Your Holiday Itinerary - Britain and Ireland Experience

Day 1: London – Windsor – Bath – Cardiff

This morning meet your Travel Director and travelling companions as you set out on your holiday. Visit Windsor and view the impressive castle. See elegant Georgian architecture in the spa town of Bath. Cross the vast Severn Estuary to Cardiff, capital of Wales, where you dine tonight. (D) Hotel: Copthorne

Day 2: Cardiff – Pembroke – Waterford

Admire Cardiff Castle then journey through beautiful countryside via Carmarthen. See Pembroke Castle which is the birthplace of Henry Vll, founder of the Tudor Dynasty. Board your ferry from Pembroke to Rosslare, Ireland. Journey west to Waterford and dine tonight at your hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Treacy’s

Day 3: Waterford – Blarney – Tralee

Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom. Continue along the splendid southern coast through the picturesque fishing port of Youghal. Explore Blarney Castle – kiss the stone and acquire the ‘gift of the gab’. Cross over the Cork and the Kerry Mountains, then travel via Killarney to your hotel in Tralee. (FB, D) Hotel: Earl of Desmond

Day 4: Tralee – Dingle Peninsula –Tipperary

This morning enjoy a scenic drive along the Dingle Peninsula. See the unspoilt and colourful villages and fishing harbours of Ireland’s most westerly point. Travel north to County Tipperary. (FB) Hotel: Aherlow House

Day 5: Shannon (near Limerick) - Galway - Dublin (2 Nights)

This morning there is time to visit Bunratty Castle and folk park, where 19 th century life is vividly recreated. Drive through beautiful County Clare to Galway. View the cathedral before heading across lush countryside to Dublin, Ireland’s capital. Tonight why not join your travelling companions for an Irish Cabaret? (FB) Hotel: Citywest

Day 6: Dublin Sightseeing and Free Time

Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of Dublin with views of Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and historic Phoenix Park. Spend the rest of your day as you choose before returning to your hotel. (FB)

Day 7: Dublin - Chester - Manchester

Cross the Irish Sea with magnificent views of Dublin Bay and arrive at Holyhead on the Welsh Island of Anglesey. Cameras at the ready as you view the station with one of the longest names in the world, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwlllantysiliogogogoch. Enjoy the scenery of the north coast of Wales on the way to Chester, where you have time to walk along the medieval walls and appreciate the famous ‘Chester Rows’. Arrive later in Manchester. ( FB) Hotel: AC Salford Quays

Day 8: Manchester – Lake District – Edinburgh (Peebles) (2 Nights)

Stop to view William Wordsworth’s grave in the pretty Lake District village of Grasmere. Continue across the Scottish border and stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples could marry against their parents’ wishes. Your day ends at your hotel near Edinburgh. Tonight why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes? (FB) Hotel: Peebles Hydro

Day 9: Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time

This morning’s sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes views of the Georgian New Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an Optional Experience to the Royal Yacht Britannia in nearby Leith. During the Festival, tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included. (FB)

Day 10: Edinburgh (Peebles) – York – Leeds

This morning travel south through the Scottish Borderlands and stop to view the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey. Enjoy the views across the Cheviot Hills at Carter Bar and continue into Northumberland National Park where you view Hadrian’s Wall at Heddon. Cross the River Tyne at Newcastle and stop at York for an orientation tour including the Gothic Minster and the narrow cobbled street known as the Shambles. Then continue to your hotel in Leeds. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB,D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Garforth

Day 11: Leeds - Stratford-upon-Avon - Warwick

This morning visit Stratford-upon-Avon where you have time to see the sights, including Anne Hathaway’s cottage, and shop for souvenirs. In your free time why not visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitor Centre for an in-depth look at the great man’s life? (FB) Hotel: Ramada Centre

Day 12: Warwick - Oxford - London

Enjoy a scenic drive through the glorious Cotswolds to the little churchyard in Bladon, where Sir Winston Churchill is buried. See the sights of Oxford, the oldest university city in England, before continuing to London where you can say farewell to your Travel Director and travelling companions at the end of your memorable holiday. (FB)

KEY: FB Full Breakfast - BB Buffet Breakfast - L Lunch - D Dinner

Departure dates & prices 2018/19 Britain and Ireland Experience (12 days) - 7% discount on all dates

Trafalgar brochure price from £1125

Travel 55 discount price from £1047

Tel Trafalgar Reservations on 0800 5335616 and quote Travel ref: TT55

These prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and Trafalgar want to ensure they offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to their Travel Experts now for more details. Don't forget to quote Travel 55 code TT55 to receive your 7% discount. Tel Trafalgar reservations on 0800 533 5616.

