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15 Day Fly & Tour Holiday Visiting England, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland & Scotland

  • Low Deposit $499*pp
  • $4200 Bonus Savings
  • Tour | Oct 24 - Oct 25

Book By 31 July 2024

Travel in Oct 24 - Oct 25

Product Code: MT-1403

BEST OF ENGLAND, WALES, IRELAND & SCOTLAND

15 Day Fly & Tour Holiday Visiting England, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland & Scotland

  • Low Deposit $499*pp
  • $4200 Bonus Savings
  • Tour | Oct 24 - Oct 25

Package Inclusions Open All

Return flights to London

Holiday At A Glance 

Discover the history, culture, and spectacular scenery on this immersive tour across the UK and Ireland. Explore the historic cities of Bath, Dublin, Belfast, Edinburgh, and York. Get a taste for Scottish whiskey and admire the sprawling Scottish Highlands. Experience the majestic Giant’s Causeway and scenic Killarney. Walk in the footsteps of Shakespeare in Stratford-Upon-Avon or The Beatles in Liverpool. Kiss the Blarney Stone, wander through Cambridge, and explore Loch Ness. With flights included, stays in London, daily breakfast and days filled with culture, castles, and historical attractions, this is the ultimate tour of the UK and Ireland!

Highlights

  • Visit all 4 countries within the United Kingdom, plus Ireland
  • Wander between the prehistoric monoliths of Stonehenge
  • See the historic sights of Bath
  • Enjoy a driving tour of Cardiff
  • Visit Stratford-Upon-Avon; birthplace of Shakespeare
  • See Liverpool’s top sights on a driving tour
  • Explore Conwy; a Welsh castle town
  • Visit the village with the longest name in Europe
  • Learn about the fascinating history of Waterford; the oldest city in Ireland
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle
  • Visit Adare; Ireland’s prettiest village
  • See the treaty Stone and King John’s Castle in Limerick
  • Enjoy free time in vibrant Galway
  • Visit the Giant’s Causeway, a true natural wonder
  • Discover the history of Belfast on a locally guided tour
  • Journey through the Scottish Highlands & see Loch Ness
  • Experience Edinburgh on a tour of the city
  • Explore the historic city of York
  • Enjoy free time to explore Cambridge

Inclusions

  • Return international flights to London
  • 14 Nights hand-selected 3+ star accommodation
  • Breakfast daily & 2 dinners
  • Private deluxe coach transportation
  • Return ferry crossings across the Irish Sea
  • Experienced Tour Leader throughout
  • Expert local guides
  • Sightseeing and admissions as specified
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Australia - London, England 

Welcome to England! Upon arrival, make your own way to your hotel to check in and relax for the rest of the day.

Note: Due to flight times and scheduling, you are likely to depart Australia on Day 0. Final documents will confirm travel timings.

 

 
London - Stonehenge - Bath – Cardiff (B, D) 

Meet your Tour Leader and travelling companions this morning, before departing from London for iconic Stonehenge. Walk around the strange and awe-inspiring monoliths that have reputedly stood for 5,000 years and ponder the mysteries of this ancient site for yourself. The next stop is the beautiful, historic city of Bath, where your tour leader will show you the main sights including the famous Roman baths. Then cross into nearby Wales, with stunning scenic vistas, Celtic castles and friendly people, Wales is impossible not to fall in love with. Arrive in the capital, Cardiff, and enjoy a driving tour around the city before heading to the hotel for the night.

 

 
Cardiff - Stratford-upon-Avon - Liverpool (B)  

After breakfast, travel to Stratford-upon-Avon, a market town over 800 years old and the hometown of William Shakespeare. Then head north to Liverpool. This British port city has a rich history and culture, is the home of Liverpool and Everton football clubs and is very famously known as the home of The Beatles. It’s impossible not to hum along to a Beatles tune as you spot iconic sites on a driving tour of the city. Explore the lively city yourself with free time this evening.

