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    • Duration11 Days
    • Departure Dates02 OCT
    • Departure FromKochi
    Tour Details

    Places Covered

    • ENGLAND
    • SCOTLAND
    • NORTHEN IRELAND
    • IRELAND

    Package Includes

    • Economy class Airfare from Cochin/Trivandrum
    • 2 Night’s accommodation in London
    • 1 Night accommodation in Manchester
    • 2 Night accommodation in Glasgow
    • 1 Night accommodation in Cairnryan
    • 1 Night accommodation in Belfast
    • 2 Night’s accommodation in Dublin
    • UK Visa
    • Baggage Allowance as per the airline policy
    • Professional, friendly and well experienced Malayalee Tour Manager from Soman's Leisure
    • Service of Local English-speaking Tour Guides as per the Itinerary
    • All transfers and sightseeing by comfortable A/C coaches.
    • Entrance fees of all sightseeing venues to be visited from inside, as per the tour itinerary
    • Accommodation in comfortable and convenient 4-star hotels on twin sharing basis
    • All Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner as mentioned in the itinerary
    • All Tips – Guide, Driver & Restaurants
    • Travel Insurance [valid for the tour period] up to 70 years of age]
    • 5% GST

    Price Excludes

    • 5% TCS (Tax Collected at Source), Finance Act 2020 has inserted a new sub-section (1G) in TCS (Tax Collected at Source) under Section 206C of the Income Tax Act, 1961 to collect tax out of foreign remittance transactions under Liberalized Remittance Scheme [LRS] as well as amount received from buyer by a seller for sale of an 'Overseas Tour Program Package' w.e.f. October 1, 2020.As per RBI guidelines an additional 5% TCS on invoice value is applicable for those passengers having PAN (permanent Account Number) or10% TCS is applicable forthose passengers does not have PAN
    • Tips of personal nature and any additional meals, other than specified in the itinerary
    • Any extra cost incurred on behalf of an individual due to illness, accident, hospitalization or any personal emergency.
    • Optional tours, If any
    • Anything which is not included in the tour cost inclusion
    • Cost ofRT-PCR in Europe, if required

    Cancellation policy

    A cancellation charge of 50% of the tour cost will be applicable for the passengers canceling before 15 days of departure and 100 % of the tour cost will be levied as the cancellation charge for the cancellations within 15 days prior to the departure

    Payment Terms

    PAYMENTS AMOUNT REMARKS
    First Instalment INR 50,000/- Registration fee at the time of booking
    Second Installment INR 1,00,000/- Before 50 days of departure
    Final Payment INR 97,500 Before 30 days of departure
    Total INR 2,47,500  
    Itinerary

    Day 1COCHIN – DOHA – LONDON (ENGLAND)

    Welcome to London. London, city, capital of the United Kingdom. It is among the oldest of the world’s great cities—its history spanning nearly two millennia—and one of the most cosmopolitan. By far Britain’s largest metropolis, it is also the country’s economic, transportation, and cultural centre. London is situated in south-eastern England, lying astride the River Thames some 50 miles (80 km) upstream from its estuary on the North Sea. Arrive at Heathrow Airport originally called London Airport until 1966 and now known as London Heathrow, is a major international airport in London, England. Heathrow was founded as a small airfield in 1929, but was developed into a much larger airport after World War II. After the Immigration and Customs, Proceed for Dinner. Later proceed to hotel and check in.

    Meals: Inflight Meal, Dinner
    Overnight at London.

    Day 2LONDON CITY

    Highlights: Guided Tour | London Eye | Thames River Cruise

    Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed on a Guided City tour of London.

    Buckingham Palace– Buckingham Palace is the London residence and administrative headquarters of the monarch of the United Kingdom. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is often at the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality. It has been a focal point for the British people at times of national rejoicing and mourning. Originally known as Buckingham House, the building at the core of today’s palace was a large townhouse built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703 on a site that had been in private ownership for at least 150 years. It was acquired by King George III in 1761 as a private residence for Queen Charlotte and became known as The Queen’s House. During the 19th century it was enlarged, principally by architects John Nash and Edward Blore, who constructed three wings around a central courtyard. Buckingham Palace became the London residence of the British monarch
    on the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837.

