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UK and Ireland Tour Holidays

Our UK and Ireland tour holidays include short city breaks in York, Durham, Cambridge and Chester and the scenic beauty of the Peak District National Park, Lake District and Northumberland. Explore Shakespeare country, the picture of quintessential England with Tudor thatched houses, or stroll along the rugged coastal paths in Devon and Cornwall. See the best of Scotland including Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Highlands or explore the highlights of the Emerald Isle such as Dublin, Belfast and Cork.

UK and Ireland

Discover UK and Ireland

England’s long and glorious heritage can be seen in the country’s wealth of stately homes, castles, palaces and monuments. Home to Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dickens and Jane Austen, amongst many others, the country’s literary heritage stretches back centuries. The golden rural past can still be found in the traditional village greens, winding country lanes and ancient woodlands, whilst seaside resorts hark back to the heyday of English holiday town and cities have historic sights standing side-by-side with contemporary landmarks.

Scotland is a land of contrasts, with hundreds of islands, magnificent mountains and beautiful lochs. This peaceful landscape belies the country’s turbulent past, and the abundance of ancient castles bears testament to the country’s gripping history. Glasgow and Edinburgh are centres of innovative art, design and music, with top-class museums and galleries. Scottish traditions include social ceilidhs, the Highland Games and of course the Highland Dress with kilt and sporran.

The ancient symbol of Wales, the red dragon, can be seen on flags flying all over the country as this is a nation fiercely proud of its heritage. And you can see why the Welsh are justly proud of their country with its dramatic mountains, grand castles and long stretches of golden sandy beaches. On the coast craggy cliffs tower over the turbulent seas, irresistible harbour towns nestle in sandy bays and the Wales Coast Path traces the entire Welsh coastline. Further inland magical waterfalls cascade in fairytale valleys, glacial lakes shimmer in the mountains and traditional market towns offer their own unique charm.

Northern Ireland is a country of dramatic rural scenery, pretty villages and cosmopolitan cities including Belfast with its thriving arts scene. Giant's Causeway is a geological wonder with 40,000 hexagonal basalt stone columns built by ancient warring giants according local legends. The Republic of Ireland is home to prehistoric Iron Age forts, ruined monasteries and ancient castles, whilst lively cities such as Cork and Dublin combine vibrant pub culture with everlasting Celtic traditions. The Wild Atlantic Way takes in the Ring of Kerry and Inishowen Penisula and showcases Ireland’s most stunning scenery.


Featured UK and Ireland Tours

York

Old World cobbled streets, top-class museums, an iconic Cathedral and a history spanning hundreds of years; York is perfect for a bit of culture as well as a great getaway!

2019 - Apr, Oct
From £255pp
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Cambridge

Cambridge is just the ticket for a weekend away. Join us to explore this beautiful city and soak up its centuries of history.

2019 - Mar
From £350pp
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Weston - Super - Mare

Steeped with Victorian history and dominated by a fabulous beach, Weston-Super-Mare is a gateway to all the attractions that Somerset has to offer, making our long weekend in the south-west perfect for a UK summer break.

2019 - Jun
From £399pp
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London Theatre Weekends

Back by demand, we at Solos are pleased to re-introduce fabulous weekend theatre breaks in London. With a stay now included at the fabulous Radisson Blu Edwardian Sussex Hotel right in the heart of London Town, these breaks are a must for all theatre goers looking to do a theatre break in style!

2019 - Mar, Apr
From £405pp
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Torquay, Devon

Situated at the heart of the English Riviera on the south Devon coastline, Torquay is a stylish resort with a palm-fringed promenade, seafront gardens and a lively harbour. Torquay has something for everyone with an abundance of eateries, bars, shops and attractions.

2019 - May, Jul, Sep
From £425pp
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Devonshire Delights

"I have never before been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty!" said Director Steven Spielberg after visiting glorious North Devon. Blessed with beautiful sandy beaches, quaint islands and cultural towns, our long weekend down in the south-west is just perfect for a UK summer break.

2019 - Jul, Sep
From £569pp
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Peak District Short Break

Dive into the scenic beauty and rich history of the Peak District National Park and its surrounds on this Derby-based short break. Start in the charming town of Buxton, renowned for its curative waters and historic buildings, and end among the Edwardian streets of Crich Tramway Village.

2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
From £579pp
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Cambridge Short Break

Take a break in Cambridgeshire to discover the important roles this county has played in shaping the country’s story, whether it’s through the minds of pioneering Cambridge University alumni or protecting our skies during the Battle of Britain. Our tour takes you through the old, college bound streets of Cambridge, to the classic aircraft-filled hangars of the Imperial War Museum Duxford, and into the countryside with a day at Wimpole, an impressive mansion in the heart of vast parks and farmland.

