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Grand tour of the British Isles

21 days from $16,745pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

    Places visited:

  • London
  • Bath
  • Oxford
  • Edinburgh
  • Belfast
  • Dublin
  • Killarney
  • Limerick
  • County Clare
  • Visit the Roman and Georgian highlights of the UNESCO protected Bath.

  • Wander the fabled streets of Oxford’s prestigious university.

  • Explore the idyllic villages and quintessential English landscape of the Cotswolds.

  • Reflect on Northern Ireland’s troubled past on a black cab political tour.

  • Visit the iconic Cliffs of Moher.

Audley Travel Country Specialist Marissa

What our specialists say...

This is an exploration of England, Scotland and both the north and the south of Ireland. You’ll begin your journey in the buzzing capital of the UK, London, before exploring other beautiful and fascinating areas of England, including the idyllic English countryside of the Cotswolds. From London you’ll head north by train into Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh. Here you’ll visit the old and new towns of the city as well as other nearby palaces and castles. Afterwards you’ll take a short flight over to Ireland where you will explore the country’s cultural gems as well as the rugged landscape of the countryside.

We recommend this trip for:

  • London
  • Bath
  • London
  • Oxford
  • London
  • Edinburgh
  • Belfast
  • Dublin
  • Killarney
  • Limerick
  • County Clare
  • Limerick

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Day 1 London

London

Upon arrival at Heathrow Airport, meet your driver and private car before being whisked to your hotel. After you settle into your hotel and freshen up from your flight, you're picked up in a vintage Mini Cooper and taken on a two hour orientation of the city. Your driver can point out major landmarks such as Harrods, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square.

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Day 2 London

London

Today meet your private guide in your hotel and make your way to Wesminister 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 of one of the most well-known landmarks in the city

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Day 3 London

Bath , London

This morning, you're picked up from your hotel by a private driver to travel to Bath for the day. Along the way, stop in Stonehenge to see these ancient rock formations. Upon arrival in Bath, meet your private guide for a walking tour, visiting the Roman Baths, Bath Abbey and other main attractions in the city. Following your tour and exploration of the city, meet your driver for the return trip to London.

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Day 4 London

London

This morning, embark on a literary walking tour of London with a private guide, which takes you through Bloomsbury and into the British Library. In the afternoon, meet your private guide for an in-depth tour of St Paul's Cathedral before heading across the city to explore Kensington Palace.

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Day 5 Oxford

London , Oxford

Make your way to the train station this morning for your train journey to Oxford. This afternoon, explore Oxford and the university with a local guide, Iain, on a fascinating walking tour.

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Day 6 Oxford

Oxford

Today explore the fields and villages of the northern Cotswolds, and experience first-hand this area's quintessential charm.

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Day 7 London

Oxford , London

This morning enjoy a private tour of Blenheim Palace. Make sure to walk around the manicured grounds and gardens. Your private driver drops you at the train station for you to catch your train back to London.

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Day 8 Edinburgh

London , Edinburgh

Today travel to Scotland by train, a relaxing way to take in the changing scenery of the English countryside as you zoom northwards. Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel.

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Day 9 Edinburgh

Edinburgh

This morning your driver-guide picks you up at your hotel to take you on a walking and driving 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.

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Day 10 Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Leave the city today and embark on a day trip to nearby St. Andrew's - where Prince William met Kate Middleton - and the historic Scone Palace.

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Day 11 Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Today embark on an all-day adventure exploring Edinburgh's surrounding castles and palaces. Highlights include Rosslyn Chapel, Linlithgow Palace, Blackness Castle, and Hopetoun House.

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Day 12 Belfast

Edinburgh , Belfast

This morning, you're picked up by a private driver and taken to the airport for your flight to Belfast. Meet your private driver at the airport for the transfer to your hotel.

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Day 13 Belfast

Belfast

This morning you're picked up by a private driver for your city orientation tour, which includes the Titanic Exhibition. Later today, embark on a black cab political tour of the city, providing back story and insight into the city's struggles.

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Day 14 Belfast

Belfast

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

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Day 15 Dublin

Belfast , Dublin

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. This afternoon, meet your private guide and enjoy a walking tour of Dublin. During the tour, stop at Trinity College to see the Book of Kells. End your day by taking part in a fun literary pub crawl. As part of a shared excursion, stop at local pubs around Dublin for a drink with a side of literary trivia and knowledge.

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Day 16 Dublin

Dublin

This morning, you have the opportunity to explore Kilmainham Gaol. Following this, you're taken to the Guinness Storehouse for a tour and the chance to pour the perfect pint.

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Day 17 Killarney

Dublin , Killarney

This morning meet your private driver and drive to Killarney. In the afternoon, enjoy a delicious experience tasting whiskey and fresh farmhouse cheese as a shared excursion. Later, spend the evening with an Irish storyteller. Grab a pint, sit back, and relax as you hear the great Irish folktales.

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Day 18 Killarney

Killarney

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

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Day 19 Limerick

Killarney , Limerick

This morning is yours to spend at leisure. We recommend venturing through Killarney National Park to Ross Castle in a jaunting car. Later, you're picked up by a private driver and taken to Limerick.

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Day 20 Limerick

County Clare , Limerick

This morning, your private driver meets you at your hotel to travel into County Clare. Here, explore the spectacularly bleak but biodiverse karst pavement scenery of the Burren, as well as the Cliffs of Moher. Your driver guide drives you back to Limerick for the evening.

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Day 21 Return home

Limerick

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

Audley Country Specialist Jackie
Audley Travel Country Specialist Emily

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