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Exploring Britain & Ireland

featuring the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
14 DAYS
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Travel to some of the world’s most magnificent cities and through the magical countryside of Britain and Ireland. This comprehensive journey takes you through rolling farmland and across the Irish Sea, through England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Take in the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Marvel at the mystery of Stonehenge. Experience a traditional afternoon tea in London. Be mesmerized by the breathtaking landscapes of Ireland’s Ring of Kerry, the rolling hills of the Scottish Borders, and the medieval “shambles” of York. Admire the ancient Roman ruins in elegant Bath. Get acquainted with Britain’s pageantry in the royal cities of Edinburgh and London.

Your Tour Includes
  • 7 Handpicked Accommodations
  • 20 Meals
  • 4 Choice on Tour Options
Included Highlights
  • Edinburgh
  • Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • York
  • High Speed Train

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14 Days

13 Nights


Meals

20 Meals

13 Breakfasts

1 Lunches

6 Dinners


Activity

3 - Active

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Trip Reviews

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Rating

182 reviews
Overall Trip Rating
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    5star
    It was a wonderful trip. Weather was great. Couldn’t ask for a better tour guide, who was so knowledgeable about history. Can’t forget about the wonderful bus driver either. I got to see things that I only dreamed about seeing. Met very nice people on the trip. I would urge anyone to take this trip.
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    5star
    So very well organized. The excursions and the sights we experienced were exceptional. Madelaine, our tour guide, was very experienced and knowledgeable, and fun! Will definitely consider Collette for future adventures!
    Linda Johnson
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    2star
    Several hotels do not have air condition and only a fan, one hotel did not have a fan and air condition. Also, collette staff do not have the experience when there is problem and pass it to the next person to solve it and says they will call you back.
    Jane Fukunaga
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    5star
    The overall package was well planned with stops and inclusions coordinated well within time allotted. The tour manager was superior in performance, personality and professionalism. 5 stars for her alone!
    Timothy Brown
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    4star
    Wales was great. Stonehenge was great. The tour overall was great. Would like some additonal shopping time. As a single, more suggestions for dinner on your own would be helpful.
    Calvin Warren
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    5star
    Visited lots of heritage sites, such as Edinburgh castle, the Gothic Cathedral inYork, Buckingham Palace, Stonehenge and many others. Enjoyed the special cultural shows on Edinburgh, Cardiff and Dublin. We had a fun and interesting group of travelers, around 41 individuals.
    Joseph Kamelamela
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    5star
    Great to visit and see places I have heard and read about.
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    4star
    Sometimes, Vegetarian food was not good enough. Major part of Tour seemed to be on Religious points. History was satisfactorily described . Tour manager,John was very caring and helpful.
    Dinesh Desai
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    5star
    It was well organized. We covered A LOT in two weeks. Everything worked liked clockwork. Our tour guide was super. The hotels chosen were excellent. One nicer than the other. An additional plus was that there was a great vibe among the group.
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    5star
    I enjoyed everything but Cardiff and Killarney were my favorite places.
    Jackie Goodin
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    4star
    The tour could have been excellent if it hadn't been for the extremely sick passengers. I believe that Collette should have been more proactive in safeguarding the well passengers by insisting on mask wearing of ill passengers. Two people in our group came home testing positive to Covid. The British Isles are beautiful.
    Marietta Joliat
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    5star
    The tour was so organized, and you knew what was going to happen everyday with no surprises. Our tour guide John was delightful, experienced, and so very knowledgeable about all the places we visited.
    Claude Wimmer
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    5star
    While the tour was long, and it involved a large group of people (excellent bus driver, but vehicle seats were tight), it was very educational and informative, the scenery was spectacular, and we experienced outstanding weather.
    John Bott
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    5star
    Excellent tour with a good tour manager
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    4star
    Free time spent in each location Additional special dinners with entertainment Traveling from the different locations with the narratives
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    4star
    Too many long bus trips- no air conditioning at 2 hotels.