2019 - Apr, May, Aug
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Northumberland Short Break

Occupying a strategic location in England’s far north, Northumberland has an enthralling frontier feel. We’ll start in the modern day at BBC Studios Newcastle, before visiting National Trust Wallington, an intriguing country house packed with curiosities.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Sep
From £629pp
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Shakespeare Country

Rolling countryside, ancient limestone villages and chocolate-box houses; the Cotswolds is the picture of quintessential England. On this short break, we’ll meander through cobbled streets lined with Tudor thatched cottages, see beautiful Bourton-on-the-Water, and uncover centuries’ worth of history in grand Sudeley Castle.

2019 - Jun, Jul, Sep
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Llandrindod Wells Short Break

Central Wales makes for a fascinating and restorative short break. We’ll drive between the historic towns of Brecon and Abergavenny, with the imposingly beautiful Brecon Beacons as our roadside companions.

2019 - May, Jun, Sep
From £649pp
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Durham Short Break

History and drama are woven into the cobbled streets and ancient buildings of this corner of the north-east. We immerse ourselves into centuries of daily life at Beamish, a remarkable open-air museum, and enjoy a free day to explore Durham’s UNESCO-listed castle and cathedral.

2019 - Jun, Jul, Sep
From £649pp
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Chester Short Break

Nestled in the north-west, Chester makes for one of England’s loveliest city breaks. Explore its unique black and white ‘rows’ - covered medieval walkways that now house shops and restaurants - and discover its Roman heritage as we walk the wonderfully preserved city walls.

2019 - Jun, Sep
From £649pp
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Sussex Short Break

Classic seaside treats and true Sussex treasures are yours to enjoy on our short Brighton break. We’ll roll through sweeping countryside aboard the vintage steam-powered Bluebell Railway, then explore over 250 acres of wonderful parkland at Sheffield Park, some of it designed by Capability Brown.

2019 - May, Jul
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Cheltenham Short Break

The lovely 18th century spa town of Cheltenham makes a great base for exploring this pretty part of England. During our short break here, we’ll enjoy a canal boat cruise with tea and cake; stroll through the 5,000-acre grounds of fairytale Eastnor Castle (and marvel at the medieval armour and fine art inside); and discover honey-hued Stanway House, home to a spectacular 300ft fountain.

2019 - May, Jun, Sep
From £679pp
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Norfolk Short Break

Norwich is a fantastic city of heritage and culture, and a great base from which to explore the north of Norfolk. First we’ll experience the old glory days of the railway on the Victorian ‘Poppy Line’.

2019 - May, Jun, Sep
From £689pp
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Walking in the Peak District

​​The Peak District National Park is one of Britain's most iconic landscapes, which you'll discover as you hike amongst hills, moors, mountains and rivers on wonderfully scenic walks.

2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Oct
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Liverpool Short Break

Liverpool is one of Britain’s most influential cities, bursting with culture and heritage. This short break showcases UNESCO-listed icons and award-winning exhibitions.

2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug
From £699pp
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North Wales Short Break

From neo-Norman Penrhyn Castle to the lovely lawns and woodlands of Bodnant Garden, the fantastic sights of north Wales offer a far richer experience than you’d expect from a short break. Basing ourselves in the port town of Caernarfon (home to an immense 13th century castle), we’ll tour the colourful Italianate seaside village of Portmeirion, dreamed up by architect Clough Williams-Ellis; and ride the scenic Snowdonia Mountain Railway to the summit of Wales’ highest mountain, enjoying breathtaking panoramic views.

2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Sep
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The Jurassic Coast

True to its name, the magnificent Jurassic Coast covers 185 million years of history. From our base in Bournemouth, we’ll explore the coastline and the towns that line its shores, on a boat cruise from Poole to Swanage and a heritage steam train journey to the village of Corfe.

2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Oct
From £699pp
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Historic Yorkshire

It’s little wonder generations of painters have found their muse among Yorkshire’s landscapes. The countryside is devastatingly beautiful, particularly on the wild moors.

2019 - May, Jun, Oct
From £699pp
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Devon Short Break

Welcome to the wild, wild West Country, home to a kaleidoscope of coastal scenes, charming villages and sprawling national parks. Our Totnes hotel makes the perfect base for relaxation and exploration of the area.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Sep
From £729pp
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Walking in the Lake District

There's so much spectacular scenery to be enjoyed on this walking holiday, which starts as you explore parts of the Lake District, from Derwentwater to Lake Grasmere. Wander lonely as a cloud as you explore the places that inspired poet William Wordsworth and then follow in Roman footsteps along the impressive Hadrian's Wall.

