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Britain & Ireland Delight

Operated by: CostSaver

10 Days from $1,150 per person
Bath, England

Countries Visited

UK, Ireland ...more UK, Ireland

Locations Visited

Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cairnryan, Larne, Dublin, Waterford, Rosslare, Fishguard, Cardiff ...more Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cairnryan, Larne, Dublin, Waterford, Rosslare, Fishguard, Cardiff
  1. Day 1 Arrive London

    Welcome to London. After checking in to your hotel the rest of your day is free to explore this magical city.

    hotel Hilton Kensington
  2. Day 2 London – Stratford-upon-Avon – York – Bradford

    This morning meet your Travel Director and travelling companions to board your Costsaver coach and set off from London. Visit Stratford-upon-Avon, where you have time to see the sights and shop for souvenirs. Later, during your orientation of York your Travel Director will take you on a walk through the web of quaint, narrow streets and show you York Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world. Dine at a local restaurant before continuing to your hotel in Bradford.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Jurys Inn
  3. Day 3 Bradford – Lake District – Gretna Green – Glasgow (2 Nights)

    Drive through the Yorkshire Dales to the scenic glory of the Lake District. Skirt the shores of England's largest lake, Windermere, and through countryside made famous by the poet William Wordsworth. We cross the Scottish border and visit Gretna Green, where eloping couples would say their vows over the anvil. This afternoon your orientation tour of Glasgow includes views of the cathedral, the magnificent George Square and the River Clyde, former heart of the shipbuilding industry.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Ibis City Centre
  4. Day 4 Edinburgh Excursion

    Today visit Edinburgh. Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city. View the famous castle, the Royal Mile, historic Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur's Seat and the new Scottish Parliament building. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town. Later, enjoy free time to explore at leisure.

    meals Breakfast
  5. Day 5 Glasgow – Belfast – Dublin (2 Nights)

    Follow the rugged Ayrshire coast past the island called Ailsa Craig, the stepping stone from Scotland to Ireland, then board a ferry for the short crossing to Northern Ireland. See City Hall, Queen's University and the dock where the Titanic was built during your city orientation. Finally, cross the River Boyne at Drogheda to enter the Irish capital, Dublin.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Maldron Newlands Cross
  6. Day 6 Dublin Sightseeing and Free Time

    See Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral and the stately Georgian Squares with your Local Specialist. Spend the rest of the day as you please. Why not explore Temple Bar or Grafton Street, famous for its street performers? This evening, consider joining an Optional Experience to an Irish cabaret.

    meals Breakfast
  7. Day 7 Dublin – Kilkenny – Waterford

    Traverse County Kildare's splendid countryside. In Kilkenny see the imposing medieval castle and enjoy free time for lunch. This afternoon, visit the House of Waterford Crystal showroom and see the exquisite pieces. Dine tonight at your hotel.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Treacys
  8. Day 8 Waterford – Cardiff

    Cross St. George's Channel to Wales, and continue your journey to Cardiff Bay to view the Millennium Centre and the National Assembly. View the historic Cardiff Castle and see the Principality Stadium before arriving at your hotel.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Park Inn City Centre
  9. Day 9 Cardiff – Bath – Windsor – London

    Cross the Severn Estuary into England and the glorious city of Bath. See splendid Georgian architecture during your orientation. Perhaps consider a visit to the Roman Baths. View the world's oldest and largest inhabited castle during your visit to Windsor. Why not enjoy a stroll along the banks of the river or shop for Royal souvenirs. Later arrive back in London.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Hilton Kensington
  10. Day 10 Depart London

    Say goodbye to your travelling friends at the end of your amazing holiday.

    meals Breakfast
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Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 9 Breakfasts
  • 2 Three-course dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • The services of a Local Host at your London hotel
  • Ferry across the Irish Sea from Scotland to Northern Ireland and Ireland to South Wales
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • London airport transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply. See link below for airport transfer page
  • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Costsaver recommended London hotel booked through Costsaver or from the London Reception Centre

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Bath Visit the Georgian spa town
  • Belfast See Belfast City Hall and Queen's University
  • Cardiff See the Principality Stadium and view Cardiff Castle
  • Dublin Sightseeing with your Local Specialist to see St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, the glorious Georgian Squares and Trinity College
  • Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament Building as well as the Castle
  • Glasgow View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour
  • Kilkenny View Kilkenny Castle and gardens
  • Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare's birth
  • Waterford Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom
  • Windsor View the Royal Castle
  • York View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles. See the city walls

Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request
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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Cardiff

Cardiff Castle Tour

Adult Price: £21

You’ll explore this unique castle on a private tour and hear tales about the eclectic refurbishments. Done in the 1800s by architect William Burgess, his influences included Islamic art, Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tales and even Aesop's fables. You’ll also walk on the battlements and climb the 1,000-year-old Norman keep for superb views over Cardiff.

Traditional Welsh Evening And Dinner

Adult Price: £39

Join us for a traditional Welsh country dinner. We'll take you to a 14th-century thatched inn called The Blue Anchor. While you're eating and enjoying your drink, you'll be entertained with a performance from a Welsh harpist.

Welsh Evening At Millennium Centre

Adult Price: £54

Enjoy an evening of Welsh music, culture and humor. The venue for the evening is the Welsh Millennium Centre, an iconic building in the fashionable Cardiff Bay area. After a warm reception, you'll enjoy a first-class meal of seasonal Welsh specialties, sourced and produced locally. Quality wine or soft drinks are included and the meal will be accompanied by our enchanting Welsh harpist. You'll then be entertained by the finest local musicians presenting the beautiful music of Wales.

Dublin

Dinner in Dublin City

Adult Price: € 45

Come to one of Dublin's most locally-loved restaurant-pubs. You'll enjoy dinner and charming hospitality that this part of the world is renowned for.

