Britain & Ireland in Depth (GT)

25 Day Tour from London to London

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Traveling through the small towns and larger cities, this Britain and Ireland tour is our most complete view of the British Isles. On any tour through Britain and Ireland you’d expect to visit ancient ruins, majestic castles and palaces, magnificent cathedrals, and historical sights. That’s why Globus has included visitations to prehistoric Stonehenge; the ancient Roman ruins in Bath; Edinburgh Castle, dating to the 12th century; Holyrood Palace, The Queen’s official residence in Scotland; Floors Castle, Scotland’s largest inhabited castle; Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill; Cawdor Castle, the romantic castle dating to the 14th century; Royal Pavilion, an exotic palace built in the early 1800s; St. Paul’s Cathedral, Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece; and Canterbury Cathedral, to where pilgrims have made their way since the Middle Ages.

You’d also expect lush landscapes and breathtaking scenery. That’s why Globus has included a photo at England’s breathtaking Land’s End; a drive on the 100-mile Ring of Kerry, with its rugged and magnificent landscapes; stunning scenery on Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula; the spectacular 668-foot Cliffs of Moher; Northern Ireland’s awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway, formed millions of years ago; a scenic drive through Snowdonia National Park in Wales; England’s tranquil Lake District; the Isle of Skye, with some of Scotland’s best scenery; and much more.

What you may not expect on a Britain and Ireland tour are special and unique experiences. That’s where Globus is different and has included them. For example, you’ll enjoy a cruise on Plymouth Sound, one of the world’s great natural harbors, and you’ll have fun joining the locals for dinner and traditional Irish music at a local pub in Killarney.
Castles, palaces, cathedrals, ancient sights, breathtaking scenery, special treats, and so much more are offered on this in-depth Britain and Ireland tour. A vacation of a lifetime!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

LONDON
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral & see the Changing of the Guard, if held
CANTERBURY
Visit the cathedral
BRIGHTON
Royal Pavilion tour; welcome dinner
STONEHENGE
Visit the prehistoric monument
CORNWALL
Take pictures of St. Michael’s Mount, visit Land’s End & St. Ives; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Cornish pasty treat; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Plymouth Sound cruise;
BATH
Visit the Roman relics
BRECON
Visit the historical market town;
FISHGUARD-ROSSLARE
Cross St. George’s Channel by ferry
WATERFORD
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Enjoy an Irish Coffee demonstration; guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal
KILLARNEY
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Enjoy dinner and music at Scruffys pub
RING OF KERRY
Scenic peninsula drive
DINGLE PENINSULA
Visit the Blasket Islands Centre
ADARE
Admire the thatched cottages
CLIFFS OF MOHER
Savor the spectacular views
DRUMCLIFF
Visit W.B. Yeats’ grave
BELLEEK
Guided tour of the pottery
COUNTY ANTRIM
Visit Giant’s Causeway
BELFAST
Guided “Living History” tour, visit the Titanic Exhibition
DOWNPATRICK
Visit the Saint Patrick Centre
DUBLIN
Orientation drive
DUBLIN–HOLYHEAD
Cross the Irish Sea by ferry
LIVERPOOL
Visit the Beatles Story
GRASMERE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Try original Grasmere gingerbread
MALLAIG–ARMADALE
Cross the Sound of Sleat by ferry
ISLE OF SKYE
Visit the Museum of the Isles at the Clan Donald Centre
INVERNESS
Visit the Highland capital
CULLODEN MOOR
Visit the battle site’s visitor center
CAWDOR
Visit the castle and gardens;
EDINBURGH
Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle & Holyrood Palace
FLOORS
Visit the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe’s castle
YORK
Walking tour
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
Take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, visit Shakespeare’s birthplace
BLENHEIM
Guided tour of the palace

NOTE:

  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo ticket included for departures July 18 through August 08

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Blenheim Palace
  • Canterbury Cathedral
  • City of Bath
  • Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
  • Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  • Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast
  • Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City
  • Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
  • Stonehenge
  • Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church

Transportation:

Motorcoach; ferries Fishguard-Rosslare, Dublin-Holyhead, Mallaig-Armadale. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full English breakfast daily; 11 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Brighton, and 1 dinner at a local pub in Killarney

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in London, England

Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.

