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Essentials of England & the Emerald Isle

England & Ireland in 15 Days, 13 Nights in Destination

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Immerse yourself in British culture in this journey through England! Visit the impressive London Bridge and Stonehenge before acquainting yourself with Ireland's historic cities, wild landscapes and vibrant culture!

Trip Highlights

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    Cambridge
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    Liverpool
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    London
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    Oxford
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    Stonehenge
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    York
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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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Accommodation: 13 Nights

Itinerary

Discover urban and eclectic London, the secrets behind the Stonehenge, music mecca, Liverpool, and acquaint yourself with the rich history and culture of Oxford, York and Cambridge. Then, unearth the beauty of Ireland as you explore its most iconic sites including Dublin, Galway, the Killarney National Park and the stunning beaches and small Irish towns in the 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, the capital of the United Kingdom. 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*. Enjoy the entire day at your leisure. Take this time to familiarize yourself with your new surroundings; the perfect way to get to know London at your own pace. We recommend visiting the London Eye, the world's largest cantilevered observation wheel standing at 135 meters tall for an incredible panoramic view of the city! 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
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3124 Reviews

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3rd Day: London - Cambridge
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, take part in a panoramic visit of London where you will get to visit some of the capital city’s most emblematic sites, including: the iconic Buckingham Palace, the Westminster, St. James Park, and the National Gallery, among others.

Later, embark on a brief cruise ride along the River Thames that will offer you a different perspective of London.

Following this, you will head to the famous university town of Cambridge where you will visit the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial.With 30.5 acres in total, The Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial site in England contains the remains of 3,811 of our war dead; 5,127 names are recorded on the Walls of the Missing. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. Most died in the Battle of the Atlantic or in the strategic air bombardment of northwest Europe. Overnight stay in Cambridgeshire.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Holiday Inn Express Cambr... or similar
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74 Reviews

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Activities

included
London City Cruise

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Panoramic Tour of London

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Walking Tour of Cambridge

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4th Day: Cambridge - Sherwood Forest - York
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will be heading north to make your way to York, one of the most important cities in English history and religion. En route, stop by the royal Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, known primarily for the legend of Robin Hood, where you will take part in a brief visit of the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, take in the beauty of this location’s flora and fauna and stop for refreshments.

Upon arriving in York, take part in a guided walking tour of the city and visit the magnificent York Minster, one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the country (entrance not included). Overnight stay in York.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Holiday Inn York City Cen... or similar
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2396 Reviews

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Activities

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Walking Tour of York

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Stop in beautiful Sherwood Forest

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5th Day: York - Lake District - Liverpool
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Breakfast at the hotel. Make your way to England’s northwestern corner of Cumbria and the spectacular landscapes of Lake District. This is where modern tourism was born; in the shimmering lakes and sublime mountains that inspired poets and painters to turn nature into art. After this, embark on a cruise along the incredibly beautiful lake Windermere.

From here, you will continue on to Liverpool where you will take part in a guided panoramic tour of the city and stop by its most emblematic sites. The evening is yours to enjoy at your leisure, the perfect opportunity for you to acquaint yourself with Liverpool’s colorful nightlife. Overnight stay in Liverpool.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Styles Liverpool Cen... or similar
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3171 Reviews

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Activities

included
Panoramic Tour of Liverpool

Light

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Cruise Along Lake Windermere

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6th Day: Liverpool - Stratford Upon Avon - Oxford
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Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Liverpool to make your way to Stratford-Upon-Avon, colloquially known as the city of Shakespeare. Stratford-Upon-Avon is particularly admired for its quaint side streets with unique shops and open parklands along the river. 

After some free time, continue towards Oxford, home to the oldest English-speaking university in the world, and take part in a guided city tour stopping at its most emblematic sites and learning about its 39 colleges and rich history. Overnight stay in Oxford.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hampton by Hilton Oxford or similar
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1039 Reviews

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Activities

included
Stratford Upon Avon Visit

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Walking Tour of Oxford

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7th Day: Oxford - Stonehenge - Windsor - London
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Breakfast at the hotel. Embark on a journey towards Stonehenge, one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world. Built in several stages spanning over 5000 years, Stonehenge continues to be a very popular tourist attraction which sees thousands of travelers from around the globe visiting the archaeological site every year.

After stopping at Stonehenge, make your way to the city of Windsor, home to the iconic Windsor Castle. Windsor Castle (entrance fee not included) is the largest and oldest inhabited castle in the world, one of the official residences of His Majesty The King, and the late Queen Elizabeth II's favorite weekend home.

Enjoy some leisurely time to grab some lunch and go souvenir shopping before returning back to the capital city. Overnight stay in London.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Holiday Inn London - Kens... or similar
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3124 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to Stonehenge

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8th 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 your hotel to the airport 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
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404 Reviews

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9th 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 center of Dublin and home to colorful 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 and 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.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Staycity Aparthotels - Ti... or similar
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404 Reviews

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Activities

included
Walking Tour of Dublin

Moderate

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10th 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 the center of the county. 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 center, 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.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Nox Hotel or similar
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1038 Reviews

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Activities

included
Galway City Centre Visit

Light

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Panoramic Tour of Athlone

Light

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11th 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 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.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Nox Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

1038 Reviews

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Activities

included
Connemara National Park

Light

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12th 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-kilometers, 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
Killarney Court Hotel or similar
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1377 Reviews

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Activities

included
Cliffs of Moher

Light

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Limerick & County Kerry

Light

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13th 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. Overnight stay in County Cork.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Carrigaline Court Hotel &... or similar
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856 Reviews

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Activities

included
Ring of Kerry

Light

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Visit to the city of Cork

Light

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14th 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 favorite sights. Overnight stay in Dublin.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Staycity Aparthotels - Ti... or similar
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404 Reviews

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Activities

included
Kilkenny Town

Light

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15th Day: Dublin - US
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the US. Arrive in the US and end your trip.

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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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Panoramic Tour of London

Included activity for day 3 in London

See London's most famous galleries and museums and explore Westminster, the home of Parliament and Big Ben. Admire Buckingham Palace, a prestigious symbol of the royal family, see the London Eye, and marvel at the historic Westminster Abbey.

Duration 03:30h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Walking Tour of Cambridge

Included activity for day 3

Pass through the immaculate countryside of the east of England to arrive in Cambridge. Admire the historic architecture and see the different University Colleges. See local students rowing on the River Cam and riding bicycles around the old town.

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Walking Tour of York

Included activity for day 4

Founded by Romans in 71 AD, York's immense historical heritage makes it one of the most fascinating cities in England. Discover this walled city on a walking tour, which concludes at the spectacular York Minster Cathedral.

Duration 01:30h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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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.
  • 13 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.*
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  • 13 breakfasts.
  • Airport transfers are only included in Ireland.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.**
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  • Air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • River Thames Cruise in London.
  • Boat ride along the lake Windermere.
  • English speaking guide from day 03 to day 07 in England and from day 09 to day 14 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.

* Tips are not included. Although tipping is not mandatory, we highly recommend an average of £10 per day per person for the guide as well as for the driver. Keep in mind that tipping is an important part of English culture and customary in this line of work. 

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.

* 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 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.

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.

 

  • 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 cancelled without prior notice.

    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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