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Britain and Ireland Experience summer 2017

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Summary
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Travel through landscapes that have inspired world-famous writers and poets. See medieval castles and cathedrals, the famous Chester Rows and Anne Hathaways' cottage. You'll also kiss the Blarney Stone, enjoy a 'wee dram' and visit the birthplace of the Beatles.
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Travellers from Canada
Brendan Vacations's Airport Transfers 2017-18 At Brendan Vacations, we know how important it is to get your vacation off to a seamless and smooth start. That's why every part of your journey, from your front door to the start hotel of your chosen vacation, and from your hotel to the airport and back home again on your return, is made easy with Brendan Vacations.
With Brendan Vacations you will receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttle, minivan or taxi between designated airports and Brendan Vacations hotels on the starting and ending day of your holiday only. Guests  arriving before or leaving after the scheduled itinerary day may book and buy a transfer through Brendan Vacations providing that they also purchase the additional pre and post trip hotel night(s) from Brendan Vacations. When booking extra night(s) accommodation, you will also have the opportunity to book the relevant transfer service(s). In Australia and New Zealand complimentary transfers are also included with pre or post accommodations booked through Brendan Vacations.
  • Amman Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Amsterdam Free Transfer Inbound 09.00, 11.30 & 14.30 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 10.00
  • Athens Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Barcelona Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 12.00 & 14.30 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00
  • Brussels Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 12.00
  • Budapest Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 11.00
  • Cairo Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Casablanca Free Transfer Inbound 08.00, 10.00, 12.00 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00, 10.00 & 12.00
  • Copenhagen Free Transfer Inbound 09.00, 12.00, & 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound N/A
  • Dublin Free Transfer Inbound 08.30, 11.00 & 13.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.30, 09.00, & 11.00
  • Edinburgh Free Transfer Inbound 09.00, 11.30 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 09.00
  • Frankfurt Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 12.00 & 14.30 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 10.00
  • Glasgow Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 09.00
  • Helsinki Free Transfer Inbound 10.00, 14.00 & 16.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 12.00
  • Istanbul Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Lisbon Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 12.30 & 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 09.30
  • Madrid Free Transfer Inbound 10.30, 13.00 & 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound 08.30 & 11.00
  • Milan Malpensa Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 13.00 & 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound 07.30 & 10.30
  • Moscow Sheremetyevo Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 05.00 & 11.00
  • Moscow Domodedevo Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 05.00 & 13.00
  • Munich Free Transfer Inbound 10.00 & 13.00 Free Transfer Outbound 09.30
  • Oslo Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 12.00 & 14.30 Free Transfer Outbound N/A
  • Palermo Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 08.00
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle Free Transfer Inbound 08.00, 11.00 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 10:30^Note European Discovery itineraries only. ^The 10:30 transfer is only available on the Delights of London and Paris trip.
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle Free Transfer Inbound 08.00, 11.00 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 11.30Note Country and Regional Explorer itineraries only
  • Prague Free Transfer Inbound 10.00, 12.00 & 15.00 Free Transfer Outbound N/A
  • Rome Fiumicino Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 12.30 & 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 09.30
  • Shannon Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 09.00
  • Stockholm Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 07.30 & 11.00
  • St Petersburg Free Transfer Inbound 14.30 & 17.00 Free Transfer Outbound N/A
  • Tel Aviv Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Venice Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 09.30
  • Vienna Free Transfer Inbound 10.00, 13.00 & 15.00 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 09.30
  • Zagreb Free Transfer Inbound 11.30 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 11.30
  • Zurich Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 Note Hotel Radisson Blu Zurich Airport is a short walk from the airport terminal so transfers will not be provided on itineraries starting or ending here. On the Contrasts of Switzerland the departure transfer is by train.
Airport Transfers in London
Heathrow Airport: Transfers can be expensive, particularly between the airport and your London hotel. Brendan Vacations has negotiated special group transfer rates from London's Heathrow Airport to the door of your Brendan Vacations London hotel. Guests will be picked up and dropped off in time to meet all flights booked to/from London's Heathrow Airport. C$73 per person per single trip to/from Heathrow Airport  Gatwick Airport: For guests flying into London’s Gatwick Airport, Brendan Vacations recommends the Gatwick Express, see Gatwick Express’s website at: www.gatwickexpress.com. 
Travellers from US
Brendan Vacations's Airport Transfers 2017-18 At Brendan Vacations, we know how important it is to get your vacation off to a seamless and smooth start. That's why every part of your journey, from your front door to the start hotel of your chosen vacation, and from your hotel to the airport and back home again on your return, is made easy with Brendan Vacations.
