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10 DAYS – NORWAY (VIKINGS, TROLLS & Fjords)

10 DAYS – NORWAY (VIKINGS, TROLLS & Fjords)

  • Highlights;
  • 1. Hanseatic Waterfront
  • 2. Troldhaugen
  • 3. Norway's  fjords
  • 4. Stalheim Canyon Road – hairpinbends
  • 5. World Famous Flam Train
  • 6. Cruise on Geiranger fjord
  • 7. Troll’s Highway
  • 8. Lillehammer, home of 1994 Winter Olympic Games.
  • Inclusions:
  • 1. Land transportation via private, deluxe motor coach
  • 2. Double occupancy accommodations in superior three and moderate four – star hotels
  • 3. Meals (8 breakfasts, 7 dinners)
  • 4. Luggage Handling (1 bag/person)
  • ITINERARY

Experience Norway’s famous breathtaking fjords!

 

DAY - 1:  SAFARI PREPARATION (DEPART)

 

DAY - 2:  BERGEN:

On arrival, we explore the historic Hanseatic Waterfront,  right outside our hotel. Radisson  Blu Royal Hotel or similar,  Bergen (D).

 

DAY - 3; BERGEN:

Our panoramic tour shows us the history  of the Hanseatic Waterfront, and other highlights. We visit Troldhaugen, home of composer Edvard Grieg. Radisson Blu Royal Hotel or similar, Bergen (B).

 

DAY - 4: BALESTRAND:

Today,  we travel into the beauty of Norway’s fjords, watching for trolls. Our first stop is Voss,  and the memorial to Knute Rockne, who was born here. We continue toward Stalheim Canyon Road to the Stalheim Hotel,   boasting perhaps the finest view in Norway. In Flam, overlooking the Aurlands fjord, we board the famous  Flam train,  a most scenic railway. Later we traverse the Laerdal Tunnel, (World’s Longest Road Tunnel), and cross the Sognefjord. Kvikne Hotel or similar,  Balestrand (B,D).

 

DAY - 5:  GEIRANGER:

Stops at Jostendalsbreen, Norway’s fastest moving glacier and souvenir shopping in Skei, make a nice start to our  day. We continue to Hellesylt and ferry the most breathtaking fjord in Norway -  the Geirangerfjord. Villa Utsikten or similar, Geiranger (B,D).

 

 DAY - 6;  VINSTRA AREA:

After a leisurely breakfast or may be spa morning we pack up and depart toward Oslo. We will stop in the Vinstra area and enjoy an afternoon of just relaxing after the busyness of the last few days. We  arrive at our hotel late afternoon and have time for walking around. Our hotel is a historic hotel with lots of history and where  Kings and Queens have come to learn to ski. We will have dinner and overnight.  Fefor Hotel, or similar ,Vinstra Area (B,D).

 

DAY -7:  OSLO;

We travel to Lillehammer,  home of the 1994 Winter Olympics. We visit the ski jump and might see some skiers at work! Scandic Holmenkollen Park Hotel or similar, Oslo (B,D)

 

DAY - 8:  OSLO;

Today we visit Bygdoy Island where we see the Kon Tiki Museum and the Viking Ship Museum. We also visit the Holmenkollen ski jump  from where  we have a beautiful view of the city. Scandic Holmenkollen Park Hotel or similar, Oslo (B,D).

 

DAY - 9;  OSLO;

After breakfast this morning, we continue to view the highlights of Norway’s capital city including Frogner Park and its famous vigeland sculptures. We have the afternoon free in Oslo, perhaps to buy that last souvenir or gift. This evening we have our farewell dinner at our hotel. Scandic  Holmenkollen Park Hotel or similar,  Oslo (B,D).

DAY - 10; RETURN (B).

17 DAYS - WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL

17 DAYS - WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL

(Featuring   Germany, France, Luxembourg, Belgium & Holland);

  • Highlights:
  • 1. Documentation centres in Nuremberg and Dachau
  • 2. Munich
  • 3. Ft. Hackenburgh Maginot Line
  • 4. Guided Tour of Bastogne
  • 5. Diekirch Military Museum
  • 6. Fort Douaumont, near Verdun
  • 7. Paris
  • 8. Normandy Beaches
  • 9. Liberation Museum in Holland
  • Inclusions:
  • 1. 15 Nights Superior Tourist Class or First Class Accommodations
  • 2. 24 meals; 15 Breakfasts and 9 Dinners
  • 3. Welcome Dinner &Farewell Dinner
  • 4. Sightseeing and visits as outlined in the itinerary.

 

  • ITINERARY:

DAY-1;  SAFARI PREPARATION (OVERNIGHT FLIGHT)

 

 

DAY - 2; GERMANY:

Arrive at Frankfurt Airport and transfer through the  Franconian Wine Region to your hotel. Flair Hotel Weinstube Lochner, Markelsheim or Hotel Hoefler, Nuremburg,  Germany or similar (D).

 

DAY - 3;  GERMANY:

Today is devoted to the history of Nuremberg,  the site of famous  War  Trials. Included  is admission to the Documentation Centre and Palace of Justice. Flair Hotel Weinstube Lochner,  Markelsheim or Hotel Hoefler, Nuremberg, Germany or similar (B,D).

 

DAY - 4;  GERMANY – AUSTRIA:

Leave Nuremberg for a somber visit to Dachau concentration camp. Continue to tour Munich,  the capital of Bavaria.  After a leisurely visit, depart for Austria where you will spend the next two nights. Hotel  Goldener Lowe, Kufstein,  or Land hotel, Kirchenwirt,  Austria or similar (B)

DAY - 5;  AUSTRIA;

Day at leisure in your scenic Austrian village or join your Tour Manager/ Guide for the full day optional “Salzburg & Eagle‘s Nest with Dinner excursion. Hotel Goldener Lowe, Kufstein,  or Landhotel, Kirchenwirt, Austria or similar (B).

DAY - 6:  GERMANY:

After breakfast travel to Ulm for time to view the Ulm Minster. Make a stop at the grave of  Erwin Rommel on the way to your hotel, located on the northern edge of Germany’s Black Forest. Park hotel Luise, Bad Herrenalb, Germany or similar (B,D).

 

DAY-7;  FRANCE – GERMANY;

Visit Lorraine's American Cemetery, the largest Amercan World War II Cemetery in Europe. Tour Fort Hackenberg, part of the Maginot Line. Overnight in Igel, near the three - country border of  France, Luxembourg and Germany. Hotel Igeler Saule, Trier – Igel, Germany or similar (B,D).

 

 

DAY - 8;  LUXEMBOURG – BELGIUM - GERMANY:

After a visit at the American Cemetery in Luxembourg, continue to the historical center of Bastogne,  Belgium. Travel into the Ardennes region, known for the infamous  “Battle of the Bulge' and to Diekirch National Museum of Military History. Partake in an independent dinner in Trier, the oldest city in Germany, before returning to your hotel in  Igel. Hotel Igeler Saule, Trier –Igel,  Germany or similar (B)

 

DAY - 9:  FRANCE :

Tour the WWI and WW II battlefields and memorials near Verdun. Proceed to Reims,  General Eisenhower’s headquarters during  WW II. Overnight in Paris.  Holiday Inn Express Canal de la Villette, Paris, France or similar (B).

DAY - 10;   FRANCE:

The day is devoted to Paris,  the “City of Light',  with the option of the “Seine River cruise' and the “Paris Evening” dinner excursions. Holiday Inn Express Canal de la Villette,  Paris, France or similar (B).

 

 DAY - 11;   FRANCE:

Caen is your destination today. Stop at the Pegasus Bridge before touring the Caen Peace Memorial and Museum. Mercure Hotel Cote de Nacre, Caen, France or similar (B,D).

 

DAY - 12;  FRANCE:

The entire day focuses on the Normandy Landing Beaches,  including Pointe du Hoc, Utah Beach, Longues Battery  and the coastal village of Arromanches. Mercure Hotel Cote de Nacre, Caen, France or similar (B)

DAY - 13;  FRANCE – HOLLAND:

Head north into Belgium to admire the medieval architecture of Flanders. Spend the late afternoon in Antwerp and be sure to try the waffles! Your hotel for the next three nights is just over the border,  in Holland. Van der Valk Hotel, Tiel, Holland or similar (B,D).

