15 Day Britian & Ireland 1

This is intended as an " highlights" tour of Britain and Ireland. It only includes four concerts as there is a great deal of sightseeing included. If you prefer a tour that focuses more on the concert performances, we suggest that our England and Scotland or England and Ireland tours may be more suitable. As with all of our itineraries, it is a suggested one and we will be happy to amend it to suit the particular interests of your group. For instance, as this was originally designed for an adult group, a day browsing in Cotswold villages may not be top of the list of priorities for a high school group. Similarly, as group leader, you may not wish to take the group on a tour of the Guinness Brewery!

Day 1 On flight to Shannon, Ireland

Day 2 Arrive at Shannon - Killarney (2 nights)

Blarney Castle

Day 3 Killarney

Dingle Peninsula

Provisional concert in Killarney Cathedral

Irish Ceilidh in the evening

Day 4 Killarney - Dublin (2 nights)

Rock of Cashel

Day 5 Dublin

Panoramic tour of Dublin, Trinity College Library (Book of Kells) or Guinness Brewery Tour

Provisional concert in St.Patrick's Cathedral

Day 6 Morning ferry crossing to North Wales - Chester (1 night)

Afternoon tea on the North Wales coast

Day 7 Chester - Lake District (1 night)

Morning walk of the Roman Walls and shopping in Chester.

Day 8 Lake District - Edinburgh (2 nights)

Morning visit to either William Wordsworth's Dove Cottage or Beatrix Potter's home

Day 9 Edinburgh

Introductory tour of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle

Provisional concert in St.Giles' Cathedral

Day 10 Edinburgh - York (1 night)

Walking tour to include the Medieval walls and gates and York Minster

Day 11 York -Stratford - Cotswolds (2 nights)

Shakespeare's Birthplace, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Holy Trinity Church

Provisional concert in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon

Day 12 Cotswolds

Day in the Cotswolds for enjoying the scenery and browsing

Day 13 Cotswolds - Oxford - London (2 nights)

Morning in Oxford including walking tour of some of the colleges

Day 14 London

Westminster Abbey, River Thames cruise, Tower of London

Day 15 Departure

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.