Globus Tours ~ Essential Britain & Ireland (GB) (2019)


Tour Name Duration Region Date(s) Price From Description
Essential Britain & Ireland (GB) (2019) 10 UK, Ireland & Scotland May 21, Jun 2, 4, 16, 18, 25, Jul 2, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 2019 $2080

Spectacular scenery combined with fascinating architectural remains and energetic cities—all of this awaits you on this fabulous Britain and Ireland escorted tour.

Other great dates and rates:
Jul 28, 30, Aug 4, 6, 11, 13, 2019   $2205

 

Included:

Destinations & Sightseeing
Headsets throughout the tour except London.

Notes:
July 28 through August 18 Departures–Edinburgh Military Tattoo ticket included

UNESCO World Heritage Sites
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
City of Bath
Frontiers of the Roman Empire
Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
Stonehenge

Transportation: Motorcoach; ferries Pembroke-Rosslare, Belfast-Cairnryan. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Meals: Full English breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Newport

Accommodations:
London: Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, Hilton London Metropole
Newport: The Coldra Court by Celtic Manor
Waterford: Tower Hotel
Dublin: The Gibson, North Star
Edinburgh: Marriott Courtyard
York: Holiday Inn York, Mercure York Fairfield Manor

Day 1 ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND (flight not included)
Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts will be waiting to welcome you. After checking into your hotel and an afternoon at leisure, we recommend our optional Taste of London excursion with dinner, followed by a guided illuminations cruise on the Thames River.

Day 2 LONDON–STONEHENGE–BATH–NEWPORT, WALES
Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and depart London at 8 am for a memorable day’s sightseeing. Try to unravel the mystery of prehistoric STONEHENGE. Explore the visitor center with its imaginative exhibitions, then admire the magnificence of the monument up close. At the elegant Georgian city of Bath, see the amazing excavations of the ROMAN BATHS. Then, cross the Severn River for a late-afternoon arrival in Wales. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 NEWPORT–CARDIFF–WATERFORD, IRELAND
A morning orientation drive in the Welsh capital features all the major attractions. Take a guided tour of Cardiff Castle, and discover its history of invasions, abductions, and conflicts over the past 2,000 years. Continue along the South Wales coast to Pembroke, where your FERRY will be waiting. Cross St. George’s Channel to Rosslare on the Emerald Isle and proceed to Waterford, a stronghold founded by the Danish Vikings in 853. After dinner this evening, enjoy an IRISH COFFEE DEMONSTRATION.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 WATERFORD–KILKENNY–DUBLIN
This morning, enjoy a guided tour of the HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL, then travel on to Kilkenny, one of Ireland’s prettiest towns with medieval cobblestones and Old-World charm. Visit magnificent KILKENNY CASTLE, which overlooks the Nore River and has guarded this important river crossing for more than 900 years. The gardens, with extensive woodland paths, rose garden, and ornamental lake, create the setting for a beautiful stroll. On arrival in Dublin, top the day with an optional Irish cabaret evening, including dinner, dance, song, and laughter.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 5 DUBLIN
An orientation drive in Ireland’s capital city includes statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College. The afternoon is at leisure to explore this vibrant city. Tonight, maybe take in an optional dinner outing to the Guinness Storehouse.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 6 DUBLIN–BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND–EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
On your way to Northern Ireland, cross the Boyne River, then skirt the Mountains of Mourne. In Belfast, where the Titanic was built, take in the city’s vibrant history and view the impressive City Hall. Next, board your FERRY to cross the North Channel to Cairnryan on Scotland’s southwest coast and continue through the scenic Scottish border country to Edinburgh. Tonight, relax and enjoy our optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 7 EDINBURGH
Morning city sightseeing with a local expert introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town” and the famous scientists, inventors, and novelists who lived there. In the “Old Town,” visit EDINBURGH CASTLE to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels. The afternoon is free to enjoy the Scottish capital at your own pace. Later, a unique optional excursion: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. For departure numbers 0728 through 0818, tickets are included for tonight’s performance of the world-renowned MILITARY TATTOO, a vast spectacle of massed Scottish pipe bands that takes place in an arena on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 8 EDINBURGH–JEDBURGH–YORK, ENGLAND
This morning, drive past the abbey ruins at Jedburgh into wild Northumberland National Park. Later, see a section of Hadrian’s Wall, the Roman coast-to-coast defense against marauding northern tribes. In York, England’s most complete medieval city, stand in awe in front of the great structure of York Minster, then follow your Tour Director through a maze of quaint streets, including the narrow Shambles.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 YORK–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LONDON
On the last leg of your journey, stop at Stratford-upon-Avon, the fascinating Elizabethan town, to take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and visit SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE. On return to London at about 3:30 pm, a Shownight Theater Evening would be an incredible finale to your vacation.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 10 LONDON
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Meal: Breakfast