From the Shannon to the Thames


  • 13 days

  • Scotland

tour : GU

Showing 2021 season

Overview

Operated by ?

Beloved music, literature, and poetry; lively traditions, customs, and conversation; smooth Guinness, whisky, and ale—they all flow from the banks of one legendary river to another on this immersive tour of Ireland, Scotland, and England. From the ancient villages along the Shannon to the cathedrals and castles lining the Thames, this tour of Ireland and Britain invites you to splash about in four distinctive countries and cultures. Enjoy traditional tea at a 150-year-old Irish farmhouse, follow the sounds of haunting bagpipes in Edinburgh’s quirky quarters, and quote famous verse as you stroll around Shakespeare’s birthplace in the English countryside. With a compass pointed toward enlightenment and enchantment, this vacation to Ireland and Britain is overflowing with seaside scenery, Highland history, and cobblestone charisma.

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.

Flights available from most UK airports

Tour prices are shown without flights: make your own arrangements, or purchase your flights with us from most UK airports. All flight-inclusive tours are ATOL-protected, so you can book with confidence.

Flights available from most UK airports

2021 Tour itinerary

Total meals included:

  • 12 breakfasts, 3 dinners

ARRIVE IN SHANNON, IRELAND–LIMERICK

Day
1

Céad mile fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes! This evening meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

LIMERICK. EXCURSION TO CLIFFS OF MOHER & GALWAY

Day
2

CLIFFS OF MOHER Visit the 668-foot-high cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean.
GALWAY Free time.
RATHBAUN LF Learn about sheep herding and shearing, and enjoy traditional tea at Rathbaun Farm.
159 mi / 255 km
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Limerick with a medieval banquet at an historic castle. 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

LIMERICK–ADARE–RING OF KERRY–KILLARNEY

Day
3

ADARE Stop at the quaint village to see its pretty thatched cottages.
RING OF KERRY Panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip.
KILLARNEY Free time.
157 mi / 253 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

KILLARNEY–BLARNEY–CAHIR–DUBLIN

Day
4

BLARNEY Visit the village renowned for its magical Kissing Stone with free time to explore.
CAHIR Photo stop.
DUBLIN Free time this afternoon.
225 mi / 360 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

DUBLIN

Day
5

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

DUBLIN–GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, NORTHERN IRELAND–BELFAST

Day
6

GIANT’S CAUSEWAY See more than 40,000 interlocking basalt columns formed millions years ago.
BELFAST Visit Titanic Experience museum.
216 mi / 348 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BELFAST–EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

Day
7

Ferry crossing on the North Channel to Cairnryan on Scotland’s southwest coast.
Scenic drive through Scottish border country to Edinburgh.
132 mi / 212 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

EDINBURGH

Day
8

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

EDINBURGH–ALNWICK, ENGLAND–YORK

Day
9

ALNWICK At Alnwick Castle choose to visit the Castle or explore the garden.
YORK See York Minster on a guided walk through The Shambles.
243 mi / 391 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

YORK–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–BATH

Day
10

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON See Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace.
BATH Visit the excavations of the Roman Baths.
286 mi / 460 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

BATH–STONEHENGE–LONDON

Day
11

STONEHENGE Guided visit.
131 mi / 210 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

LONDON

Day
12

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, and Buckingham Palace. Free time this afternoon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

LONDON

Day
13

LONDON Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Why book with us?

Other Holidays in this location