• £2,719.00 From per person
Enquire about this tour Have a question?

16 Day – England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland

This 16 day tour gives you a taste of 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.

Arrive at the Capital city of London and visit iconic sites including the Tower of London, London Eye and St. Paul’s Cathedral or simply stroll though Hyde Park.

Visit William Shakespeare’s birthplace of Stratford and see York Minster, England’s largest medieval cathedral before crossing the border to Edinburgh.

See Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official Scottish residence of the Queen and Edinburgh Castle where you can view the Stone of Destiny, Mons Meg and Scotland’s Crown Jewels.

Stop at St. Andrews, Pitlochry and Inverness where you can cruise the Loch Ness to spot the famous Nessie and from the banks of Loch Lomond you travel to the beautiful Lake District then onto Wales passing the huge Conwy Castle.

Sail to Dublin from Holyhead and enjoy a visit to the Guinness Storehouse and see highlights of Dublin Castle, O’Connell Street and the Custom House.

In Killarney journey around the Ring of Kerry then kiss the Stone of Eloquence at Blarney Castle before cruising the Irish seas to Pembrokeshire onto Cardiff, the capital of Wales.

Cross the Severn Bridge to the Georgian city of Bath famous for its architecture and Roman Baths built above natural hot water springs.



Share with friends and family

Tour Highlights

  • 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
  • Stratford: Venture inside the timber-framed building where Shakespeare was born and grew up
  • Killarney and Blarney: Towering cliffs, lush lakelands and remote villages, as you travel the Ring of Kerry. Visit the castle and battlements then kiss the Blarney Stone and gain the gift of eloquence
  • Edinburgh: A hush descends and eyes turn to the castle. For a limited time in August, witness the incredible spectacle of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • Bath: The Roman Baths have existed for over 2,000 years and are now one of the best-preserved Roman remains in the world
  • Stonehenge: Visit the mysterious circle of upright stones, which stands as strong today as it did 5,000 years ago
  • Loch Ness: Soak up the scenery and hear tales of the famous Nessie during a private cruise
mostly cloudy
82% humidity
wind: 18mph ENE
H 33 • L 30
Weather from Yahoo!

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Your Journey begins

Day 2

Arrive London

Day 3

London, Stratford-Upon-Avon and Medieval York

Day 4

Durham, Hadrian's Wall and Edinburgh

Day 5

Edinburgh; Scotland's Capital of Culture

Day 6

St. Andrews and Inverness

Day 7

Loch Ness, Glencoe and Loch Lomond

Day 8

The English Lakes to Chester

Day 9

North Wales and over to Dublin

Day 10


Day 11

From Dublin to Killarney

Day 12

Ring of Kerry expereince

Day 13

Blarney Castle and Waterford

Day 14

Across the Irish Sea to Cardiff

Day 15

Roman Baths, Stonehenge and London

Day 16

Homeward Bound

Day 1

Board your overnight flight to Europe (Please ask about our great deals).

Day 2

Welcome to London. After checking into your hotel, the afternoon is free to enjoy a city that is famous for its pomp and pageantry. Perhaps relax with a walk along the Serpentine in Hyde Park or window shop in the elegant boutiques of Knightsbridge?

Alternatively, you may want to stroll along the Thames to the iconic Tower Bridge and Tower of London.

Hotel:    The Grosvenor Hotel London



Day 3

At 07:30, meet your Travel Director and journey to Stratford, beautifully situated on the River Avon. Visit the birthplace of William Shakespeare, full of interesting memorabilia and artefacts relating to his life.

Continue on to York where you walk within the old city walls to the crooked houses of the Shambles and see York Minster, England’s largest medieval cathedral.

Join your Travel Director for a warm and friendly Welcome Dinner with drinks and the opportunity to mingle over a pleasant evening of dinner and wine.

Hotel:   Hilton York

Meals:  Buffet Breakfast, Dinner


Day 4

Stop in Durham to see the castle and Romanesque cathedral.

Then view part of Hadrian’s Wall, Britain’s most impressive Roman monument once spanning 80 miles from coast-to-coast, marking the northern frontier of the mighty Roman Empire.

Cross the Scottish border to reach the elegant Scottish capital, Edinburgh.

Hotel:    Crowne Plaza Edinburgh – Royal Terrace

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast


Day 5

Journey down the Royal Mile to see the Palace of Holyroodhouse – official Scottish residence of Her Majesty, the Queen – before crossing over to New Town. Next, walk with your Local Expert inside Edinburgh Castle for spectacular views of the town and to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels, the Stone of Destiny and Mons Meg.

The afternoon is free to shop on Princes Street.

In the evening, select departures will enjoy the spectacle of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo – a colourful mixture of historic battles and military manoeuvres with pipes and drums.

