22 Day Britain & Ireland Discovery

Insight Vacations Coach Tour starting in London and finishing in London

Countries Visited: England  Scotland  Northern Ireland  Ireland  Wales 
2014 Insight Vacations Europe Tours 2014 Operator: Insight Vacations
Reviews: (4)
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Duration: 22 Days    Compare Tour
From: London to London    Save to Shortlist
Tour Code: B959

Tour Description

A well paced tour with a blend of two-night stays in key cities plus the change of pace with two different Irish ferry crossings and pleasant driving days with frequent stops. Hotels are mainly modern in the major cities. While the Highland hotels are mainly traditional and much simpler in style, although typical of the region.

What's Included

First Class Services

  • Escorted by one of Insight's expert Tour Directors - your ‘travelling concierge’, expert guide, consummate facilitator and friend in a foreign land who ensures your journey is as enjoyable as possible.
  • Baggage handling everywhere on tour, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel
  • Hotel and restaurant tips included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for coins or banknotes
  • Free Wi-Fi in most hotel rooms or lobbies
  • Personal radio headsets to give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights without missing any of your local expert's fascinating insights and commentary
  • Insight Flourishes - from time to time your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination
  • Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight’s Luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom. Complimentary on-board wi-fi where possible.
  • London Airport transfer service available

Quality Dining

  • A Welcome Reception with drinks and Welcome Dinner (WD)
  • 21 full Breakfasts (FB), 1 Dine-Around (DA), 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) and 9 three-course Evening Meals with choice, or buffets, plus tea or coffee (D)


Additional Highlights

  • Oxford: See the ‘spires’ and colleges of Oxford.
  • York: See York Minster, city walls and walk through the topsy-turvy “Shambles”.
  • Lake District: Visit William Wordsworth’s grave in Grasmere.
  • Gretna Green. Visit the spot where runaway lovers were married.
  • Edinburgh: Drive along Princes Street, see the Sir Walter Scott monument. Tour the 18th century New Town. Drive along part of the Royal Mile to see the Palace of Holyrood house.
  • St Andrews: See part of the 'old course' home of golf.
  • Loch Ness: Look for the monster.
  • Wick: See the world's shortest street.
  • Eilean Donan: Photo opportunity at the famous castle
  • Derry: Walk inside the walls to the Gothic Guildhall.
  • Drumcliff: Visit the last resting place of Irish poet WB Yeats.
  • Connemara: Tour the workshop of the famous marble factory.
  • Galway: See St Nicholas Cathedral, the Spanish Arch and Eyre Square.
  • Limerick: See King John’s Castle, St. Mary’s Cathedral and the treaty stone.
  • Adare: See the picturesque thatched cottages
  • Cork: See the City Hall and St Finbarr's Cathedral
  • Waterford: See Reginald’s Tower, the ruined city walls and enjoy a guided visit to the Waterford Crystal Factory and Showrooms.
  • Kilkenny: See the Norman Castle and ancient Cathedral.
  • Dublin: See the Georgian squares, Irish President’s home, O’Connell Street and Customs House.
  • Caernarfon: Stop in the shadow of the mighty castle.
  • Chester: See the unique 'black and white' 'Rows', well preserved city walls, Jubilee Clock and impressive cathedral
  • Ludlow: Explore the narrow streets and lanes in front of the castle. Admire the medieval timber framed buildings and Georgian mansions
  • Cardiff: See the Millennium Stadium and civic buildings
  • Bath: See the Royal Crescent, Pulteney Bridge and Bath Abbey
  • Plymouth: See the 'Mayflower Steps', Barbican and Hoe.
  • Looe: Visit the picturesque fishing village
  • Glastonbury: Drive past the ruined Abbey
  • Scenic drives: Cotswolds, Lake District, Highlands, Glencoe, Isle of Skye, Loch Lomond, Antrim coast, Connemara, Ring of Kerry, Severn Bridge, Cornish Coast, Dartmoor.

