1-800-935-2620 Speak to a Tour Expert

Dates & Prices

Start Date End Date OffersBrochure
Land Price
Our PriceQuote
From
Saturday,
Apr 09, 2022
To
Wednesday,
Apr 20, 2022
Deals$2,573Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Saturday,
Apr 16, 2022
To
Wednesday,
Apr 27, 2022
Deals$2,699Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Saturday,
Apr 23, 2022
To
Wednesday,
May 04, 2022
Deals$2,843Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Saturday,
May 07, 2022
To
Wednesday,
May 18, 2022
Deals$2,897Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Saturday,
May 14, 2022
To
Wednesday,
May 25, 2022
Deals$2,897Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Saturday,
May 28, 2022
To
Wednesday,
Jun 08, 2022
Deals$2,897Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Saturday,
Jun 04, 2022
To
Wednesday,
Jun 15, 2022
Deals$2,897Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Saturday,
Jun 18, 2022
To
Wednesday,
Jun 29, 2022
Deals$2,897Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Saturday,
Jun 25, 2022
To
Wednesday,
Jul 06, 2022
Deals$2,897Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Saturday,
Jul 09, 2022
To
Wednesday,
Jul 20, 2022
Deals$2,897Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Saturday,
Jul 23, 2022
To
Wednesday,
Aug 03, 2022
Deals$2,897Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Saturday,
Jul 30, 2022
To
Wednesday,
Aug 10, 2022
Deals$3,041Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Saturday,
Aug 06, 2022
To
Wednesday,
Aug 17, 2022
Deals$3,041Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Saturday,
Aug 13, 2022
To
Wednesday,
Aug 24, 2022
Deals$3,041Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Saturday,
Aug 20, 2022
To
Wednesday,
Aug 31, 2022
Deals$3,041Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Saturday,
Aug 27, 2022
To
Wednesday,
Sep 07, 2022
Deals$2,897Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Saturday,
Sep 03, 2022
To
Wednesday,
Sep 14, 2022
Deals$2,897Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Saturday,
Sep 10, 2022
To
Wednesday,
Sep 21, 2022
Deals$2,897Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Saturday,
Sep 17, 2022
To
Wednesday,
Sep 28, 2022
Deals$2,897Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Saturday,
Sep 24, 2022
To
Wednesday,
Oct 05, 2022
Deals$2,897Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Saturday,
Oct 08, 2022
To
Wednesday,
Oct 19, 2022
Deals$2,771Get Lower PriceGet Quote

Promotions

LOW UNPUBLISHED PRICES ON GLOBUS TOURS

Why pay full price? Call us or click above for a quick quote and save money on Globus Tours.

Save 10% on 2022 Europe, North & South America vacation

Mention Promo Code: PT8722
Promotion Image

Save 10% on 2022 Europe, North & South America vacation

Save 10% on 2022 Europe, North & South America vacation

Promotion Details
Book and deposit a 2022 Globus Europe, North or South America (excluding Cuba, Oberammergau and 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. Plus, receive our AffordableTours.com everyday savings.
Offer combinable only with Peace of Mind and/or Welcome Back Credits and any applicable air credits.
Must Book By Mon, Sep 13, 2021
View Promotion Terms & Conditions ›

*Book and deposit a 2022 Globus Europe, North or South America (excluding Cuba, Oberammergau and Escapes by Globus) vacation to save 10% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, intra-vacation air, extensions, taxes, fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made and under deposit between June 9, 2020 and September 13, 2021 for travel in 2022. Offer combinable only with Peace of Mind and/or Welcome Back Credits 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. Applies to new bookings only. 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. 22EA

Save $200 on air-inclusive Europe vacations

Mention Promo Code: PT9094
Promotion Image

Save $200 on air-inclusive Europe vacations

Save $200 on air-inclusive Europe vacations

Promotion Details
Book a select 2021 or 2022 air-inclusive vacation of 6 nights or more to Europe to receive a $200 per couple ($100 per person) air credit (excludes Escapes by Globus and Oberammergau). Plus receive our AffordableTours.com everyday savings.
Combinable with all applicable promotions.
Must Book By Sat, Jul 31, 2021
View Promotion Terms & Conditions ›

