Add Paris Tours to this Britain and Ireland Tour Package

Essential Britain & Ireland with Paris (GBE)

13 Day Tour from London to Paris

2018 Tour Details

Spectacular scenery combined with fascinating architectural remains and energetic cities—all of this awaits you on this fabulous escorted tour of Britain and Ireland. Your guided tour starts and ends in London with overnights in between in Newport, Wales; Waterford and Dublin in Ireland; Edinburgh, Scotland; and York, England.

Fans of castles will enjoy the visit to Cardiff Castle, dating back over 2,000 years. Hear about its history of invasions, abductions, and conflicts, and see its fairytale towers. You’ll also visit Edinburgh Castle, dating to the 12th century and today home to the Crown Jewels; and Kilkenny Castle, in Ireland, built in 1195 to control a fording-point of the River Nore and the junction of several routeways. Even older than these castles are the Roman baths in Bath, constructed around 70 AD and today one of the best preserved Roman remains in the world. You’ll visit Stonehenge as well on your Essential Britain & Ireland tour.

You’ll also visit Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon and the House of Waterford Crystal in Waterford, where you’ll see the highly-skilled craftsmen at work in the production of this famous crystal.

Globus has also included special experiences for you throughout this tour. For example, you’ll enjoy a traditional Irish Coffee demonstration in Waterford and a light lunch in charming Stratford-upon-Avon. It’s just another way Globus brings these destinations to life. Then, at the conclusion of your escorted tour, travel via the high-speed Eurostar train to Paris for three overnights, plenty of leisure time, and guided sightseeing that includes a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral and the Louvre. All vacation package services in Paris, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

STONEHENGE
Visit the prehistoric monument
BATH
Visit the Roman relics
NEWPORT
Welcome dinner
CARDIFF
Orientation drive, guided tour of Cardiff Castle
PEMBROKE–ROSSLARE
Cross St. George’s Channel by ferry
WATERFORD
Enjoy an Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Irish Coffee demonstration; guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal
KILKENNY
Visit Kilkenny Castle
DUBLIN
Orientation drive
BELFAST
Orientation
BELFAST–CAIRNRYAN
Cross the North Channel by ferry
EDINBURGH
Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle
JEDBURGH
Take pictures of the abbey ruins
YORK
Walking tour
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
Take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, visit Shakespeare’s birthplace and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy lunch
LONDON–PARIS
By high-speed Eurostar Train
PARIS
Guided sightseeing, visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and The Louvre

Headsets throughout the tour except London.

Notes:

  • July 29 through August 19 Departures– Edinburgh Military Tattoo ticket included

Transportation:

Motorcoach; ferries Pembroke-Rosslare, Belfast-Cairnryan; high-speed Eurostar train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full English breakfast daily; 1 lunch; 3 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Newport

 Itinerary

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

Day 1 ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts will be waiting to welcome you. After checking into your hotel and an afternoon at leisure, we recommend our optional Taste of London excursion with dinner, followed by a guided illuminations cruise on the Thames River.

Day 2 LONDON–STONEHENGE–BATH–NEWPORT, WALES

Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and depart London at 8 am for a memorable day’s sightseeing. Try to unravel the mystery of prehistoric STONEHENGE. Explore the visitor center with its imaginative exhibitions, then admire the magnificence of the monument up close. At the elegant Georgian city of Bath, see the amazing excavations of the ROMAN BATHS. Then, cross the Severn River for a late-afternoon arrival in Wales. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 3 NEWPORT–CARDIFF–WATERFORD, IRELAND

A morning orientation drive in the Welsh capital features all the major attractions. Take a guided tour of Cardiff Castle, and discover its history of invasions, abductions, and conflicts over the past 2,000 years. Continue along the South Wales coast to Pembroke, where your FERRY will be waiting. Cross St. George’s Channel to Rosslare on the Emerald Isle and proceed to Waterford, a stronghold founded by the Danish Vikings in 853. After dinner this evening, enjoy an Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite IRISH COFFEE DEMONSTRATION.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 4 WATERFORD–KILKENNY–DUBLIN

This morning, enjoy a guided tour of the HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL, then travel on to Kilkenny, one of Ireland’s prettiest towns with medieval cobblestones and Old-World charm. Visit magnificent KILKENNY CASTLE, which overlooks the Nore River and has guarded this important river crossing for more than 900 years. The gardens, with extensive woodland paths, rose garden, and ornamental lake, create the setting for a beautiful stroll. On arrival in Dublin, top the day with an optional Irish cabaret evening including dinner, dance, song, and laughter.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 DUBLIN

An orientation drive in Ireland’s capital 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 for you to explore this vibrant city. Tonight, maybe take in an optional dinner outing to the Guinness Storehouse.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 DUBLIN–BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND–EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

On your way to Northern Ireland, cross the Boyne River, then skirt the Mountains of Mourne. In Belfast, where the Titanic was built, take in the city’s vibrant history and view the impressive City Hall. Next, board your FERRY to cross the North Channel to Cairnryan on Scotland’s southwest coast and continue through the scenic Scottish border country to Edinburgh. Tonight, relax and enjoy our optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 EDINBURGH

Morning city sightseeing with a local expert 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. The afternoon is free to enjoy the Scottish capital at your own pace. Later, a unique optional excursion: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. For departure numbers 0729 through 0819, tickets are included for tonight’s performance of the world-renowned MILITARY TATTOO, a vast spectacle of massed Scottish pipe bands that takes place in an arena on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 EDINBURGH–JEDBURGH–YORK, ENGLAND

This morning, drive past the abbey ruins at Jedburgh into wild Northumberland National Park. Later, see a section of Hadrian’s Wall, the Roman coast-to-coast defense against marauding northern tribes. In York, England’s most complete medieval city, stand in awe in front of the great structure of York Minster, then follow your Tour Director through a maze of quaint streets, including the narrow Shambles.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 9 YORK–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LONDON

On the last leg of your journey, stop at Stratford-upon-Avon, the fascinating Elizabethan town. Take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, visit SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE, and enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a light LUNCH. On return to London at about 3:30 pm, a Shownight Theater Evening would be an incredible finale to your vacation.

