Tour: GC - 2013 (GC) - 2013 / 2014

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Buckingham Palace in London
Buckingham Palace in London

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

Once you have booked your vacation, Globus provides the ability to pre-purchase excursions, register for your vacations and provide emergency contact information online.

A Taste of London A unique chance to combine a traditional London pub experience with a relaxed, night-time river cruise, viewing some of the capital's most beautiful illuminated sights. Enjoy a three-course dinner with several local menu choices, including fish and chips and steak and ale pie at an historic London pub in the City of London. Following dinner you will enjoy scenic views from the comfort of your private cruiser, The Silver Bonito, owned by EDF Energy London Eye. Highlights include Tower Bridge, St. Paul's and the Houses of Parliament, with commentary from your guide as you cruise along the River Thames.

Private coach pick-up from the first hotel is at about 5:45pm, pick-up from the last hotel at about 6:30pm and you can expect to arrive at the pub at about 7:00-7:15pm. The private cruise departs around 8:30- 8:45pm. This excursion is offered Tuesdays only March 26-April 30, then daily through October 1; additional restrictions may apply.
Approximate value: £61 GBP per person


Shownight - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) Roald Dahl's deliciously dark tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Willy Wonka comes to life in a brand new West End musical directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes. When Charlie wins a golden ticket to the weird and wonderful Wonka Chocolate Factory, it's the chance of a lifetime to feast on the sweets he's always dreamed of. But beyond the gates astonishment awaits, as down the sugary corridors and amongst the incredible edible delights, the five lucky winners discover not everything is as sweet as it seems. Featuring ingenious stagecraft, the wonder of the original story that has captivated the world for almost 50 years is brought to life. A chocolate garden, an army of squirrels and the curiously peculiar Oompa-Loompas must be believed to be seen in this spectacular new musical that is choc-full of fantastical treats to dazzle your senses.

Private coach pick-up from the first hotel is at about 4:30pm, pick-up from the last hotel at about 5:15 and you can expect to arrive at the restaurant at about 5:45pm. Arrival at the theatre is at about 7:15pm (curtain up is 7:30).
Approximate value: per person


Shownight - War Horse (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday) War Horse, based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, is a powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and magnificent artistry. South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company brings breathing, galloping, full-scale horses to life on the stage - their flanks, hides and sinews built of steel, leather and aircraft cables. Experience the emotional journey that charges through the battlefields of history straight to hearts of audiences around the world.

Private coach pick-up from the first hotel is at about 4:30pm, pick-up from the last hotel at about 5:15pm and you can expect to arrive at the restaurant at about 5:45pm. Arrival at the theatre is at about 7:15pm (curtain up is 7:30).
Approximate value: per person


Welsh Evening at Cardiff Castle After a guided tour of Cardiff Castle, enjoy an unforgettable evening of Welsh hospitality in historic surroundings. You are treated to the very best of Welsh food, entertainment and the warmest of welcomes from your hosts, the Nosweithiau Bute-iful Nights. Traditionally costumed characters perform popular Welsh songs and invite you to join in the fun.

No wheel chair access to the castle tour before the banquet.
Approximate value: £59 GBP per person


Liverpool Evening City Tour Discover Liverpool, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its impressive waterfront. First, set foot inside Liverpool Cathedral, a magnificent place which Sir John Betjeman called 'one of the great buildings of the world'. Then, let your Local Guide describe the city's glorious maritime history and world-renowned musical heritage as well as its present status as key destination for art lovers, fans of the theatre and museums.

Approximate value: £20 GBP per person


Royal Yacht Britannia Excursion & Dinner A unique optional experience: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, once the perfect royal residence for the Queen's glittering state visits and family holidays. Tour five decks and see how the Royal Family and crew of 240 lived and worked on board. Dinner with wine and coffee at a local restaurant rounds off the evening.

No electric scooters/wheel chairs.
Approximate value: £54 GBP per person


Scottish Evening with Bagpipers and the Ceremony of the Haggis Your evening commences in style with a piper welcoming you in traditional Scottish style. Savor a delicious four-course Scottish banquet with wine, then let your host lead you through an evening of music, song and dance culminating in the traditional Ceremony of the Haggis and the joint singing of 'Auld Lang Syne' written by Robert Burns.

Approximate value: £60 GBP per person


Plymouth Harbor Cruise See the sights of Plymouth on a harbor cruise with commentary by the captain. Cruise past RAF Mount Batten, a former Royal Air Force station and flying boat base, and take in the lovely views across Plymouth Sound, passing Smeaton's Tower, Drake's Island and the Mayflower Steps.

Approximate value: per person


Tales Of Dartmoor Pub Supper Your drive into Dartmoor National Park will bring you to the village where Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle found inspiration for his famous novel Hound of the Baskervilles. Enjoy two drinks of your choice and a delicious pub supper while a local storyteller regales you with tales that have been passed down through the ages. "Picture a dark winter's night, the wind howling down the chimney, the rain battering against the shuttered windows and the peat fire glowing warmly when suddenly ...".

Approximate value: per person