 

DAY - 14;  HOLLAND:

Today’s focus will be on sights significant to this area’s role in the liberation efforts during - WW II, including operation Market Garden, Hell’s Highway, the Overasselt Monument, and Arnhem’s “A bridge Too Far.' Enjoy an independent dinner at one of the historic towns.  Van der Valk Hotel,  Tiel, Holland or similar (B).

 

DAY - 15:  HOLLAND:

Tour Amsterdam by glass – top canal boat. In the afternoon  explore Amsterdam on foot. Van der Valk Hotel, Tiel, Holland, or similar (B,D).

 

DAY - 16:  GERMANY:

Returning to Germany, stop in Remagen to view the remains of the Ludendorff Bridge, and take a cruise on the Rhine River . Your hotel in Rudesheim will host a Farewell Dinner. Park hotel,  Rudesheim,  Germany or similar (B,D).

 DAY-17;   RETURN FLIGHT TO YOUR HOMELAND (B).

15 DAYS – HEART OF EUROPE – CIRCLE TOUR

15 DAYS – HEART OF EUROPE – CIRCLE TOUR;

(Featuring Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Belgium & Holland);

 

  • Highlights :
  • 1. Rothenburg
  • 2. Munich
  • 3. Innsbruck
  • 4. Austrian Alps
  • 5. Lake Garda & Verona.
  • 6. Lucerne
  • 7. Paris
  • 8. Antwerp
  • 9. Dutch Windmills and Lowlands
  • 10. Rhine River Boat Ride
  • Inclusions;
  • 1. 13 Nights  Superior Tourist Class or First Class Accommodations
  • 2. 22 Meals;   13 Breakfasts and  9 Dinners
  • 3. Welcome  Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • 4. Sightseeing and visits as outlined in the itinerary.
  • ITINERARY:

Featuring Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Belgiu, and Holland.

 

DAY - 1;  SAFARI PREPARATION (OVERNIGHT FLIGHT)

 

DAY - 2: GERMANY;

Arrive at Frankfurt Airport and meet your tour manager. Afternoon visit to the old town of Heidelberg followed by a welcome Dinner. Hotel Scheid, Schriesheim,  Germany or similar (D).

 

DAY - 3:  GERMANY:

The medieval, walled town of Rothenburg enchants you with cobblestone streets,  half - timbered houses, and a fairytale Christmas Shop. Follow the Scenic Romantic Road to Tonight’s Hotel. Park hotel  Schmid, Adelsried or Hotel Schempp,  Bobingen, Germany or similar (B,D).

 

DAY - 4;  GERMANY – AUSTRIA:

Visit the Bavarian capital of Munich. Continue  across the German –Austrian border to the Imperial City of Innsbruck. Transfer to a nearby Tyrolean village, where you will spend the next two nights. Park hotel or Hotel Stolz, Matrei, Austria or similar (B,D).

 

DAY - 5;  AUSTRIA:

Relax amongst the pristine Alps,  explore Innsbruck, or take an optional “Bavarian Palace'  excursion to Linderhof  Palace. Optional “Tyrolean show & Dinner'  Park hotel or Hotel Stolz, Matrei, Austria or similar (B)

 

DAY-6;   ITALY;

Cross the spectacular Brenner pass through the Dolomites. Stop along the shores of subtropical Lake Garda and visit Verona of Romeo & Juliet Fame. Montresor Hotel Tower,  Bussolengo,  Italy or similar (B).

DAY - 8;   SWITZERLAND:

Make a lunch stop in lovely Lugano, Switzerland, the “Rio de Janeiro of the Old Continent'.  Continue through William Tell Country to your hotel in the Swiss Alps.  Hotel Bellevue,  Seelisberg,  Switzerland or similar (B,D).

DAY-9:  SWITZERLAND:

Stop in Stans this morning with an optional “Swiss Mountain” cogwheel and cable car ride. The afternoon is devoted to sightseeing in picturesque Lucerne with an optional “Swiss Lake Boat Ride”.  Hotel Bellevue, Seelisberg, Switzerland or similar (B,D).

 

DAY - 10;   FRANCE;

Cross the border to travel through the southern Alsace and Burgundy wine regions of France. Afternoon sightseeing in the historic village of Besancon. Mercure Centre Hotel, Troyes, France or similar (B,D).

DAY 11;   FRANCE:

Today, travel to Paris this morning to spend the afternoon and evening in the “City of Light”.  Optional “Seine River Cruise' and “Paris Evening' excursions available.  Holiday Inn Express Canal de la Villette.  Paris, France or similar (B).

DAY - 12;  BELGIUM – HOLLAND:

Head north into Belgium for a visit to colorful Antwerp,  offering waffles and chocolates and historic guild houses. Motor into Holland and onto your hotel which is situated in the reclaimed land known as a Polder. Apollo Hotel, Lelystad, Holland or similar (B,D).

DAY -13;   HOLLAND

Day of leisure to explore Holland. The optional “Grand Holland” excursion offers a picturesque Dutch Village and a boat ride in Amsterdam. Apollo Hotel, Lelystad, Holland or similar (B,D).

 

DAY - 14:  GERMANY:

Return to Germany for a boat ride on the Rhine River. Arrive in Rudesheim with with time to explore this charming wine village before the farewell dinner.  Park hotel, Rudesheim, Germany or similar (B,D).

DAY - 15;  RETURN FLIGHT TO YOUR HOMELAND (B);

IRISH AND BRITISH ADVENTURES SAFARIS (9 DAYS/ 8 NIGHTS)

DAY- 1:  DUBLIN ARRIVAL (IRELAND);

Warm welcome to Dublin, Ireland. On arrival at Dublin Airport, You will be met by local representative of Domestic Tourism Safaris Company and transferred to your recommended hotel between 7:00 am and 12:00 noon. Your Victorian hotel is a few miles south of Dublin. In the evening meet your tour guide for a welcome drink and briefing on your tour.

DAY- 2:  DUBLIN TOUR AND TAYLOR’S THREE ROCK;

Early morning after breakfast, tour Dublin's main attractions and visit Trinity College to view the Book of Kells in the old Library. The afternoon is free and in the evening head to Taylor’s Three Rock Pub for dinner and a great show with lively music and step-dancing.

DAY- 3:  CLIFFS OF MOHER AND KILLARNEY;

Today and this morning, drive through central Ireland to view the cliffs of moher. They offer wonderful views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. Take a ferry across the River Shannon Estuary to reach Killarney. Check in to your centrally-located hotel.

DAY- 4:  SKELLIG  EXPERIENCE AND SHEEP DOGS;

Embark on the Ring of Kerry tour for great scenery. Visit the skellig experience to learn about the rocky offshore Islands and savor a casual lunch. Stop at Moll’s gap for panoramic views and at a sheep farm to watch trained dogs herding sheep.

DAY- 5:  BLARNEY CASTLE AND WATERFORD;

This morning, visit the famous Blarney castle to kiss the - stone of Eloquence, and shop at the Blarney Woollen mills. In Waterford tour the house of Waterford crystal to see how glass is blown and view amazing trophies. Take a walking tour of the old city.

DAY- 6:  WALES AND CARDIFF BANQUET;

Early morning after breakfast, depart Waterford to catch the ferry from Rosslare to south wales. Head to Cardiff castle, developed in Roman times and transformed into an elaborate Gothic-style residence in the 19th century. A tour of the castle is followed by a fun welsh banquet.

DAY- 7:  ROMAN BATHS AND STONEHENGE;

This morning, drive to Bath, popular for its natural hot springs with the Romans 2,000 years ago. Visit the Roman Baths and pump room, wonderfully preserved after two millennia. Drive to Salisbury plain to view the prehistoric circle of vast monoliths of stone henge. Continue into London and check in your recommended hotel.

DAY- 8 ;  LONDON SIGHTSEEING;

Early morning after breakfast, explore London on an independent open-top sightseeing bus tour- you have a choice of routes around London’s famous landmarks so you may get on and off wherever you wish. A visit to the tower of London or Kensington palace is included.

DAY- 9:  TOUR ENDS HEATHROW AIRPORT

Today and this morning, travel to Heathrow Airport by independent transfer in time to check in for your flight home.

