v.3 Explorateur Travel - Farmer

Cheryl Farmer & Family

Thursday 15th August – Thursday 22nd August 2024

Number of Travellers: 4
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Overview

Spending time with family, creating lifelong memories, exploring historic cities and meeting friendly locals along the way. Your family adventure in London and Dublin two of the UK & Ireland’s top cities is sure to be a hit with all the family.
Start your adventure with a quintessential English experience, afternoon tea or High Tea in Kensington. Over the next few days you will explore this multi cultural city with some locals who know all the hidden spots. The highlight of your time here no doubt being your Taylor Swift concert.

As you move to Ireland, the pace slows a little as you immerse yourself with the locals and visitors alike in Dublin. Tour the city from the vantage point of a bus as you sip tea and eat scones with jam and cream, meet some local ladies who’s skills crafting with silver will help produce a memorable piece and get out of the city for some countryside exploration with a local guide. With great food, even better pubs your time in Dublin may be short but will be filled with fun.

Day by Day

Day 1 - Thursday 15th August - London Arrival

Upon your arrival at London airport, you’ll be greeted by your private driver, ready to whisk you away to The Kensington, your luxurious haven in the heart of the city. Sit back and relax as you journey through the bustling streets, anticipation building for the adventures that await. Upon arrival at the hotel, indulge in a quintessentially British experience with afternoon tea, where delectable treats and aromatic brews await. Allow yourself to unwind amidst the elegant surroundings, savouring every moment of relaxation before you embark on your London escapades.

Overnight: London | The Kensington
Room Type: Deluxe Twin (Connecting)
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Friday 16th August - Exploration of London

Get ready to embark on a stylish adventure as you meet your dapper drivers at the hotel, ready to whisk you away on a Panoramic Tour of the city in traditional Mini Coopers. With the wind in your hair and iconic landmarks passing by, immerse yourself in the charm of London’s streets as only a Mini can provide. Following this exhilarating ride, delve into the rich history and grandeur of Westminster Abbey with a guided tour. From royal coronations to historic burials, every corner of this majestic abbey tells a story of centuries past. Let the grandeur of Westminster Abbey captivate your imagination before you continue your exploration of London’s treasures. Later this afternoon, ascend into the sky aboard the iconic London Eye with an expert guide by your side. Take in breathtaking views of the city’s landmarks while learning fascinating facts and anecdotes about London’s history and architecture.

Overnight: London | The Kensington
Room Type: Deluxe Twin (Connecting)
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Saturday 17th August - Kensington Palace and Taylor Swift

This morning, you’ll explore the opulent rooms of Kensington Palace, together on a self guided tour. Once home to Queen Victoria and Princess Diana, marvel at the intricate architecture and lavish furnishings while learning about the palace’s rich history and royal residents. Immerse yourselves in the grandeur of royal life as you stroll through the picturesque gardens and discover the stories that have unfolded within these walls. Later this afternoon, Darby and Madison, get ready for an unforgettable evening as you head to the Taylor Swift concert with return transfers all arranged. Meanwhile, Cheryl and Robert, head out for some self exploration of the city.

Overnight: London | The Kensington
Room Type: Deluxe Twin (Connecting)
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Sunday 18th August - Historic London

Begin a journey through London’s iconic highlights as you delve into the city’s rich tapestry of history and culture. Begin your adventure at the historic Tower of London, where tales of kings, queens, and intrigue await within its ancient walls. Marvel at the majestic Tower Bridge, an architectural masterpiece spanning the River Thames, before immersing yourself in the vibrant ambience of Borough Market, a foodie’s paradise brimming with culinary delights. As you wander through London’s verdant parks, from Hyde Park to St. James’s Park, soak in the tranquil beauty of these urban oases, where lush greenery provides a serene escape from the bustling city streets. With each stop, you’ll uncover a new facet of London’s charm, leaving you captivated by its timeless allure.

Overnight: London | The Kensington
Room Type: Deluxe Twin (Connecting)
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Monday 19th August - London to Dublin - Guinness Storehouse Experience

Departing London today, your short hop flight across the Irish Sea takes you to Dublin, the capital of Ireland and your home for the next three nights.

