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A Touch of Britain

A Touch of Britain

February 09, 2017

There are tons of tours and tour operators offering Britain. A touch of the highlights would be:

See a world class show in London, the heart of England. Visit Windsor Castle, the British Museum and Fortnum & Mason. Discover whiskies, tartans and castles in Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city Brave ancient fortified walls in England's Lake District and coastal Wales Visit Wordsworth's cottage, Shakespeare's home and Blenheim Palace Explore Oxford, the Roman baths of Bath and Stonehenge View one of the world's finest topiary gardens and visit the Queen's weekend home Explore countryside's, discover castles, manor houses and medieval towns. Enjoy the Ring of Kerry to the Lakes of Killarney and learn how Guinness is made in Ireland. Discover the scenic wonders in the Burren, at the Cliffs of Moher and the lush Wicklow Hills. Explore Glendalough, visit Blarney Castle and earn the "gift of gab".

Scotland is action-packed with history. Visit the fabled Loch Lomond, Stirling, Edinburgh, Cawdor and Blair castles. Walk the peaceful glens and listen to the bagpipers.  Feast your eyes on the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo if you visit from the end of July through the end of August. Each year the major tour operators add at least one Britain Tour to their list. Globus is introducing "From Ireland's Ancient East to the Wild Atlantic Way, a nine day tour.

Cosmos is offering From Dublin to London, also a nine day escorted tour. Trafalgar is concentrating on their Special interest tours, England's Castles, Manors and Gardens, a nine day tour and Highland Trail Inspired by Outlander for 13 days Collette wins the prize for 2017 with three new tours of Britain; Irish Adventure, just seven days, Best of Britain and Ireland for twenty-four days and From Castles to Causeways for twenty days. Brendan Vacations specializes in Ireland and Scotland with escorted vacations, private chauffeur vacations, locally hosted rail vacations and self-drive vacations.

Insight offers eleven Britain and Ireland vacations including their famous Country Roads tours, their Discovery Tours, Regional Experiences and easy Pace Tours. Tauck has not added any new tours to Britain, but their England, Scotland and Wales, fourteen day tour covers most of Britain, with their Ireland and Great Britain giving you the choice of visiting both countries in fourteen days or just exploring Ireland for 8 days, The Best of Ireland for fourteen days or Ireland Forever for eight days. They also offer a tour to Scotland for eight days.