    Watch the ‘Change of Guards’ ceremony at Buckingham Palace (subject to operation), Changing the Guard is a formal ceremony in which the group of soldiers currently protecting Buckingham Palace are replaced by a new group of soldiers.The guard that looks after Buckingham Palace is called The Queen’s Guard and is made up of soldiers on active duty from the Household Division’s Foot Guards. The guards are dressed in traditional red tunics and bearskin hats.

    View the Westminster Abbey, Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, England, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. It is one of the United Kingdom’s most notable religious buildings and the traditional place of coronation and a burial site for English and, later, British monarchs. The building itself was originally a Catholic Benedictine monastic church until the monastery was dissolved in 1539. Between 1540 and 1556, the abbey had the status of a cathedral and seat of the catholic bishop. After 1560 the building was no longer an abbey or a cathedral, after the Catholics had been driven out by King Henry VIII, having instead been granted the status of a Church of England “Royal Peculiar”—a church responsible directly to the sovereign—by Queen Elizabeth I.

    Big Ben, is the nickname for the Great Bell of the striking clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, England, although the name is frequently extended to refer also to the clock and the clock tower.

    Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge is a Grade I listed combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, built between 1886 and 1894, designed by Horace Jones and engineered by John Wolfe Barry. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and is one of five London bridges owned and maintained by the Bridge House Estates, a charitable trust founded in 1282. The bridge was constructed to give better access to the East End of London, which had expanded its commercial potential in the 19th century. The bridge was opened by Edward, Prince of Wales and Alexandra, Princess of Wales in 1894. The bridge is 800 feet (240 m) in length and consists of two 213-foot (65 m) bridge towers

    Trafalgar Square, is a public square in the City of Westminster, Central London, established in the early 19th century around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. The Square’s name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, the British naval victory in the Napoleonic Wars over France and Spain that took place on 21 October 1805 off the coast of Cape Trafalgar.

    St Pauls Cathedral, an Anglican cathedral in London. As the seat of the Bishop of London, the cathedral serves as the mother church of the Diocese of London. It sits on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the City of London and is a Grade I listed building. Its dedication to Paul the Apostle dates back to the original church on this site, founded in AD 604. The present structure, dating from the late 17th century, was designed in the English Baroque style by Sir Christopher Wren. Its construction, completed in Wren’s lifetime, was part of a major rebuilding programme in the city after the Great Fire of London

    The Houses of Parliament the Palace of Westminster serves as the meeting place for both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Informally known as the Houses of Parliament after its occupants, the Palace lies on the north bank of the River Thames in the City of Westminster, in central London, England.

    Hyde Park is a major park in Central London. It is the largest of four Royal Parks that form a chain from the entrance of Kensington Palace through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, via Hyde Park Corner and Green Park past the main entrance to Buckingham Palace. The park is divided by the Serpentine and the Long Water lakes. The park was established by Henry VIII in 1536 when he took the land from Westminster Abbey and used it as a hunting ground. It opened to the public in 1637 and quickly became popular, particularly for May Day parades.

    Lunch at restaurant.

    Later proceed to Visit London Eye. The London Eye is centrally located in the heart of the capital, gracefully rotating over the River Thames opposite the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. At 135 meters, the lastminute.com London Eye is the Europe’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel. Enjoy Thames River Cruise London

    Dinner at restaurant
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight at London

    Day 3LONDON – MANCHESTER

    Highlights: Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum | Manchester Guided tour | Manchester United Museum & Stadium Tour

    Breakfast at hotel, Check out & proceed to visit Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum. Dive into this photo op extravaganza and marvel at the lifelike wax figures of some of your favourite celebrities. Enjoy the Avengers 4D experience that allows you to witness a legendary brawl between the Avengers to save London

    Transfer to Manchester

    Manchester is a major city in the northwest of England with a rich industrial heritage. The Castlefield conservation area’s 18th-century canal system recalls the city’s days as a textile powerhouse, and visitors can trace this history at the interactive Museum of Science & Industry. The revitalised Salford Quays dockyards now house the Daniel Libeskind-designed Imperial War Museum North and the Lowry cultural centre.