*Book a select 2021 or 2022 air-inclusive Globus, Cosmos, or Monograms vacation of 6 nights or more to Europe to receive a $100 per person air credit. (excludes Escapes by Globus and Oberammergau) Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between May 3, 2021 and July 31, 2021 for travel July 1, 2021 to April 1 2022. Limited to new bookings for US originating travelers and all cabin classes. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air. Air promotions are not available to individual members of groups; Not applicable for Group Air of 10 or more passengers. Combinable with all applicable promotions. Air Credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once ticketed, airline reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket price; air tickets may not be eligible for frequent flyer mileage/point accrual; stopover costs are additional; pre-assigned seating is limited and may not be available for all flight segments. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings however other promotions at time of change may be available. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for more details. Additional restrictions apply; see our Travel Terms & Conditions for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Offer is available from participating GFOB offices only. Offer is in US dollars. CST#2017032-20. PRMY182

Save $750 on select 2023 Europe river cruises

Mention Promo Code: PT9134
Promotion Image

Save $750 on select 2023 Europe river cruises

Save $750 on select 2023 Europe river cruises

Promotion Details
Book a select 2023 Europe river cruise to receive $750 off per couple ($375 off per person) on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Plus, receive our AffordableTours.com everyday savings.
Must Book By Mon, Aug 23, 2021
View Promotion Terms & Conditions ›

*Book a select 2023 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $375 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between June 1, 2021 and August 23, 2021 for travel in 2023. 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. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit and Peace of Mind Credit. Applies to new 2023 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only. PRMW0891

Itinerary

Book With Flexibility

  • Peace of Mind
    Complimentary "Peace of Mind" Travel Plan for 2021 trips
  • Change Destination / Vacation
    Change to a different destination or vacation with the Globus Family of Brands.
  • Change Dates
    Choose new departure dates if your plans change.
  • Great Service
    Award-winning service, low prices, client satisfaction

Tour Itinerary

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’ hometown of Liverpool, this tour of Britain promises rocking discovery and enlightenment, not to mention honorary degrees in ancient history, English literature, and music appreciation.

  1. Day 1
    ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND.
    LONDON Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts will be waiting to welcome you. Free time this afternoon.
  2. Day 2
    LONDON–STONEHENGE–PLYMOUTH.
    LONDON Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions at 8 am before departing for Stonehenge.
    STONEHENGE Guided visit.
    219 mi / 352 km (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    PLYMOUTH. EXCURSION TO CORNWALL.
    Scenic drive through West Country to Poldark’s Cornwall.
    LOOE Visit the pretty fishing village and former smugglers’ port.
    PLYMOUTH [LF] Scenic cruise on Plymouth Sound. Free time this evening. (B)
    42 mi / 70 km

    ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Plymouth with an excursion into Dartmoor National Park including an evening of storytelling at a local pub. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
    Meals:   Breakfast
  4. Day 4
    PLYMOUTH–GLASTONBURY–BATH–CARDIFF, WALES.
    GLASTONBURY Visit the city of King Arthur and the Holy Grail legends.
    BATH Visit the excavations of the Roman Baths. (B)
    184 mi / 295 km
    Meals:   Breakfast
  5. Day 5
    CARDIFF–BUILTH WELLS–LLANGOLLEN–LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND.
    Scenic drive along the Taff Valley and 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. (B)
    190 mi / 306 km
    Meals:   Breakfast
  6. Day 6
    LIVERPOOL–GRASMERE–GRETNA GREEN, SCOTLAND–GLASGOW.
    LIVERPOOL Visit The Beatles Story.
    LAKE DISTRICT (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) Scenic drive.
    GRASMERE Visit Wordsworth’s beloved village. Sample [LF] the original Grasmere gingerbread.
    GRETNA GREEN See where the blacksmith would wed runaway couples and [LF] take part in a wedding re-enactment. (B,D)
    236 mi / 380 km
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    GLASGOW–FORT WILLIAM–INVERNESS
    GLASGOW Orientation drive to see the 12th-century cathedral, university buildings, and Georgian squares. Scenic drive past Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, and Fort William.
    LOCH NESS Drive the length of the legendary lake. (B,D)
    178 mi / 286 km
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    INVERNESS–CULLODEN—PITLOCHRY–ST. ANDREWS–EDINBURGH.
    CULLODEN See the battlefield of Culloden Moor.
    PITLOCHRY Walk through the Victorian mountain resort.
    ST. ANDREWS See the home of golf and the famous university town.
    EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO Attend the world-renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo performance. (Departures July 31 through August 21 only). (B)
    202 mi / 326 km
    Meals:   Breakfast
  9. Day 9
    EDINBURGH.
    EDINBURGH Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the New Town and Old Town. Visit to Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Visit to Holyrood Palace (when available, excluding August and other occasional dates). Free time. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  10. Day 10
    EDINBURGH–ALNWICK, ENGLAND–YORK.
    ALNWICK At Alnwick Castle choose to visit the Castle or explore the garden.
    YORK See York Minster and walk through The Shambles. (B,D)
    214 mi / 344 km
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  11. Day 11
    YORK–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LONDON.
    STRATFORD-UPON-AVON See Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace. (B)
    255 mi / 410 km
    Meals:   Breakfast
  12. Day 12
    LONDON.
    LONDON Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

Inclusions

Meals:
Full English breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Plymouth

Health and Safety Protocols for Globus Tours

Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Globus' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Globus has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Globus' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Globus' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.

A SAFE & WARM WELCOME

Globus will enact new tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including adherence to social distancing requirements.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE

Globus will ensure safe distances for guests throughout the journey, on coach and during excursions. This includes providing masks for guests use at any time where social proximity could be an issue as well as the possibility of reducing group sizes, if required. And wireless listening technology – including Globus' Go Beyond Devices in Europe – enables safe distances between guests and other travelers on excursions.

FOCUS ON GUEST AND TEAM MEMBER HEALTH

To ensure a healthy environment for team and guests, Globus will conduct regular temperature checks for both guests and team, and when necessary, masks will be worn by Globus' team members when with guests.

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS

Traveling with Globus removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Globus are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Globus will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.

COMMITMENT TO CLEAN

As a part of Globus' commitment to clean, Globus is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures.

PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY AND IN HEALTH

Globus has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

Accommodations

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
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
Plymouth: Crowne Plaza Plymouth
The peaceful Crowne Plaza Plymouth is surrounded by the grassy open spaces of Plymouth Hoe. Relax over dinner with views across Plymouth Sound from 11th-floor Elliott's restaurant and bar. Exeter International Airport is a 50-minute drive away and Plymouth Airport 6 miles from the hotel.
Address:
Armada Way
Plymouth , United Kingdom
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
Liverpool: Pullman Liverpool
Guests will enjoy the conveniences of this central hotel and its bar, lounge, and Marco Pierre White Wheelers of St. James Oyster Bar & Grill Room. All guestrooms are bright, modern, and luxurious, and come with blackout curtains, minibar with complimentary mineral water, 55" TV with SKY TV channels, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, robe and slippers, waterfall shower, and luxury toiletries. There is free 5G Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
Address:
Kings Dock, Monarchs Quay
Liverpool , United Kingdom
Glasgow: Maldron Hotel Glasgow
Maldron Hotel Glasgow is a brand new centrally located hotel in Glasgow offering 300 brand new bedrooms and Grain & Grill Restaurant with dishes prepared from fresh, local produce. It is in walking distance to theatres, shops, restaurants/bars, and sightseeing attractions. All rooms are fully air-conditioned and offer all the modern amenities.
Address:
Renfrew Street
Glasgow , United Kingdom
Inverness: Mercure Inverness Hotel
Enjoy warm Highland hospitality in Old Town Inverness at Mercure Inverness Hotel.  Rebuilt on the site of the original Caledonian Hotel, the modern hotel is just 200 meters from Inverness train station and a caber toss from the city's numerous pubs and restaurants.
Address:
33 Church Street
Inverness , United Kingdom
Edinburgh: Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket
The Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket lies in the historical heart of the city, right next door to Haymarket station and a vast array of cafés, bars and restaurants. Discover the numerous sights and events in this lively city.
Address:
1 Morrison Link
Edinburgh , United Kingdom
York: Mercure York Fairfield Manor
18th century Georgian manor house set in its own grounds. This York hotel enjoys views of the beautiful Yorkshire countryside and is 4 km from York city center.
Address:
Shipton Road
Skelton-York , United Kingdom

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

Questions & Answers

Question: Do the coaches have restrooms?