NOTE AND REMEMBER;

Your included sights;

  • Airport transfers at start and end of tour
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour guide
  • 8 Nights in recommended hotels.

HIGHLIGHTS;

  • Taylor’s three Rock pub dinner/show
  • Cardiff castle Banquet
  • Stonehenge
  • Sheepdog trials
  • Waterford crystal
  • Roman baths and pump room.
DISCOVER BRITAIN SAFARIS (16 DAYS/ 15 NIGHTS);

DAY- 1:  GLASGOW ARRIVAL (IRELAND);

Warm welcome to Glasgow, Ireland. On arrival at Glasgow Airport, you will be met by local representative of Domestic Tourism safaris company and transferred to your recommended hotel, departing at 8:00 am, 10:00 am or 12:00 noon. At 2:30 pm tour Glasgow to see George square and nearby Glasgow cathedral and visit extensive collections in kelvingrove Art Gallery and museum. Join your tour guide and travel companions for a welcome drink before dinner.

DAY- 2:  LOCH LOMOND AND LOCH NESS CRUISE

           Early morning after breakfast, travel alongside the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty, and through the deep valley of Glen coe. Continue through Fort William and stop at the Spean  Bridge woollen mill, which offers quality Scottish goods. At Fort Augustus embark on a short cruise on Lochness and continue to the charming Victorian town of strathpeffer. Check in to your recommended hotel and relax before dinner.

DAY- 3:  WHISKY TASTING AND ST ANDREWS

           This morning, drive to Blair Athol Distillery in pitlochry to see how whisky is distilled and sample some. Continue south to St. Andrews on the east coast. Spend time on your own to browse around the British golf museum, the town or the cathedral ruins. Continue to Edinburgh and enjoy the Scottish evening with lively singing and dancing and a chance to try some traditional haggis, neeps and tatties.

DAY- 4:  EDINBURGH CASTLE AND CITY TOUR

Today and this morning, take a guided tour around central Edinburgh, which is divided between the gracious, wide streets of the 200-year-old Georgian New town and the compact medieval royal mile in the old town. Visit Edinburgh castle to view the Scottish crown jewels and the stone of scone.

DAY- 5:  GRETNA GREEN AND LAKE DISTRICT

Today and this morning, journey through the Scottish borders, stopping in Gretna Green before driving into the Lake District National park. See the charming hills and valleys that inspired William wordsworth's poetry and enjoy lunch in the quaint village of Grasmere. Check in to your recommended elegant lakeside hotel and in the evening you are free.

DAY 6:  YORKSHIRE DALES AND YORK GHOST WALK;

Today and this morning, see heathery moors, flower- filled meadows and ancient stone villages of the Yorkshire Dales. Take a guided tour around york and walk to york minster to visit the great medieval cathedral. Dine in a historic pub and explore narrow medieval streets on a fun ghost walking tour.

DAY- 7;  HISTORIC TRAIN RIDE AND CASTLE HOWARD;

This morning, travel on the North Yorkshire moors Railway by vintage locomotive. Discover the picturesque harbor, winding streets and quaint buildings of whitby on a walking tour. Tour the elaborate chambers of castle Howard, an imposing 18th century mansion where Evelyn Waugh’s celebrated novel “ Brides head Revisited” was filmed.

DAY- 8:  BRONTE PARSONAGE AND BEATLE'S LIVERPOOL;

Early morning after breakfast, in Haworth visit the Bronte parsonage, where charlotte Emily and Anne Bronte penned their popular novels, including “ Wuthering heights”. In Liverpool a Beatles- themed tour will show you many of the places where the “ Fab four” liked, worked, played and came to fame. After dinner, explore on your own, if you wish.

DAY- 9;  THE BEATLES STORY AND CHESTER:

This morning visit the Beatles story to learn more about the Beatles and their music. Take a walking tour of Chester to discover the Roman walls and black and white buildings. Drive to London and check in to your recommended hotel where dinner is served.

DAY- 10: TOWER OF LONDON AND CITY SIGHTS:

Early morning after breakfast, take a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly circus, Nelson’s column and Lions of Trafalgar square, Big Ben towering over the houses of parliament  and hyde park. Visit the tower of London to view the magnificent crown jewels, guarded by Beefeaters in distinctive tudor uniforms. The evening is free for dining.

DAY- 11:  STONE HENGE, BATH AND CARDIFF CASTLE BANQUET;

Today and this morning, drive to Salisbury plain to view the huge monoliths of Stonehenge and learn about their history. Next head to Bath to visit the Roman Baths and Pump room, hot mineral- rich springs that have been popular since Roman times. Travel into wales to tour Cardiff   castle foilowed by a fun welsh banquet.

DAY- 12:  BRECON BEACONS AND SNOWDONIA;

Today, take a panoramic drive around Cardiff,  Wales's proud capital, to view the principal features. Drive through the Brecon Beacons national park and continue north through charming countryside.  Stop in a local town to get a flavor of the region. Take a narrow- gauge train ride through the heart of snowdonia to admire mountain scenery. Drive to Caernarfon for your next overnight stay.

DAY- 13:  SLATE MUSEUM AND CAERNARFON:

Today and this morning, tour North wales, starting with a visit to the National slate museum, which tells about the region’s  former slate industry and pause for photos of snowdon,  the highest peak in wales. Stop in conwy to view its massive castle, narrow medieval streets and the smallest house in Britain. Tour the massive walls and battlements of 13th century caernarfon castle.

DAY- 14:  STRATFORD –UPON- AVON;

Early morning after breakfast, drive to Llan gollen before heading across the English border for a look around the picturesque town of Bridg north. Drive to Stratford- upon  Avon for a panoramic tour and visit shakespeare's Birthplace to see an exhibition about his life and work. Check in to your Tudor style hotel.

DAY- 15: COTSWOLDS AND WINDSOR CASTLE:

Today,  drive through the cotswolds and stop in Broadway, typical of the lovely old villages in the region. Take a walking tour through oxford to learn about the city and the most famous colleges. Tour Windsor castle, one of the Queen’s official residences, to see the state Apartments and St. George’s chapel. After dinner, take a brief stroll around the town.

DAY- 16:  TOUR ENDS HEATHROW AIRPORT:

Today, take a transfer to Heathrow Airport in time for check in formalities. Transfers to Gatwick Airport can be arranged at additional cost.

NOTE AND REMEMBER;

Your included sights:

  • Airport transfers at start and end of tour.
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour guide
  • 15 nights in recommended hotels.

HIGHLIGHTS;

  • Scottish Evening in Edinburgh.
  • Beatles' tour of Liverpool
  • Cardiff castle welsh Banquet
  • Tower of London
  • Stonehenge and Bath
  • Iconic British Authors
  • Windsor castle.
IRISH LEGENDS SAFARIS (9- DAYS/ 8- NIGHTS);

IRISH LEGENDS SAFARIS (9- DAYS/ 8- NIGHTS);

DAY- 1;  DUBLIN ARRIVAL AND MALAHIDE CASTLE;

Warm welcome to Dublin , Ireland. On arrival at Dublin Airport, you will be met by local representative of Domestic Tourism safaris company  and transferred to your recommended hotel between 7;00 am and 12;00 noon. If arriving late extra cost/ expenses to be taken by the traveller.

Depart your recommended hotel at 2:00 pm to visit Malahide castle, first built in 1185 by the Talbot  family who lived there until 1975. The castle has been remodeled over the years and today is filled with medieval artifacts and family portraits. Also take a stroll around the delightful gardens. Stop in nearby Malahide, now an upscale suburb of Dublin that still retains its village ambience. Return to your recommended hotel for a welcome get- together drink with your tour guide and discuss your itinerary.

DAY- 2:  NATIONAL STUD AND FARM VISIT;

Early morning after breakfast, travel to kildare to visit the Irish national stud to learn about the valuable breeding industry.

See magnificent horses before walking around the delightful Japanese Gardens, established a century ago. Drive through the Irish countryside to county Kilkenny for a stop at a farm in Jerpoint for tea and home – made scones. Chat with the owners about farming and also see one of Ireland's best examples of a deserted 12th century town. Drive to waterford  and in the evening join a local guide for a gentle walking tour around the old city center and hear stories about waterford’s long history.