Hotel:    Crowne Plaza Edinburgh – Royal Terrace

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast

Day 6

Cross the Firth of Forth into Fife and make your way to St. Andrews, passing the Old Course as you arrive where golf was born in the 15th century. Enjoy free time to explore, perhaps stroll to West Sands Beach where the famous ‘Chariots of Fire’ scene was filmed.

Your travels continue as you cross the Tay and journey to the charming Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, famous for its salmon run. Travel via Blair Atholl and past the Grampian Mountains to the sparkling Spey Valley.

Later, continue to Inverness and your hotel.

Hotel:    Columba Hotel, Inverness

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, Dinner



Day 7

In the morning, take a private cruise on Loch Ness, where you will soak up the scenery, historic monuments and tales of the famous Nessie.

Continue your journey through some of the most stunning scenery in all of Scotland found in the region of Glencoe.

Travel along the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond, before crossing the English border. Pass the village of Grasmere, where the poet William Wordsworth is buried, before arriving at your lakeside hotel.

Hotel:    Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, Bowness-on-Windermere

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Dinner



Day 8

In the morning, discover the beauty of the Lake District, its fells, lakes and valleys combine to make it one of England’s best loved regions. Perhaps take a lake cruise on the tranquil waters of Windermere?

Later, step back into Roman times in Chester where you see the city’s ancient encircling walls and remarkable 13th century black and white Rows.

Hotel:    Hallmark Hotel The Queen, Chester

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Dinner


Day 9

Continue through Wales, passing the massive Conwy Castle before crossing over to the Isle of Anglesey. The village with the longest name in Europe will be visible – see if you are able to read it aloud! From the port of Holyhead, set sail for Dublin in Ireland.

Hotel:    Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, Dublin

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast


Day 10

Experience Ireland’s national and world-famous drink with a guided visit to the Guinness Storehouse before it opens to the public. Gain a fascinating insight into the history and traditions behind its production and enjoy a tasting with a Guinness expert.

Later, become acquainted with Dublin’s elegant squares during sightseeing with a Local Expert. See famous O’Connell Street, the Custom House and Dublin Castle.

For the rest of the afternoon, you are free to soak up the Irish atmosphere or browse the shops along Grafton Street.

Hotel:    Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, Dublin

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast


Day 11

Travel to Ireland’s premier thoroughbred horse breeding region for a fascinating visit of the National Stud and the acclaimed 100-year-old Japanese Gardens where you can ‘journey through life’.

Continue to view the Rock of Cashel, crowned with the noblest group of medieval monuments in Ireland. Cross the rolling pastures that encircle Tipperary before reaching Killarney.

At night, your Dine-Around Evening offers authentic and intimate dining with your friends, from a hand-picked selection of fine local restaurants.

Hotel:    Killarney Plaza Hotel and Spa

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Dinner


Day 12

In the morning, join a delightful trip around the Ring of Kerry, a world of towering cliffs, lush lakelands and remote villages. Get a sense of the unhurried pace of Irish life as you pass through Ireland’s highest mountain range and make your way to the three peaceful Lakes of Killarney.

In the afternoon, perhaps take an optional ride with the locals on one of Killarney’s jaunting cars?

Hotel:    Killarney Plaza Hotel and Spa

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine


Day 13

Start the day visiting Blarney Castle, home of the famous Stone of Eloquence – once kissed, never forgotten! Travel on through the scenic port of Dungarvan to the historic walled city of Waterford, with its 11th century Reginald Tower. Enjoy a guided visit of the world-famous crystal factory and to meet a master craftsman.

In the evening, after miles of fun and fascinating sights, spirits will be high during your Celebration Dinner. Toast to your newfound friends – Sláinte!

Hotel:    Dooley’s Hotel, Waterford

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Dinner


Day 14

From the port of Rosslare, board your ferry to cross the Irish Sea. A pleasant drive will then take you into the rural scenery of Pembrokeshire.

Continue past the valleys of southern Wales to the capital, Cardiff, famous for its imposing castle and brilliant Principality Stadium.

Hotel:    Clayton Hotel Cardiff

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast

Day 15

Cross the Severn Bridge to reach the City of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its Georgian streets and crescents. Visit the Roman Baths and Pump Room built above Britain’s only hot, mineral springs. See the incredibly well-preserved remains of one of the greatest spas of the ancient world, still flowing with the natural hot water from the springs below.

Your journey continues across Salisbury Plain for a visit to mysterious Stonehenge – no-one can be sure why they were built, or even how prehistoric man could move such huge blocks of stone. Your exploration of Britain and Ireland draws to a close upon your return to The Grosvenor Hotel in London.

Hotel:    The Grosvenor Hotel London

Meals:  Buffet breakfast, Dinner and wine

Day 16

Your journey comes to an end after breakfast.