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch

Day 10 LONDON–PARIS, FRANCE

Travel by high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN (Standard class) to Paris. Your Local Host is available to help you make the most of your stay.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11 PARIS

Morning guided sightseeing features Paris’ most famous highlights, including gothic NOTRE DAME Cathedral and THE LOUVRE.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12 PARIS

Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 13 PARIS

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.

PIETER CORDWELL

Escorting tours for more than 5 years

I've been a Tour Director all my life. My father has been a Tour Director since before I was born, so I have literally been brought up to do this. The soundtrack of my childhood was the stories of British history, and I've always loved sharing those stories with others. Now, I get to do just that!

Tour Director - PIETER CORDWELL

 Accommodations

London
Newport
Waterford
Dublin
Edinburgh
York

London

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Superior First-Class

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge 200 Westminster Bridge, London,  United Kingdom

200 Westminster Bridge
London, United Kingdom

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

This contemporary hotel is located within minutes of London's famous landmarks in the heart of city. Dining options include Brasserie Joël, Ichi Sushi & Sashimi, 1WB Lounge & Patisserie and Primo Bar. The hotel also boasts a fitness centre with 15-metre pool and Mandara Spa. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for guest throughout the hotel.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

Hilton London Metropole

Superior First-Class

Hilton London Metropole 225 Edgware Road, London,   United Kingdom

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

Newport

The Coldra Court by Celtic Manor

First-Class

The Coldra Court by Celtic Manor  Chepstow Road, Newport-Gwent,   United Kingdom

Chepstow Road
Newport-Gwent, United Kingdom

Free Wifi

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

Granville Hotel The Quay, Waterford,   Ireland

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

Tower Hotel

First-Class

Tower Hotel The Mall, Waterford,   Ireland

The Mall
Waterford, Ireland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Traditional 4-story Hotel situated along the Quay, opposite historic Reginald's Tower (1003 A.D.).

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Television
  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Climate Control
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Complimentary Toiletries

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

North Star

First-Class

North Star Amiens Street, Dublin 1,  Ireland

Amiens Street
Dublin 1, Ireland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The newly refurbished North Star Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Dublin's City Centre. The hotel property boasts 160 exceptionally appointed guest rooms and suites offering every amenity to ensure a comfortable and luxurious stay for all guests.  This central Dublin hotel is the ideal location for corporate or leisure stays in Dublin. It is on the doorstep of a host of Dublin tourist attractions within walking distance.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

Edinburgh

Courtyard Edinburgh West

First-Class

Courtyard Edinburgh West 2 Research Avenue South, Edinburgh,  United Kingdom

2 Research Avenue South
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The brand-new state-of-the art Courtyard Edinburgh West is located on the outskirts of Edinburgh, in the heart of the Heriot-Watt University's woodland campus. The fully air-conditioned hotel boast complimentary Wi-Fi throughout and the bedrooms combine comfort with modern functionality. At the Avenue you can relax in a casual, laid-back environment while enjoying inventive cuisine morning, afternoon and evening.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Voicemail
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Alarm Clock
  • Pay Movies
  • Phone
  • In-Room Safe
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
Marriott Courtyard

Marriott Courtyard

Superior First-Class

Marriott Courtyard 3-5 Baxter

3-5 Baxter's Place
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh is the newest edition to the Scottish capital, combining heritage and style with an innovative design and locally inspired furnishings. The hotel has a prime location, just a five-minute walk from Princes Street and Waverley Station. Spacious, modern hotel rooms include quality amenities, such as a selection of in-room entertainment, plush bedding, and a work desk. Meals are served in The Lantern Room and the lobby offers an innovative and sophisticated space for working and relaxing.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Room
  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pay Movies
  • Hair Dryer
  • Smoking Rooms

York

Mercure York Fairfield Manor

First-Class

Mercure York Fairfield Manor Shipton Road, Skelton-York,   United Kingdom

Shipton Road
Skelton-York, United Kingdom

18th century Georgian manor house set in its own grounds. This York hotel enjoys views of the beautiful Yorkshire countryside and is 6 km from York Castle and the Jorvik Viking Museum.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

Holiday Inn York

First-Class

Holiday Inn York Tadcaster Road, York,  United Kingdom

Tadcaster Road
York, United Kingdom

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The friendly Holiday Inn York is set within a lush setting on leafy grounds. Wireless Internet is accessible throughout the property including the lobby which is appointed with oak furnishings or the beautiful, tree-lined outdoor patio.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Window Opens
  • Internet Access
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Voicemail
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Pay Movies
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Phone
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Climate Control
  • Mini-bar
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

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