DAY- 3: JFK HOMESTEAD AND DUNBRODY EMIGRANT SHIP:

Today and this morning, take a short drive and the first stop is the JFK Homestead, birthplace of president John F. Kennedy’s great- grand father. Today it is still farmed by his descendants and celebrates the story of five generations of the kennedy dynasty. In New Ross explore the  Dunbrody Emigrant ship , a replica of the vessel used during the 1840’s famine to transport starving peoples to the U.S and Canada. Return to Waterford to explore the Viking triangle and learn about the city’s long history. Visit the chorister’s hall museum filled with medieval treasures and the elegant 18th century Bishop’s palace.

DAY- 4:  WATERFORD CRYSTAL, TITANIC TOUR AND BLARNEY CASTLE.

Today and this morning, visit the house of waterford crystal to learn about glass blowing and cutting and see one of a kind master pieces. Travel along the south coast to cobh, the last part of call of the Titanic. A walking tour will reveal many of the places associated with emigrants as they left Ireland for better lives overseas. At Blarney castle climb the rampants to gain the “Gift of Eloquence”.  You  may visit the Blarney woollen mills, which offer excellent Irish- made products. Drive through macroom to Killarney and check in to your recommended hotel. After dinner you may like to check out some fun pubs.

DAY- 5:  DINGLE PENINSULA AND SOUTH POLE PUB:

Today and this morning,  discover the glorious Dingle peninsula, made famous by two movies that show cased the scenery “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far & Away”.  Drive along the South shore to admire views of heathery mountains, sandy stretches of beach and rocky headlands. Sit down to a pub lunch in the town of Dingle and visit the south pole pub for an Irish coffee and learn about Tom Crean, an Antarctic explorer who owned the pub. Return to killarney where you are free to dine independently this evening.

DAY- 6:  CLIFFS  OF MOHER AND GALWAY PANORAMIC TOUR:

Early morning after breakfast,  drive north through listowel, noted for its writer's festival and literary connections, and take a ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary. Travel along the coast to view the cliffs of Moher, which rise to heights of almost 700 feet above the churning Atlantic Swells. Walk to O’brien’s tower for great views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. Drive through the hills of the Burren and around Galway Bay to Galway for a panoramic city tour. Check in to your recommended hotel, overlooking Galway Bay and the Aran Islands.

DAY- 7:  ARAN ISLANDS AND DUN AENGUS:

This morning , take a short ferry ride from Rossaveal to Inis mor, the largest of the three Aran Islands. These rocky  islands are renowned for the hardy islanders who maintained traditional fishing and farming  methods and where the popular intricately patterned fishermens  sweaters originated. The Irish language is still spoken widely. Take a minibus ride to Dun Aengus, a huge pre- historic fortress perched on sheer cliffs, which fall away to the Atlantic ocean below. Take a look around kilroan,  the main town, before returning to the mainland by ferry.

DAY- 8:  9TH CENTURY SEAN’S BAR AND TAYLOR’S THREE ROCK PUB;

This morning , tour Athlone castle located at a strategic crossing on the river Shannon where it dominates the town. This castle dates from the 13th century and was central to the siege of Athlone in 1691. Visit the nearby sean’s Bar for an Irish coffee: This Pub has a detailed  and documented history right back to 900 AD. During renovations in 1970, ancient walls and old coins dating back centuries  were discovered. Drive to your recommended elegant hotel a few miles from Dublin city center. In the evening drive to Taylor’s three Rock pub for a dinner with Irish specialties. Then sit back with an Irish coffee to watch a lively show with music, songs and step- dancing.

DAY- 9:  DEPART FOR HOME OR EXTEND DAY IN DUBLIN:

For tourists booked on our 9 day tour, group transfers are provided to Dublin Airport to arrive at 6:00am, 9:00am or 12:00noon.

NOTE AND REMEMBER:

Your included sights;

  • 8or 9 nights in recommended hotels
  • Professional tour guide/ driver
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers at start and end of tour;

 

HIGHLIGHTS;

  • Taylor’s three rock Irish evening
  • JFK Homestead at Dungans town
  • Dingle peninsula
  • Tea and scones at jerpoint farm
  • Dun Aengus pre- Christian fort on Aran Island
  • Viking Waterford.
EXLORE IRELAND SAFARIS (8- DAYS / 7- NIGHTS);

 

DAY-1;  DUBLIN ARRIVAL AND DUBLIN CASTLE;

Warm welcome to Dublin, Ireland. On arrival at Dublin Airport, you will be met by local representative of Domestic Tourism Safaris Company and transferred to your recommended hotel between 7:00am and 12:00 noon.  if arriving late as per your flight, the transfer will be at your own expense. At 2:00pm tour Dublin to see elegant Georgian town houses, pass St. Stephen’s Green and cross the River liffey to view the famine memorial and drive along o’ Connell Street. Take a guided tour through parts of Dublin castle, which was the seat of power and government for many centuries and today plays a leading role in European Union activities.  In the evening meet your tour manager/guide  over a welcome drink to discuss your trip and he will help you choose a restaurant to dine independently.

DAY-2:  ST. PATRICK’S GRAVE AND ULTSTER FOLK PARK

Early morning after breakfast, drive north to visit down cathedral to see St. Patrick’s reputed burial site, marked by a huge boulder. In the nearby St. Patrick’s centre learn about his life and missionary work during the 5th century and about the many myths and stories that surround him. On the outskirts of Belfast visit the ulster folk park. This attraction is divided in two parts- town and country life. See row houses, Churches, a bank, police station and doctor’s office and businesses that flourished in 19th century towns. Also see farm houses and cottages with gardens and many displays of traditional crafts and industries. Drive to your recommended hotel in central Belfast and relax before dinner.

DAY-3:  TITANIC BELFAST AND WALKING TOUR

Today and this morning, take a panoramic tour around central Belfast to see the many ornate Victorian buildings, the imposing city Hall in Donegal square and the ship yards where RMS Titanic was built in 1912.  Visit Titanic Belfast to learn about this ill- fated famous liner through state of the art displays.  In the afternoon join a local guide for a walking tour around part of central Belfast and find out more about life in this thriving city. Then enjoy some time on your own to browse around attractions or check out the select where to dine.

DAY-4:  GIANT’S CAUSEWAY AND DERRY:

Early morning after breakfast, drive north along the “Nine Glens of Antrim”, a scenic route with lovely views of mountains, valleys and coastline.  Stop at the Giant’s cause way, hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity over 60 million years ago. The enormous rocks have spawned legends about the mythical giant, Finn M.C. cool. Continue to Derry and join a local guide for a short walk around the compact old city and surrounding medieval walls.  Learn about the long history of the city as well as 20th century events. Enjoy some free time for a look around on your own.

DAY-5:  DONEGAL AND YEATS” GRAVE;

Today and this morning,  travel through the rugged countryside of Donegal, with its lovely scenery of heathery hills and deep valleys. This region is difficult for farming but is renowned for sheep and the many tweeds made from their wool. In Ardara visit Triona Design to sample freshly- baked scones with tea and see demonstrations of spinning and weaving.  Stop in Donegal town to browse around and follow the coastline of Donegal Bay. Pause of W.B. yeats' Grave near the distinctively- shaped mountain of Ben bulben in county sligo, a region that he loved.  Drive to west port and enjoy free time before dinner.

DAY-6;  WEST PORT HOUSE AND ACHILL ISLAND;

Early morning after breakfast, visit the stately Westport house, designed by Richard cassels in 1731. The mansion overlooks clew bay and contains a wealth of interesting portraits, furniture, silver and porcelain. Travel around clew bay, which is reputed to have 365 islands, to access Achill Island by a bridge. Follow the Atlantic drive to capture wonderful views of steeply- sloped mountains plunging into the shimmering Atlantic Ocean. Near sliever more see the deserted village, the remains of nearly 100 stone cottages abandoned around the time of the 1840’s Famine.  Also see stretches of wind swept bogland and golden beaches.