Day 2 London

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the Thames River, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horseguards and the Prime Minister’s Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. Highlights are a visit to ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL and the ceremonial pageantry of the Changing of the Guard, if held.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 London–Canterbury–Brighton

Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and depart London at 8 am. Drive through the orchards of Kent to visit CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL, where you hear about the Black Prince and Thomas à Becket. Then, in the Regency seaside resort of Brighton, tour the exotic ROYAL PAVILION, built for the Prince Regent in the early 1800s. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel.

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Day 4 Brighton–Stonehenge–Plymouth

This morning, visit prehistoric STONEHENGE and its stunning visitor center before traveling through Salisbury Plain and along the Dartmoor National Park to Plymouth. Upon arrival, hear about Sir Francis Drake and see the Mayflower Steps, where the Pilgrim Fathers embarked in 1620. This evening, why not join an optional excursion into Dartmoor National Park for an evening of storytelling at a local pub?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 Plymouth. Cornwall Excursion

A day full of West Country sights as you head through Daphne du Maurier’s Cornwall, where you will be treated to an authentic Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite CORNISH PASTY. After viewing St. Michael’s Mount, rising boldly out of the sea, take photos at Land’s End before exploring the popular seaside resort of St. Ives. Then, follow in the footsteps of Drake, Raleigh, and the Pilgrim Fathers with a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite CRUISE on Plymouth Sound, one of the world’s great natural harbors. You will also have time at the historic Plymouth Barbican to see the Mayflower Steps.

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Day 6 Plymouth–Glastonbury–Bath–Newport, Wales

In Glastonbury, hear about King Arthur, and in Bath, see the amazing excavations of the ROMAN BATHS. Overnight is in Newport. Why not join an evening of Welsh entertainment and dinner tonight?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 Newport–Brecon–Carmarthen–Waterford, Ireland

Your journey through Wales takes you north along the Usk Valley and through Brecon, a historical market town in the Brecon Beacons National Park, to Carmarthen and then to Fishguard. Cross St. George’s Channel to Rosslare in Ireland and proceed to Waterford, a stronghold founded by the Danish Vikings in 853. After dinner, enjoy an Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite IRISH COFFEE DEMONSTRATION.

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Day 8 Waterford–Blarney–Killarney

Start your day with a guided tour of the HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL. Then, in Blarney, renowned for its magical Kissing Stone, there is time to walk up to the castle and to shop for traditional Irish handicrafts before continuing to the popular resort town of Killarney, your County Kerry base for the next three nights.

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Day 9 At Leisure in Killarney

A full day to relax or join our optional excursion that includes a horse-drawn jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park to Ross Castle, and a boat ride to Innisfallen Abbey and across the lakes to Muckross House. After lunch on your own, the excursion continues with a visit to the house and gardens, returning to your hotel mid-afternoon. Later, walk to Scruffys pub for Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite DINNER and join the locals in an evening full of live, traditional Irish music.

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Day 10 Killarney. Ring of Kerry Excursion

Start a scenic day with a drive to Killorglin on Dingle Bay, and join the spectacular RING OF KERRY for a 100-mile panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip. Take photos of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View. How about joining an entertaining optional evening in Tralee, with dinner and tickets for the National Folk Theatre?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11 Killarney–Dingle Penninsula–Adare–Limerick

Breathtaking scenery on Dingle Peninsula. At the BLASKET ISLANDS CENTRE, learn about the way of life on the remote islands evacuated by its inhabitants in 1953. Via quaint Adare, head for the city of Limerick. Tonight’s optional recommendation: a medieval banquet.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12 Limerick–Cliffs of Moher–Galway-Knock–Sligo

Motor to the spectacular CLIFFS OF MOHER, rising 668 feet above the Atlantic. Via the limestone plateau of The Burren and Galway—a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan center with cobblestone streets, colorful shops, and a busy café and bar culture—reach Knock, a village that attracts pilgrims from all over the world. Then, spend the night in Sligo.

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Day 13 Sligo–Drumcliff–Belleek, Northern Ireland–Derry-Giant's Causeway–Belfast

A fascinating day today: the grave of native son and poet W.B. Yeats in Drumcliff; BELLEEK POTTERY, renowned for its exquisite Parian china; Derry, one of the finest examples of a walled city; and awe-inspiring GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, composed of thousands of strangely symmetrical basalt columns jutting out to sea. Overnight in the vibrant city of Belfast.

