Ireland & Britain Escape


  • 9 days

  • UK & Ireland

  • Steady pace

Tour : KAA

New

From

£909 pp

Tour only

Based on 11th Jan 2020

From

£1,171 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on Manchester

Overview

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Discover the best of both worlds on your Ireland and Britain escorted vacation for an escape from the high-season crowds, without the high-season prices. Your guided tour of Ireland and Britain begins in the legendary capital city of Dublin. Enjoy seeing the “Fair City,” including statue-lined O’Connell Street, Trinity College, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Drive across the Boyne River to Belfast in Northern Ireland to take in the fascinating Titanic Experience and then, via ferry across the North Channel, travel to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. See Edinburgh Castle and the beautiful views of the city.

You’ll marvel at the scenic beauty of the North Sea coast as you travel to York to tour its maze of quaint streets. You’ll continue your guided vacation in England with a visit to Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford- upon-Avon, and a 2-night stay in vibrant London. Your Local Guide will show you the famous sights, including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. You’ll visit iconic St. Paul’s Cathedral, and have free time to explore the city on your own. Your guided tour of Ireland and Britain is a welcome escape with fewer crowds and lower costs than high-season tours. You’ll savor the time and leisurely pace of exploring historic Ireland, scenic Scotland, and both rural and cosmopolitan England on your Globus Escape escorted vacation.

Highlights

DUBLIN Welcome dinner followed by Irish Liquor; orientation drive

BELFAST Orientation drive; visit the Titanic Experience

BELFAST-CAIRNRYAN Cross the North Channel by ferry

EDINBURGH Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle

ALNWICK Visit the market town

YORK Walking tour

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace

LONDON Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral

Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Arrive in Dublin, Ireland

Day
1

Céad míle fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes! Check into your hotel and take the rest of the day to relax in the Irish capital. This evening, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel, followed by Irish Liquor.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Dublin

Day
2

This morning’s orientation drive in the “Fair City” includes statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares with their tall, red-brick townhouses, colorful doors, and wrought iron-decorated windows, Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The afternoon is at leisure for you to enjoy the vibrant city. Tonight, why not join an optional cabaret evening with dinner, followed by dance, song and laughter?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Dublin – Belfast, Northern Ireland

Day
3

On your way to Northern Ireland, cross the Boyne River, then skirt the Mountains of Mourne. In Belfast, your orientation drive takes in all the famous landmarks, including City Hall, Albert Memorial Clock Tower, and Queens University. Then, visit the fascinating TITANIC EXPERIENCE, where you learn all about the building of the largest passenger steam ship, its maiden voyage, and the tragic night of April 14th,1912.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Belfast – Edinburgh, Scotland

Day
4

Time at leisure this morning before boarding 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, enjoy our optional Scottish night with Highland dancers, bagpipes, and the Ceremony of the Haggis.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Edinburgh

Day
5

Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town” and famous scientists, inventors, and novelists who lived there. In the “Old Town,” visit EDINBURGH CASTLE to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels and the iconic Stone of Destiny, used to inaugurate monarchs for centuries. Take in the fantastic views over the city. Later a unique optional experience: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, once Her Majesty’s perfect residence for glittering state receptions and family holidays. Dinner rounds off this optional visit.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Edinburgh – Alnwick, England - York

Day
6

Relax and enjoy vistas of the beautiful North Sea coastline as you drive via Berwick-upon-Tweed to Alnwick, voted the “best place to live in Britain” in a national survey. Next, make your way to York, England’s most complete medieval city. Here, stand in front of the great structure of the Minster, then follow your Tour Director through a maze of quaint streets, including the narrow Shambles.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

York – Stratford-upon-Avon – London

Day
7

On the last leg of your journey, spend time at the medieval market town of Stratford-upon-Avon to visit SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE. In London, why not take in a West End show?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

London

Day
8

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the Thames River, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horseguards, the Prime Minister’s Downing Street residence, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. The highlight is a visit to ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL, Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708. Then, discover London on your own or join one of our exciting optional excursions, maybe to the Tower of London! This evening an optional dinner is available, followed by a cruise on the River Thames.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

London

Day
9

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

What's included

Tour only

From

£909 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach

Tour with flights

From

£1,171 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • All airport and port taxes

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