Group Trip with CIE – A Taste of Britain and Ireland

London Arial View in Britain

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Currently, we have a group that is booking a CIE-guided tour in the UK. The city stops included on this itinerary are in England, Scotland, and Ireland. This is a 14-day/13-night trip. The dates for this trip are May 13th to May 26th of 2022. Flights from Atlanta to London will be on May 12th and the return will be May 26th.

This group is now finalized and we are just waiting to travel! Final payments are due on March 9, 2022.

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Savor the very best of England, Scotland, and Ireland

Get a great introduction to three great countries on this lively trip to England, Ireland, and Scotland. Enjoy a generous helping of the essential must-dos, with a hint of the unexpected.

Trip Highlights:

• Windsor Castle
• Roman Baths
• Cliffs of Moher
• Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum
• Blarney Castle
• Shakespeare’s Birthplace


• DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – Victoria
• Bailbrook House Hotel
• Hilton Liverpool City Centre
• Malmaison Edinburgh
• AC Hotel by Marriott Belfast
• The Croke Park Hotel
• The Brehon Hotel
• The Hardiman Hotel
• Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 London Panoramic Tour | Tower of London

Your tour begins at 2:00 PM at your London hotel. Take a panoramic tour of central
London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Big
Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Visit the historic Tower of London to view the
Crown Jewels. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining independently.

Day 2 Independent Sightseeing in London

Discover London’s attractions on your own with an open-top, Hop-On, Hop-Off bus
tour. Enjoy a choice of routes and walking tours. The evening is free to explore and
dine on your own. (B)

Day 3 Windsor Castle | Bath

Take a panoramic tour of Windsor before visiting Windsor Castle, the largest
inhabited castle in the world and one of the Queen’s official residences. See the
State Apartments and St George’s Chapel, the site of Prince Harry’s wedding to
Meghan Markle. Enjoy some free time to explore the town and then travel to Bath.
Visit the Roman Baths to discover why these mineral-rich hot springs have been
popular since Roman times. (B, D)

Day 4 Cotswolds | Shakespeare’s Birthplace | Liverpool

Take in the gentle hills of the Cotswolds, renowned for its pretty cottages and
colorful gardens. Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon to see an
exhibition about his life and work, before walking through the house where he was
born. Travel on to Liverpool and spend the evening exploring its rich pop-music
history with dinner on your own. (B)

Day 5 Lake District | Scottish Evening

Travel through the Lake District, a region that inspired Beatrix Potter’s children’s
books. Embark on a cruise along Lake Windermere. Spend some free time in a
traditional lakeland village. Pass through Gretna Green, just over the Scottish
border. Enjoy a traditional Scottish evening with entertainment. (B,D)

Day 6 Edinburgh Castle | City Tour

Explore central Edinburgh on a panoramic tour; discover the Royal Mile, with its
closely clustered medieval houses, and the 200-year-old New Town, with its elegant
Georgian homes. Tour Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and
the Stone of Destiny. The rest of the day is free to explore and dine on your own.

Day 7 Glasgow City Tour | Ferry to Belfast

Travel to Glasgow for a city tour, then take some free time to explore. Proceed to
the harbor at Cairnryan for a short ferry ride to Ireland, and then to your Belfast
hotel. (B, D)

Day 8 Titanic Belfast | The Glyde Inn

Take some time this morning to explore central Belfast on your own. Then learn all
about Belfast’s shipbuilding history and the ill-fated RMS Titanic at Titanic Belfast
where you can experience the history of this ocean liner through interactive
displays. In the evening, stop at The Glyde Inn for a drink and dinner with
entertainment. (B, D)

Day 9 Independent Sightseeing in Dublin

Tour Dublin independently, on the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour. Use your voucher to
visit your choice of one of Dublin’s top attractions: Guinness Storehouse, Teeling
Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum or The GPO Museum. You are free to
dine as you wish this evening. (B)

Day 10 Blarney Castle | Killarney

Visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous stone. Then travel on to Macroom and into
the mountainous scenery toward Killarney. After dinner at your hotel you might
want to stop into one of Killarney’s many traditional pubs with music. (B, D)

Day 11 Dingle Peninsula | Irish Night

Head to the beautiful Gap of Dunloe for a stop at Moriarty’s, a CIE Tours preferred
shopping partner. Proceed on to the spectacular beauty and charm of the Dingle
Peninsula, famed as settings for “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far and Away”. Take some
free time to explore Dingle town. Later in Killarney, go to Kate Kearney’s Cottage
for an Irish night featuring dinner and traditional entertainment. (B, D)

Day 12 Flying Boat Museum | Cliffs of Moher

Visit the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, which recalls the early days of air
travel. Foynes is the home of Irish coffee, so you’ll learn how to make one and enjoy
a sample. Take a ferry across the river Shannon, and drive to visit the Cliffs of
Moher. Admire the limestone landscape of the Burren as you travel to vibrant
Galway, where you’ll take a panoramic tour of the city center before dinner at your
hotel. (B, D)

Day 13 Sheepdog Demonstration | Fitzpatrick Castle Stay

Set out on a walking tour of Galway City with a local guide. Travel to a traditional farm
to watch trained dogs herd sheep; enjoy tea and scones. Head east towards Dublin;
stroll around Dalkey, an exclusive seaside suburb home to such luminaries as singers
Bono and Enya and the late writer Maeve Binchy. Enjoy a farewell dinner at your
elegant castle hotel. (B, D)

Day 14 Tour Ends in Dublin

Your program ends after breakfast. (B) B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner >

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