British Isles Tour 2022with Oberammergau Passion Play 16 day tour - June 10, 2022
A Great choice at a GREAT price. You see more doing a land tour instead of a cruise. A cruise is good, as the British Isles are all islands, you can hit many of the major cities from a cruise ship, but you miss much of the interior and many smaller places along the coast that are not on the cruise line’s itinerary. Here are a few examples of places usually missed on a cruise that we include in our land tour. Stratford-Upon-Avon, the home of Shakespeare, Conwy’s wonderful walled city and castle, York is a fantastic ancient walled city that is considered the oldest city in England, Preston, and its rich history, the Scottish Highlands and much more that are usually missed on most cruises.
With our specially designed tour, we have been able to cut out two full days of driving on buses. We eliminated the all-day drive and ferry between Belfast and Edinburgh. We have found a perfect airfare that is only a 50-minute flight. We can do a tour after arrival. We avoided another wasted day by taking a high-speed train from Edinburgh to York. Normally after York, we have to overnight and then spend all day driving to Edinburgh. This way we can send our luggage with the buses for this long drive, while we tour York and then walk a couple of blocks to the train station. We will be in Edinburgh at the same time our luggage arrives by bus.
Here is a partial list of what you will see and experience on this fantastic tour:
- In England: Liverpool, Albert Dock, Preston, ancient walled city of York, Stratford-upon-Avon, Windsor Castle, Runnymede, Tower of London, city tour of London, Stonehenge, the English countryside and so much more.
- In Scotland: Glamis Castle, St. Andrews, the Scottish Highlands, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle, and the famous Royal Mile.
- In Northern Ireland: Belfast on the northern coast (one of the top 5 coastal drives in the world) and Giants Causeway.
- In Ireland: Dublin, the Book of Kells, and the beautiful Irish countryside.
Package Price Includes:
- Germany and the Oberammergau Passion Play.
- 2 nights 4 Star Deluxe Hotel in Munich.
- 2 nights 4 Star Oberammergau Passion Play Hotel.
- Priority seating in Category 1 for the Passion Play.
- Dinner in Oberammergau.
- Fun For Less Tours Staff.
- All buses, tours, entrance fees and guides in Munich and Oberammergau.
- England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland.
- 2 Nights 4-Star Deluxe Hotel in London.
- 1 night 4-Star Deluxe Hotel in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
- 2 nights 4-Star Deluxe Hotel in Preston.
- 2 Nights 4-Star Deluxe Hotel in Edinburgh.
- 2 Nights 4-Star Deluxe Hotel in Belfast.
- 1 Night 4-Star Deluxe Hotel in Dublin.
- High-Speed Train from York to Edinburgh.
- Guest Educator: TBA
- Fun For Less Tour Staff.
- All buses, tours, guides, and entrance fees throughout.
- Transfers to and from airports, trains, and hotels.
- “Whisper Perfect” headset receivers. You will hear everything even when you step away to take that important picture.
Package Price: $5,395*
*Per person cash discount price, based on double occupancy.
Does not include airfare or tips.
The itinerary below is subject to change as needed at any time to accomplish everything we can in each area we visit. We will have local guides who will make sure we see the very best in the time we have.
Day 1: June 10: Fly to Munich
We depart our home and travel to Munich.
Day 2: June 11: Munich
After arriving into Munich we will do a city tour. Overnight Munich.
Day 3: June 12: Munich
This morning we will drive 2 hours to Salzburg, Austria. We will spend the time touring Salzburg. While in Salzburg you may feel as if you have slipped into “The Sound Of Music.” Late this afternoon we will drive back to Munich.
Day 4: June 13: Munich – Oberammergau
This morning we will travel into the German Alps. We plan, if possible to visit Neuschwanstein Castle, which was the inspiration for Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty Castle.” Then we will go to Oberammergau where you will be able to have some free time to explore this quaint village. Later this afternoon we will check into our 4-star deluxe Passion Play Hotel. NOTE: Our Passion Play Hotels are in the Oberammergau area. They can be in the Oberammergau Village or other villages nearby. For those staying in the villages close by, from what we have been told, they will be running shuttle buses from the different villages to the Oberammergau Village and back.
