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Winter Britain & Ireland 2018-19 (14 Days, London to London)

Channel your inner explorer as you discover ancient castles and ruined fortresses (sans the summer crowds) and experience Britain and Ireland's famous hospitable culture, out of the cold. Think: traditional cosy pubs and top-notch restaurants. Soak up the atmosphere at the winter markets and marvel at the stark beauty of the snow-cloaked landscapes. Thanks, Mother Nature!

Inclusions

Visit the world-famous Guinness Storehouse in Dublin
Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland
See historic Stonehenge
Traditional English Sunday roast in Liverpool
Visit prehistoric Newgrange site
12 Breakfasts
12 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
14
Price From
AUD $2,699
Start Location
London, England
End Location
London, England
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 48
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
18-39
Physical Rating
Mild
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
09 Dec 201822 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,379 
15 Dec 201828 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,379 
22 Dec 201804 Jan 20195AUD $3,479
28 Dec 201810 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,379 
06 Jan 201919 Jan 20191AUD $3,379
13 Jan 201926 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
20 Jan 201902 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
27 Jan 201909 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
10 Feb 201923 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
24 Feb 201909 Mar 201912AUD $2,699
ItineraryExpand
Day 1: London to Liverpool, England
Meet the crew and load your gear. We begin with Harry Potter-esque Oxford with its cobblestone streets and beautiful architecture. Soak up the medieval vibes before we head to Liverpool and have a traditional roast dinner. Get to know the Liverpudlians and their love of The Beatles, footy and nightlife. Included today: -Visit the university town of Oxford -Traditional English Sunday roast in Liverpool Meals: -Dinner
Day 2: Liverpool to York
After arriving in York, we’ll check out York Minster. There’s also the ancient City Walls, York Castle Museum and the Jorvik Viking Centre to go explore, so hop to it! Later, why not check out the nightlife? Meals: Breakfast
Day 3: York to Edinburgh, Scotland
Soak up Edinburgh's old-world charm as we take you around on a walking tour ticking off some of the top sights. Later, hit up the city for a local pub feast and take the chance to explore the buzzing nightlife with your crew. Included today: -Walking tour of Edinburgh Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner Optional activities: -Nightlife tour of Edinburgh
Day 4: Edinburgh
Get under the skin of Edinburgh today and find out why it's much more than its gothic architecture. Head underground with a spooky tour. Did you just tap my shoulder? If you're up for it this evening there's some traditional song and dance to go and enjoy (optional). Included today: -Underground walking tour of Edinburgh Optional activities: -Spirit of Scotland show
Day 5: Edinburgh
We're spoilt for choice today with a second day in the capital. Go Loch Ness Monster spotting up in the Scottish Highlands (did we mention the landscape here is unbelievably beautiful?) or check out the city vaults under South Bridge. Or just simply stroll through the Old Town for your dose of UNESCO World Heritage amazingness. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Day trip to Loch Ness
Day 6: Edinburgh to Glasgow
You can't do Scotland without whisky. There's an optional whisky distillery tasting tour today if you're up for trying the good stuff. We'll also show you around the city to get your bearings. Then, Glasgow's nightlife beckons. Included today: -Walking tour of Glasgow Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Whisky distillery tour
Day 7: Glasgow to Belfast, Northern Ireland
Ferry over to a city with a lot of (recent) history and now a buzzing, cosmopolitan feel. Hit up the Titanic Museum, City Hall or hop on an optional Black Cab tour for local tales and insider tips. Tonight: gobble down some local grub with the group before knocking back some pints. You'll fit right in. Included today: -Irish Sea ferry ticket Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner Optional activities: -Famous Black Cab Tour of Belfast
Day 8: Belfast to Galway
Big Question. How did 40,000 hexagonal rock columns end up in the same place? Dsn’t matter – the Giant’s Causeway rocks (pun intended). But in case you were interested, it’s actually the result of a volcanic eruption. Pretty cool, huh? We’ll arrive in Galway tonight, the city that inspired ‘Galway Girl’. Included today: -Visit Giant’s Causeway Meals: -Breakfast
Day 9: Galway
A free day to explore in Galway. Grab yourself some fish and chips in a cosy pub and team up with a beer. Don't forget to explore the streets with their street performers and buskers. There's also the optional activity to go and check out the the Cliffs of Moher. The definition of beautiful and rugged coastline, this place is like something out of a movie. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Visit the Cliffs of Moher
Day 10: Galway to Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Take in the scenery on our drive to Dublin, including a visit to the ancient site, Newgrange. This place is older than both Stonehenge and the Egyptian Pyramids. Wow! Tonight, an Irish show after dinner is your chance to sample a taste of tradition (optional). If that's not your vibe, chill out in the Temple Bar district and soak up the atmosphere. Included today: -Visit prehistoric Newgrange site Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Traditional Irish show
Day 11: Dublin
Get your bearings for this afternoon's free time on a walking tour. Then, take in the view of the city from the Guinness Skybar after touring the Guinness Storehouse. When in Dublin! Want some ideas for your free day? How about checking out Dublin Castle, St Stephen's Green and taking a walk along the river. Included today: -Walking tour of Dublin -Visit the world-famous Guinness Storehouse in Dublin Meals: -Breakfast
Day 12: Dublin to Cardiff, Wales
Enjoy the ferry and roll into Cardiff to find out how many Welsh words you can learn in one night. Included today: -Irish Sea ferry ticket Meals: -Breakfast
Day 13: Cardiff
Your day, your way. Do culture at Cardiff Castle or watch a rugby match in The Home of Sport. There's also Cardiff Market and Cardiff Bay to explore. Oh, and lots and lots of pubs. Tonight, it's our farewell dinner. Time to get all the selfies in! Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 14: Cardiff to London, England
All good things must come to an end. But not so fast – there are still two stops left! First up we’ll head to historic Bath for a walking tour, and then we’ll embrace the mystery surrounding those iconic stones at Stonehenge. Then: we're off to London town for teary goodbyes. Who wants to go again? Included today: -Walking tour of Bath -See historic Stonehenge Meals: -Breakfast