20 day Great Britain and Ireland tour with Emirates flights

20 day Great Britain and Ireland tour with Contiki, including return international Emirates flights, breakfast daily, accommodation, escorted tour guide throughout, dedicated, air-conditioned transportation, in-depth sightseeing and more.

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  • 20 day Great Britain & Ireland tour with Emirates flights
  • 20 day Great Britain & Ireland tour with Emirates flights
  • 20 day Great Britain & Ireland tour with Emirates flights
  • 20 day Great Britain & Ireland tour with Emirates flights
  • 20 day Great Britain & Ireland tour with Emirates flights
  • 20 day Great Britain & Ireland tour with Emirates flights
  • 20 day Great Britain & Ireland tour with Emirates flights
  • 20 day Great Britain & Ireland tour with Emirates flights
  • 20 day Great Britain & Ireland tour with Emirates flights
  • 20 day Great Britain & Ireland tour with Emirates flights
  • 20 day Great Britain & Ireland tour with Emirates flights
  • 20 day Great Britain & Ireland tour with Emirates flights
  • 20 day Great Britain & Ireland tour with Emirates flights
  • 20 day Great Britain & Ireland tour with Emirates flights



Hello Poppet! Welcome to England and your 20 day Great Britain and Ireland tour.

Get ready for a whole lot of the Beatles, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace as you spend time exploring beautiful London and Liverpool. Amble your way through the narrow lanes of York as you embrace its fascinating 2000 year old history. Endless green hills, serene lakes and streets of stone homes is what makes our next stop of the Lake District so picturesque. Explore the wedding hotspot of Gretna Green and the impressive Hadrian’s Wall, before arriving in the city of Edinburgh.

Wander the impressive castle walls, watch a traditional bagpiper do his thing or muster up the courage and bravery to be a real Scot and take on the mighty flavours of Haggis. It’s time to tee-off nice and early for your drive to the birthplace of golf, St. Andrews. Venture through the Scottish Islands on your way to spot ‘Nessie’ at Loch Ness. Experience the Isle of Skye and journey through the rugged landscape of the West Highlands on your way to Stirling

Discover the city of Glasgow, before waving Scotland goodbye and saying ‘top of the morning to ya’ as you arrive in the Irish capital of Dublin. Test your all important alcohol knowledge as you visit the towns of Kilkenny and Cork and pucker up as you kiss the famous Blarney stone. Fall in love with everything Irish in the small city of Galway, before taking some insta worthy pics at the Giant’s Causeway. End your adventure in beautiful Belfast, pondering why Rose didn’t realise there was enough room on that door for both Jack and her, at the famous Titanic museum. 


Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – London

Depart Australia today to begin your journey of Italy. 

Day 2: London 

Welcome to England! Arrive at Heathrow International Airport and make your way to the hotel. With so much going on in London, why not check it out for yourself? We suggest you hop on a typical open top bus and explore the city’s many attractions at your leisure.

Day 3: London – Liverpool (B,D)

Good morning dear Londonites! And welcome to your 16-day deep dive into all things Great Britain & Ireland. Big things are just around the corner. So big we’ve nicknamed one of them Big Ben. Chat all things Beatlemania & football in your best Scouse accent – this is the call of the day as we pull up in lively Liverpool.

Day 4: Liverpool – York (B,D)

Lap up your last dose of Liverpool before we embark on a wild countryside journey in the traditional walled city of York. 2,000 years of history will unfold upon us as we amble down narrow lanes exploring York Minister, the Shambles and Clifford’s Tower. For fans of folklore, sign up to a night of ghostly horrors and dark alley ways & prepare to be spooked.

Free time add-on (at own expense): Evening “Ghost Walk”

Day 5: York – Lake District (B)

Even if the ghosts of York kept you awake all night, you’re going to need to rise and shine and wave goodbye to the Harry Potter like setting of this ancient city. Whatever you do, don’t Google this place before we arrive. It will spoil the surprise of its unfathomable beauty. Endless green hills, 16 serene lakes & streets of stone homes will have you pining for the country life.

