Essential Britain


  • 12 days

  • Scotland

tour : GC

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£1,979pp

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£1,781pp

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Overview

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Thrones and scones. Hops and scotch. Rock stars and famous rocks. They’re all included on this enthralling and encompassing tour of Britain. Pack your tweed and tartans for the best of London and country, the Scottish Highlands and Lowlands, and the enchanting villages and valleys of Wales—and prepare to be swept away like a runaway bride at the elopement capital of Gretna Green. The castles and cathedrals of London, Edinburgh, and Cardiff, as well as the charming pubs on every corner, will steal your heart away. With visits to the baffling boulders of Stonehenge, the battlefield of Culloden Moor, Shakespeare’s birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon, and The Beatles’ hometown of Liverpool, this tour of Britain promises rocking discovery and enlightenment, not to mention honorary degrees in ancient history, English literature, and music appreciation.

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:

  • 11 breakfasts, 4 dinners

ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

Day
1

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

LONDON–STONEHENGE–PLYMOUTH

Day
2

LONDON Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions at 8 am before departing for Stonehenge.
STONEHENGE Guided visit. 219 mi / 352 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

PLYMOUTH. EXCURSION TO CORNWALL

Day
3

Scenic drive through West Country to Poldark’s Cornwall.
LOOE Visit the pretty fishing village and former smugglers’ port.PLYMOUTH LF Scenic cruise on Plymouth Sound. Free time this evening.
42 mi / 70 km
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Plymouth with an excursion into Dartmoor National Park including an evening of storytelling at a local pub. 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

PLYMOUTH–GLASTONBURY–BATH–CARDIFF, WALES

Day
4

GLASTONBURY Visit the city of King Arthur and the Holy Grail legends.
BATH Visit the excavations of the Roman Baths. 184 mi / 295 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

CARDIFF–BUILTH WELLS–LLANGOLLEN–LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND

Day
5

Scenic drive along the Taff Valley and Brecon Beacons National Park.
BUILTH WELLS Stop at the ancient market town.LLANGOLLEN Visit the picturesque town.
LIVERPOOL Free time the remainder of the day. 190 mi / 306 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

LIVERPOOL–GRASMERE–GRETNA GREEN, SCOTLAND–GLASGOW

Day
6

LIVERPOOL Visit The Beatles Story.
LAKE DISTRICT (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) Scenic drive.GRASMERE Visit Wordsworth’s beloved village. Sample LF the original Grasmere gingerbread.
GRETNA GREEN See where the blacksmith would wed runaway couples and LF take part in a wedding re-enactment. 236 mi / 380 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

GLASGOW–FORT WILLIAM–INVERNESS

Day
7

GLASGOW Orientation drive to see the 12th-century cathedral, university buildings, and Georgian squares. Scenic drive past Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, and Fort William.
LOCH NESS Drive the length of the legendary lake. 178 mi / 286 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INVERNESS–CULLODEN—PITLOCHRY–ST. ANDREWS–EDINBURGH

Day
8

CULLODEN See the battlefield of Culloden Moor.
PITLOCHRY Walk through the Victorian mountain resort.ST. ANDREWS See the home of golf and the famous university town.
EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO Attend the world-renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo performance. (Departures July 31 through August 21 only). 202 mi / 326 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

EDINBURGH.

Day
9

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

EDINBURGH–ALNWICK, ENGLAND–YORK

Day
10

ALNWICK At Alnwick Castle choose to visit the Castle or explore the garden.
YORK See York Minster and walk through The Shambles. 214 mi / 344 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

YORK–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LONDON

Day
11

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON See Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace.
255 mi / 410 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

LONDON

Day
12

LONDON Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

June 19 Departure - Stonehenge will be closed due to Summer Solstice and visit to Salisbury Cathedral will be included instead.

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