ENGLAND, SCOTLAND & IRELAND - 18 DAYS - $4999

Whether you're a history buff, a budding photographer or someone looking to tick a whole lot of destinations off their bucket list, this trip through England, Scotland and Ireland is for you. From Stonehenge to Loch Ness and the Cliffs of Moher, this 18-day journey takes in all the highlights of the United Kingdom.

Hear the fascinating stories of London, Edinburgh and Dublin on guided tours; explore the historic town of Oxford, home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world; enjoy free time in the Georgian city of Bath, where you'll find the famous Roman Baths and Royal Crescent; visit the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge; journey through the Scottish Highlands and scenic Lake District, trying a whisky at a traditional Scottish Whisky Distillery; tour Edinburgh and Windsor Castles, and see UNESCO-listed Durham Castle; keep an eye out for Nessie at Loch Ness; visit the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher; and so much more.

With return international flights, 15 nights hotel accommodation, daily breakfast and return airport transfers all included, get ready to take on some of the world's most beautiful cities, villages and castles.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the highlights of England, Scotland and Ireland
  • See the villages and castles of the United Kingdom
  • Visit Oxford, Liverpool, Galway, Limerick and more
  • Enjoy a guided tour of London
    • See Trafalgar Square,
    • Albert Memorial
    • Travel past the medieval fortress of the London Tower
    • Discover the secrets of royal Windsor Castle
  • Explore UNESCO listed Bath at leisure
  • Discover prehistorical Stonehenge, a wonder of the world
  • Visit Oxford, home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world
  • Experience the magical charm of York
  • See Durham Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Admire Hadrian’s Wall, built by the Roman Empire
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the historic Edinburgh
  • Visit Edinburgh Castle and see Princes Street and more
  • Journey through the spectacular Scottish Highlands
  • Taste a local whisky at a traditional Scottish Whisky Distillery
  • See the Clava Cairns Bronze Age cemetery
  • Travel by Loch Ness and Battlefield of Culloden
  • See Stirling Castle, a National Monument
  • Enjoy a free day in the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow
  • Discover the Lake District in the English countryside
  • Stay the night in Liverpool, hometown of The Beatles
  • Take a ferry crossing from Holyhead, Wales to Dublin, Ireland
  • Enjoy a half day guided tour of Dublin
  • Discover St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College
  • Explore Galway, the Irish ‘City of the Tribes’
  • See the Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas and more
  • Visit the stunning Cliffs of Moher in County Clare
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in the Irish capital of Dublin

Departure Dates (2020)

April: *20
May: 11
June: 1
July: 27
August: 17
September: 1, *21
October: 12

Surcharges
Please note:
Dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $200 per person.

Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth

Interstate Surcharges
*Brisbane: $150 per person

Booking terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Additional optional tours available but not included. For full information about this amazing package, email us at [email protected] or phone 07 4687 5566 and speak to our friendly Travel Team.

Duration
18 Days
Physical Rating
A general level of fitness will be required.

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Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for London, England. Fly with award winning airlines such as Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways or British Airways to name a few (subject to availability).


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival be met and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Thistle Barbican or similar, London 
Meals included: None

Today enjoy a panoramic tour of London. Take in famous sights such as Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden, Regent Street, Oxford Street and more. See the Albert Memorial, Royal Albert Hall, Parliament House and the London Eye Ferris wheel. Next travel past the Tower of London; a medieval fortress built in the year 1078 by William the Conqueror. 

This afternoon travel to Windsor Castle. Along the way you will pass through Thames Valley and Runnymede, where there are monuments of the Magna Carta and US President Kennedy. Windsor Castle has been inhabited since the 12th century by royalty. From here, you can see the renowned College of Eton, one of the most exclusive schools in the country. Visit the beautiful Royal Chapel of St. George (except during special ceremonies), an example of Gothic perpendicular style; The Mausoleum of the Kings; and the Royal Apartments, splendidly restored after the fire of 1992. Afterwards return to London for an evening free at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Thistle Barbican or similar, London 
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast this morning you will depart for the Georgian city of Bath. This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts some of the most exquisite architectural and historical treasures in Europe including The Roman Baths, its 15th century abbey, and the impressive Royal Crescent. The popularity of Bath has increased thanks to the reopening of its thermal spa. They are the only natural thermal baths in Britain that offer the possibility of bathing in temperate waters, as the Roman and Celts did 2000 years ago. Afterwards you will visit Stonehenge, one of the most important prehistoric sites in England. Afterwards return to London.