Globus’s private motor coaches will have emergency restrooms. Please keep in mind that your driver will be making many rest stops on the way for travelers to get out and stretch and to use a more comfortable facility.

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

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

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
3.8
Accommodations
3
Itinerary
4.1
Professional Staff
4.4
Repeat with Operator
3.7
Value for Money
3.8

Ratings based off 89 reviews - currently showing 31 reviews with comments only

All the details were taken care of for the entire trip. Our tour guide even offered an additional excursion. The itinerary offered so many different things to see and enjoy. Something for everyone and more.

Great experience. Everything was handled smoothly and we had a great time.

The itinerary was very interesting and informative. We had a great guide and drivers. Our guide not only provided very in depth information, but also cared for people in the group. The only thing I wish was not shown is their political views. We were not much interested in them. We expected only cultural and historical information. But that was minor. In general the trip was great experience, and the group was wonderful, very interesting and diverse. Thank you.

Christina, our tour guide, was excellent. It was great to have 26 people on the tour instead of a possible 48. That made life easier for everyone. Our group was cooperative and on time, which helped us visit the sites in a timely manner. We felt safe with the bus driver who knew the roads and the route. Everything went well, and the weather was pleasant with only one rainy day and one misty morning.

Accommodations at GoGlasgow and Mercure/York we're very poor. Globus could have done much better! I wish we could have spent more time on Isle of Skye. This is a beautiful island with much to see but instead it was a 1 hr. stop at a gift shop. WiFi service on the coach was inconsistent and spotty. Overall, however, we enjoyed ourselves and the tour. Our driver and tour guide were both excellent!

Some hotels were excellent, however a few were a lower standard than I expected, so small there was no space to open your suitcase, no A/C, or on a noisy street.

I have booked 3 Land tours with Globus. Two out of three have not been my best tours. This was not my best tour. A land tour is only as good as the Tour Director. Will probably go with another tour company the next time I plan a land tour. Some of the hotels that Globus used were not even a 2 star hotel in my opinion. They were pretty old and dirty. It seemed like we more riding a bus than touring. The tour director shared very little as to what we were seeing as we drove from place to place.

The Macure hotels were not up to standards like at the Hilton's... antiquated, rude and dirty and not accommodating

The route was changed - a trip to the Isle of Skye was cancelled and a tour of Urquarht Castle on Loch Ness substituted. Most stops at points of interest allowed 1-2 hours. In general, this was not enough time at the places of interest to tour, eat necessary meals and shop. Location of hotels did not normally provide for additional free time at points of interest, or the dinners provided to the group took so much time that they used any free time we might have had. I think the itinerary needs to be reworked.

The Essential Britain tour by Globus met my expectations with regards to pace and places visited. Although the tour director was less experienced/knowledgeable than what we expected, it did not make the overall experience less pleasant. The coach was new and comfortable although wifi was slow. I would have preferred staying 2 nights in Cardiff, Wales and spent the night in Stratford-Upon-Avon and St. Andrews instead of just stopping by. Edinburgh, Scotland was my favorite. The hotel accommodations were good although there were a couple that were below standard (no air-conditioning). The Hilton hotel room in London was less desirable, but the breakfast buffet was the best among all hotels.