 

 
Liverpool - Dublin (B)  

Today, catch the ferry across the Irish Sea to the Emerald Isle, Ireland. On the way, we’ll stop at the village with the longest name in Europe (Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch). Then it’s onto Dublin, with a driving tour of the city and of the city’s most famous highlights. Afterwards, enjoy free time in this vibrant 1,000-year-old city. Dublin is big enough to keep everyone entertained but small enough to navigate with ease.

 

 
Dublin (Free Day) (B)  

Enjoy a free day in the city of Dublin to explore at your own pace. Perhaps visit the National Museums of Ireland, walk along the South Wall or visit the city’s most famous park, St Stephen’s Green. Be sure to try out the many pubs and eateries. Or join your Tour Leader’s optional excursion (at your own expense) to take you back in time to discover the most famous people and events in Irish history, including a visit to the Guinness Storehouse to see how the famous dark beer is made.

 

 
Dublin - Waterford - Blarney Castle - Killarney Area (B)  

Leaving Dublin behind, travel on to Waterford. Founded by Vikings in 914, Waterford has a fascinating history and rich maritime tradition and is famous for its cut crystal glass. Then drive on to visit the famous Blarney Castle, where you can kiss the Blarney Stone to gain the ‘gift of the gab.’ Built nearly 600 years ago by one of Ireland’s most famous chieftains, Blarney Castle is one of Ireland’s most famous attractions. Then leave County Cork behind to enter County Kerry and the hotel for this evening.

 

 
Kerry Region (Free Day) (B)  

Relax and enjoy a full free day in the Kerry region. There are incredible trails to hike, amazing golf courses and beautiful churches to visit. Alternatively, join an optional day trip (at your own expense) along the famous Ring of Kerry, including visits to charming villages such as Kerry Bog Village and Killarney National Park.

 

 
Killarney Area - Adare - Limerick - Galway - Ballina (B)  

Today’s another day for epic Irish scenery, travelling north through County Limerick, County Clare and into County Galway. The first stop is Adare, often called Ireland’s prettiest village. Small in size but big on charm Adare is a vibrant village with colourful thatched roof cottages. Then, continue onto Limerick to see the Treaty Stone and King John’s Castle. Next stop, Galway; a bright, bohemian city renowned for its oysters, its live music venues, cafes and contemporary vibe. Explore the city for yourself with free time, before travelling north to the hotel for the night.

 

 
Ballina - Derry/Londonderry - Giant's Causeway - Belfast (B)  

Leaving Galway behind, journey on to Northern Ireland, stopping first in popular Derry/Londonderry. This is Northern Ireland’s second largest city and has a lot to offer from culture to art and historic city walls. Next stop is Northern Ireland’s number 1 tourist attraction; Giant’s Causeway. Steeped in myth and legends the UNESCO World Heritage Site is a stunning and puzzling geological wonder. Conclude the day in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. A local guide will take you on a combined driving and walking tour, showing off the city’s most famous attractions and sharing the city’s historic and more recent past.

 

 
Belfast - Scottish Highlands (B)  

Farewell Ireland and board a ferry this morning to sail across the Sea of Moyle to Scotland. The first stop is the picturesque town of Ayr for a photo stop. Then onto the stunningly picturesque Scottish Highlands!

 

 
Scottish Highlands - Loch Ness - Edinburgh (B)  

Today, we set off into the Highlands to further explore this famous region. Stop for a photo in the stunningly beautiful Glencoe and at famous Loch Ness, with time to relax and soak up the atmosphere loch-side or join an optional cruise (at your own expense). Leaving the Highlands, drive through the Cairngorms National Park to arrive in Edinburgh. Once in the city, enjoy a walking tour of the Scottish capital taking in its beautiful Gothic buildings, cobblestoned streets, and view of the 12th-century castle keeping watch on a hilltop. Edinburgh is also the city where JK Rowling famously penned the first Harry Potter novel. Fans of the series might find the city strangely familiar.