    Judith Kuczek
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    4star
    Bathroom showers were very slippery and lacked grab bars for safety, stability.
    Sandra Eichorn
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    5star
    great guide and bus driver
    Jacob Wenger
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    3star
    The tour manager and driver were excellent. The tour was rushed due to too many issues
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    4star
    Itinerary and tour manager were great. Tour was too large, 43 people. Worse was that 39 were part of a bank group, travelling together. We should have been notified of this, and would have chosen different dates.
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    3star
    To much time waiting in the airports. To many hours on a bus trips.
    Allen Trombley
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    1star
    Bad planning of airline connections. Did not keep our group together for airline flights. Many sights that one would want to VISIT we SAW, some from a distance.
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    4star
    At my age a bus tour was not the best. Although I am in good shape, moving to new locations every couple of days was exhausting,as was hours on the bus. I enjoyed the many experiences and we had a great tour guide, but I wouldn't do it again.
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    5star
    This was my first Collette tour, but it will not be my last! Our tour manager was terrific and the individual tour guides were fun and knowledgeable. I loved having planned events but also some time on our own.
    Rebecca Whitcombe
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    5star
    Our tour guide John was wonderful. Not only did he have an excellent grasp on the history and nuances of each of the cities, towns, insights we visited, he genuinely cared about the people in our group. Largely the places we visited were quite good, and the hotels were comfortable and clean.
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    5star
    Each day was better than the previous! My favorite photo.
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    5star
    Enjoyed all the places we visited, even though we had to end our trip halfway because of testing positive for covid.
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    5star
    Great tour leader, great bus driver, great itinerary, excellent professionalism in dealing with COVID
    David Barton
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    3star
    Scotland a totally wasted trip because Collette "forgot" to book our tour of Ediburgh Castle and the Royal Britannia. So....we made a long bus (coach) trip for absobutely nothing. Did/saw nothing in Scotland. Most days throughout tour were charactorized by long coach rides, short excursions, and too many toilet breaks at gift shops that paid Collette a comission to stop there. Ireland was great at every stop.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    A fun trip lots to see and do. We had a great tour guide
    Peter Meade
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    4star
    Great! I want too see more.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Tour manager was outstanding as well as a safe bus driver. The sites were wonderful. Especially loved Stonehenge, etc.
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    5star
    Everything was excellent. Our tour manager was very informative and also handled hiccups along the way without showing any sign of stress. Amazing.
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    5star
    Great tour, great tour guide. Visited many historical sites and drove through awesome countryside. Worth the trip.
    Scott Rickerson
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    5star
    Enjoyed all the entire trip the history and interesting & many different scheduled visits. Of course the food & lodging
    William Heishman
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    4star
    I enjoyed sheep farm and cooking school. Loved the beautiful country side
    Bonnie Sampolesi
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    5star
    Every tour stop was excellently chosen
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    5star
    Windsor Castle, Ring of Kerry, border collie demonstration and sheep shearing, Cooks' Academy cooking class; Stac Polly restaurant;
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    4star
    Very informative tour. We saw a lot in just 2 weeks.
    Rita Branstetter
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    5star
    Tour guide was amazing! Michelle made the whole experience a trip to remember.
    Lee Maloney
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    4star
    Got to see all the major sites in the all the countries
    John Perrine
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    5star
    Travelled far, perhaps a bit too far but necessary to see a lot of the UK. Favorite spots were Caernarfon and Grassmere. All stops were nice but too short. The only changes I have to suggest is not to visit Greta Green, I found it too touristy and find a better example of Hadrian's Wall.
    John L
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    5star
    Sheep herding dog & sheep sheering demo, and cooking class were new experiences. So much culture and history provided insights to life then and now. Tour manager enlivened the experience with his knowledge, music, and stories. Have highly recommended this trip to others!
