Britain and Ireland: 15 Day Tour; Military Tattoo $3324**

Britain and Ireland with the Military Tattoo

See the highlights of Great Britain and Ireland, including Blarney, Ring of Kerry, Dublin, Belfast, Edinburgh, York, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Bath, Stonehenge, London, and more!

Attend the Military Tattoo in Edinburgh!

15 Day Tour from London to London

 

**July 30 – Aug. 14, 2016  Includes Military Tattoo  MRTA Member Price $3324.*

**August 6 – 21, 2016  Includes Military Tattoo MRTA Member Price $3324.*

Family/Multi-generational

Family/Multi-generational

Prices quoted are current as of the date provided by the travel supplier. Please contact Travelers Lane for the most up-to-date information. 314-223-1224. Thank you.

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Day 1Arrive in London, England

Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.

Day 2London

Your morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the Thames River, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horseguards and the Prime Minister’s Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. Highlights are a visit to ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL and the ceremonial pageantry of the Changing of the Guard, if held. This afternoon, why not join an optional excursion to the Tower of London or Windsor Castle, and later, maybe an optional dinner, followed by a cruise on the Thames River? (B)

Day 3London–Stonehenge–Bath–Newport, Wales

Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and depart London at 8 am for a memorable day of sightseeing: a special visit to admire the breathtaking ORNAMENTAL GARDENS of Henry VIII’s Hampton Court Palace; prehistoric STONEHENGE, with its stunning new visitor center; and in the elegant Georgian city of Bath, the amazing excavations of the ROMAN BATHS. Cross the Severn River into Wales, and tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 4Newport–Cardiff–Waterford, Ireland

An orientation in the Welsh capital features the major attractions: Cardiff Castle, Cathays Park, and the stately civic buildings. Continue along the South Wales coast to Fishguard, where your FERRY is waiting. Sail across St. George’s Channel to Rosslare and proceed by coach to Waterford, a stronghold founded by the Danish Vikings in 853. After dinner this evening, enjoy an [LF] IRISH COFFEE DEMONSTRATION. (B,D)

Day 5Waterford–Blarney–Killarney

Your first highlight today is a guided tour of the HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL. Via the port city of Cork, motor to Blarney, renowned for its magical Kissing Stone, then on to Killarney for a two-night stay. Later, join an entertaining optional evening in Tralee with dinner followed by tickets for Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre. (B)

Day 6Killarney. Ring of Kerry Excursion

Follow the road known as the RING OF KERRY for a spectacular 100-mile panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip and take your photos of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View. This afternoon, maybe an optional fun-filled horse-drawn jaunting car ride. (B)

Day 7Killarney–Adare–Cashel–Kildare–Dublin

Drive to quaint Adare with its colorful thatched cottages and on to the Rock of Cashel, where St. Patrick preached. Then, visit the IRISH NATIONAL STUD whose fine thoroughbreds command respect on the racecourses of the world. Tonight, you may wish to enjoy an optional Irish cabaret evening, including dinner, dance, song, and laughter. (B)

Day 8Dublin

Get an overview of Ireland’s capital as you drive to statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College. The afternoon is at leisure for you to enjoy this vibrant city. Why not join an optional dinner evening at the Guinness Storehouse? (B)

Day 9Dublin–Malahide–Belfast, Northern Ireland

Set in 250 acres of park land, and formerly both fortress and private home of the Talbot family for nearly 800 years, your first visit is at MALAHIDE CASTLE. Join your guide on a tour of the castle with its interesting mix of architectural styles, then stroll through the extensive gardens. On your way to Northern Ireland, cross the Boyne River and drive on to Belfast for a visit of the fascinating TITANIC EXHIBITION, where you learn all about the building of the largest passenger steam ship, its maiden voyage, and the tragic night of April 14, 1912. For dinner, enjoy traditional [LF] IRISH CUISINE at the famous Crown Liquor Saloon. (B,D)

Day 10Belfast–Edinburgh, Scotland

First thing this morning, a “Living History” tour in the company of a Local Guide. See all the famous landmarks, including the Parliament House at Stormont, City Hall, the Albert Memorial Clock Tower, and Queens University. Next, board your FERRY to cross the North Channel to Cairnryan on Scotland’s southwest coast and continue through the scenic Scottish border country to Edinburgh. Tonight, enjoy our optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis. (B)

Day 11Edinburgh

Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town” and famous scientists, inventors, and novelists. In the “Old Town,” drive up the narrow Royal Mile to EDINBURGH CASTLE to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels, then explore HOLYROOD PALACE (except when the Queen is in residence). Afternoon at leisure. Later, a unique optional excursion: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia to see how the Royal Family and crew of 240 lived and worked on board.

