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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.
Big Savings For Small Groups
Big Savings For Small Groups
Traveling party of 5, 6, or 7 must travel from same origination point and must be advised at the time of booking. Discount on the land-only portion of core tour, not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes/fees, tips, and supplements. Does not apply to Globus Escapes, Cosmos, Monograms, vacations including Oberammergau or Avalon Waterways. Not combinable with other group allowances. Travelers already traveling at a discount, such as children, do not count toward the party total. Offer reliant on space availability, and applies to new bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Does not apply to custom groups or Escapes by Globus. Additional restrictions may apply.
Save 10% on select 2021 Europe, South & North America vacations
Save 10% on select 2021 Europe, South & North America vacations
*Book and deposit a 2021 Globus Europe, South or North America (excluding Escapes by Globus) vacation to save 10% 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 and under deposit between August 20, 2019 and December 7, 2020 for travel in 2021. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit and any applicable air credits. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Applies to new bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn any time. Available from participating GFOB office only.
Triple Room Reduction
Triple Room Reduction
Reduction varies by vacation and may not available on all packages. Does not apply to custom groups or Escapes by Globus. Additional restrictions may apply.
Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers
Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers
- Spend $2499 or less and receive $100 credit
- Spend $2500 - $3499 and receive $150 credit
- Spend $3500 - $4499 and receive $200 credit
- Spend $4500 & Over and receive $250 credit
The Welcome Back Credit will be awarded upon completion of Globus family of brands vacations from 2019 onward. Credit amount can only be applied to the land/cruise or cruise only portion of a new Globus family of brands vacation (excluding Escapes by Globus, 2020 Oberammergau, select Cosmos tours, Monograms City Getaways, and Custom/Charter vacations). Credit amount is per person and must be redeemed for a future vacation with a deposit within 2 years from date of credit issue. Bookings can be made by contacting your preferred travel agent. Passenger name or past invoice number is required to redeem the credit. Combinable with all applicable consumer promotions except those with any Globus family of brands special discount programs of the vacation price. Credit is not redeemable for cash, non-refundable deposit, airfare, transfers, travel insurance, prepaid gratuities, pre/post nights, or optional excursions and is non-transferrable. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Valid for all participating Globus family of brands offices. Additional restrictions may apply.
Adare, Bath, Belfast, Belleek, Blarney, Cliffs of Moher, Cornwall, Dartmoor, Derry, Dingle Peninsula, Dublin, Edinburgh, Fort William, Galway, Giant's Causeway, Glasgow, Glastonbury, Grasmere, Gretna Green, Highlands, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Killarney, Limerick, Liverpool, London, Newport, Pitlochry, Plymouth, Ring of Kerry, Sligo, St. Andrews, Stonehenge, Stratford Upon Avon, Waterford, York
Traveling through the small towns and larger cities, this Britain and Ireland tour is our most complete view of the British Isles. On any tour through Britain and Ireland you’d expect to visit ancient ruins, majestic castles and palaces, magnificent cathedrals, and historical sights. That’s why Globus has included visits to prehistoric Stonehenge; the ancient Roman ruins in Bath; Edinburgh Castle, dating to the 12th century; Holyrood Palace (when available), The Queen’s official residence in Scotland; Floors Castle, Scotland’s largest inhabited castle; Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill; Brodie Castle with its outstanding art collection and magnificent library; and St. Paul’s Cathedral, Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece.You’d also expect lush landscapes and breathtaking scenery. That’s why Globus has included a cruise on Plymouth Sound, one of the world’s great natural harbors; a drive on the 100-mile Ring of Kerry, with its rugged and magnificent landscapes; stunning scenery on Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula; the spectacular 668-foot Cliffs of Moher; Northern Ireland’s awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway, formed millions of years ago; a scenic drive through Snowdonia National Park in Wales; England’s tranquil Lake District; the Isle of Skye, with some of Scotland’s best scenery; and much more. What you may not expect on a Britain and Ireland tour are special and unique experiences. That’s where Globus is different and has included them. For example, you’ll enjoy a traditional Irish coffee demonstration in Waterford; you’ll have fun joining the locals for dinner and traditional Irish music at a local pub in Killarney and the beautiful Cotswolds.Castles, palaces, cathedrals, ancient sights, breath-taking scenery, special treats, and so much more are offered on this in-depth Britain and Ireland tour. A vacation of a lifetime!
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. (B)
Day 3: LONDON–STONEHENGE–DARTMOOR–PLYMOUTH.
Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and depart London at 8 am. First, visit prehistoric STONEHENGE and its visitor center before traveling through Salisbury Plain into Dartmoor. Stop in Widecombe-in-the-Moor with its prominent church, cozy tea rooms, and lively pubs before arriving in Plymouth, where you will spend the next two nights. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Today’s Distance: 227 mi / 352 km (B,D)
Day 4: PLYMOUTH. CORNWALL EXCURSION.
