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ENGLAND, SCOTLAND & IRELAND

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18 DAYS FROM $6399*PP

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EXPLORE THE CITIES, CASTLES & WONDERS OF THE UK
DISCOVER LONDON, EDINBURGH, DUBLIN & MORE
INCLUDES RETURN INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

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Whether you're a history buff, a budding photographer or someone looking to tick a whole lot of destinations off their bucket list, this trip through England, Scotland and Ireland is for you. From Stonehenge to Loch Ness and the Cliffs of Moher, this 18-day journey takes in all the highlights of the United Kingdom. 

Hear the fascinating stories of London, Edinburgh and Dublin on guided tours; explore the historic town of Oxford, home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world; enjoy free time in the Georgian city of Bath, where you'll find the famous Roman Baths and Royal Crescent; visit the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge; journey through the Scottish Highlands and scenic Lake District, trying a whisky at a traditional Scottish Whisky Distillery; tour Edinburgh and Windsor Castles, and see UNESCO-listed Durham Castle; keep an eye out for Nessie at Loch Ness; visit the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher; and so much more. 

With return international flights, 15 nights hotel accommodation, daily breakfast and return airport transfers all included, get ready to take on some of the world's most beautiful cities, villages and castles.

 


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ITINERARY

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Day 1 New Zealand - London, England

Today depart from Auckland or *Christchurch for London, England. Fly with award winning Qatar Airways or Emirates (subject to availability).

Meals included: In-Flight


 

Day 2 Welcome to London!

Upon arrival, be met and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Thistle Barbican or similar, London 
Meals included: None


 

Day 3 London City Tour – Windsor Castle - London (approx. 40km day)

Today enjoy a panoramic tour of London. Take in famous sights such as Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden, Regent Street, Oxford Street and more. See the Albert Memorial, Royal Albert Hall, Parliament House and the London Eye Ferris wheel. Next travel past the Tower of London; a medieval fortress built in the year 1078 by William the Conqueror. 

This afternoon travel to Windsor Castle. Along the way you will pass through Thames Valley and Runnymede, where there are monuments of the Magna Carta and US President Kennedy. Windsor Castle has been inhabited since the 12th century by royalty. From here, you can see the renowned College of Eton, one of the most exclusive schools in the country. Visit the beautiful Royal Chapel of St. George (except during special ceremonies), an example of Gothic perpendicular style; The Mausoleum of the Kings; and the Royal Apartments, splendidly restored after the fire of 1992. Afterwards return to London for an evening free at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Thistle Barbican or similar, London 
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 4 London - Bath – Stonehenge - London (approx. 240km day)

After breakfast this morning you will depart for the Georgian city of Bath. This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts some of the most exquisite architectural and historical treasures in Europe including The Roman Baths, its 15th century abbey, and the impressive Royal Crescent. The popularity of Bath has increased thanks to the reopening of its thermal spa. They are the only natural thermal baths in Britain that offer the possibility of bathing in temperate waters, as the Roman and Celts did 2000 years ago. Afterwards you will visit Stonehenge, one of the most important prehistoric sites in England. Afterwards return to London.

Overnight: Hotel Thistle Barbican or similar, London 
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 5 London - Oxford - York (approx. 385 Km day)

Today your journey continues as you travel to York via Oxford; home to the University of Oxford, the oldest in the English-speaking world. It’s known as “the city of dreams”, an expression coined by Matthew Arnold to describe the harmony in the architecture of university buildings. Upon arrival enjoy a panoramic tour of the city, including Christchurch College, Oxford’s largest and most popular. See the inner courtyards and the Cathedral, the smallest of the country. 

Afterwards continue to York and upon arrival enjoy an orientation tour with the tour leader to see its ramparts, the Shambles and the wonderful York Minster Cathedral. Few British cities possess the magic and charm of York, a result of its outstanding architecture and more than 2000 years of history.

Overnight: Hotel Holiday Inn York or similar, York 
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 6 York - Durham - Edinburgh, Scotland (approx. 390km day)

Enjoy some free time this morning in York to explore the city on your own. Afterwards depart to Durham, where an orientation tour will take in the market square and its pioneering Romanesque Cathedral, which together with the Norman Castle, dominate the city. As you travel onwards to Edinburgh, you can admire Hadrian’s Wall, a defensive fortification in the Roman province of Britannia, begun in 122AD in the reign of Emperor Hadrian. Edinburgh is traditionally said to have been built on seven hills, and sitting proudly atop one of these hills is the majestic Edinburgh Castle. Spacious and beautiful, Edinburgh is a city that knows how to combine the legacy of its medieval past with beautiful gardens, Georgian mansions and the modernity of its lively artistic life.

Overnight: Hotel Moxy Edinburgh or similar, Edinburgh 
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 7 Edinburgh City Tour

Today enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city with a local guide. Visit Edinburgh Castle (entrance included), which began construction in the 11th century, and Princes Street which is flanked by beautiful gardens and imposing Georgian buildings that separate the new city from the old. See the department store Jenners, the oldest in the city, followed by St. Giles Cathedral, founded in the 12th century. Enjoy the remainder of the day free at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Moxy Edinburgh or similar, Edinburgh 
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 8 Edinburgh - St. Andrews - Aviemore (approx. 200km day)

This morning, depart for the Scottish Highlands, home to many historic castles, islands and lakes. Many of the symbols that make up the Scottish idiosyncrasy, such as the skirt, tartan plaid, bagpipes and feather cap come from this mountainous region. Stop in the city of St. Andrews and see the ruins of what was the largest cathedral in the country. See the birthplace of golf at the Royal Ancient Golf Club. Afterwards continue to Dundee to see the Pitlochry town, amidst the stunning scenery of Highland Perthshire, and stop at a traditional whiskey distillery factory where you can sample local whiskey. Afterwards continue to Aviemore and check into the hotel.