DAY-7;  CLIFFS OF MOHER AND BUN RATTY MEDIEVAL BAN QUET

Today and this morning, travel through maam cross in the heart of Connemara and visit the Connemara marble factory. Stop for a look around Galway on your own and drive through the limestone hills of the Burren to the coast. Walk along the majestic cliffs of moher, a rocky wall that rises nearly 700 feet above the foaming Atlantic Ocean. At Bun ratty check in  to your recommended hotel, right beside Bun ratty castle, the Bun ratty folk park and Durty nelly’s pub.  In  the evening head to 15th century Bun ratty castle for a jolly medieval style dinner where the lords and ladies serenade you.

DAY-8;  TOUR ENDS SHANNON AIRPORT;

This morning, take a group transfer to nearby Shannon Airport where your tour concludes at 10:30am.  Allow ample time for check- in  formalities for your flight home.

NOTE AND REMEMBER;

Your included sights;

                  7 nights in recommended hotels

                  Professional tour guide

                  Sightseeing by luxury coach

                  Airport transfers at start and end of tour.

HIGHLIGHTS;

                  Bun ratty castle medieval banquet

                  Titanic Belfast

                  Giant’s causeway

                  Achill Island scenery

                  Walk historic Derry’s walls

                  2- Night stays in west port & Belfast.

IRISH HERITAGE AND DROMOLAND CASTLE SAFARIS (7- DAYS/6 -NIGHTS);

IRISH HERITAGE  AND DROMOLAND CASTLE SAFARIS (7- DAYS/6 -NIGHTS);

DAY-1;  SHANNON AND MEDIEVAL BANQUET

Warm welcome to Shannon Airport, Ireland. On arrival, you are met by local representative of Domestic Tourism safaris company and transferred to your recommended hotel in nearby limerick, available between 7:00am and 12:00 noon.  if arriving late as per your flight schedule, transfer to the hotel at your own expense.  At 1:30pm depart your hotel for a short drive around limerick and visit the huge king john’s castle, built in the 13th century on the banks of the River Shannon to defend the area. Join your tour manager/ guide for a welcome drink before heading to the 15th century Bun ratty castle for a medieval – style banquet.

DAY-2;  CLIFFS OF MOHER AND IRISH COFFEE;

Early morning after breakfast, drive west through Ennis to see the cliffs of Moher, which rise almost 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic surf.  Then cross the wide River Shannon estuary by ferry to Tarbert and travel along the river shore to Foyness.  Visit the flying boat museum, which recalls the early days of air travel, during the 1930’s and early 1940’s.  Irish coffee was first created here and you will learn how to make a perfect one and then drink it. Drive to the world famous town of Killarney and take a traditional jaunting car ride through Killarney national park to view Ross castle and some of the wonderful scenery. Check in to your recommended hotel and enjoy free time before dinner.

DAY-3;   RING OF KERRY TOUR AND KILLEEN HOUSE RESTAURANT;

This morning, embark on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive, the Ring of Kerry, for great views of mountains, open Atlantic Ocean, beaches and cliffs. Enjoy plenty of breaks to admire the natural beauty and take photos. Cross to Valencia island by bridge to visit the skellig experience and learn about early Christian monks who lived on the isolated, rocky islands and about the prolific bird life today. Pass through Waterville and the attractive village of sneem and stop at Moll’s gap for great mountain vistas. Stop at a nearby sheep farm for more spectacular views as well as a demonstration of trained dogs herding sheep and see how sheep are shorn. Return to Killarney and in the evening head to the award- winning Killeen house restaurant for a warm welcome and a superb dinner.

DAY-4;  BLARNEY CASTLE AND COBH HERITAGE CENTRE;

This morning, depart killarney and travel through Macroom to visit the famous Blarney castle where you may climb to the top to kiss the fabled “stone of Eloquence”.  Browse through the Blarney woolen mills for quality Irish- made goods. By pass cork city as you drive to the part town of Cobh. Visit the Cobh heritage centre, which traces the history of emigration from Ireland to new worlds.  Learn about travel conditions for the many Irish emigrants an early sailing ships and steam vessels.  Follow the costal route via the town of Youghal to waterford and check in to your recommended hotel. In the evening take a gentle walk with a coal historian who will reveal water -ford’s Viking and medieval past.

DAY-5; WATERFORD CRYSTAL AND RUSSBOROUGH HOUSE.

Early morning after breakfast, tour the house of waterford crystal to learn about glass blowing and cutting and see one of a kind master pieces. Leave Waterford and head north through the delightful scenery of the wicklow mountains on the way to Blessing ton. Take a guided tour around the stately Russborough house, a Palladian mansion filled with interesting treasures as well as noted works of art and early photographic collections. Continue to your next recommended hotel, an elegant Victorian mansion, which overlooks Dublin Bay and Dunlaoghaire Harbour.  Dine on Irish specialties at the merry ploughboy pub, followed by a lively show of traditional Irish songs and intricate step- dancing.

DAY-6;  DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING TOUR AND GLASNEVIN MUSEUM;

This morning, relax on a half- day guided tour of Dublin, originally founded by Vikings over 1,000 years ago. See elegant Georgian town houses and brightly- painted doors and cross the River liffey to view the wide thorough fare of O’Connell street with the General post office.  Pause to view the gaunt figures at the famine memorial before visiting Glasnevin museum, Ireland’s national necro polis, which is a who’s who of modern Irish history as the final resting place of Daniel O’ Connell, Michael Collins, Charles Stewart Parnell, Brendan Behan and other prominent people. The afternoon is free so that you may use your independent open –top bus tour voucher with a visit to Guinness or Jameson. Dine on your own this evening.

DAY-7;  RETURN HOME OR DROMOLAND CASTLE HOTEL

Today and this morning, passengers on our 7 day tour will use  a voucher to take a taxi transfer to Dublin Airport.  Those on the 8 day tour will leave Dublin and drive to the Irish national stud to see some of Ireland’s finest horses and learn about breeding techniques. Also take a walk around the Japanese gardens and many more.

DAY-8;  TOUR ENDS SHANNON AIRPORT;

Today and this morning, transfer to nearby Shannon Airport where your tour concludes at either 7:30 am or 10:30am to allow time to check in for your flight home.

NOTE AND REMEMBER;

Your included sights;

                  6 or 7 nights  in recommended hotels listed

                  Professional tour guide/ driver

                  Sightseeing by luxury coach

                  Airport transfers at start and end of tour

HIGHLIGHTS;

                  Bun ratty castle banquet

                  Gourmet Killeen House Restaurant

                  RMS Titanic's  last port of call

                  Merry ploughboy pub dinner

                  Irish national stud

                  Dromoland castle hotel on 8- day tour.

IRISH ADVENTURE SAFARIS ( 8- DAYS/7-NIGHTS);

DAY-1;  DUBLIN TOUR AND BOOK OF KELLS;

Warm welcome to Dublin, Ireland. Upon arrival at Dublin Airport you will be met by local representative of Domestic Tourism Safaris Company and transferred to your recommended hotel between 7:00 am and 12:00 noon. If you arrive later than noon, transfer to the hotel at your own expense. At 2:00pm join a local guide for a half-day escorted Dublin tour to see elegant Georgian squares with brightly- painted doors, O’Connell Street and the evocative statues of the famine memorial. Visit Trinity College’s campus and the old library to view the illuminated manuscript of the Book of Kells. In the evening meet your tour director over a welcome drink to discuss your trip and he / she will help you choose a restaurant to dine independently.

DAY-2; 6TH CENTURY GLENDALOUGH AND WATERFORD WALKING TOUR

Early morning after breakfast, leave Dublin to see the delightful scenery of the Wicklow Mountains on the way to Glendalough. Learn about St. Kevin’s 6 century monastery in the Glendalough visitor centre and walk through the site to see its round tower, church ruins and Celtic crosses. Continue your drive south to New Ross where a walk through the reconstructed 19th century Dunbrody famine ship demonstrates the harsh conditions that emigrants endured. Drive to your recommended hotel in Waterford and, after dinner, take a walking tour around the narrow streets of the historic city with a local guide.