A day full of West Country sights as you head through Cornwall, of Poldark fame. After viewing St. Michael’s Mount, take time to explore the popular seaside resort of St. Ives. 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.
Today’s Distance: 161 mi / 255 km (B)
Day 5: PLYMOUTH–GLASTONBURY–BATH–NEWPORT, WALES.
In Glastonbury, hear about King Arthur, and in Bath, see the amazing excavations of the ROMAN BATHS. Overnight in Newport. Why not join an evening of Welsh entertainment and dinner tonight?
Today’s Distance: 167 mi / 267 km (B)
Day 6: NEWPORT–WATERFORD, IRELAND.
Your journey through South Wales takes you to Fishguard. Cross St. George’s Channel to Rosslare in Ireland and proceed to Waterford, a stronghold founded by the Danish Vikings in 853. After dinner, enjoy an [LF] IRISH COFFEE DEMONSTRATION.
Today’s Distance: 183 mi / 294 km (B,D)
Day 7: WATERFORD–BLARNEY–KILLARNEY.
Start your day with a guided tour of the HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL. Then, in Blarney, renowned for its magical Kissing Stone, there is time to walk up to the castle and to shop for traditional Irish handicrafts before continuing to the popular resort town of Killarney, your County Kerry base for the next three nights. How about joining an entertaining optional evening in Tralee, with dinner and tickets for the National Folk Theatre?
Today’s Distance: 133 mi / 214 km (B)
Day 8: AT LEISURE IN KILLARNEY.
A full day to relax or join our optional excursion that includes a horsedrawn jaunting-car ride through Killarney National Park to Ross Castle, and a boat ride to Innisfallen Abbey and across the lakes to Muckross House. After lunch on your own, the excursion continues with a visit to the house and gardens, returning to your hotel mid-afternoon. Later, walk to Scruffy’s pub for [LF] DINNER and join the locals in an evening full of live, traditional Irish music. (B,D)
Day 9: KILLARNEY. RING OF KERRY EXCURSION.
Start a scenic day with a drive to Killorglin on Dingle Bay, and join the spectacular RING OF KERRY for a 100-mile panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip. Take photos of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View before returning to Killarney.
Today’s Distance: 99 mi / 159 km (B,D)
Day 10: KILLARNEY–DINGLE PENINSULA–ADARE–LIMERICK.
Breathtaking scenery on Dingle Peninsula. At the BLASKET ISLANDS CENTRE, learn about the way of life on the remote islands, evacuated by its inhabitants in 1953. Via quaint Adare, head for the city of Limerick. Tonight’s optional recommendation: a medieval banquet at an historic castle.
Today’s Distance: 160 mi / 257 km (B)
Day 11: 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. Then, via the desolate limestone plateau of The Burren, head to Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan center with cobblestone streets, colorful shops, and a busy café and bar culture. Your overnight destination is Sligo, a coastal seaport known for its literary heritage. Before dinner, you might want to join an optional excursion to a local pub.
Today’s Distance: 167 mi / 270 km (B,D)
Day 12: SLIGO–BELLEEK, NORTHERN IRELAND–DERRY–GIANT’S CAUSEWAY–BELFAST.
A fascinating day today: BELLEEK POTTERY, renowned for its exquisite Parian china; Derry, one of the finest examples of a walled city; and awe-inspiring GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, composed of thousands of strangely symmetrical basalt columns jutting out to sea. Overnight in the vibrant city of Belfast.
Today’s Distance: 227 mi / 352 km (B,D)
Day 13: BELFAST–CARLINGFORD–DUBLIN, IRELAND.
First thing this morning, your Tour Director will show you Belfast’s main attractions during an orientation drive, ending at the fascinating TITANIC EXPERIENCE. Learn about the building of the largest passenger steamship, its maiden voyage, and the tragic night of April 14, 1912. Then stop in the charming village of Carlingford on the Cooley Peninsula, known for its oyster farms and medieval buildings, before heading for Dublin. Why not join an optional cabaret evening with dinner, followed by dance, song, and laughter?
Today’s Distance: 128 mi / 206 km (B)
Day 14: DUBLIN.
Your orientation drive in the “Fair City” includes statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian Squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College. The afternoon is at leisure. Top the day with an optional dinner evening at the Guinness Storehouse. (B)
Day 15: DUBLIN–NORTH WALES–LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND.
Back across the Irish Sea for a photo stop at tongue-twisting Llanfairpwllgwyngyll. On the Welsh Isle of Anglesey, take a scenic drive through Snowdonia National Park, head over spectacular Llanberis Pass, and via pretty Betws-y-Coed to Liverpool.
