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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

The drawbridges are down. The silver is polished. The tea is brewing. One lump or two? How about five?! Showing you the sweet sights of five captivating countries over 24 days, our most in-depth tour of Britain and Ireland truly pours on the charm. Royals and writers, artists and architects, real-life warriors and fictional spies — you’ll walk in the footsteps of them all throughout the legendary cities, seaside villages, and quaint countryside hamlets of England, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. Coast to coast, castle to castle, and pub to pub, you’ll drink in the classic landmarks and landscapes, the famous rivers and ruins, the breathtaking islands and Highlands, and the celebrated stories behind them all. From Abbey Road to Penny Lane and Stonehenge to Clava Cairns, this is the rock star of all Britain and Ireland vacations.

  1. Day 1
    ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND
    Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts will be waiting to welcome you. Free time this afternoon.

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  2. Day 2
    LONDON
    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. (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
  3. Day 3
    LONDON–STONEHENGE–ILMINSTER–PLYMOUTH
    Prehistoric Finds & Pub Food LONDON Meet your Tour Director and travel companions at 8 am and drive to Stonehenge.
    STONEHENGE Visit the prehistoric monument.
    ILMINSTER Lunch at a local pub.
    PLYMOUTH [LF] Cruise on Plymouth Sound, one of the world’s great natural harbors. See the Mayflower Steps in The Barbican. (B,L)
    221 mi / 356 km

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    EPIC RIDE Cruise the deep natural inlet of Plymouth Sound, the harbor from where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail on the Mayflower bound for the New World in 1620. The wealth of history to be found in The Sound includes Sir Francis Drake’s expeditions, Napoleon’s imprisonment in 1815, and Charles Darwin’s 1831 embarkation on the HMS Beagle – to name a few!


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  4. Day 4
    PLYMOUTH. EXCURSION TO CORNWALL
    Legends of Land & Sea PLYMOUTH Scenic drive through the West Country to Poldark’s Cornwall with photo stop at St. Michael’s Mount.
    ST. IVES Enjoy free time in the popular seaside resort.
    PLYMOUTH Free time this evening. (B)
    161 mi / 255 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    EPIC RIDE Breathtaking views of Cornwall, including the setting of Winston Graham's ‘Poldark’ saga of Cornish life in the 18th century, will leave you breathless on a scenic drive through the stunning West Country.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  5. Day 5
    PLYMOUTH–GLASTONBURY–BATH–CARDIFF, WALES
    Timeless Kings & Thermal Springs GLASTONBURY Visit the city of King Arthur and the legend of the Holy Grail.
    BATH Visit the excavations of the Roman Baths followed by free time. (B)
    180 mi / 288 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
  6. Day 6
    CARDIFF–WATERFORD, IRELAND
    Strait to Ireland CARDIFF Drive through South Wales to Fishguard and take a ferry to Rosslare.
    159 mi / 255 km (B,D)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    EPIC RIDE St. George’s Channel connects the British territory of Wales in the east and the southeastern part of Ireland in the west. It is named in honor of St. George, England’s patron saint, who had traveled to England by sea from the Byzantine Empire and approached the British Isles from this channel.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    WATERFORD–BLARNEY–KINSALE
    Fine Crystal & The Gift of Gab WATERFORD Take a guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal.
    BLARNEY Visit the village renowned for its magical Kissing Stone.
    KINSALE Free time. (B,D)
    105 mi / 168 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   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    KINSALE–RING OF KERRY–KILLARNEY
    Beauties in County Kerry RING OF KERRY Panoramic drive around part of Ireland’s southwestern peninsula.
    KILLARNEY Free time this afternoon. (B)
    154 mi / 247 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
  9. Day 9
    KILLARNEY
    Traditional Dishes & Ditties KILLARNEY Free time before [LF] pub dinner with traditional Irish music. (B,D)

