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14-Night Authentic British Isles

Price: From $6,598 Per Person, 14 Nights
 

Our Authentic Collection of Small Group Tours is the ideal way to visit our wonderful part of the world. Every detail is meticulously planned and executed... Enjoy delicious and traditional cuisine, be enthralled by knowledgeable and enthusiastic local guides, delight in a range of unique tours, visits & genuine experiences. Travel by road, rail and loch, savoring the company of like-minded travelers in an intimate setting, as our Authentic Small Group Tours never exceed 16 passengers.

On this tour, you'll truly get to see it all. Spend time in the great cities of London and Edinburgh, before traveling deeper into a mystical land of Scottish legends and intriguing histories. Thereafter, you'll take a hopper flight from Glasgow to Dublin. Upon arrival in Ireland, you'll get off the beaten track to explore stunning, authentic locations that are often overlooked by more 'touristy' tours. Revel in experiencing the very best of London, Scotland & Ireland on this unparalleled tri-country tour!

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Max. of 16 Passengers - Small Group Tour Highlights:

ACCOMMODATION

  • 2 Nights at The Hilton London Paddington
  • 2 Nights at The Waldorf Astoria in Edinburgh
  • 2 Nights at The Kingsmill Hotel in Inverness
  • 1 Night at the Doubletree by Hilton in Glasgow
  • 1 Night at The North Star Hotel in Dublin
  • 2 Nights at Tulfarris Hotel in Wicklow
  • 1 Night at Vienna Woods Hotel in Cork
  • 1 Night at Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney
  • 2 Nights at Woodlands House Hotel in Adare

DINING INCLUSIONS

  • 7 Full English & Scottish Breakfasts
  • Traditional Pub Dinner in London
  • Scottish Evening of Traditional Food & Entertainment
  • Morning Tea at Atholl Palace in Pitlochry
  • Dinner at the Kingsmill Hotel in Inverness
  • Seafood Lunch & Oyster Tasting at Lochlevan Cafe
  • 'Farewell to Scotland' Dinner & Cocktails in Glasgow
  • 7 Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Three-Course Dinner at Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort
  • Traditional Irish Evening of Food & Entertainment at The Merry Ploughboy
  • Dinner Experience at the The Herbert Restaurant of Cahernane House Hotel
  • Lunch at Dingle Cookery School
  • Medieval Banquet Dinner & Show at Bunratty Castle
  • Dinner at Timmy Mac's Bistro

TRANSPORTATION & GUIDES

  • Professional & Knowledgeable Guide Throughout The Tour
  • Small Group - Maximum of 16 Passengers
  • Guided Sightseeing Tours of London, Edinburgh & Dublin
  • Private Transfers to and from Train stations.
  • First-Class Virgin Train Journey from London to Edinburgh
  • Return Transfer to and from Scottish Evening Venue
  • Multi-Day Guided Sightseeing Tours in Scotland & Ireland
  • Return Transfers to and from The Merry Ploughboy
  • Return Transfers to and from Bunratty Castle
  • Hopper Flight from Glasgow to Dublin at Small Additional Cost

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • City Cruises Tour from Tower of London to London Eye
  • London Eye Admission with Champagne Experience
  • Underground Tour of Edinburgh
  • Sunset Cruise on Loch Ness
  • Excursion to the Isle of Skye
  • Glengoyne Distillery Chocolate & Whiskey Tasting
  • Chocolate Workshop at The Chocolate Garden of Ireland
  • West County Cork Working Farm Tour
  • Traditional Jaunting Car Tour in Killarney National Park
  • Dingle Cookery School Class
  • Inis Oirr Excursion – Aran Island Visit, including Pony and Trap Tour with Local Jarvey
  • Cruise Beneath The Cliffs of Moher

