Arrival to London
Welcome to the incredible capital of the United Kingdom - London
! Upon arrival your driver meets you at the airport and assists you to your hotel for check in.
The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.
Following breakfast in your hotel, you begin to explore the iconic landmarks of London. We have booked a 2-day pass for London tube for you, so you can experience famous London transportation system and save time on traffic.
Together with your professional guide, you begin your tour with the legendary Tower of London. Your tour continues with a walk to the absolutely un-missable must-sees of the city: the 700-year-old Westminster Abbey and one of London's most famous landmarks - the Houses of Parliament's iconic clock tower Big Ben, officially known as Elizabeth Tower.
After the tour, you return back to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore London.
Trip to Windsor Castle
In the morning after breakfast take a tube to the Waterloo station where you board a train to Windsor (travel card and train tickets provided*). In about 1 hour upon arrival continue to the amazing Windsor Castle - the family home to British kings and queens for over 1,000 years.
- Note: Private transfers to and from the train stations can be booked upon request. Extra services of a tour guide for you to show Windsor Castle are also available.
The size of the Castle (5 hectares/13 acres) is breathtaking, in fact, t is the largest and oldest occupied Castle in the world and it’s where Her Majesty The Queen chooses to spend most of her private weekends. You visit the magnificent State Apartments furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection, take a tour of St. George's Chapel, admire the changing of the guards and much more. Your tour will end with a walk along the amazing parks (entrance tickets included).
After go to the train station for your return to London. The rest of the day is free.
Bath UNESCO Heritage & Stonehenge
This morning after breakfast you check out from your hotel. You are transferred to the train station where you board a train that takes you to exhilarating Bath in only 1.5 hours.
Founded by the Romans as a thermal spa, Bath became an important center of the wool industry in the Middle Ages. In the 18th century, under George III, it developed into an elegant town with neoclassical Palladian buildings, which blend harmoniously with the Roman baths.
Today you see the highlights of the city and its most interesting sights together with your professional guide.
An absolute highlight of the day is a short drive to the mysterious Stonehenge
, which is one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world.
After the tour, you return to Bath, where you check-in a centrally located hotel for an overnight stay.
After breakfast prepare for an exciting day trip to explore the Cotswolds - one of the most 'quintessentially English' and unchanged regions of England where you cannot help but fall in love with its uniqueness.
During the tour of the Cotswolds countryside, you visit Castle Combe, named "the most beautiful village in England". Then on to Malesbury, continue to Bibury and make a stop in the picturesque Bourton on the Water village.
After the tour, you return to your hotel in Bath and have the rest of the day free.
Trip to Wales
After breakfast check out from your hotel and meet your private driver for an amazing trip to Wales known for its rugged coastline, mountainous national parks, distinctive Welsh language and Celtic culture.
During your journey enjoy fantastic scenery of outstanding natural beauty, pass castles, Roman towns and stunning gardens. You stop by Carleon, Chepstow Castle, and the 13th-century Tintern Abbey, a masterpiece of decorated Gothic architecture which has inspired poets and artists for centuries.
After a stop for lunch (not included) at Chepstow, you are transferred to Cardiff where you arrive in the evening and check-in the hotel.
Cardiff City Tour
In the morning after breakfast meet your guide in the lobby for a walking tour of Cardiff. During the tour, you visit the world famous Animal Wall and gothic revival castle, stroll through a lovely Victorian shopping arcade and Cardiff’s bustling indoor market, see the old Glamorganshire canal.
Then carry on to the beautiful Bute Park and after a short tea/coffee break head down the river Taff by water bus to Mermaid Quay, passing Cardiff Arms Park and the Millennium Stadium. Admire the picturesque Norwegian Church and Scott memorial and continue to Cardiff’s old commercial center to see the Coal Exchange.
After a lunch break, carry on to Cardiff Castle - one of Wales’ leading heritage attractions. Located in the heart of the capital, within beautiful parklands, the Castle’s walls and fairytale towers conceal 2,000 years of history. The House Tour takes you to some of the fabulous interiors including The Winter Smoking Room, The Nursery, Lord Bute’s Bedroom and the Roof Garden. You may carry on to Clock Tower under request as it does have many uneven and steep steps.
After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at your own leisure.
Lake District Trip
Early in the morning after breakfast, your driver takes you to the rail station to board a train to Manchester. Upon arrival in about 3 hours, meet your driver who takes you on a day trip through Lake District. Also called Lakeland, it is by far the UK's most popular national park.
While driving around the natural wonders you stop at Beatrix Potter Worl Attraction - an annually changing exhibition that brings Beatrix Potter's characters and settings to life, with videos telling her life story and featuring in particular her connections with the National Trust.
Carry on to the Lowther Castle & Gardens - a sight of dramatic beauty and splendor, the castle presides over 130 acres of hidden gardens, enchanting woodland and breath-taking views.
Your stop for overnight is Carlisle. The rest of the day is free.
Train to Edinburgh
After breakfast, you are met by your driver and taken to the train station for your train to Edinburgh
(tickets included). Upon arrival, your private driver meets you and takes to a centrally-located hotel for check-in.
