14-Nights Wonders of Britain and Ireland Summer 2018

Wonders Of Britain And Ireland Summer 2018
Inspiring tales of ancient history, monuments and magical landscapes, world-famous poets and writers. Travel through England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to write your own story that will surely feature a Blarney Stone kiss, swig or two of Guinness and romance rediscovered in the Lake District followed by a fitting Shakespearean ending in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Sightseeing Highlights
City tour in London, Dublin and Edinburgh Scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry Orientation of Bath, Cardiff, Chester, York and Oxford See the Lake District's magnificent scenery and the famous colleges of Oxford View the home to Harry Potter & Hogwarts' Alnwick Castle, York Minster, Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage and Sir Winston Churchill's grave at Bladon Visit the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, the Waterford Crystal Showroom, Blarney Castle to kiss the stone, the Rock of Cashel, the town of Gretna Green, Edinburgh Castle, medieval Alnwick and Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon
 

 

Dining Highlights

14 full breakfasts
5 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

 

 

18-Nights Britain And Ireland Panorama First Look 2019

Britain And Ireland Panorama First Look 2019
From the spires of London, Edinburgh and York to wild, windswept landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and Ireland, explore all the nooks and crannies of Britain and Ireland – their historic cities, cultural diversity and breathtaking countryside on display as you explore such highlights as Dublin and Cardiff, and enjoy Highland cow company with Farmer John in Cumbria.

Sightseeing Highlights

City tour in London, Edinburgh and Dublin
Scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry
Orientation of York, Glasgow, Chester, Galway, Cork, Cobh, Cardiff, Bath and Plymouth
See the Isle of Skye
View Eilean Donan Castle, the battlefield of Culloden, Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage, York Minster, Galway Cathedral and the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail
Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh Castle, Isle of Skye, Culloden, the Guinness Storehouse, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Blarney Castle to kiss the stone, the Waterford Crystal Showroom, the Roman Baths in Bath, Glastonbury Abbey, the fishing village of Polperro, ruins and the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge

Dining Highlights

18 full breakfasts
1 lunch (Be My Guest)
6 dinners

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

14-Nights Wonders of Britain and Ireland First Look 2019

Wonders Of Britain And Ireland First Look 2019
Inspiring tales of ancient history, monuments and magical landscapes, world-famous poets and writers. Travel through England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to write your own story that will surely feature a Blarney Stone kiss, swig or two of Guinness and romance rediscovered in the Lake District followed by a fitting Shakespearean ending in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Sightseeing Highlights

City tour in London, Dublin and Edinburgh
Scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry
Orientation of Bath, Cardiff, Chester, York and Oxford
See the Lake District's magnificent scenery
View the home to Harry Potter amp; Hogwarts' Alnwick Castle, York Minster, Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage and Sir Winston Churchill's grave at Bladon
Visit the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, the Waterford Crystal Showroom, Blarney Castle to kiss the stone, the Rock of Cashel, the town of Gretna Green, Edinburgh Castle, medieval Alnwick, Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon and one of the famous colleges of Oxford (when open).

Dining Highlights

14 full breakfasts
5 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 Brendan Vacations 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

8-Nights Real Britain

Real Britain First Look 2019
Pure poetry awaits as you journey north to the land of the bonny and brave. Meandering through the lush green landscapes of Britain, you'll see the mythical Stonehenge and journey to Wales and its capital, Cardiff. Admire the beautiful Lake District and consider eloping at Gretna Green, before rambling up the Royal Mile en route back to London via Shakespeare's birthplace.

Sightseeing Highlights

City tour in London and Edinburgh
Orientation of Bath, Cardiff, Liverpool and York
See the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh
View Bath Abbey, Cardiff Castle, the Lake District's magnificent scenery, Hadrian's Wall, York Minster and Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage
Visit Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, the Tudor town of Ludlow, Gretna Green, Edinburgh Castle and Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon

Dining Highlights

8 full breakfasts
2 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
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
Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre
London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfers page link below for details
VIP entry to many sights

15-Nights Britain and Ireland Explorer Preview 2019

Britain And Ireland Explorer (Preview 2019)
The leisurely pace and beauty of the Irish countryside blends with historic English towns, Welsh hospitality and the austere Scottish Highlands, for a truly memorable exploration of the British Isles.

