15-Day Britain & Ireland Panorama
Tour Style: Tailor-made tour
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Say hello to London. Upon your arrival at the airport, our driver guide is waiting for you and then picks you up to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.
After breakfast, take a city tour including the Houses of Parliament, the Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’ s mounted horseguards, the Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace, the St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Changing of the Guard (if it is held). In the afternoon, consider an optional visit to Windsor Castle or the Tower of London and a cruise on the River Thames.
In the morning, be escorted from hotel and starts your exploration at Hampton Court Palace, a favorite palace of King Henry VIII. Next visit prehistoric monument Stonehenge, the remains of a ring of standing stones. In Bath, discover the famous Roman Baths, followed by crossing Severn River for Newport.
Enjoy the stunning view of the highlights including the ancient Cardiff Castle, the stunning Cathays Park, and the stately civic buildings before being escorted to Fishguard for your ferry to Rosslare by crossing the St. George’s Channel. Upon arrival, continue to head for Waterford, one of the oldest cities in Ireland.
In the morning, see making the beautiful crystal at the House of Waterford Crystal before transferring to the town Blarney which is famous for the magical Blarney Stone. Continue to drive towards Killarney where consider a wonderful optional performance in Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre.
Enjoy a tour of the Ring of Kerry admiring its rich scenic landscapes including Ireland’s highest mountains, the beautiful Atlantic coastline etc. In the afternoon, consider an interesting optional fun-filled horse-drawn jaunting car ride.
Head for Adare, a popular local heritage centre with a number of craft shops. Transfer to the Rock of Cashel, an enormous decaying castle overlooking the village of Cashel. Then discover the famous Irish National Stud, a thoroughbred horse breeding center before heading for Dublin.
Today have a half day tour of Dublin, the capital of Ireland. Drive to the historic O’Connell Street, visit the architectural gems Georgian squares, admire the grand St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and have a stroll in the beautiful campus of Trinity College. The afternoon is at leisure.
In the morning, pay a visit to the ancient Malahide Castle, whose parts was built in 12th century, with parkland covering an area of over 260 acres. Take a cruise trip crossing the Boyne River, continue to drive to Belfast, where tour Titanic Exhibition Centre and learn something about the history of RMS Titanic.
The trip of Belfast shows the wonderful landmarks including the Parliament House, City Hall, the Albert Memorial Clock Tower, and Queens University. Then take your ferry to cross the North Channel to Cairnryan, continue to head for Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland.
Our driver guide shows the landmarks of this historic city. Drive through the Royal Mile, and get to the mysterious Edinburgh Castle, a symbol of the spirit of Scotland. Next take a stroll in the Holyrood Palace if the Queen is not in residence. Enjoy a free afternoon before considering an optional visit the former Royal Yacht Britannia.
Take a lovely drive trip to Alnwick, voted the most picturesque market town in Northumberland. Upon arrival at York, enjoy magnificent gothic ornaments of York Minster, one of the largest medieval cathedrals. You will also have time to explore a maze of quaint streets of the medieval city with your guide.
Visit the relatively young Coventry Cathedral built after World War II before heading to Stratford-upon-Avon, the Shakespeare's Birthplace, and learn something about the childhood of Shakespeare. You will also explore Anne Hathaway’s Cottage where Shakespeare’s wife lived before getting married.
In the morning, explore the ancient Blenheim Palace. As one of the largest houses in England, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. Later, drive towards to London, where consider an optional chance to enjoy one of the wonderful West End shows.Overnight: London
Day 15Be free until our driver guide picks you up to the airport for your flights to next destination.