Britain and Ireland In-Depth with Magnificent Europe

APT
More
Britain and Ireland In-Depth with Magnificent Europe
London to Budapest
35 days
Tour code: EUMCUK35

Take an in-depth tour of Britain and Ireland. Highlights include Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh and Dublin. In Amsterdam join your luxury river ship for 15 days cruising along the Rhine and Danube rivers to Budapest.

What's included?

  • Unique experiences in up to 35 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 17 locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 73 meals
  • Complimentary beverages on board your cruise*
  • 20 nights luxury land accommodation
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors

Accommodation

All-Inclusive River Ships

Room types available

  • Twin - 2 Adults, 2 Beds
  • Single - 1 Adult, 1 Bed
  • Double - 2 Adults, 1 Beds

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive London
Be met on arrival in London and transfer to your hotel.

Stay: London, The May Fair Hotel

Day 2
London, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon
Steeped in history, call in at Oxford, one of the world's most famous university cities before continuing to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Upon arrival, enjoy a tour of the town, and see Hall’s Croft and Shakespeare’s childhood home. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner at your wonderful country retreat.

Stay: Stratford-upon-Avon, Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 3
Stratford-upon-Avon, York
Travel to the Peak District National Park and visit Chatsworth House, a magnificent home that boasts an impressive art collection. This estate has featured in many films, including the acclaimed Pride and Prejudice. Your journey then continues to York.

Stay: Two Nights: York, The Grand Hotel & Spa

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 4
York
Enjoy your sightseeing in York.

Meals: breakfast

Day 5
York, Edinburgh
Set out across the English countryside to Edinburgh. Stop in the charming town of Hexham to view a section of Hadrian's Wall, built to separate Roman and Scottish Picts. Continue through Northumberland National Park to Jedburgh, before crossing the Scottish border to arrive in Edinburgh. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Stay: Two Nights: Edinburgh, Waldorf Astoria Caledonian

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 6
Edinburgh
In the afternoon, you’ll enjoy your selected activity. On select departures, you will also see the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Meals: breakfast

Day 7
Edinburgh, Inverness
Continue through the Highlands and visit one of the most awarded whiskey distilleries in the world, Glenfiddich. During your tour, enjoy a tasting. Arrive in Inverness and enjoy an orientation tour.

Stay: Inverness, Kingsmills Hotel

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 8
Inverness, Loch Ness, Loch Lomond
Take a scenic drive along the shores of Loch Ness and see Urquhart Castle along the way. Later, admire Glen Coe before reaching Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park – Scotland’s first national park. Settle in to Cameron House, a five-star Scottish baronial mansion perfectly positioned on the banks of Loch Lomond, before enjoying dinner at your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights: Loch Lomond, Cameron House

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 9
Loch Lomond
Choose your sightseeing.

Meals: breakfast

Day 10
Loch Lomond, Lake District
Today, uncover the most spectacular emerald and cerulean landscapes of the Lake District. Later, arrive at your designer hotel on the shore of Windermere and directly overlooking ‘Belle Isle’. Laura Ashley, The Belsfield Hotel, is set upon six acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and offers elegant designer boutique accommodation.

Stay: Lake District, Laura Ashley, The Belsfield Hotel

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 11
Lake District, Chester
Continue to Chester and on arrival, join a walking tour. See its Roman ruins and the medieval shopping arcades called the ‘Rows’.

Stay: The Chester Grosvenor

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 12
Chester, Dublin
Travel into Wales where you’ll explore the acclaimed Bodnant Garden, one of the most beautiful gardens in the United Kingdom. Spanning some 80 acres above the River Conwy. Later, take the ferry across the Irish Sea to Dublin. Tonight, step back in time to 1198 as you enjoy a traditional dinner and a pint of Guinness at one of Ireland's oldest pubs, which is also one of Dublin's best live music venues.

Stay: Two Nights: Conrad Dublin

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 13
Dublin
Few cities wear its history on its sleeve like Dublin, and on a city tour this morning, your guide will show you the best of the Irish capital. As you explore Dublin’s Georgian architecture, you’ll see the incredible Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin Castle, St Stephen’s Green and Temple Bar. Then, see a different side to Ireland with a visit to the Kilmainham Gaol Museum, where leaders of the rebellions in 1798, 1803, 1848, 1867 and 1916 were detained and in some instances executed here. Later this afternoon, choose your sightseeing.

Meals: breakfast

Day 14
Dublin, Wicklow Mountains National Park, Tully, Galway
Cross over Sally's Gap to Wicklow Mountains National Park, which offers Ireland's most beautiful landscapes interrupted only by forestry plantations and winding mountain roads. Stop in Glendalough, known for its early Monastic settlement, then visit the Irish National Stud for a guided tour. Here, perhaps you'd like to offer a carrot to these four-legged legends and then visit its Japanese Garden. Later, arrive in Galway.

