Britain & Ireland 2021

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Is this trip for me? DIVERSE. FUN. SURPRISING
1. England. 2. The Republic of Ireland. 3. Northern Ireland. 4. Scotland. 5. Wales.
Five INCREDIBLE nations all crammed into one teeny corner of the planet. And guess what? Each one is filled to the brim with its own unique cultures, languages, accents, foods and facts. Meaning? You'll need to enlist the help of a pro to make sense of it all. Lucky for you, we've got a few of 'em on hand. Ready for it?

Highlights
  • Visit the Cliffs of Moher
  • Visit Loch Ness
  • Walking tour of Glasgow
  • Walking tour of Dublin
  • Visit Bath
  • Glengoyne whisky distillery tour
  • Visit Hadrian's Wall
  • Orientation tour of Oxford
  • See the Angel of the North
  • Walking tour of Edinburgh
  • Walking tour of Liverpool
  • Visit the Giant's Causeway
  • Orientation tour of Galway
  • Guided tour of the Guinness Storehouse
  • Visit Derry/Londonderry
  • Walking tour of York
  • Photo stop at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
  • Visit Stonehenge
Destinations
  • England
  • Ireland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • United Kingdom
  • Wales
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
Tour Types
  • Traditional Coach
  • UK Coach Departures
  • 18-30 somethings
  • Youth
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking
  • History
  • Photography
  • Ruins-Archaeology

Location: London

One minute you’re stuck in the daily grind of your home routine, next minute you’re in London Town – and meeting a bunch of people who are 100% different but 100% the same. Ready to uncover extraordinary? We thought so. Hit the road early and get pumped for our first stop: Oxford. Get your real-life Harry Potter fix with an orientation tour around the INCREDIBLE colleges. Soak up the views from Carfax Tower. And grab lunch at a local pub. Then: we’ll make tracks to Liverpool. Our Trip Leader will show us around town – before we head off solo to tick off the likes of the Tate Liverpool, Maritime Museum, Albert Docks and The Beatles museum (of course). Just make sure you’re back in time for tonight’s included dinner with the gang!

Meals: Dinner

Location: York

Wave goodbye to Liverpool, we’re off to the medieval walled city of York. Centuries of history. A ‘holy sh*t’-worthy Cathedral. And some pretty awesome pubs. We’ll get to know the who’s who of York on a walking tour – then the rest is up to you. Head up the tower of York Minster, visit the JORVIK Viking Centre or engage explorer mode and lose yourself along the Shambles and Snickelways. Tonight, track down The York Roast Co. and try the Yorkshire Roast wrap for dinner. It’s so wrong, it’s right.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Edinburgh

No lies – today is a bit of drive day. BUT we’ve got some awesome stops to make along the way. First: spread your wings under the Angel of the North. Then: take a peek at what Roman life was like back in the year 122 with a stop along Hadrian’s Wall. Wander the barrack blocks of Housesteads Roman Fort and soak up the 360-views from the fortress – before we roll onto Alnwick Castle. Potterheads will recognise this place first-go, but the home of the Dukes of Northumberland was used in Robin Hood and Downton Abbey too. You’ll have free time to wander inside or grab some lunch at the cafe before we cross the border into bonnie Scotland. Dinner in Edinburgh is on us, so line those stomachs with a hearty pub feast before gathering the gang for an optional nightlife tour. Time to see if the city’s bar scene lives up to the hype.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Edinburgh

Kick things off today with a walking tour of this medieval capital – swing by Edinburgh Castle, stroll the Royal Mile, get all the feels from Greyfriars Bobby’s statue and be in awe of St Giles Cathedral. Then? The rest is 100% up to you! Check out the unique collection of Viking-age objects at the Museum of Scotland. Strap on the Nikes and take a hike up Arthur’s Seat. Step aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia. Explore the uber-cool Leith district. Or escape the crowds with a picnic in Princes Street Gardens. And tonight? There’s an opportunity to delve into Edinburgh’s dark-side on a ‘City of the Dead’ tour. You might need to pack a spare pair of underwear for this one.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Edinburgh

