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Tour Itinerary

Beloved music, literature, and poetry; lively traditions, customs, and conversation; smooth Guinness, whisky, and ale—they all flow from the banks of one legendary river to another on this immersive tour of Ireland, Scotland, and England. From the ancient villages along the Shannon to the cathedrals and castles lining the Thames, this tour of Ireland and Britain invites you to splash about in four distinctive countries and cultures. Enjoy traditional tea at a 150-year-old Irish farmhouse, follow the sounds of haunting bagpipes in Edinburgh’s quirky quarters, and quote famous verse as you stroll around Shakespeare’s birthplace in the English countryside. With a compass pointed toward enlightenment and enchantment, this vacation to Ireland and Britain is overflowing with seaside scenery, Highland history, and cobblestone charisma.

  1. Day 1
    ARRIVE IN SHANNON, IRELAND–LIMERICK
    Céad mile fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes! This evening, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

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    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    LIMERICK. EXCURSION TO CLIFFS OF MOHER & GALWAY
    Seacliff Rocks & Sheep Flocks CLIFFS OF MOHER Visit the 668-foot-high cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean.
    GALWAY Free time.
    RATHBAUN [LF] Watch the farmer shear a sheep and maneuver a flock with a help of a sheep dog, and enjoy traditional tea at Rathbaun Farm. (B)
    159 mi / 255 km

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    CULTURE & TRADITION The Irish legacy of sheep herding and wool shearing is alive and well just outside of Galway. Experience the long-time traditions of farming life in Ireland both past and present and talk to the farmers.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    LIMERICK–ADARE–RING OF KERRY–KILLARNEY
    Beauties in Counties Clare & Kerry ADARE Stop at the quaint village to see its pretty thatched cottages.
    RING OF KERRY Panoramic drive around part of Ireland’s spectacular southwestern peninsula.
    KILLARNEY Free time. (B,D)
    157 mi / 253 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    NATURAL WONDERS Explore the emerald tapestries of green fields and ocean views that make other coastlines green with envy. The Ring of Kerry begins and ends in Killarney, taking you on a trip along the southwest coast of Ireland. Discover a paradise of panoramic cliffs, lush landscapes, and breathtaking beaches of the Iveragh Peninsula.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    KILLARNEY–BLARNEY–CAHIR–DUBLIN
    The Stone of Eloquence BLARNEY Visit the village renowned for its magical Kissing Stone.
    CAHIR Photo stop.
    DUBLIN Free time this afternoon. (B)
    225 mi / 360 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    LEGENDS & LORE Cut the blarney and hear the history of how telling tales is forever linked to the 15th-century castle and the village below in Blarney. One of the last estate villages that remain standing in Ireland, Blarney was built by an 18th-century landlord to house the castle workers there. It’s true!


