Britain Sampler Globus

Britain Sampler

This popular guided tour of Britain explores the best of England and Scotland. Experience the highlights of London. Enjoy the English Lake District and discover the archaeological treasures of Stonehenge and Bath. Explore Edinburgh and York. Visit Cambridge, home to many famous writers, and stroll through Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon.

The 9 day Britain Sampler from Globus Tours offers up a great 'sampling' of what England and Wales have to offer. Your travel tour will include a wide-ranging itinerary that brings you from the coasts to the cities and everything in between. Get to know England and Wales on a much more personal scale than many other travel tours offer with this 9 day Britain Sampler from Globus Tours.

9 Daysfr. $1,610

  • Guided sightseeing tour including St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • A visit to the prehistoric Stonehenge monument
  • A visit to the Roman relics in Bath
  • A visit to the Stow-On-The-Wold in the Cotswolds
  • A photo opportunity of Anne Hathaway's Cottage and a visit to Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • A visit the picturesque village of Llangollen
  • A walking tour of Chester
  • A visit to Wordsworth village in Grasmere
  • A guided sightseeing tour of Edinburgh including a visit to Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace
  • A visit to the abbey ruins in Jedburgh
  • A walking tour of York
  • A visit to Cambridge where you can explore this university city.
  • Headsets throughout the tour
  • Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • Full English breakfast daily (except Day 1)
  • 3 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Bath
  • Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London (2 nights)
  • Hilton Bath City Hotel in Bath (1 night)
  • Doubletree by Hilton in Chester (1 night)
  • Mercure Edinburgh Princes Street Hotel in Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Mercure York Fairfield Manor in York (1 night)
  • Hilton London Metropole Hotel in London (1 night)


London, United Kingdom

Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.



London, United Kingdom

After a hearty English breakfast, 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. Pail's Cathedral (except on Sundays), Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708.




Stonehenge, United Kingdom

Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and depart at 8 am for a memorable day of sightseeing. First, try to unravel the mystery of prehistoric Stonehenge. Explore the visitor center with its imaginative exhibitions, then take the shuttle to the stone circle and admire the magnificence of the monument up close.

Bath, United Kingdom

Cross Salisbury Plain and head for the elegant Georgian city of Bath, where you see the amazing excavations of the Roman baths. You will also have time to explore the town further on your own. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner



Ludlow, United Kingdom

This morning, drive through the fertile Severn Valley and across unspoiled countryside to the medieval market town of Ludlow, perched on a cliff above the River Teme.

Llangollen, United Kingdom

The afternoon is dedicated to North Wales. Take a stroll in picturesque Llangollen, host to one of the world’s most colorful annual music festivals.

Liverpool, United Kingdom

Continue on to Liverpool, hometown of The Beatles and once the departure port of great transatlantic liners.




Lake District, United Kingdom

Focus on the tranquil Lake District, recently awarded UNESCO World Heritage status.

Grasmere, United Kingdom

Take a break in Wordsworth’s beloved Grasmere, and try original Globus Local Favorite Grasmere gingerbread.

Gretna Green, United Kingdom

Then, head north for the Scottish border. On the way through the history-steeped Lowland Hills, stop at Gretna Green and visit The Whiskey House where an expert explains the mysteries behind whisky production and lets you taste some well-known malts.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

In Edinburgh, don’t miss our optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis.




Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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. The afternoon is free to enjoy the Scottish capital at your own pace. Later, a unique optional experience: 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 0729 through 0819, tickets are included for tonight’s performance of the world-renowned Military Tattoo, a vast spectacle of massed Scottish pipe bands that takes place in an arena on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle.




Abbotsford, United Kingdom

First on today’s agenda is a guided tour of Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford Houe, with its impressive collection of historic relics, weapons, and armor, as well as an extensive library with over 9,000 rare volumes.

Jedburgh, United Kingdom

Melrose Abbey and the ruins at Jedburgh are pointed out on the way to the English border and Northumberland National Park.

York, United Kingdom

In York, England’s most complete medieval city, stand in awe in front of the great structure of York Minster, then follow your Tour Director through a maze of quaint streets, including the narrow Shambles.

Breakfast, Dinner



Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Leave Yorkshire and its associations with James Herriot, and drive through the richest farmland in Britain. In Stratford-upon-Avon, take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and visit Shakespeare's birthplace.

London, United Kingdom

Return to London around 3:30 pm. How about a night out on the town with newfound friends? A three-course pre-theater dinner followed by one of London’s West End shows might take your fancy.




London, United Kingdom

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.


Departure Date
Mon, Aug 26, 2019 – Wait-list
Mon, Sep 02, 2019 – Wait-list
Sat, Oct 05, 2019
Sat, May 23, 2020
Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.
  • Single room supplement: $565 No triple room reduction. Extra nights per person in London: In single room $219-$291 In twin $124-$158 In triple $114-$147

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price*
  • 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price*
  • *Total price does not include any Instant Purchase Air or Instant Purchase Air service fees, which are non-refundable after 24 hours from purchase. Intra-vacation air is non-refundable after final payment.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • In many instances, airline revision or change fees can be up to $300, but in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. Cancellation penalties will be quoted at time of cancellation.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $250 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted theseall Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date. The payment policy may vary for group reservations.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation and/or for intra-vacation air, as specified in the itinerary (“air-inclusive vacations”). Air-inclusive vacation pricing is guaranteed upon receipt of full land plus air deposit or land deposit plus full airfare price, depending on type of airfare purchased (Flex-Air or Instant Purchase Air).
  • For complete terms and conditions please visit the Globus Terms & Conditions for more information.
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