Overnight: Hotel Thistle Barbican or similar, London 
Meals included: Breakfast

Today your journey continues as you travel to York via Oxford; home to the University of Oxford, the oldest in the English-speaking world. It’s known as “the city of dreams”, an expression coined by Matthew Arnold to describe the harmony in the architecture of university buildings. Upon arrival enjoy a panoramic tour of the city, including Christchurch College, Oxford’s largest and most popular. See the inner courtyards and the Cathedral, the smallest of the country. 

Afterwards continue to York and upon arrival enjoy an orientation tour with the tour leader to see its ramparts, the Shambles and the wonderful York Minster Cathedral. Few British cities possess the magic and charm of York, a result of its outstanding architecture and more than 2000 years of history.

Overnight: Hotel Holiday Inn York or similar, York 
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy some free time this morning in York to explore the city on your own. Afterwards depart to Durham, where an orientation tour will take in the market square and its pioneering Romanesque Cathedral, which together with the Norman Castle, dominate the city. As you travel onwards to Edinburgh, you can admire Hadrian’s Wall, a defensive fortification in the Roman province of Britannia, begun in 122AD in the reign of Emperor Hadrian. Edinburgh is traditionally said to have been built on seven hills, and sitting proudly atop one of these hills is the majestic Edinburgh Castle. Spacious and beautiful, Edinburgh is a city that knows how to combine the legacy of its medieval past with beautiful gardens, Georgian mansions and the modernity of its lively artistic life.

Overnight: Hotel Moxy Edinburgh or similar, Edinburgh 
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city with a local guide. Visit Edinburgh Castle (entrance included), which began construction in the 11th century, and Princes Street which is flanked by beautiful gardens and imposing Georgian buildings that separate the new city from the old. See the department store Jenners, the oldest in the city, followed by St. Giles Cathedral, founded in the 12th century. Enjoy the remainder of the day free at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Moxy Edinburgh or similar, Edinburgh 
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning, depart for the Scottish Highlands, home to many historic castles, islands and lakes. Many of the symbols that make up the Scottish idiosyncrasy, such as the skirt, tartan plaid, bagpipes and feather cap come from this mountainous region. Stop in the city of St. Andrews and see the ruins of what was the largest cathedral in the country. See the birthplace of golf at the Royal Ancient Golf Club. Afterwards continue to Dundee to see the Castle of Glamis and stop at a traditional whiskey distillery factory where you can sample local whiskey. Afterwards continue to Aviemore and check into the hotel.

Overnight: Duke of Gordon Hotel or similar, Aviemore 
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast depart for Inverness, where you will see the Clava Cairns, a prehistoric monument and Bronze Age cemetery. Pass by the Battlefield of Culloden, the site where the last battle was carried out on British soil. Travel onwards to the famous Loch Ness before travelling back to Aviemore where you can enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Duke of Gordon Hotel or similar, Aviemore 
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, depart for Glasgow. Travel down the Great Glen, passing through Fort Augustus and Fort William and the dramatic Glen Coe Valley. Afterwards stop for a photo of Stirling Castle (entrance not included); declared a National Monument. This famous castle is perched atop a hill and surrounded on three sides by cliffs. Most of the main buildings date back to the 15th and 16th centuries and the outer defences facing the city dates back to the early 18th century. Afterwards continue onwards to Glasgow for the night.

Overnight: Hotel Inn Glasgow Airport or similar, Glasgow 
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a free day in the vibrant and energetic city of Glasgow known as the capital of style in Scotland, with its many art-deco restaurants, boutiques and cultural centres.

Overnight: Hotel Inn Glasgow Airport or similar, Glasgow 
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning depart to Windermere in the heart of the Lake District, which offers fantastic views of the English countryside and surrounding mountains. Next depart for Liverpool, hometown of the Beatles. After London, Liverpool has the second most theatres, museums and galleries in the UK. The city has a fabulous architectural heritage. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel in Liverpool and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Ibis Liverpool Albert Dock or similar, Liverpool 
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast travel to Holyhead to board the ferry to Dublin (approx. 3 hours). Upon arrival, enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure in the Irish capital city.

Overnight: Clarion Hotel Liffey Valley or similar, Dublin 
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning enjoy a traditional Irish breakfast, before enjoying a half-day guided tour of St. Patrick’s Cathedral (entrance included) - the largest of the two cathedrals in Ireland. The Cathedral of St. Patrick was built next to a well in which, according to legend, St. Patrick baptised those who converted from paganism to Christianity. You will also get a chance to look inside the ivy-covered stone buildings of Trinity College to see the Old Library’s vast rows of antiquarian books. 