This tour starts and ends in London

April 8, 22, 29

June 17, 24

August 19, 26

May 6, 13

July 1, 8, 15

September 2, 9, 16

May 20, 27

July 22, 29*

September 23, 30

June 3, 10

August 5*, 12*

October 7

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. Past guest discount: SAVE £70 | Multiple trip discount: SAVE £35 | Young traveller discount: SAVE £130 | Triple room discount: SAVE £10 p.p. | Gratuities : Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver £84 per person.

Single Rooms: On all itineraries single rooms are available to book at a supplement. See our website for pricing. Your London Hotel: Hilton Olympia For rates and full details please call. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through CostSaver

Edinburgh Tattoo 03-25 August 2018: We’ve included Tattoo tickets when you’re in Edinburgh during these dates.

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Trafalgar Tours
Britain and Ireland Experience

Touring Holiday 12 Days - 7% Discount

Prices from only £1047

Join this Trafalgar CostSaver holiday in London and travel through landscapes that have inspired world-famous writers and poets. See medieval castles and cathedrals, the famous Chester Rows and Anne Hathaways' cottage. You'll also kiss the Blarney Stone, enjoy a 'wee dram' and visit the birthplace of the Beatles.

This delightful 12 day Britain and Ireland Experience holiday comes with a 7% discount saving. To book call Trafalgar Tours direct on 0800 5335616 and quote Travel ref: TT55 plus the tour code.

To receive your 7% discount call Trafalgar direct on 0800 533 5616 and guote the code: TT55.

Britain and Ireland Experience - CostSaver

  • 12 days – 4 Countries
  • Trip Style: Regional
  • Trip code: BIEX
  • From: £1047 (per person twin share)
  • 11 Unbearable features
  • 11 Buffet breakfasts
  • 4 Three course dinners

Memorable Highlights

  • Windsor. View the castle
  • Bath. Visit the Georgian spa town
  • Cardiff. See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardi Castle
  • Waterford. Visit the Crystal Showroom
  • Youghal. Visit this picturesque fishing port
  • Blarney. Kiss the Blarney Stone during your visit of Blarney Castle
  • Adare View the prettiest village in Ireland
  • Limerick View St. Mary’s Cathedral and King John’s Castle
  • Dublin. With your Local Specialist, see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park, the glorious Georgian Squares, and Trinity College
  • Chester. View the Tudor architecture
  • Grasmere. Visit the village of Grasmere and view the grave of Wordsworth
  • Gretna Green. Visit Gretna Green, popular with eloping couples since 1754
  • Edinburgh. Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes the main sights
  • Jedburgh. View the abbey ruins
  • Hadrian’s Wall. View the remains of the Roman wall
  • York. View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles
  • Bladon. View Sir Winston Churchill’s grave
  • Oxford. View the Bodleian Library and Radclie Camera

What's Always Included

  • An expertly trained Trafalgar Travel Director
  • Hand-picked 3 and 4 star hotels
  • A sightseeing tour in all major cities
  • Local Specialists who bring destinations to life
  • Itineraries with plenty of free time
  • CostSaver’s new ‘Ready To Go Rate’ pricing
  • Breakfast included every day
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach transportation
  • Porterage, hotel tips and local taxes covered whilst on tour
  • Operated by Trafalgar, experts in guided travel
  • Up to half of all three-course dinners included

Non UK Residents

Are you looking to holiday with Trafalgar Tours but live outside the UK?

Well, the Travel 55 discount of 7% could apply to your Trafalgar vacation too. Please contact us for details. Or book direct with Trafalgar and quote Travel 55 Ref: TT55.

CostSaver offers you


Forget the stress of carrying heavy suitcases, unfolding maps and waiting in line at the front desk. We take care of everything. All you have to do is turn up, unwind and enjoy your holiday.


You'll stay in hand-picked hotels that showcase the destination and are vetted by our quality control team.


Our Travel Directors know the continent like the back of their hands. They will make sure everything on your trip is organised for you, help you get to know your fellow travellers and offer you incredible insights into your destination.


Food and culture go hand in hand. That's why we mix by including up to half your meals filled with regional flavours and free evenings during which you can discover the local delights for yourself. Your Travel Director will always be ready to recommend the best eateries too, so you are never left without fantastic choices.


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