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    LOCAL TASTES Join the locals of Killarney for an Irish dinner of traditional and modern dishes with festive Gaelic tunes in the heart of this historic Irish town.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    KILLARNEY–DINGLE PENINSULA–ADARE–LIMERICK
    Irish Eyes & Cheeky Rhymes DINGLE PENINSULA Visit the Blasket Islands Centre.
    ADARE Stop at the quaint village to see its thatched cottages.
    LIMERICK Free time. (B)
    160 mi / 257 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    PHOTO OPS There once was a town called Adare, with charm that was beyond compare... Adare’s charming thatched-roof cottages create visual poetry, earning this village in County Limerick, some say the prettiest village in Ireland.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  11. Day 11
    LIMERICK–CLIFFS OF MOHER–GALWAY–SLIGO
    Notes Above High Sea CLIFFS OF MOHER Visit the 668-foot-high cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean.
    GALWAY Free time.
    SLIGO Free time this evening. (B,D)
    179 mi / 288 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    PICTURE PERFECT Feast your eyes on a stunning spectacle of sea and sky on the Cliffs of Moher on the Wild Atlantic Way. Try to resist the inspiration that has moved artists, poets, and scientists throughout the ages as you stand on the edge of 320 million years of geologic perfection on the rugged coastline of County Clare.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  12. Day 12
    SLIGO–DERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND–GIANT’S CAUSEWAY–BELFAST
    Derry Girls & Daring Giants DERRY Visit the second-largest city in Northern Ireland.
    GIANT’S CAUSEWAY See more than 40,000 interlocking basalt columns formed millions of years ago. (B,D)
    200 mi / 322 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, which actually evolved through volcanic activity 50–60 million years ago.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  13. Day 13
    BELFAST–CARLINGFORD–DUBLIN, IRELAND
    An Unsinkable Legend BELFAST Orientation drive includes City Hall, the Albert Memorial Clock Tower, and Queen’s University. Visit the Titanic Belfast Experience.
    CARLINGFORD Stop in the charming village on the Cooley Peninsula. (B)
    128 mi / 206 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    HISTORIC SPOT Explore the fascinating Titanic Belfast Experience for an in-depth look at the history and mystery of the legendary ocean liner. See artifacts and amazing accounts of Belfast’s boom in shipping and those who built her. Learn about the courage and loss of all involved on a fateful night in April 1912. Get an immersive look at the launch, sinking, and final resting place of the doomed ship, with myths and reality revealed.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  14. Day 14
    DUBLIN
    Ireland’s Capital City DUBLIN Orientation drive to see O’Connell Street, Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College. Free time. (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
  15. Day 15
    DUBLIN–NORTH WALES–LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND
    Welsh Word Challenge DUBLIN Board a ferry to cross the North Channel.
    NORTH WALES Photo stop at tongue-twisting town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyll. Take a scenic drive through North Wales to Liverpool.
    LIVERPOOL Free time this evening. (B)
    98 mi / 158 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    PHOTO OP The village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyll may be impossible to pronounce, but its English translation is no walk in the park, meaning “St. Mary's Church in the hollow of white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of St. Tysilio near the red cave.” Nevertheless, this small Welsh town with the big name is a quaint coastal spot in North Wales.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  16. Day 16
    LIVERPOOL–GRASMERE–GRETNA GREEN, SCOTLAND–GLASGOW
    Songs, Sonnets, and Secret Vows LIVERPOOL Visit The Beatles Story for a fascinating journey into the life and music of the Fab Four.
    LAKE DISTRICT Take a scenic drive.
    GRASMERE Visit Wordsworth’s beloved village and [LF] sample original Grasmere gingerbread.
    GRETNA GREEN See where a Scottish blacksmith performed weddings for eloping young couples. (B,D)
    238 mi / 382 km.

