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Exploring Britain and Ireland (14 Days, Standard)

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A 14-Day Collette Tours tour starting from $2,999.00

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Escorted Tour Highlights

Countries Visited:

England, Ireland

Cities Visited:

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Sightseeing Highlights

London
A world in a city is a common way to describe the capital of England and its 9 million inhabitants. A cultural melting pot of over 230 nationalities, London is the financial, political and cultural capital of the UK and has a history dating before the Romans in A.D. 43.

Stonehenge
This mysterious formation dates back to the Stone Age. Explore various theories on how the colossal stones arrived at the location and their purpose.

Bath
Bath is a city in Somerset, southwest England located 97 miles west of London. The city is known for the Roman baths located here that the early Romans built. In the Georgian era the city became a popular spa town, and today many tourists come to view the Roman baths. In addition to the Roman baths and hot springs, Bath is also known for its Georgian architecture.

Cardiff
Cardiff is the capital and largest city in the country of Wales. Cardiff became the nation's capital in 1955. Three hours from London by train, Cardiff is the center for many national, cultural and sporting institutions and is home to many of Wales ' sporting venues and sports teams.

Waterford
Waterford is Ireland's oldest city with a history that dates back to Viking times. This busy port city on a tidal reach of the River Suir is known as the home of the famous Waterford crystal.

Choices on Tour
Choose to tour the House of Waterford Crystal factory featuring an incredible visitor 's center and retail store that offers the biggest collection of Waterford Crystal in the world. Or, opt to take a relaxing walking tour of Ireland 's city of Killarney, the oldest city in the country. Discover its rich Viking, Norman and Cromwellian history. Explore Edinburgh on a locally guided panoramic city coach tour. For a different perspective, join a local expert to explore the city on foot. Both options include a tour of Edinburgh Castle, where you 'll find the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Queen Elizabeth II 's official Scottish residence and the former home of Mary, Queen of Scots. Opt to visit the thatched-roofed cottage that served as the childhood home of Anne Hathaway, wife of the great William Shakespeare. Or, choose to enjoy a leisurely cruise along the Avon River.

Blarney Castle
Blarney Castle is a medieval castle in Blarney near County Cork, Ireland. The castle was built nearly 600 years ago by Cormac MacCarthy. The castle is very popular with tourists because of the Stone of Eloquence, more commonly referred to as the Blarney Stone. Millions of tourists have flocked to the castle in kiss the Blarney Stone, located at the top of the castle.

Killarney
Killarney is a town in County Kerry in southwestern Ireland. The town is on the shores of Lough Leane which is a part of Killarney National Park. Killarney has been welcoming tourists and visitors for over 250 years.

Ring of Kerry
The Ring of Kerry is a 111-mile-long circular tourist route in County Kerry in southwestern Ireland. It is Ireland 's longest and one of its most diverse big circle driving routes. The route features beautiful beaches, lakes, medieval ruins, mountains and lakes. Driving The Ring is a very popular daytrip for tourists visiting the area, especially in the summer months.

Jaunting Car Ride
A Jaunting Car Ride refers to a two wheeled carriage pulled by a single horse, with seating for 2 or 4 people placed back to back. This was the main mode of transport for people in Dublin throughout the 19th century and around other parts of Ireland at that time. Jaunting cars are primarily used in Ireland today for tourists.

Farm Visit
Located between Kenmare and Killarney National Park in Kerry, visit the Kissane sheep farm which has been in the same family for nearly 200 years. Visit with the sheep dogs who live there and watch the beautifully trained border collies enjoy their work as they heard their sheep. Visit in the spring time and see adorable baby lambs, and weather permitting, watch a sheep shearing demonstration.

Dublin
Dublin is the capital and the largest city in Ireland. Dublin is located on Ireland 's east coast, and sits at the mouth of the River Liffey. Dublin was founded in 841 by the Vikings. Today, Dublin is the economic center of Ireland and the historical and contemporary center for industry, education and the arts.

Irish Cooking Class
Give traditional Irish cuisine a modern twist during a cooking class and meal at one of Dublin 's premier culinary institutions. Top off the experience by making your very own Irish coffee!

Wales
Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south. Wales is populated by over 3 million people; its capital city being Cardiff. Wales uses the pound sterling as their currency.

Lake District
The Lake District is a mountainous region in northwest England. This region is famous for its lakes, mountains and forests. In this region hiking the mountain trails and boating on the lakes is a popular activity.

Edinburgh
Edinburgh is the capital and second most populous city in Scotland. Edinburgh has been recognized as the capital of Scotland since the 15th century. The city's various historical and cultural attractions, as well as the appeal to the tourist market, makes Edinburgh the most popular tourist destination in the UK after London, attracting over 1 million overseas visitors each year.

York
The historic walled city of York in North Yorkshire is located in the northern part of England. Today York is still encircled by its ancient medieval walls. York was founded by the Romans in A.D. 71 and is considered to be one of the great cities of the medieval world.

Stratford-upon-Avon
Stratford-upon-Avon is a town located in south Warwickshire, England on the River Avon. It is most famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare, one of the world 's great playwrights. Stratford is home to the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

Overview

Travel to some of the world 's most magnificent cities and through the magical countryside of Britain and Ireland. This comprehensive journey takes you through rolling farmland and across the Irish Sea, through England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Marvel at the mystery of Stonehenge. Experience Ireland 's culinary renaissance during a cooking class at one of Dublin 's premier culinary institutes. Walk in the footsteps of William Shakespeare at his birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon. Be mesmerized by the breathtaking landscapes in the English Lake District, Ireland 's Ring of Kerry and the valleys, mountains and imposing castles of North Wales. Admire the ancient Roman ruins at Hadrian 's Wall and in elegant Bath. Get acquainted with Britain 's pageantry in the royal cities of Edinburgh and London.

