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United Kingdom and Ireland

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  • 9 Days
  • Cities Visited

    London, Cambridge, York, Durham, Alnwick, Edinburgh, Pitlochry, Inverness, Loch Ness, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Caernarfon, Liverpool, Stratford, Oxford

    Group Size:
    1-50
    Age Range:
    1 to 99
    Languages: English
    Type: Flexible Touring, Guided Group Tours, Packages & Tours

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

This tour is part of our Touropa flexible range of touring.

  • Tailor the itinerary by selecting when and where you start and end the tour
  • Choose to take the entire tour or a small portion of the itinerary (even just one night)
  • Guaranteed escorted coach tour, guided in English only
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  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Welcome to London! On arrival to the airport, we will be waiting to transfer you to the hotel. Later, our guide will give an overview of the tour or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.

Get to know London on a guided tour featuring style, cul­ture and history. See Westminster, the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames, the Tower of Lon­don and Buckingham Palace, where we shall be able to watch the famous “Changing of the Guard” (depending on the season). Free afternoon. In the evening, we will meet at a a meeting point in Piccadilly to walk to Leicester Square, China Town and Soho with its amazing atmosphere, its theatres and bustle . Time for dinner in this area with numerous ethnic restaurants (Indian, Thai, Chinese, international, and so on). Return to the hotel from Piccadilly.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

We start the day leaving London towards northern England. Our first stop is Cambridge to admire its beautiful residential colleges. After lunch, we will continue to York where its cathedral, Roman walls and lively shopping streets will create a charming memory, some free time to stroll around. Afterwards, we will continue north to Durham. Explore this charming medieval town full of life which has a wonderful cathedral right in front of the castle.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Today we will travel to Scotland, stopping in Alnwick, a picturesque town with lovely gardens and a large medieval castle which was used in the Harry Potter films. We will continue to Edinburgh, arriving at noon. This is Scotland’s capital city and one of the most active cities in Northern Europe. Its monumental centre has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its castle overlooks the city’s steep streets and parks. We will enjoy a sightseeing tour with a local guide.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

We continue to enjoy the stunning landscapes of the Scottish Highlands with a coffee and stroll in Pitlochry, a charming little village. We will continue and pass by Inverness in the north of Scotland, a city located very near the mysterious Loch Ness. After lunch we visit (entrance included) the Urquhart medieval castle, from here we will take a boat trip on the dark waters of the lake. Afterwards, we will pass through Fort August with its sluice gate system and Fort William, the tourist centre at the foot of Ben Nevis (the highest summit in the United Kingdom). We will return south through the high plateaus where it is possible to glimpse the snow before visiting Loch Lomond, one of the most popular lakes in Scotland. We arrive in Glasgow at the end of the day. Short stroll around the city centre and accommodation.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Today we will leave Glasgow heading towards southern Scotland. We will board a ferry in Cairnryan. Our journey takes us towards Northern Ireland, arriving in Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital city. This monumental city is overcoming its religious conflicts. We will resume our journey to Eire in Ireland. Last stop will be Dublin, arriving at the end of the day.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

We start the day with a sightseeing tour of Dublin, Ireland’s peaceful capital city. We will enjoy a stroll on the banks of River Liffey, visiting its parks, old university and its lively downtown streets. We will stroll around Trinity College (depending on the duration of sunlight, this visit may take place the afternoon before, upon arrival in Dublin). Afternoon at leisure.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

We will board a ferry in the early morning. After a journey of three hours, we will arrive in Wales. We will visit Caernarfon, a World Heritage site by the sea overlooked by an impressive castle. There will be time for lunch and a stroll. We continue to Liverpool, where you will have a chance to visit The Beatles Story Exhibition.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Today we explore central England. We will visit Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s hometown. Time to take some lunch and a stroll. Afterwards, we will travel to Oxford, a town that is synonymous with study and culture. Kings, statesmen, philosophers and scientists have studied here! We will continue to London, arriving in the late afternoon. End of our services.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

Accommodation in 3 – 4* hotels

English speaking tours in London, Edinburgh and Dublin

Touring as per itinerary

8 Buffet Breakfasts

Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle

Arrival transfer

WINDSOR CASTLE T22

One of the most impressive and best preserved castles in the United
Kingdom, the Queen’s favourite residence. Following the Thames Valley,
we will leave London behind crossing the countryside until arriving in
the historic town of Windsor whose architecture is immersed in the
atmosphere of the Tudor, Georgian and Victorian styles. We will visit
the famous Eton College, founded in 1440 for poor children and, today,
one of the most exclusive and traditional in the country where the
princes of England study. We will visit the castle from the outside. It
has always been the residence of the English Crown and it is intimately
connected with the history of this country. On the days when Her Majesty
holds official receptions, some areas are closed to the public.

