Ireland & Great Britain Tauck Tours

Ireland & Great Britain

The Ireland and Great Britain tour is a 14 day adventure through Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England. This Tauck World Discovery tour takes you to a wide variety of destinations from the bustling cities like Dublin, London and Edinburgh as well as the beautiful countryside, historic castles and more.

You’ll see how rewarding that combination of city and country is as you cruise through Ireland and Great Britain on this travel tour. Your Ireland and Great Britain Tauck tour starts in Shannon where you’ll start in luxurious accommodations that will become a welcome pattern throughout this tour. You’ll work your way through Ireland experiencing things like sheep shearing demonstrations, unbelievable cuisine at great Irish restaurants, a visit to the legendary Guinness brewery and so much more. Then you’re off to a variety of destinations in Great Britain like Cambridge, Greenwich and even London. This unbelievable two week adventure features exclusive opportunities, expert-guided tours and experiences that will have you telling stories of this trip for a long time to come.


14 Daysfr. $7,290

Tour Highlights & Offers

  • TAUCK’S YELLOW ROADS! In-depth exploring through the British Isles – Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England
  • Multiple night stays in Dublin, Edinburgh & London
  • Flight from Belfast, Northern Ireland to Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Tours departing July 27; August 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 and 17 will attend an outdoor evening performance of the famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
  • Guided tour of medieval Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, England, with costumed interpreters, weapons demonstrations and medieval lunch
  • Visit to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin to learn how Guinness is made
  • In Greenwich, visits to the Cutty Sark and the Royal Greenwich Observatory
  • Lunch at Trinity Hall at Cambridge University, and punting on the River Cam
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as detailed
  • All customary gratuities for hotel and restaurant staff and local guides are included.
  • The customary gratuities for the Tauck Director and local drivers are not included. We ask that gratuities be extended on a voluntary, individual basis and not as a group.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, dry cleaning, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • Airline excess luggage charges, vaccinations, visa fees and services, airport arrival and departure taxes, individual airport transfers (when applicable), and other optional or incidental extras are not included.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • 13 breakfasts
  • 10 lunches
  • 8 dinners
  • Old Ground Hotel in Ennis, Ireland (1 night)
  • The Great Southern Killarney Hotel in Killarney, Ireland (2 nights)
  • The Fitzwilliam Hotel in Dublin, Ireland (2 nights)
  • Europa Hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland (1 night)
  • Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian in Edinburgh, Scotland (2 nights)
  • The Grand Hotel & Spa in York, England (2 nights)
  • Hotel Cambridge City Centre in Cambridge, England (1 night)
  • Rosewood London Hotel in London, England (2 nights)

Arrive Shannon

Shannon, Ireland

Tour begins: 6:00 PM, Old Ground Hotel. A transfer from Shannon Airport to your accommodations at the historic Old Ground Hotel is included. Your hotel is set in charming Ennis – a town known as “the friendliest town in Ireland.” This landmark 18th-century manor house was once a private residence, having opened as a hotel in 1895; the Old Ground Hotel has a “long tradition and connection to the people of County Clare.” Join us this evening for a welcome reception followed by dinner.

Dinner

OLD GROUND HOTEL

Charms of Killarney in Ireland's southwest

Killarney/Ireland, Ireland

Travel today to the picturesque town of Killarney; it has drawn visitors for centuries to its idyllic setting on the shore of Lough Leane, surrounded by the inspiring mountain peaks, woodlands, moors, and lakes of Killarney National Park.

Following lunch, the remainder of the day is free to spend as you please in Killarney. Your accommodations, The Great Southern Killarney, is a stately Victorian hotel with six acres of private gardens in the heart of town.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

THE GREAT SOUTHERN KILLARNEY HOTEL

Sheep shearing & drive around the Ring of Kerry

Ring of Kerry, Ireland

Drive the spectacular coastal route along the Iveragh Peninsula known as the Ring of Kerry, where ocean vistas, islands, inlets, forests, rugged mountains and scenic villages unfold around every turn. Stop at a farm in Derreen for a sheep-shearing demonstration by world-record-breaking champion Patrick Moran, who shears in the traditional way, by hand.

