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Celtic Highlights (GD)

13 Day Tour from Glasgow to Glasgow

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From their breathtaking scenery to their vibrant cities and small towns, this fascinating tour delivers the best of Scotland, England’s Lake District, North Wales, and the Emerald Isle. You’ll start and end in Glasgow and overnight also in Inverness and Edinburgh in Scotland; Liverpool, England; Dublin, Killarney, Limerick, and Bundoran in Ireland; and Belfast, Northern Ireland. Throughout the tour, you’ll learn about the history and cultures as you visit some of the areas’ must-see attractions. For example, you’ll enjoy a “Living History” tour in Belfast accompanied by a Local Guide who will give you a glimpse into life in the city and its history like only a local can.

You’ll also experience stunning scenery on this Britain and Ireland tour. Keep your eyes out for the Loch Ness monster in Scotland’s beautiful Highlands. Travel through the incomparable landscapes of Snowdonia National Park in Wales, with picturesque villages, mountains, and lakes. Follow Ireland’s Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile panoramic drive with sparkling seascapes, brightly colored farmhouses, and the breathtaking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney. Visit the spectacular 668-feet Cliffs of Moher and awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway, composed of thousands of basalt columns formed millions of years ago.

But that’s not all…Globus has also included out-of-the-ordinary experiences just for you. For example, you’ll visit the Irish National Stud in Kildare, where you’ll enjoy tea and scones at its Japanese Gardens Restaurant. You’ll also taste the famous gingerbread crafted in Grasmere in England’s Lake District. Or how about a walk with a Local Guide on the old city walls in Derry, Northern Ireland?

Bustling cities, smaller towns, scenic castles (Caernarvon, Edinburgh, and Blair Castles), breathtaking landscapes, tasty treats, and so much more are offered on this incredible Britain and Ireland tour.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

GLASGOW
Welcome dinner; orientation drive; farewell dinner
CULLODEN MOOR
Visit the battle site’s visitor center
BLAIR ATHOLL
Visit Blair Castle
EDINBURGH
Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace
GRASMERE
Visit Wordsworth’s village, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite try original Grasmere gingerbread
LIVERPOOL
Visit the Beatles Story
CAERNARVON
Admire the impressive castle
HOLYHEAD-DUBLIN
Cross the Irish Sea by ferry
DUBLIN
Orientation drive
KILDARE
Guided tour of the Irish National Stud, enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite tea and scones at the Japanese Gardens Restaurant
ROCK OF CASHEL
Take photographs of this famous landmark
KILLARNEY
Visit the popular resort town
RING OF KERRY
Scenic peninsula drive
ADARE
Admire the thatched cottages
CLIFFS OF MOHER
Savor the spectacular views
GALWAY
Orientation
KNOCK
Visit the religious site
DERRY
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Guided walking tour on the city walls
COUNTY ANTRIM
Take pictures of Dunluce Castle, visit Giant’s Causeway
BELFAST
Guided “Living History” tour
BELFAST-CAIRNRYAN
Cross the North Channel by ferry
Headsets throughout the tour

NOTE:

  • August 7,14, 21 Departures–Edinburgh Military Tattoo ticket included

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

  • Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast
  • Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City
  • Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

Transportation:

Motorcoach; ferries Holyhead-Dublin, Belfast-Cairnryan. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full English breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner and a farewell dinner in Glasgow

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 Arrive In Glasgow, Scotland

Welcome to Glasgow! Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax in Scotland’s largest city. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel.

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Day 2 Glasgow–Fort William–Inverness

Your Celtic adventure starts in earnest with a city drive, taking in the fine 12th-century cathedral, imposing university buildings, and elegant Georgian squares. On the way this morning: the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond, wild Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, lovely Loch Linnhe, and Fort William beneath Ben Nevis. In the afternoon, look out for signs of the mysterious Loch Ness monster. Spend the night in Inverness, the Highland capital.

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Day 3 Inverness–Culloden–Blair Atholl–Edinburgh

At CULLODEN VISITOR CENTER, hear the story of the crushing Hanoverian victory over Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Scottish clans. Then, drive through the Cairngorms National Park and visit BLAIR CASTLE, the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl and home to Europe’s last remaining private army, the Atholl Highlanders. Tonight in Edinburgh, don’t miss our optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 Edinburgh

Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town” and the famous scientists, inventors, and novelists who lived there. In the “Old Town,” drive up the narrow Royal Mile to EDINBURGH CASTLE to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels, then explore HOLYROOD PALACE (when available). Later, a unique optional excursion: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia once the perfect royal residence for glittering state visits and family holidays. Dinner rounds off this evening. For departure numbers August 7, August 14, and August 21, tickets are included for tonight’s performance of the world-renowned MILITARY TATTOO.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 Edinburgh–Gretna Green–Grasmere, England–Liverpool

On the way through the history-steeped Lowland Hills, stop at Gretna Green. Then, leave the land of the Scots and journey into England through the tranquil Lake District to Grasmere, home of poet William Wordsworth, to try original Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite GRASMERE GINGERBREAD. In Liverpool, visit the award-winning BEATLES STORY, an atmospheric journey into the life, times, culture, and music of the “Fab Four.”