Didn’t get to everything? DW we’ve got your back – here’s a free day we prepared earlier. Jump on a Potter-themed walking tour. Check out Liz’s official Scottish residence at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Explore the National and Portrait Galleries. Sip on Scotland’s national drink at The Scotch Whisky Experience. Or flash some plastic along George Street. If the weather is on your side, head up Carlton Hill for alllll the sunset views over the city. Then gather the gang for a night on the Old Town – filled with quirky cocktail bars, cosy traditional pubs and craft beerhouses there’s something for everyone. Our fave? Hoot the Redeemer. Think: 1950’s cocktail bar + arcade games = hours of entertainment!

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Scottish Highlands

Breathtaking landscapes. Mysterious legends. Culture-rich traditions. And a lot of attractive red-heads. We must be in the Scottish Highlands. Blast Snow Patrol as we weave past more glens, mountains and lochs than you can shake a sporran at. Before our included dinner tonight, you’ll be free to explore or kick back and take it all in. Yep, you’re actually here. *Take note: the Scottish Highlands are BIG – and we’re unable to guarantee exact locations right now. So, sit tight and check your Trip Notes or Topdeck app for specific locations closer to take-off.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Scottish Highlands

This is your day, your way. But we’ve got an included trip out to see ol’ Nessie if you’re keen. Hear alll the legends and see if you can spot the slippery sucker from an optional scenic cruise, before we head back to our accommodation. Rather do your own spontaneous-this-is-what-I-came-here-for thing? No worries! There’s plenty to explore around here. Trust us. Tonight, gather your trip mates and seek out a historic pub for a wee dram and hearty Scottish fare. Trying haggis? Go on, we dare you.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Glasgow

Fact: you can’t ‘do’ Scotland without whisky. So, we’ve organised an included distillery tour and tasting today. You can thank us later. Uncover the magic maturation process this liquid gold goes through – before having a sniff and swirl of the good stuff. Onwards to Glasgow! Our Trip Leader will show us around the Merchants Quarter, Buchanan Street and George Square on a walking tour – pointing out the must-visits for our free time tonight. Then the rest is 100% up to you. We suggest grabbing a bite in Merchant City though.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Belfast

Rise and shine! We’re leaving Scotland behind and setting sail for the Emerald Isle. First up? Belfast. More than just four-leafed clovers and pots of gold – Northern Ireland’s capital is THE place to start delving deeper into the rich history of this island-country. Get a local insight into The Troubles on an optional Black Cab tour – visiting significant Protestant and Catholic estates and the Belfast Peace Wall. Or hit up the city’s state-of-the-art Titanic Museum. Tonight, we’ll tuck into some local fare at an included dinner with the gang. Then: head to the Cathedral Quarter to check out the hip bar scene and sip on a pint of Irish stout.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Galway

Limber up for a giant game of hopscotch – today we’ll skip and jump our way across the famous Giant’s Causeway. Think these huge hexagonal columns were created by volcanic activity 60 million years ago? Wrong! They’re actually remnants of a GIANT-sized, testosterone-filled stand-off. True story, just ask your expert Trip Leader. Next up: (London)Derry. We’ll take a closer look at the Derry Murals and learn about the Battle of Bogside and Bloody Sunday on an orientation tour with our Trip Leader. Later, get the run around Galway with our on-road expert before taking the night off to explore. Tonight, dinner is up to you. But we hear the oysters here are bloody good. Hot tip: McDonagh’s is THE place to go.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Galway

You’ve got 24hrs to embrace it all, so don’t waste a second. Need some suggestions? Set sail for the Aran Islands and rewind to a time of horse-drawn carts, ancient forts and locally-spoken Gaelic. Hire a bike and head out to the prehistoric clifftop fort of Dún Aonghasa. Check out the ‘Worm Hole’. Or take a picnic to one of the pristine sandy beaches and soak up all the incredible views. This is livin’. Staying around town? Make sure you check out Wolfe Tone Bridge, the Spanish Arch, Lynch’s Castle and settle in for a shamrock tea at Cupán Tae. Then? Find your Galway girl/boy at O’Connor’s Pub.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Dublin

