Your custom-tailored highlights of Britain and Ireland tour takes you on a journey through the British Isles and Ireland, showing you their interconnected, yet diverse histories, from Celtic mythology to Roman ruins, English kings to treasured scenery. The sunlight shines through stories etched into the colorful stained glass windows decorating York’s historic abbey. An imposing castle stands atop a cliff overlooking Edinburgh. Images of the Titanic fill the harbor at Belfast. Whispered histories...
London – Magic of London
London has been the seat of power of England, Britain, and the British Empire for a millennium, reaching as far as India and China, and as locally as the streets surrounding the House of Parliament. The city has an incomparable collection of history and modernity, blending antique buildings with contemporary restaurants pushing the boundaries of traditional British cuisine. Refurbished buildings containing rare bookshops hold a first edition Price and Prejudice. You arrive in the city and find the energetic streets refreshing.
Boutique shops and cafes line cobblestone alleys; opulent department stores and arcades fill with Londoners enjoying the hours after work. Your private transfer meets you at the airport and escorts you to your luxurious hotel centered in the heart of London. The remainder of the day is yours to stroll around the city as you please, visiting the banks of the famous River Thames and enjoying the gentle breeze of the brushes against the historic waters and the contemporary rails of the Millennium Bridge.
York – Meeting the Bard in Stratford-upon-Avon
Glasgow – Lakeside Romance
Glasgow – Excursion to Edinburgh
Belfast – Ferry to Ireland
Dublin – Desirable Dublin
Kilkenny – Castle of Kilkenny
Cardiff – Across the Irish Sea to Wales
Windsor – Comparing Grace
London – Away from the British Isles
- Discover the postcard-perfect castles in the British countryside that look as though they were taken straight from a storybook
- Stroll along the quiet streets of Shakespeare’s Home Town at Stratford-upon-Avon
- Come face to face with elegant crystals in a Waterford Crystal Showroom
- Witness the exquisite colors in the stained glass windows at the famous York Minster
- Traverse the historic cobblestone streets of Edinburgh, from the charming Royal Mile to famous Princes Street
- View the spectacular Roman bathhouse in the enchanting English city of Bath
- Experience the interactive building of the Titanic at the Titanic Belfast Experience, where the luxury liner was built
Photos of reflective lakes and fairytale castles become real on your 10-day journey across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, and Wales. Rugged coastal cliffs show their majesty. Shakespearean allure proves charming in London and Stratford-upon-Avon. Historic cities grow from Roman ruins and nearby opulent palaces. Your adventure of the highlights of Britain and Ireland tour begins with your arrival in London. Your private transfer meets you at Heathrow International Airport and escorts you to a luxury hotel located in the heart of the city.
The remainder of the day is yours to explore the wonderful history of the city gracing the shores of the River Thames. The following day, your guide meets you at the hotel and leads you out of the city, northbound to Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon. Consider learning more about your luxury England travel agents who strive to make your trip memorable and extraordinary to the highest degree. Continue to the captivating medieval city of York to tour the narrow streets and Gothic cathedrals. Next, you travel through the Yorkshire Dales and into the picturesque scenery of the Lakes District. Visit local villages before continuing through Gretna Green along the Scottish border, and into Glasgow.
Discover the beauty of Edinburgh on a full day guided tour, taking you along the charming cobblestone streets of the old city. You travel along the Ayrshire coast and ferry across to Belfast, Northern Ireland, visiting City Hall and the exhilarating Titanic Belfast Experience en route to the Irish capital of Dublin. Explore the beauty of Dublin, from its past, to present, on a half-day tour leaving you the remainder of the day to enjoy the marvels of the city at your leisure.
Next, experience the enchanting countryside of Kilkenny and the fairytale castle decorating the landscape. At the House of Waterford Crystal, you enter into an exquisite showroom displaying a cast of elegant pieces. Traverse the Irish Sea by ferry to the Welsh capital of Cardiff, which boasts stunning modern architecture brushing against antique buildings. Then find yourself in the quaint streets of Bath brimming with Georgian architecture and a Roman bathhouse, along with the extravagance of Winsor Palace. On your final morning, you can relax with a full English breakfast at your lavish London hotel, where your private transfer will escort you to Heathrow International Airport.
$3,745 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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