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Tour Itinerary

On this Britain and Ireland tour, you’ll see Britain and Ireland’s highlights, from the bustling cities to the small towns and from the magnificent palaces and castles to the ancient ruins. Travel through the lands of queens, kings, and leprechauns, you’ll begin and end in London and pass through Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and England. You’ll visit some of the splendid castles and palaces for which Britain and Ireland are famous. In Edinburgh visit Edinburgh Castle, where you’ll marvel at the Scottish Crown Jewels. In Woodstock, Oxfordshire enjoy a visit to majestic Blenheim Palace, built in the early 18th century and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.On this tour through Britain and Ireland, you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing in many of the cities with Local Guides — experts from the area who will give you in-depth, insider knowledge of the cities and their attractions. In London, your sightseeing includes a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral; and in Edinburgh you will see both the “New Town” and “Old Town.” Additionally, at the National Irish Stud in Kildare, you’ll be shown some of the most magnificent horses in the British Isles, and you'll hear about Shakespeare’s life and times in Stratford-upon-Avon.You will also learn how to make a traditional Irish coffee, and ride on board a horse-drawn jaunting car to take a tour of beautiful Killarney National Park. All of this and much more, including a visit to prehistoric Stonehenge and medieval York Minster, included on this fabulous Britain and Ireland tour.

  1. Day 1
    Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts will be waiting to welcome you. Free time this afternoon.

  2. Day 2
    The Royal Treatment LONDON Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes sights of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall, Prime Minister’s Downing Street residence, Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace, and a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral. Free time this afternoon. (B)

    HISTORIC SPOTS England’s national treasure of St. Paul’s Cathedral is home to a spectacular array of art from delicate carvings to gilded dome murals and modern works of art. As the seat of the Bishop of London, the cathedral serves as the mother church of the Diocese of London, where notable remembrances have been served here, including Queen Victoria’s jubilee, birthdays of Queen Elizabeth II, and funerals of luminaries like Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher.

    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    Mysterious Stones and Spa Days LONDON Meet your Tour Director and travel companions at 8 am and drive to Stonehenge.
    STONEHENGE Visit the prehistoric monument.
    BATH Visit the excavations of the Roman Baths.
    141 mi / 227 km (B,D)

    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.

    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Welsh Dragons, Daffodils & Castles CARDIFF Morning orientation drive features Cardiff Castle, Cathays Park, and the stately civic buildings.
    PEMBROKE Ferry crossing across St. George’s Channel to Rosslare.
    188 mi / 303 km (B,D)

    CAPITAL CITY Explore the Welsh capital, see many historic buildings and discover its 2,000-year history of invasions, abductions and conflicts from 1st century AD when the Romans built the first series of forts.

    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    County Cork Characters BLARNEY Visit the town known for its magical Kissing Stone.
    KINSALE Stop in the historic town famous for its multi-hued streets.
    ROSSCARBERY Free time.
    134 mi / 215 km (B,D)

    PICTURE PERFECT Brighten your world with a visit to Kinsale, Ireland’s vibrant town where the Wild Atlantic Way begins. Stroll the brightly painted storefronts and winding streets beside the sweeping hues of blue and green in this Irish seaside town.

    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Irish Eyes & Cheeky Rhymes RING OF KERRY Panoramic drive around part of Ireland’s southwestern peninsula.
    KILLARNEY [LF] Take a horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney National Park
    LIMERICK Free time this evening.
    164 mi / 264 km (B)

    NATURAL WONDERS County Kerry is home to the exquisite natural beauty of a rugged and mountainous expanse in Killarney National Park. A horse-drawn jaunting-car ride is a great way to experience this natural wonderland, including the 1,000-foot McGillycuddy’s Reeks, the highest mountain range in Ireland. Nestled at the foot of these mountains, the Lakes of Killarney’s shores and woodlands share this magical place with waterfalls and dramatic skies above Ross Castle.

    Meals:   Breakfast
  7. Day 7
    The Winner’s Circle CASHEL See the Rock of Cashel, where St. Patrick preached.
    KILDARE [LF] Visit the Irish National Stud.
    DUBLIN Free time this evening.
    155 mi / 249 km (B)

    CULTURE & TRADITION The Irish National Stud is home to the long tradition of Ireland’s love of horses. This horse breeding facility in County Kildare, considered the beating heart of Ireland's thoroughbred industry, continues to inspire all who visit, including Queen Elizabeth II. Hear about some of the world’s most magnificent champion stallions that have made history since the turn of the 20th century.

    Meals:   Breakfast
  8. Day 8
    Ireland’s Capital City DUBLIN Morning orientation drive to see O’Connell Street, Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College. Free time this afternoon. (B)

    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 legendary library of Trinity College.