The remaining part of the day is free for you to enjoy and explore Edinburgh. We recommend visiting the Scottish Gallery of Arts, the Queens Gallery, or the famous "Our Dynamic Earth" exhibition.
Edinburgh Royal Mile
Today following breakfast you get to explore the capital of Scotland - Edinburgh! In the morning you meet with a guide in a lobby for a start of a tour of the Royal Mile.
Your tour includes a tour inside of the Edinburgh Castle to explore this famous fortification and enjoy great panoramic views of the city. After the tour (around 4 hours) you return to your hotel.
- Optional activity: Royal Yacht Britannia Tour
Explore Edinburgh's number one attraction, the Royal Yacht Britannia which was the sea-bound home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years
Cairngorms National Park & Big Tree Country
Early in the morning, you check out from the hotel to continue your Great Britain exploration. As you leave Edinburgh you cross the River Forth with a photo opportunity of the Forth Rail Bridge. Completed in 1890, it has become an enduring symbol of Scotland’s engineering heritage.
Your first stop is a gentle walk through Big Tree Country to the famous waterfall and salmon leap at The Hermitage. Your scenic drive then continues to the distant peaks of Glen Coe for the much-admired view, then towards Schiehallion and Queen’s View.
After a stop for lunch in Pitlochry, a lively Highland town, you have some free time and can join an optional tour.
- Optional tour: Visit the Blair Athol Distillery
As you drive south into the Cairngorms National Park you learn some more about this wonderful wilderness and explore this 18th-century historic fortress (free) and admire the fabulous views from the hilltop. It's then onto Culloden Moor where the Jacobites were finally defeated by government soldiers in 1746. Your final stop today is the site of 4000-year-old stone circles and burial mounds.
Upon arrival to Inverness, you are taken to your hotel, situated close to the city center where many of the pubs and restaurants offer live traditional music and great value meals. Our favorites include Hootananny Inverness. The rest of the day is free.
Inverness, Loch Ness & Eilean Donan Castle
In the morning after breakfast you check-out. Together with your guide and driver, you make photo stops at Urquhart Castle. You then head to the famous Loch Ness - Scotland’s legendary lake - best known for the alleged sightings of a monster. After a stop for lunch in Fort Augustus at the southerly tip of Loch Ness, you have the opportunity to walk by the shores of the loch or the canal and lock system or join an optional tour.
- Optional boat trips: the Royal Scot or the fast 'Ness Express'
After Nessie spotting you drive past the Five Sisters of Kintail - a high mountain ridge rising steeply from Glen Shiel to a maximum height of 3,501 feet. The five distinctly pointed summits are a well-known landmark.
Your next stop is the Eilean Donan Castle, perhaps the most iconic image of Highland Scotland used as the backdrop for countless famous movies. It is perfectly situated on a tiny island, surrounded by water and awesome scenery.
Then you cross the Skye Bridge to finalize you spectacular journey today to Portree. Upon arrival, you check-in your hotel and have the rest of the day free.
Isle of Skye
Following breakfast prepare for a whole day touring the Isle of Skye. Your day begins with a scenic drive alongside the dramatic Trotternish Ridge and includes stops at Lealt Waterfall and Kilt Rock. After a walk at the Quiraing, among the unique and unusual rock architecture, you drive to Uig for a short coffee break.
After coffee, you explore the magic of the Fairy Glen, a delightful miniature Highland landscape and legendary home of the 'wee people'! You then have a lunch stop somewhere typically Scottish.
You then drive to the most westerly point on Skye and walk to Neist Point lighthouse (opening spectacular views to the Western Isles) and see some of the most dramatic sea cliffs in Scotland, seabirds and maybe even marine wildlife.
After the tour, you return to Portree and you have the rest of the day free.
Steam Train to Fort William
After breakfast, you check out from your hotel. Your driver takes you to Skye where you take a ferry over to the famous Isles to Mallaig, taking in beautiful views.
Upon arrival, you have some free time to walk around the village and afterwards you board a most extraordinary train described as the greatest railway journey in the world! What is more, you cross the most famous bridge in Scotland - the Glenfinnan Viaduct featured in 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' as the 'Hogwarts Express' train crossed the bridge.
In around 2 hours you arrive at Fort William where you have some free time on your own to enjoy this charming town.
In few hours, meet your driver and he takes you to Inverlochy Castle for overnight that is only a few miles away.
Glen Coe & Glasgow
Following breakfast check out from the castle and have some time until the afternoon to enjoy the gardens and amazing nature around. Then meet your driver and carry on towards Glasgow.
As you continue through the mountains and lochs provide a dramatic backdrop for your journey to Glen Coe. This narrow valley is where the bloody massacre of the MacDonalds took place in 1692. On a lighter note, you may recognize this part of the Highlands which was used in the movie 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban'.
Carry on your way to Glengoyne Distillery - set in 1833 true Scottish family-owned distillery and learn why they are called the slowest distillers in Scotland. You take a 1 hour and 30 minutes Whisky & Chocolate Tour during which you not only hear about the story behind but have a chance to taste and match it with hand made delicacies.
