22 Day Britain & Ireland Discovery

Insight Vacations Guided Tour starting in London and finishing in London

Countries Visited: England  Scotland  Northern Ireland  Ireland  Wales 
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Style: Regional Experiences    Email a Friend
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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.

Additional Included 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 Holyroodhouse.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Highlight 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.

Signature Dining

  • Killarney: Choose from a fine selection of local restaurants on your Dine Around evening.
  • Exeter: Celebrate the culmination of your tour in style with wine and palate pleasing cuisine.
  • Welcome Reception (WD), 24 full Breakfasts (FB), 1 Dine-Around (DA), 8 three-course Evening Meals with choice, or buffets, plus tea or coffee (D) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD).

Signature Experiences

  • 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.
  • Edinburgh: Walk with a local expert within the walls of the majestic castle perched on its rock, to 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.
  • 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.
  • Giant's 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 lakelands 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.
  • Waterford: A guided visit of the crystal factory.
  • Dublin: Visit the Guinness Storehouse and learn the history and traditions behind its production. Try your hand at pouring a perfect pint!
  • Kilkenny: Learn first hand from a true craftsman, the art of making the Hurley, used in the Celtic game of Hurling.
  • Bath: Visit the Roman Baths, 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

What's Included

  • An expert Insight Tour Director - at the pinnacles of their careers, will smooth your way throughout your journey. They are your 'travelling concierges', expert guides, consummate organisers and friends in a foreign land.
  • Insight motorcoach - Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom. It's business class comfort.
  • Personal radio headsets - gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights without missing any of your local expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
  • Baggage handling everywhere - 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 foreign currency. Plus we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Complimentary WiFi - the majority of Insight hotels have free WiFi access in lobby or bedroom areas. You will also find that WiFi is generally available on most touring coaches.
  • 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.
  • London Airport transfer service available

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From London To Oxford, Cotswolds And On To 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. With time at leisure, why not enjoy a visit to the world famous Ashmolean Museum or just browse through the local indoor market, before continuing via pretty Cotswolds villages to Stratford-upon-Avon. Visit the half-timbered house where the bard was born, now a museum full of memorabilia relating to his life. 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. (WR/D) Stay: Alveston Manor, Stratford
Head To Medieval York
After breakfast, a leisurely drive brings you to 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. (BB/D) Stay: Marriott, York
Journey Through The English Lakes To 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. (FB) Stay: Crowne Plaza - The Roxburghe/Crowne Plaza Royal Terrace, Edinburgh
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. At the bottom of the Royal Mile, stands the Palace of Holyroodhouse, 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. (FB) Stay: Crowne Plaza - The Roxburghe(Sun/Tue)/Crowne Plaza Royal Terrace(Fri), Edinburgh.
To St. Andrews And On To 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. (BB/D) Stay: The Columba Hotel, Inverness
Along The Shores Of Loch Ness To Culloden And Wick
Travel to Culloden Moor this morning, where Bonnie Prince Charlie's Jacobite army was finally crushed in 1746. Visit the Culloden Visitor Centre 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. Don't blink as you drive on to your hotel - you pass Ebenezer Place, which at 2.06m, is the world's shortest street! (BB/D) Stay: Norseman Hotel, Wick
Orkney Islands Experience
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. (BB/D) Stay: Norseman Hotel, Wick
Drive To Ullapool And 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 on the way to your hotel in Broadford. (BB/CD) Stay: Dunollie, Broadford
From Skye, 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. (FB) Stay: Marriott Glasgow
Walk In The Giant's Steps On The Way To Derry
Cross the Irish Sea, enjoying views of the Island of Arran on the way. Now prepare yourself for miles of breathtaking beauty! The road clings to the coastline at the mouth of the famous 'nine glens of Antrim', alongside sandy beaches beneath towering basalt cliffs. Stop at the Giant's Causeway, and hear the legends which surround this geological masterpiece, created by the cooling of lava which burst through the Earth's crust millions of years ago. Continue to the ancient walled city of 'Derry'. (BB/D) Stay: Ramada Da Vincis Hotel Derry, Londonderry
Drive To Belleek And On To Sligo Bay
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 visit. 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. (BB/D) Stay: Radisson Blu, Sligo
Through Connemara And Galway To 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. (FB) Stay: George Boutique Hotel, Limerick
Bunratty Folk Park Then On To 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. (FB) Stay: Killarney Towers, Killarney
Ring Of Kerry Experience
In the morning, enjoy a trip around the Ring of Kerry, one of the world's greatest scenic journeys! See towering cliffs, lush lakelands, remote villages, Ireland's highest mountain range and the three peaceful Lakes of Killarney. With time at leisure, perhaps hire a bicycle and take advantage of the many cycle trails that Killarney has to offer, around the lake or through the National Park. Tonight your Dine-Around evening offers you authentic and intimate dining at a selection of local restaurants, ranging in style and ambience. (BB/DA) Stay: Killarney Towers, Killarney
Journey To Blarney Castle And 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! 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. (FB) Stay: Dooleys Hotel, Waterford
Waterford Crystal, Then On To Kilkenny And Dublin
First admire the sparkling display of crystal on your guided visit to the world famous crystal factory and meet a master craftsman.Then drive to Kilkenny where you will experience first hand the ancient Celtic game of Hurling. Hear all about the world's oldest and fastest field game and learn first hand from a true craftsman, the art of making the Hurley. Continue to Ireland's lively capital, Dublin, and spend a leisurely evening relaxing, exploring or perhaps taking in a famous Irish Cabaret show? (FB) Stay: Doubletree by Hilton - Burlington Road, Dublin
In Dublin's Fair City
Next morning, see the elegant Georgian squares, Irish President's home, O'Connell Street and The Customs House with a local expert. Then experience Ireland's National and world famous drink with a guided visit to the Guinness Storehouse. Learn how to pour the perfect pint and gain a fascinating insight into the history and traditions behind its production. This afternoon is at leisure. (FB) Stay: Doubletree by Hilton Dublin - Burlington Road
Across The Irish Sea Via Caernarfon To 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 sightseeing shows you the well preserved city walls, Jubilee Clock and impressive cathedral. (BB/D) Stay: Best Western Premier Queen Hotel, Chester
Drive Through The Welsh Marches To 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. (FB) Stay: Thistle Cardiff City Centre/Mercure Cardiff Holland House
On To Roman Bath And 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 the Cornish Countryside. (FB) Stay: St Mellion International Resort, Saltash
Plymouth And The Cornish Coast Experience
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 Saltash, 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! (BB/CD) Stay: St Mellion International Resort, Saltash
Head For Glastonbury And Ancient Stonehenge To London
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 trip concludes back at London's Thistle Marble Arch Hotel. (FB)