Additional Included Highlights

Stratford: Appreciate the architecture of this pretty town. York: See York Minster and the medieval Shambles, within the city walls. Durham: See the castle and Romanesque cathedral. Hadrian's Wall: Stop to see part of the ancient wall. St Andrews: See the very first golf course. Pitlochry: Stop in the quaint town famous for its salmon leap. Grasmere: Visit William Wordsworth’s grave in the Lake District. Loch Ness: Drive along the shores in search of the monster. Chester: See the cathedral, city walls and famous black and white Rows. Conwy: See the castle upon the river. Holyhead: Set sail for Dublin. Dublin: See the Custom House, Dublin Castle and the Georgian townhouses. Cashel: See the Rock of Cashel where St Patrick preached. Waterford: See Reginald’s Tower and the ruined city walls. Rosslare: Board your ferry to cross the Irish Sea. Cardiff: See the castle and Principality Stadium. Scenic drives: Scottish Highlands, Grampian Mountains, Spey Valley, Glencoe, Loch Lomond, Loch Ness, English Lake District, Tipperary, Ring of Kerry, Dungarvan, Pembrokeshire, Severn Bridge, Salibury Plain.

Authentic Dining

Waterford: Celebrate the culmination of your escorted journey with wine, good cheer and palate-pleasing cuisine.
Dublin: Join a Guinness expert for a private tour of the Guinness Storehouse, before it is opened to the public. Learn the history and traditions behind Ireland's national drink, served around the world and enjoy a tasting.
Killarney: Choose from a fine selection of local restaurants on your Dine-Around Evening.
Dining Summary: 12 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 3 Dinners (D) and 3 Dinners with Wine (DW) all with tea or coffee.

Insight Experiences

Waterford: Meet a master craftsman on your guided visit of the world-famous House of Waterford Crystal.
Edinburgh: Walk with a Local Expert inside the walls of the Castle to view the Scottish Crown Jewels, Stone of Destiny and Mons Meg.
Dublin: Walk with your Local Expert, through the elegant squares of this fine city to see O'Connell Street, Custom House and Dublin Castle.
Kildare: Join an equine professional for a behind-the-scenes look at the Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens.

Top Rated Highlights

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.
Stratford: Learn about the life of William Shakespeare, arguably history's most famous writer, when you visit his birthplace. Then enjoy some time to explore this pretty town with its iconic Tudor houses.
York: Your Travel Director will show you the York Minster, the city walls and the medieval Shambles during you orientation of the city.
Durham: See the castle and Romanesque cathedral.
Hadrian's Wall: Stop to see part of the ancient wall that once marked the border of the Roman Empire.
St. Andrews Visit the university town where the famous beach scene from 'Chariots of Fire' was filmed and see the golf course where the sport was created.
Pitlochry: Visit this town, famous for its salmon leap.
Loch Ness: Soak up the scenery and hear tales of the famous Nessie during a private cruise.
Chester: During you orientation with your Travel Director see the cathedral, city walls and famous black and white Rows.
Conwy: See the castle upon the river.
Holyhead: Holyhead: Set sail for Dublin.
Cashel: See the Rock of Cashel where St. Patrick preached.
Killarney: Venture into a world of towering cliffs, lush lakelands and remote villages, as you travel the Ring of Kerry.
Blarney: Visit the castle and climb the battlements for a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone and gain the gift of eloquence.
Waterford: Explore the town and see Reginald’s Tower and the remains of the city walls.
Rosslare: Board your ferry to cross the Irish Sea.
Cardiff: During an orientation with your Travel Director, see the castle and Principality Stadium.
Bath: The Roman Baths have existed for over 2,000 years and are now one of the best-preserved Roman remains in the world. Learn the importance of this historic site, still used as a center for bathing and socialising.
Stonehenge: Visit the mysterious circle of upright stones, which stands as strong today as it did 5,000 years ago.
Scenic Drives: Admire some of the world's most spectacular scenery as you travel through the Scottish Highlands, past the Grampian Mountains, Spey Valley and Glencoe, along Loch Lomond and Loch Ness, through the English Lake District, Tipperary, Ring of Kerry, Dungarvan, Pembrokeshire, and across Severn Bridge and Salibury Plain.

