Essential Britain & Ireland


  • 10 days

  • Europe

tour : GB

Save 10% on 2021

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£1,899pp

Now from

£1,709pp

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Don’t think you can see the top sights of Britain and Ireland in 10 days? Sharpen your pencils to cross off your bucket-list destinations in five fabulous countries. A jolly good time awaits in England, Scotland, and Wales—plus both territories of Ireland—as you explore the lively capital cities of each and the thatched-roof-dotted countryside in between. Coast through rolling hills, ferry across legendary waterways, and skip down cobblestone streets to discover the wonders of Stonehenge, Waterford, York, and more on this essential tour of Britain and Ireland. Along the way, you’ll drink in the sights of fairytale castles and storybook settings as well as the locally brewed ales, strong Irish coffees, and perfectly aged scotch whiskeys passionately poured in every pub. Factor in time to shop for bits and bobs and taste local favorites like fish and chips, and you’d be off your trolley not to come along!

Small Group Discovery

Select Globus 2021 Europe tours are limited to an average of just 24 guests per tour. 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 European 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 Europe vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

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2021 Tour itinerary

Total meals included:

  • 9 breakfasts, 3 dinners

ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

Day
1

Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts will be waiting to welcome you. Free time this afternoon.
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in London with A Taste of London excursion with dinner, followed by a guided illuminations cruise on the Thames River. 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.

LONDON–STONEHENGE–BATH–NEWPORT, WALES

Day
2

LONDON Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions at 8 am and drive to Stonehenge.
STONEHENGE Guided visit.BATH Visit the excavations of the Roman Baths.
164 mi / 264 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

NEWPORT–CARDIFF–WATERFORD, IRELAND

Day
3

CARDIFF Morning orientation drive features Cardiff Castle, Cathays Park, and the stately civic buildings.
PEMBROKE Ferry crossing across St. George’s Channel to Rosslare.WATERFORD LF An Irish coffee demonstration after dinner.
168 mi / 271 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

WATERFORD–KILKENNY–DUBLIN

Day
4

WATERFORD Guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal.
KILKENNY See one of Ireland’s prettiest towns with medieval cobblestones. Visit Kilkenny Castle and gardens. 115 mi / 195 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

DUBLIN

Day
5

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

DUBLIN–BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND–EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

Day
6

Boyne River crossing and drive past the Mountains of Mourne.
BELFAST Orientation drive before ferry crossing on the North Channel to Scotland’s Cairnryan. 234 mi / 376 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

EDINBURGH

Day
7

EDINBURGH Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the New Town, Old Town, and a visit to Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Free time this afternoon.
EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO Attend the world-renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo performance. (Departures August 01 through August 22 only).

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

EDINBURGH–JEDBURGH–YORK, ENGLAND

Day
8

JEDBURGH Photo stop at the Augustinian abbey ruins. Drive into Northumberland National Park and see a section of Hadrian’s Wall.
YORK See York Minster on a guided walk through The Shambles. 198 mi / 318 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

YORK–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LONDON.

Day
9

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON See Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace.
260 mi / 418 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

LONDON

Day
10

LONDON Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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