Start your journey in the heart of Dublin with a two night stay.
This morning your local guide will help you discover the history and charm of Ireland’s capital city. Set along the banks of the River Liffey, Dublin is awash with Georgian architecture, grand squares and historic monuments.
Freechoice: Explore the interactive Guinness Storehouse where you will learn how to ‘pull the perfect pint’, or gain an understanding of what it means to be Irish at the EPIC Museum of Irish Emigration.
Enjoy dinner tonight at a traditional Irish pub.
Dublin > Killarney
Discover Blarney Castle where legend has it, if you kiss the famous stone you will receive the ‘gift of the gab’. Then continue to Killarney for a two night stay.
Ring of Kerry
Experience the beautiful scenery of the Ring of Kerry. See where the Iveragh Mountains dramatically drop into the Atlantic Ocean, and watch as tiny fishing villages and off-shore islands come in and out of view around each twisting bend. It is often said that the landscapes vary a hundred times in 100 kilometres.
Killarney > Galway
Explore Bunratty Folk Park Museum, before driving along spectacular coastline to the stunning Cliffs of Moher. Arrive in the vibrant city of Galway for your overnight stay.
Galway > Belfast
En route to Northern Ireland visit the Monastery of Clonmacnoise. Continue to Belfast for your two night stay.
Belfast is a port city with a fascinating history. Learn about its troubled past during your guided tour.
Freechoice: Discover the story of the Titanic, from its design and build to its fateful ending. Alternatively, take a ride in one of Belfast’s historic black cabs and learn about the city’s past and present.
Belfast > Loch Lomond
This morning, journey to Scotland via ferry, before continuing on to Loch Lomond, one of Scotland’s best known lakes. This evening, check into your historic accommodation for a two night stay.
Today visit Stirling Castle, one of the regions most iconic castles. Today you will discover its vast history including as the childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots.
Loch Lomond > Inverness
Journey to mysterious Loch Ness, keeping an eye out for the fabled monster. Then visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle, before continuing to Inverness for a two night stay.
Today discover Cawdor Castle. The castle dates back to the 14th century and is still inhabited by the Cawdor family.
Then visit the Battle of Culloden Visitors Centre where you will learn about the 1745 Jacobite rising and hear tales of the battle that is often described as one of the most brutal in Scottish history.
Our last stop for today is the Glenfiddich distillery to sample one of the most celebrated whiskies in Scotland.
Inverness > Edinburgh
Enjoy morning tea and a display of the ancient art of falconry, known as the ‘sport of kings’ which dates back almost 4,000 years.
Then its on to the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, where you will check into your hotel for a two night stay.
The city of Edinburgh is one of the most architecturally beautiful cities in the world, with monuments, cathedrals and buildings all perfectly preserved. During a city tour, board the Royal Yacht Britannia then explore Edinburgh Castle, the iconic symbol of this beautiful 1,000 year old city.
Edinburgh > York
Journey to York by train, and learn about the city’s fascinating Roman and Viking heritage on a guided tour. Enjoy an overnight stay.
York > Chester
Today visit Chester, one of Britain’s best preserved walled cities. Join a guided walking tour, including a visit to its famous Cathedral, before arriving at your hotel for your overnight stay.
Chester > Bath
Enroute to the Roman city of Bath, visit Stratford, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. See the most popular sights on an orientation tour including the famous Bard’s house. This afternoon, check into your hotel in Bath for your two night stay.
Discover beautiful Bath on a guided walking tour, then visit the renowned Roman Baths, constructed in 70AD.
Bath > London
Discover the mythical wonder of Stonehenge, then continue to Salisbury and visit its majestic cathedral. Your final destination is London, where you’ll enjoy a two night stay.
Today explore London and see many highlights such as Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and Big Ben, followed by a visit to the historic Tower of London. Tonight, enjoy a fabulous farewell dinner at one of London’s historic pubs.