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • Windsor Castle Tour
  • Edinburgh Castle Tour
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Cairngorms National Park Reindeer Centre
  • Dunvegan Castle & Gardens Visit
  • Photo Stop at Eilean Donan Castle
  • Glencoe Visitor Centre
  • Guinness Storehouse Tour with Complimentary Pint of Guinness
  • 6th Century Glendalough Visitor Centre
  • Stunning Powerscourt House & Gardens
  • Imposing Rock of Cashel Visit
  • Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre
  • Birr Castle, Gardens & Science Centre
  • Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery Tour & Tasting

London (ALS), UK

Accommodation

Hilton London Paddington - London (ALS), UK

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

London (ALS), UK

London:
Arrive at London Heathrow / London Gatwick Airport, and transfer to your central London hotel (executive transfer available at an additional cost). Relax and refresh in anticipation of the tour ahead, or enjoy some independent time exploring the heralded City of London.


London (ALS), UK

Accommodation

Hilton London Paddington - London (ALS), UK

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

London (ALS2), UK

Windsor Castle & London Tour:
Begin the tour with a visit to the magnificent Windsor Castle, officially the largest inhabited castle in the world. Have lunch there before heading back to the capital for a panoramic tour of the city's famous landmarks. A boat tour along the River Thames, starting at Tower Bridge and finishing at the Coca-Cola London Eye, offers a stunning view of the capital's best sights. From a capsule of the Coca-Cola London Eye admire the city from above, with a glass of champagne in hand. In the evening unwind a traditional dinner at an English pub before returning back to the hotel.


Edinburgh (ALS), Scotland

Accommodation

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - Edinburgh (ALS), Scotland

5 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Edinburgh (ALS), Scotland

North to Edinburgh:
Transfer from the hotel to King's Cross Station and jump on a First Class train to Edinburgh. Enjoy a panoramic tour of lovely Edinburgh, which includes a visit to the Edinburgh Castle, before heading to the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in the heart of the city. Use some free time to explore Edinburgh independently, before getting a first taste of Scottish culture at a world famous evening show, which consists of a traditional Scottish dinner, dancing and music.


Edinburgh (ALS), Scotland

Accommodation

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - Edinburgh (ALS), Scotland

5 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Edinburgh (ALS2), Scotland

Explore the City of Edinburgh:
Start the day with a tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia, which was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years. During some free time you can have lunch, before continuing to the ghostly Real Mary King's Close to discover the city's haunted past. Afterwards enjoy some free time, before returning back to the Waldorf Astoria hotel for a traditional dinner.


Inverness (ALS), Scotland

Accommodation

The Kingsmill Hotel - Inverness (ALS), Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Inverness (ALS), Scotland

Inverness & Loch Ness:
Leave Edinburgh for Inverness and stop for a morning tea at Atholl Palace. During the lunch break visit the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre. Enjoy a tranquil sunset boat cruise on Scotland's famous Loch Ness and get the chance to see the ruined Urquhart Castle, which is beautifully located on the banks of the Loch. Check into the luxury Kingsmill Hotel, idyllically set in the Scottish Highlands.


Inverness (ALS), Scotland

Accommodation

The Kingsmill Hotel - Inverness (ALS), Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Inverness (ALS2), Scotland

The Isle of Skye:
Today's program involves a full day excursion to the Isle of Skye, the largest island of the Inner Hebrides, which boasts breath-taking views and fascinating landscapes. No visit to the island is complete without exploring the history and beauty on offer at Dunvegan Castle House and Gardens. Situated on a rocky bank at the side of a loch, visitors can discover its treasures and take a stroll around the formal gardens. Afterwards there is the possibility to take some breathtaking pictures at the 13th century Eelean Donan Castle (pictured) before heading back to the hotel.


Glasgow (ALS), Scotland

Accommodation

Doubletree by Hilton Glasgow - Glasgow (ALS), Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Glasgow (ALS), Scotland

Glen Coe & Glasgow:
Leave Inverness for Glasgow, Scotland's largest city and enjoy a delicious seafood lunch at Lochlevan Café, including oyster tasting. Afterwards make a quick stop to discover the spectacular Highland valley of Glen Coe and explore its many trails, dramatic peaks and majestic waterfalls. Continue to Glengoyne Whiskey Distillery for a delicious whiskey chocolate tasting tour. Overnight in the elegant Doubletree Hilton Hotel, including a farewell dinner and cocktails in Glasgow.


