British & Irish Grandeur CIE Tours International

British & Irish Grandeur

This grand tour takes you around Britain and Ireland. Beginning in London the tour includes stops in York and Edinburgh in Scotland. In Ireland the tour takes you to Belfast, Kilarney, Blarney and Waterford. The tour then continues on to Wales, Bath and Stonehenge before ending back in London.

The 15 day British and Irish Grandeur tour from CIE Tours has a lot to offer for those seeking a journey through England, Ireland and Wales. This tour is perfect for anyone looking to take in the sights, sounds and culture of this area of Europe. From big city action in London to the small town farms that keep these countries fed and happy, the British and Irish Grandeur tour has an itinerary that scores on all fronts.


14 Daysfr. $3,749

  • Alnwick Castle & Garden
  • Book of Kells at Trinity College
  • Cardiff Castle
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Jameson Whiskey Experience
  • Roman Baths
  • Stonehenge
  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 4th, August 11th and August 18th departures.
  • Step back in time and discover Northern Ireland’s only Victorian-era prison, the Crumlin Road Gaol.
  • Immerse yourself in country life as you watch a farmer work with highly-skilled dogs to herd sheep.
  • Handling of one piece of luggage per person is included in the cost of all coach tours. Size should not exceed 30 x 20 x 10 inches and weight should be under 50 lbs. Luggage is carried at owner's risk throughout the tour unless insured.
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • Full daily breakfasts (except Day 1)
  • 1 Lunch
  • 7 dinners including a lively Scottish evening in Edinburgh, Taylors Three Rock Pub dinner and show, and a traditional Welsh evening in Cardiff.
  • Park Plaza London Riverbank in London (2 nights)
  • Novotel York Centre in York (1 night)
  • Courtyard Edinburgh West in Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Culloden Estate and Spa in Belfast (1 night)
  • Gresham Hotel in Dublin (2 nights)
  • Killarney Plaza Hotel in Killarney (2 nights)
  • Granville Hotel in Waterford (1 night)
  • Clayton Hotel Cardiff in Cardiff (1 night)
  • Park Plaza London Riverbank in London (1 night)

London Arrival & Tour

London, United Kingdom

Tour begins at 2:00 PM at your London hotel. Take a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group.

Park Plaza London Riverbank

Hampton Court Palace & Free Time in London

London, United Kingdom

Discover magnificent Hampton Court Palace, Henry VIII's royal residence. The afternoon and evening are free; you may use your included Oyster card to explore London by public transport.

Breakfast

Park Plaza London Riverbank

Cambridge & York Minster

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Take a stroll around Cambridge to view some of the famous university colleges and the Mathematical Bridge over the River Cam.

York, United Kingdom

Travel to York to tour the stately York Minster, with towers and colorful stained glass. Explore the narrow streets and medieval houses during a guided walk with your tour director.

Breakfast

Novotel York Centre

Alnwick Castle & Edinburgh Evening

Alnwick, United Kingdom

Visit Alnwick Castle, the second largest inhabited castle in England. View the stunning artifacts, an exhibit on Downton Abbey, and then take a stroll through Alnwick Garden.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Travel through Northumberland and the Scottish Borders to your hotel near Edinburgh. That evening, you’ll experience a Scottish evening with bagpipes and music following a traditional dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Courtyard Edinburgh West

Edinburgh Castle & Guided City Tour

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Discover Edinburgh’s highlights to see the elegant Georgian “New Town” with spacious streets and the compact medieval city along the Royal Mile. Visit Edinburgh Castle to view the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny.

The rest of the day is free to explore and dine on your own. The August 4 - August 18 departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.

Breakfast

Courtyard Edinburgh West

Ferry to Ireland & Crumlin Road Gaol

Belfast, United Kingdom

Head to Cairnryan for a short ferry ride to Belfast. Tour the city to see Victorian buildings, the impressive City Hall and the shipyards where RMS Titanic was built. Step back in time at the Crumlin Road Gaol, the only Victorian-era prison in Northern Ireland. Head out for a pub dinner at the Cultra Inn on the grounds of Culloden Hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

Culloden Estate and Spa

Giant’s Causeway & Dublin

Giant's Causeway, United Kingdom

Travel through part of the scenic Glens of Antrim to the Giant's Causeway, an impressive area of hexagonal columns formed over 60 million years.