Stay: Galway, The G Hotel and Spa

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 15
Galway, Adare, Killarney
Travel to a picturesque local farm, where you will learn about traditional Irish farming practices, including a fun scone making tutorial. Hear stories on the land from the farm owners, then sit down to some of the best tea and scones Ireland has to offer. Afterwards, stop in Adare on your way to Killarney, which is considered one of the most picturesque villages in Ireland. Arrive at your luxurious accommodation, The Europe Hotel and Resort, where you'll enjoy dinner overlooking the world-famous Lakes of Killarney.

Stay: Two Nights: Killarney, The Europe Hotel and Resort

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 16
Killarney, Dingle Peninsula
This morning, you have a choice of sightseeing. Later, follow the south shore of the Dingle Peninsula, once cited as ‘the most beautiful place on earth’ by National Geographic magazine. Visit the town of Dingle then drive to Slea Head, the westernmost tip of mainland Ireland. Enjoy excellent views as you learn about the heritage of this Gaelic-speaking region.

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 17
Killarney, Kenmare, Waterford, Wexford
Travel to Moll's Gap along the Ring of Kerry, where you will stop to capture some of the most stunning scenery. Enjoy the charming town of Kenmare. Continue to Waterford, where you have the choice of sightseeing. Later, arrive in Wexford.

Stay: Wexford, Ferrycarrig Hotel

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 18
Wexford, Bath
Today, take a ferry across the Irish Sea to the British mainland, then travel through Pembrokeshire, a beautiful and unspoilt part of Wales. Continue to Bath where you’ll enjoy some free time on arrival.

Stay: Two Nights: Bath, Francis Hotel

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 19
Bath, Bristol
Explore the city of Bath on a tour before visiting the beautiful Roman Baths. Later, travel to Bristol, where a visit to the SS Great Britain allows you to learn stories of its passengers during the early years when the ship was a luxury liner.

Meals: breakfast

Day 20
Bath, London
Discover Stonehenge, one of the most famous prehistoric sites in the world. Marvel at this remarkable and mysterious feat of ancient engineering and design. The Stonehenge you will see today is the final stage that was completed about 3,500 years ago. Afterwards, continue to Hampshire for a traditional afternoon tea at the grand Tylney Hall. Step back to an age of elegance at this Victorian era mansion. Later, arrive in London.

Stay: London, The May Fair Hotel

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 21
London, Amsterdam, Embark Ship
Board a high-speed train to Amsterdam. Upon arrival, board your ship.

Stay: 14 Nights: a Concerto River Ship

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 22
Amsterdam
Choose your sightseeing in Amsterdam. Tonight, enjoy a Gala Welcome Dinner.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 23
Cologne, Bonn, Andernach
Enter Germany and cruise into Cologne, a city centred around the twin spires of its famous cathedral.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 24
Rüdesheim
Approach the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River today, where crumbling ruins cling to rocky cliffs and rolling hillsides are marked with perfectly planted vineyards. Dock in Rudesheim and later, enjoy dinner on board.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 25
Miltenberg
Witness the skilful art of glass-blowing on board as you cruise towards the pretty Franconian town of Miltenberg this morning.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 26
Würzburg
Choose your preferred sightseeing.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 27
Bamberg
This morning your ship will arrive in World Heritage-listed Bamberg, another of the few German cities that wasn’t destroyed during World War II. Here you will explore the Old Town with a guide to discover a range of historic churches and buildings, including the town hall on the River Regnitz. Following your tour, rejoin your ship to cruise onto the Main-Danube Canal. Having taken 32 years to construct, the canal links the North and Black seas and is recognised as a feat of modern engineering.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 28
Nuremberg
Choose your sightseeing, then back on board, sample some delicious freshly baked gingerbread while cruising the Main-Danube Canal.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 29
Regensburg
Select your preferred activity.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 30
Passau, Salzburg, Linz
Enjoy a day on the incredible Majestic Imperator.

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 31
Melk, Dürnstein
Cruise through the Wachau Valley wine region today to Melk and choose your sightseeing. Later in Durnstein, roam the village's cobblestone lanes at your leisure and perhaps view the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart, the King of England, was imprisoned in 1192. On select autumn departures, perhaps participate in some vineyard work at a local winery as part of the wine harvest season.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 32
Vienna
Today arrive in Vienna, Austria’s capital and home to an array of striking architecture as well as a rich classical music culture and vibrant cafes. Take in many of the city’s most important landmarks during a tour along the Ringstrasse, Vienna’s famous ring boulevard officially opened by Emperor Franz Joseph I in 1865. You’ll also enjoy a guided walk to the glorious St Stephen’s Cathedral.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 33
Vienna
You have a choice of exciting activities to choose from on your second day in Vienna.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 34
Budapest
Choose your sightseeing in Budapest. Later, sit down to the Captain's Farewell Dinner, then set off on a cruise through the city and be enchanted by the lights sparkling around you.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 35
Disembark Ship, Depart Budapest
Transfer to the airport.

Meals: breakfast

Pricing and Availability

 

Dates Availability Price (A$)
     
     
     
     
     
     
From Date to Date
$Price was $price
Departure Guaranteed
Availability
Loading...

Send me deals

© Copyright 2018 Defence Escapes Website by VA