Best of England, Scotland & Ireland
July 4-18, 2023 (15 Days)
Roundtrip Airfare from ABQ (not including airline baggage and in-flight charges)
Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
12 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels
Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
Admission to all listed attractions
Your SUN TOURS Escort (with 20 or more travelers)
Your professional Tour Director
All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
$7,240 Double occupancy, per person
$8,815 Single occupancy
$250 per person NOW holds your place
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: February 28, 2023
None through February 28, 2023
$250 - March 1 - 27, 2023
$4,200 - March 28 - May 28, 2023
100% after May 28, 2023
Historical monuments, royal treasures, amazing museums, beautiful countryside, fascinating history – all these and more are waiting for us on this in-depth tour of England, Ireland, and Scotland. With a history stretching back to Roman times, the British Isles offers a chance to understand the forefathers of the U.S.A., walk in the footprints of Shakespeare or Harry Potter and engage with the Irish, Scottish and British people, all resoundingly generous and friendly. Scenes from Braveheart, Belfast and The Crown come to life on this astounding tour.
DAY 1 - 2 D, L, D
We depart Albuquerque on our overnight flights to London. Upon arrival, we meet our Tour Guide for our 12 days of exploration, transfer to our hotel for 4 nights and rest a bit before our Welcome dinner together.
DAY 3 B, D
Today we begin to discover London. We take a deep dive into history with a tour of the Tower of London, which dates to 1066. It has served as a royal residence, a prison, an armory, home of the Royal Mint and home to the Crown Jewels of England.
DAY 4 B, D
Today we see the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace, then visit Westminster Abbey, where all coronations of English and British monarchs have occurred since the coronation of William the Conqueror in 1066. A cruise on the Thames give us some welcome relaxation. Tonight we enjoy dinner together before seeing a performance in London’s famous West End theatre district.
DAY 5 B
We leave London for the day to search for more amazing sights await us. We head to Stratford-on-Avon where we visit Shakespeare’s birthplace and the home of his wife, Anne Hathaway.
DAY 6 B, D
We check out of our hotel and head northwest. We take a short cruise on the river Dee, then stop in Liverpool to enjoy The Beatles Story. This award-winning exhibit is the world’s largest permanent museum telling the story of the lives and times of the famous rock and roll group. We stay one night in Liverpool.
DAY 7 B, D
We continue north into Ireland, taking a ferry from Holyhead to Dublin, where we have a city tour and visit the Guinness Storehouse before checking in to our hotel for two nights.
DAY 8 B
Today we tour Trinity College. It was founded in 1592 and is considered one of the world’s more prestigious universities.
DAY 9 B, D
Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and its largest city. Famous for its maritime heritage, Belfast was once the ship building center of the world. The Titanic was built here and we’ll visit the Titanic Museum to understand the design, construction and demise of the huge ship. Tonight we have a group dinner.
DAY 10 B
We continue through Northern Ireland, making a stop at the Giant’s Causeway, an area of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic fissure.
DAY 11 B, D
We travel from Northern Ireland into Scotland, taking a ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan and continuing to Glasgow.
DAY 12 B
The Scottish countryside is some of the most beautiful in the world and we will get to see it today, when we visit Loch Lomand and The Trossachs. We will also visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery and later enjoy sampling at a local whiskey distillery.
DAY 13 B, D
Today is full of castles. Stirling Castle, dating from the 15th and 15th Centuries is one of the largest and most important in Scotland. Then we drive to Edinburgh, which we explore with our local guide, before experiencing Edinburgh Castle.
DAY 14 B, D
We complete our exploration of Edinburgh today, then enjoy a Farewell Dinner together, complete with haggis and Scottish entertainment.
DAY 15 B
It’s time for us to return home, but we will never forget all the amazing sights of England, Ireland and Scotland.