Premium Experiences And Dining

  • Stratford: Venture inside the timber-framed building where the ‘Bard of Avon’ was born and grew up.
  • Edinburgh: For a limited time in August, you are witness to the breathtaking spectacle of the Military Tattoo.
  • Edinburgh: Within the walls of Edinburgh Castle, view the Scottish Crown Jewels, Stone of Destiny and Mons Meg.
  • Highlands: Amidst the stunning scenery of a real working Highland farm, the sheepdogs of Neil Ross are put through their paces, and you meet the collie pups.
  • Highlands: At the exciting Culloden Visitor Centre, discover why the Battle of Culloden lasted only an hour yet changed the Highland way of life forever.
  • Wick: The Old Pulteney distillery produces whisky with a distinctive flavour, bursting with the power and subtlety of the sea! Share a wee dram with a master distiller who imparts the age old techniques of whisky production.
  • Orkney Isles: Join a fascinating excursion of discovery on the very fringes of Britain. Strewn across the windswept Orkneys are relics that span human history; from pagan stone circles to reminders of wartime tragedy.
  • Giants Causeway: The towering hexagonal basalt columns are a geographical spectacle to behold.
  • Belleek: Enjoy a guided tour of the porcelain production process and meet some of the specialist crafts people.
  • Bunratty: Explore the Folk Park, a living museum which takes you back to the days of old Ireland.
  • Killarney: Venture into a world of towering cliffs, lush lake lands and remote villages, as you tour the Ring of Kerry.
  • Blarney: Visit the castle and climb the battlements for the chance to kiss the Blarney Stone for the gift of eloquence.
  • Dublin: Breathe the air thickened by the musty tomes of Trinity College Library and see the lavish 9C Book of Kells.
  • Bath: Visit the Sacred Spring, where offerings and curses were thrown to the Roman goddess Sulis Minerva.
  • Stonehenge: Visit the mysterious circle of upright stones, which stands as strong today as it did 3500 years ago
  • Killarney: Choose from a fine selection of local restaurants offering a range of Irish, Italian or International cuisines.
  • Exeter: Celebrate the culmination of your tour in style with wine and palate pleasing cuisine.

Premium Hotels And Locations

  • Hotels are mainly modern in the major cities, like the Marriott York and refurbished Doubletree by Hilton in Dublin. While the Highland hotels are mainly traditional and much simpler in style, although typical of the region.
  • The sleek 21 story Radisson Blu skyscraper is Cardiff’s tallest building.

