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PRIVATE 15 DAY TOUR OF ENGLAND & IRELAND

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Tour Details

On this tour of England and Ireland you will experience the unique cultures of these fascinating countries. In England, you will visit the royal residence of Windsor Castle, sail on Lake Windermere, and explore the historic streets of Oxford. In Ireland, you will learn how the world famous Guinness is made, stand atop the imposing Cliffs of Moher, and enjoy a thrilling ride on a “jaunting car”.

All our tours are fully customisable.

Arrival & Departure Location:

Arrival: Dublin Airport, Ireland
Departure: Newcastle Airport, England

Hotels in Ireland

  • The Merrion Hotel, Dublin (2 Nights)
  • Hayfield Manor Hotel, Cork (1 Night)
  • The Europe Hotel, Killarney (1 Night)
  • Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Galway (1 Night)
  • The Merrion Hotel, Dublin (1 Night)

Hotels in England

  • The Milestone Hotel, London (2 Nights)
  • The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa, Bath (1 Night)
  • Ellenborough Park Hotel, Cheltenham (1 Night)
  • Peckforton Castle, Cheshire (1 Night)
  • Linthwaite House, Windermere (2 nights)
  • Augill Castle, Cumbria (1 Night)

Activities & Sites in Ireland

  • Dublin Walking Tour, Guinness Storehouse & Gravity Bar
  • Rock of Cashel, Blarney Castle, English Market in Cork
  • Killarney National Park, Killarney Jaunting Cars, Muckross House
  • Drive through Limerick, Boat Tour of Cliffs of Moher, Drive through the scenic Burren National Park, Burren Farm Experience
  • Walking Tour of Galway (City of The Tribes Tour), Dun Na Sí Amenity & Heritage Park

Activities & Sites in England

  • Fly to Heathrow, Visit Buckingham Palace
  • Full Day Walking Tour of London (Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Tate Modern, Borough Market, London Bridge, The Shard, Tower Bridge, Tower of London)
  • Windsor Castle, Sailsbury, Stonehenge
  • Private Walking Tour of Oxford, Blenheim Palace
  • Attingham Park, VIP Land Rover Tour of Hawkstone Park
  • Private Beatles tour
  • Boat Tour of Lake Windermere, Muncaster Castle (most haunted castle in Britain), The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop
  • Lowther Castle & Gardens, Penrith, Roman Vindolanda & Hadrian's Wall

Included:

  • Personalised itinerary
  • Executive vehicle & knowledgable chauffeur driver for route according to itinerary
  • Services of private local guides in activities according to itinerary
  • Admissions to all sites according to itinerary
  • Accommodation according to itinerary
  • Breakfast at all Hotels Included
  • Dedicated Travel Co-ordinator
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Itinerary

Day 1Driving Tour of Dublin

Accommodation – The Merrion Hotel, Dublin (2 Nights)
Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur Transfer

Dinner Reservation – The Garden Room at The Merrion

On arrival at Dublin Airport your Luxury England Tours representative will be waiting to help you with your bags and take you to your accommodation for the evening, The Merrion Hotel in Dublin.

After a long day of travelling, you will have time to relax and enjoy the luxurious surroundings of the Merrion before dining in the hotels Garden Room restaurant. With a relaxed ambience and delicious dishes, The Garden Room provides a perfect introduction to the wonderful food the Emerald Isle has to offer.

Day 2Dublin Walking Tour, Guinness Storehouse & Gravity Bar

Accommodation – The Merrion Hotel, Dublin
Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur Transfer

Dinner Reservation – The Stags Head

Be sure to enjoy a hearty Irish breakfast this morning as first up is a walking tour of Dublin. Your guide will greet you at reception before taking you round some of Dublin’s most famous landmarks, including the formidable Dublin Castle and Trinity College Library for a chance to see the Book of Kells, a hand-written book of the four gospels written over 1,000 years ago.

Guinness fans are in for a treat next as you head to the Guinness Storehouse which tells the fascinating history and manufacturing process of a world famous drink. You will then get a chance to enjoy a crisp, cold pint of Guinness while looking out over the city from the glass-walled Gravity Bar.

