Tour overview

Visiting: Dublin, Belfast, Glascow, Loch Lomond, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester, Llandudno, Caernarfon, Brecon Beacons Park, Cardiff London and much more!

 

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8 Sep 202027 Sep 2020$10,080 $9,680
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  • Return economy international flights & taxes
  • Sumptuous meals as per itinerary
  • English Tour guide and bus services
  • Accommodation & entry to places listed on itinerary
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Day 1 – Melbourne / Dubai

Ready for this exciting tour to see the best of the United Kingdom? This evening our group will meet at the airport to board our Emirates airlines flight bound for Dubai.

Meals – As per flight

Day 2 – Dubai / Dublin

Early this morning, we land into Dubai and after a short transit, we reboard our flight bound for Dublin. Welcome to Ireland! Upon arrival your trusty long distance coach and local guide will soon bring you on a quick orientation about town. Take in the sights of the St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trinity College, Phoenix Park and the Georgian Square. We then check into our hotel for an early dinner.

Meals – As per flight / D

Hotel – Mercure North Dublin hotel or similar

Day 3 – Dublin / Belfast

Today we will visit the spectacular Giant’s Causeway, a set of some massive 40,000 basalt cliffs along the coast of Northern Ireland. Travel to Belfast, the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland. Join an orientation tour of Belfast, view City Hall, Queen’s University, Stormont Castle, St Anne Cathedral, St George & Market, the Belfast shipyards of Harland.

Meals – B/ L / D

Hotel – Holiday Inn Belfast or similar

Day 4 – Belfast / Glascow

After a hearty breakfast, we will cross the Iris Sea to Scotland by ferry and continue the journey to Glasgow, a port city on the River Clyde in Scotland’s western Lowlands. Join an orientation tour and see the George Square, GoMA and Duke of Wellington Statue (Glasgow), Merchant City, Glasgow Cathedral, Trongate and Glasgow Green.

Meals – B / L /D

Hotel – Novotel hotel or similar

Day 5 – Glascow / Loch Lomond / Fort William

Journey along the Loch Lomond before making a quick photo stop at Glencoe, a film location used in Skyfall and Harry Potter. We arrive in Fort William and take the Jacobite Steam Train, a journey described by many as one of the great railway journeys of the world. The steam train played a starring role as the Hogwarts Express – taking Harry from platform 9 ¾ all the way to Hogwarts. Take the journey over the magnificent Glenfinnan Viaduct, whilst enjoying views of Loch Shiel from your window, another key location featured in the films. After arriving in Mallaig, we enjoy free time and overnight.

Note: If Jacobite Steam Train is not available, we will use the normal train service instead.

Meals – B / L / D

Hotel – Fort William Hotel or similar

Day 6 – Fort William / Isle of Skye / Aviemore

We will make our way to the coast for crossing over to the Isle of Skye. Visit the Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most recognised castles in Scotland. Strategically located on its own little island, it overlooks the Isle of Skye. It is also situated at a point where three great sea lochs meet, and is surrounded by the majestic splendour of the forested mountains of Kintail.

Meals – B / L / D

Hotel – Aviemore Area Hotel or similar

Day 7 – Aviemore / Iverness / Edinburgh

Start your day with an orientation tour of Inverness, see the Inverness Cathedral, Inverness Castle and Urquhart Castle. Consider an optional tour to the Blair Castle, a famous Highland fortress with beautiful gardens that’s home to the red deer and the St Bride’s Kirk – final resting place of ‘Bonnie Dundee’, one of Scotland’s greatest heroes. Travel to Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland.

Meals – B / L /D

Hotel –Holiday Inn Edinburgh or similar

Day 8 – Edinburgh

Go on a city tour and see the historic Royal Mile, the beautiful Edinburgh Castle, and the bustling shopping districts of Princes Street and Edinburgh Waverley. Tonight, enjoy a Scottish Night Out experience where traditional Scottish entertainment includes music, dance, and songs in the magnificent setting of the historic Prestonfield House.

Meals – B / L /D

Hotel –Holiday Inn Edinburgh or similar

Day 9 – Edinburgh / Lake District / Manchester

Drive along the scenic Lake District and immerse yourself in the gorgeous scenery that stretches out before you. An interesting fact about this place is that these views were the inspiration for the famous poem Daffodils written by William Wordsworth. Enjoy a boat tour on Lake Windermere, a beautiful waterway that’s also England’s largest natural lake. After lunch we make our way to Manchester and embark on an orientation tour to see the Albert Square, City Hall, China Town, Manchester Cathedral and Manchester opera house.