Free time add-on (at own expense): Lake Windermere Cruise 

Free time add-on (at own expense): High Ropes Course (summer only) 

Day 6: Lake District – Gretna Green – Hadrian’s Wall – Edinburgh (B)

Today we are in for some border hopping along the English/Scottish border to see the sights on our way to Edinburgh! Shortly after our first border hop into Scotland we’ll be in a world of fairytale cuteness at the wedding hotspot of Gretna Green. An old blacksmith’s shop & a kissing gate are all part of the story (for winter departures we will visit Gretna Green on Day 3). Back over the border to take in a spectacular drive this morning to the Roman Empire’s impressive Hadrian’s Wall as well as English country charm in abundance. Back in the 21st Century we’ll find ourselves in Edinburgh, a city that, although still simmering in ancient history, comes alive with music festivals, a rousing creative scene & fun bars. Top the day off with a Scottish meal, complete with haggis and a traditional bagpiper. 

Free time add-on (at own expense): Gretna Green group photo 

Free time add-on (at own expense): Hadrian’s Wall 

Free time add-on (at own expense): Scottish Evening 

Day 7: Edinburgh (B,D)

Today is yours to roam free – but if you want to get the low down on the history of this city why not join our local guide for an optional tour of Edinburgh Castle (which is resting on an extinct volcano!!) to kickstart your love affair with this city. Or maybe you’ll do a spot of tartan shopping on Princes Street. Strictly for the purpose of being cultural, you should probably make time for a traditional deep fried chocolate bar during your day. The things we do for cultural immersion…

Free time add-on (at own expense): Edinburgh Castle Experience 

Free time add-on (at own expense): Whiskey Tastes and Tales 

Day 8: Edinburgh – St.Andrews –  Scottish Highliands (B,D)

Wake from your fried chocolate food coma crazy travellers, it’s time to blaze a trail out of Edinburgh & head for the Scottish Highlands. On the way to the main affair of the day we’ll stop by St. Andrews, the birthplace of golf, would you believe? As well as Scotland’s oldest university town. Already blown away by the beauty of the rugged mountain scenery en route, we’ll arrive in the Scottish Highlands amped up for mystical tales and a lake cruise on Loch Ness.

Day 9: Scottish Highlands – Isle of Skye – West Highlands (B)

We might be coming down from a high (geographically speaking) this morning, but as we seek out the stunning Isle of Skye, the mood will only be rising. Time to explore an island famed for its pastel houses that fringe the coastline like a giant selection of marshmallows. We’ll look around a fishing port and the seaside town of Portree, all the while learning how people live in this dramatic environment. Before the day’s out we’ll set our eyes on Britain’s highest mountain. Whether capped by snow or overflowing with green, it’s sure to take your breath away & leave you more than content with your day’s discoveries.

Day 10: West Highlands – Stirling – Glasgow (B) 

After a few days of remote and rugged goodness, a change of pace in Scotland’s biggest city is sure to fire things up a notch. We make a stop in Stirling, known for it’s famous Castle nestled right on a hill, and the town where William Wallace took on the English and yelled “Freeeedom!” Get involved with everything great about Glasgow. Live music on every corner, a gothic cathedral & plenty of quirky characters make this city unique.

Day 11:  Glasgow – Larne – Dublin (B,D)

Scotland, you’ve been unreal. If Ireland puts on half the show you did, we have many happy days ahead of us. We arrive in the port town of Larne, your first steps on Northern Irish soil, but not for long… So much more than the capital city, Dublin is a place of heritage, character, and more cute pubs than you could crawl in a week. End the day with a lively night of festivities at the cobbled lanes of Temple Bar.

Day 12: Dublin – Kilkenny –  Cork (B,D)

That’s us done with Dublin…for now. But fear not Dub-lovers, we’ll get another taste of this fine place before our trip comes to an end. Break up your coach hangs with some bicycle time in a village sure to leave you wanting Irish in your blood. It’s a castle, a cathedral & mountains of medieval charm before we hit the road again for Cork.Welcome to vibrant Cork! But not before the chance to sample some of Ireland’s famous whiskey at the Jameson’s Distillery in Middleton. Yum! Even when the skies are grey, Cork is covered in colour and good vibes. Stroll the River Lee or grab your first Guinness in the comfort of a pub, if you didn’t get your hands on one in Dublin.

Free time add-on (at own expense): Guided bike tour of Kilkenny 

Free time add-on (at own expense): Jameson’s Whiskey Distillery tour 

Day 13: Cork – Blarney – Cliffs of Moher – Galway (B)

Hopefully you exhausted all of your cork puns yesterday, as today we are moving on, sightseeing our way to 2-nights in Galway. Irish folklore tells us there’s a chunk of limestone built into a castle that grants its kissers the gift of the gab. Pucker up kids, we’re paying her a visit! If heights aren’t your cup of English Breakfast, you best sit this one out. Spine tingling, nail biting cliff faces are there to tremble at for those without fear. From the moment we arrive in Galway, you’ll understand why 2-nights were needed here. Everything you’ve dreamed Ireland to be is tucked into this small, atmospheric city. Step into a local pub and down Irish stew over live music and chats with locals. Outside will be just as lively, with buskers & colourful buildings lining the streets.

