London, England

Dublin, Ireland

Buckingham Palace, London, England

Edinburgh Castle Scotland, UK

Stonehenge, England

Britain and Ireland Explorer

featuring England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales

15 DAYS – Fly to Edinburgh, Scotland and return from Dublin, Ireland

DEPARTURE: Group economy airfare from Edmonton included | Fly to Edinburgh, Scotland and return from Dublin, Ireland 

Travel through the most fashionable cities and historic places of Scotland, Wales, England, and Ireland. Ponder the mysteries of mankind at the famous monument of Stonehenge.

Overnight in the  historic city of Edinburgh, the walled city of  York, the bustling capital of London, the friendly capital of Cardiff, aboard the ferry for Ireland, crossing the Irish Sea to  Waterford, the oldest city of Killarney, and vibrant Dublin.

Cultural Experiences: Behold the sights of Killarney in a traditional jaunting car. Enjoy an evening of traditional Irish song and dance in Dublin.

It’s Your Choice! Be sure to choose your option before departure. Day 9 – Cardiff, visit St. Fagan’s National Museum of History –OR- enjoy time at leisure to explore Cardiff further. Day 11 – In Waterford, tour the House of Waterford Crystal factory –OR- enjoy a walking tour of the city. Day 14 – Ride with a local guide and see Dublin’s most famous sites –OR- take a walking tour of the city’s historic center.

  • 15 days | May 11, 2024
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  • Passport Required

Home Cities to Edinburgh, Scotland

Saturday, May 11, 2024 Overnight Flight.  An overnight flight transports you to stunning landscapes, lively cities and stirring history.


Edinburgh, Scotland

Sunday, May 12, 2024  Tour Begins.  Your tour opens in Edinburgh, the historic capital of Scotland, where rocky hills tower in the distance and the shadows of history can be seen around every corner. Discover Scotland’s capital and see how medieval crossroads blend seamlessly with a vibrant modern energy. This evening, delve into Scottish culture with a whisky-inspired dinner highlighting the flavours of Scotland. Meals Include:  Dinner



Monday, May 13, 2024.  Today get acquainted with Scotland’s regal capital on a locally guided city tour exploring both the Old and New Towns. Explore the Royal Mile and visit Edinburgh Castle, home of the Scottish Crown Jewels. Meals Include:  Breakfast.


Edinburgh to Alnwick, England  to York

Tuesday, May 14, 2024.  Depart Edinburgh, travelling along the picturesque coastline of Northumberland. Visit the market town of Alnwick, known for its castle, and see the ‘Angel of the North’ statue. Continue south to York, with its historic city walls.  Meals Include:  Breakfast.



Wednesday, May 15, 2024.  Take in York’s rich and storied history when you join a local expert on a leisurely walking tour. Explore the quaint, narrow streets of the ‘Shambles’ that appear today almost as they did during the Middle Ages. At the heart of the city is its impressive Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. Venture inside and stand in awe of the seemingly endless sea of stained-glass windows. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant featuring a tasting of Yorkshire ales. Meals Include:  Breakfast, Dinner.


York to High Speed Train to London

Thursday, May 16, 2024.  Board a high speed train en route to England’s bustling capital. Upon arrival, enjoy a traditional afternoon tea. Afterward, join a local expert for a panoramic city tour. At Westminster, see the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben, continue to Buckingham Palace, the London home to Britain’s royalty since 1837, and the Tower of London. Meals Include:  Breakfast, Lunch.



Friday, May 17, 2024.   Enjoy a day to explore this incredible city at your leisure. You may choose to take an optional excursion to Windsor Castle. Originally built to guard the city of London, Windsor Castle has been the home of kings and queens for nine centuries and is the oldest royal residence still in use today.  Meals Include:  Breakfast.


London to Cardiff, Wales

Saturday, May 18, 2024.  Travel to Stonehenge, the mysterious formation that dates back to the Stone Age. Explore various theories on how the colossal stones arrived at the location and their purpose. Continue to the elegant Georgian town of Bath to visit the Roman Bath Museum’s 2,000-year-old elaborate spas. Enjoy some time to stroll through Bath’s cobblestone streets and soak in its old-world atmosphere. Your day ends in the Welsh capital of Cardiff.  Meals Include:  Breakfast.



