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Save 5% on select 2020 Worldwide vacations
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Book and deposit a 2020 Globus vacation (Excluding Cuba & Escapes by Globus) to save 5% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes/fees tips or supplements. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between February 7, 2018 and April 28, 2020 for travel in 2020. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit and any applicable air credits. Offer reliant on space availability. Applies to new 2020 bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Available from participating GFOB offices only.
Discount for Young Travelers!
Discount for Young Travelers!
10% off Young Traveler discount based on the full land-only cost of the tour. Only applies to Globus and Cosmos; does not apply to Avalon Waterways, vacations including Oberammergau or Escapes Vacations by Globus. To receive the Young Traveler discount, the age of the traveler must qualify at start date of the vacation. Does not apply to custom groups. Discount is applicable to any accommodation. Additional restrictions may apply.
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Big Savings For Small Groups
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Triple Room Reduction
Triple Room Reduction
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Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers
Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers
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From their breath-taking scenery to their vibrant cities and small towns, this fascinating tour delivers the best of Scotland, England’s Lake District, North Wales, and the Emerald Isle. You’ll start and end in Glasgow and overnight also in Inverness and Edinburgh in Scotland; Liverpool, England; Dublin, Killarney, Limerick, and Sligo in Ireland; and Belfast, Northern Ireland. Throughout the tour, you’ll learn about the history and cultures as you visit some of the areas’ must-see attractions. For example, in Belfast you will visit the Titanic Experience to learn more about this ship and its ill-fated maiden voyage.You’ll also experience stunning scenery on this Britain and Ireland tour. Keep your eyes peeled for the Loch Ness monster in Scotland’s beautiful Highlands. Travel through the incomparable landscapes of Snowdonia National Park in Wales, with picturesque villages, mountains, and lakes. Follow Ireland’s Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile panoramic drive with sparkling seascapes, brightly colored farmhouses, and the breath-taking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney. Visit the spectacular 668-feet Cliffs of Moher and awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway, composed of thousands of basalt columns formed millions of years ago. But that’s not all…Globus has also included out-of-the-ordinary experiences just for you. For example, you’ll visit the Irish National Stud in Kildare whose thoroughbreds command respect on the racecourses of the word. You’ll also taste the famous gingerbread crafted in Grasmere in England’s Lake District. Or how about a walk with a Local Guide on the old city walls in Derry, Northern Ireland? Bustling cities, smaller towns, scenic castles (Caernarvon, Edinburgh and Blair castles), breath-taking landscapes, tasty treats, and so much more are offered on this incredible Britain and Ireland tour.
Day 1: ARRIVE IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.
Welcome to Glasgow! Check into your hotel with the rest of the day free to relax in Scotland’s largest city. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
Day 2: GLASGOW–FORT WILLIAM–INVERNESS.
Your Celtic adventure starts in earnest with a city drive, taking in the fine 12th-century cathedral, imposing university buildings, and elegant Georgian squares. On the way this morning: the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond, wild Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, lovely Loch Linnhe, and Fort William beneath Ben Nevis. In the afternoon, look out for signs of the mysterious Loch Ness monster. Spend the night in Inverness, the Highland capital.
Today’s Distance: 178 mi / 286 km (B,D)
Day 3: INVERNESS–CULLODEN–BLAIR ATHOLL–EDINBURGH.
At CULLODEN VISITOR CENTER, hear the story of the crushing Hanoverian victory over Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Scottish clans. Then, drive through the Cairngorms National Park and visit BLAIR CASTLE, the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl and home to Europe’s last remaining private army, the Atholl Highlanders. Tonight in Edinburgh, don’t miss our optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis.
Today’s Distance: 178 mi / 286 km (B)
Day 4: 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). Later, a unique optional excursion: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, once the perfect royal residence for glittering state visits and family holidays. Dinner rounds off this evening. For departure numbers August 9 through August 24, tickets are included for tonight’s performance of the world-renowned MILITARY TATTOO. (B)
Day 5: EDINBURGH–GRETNA GREEN–GRASMERE, ENGLAND–LIVERPOOL.
On the way through the history-steeped Lowland Hills, stop at Gretna Green. Then, leave the land of the Scots and journey into England through the tranquil Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to Grasmere, home of poet William Wordsworth, to try original [LF] GRASMERE GINGERBREAD. In Liverpool, visit THE BEATLES STORY, an atmospheric journey into the life, times, culture, and music of the “Fab Four.”
Today’s Distance: 235 mi / 378 km (B)
Day 6: LIVERPOOL–NORTH WALES–DUBLIN, IRELAND.
Travel to lovely Betws-y-Coed, then through the incomparable landscapes of Snowdonia National Park and over breathtaking Llanberis Pass. After a stop at Caernarvon, cross Britannia Bridge to the Isle of Anglesey for a photo stop at tongue-twisting Llanfairpwllgwyngyll. At Holyhead, board your FERRY and cross the Irish Sea 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: 136 mi / 218 km (B)
Day 7: 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. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight, consider an optional dinner outing to the Guinness Storehouse. (B)
Day 8: DUBLIN–KILDARE–CASHEL–BLARNEY–KILLARNEY.
