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Royal City & Emerald Isle

England & Ireland in 12 Days, 10 Nights in Destination

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Our classic tour of Ireland's historic cities, wild landscapes and vibrant culture combined with a 3-night stay in London, the vibrant British capital!

Trip Highlights

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    London
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    Cliffs of Moher
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    Dublin
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    Kilkenny
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    Killarney National Park

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. Some transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Breakfast only

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  3. Solo travelers from + $870

  4. Add up to 1 nights to your stay

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  • Accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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Accommodation: 10 Nights

Itinerary

Explore the eclectic sights of London, the royal capital, before heading to Ireland to discover the cultural treasures of the Emerald Isle! Get to know Temple Bar in Dublin, fall for the traditional charms of Galway and admire the natural beauty of Connemara and Killarney National Park. Experience the heritage of Limerick before witnessing the dramatic coastal scenery of the famous Ring of Kerry!

1st Day: US - Night on board

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Arrive at your US departure airport ready to board a flight to London. Night on board.*

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: London

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Arrive in London and self-transfer to the hotel.* The vibrant capital of the United Kingdom, London is known for its amazing museums, trendy-setting fashion scene, immense history and as the home of the Royal family. Located on the banks of the River Thames, London has been an important human settlement since it was founded by the Romans almost two millennia ago! A global city, London is a centre of arts, commerce, education, fashion, finance, media, research, tourism and transport. Once you've checked in at the hotel, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to explore this huge city. Hop on the London Underground or use the excellent bus network to easily travel between sights as you spend your first evening exploring at your own pace. Overnight stay in London.

* You will have the option to add a transfer from the airport to your hotel in the next step of the booking process. Please contact our customer service if you require a transfer from an airport other than LGW or LHR.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Holiday Inn London - Kens... or similar
tripadvisor rating

3354 Reviews

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3rd Day: London

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Breakfast at the hotel. See London from a different perspective today, with a sightseeing cruise along the River Thames! Take in the views of several of the capital's most emblematic riverside landmarks, such as Tower BridgeSouthbank and the London Eye and enjoy the fully-stocked bar to buy drinks and snacks as you listen to the entertaining onboard commentary! Afternoon free to enjoy the capital at your leisure. Why not go shopping along Oxford Street or Carnaby Street, stroll along the vibrant Southbank or pay a visit to Buckingham Palace to watch the Changing of the Guards? Overnight stay in London.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Holiday Inn London - Kens... or similar
tripadvisor rating

3354 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
London City Cruise

Light

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4th Day: London

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Breakfast at the hotel. A free day to continue exploring the wonderful city of London at your leisure! Trend-setting visitors might enjoy a stroll through Shoreditch, home to art galleries, urban culture and unique boutique shops and eateries. On the other hand, Notting Hill is a must-visit, home to pretty pastel-coloured houses and antique shops. Art lovers will relish a visit to the Tate Modern whilst history buffs cannot miss out on a tour of the Tower of London! After a morning of exploring, why not join our optional afternoon tea* for a typical English experience? Overnight stay in London.

*Optional traditional afternoon tea: Enjoy a classic afternoon tea, complete with sweet and savory snacks, scones, and of course tea or coffee. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Holiday Inn London - Kens... or similar
tripadvisor rating

3354 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Tradtional Afternoon Tea

Light

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5th Day: London - Dublin

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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, self-transfer to the airport to take your flight to Dublin.* Arrive at Dublin airport, meet your driver and transfer to the hotel. Once settled, spend the rest of the day exploring the Irish capital at your leisure. Why not take a stroll along the banks of the River Liffey to admire the city's diverse architecture or head straight to the vibrant Temple Bar area to enjoy the cosy atmosphere of Dublin's best pubs and eateries. A number of venues in the area hold regular live music performances so be sure to catch one of these for an unforgettable start to your journey through Ireland. Overnight stay in Dublin. 

