United Kingdom (England – Scotland) & Ireland – 10 Nights
The United Kingdom is a sovereign country located off the northwestern coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom consists of four constituent countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Their capitals are London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, and Belfast, respectively. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world. The United Kingdom were home to an estimated 66 million inhabitants in 2017. London as the capital of UK is a global city and financial center. Other major cities include Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds and Liverpool.
The UK’s official currency is Pound Sterling (GBP). Most of the United Kingdom has a temperate climate, with generally cool temperatures and plentiful rainfall all year round. Winters are wet and summers are warmest in the south-east of England and coolest in the north.
Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic. Ireland is the second-largest island of the British Isles, the third-largest in Europe, and the twentieth-largest on Earth.
Geopolitically, Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland (officially named Ireland), which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. In 2011, the population of Ireland was about 6.6 million, ranking it the second-most populous island in Europe after Great Britain. Just under 4.8 million live in the Republic of Ireland and just over 1.8 million live in Northern Ireland. The official currency is Euro. Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland. Dublin is a historical and contemporary center for education, the arts, administration and industry. As of 2018 the city was listed as a global city and amongst the top thirty cities in the world. Similar to much of the rest of northwestern Europe, Dublin experiences a maritime climate with cool summers & mild winters.
Irish culture has had a significant influence on other cultures, especially in the field of literature. Alongside mainstream Western culture, a strong indigenous culture exists, as expressed through Gaelic games, Irish music and the Irish language. The island's culture shares many features with that of Great Britain, including the English language, and sports such as association football, rugby, horse racing, and golf.
Day 1: Wednesday – Arrival in London
After arriving in London, you will be welcomed by your local guide and private driver. Then you will be transferred to your hotel via a panoramic view of London by bus.
Day 2: Thursday – Tour in London
Today you will start your tour of London with a visit to the Tower of London, Her Majesty's Royal Palace & Fortress, St Paul´s Cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of London. Your tour will include a sightseeing cruise on the Thames River as well, so you can catch the best views in town. Then you will be transferred back to the hotel in the evening.
Day 3: Friday – Sightseeing in the Countryside
After breakfast, your private driver and guide will pick you up at the hotel. Today you will be immersed in the English countryside, in the Cotswold’s. You will visit some of the most beautiful, "typically-English" villages, like Burton-on-the-Water, known locally as ‘The Venice of the Cotswold’s’. Included is also the visit of Sudeley castle, surrounded by magnificent award-winning gardens. Then you will return to London.
Day 4: Saturday - Day Trip to Bath
After Breakfast at your hotel, your private driver and guide will pick you up from the lobby of the hotel. Today you will enjoy a private day trip to Bath, where you will visit the Roman Baths, and Stonehenge, the most renowned tourist destinations in England. Then you will be returned to London in the evening.
Day 5: Sunday - A visit to Windsor Castle
After breakfast, enjoy a half day tour to Windsor Castle, the family home of British kings and queens for over a thousand years. Then you will return to London & will have the afternoon at leisure to explore London on your own.
• Optional Tour: A visit to the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum (£29.00)
Day 6: Monday – Travel to Scotland
Today you will travel to Edinburgh via train. On your train ride you will have a wonderfully scenic view of the British countryside. Once arrived in Edinburgh, you will have a private transfer from Edinburgh Train Station to your hotel.
• Optional Tour: Dean Village Tour
Day 7: Tuesday – Tour in Edinburgh
Today your private guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel for a tour of Edinburgh.
The tour includes the visit of Edinburgh castle, undoubtedly the major landmark building of Edinburgh City and a visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia, The Queen’s floating Royal residence.
Then you will return to the hotel at the end of the tour.
Day 8: Wednesday – Tour in Glasgow
After breakfast, your driver and guide will pick you up at the hotel. Today you will travel to Glasgow. Enjoy a guided tour of Glasgow with your local guide, including the visit of Glasgow's cathedral. In the afternoon, take a tour of the Clydeside distillery. After the tour, you will return to Edinburgh.
Day 9: Thursday – Travel to Ireland
Today, there will be a private transfer from your hotel to the Edinburgh Airport for you to catch the flight to Dublin. Once arrived in Dublin, a private transfer will take you to your hotel from the airport.
Day 10: Friday – Full Day Tour in Dublin
Enjoy a full day tour of Dublin with your local guide and discover the city's historic sites. The tour includes a visit to the Book of Kells exhibition and a tour of the Guinness Storehouse. The tour ends in Gravity® bar where visitors will receive a complimentary pint of Guinness® while relaxing and enjoying spectacular views over Dublin.
Day 11: Saturday – Leaving Ireland
Private coach will be available to transfer you from your hotel in Dublin to the Airport.
• Optional Tour - Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough (£95.00)
Tour Services Include:
• Private English-Speaking driver & Local Guide
• All Entrance Fees
• Airport Transfers
• Early check-in at hotels or late check-out.
• Luggage service in hotels for luggage