Essential Britain & Ireland Globus

Essential Britain & Ireland

Discover Ireland and Britain and view stunning scenery, historical landmarks, classic cities and local towns. Explore the best of Britain, Wales, Scotland and Ireland with visits to London, Cardiff, Waterford, Dublin, Kilkenny, Edinburgh, and York. Visit historic castles, Stonehenge, Stratford-on-Avon, and the Roman baths in Bath.

The 10 day Essential Britain and Ireland tour is a fantastic way to see the best of several countries on one travel tour from Globus Tours. This expert-planned itinerary brings you to some of the most exciting locations in England, Wales and Ireland. You'll love the mixture of big city activities with the more rural side of life as it creates a broader understanding of how these countries function. Book your 10 day Essential Britain and Ireland tour from Globus Tours now.


7 Daysfr. $2,159

  • Visit the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge
  • Visit the Roman relics in Bath
  • Orientation drive and guided tour of Cardiff Castle
  • Ferry crossing on the St. Georges Channel between Pembroke and Rosslare
  • Enjoy an Irish Coffee demonstration and a guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal
  • Visit Kilkenny Castle
  • Orientation drive of Dublin
  • Orientation tour of Belfast
  • A North Channel ferry crossing between Belfast and Cairnryan
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Edinburgh and a visit to the Edinburgh Castle
  • A visit to the abbey ruins in Jedburgh
  • A walking tour of York
  • A photo opportunity of Anne Hathaway's Cottage and a visit to Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • 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)
  • 1 lunch in Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • 3 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Newport.
  • Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London (1 night)
  • The Coldra Court by Celtic Manor in Newport (1 night)
  • Granville Hotel in Waterford (1 night)
  • The Gibson Hotel in Dublin (2 nights)
  • Courtyard Edinburgh West in Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Mercure York Fairfield Manor in York (1 night)
  • Hilton London Metropole Hotel in London (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.

ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

London, United Kingdom

Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts will be waiting to welcome you. After checking into your hotel and an afternoon at leisure, we recommend our optional Taste of London excursion with dinner, followed by a guided illuminations cruise on the Thames River.

PARK PLAZA WESTMINSTER BRIDGE

LONDON–STONEHENGE–BATH–NEWPORT, WALES

London, United Kingdom

Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and depart London at 8 am for a memorable day’s sightseeing.

Stonehenge, United Kingdom

Try to unravel the mystery of prehistoric Stonehenge. Explore the visitor center with its imaginative exhibitions, then admire the magnificence of the monument up close.

Bath, United Kingdom

At the elegant Georgian city of Bath, see the amazing excavations of the Roman Baths. Then, cross the Severn River for a late-afternoon arrival in Wales.

Newport, United Kingdom

Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

THE COLDRA COURT BY CELTIC MANOR

NEWPORT–CARDIFF–WATERFORD, IRELAND

Cardiff, United Kingdom

A morning orientation drive in the Welsh capital features all the major attractions. Take a guided tour of Cardiff Castle, and discover its history of invasions, abductions, and conflicts over the past 2,000 years. Continue along the South Wales coast to Pembroke, where your FERRY will be waiting.

Waterford/Ireland, Ireland

Cross St. George’s Channel to Rosslare on the Emerald Isle and proceed to Waterford, a stronghold founded by the Danish Vikings in 853. After dinner this evening, enjoy an Globus Local Favorite Irish coffee demonstration.

Breakfast, Dinner

TOWER HOTEL

WATERFORD–KILKENNY–DUBLIN

Waterford/Ireland, Ireland

This morning, enjoy a guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal

Kilkenny, Ireland

Travel on to Kilkenny, one of Ireland’s prettiest towns with medieval cobblestones and Old-World charm. Visit magnificent Kilkenny Castle, which overlooks the Nore River and has guarded this important river crossing for more than 900 years. The gardens, with extensive woodland paths, rose garden, and ornamental lake, create the setting for a beautiful stroll.

Dublin, Ireland

On arrival in Dublin, top the day with an optional Irish cabaret evening, including dinner, dance, song, and laughter.

Breakfast

THE GIBSON HOTEL

DUBLIN

Dublin, Ireland

An orientation drive in Ireland’s capital city includes statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College. The afternoon is at leisure to explore this vibrant city. Tonight, maybe take in an optional dinner outing to the Guinness Storehouse.

Breakfast

THE GIBSON HOTEL

DUBLIN–BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND–EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

Belfast, United Kingdom

On your way to Northern Ireland, cross the Boyne River, then skirt the Mountains of Mourne. In Belfast, where the Titanic was built, take in the city’s vibrant history and view the impressive City Hall.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Next, board your FERRY to cross the North Channel to Cairnryan on Scotland’s southwest coast and continue through the scenic Scottish border country to Edinburgh. Tonight, relax and enjoy our optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis.

Breakfast

MARRIOTT COURTYARD

EDINBURGH

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Morning city sightseeing with a local expert 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.

Breakfast

MARRIOTT COURTYARD

EDINBURGH–JEDBURGH–YORK, ENGLAND

Jedburgh, United Kingdom

This morning, drive past the abbey ruins at Jedburgh into wild Northumberland National Park. Later, see a section of Hadrian’s Wall, the Roman coast-to-coast defense against marauding northern tribes.

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, Lunch

HOLIDAY INN YORK

YORK–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LONDON

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

On the last leg of your journey, stop at Stratford-upon-Avon, the fascinating Elizabethan town, to take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and visit Shakespeare's birthplace.

London, United Kingdom

On return to London at about 3:30 pm, a Shownight Theater Evening would be an incredible finale to your vacation.

Breakfast

PARK PLAZA WESTMINSTER BRIDGE

LONDON

London, United Kingdom

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Sun, Aug 25, 2019 – Wait-list
$2,569.00
Sun, Sep 01, 2019 – Wait-list
$2,569.00
Tue, Sep 03, 2019
$2,569.00
Sun, Sep 08, 2019
$2,569.00
Tue, Sep 10, 2019
$2,569.00
Tue, Sep 17, 2019 – Wait-list
$2,569.00
Sun, Sep 22, 2019 – Wait-list
$2,569.00
Tue, Sep 24, 2019 – Wait-list
$2,569.00
Sun, Oct 13, 2019
$2,529.00

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: $690 No Triple Room Reduction Extra nights per person in London: In single room$219-$291 In twin room $124-$158 In triple room $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).
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