Britain Revealed: Discover The UK With Cosmos

2 November 2016
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There are plenty of reasons to get to Britain. With destinations offering up rich individual histories, stunning ancient architecture, culinary creativity and distinct cultural enlightenment, it can almost be overwhelming to choose a single experience. It doesn’t matter if you’re travelling for the first time or the 10th time, with so much to see and do, true wanderlusters always struggle with the decision on where to set their sights.

Given the short distances within the region, it only seems fitting to take in as many destinations as possible. Cosmos can save you the time and effort of planning your holiday with all details considered – right down to those special luxury touches. With more than 50 years’ experience, Cosmos is the expert in planning flexible itineraries that allow you the right amount of time to experience each destination at your own pace.

Dublin's Ha'penny Bridge, otherwise known as the Liffey Bridge. Wander over the Ha'penny Bridge while you're in Dublin.

With itineraries such as the new 2017 Dublin to London nine-day tour, you’ll explore beautiful destinations with expert tour directors and local guides who bring each destination to life. You’ll also be treated to breakfast daily and the comfort of hand-picked hotels.

Starting in Dublin, you’ll have plenty of time to wander the cobbled streets of the Irish capital on your own. Pull up a chair at a pub and converse with local characters over a pint for a fine introduction to the ‘Fair City’ and its hospitality. With the help of local guides, the highlights of statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares, Trinity College and St Patrick’s Cathedral reveal themselves, capped off with an optional cabaret evening for dinner, singing and dancing.

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Then it’s time to hit the road, taking in such beautiful sights as Galway, Ennis and the Cliffs of Moher, where the ‘Emerald Isle’ really shines. Stop for the perfect photo op in Adare; capture sparkling seascapes along the Ring of Kerry; and take an optional horse-drawn jaunting car excursion along the national park lakeshore near Ross Castle. With Wi-Fi available on all tours, you can research your destinations before arriving to ensure you’re set to make the most of every stop.

Leave Killarney to cross the Kerry Mountains, where Blarney will bestow the gift of eloquence to all who pucker up for its famous stone. Explore Blarney in County Cork before departing via ferry for South Wales.

Big Ben and a double-decker London bus are icons of the English capital. London is the perfect finale for a Cosmos tour.

Headsets are provided along your journey to allow you the freedom to roam through attractions without missing the commentary of your local guide. This will come in handy as you explore the delights of Cardiff and the castles that pepper the verdant Welsh landscape.

Finish your journey with a jaunt through beautiful Bath and mysterious Stonehenge before enjoying the exciting buzz of jolly ol’ London town – the perfect finish to an incredible journey with Cosmos.

Visit your local Flight Centre store or call 131 600 for more advice and the latest deals on travelling to the UK.

Carlie Tucker

Travelling is for discovering the unexpected. From fantastic meals in ramshackle joints to stumbling upon a best kept secret, I love those fortuitous travel moments that couldn't be planned if I tried.