Here we see Anne Hathaway's cottage at Shottery and visit the house where Shakespeare was born.
This afternoon we continue to Viking York where a walking tour takes us through the historic streets
to the cobbled 'Shambles' and Britain's largest medieval Cathedral York Minster.
This evening, before dinner at our hotel we enjoy a welcome drink with our Tour Director.
(Continental breakfast/ Dinner)
From here we drive along the shores of Lake Windermere, through the countryside which inspired Wordsworth's poetry.
Later, we cross the border into Bonnie Scotland and drive through the Southern Uplands en route to Glasgow for two nights
the Royal Mile and views of Holyrood House, once home of Mary Queen of Scots.
Also included is a visit to the imposing Edinburgh castle. Then time at leisure to do as you please.
Perhaps shop for tweeds and tartans.
Or why not sample some delicious shortbread before we head back to Glasgow for the night?
Here a sightseeing tour shows us the City Hall and Queen's University.
Then we're on our way south, crossing the River Boyne at Drogheda and on to Dublin for two nights.
Phoenix Park and the Georgian Squares. The rest of your day is free.
You may wish to shop for Irish tweeds and linen in O'Connell or Henry Streets
or maybe take a trip to the stately home of Malahide.
This evening, why not join us at an Irish cabaret?
Then we make our way to medieval Kilkenny where we see its ancient castle.
Later, we will drive to the Waterford Crystal Gallery where we have an included visit to see how crystal is created
before we continue to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
(Full breakfast/ Dinner)
From here we continue on to the Welsh capital Cardiff.
We stop to view its historic castle and see the Millennium Stadium Cardiff Arms Park.
Then we reboard our coach for a short drive to our hotel in Newport. We dine at our hotel this evening.
(Full breakfast/ Dinner)
Here an orientation tour shows us its graceful terraces and includes a visit to the Baths dating from Roman times.
From here we continue to mysterious Stonehenge to see the ancient stone circle.
Next, it's on to Salisbury with time to view its impressive Cathedral.
Finally we return to London.
London Hilton Olympia
Glasgow: Radisson SAS
Dublin: Camden Court
Waterford: The Belfry
Newport: Holiday Inn
2 Continental breakfasts in London
4 full English and 3 Irish breakfasts on tour
2 three-course dinners
1 local restaurant dinner in Glasgow
Visit Shakespeare's birthplace and see Anne Hathaway's cottage.
York: Orientation including the Minster and 'Shambles'.
Glasgow: Orientation tour.
Edinburgh: Sightseeing includes a visit to the Castle and views of Holyrood House.
Belfast: Sightseeing includes the City Hall and Queen's University. Dublin:
St Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity College.
Kildare: Visit the Irish National Stud Farm.
Kilkenny: See its ancient castle.
Waterford: Visit the Crystal Gallery to see how crystal is created.
Cardiff: View Cardiff Castle.
Bath: Orientation includes a visit to the Roman Baths.
Stonehenge: Visit the stone circle.
Salisbury: View the Cathedral.
Scenic drives through the Yorkshire Dales National Park,
the English Lake District,
and Pembrokeshire Coast.