Britain & Ireland in Depth

24 days from London to London


Vacation Overview

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.

Itinerary

 

Day 1 ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

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

Day 2 LONDON

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.

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Day 3 LONDON–STONEHENGE–ILMINSTER–PLYMOUTH

LONDON Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions at 8 am and drive to Stonehenge.
STONEHENGE Guided visit.
ILMINSTER Lunch at a local pub.
PLYMOUTH Cruise on Plymouth Sound, one of the world’s great natural harbors. See the Mayflower Steps in The Barbican.
221 mi / 356 km

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Day 4 PLYMOUTH. EXCURSION TO CORNWALL

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 Free time this evening.
161 mi / 255 km

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Day 5 PLYMOUTH–GLASTONBURY–BATH–NEWPORT, WALES

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

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Day 6 NEWPORT–WATERFORD, IRELAND

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

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Day 7 WATERFORD–BLARNEY–KINSALE

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

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Day 8 KINSALE–RING OF KERRY–KILLARNEY

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

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Day 9 KILLARNEY

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

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Day 10 KILLARNEY–DINGLE PENINSULA–ADARE–LIMERICK

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

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Day 11 LIMERICK–CLIFFS OF MOHER–GALWAY–SLIGO

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

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Day 12 SLIGO–BELLEEK, NORTHERN IRELAND–DERRY–GIANT’S CAUSEWAY–BELFAST

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

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Day 13 BELFAST–CARLINGFORD–DUBLIN, IRELAND

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

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Day 14 DUBLIN

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

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Day 15 DUBLIN–NORTH WALES–LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND

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

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Day 16 LIVERPOOL–GRASEMERE–GRETNA GREEN, SCOTLAND–GLASGOW

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

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Day 17 GLASGOW–FORT WILLIAM–ISLE OF SKYE–INVERNESS

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

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Day 18 INVERNESS. HIGHLANDS EXCURSION

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

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Day 19 INVERNESS–PITLOCHRY–ST. ANDREWS–EDINBURGH

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

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Day 20 EDINBURGH

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.

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Day 21 EDINBURGH–YORK, ENGLAND

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

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Day 22 YORK–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

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

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Day 23 STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LONDON

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

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Day 24 LONDON

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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Vacation Highlights

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!

Hotels

London

Park Plaza Waterloo

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Superior First-Class

The 494-room property is situated within walking distance of top London attractions, including the London Eye, the London Dungeons and the Imperial War Museum. The Florentine Restaurant serves a Brasserie-style menu; the bar features the best of British bubbles and craft beers as well as a range of signature cocktails; and for a relaxing cup of coffee, head to the illy Caffè bar. The hotel also boasts a fitness centre and a heated swimming pool. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for guests throughout the hotel.

London

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

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Superior First-Class

Situated opposite Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge places guests at the heart of central London. Dining option include Brasserie Joël, Ichi Sushi & Sashimi, 1WB Lounge & Patisserie, and Primo Bar. The hotel also boasts a fitness center with a 15-meter pool and Mandara Spa. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for guests throughout the hotel.

Plymouth

Crowne Plaza Plymouth

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Superior First-Class

A modern hotel with sea views overlooking Plymouth Hoe. Thanks to Sleep Advantage® programme, guests enjoy a good night's rest, with premium bedding, quiet zones and a guaranteed wake up call. There is Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill with sea views and Drakes Bar and Lounge. Guests can workout in the gym or wind down in the heated pool. There's also an outdoor garden for those who prefer to enjoy the fresh air.

Newport

The Coldra Court by Celtic Manor

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First-Class

The Coldra Court Hotel is situated on the border of Newport and Monmouthshire, minutes from the rolling countryside of the Usk Valley and a short drive from the Newport. With its spacious, comfortable bedrooms, Southern-inspired smokehouse restaurant, health club, pool and gym, guests can relax and enjoy everything Coldra Court has to offer. All rooms offer complimentary WIFI internet access, television, desk with lamp, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.

Waterford

Granville Hotel

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Superior First-Class

The Granville, a boutique hotel in the center of Waterford's historic and shopping district, overlooking the marina. Dating back to the early 1700's, The Granville is one of Ireland's most historic hotels. Stained glass, tapestries, and wood panelling lend to the charm of it. There are standard modern amenities in all bedrooms such as flat screen TVs, 24 hour room service, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. There is an AA Rosette awarded Bianconi Restaurant to sample delicious local food.

Kinsale

Trident

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Superior First-Class

The Trident is four star hotel, spectacularly located on the water's edge overlooking Kinsale Harbour. The hotel has 75 bedrooms all with beautiful sea views. The Pier One Restaurant is a member of the famous Kinsale Good Food Circle and is one of the only restaurants in Kinsale with water views and guests can choose from an extensive menu including the freshest of locally caught seafood and other local produce.

Killarney

Scotts Hotel Kilarney

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First-Class

Located in the heart of Killarney town centre, they is access to Scotts Hotel from East Avenue Road and College Street. It is within walking distance to Killarney National Park, restaurants, shops and bars.

Limerick

Clayton Hotel Limerick

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Superior First-Class

Experience what Limerick has to offer first hand at Clayton Hotel Limerick - the friendliness of the people, the vibrancy of the riverside City, the sporting passion, the history, the rural majesty of County Limerick and lots more.

Sligo

Radisson Blu Sligo

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Superior First-Class

The newly refurbished 4 star Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo is nestled between the beautiful vistas of Sligo Bay and Benbulben Mountain and sits along the Wild Atlantic Way. The hotel is just 3km from the bustling centre of Sligo and close by the seaside village of Rosses Point. The hotel has 132 light and airy guest rooms complete with black-out curtains, free high-speed WiFi and Satelitte Television. The elegantly stylish AA Rosette accredited Classiebawn Restaurant offers the very best of locally sourced ingedients. Benwisken Bar also offers an extensive bar selection.