    Upon arrival enjoy Manchester Guided tour. Will cover the must-see attractions of the city and tell you about its history and anecdotes. As all the attractions are located in the city centre, this tour is the perfect way to get to know the city in a few hours.

    The Manchester United Museum & Stadium Tour offers a behind the scenes look at the world’s most iconic stadium; Old Trafford. Come and sit in the managers’ seat in the dugout, walk through the players’ tunnel towards the hallowed turf and find the seat of your favourite player in the dressing room. Get a feel for life in the Premier League and immerse yourself in an unrivalled story, the greatest football story ever told.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight at Manchester.

    Day 4MANCHESTER – LAKE DISTRICT – GLASGOW (SCOTLAND)

    Highlights: Orientation tour of Lake District | Windermere Lake Cruises

    Post breakfast, check out & transfer to Lake District. The Lake District is a region and national park in Cumbria in northwest England. A popular vacation destination, it’s known for its glacial ribbon lakes, rugged fell mountains and historic literary associations. Market towns such as Kendal, Ambleside and Keswick on scenic Derwent water are bases for exploring the area and home to traditional inns, galleries of local art and outdoor equipment shops.

    Visiting the Lake District is one of the most popular breaks for people across the UK and from further afield. The Lake District National Park has a wide range of activities and attractions, as well as the natural beauty of the entire area. No matter how you want to enjoy the area, you can walk, cycle, and swing in the trees and splash about here to your heart’s content! In the winter you can even head into the mountains with our very own Fell Top Assessors on our winter skills courses running from December to April. With 12 of the largest lakes in England and 3,105 kilometres of rights of way, this is truly one of Britain’s breathing spaces.

    Later Explore Windermere, England’s largest lake by boat, Spectacular Lake District views from on board our regular cruises from Ambleside, Brock hole, Bowness & Lakeside. Welcome to Windermere Lake Cruises – the perfect way to explore the 10.5 miles of Windermere by boat. Windermere is England’s largest lake, in the heart of the Lake District. We offer stunning boat services every day on historic ‘steamers’ and modern launches. No matter where you start your journey, be it Bowness, Ambleside or Lakeside the spectacular voyage gives the traveller magnificent views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and the many wooded islands.

    Transfer to Glasgow. Glasgow is a port city on the River Clyde in Scotland’s western Lowlands. It’s famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture, a rich legacy of the city’s 18th–20thcentury prosperity due to trade and shipbuilding. Today it’s a national cultural hub, home to institutions including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland, as well as acclaimed museums and a thriving music scene.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight at Glasgow

    Day 5GLASGOW - LOCH LOMOND – GLASGOW

    Highlights: Sterling Castle | Glengoyne whisky distillery | Cruise in Loch Lomond

    Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to Loch Lomond, it is a lake in southern Scotland. It’s part of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. The surrounding highlands area is home to red deer and oak woodlands. On the eastern shore, footpaths and cycle trails criss-cross craggy Ben Lomond Mountain and the smaller Conic Hill. Across the loch, Luss Heritage Path winds through rolling countryside and ancient Luss village, with its stone cottages.

    En-route visit Sterling Castle (Photo stop). Stirling Castle, located in Stirling, is one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland, both historically and architecturally. The castle sits atop Castle Hill, an intrusive crag, which forms part of the Stirling Sill geological formation. It is surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs, giving it a strong defensive position. Its strategic location, guarding what was, until the 1890s, the farthest downstream crossing of the River Forth, has made it an important fortification in the region from the earliest times.