Today’s Distance: 126 mi / 203 km (B)
Day 16: LIVERPOOL–GRASEMERE–GRETNA GREEN, SCOTLAND–GLASGOW.
Start the day with a visit to THE BEATLES STORY, an atmospheric journey into the life, times, culture, and music of the “Fab Four.” Enter the tranquil Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in Grasmere, home of poet William Wordsworth, try original [LF] GRASMERE GINGERBREAD. Then, head north for the Scottish border and to Gretna Green, where the blacksmith would wed runaway couples. Overnight in Glasgow.
Today’s Distance: 238 mi / 382 km (B,D)
Day 17: GLASGOW–FORT WILLIAM–ISLE OF SKYE–INVERNESS.
Follow the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond, then proceed via Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, and Fort William, and follow the “Road to the Isles” to Mallaig, where you board your FERRY for the crossing to the Isle of Skye. Visit the MUSEUM OF THE ISLES, then return to the mainland and trace the shores of Loch Ness on the way to Inverness.
Today’s Distance: 251 mi / 404 km (B,D)
Day 18: INVERNESS. HIGHLANDS EXCURSION
. Fascinating visits on today’s excursion. Stop first at CLAVA CAIRNS, featured in the popular TV series Outlander and one of Scotland’s most sacred prehistoric sites with three exceptionally well-preserved burial cairns, each enclosed by stone circles. At CULLODEN VISITOR CENTRE, the story unfolds of the crushing Hanoverian victory over Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Scottish clans. Then, visit BRODIE CASTLE, the ancestral home of Clan Brodie, once one of Scotland’s most prominent families, and admire the outstanding art collection and magnificent library. Back in Inverness, the rest of the day is at leisure. Our recommendation would be to join the Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle optional excursion, which includes a cruise on the loch.
Today’s Distance: 30 mi / 48 km (B)
Day 19: INVERNESS–PITLOCHRY–ST. ANDREWS–EDINBURGH.
Main features today: the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry; St. Andrews, whose Royal and Ancient Golf Club has given us the rules of golfing; and the Forth Road Bridge to Edinburgh. Tonight, an optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis might be fun. For departure numbers July 21 through August 11, tickets are included for tonight’s performance of the world-renowned MILITARY TATTOO.
Today’s Distance: 202 mi / 326 km (B)
Day 20: EDINBURGH.
Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year old “New Town” as well as the “Old Town.” Visit EDINBURGH CASTLE, then explore HOLYROOD PALACE (when available, excluding August and other occasional dates). The afternoon is free to enjoy the Scottish capital at your own pace. Later, a unique optional experience: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, once the perfect residence for glittering state visits and family vacations, and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (B)
Day 21: EDINBURGH–YORK, ENGLAND.
This morning, visit FLOORS CASTLE, the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe’s family home and the largest inhabited castle in Scotland. Then, in York, England’s most complete medieval city, follow your Tour Director through a maze of quaint streets, including the narrow Shambles.
Today’s Distance: 213 mi / 343 km (B,D)
Day 22: YORK–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON.
Discover the beautiful hometown and final resting place of Stratford’s most famous son, William Shakespeare. Stop first for photographs at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, then visit SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE, where he grew up and lived the first years of his married life. Later, enjoy a drive through the beautiful Cotswolds, followed by [LF] DINNER at a local pub.
Today’s Distance: 162 mi / 260 km (B,D)
Day 23: STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LONDON.
Today’s highlight is the visit to magnificent BLENHEIM PALACE, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, and there is also time to explore the landscaped parkland. Return to London around 3:30 pm. How about celebrating the success of your vacation by taking in a West End show?
Today’s Distance: 98 mi / 159 km (B)
Day 24: LONDON.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
- July 21 through August 11 Departures–Edinburgh Military Tattoo ticket included
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral
Visit the prehistoric monument
Welcome dinner, see the Mayflower Steps; [LF] Plymouth Sound cruise
Take pictures of St. Michael’s Mount, visit St. Ives
Visit the Roman relics
Cross St. George’s Channel by ferry
[LF] Enjoy an Irish Coffee; guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal
[LF] Enjoy dinner and music at Scruffys pub
RING OF KERRY
Scenic peninsula drive
Visit the Blasket Islands Centre
Admire the thatched cottages
CLIFFS OF MOHER
Savor the spectacular views
Guided tour of the pottery
Visit Giant’s Causeway
Orientation drive, visit the Titanic Experience
Visit the medieval town
Cross the Irish Sea by ferry
Visit the Beatles Story
[LF] Try original Grasmere gingerbread
Cross the Sound of Sleat by ferry
ISLE OF SKYE
Visit the Museum of the Isles
Visit the Highland capital
Visit the sacred prehistoric site featured in Outlander
Visit the battle site’s visitor center
Visit the castle
Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle & Holyrood Palace (excluding August and other occasional dates)
Visit the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe’s castle
Take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, visit Shakespeare’s birthplace
Enjoy [LF] dinner at a local pub
Visit the palaceMotorcoach; Plymouth Sound cruise; ferries Fishguard-Rosslare, Dublin-Holyhead, Mallaig-Armadale.
