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Wonders of Britain and Ireland with Trafalgar

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12 days
25 Jun 24 to 06 Jul 24
Book by 30 May 24
Delve into the Ring of Kerry's scenic beauty, experiencing its legendary landscapes. Feel the pride of the Welsh people, witness the historic seat of Irish kings, and savor a pint of the local brew at the iconic Guinness Brewery in Dublin. This in-depth journey promises not only the must-see highlights but also delightful surprises, making your exploration of the United Kingdom and Ireland an enriching and memorable experience.

Includes

  • 12 Day Trafalgar Guided Holiday
  • 11 Nights in cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • 11 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • Return ferry across the Irish Sea between Wales and Ireland
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • Included sightseeing
  • Explore Dublin and Edinburgh with a Local Specialist
  • See St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Georgian Squares in Dublin and the Lake District's magnificent scenery
  • Discover Bath, Cardiff, Chester, York and Oxford
  • Scenic Drive of the Ring of Kerry
  • Tickets for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance dates and much more!

Excludes

  • Flights
  • Arrival/ departure transfers
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Spending money and items of a personal nature

Extras

  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised
  • Choice of Optional Experiences available at an additional cost

Highlights

  • 11 Nights in cherry-picked hotels
  • 16 Meals
  • Return ferry across the Irish Sea between Wales and Ireland

Itinerary

Day 1: Stonehenge and Bath and on to Cardiff

Ponder the mysteries of the ancient megaliths of Stonehenge this morning, as we drive west to Bath with its elegant Georgian façades and the Roman Baths. Crossing the Severn Estuary to the Welsh capital, we view the Wales Millennium Centre and the National Assembly at Cardiff Bay. Enjoy warm hospitality and traditional Welsh pub fare and drinks this evening at a rousing Welcome Dinner with your travel companions and Travel Director. Hotel - Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff City Centre/Leonardo Hotel Cardiff Included Meals - Dinner

Day 2: Onwards to Waterford

This morning, we view the Principality Stadium during our orientation of Cardiff. Enjoy some leisure time in this modern capital. Perhaps visit the Victorian Gothic fantasy of Cardiff Castle at the heart of the city. We cross the Irish Sea by ferry to the 'Emerald Isle' and travel to historic Waterford, where we'll dine in our hotel tonight. Hotel - Waterford Marina Hotel/The Fitzwilton Hotel Waterford Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Admire County Kilkenny and on to Cork

Dive Into Culture and watch the master crafters of the renowned House of Waterford Crystal. Then, kiss the Blarney Stone to acquire the 'gift of the gab', before travelling to the picturesque town of Killarney. Hotel - Hotel Killarney Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 4: A Day on the Ring of Kerry

Today we experience the enduring beauty of Ireland's most scenic coastal drive around the Iveragh Peninsula – the emerald green hills, centuries-old stone villages and vivid blue seascapes provide an exquisite backdrop for our leisurely drive around what has become known as the Ring of Kerry. See Daniel O'Connell's Cahirsiveen, the fishing village of Waterville, the Black Valley and Moll's Gap with its panoramic views. This evening, we Connect With Locals at Molly Gallivan’s 200-year-old cottage, sharing a memorable Be My Guest experience with the O'Sullivan family and their Kerry cows. Hotel - Hotel Killarney Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Journey to Cultural Dublin

Celtic art and history take centre stage this morning as we visit the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary, the seat of Irish kings for centuries. Perched atop a limestone outcrop in the Golden Vale, the historic ruins house one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture in Europe. We arrive this afternoon in Dublin, where we will join our Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour to see Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and the stately Georgian Squares. This evening, consider joining an Optional Experience to enjoy the rousing sounds of an Irish cabaret. Hotel - Hampton by Hilton Dublin City Center/Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 6: Dublin Your Way

Dive Into Culture to discover the fascinating 250-year-old story of Guinness at its original home, the Guinness Storehouse. Then, top it off with a taste in their Gravity Bar while you enjoy the panoramic views of Dublin. The rest of the day is yours to soak up the cosy atmosphere of the Irish capital. Ramble through the buzzing streets of Temple Bar or visit Grafton Street, famous for its colourful street performers. Hotel - Hampton by Hilton Dublin City Center/Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 7: The Sights of Chester and Liverpool

Board the ferry to Wales. Admire the spectacular landscape of Snowdonia National Park as you travel to the ancient city of Chester, with its characteristic Tudor Rows and medieval walls. We arrive later in Liverpool, the haunt of the 'Fab Four', joining our companions for a tasty Regional Dinner. Hotel - Leonardo Hotel Liverpool/ Leonardo Hotel Manchester Central/Leonardo Hotel Manchester Piccadilly Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Through the Lake District to Edinburgh

The beautiful landscape, which for centuries inspired the Romantic poets, provides a mesmerising backdrop for our scenic drive from the lush green hills of Lancashire to the Lake District. Skirt the shores of England's largest lake, Windermere, as we travel through countryside made famous by poet William Wordsworth. We cross the Scottish border and visit the runaway wedding capital that is Gretna Green. This evening, we arrive in beguiling Edinburgh, where we'll spend the next two nights. Accommodation - Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 9: Discover Remarkable Edinburgh

Join a Local Specialist this morning for a memorable sightseeing tour of this captivating capital, including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, perched high above the city on Castle Rock. See Auld Reekie's Royal Mile and the elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur's Seat, and admire the Georgian façades in Edinburgh's New Town. Tickets to see the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance dates. Accommodation - Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 10: Venture to York

We journey south to the medieval market town of Alnwick with its impressive castle and Tenantry Column, upon which the Percy Lion sits and surveys the town. Marvel at the magnificent scenery as you cross Northumberland and the River Tyne at Newcastle en route to York where you’ll walk through the charming Shambles, see the medieval walls and York Minster, one of the greatest cathedrals in the world. Accommodation - Novotel Centre Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 11: On to Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon

We visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon to see where the 'Avon Bard' was born and raised. View Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage, then enjoy some free time to explore the area. This evening we join our fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner. Accommodation - Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel and Spa/Stratford Manor Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12: Journey through the Cotswolds to Oxford and London

Journey to the Cotswolds this morning and the little churchyard at Bladon where Sir Winston Churchill is buried. Arriving in Oxford, the oldest university city in the British Isles, we'll enjoy an orientation tour of the city to view the Radcliffe Camera and the Bodleian Library and visit one of the university’s famous colleges (when open). We return to London this afternoon and bid a fond farewell to our Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of a wonderful holiday. Accommodation: Park Plaza London Riverbank/Park Plaza County Hall London Included Meals: Breakfast

Terms & conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. High season supplements and block out dates may apply, pricing varies pending departure date. Package excludes flights. You can do optional free-time add-on experiences in your free time and pay for them as you travel (additional costs apply). Tour operator reserves the right to withdraw promotional offers and adjust savings anytime. Savings are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. At time of loading this may not be a definite departure, please contact a travel consultant for more info. Other conditions may apply. 2024 Travel Sale, book by 30 May 2024. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

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2024 Travel Sale
R68,400
R61,560
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Details
Valid on 25 Jun 2024
Stay
12 days
Dates
25 Jun 24 to 06 Jul 24
Book by
30 May 24
Experience ID
521
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