Sneem, Ireland

At Sneem, enjoy lunch in elegant Victorian surroundings at the Parknasilla Resort, an 18th-century manor house with stunning views of Kenmare Bay. Then return to your hotel in Killarney and spend the evening as you please.

Breakfast, Lunch

THE GREAT SOUTHERN KILLARNEY HOTEL

Visit classic Georgian mansion & on to Dublin

Fermoy, Ireland

Depart for Dublin this morning, with a stop outside Fermoy, County Cork, for a guided visit to Ballyvolane House, a classic Georgian mansion built in 1728 for Lord Chief Justice Sir Richard Pyne. This elegantly furnished country estate nestles in a setting of magnolia trees, formal gardens and parkland in the beautiful Munster Blackwater Valley; your visit includes your choice of a walking tour or an interlude of traditional Irish music followed by lunch.

Dublin, Ireland

Arrive in Dublin late afternoon for a brief tour, then check into your five-star hotel in the heart of the city next to St. Stephen’s Green.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

THE FITZWILLIAM HOTEL

Dublin sights and the perfect pint...

Dublin, Ireland

Discover the picturesque charms and historic sights of Dublin today on a guided city tour that includes Trinity College, Georgian row houses, St. Stephen’s Green and the former Irish Houses of Parliament.

Visit the Guinness Storehouse for a magical journey into the heart of Ireland’s legendary stout, from the towering Pint Glass Atrium to a look inside the brewing process, combining age-old traditions with state-of-the-art technology, to a lesson at the Guinness Academy where you’ll learn the art of pouring the perfect pint.

Return to your hotel for an evening on your own; Grafton Street and many popular restaurants and pubs are just a short walk away.

Breakfast, Lunch

THE FITZWILLIAM HOTEL

Travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast, United Kingdom

Northern Ireland’s capital, once known for linen, shipbuilding, and political conflict, has evolved into a beguiling, cosmopolitan mix of Victorian and modern architecture, hip restaurants and pubs, and a youthful art scene. Arrive late morning; following lunch, enjoy a guided city tour, then check into your elegant hotel in the heart of the city, next to the Grand Opera House (and opposite one of the most famed pubs, The Crown) – the rest of the day is yours to explore as you please. Landmark sights you might choose to visit include the Titanic Belfast museum, the Ulster Museum and the Botanic Gardens.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

EUROPA HOTEL

Fly to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Depart Belfast mid-morning on a flight to Scotland’s fascinating capital city, Edinburgh. You’ll arrive midday for a two-night stay at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, a recently renovated five-star luxury hotel in the heart of Edinburgh, just off the west end of Princes Street in New Town. Spend the afternoon exploring as you please. The “Caley,” as it is known to locals, is a former Victorian railway hotel – dine at your leisure at your hotel this evening.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

WALDORF ASTORIA EDINBURGH – THE CALEDONIAN

Edinburgh... castles, cobbled streets and wynds

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Medieval and modern weave together in this wondrous city of castles, hidden treasures, nooks, and wynds (twisting alleys). A city tour includes Scott Monument, Holyrood Palace (when Her Majesty is not in residence), and massive Edinburgh Castle, rising over the city atop an extinct volcano.

A visit to the castle, steeped in 800 years of history, includes the crown jewels, the National War Museum, and glorious views of the city. Enjoy “tea” in the castle (subject to availability), then spend the rest of the day and evening as you please; there is much to explore along Edinburgh’s cobbled streets, including architectural wonders, museums, galleries, and a vibrant nightlife.

ours departing July 28; August 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 and 18 will attend an outdoor evening performance of the famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo this evening.

Breakfast, Lunch

WALDORF ASTORIA EDINBURGH – THE CALEDONIAN

Alnwick Castle, star of film and television

Alnwick, United Kingdom

Travel from Edinburgh to Alnwick Castle, seat of the Duke of Northumberland in England. Built in the 11th century, the castle with its wonderfully preserved battlements and towers is frequently a film location, and its most famous resident, Sir Harry Hotspur, was immortalized as a character in Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1. Early private entry to the state rooms provides an opportunity for stories of intrigue; tour the grounds, then enjoy a traditional glass of mead prior to a weapons demonstration followed by a medieval lunch.

