Combine the best of our Celtic Cousins on this fantastic touring holiday. You will traverse the length of Britain - from Wales to the Emerald Isle finishing in the Scottish Lowlands, taking in the best tourist traps Ireland and Scotland have to offer along the way. Go on to discover the best of Ireland before embarking on a Scottish odyssey taking in the sights, history, beauty and highlights of the regions.
Treacys Hotel, Waterford * * *
Ramada Belfast Hotel, Belfast * * *
McGettigan Hotel, Letterkenny
North West Castle Hotel, Stranraer * * *
Loch Long Hotel
Bothwell Bridge Hotel, Nr Glasgow * * *
Holiday Inn Hotel, Lancaster * * *
Travel to Fishguard for our ferry crossing to Rosslare. We continue onto Waterford for an overnight stay.
Depart hotel after breakfast and head north to explore the fair city of Dublin and enjoy a guided coach tour of the city. Following your city tour there will be some free time before continuing onto our hotel in Belfast.
Following breakfast we make our way to Titanic Belfast to discover the story of the tragic ship Titanic before travelling north to the breathtakingly beautiful coastline of Northern Ireland and the mighty Giants Causeway. The causeway was created by volcanic activity
forming a mass of 40,000 stone columns that have created steps leading from the cliff foot before disappearing under the sea. Entrance is included into the Giants Causeway Visitor Experience. Later, we continue our journey to Letterkenny for a 3 night stay.
We enjoy a guided tour of the Glenveagh National Park. Glenveagh’s 19th Century castle & magnificent gardens is located in the heart of a hauntingly beautiful wilderness of rugged mountains, pristine lakes, tumbling waterfalls and enchanted native oak woodland.
Day at leisure.
We visit Derry this morning where there will be some free time to explore this ancient walled town, built in 1613 on the banks of the River Foyle. Later, we continue our journey to Belfast for the afternoon ferry crossing to Cairnryan and onto our hotel in Stranraer for an overnight stay.
Travel to Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city. Glasgow has a mix of striking architecture styles and some of the best shopping outside of London. This afternoon, we travel to Arrochar for a two night stay.
After breakfast we visit the attractive black and white village of Inverary located on the shores of Loch Fyne. Journey on to the busy town of Oban, a typical Scottish seaside resort.
We depart Arrochar and enjoy a lovely guided scenic day tour through the Trossachs National Park, and some of Scotland’s most beautiful countryside. We arrive at the Glengoyne Distillery to enjoy a guided tour and a dram of Glengoyne 12 year old highland single malt whisky. We continue our journey via Callander to the Falkirk Wheel, a mechanical marvel, where we’ll take a trip on the rotating boatlift that connects the Forth and Clyde Canal to the Union Canal. Continue to Bothwell near Glasgow for a two night stay.
Full day exploring the delights of Edinburgh with city tour included. Sit back, relax and discover the stories, secrets, and sights of the city before we leave the coach for the walking element of the guided tour.
We depart Scotland for the Lake District via Gretna Green, when there will be time to look around the romantic village where 5,000 weddings take place each year.. We’ll continue via Penrith and Pooley Bridge through the Kirkstone Pass to Grassmere and to Dove Cottage, inspirational home of the poet Wordsworth. Overnight stay at Holiday Inn Lancaster.
We depart the Lake District and return home.
Executive coach travel
Irish Sea ferry crossing
Belfast to Cairnryan ferry crossing
1 night half board Waterford
1 night half board Belfast
3 nights half board Letterkenny
1 night half board Stranraer
2 nights half board Arrochar
2 nights half board Bothwell, nr.Glasgow
1 night half board Lancaster
Guided coach tour of Dublin
Entrance to Titanic Belfast
Entrance to Giants Causeway Visitor Centre
Guided Tour of the Glenveagh National Park
Guided coach tour of Trossachs
Entrance to Glengoyne Distillery & Whisky tasting
Entrance to Falkirk Wheel & trip on rotating boatlift
Guided city tour of Edinburgh (Part coach/walking tour)
Excursions as described in the itinerary
Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated
13.11.17 - BROCHURE ERRATA - Please be advised that since the European Brochure 2018 has gone to print, there have been some changes to the itinerary due to operational reasons. These changes have been implemented and the correct tour programme will be shown in our Main UK & Europe 2018 brochure
Please note the below changes:
Day 3 - Visit & Tour of the Guiness Storehouse in Dublin has been removed.