    Later entrance to Glengoyne whisky distillery. Glengoyne Distillery is a whisky distillery continuously in operation since its founding in 1833 at Dumgoyne, north of Glasgow, Scotland. Glengoyne is unique in producing Highland single malt whisky matured in the Lowlands. This exclusive tasting allows guests to experience the highly limited Glengoyne 25 Year Old and 30 Year Old Highland Single Malt whiskies plus a specially selected wild card whisky. Take your time, savour and marvel as our Distillery Ambassadors explain how nothing is rushed and every stage of our whisky making process is given as long as it needs. Please note that this is a tutored tasting of our finest whiskies and does not include a distillery tour.

    After lunch enjoy beautiful Cruise Loch Lomond, This cruising give you the opportunity to explore Loch Lomond’s fjord-like northern end , its islands, wildlife, history, and of course magnificent views of Rob Roy Country. During their cruises you’ll sail pass the lands of the Clan Colquhoun, MacGregor, Buchanan, Montrose, Graham and the ruined strongholds of the MacFarlanes.

    Return back to Glasgow for overnight stay.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight at Glasgow.

    Day 6GLASGOW – EDINBURGH – CAIRNRYAN

    Highlights: Guided tour of Glasgow | Guided tour of Edinburgh | Edinburgh castle

    Breakfast at hotel, Check out & proceed for a Guided tour of Glasgow around all the main sites of the city, giving you an excellent opportunity to get your bearings of the city and find out about its history and culture. See the growth of Glasgow from where it began to where it is now and how the vibrant culture that exists today was born through its rich history. The tour will take a look at famous figures to Glasgow, such as St. Mungo, and their stories as we go through the city. Key sights visited include George Square, Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis, Glasgow Green, The Clyde, and The Duke of Wellington. Plus explore some hidden treasures of the city that you wouldn’t see by yourself.

    Guided city tour of Edinburgh. Journey through Edinburgh’s grisliest tales on a haunted walking tour. Experience the ghastly histories of monsters, madness, and murder that cast a dark shadow on the capital city. Discover the stories and sites of witch trials, pagan rituals, and executions, and hear about local monsters that live in urban myth. Then visit the chilling Old Calton Burial Ground or Canongate Kirkyard cemetery to learn about body-snatching and some of the infamous interred. Walking tour of Edinburgh’s murky past and present, led by a knowledgeable guide Explore the eerie, cobblestone streets of Edinburgh’s Old Town Climb Calton Hill, the site of witch trials and pagan rituals, and take in panoramic views of the city Visit Old Calton Burial Ground or Canongate Kirkyard cemetery and learn about body snatching, vampires and more Discover the capital’s gruesome past through the guide’s
    gripping commentary

    Entrance to Edinburgh castle, it is a historic castle in Edinburgh, Scotland. It stands on Castle Rock, which has been occupied by humans since at least the Iron Age, although the nature of the early settlement is unclear. Edinburgh castle is one of the most exciting historic sites in Western Europe. Set in the heart of Scotland’s dynamic capital city, it is sure to capture your imagination. The scenery will take your breath away.

    Transfer to Cairnryan

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight at Cairnryan

    Day 7CAIRNRYAN – FERRY TO BELFAST (NORTHERN IRELAND)

    Highlights: Guided tour of Belfast

    After breakfast at hotel. Check out & proceed to board ferry to Belfast. Belfast is Northern Ireland’s capital. It was the birthplace of the RMS Titanic, which famously struck an iceberg and sunk in 1912. This legacy is recalled in the renovated dockyards’ Titanic Quarter, which includes the Titanic Belfast, an aluminium-clad museum reminiscent of a ship’s hull, as well as shipbuilder Harland & Wolff’s Drawing Offices and the Titanic Slipways, which now host open-air concerts.