DAY-3;  WATERFORD CRYSTAL AND BLARNEY;

Today and this morning, visit the House of waterford crystal to learn about glass blowing and cutting and see one –of- a –kind master pieces. Travel along the south coast Via Dungarvan to Cobh, the last part of call of the Titanic. A walking tour will reveal many of the places associated with emigrants as they left Ireland for better lives overseas. Drive to Blarney and climb the famous Blarney castle to kiss the “stone of Eloquence”. You will also have time to shop at the Blarney woollen mills, which stocks excellent Irish products.  Then journey west through rugged countryside to Killarney and settle in to your centrally-located hotel.

DAY-4:  RING OF KERRY AND SKELLIG EXPERIENCE;

Early morning after breakfast, enjoy the highlights of Ireland’s natural scenery on the Ring of Kerry route. The road winds between the Macgillycudy's Reeks Mountains on one side and the Atlantic coastline on the other.  Watch a shephered and his trained dogs skillfully round up sheep. Drive through Killorglin and cahirciveen and stop for a casual lunch. Cross by bridge to Valencia Island and visit the Skellig Experience to learn about the rocky Islands off the end of the peninsula where monks lived in early Christian times. Stop in the pretty village of sneem and also at Moll’s Gap for panoramic mountain views. On your return to Killarney you are free for the evening.

DAY-5;  CLIFFS OF MOHER AND GALWAY;

This morning, travel north from Killarney and take a ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary and continue along the coast of  county Clare. View the cliffs of moher rising to heights of almost 700 feet above the wild Atlantic swells and walk to O’Brien’s Tower at the highest point for great views. Drive through the rounded limestone hills of the Burren and around the shores of Galway Bay.  Take a short orientation tour of central Galway before checking in to your recommended hotel.

DAY-6:  YEAT’S GRAVE AND DERRY WALK;

Early morning after breakfast, head north to visit the pilgrimage town of Knock, one of the world’s leading shrines. See the church where villagers saw a vision of the Virgin Mary in 1879. Travel through county sligo and stop to view W.B. Yeat's grave in Drumcliffe church yard, in the shadow of Benbulben mountain.  Follow the shoreline of Donegal Bay to Donegal town and past the lovely Blue stack mountains to Derry.  On arrival in Derry take a brief drive around the city, including the Bogside area, with a local guide before walking along the fortification walls, which encircle the old city and date from 1613 AD.

 

DAY-7;  GIANT’S CAUSEWAY AND ABBEY TAVERN

Today and this morning, explore the northern coastline, stopping for photos at the sprawling ruins of Dunluce castle. Visit the Giant’s Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity over 60 million years ago. The huge hexagonal columns have given rise to many legends. Drive to Belfast for a visit to Titanic Belfast to learn about RMS Titanic through state-of the –art displays. See the docks where this famous liner was built just over a century ago. Continue south to check in to your recommended hotel on the north side of  Dublin. Drive to the popular Abbey Tavern for a farewell dinner and entertaining traditional Irish songs and step- dancing.

DAY-8;  DEPART FOR HOME OR EXTRA DAY IN DUBLIN;

Today, for clients booked on our 8-day tour, group transfers are provided to Dublin Airport to arrive at 6:00am, 9:00am or 12:00 noon. If you have booked our 9-day tour, spend an additional night in Dublin and enjoy an independent Dublin open-top bus tour pass (Valid for 48 hours) , with a visit to Guinness or Jameson to sample a pint or a shot . Take a taxi transfer to Dublin Airport on the final day.

NOTE AND REMEMBER;

Your included sights;

  • 7or 8 nights in recommended hotel
  • Professional Tour guide
  • Sightseeing by Luxury coach
  • Airport transfers at start and end of tour.

 

HIGHLIGHTS;

  • Dublin’s Abbey Tavern Dinner/ Show
  • Dun broody Famine ship &Exhibit

iii)      Blarney castle

  1. iv) Walking tours of waterford &Derry.
  2. v) UNESCO world heritage Giant's causeway.
  3. vi) Titanic Belfast.
BRITISH HERITAGE SAFARIS ( 11- DAYS/10- NIGHTS);

DAY- 1; GLASGOW ARRIVAL AND HIGHLIGHTS;

Warm welcome to Glasgow, Ireland. On arrival at Glasgow Airport, you will be met by local representative of Domestic Tourism Safaris Company and transferred to your recommended hotel, departing at 8:00 am, 10:00 am or 12:00 noon. If you arrive later than noon, transfer to the hotel at your own expense. At 2:30 pm tour Glasgow, a city that flourished in Victorian times. Drive around Georgian square with ornate city chambers and nearby Glasgow cathedral. Visit the Kelvin grove art Gallery and museum, a magnificent building dating from 1901 and filled with a variety of treasures. Join your tour manager/ guide and travel companions for a welcome drink before dinner.

DAY- 2:  LOCH LOMOND &LOCH NESS CRUISE:

Early morning after breakfast, travel alongside the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty. Travel through the deep valley of Glen coe, notorious for the Campbell massacre of the clan MacDonald in 1692. Continue through Fort William and stop at Spean Bridge woollen mill, which offers a good selection of quality Scottish goods. At Fort Augustus embark on a short cruise on Loch Ness to keep an eye out for “Nessie”.  Continue to strathpeffer for  your centrally- located hotel.

DAY- 3:  WHISKY TASTING &ST. ANDREWS:

Today and this morning, drive to Blair Athol Distillery in pitlochry to see how whisky is distilled and sample some.  Continue south to St. Andrews on the east coast. Spend time on your own to browse around the British Golf museum, the town or the cathedral ruins. Continue to Edinburgh and enjoy a Scottish evening with lively singing  and dancing and a chance to try some traditional haggis, neeps and tatties.

DAY- 4:  EDINBURGH CASTLE & CITY TOUR:

Early morning after breakfast on Edinburgh city guide will point out the principal sights of this capital city. Drive along the bustling princes street and through the gracious, wide streets of the 200- year old Georgian New Town. Walk along part of the Royal mile where compact medieval houses reach 11 floors tall. Visit Edinburgh castle, which dominates the city and contains the Scottish crown jewels and the stone of scone.  The balance of the day is free.

DAY- 5:  GRETNA GREEN & LAKE DISTRICT:

This morning,  journey past the gentle hills and sheep pastures of the Scottish Borders. Stop at the old Black- Smith’s shop of Gretna Green, famous for eloping couples. Drive through the lake district National park, a region of unspoilt beauty and associated with William Wordsworth who lived there and also Beatrix Potter, the children’s author who worked tirelessly to preserve the region. Enjoy lunch in the quant village of Grasmere.  Check in to your recommended elegant lakeside hotel and dine independently at one of the many restaurants within easy walking distance.

DAY- 6:  YORK MINSTER & PUB DINNER:

Today, drive into the Yorkshire Dales to experience scenic heathery moors and ancient stone villages. Stop in the traditional village of Hawes before continuing through the region made famous by James Herriot’s books, including “ All creatures  great and small”. Take a guided tour around york to see Roman and medieval walls. Visit York minster, one of Europe’s largest Gothic cathedrals. This evening head to a cozy pub for dinner and later explore narrow medieval streets on a fun ghost walking tour.

DAY- 7:  TRAIN RIDE & CASTLE HOWARD:

Early morning after breakfast, drive north to travel the North Yorkshire Moors Railway through magnificent scenery. Take a walking tour through whitby with its picturesque port, winding streets, stepped walkways and quaint buildings. Drive to castle Howard, an imposing 18th century mansion where Evelyn Waugh’s celebrated novel, “ Brides head revisited”, was filmed. Tour elaborate chambers to see world- renowned works of art, family portraits, crystal and furnishings. Admire the gardens and breath taking landscape before returning to york.

DAY- 8:  BRONTE PARSONAGE AND LIVERPOOL:

Today, in the charming town of Haworth visit the Bronte parsonage, where, from 1820 to 1861, charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte penned some of the best –loved books in the English language. See the dining  room where the three sisters worked on their novels, including “ wuthering Heights” influenced by the surrounding moors. Continue to Liverpool where a Beatles- themed panoramic tour will show you many of the places where the “Fab four” came to fame. Check in  to your centrally- located hotel and enjoy dinner.

DAY- 9:  BEATLES STORY & CHESTER:

Early morning after breakfast, visit the Beatles story to learn more about the Beatles and their music. This lively attraction explores different facets of the Beatles' lives and work.  Drive south to Chester and take a walking tour  of the compact city center to discover the Roman walls and medieval black- and- white buildings. Drive to London and check in to your recommended hotel where dinner is served.