Day 14: Galway  (B,D)

Try your tongue at some Gaelic and carry on exploring gorgeous Galway. Or, if you hear the call of the wild, you can sign yourself up to a ferry ride to Aran Islands (summer departures only) where you can dance around with horses and take a bike ride around the picturesque farms, or head up to Dún Aonghasa (the ruins of a prehistoric fortress) – make sure you take photos, this area is not for the faint-hearted! Irish life, you so sweet.

Free time add-on (at own expense): Boat ride to Aran Islands (summer only)

Day 15: Galway – Londonderry  (B,D)

Goodbye Galway, hello more Irish eye-candy. Today we continue on towards to Londonderry. Here in Londonderry, 17th century walls stand at 8 metres high speaking of times gone by when this area was in battle. Times may have changed, but we’re still keen to soak up the history and learn a thing or two from our wise Local Guide.

Free time add-on (at own expense): Londonderry Walking tour 

Day 16: Londonderry – Giants Causeway – Belfast  (B)

Laters Londonderry, we’ve got a one way ticket to Belfast and a whole lot more exploration to do. UNESCO World Heritage site of the Giant’s Causeway – also known as those giant rock columns you’ve probably drooled over on Pinterest needs to be seen to be believed. Get those hashtags ready, a snap with the group is essential on the mind-blowing natural formation. Next up – we’ll arrive in Belfast. Concluding the day will be a driving tour and a trip to the Titanic museum where parts of the world’s most famous ship can be seen.

Free time add-on (at own expense): Entry into Titanic Museum 

Day 17: Belfast – Dublin (B)

With one night left in Ireland and on tour, we’re on the fast track to Dublin where our Irish fairytale first began. A promise is a promise. Here we are back in the city that started our Ireland infatuations. Use this second stint to do your missed critical activities such as visiting the Guinness Storehouse where you can learn how to pull a pint the Irish way.

Free time add-on (at own expense): Guinness Storehouse Visit

Free time add-on (at own expense): Farewell Evening at The Merry Ploughboy Pub

Day 18: Dublin – London (B)

We leave Ireland today with leprechauns in our hearts and memories in our souls. Enjoy the roll back to London town as it will be the last bout our crew has together. We’ve crossed the Irish Sea, motored through Wales, passed the town of try-to-say-it-out-loud Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, and now we are back in London for your last night. That’s all folks! Pass the tissues, say your goodbyes, and make plans for your next adventure. Unless, of course, there’s talk of a reunion tour. Greek Islands, anyone?

Day 19: London – airplane-takeoff– Australia  (B)

Make your way to the airport for your homeward flight.

Day 20: Australia 

Arrive home today. 





  • Return international economy airfares with Emirates, including 30kg checked baggage
  • Arrive early or extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • Early Bird discount included in price if booked before 17 January 2019
  • Daily breakfast and 8 scrumptious dinners 
  • 17 nights’ twin share accommodation, including pre and post tour hotel in London
  • Get from A to B in style and comfort 
  • An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team
  • Air-conditioned coach with charging points and Wifi
  • No Regrets Inclusions – the greatest bits of everywhere we dock are included as standard 
  • Follow in the footsteps of The Beatles on our locally guided Magical Mystery Tour
  • Spot Nessie on a boat cruise of stunning Loch Ness
  • Free Time add-ons to DIY your adventure 
  • 18-35 year olds 
  • Operated by Contiki


  • See Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London & Westminster Abbey 
  • Follow in the footsteps of The Beatles on a locally guided Magical Mystery Tour 
  • Guided walking tour of York
  • See York Minister and Clifford’s Tower
  • Visit Bowness & see Windermere
  • Visit Loch Ness & Loch Lomond 
  • Spot “Nessie” on a boat cruise of stunning Loch Ness 
  • Visit the seaside town of Portree
  • See the William Wallace monument 
  • Visit Blarney Castle 
  • Enjoy a city tour of Belfast with a local guide 

Fine Print


How To Book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations permitted
  • Must book by the 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $699 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date. 
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final Payment is due on 31 January 2019 in order to take advantage of the Early Bird discount.
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable. 
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Excludes: Travel insurance, Visas, Personal expenses, Anything not mentioned or “optional” or “own account” in the itinerary.