Meals:  Buffet breakfast


Dining Highlights

  • 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
  • Killarney: Choose from a fine selection of local restaurants on your Dine-Around Evening
  • Dining Summary: 14 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 3 Dinners (D) and 3 Dinners with Wine (DW) all with tea or coffee

Important Information

  • 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 luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and on-board 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 speciality 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 us.
  • Alternatively, please make your own way from/to the airport.

Departure Information

  • Departing Fridays and return on Saturdays or departing Sundays and return on Mondays throughout the year.

Optional Experiences

  • Most trips already include a host of bonus highlights and comprehensive sightseeing.
  • There may also be an exciting array of Optional Experiences which will turn an already amazing experience into the trip of a lifetime!
  • These are entirely optional and can be booked through your Travel Director/Local Representative at the commencement of your trips.
  • Please note, many Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers.
  • The Optionals listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

Pub Dinner

Visit a traditional country pub with its stone floors, real ale, and cosy atmosphere where you can relax and enjoy a mouth-watering meal featuring freshly cooked traditional British food.

Cardiff Castle Tour

Take a look at this unique Castle started by the Romans 2,000 years ago where we have our own private tour. The refurbishments done in the 1800s have been described as outrageous to opulent, bogus to brilliant and some even say the architect, William Burgess, smoked his opium pipe too much! His influences include Arab and Islamic art, Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tales and even Aesop’s fables. In addition, we can walk on the battlements and climb the 1,000-year-old Norman keep for superb views over Cardiff.

Welsh Evening at Millennium Centre

Join us for a lively night celebrating Welsh food and culture at the stunning Welsh Millennium Centre in Cardiff. Enjoy a traditional and locally-sourced three-course meal whilst being entertained by Welsh stories, enchanting music and renowned Welsh singers.

Dinner and Irish Cabaret

Over an excellent dinner of quality Irish food, enjoy a nonstop show of comedy, dance, song and music. Ireland’s musical history unfolds in a cabaret that will delight you long after the night has ended. The cast will have you tapping your toes and joining in the fun, and it’s all wrapped up in the spirit of Irish humour. At the end of your meal, cap off one of Ireland’s best nights out with an Irish Coffee.

Dublin Dinner

Join us for some warm Irish hospitality a three course dinner in a family run pub, that was formerly the haunt of nobility and notorious highwaymen. Lovely exposed brick walls and dark wood make for a cosy atmosphere in which to enjoy your hearty pub meal.

Dinner in Edinburgh

Edinburgh has more eateries per head than any other city in the UK and your Tour Director knows which ones shine and which ones to shun! Join your fellow companions for a fun evening out in this vibrant city. Visit a prized local restaurant for a delicious three course dinner with a glass or wine, beer or soft drink included.

Scottish Dinner and Cabaret

Join us for a lively and memorable evening of traditional Scottish song, dance, tartan and bagpipes. In addition to wine and dinner, your kilted hosts will lead you through some of the best-loved Scottish music and songs. You’ll learn a Highland dance or two and sample Scotland’s national dish – haggis. An exceptional Scottish experience!

Royal Yacht Britannia

This magnificent ship has hosted some of the most famous people in the world. But, above all, Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family. For four royal couples, Britannia was to provide a honeymoon sanctuary before the onset of married life in the world’s most photographed family. Now berthed in Leith, you are welcomed on board to discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences.

Edinburgh’s Most Haunted

Join our Ghouls and Ghosts to embark upon a scary and mirth-filled tour of Edinburgh’s old town as never seen before! We’ll enjoy a drink afterwards to calm our nerves before returning to the land of the living.

An Evening with Nessie

Join us at the only pub on the shores of Loch Ness, overlooking Dores beach. Enjoy a drink whilst listening to the tales of Steve, a man who has devoted over twenty-five years of his life to hunting for the elusive Loch Ness Monster. A unique evening, following the journey of the ultimate “Nessie Hunter”!

Jaunting Car Ride

Clip-clop your way through the charming streets of Killarney into the beautiful Bourne Vincent National Park. A local “jarvie” informs you of the local history, legend and folklore aboard one of the famous jaunting cars.

Gaelic Roots

A tour de force of traditional Irish song, music and dance, Gaelic roots showcases Ireland at its best. Using traditional instruments, Irish dance and time-honoured folk songs, this energetic show will have you tapping your feet and singing along in no time.

Lake Windermere Cruise and Steam Train Ride

There is no better way to appreciate the scenic beauty of the English Lake District than a relaxing cruise and steam train ride. First take to the limpid waters of Lake Windermere for a spectacular voyage, offering magnificent views of rugged mountains, secluded bays and wooded islands. At the southern end of the lake, your cruise connects with a steam locomotive for a nostalgic ride along the banks of the beautiful River Leven to Haverthwaite Station.

