Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Independent, Private

Combining History & Royalty (7 days)

Adams & Butler United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom To Belfast, Ireland

Valid for Departures Now Through: 27 Jul 2018

Combining History & Royalty (7 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
London, United Kingdom
The Kensington Hotel Breakfast

Arrive London (Heathrow or Gatwick).

Meet your chauffer at the airport. He will bring you to the hotel, where your walking tour guide will await you.

Enjoy a 4 hour panoramic tour of London. This tour is ideal for first-time visitors and really captures the very best that London has to offer.

Your private guide will make sure the morning or afternoon itinerary suits you and will begin with offering an insight into London’s history. Your guide’s commentary will be tailored to your personal interests and will be able to adapt to your specific requirements.

During your Classic Highlights Tour of London you will see Buckingham Palace with the Changing of the Guard (subject to army schedules), Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Piccadilly Circus, Harrods, Tower Bridge, the London Eye, the City of London, HMS Belfast, the Royal Parks, including Squares, along with narrow and hidden streets, not normally seen on the average tours.

Day 2
Oxford, United Kingdom
The Kensington Hotel Breakfast

Windsor Castle and Oxford with the driver-guide for up to 8 hours touring.

Oxford: The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English speaking world, and one of the most famous and prestigious higher education institutions of the world. It is possible to visit some of the colleges, including Christchurch College, which featured in the Harry Potter movies.

Windsor Castle: The largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, is one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen. The castle’s dramatic site encapsulates 900 years of British history. It covers an area of 26 acres and contains, as well as a royal palace, a magnificent chapel and the homes and workplaces of a large number of people.

The magnificent State Apartments are furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Canaletto and Gainsborough. In 1992 fire destroyed or damaged more than 100 rooms at the castle. The highly acclaimed restoration work, completed in 1997, is a testament to the extraordinary skills of some of the finest craftsmen in Europe.

Day 3
London, United Kingdom
The Kensington Hotel Breakfast

Free day in London.

OFFER FOR KENSINGTON HOTEL: 25% off afternoon tea.

COMPLIMENTARY TREAT: The Marylebone Hotel: Ladies’ Personal shopping experience at the L.K. Bennett boutique on Marylebone high street. The guest will get 20% off any purchases at that boutique. The experience will need to be booked 24 hours prior.

Day 4
Heathrow or Gatwick Airport, United Kingdom
Belfast, Ireland
The Merchant Hotel None

-Private transfer to Heathrow or Gatwick airport

-Arrive Belfast Airport. Meet your chauffer at the airport. He will bring you to the hotel. Once checked in, you will go to the Titanic Belfast Experience.

Titanic Belfast Experience. A self-guided experience through 9 state of the art interactive galleries detailing the entire Titanic story in chronological order. (Please allow at least 1hr 45 mins).

Titanic Belfast is a visitor attraction and a monument to Belfast’s maritime heritage on the site of the former Harland & Wolff shipyard in the city’s Titanic Quarter where the RMS Titanic was built. It tells the stories of the ill-fated Titanic, which hit an iceberg and sank during her maiden voyage in 1912, and her sister ships RMS Olympic and HMHS Britannic.

The building contains more than 12,000 square metres (130,000 sq ft) of floor space, most of which is occupied by a series of galleries etc.

Afternoon free to explore on own.

Day 5
Belfast, Ireland
The Merchant Hotel Breakfast

The booming linen industry in the North, made Belfast Ireland’s biggest city by 1888. The yellow cranes which dominate the river are Samson and Goliath and signpost the Harland and Wolff shipyard where the world-famous Titanic ship was built.

Enjoy a tour of Belfast City.

Start the day off at at Belfast City Hall, one of the finest Classical Renaissance buildings in Europe; it resembles an American state capital building. See the ornate dome, grand staircase and the poignant marble figures commemorating the loss of the Titanic.

Cross the road to the Linen Hall Library which has been lending books for over 200 years and is the oldest surviving subscription library in the UK. Close by is the Grand Opera House, Northern Ireland’s premier theatre. Queens University is beside the Ulster Museum, with its display of Spanish Armada treasures, and The Botanic Gardens in their superb curvilinear Victorian glasshouse.

A deviation off the road here would bring you to the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum. Set in over 170 acres of rolling countryside, this outdoor museum tells the story of life in 19th & early 20th century Ulster.

On the grounds of a Georgian manor house dozens of original relocated buildings combined with full-size reconstructions have created a very representative village (or even small town) of the period. Costumed guides add to the “time travel” feeling. The transport exhibition “across the road” is a highlight for fans of vintage technology. Return to Belfast.

Day 6
Belfast, Ireland
The Merchant Hotel Breakfast

Free day in Belfast.

Day 7
Belfast, Ireland
None None

Private transfer to Belfast Airport

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking & Biking

Description

BELFAST - LONDON

*Where to stay in London?

The Kensington Hotel 5*

Recently reopened after a 116m AED renovation programme,

The Kensington Hotel welcomes guests to the jewel of London’s

Regency quarter.