    Meals:   Breakfast
  9. Day 9
    Coffee With Cream & Maritime Theme CARLINGFORD Stop at the charming seaside town on the Cooley Peninsula and enjoy [LF] an Irish coffee.
    BELFAST An orientation drive includes City Hall, the Albert Memorial Clock Tower, and Queen’s University; visit Titanic Belfast Experience.
    122 mi / 197 km (B)

    LOCAL TASTES It’s clear why we get a warm feeling with traditional Irish Coffee – as much a warm welcome now as it was for stranded travelers in 1943. It was a wintry night in Limerick when Foynes Port chef Joe Sheridan concocted this soothing elixir of hot coffee, Irish whiskey, sugar, and whipped cream to make their cancelled flight a little more palatable. Raise a toddy glass of Caife Gaelach with a hearty “slainte!”

    Meals:   Breakfast
  10. Day 10
    Strait Ahead to Scotland BELFAST Ferry crossing on the North Channel strait to Scotland’s Cairnryan.
    234 mi / 376 km (B)

    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.

    Meals:   Breakfast
  11. Day 11
    Crown Jewels & Castle Views 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 27 through August 10 only). (B)

    MUSIC & MASTERPIECES Ascend to Castle Rock to explore Edinburgh Castle, one of the most important historical strongholds in the Kingdom of Scotland, with a 1,100-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.

    Meals:   Breakfast
  12. Day 12
    High Praise & Market Days ALNWICK Stop at a market town voted the “best place to live in Britain.”
    YORK Visit York Minster on a guided walk through the best-preserved medieval shopping streets called The Shambles.
    220 mi / 354 km (B,D)

    HISTORIC SPOT York Minster is hailed as one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals, and the center of Christian faith in Northern England. From its exquisite, handcrafted stone to its incomparable collection of medieval stained glass, you’ll discover why York Minster has drawn visitors from around the world for over 1,000 years.

    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  13. Day 13
    Mr. & Mrs. Shakespeare STRATFORD-UPON-AVON See Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace.
    155 mi / 249 km (B,D)

    A LEGEND SLEPT HERE Ah, love! Even more true as young Shakespeare’s fiancée was eight years his senior. See Anne Hathaway's Cottage, the family home where the bard’s wife-to-be was born and courted by young Will. Built more than 500 years ago, much of the original structure remains. Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and family home in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon. Hear tales of his family life, marriage, and children with a close look at fascinating artifacts in a world-class collection assembled by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  14. Day 14
    Churchill’s Beginnings WOODSTOCK Visit Blenheim Palace, Sir Winston Churchill’s birthplace.
    LONDON Free time this afternoon.
    98 mi / 159 km (B)

    ART & ARCHITECTURE Home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and enjoys a fascinating history. Built as a gift in 1704 from Queen Anne to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, this massive and magnificent masterpiece of English Baroque architecture is also home to exquisite artwork and gardens.

    Meals:   Breakfast
  15. Day 15
    Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

    Meals:   Breakfast

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Small Group Discoveries
Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus Europe escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized European tour—without the crowds.

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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.
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 guests throughout the hotel.
200 Westminster Bridge
London , United Kingdom
Bristol: Clayton Hotel Bristol City
Modern City Centre Full Service
35-37 Broad Street
Bristol , United Kingdom
Waterford: Granville Hotel
The Granville, a boutique hotel in the center of Waterford's historic and shopping district, overlooking the marina. Dating back to the early 1700's, The Granville is one of Ireland's most historic hotels. Stained glass, tapestries, and wood panelling lend to the charm of it. There are standard modern amenities in all bedrooms such as flat screen TVs, 24 hour room service, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. There is an AA Rosette awarded Bianconi Restaurant to sample delicious local food.
The Quay
Waterford , Ireland
Rosscarbery: Celtic Ross Hotel
Rosscarbery is the perfect base from which to explore the southern stretch of Ireland¿s Wild Atlantic Way.   The family owned four star Celtic Ross Hotel, with beautiful views over Rosscarbery  Bay, is located just over one hour from Cork City,  offering convenient access to some of Ireland¿s most beautiful beaches, West Cork¿s historic gems, excellent golf courses, delicious locally sourced food and walks with amazing views. 
N71, West Cork
Rosscarbery , Ireland
Limerick: Clayton Hotel Limerick
Experience what Limerick has to offer first hand at Clayton Hotel Limerick - the friendliness of the people, the vibrancy of the riverside City, the sporting passion, the history, the rural majesty of County Limerick and lots more.
Steamboat Quay
Limerick , 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.
Point Village
Dublin , Ireland
Belfast: Europa
The world-famous Europa hotel Belfast is home to some pretty important people when they visit Belfast. It's no surprise, really, loved for its laid-back look and feel, The Causerie is perfect for lunch or dinner; the Piano Lounge serves traditional Afternoon Tea, cocktails, and hot and cold dishes; and the Lobby Bar offers a casual ambience for relaxing with a drink. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is provided throughout the hotel.
Great Victoria Street
Belfast , United Kingdom
Edinburgh: Mercure Edinburgh Princes Street
A fine 3 star Edinburgh hotel, ideally located in the city center's popular Princes Street. Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel has great views of Edinburgh Castle. The 158 stylish rooms all have internet access and satellite TV. Princes Dining Room and Bar are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as for light snacks and drinks.
53 Princes Street
Edinburgh , United Kingdom
York: Mercure York Fairfield Manor
One of the most tranquil hotels in York, set in 6 acres of private grounds on the outskirts of the historic walled cathedral city and the banks of the River Ouse. All 89 comfortable bedrooms have HD TV, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary WIFI.
Shipton Road
Skelton-York , United Kingdom
Stratford - upon - Avon: Crowne Plaza Stratford Upon Avon
Set in 5 acres of landscaped gardens alongside the banks of the River Avon, the hotel is ideal for both business or leisure guest.
Stratford-Upon-Avon , United Kingdom