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 c…

19-Nights The Best Of The British Isles

From the lively cities to the breathtaking scenery, discover the very best of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland on this British Isles tour. You?ll have 2-night stays in London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Limerick and Exeter as well as an overnight in Warwick, York, Inverness, Glasgow, Liverpool, Killarney, Waterford and Cardiff. You?ll visit some of Britain?s famous castles and palaces, including a special pre-public-opening guided tour of Warwick Castle and its 11 centuries of history. You?ll see Edinburgh Castle ? home of the Scottish Crown Jewels ? and the Queen?s official Scottish residence at Holyrood Palace (when available). You?ll also witness spectacular scenery on this British Isles escorted tour! You?ll cruise on Scotland?s Loch Lomond, pass through England?s beautiful Lake District and visit the 668-foot Cliffs of Moher, with its breathtaking views of rugged cliffs above the sea. Travel the Ring of Kerry for a 100-mile panoramic drive through rugged and magnificent landscapes, and drive through the incomparable landscapes of Snowdonia National Park in Wales. You?ll also cruise on one of the world?s great natural harbors at Plymouth Sound. You?ll enjoy visiting charming British towns, such as Shakespeare?s birthplace at Stratford-upon-Avon, the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry, as well as a Cornish fishing village and the Roman Baths and ruins. You?ll enjoy many pleasures, such as afternoon tea at a 150-year-old farmhouse in Ireland and a light lunch at Abbotsford House, Sir Walter Scott?s home in Scotland. All of this and much more await you on this fabulous British Isles escorted tour.Included Features:LONDON Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul?s CathedralOXFORD Walking tourSTRATFORD-UPON-AVONTake pictures of Anne Hathaway?s Cottage, visit Shakespeare?s birthplaceWARWICKWelcome dinner; private pre-public-opening guided tour of the castleYORK Walking tourABBOTSFORD[LF] Light lunch and guided tour of Sir Walter Scott?s houseEDINBURGH Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood PalacePITLOCHRY Visit the Victorian mountain resortCULLODEN MOORVisit the battle site?s visitor center FORT WILLIAM Guided tour of the Ben Nevis whisky distilleryLOCH LOMONDCruise the loch in a private boatLIVERPOOL Visit the Beatles StoryHOLYHEAD?DUBLINCross the Irish Sea by ferryDUBLIN Orientation driveKILDARE Guided tour of the Irish National StudLIMERICK Orientation driveCLIFFS OF MOHERSavor the spectacular viewsRATHBAUN FARM[LF] Visit and Afternoon TeaRING OF KERRYScenic peninsula driveWATERFORDGuided tour of the House of Waterford CrystalROSSLARE?PEMBROKECross St. George?s Channel by ferryBATH Visit the Roman relicsDARTMOOR[LF] Dinner at a local pubCORNWALL Visit the fishing village of Looe and Plymouth, [LF] Plymouth Sound cruise STONEHENGEVisit the prehistoric monument

8-Nights Best of Britain Preview 2018

Best Of Britain (Preview 2018)
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.

Additional Included Highlights
Stratford: Appreciate the architecture of this pretty town.York: See York Minster, city walls and medieval "Shambles".Borders: See part of Hadrian's Wall. See Jedburgh Abbey ruins.Edinburgh: Enjoy a guided city tour down the Royal Mile past Holyroodhouse and over to the 18C ‘New Town'.Stirling: Travel via the historic site of Bannockburn. View Stirling Castle.Glasgow: Orientation drive past St.Mungo's Cathedral.Lake District: Learn about the life of the poet William Wordsworth and visit his grave in Grasmere.Ludlow: See the walls of the castle and Jacobean buildings .Bath: Witness the town's fine Georgian architecture.Glastonbury: Drive past the ruined Abbey .Looe: Visit this stunningly beautiful fishing port.Plymouth: Orientation tour past Plymouth Hoe and Citadel to the Barbican and Mayflower Steps.Scenic drives – Cotswolds, the Trossachs, Loch Lomond, Lake District, Severn Bridge, Dartmoor, Welsh Marshes.
 
Authentic Regional Flavours
Cornwall: Enjoy the finest local and regional produce during an end-of-tour Celebration Dinner with wine.8 Full breakfasts (FB), 1 three-course Dinner (D); plus 1 Welcome Dinner (WD) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) both with wine, plus tea or coffee.
 
Signature Experiences
Stratford: To see or not to see? Visit the timber-framed building where Shakespeare was born and grew up.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.Edinburgh: For a limited time in August, witness the breathtaking spectacle of the Military Tattoo.Bath: Visit the ancient Roman Baths with its colonnaded pool filled by natural thermal springs.Stonehenge: Visit the mysterious circle of upright stones, which stands as strong today as it did 3,500 years ago.
 
Stay At The Best Addresses
Bowness-on-Windermere: Nestled on the shore of England's largest lake, experience traditional country house charm at The Old England Hotel.Cornish Countryside: Enjoy the best of Cornish hospitality at the plush St Mellion International Resort, a unique blend of contemporary style and unique facilities sprawled across 450 acres of peaceful countryside.
 

 

ADDITIONAL FIVE STAR SERVICES

An expert Insight Tour Director, at the pinnacle of their career, will guide you on your journey. Serving as your 'travelling concierge', this skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom. It's business class comfort.
A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
Baggage handling everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel.
Hotel and restaurant tips included – you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi.
Insight Flourishes – from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
London Airport transfer service available.