Trafalgar Tours | Britain and Ireland Panorama

Dive right into history, culture and spectacular scenery on this immersive England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland trip.

Step in the shoes of Highland warriors, 12th-century monks and welcoming, warm Irish locals who’ll share the beauty and stories of their islands just for you.

Tour Operator: Trafalgar Tours
  • What's Included

    • 1 Be My Guest
    • 1 Farewell Dinner
    • 1 Regional Dinner
    • 1 Welcome Reception
    • 15 Breakfasts
    • 2 Dinners
  • Pricing

      • Start Date
      • End Date
      • Price
      • 6 Apr 23
      • 21 Apr 23
      • $5,925
      • 13 Apr 23
      • 28 Apr 23
      • $5,925
      • 20 Apr 23
      • 5 May 23
      • $5,975
      • 27 Apr 23
      • 12 May 23
      • $5,975
      • 4 May 23
      • 19 May 23
      • $6,050
      • 11 May 23
      • 26 May 23
      • $6,050
      • 18 May 23
      • 2 Jun 23
      • $6,050
      • 25 May 23
      • 9 Jun 23
      • $6,050
      • 1 Jun 23
      • 16 Jun 23
      • $6,050
      • 8 Jun 23
      • 23 Jun 23
      • $6,050
      • 15 Jun 23
      • 30 Jun 23
      • $6,050
      • 22 Jun 23
      • 7 Jul 23
      • $6,095
      • 29 Jun 23
      • 14 Jul 23
      • $6,095
      • 6 Jul 23
      • 21 Jul 23
      • $6,095
      • 13 Jul 23
      • 28 Jul 23
      • $6,095
      • 20 Jul 23
      • 4 Aug 23
      • $6,095
      • 27 Jul 23
      • 11 Aug 23
      • $6,095
      • 3 Aug 23
      • 18 Aug 23
      • $6,695
      • 3 Aug 23
      • 18 Aug 23
      • $6,695
      • 10 Aug 23
      • 25 Aug 23
      • $6,795
      • 10 Aug 23
      • 25 Aug 23
      • $6,795
      • 17 Aug 23
      • 1 Sep 23
      • $6,795
      • 17 Aug 23
      • 1 Sep 23
      • $6,795
      • 24 Aug 23
      • 8 Sep 23
      • $6,695
      • 24 Aug 23
      • 8 Sep 23
      • $6,695
      • 31 Aug 23
      • 15 Sep 23
      • $6,075
      • 7 Sep 23
      • 22 Sep 23
      • $6,075
      • 14 Sep 23
      • 29 Sep 23
      • $6,075
      • 21 Sep 23
      • 6 Oct 23
      • $6,075
      • 28 Sep 23
      • 13 Oct 23
      • $6,025
    Please note: while prices are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to currency fluctuations and currency surcharges may apply.Please check price at time of booking
  • Itinerary

    Day 1 - Journey to Stratford-upon-Avon and on to York

    Venture through lush green Warwickshire bound for Stratford-upon-Avon to delve into the lyrical legacy of one of the world's favourite writers. Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre, and see Anne Hathaway's cottage, before arriving in York. Wander along its cobbled Shambles and see the magnificent York Minster, one of the greatest cathedrals in the world. This evening, we join our Travel Director and travel companions for a delicious Yorkshire dinner in our hotel.


    Day 2 - Continue through Northumberland to Edinburgh

    Journeying through Northumberland National Park’s dramatic landscapes, we arrive at the remarkably intact ruins of the 12th-century Jedburgh Abbey en route to the enchanting Scottish capital, Edinburgh. Tickets to see the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance dates.


    Day 3 - Discover Enchanting Edinburgh

    Join your Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour through Auld Reekie's elegant New Town, Princes Street and the Royal Mile, enjoying views of the exquisite Palace of Holyroodhouse and Arthur's Seat. Embark on a guided visit of Edinburgh Castle, perched atop Castle Rock. Later, consider a traditional Scottish night out this evening, savouring up the flavours of haggis and exhilarating sounds of bagpipes which fill the air.


    Day 4 - Venture into the Scottish Highlands

    Today, we travel across the Firth of Forth to St. Andrews to view its celebrated ancient university and explore centuries of golf heritage. Our next stop is Pitlochry on the banks of the Tummel River. You could choose to join an Optional Experience to visit Blair Castle, the ancestral home to the Dukes of Atholl. We continue to the Scottish Highlands, our home for two nights.


    Day 5 - Explore the Isle of Skye

    Drive to the rugged coast of Scotland this morning, passing scenic Eilean Donan Castle. We cross to the Isle of Skye, admire the spectacular scenery before enjoying free time for lunch. A Local Specialist will take us on a journey to admire the remarkable Cuillin Mountain. Cross back to the mainland and continue past the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands.