London > Amsterdam
After breakfast, transfer to London airport for your included flight to Amsterdam to join your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship.
Explore wonderful Amsterdam, with its wealth of canals, museums and bicycles.
Freechoice: Hop aboard one of our e-bikes and take a guided bicycle tour outside the city, or join a flavours of Holland walking tour and taste some Dutch favourites such as herring, cheese and poffertjes. Alternatively, take the opportunity to experience an iconic canal cruise, or step outside of Amsterdam and visit the villages of Alkmaar & Schermerhorn, home to authentic windmills dating back to the 16th century.
Freechoice: Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral, or step inside the cathedral and let your local guide marvel you with its history. Alternatively, explore the city’s past and present, from Roman times to its Jewish heritage, during a guided tour, or if you are feeling more active, cycle to Cologne from the charming medieval village of Zons.
Discover Germany’s motoring heritage with a special event held at Motorworld. Set amongst a large range of classic, vintage and Formula 1 vehicles, you will have the opportunity to engage in a range of fun filled activities.
Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim
Enjoy views of the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge. Then alight in Rüdesheim and board the Winzerexpress mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, before enjoying a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument for spectacular views of the river.
Freechoice: Meet a monk at a local monastery for a tour and insight into regional beer production, or meet a winemaker for a taste of his fine wines. Alternatively, meet a Baron and Baroness and learn about aristocratic life, or opt to visit a local Schnapps producer or a farming family and taste some of their home made products.
Freechoice: Traverse the famous Romantic Road to Rothenburg where you’ll tour the charming walled city. Alternatively, visit Würzburg’s Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine in the underground cellars, or visit the impressive estate of Schloss Weikersheim, a true Baroque and Renaissance delight.
Freechoice: Take a guided tour of the Old Town of Bamberg and walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did. Alternatively, taste some of the city’s regional specialities on a city walk.
Enjoy this fascinating and ancient Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century
Freechoice: Explore Nuremberg by foot on a guided walking tour, or visit moving WWII sites and learn about this dark era in the city’s history. Alternatively, stay on board for a beer tasting experience.
There is much to explore in the 2,000-year-old town of Regensburg, situated at the confluence of three rivers.
Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg, or hop on board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey and sample beer from one of the world’s oldest monastic breweries. Alternatively, join a local guide for a cycle to the Walhalla monument, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace.
Freechoice: Enjoy a guided tour of the baroque Old Town of Salzburg, learn about one of its most famous residents, Mozart, and be mesmerized by the city’s history and architecture. Alternatively, you may choose to join a walking tour focusing on sights from the classic movie ‘The Sound of Music’.
Based on the timeless movie of the same name, the exclusive ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ will wow you with its stage sets. Enjoy a delicious Austrian lunch before an afternoon humming along to some of the catchy classics.
Melk > Dürnstein
Freechoice: Experience Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey on a guided tour, or if you are feeling more active, embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages in the region. Alternatively, visit the fairytale castle of Burg Aggstein. Built in the 12th century, the castle ruins offers spectacular views across the Danube.
Acquaint yourself with this opulent city by taking a fascinating guided tour of its most famous sights, including the Ringstrasse.
Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private classical evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. Even in elegant Vienna, Palais Liechtenstein is one of the grandest of all venues.
Freechoice: Take a tour of the Slovakian capital Bratislava, or visit Schönbrunn Palace and witness the opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, discover Viennese coffee culture during a tour, or for those feeling more active, explore a different side of Vienna on a cycle to Danube Island.
Today we find ourselves in Budapest, the capital of Hungary and one of Europe’s oldest and prettiest cities.
Freechoice: Make the most of a guided tour of Budapest including a piano concert, or relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock, or join a local guide for a walking tour focused on the past and present of Budapest. Alternatively, if you’re feeling more active, you may choose to join a hike to Buda Hill.
Depart after breakfast, taking with you a lifetime of wonderful memories.
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