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England, Scotland, Ireland & Iceland 20-Day Tour

Tour Code: SP2 ESI20
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Windsor Castle: One of the largest castles in the world.
Stonehenge: UNESCO World Heritage Site 1986
Bath: One of the oldest Roman baths with elegant architecture such as crescents and terraces
Visit Waterford Crystal Shop and learn about glass blowing & cutting technique
Killarney National Park: Beautiful landscape of woodland, waterfalls and lakes
Limerick: the 2nd largest city lies on the River Shannon with lively music scene and arts
Cliffs of Moher: A spectacular coastline in Ireland. It rises 231 meters above the Atlantic Ocean
Dublin: A vibrant city with rich history & green lush landscape
Guinness Storehouse: A famous beer brand in the world. You can witness how beer is made
Giant’s Causeway is made up of 40,000 symmetrical basalt columns, result of volcanic eruption
Belfast located among mountains & coastline in Northern Ireland. You will see Victorian buildings, glittering waterfront and City Hall 
Edinburgh is located in northern part of UK with charming scenery, also known as “Athens of the North”
Unique dinner show with Scottish bagpipe performance in Edinburgh
Windermere: The largest natural lake in England. Enjoy boat ride with stunning view 
Stratford upon-Avon: Shakespeare’s birthplace, a picturesque town lies on the River Avon
Oxford: The oldest university town
London: Visit Tower of London, British Museum, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, the Parliament & the Big Ben
Provide one bottle of water per person per day on the coach
Provide headset service if group size is 15 and more people for better sightseeing experience

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Entrance Fee & Transportation included 

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Itinerary

Day 1

USA /London, UK

<Itinerary>

Today, we will take overnight flight to London, UK, arrive the next day.

Day 2

London-16km-Windsor Castle-68km-Oxford

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Upon arrival, we will take you to ★Windsor Castle, a medieval castle and royal residence in the English county of Berkshire. The original castle was built after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror. In 1936 Edward VIII, adopting the title of Duke of Windsor, following his abdication, and he married Wallis Simpson, an American socialite. They remained married until his death 35 years later. Continue to Oxford, the oldest university town, dinner and overnight.

<Dinner> Hotel Western 3 courses

<Hotel> Oxford Belfry Hotel

Day 3

Oxford-112km-Stonehenge-62km-Bath-95km-Cardiff 

<Itinerary>

This morning brief city tour Oxford, we will then travel to ★Stonehenge, a prehistoric & mysterious circle of upright stones. These stone are aligned almost perfectly with the sunrise and was built as a place of worship. Continue to Bath, an UNESCO World Heritage Site.  We will visit ★ Roman Bath Museum.  Tonight, we will spend the night in Cardiff.

<Breakfast> English Breakfast at hotel 

<Dinner> Western Cuisine 3 courses

<Hotel> Radisson Blu Cardiff or similar

Day 4

Cardiff-170km-Fishguard -177km-Rosslare, Ireland-73km- Waterford

<Itinerary>

Cardiff is the capital of Wales and chief commercial center. We will tour the city: Cardiff Bay area, Millennium Stadium. After lunch, depart for Fishguard port to take ★ferry to Ireland (about 3.5 hours). Upon arrival in Rosslare, we will drive to Waterford and spend the night here.

<Breakfast> English Breakfast at hotel 

<Dinner> Western  Cuisine 3 courses

<Hotel> The Majestic Hotel or similar

Day 5

Waterford -195km-Killarney National Park

<Itinerary>

Waterford city was founded by Viking traders in 914 with medieval flavor. After breakfast, city tour will follow:  To ★Waterford Crystal Factory that has exquisite crystal, you will have opportunity to choose from many beautiful Waterford Crystal (If they are not opened, we will replace with other site). Continue to Regnald’s Tower, a circular defense tower set in the historic Viking Triangle. Then we will drive to Killarney–named Ireland’s cleanest town in the country. ★Enjoy jaunting car ride, wondering through Lough Leane, Middle Lake and Upper Lake.  

<Breakfast> Irish Breakfast at hotel

<Dinner> Western Cuisine 3 courses

<Hotel> Killarney Riverside Hote or similar

Day 6

Killarney National Park-111km- Limerick- 78km-Cliffs of Moher - 78km-Galway

<Itinerary>

Today, we will travel along southwestern coastline via Limerick take you to ★Cliffs of Moher that rises 200 meters above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag’s Head. We will visit O’Brien’s Tower, built in 1835 by Cornelius O'Brien a descendant of Brian Boru, Kings of Thomond. After lunch, to Galway, the fourth largest city. It has experienced very rapid growth in recent years. Start from Eyre Square and you will find many pubs, restaurants. Continue to St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, the largest medieval parish church in Ireland and still used as a place of worship.