The Marylebone Hotel London 4*

At the epicentre of Marylebone Village, a bustling local

neighbourhood, with an abundance of independent boutiques,

fine restaurants and cool bars and surrounded by some of the

city’s most sought after residential property, this is an address

which has everything to offer the visitor to London.

*Where to stay in Belfast?

The Merchant Hotel 5*

The five star Merchant Hotel is a harmonious blend of Victorian

splendour and Art Deco inspired sleek modernity, situated in the

historic Cathedral Quarter of Belfast’s city centre.

The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast 4*

It's an enviable location, and the hotel impresses from the outset

with its friendly concierge (valet parking) and the understatedly

sumptuous foyer. Designed to look and feel like a (very classy)

living-room, it has an aura of calmness and serenity, with

comfortable contemporary leather chairs where you can relax while

watching the passing street parade through the floor to ceiling

windows.

About Us

We custom-design all our itineraries to suit your interests and wishes. We create trips of distinction. Recent special-interest trips include antiques, gardens, golf, gourmet, Jewish heritage, art, architecture and even ghosts! Our aim is to fulfill your dreams, to provide our clients with imaginative, fun and memorable trips and to bring quality and style to travel. At Adams & Butler, we give you the vacation you want – a unique experience, designed just for you. We conduct business in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French.

Insider Tip

Don't miss a private visit to the Scotch Whisky Society with its founder Charles MacLean, reputed to be 'the World's Leading Expert on Scotch Whisky" according to the London Times.

