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Luxury

Britain and Ireland In-Depth

London Return
21 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EULUK21
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Ballyseede Castle evening

Be treated to a private dinner at Ireland's enchanting Ballyseede Castle, accompanied by a superb musical performance.

Tower of London Exclusive

Visit the Tower of London before it is open to the public, including a viewing of the Crown Jewels.

Edinburgh Castle Private Tour

See the majestic Edingburgh Castle in a whole new light with an exclusive private tour before it's open to the public.

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in 18 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in eight locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 34 meals
  • The services of an expert APT Tour Director
  • 20 nights staying in luxurious accommodation

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map EULUK21 2020
London Return

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest

Welcome to London. We’ll meet you on arrival and transfer to your luxurious hotel. Tonight, we have arranged a welcome reception at your hotel, which provides a great opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers and expert APT tour director.

Stay: London, The May Fair Hotel

Steeped in history, call in at Oxford, one of the world's most famous university cities before continuing to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Upon arrival, enjoy a tour of the town, and see Hall’s Croft and Shakespeare’s childhood home. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner at your boutique hotel.

Stay: Stratford-upon-Avon, The Arden Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travel to the Peak District National Park and visit Chatsworth House, a magnificent home that boasts an impressive art collection. This estate has featured in many films, including the acclaimed Pride and Prejudice. Your journey then continues to York.

Stay: Two Nights, York, The Grand Hotel & Spa

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Visit York Minster, the biggest medieval cathedral in England. Or you can learn about the city’s Viking heritage at the Jorvik Viking Centre. Another option is to travel back in time for a spine-tingling experience as you learn of Victorian tragedies and true accounts of York’s ghostly history.


Enjoy a walking exploration of York this morning.

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  • Breakfast

Set out across the English countryside to Edinburgh. Continue through Northumberland National Park to Jedburgh, before crossing the Scottish border to arrive in Edinburgh. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Stay: Two Nights, Edinburgh, G and V Royal Mile Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Today you’ll be shown around Edinburgh Castle before it is open to the public, followed by a city discovery.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Explore the Royal Yacht Britannia as you embark the British royal family’s floating home. Alternatively, gain a behind-the-scenes look into the Palace of Holyroodhouse.


After a city tour, you’ll enjoy your selected activity. On select departures, you will also see the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

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  • Breakfast

Continue through the Highlands and visit one of the most awarded whiskey distilleries in the world, Glenfiddich. During your tour, enjoy a tasting. Arrive in Inverness and enjoy an orientation tour.

Stay: Inverness, Kingsmills Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Take a scenic drive along the shores of Loch Ness and see Urquhart Castle along the way. Later, admire Glencoe, considered one of the most beautiful glens in Scotland and the site of the Massacre of Glencoe in 1692. Afterwards, visit Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park - Scotland’s first national park.Settle in to Cameron House, a five-star Scottish baronial mansion perfectly positioned on the banks of Loch Lomond, before enjoying dinner at your hotel.

Stay: Loch Lomond, Cameron House, in a Loch View Room

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps enjoy a guided walk through Loch Lomond's stunning scenery, relax as you enjoy a peaceful cruise on the loch or enjoy some of the finest greens with a round of golf. Alternatively, perhaps indulge in a soothing spa experience.


Discover the beauty of the region on your selected activity today.

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  • Breakfast

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Take a cruise on Windermere or a stroll through the quaint villages.


Today, uncover the most spectacular emerald and cerulean landscapes of the Lake District. Later, arrive at your designer hotel, Laura Ashley, The Belsfield Hotel, where you will enjoy a delicious dinner this evening.

Stay: Lake District, Laura Ashley, The Belsfield Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Continue to Chester and on arrival, join a walking tour. See its Roman ruins and the medieval shopping arcades called the ‘Rows’. See the Eastgate Clock, housed within a turret above the ancient walls of Chester.

Stay: The Chester Grosvenor

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Go traditional at an Irish pub with a pint of Guinness and live music, or dine at your hotel.


Enjoy a stop in Conwy, a town that is teeming with rich history. In the heart lies its 13th-century castle within the medieval town. Admire the liush surrounding Welsh countryside before taking the ferry across the Irish Sea to Dublin. This evening you will have choice of dining.

Stay: Two Nights, Conrad Dublin

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Enjoy a tour of Trinity College and see the Book of Kells. Otherwise, you may wish to visit the Guinness Storehouse, home of the dark stout since 1759. Or experience the funnier side of Irish culture at a fast-paced comedy show.


Your local expert will show you the best of the Irish capital. As you explore Dublin’s Georgian architecture, you’ll see Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin Castle, St Stephen’s Green and Temple Bar. Then, see a different side to Ireland with a visit to the Kilmainham Gaol Museum, where leaders of the rebellions were detained and executed. Later this afternoon, choose your activity.

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  • Breakfast

Cross over Sally's Gap to Wicklow Mountains National Park, which offers Ireland's most beautiful landscapes interrupted only by forestry plantations and winding mountain roads. Stop in Glendalough, known for its early Monastic settlement, then visit the Irish National Stud for a guided tour. Here, perhaps you'd like to offer a carrot to these four-legged legends and then visit its Japanese Garden. Later, arrive in Galway.

Stay: Galway, The G Hotel and Spa

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

At a local farm, learn about traditional Irish farming practices, as well as a fun scone making tutorial. Afterwards, stop in Adare on your way to Killarney, considered one of the most stunning villages in Ireland. Arrive at your luxurious property, The Europe Hotel and Resort, where you’ll enjoy dinner overlooking the world-famous Lakes of Killarney.

Stay: Two Nights, Killarney, The Europe Hotel and Resort

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy dinner accompanied by a musical performance at Ballyseede Castle.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps enjoy horse riding, a pony and trap ride or relax at the hotel's spa.


Follow the south shore of the Dingle Peninsula. Visit the town of Dingle then drive to the Gaelic-speaking region of Slea Head for exceptional views.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Visit the House of Waterford Crystal or embark on a guided walking tour.


Travel to Moll’s Gap along the Ring of Kerry, where you will stop to capture some of the most stunning scenes. Continue to Waterford, where you have the choice of sightseeing.

Stay: Waterford, Dunbrody House Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today, take a ferry across the Irish Sea to the British mainland, then travel through Pembrokeshire, before arriving in Bath.

Stay: Two Nights, The Gainsborough Bath Spa

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Explore the city of Bath before visiting the Roman Baths. Later in Bristol, visit the SS Great Britain and hear the stories of its early years.

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  • Breakfast

Discover Stonehenge, where the site you will see today was completed about 3,500 years ago. Afterwards, continue to Hampshire for a traditional farewell afternoon tea at the grand Tylney Hall. Step back to an age of elegance at this Victorian era mansion while you savour tasty treats. Later, return to London.

Stay: London, The May Fair Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Transfer to the airport.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Afternoon Tea at Tylney Hall

In Hampshire, sip on your favourite blend of tea and nibble on scones with jam and clotted cream, served on fine china.

Kilmainham Goal Museum

Wander the dark corridors and cell blocks of Dublin's former County Gaol, which opened in 1796.

The Gainsborough Bath Spa

This luxury hotel in Bath's Spa Village Bath is the only one that enjoys private access to the city's thermal waters.

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