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  • England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland & Northern Ireland

    Scenic highlights include the Scottish Highlands and Lowlands, Isle of Skye, Northern Irelands Antrim Coast, Giants Causeway,

    Dingle Peninsula, Ring of Kerry, Devon, Bath and Stratford-upon-Avon

    Cosmos, Globus and Avalon past passengersare entitled to a $250pp discount

    Our tour package includes economy air fares, airline taxes, 21 Day Cosmos coach tour, mostsightseeing, optional tours as you wish, plus 5 nights in London, most meals and stopovers in Bangkok

    An excellent 29 Day group tour that includes a very comprehensive 21 Day coach tour, including the Edinburgh Tattoo and 4 days to explore London

    Departing 7 August 2018Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne & Perth

    Travelabout professional travel advice based on fi rst hand personal experience

    Tour price $7680pp (twin share)Requested single supplement is $2290Unmatched single supplement is $290

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  • DETAILED TOUR ITINERARY:Day 1 7 Aug Homeport Singapore or BangkokDepart Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth on Singapore Airlines or Thai Airways flight to Singapore or Bangkok. Private hotel transfer for your overnight stay. O/n Singapore or Bangkok

    Day 2 8 Aug Singapore or Bangkok LondonA mid morning airport transfer for your flight to London on either Singapore Airlines or Thai Airways for your day-flight to London. Arrive at Heathrow at 6.30pm (same day) and later transferred to your London hotel for the next 3 nights. O/n Holiday Inn Hotel (B)

    Day 3 9 Aug London Independent Sightseeing TourA wonderful day exploring this fascinating city on the included Hop-on Hop-off sightseeing bus tour. See major attractions and landmarks, like St Pauls Cathedral, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Knightsbridge, Trafalgar Square, Albert Hall, Piccadilly Circus, Tower Bridge, Kensington Palace, Harrods and much more. O/n Holiday Inn Hotel (B)

    Day 4 10 Aug London Independent sightseeingIndependently visiting more famous attractions. We suggest you start with Buckingham Palace and changing of the guards, No. 10 Downing Street, Horse Guards, Carrington House, Pall Mall and stroll through St Jamess Park. Later, visit the nearby Cabinet War Rooms & Churchill Museum and Westminster Abbey. O/n Holiday Inn Hotel (B)

    Day 5 11 Aug London Oxford Stratford CoventryWe meet our Tour Director and travelling companions and depart at 8am for a memorable day of sightseeing: a photo opportunity at Hampton Court Palace; Runnymede, where King John sealed the Magna Carta; a walking tour in Oxford, one of the countrys oldest seats of learning; and skirting the Cotswold Hills to Shakespeares Stratford upon-Avon. Take your pictures of Anne Hathaways Cottage and explore the town at your own pace. O/n Ramada Coventry. (B,D)

    Day 6 12 Aug Coventry York NewcastleLeave the Midlands and head north to York, Englands most complete medieval city. Stand in awe in front of the great structure of York Minster, and then follow your Tour Director through a maze of quaint streets, including the narrow Shambles. Stop for the night in Newcastle, once an important centre for the wool trade and coal mining and now a vibrant modern city. O/n Jurys Inn (B,D)

    Day 7 13 Aug Newcastle Berwick-Upon-Tweed Edinburgh Edinburgh TattooOn your way to Scotland, drive along the picturesque coastline to Berwick-upon-Tweed, situated just south of the Scottish border. This peaceful town suffered a turbulent past, and its Elizabethan walls, built to keep invading Scots from entering the town, could tell a colourful tale. Stop for photographs of the Firth of Forth in pretty North Berwick before arriving in Edinburgh. Later, a unique optional experience: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, which was once the perfect royal residence for glittering state visits and family holidays. Tour five decks and see how the Royal Family and crew of 240 lived and worked on board. Dinner rounds off this optional evening. For departure numbers 0729 through 0819, tickets are included for tonights performance of the world-renowned Military Tattoo. O/n Kings Manor (B).

    England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland & Northern IrelandNB Tickets & transport for performance are included.