    Day 6 - Onwards to Loch Lomond and Glasgow’s Rich Legacy

    Our first stop today is the World War II Commando Memorial, near Fort William, for views of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Continue south through the 'Glen of Weeping', paying tribute to the MacDonald clansmen who were massacred for failing to pledge allegiance to Scotland's new monarchs. Arriving in Glasgow, we enjoy an orientation tour including views of the Cathedral and magnificent George Square. We'll also visit the Necropolis where we’ll Dive Into Culture and gain insights into one of Europe's most important 19th-century burial grounds.


    Day 7 - Through the Lake District to Liverpool

    Cross the border into England and Connect With Locals, joining farmer John and his wife Christine on their Cumbrian working farm for a Be My Guest experience. Learn about traditional farming methods and enjoy lunch before continuing your journey through the beautiful Lake District and its landscapes that have inspired poets and painters for centuries. See Lake Windermere, England's largest lake, before travelling to Liverpool, the haunt of Britain's ‘Fab Four'.


    Day 8 - Across the Irish Sea to Dublin

    The half-timbered Tudor Rows in Chester are our first stop today as we travel to Holyhead in North Wales to catch our ferry across the Irish Sea to Dublin. Soak up Irish hospitality and delicious local flavours during a Regional Dinner at EPIC - the Irish Emigration Museum.


    Day 9 - Admire Dublin’s Iconic Sights

    Dive Into Culture and visit the Guinness Storehouse to learn about Ireland's famous brew, before delving into Dublin’s iconic sights with a Local Specialist. See Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and the stately Georgian Squares. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure or consider an Optional Experience at an Irish Cabaret.


    Day 10 - On to Galway and Limerick

    Journey to the West Coast and the vibrant cultural centre of Galway, where you will have an opportunity to see Galway Cathedral and Eyre Square, with its tribute to former US president John F. Kennedy, before travelling to Limerick.


    Day 11 - Circle the Ring of Kerry and on to Cork

    Admire Ireland's enduring scenic beauty on one of the most beautiful drives in the world, circling the spectacular Ring of Kerry. Later, we check into our Stays With Stories hotel, the historic Maldron Shandon. Originally Cork’s first general hospital opened in 1720, the building has a colourful history that has seen it survive wars, political upheaval, fire and calls for it to be demolished before it opened its doors as a grand hotel.


    Day 12 - The Sights of Blarney, Waterford and Wexford

    In the pursuit of acquiring the 'gift of the gab', we visit Blarney Castle where you might kiss the famous Blarney Stone, before stopping in Cobh for a walking tour with a Local Specialist. This seaside city was the final port of call for the tragic Titanic on its fateful voyage. This afternoon, we Dive Into Culture during a visit to the House of Waterford Crystal and witness talented master craftsmen at work.


    Day 13 - Ferry across to Cardiff

    We cross the Irish Sea to Wales and its capital, Cardiff, where we will see the Principality Stadium and view the Millennium Centre, National Assembly and Cardiff Castle.


    Day 14 - Enjoy Bath, Glastonbury and Plymouth

    Cross the Severn Estuary to Bath, so named for the ancient Roman Baths that have made the city a popular retreat for centuries. Admire the elegant Georgian façades and visit the Roman Baths, before some free time to explore on your own. We wind our way to mystical Glastonbury to visit the 7th-century Abbey where King Arthur is believed to be buried. Later, we arrive in the city of Plymouth, our home for two nights.


    Day 15 - A Day Exploring Coastal Villages

    The springboard to a 'New World' takes centre stage as we start our day with an orientation of Plymouth. View the Mayflower Steps, where brave pilgrims embarked on their epic voyage to America, and see the Royal Citadel overlooking Plymouth Sound. Visit the fishing village of Polperro with its narrow streets and picturesque harbour, before enjoying a scenic drive through the brooding landscapes of Dartmoor, keeping a keen eye out for the area’s wild ponies. Our epic adventure through Britain and Ireland almost at its end, we join our travel companions and Travel Director for a memorable Farewell Dinner.


    Day 16 - Journey to Prehistoric Stonehenge and return to London

    Our return journey to London will see us cross the Salisbury Plain and visit the ancient mystical monoliths of Stonehenge, whose myths have yet to be fully revealed. This afternoon we close the curtain on a memorable journey with new friends.


    Britain and Ireland Panorama
*Terms and Conditions
Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available tour price, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Tour deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions may apply. Food fund and airfares may be additional. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry.
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