2024 – 14 Day Taste of Britain & Ireland13 Nights / 21 Meals

A great introduction to England, Scotland and Ireland. See the sights of London, enjoy evenings of Scottish and Irish entertainment, watch a sheepdog demonstrate how he herds his his flock. Visit the Lake District, Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Edinburgh Castle, the Beatles’ Liverpool, and much more.

2024 Taste of Britain and Ireland - 14 Days/13 Nights

Duration: 14 Days

Price: Starts from $4445 USD

Itineraries

Day 1: London Tour | Tower of London
Your tour departs from your London hotel at 2:00 PM. Take a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Visit the historic Tower of London to view the Crown Jewels. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining independently.

Day 2: Independent Sightseeing in London
Discover London’s iconic attractions at your own speed, as you please, with your choice of routes on a Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour. Your evening is free to continue exploring and dining independently. (B)

Day 3: Windsor Castle | Bath
Take a panoramic tour of Windsor before visiting Windsor Castle, the largest inhabited castle in the world and one of the King’s official residences. See the grandeur of the State Apartments, ceremonial rooms still used by the Royal Family today. Spend some free time in Windsor before traveling on to the beautiful city of Bath. Founded by the Romans and rich in elegant Georgian architecture, the city is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Tour the Roman Baths to discover why these hot springs have been popular since ancient times. (B, D)

Day 4: Cotswolds Drive | Shakespeare’s Birthplace | Liverpool
Take in the Cotswolds, a quintessentially English region with gently rolling hills, colorful gardens, and honey-colored stone buildings. Stop in one of its many charming old market towns or traditional villages. Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon to see an exhibition about his life and work, before walking through the house where he was born. Travel on to Liverpool and spend the evening exploring its rich pop-music history with dinner on your own. (B)

Day 5: Lake District | Windermere Cruise
Travel through the Lake District, a region that has inspired numerous painters and writers, including William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Embark on a cruise along Lake Windermere to admire the stunning scenery of wooded isles and neighboring mountains. Spend some free time in a traditional Lakeland village. Pass through Gretna Green, just over the Scottish border, on your way to your hotel outside Edinburgh, where you’ll enjoy a free evening. (B)

Day 6: Edinburgh Castle | City Tour | Scotch Whisky Experience*
Explore central Edinburgh on a panoramic tour; discover the Royal Mile, with its closely clustered medieval houses, and the 200-year-old New Town, with its elegant Georgian homes. Tour Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. Enjoy an evening of storytelling and whisky tasting at the Scotch Whisky Experience. (Departures from August 2 – 16 will instead experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.) (B, D*)

Day 7: Glasgow City Tour | Ferry to Belfast
Travel to Glasgow for a city tour, then take some free time to explore. Proceed to the harbor at Cairnryan for a short ferry ride to Ireland, and then to your Belfast hotel. (B, D)

Day 8: Titanic Belfast | The Glyde Inn
Visit Titanic Belfast for a fascinating look at the building of the doomed ocean liner, which was crafted right in the city’s dockyards. Next, take a panoramic tour of this historic city. Visit the Glyde Inn for an early dinner with entertainment, before continuing on to Dublin. (B, D)

Day 9: Independent Sightseeing in Dublin
Tour Dublin independently, on the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour. Use your voucher to visit your choice of one of Dublin’s top attractions: Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or the GPO Museum. You are free to dine as you wish this evening. (B)

Day 10: Blarney Castle | Killarney
Visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous stone. Then travel on to Macroom and into the mountainous scenery toward Killarney. After dinner at your hotel you might want to check out one of Killarney’s many pubs offering traditional music. (B, D)

Day 11: Sheepdog Demonstration | Dingle | Kate Kearney’s Cottage
Head to the scenic Gap of Dunloe for a stop at Moriarty’s, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner. Visit a sheep farm for a demonstration by highly skilled sheepdogs. Proceed on to the spectacular beauty and charm of the Dingle Peninsula, famed as the setting for “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far and Away”. Take some free time to explore Dingle town. Later, go to Kate Kearney’s Cottage for an Irish night featuring dinner and traditional entertainment. (B, D)

Day 12: Flying Boat Museum | Cliffs of Moher | Galway
Visit Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, which recalls the early days of air travel. Foynes is the home of Irish coffee, so you’ll learn how to make one and enjoy a sample. Take a ferry across the River Shannon, and drive to visit the Cliffs of Moher. Admire the limestone landscape of the Burren as you travel to vibrant Galway, where you’ll take a panoramic tour of the city center before dinner at your hotel. (B, D)

Day 13: Dalkey | Fitzpatrick Castle Stay
Take a walking tour of the historic heart of Galway. Head east to Dublin for a stroll around Dalkey, an exclusive seaside suburb that’s home to such luminaries as singers Bono and Enya and the late writer Maeve Binchy. Enjoy a farewell dinner at your elegant castle hotel. (B, D)

Day 14: Tour Ends in Dublin
Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner *Meal counts vary on Tattoo departures, as the Scottish Evening is replaced with the Tattoo and an independent dinner.

Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • August 2 – 16 departures will have reserved seats for the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. All other departures will have a special storytelling and whisky-tasting evening at the Scotch Whisky Experience.
  • Discover how a small Irish village played a pivotal role in establishing commercial transatlantic passenger flights at the Foynes Flying Boat Museum.

