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Summer Value Tour Best of Great Britain with Ireland 2024

Holiday Destination, Holiday Type, Escorted Group Holidays, Holiday Themes, Adventure, International, United Kingdom, London, Windsor, Oxford, Lake District, Europe, Popular

Visit:

London | Oxford | Birmingham | Manchester | Glasgow | Edinburgh | Aberdeen | Fort Augustus | Belfast | Dublin

Includes:

HOTELS
2 nights at Hotel Courtyard by Marriott / Radisson Red or similar in London Heathrow area, United Kingdom.
1 night at Hotel Leonardo / Holiday Inn Express or similar in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
1 night at Hotel Leonardo AC / or similar in Manchester, United Kingdom.
2 nights at Hotel at Alona / Hotel Hampton by Hilton or similar in Starthclyde/ Glasgow, United Kingdom.
1 night at Hotel at Hotel Leonardo Airport / Holiday Inn Express or similar in Aberdeen, United Kingdom.
1 Hotel at Alona / Hotel Hampton by Hilton or similar in Starthclyde/ Glasgow, United Kingdom.
2 nights at Hotel Holiday Inn Express or similar in Belfast, United Kingdom. 2 nights at Hotel Rogenstown / Rochestown or similar in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

  • Accommodations at the hotels specified above or similar.
  • Meals, transfers, entrances, sightseeing and surface transport as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a professional & multilingual SOTC Tour Manager/ local representative.(subjected to minimum 15 customers)

Characteristics

Escorted Group Holidays Popular Adventure

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Select a Check-in and Check-out Date

Adults1 - 3
Children0 - 3
Total People1 - 4
Room 1

Available Dates are Tentative, please wait for the final confirmation from SOTC Team before issuing the flight tickets. For Payment Details as well, SOTC Team will get in touch with you.

Day 01
Welcome to London!

On arrival proceed to your hotel and check-in on your own. Overnight in London (Heathrow area) (D)

Note: The standard check-in time is 1500 hrs. We may have to proceed directly for dinner or Packed dinner will be provided in case of late arrivals of flight or long queue at the immigration.

Day 02
Tower of London – Ride on London Eye - Guided City Tour of London – Lords Cricket Ground

Today, we proceed to the Tower of London to see the crown jewels of the British Royal family including the famous Koh-iNoor Diamond. Next, we enjoy a ride on the London Eye. Later, we proceed for a Guided city tour of London: See the Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge and Thames River. Also, enjoy a guided tour of Lord’s Cricket Ground. Overnight in London (Heathrow area). (B, D)

Note: On days when Lord’s Cricket Ground is not available, the group will visit the Oval Cricket Ground.

Day 03
Visit Windsor Castle - Guided Tour of Oxford – Onto Birmingham

Today, we drive to Windsor for a visit of the famous Windsor Castle – Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite weekend home. Next, we proceed to Oxford and enjoy a guided walking tour of Oxford, famous for its ancient university, beautiful buildings and iconic “Dreaming Spires”. Later, we drive to Birmingham. Overnight in Birmingham. (B, D)

Day 04 Visit Cadbury World - Visit Old Trafford Stadium
Today, we proceed to visit Cadbury World to discover the history of Cadbury. Try your hand in making chocolate and meet Cadbury characters. Later, we proceed to Manchester and visit the famous Old Trafford Stadium - home to Manchester United Football Club. Lake Windermere Cruise Visit the home changing room, sit in the dugout & run down the tunnel which leads to the football field. Later enjoy some free time for shopping. Overnight in Manchester. (B, D)

Note: On days when Old Trafford Stadium is not available, the group will visit an alternate football Stadium.

