Thrones and scones. Hops and scotch. Rock stars and famous rocks. They’re all included on this enthralling and encompassing tour of Britain. Pack your tweed and tartans for the best of London and country, the Scottish Highlands and Lowlands, and the enchanting villages and valleys of Wales, and prepare to be swept away like a runaway bride at the elopement capital of Gretna Green. The castles and cathedrals of London, Edinburgh, and Cardiff, as well as the charming pubs on every corner, will steal your heart away. With visits to the baffling boulders of Stonehenge, the battlefield of Culloden Moor, Shakespeare’s birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon, and The Beatles’ home city of Liverpool, this tour of Britain promises rocking discovery and enlightenment, not to mention honorary degrees in ancient history, English literature, and music appreciation.
|June 24, 2023||from $4,249 CAD||Per Person|
|1||Sat Jun 24||LONDON, ENGLAND|
|2||Sun Jun 25||LONDON–STONEHENGE–ILMINSTER–PLYMOUTH|
|3||Mon Jun 26||PLYMOUTH. EXCURSION TO CORNWALL|
|4||Tue Jun 27||PLYMOUTH–GLASTONBURY–BATH–CARDIFF, WALES|
|5||Wed Jun 28||CARDIFF–BUILTH WELLS–LLANGOLLEN–LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND|
|6||Thu Jun 29||LIVERPOOL–GRASMERE–GRETNA GREEN, SCOTLAND–GLASGOW|
|7||Fri Jun 30||GLASGOW–FORT WILLIAM–INVERNESS|
|8||Sat Jul 1||INVERNESS–CULLODEN—PITLOCHRY–ST. ANDREWS–EDINBURGH|
|9||Sun Jul 2||EDINBURGH|
|10||Mon Jul 3||EDINBURGH–ALNWICK, ENGLAND–YORK|
|11||Tue Jul 4||YORK–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LONDON|
|12||Wed Jul 5||LONDON|
Day 1 – ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND
WELCOME TO LONDON!
Uniformed Globus Hosts will be waiting to welcome you. Free time this afternoon.
Day 2 – LONDON–STONEHENGE–ILMINSTER–PLYMOUTH
SECRETS OF THE STONES
LONDON Meet your Tour Director and travel companions at 8 am before departing for Stonehenge.
STONEHENGE Join a guided visit to the legendary site.
ILMINSTER Globus Local Favorite Lunch at a local pub.
Day 3 – PLYMOUTH. EXCURSION TO CORNWALL
LEGENDS OF LAND & SEA
PLYMOUTH Globus Local Favorite All aboard for a scenic cruise on Plymouth Sound. Enjoy a scenic drive through the West Country to Poldark’s Cornwall.
LOOE Visit the thriving fishing village and former smugglers’ port.
PLYMOUTH. Free time this evening.
Day 4 – PLYMOUTH–GLASTONBURY–BATH–CARDIFF, WALES
TIMELESS KINGS & THERMAL SPRINGS
GLASTONBURY Visit the town of the legend of King Arthur and the Holy Grail.
BATH Visit the excavations of the Roman Baths.
Day 5 – CARDIFF–BUILTH WELLS–LLANGOLLEN–LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND
MOOR THAN MEETS THE EYE
Take a scenic drive along the Taff Valley and through the Brecon Beacons National Park.
BUILTH WELLS Stop at the ancient market town.
LLANGOLLEN Visit the picturesque town.
LIVERPOOL Free time the remainder of the day.
Day 6 – LIVERPOOL–GRASMERE–GRETNA GREEN, SCOTLAND–GLASGOW
SONGS, SONNETS & 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 sample Globus Local Favorite the original Grasmere gingerbread.
GRETNA GREEN See where a Scottish blacksmith performed weddings for eloping young couples and Globus Local Favorite join in a fun wedding re-enactment.
Day 7 – GLASGOW–FORT WILLIAM–INVERNESS
LANDMARKS, LOCHS & LEGENDS
GLASGOW Orientation drive to see Glasgow’s landmarks, including the 12th-century cathedral, university buildings, and Georgian squares. Take a scenic drive past Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, and Glen Coe.
FORT WILLIAM See the gateway to Ben Nevis, UK’s highest peak.
LOCH NESS Drive the length of the legendary lake en route to Inverness.
Day 8 – INVERNESS–CULLODEN—PITLOCHRY–ST. ANDREWS–EDINBURGH
BRAVERY, BIRDIES & BAGPIPES
CULLODEN See the battlefield of Culloden Moor.
PITLOCHRY Walk through the Victorian mountain resort.
ST. ANDREWS Visit the home of golf and the famous university town.
Day 9 – EDINBURGH
CROWN JEWELS & CASTLE VIEWS
EDINBURGH Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the New Town, the Old Town, and a visit to Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Free time.
Day 10 – EDINBURGH–ALNWICK, ENGLAND–YORK
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ALNWICK!
ALNWICK Visit Alnwick Castle, setting for many film productions. Choose between touring the castle or taking a stroll through the magnificent gardens.
YORK See York Minster and browse the shops of The Shambles.
Day 11 – YORK–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LONDON
MR. & MRS. SHAKESPEARE
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON See Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace.
Day 12 – LONDON
SAFE TRAVELS UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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