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Jewels of Europe with Majestic Britain & Ireland

Explore the best of Britannia & Europe on a tour that encompasses culture, cuisine, history & tradition. Arrive in London & embark on a journey to Budapest.

36 Day
From (AUD)
$ 21,690
  • 2018 London > Budapest

    The best of Britannia and Europe

    Enjoy a tour that encompasses all the culture, history and tradition that has always made the British Isles such an object of fascination to visitors the world over.

    From the rugged Scottish Highlands to the serene splendour of England’s Lake District, there are few regions that have the same power to captivate and delight. Immerse yourself in England’s rich traditions, Scotland’s proud history and Ireland’s many pleasures – rolling hills, spectacular waterfalls and old crumbling ruins. Combine all this with a cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest, and you can look forward to a holiday that romances you with the very best that Europe and Britain have on offer.

    Tour Code:

    BAIC

    Duration:

    36 Days

    Departure City:

    London

    Return City:

    Budapest

  • 36 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Welcome to London
      Highlights:
      Welcome reception

      Start your journey with a two night Special Stay in London.

    • Day 2 - London
      Highlights:
      Traditional pub dinner

      Take a guided tour of incredible London.

      Freechoice

      Ride the iconic London Eye or visit history-rich Westminster Abbey.

      Enrich

      This afternoon cruise the River Thames, from the Tower of London and Tower Bridge to historic Greenwich, where you’ll enjoy a welcome dinner at one of London’s most historic pubs.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 3 - London > Bath
      Highlights:
      Salisbury and Stonehenge

      Discover mythical Stonehenge, then continue to Salisbury and visit its majestic cathedral. Your day ends in beautiful Bath, with a two night Special Stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Bath > Bristol > Bath
      Highlights:
      SS Great Britain

      Discover Bath on an open top bus tour, followed by a visit to the Roman Baths. Then travel to Bristol, and visit the SS Great Britain, which spent its life transporting emigrants to America and Australia.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 5 - Bath > Waterford
      Highlights:
      Mystical Wales

      Journey through Wales, before crossing the Irish Sea to Waterford, where you’ll spend one night.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Waterford > Killarney
      Highlights:
      Blarney Castle

      Discover Blarney Castle and you may wish to kiss the famous stone to receive the gift of the gab, before travelling to Killarney for a two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Ring of Kerry
      Highlights:
      Ring of Kerry

      Today experience a journey to remember – the beautiful Ring of Kerry.

      Freechoice

      Enjoy a traditional pony and trap ride, or visit the historic Muckross House.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 8 - Killarney > Galway
      Highlights:
      Cliffs of Moher

      Today explore Bunratty Folk Park, before driving along the spectacular coastline to the Cliffs of Moher. Arrive in Galway for an overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Galway > Dublin
      Highlights:
      Irish dancing and dining

      Journey to Dublin, and spend two nights at one of Dublin’s iconic hotels. Tonight, visit an Irish pub for dinner, and be immersed in the local music and culture.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Dublin
      Highlights:
      Guinness experience

      Join your local guide and discover this fascinating city.

      Freechoice

      Tour Trinity College and access the astonishing Long Room and famous Book of Kells, or explore the Guinness Storehouse.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 11 - Dublin > Chester
      Highlights:
      Chester Cathedral

      Today catch the ferry to Wales, and visit Caernarfon’s majestic 13th century castle, then travel to Chester, one of Britain’s best preserved walled cities, where you’ll spend two nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Chester
      Highlights:
      Victorian architecture

      Discover Chester on a guided walking tour, including a visit to Chester Cathedral.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 13 - Chester > Lake District
      Highlights:
      The Beatles story

      Depart for Liverpool and rediscover the 60s phenomenon that was the ‘Fab Four’ at the Beatles Story Museum. Then, journey to the picturesque Lake District.

      Freechoice

      Enjoy a cruise on Lake Windermere, or explore the World of Beatrix Potter. Tonight you’ll stay overnight in the Lake District.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Lake District > Loch Lomond
      Highlights:
      Pristine natural beauty

      Travel past the border where Hadrian’s Wall once stood and through unspoilt scenery to Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow. Enjoy an orientation tour, before arriving at majestic Loch Lomond for your overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Loch Lomond > Inverness
      Highlights:
      Scottish Highlands

      Journey to mysterious Loch Ness and visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle, before heading to Inverness for a two night stay. 

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Inverness
      Highlights:
      Glenfiddich distillery

      Discover Cawdor Castle to discover the importance of the ‘wee dram’ to the local economy, before visiting a traditional cooperage.

      Enrich

      Tour the historic Glenfiddich Distillery and sample one of the most celebrated whiskies in Scotland

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Inverness > Edinburgh
      Highlights:
      Falconry display
      Enrich

      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.

      This afternoon arrive in Edinburgh, your home for the next two nights.