2019 - Apr, Jun, Sep
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On the Edge of the British Isles

Some of the UK’s most inaccessible spots are the most beautiful. Discover some of these most scenic landscapes, calling at the Orkney Islands, the Inner Hebrides and the Scilly Isles.

2019 - Oct
From £749pp
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Walking in Northumberland

Discover Northumberland's dramatic coastline on foot, walk the causeway to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and enjoy wild, open views of the National Park.

2019 - May, Oct
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Somerset Short Break

A glorious mix of tumbling moors and old market towns, sleepy Somerset is rural England at its best. Beautiful Bath has inspired many literary residents and welcomed many a renowned visitor drawn here by the medicinal hot springs.

2019 - May, Sep
From £799pp
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Solo North Wales Short Break

From neo-Norman Penrhyn Castle to the lovely lawns and woodlands of Bodnant Garden, the fantastic sights of north Wales offer a far richer experience than you’d expect from a short break. Basing ourselves in the port town of Caernarfon (home to an immense 13th century castle), we’ll tour the colourful Italianate seaside village of Portmeirion, dreamed up by architect Clough Williams-Ellis; and ride the scenic Snowdonia Mountain Railway to the summit of Wales’ highest mountain, enjoying breathtaking panoramic views.

2019 - Oct
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London Short Break

Nowhere in the British Isles holds more culture, history and intrigue than London. Within ‘the City’, you can find Roman remains, medieval churches and new, glass-coated landmarks.

2019 - May, Jul, Aug, Sep
From £829pp
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Gems of Britain

Succinct and full of bucket-list highlights, this spirited journey captures the essence of Britain in only a few days. It includes a fantastic cross-section of Britain’s historic towns, traditional heritage, cultural figures and idyllic scenic landscapes.

2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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Cornwall Short Break

At Great Britain’s most southerly mainland point you’ll discover Cornwall, a beautiful peninsula tumbling into the Atlantic Ocean. This ancient Celtic kingdom is blessed with a rugged, sandy coastline, once frequented by pirates, but now popular among beach goers, walkers and watersports fans.

2019 - May, Jun, Aug, Sep
From £849pp
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North Devon Short Break

Breathtaking scenery, craggy coves and cream teas - those looking for raw beauty and tranquillity will find their holiday idyll in go-slow Devon. Walkers will love the freedom of the rugged coastal paths, while beach lovers are spoilt for choice with several wonderful sprawls of sand just a stone’s throw from our hotel.

2019 - Apr, Jun, Sep
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Isle of Wight Short Break

Anchored off the south coast, the tiny, chalky gem that is the Isle of Wight boasts 25 miles of sweeping shoreline, spectacular rugged cliffs, traditional English villages, and a host of coastal eateries specialising in fresh-from-the-net seafood. We introduce you to Queen Victoria’s seaside palace, Italianate Osborne House; the famous lighthouse at the Needles, which perches on the island’s most westerly tip; and, set in the heart of the island, dramatic Carisbrooke Castle.

2019 - Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct
From £849pp
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Wainwright's Lake District

Imagine a place so captivating that someone dedicates their life to recording its beauty. Alfred Wainwright found that in the Lake District - and we explore the landscapes that so enchanted him.

2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Sep
From £879pp
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Windsor Short Break

Royal Windsor has many treasures, and a fascinating tour of Windsor Castle is only the beginning of this short break. After exploring charming Windsor town, steeped in the pageantry and history of the Royal Family, we take a pleasant boat cruise down the Thames, indulging in afternoon tea as we watch the racecourse, castle and Eton College glide by.

2019 - Jun, Jul, Sep
From £879pp
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Best of Devon and Cornwall

The river valleys of romantic Devon and Cornwall take centre stage on this journey past Bath, rural Wiltshire, and the ruined Tintagel Castle where, legend has it, King Arthur was born.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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essential cruise - British Isles Discovery

You’ll realise a journey through the British Isles is a journey through history, as you venture to Scotland’s most scenic and remote corners, Ireland’s iconic cities, and the Isles of Scilly’s white-sand beaches. Bookended by stops in canal-laced Amsterdam and the pretty maritime town of Honfleur, this discovery of the British Isles allows you to walk through peaceful landscapes, wander through cobbled streets of old and view historic monuments; each port of call can be as busy or relaxed as you wish.

