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14-Night Authentic British Isles

Price: From $6,298 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 an included 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 Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel in London
  • 1 Night at Doubletree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre
  • 1 Night at Blervie House in Moray
  • 2 Nights at Inch Hotel in the Fort Augustus area
  • 1 Night at the Lodge on Loch Lomond in Luss
  • 2 Nights at Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort
  • 1 Night at Fitzgerald’s Vienna Woods Hotel
  • 1 Night at Cahernane House Hotel
  • 2 Nights at Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel
  • 1 Night at Roganstown Hotel & Country Club

DINING INCLUSIONS

  • 7 Full English & Scottish Breakfasts
  • Traditional Pub Dinner in London
  • Scottish Evening of Traditional Food & Entertainment
  • Traditional Scottish Dinner at Blervie House
  • Three-Course Dinner at Inch Hotel
  • Traditional Seafood Dinner at Kintail Lodge
  • Three-Course Dinner at the Lodge on Loch Lomond
  • 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
  • Three-Course Dinner at Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel
  • Medieval Banquet Dinner & Show at Bunratty Castle
  • Three-Course Farewell Dinner at Roganstown Hotel & Country Club

TRANSPORTATION & GUIDES

  • Professional & Knowledgeable Guide Throughout The Tour
  • Small Group - Maximum of 16 Passengers
  • Guided Sightseeing Tour in London & Edinburgh
  • Private Transfers to and from Train stations.
  • First-Class Virgin Train Journey from London to Edinburgh
  • Return Transfer to and from Scottish Evening Venue
  • Guided Sightseeing Tour of Dublin
  • Private Excursions to Dublin & Wicklow
  • Return Transfers to and from The Merry Ploughboy
  • Return Transfers to and from Bunratty Castle

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Horse Riding Experience – 1 Hour Group Lesson & Ride
  • 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: 'How to Make Chowder and Brown Bread' 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
  • City Cruises Tour from Tower of London to London Eye
  • London Eye Admission with Champagne Flight
  • Edinburgh Castle Tour
  • Scotch Whisky Distillery tour
  • Culloden Battlefield & Visitor Centre, including ‘A Soldier’s Life' Workshop
  • 1 Hour Cruise on Loch Ness
  • Urquhart Castle Tour
  • Dunvegan Castle & Gardens Visit
  • Glenfinnan Monument Tour
  • Glencoe Visitor Centre, including Ranger-Led Walk
  • 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

Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton - More Info - 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 Transfers 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

Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton - More Info - London (ALS), UK

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

London (ALS2), UK

Windsor Castle & London Tour:
Begin your tour in earnest with a visit to the magnificent Windsor Castle, officially the largest inhabited castle in the world. Built in the 11th century, Windsor has been home to 39 monarchs, whose diverse tastes are evident throughout the lavish interiors. Have lunch in the castle grounds 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 the Tower of London and finishing at the Coca-Cola London Eye, offers a stunning vantage point of London’s best sights, away from the hustle and bustle of the riverbank. Next admire the city from above in a capsule on the Coca-Cola London Eye, and a glass of champagne in hand. Unwind in the evening with a traditional three-course dinner at an English pub.


Edinburgh (ALS), Scotland

Accommodation

Doubletree by Hilton - More Info - Edinburgh (ALS), Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Edinburgh (ALS), Scotland

North to Edinburgh:
Transfer from the hotel to King’s Cross Station, where you will travel First Class to Edinburgh. In a little over 4 hours you will arrive at Edinburgh station, where a transfer will be waiting to welcome you and take you to your hotel. You can use your free time to explore Edinburgh independently, before getting your first taste of Scottish culture on a Scottish Evening, where you will experience a traditional dinner, dancing and music.


Moray (ALS), Scotland

Accommodation

Blervie House - More Info - Moray (ALS), Scotland

Manor
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Moray (ALS), Scotland

Edinburgh Tour & Whisky Distillery Visit:
Start the day with a panoramic tour of the beautiful city of Edinburgh. Its medieval flair and historic buildings lend it a unique charm and character. On a visit to Edinburgh Castle you will receive a guided tour that involves a viewing of the wondrous Scottish Crown Jewels. For lunch stop off at lovely Pitlochry, before continuing to a traditional whisky distillery. Here you will gain an intriguing insight into the production of Scotland’s beloved national drink, as well as taking part in a tasting of the golden liquid. Journey to Blervie House, an elegant Historic Scotland listed Country house situated amongst 300 acres of tranquil parkland, where you will enjoy a traditional dinner and stay the night.