Single Supplement: $1,149 per person in addition to 1 x twin share voucher

You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here 

Triple Share: Not available

Group Sizes: 35 – 52 travellers max


Cosy twin share accommodation in quaint hotels in enviable locations everywhere we visit. 

Free Time Add Ons: 

Evening Ghost Walk  – £5.50 per person 
Lake Windermere Cruise – £8.25 per person
High Ropes Course (summer only) – £27.50 per person 
Gretna Green Group photo – £5.50 – £10.50 per person 
Hadrian’s Wall – £7.50 per person 
Edinburgh Castle Experience – £19.50 per person 
Whiskey Tastes and Tales – £22.50 per person 
Guided Bike tour of Kilkenny – £18 per person 
Jameson’s Whiskey Distillery tour – £16 per person 
Boat ride to Aran Islands (summer only) – £28 per person 
Londonderry Walking tour – £9 per person
Entry into Titanic Museum – £16.65 per person
Guinness Storehouse Visit – £16 per person
Farewell Evening at The Merry Ploughboy Pub – £49.50 per person 

Please note that optional excursions can only be purchased while on-tour.

Land Only: Not available

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.


Travel Dates


Departure Dates: 

13 February 2019
27 February 2019
6 March 2019
13 March 2019
3 April 2019
17 April 2019
24 April 2019
5 May 2019
8 May 2019
15 May 2019
19 May 2019
2 June 2019
5 June 2019
16 June 2019
19 June 2019
23 June 2019
26 June 2019
30 June 2019
10 July 2019
14 July 2019
17 July 2019
24 July 2019
28 July 2019
31 July 2019
7 August 2019
14 August 2019
28 August 2019
11 September 2019
18 September 2019
2 October 2019
16 October 2019
23 October 2019
30 October 2019
6 November 2019
13 November 2019
20 November 2019
27 November 2019

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Surcharges may apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. True availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button


Flight Information



  • Return economy airfares with Emirates from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
  • Including 30kg checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to change according to airline policy).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked.
  • Flights cannot be used one-way only 


  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before the itinerary and involve up to 2 transits. These changes are beyond our control and are subject to availability and airline schedule changes.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights. 
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure, along with final documentation.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

Schedule Changes: 

  • Airline schedule changes or cancellations can happen from time to time and are beyond our control. The customer is responsible for reviewing their flight schedule prior to their departure. Webjet Exclusives endeavours to assist customers where possible, however should any change or cancellation occur, please contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Flight Variations:

Option 1: Arrive early and/or extend your stay post tour with the promotional airline

  • Please select how many days you want to arrive early and/or extend your stay by on your Booking Form. 
  • Flights will arrive into the city as per the tour itinerary and depart from the city as per tour itinerary. Customers cannot choose another airport or city for their arrival and/or departure.
  • All flights will be booked with the promotional airfare available at the time of booking – for your choice of preferred airline or cabin class, please see below.
  • Your flight request is subject to availability and if the promotional airfare is not available, you will be quoted the fare difference.
  • Your varied flight itinerary will not be provided in advance of ticketing and once your flights have been ticketed, no further changes can be made.
  • If you are wishing to arrange internal flights, this must be arranged at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives cannot assist with the purchase of additional flights outside of the itinerary.
  • Webjet Exclusives are unable to provide any additional accommodation outside of the tour itinerary and this will need to be arranged at your own expense. By arriving early and/or extending your departure date, you will also forfeit the included airport transfers (if applicable) and will need to make your own way to and/or from the airport at your own expense.

 Option 2: Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class (where available)

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase.
  • If you have a preferred airline for your upgrade quote, please mention this in the Special Request field of your Booking Form. If no specific airline is requested, the best available fare will be quoted to you.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the final payment.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the promotional airfare included in your packages.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your cabin upgrade, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.



Travel Information




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Package Inclusions
  • Return international economy airfares with Emirates, including 30kg checked baggage
  • Arrive early or extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • Early Bird discount included in price if booked before 17 January 2019
  • Daily breakfast and 8 scrumptious dinners 
  • 17 nights’ twin share accommodation, including pre and post tour hotel in London
  • An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team
  • Air-conditioned coach with charging points and Wifi
  • Follow in the footsteps of The Beatles on our locally guided Magical Mystery Tour
  • Spot Nessie on a boat cruise of stunning Loch Ness
  • 18-35 year olds 
  • Operated by Contiki
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