Horse-racing country awaits this morning. Drive across the Curragh to visit [LF] the IRISH NATIONAL STUD at Kildare, whose thoroughbreds command respect on the racecourses of the world. On the way to Killarney, pause to take photos at the Rock of Cashel, where St. Patrick preached. Time for lunch, to walk up to the castle, and to shop for traditional Irish handicrafts in Blarney, renowned for its magical Kissing Stone.
Today’s Distance: 231 mi / 372 km (B,D)
Day 9: KILLARNEY–RING OF KERRY–ADARE–LIMERICK.
Follow the road known as the RING OF KERRY for a spectacular 100-mile panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip. Have your camera ready for sparkling seascapes, brightly colored farmhouses, subtropical vegetation, and the breathtaking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View. In the afternoon, travel via quaint Adare to Limerick. A suggestion for a very special night out: an optional medieval banquet at an historic castle.
Today’s Distance: 167 mi / 268 km (B)
Day 10: LIMERICK–CLIFFS OF MOHER–GALWAY–SLIGO.
Drive to the spectacular CLIFFS OF MOHER, rising 668 feet above the Atlantic, and step on to the edge of the world to admire the awe-inspiring views and watch the birds glide along the rugged cliffs. Via the limestone plateau of The Burren, reach Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan center with colorful shops and a busy café and bar culture. Then, spend the night in the coastal seaport and county town of Sligo.
Today’s Distance: 188 mi / 302 km (B,D)
Day 11: SLIGO–DERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND–GIANT’S CAUSEWAY–BELFAST.
First highlight today is Derry, situated on the banks of the Foyle River, and a [LF] WALK on the Old Town walls in the company of a Local Guide. After lunch, take your photographs of Dunluce Castle, then visit awe-inspiring GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, composed of thousands of strangely symmetrical basalt columns jutting out to sea. Stay in Belfast tonight, Northern Ireland’s seat of government.
Today’s Distance: 199 mi / 319 km (B,D)
Day 12: BELFAST–GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.
This morning, visit the fascinating TITANIC EXPERIENCE and learn about the building of the largest passenger steam ship, its maiden voyage, and the tragic night of April 14, 1912. Board your FERRY for the crossing of the North Channel to Cairnryan on the west coast of Scotland. Back in Glasgow, celebrate your journey with a farewell dinner at your hotel.
Today’s Distance: 82 mi / 132 km (B,D)
Day 13: GLASGOW.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
- August 9 through August 24 Departures–Edinburgh Military Tattoo ticket included
Welcome dinner; orientation drive; farewell dinner
Visit the battle site’s visitor center
Visit Blair Castle
Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace (excluding August and other occasional dates)
Visit Wordsworth’s village, [LF] try original Grasmere gingerbread
Visit The Beatles Story
Admire the impressive castle
Cross the Irish Sea by ferry
[LF] Guided tour of the Irish National Stud
ROCK OF CASHEL
Take photographs of this famous landmark
Visit the popular resort town
RING OF KERRY
Scenic peninsula drive
Admire the thatched cottages
CLIFFS OF MOHER
Savor the spectacular views
[LF] Guided walking tour on the city walls
Take pictures of Dunluce Castle, visit Giant’s Causeway
Visit the Titanic Experience
Cross the North Channel by ferryMotorcoach; ferries Holyhead-Dublin, Belfast-Cairnryan.
Full English breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner and a farewell dinner in Glasgow
Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.
Single room supplement:
No triple room reduction.
Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.
60-96 Jamaica Street
Glasgow , United Kingdom
301 Argyle St.
Glasgow , United Kingdom
33 Church Street
Inverness , United Kingdom
34 Bread Street
Edinburgh , United Kingdom
1 - 3 Baxter's Place
Edinburgh , United Kingdom
40 Hanover St.
Liverpool , United Kingdom
1 Custom House Quay
Dublin 1 , Ireland
Dublin , Ireland
Killarney , Ireland
Killarney-Co.Kerry , Ireland
Limerick , Ireland
Sligo , Ireland
Upper Newtownards Road
Belfast , United Kingdom
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Question: Is there any opportunity on this tour to get an optional excursion to Stonehenge?
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I was disappointed in our tour. I was aware from the itinerary that it was a face paced tour but it felt that we spent a lot of time on the bus and at rest stops and had much less time at the sites I really wanted to see. I was disappointed in out tour guide. She did not go beyond the basics.
Both Affordable Tours and Globus have always been a "sure bet" and we have been with them over 12 times!
Had a great time with Globus and would go with them again.
Accommodations and meals did not seem as good as past Globus tours. Would rather have a few meals at local establishments instead of hotels. Too much coach time (maybe too many miles covered in time slotted.)
The Globus tour we took in Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland was excellent. Hotels were great and the tour guide was excellent.
At some places it exedeed my expectations.
Our tour guide, Anne, was very personable, professional, patient and courteous. She also went above her role in helping me with a big favor. Thanks too to our driver, Mark for driving us safely and helping us with our heavy luggage.
