Fly from $899* Return on Britain & Ireland Tours

Discover thousands of years of history and explore iconic landmarks seen in TV, films and books. Spend the night in magnificent castles, and marvel at the charm and elegance of Britain and Ireland - from cosmopolitan London to quaint Adare. Book now and save for a limited time when you combine your 2019 Britain & Ireland journey with flights.


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Gems of Britain (Air Inclusive)

from $2,624 pp

5 Days | Visiting England, Scotland and Wales

Succinct and full of bucket-list highlights, this spirited journey captures the essence of Britain in only a few days. It includes a fantastic cross-section of Britain’s historic towns, traditional heritage, cultural figures and idyllic scenic landscapes.

Highlights:

  • Edinburgh: See Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Sir Walter Scott Monument and explore the elegant New Town. For a limited time in August, you can witness the remarkable spectacle of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
  • Stratford-upon-Avon: Discover the fascinating story of William Shakespeare’s early years.
  • York: See the York Minster and crocked Shambles within the city walls.
  • Jedburgh: See the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey.
  • Liverpool: Stay in the home city of The Beatles.
  • Chester: Explore the former Roman fortress town and see the Eastgate Clock, cathedral, black and white ‘Rows' and remains of the Roman Amphitheatre.
  • Cardiff: During an orientation with your Travel Director, see the castle and Principality Stadium.
  • Bath: See the Royal Crescent, Pulteney Bridge and Bath Abbey.
  • Stonehenge: Walk around the strange and awe-inspiring monoliths that have stood for 5,000 years.
 
 

 
 

Irish Elegance (Air Inclusive)

from $4,567 pp

8 Days | Visiting: Ireland

Showcasing the very best sights and scenery of Ireland including the Wild Atlantic Way and a night at the magnificently restored Ashford Castle.

Insight Experiences:

  • Dublin: Enjoy VIP priority entry to the Book of Kells and a guided walk though Trinity College with a University insider.
  • Killarney: Join a Local Expert for a one-hour hike on wooded paths and lakeside trails along West Meadow Bay.

Highlights:

  • Blarney: It is said that those who kiss the stone are bestowed with the power to persuade, flatter and coax. You are invited to dangle from the ramparts of Blarney Castle to acquire the gift of the gab.
  • Ring of Kerry: Venture into a world of towering cliffs, lakelands and remote villages as you travel the Ring of Kerry.
  • Cliffs of Moher: Overlook the Wild Atlantic Way from these majestic cliffs.
  • Galway: See the stunning cathedral of the City of Tribes.
  • Ashford Castle: On arrival to Ashford Castle, you are escorted over the drawbridge by a lone piper for a majestic entrance fit for royalty.

Best of Ireland & Scotland (Air Inclusive)

from $6,318 pp

14 Days | Visiting: Ireland and Scotland

Despite the many regional variations between Ireland and Scotland, they share a natural affinity, tracing back to their Gaelic roots, together with stunning landscapes, and warm-hearted communities.

Insight Experiences:

  • Dublin: Enjoy VIP priority entrance to the Book of Kells and a guided walk though Trinity College with a university insider.
  • Kildare: Join an equine professional for a behind-the-scenes look at the Irish National Stud. 
  • Waterford: Meet a master craftsperson and see the showroom on your guided tour of the House of Waterford.
  • Killarney: A local Jarvey informs you of the history, legend and folklore of Killarney aboard a famous jaunting car ride.

Highlights:

  • Giant's Causeway: Steeped in legend, the awe-inspiring coastal scenery is a spectacle to behold.
  • Highlands: Find out why the Battle of Culloden changed the Highland way of life forever at the Culloden Moor Visitor Centre.
  • Edinburgh: Walk inside the walls of the Edinburgh Castle to view the Scottish Crown Jewels, the Stone of Destiny and Mons Meg.
 
 

 
 

Britain & Ireland Discovery (Air Inclusive)

from $8,418 pp

22 Days | Visiting: England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales

This epic adventure illuminates the hidden corners of the British Isles. Along the way, encounter the full arc of Celtic heritage, cultures, legends and traditions.

Insight Experiences:

  • Orkney Isles: Strewn across the windswept Orkneys are relics that span human history, from pagan stone circles to reminders of wartime tragedy.
  • Londonderry: Experience sightseeing with one of Northern Ireland's best storytellers, Ronan, as he walks with you inside the city walls.
  • Kilkenny: Kilkenny has the greatest amount of All Ireland titles of its national sport of hurling. Meet a player to gain an exciting insight into this unique Irish cultural experience, through a demonstration of skill.
  • Waterford: Meet a master craftsman on your guided visit of the world-famous House of Waterford Crystal.

Highlights:

  • Inverness: See the River Ness and Inverness Castle.
  • Limerick: See King John’s Castle, St. Mary’s Cathedral and the treaty stone.
  • Glastonbury: Explore the town rumored to be the resting place of legendary King Arthur and the Holy Grail, and location of one of the world's largest music festivals.

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More Britain & Ireland Trips:


ItineraryDurationVisitingPrice from
Best of Britain9 daysEngland, Scotland, Wales$4,394 pp
Country Roads of Scotland9 daysScotland$4,424 pp
Elegance of Great Britain11 daysEngland, Scotland$5,249 pp
Focus on Ireland7 daysIreland$3,638 pp
Country Roads of Ireland12 daysIreland$4,940 pp
Romantic Britain and Ireland18 daysEngland, Scotland, Ireland, Wales$7,531 pp

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*Terms and Conditions: Fly economy from $899 return per person in conjunction with selected 2019 Europe & Britain summer departures. Air deals are available for new bookings created from 25 Feb to 31 March 2019; until sold out. Prices shown include airfare and any applicable taxes and surcharges. The offer is based on fares to and from the nearest European city to the trip’s start and end point. Other destinations are available; however surcharges may apply. Economy class airfares are valid for travel to Europe departing from ADL/BNE/MEL/PER/SYD for travel between 01 Apr 2019 - 26 Jun 2019 & 08 Jul 2019 - 30 Nov 2019. Blackout dates apply. A fee of $350 per person will apply to air bookings where any flight sector is outside of the airlines system date range. A surcharge will apply if the necessary booking class is not available and a higher booking class is required. The air carrier selected (Cathay Pacific) is at the discretion of Insight Vacations based on available fare classes at the time of booking and must be purchased in conjunction with one of the specified Insight Vacations departures. The airfare cannot be sold in isolation and is subject to availability. A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person and full payment for the airfare is due within 7 days of booking or by 31 March 2019. By paying your deposit you accept the Terms and Conditions of the Insight Vacations Air Offer; and air tickets will be issued. Cathay Pacific reserves the right to advise an earlier airfare Ticketing Time Limit date; subject to booking conditions and restrictions. After ticket issuance; fees for changes and 100% cancellation fees (including air taxes and fuel) will apply. Flight Offers are not combinable with the Early Payment Discount or any other promotional offer. Offer does not apply to trips to Greece; Turkey; Israel; Jordan; Egypt and Special Group Itineraries. Offers may be withdrawn or amended at any time. Please contact your travel agent for more information. SUPPLIER: Insight Vacations