UK and Ireland
Discover BELFAST, Northern Ireland’s capital city. This monumental city is overcoming its religious conflicts. A 9 days tuor visiting London, Cambridge, York, Durham, Alnwick, Edinburgh, Pitlochry, Inverness, Loch Ness, Glasgow, London, Belfast, Dublin, Caernarfon, Liverpool, Stratford, Oxford, London.
DAY 01 TUE / FRI. London. Arrival.-
Highlights: Arrival to London. Transfer to the hotel.
Welcome to London! On arrival at 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.
DAY 02 WED / SAT. London.-
Highlights: Guided tour, Changing of the Guards. Transfer to Soho.
In the early morning, comprehensive tour with local guide, lasting two hours and a half. We will see the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street, Tower of London, Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace and the famous Changing of the Guard (depending on the time of year). Afternoon at leisure. 18.30: In the evening, a stroll through Leicester Square, China Town and Soho, with its atmosphere, its theatres and its entertainment. Sit down for dinner at your preferred restaurant (Indian, Chinese, Thai, international, and so on) in the lively district. Return to hotel.
DAY 03 THU / SUN. London- Cambridge- York- Durham.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Picturesque countryside with hills and woods.
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.
DAY 04 FRI / MON. Durham- Alnwick- Edinburgh.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Cross into Scotland. Castles, views over the sea. Sightseeing of Edinburgh.
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.
DAY 05 SAT / TUE. Edinburgh- Pitlochry -Inverness- Loch Ness- Glasgow.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Magnificent countryside of high mountains and lakes. Boat trip. Loch Ness.
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.
DAY 06 SUN / WED. Glasgow- Belfast- Dublin.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Ferry to Ireland.
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.
DAY 07 MON / THU. Dublin.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Sightseeing tour of Dublin.
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.
DAY 08 TUE / FRI. Dublin- Caernarfon- Liverpool.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Ferry from Ireland to Wales. Maritime landscapes. Caernarfon.
We will board a fast ferry in the early morning. After a journey of two or 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.
DAY 09 WED / SAT. Liverpool- Stratford- Oxford – London.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Shakespeare’s hometown. Oxford.
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. Check the time of your flight in case you need an additional night.
- Travel by bus with English speaking guide.
- Basic travel insurance.
- Hotels according to the itinerary.
- Breakfast buffet.
- Arrival transfer
- Boat: On the Loch Ness
- City tour in: London, Edinburgh
- Evening Transfer: Soho in London
- Ticket admission: Urquhart castle in Loch Ness
- City tour in: Dublin
- Ferry: Scotland – Ireland
- Ferry: Ireland – Wales.
- Dec.20: 11, 25
- Jan.21: 01, 15, 22
- Feb.21: 05, 12, 19
- Apr.21: 02, 09, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
- May.21: 04, 07, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
- Jun.21: 01, 04, 08, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
- Jul.21: 02, 06, 09, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
- Aug.21: 03, 06, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31
- Sep.21: 03, 07, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28
- Oct.21: 01, 05, 08, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26
- Nov.21: 02, 12
- Dec.21: 10, 24, 31
- Jan.22: 14, 21
- Feb.22: 04, 11, 18
- Mar.22: 04, 11, 25
PRICES PER PERSON
SEASON DBL SINGL
High S. $1.413 $1.941
Mid S. $1.476 $2.003
Low S. $1.271 $1.799
- Sunlight, especially in Scotland, varies depending on the time of year and allows us to live different experiences: in summer the days are very long, with only a few hours darkness per day, while in winter there are very few hours of sunshine, with darkness predominating everyday life.
- It is a general policy in the hotels that may request a deposit of money on arrival at each of the hotels where you will be staying. This deposit is charged at the time of check in and is refunded upon departure if you did not make any expenses at the hotel.
- The space in the holds of the coaches and in the train wagons is limited and this determines the maximum amount of luggage authorized per passenger on our circuits: one suitcase per person and one handbag. Carrying more luggage than allowed can be checked in at destination.