The Best of the British Isles 2020

The Best of the British Isles 2020


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

From the lively cities to the breath-taking scenery, discover the very best of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland on this British Isles tour. You’ll have 2-night stays in London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Limerick and Exeter as well as an overnight in Warwick, York, Inverness, Glasgow, Liverpool, Killarney, Waterford and Cardiff. You’ll visit some of Britain’s famous castles and palaces, including Warwick Castle, with a history dating back almost 11 centuries and where you’ll have a special pre-public-opening guided tour; Edinburgh Castle, home of the Scottish Crown Jewels; and Holyrood Palace (when available), The Queen’s official Scottish residence. You’ll also witness spectacular scenery on this British Isles tour! You’ll cruise on Scotland’s Loch Lomond, mainland Britain’s largest body of fresh water; pass through England’s beautiful Lake District; visit the 668-foot Cliffs of Moher, with its breath-taking views of rugged cliffs dropping into the ocean; join the Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile panoramic drive through rugged and magnificent landscapes; drive through the incomparable landscapes of Snowdonia National Park in Wales; cruise on Plymouth Sound, one of the world’s great natural harbors; and more. Plus, you’ll also experience some charming British towns, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of Shakespeare; Pitlochry, the Victorian mountain resort; Looe, a small Cornish fishing village; Bath, where you’ll visit the Roman ruins; and much more. Throughout this British Isles tour, Globus also has included unique experiences for you, such as afternoon tea at a 150-year-old farmhouse in Ireland and a tasty dinner at a local pub in Dartmoor. All of this and much more await you on this fabulous British Isles vacation!

Day 1: ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND.
Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.

Day 2: LONDON.
Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the Thames River, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horseguards and the Prime Minister’s Downing Street residence, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. The highlight is a visit to ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL, Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708. This afternoon, why not join an optional excursion to Windsor Castle or the Tower of London, and later, maybe an optional dinner, followed by a cruise on the Thames River? (B)

Day 3: LONDON–OXFORD–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–WARWICK.
Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and depart London at 8 am for a lovely day of sightseeing. Drive to Oxford and enjoy a walking tour through the “City of Dreaming Spires” to see the colleges where Britain’s elite receives its outstanding education. At Stratford-upon-Avon, visit SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE and take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Today’s Distance: 124 mi / 199 km (B,D)

Day 4: WARWICK–YORK.
A spectacular start to the day with a special, pre-public-opening guided tour of magnificent WARWICK CASTLE. Marvel at the opulent Great Hall and State Rooms, and visit the former private apartments. Later, in York, stand in awe in front of the great Minster, then follow your Tour Director through a maze of quaint streets, including the narrow Shambles.
Today’s Distance: 145 mi / 233 km (B,D)

Day 5: YORK–JEDBURGH, SCOTLAND–ABBOTSFORD–EDINBURGH.
See a section of Hadrian’s Wall, and take pictures of the abbey ruins in Jedburgh. Then, take a guided tour of Sir Walter Scott’s ABBOTSFORD HOUSE, with its impressive collection of historic relics, weapons, and armor. Spend the next two nights in Edinburgh, the Scottish capital. Tonight, consider an optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis. For departure numbers August 4 through August 25, tickets are included for tonight’s performance of the world-renowned MILITARY TATTOO.
Today’s Distance: 200 mi / 321 km (B)

Day 6: EDINBURGH.
Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town” and the famous scientists, inventors, and novelists who lived there. In the “Old Town,” visit EDINBURGH CASTLE to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels, then explore HOLYROOD PALACE (when available, excluding August and other occasional dates). Afternoon at leisure. Later, a unique optional experience: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, once the perfect royal residence for glittering state visits and family holidays. Dinner rounds off this optional evening. (B)

