MESMERISING IRELAND WITH UK
16 NIGHTS / 17 DAYS
Day 01 :Bhubaneswar -Dublin
Arrive in Dublin and you are met by your private driver and transferred to your hotel. You are provided with tickets for the hop-on hop off tour of Dublin. This fun and friendly 90 minute tour is complete with live commentary. Stops along the tour route include: Trinity College, The Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle, St. Patricks Cathedral, Kilmainham Gaol and the Old Jameson Distillery. After lunch, you will enjoy some free time. Overnight in your hotel in Dublin.
Day 02 : Dublin
Full Irish Breakfast at the hotel. Today enjoy a day tour to the Wicklow Mountains. You leave southwards to Wicklow, the Garden of Ireland. You journey down through the picturesque town of Enniskerry and travel further southwards to Glendalough, famed for its beautiful and historic scenery by two lakes. One of the most impressive clusters of medieval monastic monuments in Ireland is situated here as well as an interpretative centre. There are lovely walks by the lakeshore and in the surrounding hills. See the pretty villages of Laragh/Clara, Rathdrum, Roundwood and Avoca which houses one of the oldest mills in Ireland Avoca Handweavers before your return to Dublin. In the late afternoon return back to your hotel in Dublin for your last overnight stay. Overnight in your hotel in Dublin.
Day 03 :Dublin - Belfast
Full Irish Breakfast at the hotel. After your breakfast in your hotel you will take the train to Belfast (journey time approx. 2hrs 15mins). Visit the new Titanic Experience: Housed in an iconic, 6-floor building, this state-of-the-art visitor experience tells the story of the Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her famous maiden voyage and tragic end. The adventure begins the moment you walk through the door and into the building's giant atrium surrounded by the four ships hull shaped wings which house the Titanic Experience.
Day 04:Belfast - Giants Causeway - Belfast
Full Irish breakfast at the hotel. As you leave Belfast, you have a short photo-stop at Carrickfergus Castle to give you a taste of what is on offer on the day ahead. Enjoy the first main stop of the day, where the brave can make the terrifying trip across the Carrick-a-rede Ropebridge, and back again (March - October only when weather permitting). Then travel onwards to the main highlight of the tour Giants Causeway, Irelands only world heritage site. You can spend some time climbing over the ancient stones, before making a retreat to one of the tempting cafes or restaurants at the Causeway for lunch. After you re-fuel at the Causeway, you will re-board the coach to move on to the world's oldest licensed whiskey distillery at Bushmills. You will have time here to browse in the extensive gift shop, or make a visit to the Bar to have a swift taste or two of the famous tipple! For those who have any energy left after this activity packed day, there is a visit to the ruins of the ancient Dunluce Castle. You can then relax on the journey back to Belfast. Overnight in Belfast.
Day 05: Belfast - Glasgow
Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer to ferry terminal. Bid farewell to Northern Ireland and take ferry to Cairnryan and proceed to Ayr and continue to Glasgow. Journey will take about 5 - 6 hours and once you arrive in Glasgow, you check in at the hotel and relax. Day at leisure in Glasgow. Overnight in Glasgow.
Day 06:Glasgow - Oban
Post breakfast you will be driven to Oban, informally known as the Gateway to the Isles also stopping enroute for lunch. Check in to your comfortable and friendly 3 star Oban Bay hotel, overlooking the Oban Bay and just 5 minutes drive from Oban City Centre. Relax after check in. This evening, your chauffeur will take you through a 30-45 minutes orientation tour of Oban when you can get familiarized with the highlights of the town. Overnight stay in Oban.
