Explore the best of Ireland, Wales, and England on this exciting vacation. Begin your trip with free time in London, then head out to explore enigmatic Stonehenge, and elegant Georgian Bath with its famous Roman ruins. Overnight is in Bristol, where John Cabot set sail to discover America in 1497. Cross into Wales and enjoy an orientation drive in Cardiff, the capital city. Motor through rich dairy farmland to Pembroke, where you’ll ferry across St. George’s Channel to Ireland. Take time in Blarney, famous for its legendary “Stone of Eloquence,” and visit the castle or shop for Irish handicrafts. Travel to the bustling resort of Killarney. Next, enjoy an exciting drive along the “Ring of Kerry” with spectacular seascapes, mountains, and verdant vegetation. Stop in Adare, known for its remarkable thatched cottages, then travel east to Dublin, Ireland’s capital, where the orientation drive shows you statue-lined O’Connell Street and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Leave Ireland and cross the Irish Sea to Wales, arriving in Holyhead on the Welsh Isle of Anglesey. Then, drive through scenic Snowdonia National Park and over Llanberis Pass to Llangollen, home of an annual national competition for poets and musicians. Spend the night in Wrexham before traveling south to England. Stop in Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon to take photos of Anne Hathaway’s cottage and tour the town on your own. Return to London for the finale of your wonderful adventure.
Inside visits and special features:Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.Sightseeing:Visits to Stonehenge, Bath, Tramore, Blarney, Killarney, Adare, Llangollen, Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon; orientation drives in Cardiff, Dublin
LONDON Kensington Close (ST) or Novotel London West (F)BRISTOL DoubleTree by Hilton – Bristol City (F)TRAMORE Majestic (ST)KILLARNEY Killarney Court (F)ENNIS Auburn Lodge (ST)DUBLIN Jurys Inn Custom House (F)WREXHAM Ramada Plaza (F)LONDON Novotel London West (F)
Full English breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners with choice of menus
Transportation: Private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; round-trip Irish Sea crossings by day ferry