Day 7: EDINBURGH–ST. ANDREWS–PITLOCHRY–CULLODEN–INVERNESS.
Drive over the elegant Forth Road Bridge and through Fife to St. Andrews, whose Royal and Ancient Golf Club has given us the rules of golfing. Then, through Dundee and the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry to the CULLODEN VISITOR CENTRE, where you hear the story of the crushing Hanoverian victory over Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Scottish clans. Overnight at Inverness, the Highland capital.
Today’s Distance: 199 mi / 320 km (B,D)

Day 8: INVERNESS–FORT WILLIAM–GLASGOW.
A day of glorious Highland scenery begins with a drive along the shores of Loch Ness, looking out for its mysterious monster. Then, at [LF] BEN NEVIS WHISKY DISTILLERY, discover the art of converting barley, water, and yeast into a heart-warming liquor. Along Loch Linnhe, over haunting Glen Coe, and across wild Rannoch Moor, you reach the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond for a [LF] CRUISE on the loch before heading south to Glasgow.
Today’s Distance: 174 mi / 279 km (B,D)

Day 9: GLASGOW–GRETNA GREEN–LAKE DISTRICT, ENGLAND–LIVERPOOL.
On the way through the Lowland Hills, stop at Gretna Green, where the blacksmith would wed runaway couples. Pause in the beautiful Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in Liverpool, visit THE BEATLES STORY, an atmospheric journey into the life, times, culture, and music of the “Fab Four.”
Today’s Distance: 238 mi / 383 km (B)

Day 10: LIVERPOOL–NORTH WALES–DUBLIN, IRELAND.
Cross the border into North Wales and drive to lovely Betws-y-Coed and through the incomparable landscapes of Snowdonia National Park. After a stop at tongue-twisting Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, board your FERRY at Holyhead for the crossing to Dublin. For a first taste of Ireland, why not join an optional Irish cabaret evening, including dinner, dance, song, and laughter?
Today’s Distance: 131 mi / 210 km (B)

Day 11: DUBLIN.
An orientation drive in the Irish capital includes statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the vibrant city. Maybe take in an optional dinner outing to the Guinness Storehouse. (B)

Day 12: DUBLIN–KILDARE–CASHEL–LIMERICK.
Across the Curragh to see the magnificent thoroughbreds at the IRISH NATIONAL STUD at Kildare. On the way to Limerick, see the Rock of Cashel, Tipperary, and on arrival, an orientation drive acquaints you with St. Mary’s Cathedral, King John’s Castle, and the stone where the Treaty of Limerick was signed in 1691. Tonight, you might like to join an optional medieval banquet at an historic castle.
Today’s Distance: 153 mi / 245 km (B)

Day 13: LIMERICK. WEST COAST EXCURSION.
Take in the breathtaking view of the Clare coast from the 668-foot CLIFFS OF MOHER, then a drive across the limestone plateau of The Burren to the port city of Galway. Next, a special treat at RATHBAUN FARM: watch the farmer shear a sheep and maneuver a flock with the help of a sheep dog. Then, enjoy [LF] TRADITIONAL TEA in the 150-year-old farmhouse.
Today’s Distance: 163 mi / 263 km (B)

Day 14: LIMERICK–ADARE–RING OF KERRY–KILLARNEY.
Via quaint Adare with its pretty thatched cottages and Killorglin on Dingle Bay, join the spectacular RING OF KERRY for a 100-mile panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip. Later, you might like to take an optional jaunting-car ride through Killarney National Park, with glorious views of the Lakes of Killarney and ancient Ross Castle.
Today’s Distance: 178 mi / 286 km (B,D)

Day 15: KILLARNEY–BLARNEY–WATERFORD.
Morning visit to Blarney, renowned for its magical Kissing Stone. Time for lunch, to walk up to the castle, and to shop for traditional Irish handicrafts. In the afternoon, proceed via Cork to Waterford, a stronghold founded by the Danish Vikings, where you join a guided tour of the HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL.
Today’s Distance: 158 mi / 254 km (B,D)