Day 05
Steam Train Ride – Lake Windermere Cruise – Free time for Shopping

Today, we proceed to enjoy a Steam Train ride in Lake District and a cruise on Lake Windermere. Later, we drive to Glasgow. On arrival, we enjoy some shopping time in the city. Overnight in Strathclyde / Glasgow. (B, D)

Day 06
Visit the Riverside Museum – Guided City Tour of Edinburgh – Visit the Edinburgh Castle – Scottish Whiskey Experience

Today, we visit the Riverside museum. Designed by Zaha Hadid, it is a multi-award winning museum located on the banks of the River Clyde, with over 3000 objects on display from Glasgow’s rich past. Next, we drive to Edinburgh. On arrival, we visit the Scottish Whiskey Experience in Scotland’s capital city. Later enjoy a Guided city tour of Edinburgh, visit the Edinburgh castle and also See the Scottish Parliament and many more interesting sights. Overnight in Strathclyde / Glasgow. (B, D)

Day 07
Photo stop at Kelpies – Visit a Scotch Whiskey Distillery – Visit Aberdeen

Today we check out and proceed to Falkirk, for a photo stop at The Kelpies – a 30 meter high horse head sculpture which is a monument to honor Scotland’s horse-powered industrial heritage. Next, we drive to Aberdeen. En-route we visit a Scotch Whiskey Distillery to experience the process of making Scotch Whiskey. On arrival to Aberdeen known for its beach front, we spend some time at the esplanade. Overnight in Aberdeen. (B, D)

Day 08
Loch Ness Cruise – Fort Augustus

Today, we proceed for a cruise on the mighty Loch Ness one of the largest lochs in Scotland and famous for the tale of the Loch Ness monster. Next, we drive to Fort Augustus, famous for spectacular views down Loch Ness and is a paradise for keen walkers. Later drive to Glasgow. Overnight in Strathclyde / Glasgow. (B, D)

Day 09
Ferry to Belfast – Visit to Titanic Exhibition - Visit the Botanic Gardens – Guided city Tour of Belfast

Today, we proceed to the Cairnryan Ferry port to take a ferry to Belfast. On arrival, we visit the Titanic Exhibition. Later, we enjoy a guided city tour of Belfast. Overnight in Belfast. (B, D)

Day 10
Tour the sights of one of the world famous Television series - Game of Thrones - Free time in Belfast

Today, we enjoy a full day tour of the sites and locations of the world famous Television Series - Game of Thrones. Visit the Dark Hedges, these trees are in an amazing formation and are well worth a photograph. This avenue of trees is known to series fans as the Kings Road. Also, we visit the Downhill beach. Next, we visit the Giant’s Causeway which is a UNESCO world heritage site. These Hexagonal rocks were formed by volcanic eruptions over 50 million years ago. Later, we drive back to Belfast and enjoy some free time in the city centre. Overnight in Belfast. (B, D)

Day 11
Visit Winterfell Castle – Game of Thrones Studios Tour – Onto Dublin

Today, we proceed to visit the Winterfell Castle, one of the 20 epic filming locations of the world famous TV series - Game of Thrones. Later, we enjoy the Game of Thrones Studios tour - located at the authentic filming location of Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge and step behind the scenes of the Seven Kingdoms and beyond. Experience and explore how one of the world’s greatest ever TV series was created and brought to life on screen. Later, we drive to Dublin. Overnight in Dublin. (B, D)

Day 12
City tour of Dublin with entrance to Guinness Storehouse - Free time for Shopping

Today, we enjoy a guided city tour of Dublin including entrance to Guinness Storehouse Brewery tour. Later, we enjoy some free time for shopping at one of the well-known malls in Dublin. Overnight in Dublin. (B, D)

Day 13
Return back home with pleasant memories

Today, we proceed to the airport on your own for your flight back home. Kindly spare a few minutes to share your feedback with your Tour Manager. Your valued suggestions will be most appreciated. Arrive home with pleasant memories of your Europe tour, which we are sure you will treasure for a lifetime. (B)

Note: In major European cities, there are parking restrictions for coaches and it is not possible to stop at all the places during the city tour. Your Tour Manager will try his/her best to stop coach wherever possible for a photo stop.