DAY- 10:  TOWER OF LONDON & CITY SIGHTS:

Early morning after breakfast, take a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Nelson’s column and lions of Trafalgar square,  Big Ben towering over the Houses of parliament and Hyde park. Visit the Tower of London to view the magnificent crown jewels, guarded by Beefeaters in distinctive   Tudor uniforms. This afternoon is at leisure for shopping or further sightseeing; there is no shortage of great things to see and do in this world- class city. In the evening you are free for dinner.

DAY- 11:  TOUR ENDS HEATHROW AIRPORT:

Today and this morning, take a transfer to Heathrow Airport in time for check in formalities. Transfers to Gatwick Airport can be arranged at additional cost.

NOTE AND REMEMBER:

Your included sights:

  • 10 nights in recommended hotels listed
  • Professional tour guide /manager
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers at start and end of tour.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Scottish Evening in Edinburgh.
  • Bonte parsonage
  • York old- world tavern dinner &ghost tour
  • Beatles' tour of Liverpool
  • Castle Howard
  • North Yorkshire moors railway.
BEST OF WALES AND IRELAND SAFARIS (10 -DAYS/ 9 NIGHTS)

DAY-1;  DUBLIN AND RUSSBOROUGH HOUSE;

Warm welcome to Dublin, Ireland. Upon arrival at Dublin airport, you are met by local representative of Domestic Tourism Safaris Company and transferred to your recommended hotel between 7:00am and 12:00 noon.  If your flight arrives later, transfer to the hotel at your own expense. At 2:00pm drive through the lovely wicklow mountains for a guided tour around stately Russborough House,  noted for its art and photography collections. In the evening discuss your itinerary with your tour manager/ guide over a welcome drink and dine independently.

DAY-2;  FERRY TO WALES AND CONWY;

Early morning after breakfast, take a short ferry ride across the Irish Sea from Dublin to Holy head. Stop in Conway, a compact medieval town which is dominated by its huge castle with ramparts and towers.  Take a walk around the narrow streets with ancient houses and take a look at Britain’s smallest house on the docks. Drive to your recommended hotel in Caernarfon,  another delightful town with a huge castle, and you may like to take a walk before dinner.

DAY-3;  NORTH WALES AND SNOWDONIA TRAIN;

Today and this morning, tour North wales,  starting with a train ride on a narrow- gauge steam train from Porthmadong to Blaenau  Ffestiniog to admire the beautiful scenery of the Snowdonia National park. View mount snowdon,  the highest peak in wales, and drive by coach through more of the park. Pause in the village of Betws-Y-Coed before heading to the national slate museum which relates the tough working conditions of this region’s slate industry,  developed in Victorian times.

DAY-4;  HARLECH AND TENBY;

Today and this morning,  experience the magnificent welsh coastline as you travel south.  Visit the mighty Harlech castle, one of the “iron ring castles” that were built along the coast by the English in the 13th century to control the unruly welsh. Take a look around the attractive Georgian town of Aberaeran. Continue to the picturesque town of Tenby, featuring a little harbor, a castle and town walls. Check in to your recommended hotel and take a ghost walk after dinner.

DAY-5;  PEMBROKE CASTLE AND LOVESPOONS;

Early morning after breakfast, take a drive around scenic Pembroke shire, a region of gentle rolling hills and indented coastline. Tour Pembroke castle, an imposing 12th century fortress to explore the labyrinth of passage ways and towers and enjoy views from the Great keep. Watch the ancient tradition of hand carving at the lovespoon workshop before returning to Tenby mid- afternoon and the evening is free for independent dining.

DAY-6;  ST. DAVID’S AND WATERFORD;

Today and this morning, journey through colorful coastal villages on the way to St David’s,  the smallest city in Britain.  Visit the imposing 12th century St. David’s cathedral,  named for the patron saint of wales, to   view the magnificent carvings and take a look through the nearby art galleries, craftshops  and tea  rooms;  From Fish guard take a ferry ride to Rosslare and head to your recommended hotel in Waterford in time for dinner.

DAY-7;  WATERFORD CRYSTAL AND KILLARNEY;

Today,  visit the house of Waterford crystal to learn about glassblowing and cutting and admire one-of- a- kind masterpieces.  Then see the historic city on a gentle stroll with a local guide. Travel to Blarney castle to kiss the famous “stone of Eloquence” and shop at the nearby Blarney woollen mills. Then journey west through rugged countryside to Killarney and settle in to your recommended hotel. See Killarney’s lakes in the traditional manner as you take a jaunting car ride through the Killarney national park to Ross castle, picturesquely set on lough leane;

DAY-8;  DINGLE PENINSULA AND DINGLE BREWING COMPANY;

Early morning after breakfast, discover the glorious Dingle peninsula, famous for scenic views of mountains and coastline.  Drive to the westernmost tip and tour the Blasket  centre overlooking the Blasket Islands.  See displays on the rugged lifestyle of the Islands which were inhabited until 1953. Stop in the town of Dingle to view brewing techniques and sample local beer at the Dingle Brewing company.  Enjoy a pub lunch before returning to Killarney for free time to browse around the own.

DAY- 9;  CLIFFS OF MOHER AND BUNRATTY BANQUET;

This morning, take a ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary to visit the cliffs of moher, majestic walls of rock, which extend five miles along the coast. Drive through the Burren and stop in caher connell to watch trained dogs herding sheep. Continue to your recommended hotel on the outskirts of Limerick. In the evening head to Bunratty castle for a memorable medieval-style feast while the lords and ladies serenade you with song and harp music,  evocative of the Middle Ages.

DAY-10;  DEPART SHANNON AIRPORT OR EXTEND TO GALWAY AND DUBLIN;

Today and this morning, clients on the 10-day tour transfer to nearby Shannon Airport at either 7:30am or 10:30am. Those on the longer tour travel to Galway for a scenic cruise on lough corrib with an irish coffee aboard the corrib  princess. Take a panoramic tour around the principal areas of Galway city before traveling to Dublin. In the evening drive to Taylor’s three Rock pub for dinner and a lively show with traditional Irish music, story- telling and step-dancing.

DAY-11;  DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING;

This morning, spend a full day in Dublin to use your vouchers for an independent open- top bus tour (Valid for 48 hours) and a visit to either Guinness storehouse or the old Jameson Distilery to learn how these renowned products are created and enjoy a sample. The bus stops at all the principal city center attractions and you may alight at each stop or stay on the bus to do the complete tour.

DAY-12;  DEPART FOR HOME;

Today and this morning, use your included transfer voucher to travel to Dublin Airport by Taxi in good time to check in for your return flight.

NOTE AND REMEMBER;

Your included sights;

                  9 or 11 nights in recommended hotels listed

                  Professional tour guide manager

                  Touring by luxury coach

                  Airport transfers at start and end of tour;

HIGHLIGHTS;

                  Snowdonia Train Ride

                  Welsh Castles and Scenery

                  Ghost walk of Tenby

                  St. David’s cathedral

                  Waterford crystal.

                  Killarney’s jaunting car

                  Bunratty castle medieval Banquet.

BEST OF SCOTLAND SAFARIS (5-DAYS / 4 NIGHTS)

DAY-1;  GLASGOW HIGHLIGHTS;

Warm welcome to Glasgow, Scotland.  Upon  arrival at Glasgow Airport, you are met by local representative of Domestic Tourism Safaris Company and transferred to your recommended hotel, departing at 8:00am, 10:00am or 12:00 noon. If you arrive later than noon, transfer to the hotel at your own expense. At 2:30pm tour Glasgow, a city that flourished in Victorian times. Drive around George square with its ornate city chambers and nearby Glasgow Cathedral. Visit Provand's Lordship, Glasgow’s oldest house built in 1471. The house was originally part of a hospital and has been restored and furnished. Join your tour guide / Manager for a welcome drink before dinner.

