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

Start and end in London
Tour Operator:
Expat Explore Travel
Max group size:
51
Age range:
10 to 90
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
72237
Private available:
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$3,575
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US $2,320
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Highlights

  • 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

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Itinerary

Start and end in London! With the Discovery tour Best of UK & Ireland - 13 days, you have a 13 days tour package taking you through London, England and 24 other destinations in Europe. Best of UK & Ireland - 13 days includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: London - Stonehenge - Bath - Cardiff
  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
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  • MS
    · January 14th, 2020
    Destinations could have been better organised for arrival during the day for sightseeing. Due to winter hours some major centres had arrival when it was dark and departure in the dark.
    Trip date: December 2019
  • Best of UK & Ireland - 13 days reviewer 2
    · January 6th, 2020
    Expensive with the optional tours etc but generally good. Doing it in summer would be be better. More daylight.
    Trip date: December 2019
  • GC
    · January 4th, 2020
    The trip was very enjoyable with many highlights
    Trip date: December 2019
  • ML
    · November 1st, 2019
    Enjoy the tour. Well organized. Excellent tour guide. Have great fun.
    Trip date: October 2019
  • Best of UK & Ireland - 13 days reviewer 5
    · October 31st, 2019
    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... Show more
    Trip date: October 2019
  • JE
    · October 20th, 2019
    She was fun and professional. She took care of everyone. Great way to experience my first tour
    Trip date: October 2019
  • DN
    · October 10th, 2019
    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... Show more
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    Trip date: September 2019
  • PN
    · October 8th, 2019
    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.... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019
  • DM
    · October 7th, 2019
    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!!
    Trip date: September 2019
  • G
    · October 7th, 2019
    I absolutely loved the tour and will have many happy memories...it 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... Show more
    Trip date: October 2019

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Best of UK & Ireland - 13 days
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Expat Explore can provide airport transfers for passengers for an additional cost. Please contact our Customer Support team for more information or to arrange this once you have a confirmed booking.

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Unfortunately, Expat Explore can not book your pre/post accommodation for this tour but you are more than welcome to book directly with the hotel yourself.

    • Do I need a visa?

      As a tour booking website, TourRadar cannot organise visas for you on your behalf as the visa requirements are regularly being updated and vary for the nationality of one traveller to the next. It is for this reason that we recommend checking with your local embassy or consulate website for the latest up to date information.

    • Would there be enough time in London to visit Baker Street and go sightseeing?

      The tour starts very early in the morning of the first day and ends late in the afternoon on the last day so there will not be much time left for sightseeing but you can always book additional accommodation and enjoy London by yourself on those days.

    • I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

      A single supplement is available on this tour if you would like a private room, however, there will be an extra charge for this.
      Please contact our Customer Support team to arrange this for you before your tour begins.

    • Is it possible to upgrade my accommodation to a private one?

      Please note that there is no mandatory single supplement applicable for this tour. If you are travelling on your own you can share a twin room with another traveller of the same gender - but the option to upgrade is certainly available if you would like to opt for it. In order to add the upgrade to your package, you will just need to submit the request to us in writing after you have made your booking.

    • Would there be accommodation for three in a room?

      We can always request a triple share room, however these are not always available in hotels in the UK & Ireland. Expat Explore will normally pair up travellers of the same gender to share twin share rooms.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      Euro
      Ireland
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      England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
    • Plugs & Adapters

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

      Type G
      Ireland, Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales
    • Visa
      • 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.
      • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before June 28th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 28th, 2021, a minimum payment of 10% is required to confirm your booking with Expat Explore Travel. 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 50 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Expat Explore Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Expat Explore Travel" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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