York, United Kingdom

Depart for York; on the way, you’ll pass the village of Washington (where George’s ancestors came from).

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

THE GRAND HOTEL & SPA

Medieval York and its Minster

York, United Kingdom

The walled city of York was a wealthy wool-trading center in the Middle Ages, and much of its medieval character is still intact. A city tour with a local guide includes a visit to York Minster, a spectacular Gothic cathedral emblazoned with medieval stained glass. The afternoon is free to explore York as you please.

Breakfast

THE GRAND HOTEL & SPA

The halls of Cambridge

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Visit the idyllic town of Cambridge and its famous university, founded by scholars who fled Oxford in 1209. Get a taste of university life during lunch at Trinity Hall, then tour King’s College. "Punting" is an English tradition – experience it today when you punt on the River Cam that winds through the middle of the town. Stay overnight at the Cambridge City Hotel, where you can dine at your leisure.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

HOTEL CAMBRIDGE CITY CENTRE

In Greenwich – the Cutty Sark, Royal Observatory, and on to London

Greenwich, United Kingdom

Travel today to Greenwich. Situated on the River Thames, the city is probably best known for its Maritime heritage and its location on the 0˚ longitude line – Earth's Prime Meridian. Stand on the Meridian Line (Greenwich Mean Time) during a visit to the Royal Observatory where you'll also learn about clocks, timepieces and space, and visit the famed Cutty Sark – the celebrated historic sailing ship that was the fastest of her time.

London, United Kingdom

Depart mid-afternoon for a city tour of London that will acquaint you with landmark sites, then arrive at the London Rosewood Hotel, close to Covent Garden and West End theatres; remainder of the day is free to spend as you please.

Breakfast, Lunch

ROSEWOOD LONDON HOTEL

Day in London, St. Paul's Cathedral

London, United Kingdom

A guided tour of London includes iconic St. Paul’s Cathedral and its awe-inspiring dome, the Whispering Gallery, the crypts where British heroes like Nelson and Wellington are buried, and the Golden Gallery with its breathtaking views of the city. Return to the hotel or explore London on your own. Then join us this evening for a farewell dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

ROSEWOOD LONDON HOTEL

Journey Home

London, United Kingdom

Tour ends: London. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from Rosewood London to Heathrow and Gatwick airports. You should allow three hours for flight check-in.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Sat, Jul 27, 2019
$7,790.00
Thu, Aug 01, 2019
$8,790.00
Sat, Aug 03, 2019 – Wait-list
$8,790.00
Sat, Aug 10, 2019
$7,790.00
Sat, Aug 17, 2019 – Wait-list
$8,790.00
Sat, Sep 07, 2019 – Wait-list
$7,290.00
Sat, Sep 14, 2019 – Wait-list
$8,490.00
Sat, Sep 21, 2019 – Wait-list
$7,290.00
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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.
  • Tours departing July 27; August 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 and 17 will attend an outdoor evening performance of the famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
  • Reserve your preferred 2020 departure date and we will advise you once the 2020 trip is finalized and priced. You will then have two weeks to cancel; should you cancel, you'll receive a full refund of your trip deposit and the cost of the Travel Protection Product (if purchased with Tauck Tours). If you are making your own air arrangements, do not book your flights until this trip is finalized as start and end cities may change.

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
  • 60 days or more before departure: $600.00 per person
  • 59-8 days before departure: $900.00 per person
  • 7-1 days before departure: $1500.00 per person
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price
  • Any changes or cancellations to airline reservations made through Tauck either before or after departure are subject to the cancellation / change policies of the individual airlines. In n some instances these cancellation / change fees may be up to 100% of the ticket price.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • 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 and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $600 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted all Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 75 days prior to departure. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation.
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