<Breakfast> Irish Breakfast  at hotel     

<Dinner> Western Cuisine 3 courses

<Hotel> Clayton Hotel Galway or similar

Day 7

Galway-255km-Dublin

<Itinerary>

After breakfast, depart for Dublin, one of the literary capitals and an UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will visit ★Trinity College to view the Book of Kells, an illuminated Gospel book created by Celtic Monks centuries ago and ★Trinity College Library. Continue to Phoenix Park, located west of the city center and north of River Liffey. One of the largest walled city park in Europe, occupying 707 hectares with grassland and tree-lined avenues. It has been home to wild fallow deer since century ago.  Then to ★Guinness Storehouse, their beer is the most successful beer brands in the world. 

<Breakfast> Irish Breakfast at  hotel 

<Dinner> Western Cuisine 3 courses

<Hotel> Grand Canal Hotel Dublin or similar

Day 8

Dublin-237km-Londonderry, UK-62km-Giant’s Causeway-112km-Belfast  

<Itinerary>

This morning we will travel to Londonderry, an old walled city in Northern Ireland. Continue to ★Giant’s Causeway–An area of 40,000 perfectly symmetrical basalt columns, result of volcanic eruption. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. Later, travel through scenic coastline to Belfast.

<Breakfast> Irish Breakfast at hotel

<Dinner> Western  Cuisine 3 courses

<Hotel> Europa Hotel Belfast or similar

Day 9

Belfast-100km-Cairnryan-202km-Edinburgh

 

<Itinerary>

After breakfast, city tour will follow: City Hall, Titanic Belfast, you will relive the fateful voyage of the Titanic. Then travel to Scotland by ★ferry.  Upon arrival in Cairnryan, we will transfer you to Edinburgh (UNESCO World Heritage Site, 1995).

<Breakfast> Irish Breakfast at hotel

<Dinner> Western Cuisine with Scottish show   

<Hotel> Marriott Edinburgh or similar 

Day 10

Edinburgh-250km-Lake District

<Itinerary>

Edinburgh is a city steeped in history and its stunning rich architectural heritage is now recognized as a World Heritage Site. This morning, we will visit ★Edinburgh Castle located at the top of the volcanic Castle Rock and dominates the skyline of the city. Later, we will drive to Lake District–a mountainous region.  We will take ★ferry to tour Lake District and enjoy beautiful scenery. Famous children’s book “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” was written & illustrated by Beatrix Potter. She discovered her love of nature & animals while spending holidays in Lake District.  The beauty of Lake District inspired another English Romantic poet, William Wordsworth, who   lived in Lake District as well.

<Breakfast> Scottish Breakfast at hotel

<Dinner> Western Cuisine 3 courses

<Hotel> Macdonald Old England Hotel and SPA Windermere or similar

Day 11

Lake District-159km-York-222km-Coventry

<Itinerary>

This morning, depart for York, an ancient walled city, founded by the Romans in 71 AD. York is full of ancient history, romantic ambiance, exquisite architecture and quaint cobblestone streets. We’ll visit ★York Minster, a Gothic cathedral with beautiful stained glass. Continue to walk around city walls with amazing views. Later, depart for Coventry and overnight here.

<Breakfast> English Breakfast at hotel 

<Dinner> Western Cuisine 3 courses

<Hotel> Crowne Plaza Stratford Upon Avon or similar

Day 12

Coventry-31km- Stratford-Upon-Avon-82km-Oxford-96km-London

<Itinerary>

After breakfast, depart for Stratford-Upon-Avon, steeped in culture and history, set in the beautiful countryside. We will visit ★Shakespeare’s birthplace and Anne Hathaway’s cottage. Later, depart for London, and visit ★British Museum contains vast collections of Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities.

<Breakfast> English Breakfast at hotel 

<Dinner> Chinese 8 Dish 1 Soup

<Hotel> Millenium Copthorne Hotel At Chelsea London or similar

Day 13

London

<Itinerary>

Today, start with full day tour: Buckingham Palace, where we have a chance to see the “Changing of the Guard” ceremony, the Queen’s residence, ★Westminster Abbey, where England’s kings & queens have been crowned & buried since 1066.  ★Tower of London is steeped in history, served as both a castle and a prison in the past; they also have priceless treasures including the British Crown Jewels. Continue to House of Parliament, Big Ben, Hyde Park, Trafalgar Square and London Bridge. Then visit and ride the landmark ferris wheel-★London Eye.