Day 16: WATERFORD–CARDIFF, WALES.
By FERRY from Rosslare, cross St. George’s Channel to Pembroke and drive through South Wales. Why not join an evening of Welsh entertainment and dinner tonight?
Today’s Distance: 145 mi / 234 km (B)

Day 17: CARDIFF–BATH, ENGLAND–DARTMOOR–EXETER.
First this morning, travel to the elegant Georgian city of Bath to see the amazing excavations of the ROMAN BATHS. You will also have time to explore the town further on your own. The next two nights are spent in Exeter.
Today’s Distance: 191 mi / 308 km (B)

Day 18: EXETER. CORNWALL EXCURSION.
Today’s excursion takes you to Cornwall, of Poldark fame, and to the pretty fishing village and former smugglers’ port of Looe. Then, follow in the footsteps of Drake, Raleigh, and the Pilgrim Fathers who boarded The Mayflower 400 years ago, with a [LF] CRUISE on Plymouth Sound, one of the world’s great natural harbors. You will also have time at the historic Plymouth Barbican to see the Mayflower Steps before returning to Exeter. Then, head into wild and romantic Dartmoor for a tasty [LF] DINNER at a local pub.
Today’s Distance: 137 mi / 221 km (B,D)

Day 19: EXETER–STONEHENGE–LONDON.
For the finale of your journey, travel to prehistoric STONEHENGE and try to unravel its mystery. Explore the visitor center with its imaginative exhibitions, then take the shuttle to the stone circle and admire the magnificence of the monument up close. Return to London around 4 pm. How about celebrating your vacation by taking in one of the London’s great West End shows?
Today’s Distance: 179 mi / 287 km (B)

Day 20: LONDON.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

  • August 4 through August 25 Departures–Edinburgh Military Tattoo ticket included

Sightseeing & Activities:

LONDON
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral

OXFORD
Walking tour

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
Take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, visit Shakespeare’s birthplace

WARWICK
Welcome dinner; private pre-public-opening guided tour of the castle

YORK
Walking tour

ABBOTSFORD
Guided tour of Sir Walter Scott’s house

EDINBURGH
Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace (excluding August and other occasional dates)

PITLOCHRY
Visit the Victorian mountain resort

CULLODEN MOOR
Visit the battle site’s visitor center

FORT WILLIAM
[LF] Guided tour of the Ben Nevis whisky distillery

LOCH LOMOND
[LF] Cruise the loch in a private boat

LIVERPOOL
Visit the Beatles Story

HOLYHEAD–DUBLIN
Cross the Irish Sea by ferry

DUBLIN
Orientation drive

KILDARE
Guided tour of the Irish National Stud

LIMERICK
Orientation drive

CLIFFS OF MOHER
Savor the spectacular views

RATHBAUN FARM
[LF] Visit and Afternoon Tea

RING OF KERRY
Scenic peninsula drive

WATERFORD
Guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal

ROSSLARE–PEMBROKE
Cross St. George’s Channel by ferry

BATH
Visit the Roman relics

CORNWALL
Visit the fishing village of Looe

PLYMOUTH
[LF] Plymouth Sound cruise

DARTMOOR
[LF] Dinner at a local pub

STONEHENGE
Visit the prehistoric monumentMotorcoach; private cruise on Loch Lomond; Plymouth Sound cruise; ferries Holyhead-Dublin, Rosslare-Pembroke.

Meals:
Full English breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Warwick plus 1 dinner at a local pub in Dartmoor


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Accommodations

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
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No Triple room reduction

