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BRITAIN & IRELAND EXPLORER

25 Day Escorted Tour 21st May 2014

$7,777 per person twin share


$1,299 per person single supplement
$1000 Deposit Per Person Tour Highlights:
Join Seniors Holiday Travel on this brilliant journey which will take us into England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. We will begin our journey in London with a City sightseeing Tour including visits to St Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London home to the world famous Crown Jewels and a River Cruise along the Thames. We will also spend a day exploring the amazing gardens of the Chelsea Flower Show and experience dinner at an iconic London Pub. After exploring London we will begin our spectacular 19 day coach tour. Along the way we will visit the castles of Edinburgh, Dublin, Blarney and Cardiff and enjoy the scenery of the Lake District, the Isle of Skye, Sligo Bay and the Ring of Kerry. This tour is the perfect opportunity for first time travellers to UK & Ireland to explore this amazing part of the world. Through the history and superb scenery along the way, you will be left enthused and inspired by your unforgettable memories.

Seniors Holiday Travel PO Box 249, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006 Level 1, 54 Baxter St, Valley QLD 4006 Email: groups@seniorsholidaytravel.com.au

Phone: 07 3211 8599 Free Call Outside Brisbane: 1800 300 999 Fax: 07 3211 7336 Website: www.seniorsholidaytravel.com.au

ITINERARY

Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes? DAY 8: 28th May - EDINBURGH - SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS (B. D) Crossing into the ancient Kingdom of Fife, we head for the coastal town of St. Andrews, the home of golf. Later, we stop in the town of Pitlochry before heading to our Highland hotel for a two night stay. Hotel: Aviemore Inn 2 x nights DAY 9: 29th May - SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS EXCURSION (B. D) Today is dedicated to the beauty of the Scottish Highlands. We will visit Loch Ness, and keep a look out for the famous monster and Inverness, the capital of the Highlands. Later we will visit the battlefield of Culloden where Bonnie Prince Charlie fought the English. Tonight we will dine at our hotel.

DAY 1: 21 May AUSTRALIA LONDON Depart Australia flying to London with Singapore airline via Singapore