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Oxford, The Cotswolds & Stratford
After a warm welcome from your Tour Director, settle into your luxury coach and head westwards through the green Chiltern Hills. Stop in Oxford, the 'City of Dreaming Spires', home to the world's most famous university with its colleges dating back to the 13th century. Now on to Shakespeare's town of Stratford, beautifully located beside the peaceful river Avon. Visit the half timbered house where the bard was born, now a museum full of memorabilia relating to his life. a Later, join your Tour Director for a warm and friendly Welcome Reception, with drinks and the opportunity to mingle and get to know each other over a pleasant evening of dinner and wine. Stay: Alveston Manor, Stratford (WR/WD)
Medieval York
After breakfast, a leisurely drive brings you the historic city of York, its story going back to the time of the Romans and the Vikings. Inside the ancient city walls, see the Minster, largest medieval church in northern Europe, then go exploring through the maze of narrow streets to the topsy-turvy 'shambles', where warped, over hanging timber-framed houses lean so far that they almost touch! Now you are at leisure. Stay: Marriott, York (FB/D)
The English Lake District & Edinburgh
This morning travel across the Yorkshire Dales and wild Pennines to the picturesque English Lake District. Here a scenic wonderland awaits - rugged mountains and tranquil waters, inspiration to a host of English poets including Wordsworth, Coleridge, Tennyson and Shelley. After a visit to Wordsworth's grave in the village of Grasmere, cross into Scotland and stop briefly at Gretna Green. This is the famous spot where runaway lovers were married over the anvil at the Blacksmith's Shop. Then it's on to the majestic Scottish capital. Tonight, selected departures attend the spectacular Military Tattoo - a colourful mix of pipes and drums, dance and display, set against the floodlit backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Stay: Crowne Plaza Royal Terrace / Crowne Plaza - The Roxburghe, Edinburgh (FB)
Edinburgh, Athens Of The North
After a restful night's sleep, join a local expert to see the highlights of the 'Athens of the North'. Drive along Princes Street to see the ornate Victorian Gothic monument to Sir Walter Scott. Then tour the elegant 18th century New Town with its classical Adam facades. Over in the Old Town, visit the castle, home of Mons Meg, the Stone of Destiny and Scotland's glittering crown jewels. a At the bottom of the Royal Mile, stands the Palace of Holyrood house, the official Scottish residence of the Queen. The rest of the day is at leisure. Perhaps research your family tartan in the Tartan Centre or visit the art treasures in the National Gallery. Stay: Crowne Plaza Royal Terrace / Crowne Plaza - The Roxburghe, Edinburgh (FB)
St Andrews & The Highland Capital Of Inverness
Cross the Firth of Forth into Fife and make your way to St Andrews, the home of golf. After some time to explore, cross the Tay and drive to the charming Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, famous for its salmon leap. Continue via Blair Atholl and over the Grampian Mountains to the sparkling Spey Valley. The Scottish Border Collie is world renowned for its herding abilities. Visit a working Highland farm for a personal insight into the daily life of a shepherd and his dogs. Continue to stately Inverness, where your centrally located hotel looks over the River Ness and up to Inverness Castle. (Full Breakfast / Three-course Evening Meals with choice or buffet) Stay: The Columba, Inverness
Loch Ness, Whisky & Wick
Travel to Culloden Moor this morning, where Bonnie Prince Charlie's Jacobite army was finally crushed in 1746. Visit the Cullod en Visitor Centre a before continuing along the shores of Loch Ness. Keep your eyes peeled for the monster. Now follow the rugged coast north to the fishing port of Wick. Pause at the Old Pulteney Distillery to taste a wee dram of whisky and learn about the production of the national drink a Don't blink as you drive on to your hotel - you pass Ebenezer Place, which at 2.06m, is the world's shortest street!(Full Breakfast / Three-course Evening Meals with choice or buffet) Stay: Norseman, Wick