<Breakfast> English Breakfast at hotel    

<Dinner> Steak or Lobster Dinner

<Hotel> Millenium Copthorne Hotel At Chelsea London or similar

Day 14

London / Reykjavik, Iceland

<Itinerary>

Today fly to capital of Iceland – Reykjavik. Upon arrival, transfer to ★Blue Lagoon, enjoy relaxing warm geothermal spa treatment! Then continuing city tour in Reykjavik: old Harbour area, City Hall, downtown area, Perlan, Hallgrimskirkja church. Late afternoon at leisure.  After dinner, transfer to hotel and check-in. 

** Private Northern Lights Tour for Sep group only **

** Northern Lights will happen only when weather permitting **  

<Dinner> Hotel Chef’s Cuisine, 3 courses

<Hotel> Hilton Nordica Reykjavik or similar

Day 15

Reykjavik — 149km — Snaefellsnes & Kirkjufell — 107km — Borgarnes

<Itinerary>

After breakfast, depart for Snaefellnes peninsula. Sightseeing: Hellnar & Arnarstapi. Continue to Kirkjufell (Church Mountain), a 463 meter high mountain on Snaefellsnes peninsula and claimed to be the most photographed mountain in Iceland. We will overnight in Borgarnes.     

<Breakfast> Buffet at hotel     

<Dinner> Local Cuisine, 3 courses

<Hotel> Icelandair Hotel Hamar or similar

Day 16

Borgarnes — 311km — Akureyki — 53km — Godafell —45km — Husavik

<Itinerary>

After breakfast, sightseeing: Skagafjordur, Blonduos, Godafoss, Akureyri City Tour, Botanical Garden. Dettifoss waterfal & to Husavik, follow by ★Whale watching boat tour.  

<Breakfast> Buffet at hotel     

<Dinner> Hotel Chef’s Cuisine, 3 courses

<Hotel> Fosshotel Husavik or similar

Day 17

Husavik — 56km — Lake Myvatn — 359km — Hofn

<Itinerary>

After breakfast, depart for Myvatn, sightseeing: Lake Myvatn area, Dimmuborgir, Namaskard, Grjotagja, laxa river, Skutustadir. Then relax in a ★hot spring nature bath, Modludalur, Egilsstadir.  Overnight in Hofn.

<Breakfast> Buffet at hotel    

<Dinner> Local Cuisine (Lobster meal)

<Hotel> Hotel Hofn or similar

Day 18

Hofn — Jokulsarlon Lagoon & Skaftafell National Park — Vik

<Itinerary>

After breakfast, depart for ★Vatnajokull National Park, tour Skaftafell and★ a boat excursion sailing on the lagoon amongst huge glacial blocks. Overnight in Vik.       

<Breakfast> Buffet at hotel    

<Dinner> Hotel Chef’s Cuisine, 3 courses

<Hotel> Icelandair Hotel Vik or similar

Day 19

Vik — Black Sand Beach — Golden Circle Tour — Reykjavik

<Itinerary>

After breakfast, depart for Black Sand Beach, one of the highlights is the 120 meter high promontory of Dyrholaey with its spectacular rock arch, bird nestling cliffs. Continue to Thingvellir National Park, visit oldest parliament founded in 903 and magnificent ★Gullfoss and ★Geysir.  Late afternoon, depart for Reykjavik.

<Breakfast> Buffet at hotel     

<Dinner> Hotel Chef’s Cuisine, 3 courses

<Hotel> Hilton Nordica Reykjavik or similar

Day 20

Reykjavik / USA

<Itinerary>

After breakfast, transfer to airport for homebound flight to US.

<Breakfast> Buffet at hotel

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Pricing

Departure Date

26 *Extend Iceland

MAY

2019

Adult: $7,299
Child: N/A
Single Supplement: $2,000

Departure Date

01 *Extend Iceland

SEPT

2019

Adult: $7,299
Child: N/A
Single Supplement: $2,000

Tour Fare include:  4 star Hotel (Iceland 3-4 Star Hotel), Transportation, Entrance Fee, Breakfast(18), Dinner(18)

Tour Fare excludes: Airfare, Personal expense, Any expense not included in our itinerary, Tips: 8 GBP per day, Visa Fee, Travel Insurance(If full payment paid 60 days prior to departure date, we offer medical travel insurance for US residents only)

** If you purchase air ticket on your own, your arrival time to the first destination and your departure time from last destination to U.S. must be the same as our group. If not the same, you must arrange your own transportation to meet group  and to aiport on the last day **

Notes:
*Tour fare is per person in double occupancy
*Child Fee: 2-11 years old share bed with parents, otherwise will be count as adult fare
* Single supplement is for one person occupying one single room with one bed

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