Hidden Gems of the British Isles & Ireland - 2018

London • Poole • Tresco • Fishguard • Holyhead • Dublin • Belfast • Oban • Isle of Skye • Stornoway • Stromness • Inverness • Scottish Highlands • Edinburgh
  • St. Davids Cathedral
  • Caernarfon Castle
  • Edinburgh
  • London
  • $492
  • 13
  • 11
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Edinburgh, Scotland

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London, England

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Edinburgh, Scotland

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A center for the arts, scholarship, and commerce, Edinburgh is the U.K.’s second-most popular travel destination after London, and for good reason. Historic sites include Edinburgh Castle, the tangle of medieval Old Town, and the tidy neoclassical district of New Town. Collectively, they’re designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your walking tour will get you oriented, then enjoy plenty of leisure time to explore along the Royal Mile, which is dotted with fascinating architecture, quaint shops and pubs, and intimate museums. To broaden your explorations, join our optional tour to serene St. Andrews, home of a venerable university and legendary golf courses.

Your Price Includes:
  • 2 nights accommodations at the Moderate Deluxe Principal Edinburgh George Street Hotel (or similar)
  • 2 breakfasts
  • Walking tour of Edinburgh (UNESCO)
  • Optional tour to St. Andrews
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • The services of a City Host
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DAY 14 : Edinburgh

The unforgettable city of Edinburgh awaits you today, where you’ll learn more about the capital of Scotland during an included city tour featuring medieval Old Town and 18th-century New Town, together listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll also visit the royal yacht Brittannica, the ocean-going vessel used by the British royal family for more than 40 years. You'll have the balance of the day and evening to enjoy this delightful city on your own. Your Vantage City Host will be happy to assist with sightseeing tips, directions, and making reservations. 


DAY 15 : Edinburgh

Today is at your leisure. Perhaps you’ll visit Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official Edinburgh residence, or check out rare species of plants and trees at the Royal Botanic Garden. You'll also want to consider joining us on an optional tour to St. Andrews, the delightful seaside “home of golf” and site of Scotland’s first university.

 Included meals: breakfast

DAY 16 : Edinburgh / Return home

After an included breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

 Included meals: breakfast

London, England

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London is one of the world’s most cosmopolitan and historic cities—so why not enrich your European journey with a three-night stay there and discover its charms and iconic locales for yourself? We've reserved your room at a fashionable hotel, mere steps away from world-class museums, shopping, and dining options. You’ll enjoy more bucolic charms during an included tour of Hampton Court and its impressive gardens, and have enough included leisure time to pursue your own interests. Perhaps you’ll indulge in some of the world’s greatest artworks at superior museums, shop and people-watch in Piccadilly, or raise a pint at a pub.

Your Price Includes:
  • 2 nights at the First-Class Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel (or similar)
  • 2 meals: 2 breakfasts
  • 1 half-day visit to Hampton Court
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • The services of a City Host
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DAY 14 : London

This morning after breakfast, you’ll visit Hampton Court on an included half-day tour. The palace and its gardens are breathtaking, especially intricate Tudor brickwork and stained-glass windows. Other points of interest include a maze, historic tennis courts, and the world’s largest grapevine.

This afternoon, explore more of the English capital on your own.

DAY 15 : London

Today you’ll have an entire day at leisure—perhaps you’ll do some shopping in the West End, or visit a few of the city’s excellent museums like the Tate Modern. Or, join our optional tour to Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, and the official residence of the British monarchy for nine centuries. This evening, enjoy dinner on your own.

 Included meals: breakfast

DAY 16  : London / Return home

After an included breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

 Included meals: breakfast

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Journey Hidden Gems of the British Isles & Ireland Treasure of the British / Irish Isles Spring in the British & Irish Isles
Cruise-Only Prices* $6,399 $7,390 $3,351 One of few deluxe cruises around United Kingdom. Save $2,382 per couple compared to competition
Trip Length 13 days 12 Days 8 Days Pay less & enjoy one additional day
Per Diem $492 per day $615 $479 Save $278 per couple per day!
Cabin Upgrades $200-$800 increments $120-$2280 increments Starting at $250 Lowest cabin upgrades in the market!
Ship Accommodations 10 nights cruising on the 68 meter/36 cabin Variety Voyager was launched in 2012. This sleek high-tech looking yacht accommodates up to 72 guests in 36 cabins. 28 cabins are located at the Marina and Riviera Decks and 8 staterooms at the Horizons Deck. 7 nights cruising on the 132 stateroom Le Soléal. Stateroom amenities include individually controlled air conditioning, video on demand, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, electronic safe and hair dryer. 6 nights aboard the Ocean Nova with all shore excursions and the services of the Noble Caledonia Expedition Team Refurbished in 2006, expedition ship with up to 84 passengers on two decks with single, double, and triple cabins with sea-views Informal table service and buffet dining More intimate, small ship experience, better value in deluxe category with more upscale dining. Smaller size allows for access to less-visited ports of call
Included Tours and Special Features 13-day deluxe small-group cruise in the United Kingdom and Ireland with just 72 total travelers. Explore lesser-visited ports, highlights of capitals like Dublin and Edinburgh, and incredible marine and wildlife. Shore excursions in Belfast, the Isle of Man, Liverpool, Cork, Kinsale, the Isles of Scilly, Guernsey, and Portsmouth Choice of tours in the Channel Islands free time at Tresco's Abbey Gardens Cruise to the Cliffs of Moher Longer cruise and more time in ports, plus more shore excursions and greater value
Meals 33 meals: 11 breakfast, 10 lunches, and 12 dinners, including Welcome and Farewell Dinners 28 meals: 9 breakfasts, 11 lunches, and 8 dinners, plus beverages including house wine & spirits all meals onboard daily THE MOST included meals featuring local cuisine
Single Travelers Reduced single supplements on all dates no special single offers no special single offers The most single-friendly prices
Extend Your Trip 3-days Edinburgh, Scotland, $829 $276 per day 3-days London, United Kingdom, $899 $300 per day no extension choices no extension choices The best choices at the best price
10 Ways to Save New for 2018—including gratuities for local guides and drivers! Enjoy traveler referral rewards & SmartPay early-payment savings plan: Save up to $1800 per couple combining maximum SmartPay savings and Past Traveler Discounts (based on a $6,000 trip cost) None None THE MOST WAYS TO SAVE!

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