ROYAL COUNTY****|
Old Elvet Durham, County Durham DH1 3JN
DH1 3JN DURHAM
|RADISSON BLU DURHAM****|
FRANKLAN LANE DH1 5TA
|MARRIOTT METROCENTRE NEWCASTLE****|
METROCENTRE GATESHEAD TYNE WEAR
NE11 9XF DURHAM
|HOLIDAY INN CORSTOPHINE ROAD****|
132 Corstorphine Road EH12 6UA Edimburgo
EH12 6UA EDINBURGH
|MARRIOTT EDINBURG HOTEL****|
111 GLASGOW ROAD
EH12 8NF EDINBURGH
|NOVOTEL EDIMBURGO PARK****|
15 LOCHSIDE AVENUE
EH12 9DJ EDINBURGH
|HAMPTON BY HILTON EDINBURGH WESTEND****|
166 Fountain Bridge EH3 9RX
EH3 9RX EDINBURGH
63 Academy Street Inverness IV1 1LU,
|HOLIDAY INN GLASGOW AIRPORT***|
PA3 2TE GLASGOW
|IBIS STYLES GLASGOW CENTRE GEORGE SQUARE***|
74 Miller Street CP G11DT GLASGOW
|IBIS STYLES GLASGOW CENTRE WEST***|
116 Waterloo Street Douglas House CP G27DN GLASGOW
|MOXY GLASGOW MERCHANT CITY***|
210 High St, Glasgow CP G4 0QW,
G4 0QW, GLASGOW
|MALDRON PARNELL SQUARE***|
PARNELL SQUARE WEST
Pembroke Rd, Ballsbridge, Co. Dublin 4
Central Park, Leopardstown, Co
|RADISSON BLU CORK****|
DITCHELEY HOUSE. LITTLE ISLAND
|CLAYTON SILVER SPRINGS****|
T23 E244 CORK
|MALDRON HOTEL LIMERICK***|
Sothern Ring Road, Roxboro Limerick
|MALDRON SANDY ROAD****|
Sandy Road,, Headford Road
40 HANOVER STREET
L1 4LN LIVERPOOL
|IBIS LONDON EARLS COURT***|
47 LILLIE ROAD