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    5star
    Our tour manager, Norman, made this trip unforgettable for us.
    Pamela Young
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Tour was great. Saw a vast amount of sights and experiences. Was a bit fast moving for me, but not for my husband. Would do it again. He loved visiting the castles. I enjoyed visiting with the locals.
    Sandra and Pat Leonard
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    4star
    Great sites to visit and excellent tour management by the Tour Manager.
    Thomas Wilson
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    A jam packed 14 days. We enjoyed all of it.
    Anita Bordeau
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    5star
    My most memorable experience was the visit to Stonehenge.
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    5star
    Entire tour was wonderful adventure! If I had to pick favorite place, it would be Edinburg, Scotland. So much to explore there. Dublin, Ireland was fun too. Both places so easy to navigate walking about, and excellent choices of dining experiences. Christine, our tour guide, made the adventure complete. Thanks Christine!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Christine our tour guide was very helpful, knowledgeable, and very friendly. It was a wonderful tour with her.
    Kimber Mcquiston
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    5star
    The entire tour was exciting with some of the most beautiful views of the great scenery. We had a fun time at the Scottish Night Out. The Waterford Crystal factory was very interesting.
    Roger Lawless
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Loved all of the stops; Stonehenge, Bath, Killarney, Dublin, Edinburg, York and Stratford. Favorites were kissing the Blarney Stone, watching the sheep dogs herd sheep, and cooking a meal at the culinary school.
    Mark Owens
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    3star
    The Scottish Military Tattoo
    Raymond Wojtkowiak
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    5star
    The tour was great. It is hard to say what the favorite was because I enjoyed everything but the Guiness Brewery tour. The history that went along with the sites that we saw was so interesting. Also just riding in the bus from place to place and seeing the countryside was outstanding.You don't get this in the United States.
    Elva Van Hook
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    5star
    Collette did a great job in every area - especially loved seeing all the beautiful flowers everywhere & the countrysides of the country we visited. We enjoyed the sheep herding/shearing demonstration. Also enjoyed the Irish & Scottish Nights Out..
    Diana Stump
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    5star
    Excellent guide Great experience
    Sandra Walter
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    5star
    Tour guide, John Hogan, make this tour so memorable, as well as bus driver, Malachy McGowan. They gave us a real flavor of our tour. It is hard post just one memorable experience, as there were so many. I did sign up for this particular tour because it included The Royal Military Tattoo. It didn't disappoint! This tour was fast paced and very well organized. We saw so much in a short time. I would highly recommend this tour and Collette! Can't say enough good! It truly was a 'trip of a Lifetime" with "Forever Memories!"
    Donna Shay
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    We enjoyed all of the different stops, but we especially liked Ireland. Such a beautiful country. We also enjoyed the tattoo in Scotland. That was the reason we chose to go on the dates we selected.
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    4star
    Only because it rained, set 2 hours in rain. It was beautiful, I went, my husband didn't because of his breathing issues.
    Donald Lorett
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    4star
    Tour with Collette just once and you'll be hooked!
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    4star
    Scenery in Ireland. Beyond that, hard to pick favorites. All good and enjoyable.
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    5star
    I had a great time in Ireland.
    Rebecca Hirsch
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    5star
    The tour overall was excellent and our tour guide Norman was just the best. We saw and did SO MUCH and learned many new things. The pace was exhausting but there's just no way to see the best of four countries in twelve days without keeping a constant move on. The Ring of Kerry, The Lakes Region and Edinburgh were among my many memorable experiences.
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    5star
    Our tour manager was excellent: we missed our connection flight due to delay and lost our luggage in the process but she promptly made arrangements to accommodate us and helped us get our luggage back. She is very knowledgeable and kept us informed during the trip. Cook Academy activity is the best.
    Kim Nguyen
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    5star
    The tour provided a great overview of places we want to return to and spend more time.
