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Great Britain & Ireland (Summer, 16 Days)

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Great Britain & Ireland (Summer, 16 Days) - Contiki
Great Britain & Ireland (Summer, 16 Days) - Contiki
Excellent
39 reviews
Starts
London
Destinations
+18
Ends
London
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Highlights

  • See Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London
  • Cruise across the mythic Loch Ness
  • Taste Guinness in Dublin and try haggis in Edinburgh
  • Stand on the windswept cliffs of Moher
  • Visit York Minster Gothic Cathedral and Hadrian's Wall
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Berth / Cabin
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Ferry
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Coach / Bus
Start and end in London! With the in-depth cultural tour Great Britain & Ireland (Summer, 16 Days), you have a 16 day tour package taking you through London, England and 17 other destinations in Europe. Great Britain & Ireland (Summer, 16 Days) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

39 Reviews

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  • KM
    Written on December 10, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour was great, the tour manager and driver were awesome and very helpful. The people and the scenery made trip. It was worth it.

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  • K
    Written on September 25, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Megs was amazing, she made everything fun, was a pool of knowledge but it felt like you just had another tour buddy. Couldn’t have had a better tour guide.

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  • MC
    Written on September 25, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I loved Ireland, loved the people I travelled with and our tour guide Megs was wonderful, friendly and informative. Made a few friends for life on that tour and I still consider her to be one of them.

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  • E
    Written on September 25, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Absolutely amazing tour guide! So knowledgeable and professional whilst also being warm, friendly and a lot of fun!! Best tour guide I’ve had on contiki!

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  • Great Britain & Ireland (Summer, 16 Days) reviewer 5
    Written on September 25, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Megs was amazing. She always made sure you were having a great time and always had stuff for us to do,if you wanted to. Couldn't have asked for a better tour manager for this trip.

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  • B
    Written on July 16, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    This trip was really amazing. We had the best trip manager, Chris, and the best coach driver, John. I learned so much about the culture, history and sites. I would do this trip all over again if I could. I made great friends and saw amazing places. It was a... Read more

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  • A
    Written on July 16, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    This trip was amazing. We had the best guide and coach driver. I made great friends and saw amazing places. I learned so much about the history, culture and sites. I would do this trip all over again if I could. It was a once in a lifetime trip.

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  • MK
    Written on March 12, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    The trip was great apart from the included meals. Most were at the hotel we were staying at and were pretty lousy. Contiki really needs to lift its game with the included meals, either provide a good meal worth eating or don't provide one at all. One or two... Read more

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  • BV
    Written on January 8, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Its good to get to know many cities an cultures in a such short term. The guide was committed and energetic. 99% are friendly australians ... I highly recommend this tour.

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  • KS
    Written on January 3, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Tour was amazing! The tour guide and driver were great. Very safe trip and guide was fun and knowledgeable and very well organised. Always knew what was happening. The tour hit all the places I wanted to visit. Would have loved an extra day in Edinburgh and... Read more

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: London to Liverpool
  2. Day 2: Liverpool to York
  3. Day 3: York to Lake District
  4. Day 4: Lake District to Edinburgh via Gretna Green and Hadrian's Wall
  5. Day 5: Edinburgh
  6. Day 6: Edinburgh to Scottish Highlands via St. Andrews
  7. Day 7: Scottish Highlands to West Highlands via Isle of Skye
  8. Day 8: West Highlands to Glasgow via Stirling
  9. Day 9: Glasgow to Dublin via Larne
  10. Day 10: Dublin to Cork via Kilkenny
  11. Day 11: Cork to Galway via Blarney and Cliffs of Moher
  12. Day 12: Galway
  13. Day 13: Galway to Londonderry
  14. Day 14: Londonderry to Belfast via Giant's Causeway
  15. Day 15: Belfast to Dublin
  16. Day 16: Dublin to London

What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

  • Optional Extras

Not included

  • Flights

Videos

  • Western Europe Travel Guide
  • Contiki In-Depth Explorer Trips
  • Great Britain and Ireland
Western Europe Travel Guide

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • Where and when does the tour end?

      On Day 16 of the tour your group will travel from Dublin to Liverpool, where the tour will end. The drop off point and suggested time of arrival will be in your final trip documents, which are sent 21 days before departure.

    • Where and when does the tour start?

      The adventure starts in London, where you will meet you group in the morning and set ff for a day of sightseeing, before boarding the coach and heading up to Liverpool. The time and place of the meeting point will be in your final trip documents, which will be sent 21 days before departure.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Airport transfers are not included in the tour cost and Contiki is unable to arrange transfers, so you will need to make your own way to the tour starting point. Contiki make sure that their meeting points are in well connected areas, so catching public transport shouldn't be a problem!

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    Guides who have led this tour

    • Tarryn Liddell
      "With so many places in the world to explore it was always hard to stay in one place. Travelling is the..."
    • Ebony Skye Anderson
      "So when I moved to Switzerland to study in 2006 - little did I know it would end up changing every plan..."
    • Trys Eddy
      "I'm a born and bred Aussie, who has been living this crazy nomadic lifestyle of a Tour Manager for the..."
    • Megs Chandler
      "Growing up in the most isolated city in the world, it was like a right of passage to travel half way..."
    • James Jenkins
      "Before joining the Tourism Industry i used to frequently travel across South East Asia and Australia..."
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    • Michelle21st November 2018
      This is the 2nd time I have used Tour Radar, and would thoroughly recommend them. Any questions are answered promptly, the website is easy to use and I know for sure that I will be back again.

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    About the countries

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    Currencies

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    England , Scotland and Northern Ireland
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    Ireland

    Plugs & Adapters

    England, Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland

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    Location
    Start and end in London.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Contiki to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Contiki booking. The remaining balance is then payable 45 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 30 January 2019 the full payment of $2,825 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 45 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2825 for Great Britain & Ireland (Summer, 16 Days), but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Contiki tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 2,877 km.
    • London (England)
    • 287 km
    • Liverpool (England)
    • 140 km
    • York (England)
    • 128 km
    • Bowness-on-Windermere (England)
    • 71 km
    • Gretna Green (Scotland)
    • 107 km
    • Edinburgh (Scotland)
    • 49 km
    • St Andrews (Scotland)
    • 147 km
    • Loch Ness (Scotland)
    • 104 km
    • Portree (Scotland)
    • 99 km
    • Ben Nevis (Scotland)
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