This tour will take you to London – the heart of England and United Kingdom, as well as to Wales and Ireland – the pearls of natural beauty and ancient buildings.
Day 1 – Arrive to London, England.
On arrival to London, check into your hotel and spend your afternoon discovering the treasures of this wonderful city. London is the city one can never be bored of, and here you can find everything you are wishing for – from the historic places to the vibrant and funky Camden! The uniformed hosts will help you establish your route.
Day 2 – London – Stonehenge – Bath – Bristol.
In the morning you will depart for your memorable day of sightseeing during which you will visit the mysterious Stonehenge, the new visitor center with its majestic exhibitions, the city of Bath that is famous for its Roman Baths. You will spend this night in Bristol – the city from where John Cabot sailed in 1497 to discover America.
Day 3 – Bristol – Cardiff, Wales – Tramore, Ireland.
Right across the river Severn lays the capital of Wales with its attractions, such as Cardiff Castle, Cathays Park, Millennium Stadium and the historic civic buildings. Head to the ferry that will take you to Ireland across St. George’s Channel! And by the afternoon you will arrive to Rosslare and spend the night in Tramore, the seaside resort.
Day 4 – Tramore – Dungarvan – Youghal – Cork – Blarney – Killarney.
Explore the ‘Emerald Isle’ of Ireland – visit Dungarvan, Youghal and Cork (the country’s second-largest city). See Blarney with its Stone of Eloquence, explore castles and head through the Cork and Kerry mountains for the town of Killarney – a famous resort place.
Day 5 – Killarney – Ring of Kerry – Adare – Ennis.
Start your morning with a 100-mile drive along the coas while admiring the “Ring of Kerry” panoramic views: from the sparkling seascapes to the majestic mountains and the Lakes of Killarney, this country has a lot to offer! You will also visit Adare, Limerick (that gave name to the famous poetry form) and enjoy a banquet at Knappogue Castle (optional).
Day 6 – Ennis – Limerick – Dublin.
Explore Limerick with its King John’s Castle and the Treaty Stone of 1691 – and head towards Dublin where you will arrive in the afternoon. Have a memorable tour around the Irish capital – and have an excellent dinner in Guinness Storehouse (optional).
Day 7 – Dublin – Llangollen, Wales – Wrexham.
Cross the Irish Sea to enjoy the sights of North Wales, such as Snowdonia National Park, and head to Llangollen that has been home to the annual national competition for poets and musicians. Arrive to Wrexham. In the evening you may choose to have a barge excursion along the Llangollen Canal.
Day 8 – Wrexham – Ironbridge, England – Stratford-upon-Avon – London.
Visit the Ironbridge – “Cradle of the Industrial Revolution” – and go back to England visiting Stratford-upon-Avon on your way. You will come back to London around 4 pm. So there is plenty of time for a cool night out in this city!
Day 9 – London.
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.
|Tour duration||9 days|
|Type of activity||Bus/Coach; Ferry; Walking|
|Visits to Stonehenge, Bath, Tramore, Blarney, Killarney, Adare, Llangollen, Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon; orientation drives in Cardiff, Limerick, Dublin|
|Host service in London. Professional Tour Director while touring|
|Full English breakfast (B); 4 three-course dinners (D) with choice of menus|
|Salisbury Plain, Ring of Kerry and Lakes of Killarney, Snowdonia, Ironbridge|
|Wales & Ireland|
|Scheduled transatlantic flights and airport transfers in London if Cosmos issues the air tickets. Private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach. Round-trip Irish Sea crossings by day ferry|
|LONDON Jurys Inn Chelsea (F)|
|BRISTOL DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol City (F)|
|TRAMORE Majestic (ST)|
|KILLARNEY Killarney Court (F)|
|ENNIS Auburn Lodge (ST)|
|DUBLIN Jurys Inn Custom House (F)|
|WREXHAM Ramada Plaza (F)|
|LONDON Novotel London West (F)|