NOTE:
For departures July 28 through August 18, tickets are included for the world-renowned MILITARY TATTOO.

Day 12Edinburgh–Alnwick, England–York

Relax and enjoy vistas of the beautiful North Sea coastline as you drive via Berwick-upon-Tweed to Alnwick, voted the “best place to live in Britain” in a national survey. In York, England’s most complete medieval city, visit YORK MINSTER, the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. Then, follow your Tour Director through a maze of quaint streets, including the narrow Shambles. (B,D)

Day 13York–Coventry–Stratford-Upon-Avon

In Coventry, view the splendid modern cathedral that rose from the rubble of severe World War II bombings, and in Stratford-upon-Avon, take your pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and visit SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE. (B,D)

Day 14Stratford-Upon-Avon–London

Today’s spectacular highlight is a guided tour of magnificent BLENHEIM PALACE, home of the 11th Duke of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. End the tour in style with a [LF] GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE while looking out over the Water Terraces. Depart after lunch and return to London at about 3:30 pm. How about celebrating the success of your vacation by taking in one of the great West End shows? (B)

 

Day 15London

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Vacation Highlights

LONDON
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral & see the Changing of the Guard, if held

HAMPTON COURT
A special walking tour through the palace’s ornamental gardens

STONEHENGE
Visit the prehistoric monument

BATH
Visit the Roman relics

NEWPORT
Welcome dinner

CARDIFF
Orientation drive

FISHGUARD-ROSSLARE
Cross St. George’s Channel by ferry

WATERFORD
[LF] Enjoy an Irish Coffee demonstration; guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal

BLARNEY
Visit the famous village

KILLARNEY
Visit the popular resort town

RING OF KERRY
Scenic peninsula drive

ADARE
Admire the thatched cottages

KILDARE
Guided tour of the Irish National Stud

DUBLIN
Orientation drive

MALAHIDE
Guided tour of Malahide Castle

BELFAST
Visit the Titanic Exhibition; guided “Living History” tour; [LF] dinner at the Crown Liquor Saloon

BELFAST-CAIRNRYAN
Cross the North Channel by ferry

EDINBURGH
Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace

YORK
Walking tour, visit York Minster

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
Take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, visit Shakespeare’s birthplace

BLENHEIM
Guided tour of the palace, [LF] enjoy a glass of champagne

NOTE:

Edinburgh Military Tattoo ticket included for departures July 28 through August 18

 

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Meals

Full English breakfast; 4 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Newport, and 1 dinner at a traditional pub in Belfast

Hotels

London

 

Hilton London Metropole

Superior First-Class

This contemporary, centrally located 1,054-room hotel is just a few minutes’ stroll away from the West End and Oxford Street, London’s major shopping area. Hyde Park and Regent Park are nearby, as are art galleries, museums and theaters. Dine on international cuisine at Fiamma Restaurant, savor Asian Fusion favorites and views of London at Minako at the Met on the 23rd floor, or enjoy exciting sports events in the Sports Bar. Discover the latest additions to the hotel, the contemporary EDG Bar & Lounge and the Whisky Lounge, serving an impressive range of whiskies. The hotel also boasts a LivingWell Health Club, a 12.5 meter heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room and the beauty salon.

Newport

 

Hilton Hotel Newport

First-Class

Business hotel with understated courtyard design & relaxed atmosphere; spacious conference facilities; near Cardiff and Bristol.

Waterford

 

Granville Hotel

First-Class

Family-owned Hotel overlooking the River Suir; former home of Waterford’s mayor, Thomas Meagher the father of a Civil War General.

Killarney

 

Killarney Avenue Hotel

Superior First-Class

Step into the old world charm of the Killarney Avenue Hotel located in the heart of downtown Killarney.

Dublin

 

Hilton Dublin City

Superior First-Class

Stay at the Hilton Dublin hotel and admire stunning views over the beautiful, historic Grand Canal. Set in the heart of Dublin city, this Dublin hotel is situated on the green LUAS line and is close to a wealth of local attractions and business corporations. Discover stylish wine bars and gourmet bistros just a short walk from the hotel on Grafton Street and the famous St. Stephen Green area. Unwind in one of this Dublin hotel’s bright and modern Guest rooms.

Belfast

 

Europa

Superior First-Class

The world-famous Europa hotel Belfast is home to some pretty important people when they visit Belfast. It’s no surprise, really, the elegant décor, contemporary bistro, bustling bar and relaxing piano bar lounge make for a one-of-a-kind hotel located next door to the superb city center with shops, restaurants, theaters and more!

Edinburgh

 

The George Hotel

Superior First-Class

The George Hotel is the pinnacle of luxury hotels in Edinburgh and proud winner of the Best Hotel in Edinburgh at the Scottish Hotel Awards 2011.