    Day 8 14 Aug Edinburgh SightseeingA full day to enjoy the Scottish capital. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old New Town, home to famous scientists, inventors, and novelists. In the Old Town, drive up the narrow Royal Mile to Edinburgh castle to admire Scotlands Crown Jewels. Afternoon at leisure. A suggestion for this evening: a traditional Scottish night out, with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and, of course, the Ceremony of the Haggis. O/n Kings Manor (B)

    Day 9 15 Aug Edinburgh St Andrews Inverness StrathpefferA day of memorable sightseeing: Take the elegant Forth Road Bridge to St. Andrews, whose Royal and Ancient Golf Club has given us the rules of golfing, then cross the Firth of Tay and via Dundee and Perth head into the Highlands, with a stop in the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry. Cross the battlefield of Culloden Moor with its memories of Bonnie Prince Charlie, then via Inverness, we head for our Highland destination. O/n Ben Wyvis Hotel (B,D)

    Day 10 16 Aug Strathpeffer West Coast ExcursionMore spectacular Scottish scenery: the lovely Falls of Shin, Dornoch Firth, and the Kyle of Sutherland. Then, follow Strath Oykel for a visit to Ullapool, a remote fishing harbour on Loch Broom, before returning along Loch Glascarnoch. Our recommendation for this evening: join the optional Loch Ness Experience, which includes a cruise on the loch followed by supper. O/n Ben Wyvis Hotel (B)

    Day 11 17 Aug Strathpeffer Isle of Skye Fort William GlasgowMore heather-clad moors as we drive through the western Highlands to Lochalsh and the Inner Hebridean Isle of Skye. The route back to the mainland is by ferry across the Sound of Sleat to Mallaig, then breath taking scenery all the way to Fort William beneath Ben Nevis. Glen Coe, where the MacDonald Clan was massacred in 1692, and a drive along the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond are scenic highlights on the way to Glasgow, Scotlands great cultural city. O/n Pond Hotel (B,D)

    Day 12 18 Aug Glasgow Alloway BelfastOn this mornings orientation drive through Scotlands largest city, see the fine 12th-century cathedral, imposing university buildings, and elegant Georgian squares, built by wealthy tobacco barons. Later, stop at Alloway, the birthplace of Robert Burns, before boarding the ferry for the Irish Sea crossing to Belfast. O/n Jurys Inn (B)

    Day 13 19 Aug Belfast Giants Causeway Derry SligoTake the scenic route along the Antrim coast to awe-inspiring Giants Causeway, then let the provinces story unfold as you head for the city of Derry, and, later, Belleek Pottery, renowned for its exquisite cream-coloured Parian china. At Drumcliff, see the grave of native son and poet W.B. Yeats before arriving in Sligo, tonights destination. O/n Southern Hotel (B,D)

    Day 14 20 Aug Sligo Galway Cliffs of Moher EnnisTravel south to Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan centre with colourful shops and a busy cafe and bar culture. Then, cross the limestone plateau of The Burren to visit the spectacular 204-metre (668-foot) Cliffs of Moher. Tonight, a chance to attend an optional banquet at a historic castle. O/n Auburn Lodge (B)

  • Day 15 21 Aug Ennis Dingle Peninsula KillarneyVia Clonderlaw Bay to Killimer for the ferry across the Shannon estuary. Breathtaking scenery this afternoon on the Dingle Peninsula, where the 51 kilometres(32-mile) Slea Head drive affords magnificent vistas of the Atlantic Ocean. We arrive this afternoon in Killarney, our destination for the next two nights. O/n Kenmare Court Hotel (B,D)

    Day 16 22 Aug Killarney Ring of Kerry ExcursionAt Killorglin, join the road known as the Ring of Kerry for a 60 kilometre (100 mile) coastal panoramic drive: sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly coloured farmhouses, winding lanes bordered with subtropical vegetation, and spectacular views of the Lakes of Killarney. Then, a special optional adventure: take a horse-drawn jaunting car along the national park lakeshore for pictures of Ross Castle. Later, enjoy the optional outing to Tralee for dinner and a performance at Siamsa Tire, Irelands National Folk Theatre. O/n Kenmare Court Hotel (B)

    Day 17 23 Aug Killarney Blarney TramoreMore scenic splendour as we head into County Cork. Stop in Blarney, famous for its Stone of Eloquence, with time at leisure to see the castle and shop for Irish crafts and handmade crystal. After lunch, we drive past Cork, the countrys second-largest city. Finally, Dungarvan and along the Copper Coast to the seaside resort of Tramore. Tonight, maybe an optional pub tour before dinner at our hotel. O/n Majestic Hotel (B,D)

