13-day tour featuring Limerick, Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, Dublin, Belfast, Edinburgh, Bristol, London and more…
This exciting itinerary combines scenic highlights of Ireland, Scotland, and England. Start in Limerick with two overnights and an excursion to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, the seaside destination of Galway, and Rathbaun Farm, where you learn about sheep shearing and dog whistling, bake your own scones, and enjoy them fresh from the oven with coffee. Take in the stunning 100-mile drive around the Ring of Kerry and stop in the popular resort town of Killarney. Then, on to Blarney, St. Patrick’s Cashel, and Dublin, where a comprehensive orientation drive includes O’Connell Street, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College. Cross into Northern Ireland to visit fascinating Giant’s Causeway with its new visitor center, and explore the Titanic Exhibition in Belfast. Next, board the ferry to Scotland and drive through the scenic border country to Edinburgh with its castle and Crown Jewels. Tickets are included for the world-renowned Military Tattoo on departures August 5-23. In Alnwick, south of the border, decide whether you wish to visit the castle, ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, or explore the lavish Alnwick Garden. Your Tour Director will take you on a walking tour through the narrow Shambles in York. Then, travel to Stratford-upon-Avon for a visit of William Shakespeare’s birthplace before arriving in Bristol and setting off on the Local Favorite— a visit to 13th-century Castle Combe in the Cotswolds and dinner at a village inn. The Roman excavations at Bath, prehistoric Stonehenge, and London, with a guided sightseeing tour that includes all the famous landmarks, are the final highlights of your vacation.
2016 departures available April through September