Fort Augustus (ALS), Scotland

Accommodation

Inch Hotel - More Info - Fort Augustus (ALS), Scotland

Country House
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Fort Augustus (ALS), Scotland

Culloden Battlefield & Loch Ness:
Discover the Culloden Battlefield, site of the last and perhaps most harrowing battle fought on British soil. The ‘A Soldier’s Life' workshop provides a taste of life as a Jacobite soldier. You'll have the opportunity to handle 18-century replica weapons and tools, while dressed-up in period costume for the ultimate Jacobite selfie! Break for lunch in Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands, before embarking on a boat cruise of Scotland’s famous Loch Ness, where, if you’re lucky you may catch a glimpse of the illusive sea monster ‘Nessie’. End the cruise at the ruined Urquhart Castle, which is beautifully located on the banks of the Loch.


Fort Augustus (ALS), Scotland

Accommodation

Inch Hotel - More Info - Fort Augustus (ALS), Scotland

Country House
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Fort Augustus (ALS2), Scotland

The Mystical 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 a fascinating landscape. No visit to the island is complete without savoring 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 the castle’s treasures and take a stroll around its formal gardens – a hidden oasis containing exotic plants, atmospheric woodlands and shimmering waterfalls. On route to your hotel, stop off at Kintail Lodge for a seafood dinner, prepared with local ingredients.


Luss (ALS), Scotland

Accommodation

The Lodge on Loch Lomond - More Info - Luss (ALS), Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Check in policies:

Check-in time: 3 PM - 11 PM

Check-out time: 10 AM


Overnight Location

Luss (ALS), Scotland

Glenfinnan & Glen Coe:
Spend the morning in Glenfinnan, known for its stunning scenery and famous viaduct, immortalized in the 'Harry Potter' movies. You’ll have some free time to visit the Glenfinnan monument and admire its luscious surroundings, before touring the visitor centre, which commemorates the Jacobite clansmen. Return to the nearby Fort William for lunch, before journeying to gorgeous Glen Coe. There you will go on a guided walk with a Park Ranger to explore its many trails, dramatic peaks and majestic waterfalls. Afterwards, continue to your hotel located on the shore of lovely Loch Lomond.


Blessington (AIC), County Wicklow

Accommodation

Tulfarris Hotel - More Info - Blessington (AIC), County Wicklow

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Blessington (AIC), County Wicklow

Dublin City Tour & Guinness Visit:
This morning you'll take an included short hopper flight from Glasgow to Dublin. Upon arrival in Ireland, you'll meet your guide and embark on a city tour at approximately 1:00pm. The charming Irish capital has an array of famous sites to uncover such as St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trinity College (pictured) and the River Liffey. End the day with a visit to Guinness Storehouse, where seven floors filled with interactive experiences and fascinating history awaits. To top off the experience, pick up a free pint of the black stuff at the Storehouse’s 360° Gravity bar. You will be spending the next two nights in a beautiful traditional Irish hotel set against the stunning Blessington Lakes in Wicklow.


Blessington (AIC), County Wicklow

Accommodation

Tulfarris Hotel - More Info - Blessington (AIC), 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. Join the Horse Riding Experience at the Brennanstown Riding School for a one hour group lesson and ride out through the beautiful Wicklow countryside. Later on, a traditional Irish evening of music and dance awaits at the Mary Ploughboy Pub.


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:
Get the day off to a sweet start with a visit to the Chocolate Garden of Ireland - Ireland’s only chocolate and ice cream factory. The one and a half hour tour includes an exhibition detailing the chocolate making process, a tasting and a hands-on demonstration. Drive to Kilkenny for lunch and a wander round its quaint medieval streets and alleys. On a visit to the iconic Rock of Cashel (pictured), you can admire the wonderful Irish countryside while discovering the site’s historic buildings and vibrant past.


