Trafalgar Tours | Britain and Ireland Panorama

From the spires of London, Edinburgh and York to wild, windswept landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and Ireland, explore all the nooks and crannies of Britain and Ireland - their historic cities, cultural diversity and breathtaking countryside on display as you explore such highlights as Dublin and Cardiff, and enjoy Highland cow company with Farmer John in Cumbria.

Tour Operator: Trafalgar Tours
  • What's Included

    • 15 full breakfasts
    • 6 dinners
    • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
  • Pricing

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  • Itinerary

    Day 1 - London – Stratford-upon-Avon – York

    A scenic drive through beautiful countryside brings you to Stratford-upon-Avon. Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre and see Anne Hathaway's cottage. Later in the Viking city of York, enjoy a walk along historic streets. View the cobbled Shambles, the ancient city walls and the magnificent York Minster. Tonight dine at your hotel where you have a chance to meet with your Travel Director and travelling companions.Welcome Reception


    Day 2 - York – Jedburgh – Edinburgh (2 Nights)

    Rugged, dramatic and spectacular − the Northumberland National Park is all these things and more. View the remarkably intact ruins of the 12th century Jedburgh Abbey on your way to the beautiful Scottish capital, Edinburgh. During the month of August, certain departures include tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo.Full Breakfast


    Day 3 - Edinburgh Sightseeing

    Your morning sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes the elegant New Town, Princes Street, the Royal Mile, views of the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Arthur's Seat. Enjoy a guided visit of Edinburgh Castle. Tonight consider a traditional Scottish night out with haggis, dancing and bagpipes.Full Breakfast


    Day 4 - Edinburgh – St. Andrews – Pitlochry – Scottish Highlands (2 Nights)

    Travel across the Firth of Forth to St. Andrews to view the celebrated ancient university and the home of golf. Stop in Pitlochry, a charming village on the banks of the River Tummel. Explore the village or join an Optional Experience to visit Blair Castle, ancestral home to the Dukes of Atholl.Full Breakfast, Dinner


    Day 5 - Isle of Skye, Culloden and Scenic Highland Excursion

    This morning travel to the coast via the Glenfinnan Monument which was erected to commemorate where the 1745 Jacobite Rising began. Take a ferry over the sea to Skye from Mallaig to Armadale. Drive up the Sleat Peninsula and admire the spectacular scenery before stopping for time to have lunch. Cross over a road bridge to view scenic Eilean Donan Castle back on the mainland. Continue your journey past the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands including the famous Loch Ness before stopping to view Culloden battlefield. This site was where the final confrontation of the Jacobite rising of 1745 took place. Later return to your hotel in Laggan.Full Breakfast, Dinner


    Day 6 - Scottish Highlands – Glencoe – Loch Lomond – Glasgow

    Stop at the Commando Memorial near Fort William for breathtaking views of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Continue south through Glencoe known as the 'Glen of the Weeping'. This afternoon your orientation tour of Glasgow includes views of the Cathedral and magnificent George Square. Visit the Necropolis for a Cultural Insight into one of Europe's most important 19th century burial grounds.Full Breakfast


    Day 7 - Glasgow – Lake District – Liverpool

    Cross the border into England and enjoy a special Be My Guest lunch at a working farm in the idyllic Cumbrian countryside. Learn about traditional farming methods and see the sheep, goats and cattle before enjoying lunch in the farmhouse. Later arrive in Grasmere where you view the grave of William Wordsworth. See England's largest lake, Windermere before travelling to Liverpool.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining


    Day 8 - Liverpool – Chester – Dublin (2 Nights)

    In Chester see the timbered buildings known as the 'Rows' before travelling along the scenic North Wales coast to Holyhead. Cross the Irish Sea to Dublin, the Irish capital. This evening join your companions for a delicious Regional Meal at a local restaurant in Dublin.Full Breakfast, Regional Meal


    Day 9 - Dublin Sightseeing

    This morning discover the city of Dublin see the famous sights including Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the stately Georgian Squares with your Local Specialist, followed by a visit to Guinness Storehouse to find out about the famous brew and the Guinness family. Spend the rest of the day as you please. This evening consider joining an Optional Experience to an Irish cabaret.Full Breakfast


    Day 10 - Dublin – Galway – Limerick

    Travel to the West coast and the city of Galway. View Galway Cathedral and Eyre Square before continuing to Limerick.Full Breakfast


    Day 11 - Limerick – Ring of Kerry – Cork

    Today we experience Ireland's most scenic coastal drive around the Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the Ring of Kerry. Here mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape that is often breathtaking beyond words. This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel in the city of Cork.Full Breakfast, Dinner


    Day 12 - Cork – Blarney – Cobh – Waterford – Wexford

    Visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous stone to attain the 'gift of the gab'. Stop in picturesque Cobh for a walking tour with a Local Specialist. This was the final port of call for the Titanic on its fateful voyage. This afternoon visit the House of Waterford Crystal. Watch the master craftsmen at work during your Cultural Insight tour of the workshop, and see the exquisite completed pieces in the showroom.Full Breakfast


    Day 13 - Wexford – Cardiff

    Cross the Irish Sea to Wales, and continue your journey to Cardiff Bay to view the Millennium Centre and the National Assembly. View the historic Cardiff Castle and see the Millennium Stadium before arriving at your hotel.Full Breakfast


    Day 14 - Cardiff – Bath – Glastonbury – Exeter (2 Nights)

    Drive east, over the Severn Estuary, to Bath. On arrival in the city, admire the Georgian buildings and visit the Roman Baths after which the city is named. Spend some time exploring before making your way to Glastonbury to visit the Abbey to see where King Arthur is believed to be buried. Later, we arrive in Exeter, the capital of Devon.Full Breakfast


    Day 15 - Plymouth, Polperro and Dartmoor Excursion

    Start your day with an orientation of Plymouth. View the Mayflower Steps, where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for the New World and see the Royal Citadel overlooking Plymouth Sound. Visit the fishing village of Polperro with its narrow streets and picturesque harbour. Enjoy a scenic drive through Dartmoor, famous for its rugged landscape and wild ponies. This evening join your companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner. Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner


    Day 16 - Exeter – Stonehenge – London

    Travel across Salisbury Plain to visit the mystical ancient monoliths of Stonehenge. Travel back to London this afternoon, where your amazing holiday comes to an end.Full Breakfast


    Britain and Ireland Panorama Summer 2017
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