In general the accommodations were good withe exception of the Jurys Inn in Glasgow. We stayed there on the first and last days of the tour. The rooms were bad, located next the railroad tracks. The food there was bland and tasteless. You should find another hotel.
the tour guid anne is very good ,pleasant to be with
This was our 4th Globus tour and will continue to use them.
This trip exceeded my expectations. The tour director was extremely knowledgeable and went above and beyond to make sure all details were attended to. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and every detail within.
Globus is always great, as expected, that is why we have used them multiple times. Affordable tours has also been consistently helpful and trustworthy to get things right and ensure we have a good vacation. We are quite pleased with both. The tour itself was fantastic, Ireland and Scotland being the predominant focus of the tour. It was great to get to Northern Ireland as well, learning a bit more about the problem that have occurred there since the early 1900's. But the people, excursions, scenery, all were quite memorable. A mix of hotels from modern to rustic, was also a nice aspect. This tour would not dissapoint, especially if you are of Scottish or Irish (or both) heritage. But you do not need to be.
Hotel's appeared to be as good as expected; however, too many problems (A/C out in Liverpool, several the plumbing was marginal at best, irons that didn't work, etc.).
The tour director was very knowledgeable and accommodating to all types of personalities. The driver was also very skilled and made us feel safe at all times.
However - We took all the excursions. Without them the trip would have been a 'Poor Trip'
Right now, I would hesitate to book another trip with Globus. * I was not happy with the tour guide. She was not always courteous and helpful. *The size of the bus was not comfortable for a group of 44 people. We were smashed inside the bus and did not have enough leg room or room for personal belongings. For my next trip, I will get accurate info about the number of people on the bus and the room between seats. *The 1st and last hotel, GoGlasgow was not up to Globus's standards for an excellent room. I realize it was close to the airport but it wasn't in a appropriate neighborhood for Globus and some of the rooms were a mess. Paint peeling, rollaway beds, and the first dinner was awful; the dinner on the last evening was ok, but not great. The rest of the hotels were ok or good! * The amount of time on the internet that we were allotted was unacceptable to most of people on the tour, especially on days we were on the bus for a long time. Globus should not limit time on the internet!!!!!! I don't think an excellent tour should do that to its participants!!!! *Optional excursions: At the Bunratty Castle we were stuffed into the benches and could hardly get in and out of our seat. Other tours had 5 people on each side of the bench. We had 8 people on each side of the bench. I was not happy with that excursion. The Royal Yacht Britannia visit was good but the food at the restaurant afterwards was terrible. The restaurant was called Papillon. Globus should not use that pub again or food offerings should be upgraded. The other excursions were great and entertaining!!
The globus tour guide was excellent
This tour covers an amazing amount of territory. You learn so much about each country as you visit them. The tour guide was amazingly knowledgeable about every place we went. The bus driver was spot on perfect! Most of us wouldn't have been able to maneuver a car through some of the places he squeezed this bus through.
Our tour was handled by Globus - everything they did was wonderful. I highly recommend this tour (the Celtic Highlights) for an introduction to Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. It was fantastic, and it's a whirlwind - you end up noting the big hitter tourist areas you'd like to spend more time exploring on your own, because you cover a lot of ground and see a LOT in that two week period.
Globus needs to have a policy about sick passengers. More than half the passengers including myself became ill because of one ill person.
Great itinerary. Wonderful guide. Be ready for lots of driving, but scenery is beautiful.
Great adventure in Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. Terrific experience!
Our trip was wonderful. The hotels were very nice. Having three choices of food was the best and the food was always good. The tour guide was very knowledgeable so we learned a lot about the countries we visited. She made the trip a great experience. The coach driver was fantastic. He drove that coach on the roads with expertise. I will definitely use this company again.
In depth travel of Scotland and Ireland. You will have a great experience.
This is an awesome itinerary; no traveler could be disappointed! Good commentary through beautiful scenery. Hotels and food are wonderful.
The trip was mostly great except for the following: - flights with United Air were almost all delayed - flight arrangements had very short connection times causing me to run from 1 gate to another. - luggage was lost by the airline at both ends of my trip - some hotels did not have air conditioners - food in hotels are almost all the same - some optional dinners were not good. One even took almost an hour before we got served
Our tour guide was awesome!
I was very disappointed in some of the hotel choices---two stars, at best. I expect more from Globus. On the other hand, our tour guide was one of the best guides I have ever had on a Globus tour. Our driver, was a true gentlemen and superb driver.
Globus provided the best Tour Director, I have ever encountered. He was not only the most knowledgable and experienced guide, he acted like a teacher and very witty/humorous guy. He explained the history of both Scotland and Ireland in details, so the journey was enjoyable. Our Coach Operator was also excellent and safe driver.
Everything was great!
Our trip to the UK including Celtic Highlites was wonderful the only problem was it was too short and time passed so fast. Our guide and guides could not have been better. We will be going again with you we are very happy.
My husband and I had a very enjoyable trip and the Globus tour guide and driver were very professional and friendly. Again thank you for a great experience.
Globus Tours was excellent.
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