22 Day Britain & Ireland Discovery Reviews

Tour reviews from past clients of Global Journeys. 5 Reviews. Average Rating 4.6 of 5.

An excellent tour. Our Tour Director, Caroline Huyshe, was a treasure. Her knowledge and her willingness to share the culture made the tour a great experience. The pace of the tour was good, but 22 days is a long time and we were happy to get a break at the end.

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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
Style: Regional Experiences 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.

Tour Style: Regional Experiences

Insight Vacation's Regional Experiences are perfect for anyone interested in focusing their vacation on one specific country or region. No matter where your travel passion lies - learning about the best Italy has to offer, getting a taste of Spain and Portugal, or discovering the magic of German Christmas markets, our Regional Experiences allow you to immerse yourself in a destination or region to maximize your time there and learn as much as you can about where you are.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Transfers in London (Heathow)

Transfers can be expensive, particularly between the airport and your London hotel. Insight has negotiated special group transfer rates from London's Heathrow Airport to the door of your Insight London hotel. AU$ 75 per person per single trip to/from Heathrow Airport. Heathrow Airport: guests will be picked up and dropped off in time to meet all flights booked to/from London's Heathrow Airport.

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  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.
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27 Apr 2016 18 May 2016 AU $5,550 AU $6,840 AU $835 AU $4,715  
29 Apr 2016 20 May 2016 AU $5,550 AU $6,840 AU $835 AU $4,715  
01 May 2016 22 May 2016 AU $5,550 AU $6,840 AU $835 AU $4,715  
04 May 2016 25 May 2016 AU $5,550 AU $6,840 AU $835 AU $4,715  
06 May 2016 27 May 2016 AU $5,550 AU $6,840 AU $835 AU $4,715  
08 May 2016 29 May 2016 AU $5,550 AU $6,840 AU $835 AU $4,715  
11 May 2016 01 Jun 2016   AU $5,550 AU $6,840 AU $835 AU $4,715  
13 May 2016 03 Jun 2016 AU $5,550 AU $6,840 AU $835 AU $4,715  
15 May 2016 05 Jun 2016 AU $5,550 AU $6,840 AU $835 AU $4,715  
18 May 2016 08 Jun 2016 AU $5,550 AU $6,840 AU $835 AU $4,715  
20 May 2016 10 Jun 2016 AU $5,550 AU $6,840 AU $835 AU $4,715  
22 May 2016 12 Jun 2016 AU $5,550 AU $6,840 AU $835 AU $4,715  
25 May 2016 15 Jun 2016 AU $5,550 AU $6,840 AU $835 AU $4,715  
27 May 2016 17 Jun 2016   AU $5,550 AU $6,840 AU $835 AU $4,715  
29 May 2016 19 Jun 2016 AU $5,550 AU $6,840 AU $835 AU $4,715  
01 Jun 2016 22 Jun 2016   AU $5,550 AU $6,840 AU $835 AU $4,715  
03 Jun 2016 24 Jun 2016 AU $5,550 AU $6,840 AU $835 AU $4,715  
05 Jun 2016 26 Jun 2016 AU $5,550 AU $6,840 AU $835 AU $4,715  
08 Jun 2016 29 Jun 2016 AU $5,550 AU $6,840 AU $835 AU $4,715  
