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London

Marvel at the amazing sights during your included half day guided sightseeing tour of London with a Local Specialist. See the sights including Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. Later, spend time exploring the city independently or go shopping in one of the famous London department stores.Full Breakfast

Meals

Full Breakfast

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Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament

The 'Bard of Avon' and his legacy take centre stage as we travel to Stratford-upon-Avon to view Anne Hathaway's picturesque thatched cottage and visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre before heading to York and Leeds, where we'll enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and get to know our Travel Director and travel companions.Welcome Reception

Hotel

Jurys Inn

Meals

Welcome Reception

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Stratford-upon-Avon

We venture north to the medieval market town of Alnwick with its impressive castle and Tenantry Column, upon which the Percy Lion sits imposingly overlooking the town's beautiful gardens. Enjoy a scenic drive north to the enchanting capital of Edinburgh. During the Edinburgh Festival, tickets to the Edinburgh Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle are included. Full Breakfast

Hotel

Holiday Inn

Meals

Full Breakfast

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Alnwick, Edinburgh

Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, overlooking the town from Castle Rock. See the quaint Royal Mile, Palace of Holyroodhouse and new Scottish Parliament building. Full Breakfast

Meals

Full Breakfast

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Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile

We continue north to the historic town of St. Andrews, home to one of the oldest golf courses in the world. View the famous 18th green which the golfing greats have clamoured to play on for centuries, before heading to picturesque Pitlochry and our overnight stop in the Scottish Highlands.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel

Carrbridge

Meals

Full Breakfast, Dinner

Highlights

St Andrews, St Andrews Golf Course

View the site of the bloody Battle of Culloden, where Bonnie Prince Charlie and his army of Jacobites were defeated in 1746. Then meander through the scenic Scottish Highlands along the banks of Loch Ness in search of Nessie. We'll view the 13th century Eilean Donan Castle where three lochs meet before travelling to the Isle of Skye where we dine in our hotel tonight.  Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel

Kings Arms Kyleakin

Meals

Full Breakfast, Dinner

Highlights

Culloden, Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle, Isle of Skye

Journey past the site of the tragic 1692 massacre at Glencoe, known as the 'Glen of the Weeping' before heading to the Scottish cultural capital, Glasgow, where our orientation tour includes views of the Cathedral and the magnificent George Square, lined with statues of Great Britain's most celebrated sons. This evening, we enjoy a delicious Regional Meal at a local restaurant.Full Breakfast, Regional Meal

Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn

Meals

Full Breakfast, Regional Meal

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Glencoe, Glasgow, Glasgow Cathedral, Goerge Square

The runaway wedding capital of Gretna Green is our first stop today. See where eloping couples would make their vows over the Marriage Anvil before crossing the border and arriving in Grasmere, where famous Romantic poet William Wordsworth wrote his famous 'Daffodils' poem. See Lake Windermere, England's largest lake, before arriving at your hotel. Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel

Lancaster House/Hallmark Carlisle

Meals

Full Breakfast, Dinner

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Grasmere

This morning we visit Quarry Bank Mill, a National Trust property that will give us a Cultural Insight into life during the Industrial Revolution. We travel to the haunt of the 'Fab Four' and our home for the night, the edgy city of Liverpool. Full Breakfast

Hotel

Mercure Atlantic Tower

Meals

Full Breakfast

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Liverpool

Travel to the ancient town of Chester where your orientation tour will take you past its Roman walls and famous Tudor 'Rows'. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the life of the local Town Crier before travelling along the scenic North Wales Coast to the island of Anglesey en route to Holyhead. Cross the Irish Sea to Dublin, the charismatic Irish capital.Full Breakfast

Hotel

Mespil/Ballsbridge

Meals

Full Breakfast

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Chester, Chester Rows, Holyhead

See Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Phoenix Park and the stately Georgian Squares with your Local Specialist. Then enjoy a Cultural Insight at the Guinness Brewery for a tour and tasting technique demonstration. The rest of the day is yours to explore the Irish capital. Amble along Grafton Street with its colourful performers or head to Temple Bar for another pint of 'the Black Stuff'. Tonight consider an Optional Experience to enjoy the rousing sounds and warm hospitality of a traditional Irish Cabaret performance. Full Breakfast

Meals

Full Breakfast

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Dublin, Trinity College, St Patricks Cathedral, Phoenix Park

This morning cross the border to Northern Ireland. We meet our Local Specialist 'Cabbie' who will take us on a journey through the recent history of Belfast in their Black Cab. Spend the rest of the day at leisure perhaps exploring the Titanic Quarter to learn more about this ill-fated ship.Full Breakfast

