17-Nights Grand Tour Of Britain and Ireland

Experience the best of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales on this affordable British Isles tour. In between time in the major cities-London, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Cardiff-explore in-depth some of the historic towns and witness some of the breathtaking scenery.On any tour through Britain and Ireland, you?d expect to visit ancient ruins, majestic castles, and historic sights. That?s why Cosmos has included visits to prehistoric Stonehenge; Bath, known for its Roman ruins and baths; Edinburgh Castle, dating to the 12th century, where you?ll admire Scotland?s Crown Jewels; Hadrian?s Wall, the remains of the fortifications built by the Romans 2,000 years ago to defend against marauding northern tribes; the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth, where the Pilgrim Fathers embarked in 1620; Chester, where you?ll see the Roman remains and half-timbered buildings; the battlefield of Culloden Moor, where in 1746, the last battle was fought on British soil; and more.You?d also expect to see stunning scenery and lush landscapes on a Britain and Ireland tour. That?s why Cosmos has included a drive around the Dingle Peninsula, a dramatic drive passing seaside villages, ancient monuments, and views of the Blasket Islands; a drive on the 100-mile Ring of Kerry, with its rugged and magnificent landscapes; the spectacular 668-foot Cliffs of Moher, where rugged cliffs drop into the ocean; a scenic drive through Snowdonia National Park in Wales; England?s tranquil Lake District, recently awarded UNESCO World Heritage status; and drives through rich dairy farmland. In the Scottish Highlands, drive through the rolling terrain interspersed with lochs (lakes), picturesque towns, and the sparkling coastline. Watch for Nessie at Loch Ness, Scotland?s largest lake.Bustling cities, smaller towns, historic sights, breathtaking landscapes, and much more are offered on this incredible and affordable Britain and Ireland tour.Included Features:Visits to Stonehenge, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Plymouth, Glastonbury, Bath, Tenby, Blarney, Killarney, Adare, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Liverpool, Gretna Green, Glasgow, Fort William, Culloden Moor, Pitlochry, St. Andrews, Edinburgh Castle, tickets for Edinburgh Military Tattoo (departures July 21 through August 11), Jedburgh, Hadrian?s Wall, Shakespeare?s Stratford-upon-Avon; orientation drives in Cardiff, Dublin; walking tours in Chester, YorkSalisbury Plain, Dartmoor National Park, Ring of Kerry and Lakes of Killarney, Dingle Peninsula, The Burren, Lake District National Park, Scottish Lowlands and Highlands, Loch Lomond, Northumberland National Park, Cotswold Hills

10-Nights Best of Britain Preview 2019

Best Of Britain (Preview 2019)
From the home of Shakespeare, to the moors of Scotland and the beautiful Cornish Countryside, this really is the best of all that Britain offers.

Authentic Dining

Devon: Savour an unforgettable Celebration Dinner at The Riverford Field Kitchen who believe 'great food tastes even better when you enjoy it with other people'. Join your Travel Director and newfound friends for the ultimate Farm-to-Table dining experience with mouthwatering meals prepared from organic seasonal produce, freshly-picked from the surrounding fields, and of course served with a glass of wine.
Dining Summary: 8 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 1 Dinner (D) and 2 Dinners with Wine (DW) all with tea or coffee.

Insight Experiences

Edinburgh: Walk with a Local Expert within the walls of the majestic castle perched on its rock, to view the Scottish Crown Jewels, Stone of Destiny and Mons Meg.