    After Lunch, proceed for Guided tour of Belfast. Walk through the developing Cathedral Quarter, with St. Anne’s Cathedral at its heart, and hear about the peace process and regeneration that has taken place in the city since the ceasefires of the early 1990s. Get a feel for the real history of the city and be transported back in time through detailed storytelling. The guides are amongst the most knowledgeable conflict historians in Northern Ireland and the tour is recognized as being unbiased, objective and historically accurate. It is suitable for all visitors, regardless of how much or little they may already know of the troubled past.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight at Belfast

    Day 8BELFAST – DUBLIN

    Highlights: Titanic experience | Guided tour of Dublin | Glasnevin – Ireland’s National Cemetery

    Breakfast at hotel. Explore the world’s largest Titanic experience in the historic shipyards in Belfast where the doomed ocean liner the Titanic was built. The adventure begins the moment you walk into the building’s giant atrium, surrounded by 4 ship-hull-shaped wings. Journey through 9 large galleries of the state-of-the-art interactive exhibition to uncover the true story of the Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her famous maiden voyage and subsequent place in history. Learn about turn-of-the-century Belfast as a thriving boom town, and take a thrilling tour through dramatic presentations of the shipyards and Titanic under construction. Watch her launch from the slipways, and explore the luxurious craftsmanship of the interiors. Go deep into the stories of the passengers, crew, and heroes of the day.

    Relive the drama of her tragic end, and see the wreck at her resting place on the ocean floor. Voyage to the bottom of the North Atlantic in the Ocean Exploration Centre, with live links to contemporary undersea explorations. If you’d like a souvenir to remind you of your trip, there’s plenty to choose from in the Titanic Store.

    End with a visit to SS Nomadic, the last remaining White Star Line vessel and the biggest Titanic artefact in the world. Famous as a tender for the Titanic, and a quarter of her size in every dimension, you can marvel at the original ornate doors, panels, plasterwork, and staircases that greeted first and second class passengers on board. See what life was like as a crew member.

    Transfer to Dublin (Ireland)

    Upon arrival proceed to Guided tour of Dublin. It’s easy to explore Dublin’s top attractions on your own, but only a local guide can give you the inside scoop on life in the city. This private half-day tour can be completely customized to your preferences, so you can benefit from your guide’s expertise and learn more about Irish culture as you hit the shops, pick up tips for where to eat, drink, or party, and experience the city like a true Dubliner.

    Experience Glasnevin – Ireland’s National Cemetery. Glasnevin Cemetery has been at the heart of some of the key moments and events in modern Irish History. Many of the iconic figures from that history are buried here: Daniel O’Connell, Michael Collins, Eamon de Valera, and Countess Markievicz to name just a few. Glasnevin is also the final resting place of almost 1.5 million people you will not have heard of; but behind every name, and beneath every headstone, there is the story of a life lived, of a unique individual’s experiences, joys and sorrows. Glasnevin is now a significant destination for visitors, tourists and scholars who wish to learn more of the people and events which shaped the Ireland of today. It is a place of extraordinary social, cultural and historical significance that has earned it the title Ireland’s National Cemetery.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight at Dublin

    Day 9DUBLIN - CLIFFS OF MOHER – DUBLIN

    Highlights: Cliffs of Moher

    Post breakfast proceed for full day trip Cliffs of Moher. One of Ireland’s favourite visitor experiences, the Cliffs of Moher tower over the rugged West Clare coast. Walk the safe, paved pathways and view the famous Cliffs on Europe’s western frontier and enjoy the spectacular vistas over the Atlantic Ocean and the Aran Islands. The Cliffs of Moher are sea cliffs located at the southwestern edge of the Burren region in County Clare, Ireland. They run for about 14 kilometres. The Cliffs of Moher are entirely vertical and the cliff edge is abrupt. On a clear day, the views are tremendous, with the Aran Islands etched on the waters of Galway Bay. From the cliff edge, you can just hear the booming far below as the waves crash and gnaw at the soft shale and sandstone.

    Evening return back to Dublin. Enjoy Irish party (folk dance) followed by local dinner.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight at Dublin

    Day 10DUBLIN – DOHA

    Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to Dublin International Airport, for your Return flight to Cochin via Doha. Complete your Airport departure formalities to board the flight.

    Meals: Breakfast, & inflight Meals

    DOHA - COCHINDOHA - COCHIN

    Connect flight to Cochin. Arrive home with pleasant memories of your UK – IRELAND tour.