9-Day Highlights of England and Ireland
Tour Style: Tailor-made tour
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Upon your arrival in London, your driver guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to hotel. The rest of the day will be free for your own leisure.
Today you will visit the most iconic landmarks of London: first Big Ben, House of Parliament and the London Eye; later, tour the Buckingham Palace and watch the ceremony of Changing the Guard (11:30 daily in summer and every other day in winter). In the afternoon, continue to Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London and the Tate Modern Museum.
With about 2 hours’ drive you will get to Stonehenge. The prehistoric remains of this monument are believed to have been a spiritual place. Head for Bath and visit the Royal Crescent, the Bath Street and the Roman Baths Museum. Afterward, transfer to Cotswold, strolling in lovely towns such as Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Norton and Bibury before checking into hotel.
In the morning, journey to Llangollen, a small town seeped in myth and legend. There you can either enjoy a 45-minute horse drawn boat trip or a 2-hour trip on the traditional canal narrow boat, which takes you tour through the Vale of Llangollen and across the Britain's biggest aqueduct, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, at Trevor. After a little walk in this town, proceed to Conwy to visit the Conwy Castle in the afternoon.
This morning you are free to explore Conwy on your own. After lunch, set off to the port of Holyhead and take the ferry to Dublin. The cruise will take 3 hours and 15 minutes. Upon your arrival in Dublin, your guide is ready to meet you and accompany you to hotel.
You will begin your day visiting the beautiful Phoenix Park and the eye-opening Guinness Storehouse. In the afternoon, walk in the historic Trinity College, then proceed to the 13th-century-style St. Patrick's Cathedral, whose graceful twin spires reach 330 feet into the sky.
First on today’s agenda is a tour to the Italian-style Powerscourt House & Gardens, one of the finest gardens in Europe. Afterward, you will be escorted to Glendalough to enjoy the atmosphere of this peaceful town. Return to Dublin after the tour.
After breakfast, you will explore the Brú na Bóinne, the largest complex of Megalithic sites in Europe. Dominated by the three passage tombs of Knowth, Newgrange and Dowth, the complex was built 5,000 years ago, older than the Pyramids of Giza. Later, end today’s tour with a visit to the awe-inspiring Giant's Causeway before being escorted to Belfast.
In the morning, you will have a visit of the Belfast Peace Wall before being escorted to the airport for your flight to next destination.