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Britain and Ireland Explorer (Small Groups, Summer, 13 Days) - Insight Vacations
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13 days

Britain and Ireland Explorer (Small Groups, Summer, 13 Days)

Start and end in London
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Insight Vacations
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5 to 99
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  • Witness the spectacle of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • Learn about the life of William Shakespeare at his home
  • See the wall that marked the border of the Roman Empire
  • Visit the beach in the iconic scene from 'Chariots of Fire'

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Good reasons for travelling privately:

  • Personalise your trip

    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

  • Increased safety during COVID

    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

  • Travel more exclusively

    Your tour guide can focus all their attention on your group

  • Travel for a special occasion

    Celebrate an important event by only travelling with your friends or family


Start and end in London! With the Sightseeing tour Britain and Ireland Explorer (Small Groups, Summer, 13 Days), you have a 13 days tour package taking you through London, England and 35 other destinations in Europe. Britain and Ireland Explorer (Small Groups, Summer, 13 Days) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Stratford and Medieval York
  2. Day 2: Durham, Hadrian's Wall and Edinburgh
  3. Day 3: Scotland’s Capital of Culture
  4. Day 4: St. Andrews and Inverness
  5. Day 5: Loch Ness and Glencoe
  6. Day 6: The English Lakes to Chester
  7. Day 7: North Wales and over to Dublin
  8. Day 8: In Dublin’s Fair City
  9. Day 9: From Dublin to Killarney
  10. Day 10: Ring of Kerry Experience
  11. Day 11: Blarney Castle and Waterford
  12. Day 12: Across the Irish Sea to Cardiff
  13. Day 13: Roman Baths, Stonehenge and London
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  • A
    · August 24th, 2019
    Cruise Director was the best, very well organised, great with everyone, her knowledge and information on the countries we visited was exceptional. Always happy & smiling, Meagan you were the best. Must add our Coach Driver Nathan was great as well... Show more
    Insight Vacations commented on this review
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us. We are very happy to learn that you enjoyed every bit of your Insight Vacations experience; from our very knowledgeable staff to our wide-ranging itinerary. Most of all, we truly look forward to our next... Show more
    Trip date: August 2019
  • WS
    · August 7th, 2019
    Shawn kept our group well organized. It was a pleasure having him as our tour director.
    Insight Vacations commented on this review
    We are delighted to learn that your experience in Europe with Insight Vacations was a total success. We are even happier to hear that our tailored itinerary allowed you to see all the magnificent sights and cities of Britain and Ireland. Furthermore, we... Show more
    Trip date: July 2019
  • ML
    · June 14th, 2019
    Amazing places in such a short time; my first overseas trip thrilling to see where my family came from; comfortable coach small friendly group. David was brilliant, his knowledge of places and history is encyclopaediac; I became ill during the trip and... Show more
    Insight Vacations commented on this review
    We are delighted to learn that your experience on the Britain and Ireland Explorer tour exceeded all your expectations. We are very proud to hear about the professionalism and passion shown by our staff throughout your time on the road. Furthermore, we... Show more
    Trip date: May 2019
  • NB
    · May 9th, 2019
    Originally we were booked on another trip but due to insufficient numbers we were offered this trip. The best thing that could have happened. Great trip all round, great company and excellent tour guide
    Insight Vacations commented on this review
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us. We are very happy to learn that you enjoyed every bit of your Insight Vacations experience through Britain and Ireland; from our very knowledgeable and attentive staff to our wide-ranging itinerary. Most of... Show more
    Trip date: April 2019
  • RL
    · August 19th, 2018
    It was the trip of a lifetime for us and we had a wonderful experience. Peter, our guide, was very knowledgeable, witty, and helpful. He worked hard to ensure we had good photo opportunities, understood the history, and knew our options. Amazing time... Show more
    Trip date: July 2018
  • SN
    · September 6th, 2016
    The Britain & Ireland Explorer Tour was amazing. Our tour director Matt Lawson was a laugh and so helpfull. The coaches are comfortable and good we have regular toilet breaks. The hotels we stayed in were interesting with character and good conversation... Show more
    Trip date: July 2016
  • LH
    · December 28th, 2015
    I had a wonderful time. The whole trip went without a problem. The tour guide was unfailingly cheerful, helpful and informative. Fantastic from star to finish.
    Trip date: May 2012
  • KC
    · November 24th, 2015
    Wonderful experience, great sights and experiences
    Trip date: August 2015
  • MH
    · November 24th, 2015
    A perfect vacation! Great accommodations, a superb guide (Nigel Hannay), the best driver (Terry), beautiful scenery, excellent options, delicious food, timely transfers and the best people in the world to share it all with. We will definitely choose... Show more
    Trip date: June 2011
  • Britain and Ireland Explorer (Small Groups, Summer, 13 Days) reviewer 10
    · October 16th, 2015
    GEMS OF BRITAIN INCLUDING EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO 2015 Paid more to be with a superior company but found our tickets to the tattoo were the worst possible available. Group was split. Our tickets were for row FF. Which is the very top row, has limited... Show more
    Trip date: August 2015

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13 days
Britain and Ireland Explorer (Small Groups, Summer, 13 Days)
From London to London
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  • Plugs & Adapters

    As a traveller from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for type G.

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    Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales
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    • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
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    • For any tour departing before June 17th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 17th, 2021, a minimum payment of $200 is required to confirm your booking with Insight Vacations. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 65 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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