Belfast

Stormont Hotel

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Superior First-Class

The 4 star Stormont Hotel Belfast is located just minutes away from Belfast city center and overlooking the beautiful grounds of the Stormont Estate making it an ideal base for business or leisure. In addition to an excellent reputation for professionalism and exceptional hospitality, this hotel boasts superb facilities to assure the ultimate in comfort and style and the friendly and professional staff will ensure you have everything you need and much more during your stay.

Dublin

Hilton Garden Inn Dublin City Centre

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First-Class

The hotel is walking distance from the Temple Bar neighborhood, Irish Whiskey Museum, Trinity College, O'Connell Street, and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. Guests can enjoy all-day restaurant and fitness center. All bedrooms have complimentary WIFI, 40-inch TV, mini-fridge, work desk with ergonomic chair and the Suite Dreams® by Serta bed.

Liverpool

Pullman Liverpool

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Superior First-Class

Guests will enjoy the conveniences of this central hotel and its bar, lounge, and Marco Pierre White Wheelers of St. James Oyster Bar & Grill Room. All guestrooms are bright, modern, and luxurious, and come with blackout curtains, minibar with complimentary mineral water, 55" TV with SKY TV channels, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, robe and slippers, waterfall shower, and luxury toiletries. There is free 5G Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

Glasgow

Maldron Hotel Glasgow

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First-Class

Maldron Hotel Glasgow is a brand new centrally located hotel in Glasgow offering 300 brand new bedrooms and Grain & Grill Restaurant with dishes prepared from fresh, local produce. It is in walking distance to theaters, shops, restaurants/bars, and sightseeing attractions. All rooms are fully air-conditioned and offer all the modern amenities.

Inverness

Mercure Inverness Hotel

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First-Class

Enjoy warm Highland hospitality in Old Town Inverness at Mercure Inverness Hotel. Rebuilt on the site of the original Caledonian Hotel, the modern hotel is just 200 meters from Inverness train station and a caber toss from the city's numerous pubs and restaurants. All 121 guest bedrooms have HD TV and complimentary high speed WiFi. Enjoy panoramic views of the River Ness in the hotel's riverside restaurant or explore The 33 Church Street Bar & Brasserie signature menue.

Edinburgh

Marriott Courtyard

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Superior First-Class

Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh is the newest edition to the Scottish capital, combining heritage and style with an innovative design and locally inspired furnishings. The hotel has a prime location, just a five-minute walk from Princes Street and Waverley Station. Spacious, modern hotel rooms include quality amenities, such as a selection of in-room entertainment, plush bedding, and a work desk. Meals are served in The Lantern Room and the lobby offers an innovative and sophisticated space for working and relaxing.

York

DoubleTree by Hilton York

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Superior First-Class

The DoubleTree by Hilton York is located in the heart of York, overlooking the City Walls and just a 5-minute walk from York Minster. Guestroom features include a 49-inch HDTV, feather duvet and pillows (hypoallergenic available on request), seating area and desk, and amenities tray with mineral water. All guestrooms are fully air-conditioned. Other guest facilities include a laptop safe and USB port.

Stratford - upon - Avon

Crowne Plaza Stratford Upon Avon

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Superior First-Class

Set in 5 acres of landscaped gardens alongside the banks of the River Avon, the hotel is ideal for both business or leisure guest.

Dates and Prices

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2023-05-02 2023-05-25
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2023-05-09 2023-06-01
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2023-05-16 2023-06-08
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2023-05-30 2023-06-22
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2023-06-06 2023-06-29
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2023-06-13 2023-07-06
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2023-06-20 2023-07-13
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2023-06-27 2023-07-20
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2023-07-04 2023-07-27
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2023-07-11 2023-08-03
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2023-07-18 2023-08-10
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2023-07-25 2023-08-17
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2023-08-08 2023-08-31
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2023-08-15 2023-09-07
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2023-08-22 2023-09-14
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2023-08-29 2023-09-21
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2023-09-05 2023-09-28
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2023-09-19 2023-10-12
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Important Notes

  • The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. Any included overnight stay in Canada, applicable GST/HST is also included in the price shown. International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.
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  • Charges not included in the land vacation price: airfare to/from the start/end of your vacation; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal Customs and Immigrations; agricultural tax; GST/HST/PST or other per person taxes imposed by government entities; passports; visas and vaccinations; transfers; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ships' crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); additional excursions and activities not listed as 'included' in the itinerary; porterage at airports or train stations; Travel Insurance premiums; and all other items of a personal nature.

Booking your Vacation with Air

For air departure dates within 331 days, you'll be offered a choice of carriers and flight schedules as well as price points to choose from when selecting your flights. Your schedule will be provided to you at the time of booking (schedules are subject to change by carriers). Globus offers 2 air options: Flex Air and Instant Purchase Air. Flex Air allows flexibility if you want to make changes to your vacation schedule. Instant Purchase Air may offer additional airline options but has more restrictions. Some vacations may only offer one Air type option.

Guaranteed air-inclusive prices: air is only available to passengers travelling from Canada (with some exceptions from the United States, depending on the selected itinerary). An additional $300 per person non-refundable air deposit is required for Flex Air booked in conjunction with any land vacation (i.e. air-inclusive vacation). Air can only be booked by Globus in conjunction with a vacation package. Instant Purchase Air requires air payment in full at time of booking (i.e. air-inclusive vacation) plus a non-refundable service fee of $80 per person. Once booked, Instant Purchase Air is non-refundable, and non-changeable. Once your airfare is confirmed and Globus has received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive vacation price is guaranteed.

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