Killarney (AI), County Kerry

Accommodation

Cahernane House Hotel - More Info - Killarney (AI), County Kerry

Manor
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Killarney (AI), County Kerry

West Cork Farm Tour & Beara Peninsula:
In the morning visit Ireland’s most popular food market, the Old English Market known for its mid-19th century architecture and locally produced food. Afterwards go on a West Cork Farm Tour, where you’ll visit local farms to learn first-hand about the intricacies of farming life. Wellies will be provided on arrival as well as a tasty spread consisting of local cheeses, homemade scones, tea and coffee. In the afternoon you will be exploring Beara (pictured), the beautiful Irish peninsula that time forgot! The 30 mile Beara Peninsula juts into the Atlantic Ocean and is a spectacularly remote bit of countryside dotted with fishing villages, farming communities and millennia-old archaeological sites.


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:
After leaving your luggage in the hotel lobby, board the awaiting jaunting cars ready to whisk you back in time as you experience Ireland’s most traditional mode of transport. The tour takes you to the historic Ross Castle and through the undulating landscape of Killarney National Park. At the tours end, there will be time to discover the delights of Killarney town on your own. Upon arrival in Dingle, you will attend a crash course at the Dingle Cookery School where you will learn how to make a delectable seafood chowder and loaf of brown bread. In the afternoon, explore Dingle before heading to Adare, where your hotel is located.


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:
Pass through the arresting Burren National Park on the way to Doolin, where your cruise to Inis Oirr, the most charming of the Aran Islands, departs at 11:00am. Once at the island, you will be met by a ‘Pony & Trap’. These traps are driven by friendly islander Jarveys who will tell you all about island life. Pick up some refreshments, before continuing the cruise to the Cliffs of Moher. After admiring the looming cliffs from below, you will disembark the boat to survey this area of great natural beauty via the Cliffside pathways. The evening will be spent at Bunratty Castle, where a kilted piper will welcome you as you ascend the fortress steps to experience the thrills of a Medieval Banquet.


Dublin (AI), County Dublin

Accommodation

Roganstown Hotel & Country Club - More Info - Dublin (AI), County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Dublin (AI), County Dublin

Birr Castle & Whiskey Distillery Tour:
Your last full 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 make your way to the Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery Experience to learn about how Irish Whiskey is produced and stop for lunch. After lunch the group travels to Dublin to check-in at the final hotel. The trip ends in style with a farewell dinner in the decadent Green Room, a unique experience in a quiet and historic setting.


Depart From

Dublin Airport Departure, Ireland

Homeward Journey:
Time to go home! You may either make your own transportation arrangements to the airport, or reserve an executive transfer with us.


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From $6,298


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

  • June 21 to July 5, 2019 - AVAILABLE!
  • July 19 to August 2, 2019 - AVAILABLE!
  • August 2 to 16, 2019 - AVAILABLE!
  • August 16 to 30, 2019 - AVAILABLE!
  • 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 Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel in London
  • 1 Night at Doubletree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre
  • 1 Night at Blervie House in Moray
  • 2 Nights at Inch Hotel in the Fort Augustus area
  • 1 Night at the Lodge on Loch Lomond in Luss
  • 2 Nights at Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort
  • 1 Night at Fitzgerald’s Vienna Woods Hotel
  • 1 Night at Cahernane House Hotel
  • 2 Nights at Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel
  • 1 Night at Roganstown Hotel & Country Club

DINING INCLUSIONS

  • 7 Full English & Scottish Breakfasts
  • Traditional Pub Dinner in London
  • Scottish Evening of Traditional Food & Entertainment
  • Traditional Scottish Dinner at Blervie House
  • Three-Course Dinner at Inch Hotel
  • Traditional Seafood Dinner at Kintail Lodge
  • Three-Course Dinner at the Lodge on Loch Lomond
  • 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
  • Three-Course Dinner at Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel
  • Medieval Banquet Dinner & Show at Bunratty Castle
  • Three-Course Farewell Dinner at Roganstown Hotel & Country Club