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    TIMELESS TRADITIONS Sweeten the day with classic gingerbread and hear about Sarah Nelson, a Victorian cook who invented it in 1854.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  17. Day 17
    GLASGOW–ISLE OF SKYE–LOCH NESS–INVERNESS
    Spectacular in Scotland GLASGOW Depart for a drive past Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, and Fort William en route to ferry crossing to the Isle of Skye.
    ISLE OF SKYE Visit the Museum of the Isles before driving across the Inner Hebridean island. Return to the mainland.
    LOCH NESS Drive the length of the legendary lake en route to Inverness. (B,D)
    251 mi / 404 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    LEGENDS & LORE Survey the shores of famed Loch Ness for the chance to catch a glimpse of its mysterious Nessie. Hear of the folklore and firm believers in the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, which is said to swim in the shimmering waters.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  18. Day 18
    INVERNESS. HIGHLANDS EXCURSION
    The Bronze Age & Brave Battles THE HIGHLANDS Visit the Bronze-Age chamber tomb site of Clava Cairns. Visit the Culloden battlefield site and visitor center. Time in the Highlands capital of Inverness. (B)
    30 mi / 48 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    HISTORIC SPOT Inverness boasts a rich history of historic sites including Inverness Castle and St Andrew's Cathedral yet today is a lively city with a range of restaurants, bars and shops. Discover the covered Victorian Market where independent traders have been selling their wares since the 19th-century.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  19. Day 19
    INVERNESS–PITLOCHRY–ST. ANDREWS–EDINBURGH
    Mulligans & Military Music PITLOCHRY Walk through the Victorian mountain resort.
    ST. ANDREWS See the home of golf and famous university town.
    THE ROYAL EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO Attend the world-renowned Tattoo performance. (Departures July 15 through August 5 only). (B)
    202 mi / 326 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    ICONIC FOOTSTEPS See the fairways and greens at the birthplace of golf, where legendary players of the Scottish game made history in the university town of St. Andrews.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  20. Day 20
    EDINBURGH
    Crown Jewels & Castle Views EDINBURGH Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the New Town, and the Old Town, and a visit to Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Free time. (B)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    HISTORIC SPOT 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.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  21. Day 21
    EDINBURGH–YORK, ENGLAND
    Castle Heirs & English Fare KELSO Visit Floors Castle, the largest inhabited castle in Scotland.
    YORK See York Minster on a guided walk through of the best-preserved medieval shopping streets called The Shambles. (B)
    203 mi / 327 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    CULTURAL GEMS The Roxburghe Estate of Floors Castle has been the home of the Innes-Ker family since it was built for the 1st Duke of Roxburghe in 1721. Surrounded by fine Victorian gardens, this historic stately home is known as the gem of the Scottish borders spanning 52,000 acres that are also home to sheep, cattle, and Cheviot lamb.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  22. Day 22
    YORK–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
    Mr. & Mrs. Shakespeare STRATFORD-UPON-AVON See Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace.
    COTSWOLDS Scenic drive followed by [LF] dinner at a local pub. (B,D)
    162 mi / 260 km

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    LOCAL TASTES Quench your thirst with local ales and ciders while tasting traditional pub fayre prepared following century old recipes. Nothing eases homesickness like hearty cooked food concocted with care and love like grandma used to make. Just like home away from home!