Next: the cobblestone streets of Temple Bar and historic watering holes of the capital. But first, glue your nose to the coach window as we take the scenic route across the Burren to the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher. You’re gonna want your camera charged for this one. We’ll stop in at Doolan (famous for surfing) and Lisdoonvarna (famous for matchmaking...) before rolling into Dublin. Home of saints, scholars and U2 – tonight is yours to take on the buzzing local nightlife or learn some new moves at a traditional dance show.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Dublin

Slip on your Birks and down that cup of Joe - we'll get our bearings around this historic city on a walking tour. Tick off Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin Castle, the General Post Office and Temple Bar. Then? It's time to discover what's so special about Ireland's most iconic export at the Guinness Storehouse. With 7 floors, a sky-high Gravity Bar and a cold pint of the good stuff included - even the cider-drinkers will be impressed. Fact: you've got the rest of the afternoon to do whatever you want. Keep the buzz going and head to the Irish Whiskey Museum. Check out the Book of Kells at Trinity College. Take a tour of Kilmainham Gaol. Buy a claddagh ring for someone special along Drury Street. And don't miss out on a cone of brown-bread ice cream at Murphey's. Trust us.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: North Wales

Land ahoy! Today, we’re ferrying over to wild Wales – a country that has collectively rejected the letters K,Q,V and Z. Speaking of letters – we’ll make a photo stop at the place with the longest name in Europe. Work on your pronunciation for a bit, then we’ll roll through the scenic countryside to Llangollen. A cute lil’ Welsh town on the riverfront – you’ll have the afternoon to check out the 13th century ruins of Castell Dinas Brân, jump aboard the steam train, or take a walk along the canal. Tonight: gather the gang to seek out a local pub for some live music and a hearty feed along the riverfront. *Take note: North Wales is a BIG place – and we’re unable to guarantee exact locations right now. So, sit tight and check your Trip Notes or Topdeck app for specific locations closer to take-off.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Cardiff

Today we’re gonna find out why so many English university students flock to study in Cardiff. Hint: it has something to do with the awesome bands that pass through. Check out the Castle on the Hill. Take a tour of Principality Stadium. Wander around Cardiff Bay. And tuck into a Welsh cake at Cardiff Central Market. At dinner tonight, we’re going to give this incredible adventure the send-off it deserves – make sure you catch a home-grown act at the Welsh Club or sample a quirky cocktail at the Dead Canary (their menu is as whacky as the name).

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: London

Quick maths: this is our last day. But we’re sure as hell not done yet! En route to London, we’ll stop by the gob-smackingly beautiful Bath to take in the Abbey, Royal Crescent and Roman Baths. You’ve got free time to take a tour of the Baths and sample the healing (read: disgusting) spa water. Or treat yourself to a classy lunch at the Pump Rooms. Get a Bath Bun (or two) takeaway before we make tracks to our next stop: the mystical stones of Stonehenge. One of the most iconic prehistoric sites in the world, take it alllllll in before piling back on the coach for the drive back to ol’ Blighty. Swap Insta handles and start planning that reunion trip – where to next?

Meals: Breakfast

Included
  • Guide
  • Fully Guided
  • Accommodation
  • Transport
    -Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi, including powerpoints for charging electronics

Not Included
  • Airport Transfers at Destination
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  • International Travel
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  • Country Entry Visas
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5* Britain & Ireland 2021
Excellent
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Date: 10-Oct-2016

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
Was an amazing tour loved every minute of it. Only down side was the Edinburgh ghost tour was a bit of a let down felt like it was a waste of money
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Date: 31-Oct-2017

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
Every experience add on that I bought on top of the trip price was well worth it! You're travelling for the experience, if you're going to do it you have to do it right!
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Date: 31-Oct-2017

4* Britain & Ireland 2021
Fine hotell og mange gode opplevelser.
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Date: 25-Oct-2017

4* Britain & Ireland 2021
Good value for money. Hotels were great, bus driver and tour driver very good in their roles. Would have been good being dropped off and picked up from from some of the planned activities, as there was a lot of walking required, over above our general walking during the day and our walking tours.
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Date: 12-Nov-2017

