Castles and Kingdoms

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 20 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts London, England
  • Ends Shannon , Ireland
  • +14
HIGHLIGHTS
  • London: Enjoy a grand Welcome Dinner at the luxurious Rubens at the Palace, an exquisite fivestar hotel overlooking Buckingham Palace, hosted in the English Grill restaurant.
  • Bath: Experience an exquisite Highlight Dinner at The Bybrook, a Michelinstarred restaurant, in the heart of the British countryside.
  • York: Enjoy a traditional English cream tea in the Grecian Hall of Castle Howard.
  • English Lake District: Enter the dramatic ruins of Lowther Castle and take time to explore through the ancient grounds. Enjoy a private dinner in the sculpture gallery which overlooks the castle gardens.
Starting in London and ending in Shannon, the Castles And Kingdoms trip is a guided luxury trip that takes 20 days. You will visit Bowness-on-Windermere, Limerick, Shannon and 13 other destinations in 4 different countries. Castles And Kingdoms is a group trip which will include accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

Head to the Islands of Britain and Ireland for a stately journey across rugged, fairy-tale lands. A storyteller’s paradise, you’ll uncover the essence of Britain and the natural elements of Ireland, meeting some colourful characters along the way. From esteemed author and Dubliner Trevor White, to Killarney locals and a Royal House Guard in London, you’re in for a trip rich in history, with fascinating local insights and lots of laughter! Travel in elegant style, stay at the most sought-after addresses, dine at Michelin-starred restaurants and savour local specialities. And of course, no trip to this part of the world would be complete without trying esteemed local delicacies, including Guinness in Ireland and a delicious English scone.
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  • Day 1: Welcome to London.
  • Day 2: Traditions and Treasures of London.
  • Day 3: Stonehenge and Georgian Bath.
  • Day 4: Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and York.
  • Day 5: Medieval Wonders of York.
  • Day 6: The Wild and Poetic Lake District.
  • Day 7: Alnwick Castle.
  • Day 8: Highlights of Beautiful Edinburgh.
  • Day 9: Edinburgh to Belfast.
  • Day 10: Highlights of Belfast.
  • Day 11: Giant's Causeway and Londonderry.
  • Day 12: Vibrant Dublin.
  • Day 13: A Truly Irish Experience.
  • Day 14: Glendalough to Kilkenny.
  • Day 15: Banter in Blarney.
  • Day 16: Sweet Ring of Kerry.
  • Day 17: Exploring Limerick.
  • Day 18: Regal County Mayo.
  • Day 19: Majestic Ashford Castle.
  • Day 20: Depart Shannon.
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Accommodation
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • 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).
  • Complimentary, private airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Complimentary, private train station transfers are included when train travel is included within the itinerary. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.
Transport
  • Luxury Gold is proud to offer various modes of transportation, from luxury coach to included flight and more, so that you always travel in comfort and experience your journey and destination in the best possible and most appropriate way.
Guide
  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
Others
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.
  • From time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Gold Flourish, which is a local speciality representing the destination.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to London and from Shannon 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 Castles and Kingdoms tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Castles and Kingdoms tour. You can cancel the tour up to 63 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 62 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 200 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 62 days before departure. For any departures within 28 April 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Castles and Kingdoms 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 Castles and Kingdoms 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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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