Tauck’s newest tour of Ireland & Great Britain – you will explore capital cities and countryside throughout Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England. Travel from Edinburgh through the rolling Scottish moorland to York. In Ireland and Northern Ireland, enjoy a guided tour of Killarney, a journey round the Ring of Kerry, a guided visit to Ballyvolane, a historic Irish country house, guided sightseeing in Dublin, a private visit to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, where you’ll learn the six steps involved in pouring the perfect pint of Guinness and have lunch. Guinness is often a secret ingredient in Irish cuisine, a guided tour of Belfast and more. Travel by ferry from Northern Ireland to Scotland where Scottish travels include two nights in Edinburgh with city sightseeing and lunch in Edinburgh Castle. On to England, and a visit to Alnwick Castle, owned by the Percy family for 700 years, you’ll explore centuries of English history . The castle is recognizable as a filming location in movies such as Becket, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, and Elizabeth as well as its illustrious “role” as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the first two Harry Potter films, and in television shows such as Downton Abbey’s 2014 Christmas special, where Alnwick Castle showcased its rich World War I-era heritage as “Brancaster Castle.” Spend two nights in York, including a visit to York Minster, take a Cambridge city tour, visit Hampton Court Palace, and spend two nights in London highlighted by a city sightseeing tour and a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral. Multiple night stays include premier accommodations such as The Fitzwilliam Hotel, stylish, chic, and comfortable in a perfect setting right in the heart of Dublin on magical St. Stephen’s Green. Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, a historic icon in the heart of the city on Princes Street, embodying the best in Scottish hospitality for over 100 years. Rosewood London, combining a rich English heritage with contemporary sophistication, just steps from Covent Garden in the heart of London’s West End.
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