2019 - Jul
From £989pp
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Jersey - The Island of Flowers by Air

​Just 19 miles from France, Jersey, 'the island of flowers', effortlessly combines European sophistication with traditional British charm. Explore St Helier, learn about the island's German Occupation and discover more in nearby Guernsey.

2019 - Apr
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Treasures of Ireland

Embrace the free-spiritedness of your hosts as you explore soulful Dublin, secure your gift of the gab with a Blarney kiss and admire inspiring Irish landscapes along the Ring of Kerry.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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Black Watch: Scottish Islands

A short, yet highly invigorating adventure, this five-night cruise is a snapshot of Scotland’s wonderfully diverse scenic landscapes. With Black Watch as your guide, you can discover the splendid vistas, charming postcard-perfect towns and historic sites of beautiful islands and lochs that will inspire and delight; and all in less than a week.

2019 - May
From £1199pp
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British Isles on Columbus

Experience the beauty and heritage of our islands by visiting some of the more interesting, but remoter, parts of the British Isles together with contrasting calls in Amsterdam, Dublin and Honfleur. Walk among peaceful hills, view ancient monuments and wander through historic streets.

2019 - May, Jun
From £1245pp
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Jersey's Joie de Vivre

Blending British and French influences, the largest Channel Island is as intriguing as it is relaxed. From our base in historic St Helier, we’ll discover the island’s best bits and enjoy its laid-back way of life.

2019 - Jun, Jul, Sep
From £1253pp
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British Isles and Cities Discovery

Experience the scenic splendour of dramatic Scottish islands contrasting with fascinating highlights of the Emerald Isle. Walk among peaceful hills, view ancient monuments and wander through historic streets.

2019 - Oct
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Amazing Britain

Rugged landscapes and ancient kingdoms - the heritage of Scotland and England revealed on this jaunt past medieval cities, shimmering lochs and rugged Highland cliffs.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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Orkney and the Highlands

On this fascinating journey through the Orkney Islands and the Highlands of Scotland we'll discover dramatic landscapes, towns steeped in Viking history and ancient sites whose roots stretch back over 5,000 years.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Aug, Sep
From £1289pp
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Guernsey Short Break

With an important literary heritage, gorgeous sandy beaches and a rich military history to discover, your week in Guernsey will simply fly by. Staying in the picturesque harbour town of St Peter Port, we’ll see where Victor Hugo wrote ‘Les Misérables’; discover the beautiful lakes, fish ponds and glorious island views of Candie Gardens; and explore the museums at Castle Cornet, which has been protecting the harbour for 800 years.

2019 - May, Jul, Sep
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Enchanting Emerald

Centuries of Irish heritage and culture are revealed on this adventure across the windswept valleys of Ireland, from Dublin's Georgian Squares to the Anglo-Norman Kilkenny Castle on the Nore River.

2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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Round Britain on Columbus

Here is a fantastic opportunity to really appreciate our wonderful island heritage visiting many of our most interesting, but remoter, offshore islands together with the beautiful Emerald Isle. Sample ancient cultures, stunning scenery, beautiful gardens and charming towns with Honfleur introducing some delightful French flair.

2019 - Jul
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Best of Scotland

Travel from Scotland's literary capital, Edinburgh and Glasgow to the battlefields of Culloden and Glencoe, as your quest takes you past the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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Britain and Ireland Highlights

Start your tale of two islands in London, exploring such cities as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin and Cardiff, as well as the scenic Yorkshire Dales and rugged Ayrshire Coast.

2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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Heart of England

Neolithic man, Roman forces, celebrated writers and contemporary filmmakers have all made a mark on England's heartland.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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Focus on Ireland

A private tour of Trinity College with fast-track entry to the Book of Kells, a Jaunting Car ride in Killarney, luscious green countryside, dramatic coastal scenery and the ‘lilt’ of Irish voices all make for an exceptional journey.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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Scottish Highlands and Lowlands

Delve into literary history, marvel at spellbinding landscapes and discover enchanting cities on this memorable Scottish adventure. As we navigate through the beautiful, brutal Highlands and Lowlands, we’ll discover what influenced poet Robert Burns, unravel stories behind castle walls and pass sparkling lochs.

2019 - May, Jun
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Scotland & the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Join us to discover some wonderful Scottish coastal highlights, as well as the Northern Irish capital. First, we’ll visit Kirkwall, a bustling Orkneys town with a diverse heritage.

2019 - Aug
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Corners of Southern Ireland

Views of spellbinding scenery.

