A 32-DAY EXTRAVAGANZA TAKES IN SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS SIGHTS
Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the rolling hills of Tuscany and the Trevi Fountain in Rome are just some of the highlights of an epic 32-day Britain, Europe and Ireland tour.
There are two departures next year – July 23 and August 6 – with travellers having the chance to discover the wonders of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Europe. A seven-night stay in London will allow plenty of time to see the city sights, including visits to Windsor Castle and Hampton Court, a cruise on the River Thames and the chance to see Agatha Christie’s play,
now in its 50th year. The King William Travel adventure starts with a complimentary chauffeur transfer to the airport, where you will meet your tour manager and join your Malaysia Airlines flight to London with an overnight stay in Kuala Lumpur.
In London, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower are just some of the many attractions on the itinerary, which also allows a free day for you to explore at your own pace. Leaving London, you will catch the ferry to Calais, bound for Amsterdam, where you visit a diamondpolishing factory and take a river cruise past castles and villages.
Day eight takes guests into the wooded Bavarian Alps, home to the fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein. The trip continues over the Austrian border and through spectacular scenery to Innsbruck, capital of the Tyrol.
The next day cross into Italy, visiting Verona, before arriving in Venice. Spend a day exploring this beautiful canal city; see the Doges Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the prison in which Cassanova was incarcerated but from which he made a daring escape.
Then it’s on to Rome, where you can throw a coin into the famous Trevi Fountain, which legend says will ensure you return. Cross the River Tiber into the Vatican City and marvel at St Peter’s Basilica, visit the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel with its famed ceiling painted by Michelangelo.
The tour then moves to the hills of Tuscany and Florence, the city of art and culture, before culminating in Paris – home to the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame Cathedral.
Back in the UK there are visits to Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratfordupon-Avon and a night in Leeds before moving on to Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, for the Military Tattoo and a city tour.
Then it’s back to England’s picturesque Lake District, followed by Liverpool and a ferry ride to Ireland for a two-night stay in Dublin.
Dublin Castle, which dates back to the 13th century is part of a city tour, with time in the evening to enjoy the hospitality of a typically Irish pub. Your stay in Ireland also includes Limerick and Killarney.
Day 26 takes in some of the best scenery in Ireland as the tour makes its way to the Ring of Kerry where you will discover a world of superb seascapes, towering cliffs, charming villages and brightly coloured farmhouses. The rural scenery of south Wales is next on the itinerary, with a night in Cardiff. The tour ends in London, visiting Stonehenge on the way.
The tour costs $9640 a person, twin share, ex-Adelaide, plus fees, taxes and Government charges of $790. A single supplement is $2190. The price includes economy airfares, 31 breakfasts, four lunches and 14 dinners, all hotel accommodation and luxury coach touring.