The holiday begins! After meeting at one of our designated UK pick-up points, we’ll begin the journey to London. Our disabled friendly coaches feature lift and ramp access and wheelchairs can be secured in place, so there’s no need to transfer to a standard seat.
Your accessible London hotel is located in Southwark in Central London, not too far from the Thames. After checking-in, you’ll have a little time to explore your surroundings before enjoying a delicious three-course meal.
We’ll start the day with either a traditional English breakfast or a lighter continental breakfast, ensuring you’re well fuelled for a day of London sightseeing. Our first destination is the London Eye, where we’ll rise high above the rooftops for unbeatable views of the capital’s breathtaking skyline.
After a little lunch, we’ll climb aboard the accessible coach for a guided tour of London and its most famous landmarks. We’ll pass Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, to name just a few of the iconic monuments you’ll see, before heading back for a well-earned dinner at the hotel.
On Day Three, we’ll cross the River Thames and make the short journey to Greenwich. There, we’ll have the chance to see one of Britain’s most famous sailing ships, the Cutty Sark. A beautiful British tea clipper, the boat was renowned for its speed and developed an impressive reputation during the years it ran the tea and wool routes between the UK, China and Australia.
Later, we’ll visit the Royal Observatory and stand on the Greenwich Prime Meridian, an important reference point for sailors in the past and the principal reference point for cartographers and many maps today. In the afternoon, we’ll board an accessible boat and cruise along the Thames, taking in the city sights from the water.
On Day Four, we’ll board the coach and head to Stratford-upon-Avon. There, you’ll enjoy a guided tour of Shakespeare’s houses, explore the town of the great Bard’s birth and tuck into a delicious lunch overlooking the River Avon.
In the afternoon, we’ll make our way up the country and towards the picturesque seaside town of Llandudno. Located on the northern coast of Wales and a wonderful stopover before travelling on to Dublin, the town boasts excellent disabled accommodation that will ensure you enjoy a restful night.
In the morning, we’ll go for a wander along Llandudno’s fantastic promenade, visit the town’s historic pier and stop for a cream tea overlooking the sea. Later, we’ll make the journey over to Holyhead Port, from which the ferry will depart for Dublin and another fantastic, disabled-friendly hotel.
Today, we’ll visit the famous Trinity College, where notable alumni such as Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, Samuel Beckett and Mary Robinson were educated. It’s also home to the awe-inspiring Long Room Library, which displays the original Book of Kells. A must-see for anyone interested in one of the world’s most prestigious universities!
After touring the library and university exhibition, we’ll make our way to the Guinness Storehouse to sample one of Ireland’s most beloved exports. As well as enjoying a taste of the country’s famous beverage, we’ll learn about the past, present and future of St James’ Gate (which was the original point of departure for Irish pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago) and head up to the top of the Guinness Gravity Bar for incredible views of the city and a free pint!
Today, we bid farewell to Dublin and journey a couple of hours up the east coast, before crossing the border into Northern Ireland. Our destination is Belfast, the capital of the country and a city with a rich and fascinating history.
On arrival, you’ll be taken out on a guided coach tour around the city, so that you see its most famous landmarks and monuments. As well as diving into the city’s past, the tour also aims to give you a feel for modern Belfast - a thriving cultural hub whose residents know how to have a good time!
In the afternoon, there’s the option to visit the impressive Titanic museum or relax and explore Belfast instead.
On Day Eight, we’ll cross the Irish Sea and disembark the ferry in Cairnryan, Scotland. From there, we’ll pass through the scenic countryside on our way to the country’s capital, Edinburgh. Of course, the Limitless Team will be on-hand to help you check into your accessible Edinburgh accommodation, then it’s time to gather together for another lovely evening meal.
Day Nine is all about fairytale Edinburgh. One of the most beautiful cities in Europe, the Scottish capital is a joy to explore and an excellent place to spend a relaxed morning. You’ll have the chance to visit the famous Royal Mile, see Edinburgh Castle and get some souvenir shopping in, too.
In the evening, we’ll be treated to a traditional Scottish meal and learn a little about the local area’s customs, including addressing the haggis. There will be a range of regional delicacies to try and, of course, a fantastic four-course meal with accompaniment from the bagpipes and talented Scottish dancers.
Today, we’ll sample a glass or two of scotch at a local whisky tasting experience. The visit also includes an interactive barrel ride that takes you through the history of whisky production and explains how regional differences in distillation result in a wide range of flavours, tastes and styles across Scotland.
In the afternoon, we’ll be back aboard the coach and making our way around Edinburgh, guided by a local tour specialist. They’ll teach you about the city’s history, recount famous tales from its storied streets and point out the most important sights and attractions.
On your penultimate day on holiday, we’ll visit the largest freshwater lake in Great Britain, Loch Lomond. At 23 miles long and five miles wide, this impressive body of water boasts spectacular natural surroundings and regularly ranks amongst the most scenic destinations in Europe.
Later, we’ll visit a bird of prey sanctuary that’s located on the edge of the loch. Established to protect the large number of endangered birds that live in the area, the sanctuary is both educational and entertaining. However, things get especially exciting when the handlers bring out their birds for a superb demonstration of their flying abilities.
Today, your accessible England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland Tour comes to an end. After a hearty breakfast, our accessible coach will depart the hotel for our various UK drop-off locations. Relax, take in the views of the Scottish countryside through the window and enjoy a little commentary from your Tour Manager. Now, all that’s left to do is say farewell to new friends and plan your next Limitless adventure!