London Belfast Dublin
DAY 01: LONDON
Upon arrival in London, our driver will meet you in the arrivals hall and transfer to your central city hotel. You could begin your discovery of London with a city tour Conducted on the original London Double Decker Hop On – Hop off Tour Bus. (Dependent on flight arrival time) The London tour offers several sightseeing routes that cover all the main sights in Central London with live commentary. Also included in your tour are the free walks and a cruise on the River Thames. The major sights include Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, The London Eye, Downing Street, St. Pauls Cathedral, The Tower of London, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus.
The bus tour and route allow you the opportunity to come and go as you please, so that you can visit many of the great attractions around the city such as The Tower of London, where you can see the Crown Jewels including the Kohinoor, or experience to the breath-taking views of the city on one of London’s most popular attractions “The London Eye.”
In the evening, you could take yourself up to Leicester Square in the heart of London, where there’s plenty to see and do - including cinemas, restaurants, theatres, clubs and bars that make London such a vibrant city. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 02: LONDON
Today is your free day to explore the city some more, or another *option would be to join one of the organised tours out of the city. Below is one of our most popular tours that include a pick up at your hotel.
After breakfast your coach will stop by and collect you from the hotel lobby before setting off to visit three of the UK’s most famous sites, Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath - England's most beautiful Georgian city. This tour includes entrance to Windsor Castle, the home of the Royal Family for 900 years, and the world's largest and oldest occupied castle. Windsor Castle's fortified walls dominate the delightful town that has grown up around it over the years. You will see the lavishly decorated State Apartments and St. George's Chapel, travelling further through the rolling green Wiltshire landscape to Stonehenge, where a collection of stones dragged to this lonely plain near Salisbury 5,000 years ago set in a landscape dotted with prehistoric mounds and carvings, Stonehenge continues to enthral the imagination and captivate the heart of every visitor. Next, it's on to Bath, famous for its elegant Georgian architecture, during the tour you will visit the Roman Baths, the best preserved Roman spa from the ancient world and pump rooms which is a striking neoclassical salon where hot Spa water is drawn for drinking. Overnight at the hotel
DAY 03: LONDON
Free day to explore... Or Today once again you have an *option to join an organised visit Oxford, with a tour of Christ Church College, with your on-board guide and see some of the locations used from the Harry Potter films including the Hogwarts dining hall. You then take a drive through one of the most scenic areas of England the Cotswolds, passing through charming villages with thatched cottages, tea shops and ancient inns. You'll arrive in Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of the famous playwright William Shakespeare. You will visit Shakespeare's Tudor-era home, with its typical parlour, bedrooms, kitchen and buttery. Finally Visit the fantastic medieval Warwick Castle where you will be taken back 100’s of years in history to a time of bloody battles, extravagant banquets and royal ceremonies. See waxwork display from Madame Tussauds and hear the Earl of Warwick as he prepares for the battle. See the gruesome dungeons where prisoners were tortured. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 04: Belfast
Departure transfer to London Airport and flight to Belfast. Upon arrival in Belfast, meet your car at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 05: Belfast
Begin your discovery of Belfast with a city Hop on Hop off tour bus. The Belfast tour offers sightseeing routes that cover all the main sights in the city with live commentary. Belfast is the capital city of Northern Island and has historically been a centre for the Irish linen industry, tobacco production, rope-making and shipbuilding. With 20 stops conveniently located around the city, City Sightseeing Belfast will highlight landmarks and attractions in the city and enable you to plan your stay. Hop on and off at your leisure and absorb the atmosphere of this wonderful city where you will discover an abundance of things to do and see. Enjoy a walking tour of the Titanic Quarter which is a high profile European waterfront development firmly ingrained in the history and character of Belfast. It is home to the Titanic Dock and Pump House and the site is centred upon former shipbuilding land from which vessels such as the RMS Titanic, Olympic and SS Canberra were launched. The city is crammed with an abundance of things to do and see. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 06: Belfast – Dublin
Breakfast at Hotel and transfer to Train Station. Train to Dublin which takes around 2 Hours 30 minutes to Ireland’s capital. On arrival get transfer to Dublin Hotel and day at leisure.
DAY 07: Dublin
Today you can explore the city in your own free time, armed with tickets for the Hop On – Hop off Bus Tour and Dublin Fast Track Passes. The Dublin tour offers sightseeing routes that cover all the main sights in the city with live commentary. Highlights include the Georgian Quarter with its magnificent architecture, Temple Bar and O’Connell Street, with its historic central GPO, site of the Easter Rising of 1916. Visit to Trinity College, the most famous university in Ireland founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth 1st of England and the scholarly home to many classical and contemporary Irish writers. You will have the opportunity to view the world famous Book of Kells and to stroll through the beautifully preserved old library. Continue on to St Patrick’s Cathedral - Ireland's largest church was founded beside a sacred well where St.
Patrick is said to have baptised converts around 450A.D. A stone slab bearing a Celtic cross and covering the well was un-earthed at the turn of the century (20th). It is now preserved in the west end of the cathedral's nave. The original building was just a wooden chapel and remained so until 1192 when Archbishop John Comyn rebuilt the cathedral in stone. In the afternoon, visit the Guinness Storehouse. Opened in December 2000, the Guinness Storehouse is a whole museum dedicated to Ireland’s most famous export, Guinness stout.
Entry to the Guinness Storehouse is through a pint glass-shaped atrium capable of holding 10,000 pints of stout, and there is a free pint of the magic brew for every visitor at the end of the tour in the spectacular Gravity Bar, which is located on the top floor and offers spectacular views across the city. Continue on to The Irish Museum of Modern - Ireland’s leading national institution for the collection and presentation of modern and contemporary art .In the evening vis it the historic James Old Jameson Distillery an unforgettable experience that will transport you back in time to the days when one of Ireland’s greatest entrepreneurs, John Jameson first made the whiskey that is a legacy today. The city is crammed with an abundance of things to do and see. Overnight at the hotel
DAY 08: Dublin
After breakfast say goodbye to Dublin and take your private transfer to the airport.