Afterwards pass Dublin Castle, before continuing to Galway via the monastic site of Clonmacnoise Abbey (entrance not included). Galway (in Gaillimh Gaelic: “rocky river”), owes its name to the bed of stones of the Corrib, the river that crosses it. Upon arrival you will see the Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas, founded in 1320 thanks to the famous Lynch family (one of the 14 tribes of Galway) in honour of St. Nicholas of Myra (patron saint of sailors). Next see the Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Nicholas, the Lynch Castle, the Court of Justice and the Old Town Hall.

Overnight: Clayton Hotel or similar, Galway 
Meals included: Breakfast

Today start the day early with a visit the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Cliffs of Moher, which towers 214m above the level of the Atlantic Ocean at its highest point. Enjoy a brief stop in Limerick, the third most populated city in the country, where the King John Castle, one of its main attractions, stands out. Continue onwards to Dublin for the night.

Overnight: Clarion Hotel Liffey Valley or similar, Dublin 
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy your last day free at leisure in Dublin. Take some time to enjoy the city’s sensational dining, music and pub scenes.

Overnight: Clarion Hotel Liffey Valley or similar, Dublin 
Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to Australia! Please note: if your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note, some flights may arrive in Australia +1 day later.

  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/*BNE/ADL/PER
  • 15 nights quality hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy daily breakfast
  • English-speaking tour leader and local guides
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by A/C vehicles
  • Return airport transfers

After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase .
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: All additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).
 

Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 12th October 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement of $1900 applies.
 
Departure Dates (2020)
April: *20
May: 11
June: 1
July: 27
August: 17
September: 1, *21
October: 12
 
Surcharges
Please note: Dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $200 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth
 
Interstate Surcharges
*Brisbane: $150 per person
 

Full-Service Airline(s) Used
Etihad Airways, Emirates, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Virgin Atlantic, Royal Brunei, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Air France, KLM, Finnair, Virgin Australia, Thai Airways, Korean Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Oman Air, Garuda Indonesia, Vietnam Airlines, Air China, China Airlines, Malindo Airlines plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).
 
Please note: One-way flights cannot be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 
 
Arrive early in London, England
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Arrive early is not permitted during and including the following dates: 
* 28th March – 27th April 2020 
* 20th June – 19th July 2020
* 17th September – 11th October 2020 
* 10th December 2020 – 20th January 2021
 
Stay behind in Dublin, Ireland
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Stay behind is not permitted during and including the following dates: 
* 20th June – 19th July 2020
* 17th September – 11th October 2020 
* 10th December 2020 – 20th January 2021
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $450 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $700 one way
Locations:
*  Doha
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
- Only an inbound stopover may be chosen.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class: Buy now for $6995 per person
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.
- If Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Doha stopovers are offered, Premium Economy upgrades will not be available
 


Accommodation Used

3-4 Star (self-rated)

- London: Hotel Thistle Barbican or similar

- York: Hotel Holiday Inn York or similar

- Edinburgh: Hotel Moxy Edinburgh or similar

- Aviemore: Duke of Gordon Hotel or similar

- Glasgow: Hotel Inn Glasgow Airport or similar

- Liverpool: Hotel Ibis Liverpool Albert Dock or similar

- Dublin: Clarion Hotel Liffey Valley or similar

- Galway: Clayton Hotel or similar

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights  
- London, England (Pre Tour): $350 per room including breakfast.
- Dublin, Ireland (Post Tour): $360 per room including breakfast.
Please note: Extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
3 people (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 2 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability. 
Please note: Triple shares may be required to share existing bedding.
 
Bedding Configuration
Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotel's discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.
 

Minimum group size 30, maximum group size 50 per vehicle.
 

- Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa is not required if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Recommended gratuities/tipping: £4 per person/day which will be collected whilst on tour.
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.
 


TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however, they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
UK and Ireland: 
Both May and June are very pleasant times to visit the UK and Ireland when the weather is mild and the flowers are blooming. At this time of year, the average temperature is 16°C, which is considerably warmer than the previous months.
 
July and August is when the summer season is coming to a close. During these months, the average temperature is 18°C. As August progresses, the daily temperatures slowly decrease as summer blends into autumn. 
 
The weather starts to cool down in September, when the autumn season is setting in. During this time of year the average temperature is 16°C.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance, customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
Daily breakfast is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately, our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: A general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is £4 per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour. 
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved.  If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
 
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.
 

A tourist visa is not required if travelling on an Australian passport.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.
 

We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.
 


Voluntary Changes

This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

 

·       1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
·       If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
Duration
18 Days
Physical Rating
A general level of fitness will be required.
Price
List price: AUD $7,999
AUD $4,999
You save: AUD $3,000 (38%)
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