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  5. Day 5
    DUBLIN
    Ireland’s Capital City DUBLIN Take a morning orientation drive to see O’Connell Street, Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College. Free time this afternoon. (B)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    CITY SIGHTS “In Dublin’s fair city where girls are so pretty,” you’ll also find great personality and charm. The charisma of Dubliners and the bounty of pubs here is matched only by the gorgeous Georgian Squares, 12th-century St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and the legendary library of Trinity College.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  6. Day 6
    DUBLIN–GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, NORTHERN IRELAND–BELFAST
    A Grand Ship & Giant Steps GIANT’S CAUSEWAY See more than 40,000 interlocking basalt columns formed millions of years ago.
    BELFAST Visit the Titanic Belfast Experience. (B)
    216 mi / 348 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    LEGENDS & LORE Follow in the legendary footsteps of giants at the foot of the cliffs along the coast of Northern Ireland, where 40,000 massive black basalt columns jut out of the sea. Hear the legendary myth of two battling giants that caused the magnificent geological wonder of Giant’s Causeway, actually formed by volcanic activity 50–60 million years ago.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  7. Day 7
    BELFAST–EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
    Strait to Scotland BELFAST Ferry crossing on the North Channel strait to Cairnryan on Scotland’s southwest coast. Continue with a scenic drive through Scottish border country to Edinburgh. (B)
    132 mi / 212 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    EPIC RIDE The North Channel (also called the Irish Channel) connects northeast Ireland to the southwestern coast of Scotland. The North Channel is part of the Ocean’s Seven, a set of seven long-distance open-water swims, although most who cross rely on the many ferries that run between Belfast and Cairnryan, the Scottish village with a proud maritime history, including its floating Mulberry Harbors built to support the D-Day invasion of Normandy.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  8. Day 8
    EDINBURGH
    Drummers, Pipers & Precious Jewels EDINBURGH Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the New Town, the Old Town, and a visit to Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Free time this afternoon.
    THE ROYAL EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO Attend the world-renowned Tattoo performance. (Departures July 31 through August 14 only). (B)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    MUSIC & MASTERPIECES Ascend to Castle Rock to explore Edinburgh Castle, one of the most important historical strongholds in the Kingdom of Scotland, with an 11,000-year history as “the most besieged place in Great Britain.” Here, you’ll find the royal regalia and Scotland’s Crown Jewels. The Castle forms the background of the spectacular Tattoo, an extravaganza of bagpipes and drums performed en masse in August each year.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  9. Day 9
    EDINBURGH–ALNWICK, ENGLAND–YORK
    Lights, Camera, Alnwick! ALNWICK Visit Alnwick Castle, setting for many film productions. Choose between a tour of the castle or taking a stroll through the magnificent Alnwick Gardens.
    YORK See York Minster and browse the shops of The Shambles. (B)
    243 mi / 391 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    HISTORIC SPOT While strolling the cobblestones of York’s Shambles, it’s easy to imagine the medieval butcher shops and boisterous crowds bartering for beef and bones outside the 14th-century timber-framed windows. The Shambles is one of the best-preserved medieval shopping streets in Europe and said to have been the inspiration behind Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley, and today is a colorful gathering place with cheerful cafés and quirky boutiques brimming with the sweet aromas of chocolate, pastries, and pies.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  10. Day 10
    YORK–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–BATH
    Sonnets & Springs STRATFORD-UPON-AVON See Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace.
    BATH Visit the excavations of the Roman Baths. (B,D)
    286 mi / 460 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    CULTURAL GEMS The traditions of one ancient Roman ritual are in full flow in Bath. Amid the remarkable Roman and Georgian architecture and the best-preserved Roman Baths of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, a good spa day is never hard to find in one of the “Best Spa Towns in Europe.” The city of Bath sits above geothermal springs that bubble up from the limestone below. Bath also turns up the heat with some of Britain's grandest Georgian buildings, a mecca for elite 18th-century society.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  11. Day 11
    BATH–STONEHENGE–LONDON
    Mysterious Monuments STONEHENGE Visit the prehistoric monument. (B)
    131 mi / 210 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    HISTORY & MYSTERY Ponder the who, what, why, and how of Stonehenge, one of the most impressive prehistoric megalithic monuments in the world. Its sheer size and sophisticated architectural design have earned it legendary reverence as the most famous prehistoric monument in the world. Although its original purpose is a mystery, the concentric monuments hold spiritual significance for people from around the world who gather at the massive stone circles to celebrate the summer solstice.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  12. Day 12
    LONDON
    The Royal Treatment LONDON Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall, Prime Minister’s Downing Street residence, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. Free time this afternoon. (B)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    HISTORIC SITES See the legendary landmarks of England’s historic capital city. Walk where voices have rung out for centuries in Parliament Square and where chimes rise high above you with the ringing of Big Ben’s quarter bells. See Westminster Abbey, where royal coronations, weddings, and funerals have made history.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  13. Day 13
    LONDON
    Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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    Meals:   Breakfast