Liverpool and the Beatles

Join a local Blue badge guide to discover the home of the Beatles. See the famous sights associated with the Fab Four along with the two Cathedrals and hear tales of emigration and the Titanic connection.

Blair Castle

Journey into the fascinating past with a visit to the ancestral home of the Dukes of Atholl. Brimming with treasures inside and out, magnificent Blair Castle is set in its own grounds against a backdrop of glorious scenery. During your informative tour, see how the castle has been transformed through the ages and learn how Queen Victoria’s famous stay led to the creation of Europe’s only private army.

Waterford Walking Tour

Join an extremely knowledgeable and entertaining historian for an insightful walking tour of Ireland’s oldest city. Meet a range of colourful characters and learn about the town’s history from the arrival of the Vikings through to British rule as you stroll to various key sights. Afterwards, rub shoulders with the locals with a drink in a typical pub.


What meals are included?

Breakfast is included on all overnight tours.  Lunches are not included, unless otherwise stated.  Evening meals are included when stated on the tour itinerary.  On tours of seven days or more, generally fifty percent of dinners are included.  Please check the itinerary page for exact details.

Where does the trip depart from?

Each UK trip will have a dedicated pick up point in central London.  Shorter duration trips will normally depart from Victoria Coach Station, with longer duration trips leaving from the London Reception Centre, near to Waterloo train station.  Departure points will be confirmed before booking a tour.

Can I get picked up from my hotel?

Pick up from hotels is not possible.  You will need to make your own way to the departure point.  However some tours do have a designated hotel departure, which you can stay in prior to the trip.  Please ask at time of booking for departure points and we can direct you to local hotels.

Are entrance fees included?

Entrance fees are included where specified on the itinerary.

Can I pay in dollars?

All tours are quoted and charged in pounds sterling, but you can pay using your local card and currency.  We will debit the card in pounds sterling and your bank will use their exchange rate at that time to deduct the amount in your local currency.

What time does the trip leave and return?

Departure times will vary depending on the itinerary.  European tours departing from London will usually leave between 05.00am and 07.00am.  Multi day UK tours will leave between 06.00am and 07:30am.  Day trips will depart between 07.00am and 09.00am.  European and worldwide tours that start in an overseas city will have a welcome reception on day one of the tour which is usually around 18.00pm.

Return times vary depending on the itinerary.  All the full day coach tours should be finished by no later than 19.00pm, traffic permitting.  The train tours return between 20.00pm and 22.00pm.  Longer duration trips will return between 16.00pm and 19.00pm.  All times will be confirmed at time of booking.

Is this a definite/guaranteed departure?

A definite departure is guaranteed to operate for that given departure date.  A trip that is not yet designated a definite departure is not yet guaranteed to operate based on current booking numbers.  If a trip and departure date you are interested in is not yet definite, do not let this discourage you from booking.  The more paid passengers received, the odds of the trip operating increase.  In the slim case that the operator withdraw a trip you are booked on due to a lack of numbers, you are entitled to a full refund of any funds already paid towards the tour, or if flexible with your time, we can move you onto another departure.

Who travels on these tours, who else is booked?

Whilst we can not confirm exactly who else is booked on a tour, we can guarantee you will be travelling with fellow liked minded travelers who share a passion for travel, fun, adventure and discovery.  All tours will be run by English speaking guides and age ranges will vary.  The beauty of taking a guided holiday is you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

Are transfers included from the airport?

In general, if you are joining or departing your guided holiday on the first or last day, return transfers between the airport and hotel are included (excludes itineraries starting and/or ending in London).  You’ll find specific information on the itinerary’s page.

What optional excursions can I do and can I book them now?

Optional experiences are available on some tours.  These are activities that are not automatically included, but offered during your trip to enhance your travel experience.  These are all bookable whilst on the tour via your tour guide/travel director.  These are payable by cash or card.

Enquire about this tour

Why stop there?

The ever-increasing demand and availability for well-organised, safe and reliable trips means that we now go further afield, so while we love taking people on tours of England, Ireland and Scotland we are pleased to offer that little bit more with river tours of Amsterdam, coach tours of Paris and train trips to the chocolate capital of the world, Brussels!

Our Most Popular Essential Trips

There are so many and we cater for everyone so it may be a case of a leisurely out of London trip to Stonehenge or you may want the buzz and excitement of a theatre tour of London – all the glitz and glamour is there. Out of London, we offer all sorts of adventures: Roman Baths, Shakespeare country, the Royal Pavilion, Brighton – you name it. Same with London – we don’t just do the round London tours – we can take you to Kew Gardens or we can take you on an expedition on the roof of the O2 Dome to the platform at the top offering spectacular views.

So we offer Out of London, Around London, Theatre and Hotels and then there are the spectacular Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day tours – what a way to celebrate the fun season.