Sunday, May 19, 2024.  Join a local expert on a leisurely-paced walking tour of Cardiff. Learn about the city’s deep ties to the coal industry, its connection to ancient Rome, and its famous Victorian shopping arcades. Tour Cardiff’s historic castle, an impressive structure that was once a Roman fort, a Norman castle, and an extraordinary Victorian Gothic fantasy palace. This afternoon, it’s your choice! You may choose to accompany your Tour Manager to St. Fagan’s National Museum of History, an open-air museum chronicling the history, culture and architecture of the Welsh people -OR- enjoy time to explore Cardiff at your leisure. Tonight, dive into Wales’ rich cultural heritage when you join local artists for an evening of Welsh music, poetry and cuisine. Meals Include:  Breakfast, Dinner.


Cardiff to Waterford, Ireland

Monday, May 20, 2024.  Take in the beautiful Welsh countryside en route to the coastal village of Fishguard. There, board the ferry for Ireland, crossing the Irish Sea. Upon arrival in Rosslare, travel to Waterford, your home for the evening. Meals Include:  Breakfast, Dinner.


Waterford to Blarney to Killarney

Tuesday, May 21, 2024.   This morning, it’s your choice! Tour the House of Waterford Crystal factory featuring a fascinating visitor’s centre and a retail store housing the largest collection of Waterford Crystal in the world -OR- enjoy a leisurely-paced walking tour of Ireland’s oldest city and discover its rich Viking, Norman and Cromwellian history. Later, travel to historic Blarney Castle. Make your way to the top of the castle, lie back and kiss the famous Blarney Stone. Legend has it that if you do, you will be blessed with the “gift of eloquence.” This evening it’s Diner’s Choice…tonight’s dinner is included and you’ll choose the perfect spot from a “menu” of Killarney’s great restaurants.  Meals Include:  Breakfast, Dinner.



Wednesday, May 22, 2024.  This morning, explore Killarney National Park on a traditional jaunting car ride.* Then, travel along the glorious Ring of Kerry where you’ll find some of Ireland’s most magical scenery. Marvel at the vistas created by windswept cliffs, rugged mountains, lakes and picturesque villages. Enjoy an evening in Killarney at your leisure.  Meals Include:  Breakfast.


Killarney to Dublin

Thursday, May 23, 2024.  Today we venture through the “Golden Vale” en route to the awe-inspiring Rock of Cashel. Be amazed by its imposing facade and visit the spot where St. Patrick preached. Continue on to vibrant Dublin, Ireland’s cosmopolitan capital.  Meals Include:  Breakfast.



Friday, May 24, 2024.  Today, it’s your choice! Choose to ride with a local guide to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, O’Connell Street, the General Post Office, and the historic Phoenix Park -OR- choose a walking tour of the city’s historic centre, exploring St. Stephen’s Green, Grafton Street, and the River Liffey. Either way, what follows is an afternoon to discover Dublin’s charms on your own. Tonight, experience Ireland’s lively music and dynamic dancing during a fun-filled evening of Irish entertainment.  Meals Include:  Breakfast, Dinner.


Dublin-Tour Ends

Saturdau, May 25, 2024.  Depart today with many fond memories of lovely Britain and Ireland. Meals Include:  Breakfast.

Important Travellers Information:

* The Palace of Holyroodhouse may occasionally be closed when the King is in residence or for official province functions.

  • This tour includes moderate physical activity.  The itinerary blends some longer and some shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
tour route map for Great Britain and Ireland

Day 1 Overnight Flight
Days 2, 3 Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh
Days 4, 5 Doubletree by Hilton York, York
Days 6, 7 Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge, London
Days 8, 9 Hilton Cardiff, Cardiff
Day 10 Granville Hotel, Waterford
Days 11, 12 Great Southern Killarney, Killarney
Days 13, 14 Aloft Dublin City , Dublin
On some dates alternate hotels may be used.

Included in Your Holiday

  • 20 Meals: 13 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 6 Dinners
  • Edinburgh
  • York
  • High Speed Train
  • London
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Stonehenge
  • Bath
  • Wales
  • Cardiff Castle
  • Welsh Evening
  • Waterford, Blarney Castle
  • Killarney
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Jaunting Car Ride
  • Dublin
  • Traditional Irish Night

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Cost per person | Prices in Canadian Dollars | Prices subject to change