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Accommodations

Limerick: Limerick Strand Hotel
A unique and individual hotel with an exceptional location on the Shannon. The award-winning River Restaurant and welcoming Terrace Bar & Café serve the finest quality of Irish and international cuisine, created with locally sourced produce. The Energize Health Centre features a 20-meter swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, state-of-the-art exercise and high-performance cardo & weights machines as well as a plunge pool and hydrotherapy facilities. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel.
Address:
Ennis Road
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
Dublin: The Gibson
The Gibson does sleeping, dining, imbibing, and relaxing really well. The chic restaurant and bar offers pan-Asian cuisine; or choose the sleek outdoor terrace lined with bamboo to enjoy wicked cocktails and a great choice of beers and wines. The gym and a relaxation area with outdoor baths invite you to relax after a day out in town.
Address:
Point Village
Dublin , Ireland
Belfast: The Clayton Hotel Belfast
Step straight out of the Clayton Hotel and into the heart of Belfast's city center; you'll find it minutes from central landmarks like Belfast City Hall and Victoria Square shopping center. You can watch the world go by on cosmopolitan Ormeau Avenue as you dine in the hotel's glass-fronted restaurant, enjoy a drink in Junction Bar, or retreat in the Spirit Heath & Beauty Club, an oasis with its own heated pool and Fitness Centre. The air-conditioned bedrooms feature satellite TV, free Wi-Fi access, work desk, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, and tea/coffee making facilities.
Address:
22-26 Ormeau Avenue
Belfast , Ireland
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
York: DoubleTree by Hilton York
The DoubleTree by Hilton York is located in the heart of York, overlooking the City Walls and just a 5-minute walk from York Minster. Guestroom features include a 49-inch HDTV, feather duvet and pillows (hypoallergenic available on request), seating area and desk, and amenities tray with mineral water. All guestrooms are fully air-conditioned. Other guest facilities include a laptop safe and USB port.
Address:
St Maurices Road
York , United Kingdom
Bath: Double Tree By Hilton Bath
Settle into a warm, inviting guestroom at the DoubleTree by Hilton Bath hotel. Spoil yourself with the stunning views of the Pulteney Bridge and rolling hills.
Address:
Walcot Street
Bath , 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 guests throughout the hotel.
Address:
200 Westminster Bridge
London , United Kingdom
London: Park Plaza Waterloo
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

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Ratings based off 27 reviews - currently showing 8 reviews with comments only

I've done two tours with Globus. Overall, I'd recommend them to others and likely to do another tour with them again.

We didn't get to walk to take good pictures of things, because we were always on the bus. We had some free time but not enough to go back and get pictures of everything , especially if we had another tour booked later in the day. Most hotels were good, but not all of them. The staff was professional most of the time, but not always friendly.

Paul our tour guide really made the trip

The one hotel room has a bathroom door that wouldn't even close. Some were too small to leave luggage bags open for the night. One didn't offer WiFi in the rooms and what was offered didn't work in the lobby. Some of the tours left you on your own to get get back to your hotel, instructions were given on how to so but at an extra expense. Not enough time given on some sights to be able to take your time to see everything. Sometimes more comfort stops could be used and later starts to the day for leaving.

The room at the Holiday Inn in York was in disrepair and had chips/holes in the walls. The room at the Hilton in Bath City was clean except for mold on the ceiling in the bathroom. All other hotels were outstanding. Paul (Tour Guide) and Tony (last name unknown - driver) were fantastic. Paul was full of local information, extremely courteous and planned the times to various attractions to get us there before large crowds. He was extremely personable and overall an AWESOME Tour Guide. We felt very safe with Tony as a driver. He handled some small (not wide) roads so well that it was fun to be a passenger. I HIGHLY recommend both of them.

This was a great trip and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Out tour guide was excellent and made the trip more enjoyable. She had a great depth of knowledge of Ireland, Scotland and England and spiced up the trip with memorable anecdotes. We will return to Globus.

We found the Globus Tours experience has been changed for the worse .. this was our 3rd tour to Europe with them. The Coach was uncomfortable & crowded, plus the ride needed some consideration for passengers to including every 2hr rest stops to get out & stretch our legs, etc. Previously this was a good healthy practice on the other 2 trips.

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