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Our tour director was entertaining, knowledgeable and organized. He gave plenty of suggestions for things to do in our free time. His knowledge of the British Isles was amazing and informative.

Our tour guide was average. Would like more history and culture talks. We won't book a tour that includes ferry transportation again. Hotels were great. Edinburgh was great. We stayed in London 3 extra days. This was needed to properly see a great city.

The tour Director assigned to our bus was great.

The Tour Guide was extremely helpful, as his interest and expert knowledge of the History and Culture added value to the tour.

The operator did not offer much of a description of the tour but I had did my research. Some of the Accommodations were very poor and some were quite lovely. I made my comments with Globus. One hotel was very dirty. Beer cans under the bed, outdoor tables were not cleaned, presentation of food looked uneatable. Another hotel we got stuck in an elevator for 2 hours, manager did not step in for any assistance or there was no apology given. Something complimentary from the hotel should have been offered. Some locations were unfamiliar with the tour guide and his lack of knowledge was disappointing. 

The trip began horribly with Virgin Atlantic having failed to load two pieces of luggage for our large group of eight. Luckily they arrived the morning we were to leave the hotel for the tour. So the initial 2 days were tense and expensive due to calls that had to be made to the airline to track the luggage. The hotel was not very helpful in the process. After that, the trip was wonderful. Our tour director and driver were amazing in skill, knowledge and humor. Would have liked another day in Scotland but hard to squeeze in. Best parts were Ireland and Edinburgh, Scotland. Thank you

My one regret is that the last night before leaving London (a Hilton, I believe) we were given a very,very small room, so small that we could not open our suitcases and leave them open, nor even put them down on the carpet. They had to be opened one at a time and laid upon the bed, closed for the night...not good.

We had wonderful time on the Globus trip 

The hotels were great with the exception of the Hilton Hotel Metropole. Room smelled, carpets need cleaning, neighborhood was not nice, Closed the bar so we could not get a drink after a west end show and lunch one day was a 20 minute wait with only 8 people currently being served. Went to have lunch in neighborhood but do not like kurdish, iranian, etc. food and the few non ethnic restauratnts were packed.

The Globus staff at the Park Plaza in London left a lot to be desired. This is the first time I have ever been unhappy with any Globus personnel, and this is at least the third Globus tour I have booked with you. The one think I wanted to do in London was unavailable during the time I was in London (Windsor Castle) the concierge at the hotel was much more helpful, I should have gone to them first. The Globus staff also hurried us on the last morning although they themselves did not arrive when we were told to be in the lobby waiting for transportation. Needless to say, I was very displeased with them. I am also sending a message to Globus to say the same thing.

Very knowledgeable tour director. Great itinerary! We really liked it. Accomodations were very pleasant. We will certainly consider another trip thru your service!

Some of the hotels were not that comfortable (Mercure Chester-very bad). The one in Dublin was in a very bad location -no restaurants open at night, only one Pub. The meal in Mercure Hotel was not good. Admissions were charged at many stops along the way. We feel some of them should have been added in the overall price (even at a little more cost). The bus was not comfortable at all - seats very close together. I am very satisfied very the work of Affordable Tours but not of Globus Tours. We heard from other people on the tour that they used Globus before in countries like Italy & Switzerland and were very satisfield. They did not like the one we took at all.

Globus did a wonderful job on this trip. Our tour director was very knowledgeable and did an excellent job. The agent answered all our questions and didn't miss a beat in setting up every aspect of our trip. We were delighted with the results.

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