Ullapool & Over The Sea To Skye
Relax and enjoy the pristine landscapes of lochs and mountains on your way to the fishing town of Ullapool. Then drive alongside Loch Carron and through Glen Carron before crossing to the magical Isle of Skye, the largest and most beautiful island of the Inner Hebrides. Hear the story of the song 'Over the Sea to Skye', which tells of young Flora MacDonald and how she helped to rescue Bonnie Prince Charlie, who fled in disguise after his defeat at Culloden. Admire the scenic splendour of the Cuillin Hills on the way to your hotel in Portree. (Full Breakfast / Three-course Evening Meals with choice or buffet) Stay: Tongadale, Portree
Orkney Islands Excursion
On the following morning, drive to the most northerly town on the British mainland, John O'Groats. Board the ferry to the beautiful Orkney Islands - where the hardy locals live 'below the wind and above the water'. Sightseeing includes visits to the 5000-year-old village of Skara Brae, the mysterious Ring of Brodgar, Kirkwall and the small chapel built by Italian prisoners of war during WWII. Return to your hotel for dinner this evening. Stay: Norseman, Wick (FB)
Along The Banks Of Loch Lomond To Glasgow
Return to the mainland to see remote Eilean Donan Castle, which under a clear sky offers a perfect reflection in its loch. Move on to the WWII Commando Memorial where there are views of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain. Continue on through the pleasant highland town of Fort William to the Valley of Glencoe, its dramatic peaks still echoing with the ghastly cries of massacred clansmen. Stop on the 'bonnie banks' of Loch Lomond, the 'Queen of Scottish lakes' according to Sir Walter Scott, before arriving in Glasgow. Stay: Marriott, Glasgow (FB)
Giant Stepping Stones To Derry
Take a scenic drive through the beautiful Connemara region to visit the famous marble factory. Continue on to Galway where you see St Nicholas Cathedral, the Spanish Arch and Eyre Square. Stay tonight in Limerick, famous for rhymes, lace and Georgian houses. (Full Breakfast / Three-course Evening Meals with choice or buffet) Stay: Da Vincis, Londonderry
Pottery, Poets & Yeats Country
Sightseeing with a local guide takes you inside Derry's well preserved walls, still topped with cannons, and down steep Shipquay Street, with its elegant Georgian houses, to the Gothic Guildhall. Cross the border to see O'Donnell's Castle in Donegal. Drive south to visit the Belleek Pottery Centre, nestled on the banks of the River Erne. Meet some of the specialist crafts people and see artisan techniques in action during your tour. a Continue to the churchyard at Drumcliff, the last resting place of Irish poet WB Yeats. Then it's on to your country retreat set on the scenic shores of Sligo Bay. (Full Breakfast / Three-course Evening Meals with choice or buffet) Stay: Radisson Blu, Sligo Bay
Connemara, Galway & Limerick
Experience the beautiful rugged landscape of Connemara, a wonderland of rivers, lakes and silent hills. Tour the workshop of the famous marble factory then continue to Galway. See St Nicholas Cathedral, the Spanish Arch and Eyre Square, dedicated to the late US president John F. Kennedy. Move on to your hotel in Limerick, famous for rhymes, lace and Georgian houses. Stay: George Boutique, Limerick (FB)
Bunratty Folk Park & Killarney
An orientation tour shows you King John's Castle, St. Mary's Cathedral and the treaty stone. Now experience the lifestyle of rural Ireland over the centuries at Bunratty Folk Park ! Continue through the land of song and legend via the picturesque thatched village of Adare, into County Kerry and your Killarney hotel. Stay: Killarney Towers, Killarney (FB)
Ring Of Kerry Excursion
In the morning, enjoy an excursion around the Ring of Kerry, one of the world's greatest scenic journeys! See towering cliffs, lush lake lands, remote villages, Ireland's highest mountain range and the three peaceful Lakes of Killarney. Tonight your Dine-Around evening offers you authentic and intimate dining at a selection of local restaurants, ranging in style and ambience. (Full Breakfast / Dine-Around) Stay: Killarney Towers, Killarney