Day 5: June 14: Oberammergau
This morning you can take one of the shuttle buses into Oberammergau. This afternoon will be the first half of the Passion Play. Then there will be a break for dinner, which is included. After, you will return for the second half of the Passion Play. Late this evening you will return back to your hotel.
Day 6: June 15: Munich – London
Today we will fly from Munich to London. Upon arrival in London, we will transfer to our deluxe hotel. This flight is required to be purchased through Fun For Less Tours with the group and is not included in the price of the tour.
Day 7: June 16: London
Today we will spend the day touring London. Included in our tour is the infamous Tower of London, a castle, a prison, and the most famous execution site in Europe. Time permitting, we will stop at the British Museum. Then we will return to our hotel.
Day 8: June 17: Windsor – Stonehenge – Stratford-Upon-Avon
This morning we head to one of the homes of the Queen of England, Windsor Castle. We will spend much of the day exploring the castle and the surrounding old town of Windsor. We will then head to the famous rocks of ancient Stonehenge. The mysterious circle of stones that still carries the aura built into it over four thousand years ago. After we will drive to Stratford-Upon-Avon.
Day 9: June 18: Stratford – Preston
We will then spend the morning exploring Stratford upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. This afternoon we will drive to Preston to do a short city tour with a picture stop at the Preston Temple.
Day 10: June 19: Conwy – Albert Dock
This morning we are off to Northern Wales and the castle and walled town of Conwy. Built by Edward I as part of a ring of castles to cower the Welsh into submission. Conwy stirs images of the legends of King Arthur because Wales was the origin of the famous Camelot stories. This afternoon we will travel to Liverpool and the famous Albert Dock which was used by many immigrants as they left England for the US. We will return to Preston to overnight.
Day 11: June 20: York
This morning we will travel to York. York is one of the reasons you want to do a land tour! You cannot visit York from a cruise ship. Nowhere in northern England says ‘medieval’ quite like YORK, a city of extraordinary cultural and historical wealth that has lost little of its medieval luster! It’s a medieval spider web of narrow streets enclosed by a magnificent circuit of 13th-century walls. At the heart of the city lies the immense, awe-inspiring minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic Cathedrals in the world. This will be a highlight day!!! Later this afternoon we will take a high-speed train to Edinburgh. Your luggage will be brought by the buses to Edinburgh.
Day 12: June 21: Edinburgh
We have an entire day to enjoy Edinburgh. We will have a morning tour of the city, including Edinburgh Castle. Sir Walter Scott created the mystique of the Scottish clans here, and there is a monument to this famous Scott. Edinburgh is also the city of Greyfriars Bobby and J.K. Rowling who wrote Harry Potter from the upstairs window of a local pub. You will enjoy Edinburgh Castle and have time to walk and explore the Royal Mile before returning to your hotel at your leisure as your hotel is right on the Royal Mile.
Day 13: June 22: Edinburgh – Belfast
This morning we will take a stunning drive through the Scottish Highlands. We will also visit St Andrews Golf course. St Andrews is considered by many “the home of golf”. There will not be time to play a round of golf, but you will be able to take some pictures and visit the pro shop. We also plan to visit Glamis Castle, the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth’s mother, before we continue to the airport for our flight to Belfast where we overnight for the next two nights. This flight is required to be purchased through Fun For Less Tours with the group and is not included in the price of the tour.
Day 14: June 23: Ireland Coast
Today will be a highlight day! We begin with a drive up one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. Our destination is the Giants Causeway, one of the most remarkable geological wonders in Europe. This afternoon we return to Belfast and enjoy a short city tour before we return to our hotel.
Day 15: June 24: Belfast – Dublin
This morning we drive to Dublin. The history of Ireland is deeply intertwined with Christian monasteries and the inspiring story of Saint Patrick. After we arrive into Dublin you will have time to visit Trinity College to see the most important book in Ireland – the Book of Kells and one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. You will have time to explore old Dublin and its walking streets before going to our hotel.
Day 16: June 25: Fly back to the US & Home
This morning we transfer to the Dublin airport for the return flight home.