    Gary Wright
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    5star
    This itinerary was perfect for a beginner overseas trip taker. Absolutely loved the trip
    Linda Seapy
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    5star
    Too many great experiences to list them all! Loved the small show in Ireland, the jaunting rides through the park, the drive on the Ring of Kerry, Caernarfon Castle, the Lake District,
    Nancy Bohn
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    4star
    1200 mi trip was eventful in many respects. Great overview of Great Britain and Ireland. One sub-standard hotel but others were very good to excellent.
    Allen Wolfe
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    5star
    Good value for the money-covered a lot of territory and saw a lot of sites etc.
    Daniel Madden
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    5star
    Several activities. Sheep farm, Waterford crystal, cooking class, stop in Lake District, free afternoon in Edinburgh. Always Ireland. My second visit there and I would go back again! Found that I prefer the countryside rather than cities.
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    3star
    We experienced a few mishaps on this tour due to Collette so I am only giving 3 stars. Some of the accommodations were not good. Some of my favorites include the London tour guide who was excellent, and the Wales tour guide also was excellent. Really enjoyed the Lake District, the small towns visited in Ireland and Blarney Castle.
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    3star
    Wrote a lot but it disappeared. Program quality very good. Delivery of services lacking. Taken tours with more than 4 other tour companies so o know difference. Hotels (particularly Holiday Inn in York$ not good. Meals late on both entering & leaving the tour. Not placed near my group despite repeated requests to tour director. Local tour guides outstanding
    Yolanda Lopez
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    5star
    We saw and did so much on the tour. I enjoyed touring the castles and all the history, Stonehenge and the Roman Baths, but my favorite day was the "jaunty car ride" through the national park and later that day seeing the sheep dog herding the sheep.
    Susan Bednar
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    4star
    Culinary experience in Dublin was terrific as was the sheep herding demonstration at the Kissane Sheep Farm, Jaunty carts thru Killarney National Park, overall tour was great.
    Kathleen Nadolny
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    5star
    The tour packed in many of the most memorable and interesting sites throughout Ireland, Scotland and Wales. I highly recommend it for first time travelers, singles, and seniors. It was a good value.
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    5star
    Country roads, natural parks
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    5star
    Well organized and excellent staff with us on the tour.
    Richard Mammenga
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    5star
    What we experienced was great. But after we had to leave the tour due to illness it didn't go well and cost us a fortune.
    Alice Godwin
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    5star
    What a wonderful experience
    Karen Dunn
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    5star
    The coking school experience and the sheep farm dog demonstration
    Elizabeth Toner
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    5star
    Highlights at every stop! Exceptional stay at Dunloe Hotel outside of Killarney! Please send recipes from Cooks Academy in Dublin for Irish Dinner
    Beverley Wong
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    4star
    See my previous remarks - we traveled quite a distance to see some of the iconic sights of London, and missed them by being on the wrong side of the bus.
    Donald Miller
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    4star
    Most memorable Ring of Kerry and also Edinburgh.
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    3star
    Over scheduled and didn't have enough time at destinations.
    Harvey Grasso
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    3star
    The booking went smoothly. DD NOT send a "novice" tour manager on a 14 day tour. Mike Wilson did not want to adhere to Collette protocols. He did not want to visit the advertised sites (this is the contract we paid for.). He had other "personal" agendas to attend to...and they didn't include his paying customers.
    Anthony West
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    5star
    Our guide and drivers were amazing! Our guide was very organized, patient and flexible. We always felt safe with our drivers. We saw so much on this tour it is hard to pin point a favorite memory. I expected to like Ireland the most and was surprised to find that I fell in love with Scotland, especially Edinburgh.
    Mary Kozlowski
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    5star
    The tour was wonderful and very memorable. It covered a lot of miles; in fact we were told it covered the most miles of any Collette tour. There were a lot of one-night stays, but that is to be expected to cover that many miles.
    Teri Grimes
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    5star
    Ireland was fantastic. Totally enjoyed the countryside.