A Gift Of The Gab On The Way To Waterford
Cross the rugged Derrynasaggart Mountains this morning and head for Blarney. Visit the ruined castle, the home of the famous Stone of Eloquence, once kissed - never forgotten! a Continue on to Cork, Ireland's second most populous city built on the River Lee. See the City Hall and St Finbarr's Cathedral, before a delightful coastal drive brings you to historic Waterford, with its 9C Reginald's Tower and remains of the old city walls. Stay: Dooleys, Waterford (FB/D)
Waterford Crystal, Kilkenny & Dublin
First admire the sparkling display of crystal in the Waterford Factory Showroom. Then drive to Kilkenny, the medieval city dominated by its Norman Castle and ancient Cathedral. Continue to Ireland's lively capital, Dublin, and spend a leisurely evening relaxing, exploring or perhaps taking in a famous Irish Cabaret show? Stay: Doubletree By Hilton Dublin - Burlington Road (FB)
In Dublin's Fair City
Next morning, see the elegant Georgian squares, Irish President's home, O'Connell Street and Customs House with a local expert. Your sightseeing tour includes a visit to the Trinity College Library to admire the 9th century Book of Kells, its delicate paintings one of the treasures of the Middle Ages. Upstairs in the barrel-vaulted Long Room, walk from one magnificent oak bookcase to the next containing 200,000 of the library's oldest books. This afternoon is at leisure. Stay: Doubletree By Hilton Dublin - Burlington Road (FB)
Caernarfon & The Walled City Of Chester
Bid farewell to Ireland this morning as you board the ferry to Wales. Cross the Isle of Anglesey (via the village bearing Britain's longest name!), then continue over the Menai Straits to Caernarfon for a stop in the shadow of the mighty castle. Now follow the north coast of Wales, to re-enter England at Chester. This fine town still boasts relics of its history as a Roman fortress, as well as the unique 'black and white' shopping arcades known as the 'Rows'. Your tour shows you the well preserved city walls, Jubilee Clock and impressive cathedral. Stay: Best Western Premier Queen, Chester (BB/HD)
The Welsh Marches & Cardiff
Follow the Welsh border today to ancient Ludlow. Today's bustling town is still dominated by the massive castle built to resist the frequent Welsh raids, while the medieval timber framed buildings and Georgian mansions reflect a later time of peace and prosperity. Continue through the countryside to the Welsh capital and see the Millennium Stadium and civic buildings before checking in. Stay: Radisson Blu, Cardiff (FB)
Bath & Cathedral Town Of Exeter
Cross the soaring Severn Bridge to reach the elegant Georgian city of Bath, built amphitheatre-style on the surrounding hills. An orientation tour shows you the impressive Royal Crescent and Pulteney Bridge, both built in mellow local stone. See the angels climbing Jacob's Ladder on Bath Abbey before visiting the Pump Room and ancient Roman Baths. Stay tonight in Exeter. Stay: Buckerell Lodge, Exeter (FB)
Plymouth & The Cornish Coast Excursion
In the morning, cross the rugged moorlands of Dartmoor, home to 'wild' ponies, on your way to maritime Plymouth. Numerous famous voyagers have set off from this ancient port and you see the 'Mayflower Steps', from where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for America. Cross the River Tamar to enter Cornwall, the land of legend and of smugglers' coves. Visit the picturesque fishing village of Looe where contraband was once landed in the dead of night! Experiences shared lead to lasting friendships. Back in Exeter, enjoy a glass of wine with your new found friends at tonight's delectable Celebration Dinner and toast to an inspiring journey of discovery. Cheers! Stay: Buckerell Lodge, Exeter (FB/HD)
Mysterious Glastonbury & Stonehenge
Leave for Glastonbury this morning, reputedly the resting place of the legendary King Arthur and the Holy Grail. After some time to explore, continue across Salisbury Plain to visit pre-historic Stonehenge, whose strange and awe-inspiring monoliths are reputed to be up to 5,000 years old. Your tour concludes back at London's Thistle Marble Arch Hotel.

