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Britain & Ireland tour
Bath Derry Britain & Ireland Trip

Britain & Ireland

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
14 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Walking tour of Dublin
  • Visit Stonehenge
  • Walking tour of Glasgow
  • Visit Hadrian’s Wall
  • Walking tour of Edinburgh
  • Visit the Giant’s Causeway
  • Visit Bath
  • Guided tour of the Guinness Storehouse

Short Description

Ready to uncover the best of Britain and Ireland on an awesome trip? Travel from ancient ruins to modern metropolises while exploring ancient castles and fortresses, traditional pubs and restaurants, timeless market towns and prestigious universities. Exploring over 2,000 years of history and a variety of distinct cultures (all squeezed into five fantastic, yet distinct, neighbouring nations), this is one trip you won’t be forgetting in a hurry.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport N/A
Start City N/A
End City N/A

Trip Includes

  • 13 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • 13 nights in hotels (twin or double)
  • Irish Sea ferry crossings
  • Smaller group size
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi
  • Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

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Itinerary

Day 1

From the buzz of London to Liverpool, aka the home of The Beatles. On the way, we’ll check out Oxford, which is world famous for its awesome university. In the evening, we’ll get to know each other over a welcome dinner in Liverpool.

Meals:
-Dinner

Day 2

From Liverpool to the medieval walled city of York. With a real historic feel, this quaint town has a stunning Gothic cathedral, narrow streets and wooden-beamed houses. Head off exploring today.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 3

Spread your wings and take a selfie under the Angel of the North before we hit up Hadrian's Wall. Then get your daily dose of Gothic architecture at Alnwick Castle before we reach Edinburgh tonight for a local pub feast (think: haggis, real ale and endless malts). End your day by getting (or losing) your bearings on an optional pub crawl. When in Rome! Or Edinburgh, for that matter.

Included today:
-Visit Hadrian’s Wall
-See the Angel of the North

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Visit Alnwick Castle
-Nightlife tour of Edinburgh

Day 4

Wake up early to tick off the greats on a morning walking tour of the Scottish capital. Cue medieval vibes at Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street and the Royal Mile. Then kick your heels up, Scottish style, for an optional highland fling with a traditional show.

Included today:
-Walking tour of Edinburgh
-’City of the Dead’ underground tour

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
- Experience a traditional Spirit of Scotland show

Day 5

Spend the day chasing the Loch Ness monster on an optional trip to the notorious lake. Or stick around to explore. Hit up Port of Leith for a funky, contemporary Edinburgh. You could also stretch your legs and hike up to Arthur's Seat for incredible views as far as the eye can see.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activity:
-Day trip to Loch Ness

Day 6

Get oriented in Scotland's Brooklyn on a walking tour before exploring Glasgow with your new trip mates. Merchant City's got that sophisticated cool, while Ashton Lane is ruggedly cool in that student budget kind of way. Fill up on something hearty before the afternoon's distillery tour (optional). Wouldn't want an empty stomach keeping you from tasting the Scottish water of life (read: whisky). Tonight, hunt down the best battered Mars bar for a taste of a true local delicacy.

Included today:
-Walking tour of Glasgow

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Whisky distillery tour

Day 7

Ferry over to the land of four leafed clovers and mythical pots of gold. Be sure to check out the street art, murals and cool venues the locals don't want you to know about. Then hit up the Titanic Museum or hop on an optional Black Cab tour for local tales and insider tips. Tonight: gobble down some local grub with the group before knocking back some pints. You'll fit right in.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Famous Black Cab Tour of Belfast

Day 8

Play a giant’s game of hopscotch as we visit the famous Giant’s Causeway before moving onto Derry. Next up: Galway for vibrant culture and bohemian vibes.

Included today:
-Visit the Giant’s Causeway
-Visit Derry

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 9

Sail out on an optional trip to the Aran Islands or stick around town to roam free. Check out Wolfe Tones Bridge and the Spanish Arch. Make sure you visit the main street, too, where local shops and cool cafés come alive.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Visit the Aran Islands

Day 10

Next: the cobblestone streets and classic pubs of Dublin. Ready for a night of living like a local? Let’s do this!

