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Britain & Ireland in Depth Escorted Coach Tour with Globus

Experience landmarks and local favourites on this in-depth escorted tour of Britain and Ireland. Starting in London, visit 5 captivating countries in 24 days, traveling through the small towns and larger cities. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the City of Bath, Stonehenge, Westminster Palace and much more.

Britain & Ireland in Depth Escorted Coach Tour with Globus

A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure.
DEPARTURE DATE: September 3, 2024
Countries Visited: England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

OVERVIEW

The drawbridges are down. The silver is polished. The tea is brewing. One lump or two? How about five?! Showing you the sweet sights of five captivating countries over 24 days, our most in-depth tour of Britain and Ireland truly pours on the charm. Royals and writers, artists and architects, real-life warriors and fictional spies — you’ll walk in the footsteps of them all throughout the legendary cities, seaside villages, and quaint countryside hamlets of England, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. Coast to coast, castle to castle, and pub to pub, you’ll drink in the classic landmarks and landscapes, the famous rivers and ruins, the breathtaking islands and Highlands, and the celebrated stories behind them all. From Abbey Road to Penny Lane and Stonehenge to Clava Cairns, this is the rock star of all Britain and Ireland vacations.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Blenheim Palace
  • City of Bath
  • Cornwall West Devon Mining Landscape
  • Forth Road Bridge
  • Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  • Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast
  • Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
  • Stonehenge
  • The English Lake District
  • Westminster Palace (Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church)

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
September 3, 2024from $9,509 CADPer Person

What's Included

  • 23 night escorted coach tour round trip from London
  • 22 breakfast, 1 lunch, 7 dinner
  • Included local favorites, tour highlights and enhanced free time
  • Friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word)
  • Seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites
  • Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi. (where available)
  • Taxes

Local Favorites:

Every Globus tour includes our exclusive Local Favorites, specially included to share the authentic experiences that make each destination unique. Get to know the locals and local flavors you might just miss on your own!

Tour Highlights:
Discover something unexpected and unforgettable in the special way only Globus can share—with sightseeing highlights to off-the-beaten-path surprises to out-of-this world moments you’ll remember for a lifetime!

Enhanced Free Time:
Explore or relax as you please, or choose exciting options available.

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Tue Sep 3ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND
2Wed Sep 4LONDON
3Thu Sep 5LONDON–STONEHENGE–ILMINSTER–PLYMOUTH
4Fri Sep 6PLYMOUTH. EXCURSION TO CORNWALL
5Sat Sep 7PLYMOUTH–GLASTONBURY–BATH–NEWPORT, WALES
6Sun Sep 8NEWPORT–WATERFORD, IRELAND
7Mon Sep 9WATERFORD–BLARNEY–KINSALE
8Tue Sep 10KINSALE–RING OF KERRY–KILLARNEY
9Wed Sep 11KILLARNEY
10Thu Sep 12KILLARNEY–DINGLE PENINSULA–ADARE–LIMERICK
11Fri Sep 13LIMERICK–CLIFFS OF MOHER–GALWAY–SLIGO
12Sat Sep 14SLIGO–DERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND–GIANT’S CAUSEWAY–BELFAST
13Sun Sep 15BELFAST–CARLINGFORD–DUBLIN, IRELAND
14Mon Sep 16DUBLIN
15Tue Sep 17DUBLIN–NORTH WALES–LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND
16Wed Sep 18LIVERPOOL–GRASEMERE–GRETNA GREEN, SCOTLAND–GLASGOW
17Thu Sep 19GLASGOW–ISLE OF SKYE–LOCH NESS–INVERNESS
18Fri Sep 20INVERNESS. HIGHLANDS EXCURSION
19Sat Sep 21INVERNESS–PITLOCHRY–ST. ANDREWS–EDINBURGH
20Sun Sep 22EDINBURGH
21Mon Sep 23EDINBURGH–YORK, ENGLAND
22Tue Sep 24YORK–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
23Wed Sep 25STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LONDON
24Thu Sep 26LONDON

Day 1 – ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

Day 2 – LONDON

THE ROYAL TREATMENT

LONDON Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes sights of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall, Prime Minister’s Downing Street residence, Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace, and a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Day 3 – LONDON–STONEHENGE–ILMINSTER–PLYMOUTH

PREHISTORIC FINDS & PUB FOOD

LONDON Meet your Tour Director and travel companions at 8 am and drive to Stonehenge.
STONEHENGE Guided visit.

ILMINSTER Lunch at a local pub.

PLYMOUTH Local Favorite Cruise on Plymouth Sound, one of the world’s great natural harbors. See the Mayflower Steps in The Barbican.

Day 4 – PLYMOUTH. EXCURSION TO CORNWALL

LEGENDS OF LAND & SEA

PLYMOUTH Scenic drive through the West Country to Poldark’s Cornwall with photo stop at St. Michael’s Mount.

ST. IVES Enjoy free time in the popular seaside resort.

PLYMOUTH Free time this evening.

Day 5 – PLYMOUTH–GLASTONBURY–BATH–NEWPORT, WALES

TIMELESS KINGS & THERMAL SPRINGS

GLASTONBURY Visit the city of King Arthur and the legend of the Holy Grail.

