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The Best of Britain & Ireland (9010) - 2015 / 2014

15 Day Tour from London to London


The Best of Britain & Ireland
Tower of London on a sunny day
Tower of London on a sunny day
Blarney Castle and the Stone of Eloquence
Gretna Green
The Ring of Kerry is located in County Kerry, Ireland
View over Auld Reekie in Edinburgh, Scotland
Enjoy the sounds of bagpipes and drums at the Military Tattoo performance
See the lush landscapes of Oxford
Lake Windermere, the largest natural lake in England
Dublin, the capital of Ireland
TOUR FOR 8+ PEOPLE

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be available. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

Excursion to Rosslyn Chapel Rosslyn Chapel is one of the most remarkable buildings and yet at the same time, one of the most mysterious places in Scotland. During your excursion to Rosslyn you will have time to visit the 15th-century medieval chapel with its exquisite carvings, which have inspired - and intrigued - artists and visitors for generations, as well as the visitor center containing an award-winning exhibition. You might also like to take a short walk to photograph the ruins of nearby Rosslyn Castle.

Approximate value: £19 GBP per person


Royal Yacht Britannia Excursion & Dinner Having served royalty and prime ministers and hosted presidents, the last commissioned royal yacht offers a rare opportunity to explore areas not normally seen on a conventional visit to a royal residence; from the bridge through the private and state apartments, from the officer and crew quarters to the engine room. After the visit, you will dine at a fine local restaurant.

Approximate value: £56 GBP per person


Guinness Storehouse Visit & Supper Located in the heart of the St James's Gate Brewery, the Guinness Storehouse, a former fermentation plant, has been remodeled into the shape of a giant pint of Guinness. This visit will teach you everything about the world famous beer: from how Guinness is made, to the ancient craft of barrel making in the cooperage. The highlight is the 7th floor Gravity Bar, where you will sample a pint of "the black stuff" and enjoy the breathtaking views across Dublin City. Round the evening off with an excellent buffet dinner with wine.

Approximate value: £58 GBP per person


Excursion to Muckross House on the Lakes of Killarney Enjoy an afternoon visit to one of the top County Kerry visitor attractions, Muckross House, with its stunning location overlooking Muckross Lake within Killarney National Park. Enjoy a guided tour of the principal rooms which are furnished in period style and portray the elegant lifestyle of the nineteenth century Herbert family, members of the Irish landowning class. Afterwards relax with a refreshing drink overlooking the lake.

Approximate value: £23 GBP per person


Tramore Pub Evening Discover Irish pub culture on this pre-dinner excursion. A scenic drive will take you to a traditional inn where live music is played. Join the locals in a bit of 'craic' while you enjoy two drinks of your choice and listen to some typical Irish music and songs.

Approximate value: £28 GBP per person


Welsh Evening at Cardiff Castle Cardiff Castle was the home to one of the richest men of his era, the 3rd Marquess of Bute; the opulence is breath-taking. After your tour of the castle, enjoy an unforgettable evening of Welsh hospitality in historic surroundings. You are treated to the very best of Welsh food, entertainment and the warmest of welcomes from your hosts. Traditionally costumed characters perform popular Welsh songs and invite you to join in the fun.

Approximate value: £64 GBP per person


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