Dublin (AIC), County Dublin

Accommodation

North Star Hotel - Dublin (AIC), County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Dublin (AIC), County Dublin

Fly to Dublin, Ireland:
This morning you'll take a short hopper flight from Glasgow to Dublin. We are happy to reserve your flight for you - because airfare fluctuates, the reasonably priced flight will be quoted at time of booking. Transfer to your central Dublin hotel (Executive Transfer available at an additional cost). Relax and refresh in anticipation of the tour ahead, or enjoy some independent time exploring Ireland's historic capital city.


Blessington (AI), County Wicklow

Accommodation

Tulfarris Hotel - Blessington (AI), County Wicklow

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Blessington (AI2), County Wicklow

Explore Stunning County Wicklow:
Journey to the Wicklow area, where the first stop of the day will be the Glendalough Visitor Centre. The impressive monastic city (pictured), is revered for its remarkable scenery, rich history and abundant wildlife. Its visitor centre houses an interactive exhibition and a detailed model of the monastic site for you to peruse up close. Continue to the stunning 150 year old Powerscourt Estate and Gardens, which overlooks the fabulous Wicklow Mountains. Overnight and dinner at Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort.


Blessington (AI), County Wicklow

Dublin City Tour & Guinness Visit:
Go on a guided city tour of the charming Irish capital which has an array of famous sites to uncover such as St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trinity College (pictured) and the River Liffley. Afterwards visit the Guinness Storehouse, where seven floors filled with interactive experiences and fascinating history awaits. Transfer to Tulfarris for an overnight stay in one of the most pictureque hotels in Wicklow – Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort. Enjoy the Irish Evening – dinner and show at Merry Ploughboy.


Blessington (AI), County Wicklow

Accommodation

Tulfarris Hotel - Blessington (AI), County Wicklow

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Cork (AI), County Cork

Accommodation

Fitzgeralds Vienna Woods Hotel - Cork (AI), County Cork

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Cork (AI), County Cork

Chocolate Factory & Rock of Cashel Visits:
Start the day with a visit to the Chocolate Garden of Ireland – Ireland’s only chocolate and ice cream factory. The 1.5 hrs guided tour includes an exhibition detailing the chocolate making process, a tasting and a hands on demonstration. Drive to Kilkenny for lunch and a wonder around. Visit the iconic Rock of Cashel and admire the wonderful Irish countryside while discovering the site’s historic buildings and vibrant past. Overnight in the historical Vienna Woods Hotel in Cork.


Killarney (AI), County Kerry

Accommodation

Cahernane House Hotel - Killarney (AI), County Kerry

Manor
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Killarney (AI), County Kerry

West Cork Farm Tour & Killarney Town:
In the morning visit Ireland’s most popular food market, the Old English Market in Cork City. Afterwards go on a West Cork Farm Tour, where Wellies will be provided on arrival as well as a tasty spread consisting of local cheees, homemade scones, tea and coffee. Check into the beautiful manor Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney before dinner.


Adare (AI), County Limerick

Accommodation

Fitzgerald's Woodlands House Hotel - Adare (AI), County Limerick

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Adare (AI), County Limerick

Killarney National Park & Dingle:
Begin the day with special jaunting cars tour to the historic Ross Castle and through the impressive landscape of Killarney National Park. At the tours end, there will be time to discover the delights of Killarney town. Upon arrival in Dingle, learn how to make a delectable seafood chowder and a loaf of brown bread at the Dingle Cookery School. In the afternoon, explore Dingle before heading to Adare to check into Woodlands House Hotel which provides a perfect getaway for families.