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
It was very affordable for the quality of the hotels and dinners. Alot better fo money then some other tours I have been on.
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Date: 26-Jul-2018

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
Fantastic trip. Saw alot and made plenty of memories
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Date: 26-Jul-2018

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
Amazing weather which helped but also fantastic, well-informed and fun Trip Leader and Coach driver!
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Date: 09-Oct-2016

2* Britain & Ireland 2021
Absolutely no time to enjoy any of the destinations. Average time spent at each location was 45 minutes to an 1 hour, which is very heart breaking because many of the places are gorgeous and ripe with history. The walking tours sucked and almost held no point as we were shown very little. It became a running joke in the group to place a bet on whether it was worth it to actually join the walking tour vs going to wander on our own. There were several travel agents on my tour that had to keep reassuring everyone that not all topdeck tours are as bad as this one, so I can only assume it's right to place the blame on the tour leader. Llangollen in particular was shocking that it's even considered a destination as our guide kept saying that there is absolutely nothing to do except take a train ride, of which we ended up missing the last train anyways. The other people in the group made it fun as we all drank and hung out together. Long story short, I enjoyed the people, not the tour. Definitely feel cheated out of my money.
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Date: 26-Jul-2018

4* Britain & Ireland 2021
I went on the Britain and Ireland tour and had the best time ever!! One of the best experiences I have ever done. The trip managers and team took care of us so well and the group I had was amazing! We are all still in contact and will continue to be! Would 100% recommend :)
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Date: 27-Jul-2018

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
I have made lifelong friends and have memories I will keep forever. Absolutely no regrets with my purchase.
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Date: 07-Oct-2016

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
I’ve wanted to see Britain and Ireland for as long as I can remember. Our tour conveniently called ‘Britain & Ireland’ was everything I wanted. Fell in love with Edinburgh and Galway. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see England/Scotland/Ireland/Wales.
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Date: 02-Nov-2018

3* Britain & Ireland 2021
Average
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Date: 31-Oct-2017

4* Britain & Ireland 2021
It was about right I thought
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Date: 27-Jul-2018

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
Excellent
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Date: 07-Oct-2016

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
Well organised trip with a fabulous crew. I had a wonderful time and I would recommend it to friends.
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Date: 26-Jul-2018

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
Excellent
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Date: 14-Oct-2016

4* Britain & Ireland 2021
Good value for money. Hotels were great, bus driver and tour driver very good in their roles. Would have been good being dropped off and picked up from from some of the planned activities, as there was a lot of walking required, over above our general walking during the day and our walking tours.
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Date: 12-Nov-2017

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
Thoroughly enjoyed the trip and everything it included
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Date: 26-Jul-2018

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
Excellent
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Date: 24-Jan-2018

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
I had the trip of a lifetime! What an amazing region and I got to experience it with such a great group of people. Our bus driver, Ronnie, was an absolute legend who knew the roads well and was very entertaining! Our tour guide, Emily, was so lovely and knew so much history about the area.The accomodation and food surpassed my expectations, always really good! The inclusions and optional activities were always really fun and added to the whole experience. It allowed us to feel like locals! As a group we all got on really well and always had fun together, a lot of laughs! I'm so glad I got to see the things I saw and meet the people I did, I know I've made lifelong friends. The culture, the scenery, the history, the food, the people. Would highly recommend this trip! THANK YOU TOPDECK :)
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Date: 26-Jul-2018

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
Excellent
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Date: 02-Nov-2018

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
During the two weeks we travelled around the UK and Ireland, I got a very good taste of what there is to see in those two countries. In short, I had a great time and would highly recommend it.
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Date: 25-Jan-2018

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
Excellent
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Date: 07-Oct-2016

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
Fantastic tour with lots to see and do, made lifelong friends something to cherish and remember for a long time to come
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Date: 09-Oct-2016

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
Excellent
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Date: 25-Oct-2017