Dinner will be served in The Stags Head, a wood-panelled, traditional Irish pub with bags of character. After your tour of the Guinness Storehouse, the beef and Guinness stew could be the one for you.

Day 3Rock of Cashel, Blarney Castle, English Market in Cork

Accommodation – Hayfield Manor Hotel, Cork (1 Night)
Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur Transfer

Dinner Reservation – Perrotts Garden Bistro

First up today is a visit to the Rock of Cashel, a collection of Medieval buildings perched atop rocky cliffs. Highlights include the castle, round tower, and cathedral which was built in the classic Gothic style.

Your driver will then take you to Blarney Castle which boasts many themed gardens and is most famous for the Blarney Stone. Legend has it that if you’re brave enough to lie back over the precipice and kiss the Blarney Stone you will be granted the “gift of the gab”.

Those after some gifts or souvenirs will be delighted to explore the acclaimed English Market next. The unusual name derives from the fact that during the 19th century there was an Irish Market close by.

Dinner reservations will be made in Perrotts Garden Bistro in Hayfield Manor Hotel, your accommodation for the evening. Castletownbere Crab and Coffee Opera Gateau are just some of the treats on offer in this light, spacious dining area.

Day 4Killarney National Park, Killarney Jaunting Cars, Muckross House

Accommodation – The Europe Hotel, Killarney (1 Night)
Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur Transfer

Dinner Reservation – The Panorama Restaurant

Day four begins with a journey through one of the most beautiful areas in Ireland, Killarney National Park. Have your camera at the ready as you explore rolling hills and glistening lakes.

Up next is a truly special treat as you are taken on a tour of yet more magnificent scenery but this time in a traditional mode of Irish transport, a jaunting car, a special type of horse and carriage. There really is no better way to take in these wonderful surroundings.

You will then pay a visit to Muckross House. Here you can explore the pristine gardens, browse the craft gift shop, and visit the animals at the traditional Irish farm.

The Europe Hotel is your home for the night, and you will be dining in the hotel’s Panorama Restaurant which has unbeatable views across the lakes and mountains of Killarney.

Day 5Drive through Limerick, Boat Tour of Cliffs of Moher, Drive through the scenic Burren National Park, Burren Farm Experience

Accommodation – Glenlo Abbey, Galway (1 Night)
Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur Transfer

Dinner Reservation – Pullman Restaurant

Day five starts off with a scenic drive through the gorgeous countryside of Limerick before arriving at the Cliffs of Moher, an 8km stretch of sheer rock standing at over 700ft high. While the views from the top are impressive, the best way to view the cliffs are from the sea, so you will be heading out on a boat tour, allowing you to snap some perfect shots.

You will then be driven through Burren National Park. Burren comes from the Irish “Boíreann” or “rocky place” which is an apt description as limestone dominates this almost extra-terrestrial landscape. Keep an eye out for Golden Plover, Long-eared Owls, and Peregrine Falcons, as well as Irish Mountain Hares.

Up next is Burren Farm Experience where you will learn all about life on a traditional Irish beef farm, both now and in the past.

Your driver will then take you to Glenlo Abbey Hotel where dinner will be served in the hotel’s Pullman Restaurant. However, this is no ordinary restaurant. You will be dining on board two exquisitely preserved carriages from the Orient Express, a train service which linked London with Istanbul from 1883.

Day 6Walking Tour of Galway (City of The Tribes Tour), Dun Na Sí Amenity & Heritage Park

Accommodation – The Merrion Hotel, Dublin (1 Night)
Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur Transfer

Dinner Reservation – Patrick Guilbaud

First up on day six is the “City of the Tribes” walking tour of Galway. Storytelling and song have always been an integral part of Irish culture, and on this tour of Galway’s iconic sites you will be treated to readings of verse by your experienced guide, Shane. Stories allow us to connect with historical events in a more personal, intimate way, and Shane’s passionate readings will transport you through time and leave you feeling a deep connection with the city.