DURATION: 5h

INCLUDED:
-Transportation to Windsor via the River Thames. – Assistance of our guide. Note: This tour is not offered on Sundays.

PRICE: 25 EUR

MINIMUN GROUP REQUIRED: 15 persons

WINDSOR CASTLE T20

One of the most impressive and best preserved castles in the United Kingdom, the Queen’s favourite residence. Following the Thames Valley, we will leave London behind crossing the countryside until arriving in the historic town of Windsor whose architecture is immersed in the atmosphere of the Tudor, Georgian and Victorian styles. We will visit the famous Eton College, founded in 1440 for poor children and, today, one of the most exclusive and traditional in the country where the princes of England study. We will visit the castle from the outside. It has always been the residence of the English Crown and it is intimately connected with the history of this country. On the days when Her Majesty holds official receptions, some areas are closed to the public.

DURATION: 5hrs

INCLUDED:
-Transportation to Windsor via the River Thames. – Assistance of our guide. Note: This tour is not offered on Sundays.

PRICE: 25 EUR

MINIMUN GROUP REQUIRED: 15 persons

SAINT PATRICK´S CATHEDRAL AND DUBLIN ON FOOT T22

In this optional activity we will visit Saint Patrick´s Cathedral, founded in the 12th century, the largest Anglican in Ireland, a wonderful Irish oak choir, stained glass windows that tell the story of Saint Patrick, the country´s patron saint. Later we will visit the Chester Beatty Library with its magnificent collections of medieval books and one of the best collections of the Koran, Ming dynasty drawings and Egyptian ceramics. In this exhibition we will see texts, manuscripts, miniature painting and ancient art from the great Eastern and Western religions. We will continue our walk through Arcade Marquet George Street, a wonderful market in Victorian style where today different types of products, antiques, paintings, clothes, etc. are sold. We will visit Powerscourt Town House center, house of the capital of the Wingfield family, representing the Georgian style of the time. Today it works as a shopping gallery for antiques. We will also pass through Wicklow Street, a picturesque street where you will see different shops, restaurants and cafes. Continuation to Temple Bar where you can admire the wall of fame of the main rock bands and musicians who have left this country. The visit ended in front of Trinity College.

DURATION: 2hrs 30 min

INCLUDED:
-Local guide service -Transfer included with our bus to St. Patricks Cathedral -Entrance and guided tour of St. Patricks Cathedral.

PRICE: 35 EUR

MINIMUN GROUP REQUIRED: 10 persons

Ticket admission: Urquhart castle in Loch Ness

Gratuities

Basic travel insurance

Boat on the Loch Ness

Ferry: Scotland – Ireland and Ireland – Wales

Passport or visa fees

Other meals, snacks and drinks

Departure transfer

Pre and post tour accommodation

Any other items of personal nature

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Hotel List (or similar)

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels
Stamford Bridge, Fulham Rd., London SW6 1HS, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 3479 3565
Rating
4
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels
Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County
Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3JN, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 191 386 6821
Rating
4
Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County
Moxy Edinburgh Fountainbridge
2 Freer Gait, Edinburgh EH3 9FR, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 131 378 2013
Rating
4.5
Moxy Edinburgh Fountainbridge
Jurys Inn Glasgow Hotel
80 Jamaica St, Glasgow G1 4QG, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 141 314 4800
Rating
4
Jurys Inn Glasgow Hotel
Aloft Dublin
1 Mill St, The Liberties, Dublin, D08 XK58, Ireland
Tel: +353 1 963 1800
Rating
4.5
Aloft Dublin
Moxy Chester Liverpool
Chester CH3 5BS, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1244 646002
Rating
3.5
Moxy Chester Liverpool

Important things to note

Hotels are confirmed 48 hours prior to departure.

Optional activities can only be booked locally with guide.

The tour is flexible so you can tailor it to suit your needs. Upon quoting/booking, you will have an option to choose your start and end date and destinations within the tour parameters. As these tours allow for such flexibility, the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.

Single sharing supplement is available. Single passengers are only able to share a room with the same sex.

Additional discounts: children under 3- 80%, children from 3-8 years- 40%, children from 9-15 years- 10%, travellers over 65 years- 5%.

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United Kingdom and Ireland

From $2,053 AUD
  • 9 Days
  • Cities Visited

    London, Cambridge, York, Durham, Alnwick, Edinburgh, Pitlochry, Inverness, Loch Ness, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Caernarfon, Liverpool, Stratford, Oxford

    Group Size:
    1-50
    Age Range:
    1 to 99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Flexible Touring, Guided Group Tours, Packages & Tours

Or contact your local travel agent.

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