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Day 6 Liverpool–North Wales–Dublin, Ireland

Travel to lovely Betws-y-Coed, then through the incomparable landscapes of Snowdonia National Park and over breathtaking Llanberis Pass. After a stop at Caernarvon, cross Britannia Bridge to the Isle of Anglesey for a photo stop at tongue-twisting Llanfair.... At Holyhead, board your FERRY and cross the Irish Sea to Dublin. For a first taste of Ireland, why not join an optional Irish cabaret evening including dinner, dance, song, and laughter?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 Dublin

An orientation drive in the Irish capital includes statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight, you might want to take in an optional dinner outing to the Guinness Storehouse.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 Dublin–Kildare–Cashel–Blarney–Killarney

Horse-racing country awaits this morning. Drive across the Curragh to visit the IRISH NATIONAL STUD at Kildare, whose thoroughbreds command respect on the racecourses of the world. After your guided tour, enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite TEA and SCONES at the Japanese Gardens Restaurant. On the way to Killarney, stop at the Rock of Cashel, where St. Patrick preached, and in Blarney, renowned for its magical Kissing Stone.

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Day 9 Killarney–Ring of Kerry–Adare–Limerick

Follow the road known as the RING OF KERRY for a spectacular 100-mile panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip. Have your camera ready for sparkling seascapes, brightly colored farmhouses, subtropical vegetation, and the breathtaking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View. In the afternoon, travel via quaint Adare to Limerick. A suggestion for a very special night out: an optional medieval banquet at Bunratty Castle.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 Limerick–Cliffs of Moher–Galway–Knock–Bundoran

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

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Day 11 Bundoran–Derry, Northern Ireland–Giant's Causeway–Belfast

First highlight today is Derry, situated on the banks of the Foyle River, and a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite WALK on the Old Town walls in the company of a Local Guide. After lunch, take your photographs of Dunluce Castle, then visit awe-inspiring GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, composed of thousands of strangely symmetrical basalt columns jutting out to sea. Stay in Belfast tonight, Northern Ireland’s seat of government.

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Day 12 Belfast–Glasgow, Scotland

On this morning’s “Living History” tour in the company of a Local Guide, learn more about this fascinating city where the Titanic was built. Board your FERRY for the crossing of the North Channel to Cairnryan on the west coast of Scotland. Back in Glasgow, celebrate the success of your journey with a farewell dinner with wine at your hotel.

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Day 13 Glasgow

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.

DAWN SCASE

Escorting tours for more than 3 years

A wealth of history is packed into our islands and I'm passionate about bringing each country and region to life, highlighting their character through stories, music and culture. Born in Northern Ireland with Scottish ancestry, married to a Welshman and living in England I adore every part of our British Isles and very much look forward to showing you around!

Tour Director - DAWN SCASE

 Accommodations

Glasgow
Inverness
Edinburgh
Liverpool
Dublin
Killarney
Limerick
Bundoran
Belfast

Glasgow

Radisson Blu Glasgow

Superior First-Class

Radisson Blu Glasgow 301 Argyle St., Glasgow,   United Kingdom

301 Argyle St.
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Offering Free high-speed, wireless Internet access throughout, the hotel compromises 250 rooms with complimentary amenities like iPod docking stations, bathrobes and slippers. Collage Restaurant, two stylish bars, access to LA Fitness and a first floor dedicated solely to meetings and events round out the offerings. Glaswegian hospitality and Radisson Blu service standards blend to offer guests a memorable, upscale stay.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

Inverness

Mercure Inverness Hotel

First-Class

Mercure Inverness Hotel 33 Church Street, Inverness,   United Kingdom

33 Church Street
Inverness, United Kingdom

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Enjoy warm Highland hospitality in Old Town Inverness at Mercure Inverness Hotel.  Rebuilt on the site of the original Caledonian Hotel, the modern hotel is just 200 meters from Inverness train station and a caber toss from the city's numerous pubs and restaurants.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

Edinburgh

Principal Edinburgh George St

Superior First-Class

Principal Edinburgh George St 19/21 George Street, Edinburgh,   United Kingdom

19/21 George Street
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The George Hotel is the pinnacle of luxury hotels in Edinburgh and proud winner of the Best Hotel in Edinburgh at the Scottish Hotel Awards 2011.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

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

Liverpool

Novotel Liverpool

First-Class

Novotel Liverpool 40 Hanover St., Liverpool,  United Kingdom

40 Hanover St.
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Free Wifi

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

Dublin

The Gibson

Superior First-Class

The Gibson Point Village, Dublin,  Ireland

Point Village
Dublin, Ireland

Free Wifi

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

Killarney

Killarney Towers Hotel

Superior First-Class

Killarney Towers Hotel College Square, Killarney,  Ireland

College Square
Killarney, Ireland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

A luxury 4-star hotel offering spacious and bright rooms, designed, furnished and decorated with comfort and convenience in mind. The hotel boasts restaurants, bars, a concierge service and on-site fitness facilities.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

  • Window Opens
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone

Limerick

Clayton Hotel Limerick

Superior First-Class

Clayton Hotel Limerick Steamboat Quay, Limerick,   Ireland

Steamboat Quay
Limerick, Ireland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Experience what Limerick has to offer first hand at Clayton Hotel Limerick - 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
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

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

Bundoran

Great Northern Hotel

First-Class

Great Northern Hotel Sea Rd, Bundoran,   Ireland

Sea Rd
Bundoran, Ireland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

This luxury Hotel In Bundoran Co Donegal is located on 130 acres of parkland and boasts a as well as a beautiful Leisure & Conference Centre. After your meal you can enjoy a relaxing drink in the lounge bars or dance the night away in the Atlantic Ballroom.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

Belfast

Stormont Hotel

Superior First-Class

Stormont Hotel Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast,   United Kingdom

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

 Optional Excursions

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