England & Ireland in 12 Days

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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!

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London
Cliffs of Moher
Dublin
Kilkenny
Killarney National Park
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All flights
Accommodation
All transfers.
Activities
Breakfast only
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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!

12 days trip including flights*

11 days and 10 nights in destination

1

NYC - LON

2

NYC - LON

London

3

London

4

London

5

LON-DUB

Dublin

6

Galway

7

Galway

8

Killarney

9

Cork

10

Dublin

11

Dublin

12

DUB - NYC

* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.

The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

1st Day: US - Night on board

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

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.

*Airport transfers in London are not included. You will have the option to add private airport transfers after your flights are confirmed.

3rd Day: London

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.

Included
London City Cruise
4th Day: London

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! Overnight stay in London.

 

5th Day: London - Dublin

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 return private airport transfers in London after your flights are confirmed.

6th Day: Dublin - Athlone - Galway

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 Galway.

Included
Galway City Centre Visit
Included
Panoramic Tour of Athlone
7th Day: Galway - Connemmara - Galway

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 in Galway and enjoy the evening at your leisure. Overnight stay in Galway.

Included
Connemara National Park
8th Day: Galway - Limerick - Killarney

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. 

Included
Limerick & County Kerry
Included
Cliffs of Moher
9th Day: Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Youghal

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 Youghal 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 Youghal.

Included
Visit to the city of Cork
Included
Ring of Kerry
10th Day: Cork - Kilkenny - Dublin

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.

Included
Kilkenny Town
11th Day: Dublin

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"? Overnight stay in Dublin.

Included
Walking Tour of Dublin
12th Day: Dublin - US

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.

Accommodation: 10 Nights

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Included activities

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Included

Included activity for day 3

Duration 00:30h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

London City Cruise

Set off on a 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!

What's included: River cruise from London Eye/Westminster Pier – Tower of London pier (one way). Live or recorded commentary using City Experience app. Not included: Pick up and drop off. Drinks.

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Included

Included activity for day 6

Duration 02:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

Galway City Centre Visit

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.

more information
Included

Included activity for day 6

Duration 01:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

Panoramic Tour of Athlone

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

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Included

Included activity for day 7

Duration 06:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Connemara National Park

Visit 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 countryside, home to wild Connemara ponies.

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - London; London - Dublin; Dublin - US.
  • 10 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
    See hotels included
  • 10 breakfasts.
  • Some transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.*
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  • 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 transfer from and to London airport are not included. Both transfers can be added for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process.

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

*Airport transfers in London are not included. You will have the option to add private airport transfers in London for an additional cost once your flights are confirmed. 

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.

  • 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.

 

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