20-Day In-Depth British Isles
Tour Style: Tailor-made tour
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- Day 1
Say hello to London. Upon your arrival at the airport, our driver guide will meet and escort you to the hotel. The rest of time is at leisure for rest or explore the city on your own.
- Day 2
Take a half city tour including the Houses of Parliament, the Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’ s 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 evening.
- Day 3
Today visit Hampton Court Palace, a favorite palace of King Henry VIII; stop at Runnymede, the site of the sealing of the Magna Carta; admire the beautiful campus of Oxford which foster many famous students like Bill Clinton, C.S. Lewis etc; explore Shakespeare's Birthplace and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage at Stratford-upon-Avon. After the tour, drive to Warwick.
- Day 4
Today take a historic trip. In Warwick, enjoy the stunning view of the medieval Warwick Castle, one of the four greatest castles in Great Britain. In York, admire the great York Minster which was decorated with gothic motifs and ornament and enjoy a leisure stroll through a maze of quaint streets to taste the local life.
- Day 5
Depart York for Edinburgh, en route discover a section of Hadrian’s Wall, get the view of the abbey ruins and the house of Mary at Jedburgh, discover the Abbotsford Guest House, and enjoy a break at the brand new visitor’s center with tea and shortbread.
- Day 6
Discover 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, where see Scotland’s Crown Jewels, followed by a stroll in the Holyrood Palace if the Queen is not in residence. After that, consider an optional visit to the former Royal Yacht Britannia.
- Day 7
Drive through the famous Forth Road Bridge, we get to St. Andrews where visit the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, a private golf club with a world-wide membership of 2,400. Pass Braemar, visit the magnificent Balmoral Castle if available before being escorted to Inverness.
- Day 8
Today, learn something about the last land battle taken place in Unite Kingdoms at Culloden Visitor Center, discover the mysterious monster at Loch Ness, and enjoy the picturesque view of Ben Nevis, Loch Linnhe and Glen Coe and take an interesting cruise on the Loch Lomond, followed by driving to Glasgow.
- Day 9
On the way from Glasgow to Liverpool, visit the amazing Gretna Green, the paradise of the runaway couples; admire the beautiful view of Lake District where get a stop at the home of poet William Wordsworth - Grasmere. Then enjoy the largest permanent exhibition of the lives and times of The Beatles in the world at Beatles Story of Liverpool.
- Day 10
After driving through Betws-y-Coed and catching the view of wild lives in Snowdonia National Park, take your ferry to Dublin from Holyhead.
- Day 11
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 stroll in the beautiful campus of Trinity College, which is well known for Book of Kelly and the Old Library.
- Day 12
Depart Dublin to Limerick. On the way, discover thoroughbred horse breeding center - Irish National Stud at Kildare, visit the Rock of Cashel, an enormous decaying castle overlooking the village of Cashel. Upon arrival in Limerick, explore St. Mary’s Cathedral, King John’s Castle and the stone where the Treaty of Limerick was signed in 1691.
- Day 13
Today enjoy the amazing view of the Cliffs of Moher, with a height of 120 meters above the Atlantic Ocean. Through Galway, experience a nice look into the farm life of Ireland at Rathbaun Farm whose animals were fascinating and the sheepdog was quite the talent. After that, take a break for coffee and scones.
- Day 14
Head for Adare which is a popular local heritage centre with a number of craft shops. Through the beautiful Killorglin, arrive at the Ring of Kerry with rich scenic landscapes including Ireland’s highest mountains, the beautiful Atlantic coastline etc. Later, tour the Lake of Killarney and take a leisure walk in the town, followed by driving to Tralee.
- Day 15
A drive trip leads you to the town Blarney and takes a stroll in Blarney Castle, the home of the magical Blarney Stone. Then head for Waterford, one of the oldest cities in Ireland, where see making the beautiful crystal at House of Waterford Crystal.
- Day 16
Take a wonderful cruise on St. George’s Channel from Rosslare to Pembroke where get on the car for Cardiff, the capital of Wales. On arrival, have a good rest or explore the city on your own.
- Day 17
Enjoy the highlights on the way from Cardiff to Plymouth including the amazing Roman Baths, the wonderful King Arthur’s Glastonbury and the beautiful Widecombe-in-the-Moor. You will stay in Plymouth for next two nights.
- Day 18
Start today's tour with visiting the beautiful shark - fishing village and the former smugglers' port of Looe by crossing the River Tamar. Then go back to Plymouth for the Mayflower Steps from which the Pilgrim Fathers board the Mayflower to settle in North America, followed by an optional cruise on Plymouth Sound.
- Day 19
Today, marvel at the amazing Stonehenge, the towering huge rocks that have stood on Salisbury Plain for more than 5,000 years, discover the stunning view of Salisbury Cathedral, followed by being picked up to London where consider an optional evening with the performance of one of the West End shows.
- Day 20Free at leisure until our driver guide escort you to the airport for your flight to next destination.