 

 
Edinburgh (Free Day) (B)  

Your time is yours to spend as you like today – enjoy a relaxed start to the day before revisiting some of the highlights from yesterday’s walking tour or discover the city for yourself. Tonight you can optionally choose to join a traditional Scottish dinner and show (at your own expense), complete with a traditional haggis.

 

 
Edinburgh - Alnwick Castle - York - Yorkshire (B, D)  

Farewell Scotland and travel south to famous Alnwick Castle; featured in many famous films and TV shows, including two Harry Potter films, Downton Abbey, Blackadder, Star Trek and more. There is time to visit the castle if you choose (at your own expense). Next, travel on to charming York, home to the largest gothic cathedral in northern Europe; York Minster. Take an orientation tour of the city’s most famous sites, before heading to our accommodation in Yorkshire. Enjoy a final included dinner with the group tonight.

 

 
Yorkshire - Cambridge - London (B)  

Today we make our way to the historic university town of Cambridge, known for exquisite architecture, quirky traditions, and deep history, as well as the many famous graduates who have passed through the city’s famous university: John Milton, Charles Darwin, David Attenborough, Siegfried Sassoon, John Cleese, Stephen Fry, William Wordsworth, Rachel Weisz, and countless others. Take a relaxing walk along the River Cam or try the optional excursion (at your own expense) of a scenic punt along the river before returning to London and your hotel for your final night.

 

 
London, England (B)  

Depending on onward travel timings, enjoy breakfast and farewell your group at the hotel. At the appropriate time, make your own way to the airport for your flight home.

Note: Due to flight times and scheduling, you will arrive in Australia on Day 16 or 17. Final documents will confirm travel timings.

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Extras/Upgrades

15 Day/14 Night Classic Europe Post-Tour Extension

Looking to see more? Why not add on our best-selling Classic Europe tour and extend your travels to explore Europe? Journey through 7 European countries, from the historic streets of London, the winding canals of Venice, the rolling hills of the Rhine Valley and so much more.

 

Inclusions

  • 14 Nights hand-selected 3+ star accommodation
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 5 dinners
  • Private deluxe coach transportation
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Dedicated English-speaking tour leader
  • Expert local guides
  • Sightseeing and admissions as specified

Highlights

  • Visit 7 incredible European countries
  • See the Royal Borough of Greenwich on an orientation tour
  • Cruise the River Thames
  • Enjoy a welcome dinner in London
  • See the highlights of Paris on a driving tour
  • Stop in Burgundy; France’s famous wine region
  • Marvel at the views on a scenic Swiss mountain drive
  • Stop and explore the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Visit Florence with your tour leader
  • Explore the heart of Venice on an orientation tour
  • Enjoy the delights of Austria in Innsbruck
  • Discover Munich on an orientation tour
  • Shout “prost!” in a traditional German beer hall
  • Enjoy a Rhine River Cruise and Rhine Valley wine tasting
  • Enjoy an Amsterdam canal cruise
  • Visit Bruges; a medieval Belgian city
  • Enjoy free days in Paris, the Swiss Alps, and Rome

From $2990pp*

Single Supplement from $1500pp applies for solo occupancy.*

Packaged tour extensions must be booked at least 10 months before departure or before flights are issued. The program is subject to availability and requires minimum numbers.*

 


Important Info Open All

Price based on tour starting:

11 October 2024

05 November 2025

12 November 2025

Extra charges apply for:

14 October 2024 (+$300pp)

11 March 2025 (+$500pp)

26 March 2025 (+$700pp)

02 April 2025 (+$700pp)

09 April 2025 (+$900pp)

23 April 2025 (+$1100pp)

30 April 2025 (+$1100pp)

02 May 2025 (+$700pp)

21 May 2025 (+$400pp)

13 June 2025 (+$900pp)

25 June 2025 (+$1000pp)

04 July 2025 (+$1000pp)

25 July 2025 (+$800pp)

30 July 2025 (+$800pp)

08 August 2025 (+$800pp)

22 August 2025 (+$800pp)

05 September 2025 (+$600pp)

24 September 2025 (+$900pp)

03 October 2025 (+$900pp)

08 October 2025 (+$700pp)

22 October 2025 (+$400pp)

31 October 2025 (+$400pp)

06 December 2025 (+$1200pp)

Price based on departing from Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Extra charges apply for:

  • Brisbane ($300pp)
  • Adelaide ($400pp)
  • Hobart ($400pp)
  • Darwin ($800pp)

WHAT TO EXPECT ON TOUR

Itinerary

This UK & Ireland tour is carefully designed to give a real insight into the highlights, culture and beauty of each location on the tour. Each day will be different, with a combination of travel days, sightseeing and free time to explore or take a breather as you wish.

Accommodation

While you will not spend much time in the hotels, each has been carefully selected to suit the size and needs of the group. They may not be centrally located, but are typically near public transport options, and your friendly driver will provide a helpful orientation tour on arrival into many of the cities you visit. Our accommodation is a range of styles; including hotels, resorts and lodges, generally of a quality 3 star or higher local rating.

Coaches

Our elegant coaches come equipped with safety belts, reclining seats, air-conditioning, onboard toilets, huge windows and plenty of legroom to ensure that your coach tour is a pleasure from the moment you set foot on the bus and throughout your journey.

Tour Leader

Your tour leader will be experienced, friendly and passionate to share each destination with you. They will be on hand to offer suggestions for extra activities, local dining options and more while you are on tour.

Pace

The pace of this tour is fast and lively. The on-the-go nature of multi-city tours reward you with maximum sightseeing opportunities but involves early starts and several long travel days, with one to two nights in each destination on average. Scheduled free days allow some downtime, or alternatively, you have the flexibility to explore further and book optional programs directly with the guide.

Fitness

A medium level of fitness is required. You are required to move about unassisted, including boarding and alighting vehicles and other forms of transportation, walking up and down flights of stairs, and navigating occasional uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to carry your own bags to and from hotels, stations and terminals. This trip is not suitable for travellers requiring wheelchairs, mobility scooters, larger walking aids or facilities for disabled guests. Other walking aids may be permitted if you are able move about unassisted at the required pace. For advice on whether this trip is suitable for you, you must disclose physical ailments at the time of booking.

Group Size

You will meet like-minded travellers on tour and may even make lifelong friends. The maximum group size is approximately 48 per vehicle.

Meals

Breakfast at hotels is typically continental buffet style cold dishes and basic hot dishes. Included dinners are typically authentic meals purposefully chosen to complement the local experience.

Refer to Important Info for details.

ACCOMMODATION 

While you will not spend much time in the hotels, each has been carefully selected to suit the size and needs of the group. They may not be centrally located, but are typically near public transport options, and your friendly driver will provide a helpful orientation tour on arrival into many of the cities you visit. Our accommodation is a range of styles, including hotels, resorts, and lodges, generally of a quality 3 star or higher local rating.

  • London: Moxy Hotel London Stratford or similar
  • Cardiff: Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff City or similar
  • Liverpool: Ibis Liverpool Centre Albert Dock or similar
  • Dublin: Lucan Spa Hotel Dublin or similar
  • Kerry: Manor West Hotel or similar
  • Ballina: Twin Trees Hotel & Leisure or similar
  • Belfast: Holiday Inn Express Antrim or similar
  • Scottish Highlands: Loch Long Hotel or similar
  • Edinburgh: Holiday Inn West or similar
  • Yorkshire: Cedar Court Wakefield or similar

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Exclusions

Airport transfers, meals not stated, drinks on meals, optional programs, visas (if required), travel insurance (strongly recommended), tipping, personal expenses and anything not explicitly specified are at your own expense.