Adare (AI), County Limerick

Accommodation

Fitzgerald's Woodlands House Hotel - Adare (AI), County Limerick

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Adare (AI2), County Limerick

Aran Islands & The Cliffs of Moher:
Explore the Burren National Park on the way to Doolin, where the cruise to Inis Oirr, the most charming of the Aran Islands, departs. Once at the island, you will be met by a ‘Pony & Trap’. These traps are driven by friendly islander jarveys who will tell stories about islands life. Enjoy lunch in a traditional pub, before continuing the cruise to the Cliffs of Moher. After admiring the looming cliffs from below, disembark the boat to survey this area of great natural beauty via the Cliffside pathways. Drive back to Adare and spend the evening at Bunratty Castle for the Medieval Banquet, before returning back to the Woodlands House Hotel.


Depart From

Shannon Departure or Continue to Dublin, Ireland

Final Day in Ireland:
Time to go home! You may either make your own transportation arrangements to Shannon Airport, or reserve an executive transfer with us. Alternately, enjoy a final few hours of guided touring en route to Dublin. The last day in Ireland starts at Birr Castle – its wonderful grounds are home to award-winning gardens filled with rare flowers, wildlife, and what in 1840 was the largest telescope in the world. From there visit the Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery to learn about how Irish Whiskey is produced and stop for lunch. Afterwards either continue the homeward journey or reserve an additional night in Dublin.


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June - August
From $6,598


2019 Tour Dates Now Available! Start in London, Finish in Shannon or Dublin:

  • June 21 to July 5, 2019 - By Special Arrangement
  • July 19 to August 2, 2019 - By Special Arrangement
  • August 2 to 16, 2019 - AVAILABLE!
  • August 16 to 30, 2019 - By Special Arrangement
  • August 30 to September 13, 2019 - AVAILABLE!

Max of 16 Passengers Per Tour!
A $250.00 Per Person Deposit Secures Your Tour.

2019 dates are selling fast... Inquire now to guarantee your place!
 

Your Price Includes:

ACCOMMODATION

  • 2 Nights at The Hilton London Paddington
  • 2 Nights at The Waldorf Astoria in Edinburgh
  • 2 Nights at The Kingsmill Hotel in Inverness
  • 1 Night at the Doubletree by Hilton in Glasgow
  • 1 Night at The North Star Hotel in Dublin
  • 2 Nights at Tulfarris Hotel in Wicklow
  • 1 Night at Vienna Woods Hotel in Cork
  • 1 Night at Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney
  • 2 Nights at Woodlands House Hotel in Adare

DINING INCLUSIONS

  • 7 Full English & Scottish Breakfasts
  • Traditional Pub Dinner in London
  • Scottish Evening of Traditional Food & Entertainment
  • Morning Tea at Atholl Palace in Pitlochry
  • Dinner at the Kingsmill Hotel in Inverness
  • Seafood Lunch & Oyster Tasting at Lochlevan Cafe
  • 'Farewell to Scotland' Dinner & Cocktails in Glasgow
  • 7 Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Three-Course Dinner at Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort
  • Traditional Irish Evening of Food & Entertainment at The Merry Ploughboy
  • Dinner Experience at the The Herbert Restaurant of Cahernane House Hotel
  • Lunch at Dingle Cookery School
  • Medieval Banquet Dinner & Show at Bunratty Castle
  • Dinner at Timmy Mac's Bistro

TRANSPORTATION & GUIDES

  • Professional & Knowledgeable Guide Throughout The Tour
  • Small Group - Maximum of 16 Passengers
  • Guided Sightseeing Tours of London, Edinburgh & Dublin
  • Private Transfers to and from Train stations.
  • First-Class Virgin Train Journey from London to Edinburgh
  • Return Transfer to and from Scottish Evening Venue
  • Multi-Day Guided Sightseeing Tours in Scotland & Ireland
  • Return Transfers to and from The Merry Ploughboy
  • Return Transfers to and from Bunratty Castle
  • Hopper Flight from Glasgow to Dublin at Small Additional Cost