An airport transfer will meet you on arrival at the airport and take you the short distance to your city central hotel where you can freshen up, grab a bite to eat and get ready for your first afternoon in Dublin.

Head out to start exploring and we recommend heading straight for Dublin Castle where your introduction to Irish History begin. Constructed in the early thirteenth century on the site of a Viking settlement, Dublin Castle served for centuries as the headquarters of English, and later British, administration in Ireland.
Take a walk through the famous Temple Bar, the live trad. music spills out from many of the pubs and cafes along te cobbled stoned streets. Stop for a beverage or two, checking out some musicians and buskers as you go, making your way to the iconic Guinness Storehouse for a late afternoon tour.

We are happy to make you diner reservations in The Winding Stair this evening to celebrate your first night in Ireland.

Overnight: Dublin 2 | The Davenport Hotel
Room Type: 2 x Classic Twins
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Tuesday 20th August - Afternoon Tea & Silver Workshop

Visit St Stephens Green this morning, a historic park and gardens in the centre of Dublin. Grab some coffees and pastries and stroll the gardens and monuments in the bright morning sunshine.
Later this morning experience afternoon tea with a difference aboard a vintage bus. Sip Earl Grey or good old Lyons and indulge in scones jam and cream as you potter about the streets of Dublin with music banter and great conversations.

Alight from your bus and make your way to Drury Street where Jill and her skilled team will take you through the process of forging a bespoke piece of jewellery to commemorate your graduation and time in Ireland.

This evening, visit one of the local pubs for some traditional Irish pub food and drinks with the locals.

 

Overnight: Dublin 2 | The Davenport Hotel
Room Type: 2 x Classic Twins
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Wednesday 21st August - Powerscourt House & Glendalough Monastic Site

Spend today in the care of a local guide with over 20 years guiding experience. Together you will take a dive into some of Ireland’s ancient history in the nearby Wicklow Mountains. A short drive from Dublin, into the southern reaches of the county,  you will make a short stop at Powerscourt House and Gardens to take in the panoramic views of the world renowned gardens and waterfall.
The Wicklow Way is a 131 km long distance trail that crosses the Wicklow Mountains and one of its historic highlights is located at Glendalough. The Monastic City of Glendalough, founded by St Kevin in the 6th century became an important learning centre for early Christian monks and was the site of many viking raids and attacks over the years. Today the site is recognised for its historic importance with the addition of an interactive centre helping visualise the city in its former glory.

Back in Dublin, your final night dinner can be fine dining or casual as you wish. We are happy to make a reservation for you.

Overnight: Dublin 2 | The Davenport Hotel
Room Type: 2 x Classic Twins
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 - Thursday 22nd August - Depart Dublin

An airport transfer will take you back to the airport this morning in time for your return flights home. We hope your time in London and Dublin has been memorable and we would love the opportunity to welcome you back to Ireland and the UK again.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 5 in London
  • All accommodation from Day 5 to Day 8 in Dublin
  • Breakfast daily
  • Lunch included Day 4 in London and Day 7 in Ireland
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable qualified guide on Day 2 and Day 4 in London and day 7 in Ireland
  • Ground transportation from Day 1 to Day 4 in London and day 7 Ireland
  • Airport transfer on arrival and departure in London and Dublin
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Afternoon Tea at The Kensington
  • Panoramic Tour in Traditional Mini Cooper
  • Entry to Tower of London
  • Entry to Tower Bridge
  • Entry and tastings at Borough Market
  • Entry to Kensington Palace
  • Entry onto the London Eye
  • Return transfer to Taylor Swift concert at Wembley
  • Afternoon Tea Bus Experience Dublin
  • Private Silver Workshop Dublin
  • Guided Glendalough & Powerscourt House Day Wicklow
  • 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

Pricing:

The price for this itinerary, based on 4 clients on a twin-share basis, and including a £12/ €12 per person conservation contribution is:

£3,475 GBP per person
€2,970 Euro per person

Conservation Contribution

This voluntary donation of £12 per person goes towards conservation projects in the locations we operate.  If you would like to opt out just let your trip designer know.