Britain & Ireland in Depth


  • 24 days

  • Scotland

tour : GT

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£4,220pp

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The drawbridges are down. The silver is polished. The tea is steeping from meadow to moor. 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.

Small Group Discovery

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 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 tour—without the crowds.

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2022 Tour itinerary

Total meals included:

  • 23 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 8 dinners

ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

Day
1

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

LONDON

Day
2

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, Buckingham Palace, and a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

LONDON–STONEHENGE–ILMINSTER–PLYMOUTH

Day
3

LONDON Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions at 8 am and drive to Stonehenge.
STONEHENGE Guided visit.
ILMINSTER Lunch at a local pub.
221 mi / 356 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

PLYMOUTH. EXCURSION TO CORNWALL

Day
4

A scenic drive through the West Country to Poldark’s Cornwall with photo stop at St. Michael’s Mount.
ST. IVES Free time in the popular seaside resort.
PLYMOUTH LF Cruise on Plymouth Sound, one of the world’s great natural harbors. See the Mayflower Steps in Barbican. Free time this evening.
161 mi / 255 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

PLYMOUTH–GLASTONBURY–BATH–NEWPORT, WALES

Day
5

GLASTONBURY Visit the city of King Arthur and the Holy Grail legends.
BATH Visit the excavations of the Roman Baths followed by free time.
NEWPORT Free time.
167 mi / 267 km
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Newport with an evening of Welsh entertainment and dinner. 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 included:

  • Breakfast

NEWPORT–WATERFORD, IRELAND

Day
6

Drive through South Wales to Fishguard.
FISHGUARD Ferry crossing to Rosslare.
WATERFORD LF An Irish coffee demonstration after dinner.
183 mi / 294 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

WATERFORD–BLARNEY–KINSALE

Day
7

WATERFORD Guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal.
BLARNEY Visit the village renowned for its magical Kissing Stone with free time to explore.
KINSALE Free time.
105 mi / 168 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

KINSALE–RING OF KERRY–KILLARNEY

Day
8

RING OF KERRY Panoramic drive around part of the island’s southwestern tip.
KILLARNEY Free time this afternoon.
154 mi / 247 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

KILLARNEY

Day
9

KILLARNEY Free time before LF dinner at Scruffy’s pub with traditional Irish music.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

KILLARNEY–DINGLE PENINSULA–ADARE–LIMERICK

Day
10

DINGLE PENINSULA Visit the Blasket Islands Centre.
ADARE Stop at the quaint village to see its pretty thatched cottages.
LIMERICK Free time.
160 mi / 257 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

LIMERICK–CLIFFS OF MOHER–GALWAY–SLIGO

Day
11

CLIFFS OF MOHER Visit the 668-foot-high cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean.
GALWAY Free time.
SLIGO Free time this evening.
167 mi / 270 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SLIGO–BELLEEK, NORTHERN IRELAND–DERRY–GIANT’S CAUSEWAY–BELFAST

Day
12

BELLEEK Visit a pottery renowned for its Parian porcelain.
DERRY Walk on the city walls with a Local Guide.
GIANT’S CAUSEWAY See more than 40,000 interlocking basalt columns formed millions years ago.
227 mi / 352 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

BELFAST–CARLINGFORD–DUBLIN, IRELAND

Day
13

BELFAST Orientation drive includes City Hall, the Albert Memorial Clock Tower, and Queen’s University. Visit the Titanic Experience museum.
CARLINGFORD Stop in the charming village on the Cooley Peninsula.
128 mi / 206 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

DUBLIN

Day
14

DUBLIN Orientation drive to see O’Connell Street, Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College. Free time.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

DUBLIN–NORTH WALES–LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND

Day
15

DUBLIN Ferry crossing on the North Channel.
NORTH WALES A photo stop at tongue-twisting Llanfairpwllgwyngyll. Scenic drive through North Wales to Liverpool.
LIVERPOOL Free time this evening.
126 mi / 203 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

LIVERPOOL–GRASEMERE–GRETNA GREEN, SCOTLAND–GLASGOW

Day
16

LIVERPOOL Visit The Beatles Story.
LAKE DISTRICT (a UNESCO World Heritage site) Scenic Drive.
GRASMERE Visit Wordsworth’s beloved village and LF try the original Grasmere gingerbread.
GRETNA GREEN See where the blacksmith would wed runaway couples.
238 mi / 382 km.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

GLASGOW–FORT WILLIAM–ISLE OF SKYE–INVERNESS

Day
17

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.
LOCH NESS Drive the length of the legendary lake.
251 mi / 404 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INVERNESS. HIGHLANDS EXCURSION

Day
18

THE HIGHLANDS Visit the prehistoric site of Clava Cairns. Visit but the Culloden battlefield site and visitor center. Visit Brodie Castle.
30 mi / 48 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

INVERNESS–PITLOCHRY–ST. ANDREWS–EDINBURGH

Day
19

PITLOCHRY Walk through the Victorian mountain resort.
ST. ANDREWS See the home of golf and famous university town.
EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO Attend the world-renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo performance. (Departures July 26 and August 9 only).
202 mi / 326 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

EDINBURGH

Day
20

EDINBURGH Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the New Town, and the Old Town. Visit Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels and visit Holyrood Palace (when available, excluding August and other occasional dates). Free time.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

EDINBURGH–YORK, ENGLAND

Day
21

KELSO Visit Floors Castle, the largest inhabited castle in Scotland.
YORK See York Minster on a guided walk through The Shambles.
213 mi / 343 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

YORK–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

Day
22

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON See Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace.
COTSWOLDS Scenic drive followed by LF dinner at a local pub.
162 mi / 260 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LONDON

Day
23

WOODSTOCK Visit to Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.
LONDON Free time this afternoon.
98 mi / 159 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

LONDON

Day
24

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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