Essential Britain (GC) - 2014 / 2015

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12 Day Tour from London to London


Essential Britain
London’s Tower Bridge over the River Thames
London’s Tower Bridge over the River Thames
The Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh serves as the offical residence of the Queen
Marvel at the architecture of the infamous Big Ben in London
An old blacksmiths shop at Gretna Green
Ride the iconic double decker bus in London
The prehistoric Stonehenge located in England
Pomp-and-ceremony in London
Prehistoric Stonehenge
Loch Lomond

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. Highlights include Tower Bridge, St. Paul's and the Houses of Parliament, with commentary from your guide as you cruise along the River Thames.

Approximate value: £67 GBP per person


Shownight - Memphis (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) MEMPHIS Winner of four Tony Awards® in 2010, including Best Musical, is inspired by true events from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee. MEMPHIS follows the fame and forbidden love of a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break. Join them on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves - filled with laughter, soul and rock n' roll!

Approximate value: £109 GBP per person


Shownight - War Horse (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) 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.

Approximate value: £109 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: £14 GBP 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: £45 GBP per person


Welsh Evening Wales is known as the land of song, fun and laughter, and Cardiff is the home of our entertaining evening of Welsh culture including dinner, music, song, poetry and history.

Approximate value: £66 GBP per person


Liverpool Evening City Tour On this lively, informative city tour your Local Guide introduces you to this incredibly vibrant city. Hear why Liverpool was recently European City of Culture, and is renowned for its glorious maritime history, musical heritage, two of the Premier League's biggest soccer teams and two majestically different cathedrals. See some of the greatest 19th century civic buildings, discover the Cavern and where John, Paul, George and Ringo grew up.

Approximate value: £22 GBP per person


Royal Yacht Britannia Excursion & Dinner Having served royalty and prime ministers and hosted presidents, the last commissioned royal yacht offers a rare opportunity to explore areas not normally seen on a conventional visit to a royal residence; from the bridge through the private and state apartments, from the officer and crew quarters to the engine room. After the visit, you will dine at a fine local restaurant.

Approximate value: £58 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 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: £66 GBP per person