* You will have the option to add a transfer from the airport to your hotel in the next step of the booking process. Please contact our customer service if you require a transfer from an airport other than LGW or LHR.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Staycity Aparthotels - Ti... or similar
tripadvisor rating

428 Reviews

See our full selection

6th Day: Dublin

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy a walking tour of Dublin. Explore the most emblematic sights and get to know the history of this wonderful capital. Pass by famous Trinity College, the oldest university in Ireland and whose library is home to the legendary Book of Kells. Continue to the Temple Bar area, the cultural centre of Dublin and home to colourful pubs which host live Irish music and dance performances. Learn the legend of the Ha’Penny Bridge over the River Liffey and stroll past Dublin Castle, the seat of British Rule in Ireland for over 700 years. Continue past Christchurch Cathedral and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Ireland's largest church, named after the beloved patron Saint of Ireland. The remainder of the day is free to enjoy your last moments in Dublin at your leisure. Why not pay a visit to the Jameson Whiskey Distillery, or the famous Guinness Storehouse to learn all about the "black stuff"?. For dinner and a show, you can join our optional Irish evening*. Overnight stay in Dublin.

*Optional Irish evening with dance show and dinnerEnjoy a 3-course dinner and an evening filled with traditional Irish song and dance.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Staycity Aparthotels - Ti... or similar
tripadvisor rating

428 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Walking Tour of Dublin

Moderate

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Optional
Irish evening with dance show and dinner

Light

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7th Day: Dublin - Athlone - Galway

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Breakfast at the hotel. Leave the capital behind today as you travel to the town of Athlone, which sits on the River Shannon in central Ireland. Take a panoramic tour of Athlone to see its impressive 13th-century castle and historic streets. After some time at your leisure, continue to Galway a port city on Ireland’s west coast, where the River Corrib meets the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the city centre, learn about its history and explore Eyre Square, a popular meeting spot surrounded by shops and traditional pubs, many of which still offer traditional Irish folk music shows. Overnight stay in County Galway.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Nox Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

1051 Reviews

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Activities

included
Galway City Centre Visit

Light

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included
Panoramic Tour of Athlone

Light

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8th Day: Galway - Connemara - Galway

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Breakfast at the hotel. Depart towards Connemara National Park, a beautiful cultural region, situated in County Galway. Connemara is known for its strong connection to traditional Irish culture and immaculate landscapes. Admire the rolling, emerald green countryside, home to wild Connemara ponies. After a day of exploring the rich landscapes of rural Ireland, return to your hotel and enjoy the evening at your leisure. Overnight stay in County Galway.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Nox Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

1051 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Connemara National Park

Light

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9th Day: Galway - Cliffs of Moher - Killarney

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Breakfast at the hotel. Discover one of the most iconic landscapes in Ireland: the stunning Cliffs of Moher! Stretching along the coastline for around 14-kilometres, these dramatic sea cliffs overlook the wild waters of the Atlantic. Set off towards Country Kerry, stopping along the way in Limerick, one of the oldest and most important cities in Ireland, dating back to the 12th-century. Afterwards, continue to the southwest of Ireland and into County Kerry, home to the beautiful scenery of the Killarney National Park. Transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Kerry. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Torc Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

262 Reviews

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Activities

included
Cliffs of Moher

Light

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Limerick & County Kerry

Light

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10th Day: Killarney - Ring of Kerry - County Cork

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Breakfast at the hotel. Explore the Ring of Kerry today, an area of immense natural beauty, glistening lakes and dramatic coastlines, home to incredible beaches and charming seaside villages. In the afternoon, head towards Cork, known as the culinary capital of Ireland and famed for its fantastic food market. It's also home to brilliant museums and art galleries and the legendary Shandon Bells. Afterwards, continue to the beautiful seaside town of County Cork and check in at your hotel. Spend the evening at your leisure, taking in the sea views or exploring this compact yet charming town. Overnight stay in County Cork.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Carrigaline Court Hotel &... or similar
tripadvisor rating

860 Reviews

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Activities

included
Ring of Kerry

Light

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included
Visit to the city of Cork