After the tour, you make your way to Glasgow - Scotland's largest city, renowned for its culture, style and the friendliness of its people. Upon arrival, a driver takes you to a centrally located hotel and the rest of the day is free.
Flight to Dublin
After breakfast, you check out from the hotel. Your driver takes you to the airport for a short flight to Dublin. Upon arrival, you are transferred to your hotel and rest of the day is free to enjoy on your own.
Dublin City Tour & Irish Dance Night
After a full Irish breakfast this morning, meet your guide in the hotel lobby and carry on to a walking city tour of Dublin.
During the sightseeing tour, you see many of Dublin’s icons while being guided to some hidden and wonderful spots that visitors most often miss. You see Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, the famous Ha’penny Bridge, the Georgian doors of Dublin and Trinity College Library where we include entrance fees to see the famous Book of Kells.
After the tour, you are taken back to your hotel and in the afternoon you may choose to visit St Patrick’s Cathedral, Kilmainham Gaol, The Guinness Storehouse, The Dublin Writers Museum or any of the great museums and galleries.
In the evening we invite you to enjoy a show of traditional Irish music, dance and dinner for which Ireland is famous worldwide. The cast of dancers from Riverdance and Lord of the Dance will provide you with the flavor of different styles of Irish dance. Transfers are not included, you may take a taxi or walk to the Belvedere.
Dublin to County Cork - Exploring Ireland's Countryside
Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel. You are met by your guide who takes you to the south west of Ireland.
The first stop during your trip is The Rock of Cashel, the site that St. Patrick chose to make the head of his church in Ireland. The Rock of Cashel is a spectacular group of medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale.
Your trip continues with a stop at the stunning Blarney Castle where you have the chance to kiss the famous Stone of Eloquence.
Your final destination for today is beautiful Ballycotton Bay, County Cork. Upon arrival, you are taken to your hotel for the check-in. The evening is free for you to enjoy pubs and restaurants in the city center.
Wild Atlantic Way to Killarney
After breakfast in the hotel, you check out. The day starts with the unique experience of visiting the Jameson Distillery. You will have a guided tour of the Old Midleton Distillery, watch a movie about 200 years history of the brand and try a signature Jameson drink.
Later you depart Cork and travel along the wild and rugged south and west coast, which is part of Ireland’s famous Wild Atlantic Way route.
Today is all about the very best Irish scenery and truly breathtaking panoramas that present a new vista with every mile. During the day you enjoy a number of magnificent photo stops.
You first make a stop to view the beautiful scenery at the Old Head of Kinsale. You then travel along the coastline to Skibbereen and around Bantry Bay - one of the world’s largest natural harbors.
There is time for lunch in the picturesque village of Kenmare after which in the afternoon you make your way through the most stunning part of the Ring of Kerry along the lakes and the national park.
Your final destination today is the popular town of Killarney. Upon arrival, you are taken to your hotel for the check-in. The evening is free and you can take the hotel shuttle to town to enjoy Ireland’s most famous tourist town and all of the great pubs and restaurants.
- Optional accommodation upgrade: An accommodation upgrade to Muckross Park Hotel & Spa in Killarney is available upon request (90 USD total for double / 150 USD total for single).
The Dingle Peninsula
Today after breakfast you are met by your guide. This day is dedicated to a memorable day tour to the Dingle Peninsula - a journey that takes in the wild and rugged beauty of the Slea head Drive - once cited as 'the most beautiful place on earth' by the National Geographic.
The peninsula is littered with archaeological remains and secluded sandy beaches. Dingle Town is one of Ireland’s quickly disappearing Gaeltacht regions where Irish is the first language.
In the evening you return back to Killarney for an evening at your leisure.
Visit to Bunratty Castle and Cliffs of Moher Cruise
Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and meet with your guide. Today you are traveling north with a short stop in the pretty town of Adare, regarded as Ireland's prettiest town.
You then stop at the famous Bunratty Castle and the Folk Park where you enjoy its sights as you stroll from house to house of the charming village street.
Afterwards, you make your way to The Cliffs of Moher - a sheer precipice that stretches for 5 miles along the Wild Atlantic Way. The Cliffs of Moher are one of the most impressive coastlines in Ireland. Today you get to enjoy the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre and as a highlight of your day - a one hour Cliffs of Moher Cruise.
After the tour, you continue your journey and have time to see the Burren Region followed by a scenic drive to the city of Galway.
Upon arrival, you are taken to your hotel for the check-in. The rest of the day is free to explore Galway city and enjoy some of the great music and food in the bars and restaurants.
Newgrange and Return to Dublin
After a delicious breakfast and check-out from your hotel, you meet with your driver and guide and continue the last day of sightseeing towards Dublin.
Along the way you make a stop to see Newgrange - a Stone Age (Neolithic) monument considered the jewel in the crown of Ireland's Ancient East older than Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Giza.
Afterwards you are taken to the Dublin Airport hotel where you have a proper rest before your flight back home.
- Optional extension: If you wish to continue your journey, we recommend extending your trip to Northern Ireland.