TRANSPORTATION & GUIDES

  • Professional & Knowledgeable Guide Throughout The Tour
  • Small Group - Maximum of 16 Passengers
  • Guided Sightseeing Tour in London & Edinburgh
  • Private Transfers to and from Train stations.
  • First-Class Virgin Train Journey from London to Edinburgh
  • Return Transfer to and from Scottish Evening Venue
  • Guided Sightseeing Tour of Dublin
  • Private Excursions to Dublin & Wicklow
  • Return Transfers to and from The Merry Ploughboy
  • Return Transfers to and from Bunratty Castle

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Horse Riding Experience – 1 Hour Group Lesson & Ride
  • 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: 'How to Make Chowder and Brown Bread' 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
  • City Cruises Tour from Tower of London to London Eye
  • London Eye Admission with Champagne Flight
  • Edinburgh Castle Tour
  • Scotch Whisky Distillery tour
  • Culloden Battlefield & Visitor Centre, including ‘A Soldier’s Life' Workshop
  • 1 Hour Cruise on Loch Ness
  • Urquhart Castle Tour
  • Dunvegan Castle & Gardens Visit
  • Glenfinnan Monument Tour
  • Glencoe Visitor Centre, including Ranger-Led Walk
  • 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:

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  • A $250.00 Per Person Deposit Secures Your Tour.
  • Max of 16 Passengers Per Tour!
  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • 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$1,995.00
  • All Taxes & Fees Included.

“Simply Lovely Vacation!”

Oct 31, 2018 by Jacqueline Murphy. Your Hometown: Parish, NY

The week with my granddaughter was wonderful! Anastasia did an outstanding job coming up with an itinerary to accommodate us in our short time in Ireland. The B and B's were excellent as well as the hotel! The rental car was perfect. Our self guided tour was better than we expected. I needed to contact Anastasia while in Ireland and she immediately responded to my question. Well Done!!!

“Outstanding Holiday to Ireland”

Oct 25, 2018 by Kevin Murphy. Your Hometown: Summerville, SC

Megan did an outstanding job of creating a custom 3-week vacation based on the information I provided to her. We basically toured the entire island in a clock-wise direction. All of the accommodations were outstanding! Although this was a self-drive trip (which certainly is a trip, driving in Ireland!) but Megan provided numerous points of interest for each of our 11 destinations. I felt the tour was reasonably priced and it went off without a hitch. Megan's attention to detail was fantastic. I would highly recommend Authentic Vacations and I would definitely use them again for any future trips to Ireland or the UK!

Oct 25, 2018 by Robin. Your Hometown: Moss Point, MS

My husband and I just returned from a 10-day trip to Ireland/Scotland for our 30th wedding anniversary. When I started looking at this trip, I came across this site and Jocoya Fox-Jones came across the chat. I told her what I was looking at and she planned the rest. Our trip was AMAZING and we couldn't have asked for a better person than Jocoya to have planned our trip. We've already decided that we will be using her again for our next adventure. She made our bucket list vacation a perfect one!!

Oct 16, 2018 by Sunny Holtzman. Your Hometown: Tel Aviv, Israel

This is the third trip I have booked with Jocoya Fox-Jones. Ireland, Iceland and now Japan. She has been consistently WONDERFUL, professional and has answered my every request quickly and so well. She is the BEST.

“9-Ireland Vacation”

Oct 9, 2018 by Maggie. Your Hometown: Missouri, USA

This vacation was surprise graduation gift for my two sisters who graduated from nursing school this Spring. We have all talked about traveling outside of the country, but we had never acted on these plans. I wanted to find a travel company that could help a novice traveler create a vacation that my sisters and I would remember. Thankfully, I happened across this site, and Jordan Elzerman! She took my travel requests and created the perfect itinerary for us. I don’t think the girls and I could’ve asked for a more perfect vacation! We’re already talking about “next time”. To any one who may feel reluctant to drive, I promise you that it’s not as scary as you think! We had at least one paid event every day that we were on vacation, and all the other time was free time that we could spend on whatever our hearts desired. It was the perfect combination of scheduled activities/free exploration.

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