DAY-2;  LOCH LOMOND AND LOCH NESS CRUISE;

Early morning after breakfast, travel alongside the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty. Travel through the deep valley of Glen Coe, notorious for the Campbell massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692. Continue through Fort William and stop at the Spean Bridge woollen mill,  which offers a good selection of quality Scottish goods. At Fort Augustus embark on a short cruise on Loch Ness to keep an eye out for “Nessie”.  Continue to Naim for a Scottish Highland evening.

DAY-3;  WHISKY TASTING AND ST. ANDREWS;

Today and this morning , drive to Blair Athol Distillery in pitlochry to see how whisky is distilled and sample some.  Continue south to St. Andrews, renowned as the " home of Golf” and for its university , Scotland’s oldest, and  spend some time to explore on your own. Drive south to Edinburgh and to your gracious manor house hotel, set on 1,000 acres with two golf courses and spa facilities a few miles from the city. In the evening dine at a popular restaurant and discover the haunts of Edinburgh’s eccentric characters in the old town on a fun walking tour.

DAY-4;   EDINBURGH CASTLE AND CITY TOUR;

Today and this morning, an Edinburgh city guide will point out the principal sights of this capital city.  Drive along the bustling princes street and through the gracious, wide streets of the 200-year-old Georgian new town. Walk along part of the Royal Mile where compact medieval houses reach 11 floors tall. Visit Edinburgh castle, which dominates the city and contains the Scottish crown  jewels and the stone of scone.  The balance of the day is free.

DAY-5;  TOUR ENDS OR EXTEND YOUR STAY;

If you are on a 5-day tour, transfer to Edinburgh Airport. If you have booked our 6-day tour, take a hop- on hop off bus tour of Edinburgh and transfer to Edinburgh Airport on day 6.

NOTE AND REMEMBER;

Your included sights;

                  4 or 5 nights in recommended hotels.

                  Professional tour guide/manager

                  Touring by luxury coach

                  Airport transfers at start and end of tour;

HIGHLIGHTS;

                  Scottish highland evening

                  Edinburgh dinner and ghost tour

                  Blair Athol distillery

                  Loch ness cruise

                  St. Andrews- Home of Golf.

                  2 or 3 night Edinburgh stays;

BEST OF SCOTLAND AND IRELAND SAFARIS (10-DAYS /9- NIGHTS)

DAY-1;  GLASGOW  HIGHLIGHTS;

Warm welcome to Glasgow, Scotland .On arrival at Glasgow Airport, you are met by the local representative of Domestic Tourism Safaris Company and transferred to your recommended hotel, departing at 8:00am, 10:00am or 12:00 noon. If you arrive later than noon, transfer to the hotel at your own expense.  At 2:30pm tour Glasgow, a city that flourished in Victorian times. Drive around George square with its ornate city chambers and nearby Glasgow cathedral. Visit provand's Lordship, Glasgow’s oldest house built in 1471, and step back in time to discover Glasgow’s unique history. The house was originally part of a hospital and has been extensively restored and furnished. Join your tour director/ guide and travel companions for a welcome drink before dinner.

DAY-2;  LOCH  LOMOND AND LOCHNESS CRUISE;

Early morning after breakfast, travel alongside the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty.  Travel through the deep valley of Glen Coe, notorious for the campbell  massacre of the clan MacDonald in 1692.Continue through Fort William and stop at the Spean Bridge woollen Mill, which offers a good selection of quality Scottish goods. At Fort Augustus embark on a short cruise on loch ness to keep an eye out for “Nessie” as well as admire the lovely scenery of this long, narrow lake. Continue to Nairn for a Scottish Highland evening.

DAY-3;  WHISKY TASTING AND ST. ANDREWS;

Today and this morning, drive to Blair Athol in Pitlochry to see how whisky is distilled and sample some. Continue south to St. Andrews, renowned as the “Home of Golf” and for its university, Scotland’s oldest, and spend some time to explore on your own. Drive south to Edinburgh and to your gracious manor house hotel, set on 1,000 acres with two golf courses and spa facilities a few miles from the city. In the evening dine at a popular restaurant and discover the haunts of Edinburgh’s eccentric characters in the old Town on a fun walking tour.

DAY-4;  EDINGBURGH CASTLE AND CITY TOUR;

Today and this morning an Edinburgh city guide will point out the principal sights of this capital city. Drive along the busting princes street and through the gracious, wide streets of the 200-year-old Georgian new town. Walk along part of the Royal mile where compact medieval houses reach 11 floors tall. Visit Edinburgh castle, which dominates the city and contains the Scottish crown jewels and the stone of scone.  The balance of the day is free.

DAY-5;  TITANIC BELFAST AND DUBLIN;

Early morning after breakfast, depart Edinburgh and drive south through Ayrshire and along the coast. At cairn ryan  take a ferry ride to Belfast for a visit to Titanic Belfast. Learn about this famous liner which was built in the adjacent docks. State –of –the-art displays describe Belfast, working conditions and many other aspects of the ship. Drive south to Dublin and check in to your recommended hotel, located overlooking Dublin Bay. The evening is at Leisure for independent dining.

DAY-6;  DUBLIN AND CANAL DINNER CRUISE;

Early morning after breakfast, start your day with a guided walk through Trinity College’s campus and visit the old library to view the priceless Book of Kells.  Drive through central Dublin to see public buildings, lovely parks and elegant Georgian houses. In the Guinness storehouse learn about the famous brew and sample a pint in the rooftop bar. In the evening enjoy a canal dinner cruise with traditional Irish music aboard a farmer Guinness barge through central Dublin.

DAY-7;  BLARNEY CASTLE AND KILLARNEY;

Early morning after breakfast, travel through the midlands of Ireland, stopping for photos at the stately Rock of Cashel. Visit a farm house for tea with scones and watch skilled sheep dogs herd sheep. Continue south to visit Blarney castle, and kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence”.  Also visit the Blarney Woollen Mills where you can find quality Irish-made goods. Drive to Killarney,  picturesquely set beside lakes and mountains. Check in to your recommended hotel and relax before dinner. Afterwards you may like to explore some of Killarney’s famous “Singing pubs.”

DAY-8;  RING OF  KERRY AND SKELLIG EXPERIENCE;

This morning take a jaunting car ride to view Ross castle set on Lough Leanne. Then embark on the Ring of Kerry drive- a winding route with breathtaking sights of mountains and coastal views.  Cross to Valencia Island by bridge to visit the skellig Experience which describes the austere lives of early Christian monks on the nearby Islands.  Savor  a casual lunch and stop in sneem to admire brightly painted houses. Pause at Moll’s Gap for stunning views before returning to Killarney in time to relax before dinner.

DAY-9;  CLIFFS OF MOHER AND BUNRATTY CASTLE;

Today and this morning,  take a ferry ride across the River Shannon to reach the cliffs of moher, a spectacular wall of sand stone that reaches 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Check in to Bunratty castle hotel, close to Bun ratty castle and Folk Park. If you wish, you may visit the folk park, have a drink in the 200-year-old Durty Nelly’s pub or shop at the Bunratty mills. In the evening head to Bunratty castle for memorable medieval-style feast where the lords and ladies will serenade you with song and harp music, evocative of the middle Ages.

DAY-10;  SHANNON  AIRPORT OR DUBLIN EXTENSION VIA GALWAY;

Today,  clients on the 10-day tour will take a group transfer to nearby Shannon Airport where the tour concludes at 10:30am. Those on the 11day tour will drive to Galway for a panoramic tour around the central part of the city. Visit clonmacnoise monastic site, founded in 546 AD by saint Ciaran. View elaborate Celtic crosses, round towers and ruins of medieval churches. Drive to Dublin and check into a different hotel and you are free for independent activities and dining.

DAY-11;  TOUR ENDS DUBLIN AIRPORT;

Today,  use your taxi transfer to reach Dublin Airport in time to check in for your flight home;

NOTE AND REMBEMBER;

Your included sights;

                  9 or 10 nights in recommended hotels listed

                  Professional tour guide/Manager

                  Sightseeing by luxury coach

                  Airport transfers at start and end of tour.

HIGHLIGHTS;

                  Scottish Highland Evening

                  Dinner and Ghost Tour in Edinburgh

                  Dublin canal cruise Dinner

                  Bunratty castle medieval Banquet.

                  Cliffs of Moher

                  Guinness storehouse;

 
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