Starting Price $3,490* (tour only)
16 Days includes 14 breakfast & 1 lunch - english tea & 7 dinners
may thru october departures
16 day heart of the british isles tour
A showcase tour of Britain and Ireland awaits you. Discover fascinating and historically rich attractions while traveling across alluring countryside. Two-night stays in five of the overnight cities allow for a moderate pace and a comprehensive focus on the many highlights of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
This tour makes stops in Oxford, home to the first established university in Britain in 1167 and Stratford-Upon-Avon, where half-timbered houses and thatched-roof cottages create a truly English setting. Enjoy York, where “The Shambles,” one of the most picturesque streets in Britain offers unique shops, cafes and restaurants. While in Scotland, visit Edinburgh, with countless attractions to entertain you after your morning guided tour.
You will be able to explore Gretna Green, known for the secret weddings performed by the town blacksmith and Liverpool, birthplace of the Beatles. In Caernarfon, view one of the castles built by Prince Edward I and all the history that provides. Dublin, the capital city of the Republic of Ireland will excite you with a local guide and entrance into St Patrick’s Cathedral. Visit Killarney, the scenic Irish countryside of County Cork, gateway to the ‘The Ring of Kerry’ and Blarney Castle with its thickly constructed 17th century fortification.
In Waterford, take in the sights that host the origin of the beloved Irish Crystal. Return to the United Kingdom by ferry for a stop in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales; Stonehenge, a mysterious monument dating back to about 1500 B.C.; and Bath, the elegant spa town where the Romans harnessed the natural hot springs 2,000 years ago.
London is your final destination on this tour which is home to popular sites such as the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Hyde Park, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Royal Parks and Buckingham Palace.
August 5th Departure* includes a ticket to the world famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo performance. This spectacular show presents international military bands performing.
16 DAY HEART OF THE BRITISH ISLES
Discover the medieval charm of Edinburgh’s Castle and ‘Royal Mile’
Soak up the energy in Liverpool, where the Beatles were discovered
Take in the Ring of Kerry scenery and a sheep herding demonstration
Kiss the Blarney Stone in hopes of gaining the gift of eloquent speech
Ponder the mysteries of how ancient Stonehenge was constructed