      Enrich

      Enjoy a guided tour of Holyrood Palace, the Queen’s official residence in Scotland, where you’ll get to enjoy a glass of champagne.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Edinburgh
      Highlights:
      Royal Yacht Britannia

      Take an insightful city tour, then board the Royal Yacht Britannia, which served the Queen and her family from 1953 to 1997. The ship has been preserved in the state it was on the Queen’s last official voyage. Later, explore Edinburgh Castle, the iconic symbol of this beautiful 1,000 year-old city.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 19 - Edinburgh > York
      Highlights:
      Viking heritage

      Journey to York by train for an overnight stay, to learn about the city’s Roman and Viking heritage on a guided tour.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 20 - York > Stratford
      Highlights:
      William Shakespeare

      Today visit Chatsworth House, the backdrop of the film Pride and Prejudice. Continue on to Stratford-upon-Avon and discover the birthplace of Shakespeare before checking in to the elegant hotel

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 21 - Stratford > Oxford > London
      Highlights:
      Famous university town

      This morning, visit Oxford for a guided walking tour before travelling on to London for your overnight Special Stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 22 - London > Amsterdam
      Highlights:
      Welcome reception

      Today, fly to Amsterdam and board your Scenic Space-Ship.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 23 - Amsterdam
      Highlights:
      Canal Cruise

      Explore wonderful Amsterdam – with its wealth of canals, museums and bicycles.

      Freechoice

      Experience an iconic canal cruise or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans, with its windmills and open-air conservation area.

      Alternatively, you can make the most of your free time by walking or cycling the city, and letting your Tailormade GPS device open your eyes to its many key attractions.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 24 - Cologne > Marksburg
      Highlights:
      Medieval castle banquet
      Freechoice

      Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Alternatively enjoy a taste experience lecture on board your Scenic Space-Ship. Whatever you choose it’s a great day to see and discover.

      Enrich

      Delight in the medieval ambience of Marksburg Castle, which has remained virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages. You’ll get the opportunity to partake in a magnificent medieval feast, with an abundance of fine fare and quantities of free flowing local red wine. You can also look forward to being entertained in the grand tradition of Europe’s great royal houses, with minstrels and colourful court jesters, there for your exclusive pleasure.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 25 - Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim
      Highlights:
      Rhine Gorge

      Enjoy the unrivalled 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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 26 - Rüdesheim > Würzburg
      Highlights:
      Full day cruising

      Soak in the vistas of the Main River as you spend a full day relaxing on board your Scenic Space-Ship. Allow the passing scenery to mesmerise you from the comfort of your suite or the Sun Deck. Commentary from your Scenic Tailormade device will describe the captivating view unfolding before you in vivid detail. Or simply indulge in the on board amenities of your 5-star floating hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 27 - Würzburg
      Highlights:
      Romantic Rothenburg
      Freechoice

      Visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine. Or explore the famous Romantic Road, an important trade route during the Middle Ages, then take in the beautiful walled town of Rothenburg, a medieval gem that overlooks the Tauber River.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 28 - Bamberg
      Highlights:
      Old Town

      Immerse yourself in the Old Town of Bamberg, a World Heritage-listed Site alive with history. With your knowledgeable local guide, walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did. During your leisure time you might like to savour the traditional smoked beer of the region.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 29 - Nuremberg
      Highlights:
      WWII history

      Welcome to this fascinating and ancient Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.

      Freechoice

      Visit moving WWII sites or choose something a little lighter and learn new techniques at a gingerbread baking class.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 30 - Regensburg
      Highlights:
      Danube Gorge

      From its medieval town, the bordering Bavarian Forest and the confluence of three rivers, Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences.

      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 oldest monastic breweries in the world.

      You could also take a leisurely cycle on your own to the Walhalla monument with your Tailormade GPS device.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 31 - Passau > Salzburg
      Highlights:
      The Wonder of The Sound of Music
      Enrich

      Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place. Based on the timeless movie of the same name, this exclusive production is performed in the rolling hills of Salzburg and will wow you with its stage sets. Enjoy an authentic Austrian lunch before an afternoon of humming along to some of the catchy classics.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 32 - Melk > Dürnstein
      Highlights:
      Sundowners in Wachau Valley
      Freechoice

      Experience Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey on a guided tour. Alternatively, the more active can embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Melk to one of the most enchanting villages in the region, Dürnstein – at your own pace, of course.  Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines.

      Sundowners

      As the day ends, you’ll get to enjoy a fine view at the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley. You’ll be in very fine company, and will experience a wonderful day. Of course, we can’t take all the credit for this one. It’s nature who’ll provide the view, we’re just bringing the drinks.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 33 - Vienna
      Highlights:
      Enrich Private Viennese concert

      Acquaint yourself with this opulent city by taking a fascinating guided tour of its most famous sights, including the Ringstrasse.

      Enrich

      Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. Even in elegant Vienna, Palais Liechtenstein is one of the grandest of all venues.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 34 - Vienna
      Highlights:
      Schönbrunn Palace
      Freechoice

      Take a guided tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace, and witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School for either a tour of the stables or to see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or you might wish to explore this majestic city on a guided cycling tour.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 35 - Budapest
      Highlights:
      Hospital in the Rock Museum

      We find ourselves in Budapest, one of Europe’s oldest and prettiest cities.

      Freechoice

      Make the most of a guided tour of this city including a piano concert, or relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Or you can choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 36 - Budapest
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      Depart after breakfast, Budapest is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

      Meals included: Breakfast