Globus provided an excellent tour of Great Britain and their service was right on with regard to itinerary, hotels and food. I only have one issue and that was with one optional excursion in Scotland (dinner and Scottish dancers). They brought us into a facility with about 10 other tour operators. The room had no air and it got extremely warm in there. It took about an hour or so to get the food and we were in a hot room with no food for quite some time. Poor planning by the local business. It would be great if I could get a refund on this excursion or possibly a credit towards a future trip. Our tour director was aware of the issue but at that point there wasnt much she could do to help. Please contact Globus and see if there is anything they could do. As a note, our tour direct was excellent!! Thank you!!

I appreciated the extras added to the Globus tour over a similar Cosmos tour. The central location of the hotels was very helpful for exploration on your own. The itinerary keeps you moving so you don't have a lot of time in any one place and that is shown in the description.

I have done several Globus and Cosmos tours through Affordable Tours, (plus Trafalgar and Road Scholar). This trip was everything I expected. I do have concerns that increasing traffic in many cities may require some changes in traditional itineraries. Over the years I have seen trips gradually morph from substantial coach time, usually through scenic areas with appropriate commentary punctuated by fairly long stops with enough time to really tour a destination on foot, see the major sights, shop a bit or have a cup of coffee, then move on into "drive by" tours which include a significant percentage of time in heavy traffic, and the time in destinations has become proportionately shorter. a two hour drive to, for example, Bath, with three hours in town is infinitely better than a three and a half hour drive (longer because of more highway congestion) with 90 minutes in town. Perhaps this explains the increasing popularity of river cruising? Tour operators need to consider some changes to cope with this situation.

This particular tour was a bit fast-paced, as each leg of the journey averaged over 200 miles, except for the second day in Edinburgh. The scenery was gorgeous, and I knew it would be fast-paced, but just seemed a shame that Globus didn't make this particular tour a 13-14 day tour instead as it covered a round trip through England, Wales, and Scotland. I picked this particular tour as it covered both Cornwall and Wales and knew it would be a bit short for the distance covered, but other tours we've taken with Globus/Cosmos (and we always try to do somewhat of a circle around the country) were a bit longer, which this one certainly deserved. However, it was a very nice trip and it did meet my expectations based on the itinerary. The provided meals were not quite up to those on other trips we've taken (but then, again, this was the UK!).

Our Tour director was amazing. Full of knowledge, history and current affairs. Very friendly and courteous. Our driver, was also amazing. He was funny and very helpful to us. We really enjoyed our trip overall, just a couple of the hotels weren't great but we explained that on the survey form. Wish we could have had more time in Wales to see more of the sites. But we had so much fun!

It was a busy itinerary, which we knew when booking, but it was still a good amount of time on the road to get to all the places. It is a good overview tour, allowing you to see many many places, but as such, you have little free time and are always on the go. My niece and I enjoyed it very much and are so delighted we saw so many beautiful places.

Some of the hotels were not up to standard. Some offered no wi-fi. The tour guide was outstanding; knowledgeable in the country's history, witty, and concerned for our welfare.

Holiday Inn Plymouth terrible facility/time in Plymouth was wasted-boat trip and Lands End not worthwhile/One night in Cardiff-got in at 5:45 PM-no chance to sight see-left next AM at 8:00AM-Capital city left unseen/Glasgow-arrived at 5:30PM and left 8AM next day-no sight seeing in largest city in Scotland/Isle of Skye was a joke-over an hour of bus ride and a 30minute ferry ride deposited us onto Isle of Skye but we never saw a thing-no villages , no cows, no sightseeing on Isle-only 45minute ride from ferry landing back to bridge and mainland. Loch Ness was sighted but no chance to do anything other than ride by and see out of bus window. Out visit to Culloden was 30minutes before the gift shop or tourist facility was open--30 minutes on site=no time to study or walk the battlefield-We then drove 2 hrs thru narrow mountain roads to Braemar and had lunch-then on to St Andrews where we were only allowed less than 30minutes to see the city, visit the R&A Museum and observe the golf course-at least 10 minutes was devoted to using toilets-no time or chance to see any of the city or the 3rd oldest university. Novent hotels are substandard/one of three Mercure was acceptable/Holiday Inn unacceptable. I will say the bus driver and the tour director were outstanding and very skilled. They made an excellent team and made up for some of the deficiencies and should be commended. Overall C plus/Bus driver and tour director A plus/Hotels at least 5 are unacceptable/Itenerary-C plus-Stonehenge, London, Edinburgh, York, Inverness were good/rest need to be changed, improved or eliminated. Riding through an area cannot be construed as visiting an area-Driving down Abercorn in Savannah or King Street in Charleston cannot be interpreted as having visited Savannah or Charleston.