Meals – B / L / D

Hotel – Novotel Manchester North or similar

Day 10 – Manchester / Liverpool / LLandudno (Wales)

This morning we continue to Liverpool, the hometown of legendary rock band The Beatles. Embark on an orientation tour of the historic maritime city, which will take you to the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool Cathedral and the famous home of Liverpool Football Club – Anfield Stadium. Learn more about The Beatles at The Beatles Story, a museum and award-winning visitor attraction, which showcases the world’s largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to the lives and times of The Beatles. Located in the Fab Four’s hometown of Liverpool on the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site at the Albert Dock, The Beatles Story takes visitors on an atmospheric journey through the lives, times, culture and music of The Beatles. We will then make our way into Wales into the area of Llandudno.

Meals – B / L /D

Hotel – Hotel Llandudno Bay Hotel or similar

Day 11 – LLandudno / Caernarfon

This morning after breakfast we make our way to Caernarfon which is not too far away. Before we reach our destination however we will stop into Conwy for a visit which is known for the smallest house in Britain and also Conwy Castle. We will also stop by Bodnant Gardens - a National Trust property which overlooks the Conwy Valley towards the Carneddau mountains. Founded in 1874 and developed by five generations of one family, it was gifted to the National Trust in 1949. Overnight in Caernarfon.

Meals – B / L / D

Hotel – Hotel Caernarfon Premier Inn or similar

Day 12 – Caernarfon

Today we will tour North Wales, starting with a visit to the National Slate Museum, which tells about the region’s former slate industry and pause for photos of Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales. Visit the massive walls and battlements of Caernarfon Castle, one of the many 13th century castles built by Edward I. If time permits a relaxing afternoon in the town area to take in the sights and sounds.

Meals – B / L / D

Hotel – Hotel Caernarfon Premier Inn or similar

Day 13 – Caernarfon / Brecon Beacons Park / Cardiff

We leave Caernarfon today and take a narrow gauge train ride through Snowdonia to the summit in which the round train trip will take about 2 and a half hours in total. Afterwards we drive from Llanberis through Brecon Beacons Park to Wale’s capital, Cardiff and enjoy an evening folklore dinner show. If time permits, we will commence our city tour of Cardiff but if not we shall do it tomorrow (see day 14).
Overnight in Cardiff.

Meals – B / L / D

Hotel – Hilton Holiday Inn or similar

Day 14 – Cardiff / Plymouth

This morning - take a city tour including City Hall, Cardiff Castle and the harbour. We then continue to Caerphilly Castle for a tour. Caerphilly Castle is a medieval fortification in South Wales. The castle was constructed by Gilbert de Clare in the 13th century as part of his campaign to conquer Glamorgan,. Afterwards a few hours drive to Plymouth with photostops at Sidmouth and Exmouth along the way.

Meals – B / L / D

Hotel – Crowne Plaza Plymouth or similar

Day 15 – Plymouth / Healey Cornish Farm / St Michael Mount / St Ives / Plymouth

Today is an opportunity to experience the best this area has to offer! First up, enjoy lunch at Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm before departing for St Michael's Mount, a small tidal island in Mount's Bay. We then stop by St Ives, famous for its surf beaches and art scene. We'll take a guided tour here, including the Tate St Ives, the working harbour and Smeaton's Pier. Then it is back to Plymouth for our overnight stay.

Meals – B / L / D

Hotel – Crowne Plaza Plymouth or similar

Day 16 – Plymouth / Dartmoor National Park / StoneHenge / Bath

We venture north-east to Bath today, stopping along the way at Lydford Gorge in Dartmoor National Park. Here we'll take a scenic walk and enjoy tea or coffee and a slice of cake at a local tearoom. Then we drive to Stonehenge - this prehistoric monument consists of a ring of standing stones, at around 4 metres high! Afterwards we drive to Bath for overnight.

Meals – B / L / D

Hotel – Abbey Hotel Bath or similar

Day 17 – Bath / Stratford Upon Avon / Oxford

Early this morning we shall explore Bath on a walking tour. Highlights include the Pulteney Bridge, Royal Crescent and the famous Roman Baths. We will head to Stratford-upon-Avon and have lunch along the highway. the birthplace of famous poet William Shakespeare. Follow a local guide as he takes you to explore the charming cobbled streets of this Warwickshire country town. Overnight in Oxford area.

Meals – B / L / D

Hotel – Crown Plaza Hotel Oxford or similar

Day 18 – Oxford / London City Tour / London Gatwick area

Early this morning we depart bound for London! See the sights today, including photo stops at Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Trafalgar Square and St Paul's Cathedral. Please note this tour is photostop tour without entrances due to time restraint. Tonight we will have our final group dinner.

Meals – B / L / D

Hotel – Hilton London Gatwick or similar

Day 19 – London Gatwick / Dubai

Enjoy a bit of free time in the morning around the area and around 11am our coach transfer will take our group to Gatwick London airport for our flight back home with Emirates bound for Dubai.

Meals – B / Own arrangements

Day 20 – Dubai / Melbourne

Our overnight flight arrives into Dubai early this morning. After a short transit, we re-board our flight bound for home. We anticipate to arrive later tonight and hope you thoroughly enjoyed your trip!

Meals – As per flight