4* Britain & Ireland 2021
This topdeck tour was fantastic. Our driver Greg and our tour leader Mel were amazing. A wealth of knowledge and always happy to help us in a new city. My only comment would be to expand the tour to include one night up north of Scotland closer to the Loch Ness so for those that didn’t want to waste a whole day on a bus could explore a bit more. The highlands were amazing so it would have been nice to spend a night up there after Glasgow or Edinburgh.
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Date: 01-Feb-2018

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
I absolutely loved this tour! The quality of the hotels was good and the optional activities were worthwhile for the most part. I liked that we got to spend a couple of days in the larger cities so we could explore a bit more on our own. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in seeing Britain and Ireland!
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Date: 23-Oct-2016

4* Britain & Ireland 2021
Only one extra was not worth it which was the day trip to invernesss.
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Date: 01-Nov-2017

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
Excellent
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Date: 02-Nov-2017

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
A stellar trip all round - a great trip stopping at great places, good choice of optionals with plenty extra to do outside of that. Despite Bing very organised, the trip was also flexible and very varied, with a mix of history, nature, nightlife, and exploring.
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Date: 25-Oct-2017

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
Excellent
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Date: 08-Oct-2016

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
Excellent
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Date: 26-Oct-2017

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
The places we visted were just out of this world, I could have never imagine to get to know them.
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Date: 28-Oct-2017

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
You got to see and experience all the different cuturals that Greater Britain and Ireland have to offer!! Was amazing even though it rains it was pure bliss.
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Date: 15-Oct-2016

4* Britain & Ireland 2021
Good tour. Too expensive for only 2 week trip.
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Date: 13-Oct-2016

4* Britain & Ireland 2021
Loved every minute of it. Some of the hotels were average while others were beyond amazing.
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Date: 07-Nov-2017

4* Britain & Ireland 2021
Good
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Date: 26-Jul-2018

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
Best experience every Always wanted to go overseas
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Date: 08-Nov-2018

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
Amazing tour with both amazing driver and tour manager both Ronnie and Fran were the best! Very organised and amazing bunch of people. I have done a contiki as well and this was 100% better then the contiki I did earlier in the year from the accomodation standard and location to the people on the tours being more mixture and not 18 year old school leavers and everything in between!
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Date: 31-Oct-2017

2* Britain & Ireland 2021
I wouldn't recommend going on a tour with this particular guide.
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Date: 01-Feb-2018

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
Loved my trip. Great stops, flexible schedule, optional activities were great to have
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Date: 26-Jul-2018

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
Excellent
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Date: 26-Jul-2018

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
Excellent
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Date: 24-May-2017

4* Britain & Ireland 2021
The trip was an amazing experience ! Got to travel with some awesome people from around the world. There was so much to see ! Only negative I can say on the trip is not having enough time in certain spots and grabbing a bite to eat.
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Date: 29-Jul-2018

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
Considering all your transportation is included, all your accommodations (hotel, not hostel) are included, as are a lot of your meals, I thought it was a very reasonable price. The only negative is that the price does not include entry fees to some places that are part of the tour, but the trip itinerary makes it seem as though it is included. For example, we went to Hadrian's Wall, as it says in the itinerary, but if you wanted to go in, you had to pay for it yourself. I don't mind that at all, but it would be helpful if that were made explicitly clear prior to the trip.It would help with budgeting, as well as would change how much cash people need to bring.
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Date: 07-Oct-2016

4* Britain & Ireland 2021
I wish that there was more excursions included in the price.
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Date: 12-Oct-2016

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
I am glad that I chose this trip to do. The only down side was some places didn't have lifts and wasn't easy to get a heavy bag upstairs. Also I get motion sickness so was interesting going on the ferries
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Date: 13-Oct-2016

5* Britain & Ireland 2021
Resnable price & had time to pay off
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Date: 14-Oct-2016

4* Britain & Ireland 2021
Some of the hotels could have been a bit better.
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Date: 25-Oct-2017

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05-Sep-2021
15 Nights
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Start:London
Finish:London
Group size:10 - 24
Suitable for: 18-39
Accommodation:-15 nights in hotels (twin or double)
Physical rating:Low
Meals:15 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 5 dinners
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Topdeck with any specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English
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