Full English breakfast daily; 8 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Plymouth, plus a dinner at a local pub in Killarney, and in the Cotswolds
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We have used the operator in the past and were pleased with the results. We had an excellent Tour Director and Driver, however other aspects of the trip did not meet our expectations. Some of the hotels, meals, and services should have been better and even though we did research each hotel before booking I am finding TripAdvisor ratings tend to be somewhat higher than reality warrants. Though nobodies fault we also had a nasty cold/flu that worked it's way through most of the passengers and was ongoing for most of the 24 days we were touring.
The tour guide (Will) was top notch. He had a wealth of knowledge about the areas. He had a good sense of humor. He was well organized and always prepared. He was always courteous and easy to get along with. The driver, John, was skilled and courteous. He didn't hit a thing even though the coach was long and wide and roads were crooked and narrow. He kept the coach and its windows clean. That's important.
This was billed as a luxury tour but was far from it. The hotels were mediocre at best and the food they provided was poor to say the least. The travel guide was only fair and very biased against anything English. We were the only people on the tour that didn't receive a tour guide booklet.
Just one bad hotel f02 two nights in Inverness. Every other hotel was great.
Agent, tour directors and regular driver were exemplary. Hotels left something to be desired in terms of food service and quality of food; every room except maybe two required a call fro additional full towels--for a room of three they provided two towels. Food service was lacking a lot and some rooms were very hot. The beds and pillows were so soft that I actually hurt my neck trying to sleep. In some cases there was a pull out bed which was not very comfortable. Better locations on this trip for hotels than on previous trip. Not amused at cost of trip and then how much it cost for additional fun things to do (excursions should be included) and some places were truly bathroom and a quick photo if time allows so bus time was the mainstay--did not enjoy that as I was sick a lot on this trip. Bus driver and guide were excellent though and group was great. There was not a lot of time in some places and too much time in places where one really could not do anything but shop. Not happy that Blarney, Glastonbury and a few other things are no longer included in costs. Need more choices for meals and drinks. There were times when we spent so much time on the bus that I was too exhausted to enjoy the break spots or the final destination--although some of that was because I was sick, I experienced a great deal of motion and middle ear, upset stomach and sinus issues on this trip--a lot of it was truly just too much time on the bus to get somewhere.
Everything about this jopurney was great with one exception. More than half of the hotels had either no or nonoperational cooling but the rooms were otherwise fine. Fans were always provided upon request.
The trip went as expected. We were satisfied with almost everything, but cannot say that we were super impressed. The accommodations were acceptable, but not as comfortable as we would have liked. The only real glitch in the agenda was that one hotel we stayed at in Inverness, The Columba, actually lost their water supply completely while we were there.
Great tour, great tour director and driver. Most hotels were good, except the one in Inverness (Columba). Columba was dirty, there was mold in the bathroom, staff was rude; not the Globus standard.
Loved this trip. It was everything I expected and more.
The experience was very fast paced. Perhaps an occasional lighter day with tours would give the travelers an opportunity to be a little more rested and enthusiastic for the next day. The advertised 4 and 5 star rated hotels was a misconception. They appeared to be more like 3 star to me. First, the hotels didn't seem to have decent rooms for solo travelers. It also seemed that since we were with a tour group, they put us in rooms that were some of the worst for size and location. We were 2 older ladies that share accommodations and requested 2 beds in our room. One hotel gave us a regular bed and a daybed which was extremely uncomfortable. Another provided the bed and a pull out which again was not comfortable after a long day. I was able to peek into the rooms next door and saw rooms with twin beds that would have been much more acceptable. Our tour director advised that we just needed to deal with what we were given. Accolades to our driver. He was awesome!
This tour covered a lot of ground, we saw so much & learned a great deal about the history of the UK & Ireland, Most of the excursions were great fun. We especially enjoyed the jaunting car ride through Killarney Nat'l Park. Of course, that was just one example of many wonderful adventures on this tour! You will love it!
Tour was quoted as about 45 people but booked at 88 people..result was too crowded tours and hotels of lower quality than advertised. Tours guides "the best" but couldn't make up for the number of people and hotel choices
Our Tour Director was absolutely wonderful. She provided a detailed history of the places we were going to visit along with the "people" stories that made these places come alive. Her personalized service and caring manner were exemplary. We could not have asked for a better tour guide.
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