    Donna Johnson
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    5star
    I loved being able to see so much without having to do all the planning. I could sit back and relax.
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    4star
    Since my husband’s great grandfather came from Tipperary County during the potato famine, being at Rock of Cashel in Tipperary County was one of our highlights. I also had an ancestor who taught in Tipperary Co and have letters from him to my grandmother describing the view of the mountains that we saw. We both enjoyed the Waterford Crystal tour, the Ring of Kerry trip and I enjoyed seeing a variety of castles, which has always captured my imagination.
    Thomas Long
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    5star
    Ambitious trip! But Norman and Chris (plus the awesome group we were part of) made it wonderful. Traveling an average of 250 miles per travel day could be a real grind, but the bus seats were comfortable, and Norman kept us informed, entertained, and educated with history, anecdotes, and myths of the areas we visited. He even explained rugby while we waited for one of our restaurants! We did have some issues with beds. I'm a "big boy" and sometimes the beds were pretty small. Most were fine. We had one that was a double, but we barely fit (Grosvenor Pulford)! Luckily we didn't fall out. MY favorite moment was the "Jaunty Tour"; Brenda's was kissing the Blarney Stone (she called it "monumental."
    Roger Ford
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    5star
    Rock of Cashell, Jaunting Carriage ride, Stonehenge
    Mary Turner
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    4star
    The Blarney Stone was very different experience.
    Carol Curcio
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    5star
    We had a total serendipity moment when we went to Caernarfon Castle. Walked in the front gate and there was a BUBBLE CONTEST going on! Beautiful sunny day and soap bubbles EVERYWHERE! Kids were running and shrieking and laughing (as were some adults) as they tried to catch bubbles. This was not planned by Collette or Lorraine, but was totally magical!
    Suzanne Conaway
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    4star
    There is always room for improvement.
    Michael Malone
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    4star
    the only draw back is the exchange with our can dollar.
    David Rees
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    5star
    All details handled well.
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    5star
    All of Ireland and Scotland were the highlights of our tour. I can not single out a particular moment as a favorite, for they all were favorites.
    Charles Wallace
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    4star
    The British Tattoo performance was amazing and left a quite memorable impression on me! Wish we had more time in London and Dublin. Not so much at Gretna Green or Llanfairpwllgwngll..... too touristy and just shopping stops really.
    Pamela Towson
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    5star
    We were able to see and experience so much in the time we had ... of course we wish we could have stayed longer in each place! The highlights of our tour were the Edinburgh Tattoo, Windsor Castle, and the cooking class in Dublin -- what fun!
    Mary Lee Voort
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    5star
    The cooking class was an unexpected surprise and delicious. The Tattoo was a wonderful ending experience. We had been anticipating this and were not disappointed.
    Kathy Speck
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    5star
    Great tour. Saw lots of stuff !!
    Barry Boeker
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    5star
    There were many memorable experiences such as seeing the sites which we had read about and studied for years - like Stonehenge and visiting Bath, where our daughter had studied in college, my husband kissed the Blarney Stone, we went for a jaunting car ride in Killarney Nat'l Park, Seeing the Rock of Cashel and the Guinness tour, Caernarfon Castle, passing the sign for " Hutton", the town named for my husband's ancestors just south of Gretna Green in the border country, Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Military Tattoo. The supreme personal highlight of the tour for us was finding my husband's Elizabethan ancestor's tomb in York minster cathedral.
    Florence Cebular
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    5star
    It was entertaining and very different from what I expected at the Military Tattoo. Everything was great.
    Patricia Speere
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    5star
    We used Columbus Travel to handle our arrangements. She is excellent!
    Mark Hinkson
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    5star
    Great tour. While 14 days seems like a lot, now I want to go back for more in depth coverage. Seeing Stonehenge was a highlight as well as Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
    Harold Metzger
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    4star
    I believe the trip was worth every penny spent.
