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Highlights of Britain and Ireland (GK2019)

Code: GK-2019

A 15-Day Globus Tours tour starting from $3,539.00

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2019-04-30 2019-05-14 3,539.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2019-05-07 2019-05-21 3,639.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2019-05-14 2019-05-28 3,639.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2019-05-21 2019-06-04 3,639.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2019-05-28 2019-06-11 3,659.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2019-06-04 2019-06-18 3,659.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2019-06-11 2019-06-25 3,659.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2019-06-18 2019-07-02 3,659.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2019-06-25 2019-07-09 3,639.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2019-07-02 2019-07-16 3,639.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2019-07-09 2019-07-23 3,639.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2019-07-16 2019-07-30 3,639.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2019-07-23 2019-08-06 3,789.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2019-07-30 2019-08-13 3,789.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2019-08-06 2019-08-20 3,789.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2019-08-13 2019-08-27 3,789.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2019-08-20 2019-09-03 3,639.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2019-08-27 2019-09-10 3,639.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2019-09-03 2019-09-17 3,659.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2019-09-10 2019-09-24 3,659.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2019-09-17 2019-10-01 3,659.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2019-09-24 2019-10-08 3,539.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
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TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Necessary Travel Documents such as Passports and Visas is the responsibility of the traveler. Passports must be valid six months from your return travel date.


Globus Disclaimer - Indicates that this departure and vacation is available for 2019 early booking. All tours will be open for 2019 bookings in the Fall of 2018. Vacation upgrades and/or additions will not be available for early booking, as well as, any extra pre- or post-night pricing until the Fall of 2018. With the exception of Journeys Club discounts, future travel promotions are not applicable and are not retroactive on early bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Applies to new 2019 bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.

Price Details US
Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.Single room supplement: $960Triple room reduction per person: $70Extra nights per person in London:in single room $219-$291, in twin $124-$158, in triple $114-$147


All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-800-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

Escorted Tour Highlights

Countries Visited:

England, Ireland

Cities Visited:

See Description


Sightseeing Highlights

City Highlights


LONDON
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral

STONEHENGE
Visit the prehistoric monument

BATH
Visit the Roman relics

NEWPORT
Welcome dinner

CARDIFF
Orientation drive

FISHGUARD–ROSSLARE
Cross St. George’s Channel by ferry

WATERFORD
[LF] Enjoy an Irish Coffee demonstration; guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal

BLARNEY
Visit the famous village

KILLARNEY
Visit the popular resort town

RING OF KERRY
Scenic peninsula drive

ADARE
Admire the thatched cottages

KILDARE
Guided tour of the Irish National Stud

DUBLIN
Orientation drive

MALAHIDE
Guided tour of Malahide Castle

BELFAST
Orientation drive; visit the Titanic Experience

BELFAST–CAIRNRYAN
Cross the North Channel by ferry

EDINBURGH
Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace

YORK
Walking tour, visit York Minster

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
Take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, visit Shakespeare’s birthplace COTSWOLDS
Enjoy [LF] dinner at local pub

BLENHEIM
Visit the palace

Notes
July 23 through August 13 Departures–Edinburgh Military Tattoo ticket included

Travelers Notes
Headsets throughout the tour except London.

Overview

Title
Highlights of Britain & Ireland

Vacation Overview
On this Britain and Ireland tour, you’ll see Britain’s & Ireland’s highlights— from the bustling cities to the small towns and from the magnificent palaces and castles to the ancient ruins. Traveling through the lands of queens, kings, and leprechauns, begin and end in London and pass through Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and England. You’ll visit some of the splendid castles and palaces for which Britain and Ireland are famous. You’ll stroll through the gardens and tour Malahide Castle, one of the oldest castles in Ireland and home to the Talbot family for over 800 years. In Edinburgh visit Edinburgh Castle, where you’ll marvel at the Scottish Crown Jewels, and Holyrood Palace, The Queen’s official residence in Scotland. Finally, enjoy a visit to majestic Blenheim Palace, built in the early 18th century and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.On this tour through Britain and Ireland, you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing in many of the cities with Local Guides—experts from the area who will give you in-depth, insider knowledge of the cities and their attractions. In London, your sightseeing includes a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral; in Waterford you’ll see the highly-skilled artisan glass makers at work; and in Edinburgh your sightseeing includes both the “New Town” and “Old Town.” Additionally, at the National Irish Stud in Kildare, you’ll be shown some of the most magnificent horses in the British Isles, and you'll hear about Shakespeare’s live and times in Stratford-upon-Avon.You will also learn how to make a traditional Irish coffee and savor a pub dinner in the beautiful Cotswolds. All of this—and much more, including a visit to prehistoric Stonehenge—are included on this fabulous Britain and Ireland tour.