With Brendan Vacations you will receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttle, minivan or taxi between designated airports and Brendan Vacations hotels on the starting and ending day of your holiday only. Guests  arriving before or leaving after the scheduled itinerary day may book and buy a transfer through Brendan Vacations providing that they also purchase the additional pre and post trip hotel night(s) from Brendan Vacations. When booking extra night(s) accommodation, you will also have the opportunity to book the relevant transfer service(s). In Australia and New Zealand complimentary transfers are also included with pre or post accommodations booked through Brendan Vacations.
  • Amman Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Amsterdam Free Transfer Inbound 09.00, 11.30 & 14.30 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 10.00
  • Athens Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Barcelona Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 12.00 & 14.30 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00
  • Brussels Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 12.00
  • Budapest Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 11.00
  • Cairo Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Casablanca Free Transfer Inbound 08.00, 10.00, 12.00 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00, 10.00 & 12.00
  • Copenhagen Free Transfer Inbound 09.00, 12.00, & 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound N/A
  • Dublin Free Transfer Inbound 08.30, 11.00 & 13.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.30, 09.00, & 11.00
  • Edinburgh Free Transfer Inbound 09.00, 11.30 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 09.00
  • Frankfurt Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 12.00 & 14.30 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 10.00
  • Glasgow Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 09.00
  • Helsinki Free Transfer Inbound 10.00, 14.00 & 16.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 12.00
  • Istanbul Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Lisbon Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 12.30 & 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 09.30
  • Madrid Free Transfer Inbound 10.30, 13.00 & 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound 08.30 & 11.00
  • Milan Malpensa Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 13.00 & 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound 07.30 & 10.30
  • Moscow Sheremetyevo Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 05.00 & 11.00
  • Moscow Domodedevo Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 05.00 & 13.00
  • Munich Free Transfer Inbound 10.00 & 13.00 Free Transfer Outbound 09.30
  • Oslo Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 12.00 & 14.30 Free Transfer Outbound N/A
  • Palermo Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 08.00
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle Free Transfer Inbound 08.00, 11.00 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 10:30^Note European Discovery itineraries only. ^The 10:30 transfer is only available on the Delights of London and Paris trip.
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle Free Transfer Inbound 08.00, 11.00 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 11.30Note Country and Regional Explorer itineraries only
  • Prague Free Transfer Inbound 10.00, 12.00 & 15.00 Free Transfer Outbound N/A
  • Rome Fiumicino Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 12.30 & 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 09.30
  • Shannon Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 09.00
  • Stockholm Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 07.30 & 11.00
  • St Petersburg Free Transfer Inbound 14.30 & 17.00 Free Transfer Outbound N/A
  • Tel Aviv Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Venice Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 09.30
  • Vienna Free Transfer Inbound 10.00, 13.00 & 15.00 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 09.30
  • Zagreb Free Transfer Inbound 11.30 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 11.30
  • Zurich Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 Note Hotel Radisson Blu Zurich Airport is a short walk from the airport terminal so transfers will not be provided on itineraries starting or ending here. On the Contrasts of Switzerland the departure transfer is by train.
Airport Transfers in London
Heathrow Airport: Transfers can be expensive, particularly between the airport and your London hotel. Brendan Vacations has negotiated special group transfer rates from London's Heathrow Airport to the door of your Brendan Vacations London hotel. Guests will be picked up and dropped off in time to meet all flights booked to/from London's Heathrow Airport. C$73 per person per single trip to/from Heathrow Airport  Gatwick Airport: For guests flying into London’s Gatwick Airport, Brendan Vacations recommends the Gatwick Express, see Gatwick Express’s website at: www.gatwickexpress.com. 
Dining
  • 10 full breakfasts
  • 4 three course dinners
Sightseeing
  • Bath Visit the Georgian spa town
  • Bladon View Sir Winston Churchill's grave
  • Blarney Kiss the Blarney Stone during your visit of Blarney Castle and acquire the 'gift of the gab'
  • Cardiff See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle
  • Chester View the Tudor architecture and the timbered buildings known as the 'Rows'
  • Dublin With your Local Specialist, see St. Patrick's Cathedral, Phoenix Park, the glorious Georgian Squares, and Trinity College on your panoramic sightseeing tour
  • Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and the new Parliament Building as well as views of the Castle
  • Galway View Galway Cathedral
  • Grasmere Visit the village of Grasmere and view the grave of Wordsworth
  • Gretna Green Visit Gretna Green, popular with eloping couples since 1754
  • Hadrian’s Wall View the remains of the Roman wall
  • Jedburgh View the abbey ruins
  • Oxford View the Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera
  • Waterford Visit the Crystal Showroom
  • Windsor View the castle
  • York View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles
  • Youghal Visit this picturesque fishing port