Light

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11th Day: Cork - Kilkenny - Dublin

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Breakfast at the hotel. Begin the journey back to Dublin, stopping along the way at the medieval town of Kilkenny with its cobblestoned streets and imposing St. Canices Cathedral. After some time at your leisure, continue towards the capital. Arrive in Dublin and enjoy the evening at your leisure, hitting the bars or revisiting your favourite sights. Overnight stay in Dublin.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Staycity Aparthotels - Ti... or similar
tripadvisor rating

428 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Kilkenny Town

Light

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12th Day: Dublin - US

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Breakfast at the hotel. Sadly, it's time to bid farewell to Emerald Isle. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for your flight back to US. Arrive in US and end your trip.

Included activities

Included
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Participants must carry their own smartphone and download the app before the tour. Audio sets may also be available on board. Download the ticket with the cruise boarding time, available in your Exoticca account 15 days before the start of the trip.

London City Cruise

Included activity for day 3 in London

Set off on a 30 min sightseeing cruise along the River Thames! Take in the views of several of the capital's most emblematic riverside landmarks, such as Tower Bridge and the London Eye and enjoy entertaining onboard commentary along the way!

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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Included

Walking Tour of Dublin

Included activity for day 6 in Dublin

Pass by Trinity College and visit the area of Temple Bar, home to colourful pubs and Irish music. Learn about the Ha’Penny Bridge, walk past Dublin Castle and see Christchurch Cathedral and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included

Galway City Centre Visit

Included activity for day 7 in Galway

Visit the city centre, learn about its history and enjoy Eyre Square, which is a popular meeting spot surrounded by shops and traditional pubs and many still offer Irish folk music.

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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Included

Panoramic Tour of Athlone

Included activity for day 7 in Athlone

Take a panoramic tour of Athlone, a town on the River Shannon, to see its impressive 13th-century castle and historic streets.

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional

Tradtional Afternoon Tea

Suggested activity for day 4 in London

Enjoy a typical English afternoon tea experience, consisting of a mix of sweets and savoury treats, scones, and tea or coffee.

Physical rating:

Light

more information
Optional
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Confirmation subject to availability.

Irish evening with dance show and dinner

Suggested activity for day 6 in Dublin

Enjoy a typical Irish experience in the heart of Dublin. Consists of a 3-course dinner & a 2-hour traditional music and dancing show. The show starts at 08:30 pm.

Duration 03:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - London; London - Dublin; Dublin - US. *
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  • 10 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.**
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  • 10 breakfasts.
  • Some transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as is indicated in the itinerary.***
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • River Thames Cruise in London.
  • English-speaking guide in Ireland.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* The airport transfers in London are not included. Both transfers can be added for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process. Please contact our customer service if you require a transfer from an airport other than LGW or LHR.

Important: The airport transfer on departure is not included when adding additional nights to the itinerary. If required, a departure airport transfer can be added for an additional cost.

Note: Please keep in mind that the tour has a lot of ground to cover within a short schedule. In order to keep on track, we will be traveling for several hours per day.

**Check-in and check-out times are set as a matter of internal policy at each hotel. As a general rule, check-in begins at 3PM and the check-out time is at noon. Please note that these hours may vary per the rules of an individual hotel.

***Please note: the order of the itinerary in Ireland may change to 2 nights in Dublin at the end of the tour and 1 night at the beginning of the tour. In all cases you will have 3 nights in Dublin in total.

 

  • England
  • Ireland
    • Entry requirements

      Valid passport with at least six months validity.

    • Visa

      A visa is not required for stays of up to 6 months.

    • Currency

      Pound Sterling.

    • Language

      English.

    • Electricity

      230 V. Adapter required.

    • Health

      There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from the US/Canada.

    • Time zone

      GMT.

    • Other useful information

      People drive on the left-hand side of the road.

    • Tourist Office website

      www.visitbritain.com

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

    Children: 2 - 12 years.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 888-488-0592 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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