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Day 14 Belfast–Downpatrick–Dublin, Ireland

This morning’s highlights are a “living history” orientation drive with a Local Guide and a visit to the fascinating TITANIC EXHIBITION. Learn all about the building of the largest passenger steamship, its maiden voyage, and the tragic night of April 14, 1912. Travel to Downpatrick and visit the inspiring SAINT PATRICK CENTRE before you drive back again into the Republic. Why not join an optional cabaret evening with dinner, followed by dance, song, and laughter?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 15 Dublin

Your orientation drive in the “Fair 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. Top the day with an optional dinner evening at the Guinness Storehouse.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 16 Dublin–North Wales–Liverpool, England

Back across the Irish Sea for a photo stop at tongue-twisting Llanfair…, on the Welsh Isle of Anglesey, a scenic drive through Snowdonia National Park, over spectacular Llanberis Pass, and via pretty Betws-y-Coed to Liverpool.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 17 Liverpool–Grasmere–Gretna Green, Scotland–Glasgow

Start the day with a visit to the award-winning BEATLES STORY, an atmospheric journey into the life, times, culture, and music of the “Fab Four.” Enter the tranquil Lake District, and in Grasmere, home of poet William Wordsworth, try original Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite GRASMERE GINGERBREAD. Then, head north for the Scottish border and to Gretna Green, where the blacksmith used to wed runaway couples. Overnight is in Glasgow.

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Day 18 Glasgow–Fort William–Isle of Skye–Inverness

Follow the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond, then proceed via Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, and Fort William, and follow the “Road to the Isles” to Mallaig, where you board your FERRY for the crossing to the Isle of Skye. Visit the MUSEUM OF THE ISLES, then return to the mainland and trace the shores of Loch Ness on the way to Inverness.

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Day 19 Inverness. Highlands Excursion

Fascinating visits on today’s excursion. At CULLODEN VISITOR CENTRE, the story unfolds of the crushing Hanoverian victory over Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Scottish clans. Then, call at CAWDOR CASTLE, set in stunning grounds with beautiful gardens, and home to the Thanes of Cawdor since 1370. Back in Inverness, the rest of the day is at leisure. Our recommendation would be to join the Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle optional excursion, which includes a cruise on the loch.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 20 Inverness–Braemar–St. Andrews–Edinburgh

Main features today: Braemar, home of the Royal Highland Games;
St. Andrews, whose Royal and Ancient Golf Club has given us the rules of golfing; and the Forth Road Bridge to Edinburgh. Tonight, an optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis. For departures July 18 through August 8, tickets are included for tonight’s performance of the world-renowned MILITARY TATTOO.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 21 Edinburgh

Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town” as well as the “Old Town.” Drive up the narrow Royal Mile to visit EDINBURGH CASTLE, then explore HOLYROOD PALACE (when available). The afternoon is free to enjoy the Scottish capital at your own pace. Later, a unique optional experience: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, once the perfect residence for glittering state visits and family vacations, and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 22 Edinburgh–Jedburgh–York, England

This morning, visit FLOORS CASTLE, the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe’s family home and the largest inhabited castle in Scotland. Later, pass the house of Mary, Queen of Scots, and in York, England’s most complete medieval city, follow your Tour Director through a maze of quaint streets, including the narrow Shambles.

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Day 23 York–Coventry–Stratford-Upon-Avon

In Coventry, view the splendid modern cathedral, which rose from the rubble of severe World War II bombings, and in Stratford-upon-Avon, take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and visit SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE.

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Day 24 Stratford-Upon-Avon–London

A final highlight: enjoy a guided tour of magnificent BLENHEIM PALACE, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, and there is also time to explore the landscaped parkland. Return to London around 3:30 pm. How about celebrating the success of your vacation by taking in a West End show?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 25 London

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

PETER GARVIE-ADAMS

Years of Experience: 16

I truly enjoy showing travelers the places they have dreamed of visiting. I tell them tales of those who have lived there in the past and of those who live there still. Being with people on their holidays and vacations is amazing. What's not to love about my work?

