Jet Set World Travel – Joint England and Ireland Calloway

Brian and Tiffany Calloway and Family

Thursday 30th May – Sunday 9th June 2024

Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights

Day by Day

Day 1 - Thursday 30th May - Welcome to London

On arrival in London, meet your private driver before a swift transfer to your centrally located hotel. After a quick freshen up meet your local guide for an afternoon walking tour in the City. Explore the delights of Hyde Park and stroll through St James’ park before casting your eyes upon Buckingham Palace. Traverse The Mall as you make your way to Traflgar to hear more about this iconic area of London. Returning to the hotel, take some time to relax ahead of your family adventure in England. An unmissable destination for travellers, the capital city is an international melting pot that brims with culture, history and iconic landmarks. With a well-known and well-deserved reputation for an eclectic and globally diverse food scene, your dinner this evening is sure to be a thoroughly enjoyable affair. Later, draw the curtains on the twinkling lights of the city to enjoy a good night’s sleep ahead of an exciting day of exploring tomorrow.

Overnight: London | Nobu Portman Square
Room Type: Deluxe Balcony (connecting).
Meals Included: Lunch

Day 2 - Friday 31st May - London Highlights

Enjoy a delightful breakfast before starting an unforgettable journey through the heart of London with your local guide. Begin your day by witnessing the iconic Changing of the Guard ceremony, a quintessentially British experience. Following this, buckle up for an exhilarating adventure aboard a private high-speed RIB  as you zoom down the Thames, taking in the city’s stunning skyline. Disembark at the historic Tower of London, where you’ll stroll to Shakespeare’s Globe for an insightful tour of the renowned playwright’s theatrical legacy. After a delightful lunch, delve into the royal history of the Tower of London before marvelling at the engineering of Tower Bridge. Return to your hotel in the evening, ready to rest and recharge for another day of exploration in the vibrant city

Overnight: London | Nobu Portman Square
Room Type: Deluxe Balcony (Connecting)
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Saturday 1st June - Churchill War Rooms, Westminster Abbey and the V&A

Join your guide for a captivating journey through London’s rich history. Start the day with a private out-of-hours visit to Churchill’s War Rooms, go behind the glass and in the underground labyrinth that once served as the nerve centre of British wartime operations. Immerse yourselves in the wartime atmosphere and gain insights into Winston Churchill’s leadership during World War II. Next, explore the awe-inspiring Westminster Abbey, where the nation’s history and royal ceremonies come to life. Marvel at the stunning architecture and the final resting places of notable figures. Conclude your cultural exploration at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), a treasure trove of art and design spanning centuries. Admire the diverse exhibits, from fashion and sculpture to decorative arts. Late afternoon, return to your hotel, reflecting on the day’s discoveries and choose to relax or venture into the city at your leisure.

Overnight: London | Nobu Portman Square
Room Type: Deluxe Balcony (Connecting)
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Sunday 2nd June - Stonehenge and Windsor Castle

On your final day in England, an enchanting day of discoveries awaits. Meet your knowledgeable guide at the hotel for a private transfer to the mystical Stonehenge. Spend the morning unravelling the mysteries of this ancient monument, marvelling at the towering stones and pondering the rich history that surrounds them. After absorbing the unique energy of Stonehenge, continue your journey to the majestic Windsor Castle, where royal heritage comes to life. Explore the opulent State Apartments and St. George’s Chapel, soaking in the grandeur of this historic fortress. As the day draws to a close, make your way back to London, where you’ll spend your final night in the city. Reflect on the day’s adventures and anticipate the warmth of Ireland awaiting you in the next chapter of your family’s journey.

Overnight: London | Nobu Portman Square
Room Type: Deluxe Balcony (Connecting)
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Monday 3rd June - Welcome to Dublin- Afternoon Dublin Walking Tour

Departing London for Dublin, a private transfer will pick you up from the airport and whisk you into the city to your 5 star hotel in the city centre. Check-in is at 3pm however feel free to leave your bags, freshen up, or have a bite to eat.

Head out in the afternoon to enjoy a walking tour with a local private guide through this vibrant capital city, with its mix of 1,000 years of architecture from the mediaeval to Georgian to modern. See the Georgian style Merrion Square, lush St. Stephen’s Green and Fitzwilliam Square, as well as O’Connell Street, the site of the ‘1916 Uprising’ that led to Ireland’s independence in 1922. Your guide is also a historian who will bring the city to life with colourful tales of life in the city in times gone by.

Overnight: Dublin | The Merrion Hotel
Room Type: 2 x Deluxe King, 1 x Superior Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Tuesday 4th June - Celtic Games

Today, dare to be a Celtic Warrior! Take a journey of discovery deep into Irish culture, where our sports and language meet. From hurling, one of the oldest field sports in the world, to Gaelic football you will experience an enthralling energy packed introduction to our National Games that will literally take your breath away and leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

There are many tours and experiences we can recommend for you in Dublin from vintage tea busses to literary pub tours to the iconic Guinness Storehouse, or simply take a wander, Dublin is easily navigated by foot.

