Irish & British Focus
- This a 9 day coach tour across Ireland and Britain.The tour includes a traditional Irish Pub Evening in Dublin, the Ring of Kerry, Blarney Castle, Rock of Cashel, Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre and Stonehenge.
Day 1: Dublin Arrival
Welcome to Ireland! After landing at Dublin airport, a transfer to your hotel will be provided at 07:00am and 12:00 noon.
In the evening, meet with fellow travellers and a tour guide for a welcome drink.
Day 2: Book of Kells & Irish Pub
On day 2 you will be able to enjoy a tour around central Dublin. Dublin is famous for their Georgian squares and streets. Once you have finished taking all the sights and sounds in, take some time out in Trinity College where you can view the Book of Kells.
Your afternoon is free for independent sightseeing or shopping. You will be treated to a lovely meal at an Irish pub followed by a lively show filled with traditional Irish music and dance. (B, D)
Day 3: Rock of Cashel & Killarney
Today you will depart Dublin and drive south. You will get a chance to stop off at the Rock of Cashel. This is where Brian Boru was crowned King of Munster in 977. You will be able to see the 12th century highly-decorated Cormac’s Chapel as well as the large cruciform cathedral and a round tower.
Onwards to the popular town of Killarney. After you have settled into your hotel, you will be able to enjoy a delicious meal. (B, D)
Day 4: Ring of Kerry & Skellig Experience
On day 4 you will embark on the Ring of Kerry tour for constantly changing vistas of mountains, open Atlantic Ocean, beaches and cliffs. Fear not! There will be many chances to stop and admire the scenery as well as time to take plenty of photographs!
You will then visit the Skellig Experience where you can learn about the early Christian monks who lived on the rocky offshore islands and about prolific bird life today. Stop at Moll’s Gap which is famous for its panoramic views before returning to Killarney before dinner. (B, D)
Day 5: Blarney Castle & Waterford Crystal
Day 5 will begin with a visit to the famous Blarney Castle this morning where you will have the opportunity to kiss the “Stone of Eloquence.”
Next you will travel through the outskirts of Cork city and along the south coast to the city of Waterford. Take time to stop and visit the ever popular Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre. You will be able to view how the world famous crystal is made. Watch as the skilled crafts people create the ornaments right in front of you.
After this, you will continue to Waterford. Check into your hotel before dinner. (B, D)
Day 6: Ferry & Cardiff
Today Depart Waterford early this morning to catch the ferry from Rosslare to South Wales. Travel through pleasant farmlands before travelling through South Wales where coal production played a large part in the area. Stop off in Cardiff for a look around the city centre before heading to Cardiff castle for a traditional Welsh Banquet. (B, D)
Day 7: Roman Baths & Stonehenge
On the morning of day 7 you will get to explore Bath which is popular for its natural hot springs with the Romans 2,000 years ago and again in fashion in the 18th century Regency period.
Next, visit the Roman Baths and Pump Room which has been preserved after two millennia. Next you will drive around the impressive mansions of the Royal Crescent and Queen’s Square. Onwards to Salisbury Plain where you can view the pre-historic circle of vast monoliths at Stonehenge. Continue into London and check in to your hotel once again. (B)
Day 8: London Sightseeing
On the eight day of the tour, you have the choice to join your open top sightseeing bus. This will give you the opportunity to stop at many of London’s famous landmarks. (B)
Day 9: Depart for Home
As today is your final day you will receive a transfer to Heathrow airport. An additional cost will be needed for a transfer to Gatwick Airport. (B)
Tour Start Date Tour End Date Land price Twin Sharing (USD $) Guranteed Departure Book
2013 Irish & British Focus - 9 Days/8 Nights
Sat 25 May 13 Sun 02 Jun 13 $1,978.00 Sold Out Sat 01 Jun 13 Sun 09 Jun 13 $1,978.00 Sold Out Sat 08 Jun 13 Sun 16 Jun 13 $1,978.00 Sold Out Sat 15 Jun 13 Sun 23 Jun 13 $1,978.00 Sold Out Sat 22 Jun 13 Sun 30 Jun 13 $1,978.00 Sold Out Sat 29 Jun 13 Sun 07 Jul 13 $1,978.00 Sold Out Sat 06 Jul 13 Sun 14 Jul 13 $1,978.00 Sold Out Sat 13 Jul 13 Sun 21 Jul 13 $1,978.00 Available Book Sat 20 Jul 13 Sun 28 Jul 13 $1,978.00 Sold Out Sat 27 Jul 13 Sun 04 Aug 13 $1,978.00 Available Book Sat 03 Aug 13 Sun 11 Aug 13 $1,978.00 Sold Out Sat 10 Aug 13 Sun 18 Aug 13 $1,978.00 Please Call Sat 17 Aug 13 Sun 25 Aug 13 $1,978.00 Available Book Sat 24 Aug 13 Sun 01 Sep 13 $1,978.00 Available Book Sat 31 Aug 13 Sun 08 Sep 13 $1,978.00 Available Book Sat 07 Sep 13 Sun 15 Sep 13 $1,978.00 Available Book Sat 14 Sep 13 Sun 22 Sep 13 $1,978.00 Sold Out Sat 21 Sep 13 Sun 29 Sep 13 $1,978.00 Sold Out Sat 28 Sep 13 Sun 06 Oct 13 $1,978.00 Available Book Sat 05 Oct 13 Sun 13 Oct 13 $1,788.00 Available Book Sat 12 Oct 13 Sun 20 Oct 13 $1,788.00 Available Book Sat 19 Oct 13 Sun 27 Oct 13 $1,788.00 Available Book Sat 26 Oct 13 Sun 03 Nov 13 $1,696.00 Available Book
- What's Included
- Group transfers on arrival and departure from Dublin and Heathrow
- Sightseeing by luxury coach throughout
- Ferry transportation between Ireland & Britain
- Services of a professional tour director
- Deluxe and superior first class hotels with private bath/shower for 8 nights
- 8 full breakfasts (B)
- 5 dinners (D) including:
- - Dinner and traditional Irish
- entertainment at an Irish Evening
- - Welsh Banquet at Cardiff castle
- - 3 table d’ hôte dinners
- Welcome get-together drink
- Sightseeing tours of Dublin
- Visits and admissions to, Book of Kells at Trinity College, Rock of Cashel, Skellig Experience, Blarney Castle, Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre, Roman Baths & Pump Room and Stonehenge
- Deluxe fl ight bag, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
- All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
- Stay at the following (or similar):
- Royal Marine Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)
- Killarney Plaza Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
- Granville Hotel, Waterford (1 night)
- The Parc Hotel, Cardiff (1 night)
- Park Plaza Country hall, London (2 nights)