You will then visit Dun Na Sí Amenity and Heritage Park. Meaning “the fort of the fairies”, Dun Na Sí is a celebration of Irish heritage, teaching you about the traditions of the Irish people. The amenity park offers a tranquil space to relax and enjoy the diversity of plants, trees, animals, and artwork all around you.

This evening you will be staying in The Merrion Hotel in Dublin. Here you will dine in the hotel’s fine dining Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud. You can expect ravioli of blue lobster, Wicklow Sika deer, and Brillat-Savarin Cheesecake.

Day 7Fly from Dublin to Heathrow, Visit Buckingham Palace

Accommodation – The Milestone Hotel, London (2 Nights)
Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur Transfer

Dinner Reservation – Maggie Jones’s Restaurant

On day seven you will fly from Dublin to Heathrow Airport in London.

The Royal Family are at the centre of British cultural and political life and their royal residence, Buckingham Palace, is known the world over, so what better place to start your exploration of England. The grandeur of the building and the ceremony of the Royal Guard parading up and down will live long in the memory.

You will then be taken to your hotel for the next two nights, The Milestone Hotel in the prestigious Kensington. Sitting just yards away from Kensington Palace and enjoying majestic views across the gardens, The Milestone is a 5-star hotel which radiates sophistication and prides itself on ensuring each and every guest is looked after like royalty.

Dinner reservations will be made at Maggie Jones’s in Kensington. This charming, romantic little restaurant has bags of character and delivers feel good food.

Day 8Full Day Walking Tour of London (Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Tate Modern, Borough Market, London Bridge, The Shard, Tower Bridge, Tower of London)

Accommodation – The Milestone Hotel, London
Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur Transfer

Dinner Reservation – The Builder’s Arms

Ensure you make the most of The Milestone’s delicious breakfast as to kick things off today you are embarking on an extensive walking tour of London’s most famous landmarks.
You won’t be able to go inside at the stops, due to the length of the tour, however you will pass by the crème de la crème of London’s tourist attractions, including the London Eye, Tate Modern, Borough Market, London Bridge, The Shard, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, and the Houses of Parliament.

After a busy day exploring the capital you will no doubt be hungry for a hearty meal, so tonight you will be dining in The Builder’s Arms, a traditional English pub with bucket loads of charm. Refuel your body with handmade Scotch eggs and strawberry amaretti Eton mess.
After dinner, you will return to The Milestone for the evening.

Day 9Windsor Castle, Sailsbury, Stonehenge

Accommodation – The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath (1 Night)
Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur Transfer

Dinner Reservation – Dower House Restaurant

Day nine starts with a visit to Windsor Castle. Construction was ordered in the 11th century by William the Conqueror and its huge size and key position near the Thames emphasise how important Windsor was as a strategically defensive site.

You will then spend some time in the town of Salisbury where you can shop in unique boutique craft stores and pay a visit to the stunning centrepiece, Salisbury Cathedral.

The truly extraordinary Stonehenge is up next. This world-famous collection of huge stone monuments was built over 4,000 years ago, leaving one marvelling at the creativity and determination of those who created such a thing of beauty with just basic tools.

This evening you will be staying at The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa. Dinner reservations will be made in the hotel’s Dower House Restaurant, which has 3 AA Rosettes to its name and where you can expect fine dining of the highest order.

Day 10Private Walking Tour of Oxford, Blenheim Palace

Accommodation – Ellenborough Park Hotel, Cheltenham (1 Night)
Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur Transfer

Dinner Reservation – Ellenborough Park Restaurant

It’s time to look out your walking shoes as day seven begins with a delightful walking tour of Oxford. You will learn about Oxford’s famous residents of past and present while winding through the historic streets that are littered with landmarks such as the Bridge of Sighs, The Sheldonian Theatre, and the Emperor’s Heads.

From Oxford you will be taken to Blenheim Palace. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is an exceptional example of Baroque architecture in England and was the birthplace of charismatic British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill. With many grand rooms to explore, colourful gardens, and even a miniature train there is plenty to see and do at Blenheim Palace.

Ellenborough Park Hotel is where you will rest your head tonight. But before that you will be dining in the hotel’s wood-panelled restaurant. With a full vegan menu including soy glazed tofu and tomato risotto, as well as an extensive menu, there will be something for everyone.

