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Kev & Deb's England/Scotland/Ireland/Wales Itinerary

People have been asking about where we're going. Figured I'd practice my html skills and put it in a table...

Anybody know why there is so much space between end of text and top of table??? Help?

Update: Monday, 3 May, 2004 7:30am - pezazul figured it out. Thanks Kev!

Day 1 - Saturday, May 8th DEPART USA
Deb - Delta #1203 departing SFO at 7:50am and arriving in Atlanta at 3:14pm
Kev - Delta #0311 departing St. Louis at 1:15pm and arrivng in Atlanta at 3:50pm

Delta #12 departing Atlanta at 5:50pm & arrving in London (Gatwick) at 7:10am
Day 2 - Sunday, May 9th ARRIVE LONDON
Welcome to London. If you have purchased our Air & Land package, you are transferred to the City Inn Hotel
City Inn Hotel
30 John Islip Street, Westminster, London SWIP 4ADD *** (44) (0)207 630 100
Day 3 - Monday, May 10th LONDON SIGHTSEEING
Today we enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of London seeing all the major sights. This afternoon is at leisure
City Inn Hotel
30 John Islip Street, Westminster, London SWIP 4ADD *** (44) (0)207 630 100
Day 4 - Tuesday, May 11th LONDON - CARDIFF
We meet our Tour Director this morning and head west to the mysterious megaliths of Stonehenge. In nearby Salisbury, we see the highest spire in the land adorning the Cathedral. Then on to Bath to see the Georgian terraces and famous Pulterney Bridge. We cross the Severn Bridge to enter Wales and continue to our hote in the Welsh capital of Cardiff.
The Hanover International Hotel
Schooner Way, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff Bay *** (44) 02920 465888
Day 5 - Wednesday, May 12th CARDIFF - TRAMORE
Our orientation tour of Cardiff shows us the Civic Buildings and newly built Millennium Stadium. Then through the rural scenery of South Wales to Pembroke. From here we sail to Rosslare in Ireland and continue to our hotel in County Waterford.
Grand Hotel
Tramore Co. Waterford, Ireland *** (353) (0)51 381414
Day 6 - Thursday, May 13th TRAMORE - TRALEE
We see Reginald's Tower and the city walls before visiting the Waterford Crystal Showroom. Then we drive along the 'Sunshine Coast' with its fishing ports of Dungarvan and Youghal, setting for the film of 'Moby Dick'. At Blarney we can shop for woollens and handicrafts or maybe receive the 'gift of the gab' by kissing the Blarney Stone? We cross the Derrynasaggart Mountains to overnight in Tralee.
Earl of Desmond Hotel
Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland *** (353) (0)66 7121299
Day 7 - Friday, May 14th RING OF KERRY EXCURSION
Today we experience some of the best scenery in Ireland as we make our way to the Ring of Kerry for our highlight tour. We discover a world of superb seascapes, towering cliffs and charming villages. Each bend reveals more spectacular scenery and leads us onwards to the three lakes of Killarney. Why not take a ride on a jaunting car before we return to Tralee?
Earl of Desmond Hotel
Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland *** (353) (0)66 7121299
Day 8 - Saturday, May 15th TRALEE - DUBLIN
Through the lush scenery of the 'Golden Vale' today by way of the picturesque village of Adare. We visit fabled Limerick to see King John's Castle, St. Mary's Cathedral and the Treaty Stone. We then travel via Tipperary and see St. Patrick's great Rock of Cashel, towering 300 feet over the surrounding countryside. Then we pass the Curragh Race Course, home of the Irish Derby, on our way to the capital, Dublin.
Jury's Montrose Hotel
Stillorgan Road, Dublin 4, Ireland *** (353) (0)1 2693311
Day 9 - Sunday, May 16th DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING
This morning our sightseeing tour with a local guide shows us the elegant Georgian Squares and the impressive Dublin Castle. Laster we see the home of the Irish President in Phoenix Park, the Customs House, statue-lined O'Connell Street and Trinity College. Time at leisure this afternoon to shop or perhaps enjoy the hospitality of a typical Irish Pub?
Jury's Montrose Hotel
Stillorgan Road, Dublin 4, Ireland *** (353) (0)1 2693311
Day 10 - Monday, May 17th DUBLIN - LIVERPOOL
By ferry back to Wales today, then we drive through the famous village of Llanfair...gogogoph - it's Britain's longest (and least pronounceable) name! Next stop is the Roman city of Chester. We visit the unique black and white Rows, dating from the 13th century and now are shopping arcades where you can take a stroll. We also see the cathedral and the encircling city walls. Then we continue to our hotel near Liverpool
Holiday Inn Haydock
Lodge Lane, Newton Le Willow, Liverpool *** (44) (0) 870 4009035
Day 11 - Tuesday, May 18th LIVERPOOL - GLASGOW
We drive today through the Lake District, with scenery so beautiful it has inspired a host of writers, from poet Wordsworth to the children's author Beatrix Potter. We stop in the village of Grasmere where we can visit Wordsworth's grave. Then across the border into 'bonnie' Scotland, land of tartan and bagpipes, through the lowlands of Glasgow.
Holiday Inn Express
Glasgow Airport, St. Andrews Drive, Paisley PA3 2TJ *** (44) (0) 141 8421100
Day 12 - Wednesday, May 19th GLASGOW - DUNDEE
After an orientation tour of Glasgow, we take the high road and the low road to the 'bonnie banks' of Loch Lomond. We continue through awesome Glencoe, and the Great Glen, then we have splendid views of the Grampian Mountains, before heading to our hotel in Dundee
Apex City Quay
1 West Victoria Dock Road, Dundee Dd1 3Jp, Scotland *** (44) (0) 1382 202404
Day 13 - Thursday, May 20th DUNDEE - EDINBURGH
Today we head to St. Andrews, the home of golf, before continuing to Edinburgh. Here our local guide show us the Castle, dominating the city from its rocky crag. We drive the Royal Mile past St. Giles' Cathedral with its crown-shaped spire. Then we follow Prince's Street to see the monument to Sir Walter Scott and see the 18th century New Town. After free time,we continue to our hotel.
Queensferry Lodge Hotel
St. Margarets Head, North Queensferry, Inverkeithing, Fife, KY11 1 *** (44) (0) 1383 410000
Day 14 - Friday, May 21st EDINBURGH - LEEDS
We journey through the rolling Border country past the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey and the house of Mary, Queen of Scots. Then we cross back into England via the Cheviot Hills and the wile expanses of the Northumberland Moors to the ancient city of York. We pass the narrow, winding lanes of the Shambles and see the Minster, England's larges medieval cathedral. After free time to explore, we continue to our Leeds hotel.
Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza
Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 4DL *** (44) (0) 113 2442200
Day 15 - Saturday, May 22nd LEEDS - LONDON
Southwards today to visit Coventry Cathedral, risen from the ashes of war. Then we travel to the delightful town of Stratford-on-Avon, set in the Cotswold region. Here we see Shakespeare's birthplace, before returning to London.
City Inn Hotel
30 John Islip Street, Westminster, London SWIP 4ADD *** (44) (0)207 630 100
Day 16 - Sunday, May 23rd RETURN TO USA
Our tour ends after breakfast with a transfer to the airport.
Delta #11 departing London (Gatwick) at 9:20am & arriving in Atlanta at 1:30pm

Deb - Delta #1211 departing Atlanta at 4:25pm & arriving in SFO at 6:35pm
Kev - Delta #0416 departing Atlanta at 4:07pm & arriving in St. Louis at 4:50pm


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