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Britain & Ireland Delight

$1999 $598 taxes

Explore the cultural diversity and breathtaking countryside of Britain and Ireland with their imposing city spires, wild Highland landscapes and such highlights as the idyllic Lake District, Edinburgh Castle, Dublin’s Trinity College and Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace, all en route.

Travel Best Bets Package Includes

  • Round trip economy class airfare from home city to London
  • 9 nights guided vacation CostSaver coach tour
  • Round trip transfers from airport to hotel and hotel to airport
  • Dining: 9 full breakfasts, 2 three course dinners
  • Ferry across the Irish Sea from Scotland to Northern Ireland and Ireland to South Wales
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries, reclining seats and an on-board restroom
  • Hotel accommodations featuring twin rooms and private facilities. Hand-picked 3 and 4 star accommodation
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • The services of an expert Travel Director and separate driver throughout your trip
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Bath: Visit the Georgian spa town
  • Belfast: See Belfast City Hall and Queen’s University
  • Cardiff: See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle
  • Dublin: Sightseeing with your Local Specialist to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park, the glorious Georgian Squares and Trinity College
  • Edinburgh: Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament Building as well as the Castle
  • Glasgow: View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour
  • Kilkenny: View Kilkenny Castle and gardens
  • Stratford-upon-Avon: Visit the town of Shakespeare’s birth
  • Waterford: Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom
  • Windsor: View the castle
  • York: View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles. See the city walls

Book by Mar 31: Travel Best Best Exclusive! Limited space left.

June 8 – 18 *
Aug 31 – Sep 10
September 7 – 17*

*Limited space available.

Based on Double & Single Share
Vancouver $1999 + $598 tax
*Kelowna, Victoria add from $400 more per person
Single Room Supplement add $520 (available for Aug 31 only. June 8 & Sep 7 sold out)
Pre-Pay Gratuities
(Travel Director and Driver)
add $78 per person
Trafalgar Travel Club* $80 discount

*Kelowna & Victoria return flight will require an overnight hotel in Vancouver at passengers own cost.

*Single Share Program: When travelling alone, we understand that some clients do not want to incur the expense of an additional single room supplement. That’s why we give you the opportunity to purchase selected vacations on a room sharing basis on the majority of our itineraries. We will accommodate you with a fellow guest of the same gender on a ‘two-bedded’ basis (non-smoking rooms only). Please note that we cannot guarantee roommates will be of a similar age group. If we fail to match you, we will provide a single room at no extra cost.


*If you have traveled with Trafalgar before, you are entitled to a discount off the tour only portion! You will need to travel within 5 years of your last trip to qualify. For more information please contact our reservations department.

 

Upgrade your tour package to First Class Vacation: Britain and Ireland Highlights. For more information or request a quote, please call us at 1-877-523-7823.

 

 


 

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Trip Itinerary

1. ARRIVE LONDON
Welcome to London. After checking in to your hotel the rest of your day is free to explore this magical city.
Hotel: Ibis Earls Court or similar

2. LONDON – STRATFORD-UPON-AVON – YORK – BRADFORD
This morning meet your Travel Director and travelling companions to board your Trafalgar coach and set off from London. Visit Stratford-upon-Avon, where you have time to see the sights and shop for souvenirs. During your orientation of York your Travel Director will take you on a walk through the web of quaint, narrow streets and show you York Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world. Continue to your hotel in Bradford where you dine tonight.
Meal(s): Full Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Jurys Inn or similar

3. BRADFORD – LAKE DISTRICT – GRETNA GREEN – GLASGOW (2 NIGHTS)
Drive through the Yorkshire Dales to the scenic glory of the Lake District. Travelling along the shores of England’s largest lake, Windermere, and through countryside that inspired the Romantic poets, you reach Grasmere. View the grave of William Wordsworth, buried at St. Oswald’s Church. We cross the Scottish border and visit Gretna Green, where eloping couples would say their vows over the anvil. This afternoon your orientation tour of Glasgow includes views of the cathedral, the magnificent George Square and the River Clyde, former heart of the shipbuilding industry.
Meal(s): Full Breakfast
Hotel: Ibis Glasgow City Centre or similar