Terms & Conditions

DEPOSIT & FINAL PAYMENTS: Tour & customised itinerary bookings are provisional until a 30% deposit is received and confirmations issued, and until that time accommodation and services cannot be guaranteed. The balance is due 3 months prior to arrival. • Vacation home rental bookings are provisional until a 50% deposit is received and a confirmation issued. The balance is due 3 months prior to arrival. • If payment is not received as scheduled, your reservation may be automatically cancelled and deposit payment become forfeit. MEANS OF PAYMENT: Payment can be made by major credit card, cheque, or bank transfer. If you do choose to pay by bank transfer / Euro bank draft or cheque we will need a credit card number in order to confirm your booking until the transfer is received. We issue invoices in Euros for bookings in Ireland and Europe, Sterling for bookings in Scotland, England and Wales, and US Dollars for bookings in Kenya, Africa and elsewhere. Please send the remittance in the currency you are invoiced to the appropriate bank account below: (1) Euro bank transfer to Allied Irish Bank, Westmoreland St., Dublin 2 Bank Code 93-33-84 Ac Adams & Butler Ltd 03879002 Inter bank Swift Code AIBKIE2D IBAN Number IE37 AIBK-9333-8403-879-002. There is a €9 transfer charge on every payment made by bank transfer. Please add the €9 onto the total amount due. (2) Sterling bank transfer to Allied Irish Bank, 11 Old Jewry, London EC2 8DP - Inter bank Swift Code AIBKIE2D IBAN Number GB64 AIBK 2385 9009 0941 88. There is a £10 transfer charge on every payment made by bank transfer. Please add the £10 onto the total amount due. (3) Dollar bank transfer to Allied Irish Bank, Branch NSC : 930067 Account Name : Adams & Butler Ltd Account Number: 26058105 Swift Address AIBKIE2D IBAN IE01AIBK93006726058105. There is a $15 transfer charge on every payment made by bank transfer. Please add the $15 onto the total amount due. (4) Payment by MasterCard, Visa, American Express is subject to a 3% service charge per transaction (waived for Virtuoso Travel Agents) REVISION FEE Any revision made after the original booking has been processed and deposit received will incur a €50 handling fee per booking per change. TRAVEL INSURANCE Please ensure that all travellers are in possession of valid travel insurance CANCELLATIONS TOURS & ITINERARIES: (a) All cancellations must be notified in writing by email or fax to Adams & Butler (b) The following Cancellation Charges apply to all bookings - Up to 3 months prior to date of arrival – €500 administration charge 1 to 3 months prior to date of arrival – 15% plus €500 administration charge. 3 to 4 weeks prior to date of arrival - 25% plus €500 administration charge Less than 21 days prior to date of arrival - 75% plus €500 administration charge Less than 7 days prior to date of arrival - 100% In all events the client will be refunded for any accommodation or services that are re-sold. ACCOMMODATION: We reserve the right to substitute hotels for accommodations in similar categories. VISITS, ENTERTAINMENT AND OTHER FEATURES: We reserve the right to substitute visits, entertainment and other features when establishments are closed or cannot be visited for reasons beyond our control. UNUSED TOUR ARRANGEMENTS: Adams & Butler Ltd. cannot make refunds or exchanges for unused accommodations, services or features of any tour or itinerary unless agreed upon prior to departure. RESPONSIBILITY: Adams & Butler Ltd is not responsible for any personal injury, property damage or other loss a passenger incurs arising from acts or omissions by any public transport company, hotel, car rental company, subcontractor or other person or organization, whether or not such company is rendering any services supplied by Adams & Butler. All vouchers are issued and supplied subject to the foregoing and to any and all terms and conditions under which transportation and services are provided. Adams & Butler Ltd reserves the right to decline to accept or to cancel or alter any booking. We accept no responsibility for losses or expenses due to delay or changes in schedules, flight cancellations or misconnections due to mechanical problems, sickness, quarantine, weather, acts of God, strikes, government actions, war, terrorism or other circumstances beyond its control. Passengers must bear all such losses or expenses. To guard against unforeseen circumstances, we recommend you purchase travel insurance. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Any devaluation or revaluation of currencies may affect quoted prices. Tours may be subject to currency surcharges, as imposed by our suppliers. CAR RENTAL COMPANIES: Car rental companies in Ireland and Britain reserve the right to substitute cars for other models in similar category. CAR RENTAL INSURANCE: (1) Car rental insurance includes unlimited mileage, local taxes and third party insurance, which includes passenger indemnity in respect to injuries resulting from an accident involving the rental car. The driver is not covered by this insurance but can purchase Driver & Baggage Protection (DBP/PAI) and or Optional Theft Protection (TP). This can be purchased at time of rental in Ireland or Britain. (2) The hirer must leave an imprint of a major credit card with the car rental company at the start of the rental to cover any damage which may occur. (3) The policy includes Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) subject to an excess. To insure against CDW deductible amounts, the hirer may purchase a Super CDW at start of hire. AGE LIMIT: In Ireland drivers aged 23/24 years may drive groups B and E only and are subject to a young driver surcharge. In Britain and Northern Ireland persons aged 23-25 can drive groups A, B, C, D, E, F & I only and are subject to a surcharge. Maximum driving age in Ireland & Britain is 75 years. Drivers 76-79 years of age may rent but certain restrictions and surcharges apply - contact us for details. LOCATION SERVICE CHARGE: A location service charge may apply. This charge is payable locally. DRIVING LICENSE: Drivers must produce a current driving license issued in their state or country of residence without any endorsements and have a minimum driving experience of one year. EXTRA DRIVER: The supplementary charge to cover an additional driver is payable at start of hire. CLAIMS OR DISPUTES: You should inform Adams & Butler Ltd immediately of any problems and prior to the end of the tour. Passenger contract with Adams & Butler Ltd is subject exclusively to Irish Law and Jurisdiction. ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS FOR CHARTER BOATS AND CRUISER HIRE: Bookings are accepted subject to the craft being available, as there is always the possibility of a previous hirer causing accidental damage, which would hold up the craft for repair. In this event every effort will be made to supply a similar craft, if this is not possible the deposit shall be returned to them in full, but the hirer shall have no claim whatsoever against the owner. Cruising after dark is prohibited. We shall not be responsible for any delay caused by floods, repairs or damage to navigational works. All hire periods commence after 16.30 and terminate at 10.00a.m on the final day of the booking period. We will endeavour to arrange flexible arrival & departures times. The craft must be returned not later than 10a.m. in a clean condition throughout with full-fuel and water tanks on the day on which the hirer period terminates. If the hirer fails to return the craft in due time, as stated above , they shall pay the owners €800 for every day or part of a day which the craft is delayed away from base, plus any consequential damage or loss for breach of contract. No experience is necessary but we reserve the right to refuse to hand over to any hirer who in our opinion is not considered suitable to take charge. On take over, a trial run will be given to familiarize hirer with craft. After this trial run the hirer shall take full responsibility for the craft and her equipment. If any repairs or adjustments become necessary the owners must be notified immediately. Repairs cannot be carried out by any other firm without the owner’s permission. We at all times try to give a specific description of craft, but we shall not be responsible for any inaccuracies that may occur. It is in your interest, as well as ours, that rubber soled shoes should be worn on board. The company will not be responsible for time loss due to breakdowns, damage or other defects and no financial adjustments can be made in these circumstances. Only crew members named on the booking form are admitted to hire our craft and the company takes no responsibility for other persons boarding our craft. A returnable deposit of €1,000 must be paid by the hirer upon arrival (depending on the class of cruiser). If no loss or damage has occurred to the cruiser, its contents, dinghy or third party, the deposit will be returned in full. All extras must be paid upon arrival to the marina. Fuel used will be paid on completion of the hire period. Bicycles are hired at clients risk and we accept no responsibility for loss or injury sustained by the hirer. Before departing the marina, make sure that your outboard motor is in good running order, as we do not facilitate a repair service for outboard motor outside the marina, and we do not offer refunds or cash adjustments for this at the end of the hire period. A separate refundable deposit of €150 is paid upon arrival for the hiring of the outboard motor. If the outboard motor is lost or stolen the hirer is responsible for the full replacement

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wonderful service great team work nothing that they would not do for you

By: marge


Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2016

great tour guide Helpful and ever knowledgeable never lets a hitch bother her
Travel Advisor:  Eleanor Hardy

INTERESTING

By: Jose


Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2016

The tour was fun and interesting, the gide has a very good knoledge about the city and the diferet items around it.
Travel Advisor:  Eleanor Hardy