Hotels Available

Copthorne
Treacys
Earl of Desmond
Aherlow House
Westgrove
Vacation Highlights
Vacation Code: BIEX
Vacation Style: Guided Vacations, Ireland Vacations
Type of Traveler: Cost Saver
Vacation Pace: 1
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Britain and Ireland Experience summer 2017 Itinerary

DAY 1
Arrive London (2 Nights)
Relax after check-in or stroll through London and soak up the unique atmosphere.
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Relax after check-in or stroll through London and soak up the unique atmosphere.

Hotel Name: Copthorne Tara
City: London
DAY 2
London Free Time
Spend the day exploring Londons sights.Full Breakfast
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Spend the day exploring Londons sights.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name:
City: London
DAY 3
London – Windsor – Bath – Cardiff
This morning meet your Travel Director and travelling companions as you set off on your holiday. Vis...
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This morning meet your Travel Director and travelling companions as you set off on your holiday. Visit Windsor and view the impressive castle. See elegant Georgian architecture in the spa town of Bath. Cross the vast Severn Estuary to Cardiff, capital of Wales, where you dine tonight.Dinner

Hotel Name: Copthorne
City: Cardiff
DAY 4
Cardiff – Pembroke – Waterford
Admire Cardiff Castle then journey through beautiful countryside via Carmarthen. See Pembroke Castle...
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Admire Cardiff Castle then journey through beautiful countryside via Carmarthen. See Pembroke Castle which is the birthplace of Henry Vll, founder of the Tudor Dynasty. Board your ferry from Pembroke to Rosslare, Ireland. Journey west to Waterford and dine tonight at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Name: Treacys
City: Pembroke
DAY 5
Waterford – Blarney – Tralee
Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom. Continue along the splendid southern coast through the picture...
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Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom. Continue along the splendid southern coast through the picturesque fishing port of Youghal. Explore Blarney Castle - kiss the stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'. Cross over the Cork and the Kerry Mountains, then travel via Killarney to your hotel in Tralee.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Name: Earl of Desmond
City: Waterford
DAY 6
Tralee – Dingle Peninsula – Tipperary
This morning enjoy a scenic drive along the Dingle Peninsula. See the unspoilt and colourful village...
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This morning enjoy a scenic drive along the Dingle Peninsula. See the unspoilt and colourful villages and fishing harbours of Ireland's most westerly point. Travel north to County Tipperary.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name: Aherlow House
City: Shannon
DAY 7
Tipperary – Galway – Clane (2 Nights)
Drive through beautiful County Clare to Galway. View the cathedral before heading across lush countr...
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Drive through beautiful County Clare to Galway. View the cathedral before heading across lush countryside to the town of Clane located near Dublin, Ireland's capital.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name: Westgrove
City: Dublin
DAY 8
Excursion to Dublin – Sightseeing and Free Time
Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of Dublin with views of Trinity College, St. P...
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Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of Dublin with views of Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and historic Phoenix Park. Spend the rest of your day as you choose before returning to your hotelFull Breakfast

Hotel Name:
City: Dublin
DAY 9
Clane – Chester – Liverpool
Cross the Irish Sea with magnificent views of Dublin Bay and arrive at Holyhead on the Welsh Island ...
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Cross the Irish Sea with magnificent views of Dublin Bay and arrive at Holyhead on the Welsh Island of Anglesey. Cameras at the ready as you view the station with one of the longest names in the world, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwlllantysiliogogogoch. Enjoy the scenery of the north coast of Wales on the way to Chester, where you have time to walk along the medieval walls and appreciate the famous ‘Chester Rows’. Arrive later in Liverpool, home of the Beatles.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name: Ibis Albert Dock
City: Dublin
DAY 10
Liverpool – Lake District – Edinburgh (Peebles) (2 Nights)
Stop to view William Wordsworth's grave in the pretty Lake District village of Grasmere. Continue ac...
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Stop to view William Wordsworth's grave in the pretty Lake District village of Grasmere. Continue across the Scottish border and stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples could marry against their parents' wishes. Your day ends at your hotel near Edinburgh. Tonight why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes?Full Breakfast

Hotel Name: Peebles Hydro
City: Peebles
DAY 11
Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time
This morning's sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes views of the Georgian New Town, ...
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This morning's sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes views of the Georgian New Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an Optional Experience to the Royal Yacht Britannia in nearby Leith. During the Festival, tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name:
City: Edinburgh
DAY 12
Edinburgh (Peebles) – York – Leeds
This morning travel south through the Scottish Borderlands and stop to view the ruins of Jedburgh Ab...
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This morning travel south through the Scottish Borderlands and stop to view the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey. Enjoy the views across the Cheviot Hills at Carter Bar and continue into Northumberland National Park where you view Hadrian's Wall at Heddon. Cross the River Tyne at Newcastle and stop at York for an orientation tour including the Gothic Minster and the narrow cobbled street known as the Shambles. Then continue to your hotel in Leeds. Dine tonight at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Name: Holiday Inn Garforth
City: Leeds
DAY 13
Leeds – Oxford – London
Drive south to the scenic Cotswolds and stop at the little churchyard in Bladon, where Sir Winston C...
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Drive south to the scenic Cotswolds and stop at the little churchyard in Bladon, where Sir Winston Churchill is buried. See the sights of Oxford, the oldest university city in England, before continuing to London where you can say farewell to your Travel Director and travelling companions at the end of your memorable holiday.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name:
City: Warwick
DAY 14
Depart London
Today say goodbye to London as you return home with magical memories.Full Breakfast
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Today say goodbye to London as you return home with magical memories.Full Breakfast

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