    Day 18 24 Aug Tramore Waterford Avoca Glendalough DublinHighlights on our northbound journey: Waterford, famed for its exquisite crystal; Enniscorthy, site of the final battle of the Great Rebellion of 1798; a visit to Irelands oldest hand weaving mill at Avoca; views of the Wicklow Mountains; and Glendalough with its ruins of a centre of Irish Christianity, founded by St. Kevin. This afternoon we arrive in Dublin; top the day with an optional Irish cabaret evening including dinner, dance, song, and laughter. O/n Jurys Custom House Inn (B)

    Day 19 25 Aug Dublin sightseeingA day in the Fair City starts off with an orientation drive through Irelands capital and includes statue-lined OConnell Street, elegant Georgian squares, and St. Patricks Cathedral. The rest of the day is free to enjoy Dublin at leisure. Top the day with an optional dinner evening at the Guinness Storehouse. O/n Jurys Custom House Inn (B)

    Day 20 26 Aug Dublin WrexhamAcross the Irish Sea to Holyhead on the Welsh Isle of Anglesey with its tongue-twisting place names. Enjoy the best of North Wales on a scenic drive through Snowdonia National Park, including spectacular Llanberis Pass, then on to Llangollen, home of an annual national competition

    for poets and musicians, before arriving in Wrexham. This evening, why not join an optional excursion by barge along the Llangollen Canal. O/n Ramada Hotel (B,D)

    Day 21 27 Aug Wrexham Built Wells Brecon CardiffA day dedicated to Wales as you head south through the ancient market town of Builth Wells and Brecon Beacons National Park, land of salmon rivers and the Welsh mountain pony. In Cardiff, an orientation drive takes in Cathays Park with its splendid civic buildings and Cardiff Castle. Tonights optional excursion is an evening of Welsh entertainment and dinner. O/n Legacy Cardiff International (B)

    Day 22 28 Aug Cardiff Bath Glastonbury Widecombe PlymouthWe cross the Severn Bridge to the elegant Georgian city of Bath, famed for its Roman relics. We go into the West Country via Glastonbury and its associations with King Arthur, and wild and romantic Dartmoor with a visit to the picture-book village of Widecombein-the-Moor. Upon arrival in Plymouth, hear about Sir Francis Drake and see the Mayflower Steps, where the Pilgrim Fathers embarked in 1620. O/n Legacy Plymouth (B,D)

    Day 23 29 Aug Plymouth Looe ExcursionTodays excursion takes you to the pretty fishing village and former smugglers port of Looe. Then, follow in the footsteps of Drake, Raleigh, and the Pilgrim Fathers on an optional cruise on Plymouth Sound, one of the worlds greatest natural harbours. O/n Jurys Inn (B)

    Day 24 30 Aug Plymouth Stonehenge Salisbury BrightonWe have an interesting day heading into Thomas Hardys Wessex and views of the intriguing prehistoric monument of Stonehenge. Take a break in Salisbury for a look at its vast cathedral, the ultimate in Early English Gothic architecture. Stop for photos at historic Arundel, dominated by the Duke of Norfolks huge castle, before continuing on to the seaside resort of Brighton for an overnight stay. O/n Ramada (B,D)

    Day 25 31 Aug Brighton Tunbridge Wells LondonA leisurely last day on the road with time this morning for a seafront promenade stroll, or browse along The Lanes, a quaint area of narrow streets renowned for its antique shops. Finally, take the scenic route to Royal Tunbridge Wells and pause for lunch in this picturesque spa town before returning to London about 3 pm, where our tour ends. O/n Holiday Inn Hotel (B)

    Day 26 1 Sep London at leisureToday we suggest you visit Tower of London see the famous Crown Jewels and Beefeaters, Tower Bridge and famous, Madam Tussauds Wax Museum. Tonight, maybe wonder Piccadilly Circus, Covent Gardens and Londons famous West End entertainment area. O/n Holiday Inn Hotel (B)

    Day 27 2 Sep London at leisure InflightToday, maybe visit Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park or a guided tour of Lords cricket oval. A late afternoon airport transfer has been arranged for your evening flight to Australia on either Singapore Airlines or Thai Airways, via Singapore or Bangkok. O/n Inflight (B)

    Day 28 3 Sep Arrive in Singapore/Bangkok InflightArrive in Singapore or Bangkok in the afternoon and connect with your homebound evening flight. O/n Inflight

    Day 29 4 Sep Arrive in Singapore/Bangkok AustraliaArrive in Australia in the early morning. Sadly our tour comes to an end, but our friendships and memories will continue.

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