Payment

A first deposit from $499 per person is required to secure your booking. A second deposit (partial payment) is due 10 months before departure – the amount to be advised at the time of booking. The final balance will be due 5 months before departure. Full payment is due at the time of booking for departures within 5 months.

Solo Occupancy

A single supplement from $2100 per person is payable in addition to the twin share price for solo occupancy.

Triple Share

Triple share is not available.

Extra Accommodation

Extend your stay in London with pre- or post-tour accommodation for one or two nights at the same hotel as the main tour, inclusive of breakfast, starting from $360 per room per night, subject to availability. Please note that transfers are not included.

Child

This tour is best enjoyed by adult travellers and is generally not suitable for children under 10 years of age. Children 10 years and above are subject to the adult price and must be accompanied by an adult. Family friendly departures excepted, see information below.

Price

Surcharges may apply for select travel periods and departure cities. Prices are correct at time of publication and are subject to availability, change, cancellation or withdrawal without notice. All prices are in Australian dollars per person twin share unless stated otherwise.

Amendment

Each amendment is subject to a non-refundable fee from $75 per person. Additional fees and fare differences from third-party suppliers including air, tour, cruise and accommodation providers may apply.

Cancellation

Cancellation at any time is subject to a non-refundable fee from $550 per person. Additional fees and fare differences from third-party suppliers including air, tour, cruise and accommodation providers may apply.

Deviation

Any request to deviate from the original dates or routing, including early arrival and stay behind, is subject to a flight deviation fee from $150 per person plus applicable airfare and tax difference. Packaged tour extensions are not subject to the deviation fee (applicable airfare and tax difference may still apply) if booked according to the original advertised dates and routing.

Passport

For international travel, each customer must provide a copy of the passport photo page at the time of booking. It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure all names are full names exactly matched to the passport with six months validity beyond trip completion. The customer is liable for all fees due to incorrect names, invalid passport information and expired passports.

Visa

A visa is generally not required for Australian passport holders visiting the UK & Ireland for the purpose of short-term tourism, however, this policy is subject to change without notice. Visa requirements for each origin and destination country are the responsibility of the customer to check and obtain (if required) with the local consulate or embassy. The customer is liable for all visa application costs and fees due to the failure to obtain the required travel documents.

Fitness

A medium level of fitness is required. You are required to move about unassisted, including boarding and alighting vehicles and other forms of transportation, walking up and down flights of stairs, and navigating occasional uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to carry your own bags to and from hotels, stations and terminals. This trip is not suitable for travellers requiring wheelchairs, mobility scooters, larger walking aids or facilities for disabled guests. Other walking aids may be permitted if you are able move about unassisted at the required pace. For advice on whether this trip is suitable for you, you must disclose physical ailments at the time of booking.

Pace

The pace of this tour is fast and lively. The on-the-go nature of multi-country Europe travel rewards you with maximum sightseeing opportunities but involves early starts and several long travel days – see the itinerary for distances travelled. One to two nights at each destination is standard. Scheduled free days allow some downtime, or alternatively, you have the flexibility to explore further and book optional programs directly with the guide (at your own expense).

Health

It is the responsibility of the customer to check and comply with the health, vaccination, COVID-19 and immigration requirements of each origin and destination country, and health requirements imposed by air, tour, cruise and accommodation providers. Vaccinations, testing and quarantine costs are the expense of the customer. Comprehensive travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage is strongly recommended.

Baggage

Each person is entitled to a strict maximum of one bag not exceeding 20kg on the coach tour, superseding any other baggage allowance. Excess baggage is not permitted. You are strongly encouraged to pack lightly. A light day bag or backpack is permitted on the coach. Porterage is not included and you are required to carry your own bags. Luggage and personal effects are your own risk and we hold no liability for lost or damaged belongings.