Year Round Offers

  • Save by forming your own group of 5 or more
  • Triple Room Reduction Available for most tours
  • 10% Discount for Young Travelers 8-17 yrs old
  • Pay less for your second vacation in the same year

Highlights of Britain and Ireland (GK2019) Day 1:
ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND. Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.

Day 2:
LONDON. Your 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 and 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. This afternoon, why not join an optional excursion to the Tower of London or Windsor Castle, and later, maybe an optional dinner, followed by a cruise on the Thames River? (B)

Day 3:
LONDON–STONEHENGE–BATH–NEWPORT, WALES. Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and depart at 8 am for a memorable day of sightseeing. First, travel to prehistoric STONEHENGE; explore the visitor center with its imaginative exhibitions, then admire the magnificence of the monument up close. In the elegant Georgian city of Bath, see the amazing excavations of the ROMAN BATHS. Cross the Severn River into Wales, and tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel. (B,D)


Day 4:
NEWPORT–CARDIFF–WATERFORD, IRELAND. An orientation in the Welsh capital features the major attractions: Cardiff Castle, Cathays Park, and the stately civic buildings. Continue along the South Wales coast to Fishguard, where your FERRY is waiting. Cross St. George’s Channel to Rosslare and proceed by coach to Waterford, a stronghold founded by the Danish Vikings in 853. After dinner this evening, enjoy an [LF] IRISH COFFEE DEMONSTRATION. (B,D)

Day 5:
WATERFORD–BLARNEY–KILLARNEY. Your first highlight today is a guided tour of the HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL. Via the port city of Cork, motor to Blarney, renowned for its magical Kissing Stone, then on to Killarney for a two-night stay. Later, join an entertaining optional evening in Tralee with dinner and tickets for Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre. (B)

Day 6:
KILLARNEY. RING OF KERRY EXCURSION. Follow the road known as the RING OF KERRY for a spectacular 100-mile panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip, and take your photos of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View. This afternoon, maybe an optional fun-filled, horse-drawn jaunting-car ride. (B)


Day 7:
KILLARNEY–ADARE–CASHEL–KILDARE–DUBLIN. Drive to quaint Adare with its colorful thatched cottages and on to the Rock of Cashel, where St. Patrick preached. Then, visit the IRISH NATIONAL STUD, whose fine thoroughbreds command respect on the racecourses of the world. Tonight, you may wish to enjoy an optional Irish cabaret evening, including dinner, dance, song, and laughter. (B)

Day 8:
DUBLIN. Get an overview of Ireland’s capital as you drive to statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College. The afternoon is at leisure for you to enjoy this vibrant city. Why not join an optional dinner evening at the Guinness Storehouse? (B)

Day 9:
DUBLIN–MALAHIDE–BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND. Set in 250 acres of park land, and formerly both fortress and private home of the Talbot family for nearly 800 years, MALAHIDE CASTLE is your first visit today. Join your guide on a tour of the castle with its interesting mix of architectural styles, then stroll through the extensive gardens. On your way to Northern Ireland, cross the Boyne River and drive on to Belfast, where an orientation drive takes in all the famous landmarks, including City Hall, the Albert Memorial Clock Tower, and Queen’s 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 14, 1912. (B)

Day 10:
BELFAST–EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND. Enjoy a leisurely morning before you board the 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 evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis. (B)

Day 11:
EDINBURGH. Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town” and the famous scientists, inventors, and novelists who lived there. In the “Old Town,” visit EDINBURGH CASTLE to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels, then explore HOLYROOD PALACE (when available). Afternoon at leisure. Later, a unique optional excursion: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, once the perfect royal residence for glittering state visits and family holidays. Dinner rounds off this optional evening. For departure numbers July 23 through August 13, tickets are included for the world-renowned MILITARY TATTOO. (B)

Day 12:
EDINBURGH–ALNWICK, ENGLAND–YORK. 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. In York, England’s most complete medieval city, visit YORK MINSTER, the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. Then, follow your Tour Director through a maze of quaint streets, including the narrow Shambles. (B,D)

Day 13:
YORK–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON. Discover the beautiful hometown and final resting place of Stratford’s most famous son, William Shakespeare. Stop first for photographs at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, the 500-year-old farmhouse where the Bard courted his future wife. Then, visit SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE, where he grew up and lived the first years of his married life. Later, enjoy a drive through the beautiful Cotswolds, followed by [LF] DINNER at a local pub. (B,D)

Day 14:
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LONDON. Today’s highlight is the visit to magnificent BLENHEIM PALACE, home of the 12th Duke of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Depart after lunch and return to London at about 3:30 pm. How about celebrating the success of your vacation by taking in one of the great West End shows? (B)

Day 15:
LONDON. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-800-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

Globus Tours

Meals
Full English breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Newport plus 1 dinner at a local pub in the Cotswolds

Transportation
Motorcoach; ferries Fishguard-Rosslare, Belfast-Cairnryan. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.



All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-800-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

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