Day 9 - The Scotish Wool Centre & Sheepdog Demonstration has been removed.
'Our Price Includes' stated entrance to Slieve League; this was a typing error and not part of the itinerary.
The Arrochar Hotel has been replaced by 'The Loch Long Hotel'
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Aberbargoed - Yr Ysbyty|| Aberbargoed - Yr Ysbyty (Dyffryn Newydd) bus stop |
Opposite the Duffryn Newydd Pub
|Aberbeeg Square|| Aberbeeg Sq. Medical Centre - Woodland Terrace |
|Abercynon, The Clock|| The Clock, Abercynon |
|Aberdare Bus Station|| Bus Station, Aberdare - Stand 1 |
|Abertillery - R.F.C.|| Abertillery RFC , Oak Street. |
|Bargoed New Bus Station|| The New Bus Station, Next to Train Station,Bargoed |
|Barry Hotel|| The Barry Hotel, Broad Street, Barry |
|Barry, Colcott Arms|| Barry, Colcott Arms |
|Beddau Square|| Beddau Square |
|Blackwood Bus Stn|| Bus Station - Stand 9 - Blackwood |
|Blaenrhondda, New Bridge|| The New Bridge in Blaenrhondda |
|Blaina Workmans (RFC)|| Blaina Workmans Bus stop outside Castle Pub |
|Bridgend Cheapside|| Bridgend Cheapside |
|Brynmawr Bus Station|| Brynmawr Bus Station Coach Bay |
|Caerphilly Bus Station|| Caerphilly Bus Station Stand 10 |
|Cardiff Gate Services|| Cardiff Gate Services |
|Cardiff West Services|| Cardiff West Services Coach Park |
|Carmarthen - Boars Head|| Carmarthen Llamas Bus Stop (Outside Boars Head) |
|Cefn Fforest|| Cefn Fforest Ave Junction, Top of Fair View Hill |
Opposite Steven's Garage, CEFN FFOREST
|Cross Hands Library|| Bus Stop outside old Library, Cross Hands |
|Crosskeys College|| Crosskeys College Bus stop |
|Cwmbran Railway|| Railway Station, Cwmbran |
|Dinas Powys|| Primary School, Dinas Powys |
|Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet|| Travel Centre, Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet |
|Ebbw Vale Bus Station|| Ebbw Vale Bus Station |
|Ebenezer, Rhydyfelin|| The Ebenezer Bus Stop, Rhydyfelin |
|Edwards Llantwit Depot|| Edwards Depot, Llantwit Fardre |
|Edwards Pembroke Depot|| Edwards Pembroke Depot, Waterloo Ind Est, SA72 4RR |
|Ely Police Station (NE)|| Bus Stop opposite Police Station, Ely |
|Fairwater, Waungron Rd|| Waungron Road, Outside Council Depot, Fairwater |
|Ferndale Job Centre|| Ferndale Job Centre (Library) |
|Glynneath Square - Co-op|| Glynneath Square Bus Shelter - Outside the Co-op |
|Gorseinon - West St|| Gorseinon - West St Bus Station |
|Haverfordwest Bus Station|| Haverfordwest Bus Station, Bay 2 |
|Hirwaun Clock|| Hirwaun Clock, HIRWAUN |
|Hollybush Car Park - Ch V|| Church Village - Hollybush Car Park |
|John Street, Porthcawl|| Porthcawl - The Stoneleigh, John Street. |
|Llanedeyrn Drive|| Maelfa Shops shelter, Llanederyn Drive,LLANEDERYN |
|Llanelli - Town Hall|| Llanelli -The old bus stops, behind the Town Hall |
|Llanharan Road (Rose Tce)|| Llanharry Road Bus stop, Llanharan |
|Llanharry Shops|| Llanharry Shops - Bear Inn |
|Llanrumney Carpenters|| Carpenters Arms Stop, outside former Video Shop |
|Llantwit Major Railway|| Llantwit Major. Bus stop outside Railway Station |
|Maesteg|| Maesteg - Bus Stop Outside Weatherspoons, |
Commercial Street, CF34 9DF
|Merthyr Bus Stn|| Merthyr Bus Station - Stand 16, MERTHYR TYDFIL |