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DAY 2:22nd May LONDON (D) This morning we will arrive at London Heathrow Airport and be transferred to our Hotel. You will have the afternoon at leisure to relax ahead of this evenings welcome dinner at an iconic Lon- DAY 19: 31st May - GLASGOW - GRETNA GREEN - HAYDOCK don pub. Hotel: Jurys Inn Islington 3 x nights (NEAR LIVERPOOL) (B. D) We will visit Gretna Green, where eloping lovers famously went DAY 3: 23rd May LONDON (B) to marry. Then we continue south through breath-taking scenery Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at our hotel before our afternoon Lonin the English Lake District to Lancashire. Hotel: Holiday Inn don sightseeing tour. Our tour will begin with a panoramic tour Haydock 2 x nights of the City of London followed by a guided tour of St Paul's Cathedral, Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece. It's then on to the DAY 12: 1st June - CHESTER - NORTH WALES AND LIVERPOOL Tower of London, home to the world famous Crown Jewels and EXCURSION (B) host to many fascinating secrets. Meet the magnificent Beefeat- We will see some of the most spectacular views in Wales today ers in their Tudor uniforms; hear the legend of the ravens and as we travel the Horseshoe Pass to visit the town of Llangollen, some spine chilling tales from the Tower's 900 year history. See home of the Music Eisteddfod. On arrival in Chester, view the the infamous Bloody Tower where the Princes were murdered. medieval city walls and the half-timbered buildings known as the As the afternoon ends we will enjoy a River cruise from the Tow- 'Rows'. This afternoon, enjoy exploring the lively city of Liverer of London. This evening you will be able to explore London at pool. your own pace and discover the great restaurants London has to DAY 13: 2nd June - HAYDOCK (NEAR LIVERPOOL) - DUBLIN (B) offer. Today we will witness the pretty Welsh coast as we drive via Colth DAY 4: 24 May LONDON (B) wyn Bay and Caernarvon, for views of the castle, before boardToday we will explore the awe-inspiring gardens the world faing the ferry for Ireland. We will arrive later today in the Irish mous Chelsea Flower Show. After a full day at the show, you will capital, Dublin. Hotel: Jurys Inn Parnell St 2 x nights have the evening to relax ahead of setting off on our 19 day DAY 14: 3rd June - DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING (B) coach tour tomorrow. Our Local Guide will show us the sights of this historic city, with DAY 5: 25th May - LONDON - STRATFORD LEEDS (B. D) views of Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Phoenix Park. After breakfast we will begin our coach tour. We will first visit This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore the city. Stratford-upon-Avon, where we have time to see the sights and th shop for souvenirs. In your free time, why not visit Shakespeare's DAY 15: 4 June - DUBLIN - BOYLE - KNOCK - SLIGO (B. D) Today we will see the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey at Boyle, daBirthplace and the Visitor's Centre for an in-depth look at the ting back to the 12th century. Visit the pilgrimage town of Knock great man's life. This afternoon we will arrive at our hotel in in County Mayo and drive through lush countryside to Sligo and Leeds where we will dine tonight. Hotel: Bewleys Hotel our hotel where we will dine tonight. Hotel: Sligo Southern 2 x th DAY 6: 26 May - LEEDS - YORK - NEAR EDINBURGH (AIRTH) (B) nights Today we will see the sights of York, including the Minster and DAY 16: 5th June - COUNTY DONEGAL EXCURSION (B) picturesque 'Shambles'. Then we will head north, stopping to view Hadrian's Wall and the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey, to our ho- This morning we will travel through the beautiful County Donegal. Seeing the Harbour town of Mullaghmore before we head to tel in Airth. Hotel: Airth Castle 2 x nights the town of Donegal where we will view a 15th century castle. DAY 7: 27th May - EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME (B) We will also visit the Belleek Pottery centre before stopping at This morning's sightseeing tour with our Local Guide includes Drumcliffe to view the grave of renowned Irish author, W.B. views of the Georgian New Town, Holyrood Palace, the Royal Yeats. Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Tonight, why not attend a lively

DAY 10: 30th May - SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS GLASGOW (B) This morning we drive in the shadow of Ben Nevis to Fort William then following the shores of Loch Linnhe to Glencoe, known as the Glen of the Weeping. We travel along the 'banks and braes of Loch Lomond' before continuing our journey to Glasgow. We will view Glasgow Cathedral and George square during our orientation tour. Hotel: Campanile Glasgow

DAY 17: 6th June - SLIGO - LIMERICK (B. D) This morning we will experience the beautiful region of Connemara and then Galway on the banks of the Corrib River. View the Cathedral and stroll around Eyre Square before continuing on to Limerick. Here our orientation tour includes views of St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle. Tonight we will dine at our hotel. Hotel: Jurys Inn Limerick 2 x nights