2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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Grand British Isles on Columbus

Here is a fantastic opportunity to really appreciate our wonderful island heritage visiting many of our most interesting, but remoter, offshore islands together with the beautiful Emerald Isle. Sample ancient cultures, stunning scenery, beautiful gardens and charming towns with Honfleur introducing some delightful French flair.

2019 - Sep
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Ireland Highlights

Experience the highlights of the Emerald Isle, beginning and ending in its capital cities. Starting in Belfast, we’ll visit the Titanic exhibition and explore the incredible Giant’s Causeway - 40,000 basalt columns built by a giant, according to legend.

2019 - May, Jun, Sep
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Garden of England

Open a treasure box of storybook castles, secret tunnels and enchanting gardens as we dedicate five days to England's exquisite South East.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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Delights of London and Paris

Two iconic European cities - one captivating cultural experience reflecting centuries of innovation, imagination and initiative. London and Paris vie for your attention on this At Leisure holiday as you savour such highlights as Big Ben, the Champs Élysées and a bit of French joie de vivre.

2019 - Mar
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Highlights of Britain

Travel to the Scottish Highlands, exploring rugged Dartmoor, the idyllic Lake District and Tudor Chester. Take a ferry to the Isle of Skye and contemplate battles fought on Culloden.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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Best of Britain

From the home of Shakespeare, to the moors of Scotland and the beautiful Cornish Countryside, this really is the best of all that Britain offers.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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Best of Ireland

Learn why the Irish say, "if you're lucky enough to be Irish, you're lucky enough", on this journey through Connemara, the stronghold of the O'Donnell Clan, and to beautiful Adare.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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Isles of Scotland

Cruising north from Liverpool we enter a world of rugged coastlines and windswept islands, where nature rules and a unique culture flourishes in the remoteness. We sail past Tobermory’s characterful coloured houses and the atmospheric Duart Castle, Mull.

2019 - Jun
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Grand British Isles Discovery

Delve into our heritage on a cruise taking in some of the most remote - and scenic - offshore islands in the British Isles. Explore the ancient Norse town of Kirkenwell; drink up the history (and Guinness) in Belfast, Dublin and Cobh; and walk across swathes of white sand on the Isles of Scilly.

2019 - Sep
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London Explorer

Trace centuries of heritage, from Big Ben to Buckingham Palace, on this City Explorer holiday. Marvel at castles, cathedrals and palaces, and indulge in an English cream tea.

2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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Irish Experience

Encounter the natural wonders of the Giant's Causeway and the Cliffs of Moher. Meet a local Cabbie in Belfast, visit Kylemore Abbey and travel through the lush Garden of Ireland, County Wicklow.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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Country Roads of Scotland

From the great capital of Edinburgh to the Orkney Islands and Skye, you'll travel through 8,000 years of history and become immersed in Scotland’s rich cultural heritage.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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Irish Elegance

Showcasing the very best sights and scenery of Ireland including the Wild Atlantic Way and a night at the magnificently restored Ashford Castle.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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Castles and Kilts

See Harry Potter's London, stay in a castle and become a Roman soldier at Hadrian's Wall. Tour Oxford, see the birthplace of the Beatles and hear tales of bravery, treason and intrigue.

2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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Wonders of Britain and Ireland

Travel through England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to write your own story that will feature a Blarney Stone kiss, a swig of Guinness and romance rediscovered in the Lake District.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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Delights of London and Paris

Two iconic European cities - one captivating cultural experience reflecting centuries of innovation, imagination and initiative. London and Paris vie for your attention on this At Leisure holiday as you savour such highlights as Big Ben, the Champs Élysées and a bit of French joie de vivre.

2019 - Jan, Feb, Mar
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Celtic Adventure

One for the story books, everything's Eiré about this grand family adventure through the Emerald Isle, which will see you play the Game of Thrones and encounter leprechauns and giants along the way.

2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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Corners of Cornwall

From windswept moors and wild coastlines to historic cities and picture-perfect fishing villages, the county of Cornwall is sure to impress.

2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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Country Roads of Ireland

Experience the wild, enchanting coastal routes as you explore the Emerald Isle. Along the way you'll encounter ruined castles, quiet lakes, natural wonders and legendary characters.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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Iconic Ireland and Ashford Castle

Board 'The Isle of Innisfree', across the shimmering Lough Corrib to elegant Ashford Castle, once home to the famous Guinness family and the highlight of your iconic journey.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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Castles and Manors

Visit Dublin, the wild Cliffs of Moher and the island's 'emerald' countryside. See the wilderness of Connemara and stay in Galway's Abbeyglen Castle, built for a fearsome pirate queen.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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Scotland's Highlands and Cities

Visit the isles of Skye and Mull, the Orkney Islands and witness the beauty of Loch Ness. View the ruins of Melrose Abbey and visit Glamis Castle, the setting for Shakespeare's Macbeth.

