Best of UK & Ireland - 13 days

Best of UK & Ireland - 13 days - Expat Explore Travel
Best of UK & Ireland - 13 days - Expat Explore Travel
14 reviews


  • Explore legendary landmarks, medieval castles, rolling green hills
  • Rewarding group tour experience
  • Visit hometown of William Shakespeare
  • Great value for money
Age range
10 to 90 year olds
Max Group Size
Coach / Bus, Local Transport
Start and end in London! With the discovery tour Best of UK & Ireland - 13 days, you have a 13 day tour package taking you through London, England and 18 other destinations in Europe. Best of UK & Ireland - 13 days includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • JN
    Written on January 6, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    I went on the UK and Ireland tour with Kaeleigh as our guide. She was the most organised, professional and informative tour leader I could've hoped for, she went above and beyond at every turn - especially when providing us with history and info about every stop/leg of our epic journey. She made the already beautiful landscape and amazingly historic tour even more interesting, Thanks Kaeleigh, and Expat Explore for a great trip.
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  • JW
    Written on September 26, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The trip was great; Niall was incredibly knowledgeable of history & what questions he couldn't answer he Googled for you (as my wifi was no good). The hotel rooms were were across the spectrum of not so great to very nice/comfortable. If plans went awry, Niall would soothe the situation brilliantly. Niall's organizational skills, enthusiasm, knowledge of history, and his ability to manage a bus load of travelers from around the world is seriously astonishing. The breakfasts were great, more than adequate, even if different from my typical fare. There is a fair amount of walking (that I was unable to participate in) due to knee issues, but I usually found a park, church, cafe or just people watching, occasionally chatting with locals. If you have no mobility issues at all, & don't mind less than glamorous accomodations then you will enjoy yourself. Even traveling alone I met & talked with people from around the world, & made a few friends. Great trip! Saw so much. Suggest keeping detailed journal of every stop. My biggest mistake was failure to pack/dress for the wet, windy, cooler temperatures of Sept In the UK
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  • SP
    Written on September 26, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was an amazing trip. Niall was so knowledgeable and helpful. James was also very good at his job. We covered alot of ground in 13 days. Niall and James were able to think on their feet and make any needed adjustments when we inevitably hit an occasional "road bump". The only negative was a few people who claimed to have special needs. My feeling is that if you are going on a tour, you should be prepared to adhere to ALL the same stipulations as everyone else and not receive special treatment. That applies to motion sickness. You should make the necessary preparations to prevent this or not book a bus tour.
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  • H
    Written on August 31, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was way better than I expected! A good mix of fun and travel. Also a good mix of optional and included.
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  • Best of UK & Ireland - 13 days reviewer 5
    Written on August 24, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Fantastic Guide, breathtaking sights, comfortable accommodation, excellent value for money
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  • OC
    Written on August 18, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour went on very smoothly as according to the itinerary. There are even some surprises with additional interesting stopover in Caernarfon and extra dinner provided in Dublin. Meals and accommodation provided are very good for the value of the tour fare paid. Strongly recommended for would-be travelers.
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  • S
    Written on July 31, 2017
    2.5 - Average

    We just came back from the 13 days U.K./Ireland tour. The tour guide, Kaeleigh was knowledgeable and organized but there were few things that bothered us during this trip. One was the smelly and stinky bus which was coming from the bus toilet stall. Even though we didn't see anyone using the bus toilet but we think the toilet was already full before the bus was given to our group. In any event, it should have been cleaned and dumped but we had to endure the unpleasant odor for a good 3-4 days of our trip. The other problem was the hotels. Even though there were few good/clean hotels but most of them were not. Specifically the hotels in Scotland ( Britania hotel and Loch Long Hotel). Britania had dirty bed sheets where I saw hairs on them, I asked for clean sheets but they also had stains on them. My son found a dead spider on his pillow at Loch Long Hotel. These 2 hotels didn't even have phone in their rooms so we had to go all the way down to speak to the reception for any simple request. Wifi at Long Loch Hotel wasn't working and Britania Hotel had only 40 minutes free wifi, we had to pay after 40 minutes. Also our room at Belfast IBIS hotel was smelling cigarette even though they were saying they were non smoking rooms, we could also smell sewer every time we turned on the water. I think it would worth if Expat considers other hotels in better conditions, even if it costs them charging a bit more, I'm sure people don't mind paying a little more but at least sleep in a clean room, not luxury but CLEAN.
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  • CC
    Written on July 18, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Had a wonderful time. Rob, our bus driver, was excellent. He was a good driver and a friendly face. Kaliegh, our tour guide was knowledgeable and very organized. The countryside was breathtaking. The hotels were not always the best,but a few were charming.
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  • KI
    Written on July 17, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour was amazing! Saw so much even in the little amount of time. Kaeleigh was our tour leader, and Rob was our driver. They were both such fun and interactive people and we couldn't have asked for any better ! Everything was organised and well prepared, the food was super yum and the accomodation was very good. I would definitely reccomend this trip to everyone!
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  • C
    Written on June 25, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Tour guide and driver gave lots of information and interacted well with group Had a wonderful time and met some fantastic people Would recommend company to others
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  1. Day 1: London - Stonehenge - Bath - Cardiff
    Start point Outside Hotel Novotel at Greenwich station, 173-185 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8JA 06:30
  2. Day 2: Stratford-upon-Avon - Liverpool
  3. Day 3: Liverpool - Dublin
  4. Day 4: Dublin - Free day
  5. Day 5: Waterford - Blarney Castle - Killarney
  6. Day 6: Ring of Kerry
  7. Day 7: Adare - Cliffs of Moher - Galway
  8. Day 8: Derry/Londonderry - Giant's Causeway - Belfast
  9. Day 9: Stirling - Whisky Distillery - Scottish Highlands
  10. Day 10: Loch Ness - Edinburgh
  11. Day 11: Edinburgh - Free day
  12. Day 12: Alnwick Castle - York - Yorkshire
  13. Day 13: Cambridge - London
    End point Greenwich train station, 173-185 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8JA 17:00 – 19:30

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  • Transport

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Questions & Answers

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    • May 24, 2018

      What airport in London do you recommend flying into for this tour?

      The main airport in London is Heathrow and this airport will be the closest to the tour meeting point however you are also able to fly into Gatwick airport but this will be further away to the meeting point.

    • March 29, 2018

      Can I request a triple share room?

      We can always request a triple share room for you with Expat Explore, however, it is important to note that they are not always available in hotels in the UK & Ireland. If a triple room is not available Expat will organise two travellers to share a room and the other traveller to share with another person of the same sex on the tour or an option to upgrade to a single room.

    • March 29, 2018

      I am a vegetarian, can the included meals cater for my dietary requirement?

      If you have a dietary requirement such as vegetarian, gluten-free etc please make sure you contact us once you have a booking so we can place a request with Expat for you and they can organise the meals for you before you join the tour.

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    Start and end in London.
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    Covering a total distance of approx 2,697 km.
    • London (England)
    • 123 km
    • Stonehenge (England)
    • 43 km
    • Bath (England)
    • 58 km
    • Cardiff (Wales)
    • 215 km
    • Liverpool (England)
    • 217 km
    • Dublin (Ireland)
    • 135 km
    • Waterford (Ireland)
    • 164 km
    • Killarney (Ireland)
    • 90 km
    • Limerick (Ireland)
    • 73 km
    • Galway (Ireland)
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