package

United Kingdom and Ireland

Location

England, Scotland, Ireland

Duration

9 days

Shared

This trip is shared with other travelers from SC (or its partners); included tour guides and transportation are for the entire group.
Departure time is fixed and prices are calculated based on max capacity, so they are fixed and per person.
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Brief

Come on this 9-day journey from through the United Kingdom and Ireland. Your adventure begins in London and brings you through Scotland and Ireland as you explore their great treasures and natural landmarks before returning to London.

Day 1

London

Welcome to London! You will be transferred to your hotel to spend the rest of the day at leisure. You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area. 

Overnight in London.

Day 2

London

In the morning, you will take a comprehensive tour of London: Westminster, House of Parliament, the City, and the Thames. Free afternoon. Optionally, we offer the possibility of visiting the Thames Valley and the town of Windsor with its impressive castle. In the evening, we will gather at a meeting point in Piccadilly to walk to Leicester Square, China Town and Soho with its amazing atmosphere, its theaters and its sense of hustle and bustle – this transfer can also be organized the day before, on arriving in London. Time for dinner in this area with numerous ethnic restaurants (Indian, Thai, Chinese, International, and so on). Return to the hotel from Piccadilly.

Overnight in London (Breakfast).

Day 3

London – Durham

You will depart from London towards northern England. You will stop in Cambridge to admire its beautiful residential colleges. After lunchtime, you will continue to York where its cathedral, its Roman walls and lively shopping streets will create a charming memory.  Time for a stroll. Afterwards, you will continue north towards Durham. This small, charming medieval town full of life has a wonderful cathedral right in front of its castle.

Overnight in Durham (Breakfast).

Day 4

Durham – Edinburgh

You will travel to Scotland. You will stop in Alnwick, a picturesque town with lovely gardens and a big medieval castle where the Harry Potter film was shot. You will later continue to Edinburgh, where we will arrive at noon. This is Scotland’s capital city and one of the most active cities in Northern Europe. Its monumental center has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its castle overlooks the city, its steep streets and its parks. Sightseeing tour with a local guide included.

Overnight in Edinburgh (Breakfast).

Day 5

Edinburgh – Glasgow

You will continue through a stage with gorgeous landscapes in the Scottish Highlands. You will make a stop to know a traditional whisky distillery. You will pass by Inverness at the north of Scotland, which is a city located very near the mysterious Loch Ness. After lunch we include the tickets to enter Urquhart Castle, where you will take a boat on the dark waters of the lake. Afterwards, you will travel through Fort August with its sluice gate system and Fort William, a tourist center at the foot of Ben Nevis, the highest summit in the United Kingdom. We will return south through the high plateaus where it is not difficult to glimpse the snow before contouring Loch Lomond, one of the most popular lakes in Scotland. Arrival in Glasgow at the end of the day.

Overnight in Glasgow (Breakfast).

Day 6

Glasgow – Dublin

You will depart from Glasgow towards southern Scotland. You will board a ferryboat in Cairnryan. Journey towards Northern Ireland. Arrival in Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital city.   This monumental city is overcoming its religious conflicts. We will resume our journey to Eire in Ireland. You will then arrive in Dublin at the end of the day.

Overnight in Dublin (Breakfast).

Day 7

Dublin

Sightseeing tour of Dublin, Ireland’s peaceful capital city. You will enjoy a stroll on the banks of River Liffey, visiting its parks, its old university and its lively downtown streets. We will stroll around Trinity College (depending on the duration of sunlight, this visit may take place the afternoon before, upon arrival in Dublin). Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Overnight in Dublin (Breakfast).

Day 8

Dublin – Liverpool

You will board a fast ferryboat early in the morning. After a journey of two or three hours, you will arrive in Wales. You will visit Caernarfon, a World Heritage site by the sea overlooked by an impressive castle. Time for lunch and a stroll. You will then travel to Liverpool, where you will have a chance to visit the Beatles Story exhibition.

Overnight in Liverpool (Breakfast).

Day 9

Liverpool – London

You will travel in southern England. You will visit Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s hometown. Time for lunch and a stroll. Afterwards, you will travel to Oxford, a town that is synonymous with study and culture. Kings, statesmen, philosophers and scientists have studied there. You will continue to London. Late afternoon arrival. End of our services.

(Breakfast).

package code: GB476625
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