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The British Isles In Depth

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From the lively cities to the breathtaking scenery, you’ll discover the best of England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and Northern Ireland on this in-depth Britain and Ireland tour.

Britain and Ireland are known for their breathtaking scenery, and this tour will not disappoint. You’ll see the 100-mile Ring of Kerry, with its rugged and magnificent landscapes; stunning scenery on Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula; the spectacular 668-foot Cliffs of Moher; Northern Ireland’s awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway, formed millions of years ago; and Brecon Beacons National Park, with its dramatic landscapes. Enjoy time in the Scottish Highlands, filled with dramatic landscapes, rolling farmland, picturesque seaside towns, and beautiful lochs (lakes).

Britain and Ireland are also known for their picturesque and historic towns and cities. On this Britain and Ireland tour, you’ll visit many of these towns, including Oxford, home to some of England’s most famous colleges; Stratford-upon-Avon, where you’ll get a glimpse into life in 16th-century England in Shakespeare’s hometown; York, England's most complete medieval city with its cobbled streets and the magnificent York Minster, England’s largest Gothic cathedral; Berwick-upon-Tweed, a peaceful coastal town with a turbulent past; Strathpeffer, known in its Victorian heyday as a spa resort; Looe, a pretty fishing village; the seaside town of Tramore; Bath, known for the excavations of Roman baths used for bathing and socializing 2,000 years ago; and many more. You’ll also visit the capitals-London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Dublin, and Belfast.

These are just some of the many highlights of this tour through the British Isles. For value-minded vacationers, this is the perfect way to see England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and Northern Ireland!

From the lively cities to the breathtaking scenery, you’ll discover the best of England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and Northern Ireland on this in-depth Britain and Ireland tour!

About Cosmos
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One of the greatest things about a Cosmos escorted tour is the peace of mind it provides. We take care of all the details and include transportation, hotels, professional Tour Directors, sightseeing with knowledgeable Local Guides, and even occasional meals—so you can immerse yourself fully in your travel experience! With Cosmos, you enjoy the benefits and convenience of escorted travel, ample free time to explore your destination the way you want, and longer stays in key cities so that you can immerse yourself in the local culture. You can even personalize your vacation with a great choice of optional activities. Start packing and let Cosmos turn your travel dreams into reality!

TRANSPORTATION
Spectacular train rides, breathtaking cable-car ascents, cruise ships, scenic day ferries, private first-class motorcoaches (most with free Wi-Fi )—Cosmos offers a wonderful variety of transportation for a memorable travel experience. And with Cosmos, you never have to worry about getting to the ferry on time, buying tickets for the train, or waiting in long lines to take the cable car. Just sit back and enjoy the ride! Each itinerary lists daily travel distances in kilometers and miles, so you’ll see just how close each country and destination are to each other.

MEALS
When it comes to meals, Cosmos strikes a perfect balance. We include some meals to save you time and money, yet we also leave enough free time so you can sample gastronomic delights on your own.

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS
Our packages include guided sightseeing and scenic highlights that reveal the best of of each destination. See the must-see sites with knowledgeable Local Guides who will bring each destination to life.

SWEET DREAMS
After a day of traveling, you want to relax at a comfortable, clean, and attractive hotel. We select hotels with the best guestrooms, service, and food for the money, so you can rest easy knowing we've checked everything out before your check in.

FRIENDS IN LOCAL PLACES
At the heart of every great Cosmos tour are the friendly, knowledgeable folks who show you around and help you maximize your free time. We go to incredible lengths to find the most professional Tour Directors and Local Guides. With commentary delivered in English, our Tour Directors are multilingual so they can navigate the world with ease and give you the richest experience possible.

EXPLORE YOUR WAY
No one enjoys a vacation where every second is spent on a schedule. We build free time into every Cosmos vacation, so you can eat, shop, and explore the way you want. Your Tour Director can offer suggestions for things to see and do—or you can join one of our many outstanding optional excursions. Whether you’re into art, music, food, wine, or history, we give you the freedom to truly personalize your trip with optional excursions that are meaningful to you.

Oct 01, 2023 through
Oct 23, 2023
Sep 27, 2023 7:00 PM
22 Nights from
$4,019.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
Aug 06, 2023 through
Aug 20, 2023
Aug 16, 2023 7:00 PM
22 Nights from
$4,489.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included - 2 departures, various dates.
Sep 03, 2023 through
Sep 17, 2023
Sep 13, 2023 7:00 PM
22 Nights from
$4,329.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included - 2 departures, various dates.
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 London, England
2 London
3 London – Oxford – Stratford - Upon - Avon – Wetherby
4 Wetherby – York – Newcastle
5 Newcastle – Berwick - Upon - Tweed – North Berwick, Scotland – Edinburgh
6 Edinburgh
7 Edinburgh – St. Andrews – Pitlochry – Culloden Moor – Inverness – Strathpeffer
8 Strathpeffer. West Coast Excursion
9 Strathpeffer – Fort William – Glasgow
10 Glasgow – Alloway – Belfast, Northern Ireland
11 Belfast – Giant’s Causeway – Derry – Belleek – Sligo, Ireland
12 Sligo – Galway – Cliffs Of Moher – Limerick
13 Limerick - Adare – Dingle Peninsula – Killarney
14 Killarney. Ring Of Kerry Excursion
15 Killarney – Blarney – Dungarvan – Tramore
16 Tramore – Waterford – Kilkenny – Dublin
17 Dublin
18 Dublin – Caernarvon, Wales – Liverpool, England
19 Liverpool – Builth Wells, Wales – Brecon – Cardiff
20 Cardiff – Bath, England – Glastonbury – Widecombe – Plymouth
21 Plymouth. Looe Excursion
22 Plymouth – Stonehenge – London
23 London
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.