Celtic Highlights Globus

Celtic Highlights

Experience Celtic history on this escorted tour to Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England. Visit quaint villages and the cities of Glasgow, Inverness, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Belfast, Dublin, Killarney, Limerick and Bundoran. Enjoy the spectacular landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness, Snowdonia National Park, the Cliffs of Moher, the Ring of Kerry and Giant’s Causeway.

The 13 day Celtic Highlights tour from Globus Tours is a nearly two week adventure through Celtic history, hitting all the right locations. Your itinerary is full of fun and exciting opportunities as well as immersive learning experiences to take your travel tour to the next level. Travel back in time as you learn how Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England became the countries that they are today. Book your 13 day Celtic Highlights tour from Globus Tours now and get ready for your next big adventure.

13 Daysfr. $2,771

  • Orientation drive of Glasgow
  • Visit to the Culloden Moor battle site’s visitor center
  • Visit to the Blair Castle in Blair Atholl
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Edinburgh including Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace
  • Visit Wordsworth's village in Grasmere
  • Visit the Beatles Story in Liverpool
  • Admire the impressive castle in Caernarvon
  • Cross the Irish Sea by ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  • Orientation drive in Dublin
  • Guided tour of the Irish National Stud in Kildare. Enjoy tea and scones at the Japanese Gardens Restaurant
  • Photo opportunity at the Rock of Cashel
  • Visit the popular resort town of Killarney
  • Scenic peninsula drive around the Ring of Kerry
  • Admire the thatched cottages in Adare
  • Savor the spectacular views of the Cliffs of Moher
  • Orientation tour of Galway
  • Guided walking tour on the city walls in Derry
  • Take pictures of Dunluce Castle and visit Giant’s Causeway in County Antrim
  • Guided “Living History” tour of Belfast
  • Cross the North Channel by ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  • 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)
  • 7 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner and a farewell dinner in Glasgow
  • Radisson Blu Glasgow Hotel in Glasgow (2 nights)
  • Mercure Inverness Hotel in Inverness (1 night)
  • Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Novotel Liverpool Hotel in Liverpool (1 night)
  • Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House in Dublin (2 nights)
  • Killarney Towers Hotel in Killarney (1 night)
  • Clayton Hotel Limerick in Limerick (1 night)
  • Great Northern Hotel in Bundoran (1 night)
  • Stormont Hotel in Belfast (1 night)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Globus reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those listed. If a change becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be of equivalent quality to those listed. No refunds are provided for hotel changes and full cancellation penalties apply.


Glasgow, United Kingdom

Welcome to Glasgow! Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax in Scotland’s largest city. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.




Glasgow, United Kingdom

Your Celtic adventure starts in earnest with a city drive, taking in the fine 12th-century cathedral, imposing university buildings, and elegant Georgian squares.

Loch Lomond, United Kingdom

On the way this morning: the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond, wild Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, lovely Loch Linnhe, and Fort William beneath Ben Nevis.

Inverness, United Kingdom

In the afternoon, look out for signs of the mysterious Loch Ness monster. Spend the night in Inverness, the Highland capital.

Breakfast, Dinner


Inverness, United Kingdom

At Culloden Visitor Center, hear the story of the crushing Hanoverian victory over Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Scottish clans.

Blair Atholl, United Kingdom

Then, drive through the Cairngorms National Park and visit Blair Castle, the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl and home to Europe’s last remaining private army, the Atholl Highlanders.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Tonight 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, then explore Holyrood Palace (when available). 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 evening. For departure numbers 0804 through 0819, tickets are included for tonight’s performance of the world-renowned Military Tattoo.




Gretna Green, United Kingdom

On the way through the history-steeped Lowland Hills, stop at Gretna Green.

Grasmere, United Kingdom

Then, leave the land of the Scots and journey into England through the tranquil Lake District, recently awarded UNESCO World Heritage status, to Grasmere, home of poet William Wordsworth, to try original Grasmere Gingerbread. GINGERBREAD.

Liverpool, United Kingdom

In Liverpool, visit THE Beatles Story, an atmospheric journey into the life, times, culture, and music of the “Fab Four.”




Wales, United Kingdom

Travel to lovely Betws-y-Coed, then through the incomparable landscapes of Snowdonia National Park and over breathtaking Llanberis Pass. After a stop at Caernarvon, cross Britannia Bridge to the Isle of Anglesey for a photo stop at tongue-twisting Llanfair.

Dublin, Ireland

At Holyhead, board your FERRY and cross the Irish Sea to Dublin. For a first taste of Ireland, why not join an optional Irish cabaret evening including dinner, dance, song, and laughter?




Dublin, Ireland

An orientation drive in the Irish capital includes statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight, consider an optional dinner outing to the Guinness Storehouse.




Kildare, Ireland

Horse-racing country awaits this morning. Drive across the Curragh to visit the Irish National Stud at Kildare, whose thoroughbreds command respect on the racecourses of the world.

Blarney, Ireland

On the way to Killarney, stop at the Rock of Cashel, where St. Patrick preached, and in Blarney, renowned for its magical Kissing Stone.

Killarney/Ireland, Ireland

Overnight in Killarney.

Breakfast, Dinner



Ring of Kerry, Ireland

Follow the road known as the Ring of Kerry for a spectacular 100-mile panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip. Have your camera ready for sparkling seascapes, brightly colored farmhouses, subtropical vegetation, and the breathtaking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View.

Limerick, Ireland

In the afternoon, travel via quaint Adare to Limerick. A suggestion for a very special night out: an optional medieval banquet at an historic castle.




Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Drive to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, rising 668 feet above the Atlantic, and step on to the edge of the world to admire the awe-inspiring views and watch the birds glide along the rugged cliffs.

Galway, Ireland

Via the limestone plateau of The Burren, reach Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan center with colorful shops and a busy café and bar culture.

Sligo, Ireland

Then, spend the night in the coastal seaport and county town of Sligo.

Breakfast, Dinner



Derry, Ireland

First highlight today is Derry, situated on the banks of the Foyle River, and a walk on the Old Town walls in the company of a Local Guide.

Bushmills, United Kingdom

After lunch, take your photographs of Dunluce Castle, then visit awe-inspiring Giant's Causeway, composed of thousands of strangely symmetrical basalt columns jutting out to sea.

Belfast, United Kingdom

Stay in Belfast tonight, Northern Ireland’s seat of government.

Breakfast, Dinner



Belfast, United Kingdom

On this morning’s “Living History” tour in the company of a Local Guide, learn more about this fascinating city where the Titanic was built.

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Board your fefrry for the crossing of the North Channel to Cairnryan on the west coast of Scotland. Back in Glasgow, celebrate your journey with a farewell dinner at your hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner



Glasgow, United Kingdom

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.


Departure Date
Sun, Aug 25, 2019 – Wait-list
Mon, Aug 26, 2019 – Wait-list
Sun, Sep 01, 2019 – Wait-list
Mon, Sep 02, 2019 – Wait-list
Sun, Sep 29, 2019
Mon, Oct 07, 2019
Mon, May 25, 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: $898 No triple room reduction. Extra nights per person in Glasgow: In single room $226-$255 In twin room $118-$147 In triple room $118-$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).
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