Day 07:Oban to Isle of Skye
10:00 hrs- After breakfast, your chauffeur will drive you through the 4 hour scenic drive from Oban to Isle of Skye stopping enroute for lunch. Your chauffeur will drive you through the beautiful scenery making sure you have enough time for photos! No visit to Scotland is complete without a visit to a working Scotch Malt Whisky Distillery! In the true Scottish spirit, we stop en-route to visit to the world famous Talisker Distillery. 15:00 hrs- Your 45 minute Classic guided tour starts. The Talisker Distillery is the only distillery on the Isle of Skye, set on the shores of Loch Harport in the village of Carbost, on the beautiful Minginish Peninsula, with dramatic views of the Black Cuillin. 16:00/16:15 hrs- After the distillery tour, we take the 23 mile drive up north to the 3 star Skeabost Country House that stands within the large private grounds at the edge of Loch Snizort and based only five minutes away from the beautiful touristy town of Portree. You can spend the evening exploring the picturesque town of Portree. Overnight stay in Isle of Skye
Day 08:Isle of Skye to Inverness
After breakfast this morning, you will be driven from your Isle of Skye hotel to Inverness. Drive past the Cuillin Mountains and onto the mainland to visit the famous Eilean Donan Castle (entry included- your chauffeur will handover the tickets to you at the castle) Overnight stay at Royal Highland Hotel, a city centre 3 star hotel with proximity to all of Inverness centre?s shops, restaurants and train station.
This morning, we will organise the famous 1 hour Loch Ness cruise with views of Urquhart Castle (your chauffeur will escort you to the reception and ensure you board the cruise comfortably) After the cruise, your chauffeur will take you through a sightseeing orientation tour of Inverness highlighting the main tourist spots famous in Inverness. Overnight stay in Inverness.
Day 10:Inverness to Edinburgh
After breakfast this morning, you will be driven from Inverness to Scotlands capital and prettiest city- Edinburgh. Enroute, you will pass through Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, the Grampian Mountains, Loch Laggan with a stop in the beautiful Victorian village of Pitlochry before reaching Edinburgh. On arrival, your chauffeur will ensure you have an easy check in to the Old Waverly Hotel Edinburgh Waverly station. This will be the last day of the chauffeur driven car and you will now be set to explore Edinburgh on your own! Overnight in Edinburgh
Day 11:City tour of Edinburgh.
After breakfast, get on the City Sightseeing Edinburgh Red open top bus from Waverly Bridge (pick up point). An open-top bus tour of the city is a great way to orientate yourself and work out what's where.
As the name suggests you can hop on and hop off at any stop during the tour. Entry fees to monuments, museums etc. are NOT included. The top of the Royal Mile is a great starting place to explore on foot. Edinburgh Castle is Scotland's number one attraction and definitely worth a visit. As well as the obvious visits to see Scotland's Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny, it's worth trying to locate the Dogs' Cemetery in memory of man's and soldier's best friends. Crossing the Castle Esplanade, scene of the annual Military Tattoo, you will find The Spirit of the Tattoo, a new and free visitor centre which gives some of the history and flavour of the magic of the Tattoo. Another Scottish flavour honoured is at the Scotch Whisky Experience with a dram at the end of the tour (NOT included - additional charge of £10.50 per person would apply) and Scottish restaurant, Amber, in its basement for lunch.
You can either continue down the Royal Mile with its museums and visitor centres or jump back aboard a tour bus to take you down to the Palace of Holyrood house and the Scottish Parliament or over to Princes Street with its shops and galleries.
Optional: In the evening (approx. 19:30 hrs), combine a two hour tour of pubs with a love of literature on the Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour before dinner in one of the intimate restaurants and bistros of the Old Town (NOT included- additional charge of £ 13.00 per person will apply). Overnight in Edinburgh
Day 12:Edinburgh - Lake District
Today after breakfast at the hotel, travel onwards to Lake District, one of the prettiest corners of England!
09:30 hrs private transfer from your Edinburgh hotel to Waverly station
10:12 hrs Board your 2hr train to the Lake District (departure at 10:12 hrs)
12:12 hrs- Arrive at Oxenholme station at 12:12 hrs. A private car will be waiting for your transfer to your hotel. The evening is at leisure to explore on your own.