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    4star
    I loved the ring of Kerry and the drive through the hills in Scotland. This tour gave me Sakely what I thought it was terms of seeing the beauty of the countryside. Love the Jaunting car ride.
    Denise Whipps
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    3star
    Already did this. I do not understand the question.
    Clifford Townsend
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    4star
    The itinerary was good and the pace comfortable. Most of the hotels were quite nice with the exception of the hotel in Cardiff. Some notable highlights were in Ireland--the jaunting car ride in Killarney, the Ring of Kerry and the Old Library at Trinity College in Dublin.
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    5star
    It would be impossible to pick only parts of the tour. It was all great
    Laurie Crivello
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    5star
    Cardiff and Killarney were very enjoyable cities to walk about!!! Bath should have been extended so that one could have seen the architecture of the Royal Crescent and the Circus. The ferry ride was excellent and relaxing. The Ring of Kerry was beautiful!!! Dublin, Edinburg and London were bigs cities and too busy. The small section of Hadrian's wall was disappointing!!! York and Stratford-upon-Avon were a real delight!!!
    Peter Liesandt
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    5star
    Everything about this tour was excellent.
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    5star
    All the locations and attractions were things that we enjoyed seeing.
    Louise Annette Watters
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    4star
    Comprehensive tour and had great weather throughout the vacation.
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    5star
    The variety of things and places we had seen and again the tour guide.
    Craig Young
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    5star
    We did explore so many areas if the UK. Fun trip.
    Karen Graves
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    5star
    Too many memorable experiences to list: top 5–Killarney jaunting ride, Viking tour in Waterford, Coventry cathedral, Stonehenge, Wales sheep herding demo. I would have preferred to see Beatrix Potter’s farm and skipped Wordsworth. Many of us would have liked that. Better shopping for grandkids.
    Carol Golliher
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    5star
    The places we visited, while on the tour, were surreal !!!
    David Magner
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    5star
    Excellent tour. I had a very enjoyable time.
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    4star
    We liked the time to find other highlights on our own.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The tour was excellent and we can't whittle the experience down to just one favorite!
    Angela Bridger
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    5star
    I took this tour 20 years ago, and enjoyed it then. I have enjoyed the tour this time also. Because I saw different thing this time but also saw sites I saw 20 years ago which was good to see again.
    Linda Harp
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    4star
    We especially enjoyed the jaunting car ride in Killarney National Park.
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    4star
    Good memories followed us home especially the view from our hotel room in Edinburgh, Scotland of the Edinburgh Castle.
    Patricia Meister
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    5star
    Windsor Castle especially interesting because it continues to be the summer residence of the Queen and family.
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    4star
    The stops along the tour were very good!
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    4star
    It was difficult to single out one experience on the tour. There were many!
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    5star
    We enjoyed many experiences on this tour. A favorite was the visit to a working sheep farm.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Kissane Farms was excellent. So different and personal. The cooking class in Dublin was very different and fun.
    Gayle Chapman
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    5star
    *****, our travel guide, made the trip more fascinating than we could have imagined. We saw the big cities but were able to get a real feel for the countrysides and small villages. The choices of which amazing castles to visit, which small towns would give the flavor of the country, and which tours to offer (who knew a cooking class in Dublin would be as talked about by the men as the women?!) made this a trip of a lifetime. 'Just a great trip all around.
    Carole and CharlesJones
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    4star
    I loved Ireland and Scotland. Didn't care for London
    Edmund Pick
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    5star
    Was able to see everything I wanted to
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    5star
    Very good tour! The Royal Military Tattoo was great!
    Kathleen Russell
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    5star
    Traveling through the countryside of Great Britain, Wales, Ireland and Scotland was amazing. There is so much history there. The only room for improvement, in my opinion, was the poor customer service and lack of willingness to accommodate the group at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa. It was the worse hotel experience of my life. I would not recommend that property.
