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Britain and Ireland Grandeur

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 23 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 5- yrs
  • max group size 48
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-22542
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts London, England
  • Ends London, England
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Explore London, Londonderry, Belfast, Dublin and Edinburgh with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Plymouth, Bath, Cardiff, Limerick, Galway, Sligo, Chester, Glasgow and York
  • Visit the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, Waterford Crystal Showroom, Blarney Castle, the magnificent Cliffs of Moher, the Giant's Causeway, Guinness Storehouse, Falkirk Wheel, Isle of Skye, Edinburgh Castle, Alnwick and Shakespeare's Birthplace in StratforduponAvon
  • View the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth, the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle in Limerick, the scenic Lake District, the 18th hole at St. Andrews, Eilean Donan Castle, Culloden Battlefield and York Minster
  • See Galway Cathedral
  • Scenic Drive on a Cornish Excursion, experience the Ring of Kerry
  • Tickets for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance dates.
  • Connect With Locals Enjoy a traditional British Be My Guest dinner hosted by a local family in the dining room of either their elegant town house in the city or in their impressive country house overlooking picturesque scenery in the Vale of York.
  • Dive into Culture Learn how crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour.
  • Dive Into Culture Visit Falkirk Wheel to learn about Scotland's canal system at the world's only rotating boat lift.
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Start and end in London, the "Britain And Ireland Grandeur" trip is a guided city sightseeing trip that takes 23 days. You will visit Galway, Waterford, County Donegal and 9 other destinations in 4 different countries. "Britain And Ireland Grandeur" is a group trip which will include accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

There’s more to most UK and Ireland trips than the iconic sights. On this journey, you’ll trace the footsteps of giants and feel the salty spray of the Cliffs of Moher, smell the mossy walls of medieval castles and enjoy a toe-tapping, heart-stirring Gaelic song along the way.
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  • Day 1: Welcome to London
  • Day 2: Explore the Sights of London
  • Day 3: Journey to Stonehenge and on to Plymouth
  • Day 4: Discover the Cornish Peninsula
  • Day 5: Soak up Bath and off to Cardiff
  • Day 6: Cross the Irish Sea to Waterford
  • Day 7: Onwards to Blarney and Killarney
  • Day 8: A Day on the Ring of Kerry
  • Day 9: Off to Limerick, the Majestic Cliffs of Moher and Galway
  • Day 10: Venture into County Donegal
  • Day 11: Explore Londonderry, the Giants Causeway and Belfast
  • Day 12: On the road to Dublin
  • Day 13: See the Sights of Dublin
  • Day 14: Ferry across to Historic Chester and Liverpool
  • Day 15: Continue to the Beautiful Lake District
  • Day 16: Journey North to Glasgow
  • Day 17: Over the Sea to Skye
  • Day 18: The Sights of Loch Ness and Culloden in the Scottish Highlands
  • Day 19: Onwards to Edinburgh
  • Day 20: Explore Edinburgh Castle
  • Day 21: Uncover Yorks Treasures
  • Day 22: Journey to Stratford-upon-Avon and on to London
  • Day 23: Farewell London
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  • 22 Breakfasts
  • 6 Dinners
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
Accommodation
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Pick-up and drop-off when you stay at the Brendan Vacations recommended London hotel, booked through Brendan Vacations
  • The services of a Brendan Vacations Local Host when you stay at Brendan Vacations's recommended London hotel.
Transport
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Guide
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
Others
  • 1 Be My Guest
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Return ferry across the Irish Sea between Wales and Ireland
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from London are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Britain and Ireland Grandeur tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Britain and Ireland Grandeur tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 26 November 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 26 November 2022, a deposit of 250 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Britain and Ireland Grandeur tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Britain and Ireland Grandeur tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Awarded "Safe Travels" stamp
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Where to travel in Europe?

    Europe has swathes of spectacular landscapes, a rich history, and vibrant cultures. Therefore, deciding on the best travel destinations on the continent can be difficult. However, you can narrow down on highlights by choosing one overarching theme for your trip. 

    If you are looking forward to immersing yourself in art and history, then Italy, Spain, and France should be on the top of your list. Head for Switzerland, Norway, or Croatia if nature is what you love the most. For beaches and water sports, you will be hard-pressed to find better destinations than Greece, Portugal, and Montenegro.

    Having said that, you can also diversify your itinerary by mixing and matching different elements of the same country. Italy tops the charts not just for its medieval monuments and Renaissance art but also for coastal scenery and sun-soaked beaches. Similarly, Spain is a foodie paradise as much as it is an architectural hotspot.

  • How to travel around Europe cheap?

    Bus services like FlixBus and BusAbout offer a convenient means of transport if you wish to move from one city to another within the same country. Although these services do travel between countries, they might not be the best choice due to a longer travel time.

    Budget airlines are another great way to get around Europe’s major cities, especially when you want to cut down on travel time between two countries. Keep an eye out and you might be able to snag tickets at unbelievable rates. Services like Skyscanner can be of help. Some of the largest budget airlines in the continent are Ryanair, WizzAir, Eurowings, and EasyJet.

    Ridesharing services are a godsend for those wishing to immerse themselves in local culture as they offer you the chance to catch a ride with locals along the way. BlaBlaCar is the largest one. The only downside is that it is not always as easy to book a rideshare service as it is to catch a bus or hop on a budget flight.

  • What is the best travel insurance for Europe?

    There are dozens of insurance companies offering travel insurance, which can make it difficult for you to choose the right one.

    There are a number of things that you should be aware of while purchasing travel insurance. If it is comprehensive medical insurance plans that you are interested in, make sure to find out what all the plan covers. If you are concerned about certain scenarios, then check out customizable travel insurance policies and find out if the provider can cover you for those situations. You also need to determine if there are reasonable coverage limits. Check deductibles and compensation limits in the insurance policy for this.

    While insurance is important, it is mostly a safeguard against emergencies. If you are on a budget, you can go with the second- or even third-best option and prioritize getting your money’s worth instead of purchasing the most comprehensive coverage.

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