About the tour: The Best of UK & Ireland

This brand new Highlights of UK and Ireland tour soaks up the best these beautiful isles have to offer. Explore world-renowned cities, iconic landmarks, wild Irish coastlines and pretty country villages as we uncover centuries of culture and history on our unforgettable journey.

Tour Includes


  • 13 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 10 evening meals
  • Regional joining points

14 days from £1769 pp

Departure Dates

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
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  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Regional departure by coach or Door-to-Door service. This afternoon we arrive in London, with time at leisure for shopping or sightseeing, before continuing to our hotel for two nights.

    London
    London

    Included Highlights

    • London

    This morning we travel to Royal Windsor on our included excursion. Famous for the castle, which is over 900 years old and the largest inhabited castle in the world, Windsor boasts pleasant cobbled streets lined with tearooms, souvenir shops and restaurants.

    This afternoon we return to London for free time.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Windsor Castle
    Windsor Castle

    Included Highlights

    • London
    • Windsor Castle

    We begin the day with a visit to one of England’s most famous landmarks, the fascinating, prehistoric Stonehenge. You will have time to explore the visitors' centre before admiring the monument up close.

    Later, we continue to the elegant Georgian city of Bath. Renowned for its Roman heritage, natural hot springs and graceful architecture, you will have free time to explore the city’s delightful streets at your own pace.

    This afternoon we continue to Bristol for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Bath
    Bath

    Included Highlights

    • Bath
    • Stonehenge

    We head to the lovely market town of Stratford upon Avon. Set on the River Avon and famed as the home of William Shakespeare, you will have time to discover the historic landmarks and locations associated with the famous playwright.

    We continue to Leeds for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Stratford-upon-Avon
    Stratford-upon-Avon

    Included Highlights

    • Stratford-upon-Avon

    This morning we head to York. With Roman roots and a strong Viking heritage, York is one of England’s finest and most beautiful historic cities. Surrounded by ancient, medieval walls the city has a stunningly preserved historic heart which is home to the magnificent Gothic Minster. Famed for its medieval stained glass, the Minster’s Great East Window is thought to be the largest area of stained glass in the world.

    This afternoon we travel to Edinburgh, where we stay for two nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    York
    York

    Included Highlights

    • York

    We spend the day in Edinburgh, one of Europe’s great capital cities. Walk the Royal Mile, which links Castle Hill (the city’s oldest street), the Lawnmarket, High Street and Cannongate and runs through the heart of the Old Town.

    Take time to discover the atmospheric ‘closes’ or alleys running rib-like off the backbone of the Mile. There is also a good choice of pubs, restaurants and teashops, so it’s easy to find refreshments while exploring.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Edinburgh
    Edinburgh

    Included Highlights

    • Edinburgh

    We begin the day with a visit to Pitlochry. Famous for its two malt whiskey distilleries and salmon ladder, you will have time to explore this pretty little town before continuing through the Cairngorms National Park to Inverness.

    The largest National Park in the UK, the Cairngorms is renowned for its spectacular scenery and abundance of wildlife including Red Deer and the Golden Eagle.

    We stay overnight, near Inverness.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Pitlochry
    Pitlochry

    Included Highlights

    • Cairngorms National Park
    • Pitlochry

    This morning we head to Loch Ness –arguably Scotland's most famous Loch – where you will have time at leisure to explore.

    The ruined Urquhart Castle, located along the northern shore, indicates the deepest part of the Loch, which may be the best place to spot the elusive monster?

    We continue to Loch Lomond, mainland Britain's largest lake. Overlooked by the peak of Ben Lomond, Loch Lomond is described by many as 'the Queen of Scottish Lochs' and is often referred to as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands’.

    We stay overnight in the Glasgow area.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Loch Lomond
    Loch Lomond

    Included Highlights

    • Loch Lomond
    • Loch Ness

    This morning we make the two-hour ferry crossing from Scotland to Northern Ireland, arriving this afternoon in the vibrant city of Belfast, where you will have time at leisure to explore this bustling city, perhaps visiting the Titanic Belfast Exhibition (entrance at extra cost).

    During your visit, an optional sightseeing tour will be available to introduce you to the city. Our sightseeing tour takes in the Falls and Shankill Road, and political wall paintings. We also see the Cathedral Quarter, one of Belfast’s oldest areas. We then return to the city centre, passing Stormont and the CS Lewis Memorial.