22 Day Britain & Ireland Discovery Reviews

Tour reviews from past clients of Global Journeys. 4 Reviews. Average Rating 4.8 of 5.

Great Tour Director with lots of information and a good group of people on this tour. We've now seen a lot of the U.K. Great!

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Good tour. Excellent guide. Pace wasn't as relaxed as indicated in tour description. Food was OK but not great.

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TD was professional, knowledgable,and approachable. We were not disappointed with the locales visited or the hotels stayed at. The dining experience was okay, but became a bit repetitive, and would like to see some variation. We did all but one of the optional tours, and mostly enjoyed them. The Irish cabaret in Dublin was let down by the atrocious seating, where we were jammed in like sardines. Only those close to the front had a good view, and we only saw bits and pieces from the waist up. The Scottish dinner and cabaret in Edinburgh is an example of how it could be done much better, ie individual tables.

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We had a wonderful tour and loved the whole experience. The guide was great as was the accommodation and we thoroughly enjoyed the places we visited. Thanks for everything.

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Insight Vacations, Europe's premier escorted tour operator, provides premium escorted motorcoach vacations throughout Britain, Ireland, Europe, Scandinavia the Eastern Mediterranean and North America. 'The Art of Touring in Style' lies at the very heart of Insight philosophy.
Region: UK & Ireland Guided: Tour Host & Driver Average Age: 50
Tour Type: Coach Tour Coach: 5 Star Flights: Not Included
Accommodation: 4+ Star Max Group Size: 40 (Avg. 32) Airport Transfers: Available
Hotels: Central - Mostly Free Coach WiFi: Yes Tips: Option to Pre Purchase
* Source: Insight Vacations for tours in UK & Ireland . Some variances may occur on this tour and information is provided as a guide only.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose a Insight Vacation around the UK?

Insight is completely unique. Simply, we are the only tour operator to give you more legroom on every tour at no extra cost: you'll consistently stay in quality hotels in desirable locations; you'll enjoy more included sightseeing; and because you'll travel in smaller groups (max 40 people), you'll receive better personal service from your experienced Tour Director and Tour Driver.

When can I expect to get my travel documents & itinerary?

Travel documents, including any air tickets, tour itinerary, hotel lists, and helpful hints and other information are sent approximately 20 days prior to your tour departure. Your Global Journeys Tour Consultant can organise these earlier if you are travelling before your holiday starts.

Who else will be travelling with me?

Insight Vacations plays host to over 100,000 guests every year and has offices in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore and the UK . The company has also appointed specialist agents in Argentina, Brazil, Mauritius, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Korea, Taiwan and China. It is therefore quite typical to find many different nationalities on any one tour.

How many people will be on tour with me?

With only 40 guests on our premium tours instead of the standard 53, Insight clients enjoy a more personalised service. In a smaller group, you'll be closer to your local guide for a more in-depth experience, you'll spend less time waiting to get into sights and it will be faster checking into hotels with your luggage arriving quicker to your room. Insight groups are smaller, more intimate and more friendly.

Will the coach be modern and comfortable?

Yet another exclusive feature of an Insight premium tour is the incredible space and comfort you'll enjoy when travelling. Our luxury coaches have been specially reconfigured with fewer seats, you'll relax in style whilst enjoying up to twice as much legroom than on a standard touring coach.

Where will my hotel be located and what will it be like?

Insight hotels are consistently first class standard and higher or in a style appropriate to the destination. They have been selected because they are good private or small collection hotels or from well-known chains such as Marriott, Renaissance and Hilton. Insight also chooses hotels based on their location. We know you'll prefer to stay centrally, convenient to the main historic, shopping or entertainment districts; or scenically in areas of natural beauty.

What are Insight Tour Directors like?

Time & time again, our guests tell us that it was their Tour Director who really made their trip. Our Tour Directors are amongst the finest in the business and will help steer you through the labyrinth of Europe 's cultures, languages and diversities and bring its magic to life before your eyes.

I want to see all the main sights, but will I have time to explore on my own?

At Insight, planning the perfect tour is our speciality. Not only to we include the 'must see' sights, we carefully balance our itineraries to give you plenty of free time to relax and immerse yourself in the location.

What does the tour cost include?

The prices listed cover all hotel accommodations, all applicable sightseeing and admissions as per the itinerary, motorcoach, cruise or rail transportation, services of a professional Insight Tour Director, all meals as shown in the itinerary and luggage handling. All tips have been included for services on tour by dining-room staff, chambermaids and porters at hotels, airports, docks and train stations.

Are tips included?

On an Insight Vacation, some gratuities are included in the price of your trip: baggage handling, meal service for all meals listed in the tour itinerary, and hotel service charge. Room service, however, is not included in the tour price. Tips are customarily given to your Tour Director, Driver and Local Guides at your discretion. The recommended amounts are: Tour Directors EUR4 per day, Drivers EUR2.50 per day and Local Guides EUR1 per day. The option to prepay these tips prior to departure is possible. Please ask your consultant to include this in your quote.