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

London: Hilton London Metropole
This contemporary, centrally located 1,054-room hotel is just a few minutes' stroll away from the West End and Oxford Street, London's major shopping area. Hyde Park and Regent Park are nearby, as are art galleries, museums and theaters. Dine on international cuisine at Fiamma Restaurant, savor Asian Fusion favorites and views of London at Minako at the Met on the 23rd floor, or enjoy exciting sports events in the Sports Bar. Discover the latest additions to the hotel, the contemporary EDG Bar & Lounge and the Whisky Lounge, serving an impressive range of whiskies. The hotel also boasts a LivingWell Health Club, a 12.5 meter heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room and the beauty salon.
Address:
225 Edgware Road
London , United Kingdom
London: Park Plaza Waterloo
One of the newest hotels in central London, the 494-room property is situated within walking distance of top London attractions, including the London Eye, the London Dungeons and the Imperial War Museum. The Florentine Restaurant serves a Brasserie-style menu; the bar features the best of British bubbles and craft beers as well as a range of signature cocktails; and for a relaxing cup of coffee, head to the illy Caffè bar. The hotel also boasts a fitness centre and a heated swimming pool. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for guests throughout the hotel.
Address:
6 Hercules Road
London , United Kingdom
Warwick: Hilton Warwick
The Hilton Warwick is ideally situated for exploring Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick. Enjoy dinner at Restaurant 360 or relax in the casual Lounge bar. The LivingWell fitness center and WiFi-access throughout are also available.
Address:
A46 Stratford Road
Warwick , United Kingdom
York: Holiday Inn York
The friendly Holiday Inn York is set within a lush setting on leafy grounds. Wireless Internet is accessible throughout the property including the lobby which is appointed with oak furnishings or the beautiful, tree-lined outdoor patio.
Address:
Tadcaster Road
York , United Kingdom
Edinburgh: Marriott Courtyard
Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh is the newest edition to the Scottish capital, combining heritage and style with an innovative design and locally inspired furnishings. The hotel has a prime location, just a five-minute walk from Princes Street and Waverley Station. Spacious, modern hotel rooms include quality amenities, such as a selection of in-room entertainment, plush bedding, and a work desk. Meals are served in The Lantern Room and the lobby offers an innovative and sophisticated space for working and relaxing.
Address:
1 - 3 Baxter's Place
Edinburgh , United Kingdom
Inverness: Columba Hotel
Columba Hotel is a 4-star hotel boasting a perfect position in the very heart of Inverness, yet, is in a peaceful area offering marvelous views of Inverness Castle and the River Ness.
Address:
Ness Walk
Inverness , United Kingdom
Glasgow: Hallmark Hotel
The Hallmark Hotel is located in the heart of vibrant Glasgow and within walking distance from the city center. It features a cosy, contemporary brasserie in an elegant earth tone design and a relaxed atmosphere, where best of British comfort food and international favourites made with seasonal ingredients are served. The bedrooms are equipped with comfortable beds, crisp linen and plump pillows, alongside the 21st century essentials including warp-speed, complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service and 32" flat screen TVs with Sky Sports. A state-of-the-art gym and 15-meter swimming pool are also available.
Address:
27 Washington St
Glasgow , United Kingdom
Liverpool: Novotel Liverpool
The stylish 4 star Novotel Liverpool is located in the city center. Book this Liverpool hotel for close proximity to the Liverpool Echo Arena, the Albert Dock and Liverpool One shopping center. Each of the 209 chic rooms has wireless internet and satellite TV.
Address:
40 Hanover St.
Liverpool , United Kingdom
Dublin: Clayton Cardiff Lane
Situated in the heart of the Docklands, opposite Bord Gais Energy Theatre. The hotel is within walking distance from Dublin's city center, shopping, and iconic venues, including the Convention Centre, 3Arena, Croke Park, and Aviva Stadium.
Address:
Cardiff Lane Sir John Rogerson's Quay
Dublin 2 , Ireland
Limerick: Absolute Hotel
Discover this exquisite boutique hotel on the site of a former Franciscan monastery offering stylish rooms, great dining, Spa and much more. The hotel boasts the Absolute Bar & Grill where regionally sourced food is served in its unique combination of indoor and outdoor dining. The bedrooms are spacious, stylish and sophisticated and feature individually controlled air conditioning, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi access and many more state-of-the-art amenities.
Address:
Sir Harry's Mall
Limerick , Ireland
Killarney: Killarney Towers Hotel
Killarney Towers Hotel offers spacious and bright rooms, designed, furnished and decorated with comfort and convenience in mind. The hotel boasts restaurants, bars, a concierge service and on-site fitness facilities.
Address:
College Square
Killarney , Ireland
Waterford: Tower Hotel
Traditional 4-story Hotel situated along the Quay, opposite historic Reginald's Tower (1003 A.D.).
Address:
The Mall
Waterford , Ireland
Cardiff: Mercure Cardiff Holland House
Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa is a modern hotel situated in the vibrant capital city of Wales, Cardiff, with 165 bedrooms. All of the sights and attractions of Cardiff are within walking distance such as the iconic Millennium Stadium and Cardiff Castle.
Address:
24-26 Newport Road
Cardiff , United Kingdom
Exeter: Mercure Exeter Southgate
The 4-star family friendly Mercure Southgate Hotel is in the heart of Exeter - Gateway to the South West. This modern hotel neighbors the Cathedral & Restaurant and Shopping areas of Princesshay, Bedford Square & Quay. The hotel is perfectly situated for short breaks & en-route to Cornwall. Flexible dining options suiting all tastes & occasions, including family promotions. Indoor pool with children's swim games & toy box. Theme Park breaks & discounts on local attractions available.
Address:
Southerhay East
Exeter-Devon , United Kingdom
London: Park Plaza Westminster Bridge
Situated opposite Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge places guests at the heart of central London. Dining option include Brasserie Joël, Ichi Sushi & Sashimi, 1WB Lounge & Patisserie, and Primo Bar. The hotel also boasts a fitness center with a 15-meter pool and Mandara Spa. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for guest throughout the hotel.
Address:
200 Westminster Bridge
London , United Kingdom