Overnight: Dublin | The Merrion Hotel
Room Type: 2 x Deluxe King, 1 x Superior Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Wednesday 5th June - Dublin to Kerry

Your private guide will meet you this morning. After some short introductions, together you will transfer west from Dublin to The Kingdom of Kerry, and to its picturesque town of Killarney.
The Killarney National Park, the first National Park to be established in Ireland was created when the Muckross Estate was donated to the state in 1932. Today the park encompasses 26,000 acres of mountains, woodlands, lakes, waterfalls and history.

Your guide will join you this evening for dinner to toast your first night together on the west coast.

Your hotel, situated within walking distance to all the local restaurants, pubs and shops offers you 5 star comfort and service.

 

Overnight: Killarney | The Killarney Park Hotel
Room Type: Muckross Suite and Classic King
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 - Thursday 6th June - Explore Killarney National Park

This morning Killarney National Park is yours to explore. Your guide will join you on a boat tour of the famous Killarney Lakes where Ireland’s tallest mountain peaks make for an awe-inspiring backdrop. Here you will enjoy the panoramic backdrop of the Macgillycuddy Reek mountains as you travel by traditional wooden boat. Torc Waterfall in the park’s lush, green heart is the final stop on today’s adventure. Explore the stunning mountainside waterfall, a perfect place to stretch your legs and enjoy an incredible photo opportunity before visiting an iconic manor house, Muckross House and Gardens.

Overnight: Killarney | The Killarney Park Hotel
Room Type: Muckross Suite and Classic King
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9 - Friday 7th June - Unique Foraging Experience

Found on the shores of the south Kerry coast is one of our favourite characters. A fisherman, foraging expert, storyteller and a true Irish gent, John will take you on a wander along the shoreline learning about life on Ireland’s west coast all the while regaling you with tales of characters from the region, from lonely monks to 18th century civil rights activists to mythical heroes. Top your day off with a visit to the home of one of Ireland’s most famous revolutionary political figures before returning to your hotel this evening

Overnight: Killarney | The Killarney Park Hotel
Room Type: Muckross Suite and Classic King

Day 10 - Saturday 8th June - The Dingle Peninsula

Leaving the hustle and bustle of Killarney behind, head west to the Dingle Peninsula. Visit a local farm and meet a couple of  miniature donkeys. Take a tour of a real gypsy wagon before experiencing a stunning sheepdog demonstration with the fluffy and incredibly talented Jess and Sam.  There may be baby lambs to feed, pups underfoot, turf burning in the hearth and a tale or two to be told.

Be sure to grab a bite of lunch at the family pub of Antarctic explorer Tom Crean, who made attempts at the South Pole with both Scott and Shackleton before returning to Killarney.

 

Overnight: Killarney | The Killarney Park Hotel
Room Type: Muckross Suite and Classic King
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 11 - Sunday 9th June - Depart

Returning to Dublin or Shannon airport, your time in Ireland has come to an end. We hope it was filled with laughter and learning and you come travel with us once again.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 11
  • Most meals as indicated above, breakfast and lunch daily while guided with X evening meals
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable qualified guide from Day X to Day X Scotland
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable qualified guide from Day 7 to 11 Ireland
  • Ground transportation from Day X to Day X Scotland
  • Ground transportation from Day 7 to Day 11 Ireland
  • Airport transfer on arrival in Ireland
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary
    England
    – Private Afternoon Walking Tour of London
    – Guided Tour of The Globe
    – Private Guide and Entry for the Tower of London
    – Private RIB Boat for transfer down the River Thames
    – Entry to Tower Bridge and Engine Rooms
    – Private Before Opening Hours – Behind the Glass Tour of Churchill War Rooms
    – Private Guide and Entry to the V&A Museum
    – Private Guide and Entry to Westminster Abbey
    – Entry to Stonehenge with a Private Guide
    – Private Guide and Entry to Windsor Castle
    Ireland
    – Private Walking Tour of Dublin 
    Private Celtic Games Experience
    – Private Killarney Boat Tour
    – Private Foraging Experience
    – Dingle Day incl Farm Tour
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • Snacks throughout the trip
  • 24 hour in-country support from the Wilderness Team
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Gratuities for the main driver guide
Pricing Read More

Please note the following pricing is based on 6 persons sharing a mix of rooms and suites throughout.

As Ireland and the UK are different countries with different currencies, we are unable to quote one trip cost and will require two deposits and payments in each countries local currency.

Ireland Portion pricing NET €5,785  EURO per person

England portion pricing NET £4,670 GBP per person

 

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