    Later, enjoy time at leisure, maybe for a pint of Guinness at the famous Crown Liquor Saloon. We stay overnight in Belfast.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Belfast
    Belfast

    Included Highlights

    • Belfast

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2021 2022
    • Belfast Sightseeing
    TBC TBC
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    A day of fantastic scenery on our included excursion as we head to the world-famous Giant’s Causeway (visitor centre entrance extra, approximately £12.50), with its basalt columns and tales of ancient Irish giants. Entrance to see the famous stones is via the new visitor centre, and then either by walking to the stones (approximately ½ mile), or taking the local shuttle bus (extra cost – approximately £2).

    Our day continues with a picturesque drive through County Donegal to the county town of Sligo for two nights. Straddling the Garavogue River, Sligo is known for its literary heritage and its dramatic scenery.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Giant's Causeway
    Giant's Causeway

    Included Highlights

    • Giant's Causeway

    A day of glorious scenery awaits as we head to Achill, Ireland's largest island on our optional excursion.

    Reaching the island by road bridge, we follow the spectacular Atlantic Coast Drive, a circular route around the southern tip of the island overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the islands of Clare and Beg.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Achill Island
    Wild Atlantic Way

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2021 2022
    • Wild Atlantic Way
    TBC TBC
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    We leave Sligo and head south to the ‘City of Tribes’, Galway. You will have free time to explore the beautiful beaches, long winding promenade, cobbled streets and colourful shop façades.

    This afternoon we head east to Dublin.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Galway
    Galway

    Included Highlights

    • Galway

    We spend today in the lively Irish capital of Dublin, where our optional sightseeing tour will give you a taste of this fascinating city. The tour will show you the inner city of Dublin, which if left on your own would take a week!

    You will see both the north and south part of the capital. The tour is a panoramic one, seeing beautiful buildings of significance like Trinity College, St Patrick’s Cathedral, The National Art Gallery and the Four Courts. Dublin is a beautiful Georgian city and highlights will be the magnificence of Georgian Dublin with visits to some of the superb squares.

    Dublin is also home to the Guinness Storehouse, should you wish to pay homage to Dublin’s most famous drink and see a panorama of Dublin from its glassed Gravity Bar.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Dublin
    Dublin

    Included Highlights

    • Dublin

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2021 2022
    • Dublin Sightseeing
    TBC TBC
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    To Holyhead, then home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    *Depending on departure time, breakfast on Day 14 may be on the ferry.

    Travel Insurance from £42.00 (14 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person). Single Room Supplement from £599.00 (14 days).

    The Best of UK & Ireland 14 days from £1769pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    Throughout your tour, you will stay at 3-star and 4-star hotels.

    Travel Options

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £15pp (up to 6 days duration), £25pp (7 and 8 days duration), £30pp (9 to 11 days) or £35pp (12 days or more) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on our Executive and Silver Service coaches and for one or two persons on our Luxuria coaches and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for a supplement of £8pp (up to 6 days duration), £15pp (7 and 8 days duration), £18pp (9 to 11 days) or £22pp (12 days or more).

    Guaranteed front or second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the UK port. Occasionally, front and second row seats may be on a request only basis.

    Please note: children under 15 years of age are not permitted to sit in the front seats of any coach.

    On some coaches the legroom on front seats, central view seats and seats directly in front of the washroom may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled or merged for any reason and front or second row seats or central view seats or table seats are not available on your tour, you will be refunded any supplement paid. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    Central View Seats are available to pre-book free of charge.

    Table Seats are available to pre-book free of charge on our Luxuria coaches.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    Customers own alcohol cannot be consumed on board our vehicles.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    Silver Service, refreshments

    Silver Service Features

    • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
    • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
    • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
    • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
    • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
    • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
    • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
    • Onboard toilet

    Silver Service Seating Plan

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    Luxuria - Charging sockets

    Luxuria Features

    • Deluxe armchair-style seats with leather exterior, central arm rests with cup holders and retractable calf rests give you a more comfortable journey.
    • Every seat has its own, fully interactive, touch screen T.V. offering a wide choice of entertainment so you can control what you want to watch and when.
    • There’s also a selection of double and single seats, including four seats face-to-face with tables. And with a total of 5 single seats available, these are ideal for passengers travelling independently.
    • Plug sockets and USB points at each seat mean you can keep your devices fully charged throughout your journey.
    • Onboard toilet.

    Luxuria Seating Plan

    Luxuria Seating Plan

    Find your nearest joining point

    We have hundreds of coach joining points throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest joining point, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note joining points are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

      On Single Traveller holidays and coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point. If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining points we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. The cost is from £40 per booking each way for up to four people per booking.

      If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge – please enquire at the time of booking.

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