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Britain and Ireland Explorer (Summer 2018)

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Starting: May 18, 2018
Through: Jun 02, 2018
Book By: May 14 2018 7:00PM
# of Nights: 15
Supplier:  Insight Vacations
Terms:  Terms & Disclaimers
ID:  5227037
from $4,295.00  (USD)
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Day Destination
1 Your Journey Begins     
2 Arrive London     
3 London, Stratford-Upon-Avon And Medieval York.     
4 London, Stratford-Upon-Avon And Medieval York.     
5 Durham, Hadrian's Wall And Edinburgh.     
6 Edinburgh, Scotland's Capital Of Culture.     
7 To St. Andrews And On To The Highland Capital Of     
8 Loch Ness, Glencoe And Loch Lomond.     
9 The English Lakes To Chester.     
10 North Wales And Over To Dublin.     
11 In Dublin's Fair City.     
12 A Journey Through Life From Dublin To Killarney.     
13 Ring Of Kerry Experience.     
14 Blarney Castle And Waterford.     
15 Across The Irish Sea To Cardiff.     
16 Roman Baths, Stonehenge And London.     
17 Homeward Bound.     
Number of Nights: 15
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Britain And Ireland Explorer (Summer 2018)
The leisurely pace and beauty of the Irish countryside blends with historic English towns, Welsh hospitality and the austere Scottish Highlands, for a truly memorable exploration of the British Isles.


Additional Included Highlights
  • Stratford: Appreciate the architecture of this pretty town. York: See York Minster and the medieval Shambles, within the city walls. Durham: See the castle and Romanesque cathedral. Hadrian's Wall: Stop to see part of the ancient wall. St Andrews: See the very first golf course. Pitlochry: Stop in the quaint town famous for its salmon leap. Grasmere: Visit William Wordsworth's grave in the Lake District. Loch Ness: Drive along the shores in search of the monster. Chester: See the cathedral, city walls and famous black and white Rows. Conwy: See the castle upon the river. Holyhead: Set sail for Dublin. Dublin: See the Custom House, Dublin Castle and the Georgian townhouses. Cashel: See the Rock of Cashel where St Patrick preached. Waterford: See Reginald's Tower and the ruined city walls. Rosslare: Board your ferry to cross the Irish Sea. Cardiff: See the castle and Principality Stadium. Scenic drives: Scottish Highlands, Grampian Mountains, Spey Valley, Glencoe, Loch Lomond, Loch Ness, English Lake District, Tipperary, Ring of Kerry, Dungarvan, Pembrokeshire, Severn Bridge, Salibury Plain.
Authentic Dining
  • Waterford: Celebrate the culmination of your escorted journey with wine, good cheer and palate-pleasing cuisine.
  • Dublin: Join a Guinness expert for a private tour of the Guinness Storehouse, before it is opened to the public. Learn the history and traditions behind Ireland's national drink, served around the world and enjoy a tasting.
  • Killarney: Choose from a fine selection of local restaurants on your Dine-Around Evening.
  • Dining Summary: 14 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 3 Dinners (D) and 3 Dinners with Wine (DW) all with tea or coffee.
Insight Experiences
  • Waterford: Meet a master craftsman on your guided visit of the world-famous House of Waterford Crystal.
  • Edinburgh: Walk with a Local Expert inside the walls of the Castle to view the Scottish Crown Jewels, Stone of Destiny and Mons Meg.
  • Dublin: Walk with your Local Expert, through the elegant squares of this fine city to see O'Connell Street, Custom House and Dublin Castle.
  • Kildare: Join an equine professional for a behind-the-scenes look at the Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens.
Top Rated Highlights
  • Stratford: Venture inside the timber-framed building where Shakespeare was born and grew up.
  • Killarney: Venture into a world of towering cliffs, lush lakelands and remote villages, as you travel the Ring of Kerry.
  • Blarney: Visit the castle and climb the battlements for a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone and gain the gift of eloquence.
  • Bath: The Roman Baths have existed for over 2,000 years and are now one of the best-preserved Roman remains in the world. Learn the importance of this historic site, still used as a center for bathing and socialising.
  • Stonehenge: Visit the mysterious circle of upright stones, which stands as strong today as it did 5,000 years ago.
  • Loch Ness: Soak up the scenery and hear tales of the famous Nessie during a private cruise.
  • Edinburgh: A hush descends and eyes turn to the castle. The skirl of the pipes rises and drums crack the night air as a tide of tunics and tartan flood from the drawbridge. For a limited time in August, witness the incredible spectacle of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Additional five Star Services
  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • You may purchase transfers from/to London Heathrow and Gatwick airports on arrival and departure days, or when additional night accommodation has been booked through Insight Vacations. Alternatively, please make your own way from/to the airport.
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Travel Date Range Price From   Information  
Apr 13, 2018 - Apr 28, 2018 $3,787.88   Must book by Feb 28 ...   View Details
Apr 20, 2018 - May 05, 2018 $4,095.00   Airfare not included   View Details
May 18, 2018 - Jun 02, 2018 $4,295.00   Airfare not included   View Details
May 27, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018 $3,972.88   Must book by Feb 28 ...   View Details
Jun 29, 2018 - Jul 27, 2018 $3,954.38   Must book by Feb 28 ...   View Details
Aug 03, 2018 - Aug 10, 2018 $4,495.00   Airfare not included...   View Details
Sep 07, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018 $4,295.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Sep 28, 2018 - Oct 13, 2018 $3,815.63   Must book by Feb 28 ...   View Details
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.