ENGLAND:

  • Visit the Tower of London
  • Enjoy a ride on the London Eye
  • Guided city tour of London
  • Visit Lords Cricket Ground in London
  • Visit Windsor Castle
  • Guided tour of Oxford
  • Visit Cadbury World in Birmingham
  • Visit the Old Trafford Stadium – Manchester United Football Club
  • Enjoy a Steam Train Ride in the Lake District
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Windermere
     

SCOTLAND:

  • Visit the Riverside Museum in Glasgow
  • Guided City Tour of Edinburgh
  • Visit the Edinburgh Castle
  • Enjoy a Scottish Whiskey Experience in Edinburgh
  • Photo stop at Kelpies in Falkirk
  • Guided Tour of a Scotch Whiskey Distillery
  • Free time at the Aberdeen Seafront
  • Enjoy Loch Ness Cruise
  • Visit Fort Augstus
     

NORTHERN IRELAND Belfast:

  • Visit to Titanic Exhibition
  • Guided city tour of Belfast
  • Tour the sights of the World Famous Television Series - Game of Thrones
  • Entrance to Winterfell Castle
  • Game of Thrones Studios Tour
     

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND Dublin:

  • Guided city tour of Dublin
  • Entrance to Guinness Storehouse

Meals
Daily Continental Buffet Breakfast (Breakfast includes Bread, Butter, Jam, Cereals, Fruit Juice, Milk, Tea and Coffee)
12 Indian Jain / Vegetarian / Non-Vegetarian Dinners

HOTELS
2 nights at Hotel Courtyard by Marriott / Radisson Red or similar in London Heathrow area, United Kingdom.
1 night at Hotel Leonardo / Holiday Inn Express or similar in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
1 night at Hotel Leonardo AC / or similar in Manchester, United Kingdom.
2 nights at Hotel at Alona / Hotel Hampton by Hilton or similar in Starthclyde/ Glasgow, United Kingdom.
1 night at Hotel at Hotel Leonardo Airport / Holiday Inn Express or similar in Aberdeen, United Kingdom.
1 Hotel at Alona / Hotel Hampton by Hilton or similar in Starthclyde/ Glasgow, United Kingdom.
2 nights at Hotel Holiday Inn Express or similar in Belfast, United Kingdom. 2 nights at Hotel Rogenstown / Rochestown or similar in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

  • Accommodations at the hotels specified above or similar.
  • Meals, transfers, entrances, sightseeing and surface transport as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a professional & multilingual SOTC Tour Manager/ local representative.(subjected to minimum 15 customers)
  • Passport, Visa charges, Airport & Port taxes.
  • Cost of your Air tickets required to participate in this tour.
  • Insurance, laundry, telephone charges, transfers all items of personal nature and also food and drinks not forming part of the group menus.
  • Private airport transfers, Cost of Suggested / Optional Excursions.
  • Any increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in all land arrangement which may come in to effect prior to departure.
  • Tipping is expected from anyone providing your service e.g. Coach Driver, Local Guides, Hotel & Restaurant staff etc. It is mandatory to tip a nominal amount of GBP 3 per person/per day. For the entire duration of this tour which is 13 Days, the total Tips amount is GBP 39 per person to be paid to the Tour Manager on Day 01 of the tour.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in ‘What your Tour Price includes’ box.

2 nights at Hotel Courtyard by Marriott / Radisson Red or similar in London Heathrow area, United Kingdom.
1 night at Hotel Leonardo / Holiday Inn Express or similar in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
1 night at Hotel Leonardo AC / or similar in Manchester, United Kingdom.
2 nights at Hotel at Alona / Hotel Hampton by Hilton or similar in Starthclyde/ Glasgow, United Kingdom.
1 night at Hotel at Hotel Leonardo Airport / Holiday Inn Express or similar in Aberdeen, United Kingdom.
1 Hotel at Alona / Hotel Hampton by Hilton or similar in Starthclyde/ Glasgow, United Kingdom.
2 nights at Hotel Holiday Inn Express or similar in Belfast, United Kingdom. 2 nights at Hotel Rogenstown / Rochestown or similar in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

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