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  23. Day 23
    STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LONDON
    Churchill’s Beginnings WOODSTOCK Visit Blenheim Palace, Sir Winston Churchill’s birthplace.
    LONDON Free time this afternoon. (B)
    98 mi / 159 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    LEGENDS SLEPT HERE 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.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  24. Day 24
    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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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
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
Plymouth: Crowne Plaza Plymouth
A modern hotel with sea views overlooking Plymouth Hoe. Thanks to Sleep Advantage® programme, guests enjoy a good night's rest, with premium bedding, quiet zones and a guaranteed wake up call. There is Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill with sea views and Drakes Bar and Lounge. Guests can workout in the gym or wind down in the heated pool. There's also an outdoor garden for those who prefer to enjoy the fresh air.
Address:
Armada Way
Plymouth , United Kingdom
Cardiff: Radisson Blu Cardiff
Welcome to Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff. Our hotel features stunning floor-to-ceiling windows offering unrivaled views of the city skyline. Located in the heart of the city with great transport links, we're the perfect base for business travelers or anyone looking to explore Cardiff's many attractions including Cardiff Castle, Bute Park, Principality Stadium, and Cardiff Bay. This hotel's convenient location puts you within walking distance of several bus and train stations and is just 24 kilometers from Cardiff International Airport (CWL).
Address:
Meridian Gate, Bute Terrace
Cardiff , 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.
Address:
The Quay
Waterford , Ireland
Kinsale: Trident
The Trident is four star hotel, spectacularly located on the water's edge overlooking Kinsale Harbour. The hotel has 75 bedrooms all with beautiful sea views. The Pier One Restaurant is a member of the famous Kinsale Good Food Circle and is one of the only restaurants in Kinsale with water views and guests can choose from an extensive menu including the freshest of locally caught seafood and other local produce.
Address:
World's End
Kinsale-Co.Cork , Ireland
Killarney: Scotts Hotel Kilarney
Located in the heart of Killarney town centre, they is access to Scotts Hotel from East Avenue Road and College Street. It is within walking distance to Killarney National Park, restaurants, shops and bars.
Address:
Scotts Street
Killarney-Co.Kerry , 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.
Address:
Steamboat Quay
Limerick , Ireland
Sligo: Radisson Blu Sligo
The newly refurbished 4 star Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo is nestled between the beautiful vistas of Sligo Bay and Benbulben Mountain and sits along the Wild Atlantic Way. The hotel is just 3km from the bustling centre of Sligo and close by the seaside village of Rosses Point. The hotel has 132 light and airy guest rooms complete with black-out curtains, free high-speed WiFi and Satelitte Television. The elegantly stylish AA Rosette accredited Classiebawn Restaurant offers the very best of locally sourced ingedients. Benwisken Bar also offers an extensive bar selection.
Address:
Ballincar, Rosses Point
Sligo , Ireland
Belfast: Stormont Hotel
The 4 star Stormont Hotel Belfast is located just minutes away from Belfast city center and overlooking the beautiful grounds of the Stormont Estate making it an ideal base for business or leisure. In addition to an excellent reputation for professionalism and exceptional hospitality, this hotel boasts superb facilities to assure the ultimate in comfort and style and the friendly and professional staff will ensure you have everything you need and much more during your stay.
Address:
Upper Newtownards Road
Belfast , United Kingdom
Dublin: Hilton Garden Inn Dublin City Centre
The hotel is walking distance from the Temple Bar neighborhood, Irish Whiskey Museum, Trinity College, O'Connell Street, and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. Guests can enjoy all-day restaurant and fitness center. All bedrooms have complimentary WIFI, 40-inch TV, mini-fridge, work desk with ergonomic chair and the Suite Dreams® by Serta bed.
Address:
Custom House Quay, North Dock
Dublin 1 , Ireland
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: Clayton Hotel Glasgow
The hotel is situated on Clyde Street overlooking the beautiful River Clyde and just a 10 minutes' walk from George Square, and Glasgow's main shopping streets, art galleries, bars and restaurants. All rooms are air-conditioned and include King Koil mattresses for an enhanced sleep experience, HD TVs with Chromecast, WIFI and complimentary use of fitness suite.
Address:
286 Clyde St
Glasgow , United Kingdom
Inverness: AC Hotel by Marriott Inverness
Where the River Ness meets the Moray Firth, AC Hotel Inverness, the largest hotel in the city, offers modern accommodation in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. This perfectly positioned hotel is only a short walk from Inverness Railway Station and the finest shopping and sightseeing spots. Our thoughtfully designed guest rooms offer modern decor, flexible workspace, free Wi-Fi, a smart TV and plenty of space to unwind or focus before your meeting in a calm environment. The perfect blend of form and functions for a stay in Inverness. Start the day with a European-style breakfast and end it with hand crafted cocktails at the AC Lounge. The restaurant completes the offer with tapas-style bites and local flavors, perfectly paired with iconic views across the river. After a long day of exploring the legend of Loch Ness, let us pour you a glass of our signature gin tonic whilst you welcome a moment of tranquility on our riverside terrace. Unfold an enriching stay in one of Scotland¿s most picturesque cities.
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
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.
Address:
Bridgefoot
Stratford-Upon-Avon , United Kingdom

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Question: What does [LF] stand for?

LF is an abbreviation of a program by Globus called Local Favorites. These are hidden gems and traditions with behind-the-scenes activities at different destinations on your trip.

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
3.7
Accommodations
2.8
Itinerary
4.1
Professional Staff
4.3
Repeat with Operator
3.6
Value for Money
3.6

Ratings based off 34 reviews - currently showing 14 reviews with comments only

This tour was AWESOME! It hit so many spectacular points of interest and beautiful cities! Our guide couldn't have done a better job! Very knowledgeable and witty.

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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