Britain & Ireland In-Depth Tour 2024
Join Tara on this 24 day Globus BRITAIN & IRELAND IN DEPTH tour, including the unforgettable Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Departing 30th July, 2024 we’ve packed everything you need for the perfect holiday - from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word), to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi.
Ring of Kerry, Ireland
Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
Breakfast: 23 Lunch: 1 Dinner: 8
Touring by private, air-conditioned motorcoach with free WI-FI (where available).
First-Class or Superior First-Class with private bath or shower. Includes hotel taxes, porterage, tips and service charges.
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
The Royal Treatment LONDON Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes sights of 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.
DAY 3 - LONDON-STONEHENGE-ILMINSTER-PLYMOUTH
Prehistoric Finds & Pub Food LONDON Meet your Tour Director and travel companions at 8 am and drive to Stonehenge. STONEHENGE Guided visit. ILMINSTER Lunch at a local pub. PLYMOUTH [LF] Cruise on Plymouth Sound, one of the world's great natural harbours. See the Mayflower Steps in The Barbican.
DAY 4 - PLYMOUTH. EXCURSION TO CORNWALLLegends of Land & Sea PLYMOUTH Scenic drive through the West Country to Poldark's Cornwall with photo stop at St. Michael's Mount. ST. IVES Enjoy free time in the popular seaside resort.
DAY 5 - PLYMOUTH-GLASTONBURY-BATH-NEWPORT, WALESTimeless Kings & Thermal Springs GLASTONBURY Visit the city of King Arthur and the legend of the Holy Grail. BATH Visit the excavations of the Roman Baths followed by free time. NEWPORT Free time.
DAY 6 - NEWPORT-WATERFORD, IRELAND
Strait to Ireland NEWPORT Drive through South Wales to Fishguard and take a ferry to Rosslare.
DAY 7 - WATERFORD-BLARNEY-KINSALE
Fine Crystal & The Gift of Gab WATERFORD Take a guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal. BLARNEY Visit the village renowned for its magical Kissing Stone. KINSALE Free time.
DAY 8 - KINSALE-RING OF KERRY-KILLARNEY
Beauties in Counties Kerry & Clare RING OF KERRY Panoramic drive around part of Ireland's southwestern peninsula. KILLARNEY Free time this afternoon.
DAY 9 - KILLARNEY
Traditional Dishes & Ditties KILLARNEY Free time before [LF] pub dinner with traditional Irish music.
DAY 10 - KILLARNEY-DINGLE PENINSULA-ADARE-LIMERICKIrish Eyes & Cheeky Rhymes DINGLE PENINSULA Visit the Blasket Islands Centre. ADARE Stop at the quaint village to see its thatched cottages. LIMERICK Free time.
DAY 11 - LIMERICK-CLIFFS OF MOHER-GALWAY-SLIGO
Notes Above High Sea CLIFFS OF MOHER Visit the 668-foot-high cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean. GALWAY Free time. SLIGO Free time this evening.
DAY 12 - SLIGO- DERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND -GIANT’S CAUSEWAY-BELFAST
Derry Girls & Daring Giants DERRY Visit the second-largest city in Northern Ireland. GIANT'S CAUSEWAY See more than 40,000 interlocking basalt columns formed millions of years ago.
DAY 13 - BELFAST-CARLINGFORD-DUBLIN, IRELAND
An Unsinkable Legend BELFAST Orientation drive includes City Hall, the Albert Memorial Clock Tower, and Queen's University. Visit the Titanic Belfast Experience. CARLINGFORD Stop in the charming village on the Cooley Peninsula.
DAY14 - DUBLIN
Ireland's Capital City DUBLIN Orientation drive to see O'Connell Street, Georgian squares, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and Trinity College. Free time.
DAY 15 - DUBLIN-NORTH WALES-LIVERPOOL, ENGLANDWelsh Word Challenge DUBLIN Board a ferry to cross the North Channel. NORTH WALES Photo stop at tongue-twisting town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyll. Take a scenic drive through North Wales to Liverpool. LIVERPOOL Free time this evening.
DAY 16 - LIVERPOOL-GRASMERE-GRETNA GREEN, SCOTLAND-GLASGOWSongs, Sonnets, and Secret Vows LIVERPOOL Visit The Beatles Story for a fascinating journey into the life and music of the Fab Four. LAKE DISTRICT Take a scenic drive. GRASMERE Visit Wordsworth's beloved village and [LF] sample original Grasmere gingerbread. GRETNA GREEN See where a Scottish blacksmith performed weddings for eloping young couples.
DAY 17 - GLASGOW-ISLE OF SKYE-LOCH NESS-INVERNESS
Spectacular in Scotland GLASGOW Depart for a 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. Return to the mainland. LOCH NESS Drive the length of the legendary lake en route to Inverness.
DAY 18 - INVERNESS. HIGHLANDS EXCURSION
The Bronze Age & Brave Battles THE HIGHLANDS Visit the Bronze-Age chamber tomb site of Clava Cairns. Visit the Culloden battlefield site and visitor centre. Visit Brodie Castle.
DAY 19 - INVERNESS-PITLOCHRY-ST. ANDREWS-EDINBURGH
Mulligans & Military Music 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 16 through August 6 only).
DAY 20 - EDINBURGH
Crown Jewels & Castle Views EDINBURGH Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the New Town, and the Old Town, and a visit to Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland's Crown Jewels. Free time.
DAY 21 - EDINBURGH-YORK, ENGLANDCastle Heirs & English Fare KELSO Visit Floors Castle, the largest inhabited castle in Scotland. YORK See York Minster on a guided walk through of the best-preserved medieval shopping streets called The Shambles
DAY 22 - YORK-STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
Mr. & Mrs. Shakespeare STRATFORD-UPON-AVON See Anne Hathaway's Cottage and visit Shakespeare's Birthplace. COTSWOLDS Scenic drive followed by [LF] dinner at a local pub
DAY 23 - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON-LONDON
Churchill's Beginnings WOODSTOCK Visit Blenheim Palace, Sir Winston Churchill's birthplace. LONDON Free time this afternoon.
DAY 24 - LONDONSafe travels until we meet again! Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.
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