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Some meals are included. You will be responsible for some meals on your own.

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Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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By John W on Jul 30, 2019

We greatly enjoyed our Best of the British Isles 2019 with Globus. We received a very good price by booking with Affordable Tours and were provided excellent service in all aspects of our trip by both Affordable and Globus. We will have no hesitations with future bookings. The tour through England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland more than met all our expectations. A totally Great Trip!

By Donna K on Jul 21, 2019

Vanessa was fantastic - taking care of everything we needed. The trip met every expectation we had.

By Sheryl L on May 14, 2019

The Inverness Scotland hotel Columba Hotel booked for May 20 was very disappointing. A alternate room was requested when the commode in our room would not flush and we were not moved.

By Peter B on Aug 21, 2018

A wonderful vacation that will bring memorable times forever. Globus toured to so many key areas many locals don't see. I would definitely recommend this itinerary for those who can spend three weeks touring all the UK... London, Liverpool, Edinburg, Inverness, Dublin, Stonehenge, the sights were awesome, the hotels first class and the food delicious.... The only issue is public restrooms... A long journey needs these and they are few. Only the business offer them at a price.... Thank you Globus for a great experience!!!

By Marjory L on Jun 26, 2018

Disappointed in some of the hotels. Also disappointed in the tour with Globus. The excursions were very expensive and not all were worth it. In other guided tours, Grand Circle Travel and Traflagar the tour director gave us a walking city tour in every city we were in. This tour director did not give us any walking tours of cities, Glasgow, Exeter, London, Cardiff, Looe, Edingburg, Warwick, York, etc. The tour director would tell us where the pubs, ATM and shops were in the general directions. Then leave us at the hotel. We had to get maps from the hotel. And search the town our selves. But of been nice if we had the history of the town and shown some of the different area. Not happy with the Toronto Airport and flight to Harrisburg. Every flght was delayed or cancelled. Really unacceptable. Weather was not a factor. No crews available or airplane needed repair.

By Stephen P on Aug 29, 2017

Globus delivered what was offered. Great trip!