York

 

Holiday Inn York

First-Class

The friendly Holiday Inn York is set within a lush setting on leafy grounds. Wireless Internet is accessible throughout the property including the lobby which is appointed with oak furnishings or the beautiful, tree-lined outdoor patio.

 

Mercure York Fairfield Manor

First-Class

18th century Georgian manor house set in its own grounds. This York hotel enjoys views of the beautiful Yorkshire countryside and is 6 km from York Castle and the Jorvik Viking Museum.

Stratford – upon – Avon

 

Holiday Inn Stratford

Superior First-Class

Set in 5 acres of landscaped gardens alongside the banks of the River Avon, the hotel is ideal for both business or leisure guest.

London

 

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Superior First-Class

Situated opposite Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge places guests at the heart of central London. The London Eye, the London Aquarium, and the city’s finest theaters, restaurants, and bars are just steps away. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and communal areas of the hotel. Dining options include Brasserie Joël, Ichi Sushi & Sashimi, 1WB Lounge & Patisserie, and Primo Bar. The hotel also boasts a fitness center with 15-meter pool and the Mandara Spa.

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HotelsLondon

Hilton London Metropole

Superior First-Class

This contemporary, centrally located 1,054-room hotel is just a few minutes’ stroll away from the West End and Oxford Street, London’s major shopping area. Hyde Park and Regent Park are nearby, as are art galleries, museums and theaters. Dine on international cuisine at Fiamma Restaurant, savor Asian Fusion favorites and views of London at Minako at the Met on the 23rd floor, or enjoy exciting sports events in the Sports Bar. Discover the latest additions to the hotel, the contemporary EDG Bar & Lounge and the Whisky Lounge, serving an impressive range of whiskies. The hotel also boasts a LivingWell Health Club, a 12.5 meter heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room and the beauty salon.

Newport

Hilton Hotel Newport

First-Class

Business hotel with understated courtyard design & relaxed atmosphere; spacious conference facilities; near Cardiff and Bristol.

Waterford

Granville Hotel

First-Class

Family-owned Hotel overlooking the River Suir; former home of Waterford’s mayor, Thomas Meagher the father of a Civil War General.

Killarney

Killarney Avenue Hotel

Superior First-Class

Step into the old world charm of the Killarney Avenue Hotel located in the heart of downtown Killarney.

Dublin

Hilton Dublin City

Superior First-Class

Stay at the Hilton Dublin hotel and admire stunning views over the beautiful, historic Grand Canal. Set in the heart of Dublin city, this Dublin hotel is situated on the green LUAS line and is close to a wealth of local attractions and business corporations. Discover stylish wine bars and gourmet bistros just a short walk from the hotel on Grafton Street and the famous St. Stephen Green area. Unwind in one of this Dublin hotel’s bright and modern Guest rooms.

Belfast

Europa

Superior First-Class

The world-famous Europa hotel Belfast is home to some pretty important people when they visit Belfast. It’s no surprise, really, the elegant décor, contemporary bistro, bustling bar and relaxing piano bar lounge make for a one-of-a-kind hotel located next door to the superb city center with shops, restaurants, theaters and more!

Edinburgh

The George Hotel

Superior First-Class

The George Hotel is the pinnacle of luxury hotels in Edinburgh and proud winner of the Best Hotel in Edinburgh at the Scottish Hotel Awards 2011.

York

Holiday Inn York

First-Class

The friendly Holiday Inn York is set within a lush setting on leafy grounds. Wireless Internet is accessible throughout the property including the lobby which is appointed with oak furnishings or the beautiful, tree-lined outdoor patio.

Mercure York Fairfield Manor

First-Class

18th century Georgian manor house set in its own grounds. This York hotel enjoys views of the beautiful Yorkshire countryside and is 6 km from York Castle and the Jorvik Viking Museum.

Stratford – upon – Avon

Holiday Inn Stratford

Superior First-Class

Set in 5 acres of landscaped gardens alongside the banks of the River Avon, the hotel is ideal for both business or leisure guest.

London

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Superior First-Class

Situated opposite Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge places guests at the heart of central London. The London Eye, the London Aquarium, and the city’s finest theaters, restaurants, and bars are just steps away. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and communal areas of the hotel. Dining options include Brasserie Joël, Ichi Sushi & Sashimi, 1WB Lounge & Patisserie, and Primo Bar. The hotel also boasts a fitness center with 15-meter pool and the Mandara Spa.

 

Prices based on double room occupancy. Air fare is not included in the price.

Single room supplement:
$738

Triple room reduction per person:
$83

Extra nights per person in London:
March-April: in single room $208, in twin $117, in triple $110
May-October: in single room $322, in twin $188, in triple $175

 

Please call Travelers Lane 314.223.1224 for additional information or to complete your reservation.

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