Britain & Ireland Highlights

A shot taken from Loughrigg Fell in the Lake District - Britain and Ireland Highlights - Brendan Vacations

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Experience Britain & Ireland Highlights with Brendan Vacations

Are you short on travel time, but do you want to see all the highlights of Britain and Ireland? This trip delivers the genius of Shakespeare, Waterford crystal creations in Ireland and a hearty Welsh dinner at a local vineyard, with a side of ancient history, in just over one week.

Iconic Experience

  • Your travel director will show you the York Minster, the city walls, and the medieval shambles during your orientation in the city.
  • Learn about the life of William Shakespeare, arguably history’s most famous writer, when you visit his birthplace. Then enjoy some time to explore this pretty town with its iconic Tudor houses.
  • Drive through the hauntingly beautiful Lakes District, immortalized by literary greats of the Romantic Movement.
  • Explore Edinburgh with your Local Specialist as you travel along Princes Street to see the Scott Memorial, the neoclassical Adam facades of New Town and the official Scottish residence of the King, the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
  • Join a Local Specialist to hear about the history of the city and learn of its progress and current prosperity. See the murals in different locations indicating the political sentiments of local residents.
  • A Local Specialist will show you Dublin’s elegant Georgian squares, O’Connell Street and the Custom House.
  • Learn more about Wales’ capital and cultural hub, Cardiff, as you enjoy an orientation of this vibrant city with your Travel Director.
  • Visit the incredibly well-preserved UNESCO-listed Roman Baths. Discover 2000 years of history and learn how this hub of culture is pioneering new educational investments to benefit the community.
  • Walk around Stonehenge, the strange and awe-inspiring monoliths that have reputedly stood for 5,000 years.
  • See how the world’s most famous stout is created, and then enjoy the distinctive taste of a perfectly chilled pint of Guinness at the Guinness Storehouse.
  • During a workshop tour, learn how crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal.
Activities & Highlights: London Sightseeing, York Minster, Visit William Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Gretna Green, Lake District, Explore Edinburgh, Belfast and Dublin with a Local Specialist, Edinburgh Castle, Cardiff Castle, UNESCO-listed Roman Baths in Bath City, Ancient Stone Circle at Stonehenge

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