Meals

Please notify us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements and allergies. We will pass on your requirements but cannot guarantee that they can be met as certain choices may be limited or not catered for. You are encouraged to reconfirm requirements with your tour leader whilst on tour. Breakfast at hotels is typically continental buffet style cold dishes and basic hot dishes. Included lunch and dinners are typically authentic meals purposefully chosen to complement the local experience.

Accommodation

A range of accommodation styles including hotels, resorts and lodges are carefully selected to suit the prevailing size of the group. The accommodation may not be located in the city or town centre, but are typically chosen to be near public transport options. Accommodation names referenced are to be used as an indicative guide for the standard of accommodation to expect. Actual accommodation names may differ and will be confirmed on your final documentation. All hotel ratings are local or self-ratings provided by the supplier. All rooms are lead-in category or run of house unless otherwise specified. The standard check-in time is after 3pm and check-out is before 10am – actual times may vary.

Tipping

Tipping for guides and drivers is discretionary and recommended as a gesture of appreciation for the service provided. It is customary to tip the tour leader and driver at the end of the tour from £6 (GBP) per person per day.

Flights

The outbound flight may depart one day prior to day 1 shown on the itinerary. The inbound flight may arrive one day after the final day shown on the itinerary. Flights are booked approximately 8 to 10 months prior to departure. The flights included in your package are based on a specific predetermined airfare allowance. Should there be a significant increase in airfares, fuel levies, taxes or government fees at the time of booking flights, then an airfare supplement may be imposed. The flights team will discuss options with you prior to ticketing, should this situation arise. Flights may not operate daily or directly to your destination. No show of any flight sectors will result in the automatic cancellation of all onward flights by the airline.

Fuel

In the unlikely event of a significant increase in fuel costs levied by third-party air, land and cruise transportation operators before travel, a fuel supplement may be passed on to the customer.

Transfers

Transfers are not included.

Group Size

You will meet like-minded travellers on tour and may even make lifelong friends. This holiday will proceed with a minimum group size of approximately 30 passengers and a maximum group size of approximately 48 passengers. If the trip does not operate, you will be offered a credit. Optional programs may require minimum numbers to operate.

Tour Extensions

Packaged tour extensions must be booked at least 10 months before departure or before flights are issued. The program is subject to availability and requires minimum numbers.

Optional Programs

Optional programs must be booked directly with the guide and paid in the local currency. A list of optional programs will be provided on your final documentation or during the tour. Optional programs may require minimum numbers to operate and are subject to change without notice by adverse weather, seasonal factors, closures, local conditions, COVID-19 or other factors beyond our control

Itinerary

The operating schedule and itinerary may be impacted without notice by adverse weather, seasonal factors, closures, local conditions, COVID-19 or other factors beyond our control including force majeure. If attractions are not available due to reasons beyond our control such as closures or adverse weather, alternatives will be provided where possible. The itinerary and its order, sightseeing and transportation may be adjusted as deemed appropriate by the operator for optimum safety, enjoyment and operation. Any reference to ‘optional’, ‘not included’ or ‘exclusions/excluded’ means at your own expense.

Breakaway

Customers must remain with the tour group at all times and must not leave the tour unless written approval is provided before departure.

Documentation

Final documentation will be emailed within two weeks of departure. For packages consisting of multiple tours or countries, documentation will be emailed individually within two weeks of departure of each respective tour.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is not included and is strongly recommended. Ask our holiday experts for great coverage options.

Force Majeure

Force majeure means any natural disaster, accident, fire, act of God, act of war, terrorism, legally binding judgment, injunction, action of a court or other relevant authority, emergency, unplanned repairs, maintenance, strike, industrial dispute, work ban, blockade or picketing, travel ban, pandemic, epidemic or outbreak of infectious disease, or other event beyond our reasonable direct or indirect control. In case of force majeure or other extraordinary event that prevents safe travel, the supplier reserves the right to adjust, postpone or cancel the trip.

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