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Grand tour of the British Isles

19 days from CAD23,500pp

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Tour highlights

  • Visit the Roman and Georgian highlights of the UNESCO protected Bath.

  • Reflect on Northern Ireland’s troubled past on a city tour.

  • Explore Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London.

  • Learn about the tales of the prisoners detained in Kilmainham Gaol on a shared tour of the former prison.

Price includes:

  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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  • On arrival at Heathrow Airport you're met by your private driver and transported to your centrally located hotel in Bath, via a private electric car. Along the way, you will stop in Stonehenge to see this ancient Neolithic stone circle.

  • Today see Bath's famous historical attractions. Your expert private guide will greet you at your hotel, then start the day with you at the Roman Baths. You’ll explore the bathhouse and accompanying exhibits with your guide. You'll then visit the Bath Abbey, a beautiful building which has stood since the early 1600s. From the abbey you’ll walk to the Royal Crescent, one of England’s finest examples of Georgian architecture. In the afternoon you will experience the English tradition of high tea at the Pump Rooms.

  • Make your own way to the train station for your train to London. In the afternoon meet your private guide in a traditional black cab for a tour of the city passing by Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, and many other major landmarks.

  • Today meet your private guide in your hotel and make your way to Westminster Abbey by public transport. Your guide can uncover the history of the Abbey before you take a relaxing boat ride along the River Thames to the Tower of London. Here, tour one of the most well-known landmarks in the city.

  • This morning, meet your private guide for an in-depth tour of St. Paul's Cathedral before heading across the city to explore the Churchill War Rooms.

  • Make your own way to the station to board a train to Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city. While aboard the train enjoy the sights of picturesque northern England as you pass by fields, forests and villages. Upon arrival in Edinburgh, make your way to your centrally located hotel.

  • Spend your morning with your guide on a walking tour of Edinburgh's old and new towns. Explore The Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle, shop in the ancient marketplace, Grassmarket and walk up Arthur's Seat for views across the whole city.

  • Your driver-guide picks you up this morning for a day of exploring the castles and palaces in the environs of Edinburgh. Take a step back in time while visiting the mysterious 15th-century Rosslyn Chapel, wandering the maze-like ruins of the royal residence and military base of Linlithgow Palace, admiring the dark and striking Blackness Castle situated on the Firth of Forth, and learning about the historical and artistic significance of the grand country manor of Hopetoun House.

  • Depart Edinburgh and travel over to Speyside. Along the way, you’ll stop in Dalwhinnie Distillery for a shared tour and tasting.

  • Today you're taken to Rothiemurchus Estate to spend the day enjoying the great outdoors. Explore the estate with a countryside ranger in his Land Rover, with the opportunity to hand feed deer and participate in other outdoor activities if you choose.

  • Your private driver will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Inverness Airport for your short flight to Belfast. On arrival, you're met by your private driver for the transfer to your hotel.

  • This morning you're picked up by a private driver, and you’ll embark on a black cab political tour of the city, providing backstory and insight into the city's struggles. In the afternoon, explore the Titanic Exhibition, tickets included.

  • A private driver meets you at your hotel this morning to take you on a full day excursion along the Antrim Coast to the Giant's Causeway. Along the way, you can admire the scenery, most recently used in the filming of the popular show, Game of Thrones.

  • A private driver takes you to the station this morning in time for your train to Dublin. You're picked up from Dublin station by a private driver and driven to your hotel. Following this, you're taken to the Guinness Storehouse for a tour and the chance to pour the perfect pint.

  • This morning, meet your private guide and enjoy a walking tour of Dublin. During the tour, stop at Trinity College to see the Book of Kells. After the walking tour, you have the opportunity to explore the historic Kilmainham Gaol.

  • This morning meet your private driver and drive to Killarney via the historic Rock of Cashel. This striking early Christian site towers over the town of Cashel and once served as the seat of the ancient kings.

  • Spend the day today experiencing the sights along the Ring of Kerry and Skellig Ring with a private driver-guide.

  • This morning embark on a jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park. Later, you'll be picked up by a private driver and taken to Limerick.

  • Your private driver will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Shannon Airport for your flight home.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodations, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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When to go

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Place Daily max temperature (°C) Monthly rainfall (mm)
London
 
Bath
 
Edinburgh
 
Inverness
 
Belfast
 
Dublin
 
Killarney
 
Limerick
 

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