BATH Visit the excavations of the Roman Baths followed by free time.

NEWPORT Free time

Day 6 – NEWPORT–WATERFORD, IRELAND

COFFEE WITH CREAM

NEWPORT Drive through South Wales to Fishguard and take a ferry to Rosslare.

WATERFORD Enjoy an Local Favorite Irish coffee demonstration after dinner.

Day 7 – WATERFORD–BLARNEY–KINSALE

FINE CRYSTAL & THE GIFT OF GAB

WATERFORD Take a guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal.

BLARNEY Visit the village renowned for its magical Kissing Stone.

KINSALE Free time.

Day 8 – KINSALE–RING OF KERRY–KILLARNEY

BEAUTIES IN COUNTIES KERRY & CLARE

RING OF KERRY Panoramic drive around part of Ireland’s southwestern peninsula.

KILLARNEY Free time this afternoon.

Day 9 – KILLARNEY

TRADITIONAL DISHES & DITTIES

KILLARNEY Free time before Local Favorite pub dinner with traditional Irish music.

Day 10 – KILLARNEY–DINGLE PENINSULA–ADARE–LIMERICK

IRISH EYES & CHEEKY RHYMES

DINGLE PENINSULA Visit the Blasket Islands Centre.

ADARE Stop at the quaint village to see its thatched cottages.

LIMERICK Free time.

Day 11 – LIMERICK–CLIFFS OF MOHER–GALWAY–SLIGO

NOTES ABOVE HIGH SEA

CLIFFS OF MOHER Visit the 668-foot-high cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean.

GALWAY Free time.

SLIGO Free time this evening.

Day 12 – SLIGO–DERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND–GIANT’S CAUSEWAY–BELFAST

DERRY GIRLS & DARING GIANTS

DERRY Visit the second-largest city in Northern Ireland.

GIANT’S CAUSEWAY See more than 40,000 interlocking basalt columns formed millions of years ago.

Day 13 – BELFAST–CARLINGFORD–DUBLIN, IRELAND

AN UNSINKABLE LEGEND

BELFAST Orientation drive includes City Hall, the Albert Memorial Clock Tower, and Queen’s

University. Visit the Titanic Belfast Experience.

CARLINGFORD Stop in the charming village on the Cooley Peninsula.

Day 14 – DUBLIN

IRELAND’S CAPITAL CITY

DUBLIN Orientation drive to see O’Connell Street, Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College. Free time.

Day 15 – DUBLIN–NORTH WALES–LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND

WELSH WORD CHALLENGE

DUBLIN Board a ferry to cross the North Channel.

NORTH WALES Photo stop at tongue-twisting town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyll. Take a scenic drive through North Wales to Liverpool.

LIVERPOOL Free time this evening.

Day 16 – LIVERPOOL–GRASEMERE–GRETNA GREEN, SCOTLAND–GLASGOW

SONGS, SONNETS, AND SECRET VOWS

LIVERPOOL Visit The Beatles Story for a fascinating journey into the life and music of the Fab Four.

LAKE DISTRICT Take a scenic drive.

GRASMERE Visit Wordsworth’s beloved village and Local Favorite sample original Grasmere gingerbread.

GRETNA GREEN See where a Scottish blacksmith performed weddings for eloping young couples.

Day 17 – GLASGOW–ISLE OF SKYE–LOCH NESS–INVERNESS

SPECTACULAR IN SCOTLAND

GLASGOW Depart for a drive past Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, and Fort William en route to ferry crossing to the Isle of Skye.

ISLE OF SKYE Visit the Museum of the Isles before driving across the Inner Hebridean island. Return to the mainland.

LOCH NESS Drive the length of the legendary lake en route to Inverness.

Day 18 – INVERNESS. HIGHLANDS EXCURSION

THE BRONZE AGE & BRAVE BATTLES

THE HIGHLANDS Visit the Bronze-Age chamber tomb site of Clava Cairns. Visit the Culloden battlefield site and visitor center. Visit Brodie Castle.

Day 19 – INVERNESS–PITLOCHRY–ST. ANDREWS–EDINBURGH

MULLIGANS & MILITARY MUSIC

PITLOCHRY Walk through the Victorian mountain resort.

ST. ANDREWS See the home of golf and famous university town.

Day 20 – EDINBURGH

CROWN JEWELS & CASTLE VIEWS

EDINBURGH Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the New Town, and the Old Town, and a visit to Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Free time.

Day 21 – EDINBURGH–YORK, ENGLAND

CASTLE HEIRS & ENGLISH FARE

KELSO Visit Floors Castle, the largest inhabited castle in Scotland.

YORK See York Minster on a guided walk through of the best-preserved medieval shopping streets called The Shambles.

Day 22 – YORK–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

MR. & MRS. SHAKESPEARE

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON See Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace.

COTSWOLDS Scenic drive followed by Local Favorite dinner at a local pub.

Day 23 – STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LONDON

CHURCHILL’S BEGINNINGS

WOODSTOCK Visit Blenheim Palace, Sir Winston Churchill’s birthplace.

LONDON Free time this afternoon.

Day 24 – LONDON

SAFE TRAVELS UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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