23-Day Grand British Isles Tour
Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
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- Day 1
Welcome to London! Upon arrival, our driver guide will meet and escort you to the hotel. The rest of time is yours for rest or explore the beautiful city on your own. The drive guide will give you some useful advice on food, pubs, shopping, and night view etc.
- Day 2
Today you will have whole day London city tour with visiting Big Ben, House of Parliament and the London Eye, the Buckingham Palace and the Ceremony of Changing of Guard (11:30 daily in summer and every other day in winter), Westminster Abbey, Tower of London and Tate Modern Museum. After that, drive back to your hotel.
- Day 3
Continue your London tour. The first stop is British Museum, one of the largest and most famous museums in the world. Next get a stop in Churchill War Rooms to learn some history of World War II, followed by Shakespeare’s Globe, a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre.
- Day 4
Pay a visit to Stonehenge, one of the most popular attractions in the world before driving to Bath where get a tour including Royal Crescent, the Bath Street, the Bath Abbey Heritage Vaults and the Roman Baths Museum. After that, drive back to the hotel at Cotswold district.
Overnight: Cotswold district
- Day 5
After breakfast, explore Cotswold district’s enchanting towns including Burford, Bibury, Cheltenham, Bourton-on-the-water etc. Later, drive to Oxford where visit the Ashmolean Museum, the All Souls College and the Magdalen College. After the tour, be escorted back to your hotel.
Overnight: Cotswold district
- Day 6
Have a trip in Cotswold district with visiting the Chipping Campden and Shakespeare's Birthplace Stratford-upon-Avon before driving to York for the grand York Minster, the ancient City Walls and the historic Jorvik Viking Centre. Later, be escorted to your hotel and have a good rest.
- Day 7
In the morning, take a drive trip to Edinburgh where you will get a magical tour including the Calton Hill, the Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Scottish Parliament Building, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. After the tour, if you like, enjoy an optional Scottish evening celebrated with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis.
- Day 8
Today you will take a nice trip in Edinburgh, a city rich of sightseeing. Visit the Royal Scottish Museum - National Museum of Scotland, explore the Camera Obscura, followed by discovering an unforgettable Scotch Whisky Experience where learn something about the famous Scotch whisky. After that, drive back to your hotel.
- Day 9
In the morning, drive to St. Andrews for the Old Course, one of the oldest golf courses in the world, then discover the St Andrews Castle and the Scotland Secret Bunker before a drive trip to Pitlochry where get a stunning viewpoint overlooking the loch from the Queen's View. Later, drive back to the hotel.
- Day 10
After breakfast, visit to the historic Culloden Battlefield, explore the mysterious Loch Ness, followed by entering the Castle Urquhart to get a best view of Loch Ness. Please remind the guide when you get a stop for photos opportunities. After that, be escorted to the Isle of Skye.
Overnight: Isle of Skye
- Day 11
After a drive trip, explore the amazing Quirain in Portree before transfering Elgol where you will get the fantastic view of Cuillin Mountains, one of the most impressive mountains in Britain. Later, drive back to the hotel in Isle of Skye for rest.
Overnight: Isle of Skye
- Day 12
Say goodbye to Isle of Skye and drive to Glenfinnan, en route enjoy the charming scenery of Scotland. Upon arrival, visit Glenfinnan Viaduct which has been used as a location in several films, such as three films of the Harry Potter film series. After that, go back to the hotel for a good rest.
- Day 13
In the morning, drive to Glasgow via Glencoe with the amazing landscape regarded as one of the most spectacular and beautiful places in Scotland. In Glasgow, have an in - depth tour including the Glasgow Cathedral, the Willow Tearooms and the Lighthouse. Later, be escorted to the hotel.
- Day 14
Have a drive trip through the lowland Hills to Gretna Green, a village which is famous for runaway weddings, before being escorted to Liverpool for a visit to the Beatles Story enjoying the largest permanent exhibition of the lives and times of The Beatles in the world. After the tour, go back to your hotel.
- Day 15
Stay at leisure until be escorted to the dock of Holyhead by your drive guide. Then have an around 3 hours’ cruise by ferry boat to Dublin. Upon arrival, be greeted and picked up to the hotel. The rest of day is yours for rest or to explore the city on your own.
- Day 16
Spend some time visiting the Phoenix Park, Guinness Storehouse before enjoying a leisure walking in the beautiful Trinity College’s campus, followed by the Old Library where get a scanning of the priceless 8th century Book of Kells which is widely regarded as the finest national treasure in Ireland. After that, drive back to the hotel for rest.
- Day 17
Today see the church ruins, round towers and Celtic crosses at Clonmacnoise which was built by St. Ciaran in the 6th century. The chapels that are not ruined still reflect the life of that time. After that, drive to Galway and have a magic tour of the main sights of city, followed by hotel check - in.
- Day 18
Say hello to the scenic Connemara. Located in the west coast of Ireland, this beautiful place has rich highlights including granite hills, the picturesque lakes, and bogs etc. Have an interesting catamaran cruise of Killary Harbour in Leenane after a drive trip though Inagh Valley. Later, be escorted to Kylemore Abbey for the elegant rooms and the charming church, before going back to Galway for rest.
- Day 19
Travel around Galway Bay and through the Burren to get the view of its unique round limestone hills, the Stubborn flowers, Weeds and trees growing in the cracks. Watch sheepdogs directing sheep in Caherconnell before visiting the magnificent Cliffs of Moher, followed by walking to O’Brien’s Tower for the stunning views of the Aran Islands and Connemara. Later, drive to Killarney after crossing the River Shannon Estuary.
- Day 20
Today tour the Ring of Kerry for the rich scenic landscapes including Ireland’s highest mountains, the beautiful Atlantic coastline etc. Then head for the Skellig Experience in Valentia Island, visit the village of Sneem, get a panoramic mountain views at Moll’s Gap, followed by enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Killarney National Park by horse-drawn jaunting car and tour to Muckross House before back to the hotel.
- Day 21
In the morning, enjoy the breath - taking scenery on the way to Blarney before climbing to the famous ramparts of Blarney Castle or having a gentle hiking through parkland and gardens. Later, do some shopping at the Blarney Woollen Mills. After that, drive to Dungarvan where you will enjoy Irish coffee and traditional music in Marine Bar. Later, drive to Waterford.
- Day 22
In the morning, visit the House of Waterford Crystal where see how the beautiful crystal is made, enjoy huge display of precious trophies and shop some gift if you like. Drive to the Dunbrody Famine Ship in New Ross, a replica of a sailing vessel which once take the emigrants to North America during 1840’famine. Later, go back to the hotel in Dublin.
- Day 23Free at leisure or explore the city on your own until being escorted to the airport for your flight home. Say goodbye to Dublin.