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Exploring Britain and Ireland (14 Days, Standard)

Day 1: London, England - Tour Begins
Your journey opens in the regal city of London. A capital of culture and commerce, the city blends traditional with modern. Tonight, meet your fellow travelers at a traditional English pub for dinner.
(Meals: Dinner)

Day 2: London
Discover the pageantry of London as we join a local guide for a city tour. See Big Ben, Westminster, Whitehall, Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore this iconic city or perhaps partake in an optional excursion to Windsor Castle.
(Meals: Breakfast)

Day 3: London - Stonehenge - Bath - Cardiff
Travel to Stonehenge, the mysterious formation that dates back to the Stone Age. Explore various theories on how the colossal stones arrived at the location and their purpose. Continue to the elegant Georgian town of Bath to visit the Roman Bath Museum 's 2,000-year-old elaborate spas. Enjoy some time to stroll through Bath 's cobblestone streets and soak in its old-world atmosphere. Your day ends in the Welsh capital of Cardiff.
(Meals: Breakfast)

Day 4: Cardiff - Ferry to Ireland - Waterford
Join a local expert on a leisurely paced walking tour of Cardiff. Learn about the city 's deep ties to the coal industry, its connection to ancient Rome and its famous Victorian shopping arcades. Take in the beautiful countryside of Wales en route to the coastal village of Fishguard. There we board the ferry for Ireland, crossing the Irish Sea. Upon arrival in Rosslare, travel to Waterford, your home for the evening.
(Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5: Waterford - Blarney - Killarney
This morning, it 's your choice! Tour the House of Waterford Crystal factory featuring a fascinating visitor 's center and a retail store housing the largest collection of Waterford Crystal in the world. Or, enjoy a leisurely paced walking tour of Ireland 's oldest city and discover its rich Viking, Norman and Cromwellian history. Later, travel to historic Blarney Castle. Make your way to the top of the castle, lie back and kiss the famous Blarney Stone. Legend has it that if you do, you will be blessed with the "gift of eloquence." This evening it 's Diner 's Choice…tonight 's dinner is included and you 'll choose the perfect spot from a 'menu ' of Killarney 's great restaurants.
(Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 6: Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney
This morning explore Killarney National Park on a traditional jaunting car ride.* Then travel along the glorious Ring of Kerry where you 'll find some of Ireland 's most magical scenery. Pause for a moment at the Gap of Dunloe to browse for traditional Irish handcrafted goods. As we continue our journey, marvel at the vistas created by windswept cliffs, rugged mountains, lakes and picturesque villages. Later, see border collies in action during a traditional sheepdog demonstration at a family-run farm.
(Meals: Breakfast)

Day 7: Killarney - Rock of Cashel - Dublin
Today we venture through the “Golden Vale” en route to the awe-inspiring Rock of Cashel. Be amazed by its imposing facade and visit the spot where St. Patrick preached. Tonight, give traditional Irish cuisine a modern twist during a cooking class and dinner at one of Dublin 's premier culinary institutions. Top off the evening by making your very own Irish coffee!
(Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 8: Dublin
Discover Dublin 's past and present on a locally guided tour highlighting the Bank of Ireland, O 'Connell Street, Grafton Street, Phoenix Park and St. Patrick 's Cathedral. Later, experience for yourself the welcoming nature of the Irish as you set out to explore the “Fair City” on your own.
(Meals: Breakfast)

Day 9: Dublin - Ferry Crossing - Wales - Cheshire
Ferry across the Irish Sea to Holyhead, Wales. As you traverse northern Wales, pass Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, the town with the longest name in the world. Make a stop at majestic Caernarfon Castle, where Charles was crowned Prince of Wales. Then, continue through the Welsh countryside and discover some of the most magnificent scenery in all of Britain. Tonight, experience dinner at a traditional English carvery.**
(Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 10: Cheshire - Lake District - Gretna Green, Scotland - Edinburgh
Travel north into England 's scenic Lake District. Here you 'll feel the inspirational appeal of the region 's quintessential English villages, Lake Windermere, Ambleside and Grasmere. Crossing into Scotland, stop in the town of Gretna Green where generations of runaway couples eloped. Continue to Edinburgh, Scotland 's majestic capital city.
(Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 11: Edinburgh
Today it 's your choice! Come to know this regal city during a locally guided panoramic city coach tour. Or, for a different perspective, join a local expert and explore the city on foot. Both tours include a visit to Edinburgh Castle, home of the Scottish Crown Jewels, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse,*** the Queen 's official residence in Edinburgh and former home of Mary, Queen of Scots. The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or explore the city independently.
(Meals: Breakfast)

Day 12: Edinburgh - York, England
En route to England, visit Hadrian 's Wall. Construction of this ancient structure began in A.D. 122 and since that time, it has served as the northern border of the Roman Empire. Continue to the historic city of York. Find yourself surrounded by the charms of history as you explore its quaint narrow streets. Walk on the famous “Shambles” and see the magnificent 13th-century Minster.
(Meals: Breakfast)

Day 13: York - Stratford-upon-Avon
Journey to charming Stratford-upon-Avon. Step back in time as we visit William Shakespeare 's birthplace. Afterward, it 's your choice! Tour Anne Hathaway's thatch-roofed cottage, the childhood home of the author's wife. Or, set out on a leisurely cruise along the Avon River. This evening we gather to say farewell to this captivating region over dinner.
(Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 14: Stratford-upon-Avon - Tour Ends
Depart today with many fond memories of lovely Britain and Ireland.
(Meals: Breakfast)

All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-800-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

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