All my expectations for the tour was met.

With a little adjustments in the program we could have had a more comfortable tour and perhaps more time at the main sites

The tour was advertised as a "first class tour". A few of the hotels were clearly not "first class". The dinners provided at the hotels were average or below average. On other Globus tours included dinners were at betters restaurants, not hotels. The tour director and driver were excellent as was the coach and itinerary.

Globus did not seem to be as organized as the Trafalgar tours we have taken.

The only downside of the trip was too many miles covered each day in the bus. Because of this our scheduled stops were too short to appreciate the villages and or attractions. Added to this was the fact that we had to get lunch on our own during the 1 to 1 1/2 hour we spent at a place. If lunch had been pre planned it may have helped. We don't feel mislead, however if the literature had highlighted the distance involved we may have chosen differently. We had no idea that the UK involved so many miles!!!

We had the most wonderful time! Since this was our first coach tour, we really didn\'t know what to expect, but after this experience we wouldn\'t hesitate to book another tour. All the hard work was done for us! From start (booking) to finish we have had an awesome experience, and a trip we will always remember !

Everything went according to what I had been told. It was my first escorted tour so I didn\'t know what to expect but it all went by the book. I am ready to go on my next tour,

I was very pleased with the Globus tour "Essential Britain". Excellent itinerary. Everything was perfect, even the weather. Globus booked the airfare and the flights went smoothly.

The bonus picture stops also added to the itinerary  Our tour guide was a history buff that had a gift to present it well to us non history buffs. 

The trip was great and Globus did a good job.

I was assured that the bus tour would end by 3 p.m. every day allowing plenty of time to get out and walk. this was not the case and more time was spent on the bus than I like. For this reason I would be reluctant to take another bus trip even though this one was well organized and we saw a lot. The many optional excursions increased the cost of the trip by quite a lot, something I would advise othrs to take into consideration.

You May Also Like


AffordableTours.com® does not itself offer, service or administer the Travel Packages, and the ultimate terms and conditions of any Travel Package made available via the Site Offerings (including the prices quoted in connection with same) will be determined by the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Provider. AffordableTours.com® does not represent or warrant that the Price Quotes are accurate, up-to-date or free of error, or that same will be honored by the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Providers. All Price Quotes, Travel Package availability, Travel Package details/itinerary and other Content are subject to change without notice. All travel details published by and through the Site Offerings should be confirmed directly with the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Provider prior to making any travel plans. Reliance on any information made available to you by and through the Site Offerings is solely at your own risk.

Call Us Now 1-800-935-2620

How It Works

Vacationing has never been easier or cheaper with the help of a dedicated travel consultant from AffordableTours.com

Freq Quote 1. Free Quote

Find your perfect trip on our website and simply request a free quote. Need to speak to a live person? Call us 7 days a week at 1-800-935-2620. No robots here!

Dedicated Travel Consultant 2. Dedicated Travel Consultant

Your personal travel consultant will reach out and be your point of contact for your entire travel experience from start to finish. Did we mention you'll be working with an award winning team? Sweet!

Low Price Guaranteed 3. Lowest Price Guaranteed

Because we're one of the largest sellers of travel, we're able to give you a discount on your vacation package. No one beats our prices!

Stress Free Travel 4. Stress Free Travel

Knowing you got the best deal, all that's left is for you to pack your bags and enjoy your vacation!


Better Business Bureau

AffordableTours.com is a proud recipient of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) awards 2006-2020 with A+ Rating.

It Pays To Refer! Earn Up To $200!

It's simple: Sign up your friends, family, and anyone to us and when they book you will receive an American Express gift card worth up to $200 in the mail for simply referring.

Read About Our Referral Program


Get discounts by Email!