4. EDINBURGH EXCURSION
Today visit Edinburgh. Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city. View the famous castle, the Royal Mile, historic Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat and the new Scottish Parliament building. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town. Later enjoy free time to explore at leisure.
Meal(s): Full Breakfast

5. GLASGOW – BELFAST – DUBLIN (2 NIGHTS)
Follow the rugged Ayrshire coast past the island called Ailsa Craig, the stepping stone from Scotland to Ireland, then board a ferry for the short crossing to Northern Ireland. See City Hall, Queen’s University and the dock where the Titanic was built during your city orientation. Finally cross the River Boyne at Drogheda to enter the Irish capital, Dublin.
Meal(s): Full Breakfast
Hotel: Citywest or similar

6. DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
See Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park and the stately Georgian squares with your Local Specialist. Spend the rest of the day as you please. Why not explore Temple Bar or Grafton Street, famous for its street performers? This evening consider joining an Optional Experience to an Irish cabaret.
Meal(s): Full Breakfast

7. DUBLIN – KILKENNY – WATERFORD
Traverse County Kildare’s splendid countryside. In Kilkenny see the imposing medieval castle and enjoy free time for lunch. This afternoon visit the House of Waterford Crystal showroom and see the exquisite pieces. Dine tonight at your hotel.
Meal(s): Full Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Treacys or similar

8. WATERFORD – CARDIFF
Cross the Irish Sea to Wales, and continue your journey to Cardiff Bay to view the Millennium Centre and the National Assembly. View the historic Cardiff Castle and see the Millennium Stadium before arriving at your hotel.
Meal(s): Full Breakfast
Hotel: Copthorne or similar

9. CARDIFF – BATH – WINDSOR – LONDON
Cross the Severn Estuary into England and the glorious city of Bath. See splendid Georgian architecture during your orientation. Perhaps consider a visit to the Roman Baths. View the world’s oldest and largest inhabited castle during your visit to Windsor. Why not enjoy a stroll along the banks of the river or shop for Royal souvenirs. Later arrive back in London.
Meal(s): Full Breakfast
Hotel: Ibis Earls Court or similar

10. DEPART LONDON
Say goodbye to your travelling friends at the end of your amazing holiday.
Meal(s): Full Breakfast

 

 


 
First Class

Real experts, real experiences

Call upon the expertise of your Travel Director and you can enjoy everything the region has to offer, in comfort, without having to plan your itinerary yourself.

And there’s always free time for you to enjoy Optional Experiences, night time entertainment, or simply explore on your own. And if you’re looking for inspiration at any point, your Travel Director will always be happy to point you in the right direction.

  • Insider Experiences on every trip
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • Hand-picked 4 or 5-star accommodation, whether it’s centrally located, in the midst of stunning countryside, or close to a major site.
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • Luxury coaches with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • Breakfast every day and up to half other meals provided
CostSaver

With CostSaver you get a great value vacation, without compromising on quality and still benefiting from award-winning service from a name you can trust.What’s includedYour accommodations will be 3 or 4-star, featuring twin rooms. You’ll also enjoy buffet breakfasts, and while up to half your dinners will be included in the price of your trip, you’ll be free to dine out the rest of the time.As such you’ll have more time and freedom to explore on your own, or choose from one of our Optional Experiences. Though don’t worry, if you’re ever stuck for ideas on where to go, your Travel Director will be more than happy to point out their favorite trattoria, restaurant or café.

  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • VIP entry at most sights
  • Hand-picked 3 or 4-star accommodations. To make sure we’re always delivering the best value for money, we carefully select hotels in exactly the right location. Sometimes it makes sense to stay centrally, so we do. But at other times we’ll opt for a better hotel slightly further out over a less desirable property in town. It will always be in a good neighborhood, with transport links an easy walk away.
  • Luxury coaches with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • Breakfast every day and up to half other meals provided

 


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Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes $30 per adult Booking Management Fee.  Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Please note there maybe a tax increase when FREE connectors are added with Air Canada Vacations. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287