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • City Cruises Tour from Tower of London to London Eye
  • London Eye Admission with Champagne Experience
  • Underground Tour of Edinburgh
  • Sunset Cruise on Loch Ness
  • Excursion to the Isle of Skye
  • Glengoyne Distillery Chocolate & Whiskey Tasting
  • Chocolate Workshop at The Chocolate Garden of Ireland
  • West County Cork Working Farm Tour
  • Traditional Jaunting Car Tour in Killarney National Park
  • Dingle Cookery School Class
  • Inis Oirr Excursion – Aran Island Visit, including Pony and Trap Tour with Local Jarvey
  • Cruise Beneath The Cliffs of Moher

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • Windsor Castle Tour
  • Edinburgh Castle Tour
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Cairngorms National Park Reindeer Centre
  • Dunvegan Castle & Gardens Visit
  • Photo Stop at Eilean Donan Castle
  • Glencoe Visitor Centre
  • Guinness Storehouse Tour with Complimentary Pint of Guinness
  • 6th Century Glendalough Visitor Centre
  • Stunning Powerscourt House & Gardens
  • Imposing Rock of Cashel Visit
  • Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre
  • Birr Castle, Gardens & Science Centre
  • Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery Tour & Tasting

Prices Based On:

  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • A $250.00 Per Person Deposit Secures Your Tour.
  • Max of 16 Passengers Per Tour!
  • Single travellers are very welcome on the Authentic London & Scotland Tour - life-long friendships are regularly formed with fellow passengers! Single travellers may have their own hotel room each night at an additional cost of US$2,160.00
  • All Taxes & Fees Included.

“2 week Ireland vacation”

Oct 9, 2019 by Brian Cass. Your Hometown: Redding, Ca

Recently returned from a wonderful Ireland trip. My wife and I traveled with another couple which is a challenge of its own. I was the only one who had been to Ireland before so it was left up to me to plan for and drive for the group! With Lauren's help, we had a fantastic time. She found a great blend of hotel and B&B accommodations for us that was perfect for our needs. Beautiful weather and super friendly locals didn't hurt either. Our friends told us it was their best vacation ever!!!

“Best B&B’s”

Oct 9, 2019 by Barbara. Your Hometown: Kennewick

Every B&B was fantastic. The hostesses were the nicest people you could ask for. The accommodations were beautiful. I would love to visit each one again.

If I were to travel to Ireland again I would not travel on Aer Lingus. The plane is uncomfortable and the flight attendants are only as nice as they have to be.

“Awesome trip to Ireland”

Oct 9, 2019 by Barb Callahan. Your Hometown: Janesville Wi

Our trip to Ireland was fantastic! Six of us traveled the countryside with our wonderful driver and guide for 7 days. We loved the places we stayed and the places visited, Michelle from Authentic Vacations helped us plan this chauffeured trip. It was beyond our expectations! Our driver was so knowledgeable and kind. His love for Ireland came through. I don't think we would change a thing. ( Well, maybe the weather!)

“Ireland Done Right”

Oct 9, 2019 by Dave. Your Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI

Our group consisted of two couples, and Amanda A. put together a great itinerary with wonderful lodgings for our 11 days in south and west Ireland. The food was great (always piping hot!), the people extremely friendly, the scenery outstanding, and Guinness was always readily available! We had a few ideas of places to see and to stay from friends who recently visited the area, and Amanda was more than accommodating in pulling together a plan that worked. We did a driving tour. While we adapted very quickly to driving on the left, the narrow roads in the country were a real challenge, but it worked out fine in the end (good knowing we had insurance coverage!). So, if driving on narrow roads would be an issue for you I recommend you hire a driver. We had one small reservations glitch, but the 24/7 helpline came to the rescue and resolved the issue. I would highly recommend Authentic Vacations and Amanda A. for future travel needs!

“Self drive trip thru Southern Ireland”

Oct 9, 2019 by Lionel & Pauline Thomas. Your Hometown: Chipman, Alberta, Canada

The wife & I did a self-drive tour through Southern Ireland after doing one through Scotland. The signage in Ireland is much better than Scotland and using the rented GPS, we had no real driving problems. The only recommendation we have is, try and stay more than one night at any location to give you time to see the sights. Thanks to Heather for her work on our tour.

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