Overnight: Duke of Gordon Hotel or similar, Aviemore 
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 9 Aviemore - Inverness - Aviemore (approx. 50km day)

After breakfast depart for Inverness. Pass by the Battlefield of Culloden, the site where the last battle was carried out on British soil. Travel onwards to the famous Loch Ness where you will have some free time before travelling back to Aviemore where you can enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Duke of Gordon Hotel or similar, Aviemore 
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 10 Aviemore - Glasgow (approx. 220km day)

After breakfast, depart for Glasgow. Travel down the Great Glen, passing through Fort Augustus and Fort William and the dramatic Glen Coe Valley. Afterwards stop for a photo of Stirling Castle (entrance not included); declared a National Monument. This famous castle is perched atop a hill and surrounded on three sides by cliffs. Most of the main buildings date back to the 15th and 16th centuries and the outer defences facing the city dates back to the early 18th century. Afterwards continue onwards to Glasgow for the night.

Overnight: Hotel Inn Glasgow Airport or similar, Glasgow 
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 11 Glasgow Free Day

Today enjoy a free day in the vibrant and energetic city of Glasgow known as the capital of style in Scotland, with its many art-deco restaurants, boutiques and cultural centres.

Overnight: Hotel Inn Glasgow Airport or similar, Glasgow 
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 12 Glasgow - Lake District, England - Liverpool (approx. 380km day)

This morning depart to Windermere in the heart of the Lake District, which offers fantastic views of the English countryside and surrounding mountains. Next depart for Liverpool, hometown of the Beatles. After London, Liverpool has the second most theatres, museums and galleries in the UK. The city has a fabulous architectural heritage. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel in Liverpool and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Ibis Liverpool Albert Dock or similar, Liverpool 
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 13 Liverpool - Holyhead, Wales - Dublin, Ireland (approx. 150km day)

After breakfast travel to Holyhead to board the ferry to Dublin (approx. 3 hours). Upon arrival, enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure in the Irish capital city.

Overnight: Clarion Hotel Liffey Valley or similar, Dublin 
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 14 Dublin - St. Patrick’s Cathedral - Galway (approx. 215km day)

This morning enjoy a traditional Irish breakfast, before enjoying a half-day guided tour of St. Patrick’s Cathedral (entrance included) - the largest of the two cathedrals in Ireland. The Cathedral of St. Patrick was built next to a well in which, according to legend, St. Patrick baptised those who converted from paganism to Christianity. You will also get a chance to look inside the ivy-covered stone buildings of Trinity College to see the Old Library’s vast rows of antiquarian books. 

Afterwards pass Dublin Castle, before continuing to Galway. With more than eight centuries since its foundation, Galway (in Gaillimh Gaelic: “rocky river”), owes its name to the bed of stones of the Corrib, the river that crosses it. Upon arrival you will see the Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas, founded in 1320 thanks to the famous Lynch family (one of the 14 tribes of Galway) in honour of St. Nicholas of Myra (patron saint of sailors). Next see the Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Nicholas, the Lynch Castle, the Court of Justice and the Old Town Hall.

Overnight: Clayton Hotel or similar, Galway 
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 15 Galway - Cliffs of Moher - Limerick - Dublin (approx. 350km day)

Today start the day early with a visit the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Cliffs of Moher, which towers 214m above the level of the Atlantic Ocean at its highest point. Enjoy a brief stop in Limerick, the third most populated city in the country, where the King John Castle, one of its main attractions, stands out. Continue onwards to Dublin for the night.

Overnight: Clarion Hotel Liffey Valley or similar, Dublin 
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 16 Dublin Free Day

Today enjoy your last day free at leisure in Dublin. Take some time to enjoy the city’s sensational dining, music and pub scenes.

Overnight: Clarion Hotel Liffey Valley or similar, Dublin 
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 17 Dublin, Ireland - New Zealand

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to New Zealand! Please note: if your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight


 

Day 18 Arrive in New Zealand

Please note, some flights may arrive in New Zealand +1 day later.


 

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

*Prices are per person (pp) in NZD, twin share based on lead in season. All care is taken to promote correct pricing at time of publication but is dependent upon availability and will be confirmed at time of reservation. Valid for sale until sold out. Airfares not included unless specified. Offers are subject to availability and can change without notification due to fluctuations in charges and currency. Credit card surcharges apply. For full terms and conditions please contact a World Travellers consultant.

BOOKING INFORMATION

After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any changes requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
  
Please note: All additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in NZD (unless otherwise stated).

OFFER ESSENTIALS

Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until 12th October 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement of $2000 applies.
 
Departure Dates (2020)
April: *20
May: 11
June: 1
July: 27
August: 17
September: 1, *21
October: 12
 
Surcharges
Please note: Dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $200 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Auckland or *Christchurch
 
Interstate Surcharges
*Christchurch $150 per person


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until 12th October 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement of $2000 applies.
 
Departure Dates (2020)
April: *20
May: 11
June: 1
July: 27
August: 17
September: 1, *21
October: 12
 
Surcharges
Please note: Dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $200 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Auckland or *Christchurch
 
Interstate Surcharges
*Christchurch $150 per person