Hotel

Park Inn By Radisson

Meals

Full Breakfast

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Belfast

This morning, visit Giants Causeway, an area of about 40,000 interlocking ballast columns, a UNESCO World Heritage site in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and one of the most iconic natural wonders in the United Kingdom. In Londonderry, walk along the 17th century walls with your Local Specialist and see the streets and murals of the Bogside. Known as the People's Gallery, the murals depict the history of the 'Troubles'. Later arrive in Donegal where you dine at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel

Ballina

Meals

Full Breakfast, Dinner

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Giants Causeway, Londonderry, Donegal

Before departing Donegal, view the castle that was once the stronghold of the O'Donnell clan. We view the grave of W. B Yeats in Drumcliffe before continuing through Sligo and Galway to see the stone Cathedral that was built on the site of an old prison, and stroll around Eyre Square with its tribute to John F. Kennedy.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel

Connacht

Meals

Full Breakfast, Dinner

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Donegal, Donegal Castle, Galway, Galway Cathedral

We'll visit the dramatic Cliffs of Moher before travelling to Limerick to view St. Mary's Cathedral, the Treaty Stone and King John's Castle, the tallest spire in Ireland. Our drive continues through picturesque Adare, one of Ireland's prettiest villages, before arriving in colourful Kenmare, our home for the next two nights.Full Breakfast

Hotel

Kenmare Bay

Meals

Full Breakfast

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Cliffs of Moher, Limerick, Adare, Kenmare

Ireland's enduring natural beauty is our welcome companion today as we circle the enchanting Ring of Kerry, past the fishing village of Waterville, Black Valley and Moll's Gap.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Meals

Full Breakfast, Dinner

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Ring of Kerry, Waterville, Black Valley, Molls Gap

In pursuit of the 'gift of the gab', we kiss the Blarney Stone, before continuing to the House of Waterford Crystal where we will enjoy a fascinating Cultural Insight demonstration with master craftsmen.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel

Fitzwilton

Meals

Full Breakfast, Dinner

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Waterford, House of Waterford Crystal

Cross the Irish Sea to Wales and continue your journey through beautiful countryside and arrive in its capital. Explore Cardiff's iconic sights - the Millennium Stadium, Millennium Centre and Victorian fantasy Cardiff Castle at its heart.Full Breakfast

Hotel

Park Inn by Radisson

Meals

Full Breakfast

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Cardiff, Cardiff Castle

Arriving in Bath, we admire the city's elegant Georgian façades and ancient Roman Baths from which it derives its name before meandering to Plymouth, our home for the next two nights.Full Breakfast

Hotel

Copthorne

Meals

Full Breakfast

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Bath, Roman Baths, PLYMOUTH

Enjoy an orientation tour and see the Royal Citadel and Mayflower Steps where brave pilgrims embarked on their epic voyage to the New World centuries ago. Follow the Cornish peninsula to the artists' retreat of St. Ives and view St. Michael's Mount with its 17th hilltop century castle overlooking the stunning Cornish scenery. Tonight, join your fellow companions and Travel Director for a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner at a Cornish farm.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining

Meals

Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining

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PLYMOUTH, St Ives

The mystical ancient monoliths at Stonehenge are our first stop. Ponder their myths that remain largely unsolved before travelling to London where your amazing holiday comes to an end.Full Breakfast

Meals

Full Breakfast

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London

Say goodbye to your fellow travellers as you leave London and return home with special memories.Full Breakfast

Meals

Full Breakfast

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London

What's Included?

  • 19 full breakfasts
  • 10 dinners (including Be My Guest)
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Use of Brendan Vacations's London Reception Centre offering a range of services including tickets for day trips and local attractions
  • The services of a Brendan Vacations Local Host if you stay at Brendan Vacations's recommended London hotel
  • Return ferry across the Irish Sea between Wales and Ireland
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page link below for details
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • City tour in Edinburgh, Dublin, Belfast, Londonderry/Derry
  • Scenic drives of the Ring of Kerry and on a Cornish Excursion
  • Orientation of York, Glasgow, Chester, Galway, Limerick, Cardiff, Bath, Plymouth and Salisbury
  • View York Minster, Culloden Battlefield, Eilean Donan Castle, the 18th hole at St. Andrews, the magnificent Cliffs of Moher and the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth
  • Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, medieval Alnwick, Edinburgh Castle, Isle of Skye, Quarry Bank Mill, Giants Causeway, Blarney Castle to kiss the stone, Waterford Crystal Showroom, the Roman Baths in Bath, and the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge

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Jurys Inn
Holiday Inn

Carrbridge
Kings Arms Kyleakin
Hilton Garden Inn
Lancaster House/Hallmark Carlisle
Mercure Atlantic Tower
Mespil/Ballsbridge

Park Inn By Radisson
Ballina
Connacht
Kenmare Bay

Fitzwilton
Park Inn by Radisson
Copthorne