Top Rated Highlights

Stratford: To see or not to see? Visit the timber-framed building where Shakespeare was born and grew up. Then enjoy some time to explore this pretty town.
Grasmere: Learn about the life of the poet William Wordsworth and visit his grave.
Bath: Visit the ancient Roman Baths with its colonnaded pool filled by natural thermal springs. Explore the city with your Travel Director and witness the town's fine Georgian architecture.
Stonehenge: Visit the mysterious circle of upright stones, which stands as strong today as it did 3,500 years ago.
Borders: See part of Hadrian’s Wall and Jedburgh Abbey ruins.
Edinburgh: A hush descends and eyes turn to the castle. The skirl of the pipes rises and drums crack the night air as a tide of tunics and tartan flood from the drawbridge. For a limited time in August, witness the incredible spectacle of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Glasgow: See the grand public buildings, including George Square and St. Mungo's Cathedral.
Glastonbury: Pass the ruined Abbey where King Arthur is allegedly buried when you visit this town, famous for its yearly music festival.
Plymouth: During your orientation tour with your Travel Director see Plymouth Hoe and the Citadel then continue to the Barbican and Mayflower Steps.
Scenic Drives: Enjoy the beautiful Scotish countryside and scenery of the Trossachs and Loch Lomond before continuing through the English Lake District, over Severn Bridge and past Dartmoor and the Welsh Marshes.
Stirling: Travel via the historic site of Bannockburn and view Stirling Castle.
York: Your Travel Director will show you the York Minster, the city walls and the medieval Shambles during you orientation of the city.

Included Insight Services

Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
Hotel and restaurant tips are included – you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
You may purchase transfers from/to London Heathrow and Gatwick airports on arrival and departure days, or when additional night accommodation has been booked through Insight Vacations. Alternatively, please make your own way from/to the airport.

14-Nights Best of Ireland and Scotland First Look 2019

Best Of Ireland And Scotland First Look 2019
Pretty pink heather hues and a perfect emerald green landscape define the rugged beauty of Scotland and Ireland – home to enduring myths and legends, grand castles, bloody battles and the perfect swing. Visit their charismatic capitals of Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow and Edinburgh, trace the history of the Jacobites in the Scottish Highlands and follow the footsteps of a giant.

Sightseeing Highlights

City tour in Dublin, Londonderry/Derry, Belfast and Edinburgh
Scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry
Orientation of Waterford, Galway and Glasgow
See St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin and Loch Lomond
View Galway Cathedral, Eilean Donan Castle, the battlefield of Culloden and the 18th green at St. Andrews
Visit the Irish National Stud the Waterford Crystal showroom, Blarney Castle, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Giant's Causeway, Titanic Museum, Pitlochry and Edinburgh Castle

Dining Highlights

14 full breakfasts
6 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Ferry from Northern Ireland to Scotland
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
Hand-picked Insider Experiences
Optional Experiences and free time
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
VIP entry to many sights

22-Nights Britain and Ireland Grandeur Summer 2018

Britain And Ireland Grandeur Summer 2018
Go behind the scenes on a grand exploration of Britain and Ireland – one that will see you circle islands, scale highlands and cross the seas. No corner of the British Isles will remain unexplored, from London and Liverpool to Edinburgh, Dublin and Belfast with a visit to Giant's Causeway, the Ring of Kerry and the ever-elusive 'Nessie' all in between.

Sightseeing Highlights
City tour in London, Londonderry/Derry, Belfast, Dublin and Edinburgh Scenic drives on a Cornish Excursion and experience the Ring of Kerry Orientation of Salisbury, Plymouth, Bath, Cardiff, Limerick, Galway, Chester, Glasgow and York View the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth, the magnificent Cliffs of Moher, the 18th hole at St. Andrews, Eilean Donan Castle, Culloden Battlefield and York Minster Visit the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, Waterford Crystal Showroom, Blarney Castle to kiss the stone, Giants Causeway, Quarry Bank Mill, Isle of Skye, Edinburgh Castle, medieval Alnwick, and Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon
 

 

Dining Highlights

22 full breakfasts
10 dinners (including Be My Guest)

 
First class travel Highlights

Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel
Return ferry across the Irish Sea between Wales and Ireland
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
Hand-picked Insider Experiences
Optional Experiences and free time
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page link below for details
VIP entry to many sights