What is an 'Optional Activity'?

These are activities that we do not automatically include but are offered at the start of your tour designed to enhance your travel experience. Your Tour Director will have a list of available options and the appropriate costs. They are carefully programmed to coincide with the best highlights available at the time of your visit. It could be a seafood lunch in Venice, a concert in Vienna or a Grand Canyon Helicopter ride. A detailed list and costs can be found in your tour documentation.

Do you have a share program for singles?

If you wish to share with another tour member you can advise Global Journeys at the time of booking. Insight believes that traveling solo doesn't have to cost you more. We will try to match you with someone of the same sex in order to avoid having to pay the single supplement. If we are not able to provide a suitable roommate, we will provide a single room at no extra cost. Several tours do not provide this option (generally tours containing a cruise component) and so the Single Supplement applies.

Do you have a non-smoking policy?

There is a no smoking policy motorcoach touring policy. However, we do make plenty of convenience stops giving you the opportunity to smoke, use local restroom facilities, take a scenic snapshot or just relax and enjoy of cup of coffee.

What is Gold Seal Protection?

Gold Seal Protection is the most effective tool to give you peace of mind. For only $A 99 should you choose to cancel your guided holiday for any reason, prior to departure from Australia, we will refund your deposit and/or guided holiday payment. Gold Seal Protection must be paid with the deposit and cannot be added at any later date. Read Details. If you wish for us to include this protection in your quote, please let us know when completeing the 'Quote Request'.

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Airport Transfer Information

Heathrow Transfers in London

Transfers can be expensive, particularly between the airport and your London hotel. Insight has negotiated special group transfer rates from London's Heathrow to the door of your Insight London hotel: AU $42 per person per single trip to/from Heathrow Airport. Passengers will be picked up and dropped off in time to meet all flights booked to/from London's Heathrow Airport.

Insight's Transfer Terms & Conditions

  1. Global Journeys provides detailed flight information to Insight no fewer than 21 days prior to departure. Once transfers are booked they cannot be changed.
  2. For London arrivals, you must stay at a London hotel booked by Insight on the night of arrival and the night prior to your departure date.
  3. Insight only includes one inbound and one outbound transfer.
  4. In the event of flight delays outside of Insight's control, the transfers will be deemed to be cancelled.
  5. All transfers are based on group transfers. No refund is therefore available for missed transfers, or passengers not using this service.
  6. In the event of unforeseen events (such as road or rail works, strikes or demonstrations), Trafalgar will not be responsible for delayed or cancelled transfers.
Gatwick Transfers in London

For passengers flying into London's Gatwick Airport, Global Journeys & Insight recommend the Gatwick Express, for details visit the Gatwick Express website at:

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12 Jun 2015 03 Jul 2015 AU $5,625 AU $6,865 AU $790 AU $4,835  
14 Jun 2015 05 Jul 2015 AU $5,625 AU $6,865 AU $790 AU $4,835  
17 Jun 2015 08 Jul 2015 AU $5,625 AU $6,865 AU $790 AU $4,835  
19 Jun 2015 10 Jul 2015 AU $5,625 AU $6,865 AU $790 AU $4,835  
21 Jun 2015 12 Jul 2015 AU $5,625 AU $6,865 AU $790 AU $4,835  
24 Jun 2015 15 Jul 2015 AU $5,625 AU $6,865 AU $790 AU $4,835  
26 Jun 2015 17 Jul 2015 AU $5,625 AU $6,865 AU $790 AU $4,835  
28 Jun 2015 19 Jul 2015 AU $5,625 AU $6,865 AU $790 AU $4,835  
01 Jul 2015 22 Jul 2015 AU $5,799 AU $7,039 AU $810 AU $4,989  
03 Jul 2015 24 Jul 2015 AU $5,799 AU $7,039 AU $810 AU $4,989  
05 Jul 2015 26 Jul 2015 AU $5,799 AU $7,039 AU $810 AU $4,989  
08 Jul 2015 29 Jul 2015 AU $5,799 AU $7,039 AU $810 AU $4,989  
10 Jul 2015 31 Jul 2015 AU $5,799 AU $7,039 AU $810 AU $4,989  
12 Jul 2015 02 Aug 2015 AU $5,799 AU $7,039 AU $810 AU $4,989  
15 Jul 2015 05 Aug 2015 AU $5,799 AU $7,039 AU $810 AU $4,989  
17 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 AU $5,799 AU $7,039 AU $810 AU $4,989  
19 Jul 2015 09 Aug 2015 AU $5,799 AU $7,039 AU $810 AU $4,989  
22 Jul 2015 12 Aug 2015 AU $5,799 AU $7,039 AU $810 AU $4,989  
24 Jul 2015 14 Aug 2015 AU $5,799 AU $7,039 AU $810 AU $4,989  
26 Jul 2015 16 Aug 2015 AU $5,799 AU $7,039 AU $810 AU $4,989  
29 Jul 2015 19 Aug 2015 AU $5,799 AU $7,039 AU $810 AU $4,989  
31 Jul 2015 21 Aug 2015 AU $5,799 AU $7,039 AU $810 AU $4,989  
02 Aug 2015 23 Aug 2015 AU $5,799 AU $7,039 AU $810 AU $4,989  
05 Aug 2015 26 Aug 2015 AU $5,975 AU $7,215 AU $835 AU $5,140  
07 Aug 2015 28 Aug 2015 AU $5,975 AU $7,215 AU $835 AU $5,140  
09 Aug 2015 30 Aug 2015 AU $5,975 AU $7,215 AU $835 AU $5,140  
12 Aug 2015 02 Sep 2015 AU $5,975 AU $7,215 AU $835 AU $5,140  
14 Aug 2015 04 Sep 2015 AU $6,025 AU $7,265 AU $845 AU $5,180  
16 Aug 2015 06 Sep 2015 AU $5,975 AU $7,215 AU $835 AU $5,140  
19 Aug 2015 09 Sep 2015 AU $5,975 AU $7,215 AU $835 AU $5,140  
21 Aug 2015 11 Sep 2015 AU $5,975 AU $7,215 AU $835 AU $5,140  
23 Aug 2015 13 Sep 2015 AU $5,975 AU $7,215 AU $835 AU $5,140  
26 Aug 2015 16 Sep 2015 AU $5,975 AU $7,215 AU $835 AU $5,140  
28 Aug 2015 18 Sep 2015 AU $5,799 AU $7,039 AU $810 AU $4,989  
30 Aug 2015 20 Sep 2015 AU $5,799 AU $7,039 AU $810 AU $4,989  
02 Sep 2015 23 Sep 2015 AU $5,799 AU $7,039 AU $810 AU $4,989  
04 Sep 2015 25 Sep 2015 AU $5,799 AU $7,039 AU $810 AU $4,989  
06 Sep 2015 27 Sep 2015 AU $5,750 AU $6,990 AU $805 AU $4,945  
09 Sep 2015 30 Sep 2015 AU $5,650 AU $6,890 AU $790 AU $4,860  
11 Sep 2015 02 Oct 2015 AU $5,650 AU $6,890 AU $790 AU $4,860  
13 Sep 2015 04 Oct 2015 AU $5,650 AU $6,890 AU $790 AU $4,860  
16 Sep 2015 07 Oct 2015 AU $5,650 AU $6,890 AU $790 AU $4,860  
18 Sep 2015 09 Oct 2015 AU $5,599 AU $6,839 AU $785 AU $4,814  
25 Sep 2015 16 Oct 2015 AU $5,599 AU $6,839 AU $785 AU $4,814  
Note: The majority of departures above will proceed or are guaranteed to depart. We will outline the status of your departure date in your quote along with all applicable discounts and specials.

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