Optional Excursions
 

Our tours are carefully planned to offer you a comfortable balance of sightseeing, entertainment and leisure time. Optional Excursions provide the flexibility to choose between leisure time or additional sightseeing activities. The optional excursions we offer are listed alphabetically along with approximate prices and times. Detailed descriptions and current pricing of the specific excursions for your tour will be included with your Trip Documents Packet.

• Unless otherwise noted, optional excursions must be booked with and paid to your tour manager in Europe.

• Prices are in American Dollars. VISA®, MASTERCARD®, or DISCOVER (no other credit cards are accepted) are the recommended form of payment to avoid carrying excessive cash and exchange rate fluctuations. When paying by credit card, you must be able to present the actual card to your tour manager. If you bring a DISCOVER card, be sure to also bring a VISA® or MASTERCARD® because, while Discover is accepted for optional excursion payments, it is not widely accepted in Europe.

• In those special circumstances where cash is the only available form of payment, the tour manager will provide a pricing chart based on the local currency. Cash payments during the tour must be in the local currency.

• Please note that personal checks and traveler’s checks are not accepted.

• The operation of all excursions is subject to sufficient participation, and some excursions are subject to favorable weather conditions. Your tour manager reserves the right to make changes to or cancel these excursions at his/her sole discretion.

 

'CARDIFF CASTLE'
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
in Cardiff, US $30

A private guide will explain the 2,000 year history of the castle, from the arrival of the Romans through the Norman Conquest and the lavish Victorian era - all have left their distinctive. The tour also visits rooms not open to general admission, including a spectacular castle apartment decorated as a medieval fairy tale home.

'IRISH DINNER SHOW'
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
in Dublin, US $100

Enjoy Irish dishes during a three-course dinner. One glass of beer, wine or soft drink is included. Then sit back for a highly entertaining performance of authentic music, song and dance featuing Ireland’s leading traditional music group "The Merry Ploughboys" and the "World Champion Irish Dancers."

'LONDON DINNER & THEATRE'
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
in London, US $145

Dine at one of London’s fine restaurants. Then, see a Broadway hit show in one of the distinctive theatres. The specific show featured for your tour will be announced in your Confirmation Packet.

'KILLARNEY PUB DINNER'
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
in Killarney, US $45

Strike up a conversation with one of the friendly locals or enjoy the company of your fellow tour companions over a casual 2-course dinner (main & dessert) at a friendly Irish pub in Killarney Centre. Choose from a selection of delicious Irish favorites along with a pint of beer, glass of wine or soft drink.

 

'SCOTTISH DINNER SHOW'
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
in Edinburgh, US $105

Prestonfield’s "Taste of Scotland" offers traditional singing, dancing and music. During the entertaining show, enjoy a delicious dinner of typical Scottish fare. The evening would not be complete without the traditional Ceremony of the Haggis.

'WARWICK CASTLE'
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
from Coventry, US $50

Drive to Warwick for a guided tour of its 1,000-year old castle, originally built in 914 to protect the small settlement from Danish invaders. Over the centuries, Warwick has grown into one of the most impressive, dramatic, and complete medieval castles.

'WATERFORD CRYSTAL EXPERIENCE'
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
in Waterford, US $15

Enjoy a tour of the new ‘Waterford Crystal Experience’. Here you will see master crystal blowers and cutters at work, along with the impressive visitor’s center and gift shop.