|Moriah Chapel, Risca|| Risca - Moriah Chapel. Tredegar Street |
|Mountain Ash Railway|| Mt Ash Railway, Bus Stop behind Workmens Club |
|Mountain Ash Town hall|| Mountain Ash Town Hall |
|Neath - Railway|| Neath - Outside Railway Station |
|Nelson Bus Station|| Nelson Bus Station |
|Newbridge, Co-op|| Newbridge, Bus stop outside the Coop |
|Newport RAILWAY STATION|| Stops Q1 & Q1A outside the RAILWAY STATION,NEWPORT |
|Oakdale Hotel|| Oakdale Hotel (Former Square) OAKDALE |
|Penarth, Windsor Terrace|| Penarth, Windsor Terrace Bus Stop (NW) |
|Pencoed Monument|| The Monument, Pencoed |
|Pentwyn - Texaco Garage|| Texaco Garage, Glyn Collen, Pentwyn Road, CF23 7XH |
|Penygraig Labour Club|| Penygraig Labour Club, PENYGRAIG |
|Pontyclun Tescos|| Pontyclun Tescos, PONTYCLUN |
|Pontymason Lane|| Pontymason Lane, Rogerstone (Vicarage Bus Stop) |
|Pontypool Town Hall|| Pontypool Town Hall, Bus stops on Clarence St |
|Pontypridd Bus Stn|| Pontypridd Bus Station, Coach Stop (Bay 13) |
|Port Talbot Temporary|| Port Talbot Bus Stop OUTSIDE Customs House |
Just past the Plaza
|Porth - Wedding World|| Porth, Layby outside Wedding World |
|Pyle Cross|| Pyle Cross, bus stop outside supermarket.Pyle Road |
|Rhiwbina - Deri Inn|| Rhiwbina - Deri Inn. Just before the Pub. |
|Rhoose - Spar|| Rhoose. Bus stop opposite the Spar |
|Rhoose - Tescos|| Rhoose - Mayflower (Tesco's) |
|Rhydypennau Crossroads|| Rhydypennau Crossroads, Three Arches Bus Stop |
Heathwood Road, Before Roundabout by the Barbers!
|Sarn SERVICES|| Sarn SERVICES - Coach Park |
|Singleton|| Singleton Hospital, Bus stops on Sketty Lane, |
|Skewen|| Skewen, Cooperative Travel |
|St Athans Monument|| Monument. Gileston Cross Roads, St Athans (B4265) |
|St Clears, Car Park|| St Clears Car Park |
|St Mellons, The Willows.|| St Mellons, The Willows. Opposite Tescos Garage |
|Taffs Well Station|| Taffs Well Station, bus stop on Cardiff Road |
|Talbot Green Bus Stn|| Talbot Green Bus Station |
|Tesco (Bowls), Penyrheol|| Tesco (Former Bowls Inn Bus Stop,SE), Penyrheol |
|The Hibernian Club|| The Hibernian Club, Gelli |
|The Royal Hotel|| The Royal Hotel, Rhymney |
|Tongwynlais Church|| Tongwynlais Church bus stop. |
|Tonypandy Bus Stn|| Tonypandy Bus Station |
|Top Station|| Top Station, Pontllanfraith |
|Trebanog Arms Hotel|| Trebanog Arms Hotel, bus stop at lights |
|Tredegar, Lidls|| Tredegar, Lidls, bus stop outside. |
|Treharris Bus Station|| Treharris Bus Station |
|Treherbert Village Tavern|| Treherbert The Village Tavern |
|Treorchy PO|| Treorchy Post Office, bus stop, TREORCHY |
NOT OUTSIDE THE POST OFFICE
|Ty Cerrig|| Ty Cerrig bus stop, Near Aldis, Pentwyn |
|Waunrhydd Road|| Waunrhydd Road, Tonyrefail |
|Wellington Street Swansea|| Swansea, Wellington Street Coach Bay |
|Westgate St, Cardiff|| Westgate St, Cardiff. Bus Stop outside NCP Car |
Park. Opposite Millenniuim Stadium.
|Whitchurch Three Elms|| Whitchurch Three Elms |
|Ynyshir Hall|| Ynyshir Hall, YNYSHIR |
|Ystrad Mynach|| Ystrad Mynach Bus Station, High Street. |
Outside Public Toilets
|Ystrad Tyntyla Hospital|| Ystrad Tyntyla Hospital (Stop Past Leisure Centre) |
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