Tour Director - PETER GARVIE-ADAMS

 Accommodations

London
Brighton
Plymouth
Newport
Waterford
Killarney
Limerick
Sligo
Belfast
Dublin
Liverpool
Glasgow
Inverness
Edinburgh
York
Stratford - upon - Avon

London

Hilton London Metropole

Superior First-Class

225 Edgware Road
London, United Kingdom

This contemporary, centrally located 1,054-room hotel is just a few minutes' stroll away from the West End and Oxford Street, London's major shopping area. Hyde Park and Regent Park are nearby, as are art galleries, museums and theaters. Dine on international cuisine at Fiamma Restaurant, savor Asian Fusion favorites and views of London at Minako at the Met on the 23rd floor, or enjoy exciting sports events in the Sports Bar. Discover the latest additions to the hotel, the contemporary EDG Bar & Lounge and the Whisky Lounge, serving an impressive range of whiskies. The hotel also boasts a LivingWell Health Club, a 12.5 meter heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room and the beauty salon.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Parking/Valet
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Ice Machine
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Cable/Satellite
  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pay Movies
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Voicemail
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Internet Access

Brighton

Hilton Metropole Brighton

Superior First-Class

Kings Road
Brighton, United Kingdom

Free Wifi

Set on Brighton's seafront, the Hilton Brighton Metropole hotel offers charming Victorian elegance alongside modern convenience. Unwind on the sea-facing terrace with drinks. This hotel offers a choice of flexible space, quality facilities, and excellent service.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Pool
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Spa Services
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Internet Access
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Cable/Satellite

Plymouth

Holiday Inn Plymouth

Superior First-Class

Armada Way
Plymouth, United Kingdom

The peaceful Holiday Inn Plymouth is surrounded by the grassy open spaces of Plymouth Hoe. Relax over dinner with views across Plymouth Sound from 11th-floor Elliott's restaurant and bar. Exeter International Airport is a 50-minute drive away and Plymouth Airport 6 miles from the hotel.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Parking/Valet
  • Ice Machine
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Alarm Clock
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Desk
  • Climate Control
  • Television

Newport

The Coldra Court by Celtic Manor

First-Class

Chepstow Road
Newport-Gwent, United Kingdom

Free Wifi

Business hotel with understated courtyard design & relaxed atmosphere; spacious conference facilities; near Cardiff and Bristol.

Hotel Amenities

  • Parking/Valet
  • Hot Tub
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Business Center

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Coffee Maker
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Room Service
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Television

Waterford

Granville Hotel

First-Class

The Quay
Waterford, Ireland

Family-owned Hotel overlooking the River Suir; former home of Waterford's mayor, Thomas Meagher the father of a Civil War General.

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Spa Services
  • Beauty Salon
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Coffee Maker
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Internet Access

Killarney

Scotts Hotel

First-Class

Scotts Street
Killarney-Co.Kerry, Ireland

Free Wifi

Hotel located right in Killarney Town Centre.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry Cleaning

Room Amenities

  • Phone
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker

Limerick

Clarion Limerick

Superior First-Class

Steamboat Quay
Limerick, Ireland

Free Wifi

Experience what Limerick has to offer first hand at The Clarion Hotel - the friendliness of the people, the vibrancy of the riverside City, the sporting passion, the history, the rural majesty of County Limerick and lots more.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Desk

Sligo

Radisson Blu Sligo

Superior First-Class

Ballincar
Sligo, Ireland

Free Wifi

Surrounded by the wild and beautiful countryside of Rosses Point, the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo offers a scenic Irish getaway. This Sligo hotel fuses rugged countryside settings and old-world charm with dynamic design to create the perfect country retreat. With state-of-the-art spa and leisure facilities, guests can unwind in a tranquil haven set against the stunning scenery that defines Northwest Ireland.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Spa Services
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Phone
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer

Belfast

Stormont Hotel

Superior First-Class

Upper Newtownards Road
Belfast, United Kingdom

The 4 star Stormont Hotel Belfast is located just minutes away from Belfast City Centre and overlooking the beautiful grounds of the Stormont Estate making it an ideal base for business or leisure. In addition to an excellent reputation for professionalism and exceptional hospitality, this luxurious Hotel boasts superb facilities to assure the ultimate in comfort and style and the friendly and professional staff will ensure you have everything you need and much more during your stay.

