Britain & Ireland in Depth (GT) - 2016

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25 Day Tour from London to London


Britain & Ireland in Depth
The Royal Pavilion in Brighton is the former residence for the Royal family
The Royal Pavilion in Brighton is the former residence for the Royal family
Flags along the windy streets of Liverpool
Pomp-and-ceremony in London
Cliffs of Moher
Stonehenge
Visit the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge
Dublin, the capital of Ireland
The London Eye, also known as the Millennium Wheel
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; to get an estimated price, use a currency converter for exchange rate information (pricing may vary at the time of booking).

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: £74 GBP per person


Afternoon Excursion to Windsor Castle Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. One of the official residences of Queen Elizabeth II the castle is still used regularly for ceremonial and state occasions. Visit the magnificent State Apartments furnished with priceless works of art by Holbein, Rembrandt, Rubens and Van Dyck. See wonderful St. George's Chapel the burial place of ten monarchs including Henry VIII and Charles I.

Approximate value: £49 GBP per person


Buckingham Palace and the Royal Mews Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen. During August and September when the Queen makes her annual visit to Scotland, the Palace's state rooms are open to visitors. These are the heart of the Palace, lavishly furnished with some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection which are used for ceremonial occasions and official entertaining. Before entry to the Palace you will visit the Royal Mews, one of the finest working stables still in existence. See the State vehicles, both horse-drawn carriages and cars, used for coronations, royal weddings and State Visits, including the magnificent Gold State Coach which has been used for every coronation since 1821 and was last used for The Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002.

Approximate value: £57 GBP per person


Shownight - Beautiful (Monday-Friday) This fully escorted, door-to-door evening excursion includes a gourmet dinner at a first class restaurant. Choose from a tasty 3 course, 3 choice menu with wine and coffee. Dinner is followed by best seats to see the sensational musical BEAUTIFUL. Return transfers are included, and your Local Host accompanies you during this wonderful evening in London's West End. BEAUTIFUL is the untold story of Carole King8217's journey from schoolgirl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her remarkable rise to stardom.

Approximate value: £114 GBP per person


Shownight - Kinky Boots (Monday-Friday) This fully escorted, door-to-door evening excursion includes a gourmet dinner at a first class restaurant. Choose from a tasty 3 course, 3 choice menu with wine and coffee. Dinner is followed by best seats to see the sensational musical KINKY BOOTS. Return transfers are included, and your Local Host accompanies you during this wonderful evening in London's West End. KINKY BOOTS is Broadway's huge hearted, high heeled hit and it's coming to London! With songs by Grammy and Tony award winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendship we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. With direction and choreography by two time Tony award winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four time Tony award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), Kinky Boots is the winner of 6 Broadway Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography. Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out...

Approximate value: £114 GBP per person


Tower of London and Crown Jewels The Tower of London is one of the most famous historic buildings in the world. Built by William the Conqueror in 1066-1067, it has been guarded by Yeoman Warders (popularly known as the Beefeaters) since the 14th century. It has been a fortress, a royal palace, a prison, a place of execution, and an armory. It is most famously known as the home to the priceless Crown Jewels, including the solid gold crown used at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the Imperial State Crown and Sovereigns Sceptre, the incredible Cullinan diamonds, and the Koh-i-Noor.

Approximate value: £46 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: £47 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


Lakes of Killarney and Muckross House Adventure A jaunting car will meet you at the hotel and take you on a splendid journey out to Ross Castle in beautiful Killarney National Park. Cruise the stunning Lakes of Killarney and disembark for a visit to remote Innisfallen Abbey. Continuing the cruise you eventually arrive at magnificent Muckross House, an impressive 19th century mansion, for a guided tour of the principal rooms which are furnished in period style and portray the elegant lifestyle of the nineteenth century Herbert family, members of the Irish landowning class.

Approximate value: £46 GBP per person


Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre Performance Irish entertainment in its purest form. This unique experience begins with a visit to Ireland's famous Rose town, Tralee, where you enjoy dinner with wine at a local restaurant. Then, take your seats at the Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre where the legendary heritage of Ireland is re-enacted in compelling songs and dance. This theater does a truly magnificent job of re-creating Ireland's Celtic roots with glorious visual, musical and magical productions.

Approximate value: £58 GBP per person


Knappogue Castle Banquet Come and enjoy the famous medieval banquet at Knappogue Castle. Set within a 15th century castle, costumed entertainers welcome you with a goblet of mead before serving a sumptuous four-course feast with wine, the ladies of the castle will entertain you with a program of music, song and dance, taking you on a journey from medieval times to the present day.

Approximate value: £60 GBP per person


Sligo Pub Excursion Take your pictures of the breathtaking County Sligo coast in the glorious north west and then enter a world which can only be found in Ireland: a country pub with a wonderful atmosphere. The resident musician is a virtuoso who provides an evening of pure entertainment with world famous charm and 'craic'. Enjoy two drinks of your choice and listen to typical Irish songs on a very popular evening.

Approximate value: £26 GBP per person


Guinness Storehouse Visit & Supper Guinness is known the world over - located in the heart of the St James's Gate Brewery, the Guinness Storehouse, a former fermentation plant, has been remodeled into the shape of a giant pint of Guinness. This visit will teach you everything about the world famous beer: from how Guinness is made, to the ancient craft of barrel making in the cooperage. The highlight is the 7th floor Gravity Bar, where you will sample a pint of "the black stuff" and enjoy the breathtaking views across Dublin City. Round the evening off with an excellent buffet dinner with wine.

Approximate value: £55 GBP per person


Traditional Irish Cabaret Evening The enchanting evening starts with a four-course dinner with wine and a traditional Irish coffee. Then enjoy an evening of quality entertainment, celebrating the best of everything Irish in comedy, music, song & dance from Ireland's leading entertainers. Enjoy a lively blend of traditional Irish dance, ballads and tunes. The dancers thrill audiences as they twirl and tap with exuberance to the musical accompaniment of the accordion, uileann pipes, guitar and piano. A fun and unforgettable evening.

Approximate value: £64 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 European City of Culture, and is renowned for its glorious maritime history, musical heritage, two of the Premier League8217'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: £23 GBP per person


Loch Ness Exhibition, Cruise & Urquhart Castle Visit Explore the Loch Ness Exhibition, a fascinating experience, revealing the legends, history and natural wonders of the world's most famous lake. Then, visit Urquhart Castle. It commands great views up the length of the loch, is one of Scotland's most iconic castles and also one of the main sites for reported sightings of the legendary Loch Ness Monster. Finally, board a motorboat for a cruise on the loch and maybe a glimpse of the famous monster.

Approximate value: £38 GBP per person


Royal Yacht Britannia Excursion & Dinner Enjoy a visit to the former Royal Yacht Britannia, which was used on over 700 overseas visits and sailed over a million nautical miles. 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, dine at a fine local restaurant.

Approximate value: £59 GBP per person


Scottish Evening with Bagpipers and the Ceremony of the Haggis No visit to Scotland's capital city would be complete without joining a Scottish evening. A piper welcomes you in traditional Scottish style, then savor a delicious four-course banquet with wine and 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: £67 GBP per person


Afternoon Tea in the Cotswolds A drive into the rolling countryside of the Cotswolds Hills with its villages of honey-colored stone cottages and thatched roofs. Hear about rural England, its traditions and its folklore while savoring some of the finest scenery we have to offer. The area is well known for gentle hills, outstanding countryside with river valleys, sleepy ancient limestone villages, historic market towns and for being so 'typically English' where time has stood still for centuries. Enjoy scones with clotted cream, jam and freshly brewed tea.

Approximate value: £20 GBP per person