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The Best of Britain & Ireland

July 26 - August 9, 2022!   

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15 Exciting Days!

 

Tour Includes:

  • Fully escorted by Brian Judd Tours from Salt Lake City
  • First Class Hotels, central locations
  • Pre-Paid Gratuities to your Bus Driver and Local Guide * With early sign up!
  • Windsor Castle Tour * With early sign up!
  • Local Globus Tour Guide throughout
  • Complete Tour Highlights of all three countries!
  • 16 meals, including full breakfast each day
  • Baggage Handling throughout
  • See the Changing of the Guard, Kiss the Blarney Stone
    and Hear Scottish Bagpipes!
  • Experienced Tour Guides who take very good care of you!
  • An exciting tour and a great time, guaranteed!

Tour Price

* EARLY BOOKING BONUS * 
Save $400.00 per person with Early Booking!

$3845.00 per person, double occupancy
if booked by February 25th!

* Airfare is not included in the price.
However, we expect the round-trip airfare
from Salt Lake to be approx. $1765.00


* Pay by check prices reflected.    Credit cards +3% 


Your itinerary

Day 1 The fun begins today as we board our overnight from Salt Lake to Shannon, Ireland.  Get ready for a fabulous British Isles vacation!

Day 2  Shannon, Ireland-Limerick. ‘Cead mile failte’: a hundred-thousand welcomes! After checking into your hotel, free time to relax and perhaps enjoy the hotel’s leisure amenities or explore the city.  Tonight, meet your tour Director for a welcome dinner at our hotel. [D]

Day 3  Limerick. Excursion to Cliffs of Moher & Galway.  Your vacation starts in earnest with a drive to the breathtaking CLIFFS OF MOHER, rising 668 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, to savor the magnificent panorama of the Clare coast. Then, visit Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing  cosmopolitan center with colorful shops and a busy café and bar culture.  And finally, a special treat: at RATHBAUN FARM, watch the farmer shear a sheep or maneuver a flock with the help of a sheep dog.  Then, enjoy a TRADITIONAL TEA in the 150-year-old farmhouse.  A suggestion for a unique night out: an optional medieval banquet at an historic castle.      [FB]

Day 4  Limerick-Adare-Ring of Kerry-Killarney. A day full of splendid scenery.  Head south and stop at quaint Adare with its pretty thatched cottages.  At Killorglin, join the famous RING OF KERRY for a 100-mile panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip.   Plenty to focus your camera on here: sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses, winding lanes bordered with subtropical vegetation, and the breathtaking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View.  Overnight is in the popular resort of Killarney.  [FB,D]

Day 5  Killarney-Blarney-Cahir-Dublin. On the way to Dublin, stop in Blarney, renowned for its castle and magical Kissing Stone, and Cahir, to take your photographs of the rock where St. Patrick preached in the 5th century.  Later, why not join an optional cabaret evening with dinner, followed by dance, song, and laughter?   [FB]

Day 6  Dublin.  The morning’s orientation drive in the “Fair City” includes statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College.  The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy this vibrant city.  Tonight maybe take in an optional dinner outing to the Guinness Storehouse or to the legendary Taylors Irish Cabaret. [FB]                                            

Day 10  Edinburgh-Alnwick, England-YorkThis morning at ALNWICK CASTLE, the choice is yours: visit the CASTLE itself, the opulent ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, feature in Harry Potter and Downton Abbey, or explore ALNWICK GARDEN, with its breathtaking fountains and waterfalls.  In York, England’s most complete medieval city, follow your Tour Director through a maze of quaint streets, including the narrow Shambles. [FB]                

Day 11  York-Stratford-Upon-Avon-Bath.  Head for Stratford-upon-Avon to take your photographs of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, then visit SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE, take some time to wander around the historic market town and have lunch.  In the afternoon, drive to elegant Georgian Bath and explore the amazing excavations of the ROMAN BATHS, built nearly 2,000 years ago.  [FB,D]                                                                                                                            
Day 12  Bath-Stonehenge-London.  A drive through Salisbury Plain brings you to STONEHENGE, the most famous monument of prehistoric Europe.  First, explore the visitor center with its imaginative exhibitions, then take the shuttle to the stone circle and admire its magnificence up close.  In London, your final destination, why not take in a Shownight Theater Evening?    [FB]

Day 13  London.  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 residence, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace.  An optional dinner available tonight, followed by a relaxed nighttime cruise on the Thames River, viewing some of the capital’s most beautiful illumiated sights, would be an incredible finale to your vacation.       [FB]

Day 14  London.  This morning enjoy a visit to Windsor Castle, as an early booking bonus with Brian Judd Tours.  The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy more of the fun sights of this amazing city full of culture and history at every turn.  Many options are available!    [FB]

Day 15  London-U.S.A.  We say ‘farewell’ to England and fly home today. [FB]

Day 7  Dublin-Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland-Belfast. Cross the Boyne River and stop in Lisburn on your way to the awe-inspriring GIANT’S CAUSEWAY.  Hear how millions of years ago, erupting lava cooled slowly and evenly to form more than 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, leading from the cliff foot into the sea. Next, visit the fascinating TITANIC EXPERIENCE MUSEUM and learn about the building of the largest passenger stam ship, its maiden voyage, and the tragic night of April 14, 1912. Spend the night in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland.   [FB]                            

Day 8  Belfast-Edinburgh, Scotland. First thing this morning, board your FERRY and cross the North Channel to Cairnryan on Scotland’s southwest coast, and continue through the scenic Scottish border country to Edinburgh.  Tonight enjoy your optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpippers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis.  [FB]        

Day 9  Edinburgh.  Morning city sightseeing with a local expert introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town” and the famous scientists, inventors, and novelists who lived there.  In the “Old Town”, visit EDINBURGH CASTLE to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels.  The afternoon is free to enjoy the Scottish capital at your own pace.  Later, a unique optional experience: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, plus enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.   [FB]

About this Tour

15 Exciting Days! "A Wonderful Way To See The "BEST OF BRITAIN & IRELAND!" at the nicest time of year to go! See all Three countries in one trip! England, Scotland and Ireland!

SPECIAL FEATURES

* Edinburgh Castle, Stonehenge, Roman Baths, Giant’s Causeway, Alnwick Castle and Gardens, Shakespeare’s Birthplace at Stratford-Upon-Avon, Titanic Experience,  Blarney Village, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Rathbaum Farm, Top London sights, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Changing of the Guard.

SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS

* Ring of Kerry, Lakes of Killarney, Rock of Cashel, Scottish Border, Cliffs of Moher, North Sea Coast, North Channel, Boyne River.

ALL THIS IS INCLUDED

  • Fully Escorted from Salt Lake City
  • First Class Hotels throughout
  • All transfers and baggage handling
  • Deluxe motorcoach featuring full air-conditioning and restroom equipped.
  • 13 full English breakfasts (FB) and 3 menu choice, three-course dinners
  • Pre-paid Gratuities to your Guide & Driver,+ Windsor Castle Tour early sign up bonus!
  • Exclusive inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including all admission charges.


SUPERIOR HOTELS INCLUDE:

LIMERICK: Limerick  Strand (SF), KILLARNEY: Killarney Towers (F), DUBLIN: The Gibson (SF), BELFAST: The Clayton Hotel (SF),  EDINBURGH: Marriott Courtyard (SF), YORK: DoubleTree by Hilton (SF),  BATH: DoubleTree by Hilton (F), LONDON: Park Plaza Waterloo (SF).

 

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