2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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Black Watch: Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Combining a wonderful mix of quaint towns, picturesque islands, beautiful waterways and the attraction-packed capital, this is Scotland at its best.

2019 - Aug
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Chelsea Flower Show

Stop and smell the roses on this leisurely tour of South East England's greatest gardens and show-stealing stately homes.

2019 - May
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Chelsea Flower Show - Reversed

Stop and smell the flowers on this leisurely tour of Southeast England's greatest gardens and show-stealing stately homes.

2019 - May
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Elegance of Great Britain

This journey is a must for those who have a love of literature and Britain. Stately homes, historic castles and beautiful gardens shape a delightful itinerary, evoking a bygone age.

2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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Wonders of Wales

Snow-dusted mountains, deep green valleys and an unforgettable coastline - on this captivating journey, we'll go high and low in search of Wales' most iconic sights.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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Highland Trail inspired by Outlander

Trace the footsteps of Claire and Jamie, visit Doune Castle, the setting for Clan Mackenzie's Castle Leoch, and Fife which featured in several Outlander scenes.

2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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Historic Eastern England

World-famous university cities meet hideaway villages on this tour of Eastern England.

2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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Highlights of Britain

This adventure delves deep into Britain’s history and culture.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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Britain and Ireland Explorer

The leisurely pace and beauty of the Irish countryside blends with historic English towns, Welsh hospitality and the austere Scottish Highlands, for a truly memorable exploration of the British Isles.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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Britain and Ireland Panorama

From the spires of London, Edinburgh and York, to the wild, windswept landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and Ireland, explore all the nooks and crannies of Britain and Ireland.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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A Scottish Journey

Towering mountains and enchanting lochs.

2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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Best of Ireland and Scotland

Pretty pink heather hues and an emerald green landscape define the rugged beauty of Scotland and Ireland - home to enduring myths and legends, grand castles, bloody battles and the perfect swing.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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Amazing Ireland

Enjoy a leisurely exploration of Ireland, from Waterford in the south to the northern mythical land of Finn MacCool, the giant whose 'causeway' enjoys World Heritage Site status.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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Best of Ireland and Scotland

Despite the many regional variations between Ireland and Scotland, they share a natural affinity, tracing back to their Gaelic roots, together with stunning landscapes, and warm-hearted communities.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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Battle of Britain

Embark on a tour steeped in history and take a look at some of the most intriguing aviation and war museums in Britain.

2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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Britain and Ireland Grandeur

No corner of the British Isles will remain unexplored, from London and Liverpool to Edinburgh, Dublin and Belfast, with a visit to The Giant's Causeway, the Ring of Kerry and 'Nessie'.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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Royal Tour of Britain

Explore diverse Britain on this specially designed tour focusing on England and Scotland's royal residences and connections.

2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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Britain and Ireland Grandeur

No corner of the British Isles will remain unexplored, from London and Liverpool to Edinburgh, Dublin and Belfast, with a visit to The Giant's Causeway, the Ring of Kerry and 'Nessie'.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep
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Ireland - The Emerald Isle

From north to south, take a step into Ireland's colourful past.

2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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European Affair and Chelsea Flower Show

The Chelsea flower show collection is a selection of escorted journeys featuring the Chelsea flowers show departing May 2019.

2019 - May
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A Week In... Ireland

Tauck's one-week Ireland travel days feature multiple nights at some of the Emerald Isle's finest hotels; indulge in Irish culture on a trip that takes you from the rugged west to the historic south and ends with three nights in one of Europe's most popular cities, Dublin.

2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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Romantic Britain and Ireland

A wealth of history, dramatic scenery, sacred sites, legends and traditions all come together, invoking a sense of romance on this escorted journey.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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Ireland Forever

Irresistibly Irish and endlessly fun, Tauck Bridges new Ireland vacation takes your family from Dublin to the Cliffs of Moher... travel by train, horse-drawn carriage, jaunting cart, bicycle, boat and even a World War II amphibious vehicle on this Emerald Island family adventure!