Included today:
-Visit the Cliffs of Moher
-Visit Limerick

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Irish night in Dublin

Day 11

Get your bearings for this afternoon's free time on a walking tour of Dublin. Then take in the view of the city from the Guinness Skybar after touring the famous distillery. Just don't say you can't taste the difference. Keep the buzz going – the rest of the day is yours for the taking.

Included today:
-Walking tour of Dublin
-Guided tour of the Guinness Storehouse

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 12

We ferry over to Wales this morning. Make a pit stop for a selfie at the place with the longest name in Europe. Work on your pronunciation for a bit then explore the myth-steeped countryside. The afternoon is all yours. Why not try and hunt down a Welsh rarebit for dinner?

Included today:
-Photo op at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 13

Off to find out why English students flock to study in Cardiff. Psst… it's got something to do with all the bands and musicians that pass through here. Tonight: get emotional at a local restaurant at our farewell dinner. #sadface

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 14

En route to London we stop by Bath and Stonehenge. Pretty epic for a last day right? Quick, get everyone on Facebook before the trip ends.

Included today:
-Visit Stonehenge
-Visit Bath

Meals:
-Breakfast

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My husband and I just finished our first Topdeck tour, 2 weeks around Europe!
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I've just finished the Mega European tour with Trip Leader Nicole Smith & Coach Driver Lloyd Spencer. I was incredibly nervous about going on a tour across Europe, but the planning and organisation by our Topdeck Crew made everything stress free. All the driving and walking tours were very informative, with Nicole being able to recall information off the top of her head about the history of all the Countries and Landmarks we visited. Our driver Lloyd took a very professional approach to his work and should be praised for all the effort he puts in. Both Nicole & Lloyd are enthusiastic individuals, who are always able to give great recommendations in every Country we stopped. This trip was absolutely fantastic and will be in my memories for life. A very special thanks to these two and topdeck for such an amazing trip.
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I loved my travel experience with Topdeck. Alex was such a wonderful tour leader, she had great recommendations and was super sweet and helpful. Morgan was an excellent cook and always made healthy options for us. I think the food far surpassed my expectations for this trip. Marian was also a great driver! The bus was always clean for us. I had a great time and I would do another top deck trip!
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I just finished the Mega European and had the absolute best experience of my life! Would 100% recommend this trip to anyone who wants to see Europe! Not only were the places amazing but we all made so many friends and some that I can't wait to see again soon! Our trip leader Nicole and driver Lloyd made the trip even better, they were amazing!!
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Accomodations

We endeavour to select a combination of good quality hotels that reflect the character of the local area as well as being as centrally located as possible, while striving to keep the cost affordable.

Your trip will stay in a range of European hotels of three and four-star quality.

Please be aware that European hotel rooms, especially those in major urban centres or older cities, may be smaller than what you are used to in other parts of the world. Standards and ratings may also be different to your home country.

Rooms are en-suite and either twin or triple-share, depending on what you have booked. If you are a solo traveller, you will always be sharing a room with someone of the same sex unless you have paid an extra fee for your own room.

If you are travelling as a couple and would prefer to have a double bed, please officially request a double room with your travel agent or Customer Service Consultant. We never presume that two people travelling together are a couple, even if you share the same surname, unless informed otherwise.

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Meals Included:

Your included meals are detailed in the 'More Inclusions' section of this document.

Breakfasts are included every day in the hotel (except on the first morning). They are usually 'continental breakfasts', which are typical in most European countries. A typical breakfast may consist of cereals with milk or yoghurt, bread, croissants, cold meats, cheese and a range of spreads, with fruit juice, tea or coffee to drink. It is rare to get a hot breakfast in continental Europe, though on some occasions there may be some hot food available as well.

Included evening meals are in local restaurants or accommodation places, and are either two or three courses. In most cases table water is provided with the meals, and if you wish to purchase additional drinks you can do so at your own expense.

If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise your travel agent or Customer Service Consultant when you book, or make note of this in the Topdeck App when you check in (refer below). However, please be aware that although we will do everything in our power to arrange it, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we use will be able to cater to all dietary needs, particularly in Eastern Europe. We also cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.

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