Experience the Ancient Monastic Site of Glendalough

Adult Price: € 20

Enjoy a visit to one of the most important monastic sites in Europe, which dates back to the 6th century. Your Local Specialist will tell tales and show you around this sacred area, famous for its tranquil beauty amidst the rolling countryside of County Wicklow, the garden of Ireland.

Dublin Dinner and Cabaret

Adult Price: € 71

Enjoy an evening of fine food and non-stop fun as Ireland’s history unfolds in a cabaret of comedy, song and dance. The cast will have you tapping your toes and joining in the show, all in the spirit of Irish humor. And you’ll even be served an Irish coffee to round off your dinner.

Edinburgh

Royal Yacht Britannia

Adult Price: £17

You’ll explore this magnificent ship, which has played host to some of the most famous people in the world. Now berthed in Leith, you’ll be welcomed on board to discover the heart and soul of this most special of royal residences—the former honeymoon sanctuary for four royal couples.

Glasgow

A Stirling Evening

Adult Price: £44

See Stirling Castle and the Wallace Memorial by night. A truly local experience, you'll be piped in to your evening meal in the historic Scottish city and enjoy an evening of Scottish delights.

Glasgow City Evening

Adult Price: £36

You'll enjoy a chance to experience a night out in the city of Glasgow. Your Travel Director will take you for an evening of good food, a drink, and undoubtedly interesting conversation.

Waterford

Explore Waterford's History and Local Pub

Adult Price: € 23

Join us in Waterford, where the history dates back as far as the Vikings. Your Local Specialist will bring the historic area to life through stories and anecdotes; one guest even described the trip as the "best history lesson ever." Afterward, we stop off for a drink in one of the area's oldest pubs for a pint or drink of your choice.

Irish Folk Fun

Adult Price: € 27

During this evening of entertainment, you'll get the chance to experience Irish hospitality in the best folk tradition. Enjoy a drink while locals sing and play music for you.

Windermere

Private Cruise On Lake Windermere

Adult Price: £16

Enjoy an exclusive cruise on a private boat on England's most beautiful and largest lake, taking in the northern coastline, beautiful houses, gardens and Wray Castle. You’ll see deserted islands, boats and birdlife as you explore the area loved by Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth.

Windermere Cruise And Steam Train Ride

Adult Price: £18

A chance to view the glorious scenery of the Lake District as we cruise across England’s largest lake. Then step back in time as we board the steam train for a short journey from Lakeside to Haverthwaite.

Reviews
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Independent Reviews
Trusted Customer
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Service
The specialists were knowledgeable and friendly
Vacation
We had a wonderful time! The tour guide was terrific! The pace was fast but we saw all we wanted to see. The accommodations were very nice. I would recommend this tour to anyone. But they would need to be able to walk up hills and stairs. It’s a bit physical.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Service
the booking experience was great, easy and everything explained well.
Vacation
the trip was good, well organized. A couple of the hotels were not as good as others. Now with a better understanding of the trip types, I would choose one that allowed more time in each place.
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Service
Putting everything together was well done. They partnered with another company that is well known for these tours. Everything went very well and we had a great time. The tour was planned well and we know what to see next time we are in the neighborhood.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your kind words! We look forward to helping you plan that next trip!
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Vacation
Awesome trip! We look forward to more in the future.
Mary Lesch
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Service
The only complaint I have was the change in hotel made it confusing. When we got to London we didn't know which hotel we were supposed to go to at first. We had several emails with conflicting info. We were able to call and get it figured out.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We do apologize for the confusion with the last minute hotel change. We are glad you were able to get it sorted out and enjoyed your trip!
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Vacation
Rose was the best travel director. She even ran to the pharmacy when I had a fever to get me a thermometer.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Service
Our travels went very well! It was very organized!
Vacation
It was wonderful! The Travel Director and Coach Driver were both exceptional!
Kellidee Little
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Service
Kaitlyn and Daniel made the booking experience very easy. Since there was initially 4 people booked and then we added 4 more, we had ALOT of questions and every time I called, they were nothing but gracious and helpful.
Vacation
Our TD, Daisy was fun, fabulous, and an absolute delight! Motorcoach karoke, sweet treats from each country visited, and the hidden gems she showed that were not on the itinerary made this an unforgetable trip for my entire group. We all have a bit of a "girl crush" on her because she made the trip for us!
Teresa Seaman
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Service
Always helpful and friendly. Took care of everything each step of the way.
Vacation
This was the trip of a lifetime. Best trip ever! Daisy our tour guide made it the best.
Response from Grand European Travel:
You can't get much better than the trip of a lifetime! We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon!
Friday, June 14, 2019
Trusted Customer
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Service
Making the reservations was easy and painless
Vacation
We saw places we would have never seen if we had done this vacation on our own - our tour director, Daisy, and driver, Gavin were absolutely excellent. The schedule was a little grueling but definitely worth the time and effort. Truly once in a lifetime trip.
Thomas Fleming
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Service
Agent was extremely helpful and knowledgeable
Vacation
Tour guide and bus driver were excellent
Trusted Customer
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Service
We were assured that all the hotel rooms we were going to be in had refrigerators due to the fact that a member of our group is diabetic and required storage for her insulin. None of the rooms had a refrigerator and most didn't have a phone for wake up calls or a clock radio. Mediocre lodging at best. Won't be using GET again for any future trips.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are very sorry to hear about this and apologize for any misunderstanding. While we cannot guarantee the amenities at the hotels, your Travel Director could have helped to make arrangements to have your medication refrigerated. We are sorry that you were disappointed in the trip overall and will share your comments with the CostSaver team.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Vacation
I expected a bit more in promises and accommodations.
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