By Bonnie C on Aug 15, 2017

It was our first trip with Globus, but not our last. The tour was very well organized and maintenance free for us. All we had to do was enjoy it. Our tour guide was exceptional and kept us entertained throughout our travels. In addition to our scheduled excursions, Globus took us to many other locations that tourist generally don't know about so that we could see the other sides of life beyond the touristy attractions. The food and accommodations were exceptional and our bus driver's driving skills were amazing. They were almost as entertaining as our tour guide the way he maneuvered the small country roads. We can't wait to choose our next vacation!

By Julia M on Sep 20, 2016

We only had one problem with a hotel food service, but our tour guide was all over it and reported this to Globus.

By Debra W on Jun 14, 2016

Our guide through Globus was extremely knowledgeable, personable, and helpful. Less than midway through the 3 week tour, we all began to feel like a family, in the good sense of companionship and looking after one another.

By Scott L on May 10, 2016

Ours was a good tour with the only drawback being that covering in excess of 2500 miles in under 3 weeks resulted in an excessive amount of bus time.

By Trena M on Sep 06, 2015

Columbia hotel had window kept open with an iron. Several hotels had very poor Internet access. My husband would have preferred beer as he doesn't drink wine with some of the included dinners. We totally enjoyed our tour director & coach driver.

By Winfield F on Jul 19, 2015

The tour director was poor. Two of the hotels had mold. Hotels not always near sites. Never enough time at stops. The whole tour needs to be revamped.

By Michael P on Sep 07, 2014

The itinerary of the trip was nicely varied, and lots of fun. The extra excursions were enjoyable, but some fairly tourist oriented. We would like to see more like the 2 pub nights in Ireland (Waterford) and England (out of Exeter) that were more authentic. We personally went to a concert at Siamsa Tire in Tralee, Ireland, and there were lots of buses there. So I know that could be arranged in season. Top of the line entertainment. Although the "castle" nights were fun, the group we saw, Turas, was much better.

By Frank A on Jul 08, 2014

Two of the hotels did not have air conditioning in the rooms. Improvement can be made with the quality of the meals provided on the tour.

By James B on Sep 15, 2013

Our booked trip with cosmos was cancelled so we were offered an excellent deal with Globus. It proved to have 5 star hotels and fantastic tour guide. It is impossible to travel the British Isles by car, as the traffic and opposite side of the road driving is crazy. Our bus driver was an unbelievably great driver but fill of personality and funny. Our tour guide was very informative, funny and organized. We loved her. Great trip Thank you

By Margaret M on Sep 01, 2013

Globus' tour director for our trip was amazing. Her knowledge of, and witty stories about every place we visited was so entertaining. We decided she was largely responsible for the wonderful time we had. I've been on other Globus tours and this one was the best. I would highly recommend them as the tour group to chose.

By Kathleen H on Sep 01, 2013

This was my first trip with Globus and I have to say it was just wonderful. It far exceeded my expectations. We had the most wonderful tour guide. Her knowledge of all the stops was incredible. Our bus driver was also the best. I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed all of the places we visited.

By Thomas L on Aug 11, 2013

This being our 3rd tour booked through Affordable Tours we are extremely satisfied with the services that you provided.

By Suzann T on Jul 28, 2013

Regarding the accommodations, most were very good. The exceptions were both Mercure Hotels and the Holiday Inn in Plymouth. We made a note of this with Globus. They were not terrible but not as good as the others. Holiday Inn was the only hotel not to offer free Wi-Fi. Otherwise, the trip was wonderful as Globus always is.

By Terry B on Jun 09, 2013

We were very impressed with them on this trip. The tour director was great. The director and bus driver were always very professionally dressed. The bus was always neat and clean and the Globus organization of the tour was outstanding.

By Craig E on May 19, 2013

Wonderful job by Globus. First class tour director. A lass with class. Our agent did a great job, as usual

By Carole H on May 01, 2011

It was a great trip and we had an especially wonderful tour guide. Our guide was very knowledgeable and caring. Our bus had a bad accident, but no one was injured and we got another bus and driver and went on our way without much loss of time. Globus did a fabulous job.


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