Day 13:Windermere - Borrowdale, Buttermere and Ullswater - Windermere
09:00 hrs- After breakfast, a private transfer will be organised to take you to the pick-up point of the full day trip to Borrowdale, Buttermere and Ullswater (on seat in coach basis)
10:00 hrs- Tour of the pride of Lake District starts. The highlights of this comprehensive and picturesque tour include twelve lakes, three mountain passes, a lake cruise, two splendid waterfalls (Aira Force and Moss Force), Castlerigg Stone Circle, Ashness Bridge, Borrowdale, Newlands Valley, Buttermere, Ullswater and Grasmer with lunch and shopping in delightful town of Keswick
17:30 hrs - In the evening, we return back to Windermere where your private vehicle will drop you to your hotel. Enjoy the evening at leisure Overnight at Lake District
Day 14:Windermere - London
After breakfast, its time to say goodbye to this beautiful place as you head back to London.
10:30 hrs - We will ensure your private transfer to Oxenholme station from the hotel
11:23 hrs Train departs from Oxenhome station and arrives at London Euston at 14:13 hrs
Later in the evening, enjoy a classy play or a mesmerizing musical at a West End theatre. Overnight in London.
Discover the city on the Majestic London tour where history, pageantry and tradition come alive. The tour begins with a panoramic drive around Parliament Square to see Westminster Abbey where many Kings, Queens, statesmen, poets and writers are buried. Admire Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, enjoy a guided tour of Sir Christopher Wrens masterpiece - St Pauls Cathedral, crowned by a magnificent dome. Witness the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace in all its colourful pageantry and ceremony, set to the stirring tunes of the Regimental band. Partake of a traditional lunch before setting off on a Thames River Cruise with its stunning views of the Gothic Houses of Parliament. Then onto the Tower of London where the splendidly dressed Beefeaters will enlighten you on the Towers glorious history, and lead you on a guided tour of the Crown Jewels, including the crown with the magnificent Kohinoor. Then take an elegant coach to the square mile of the City of London, with the glorious dome of St Pauls Cathedral, the elegant Mansion House - home to the Lord Mayor of London, and the Bank of England known as The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street, at the heart of the City. Overnight in London.
Day 16:London - Salisbury - Stonehenge - Bath
Today, a full day tour to Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge and Bath awaits. Start with the beautiful 13th century Salisbury Cathedral - an international symbol of Christianity, a world-class heritage attraction. Continue to the legendary Stonehenge where, 5,000 years ago, mammoth 40 tonne stones made their journey from over 280 miles away in Wales. Later, proceed to the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, a World Heritage Site, with its delightful terraces, elegant crescents and stunning architecture. Take a tour of the city, witness the Royal Crescent, the Pulteney Bridge modelled on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, and the Bath Abbey. Turn back the clock at the 2000-year old Roman Baths, still in perfect working order. Return to London and spend the evening browsing through Oxford Streets many delights, from Marks and Spencer, Debenhems and Top Shop to its great bargain shopping deals, like Primark.
Of course, getting the children to step away from Hamleys - the largest toy store on earth, may prove to be quite a challenge. Overnight in London.
Day 17:London - Bhubaneswar
Today its time to say good bye to this marvelous country, as you head to the airport to take your flight home. Hope you have had a great holiday!!
What We Include:
• Return airfare Delhi – Dublin/ London - Delhi in economy class
• 02 Nights accommodation in Dublin
• 02 Nights accommodation in Belfast
• 01 Nights accommodation in Glasgow
• 01 Night accommodation in Oban
• 01 Night accommodation in Isle of Skye
• 02 Nights accommodation in Inverness
• 02 Nights accommodation in Edinburgh
• 02 Nights accommodation in Windermere
• 03 Nights accommodation in London
• Airport Transfers
• Daily Breakfast
• All transfers & sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
• Tourist visa of Ireland & UK with medical insurance
Extra charges apply:
• Peak Season Surcharge – If applicable.
• Any items of personal nature like telephone, beverages, laundry etc.
• Porterage,Tips and gratuities