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 Simi Valley, California

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CIE Tours Arrow 2019 - Escorted Coach Tours: Ireland & Britain Arrow 2019 - 11 Day Essence of Britain & Ireland
2019 - 11 Day Essence of Britain & Ireland
11 day/10 night

Tour Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 2nd, August 9th and August 16th departures
  • Immerse yourself in country life as you watch a farmer work with highly-skilled dogs to herd sheep and enjoy fresh baked scones with tea

    Trip Highlights:

  • Cardiff Castle
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
  • House of Waterford Crystal
  • Roman Baths & Pump Room
  • Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • Stonehenge
  • York Minster

    Dining Experiences:

  • 9 breakfasts including one at Cardiff Castle on most departures and 5 dinners including an evening of dining and entertainment at the Merry Ploughboy Pub.

    Hotels:

  • Marriot Kensington Hotel, London (1 night)
  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff (1 night)
  • Granville Hotel, Waterford (1 night)
  • North Star Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)
  • Hotel Indigo Edinburgh York Place, Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • York Marriott, York (1 night)
  • Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel, London (2 nights)
  • Details
    Tour OperatorCIE Tours
    OfferOffer valid through 3/31/2019
    Duration
    11 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    Itinerary
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1LondonLONDON TOUR & WELCOME DRINK : Tour begins 2:00 PM at your London hotel. Take a panoramic drive around central London to see many famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, St Paul's Cathedral, and the Tower of London. In the evening, enjoy a welcome drink with your group before a free evening for independent dining.
    Day 2CardiffSTONEHENGE & ROMAN BATHS : Head to Salisbury Plain to view the prehistoric circle of vast monoliths at Stonehenge. Continue to Bath to tour the Roman Baths, first built by the Romans 2,000 years ago. In Cardiff, enjoy dinner at your hotel. (B, D)
    Day 3WaterfordCARDIFF & FERRY TO WATERFORD : Visit Cardiff Castle, first inhabited in Roman times and transformed into an elaborate Gothic-style residence in the 19th century. You will enjoy breakfast there. Journey through the gentle, green countryside to the west coast. At Pembroke Dock, embark on an afternoon ferry crossing to Rosslare and on to Waterford.(B, D)
    Day 4DublinSHEEP HERDING & DUBLIN'S MERRY PLOUGHBOY PUB : Start the day with a walking tour of historic Waterford. Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces at the House of Waterford Crystal. At Jerpoint Park, enjoy a sheep herding demonstration and sample scones with tea. You'll see the grave of St Nicholas, the inspiration for Santa Claus, whose remains were moved there in the 12th century. Head to Dublin, dine at the lively Merry Ploughboy Pub and enjoy an entertaining show.(B, D)
    Day 5DublinGLASNEVIN CEMETERY MUSEUM & DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING : Tour Dublin city to see elegant Georgian squares with brightly painted doorways and the General Post Office where the 1916 Rebellion started. Visit Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Ireland's national cemetery, which is a who's who of modern Irish history. The afternoon and evening are free to use your vouchers for an independent open-top bus tour and a visit to one of Dublin's top attraction: Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum or the General Post Office Museum, Dine on your own at one of Dublin's many fine pubs and restaurants.(B)
    Day 6EdinburghBELFAST SIGHTSEEING & SCOTLAND : Head to Belfast where you'll enjoy a short panoramic tour. Take a ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan. Travel through gentle pasturelands to the central belt of Scotland. Stop en route for dinner before reaching your hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city.(B, D)
    Day 7EdinburghEDINBURGH CASTLE & CITY TOUR : Drive around central Edinburgh to see the main points of interest, including the 200-year-old "New Town" with elegant Georgian houses and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Walk along part of the Royal Mile where medieval houses are clustered closely together. Tour the massive Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The afternoon is free to explore and dine on your own. The August 2 - 16 departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.(B)
    Day 8YorkSCOTTISH BORDERS & YORK : Travel through the charming Borders region with many quaint towns, manor houses, and abbeys. Stop in Jedburgh to see the picturesque ruins of Jedburgh Abbey. Continue to York for a walking tour of streets are so narrow the medieval houses almost touch. Tour the stately Gothic York Minster, which dates back to the 13th century and is noted for its magnificent medieval stained-glass windows.(B, D)
    Day 9LondonSHAKESPEARE'S BIRTHPLACE & LONDON : In Stratford-upon-Avon, visit Shakespeare's birthplace to see an exhibition about his life and work. Walk through the furnished house where he was born. Walk around the town with its many charming black-and-white buildings. Drive through the picturesque Cotswolds to London for a free evening to explore and dine on your own. (B)
    Day 10LondonINDEPENDENT LONDON SIGHTSEEING : Enjoy a day of independent sightseeing in London by Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour around the many famous landmarks. There are a number of different routes to choose from including a walking tour and a cruise on the River Thames. Visit either the Tower of London to view the magnificent Crown Jewels, or Kensington Palace, former home of Princess Diana. (B)
    Day 11LondonTOUR ENDS IN LONDON : Your program ends after breakfast. (B)
    Dates/Pricing
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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    April 12, 2019$3,249.00* (USD) / 11 Days from London to LondonQuote
    April 26, 2019$3,799.00* (USD) / 11 Days from London to LondonQuote
    May 24, 2019$3,399.00* (USD) / 11 Days from London to LondonQuote
    June 07, 2019$3,949.00* (USD) / 11 Days from London to LondonQuote
    June 21, 2019$3,399.00* (USD) / 11 Days from London to LondonQuote
    July 05, 2019$3,449.00* (USD) / 11 Days from London to LondonQuote
    August 02, 2019$3,599.00* (USD) / 11 Days from London to LondonQuote
    August 16, 2019$3,549.00* (USD) / 11 Days from London to LondonQuote
    August 23, 2019$4,099.00* (USD) / 11 Days from London to LondonQuote
    September 06, 2019$3,399.00* (USD) / 11 Days from London to LondonQuote
    September 13, 2019$3,349.00* (USD) / 11 Days from London to LondonQuote
    September 27, 2019$3,899.00* (USD) / 11 Days from London to LondonQuote
    October 11, 2019$3,199.00* (USD) / 11 Days from London to LondonQuote
    Lodging
    Marriot Kensington Hotel, London (1 night)Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff (1 night)
    Granville Hotel, Waterford (1 night)North Star Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)
    Hotel Indigo Edinburgh York Place, Edinburgh (2 nights)York Marriott, York (1 night)
    Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel, London (2 nights) 
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