Trip Highlights:

  • Windsor Castle
  • Roman Baths
  • Scotch Whisky Experience*
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum
  • Shakespeare’s Birthplace
  • Glyde Inn Irish Night
  • Blarney Castle
  • Irish Night in Killarney
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Tower of London

*Not on August 2 – 16 departures

Dining Experiences:

  • 13 Breakfasts (B), and 8 Dinners* (D)

*Meal counts vary on Tattoo departures, as the Scottish Evening is replaced with the Tattoo and an independent dinner.

Hotels:

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London | Victoria, London (2)
  • Bailbrook House Hotel | Bath (1)
  • Delta Hotels by Marriott Liverpool City Centre | Liverpool (1)
  • Macdonald Houstoun House | Edinburgh (2)
  • AC Hotel by Marriott Belfast | Belfast (1)
  • The Croke Park Hotel | Dublin (2)
  • Gleneagle Hotel | Killarney (2)
  • The Galmont Hotel & Spa | Galway (1)
  • Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney | Dublin (1)

Taste of Britain & Ireland - 14 Days/13 Nights

Hotels

Taste of Britain & Ireland - 14 days/13 Nights land tour
SupplierNameSupplierRating DescriptionImage
SupplierName DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - VictoriaSupplierRating **** Conveniently located opposite Victoria Station, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – Victoria provides an immediate link to London’s public transport, Gatwick and Heathrow airports, and some of the city’s most popular points of interest. Walk to Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Harrods, and the famous Oxford and Bond Street from this central London hotel. Our friendly multilingual staff look forward to welcoming you with a signature DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie.
SupplierName Bailbrook House HotelSupplierRating ****
SupplierName Delta Hotels by Marriott Liverpool City CentreSupplierRating **** Modern city center hotel offering luxury accommodation with free Wi-Fi in all public areas. Newly-designed bright guest rooms and furnished in warm tones with luxurious bedding and spacious bathrooms. The VivaCity Bistro is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves Illy Coffee, unbeatable salads, grills and sandwiches in an informal setting. Enjoy the leisure club and indoor swimming pool. The hotel is centrally located on Queen Square close to the Beatles Museum and shopping and restaurants.
SupplierName Macdonald Houstoun House HotelSupplierRating **** This is the perfect country retreat, once visited by Mary Queen of Scots and the historic building has the classic grace of a 16th century tower house. 70 guest rooms blend luxury and character. The Tower Restaurant has an AA Rosette for excellent local ingredients, expertly cooked in season while the cosy Vaulted Bar is the perfect spot for a drink or afternoon tea. Work out in the Vital Health and Wellbeing Club and Spa
SupplierName AC Hotel by Marriott BelfastSupplierRating AC Hotel Belfast is an urban retreat in a riverside location. Explore Belfast on foot with Titanic Belfast, City Hall, Belfast Waterfront, SSE Arena and the shops of Victoria Square a short walk away. The contemporary bedrooms feature king-size beds, Nespresso coffee makers, glass enclosed double showers and technology including free high-speed internet access and 49-inch TVs. Guests can also enjoy an AC Fitness Room, 24-hour room service and can opt for a continental or cooked breakfast. With 2 meeting rooms, an AC Lounge, riverside terrace and all-day dining, the hotel provides the perfect co-working space. When day turns to night, the restaurant “Novelli at City Quays” will excite, as multi-Michelin-starred chef Jean-Christophe Novelli brings his flare to the dining experience, whilst expert bartenders serve up local knowledge with craft beer and cocktails.
SupplierName The Croke Park HotelSupplierRating **** This modern hotel offers 232 spacious and comfortable guestrooms, all offering a tranquil environment in which you can unwind and relax. Dine at the Sideline Bistro and Bar, where guests can enjoy stylish surroundings and a tempting choice of unique cuisine. The hotel also offers a fully equipped gymnasium. Located right beside Croke Park Stadium and close to city bus service to central Dublin, the Croke Park Hotel also provides easy access to local shops and pubs.
SupplierName Gleneagle HotelSupplierRating
SupplierName Gleneagle HotelSupplierRating
SupplierName The Galmont Hotel & SpaSupplierRating **** Established in 2001 in Galway City Centre, The Galmont is one of Ireland's FINEST 4 star hotels. Just a three-minute walk from the central Eyre Square and overlooking Galway Bay, The Galmont (formerly the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway) stands in the heart of the city. With a range of guest rooms to choose from, the hotel is home to the award-winning spirit one spa and the best events facilities in the west of Ireland. Whether you're in Galway for a weekend getaway, a family trip or on business, this hotel's central location, helpful team and excellent facilities will make your stay one to remember.
SupplierName Fitzpatrick Castle HotelSupplierRating **** This friendly, family-run hotel offers fine views over Dublin Bay. The Library Bar is the perfect venue for a quiet drink, and you may dine in the award-winning PJ's Restaurant or in the informal Dungeon Restaurant. Guest rooms provide every amenity for a comfortable stay, and the hotel offers extensive leisure facilities. The hotel is located in Killiney, a suburb 9 miles south of Dublin city center and 18 miles from Dublin Airport. Fast DART train service into Dublin is a half mile away.
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