2019 - Jun, Jul, Aug
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A Week In... Scotland

Tauck's enriching weeklong Scotland tour - from Rob Roy country to the Highlands... Edinburgh's eclectic blend of history and modern ingenuity... tranquil Loch Lomond... Stirling and Cawdor castles... a private distillery tour... Scottish music and dance... and the Highlands capital, Inverness.

2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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Britain and Ireland Discovery

This epic adventure illuminates the hidden corners of the British Isles. Along the way, encounter the full arc of Celtic heritage, cultures, legends and traditions.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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Castles & Kings

History comes alive on our London & Paris family vacation - visit the Eiffel Tower, Tower of London, Windsor Castle, Versailles, the Louvre and see a West End play.

2019 - Apr, Jun, Jul, Aug
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Week in London and Paris

Experience powerful history and rich cultural connections on Tauck's weeklong London and Paris tours, highlighted by a Tauck Exclusive presentation by Winston Churchill's granddaughter Celia Sandys on most departures, afternoon tea, dinner at a famed chef's London restaurant, a West End theatre performance, a visit to Musée du Louvre and a private farewell dinner cruise on the Seine. And select 2019 departures, specially priced, include an exclusive presentation by Carolyn Robb, former chef to the Royal Family; while others, specially priced, include an exclusive after-hours visit to the Louvre in Paris.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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The Best of Ireland

Immerse in Irish culture on our grand two-week Ireland tours... featuring stays at country estates, lakeside resorts and a historic city-center hotel on travels that take you to Dublin, Belfast, Giant's Causeway, Derry, Enniskillen, Donegal Town, Galway, Connemara, Sligo, Ennis, Killarney, Kilkenny and more.

2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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England, Scotland & Wales

On Tauck's two-week tours of England, Scotland & Wales, travel from Edinburgh to the English Lake District; explore medieval Wales, Bath, Stonehenge and more; and end with three nights in London at The Savoy. Select small group departures, specially priced, include an exclusive presentation by Carolyn Robb, former Executive Chef to the royal family; see Pricing & Availabilty for details.

2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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Ireland & Great Britain

Join us on a fabulous journey along Europe's "Yellow Roads" as you explore capital cities and countryside throughout Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England - in-depth sightseeing featuring unique travel experiences and premier accommodations.

2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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Legendary Scottish Isles, Edinburgh & Glasgow

NEW for 2019! Explore all the riches that Scotland and its islands have to offer by sea, as you sail to the Orkneys and Shetlands, and the isles of Iona, Mull, Skye, Lewis and more on our new 11-day trip including a 7-night cruise between Glasgow and Edinburgh aboard Le Champlain... featuring private early-opening visits to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Yacht Britannia, a sea safari, and more.

2019 - May
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Legendary Scottish Isles, Edinburgh & Glasgow

NEW for 2019! Explore all the riches that Scotland and its islands have to offer by sea, as you sail to the Orkneys and Shetlands, and the isles of Iona, Mull, Skye, Lewis and more on our new 11-day trip including a 7-night cruise between Glasgow and Edinburgh aboard Le Champlain... featuring private early-opening visits to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Yacht Britannia, a sea safari, and more.

2019 - May
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The Best of Ireland

Immerse in Irish culture on our grand two-week Ireland tours... featuring stays at country estates, lakeside resorts and a historic city-center hotel on travels that take you to Dublin, Belfast, Giant's Causeway, Derry, Enniskillen, Donegal Town, Galway, Connemara, Sligo, Ennis, Killarney, and Kilkenny!

2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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Treasures of the British Isles: Eastbound

This 12-day cruise aboard a luxury small ship takes you to major cities in Britain and Ireland, as well as captivating islands off the beaten path; the cruise runs both east and west. On the eastbound version, begin with two nights at the Conrad Hotel in the heart of Dublin, then sail to the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea, where you'll discover its unique cultural mix of Celtic, Norse and British influences.

2019 - Apr
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Highlights of Ireland

Ireland and Northern Ireland combine to create a vastly varied experience. Although Ireland has struggled historically through disastrous famines and political conflicts, it has settled into the 21st-century as a peaceful, friendly place, with cities transformed by a fresh focus on art and culture, and rural areas eager to show off their myriad natural treasures.

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Highlights of UK and Ireland

  • London

    London is one of the world's most visited cities, with instantly recognisable landmarks including Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London and The Shard. Top-class museums such as Tate Modern, the Natural History Museum and the V&A Museum attract millions of visitors a year. Follow in the footsteps of royalty at Buckingham Palace or relax in Hyde Park, a vast open space that was once used as a hunting ground by Henry VIII. London is a shopper’s paradise, from lively flea markets and vintage shops to the luxury collections in Harrods and Selfridges. To the west of London lie the mystical ancient monoliths of Stonehenge, Britain’s most iconic archaeological site.

