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CIE Tours 2021 - 14 Day Taste of Britain & Ireland

13 Nights / 21 Meals 1 London, 1 Bath, 1 Liverpool, 2 Edinburgh, 1 Belfast, 3 Dublin, 2 Killarney, 1 Galway
From London to Dublin
Tour Code #: GB-VOA1-21-14D   CIE Tours Retail Price From: $3,995

CIE Tour Highlights:

Authentic Local Experiences:


Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theater, and dance with reserved seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 6 - 20 departures.  Discover how a small Irish village played a pivotal role in establishing commercial transatlantic passenger flights at the Foynes Flying Boat Museum.  

Trip Highlights:


Windsor Castle British Music Experience The British Music Experience is the newest addition to Liverpool's colourful music offering, moving to its  permanent home in the first-class passenger lounge of the iconic Cunard Building. Roman BathsBlair Athol DistilleryBlair Athol Distillery is one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland. After enjoying a leisurelyconducted tour, you can mull over the distinctive character of the finished article as you sip your dram ofBlair Athol 12 Year Old.Scottish Evening*Cliffs of MoherFoynes Flying Boat & Maritime MuseumShakespeare's BirthplaceGlyde Inn Irish NightBlarney CastleBuilt nearly 600 years ago by one of Ireland's greatest chieftains, Cormac MacCarthy, this stronghold has been attracting attention ever since. Millions have flocked to Blarney to kiss the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of the tower, making it one of Ireland's greatest treasures. Irish Night in KillarneyTitanic Belfast Titanic Belfast Opened in April 2012 to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of this iconic ship, this new visitor experience tells the story of the Titanic from conception and construction right through the maiden voyage and tragic ending. Tower of LondonTower of LondonFounded in 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest of England, the tower has played an important part inEnglish history for the past millennium. See the White Tower, dating from 1078, view the pricelessCrown Jewels and learn about all the monarchs associated with the Tower.

Dining Experiences:


13 breakfasts (B) and 8 dinners (D)  * Meal counts vary on Tattoo departures, as the Scottish Evening is replaced with the Tattoo and an independent dinner. 

Hotels:


DoubleTree by Hilton HotelVictoria, London (2 nights)
Bailbrook House Hotel Bath (1 night)
Hilton Liverpool City CentreLiverpool (1 night)
Malmaison Hotel Edinburgh (2 nights)
AC Hotel by Marriott Belfast (1 nights)
The Croke Park Hotel Dublin (2 nights)
The Brehon Hotel Killarney (2 nights)
The Hardiman Hotel Galway (1 night)
Fitzpatricks Castle Hotel Killiney Dublin (1 night)

CIE International Tour Itinerary

Day 1: London Panoramic Tour | Tower of London
Your tour begins at 2

Day 2: Independent Sightseeing in London
Discover London's attractions on your own with an open-top, Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour. Enjoy a choice of routes and walking tours. The evening is free to explore and dine on your own. (B)

Day 3: Windsor Castle | Bath
Take a panoramic tour of Windsor before visiting Windsor Castle, the largest inhabited castle in the world and one of the Queen's official residences. See the State Apartments and St George's Chapel, the site of Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle. Enjoy some free time to explore the town and then travel to Bath. Visit the Roman Baths to discover why these mineral-rich hot springs have been popular since Roman times. (B, D)

Day 4: Cotswolds | Shakespeare's Birthplace | Liverpool
Take in the gentle hills of the Cotswolds, renowned for its pretty cottages and colorful gardens. Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon to see an exhibition about his life and work, before walking through the house where he was born. Travel on to Liverpool and spend the evening exploring its rich pop-music history with dinner on your own. (B)

Day 5: Lake District | Scottish Evening*
Travel through the Lake District, a region that inspired Beatrix Potter's children's books. Embark on a cruise along Lake Windermere. Spend some free time in a traditional lakeland village. Pass through Gretna Green, just over the Scottish border. Enjoy a traditional Scottish evening with entertainment. August 6 - 20 departures enjoy an evening free to dine independently. (B,D*)

Day 6: Edinburgh Castle | City Tour
Explore central Edinburgh on a panoramic tour; discover the Royal Mile, with its closely clustered medieval houses, and the 200-year-old New Town, with its elegant Georgian homes. Tour Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The rest of the day is free to explore and dine on your own. On August 6 - 20 departures, experience the world famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. (B)

Day 7: Glasgow City Tour | Ferry to Belfast
Travel to Glasgow for a city tour, then take some free time to explore. Proceed to the harbor at Cairnryan for a short ferry ride to Ireland, and then to your Belfast hotel. (B, D)

Day 8: Titanic Belfast | The Glyde Inn
Take some time this morning to explore central Belfast on your own. Then learn all about Belfast's shipbuilding history and the ill-fated RMS Titanic at Titanic Belfast where you can experience the history of this ocean liner through interactive displays. In the evening, stop at The Glyde Inn for a drink and dinner with entertainment. (B, D)

Day 9: Independent Sightseeing in Dublin
Tour Dublin independently, on the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour. Use your voucher to visit your choice of one of Dublin's top attractions

Day 10: Blarney Castle | Killarney
Visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous stone. Then travel on to Macroom and into the mountainous scenery toward Killarney. After dinner at your hotel you might want to stop into one of Killarney's many traditional pubs with music. (B, D)

Day 11: Dingle Peninsula | Irish Night
Head to the beautiful Gap of Dunloe for a stop at Moriarty's, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner. Proceed on to the spectacular beauty and charm of the Dingle Peninsula, famed as settings for “Ryan's Daughter” and “Far and Away”. Take some free time to explore Dingle town. Later in Killarney, go to Kate Kearney's Cottage for an Irish night featuring dinner and traditional entertainment. (B, D)

Day 12:  Flying Boat Museum | Cliffs of Moher
Visit the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, which recalls the early days of air travel. Foynes is the home of Irish coffee, so you'll learn how to make one and enjoy a sample. Take a ferry across the river Shannon, and drive to visit the Cliffs of Moher. Admire the limestone landscape of the Burren as you travel to vibrant Galway, where you'll take a panoramic tour of the city center before dinner at your hotel. (B, D)

Day 13: Sheepdog Demonstration | Fitzpatrick Castle Stay
Set out on a walking tour of Galway City with a local guide. Travel to a traditional farm to watch trained dogs herd sheep; enjoy tea and scones. Head east towards Dublin; stroll around Dalkey, an exclusive seaside suburb home to such luminaries as singers Bono and Enya and the late writer Maeve Binchy. Enjoy a farewell dinner at your elegant castle hotel. (B, D)

Day 14: Tour Ends in Dublin
Your program ends after breakfast. (B) B

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05/21/2021 $4,095.00
06/04/2021 $4,195.00
06/11/2021 $4,195.00
07/02/2021 $4,295.00
08/06/2021 $4,295.00
08/20/2021 $4,295.00
09/03/2021 $4,295.00
09/10/2021 $4,295.00
10/08/2021 $3,995.00
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