12 day Britain and Ireland Highlights with Emirates flights

12 day Britain and Ireland Highlights with Trafalgar, including return international Emirates flights, airport transfers, breakfast daily, escorted tour guide throughout, dedicated, air-conditioned transportation, in-depth sightseeing and more.

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  • 12 day Britain and Ireland Highlights with Emirates flights
  • 12 day Britain and Ireland Highlights with Emirates flights
  • 12 day Britain and Ireland Highlights with Emirates flights
  • 12 day Britain and Ireland Highlights with Emirates flights
  • 12 day Britain and Ireland Highlights with Emirates flights
  • 12 day Britain and Ireland Highlights with Emirates flights
  • 12 day Britain and Ireland Highlights with Emirates flights
  • 12 day Britain and Ireland Highlights with Emirates flights
  • 12 day Britain and Ireland Highlights with Emirates flights
  • 12 day Britain and Ireland Highlights with Emirates flights
 

Highlights

 

Journey through the best of the UK and Ireland with a 12 day Britain and Ireland Highlights tour.

Explore the buzzing streets of London and visit the birthplace of Shakespeare in Stratford Upon Avon. Wander the quaint cobbled city of York before continuing your journey to the Lake District and Gretna Green, a place eloping couples would go to tie the know over the Marriage Anvil.

Gaze around at the hustle and bustle of George Square in Glasgow, a place that is lined with statues of some of Great Britain’s most celebrated sons. Visit the iconic Edinburgh Castle and admire the exquisite medieval facades of this incredible city. Travel up the rugged Ayshire Coast before boarding your ferry to Northern Ireland

Discover the dock the Titanic was built at in Belfast, before arriving in the beautiful city of Dublin. Learn the art of brewing Guinness and visit the impressive St Patrick’s Cathedral. Stroll around the cities of Kilkenny and Waterford, before crossing the Irish Sea to arrive in Cardiff, Wales. End your tour with a visit to the UNESCO-listed Bath where you can admire the elegant Georgian facades and world famous Roman Baths.

Your package includes return flights, accommodation, English speaking tour guides, in-depth sightseeing and more.

See Inclusions for more. 

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – London

Depart Australia today to begin your journey of Britain and Ireland. 

Day 2: London

Welcome to London! Upon arrival at Heathrow International Airport, take a transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Knowledgeable Local Hosts will visit your hotel and assist you in booking London sightseeing trips, arranging tickets, providing departure information and answering any questions that you may have.

Hotel: Park Plaza Riverbank

Day 3: London – Stratford Upon Avon – York – Harrogate (B,D)

Delve into centuries of history today – tales of star-crossed lovers, tragic kings and Roman emperors are brought to life as we visit Stratford-upon-Avon and follow in the footsteps of Shakespeare. Visit his Birthplace and Visitor Centre before embarking on a scenic drive north to the Viking city of York where we’ll enjoy an orientation walk around its historic streets. View the quaint cobbled Shambles, see the ancient city walls and the magnificent York Minster. This evening we indulge in traditional pub grub at a memorable Welcome Reception in the Victorian spa town of Harrogate, our home for tonight.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza

Day 4: Harrogate – Lake District – Gretna Green – Glasgow (B)

Stunning landscapes dotted with quaint stone villages offer a picturesque backdrop for our drive around the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the beautiful Lake District, which has inspired poets and writers for centuries. We meander past England’s pretty Lake Windermere to Grasmere, described by William Wordsworth as “the loveliest spot that man hath ever found”. View the grave of this famous Romantic poet at St. Oswald’s Church before crossing the border to the runaway wedding capital of Greta Green, where eloping couples would tie the knot over the Marriage Anvil. We arrive in Glasgow this evening where we will enjoy an orientation tour with views of the Cathedral and magnificent George Square lined with statues of some of Great Britain’s most celebrated sons.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): A Stirling Evening. See Stirling Castle and the Wallace Memorial by night. A truly local experience, you’ll be piped in to your evening meal in the historic Scottish city and enjoy an evening of Scottish delights.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Private Cruise On Lake Windermere. Enjoy an exclusive cruise on a private boat on England’s most beautiful and largest lake, taking in the northern coastline, beautiful houses, gardens and Wray Castle. You’ll see deserted islands, boats and birdlife as you explore the area loved by Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Windermere Cruise And Steam Train Ride. A chance to view the glorious scenery of the Lake District as we cruise across England’s largest lake. Then step back in time as we board the steam train for a short journey from Lakeside to Haverthwaite.

Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson City Centre

Day 5: Edinburgh (B,D)

From the cultural capital of Glasgow to beguiling Edinburgh with its exquisite medieval façades, our encounter with Scotland will see us join a Local Specialist for a memorable sightseeing tour, including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, perched atop Castle Rock overlooking the city. We’ll see the Royal Mile, the elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat and the new Scottish Parliament. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town and amble through the secret lanes of Auld Reekie before we return to Glasgow this evening for a delicious meal at a local restaurant.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Royal Yacht Britannia. You’ll explore this magnificent ship, which has played host to some of the most famous people in the world. Now berthed in Leith, you’ll be welcomed on board to discover the heart and soul of this most special of royal residences – the former honeymoon sanctuary for four royal couples.

Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson City Centre

Day 6: Glasgow – Belfast – Dublin (B)

Follow the rugged Ayrshire coast past the island of Ailsa Craig, the stepping stone from Ireland to Scotland, to board the ferry to Northern Ireland. Join a Local Specialist and explore the crossroads of British and Irish culture in its capital, Belfast, where we’ll view City Hall, Queen’s University and the dock where the Titanic was built. This evening we arrive in the vibrant capital of Ireland where we’ll spend the next two nights.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Dinner in Dublin City. Come to one of Dublin’s most locally-loved restaurant-pubs. You’ll enjoy dinner and charming hospitality that this part of the world is renowned for.

Hotel: Ballsbridge/Mespil

Day 7: Dublin (B)

Drive through the charming streets of pretty Dublin with a Local Specialist. We’ll see the stately Georgian Squares, Trinity College and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the tallest church in Ireland. Gain insight into the centuries-old tradition of Guinness brewing and enjoy a Storehouse tour and tasting technique demonstration, before spending the rest of the day exploring Dublin’s quaint city streets. Ramble through Temple Bar or Grafton Street, famous for its colourful street performers or consider visiting the Old Jameson Distillery. This evening join an Optional Experience to a rousing Irish cabaret performance.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Dublin Dinner and Cabaret. Enjoy an evening of fine food and non-stop fun as Ireland’s history unfolds in a cabaret of comedy, song and dance. The cast will have you tapping your toes and joining in the show, all in the spirit of Irish humour. And you’ll even be served an Irish coffee to round off your dinner.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Experience the Ancient Monastic Site of Glendalough. Enjoy a visit to one of the most important monastic sites in Europe, which dates back to the 6th century. Your Local Specialist will tell tales and show you around this sacred area, famous for its tranquil beauty amidst the rolling countryside of County Wicklow, the garden of Ireland.

Hotel: Ballsbridge/Mespil

Day 8: Dublin – Kildare – Kilkenny – Waterford (B)

Fascinating Irish heritage and tradition are explored this morning as we gain a Cultural Insight into rearing world-class thoroughbreds at the Irish National Stud Farm established in 1946. Enjoy a guided walk through the farm and take some time to stroll through its tranquil Japanese Gardens, regarded as the best in Europe. Admire the imposing medieval castle at Kilkenny before some free time in this charming city for lunch. Our next stop sees us enjoying a Cultural Insight into the delicate craft of Waterford Crystal. We’ll watch master craftsmen at work during a tour of the workshop and see the exquisitely crafted pieces in the showroom.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Irish Folk Fun. During this evening of entertainment, you’ll get the chance to experience Irish hospitality in the best folk tradition. Enjoy a drink while locals sing and play music for you.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Explore Waterford’s History and Local Pub. Join us in Waterford, where the history dates back as far as the Vikings. Your Local Specialist will bring the historic area to life through stories and anecdotes; one guest even described the trip as the “best history lesson ever”. Afterwards, we stop off for a drink in one of the area’s oldest pubs for a pint or drink of your choice.

