Start Point
London
End Point
London
Ages
10 - 75+
Transport
Private coach
Accommodation
2, 3 & 4* hotels

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Summary

Myths, legends and incredible scenery, this UK & Ireland tour has it all! Discover the historic cities of Bath, Edinburgh, Dublin, Belfast, Liverpool and York. Admire the epic landscapes of the Cliffs of Moher and the Scottish Highlands. Experience the majestic Giant’s Causeway and scenic Ring of Kerry. Kiss the Blarney Stone, visit Shakespeare’s hometown, cruise through Cambridge, explore Loch Ness and much more! Top it all off with an optional trip to Stonehenge. Look forward to days filled with culture, castles and historical attractions aplenty on our fun-filled UK & Ireland tours!

Best of UK & Ireland Tour
Accommodation
  • 12 nights' accommodation in twin rooms with private en-suite facilities
  • Single travelers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room
Meals
  • 12 breakfasts, 6 dinners
    *Vegetarian options available for all meals on request
Transport
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and toilet onboard
  • Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days)
Modern air conditioned coach transport
Extras
  • Services of your Expat Explore tour leader, who will be on hand with advice and tips to ensure that you get the most from your trip
  • All taxes and fees included
  • Free Expat Explore tour souvenir – a memorable gift of your once in a lifetime trip
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Accommodation

We use a variety of hotels in each destination, so you may stay in a hotel different to that listed here. Hotels are selected closer to departure date; you will receive a confirmed list one week prior to your departure date. 

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Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff City Centre Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff City Centre
Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff City Centre Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff City Centre
Cardiff North Hotel by Accor Cardiff North Hotel by Accor
Cardiff North Hotel by Accor Cardiff North Hotel by Accor
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Ibis Liverpool Centre Albert Dock Hotel Ibis Liverpool Centre Albert Dock Hotel
Ibis Liverpool Centre Albert Dock Hotel Ibis Liverpool Centre Albert Dock Hotel
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Lucan Spa Hotel Dublin Lucan Spa Hotel Dublin
Lucan Spa Hotel Dublin Lucan Spa Hotel Dublin
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Manor West Hotel & Leisure Club Manor West Hotel & Leisure Club
Manor West Hotel & Leisure Club Manor West Hotel & Leisure Club
Earl Of Desmond Hotel Tralee Earl Of Desmond Hotel Tralee
Earl Of Desmond Hotel Tralee Earl Of Desmond Hotel Tralee
Holiday Inn Killarney Holiday Inn Killarney
Holiday Inn Killarney Holiday Inn Killarney
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Holiday Inn Express Antrim Holiday Inn Express Antrim
Holiday Inn Express Antrim Holiday Inn Express Antrim
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Cedar Court Wakefield Cedar Court Wakefield
Cedar Court Wakefield Cedar Court Wakefield
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Twin Trees Hotel & Leisure Club Twin Trees Hotel & Leisure Club
Twin Trees Hotel & Leisure Club Twin Trees Hotel & Leisure Club
Park Hotel Kiltimagh Park Hotel Kiltimagh
Park Hotel Kiltimagh Park Hotel Kiltimagh
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Loch Long Hotel Loch Long Hotel
Loch Long Hotel Loch Long Hotel
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Holiday Inn West Holiday Inn West
Holiday Inn West Holiday Inn West
Novotel Edinburgh Park Hotel Novotel Edinburgh Park Hotel
Novotel Edinburgh Park Hotel Novotel Edinburgh Park Hotel
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Start Point
Outside Hotel Novotel at Greenwich station173-185 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8JA
06:30 hrs
Hotel lobby at Holiday Inn Express, Greenwich85 Bugsby Way, Greenwich, London, SE10 0GD
07:00 hrs
End Point
Outside Hotel Novotel at Greenwich station173-185 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8JA
17:30 hrs – 20:30 hrs
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Optionals

On Tour Excursions
All optional excursions are booked on tour and paid in cash to your tour leader, unless stated otherwise. Please note, certain optional excursions are subject to availability and could change as a result.
Transfers

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Why this tour

Our Best of UK & Ireland tour showcases the highlights of these popular destinations! Over 13 days, experience the top sites, cultural must-sees and best historic attractions of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland tours.  

The UK & Ireland trip begins in London and includes a number of highlights:

  • Epic scenery and natural wonders! See world-famous sites including the ruggedly beautiful Cliffs of Moher, the picturesque Ring of Kerry and the impressive Giant’s Causeway - both popular stops on Ireland tours.  You’ll also spend time in the scenic Scottish Highlands, visit the eerily stunning Glen Coe and amble around the banks of the famous Loch Ness! 
  • Fascinating history is all around on this UK & Ireland tour! Explore historic cities such as Bath, Edinburgh and York while admiring their incredible architecture. 
  • Enjoy a locally guided tour of Belfast and gain insight into the unique and turbulent history of the city. 
  • See historic monuments like Blarney Castle, Hadrian’s Wall and the Treaty Stone at King John’s Castle in Limerick.  
  • Discover cities rich with culture such as Liverpool, home of the Beatles, and Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare. Take the chance to learn more about these destinations on optional excursions while you visit. 
  • Experience even more unique culture in Derry, Galway, and Dublin! 
  • Free days to explore Dublin, Edinburgh and the Ring of Kerry.
  • Excellent optional activities including the popular visit to Stonehenge and Ring of Kerry Day Trip. These excursions are a great way to customise both UK tours and Ireland tours! 

Is this the right tour for me?

The itinerary combines included experiences, optional activities and ample free-time to discover this ever-popular region, making it a great option for all kinds of travellers! Whether you are looking to admire the impressive landscapes of the UK & Ireland, want to delve into the rich history of these five countries, or are a first-time traveller looking for a trip filled with must-sees, this tour is a fantastic option.

What is the accommodation like?

Travellers will use twin-share rooms and will be paired with travellers of the same gender. Single supplements are available to purchase if you would prefer more privacy. 

What is the best way to tour Ireland and the UK? 

Wondering how to plan a trip to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales? A guided group tour is the best option! The itinerary is expertly designed and features bucket-list destinations as well as hidden gems you might not know about otherwise. When you travel by coach, you also get to admire the scenery as you travel and have access to off-the-beaten track destinations. Accommodation, transport, most meals and many activities are included in the tour price,making group coach tours one of the best ways to tour Ireland and the UK. 

How fit do I need to be for this tour?

There are orientation walking tours of cities included in this tour that last an hour or two. The pace is comfortable and you will see a number of attractions during the walk. If you are comfortable to keep up then you will be fit enough for the tour. Travel tip - pack comfortable walking shoes!  

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