10 Jun 2016 01 Jul 2016 AU $5,550 AU $6,840 AU $835 AU $4,715  
12 Jun 2016 03 Jul 2016 AU $5,550 AU $6,840 AU $835 AU $4,715  
15 Jun 2016 06 Jul 2016 AU $5,550 AU $6,840 AU $835 AU $4,715  
17 Jun 2016 08 Jul 2016 AU $5,550 AU $6,840 AU $835 AU $4,715  
19 Jun 2016 10 Jul 2016 AU $5,550 AU $6,840 AU $835 AU $4,715  
22 Jun 2016 13 Jul 2016 AU $5,550 AU $6,840 AU $835 AU $4,715  
24 Jun 2016 15 Jul 2016 AU $5,550 AU $6,840 AU $835 AU $4,715  
26 Jun 2016 17 Jul 2016 AU $5,550 AU $6,840 AU $835 AU $4,715  
29 Jun 2016 20 Jul 2016 AU $5,735 AU $7,025 AU $860 AU $4,875  
01 Jul 2016 22 Jul 2016 AU $5,735 AU $7,025 AU $860 AU $4,875  
03 Jul 2016 24 Jul 2016 AU $5,735 AU $7,025 AU $860 AU $4,875  
06 Jul 2016 27 Jul 2016 AU $5,735 AU $7,025 AU $860 AU $4,875  
08 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016   AU $5,735 AU $7,025 AU $860 AU $4,875  
10 Jul 2016 31 Jul 2016 AU $5,735 AU $7,025 AU $860 AU $4,875  
13 Jul 2016 03 Aug 2016 AU $5,735 AU $7,025 AU $860 AU $4,875  
15 Jul 2016 05 Aug 2016 AU $5,735 AU $7,025 AU $860 AU $4,875  
17 Jul 2016 07 Aug 2016 AU $5,735 AU $7,055 AU $860 AU $4,875  
20 Jul 2016 10 Aug 2016 AU $5,735 AU $7,025 AU $860 AU $4,875  
22 Jul 2016 12 Aug 2016 AU $5,735 AU $7,025 AU $860 AU $4,875  
24 Jul 2016 14 Aug 2016 AU $5,735 AU $7,025 AU $860 AU $4,875  
27 Jul 2016 17 Aug 2016 AU $5,735 AU $7,025 AU $860 AU $4,875  
29 Jul 2016 19 Aug 2016 AU $5,735 AU $7,025 AU $860 AU $4,875  
31 Jul 2016 21 Aug 2016 AU $5,735 AU $7,025 AU $860 AU $4,875  
03 Aug 2016 24 Aug 2016 AU $5,925 AU $7,215 AU $890 AU $5,035  
05 Aug 2016 26 Aug 2016   AU $5,925 AU $7,245 AU $890 AU $5,035  
07 Aug 2016 28 Aug 2016   AU $5,925 AU $7,245 AU $890 AU $5,035  
10 Aug 2016 31 Aug 2016   AU $5,925 AU $7,245 AU $890 AU $5,035  
12 Aug 2016 02 Sep 2016   AU $5,925 AU $7,245 AU $890 AU $5,035  
14 Aug 2016 04 Sep 2016 AU $5,925 AU $7,245 AU $890 AU $5,035  
17 Aug 2016 07 Sep 2016 AU $5,925 AU $7,245 AU $890 AU $5,035  
19 Aug 2016 09 Sep 2016 AU $5,925 AU $7,245 AU $890 AU $5,035  
21 Aug 2016 11 Sep 2016   AU $5,925 AU $7,245 AU $890 AU $5,035  
24 Aug 2016 14 Sep 2016   AU $5,925 AU $7,245 AU $890 AU $5,035  
26 Aug 2016 16 Sep 2016 AU $5,775 AU $7,095 AU $865 AU $4,910  
28 Aug 2016 18 Sep 2016 AU $5,775 AU $7,095 AU $865 AU $4,910  
31 Aug 2016 21 Sep 2016 AU $5,725 AU $7,045 AU $860 AU $4,865  
02 Sep 2016 23 Sep 2016 AU $5,725 AU $7,045 AU $860 AU $4,865  
04 Sep 2016 25 Sep 2016   AU $5,725 AU $7,045 AU $860 AU $4,865  
07 Sep 2016 28 Sep 2016 AU $5,550 AU $6,840 AU $835 AU $4,715  
09 Sep 2016 30 Sep 2016 AU $5,550 AU $6,840 AU $835 AU $4,715  
11 Sep 2016 02 Oct 2016 AU $5,550 AU $6,840 AU $835 AU $4,715  
14 Sep 2016 05 Oct 2016 AU $5,550 AU $6,840 AU $835 AU $4,715  
16 Sep 2016 07 Oct 2016 AU $5,535 AU $6,825 AU $830 AU $4,705  
23 Sep 2016 14 Oct 2016 AU $5,495 AU $6,785 AU $825 AU $4,670  
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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