Day 11Attingham Park, VIP Land Rover Tour of Hawkstone Park

Accommodation – Peckforton Castle, Cheshire (1 Night)
Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur Transfer

Dinner Reservation – 1851 Restaurant

First up on day eleven is a chance to explore the peaceful surroundings of Attingham Park which offers many excellent walking paths throughout the grounds, as well as a walled garden, an abundance of wildlife, and of course the mansion itself to explore.

You are then in for a special treat as you set off on a VIP Land Rover Tour of Hawkstone Park. You will be in safe hands as your experienced driver negotiates the tricky terrain, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in this unforgettable journey.

Speaking of unforgettable, you are unlikely to forget your accommodation for the evening in a hurry; Peckforton Castle. Surrounded by dense forest, this grade-1 listed building is as romantic a setting as one could possibly hope for. With a portcullis at the entrance, suits of armour, and huge four-poster beds, you will feel as if you’ve fallen into a fairy tale when you arrive at Peckforton Castle.

Dinner will be served in the 1851 Restaurant which fuses French and British cuisine in elegant surroundings.

Day 12Private Beatles tour

Accommodation – Linthwaite House, Windermere (2 Nights)
Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur Transfer

Dinner Reservation – Henrock

It will be music to the ears of Beatles fans to hear that you will be enjoying a private Beatles Tour today. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr formed the band in Liverpool in 1960 and are now widely recognised as the most influential band in history.

Your knowledgeable guide will take you on a taxi trip through Liverpool, retelling the history of the band from beginning to end. You will also stop at many iconic spots such as the band members childhood homes, Penny Lane, and Eleanor Rigby’s grave.

After the tour you will be taken to Linthwaite House, your accommodation for the evening. Why not stick on some classic Beatles hits while getting ready for dinner at Henrock. Henrock’s takes the use of local produce very seriously and even has its own farm in the nearby Cartmel Valley.

Day 13Boat Tour of Lake Windermere, Muncaster Castle (most haunted castle in Britain), The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

Accommodation – Linthwaite House, Windermere
Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur Transfer

Dinner Reservation – Henrock

The Lake District is without doubt one of the most picturesque areas of England and you will get to experience it with a boat tour of lake Windermere. Setting off on your private luxury motorboat, your skipper will talk you through the many islands of Windermere. You will also be provided with a selection of drinks and snacks during your cruise.

You will then visit Muncaster Castle, the most haunted place in Britain. Legend has it that many ghosts haunt the castle and grounds, with countless tales of strange occurrences being told over the years. If you’re brave enough, stop by the Tapestry Room, the most haunted in the castle.

If you’re looking for a gift for loved ones back home, why not pick up some gingerbread or a “Love Grasmere” gift box from Grasmere Gingerbread Shop.

In the evening, you will return to Linthwaite House and Henrock to sample yet more of the dishes on offer.

Day 14Lowther Castle & Gardens, Penrith, Roman Vindolanda & Hadrian's Wall

Accommodation – Augill Castle, Cumbria (1 Night)
Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur Transfer

Dinner Reservation – The Music Room

The final day begins with a trip to Lowther Castle and Gardens, which has an interesting history and boasts magnificent gardens, an adventure playground for kids, and an exhibition telling the story of this unique castle.

From there you will be driven to Penrith, an old market town with a vibrant atmosphere and plenty of cafes, pubs, and independent stores.

You will then take a step back in time as you visit the Roman Vindolanda and Hadrian’s Wall. Vindolanda was a Roman Fort and is a crucial archaeological site which has allowed researchers to unearth so much knowledge about the Roman’s activities in England. Meanwhile, Hadrian’s Wall was built by the Romans to protect the north-western edge of their empire from the Picts of Scotland.

In the evening, you will return to Linthwaite House and Henrock to sample yet more of the dishes on offer.

Day 15Departure - Transfer to Airport

After a fun-filled trip making memories to last a lifetime, your driver will be on hand to take you to Newcastle Airport where they will help you with your bags and wish you a fond farewell.

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