  • Lake District

    The Lake District is the UK's most popular national park thanks to its dramatic mountains, glistening lakes and pretty stone-built villages such as Ambleside, Windermere and Bowness which all nestle on the shores of Lake Windermere. It’s a paradise for lovers of the great outdoors with ample opportunities for fell walking and watersports. Many writers have found inspiration here over the centuries including Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, Arthur Ransome and Beatrix Potter whose house at Hill Top is a time capsule of her life and work.

  • Bath

    One of the most beautiful cities in the UK, Bath’s wide range of architectural treasures has earned it UNESCO World Heritage status. Bath owes its name to the famous hot springs which have been revered for centuries, as can be seen in the well-preserved Roman bathhouses. Bath was most fashionable as a spa town in the 18th century and the city is home to elegant crescents, Regency townhouses and honey-coloured Georgian buildings including the Circus and iconic Royal Crescent. Jane Austen lived here in the early 1800s and used the city as a setting for her novels Persuasion and Northanger Abbey.

  • Edinburgh

    Perched on a series of extinct volcanoes and rocky hills overlooking the sea, Edinburgh is a cosmopolitan and cultured city with a beautiful medieval Old Town. Highlights include the fairytale Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat, the Royal Mile and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Edinburgh is famous for worldwide for its arts festival and has been named a World City of Literature by UNESCO due to its famous authors including J M Barrie and Robert Louis Stevenson. The exciting National Museum of Scotland is home to over 20,000 of Scotland’s most fascinating artefacts, while the National Gallery of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art house some of Scotland’s finest collections of paintings.

  • Scottish Highlands & Islands

    The Highlands and Islands of Scotland offer untouched landscapes, secluded beaches, far-flung islands and heather-clad moorlands. Historic castles tower over lochs and glens, and mountain passes echo to the sound of ancient clan battles. Prehistoric standing stones and archaeological sites in the Orkney, Shetland and Hebridean Islands tell the story of over 6,000 years of human history on these remote archipelagos. Many tours feature trips to local distilleries to sample a wee dram and learn more about how whisky is produced.

  • Wales

    The lively capital of Wales, Cardiff, has many attractions, from the extravagant Cardiff Castle and superb National Museum, to the iconic Millennium Stadium and contemporary Millennium Centre. It is Wales’ stunning scenery that is the biggest draw for visitors, with the towering mountains of Snowdonia National Park, tumbling waterfalls and glittering lakes of the Brecon Beacons and Pembrokeshire’s dramatic coast and breathtaking beaches. Wales is often referred to as the Land of Castles, with hundreds of medieval castles dotted all over the country.

  • Galway

    Galway is Ireland at its wildest and most beautiful, particularly along the stunning Connemara Peninsula where the coastline is studded with islands, dazzling white sandy beaches and captivating villages and further inland, glassy lakes nestle between craggy mountains and isolated valleys. The windswept Aran Islands offer a glimpse into Irish life of centuries past with prehistoric clifftop forts and ancient Celtic churches. Energetic Galway City is one of Ireland’s most picturesque cities, with colourful buildings curving around Galway Bay. Galway is known as the City of Festivals, with an arts festival in July that attracts thousands of people to the city, and many literary and music events throughout the year.

  • Cork

    The enchanting county of Cork is a lush landscape scattered with pretty old fishing villages, magnificent islands and lovely Blue Flag beaches. Steeped in history, Cork City’s main attractions are the triple-spired French-gothic Cathedral, the Shandon Steeple and the imposing Cork City Gaol. No visit to Cork would be complete without a trip to Blarney Castle where tradition says those who kiss the Blarney Stone will receive the gift of eloquence.

  • Dublin

    Dublin is a living museum of history, packed full of medieval castles, handsome Georgian squares and historic buildings including the prestigious Trinity College. The National Gallery and National Museum are home to compelling works of Irish art and exhibits on Irish history, and the city has been named a UNESCO City of Literature in recognition of its literary excellence. Sample famous Irish hospitality at one of the traditional pubs in Temple Bar, or enjoy a drink and a tour at the Guinness Brewery and Jameson distillery, birthplace of Irish whiskey.

UK and Ireland Tour Offers

  • Treasures of the British Isles
    Westbound

    11 days London, England to Dublin, Ireland
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    Book between now and the 31st December 2019 for travel in 2018/2019/2020 and receive an additional hotel night free pre or post tour!