    Larry West
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    5star
    The military tattoo was outstanding. We also enjoyed the church at Coventry.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    This tour was great. We saw so many places it is hard to pick a favorite I loved it all.
    Lisa Robinson
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    4star
    We never give a five as all things can do better.
    Joseph Heinzman
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Military Tatto ; Windsor Castle, Culinary dinner night out in Dublin; Ring of Kerry; dining spots, walk in London- Westminster, Thames, St Pauls, Big Ben
    Michael Thomas
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Exposed us (briefly) to a wide range of sights and experiences across parts of the world we'd not seen before. Most memorable was the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
    Michael Hudson
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    5star
    Edinburgh Military Tatoo was the highlight of our tour.
    Nancy Thomson
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    3star
    Tour guide was sick when we got on the bus and he gave his cold to about half of the bus. He did not engage with us while driving, several times we never even heard anything from him for over an hour. One tour we had that he gave a lecture on, it was raining and he talked with us for almost 45 minutes in the rain telling us about this castle. We had been traveling on the bus for over an hour and he could've done it then on the bus and we could have stayed warm and dry. The rooms felt to us like we got the left overs. Terrible views. We did joy several of the tours, especially the culinary school. Irish and Scottish night out we're fine also. Several local guide were excellent.
    Susan Miller
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    5star
    My one concern is that there were people in the group who were not physically able to keep,the pace. We had to slow down or wait for them on a regular basis. I think the tour should be paced as it is listed in the prospectus. Those who cannot keep up should sit on the bus or wait somewhere for the others.
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    5star
    guides were personable, fast paced,
    Paul Osmer
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    3star
    The best time was the cooking class in Dublin
    Debra Cheng
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    4star
    Enjoyed Edinburgh and Lake District.
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    4star
    The best parts was the visit to the sheep farm in Ireland, Edenburg, Scotland, the "cook your own dinner night", several cathedrals and the scenery.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Beautiful scenery of the countryside, especially in Ireland. Loved the variety of castles and cathedrals and the history associated with both. Enjoyed the cities we visited, both large and small. My favorite experience was exploring the castles. It made history come alive for me.
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    5star
    Enjoyed them all, Stonhenge and Kilarney stood out. Scottish night out was a bit tacky but Irish night out was great.
    Michael Hannon
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    5star
    I don't have one particular moment which stands out...every day stood out!!
    Happy Customer
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    5star
    We went on a northern Italy tour on 1/4/17 not Britain/Ireland
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    5star
    Well organized and the your guide was very personable and knowledgeable.
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    5star
    I enjoyed every place we visited.
    Bobby Chaney
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    4star
    My favorite was Ireland. Great food and beautiful people. Good price for touring 4 countries. Great hotels. Tour guide very friendly. Will definitely go again.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Extemely competent staff, pacing was excellent.
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    4star
    I loved being able to see so many places in one tour. I especially liked London. My walking tour with (personal details removed by Feefo) was wonderful. Since there was only two of us on the walking tour, she let us decide what to see, taking us on the Underground and a double decker bus. She so accommodating.
    Helen Spitz
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    5star
    My husband was thrilled with the Changing of the Guard in London and I absolutely enjoyed Killarney, Ireland!
    Carol Villaggio
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    4star
    I mentioned it above. Make sure hotels have a SAFE in the room.
    Gool Castleberry
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    5star
    Every thing was done on time and controlled by the person in charge.
    John Birdsong
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    4star
    The people we meet were wonderful.
    Gerald Funk
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    5star
    We loved Scotland best of all.
    Arthur Simon
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    5star
    Our tour guide took us to the most reasonably priced stores to purchase our woolens, and informed us where we could get the best prices on our souvenirs. I am very pleased with all of my purchases and have no regrets that I did not purchase something I saw that I wanted.
    Jean Haspel
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    5star
    Excellent service and excellent tour.
    Richard Reece
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    5star
    I believe our walking tour of London with Jan was fantastic! She was informative, excited about the city, and an overall amazing lady. She showed us places and things you just can't see on a bus tour.