Hotel: Marina

Day 9: Waterford – Cardiff (B,D)

Cross the Irish Sea to Wales by ferry and continue your journey to the Welsh capital of Cardiff to view the Millennium Centre, National Assembly and historic Cardiff Castle at the heart of the city. This evening join a local Welsh family in the idyllic Welsh countryside for a memorable Be My Guest Farewell Dinner.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Cardiff Castle Tour. You’ll explore this unique castle on a private tour and hear tales about the eclectic refurbishments. Done in the 1800s by architect William Burgess, his influences included Islamic art, Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tales and even Aesop’s fables. You’ll also walk on the battlements and climb the 900-year-old Norman keep for superb views over Cardiff.

Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson City Centre

Day 10: Cardiff – Bath – Stonehenge – London (B)

Traversing the Severn Estuary into England, we arrive in the glorious UNESCO-listed Bath with its elegant Georgian façades and world-famous Roman Baths from which the city derives its name. Journeying across the picture-perfect landscapes of Wiltshire, we visit the mysterious monolithic stone circle at Stonehenge, whose myths and mysteries have yet to be fully revealed, returning to London later where our memorable holiday in Britain and Ireland comes to an end.

Day 11: London –airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

Bid London farewell today as you take a transfer to the airport for your homeward flight.

Hotel: Park Plaza Riverbank

Day 12: Australia 

Arrive home today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international economy airfares with Emirates, including 30kg checked baggage
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and 3 dinners
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host
  • Use of Trafalgar’s London Reception Centre offering a range of services including tickets for day trips and local attractions
  • Ferry across the Irish Sea from Scotland to Northern Ireland
  • Ferry across the Irish Sea from Ireland to South Wales
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Pre & post tour accommodation in London
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Return airport transfers 
  • VIP entry to many sights

Highlights: 

  • City tour in Edinburgh, Belfast and Dublin
  • Orientation of York, Glasgow, Cardiff and Bath
  • See the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff
  • View York Minster, Glasgow Cathedral and George Square, Kilkenny Castle and Gardens
  • Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh Castle, Gretna Green, the Irish National Stud farm and Japanese Garden, the Waterford Crystal Showroom, the Roman Baths in Bath and the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge

 

 

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, Airport transfers, Porterage, Tipping, Visas, Personal expenses, Anything not mentioned or “optional” or “own account” in the itinerary.

Single Supplement: $999 per person in addition to 1 x twin share voucher 

To purchase your single supplement please click here 

Triple Share: Not available

Group Sizes: 40-45 guests on average

Accommodation: 

Harrogate: Crowne Plaza or similar
Glasgow: Park Inn by Radisson City Centre or similar
Dublin: Ballsbridge/Mespil or similar
Waterford: Marina or similar
Cardiff: Park Inn by Radisson City Centre or similar

Optional Tours: 

A Stirling Evening – £44 per person 
Private Cruise On Lake Windermere – £17 per person
Windermere Cruise And Steam Train Ride – £19 per person
Royal Yacht Britannia – £23 per person
Dinner in Dublin City – €45 per person
Dublin Dinner and Cabaret – €71 per person
Experience the Ancient Monastic Site of Glendalough – €24 per person
Irish Folk Fun – €27 per person
Explore Waterford’s History and Local Pub – €23 per person
Cardiff Castle Tour – £21 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:

Selected Thu & Sat departures between

28 March 2019 – 24 October 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

 

Airline: 

  • 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 

Flights:

  • 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.

 

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international economy airfares with Emirates, including 30kg checked baggage
  • 10% Early Bird discount included in price if booked before 17 January 2019
  • Arrive early or extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • Pre-paid gratuities
  • 9 nights’ twin share accommodation, including pre and post tour hotel in London
  • Daily breakfast and 3 dinners
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi
  • Ferry across the Irish Sea from Scotland to Northern Ireland
  • Ferry across the Irish Sea from Ireland to South Wales
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Operated by Trafalgar

 

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