BRITISH ISLANDS – IRELAND, SCOTLAND AND ENGLAND
Arrival in Dublin. Transfer, accommodation and dinner.
Breakfast and departure to Dublin, a city with history dating back to the Vikings and to Victorian times. We will see Dublin Castle, the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, O’Connell Street, with the statues of the heroes of the Irish Liberation and the famous Trinity College, founded in 1592, with its vast libraries, where you will find the magnificent Book of Kells, one of the true gems of art from the Middle Ages. Land of the writers James Joyce, Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde. Visit to the Guinness brewery. Rest of the day free. Dinner.
DUBLIN / BELFAST
Breakfast and departure to visit the Monasterboice, ruins of an old monastery, now a cemetery with ancient Celtic crosses. The crosses are very high, and the place is quiet and contemplative. Continue to Belfast. Arrival, accommodation and dinner.
BELFAST / EDINBURGH
Breakfast and depart to see the renewed Belfast, which after decades of conflict, has become a vibrant city with true Victorian and Edwardian architectural gems. Sightseeing around City Hall, Queens University, Grand Opera House, Linen Hall Library, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Titanic Quarters and Titanic building site, Belfast Castle, the prominent St Anne’s Cathedral and the rich area of Stormont. In the afternoon, departure to Edinburgh. Arrival, accommodation and dinner.
Breakfast and visit this monumental city, located in the what is known as the Scottish Lowlands, including the legendary castle built in the 12th century on a cliff where Mary Stuart lived, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence of Queen Elizabeth in Scotland, Royal Mille, St. Giles’ Cathedral and the Parliament. Rest of the day free. Dinner.
EDINBURGH / INVERNESS
Breakfast and departure to the Highlands. Visit to Edradour Distillery, one of the famous Scottish distilleries, including a presentation on the production of whisky, which in Celtic means water of life. Visit to Blair and Cawdor Castles, the latter known for its literary connection to William Shakespeare. Arrival in Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, a picturesque town with the traditions of the Scottish clans. A scenic walk through the center of Inverness, walking through the ancient streets, Victorian Castle and local shops. Accommodation and dinner.
INVERNESS / GLASGOW
Breakfast. After breakfast, we will leave for Glasgow, passing by Loch Ness, the area where films such as Braveheart and Highlander were made. The famous Loch Ness, in addition to being a great beauty, houses a legendary inhabitant, Nessie; over 4,000 people have claimed to have seen the monster since the 6th century. On the way between Loch Ness and Loch Lomond, considered the largest lake in Scotland, we will pass Glencoe and Trossachs. Arrival in Glasgow, accommodation and dinner.
GLASGOW / LIVERPOOL
Breakfast and depart for a sightseeing, including the Cathedral of Glasgow, Buchanan Street, City Hall, the Victorian-Style George Square, the university, dated 1451, and Kelvingrove Park. Free afternoon. Dinner.
Breakfast and sightseeing, including the main venues that inspired Beatles songs such as Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields, and the Cavern Club, where the band started their career. Visit to The Beatles Story Experience, a museum dedicated to the history of this unforgettable band. Free afternoon. Dinner.
LIVERPOOL / STRATFORD / OXFORD
Breakfast and depart to Stratford, situated on the banks of the River Avon, in the heart of the Midlands, one of the most visited cities in England, with free time to enjoy the Tudor-style buildings and visit the house where William Shakespeare was born. We will then depart to Oxford, with some brief sightseeing in the city that is world famous city for its university. The University of Oxford is the oldest English-speaking University and is considered one of the 10 best universities in the world. Accommodation and dinner.
OXFORD / LONDON
Breakfast and depart to Stonehenge, a Bronze Age megalithic monument located on Salisbury Plain, near Amesbury, Wiltshire County. Then exit to Windsor, widely known as the site of Windsor Castle, one of the official residences of the British Royal family. Sightseeing, visit to the Castle and depart to London. Arrival, accommodation and dinner.
Breakfast and depart to go sightseeing, passing through Hyde Park, St. James Park, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the English Parliament, Westminster Abbey, London Bridge, Piccadilly Circus and the vibrant theater district on Oxford and Regent streets. Rest of the day free. Dinner.
Breakfast and free day to explore on your own. Dinner.
Transfer to airport for departure