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Elevator
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning

Room Amenities

  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Phone
  • Disabled Access / Rooms

Dublin

The Gibson

Superior First-Class

Point Village
Dublin, Ireland

Free Wifi

The Gibson does sleeping, meeting, dining, imbibing, gigging, touring, wedding and relaxing really really well. They mix all these things with a fresh, energetic, slightly off center approach and know it works. Hoover exhibitions, supporting local artists, prohibition events, urban weddings and the odd celebrity are elements of what makes them different to the normal Dublin Hotel. You will find the staff friendly, responsive and happy.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Room
  • Ice Machine
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Room Service
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Phone

Liverpool

Novotel Liverpool

First-Class

40 Hanover St.
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Free Wifi

The stylish 4 star Novotel Liverpool is located in the city center. Book this Liverpool hotel for close proximity to the Liverpool Echo Arena, the Albert Dock and Liverpool One shopping center. Each of the 209 chic rooms has wireless internet and satellite TV.

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Hot Tub
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Television
  • Mini-bar
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Voicemail
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Window Opens
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Climate Control
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access

Glasgow

Glasgow City Hotel

First-Class

Cambridge Street
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Thistle Glasgow is a luxury hotel in Glasgow City Centre. It is ideally located for the Central Train Station and for all the sights and special events that make Glasgow so unique. The Thistle Glasgow hotel is within a short distance of the fashionable boutiques and restaurants of Princes Square, the roar of Hampden Park for football or music events and the 'Armadillo' for concerts.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Parking/Valet
  • Fitness Room
  • Pool
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Television
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Phone

Inverness

Columba Hotel

First-Class

Ness Walk
Inverness, United Kingdom

Free Wifi

Columba Hotel is a 4-star hotel boasting a perfect position in the very heart of Inverness, yet, is in a peaceful area offering marvelous views of Inverness Castle and the River Ness.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Room Service
  • Hair Dryer
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Phone

Edinburgh

Holiday Inn Edinburgh

Superior Tourist-Class

132 Corstorphine Road
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Free Wifi

Aside from its convenient location the Holiday Inn Edinburgh provides all the comforts of home including wireless connectivity, swimming pool, fitness center, restaurant and lounge.

Hotel Amenities

  • Hot Tub
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Pool
  • Fitness Room
  • Beauty Salon

Room Amenities

  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Voicemail
  • Internet Access
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Iron/Ironing Board

York

Novotel York

First-Class

Fishergate
York, United Kingdom

Modern Brick Hotel overlooking River Ouse, 10 minutes from city center.

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Room Service
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Phone

Stratford - upon - Avon

Holiday Inn Stratford

Superior First-Class

Bridgefoot
Stratford-Upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Set in 5 acres of landscaped gardens alongside the banks of the River Avon, the hotel is ideal for both business or leisure guest.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Elevator
  • Spa Services
  • Pool
  • ATM
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Pay Movies
  • Desk
  • Window Opens
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Phone

 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.

London
Plymouth
Newport
Killarney
Limerick
Sligo
Dublin
Liverpool
Inverness
Edinburgh
Stratford - upon - Avon

London

A Taste of London

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

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 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)

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)

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

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

Plymouth

Tales Of Dartmoor Pub Supper

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

Newport

Welsh Evening

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

Killarney

Lakes of Killarney and Muckross House Adventure

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

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

Limerick

Knappogue Castle Banquet

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

Sligo Pub Excursion

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

Dublin

Guinness Storehouse Visit & Supper

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

Traditional Irish Cabaret Evening

The enchanting evening starts with a three-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

Liverpool Evening City Tour

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 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: £23 GBP per person

Inverness

Loch Ness Exhibition, Cruise & Urquhart Castle Visit

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

Edinburgh

Royal Yacht Britannia Excursion & Dinner

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

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

Stratford - upon - Avon

Afternoon Tea in the Cotswolds

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

 Know Before You Go

These Know Before You Go travel tips are designed with you in mind, with helpful hints to help you prepare for and enjoy your escorted vacation. They are your guide to getting ready and contain general information on travel documentation, customs, and the country/countries you will be visiting, including budgeting, transportation, climate, languages, and much more. With Globus, you benefit from our experience.



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).