Walk in the footsteps of Shakespeare, sample the highlights of Ireland, enjoy a hearty Welsh dinner at a local vineyard and uncover the rich history of Scotland in just over one week.
Travel at 60 Summer Sale bonus:
Book with us by 31 Jan 2023 for a reduced fare AND a free half-day tour! Choose between: Afternoon Tea at Rubens at the Palace OR Royal London Tour with Changing of the Guards.* (Conditions apply.)
7 Nights accommodation
This exclusive Travel at 60 offer is available when booking a UK Tour (minimum spend per tour per person is $3000) between Monday 2 January and Tuesday 31 January for bookings travelling between 25 March 2023 and 31 October 2023.
Advertised pricing based on Tour departing 7 October 2023.
Conditions apply ask for details today on 1300 414 198
Additional tours and dates are available, ask your Travel at 60 Travel Advisor today for details.
Day 1 - Stratford-upon-Avon, York and on to Harrogate
After leaving your London hotel delve into centuries of history today – tales of star-crossed lovers, tragic kings and Roman emperors are brought to life as we arrive in Stratford-upon-Avon and follow in the footsteps of Shakespeare. Visit his Birthplace and the Visitor Center, before embarking on a scenic drive north to the Viking city of York, where we'll enjoy an orientation walk around its historic streets. View the cobbled Shambles, see the ancient city walls and the magnificent York Minster. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception in our hotel in the Victorian spa town of Harrogate, our home for tonight.
Day 2 - Through the Scenic Lake District to Glasgow
We journey through the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the beautiful Lake District, which has inspired poets and writers for centuries. A highlight on our journey is England's pretty Lake Windermere, which we’ll pass as we continue through countryside made famous by the poet William Wordsworth. We'll cross the border, into Scotland, to the runaway wedding capital of Gretna Green. Here eloping couples would tie the knot over the Marriage Anvil. We drive through the Southern Uplands to vibrant Glasgow where our orientation will take us past Glasgow Cathedral and George Square. Tonight, consider joining an Optional Experience to Braveheart Country for a fabulous dinner and Scottish entertainment.
Day 3 - Explore Enchanting Edinburgh
From the cultural capital of Glasgow to enchanting Edinburgh, with its exquisite medieval façades, our encounter with Scotland will see us join a Local Specialist for a memorable sightseeing tour. We’ll visit Edinburgh Castle, perched atop Castle Rock overlooking the city, and see the Royal Mile, the elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse and the new Scottish Parliament. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town and amble through the secret lanes of Auld Reekie before returning to Glasgow this evening. Enjoy views of Glasgow Cathedral and George Square before a delicious meal at a local restaurant.
Day 4 - Cross the Irish Sea to Belfast and Dublin
Follow the rugged Ayrshire coast, past the island of Ailsa Craig, the stepping stone from Ireland to Scotland. Board the ferry to Northern Ireland, then join a Local Specialist to explore the crossroads of British and Irish culture in Belfast. We’ll view City Hall and the dock where the Titanic was built. This evening, we arrive in the vibrant capital of Ireland where we'll spend the next two nights.
Day 5 - Discover Diverse Dublin
Dive Into Culture and gain insights into the centuries-old tradition of Guinness brewing, enjoy a Storehouse tour and a tasting. Drive through the pretty streets of Dublin with a Local Specialist to admire the stately Georgian Squares, Trinity College and St. Patrick's Cathedral, the tallest church in Ireland, before spending the rest of the day exploring the sights alone. Ramble through Temple Bar or Grafton Street, famous for its colorful street performers. This evening, consider joining an Optional Experience to a rousing Irish cabaret performance.
Day 6 - Journey to Kilkenny and on to Waterford
We Dive Into Culture this morning and gain insights into rearing world-class thoroughbreds at the Irish National Stud established in 1946. Enjoy a guided walk through the farm and take some time to stroll through its tranquil Japanese Gardens, regarded as the best in Europe. Admire the imposing medieval castle at Kilkenny before some free time for lunch. Our next stop sees us Dive Into Culture yet again to witness the delicate craft of Waterford Crystal. We'll watch master craftsmen at work during a tour of the workshop and see the exquisitely crafted pieces in the showroom.
Day 7 - Ferry Across to Cultural Cardiff
An early start to our sightseeing today sees us cross the Irish Sea to Wales by ferry and continue our journey to the Welsh capital of Cardiff to view the Wales Millennium Center, National Assembly and historic Cardiff Castle, in the heart of the city. This evening, we Connect With Locals in the idyllic Welsh countryside, joining a local family for a Farewell Dinner Be My Guest experience. Visit the oldest and largest vineyard in Wales, you’ll learn how the Norris family are using sustainable farming practices and get to meet some of the resident animals that roam the land freely. You’ll enjoy a homemade meal, enchanting stories of rural life in Wales and warm Welsh hospitality, leaving with the knowledge that your visit supports the family in their efforts to farm sustainably.
Day 8 - Soak up Bath and Stonehenge then off to London
Traversing the Severn Estuary into England, we arrive in the glorious UNESCO listed city of Bath, with its elegant Georgian façades and visit the world-famous Roman Baths from which the city derives its name. Journey across the scenic landscapes of Wiltshire, paying a visit to the mysterious monolithic stone circle at Stonehenge, then return to London where your memorable holiday in Britain and Ireland comes to an end.
FREE optional tour when booking a UK Tour with Travel at 60 Conditions apply**
Afternoon Tea at the Rubens At The Palace (champagne option not included)
The Rubens at the Palace Hotel is a luxurious, 5-star venue situated a stone's throw away from the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace. Relax and enjoy traditional afternoon tea in the lavish Palace Lounge, bright, open space with panoramic views of The King's stables. Watch the comings and goings of the royal carriages as you dine on a selection of sumptuous sandwiches, delectable, fresh-made pastries and traditional scones with clotted cream and fruit preserves.
Royal London Tour with Changing of the Guard - A fantastic half-day Tour provides the perfect introduction to London's major landmarks. See the best bits of London in only half a day and learn all about London's history with your Expert Tour Guide. Plus, watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, an event steeped in tradition and ceremony.
Optional half day tour must be booked at the time of Tour must be booked at the
*Please note that prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
*To qualify for the $250 per person discount - a minimum spend of $3,000 per person, per tour applies.
**Enjoy a Free Half Day tour in London when booking a UK Tour
$200 per person deposit due within 5 days from booking. Final payment due 60 days from departure.
Change departure dates or tours up until 60 days from departure without any fees.
*Offer applies to new bookings made between 2 and 31 January 2023. Offer is available on all 2023 tours departing from London. Add on experience is subject to availability. If add on experience is not available guest will receive $89GBP off their chosen tour. Must book through Travel at 60. Prices are per person and are subject to availability. Offer can be withdrawn or amended at any time without notice. $200 per person deposit is required within 5 days of booking. Full payment is required 60 days prior to departure. This offer is not transferable and is tour specific. If guests change to another tour or date not listed in the promotional allocation, they are responsible to pay the difference and adhere to different payment conditions. All year-round brochure discounts are subject to conditions, and some may be combinable with this promotion (including Past Guest Discount). Further restrictions apply, For full details, please check with a Trafalgar expert or your travel agent at time of booking.
^Free single room upgrades and reduced single supplements are available on new bookings only for select tours and departures. Limited availability. Discounts (except for Past Guest) are not applicable to the solo room surcharge portion of the booking. Other conditions may apply. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy of the enclosed content. Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances.