London - Stratford - York
A warm welcome from our Tour Director this morning as we drive through Oxfordshire countryside to Stratford-upon-
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)
York - Lake District - Glasgow
A beautiful drive today takes us through the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the quaint villages and scenic glory of
the Lake District.
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
Our morning drive brings us to Scotland's capital, Edinburgh, where we spend the day.
Here our sightseeing tour shows us Princes Street, 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?
Glasgow - Belfast – Dublin
An early start today as we drive into Robert Burns country and along the coast
to Stranraer for our ferry to Belfast in Northern Ireland.
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.
Our morning sightseeing tour shows us Trinity College, the Bank of Ireland,
which used to be Ireland's House of Parliament, St. Patrick's Cathedral,
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?
Dublin - Kildare - Waterford
Today our first stop is at the Irish National Stud Farm located outside the town of Kildare.
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)
Waterford - Cardiff - Newport
An early start this morning as we drive to Rosslare Harbour where we board our ferry to Pembroke in South Wales.
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)
Newport - Bath - Stonehenge - London
Today we cross the Severn Bridge into England heading to the glorious city of Bath.
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.
TOUR INCLUDED STAYS AT FOLLOWING HOTELS