Best of UK & Ireland - 13 days

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


  • Head to the impressive Liverpool, home of The Beatles
  • Indulge in Irish beer, Scottish whisky and Galway oysters
  • Hear the myths surrounding the Giant Causeway area
  • Stop at the Loch Ness and go sightseeing in Edinburgh
  • Visit Cambridge, Alma Mater of David Attenborough
Age range
10 to 90 year olds
Max Group Size
Coach / Bus, Local Transport
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus, Historical
Expat Explore Travel
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 24 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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  1. Introduction
  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 area
  6. Day 6: Ring of Kerry - Free day
  7. Day 7: Adare - Limerick - Cliffs of Moher - Galway - Ballina
  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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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

92 Reviews

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  • ML
    Written on November 1, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Enjoy the tour. Well organized. Excellent tour guide. Have great fun.

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  • Best of UK & Ireland - 13 days reviewer 2
    Written on October 31, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    What a fantastic adventure! 13 days, 5 countries, 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Lovely people and new friends. Can't say enough about our enthusiastic tour leader Karina Merkel and our driver Chris Davies along with everyone who was onboard our "birthday... Read more

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  • JE
    Written on October 20, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    She was fun and professional. She took care of everyone. Great way to experience my first tour

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  • DN
    Written on October 10, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Luke, brought so much knowledge along with a great sense of humor to our tour that it exceeded our expectations. I’m truly afraid that being our first tour he set the bar very high and anything after this may fall short. He did an amazing job with so... Read more

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  • PN
    Written on October 8, 2019
    3.5 - Good

    We we told at the beginning of our tour that Percy was not a guide but a tour leader! We were expecting a guide so we were disappointed. More info along the way would have been nice, like info on towns we passed through, even names would have been nice. On... Read more

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  • DM
    Written on October 7, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    For a fun, fast paced, exciting experience then Luke and Expat is the way to go! Definitely felt like we got our money’s worth!!

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  • G
    Written on October 7, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    I absolutely loved the tour and will have many happy was more than I expected and our tour leader Luke went above and beyond to make the tour special, and of course Garry the driver got us back safely.will recommend it to friends in Australia.

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  • T
    Written on October 6, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Luke was perfect! Very knowledgeable, funny & professional. You won't find a better guide or leader.

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  • JC
    Written on September 27, 2019
    3.0 - Average

    Too many stops, some lodging not nice, no use in arriving at lodging 10PM and out next day at 7:45AM. Guide not great. I would not use Expat tours again.

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  • SL
    Written on September 26, 2019
    3.0 - Average

    The tour was good but there was no time to get to know the other passengers, we started cry wary and wouldn’t get to the hotel until 9 or 10 at night ,

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Questions & Answers

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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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    Guides who have led this tour

    • Luke Watson
      "I'm a Londoner with a passion for history, travel, people and the good times. I truly believe that open..."
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    Start and end in London.
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    Covering a total distance of approx 2,734 km.
    • London (England)
    • 123 km
    • Stonehenge (England)
    • 43 km
    • Bath (England)
    • 58 km
    • Cardiff (Wales)
    • 128 km
    • Stratford-upon-Avon (England)
    • 160 km
    • Liverpool (England)
    • 217 km
    • Dublin (Ireland)
    • 135 km
    • Waterford (Ireland)
    • 105 km
    • Blarney (Ireland)
    • 66 km
    • Killarney (Ireland)
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