Inclusions
Return airfares ex Brisbane or Sydney with

Singapore Airlines Airport/hotel transfers 22 x nights accommodation Meals at per itinerary DAY 18: 7th June - CLIFFS OF MOHER EXCURSION (B) We will drive to the western coast and the magnificent Cliffs of Moher London half day city sights tour Coach transfer and tickets to Chelsea Flower today and bring the history of the cliffs to life with a visit to the 'Atlantic Edge' exhibition. Then we will return to Limerick for free time Show to explore the town or perhaps join our Travel Director for an optional Transportation on luxury air-conditioned coach excursion to Bunratty Folk Park. Return ferry across the Irish Sea from Wales to th DAY 19: 8 June - LIMERICK - DINGLE PENINSULA TRALEE (B. D) Ireland. This morning, enjoy a scenic drive along the Dingle Peninsula. See the Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary unspoilt colourful villages and fishing harbors of Europe's most west Tips & Gratuities erly point. Later, we will arrive in the town of Tralee, famed for its an The services of a professional Travel Director nual 'Rose of Tralee' festival and beauty pageant. Hotel: Manor West throughout your coach tour DAY 20: 9th June - TRALEE WATERFORD (B) A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. Today we will explore Blarney Castle, where you can kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'! Then we continue through Cork Audio Headsets provided throughout coach tour to enhance your included sightseeing and along the coast to Waterford, famous for its crystal-ware, where we will visit Waterford Crystal Showroom. Hotel: Treacys Hotel experiences. Assistance of a Seniors Holiday Travel tour esDAY 21: 10th June - WATERFORD - CARDIFF (B) cort Travel from Waterford to Rosslare where we board a ferry to Wales.
Upon arrival in Fishguard we will drive on to Cardiff, where we stay for the next two nights. Hotel: Copthorne Cardiff 2 x nights DAY 22: 11 June - CARDIFF SIGHTSEEING AND SOUTH WALES EXCURSION (B. D) Today we will see the sights of Cardiff this morning before leaving the city and travelling through the heartland of South Wales to visit the National Coal Museum for an insight into what life was like for the miners in days gone by. We will return to the Welsh capital through the picturesque Brecon Beacons National Park. DAY 23: 12th June - CARDIFF - BATH - STONEHENGE LONDON (B) This morning we will cross the Severn Estuary to Georgian Bath. Admire the Georgian architecture and enjoy free time to shop or visit the Roman Baths. We will see the mysterious Stonehenge en route to London where our amazing coach tour will come to an end. This evening is at leisure to explore London one last time before our flight home tomorrow. Hotel: Jurys Inn Islington DAY 24: 13th June LONDON AUSTRALIA (B) After breakfast we will be transferred to London Heathrow airport for our homeward flight with Singapore Airlines via Singapore. DAY 25: 14th June AUSTRALIA This evening we will arrive back in Australia, where your unforgettable journey will end.
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Not Included
Travel Insurance Meals unless specified Beverages Items of

a personal nature Optional excursions


Itinerary subject to change without notice. Price & taxes subject to change due to currency fluctuation Minimum numbers required for tour to depart. A moderate level of fitness is required for this tour

Additional tours can be arranged by your travel consultant if you would like to visit Europe at the end of this tour. Please let our Groups Consultants know so they can assist you with this request.

Contact our Groups Consultants


groups@seniorsholidaytravel.com.au

Phone: 1800 300 999

Seniors Holiday Travel Terms of Trade and Schedule of Fees


Fees for Service Seniors Holiday Travel is a fully licenced accredited Travel Agent, and for your protection a member of The Travel Compensation Fund. In order for us to provide professional level of service and cover the costs of arranging your travel requirements, we charge various fees for service. The amount charge will depend on the service provided. Prices Schedules and availability, fare conditions and prices can change at any time. Price changes may occur for reason of matters outside our control which increase the cost of the products or service. Such factors include adverse currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, taxes and airfare increases. Deposits Seniors Holiday Travel requires a booking deposit which is charged per person and deducted from your final balance. The deposit is non-refundable if you should cancel. Additional deposits may be required by Travel Suppliers and other Service Providers. Upon cancellation, the deposit is forfeited however in certain cases, it may be held in our Trust Account for 12 months from the date of cancellation and if not utilised within that period, it will be deemed as cancellation of a booking and forfeited. Payments All prices are based on payment by cash or cheque. Credit card surcharges of 2% for Visa and Mastercard and 3% for Diners or American Express Card apply if you elect to use them for payment. You can also opt to make direct deposits into our nominated bank account which takes 24 hours to be processed into our account. If for any reason any travel service provider is unable to provide the services for which you have contracted, your remedy lies against that provider, and not against Seniors Holiday Travel. Cancellations, Refunds & Amendments Cancellation must be made in writing and all tickets issued must be returned together with the cancellation of notice. 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Schedule of Fees (in addition to the suppliers fees) Amendments requiring re-issue Cancellation Fees before final payment Cancellation Fees after final payment Late Booking Fee Credit Card Fees $55 per ticket Loss of full deposit per person

10% of total plus supplier fees

$55 per person (credited to booking) $55 per booking Visa / Mastercard2% AMEX3%

Insurance claim documentation

$55 per claim