Dublin, Ireland

Head to your Dublin city center hotel and enjoy free time to explore and dine on your own.

Breakfast

Gresham Hotel

Dublin Tour & Taylors Three Rock Pub

Dublin, Ireland

Tour central Dublin to see spacious Georgian squares and streets, landmark public buildings, and graceful townhouses. Take a guided walking tour of Trinity College and view the priceless Book of Kells.

The afternoon is free to sightsee independently. In the evening, enjoy dinner at Taylors Three Rock Pub followed by a festive evening of Irish music and dance.

Breakfast, Dinner

Gresham Hotel

Blarney Castle & Killarney

Blarney, Ireland

Visit Blarney Castle and kiss the “Stone of Eloquence” or stroll the gardens. Shop for Irish goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills.

Killarney/Ireland, Ireland

Continue via Mallow to the scenic town of Killarney.

Breakfast, Dinner

Killarney Plaza Hotel

Short Ring of Kerry & Sheep Herding

Kenmare, Ireland

Visit the delightful Muckross House, a 19th century mansion set among the mountains. Head to Kenmare to browse around and have lunch.

Ring of Kerry, Ireland

Travel along part of the Ring of Kerry to view spectacular scenery at Moll’s Gap and Ladies View. Immerse yourself in farm life and see demonstrations of dogs herding sheep.

Killarney/Ireland, Ireland

Next return to Killarney for a free evening.

Breakfast, Lunch

Killarney Plaza Hotel

Jameson Whiskey & Waterford Crystal

Midleton, Ireland

In Midleton, tour the Jameson Experience for the story and making of Irish whiskey, and enjoy a sample dram.

Waterford/Ireland, Ireland

At the House of Waterford Crystal, see how glass is blown and cut by master craftspeople. Take a gentle walking tour with a local guide to discover the history of the old port city of Waterford.

Breakfast, Dinner

Granville Hotel

South Wales & Cardiff Castle Banquet

Cardiff, United Kingdom

Catch the ferry from Rosslare to Pembroke Dock. Take a panoramic tour around the principal streets of Cardiff.

In the evening, head to Cardiff Castle for a tour of its Gothic-style residence followed by an unforgettable Welsh evening of dinner with local music and entertainment.

Breakfast, Dinner

Clayton Hotel

Roman Baths & Stonehenge

Bath, United Kingdom

Explore the mineral-rich hot springs at Bath. Tour the Roman Baths, built by the Romans 2,000 years ago.

Stonehenge, United Kingdom

Drive to Salisbury Plain to view the prehistoric circle of vast monoliths at Stonehenge.

London, United Kingdom

Continue to London for a farewell dinner at your hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

Park Plaza London Riverbank Hotel

Tour ends in London

London, United Kingdom

Your program ends after breakfast.

Breakfast

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Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 70 days or more prior to departure: Forfeiture of deposit
  • 69 - 46 days prior to departure: 25% per person
  • 45 - 8 days prior to departure: 35% per person
  • 7 - 1 days prior to departure: 50% per person
  • On day of departure: 100% per person
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A non-refundable land deposit of $250 per person is required for coach tours. Deposits are required within 5 days of making the reservation. Early booking discounts require higher deposits.
  • The final payment must be made by credit card no later than 80 days prior to departure date. If payment is not received as scheduled, the reservation will automatically cancel and deposit payment become forfeit.
  • Once confirmed any revision to land tours will incur a $50 handling fee per booking. If clients cancel from one tour and rebook on another tour or another date, a cancellation fee may apply. Revisions are not permitted within 14 days of departure or once documents have been issued.
  • Documents will be shipped by U.P.S. ground service approximately 21 days prior to departure provided full payment has been received. If documents are required earlier, sufficient notice id required to arrange for early delivery by regular service. Late bookings will incur an express service delivery charge.
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