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    5star
    Seeing the military tatoo in Edinburgh.
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    5star
    Well organized tour. Saw beautiful country. Enjoy our travel group.
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    4star
    There were so Many & that's what I Wanted lots of New experiences . I don't think there was a time we sat still except on the coach , then our minds were busy & there was a lot See.
    Yvette Bixler
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    5star
    We really enjoyed our visit to the farm in Kilkenny. Joe and Mae were a most interesting couple and the story behind their farm was impressive. The Border Collie Rye did a great job rounding up the sheep for us to see.
    Audrey James
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    5star
    Well organized tour......England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. Two wonderfully busy weeks! It is impossoble to choose a favorite!
    Jan
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    4star
    Pickup at the airport was a disaster. Waited an anxious hour & a half before I could find the driver. Stonehenge was disappointing in that you can only see it from a distance behind a fence. Cardiff, Wales walking tour was boring. Did not see Changing of the Guard as advertised, but only part of the troop march to get there. Tour leader walked too fast & refused to slow down. Best part was the Military Tattoo in Edinburg, but this is only presented for 2 weeks in August.
    Betty
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    5star
    So many great moments. The tea house in Ireland with the medieval city ruins (Jerpoint); both the Scottish and Irish Nights Out; thrilled to stop in that town in Wales with the longest name - that was a nice plus that we weren't expecting; jaunting car ride through the park and the Ring of Kerry - outstanding. Really happy with the accommodations as well, esp the Brehon and the Walton Manor house - I wish we had been at the manor house for two nights!
    Jane
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    4star
    Over 1800 miles on the bus is too much. We stayed in 9 hotels, and only two hotels for two nights. All other hotels were for only one night. I suggest weals need not be in the trip and more time spent in the other countries. The London stay was much too short.
    Paul Elkins
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    4star
    Loved Jerpoint farms. Rock of Cashal...too much time there....but the day was chilly and windy so it was not enjoyable.
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    4star
    Group is way too big - 42 people, taking the time to load & unload etc lessens the time spent on the activity & increases the amount of time the director has to spend explaining things. Felt that we didn't have enough time at Stone Henge or some other activities due to this. Felt rushed through some of the sites we visited due to time needed to be at the Ferry, or another site. Having said that, the bus driver & tour manager did a great job organizing, including everyone, and providing information about what we were seeing.
    Janet
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    5star
    Hotels vary according to availability in a region, and we received excellent accommodations based on what was in the area. Some hotels had better elevators, room size, and appointments, but nothing was substandard or unpleasant.
    Steven
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    5star
    Got to see a lot but to much time riding a bus and early mornings for bags out a little to strenuous
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    4star
    Impossible to rate hotels and restaurants when we were given the forms at the end of our tour. Who can remember the details. you should give thee rating sheet at the beginning so tour members can accurately rate as they go along. Also we should not turn in the rating sheet to the tour director but it should be returned to you in a prepaid envelope. Our director, Denise, was excellent so this should not be interpreted as a possible withheld criticism. If you had a poorly performing director no traveler would want to give the director a negative opinion knowing that the director would be able to view it and possible not pass it on.
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    5star
    We hit all the highlights mentioned in the tour guide. We were really impressed with the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. The Tour Manager was able to place us in a perfect spot for the changing of the guard. The optional tour of Windsor Palace was well worth the extra money. It was very impressive. We were able to attend a show performed by an Irish band and dancer. That was very enjoyable and the musicians and dancer were impressive. The Jaunting Car ride in Kilarney National Park was very nice and we were able to see wildlife including deer. Of course, the Edinburgh Castle was very impressive, as was the Holyrood House. Overall, it was a very enjoyable and learning experience. The United Kingdom countryside is beautiful.
    Randall
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    5star
    Changing of guard in London and chance to see so much of countryside of ireland
    Edythe
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