Ireland, Scotland & England Tours - Globus®

From the Shannon to the Thames (GU)

13 Day Tour from Limerick to London

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You’ve seen photos of London’s Big Ben—now’s your time to see it in person. You’ve heard about Dublin’s friendly culture—now’s your time to experience it. You’ve read William Shakespeare’s plays—now’s your time to visit his birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon. You’ve heard of the ill-fated Titanic—now’s your time to travel to Belfast and learn about how it was built. You’ve seen photos of Stonehenge—now’s your chance to stand in front of it. You’ve seen photos of Edinburgh Castle—now’s your chance to see it. All of this—and much more—are included on this Ireland, Scotland and England tour. Your tour starts in Limerick, Ireland and ends in London, England. In between, you’ll see breathtaking landscapes, visit historical sights, see the famous landmarks, and learn about the cultures and histories of these countries. You’ll overnight in Limerick, Killarney, Dublin, Belfast, Edinburgh, York, Bath, and London.

Throughout this tour, you’ll witness spectacular scenery, including the 668-foot Cliffs of Moher on Ireland’s west coast, with breathtaking views of these rugged cliffs dropping into the ocean, and the Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile panoramic drive through rugged and magnificent landscapes. In Northern Ireland you’ll see Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site formed millions of years ago. Words cannot capture the magnificence of all of these natural beauties; you must witness them in person!

Globus has also arranged special experiences for you. Before you visit Shakespeare’s childhood home, you’ll be treated to a light lunch at the Birthplace Café. You’ll also visit a local, 150-year-old farmhouse in Ireland, where you’ll learn about sheep-farming practices and enjoy a traditional tea. From the scenic countryside in Ireland to the bustling city of London, this Ireland, Scotland, and England tour offers it all!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

LIMERICK
Welcome dinner
CLIFFS OF MOHER
Savor the spectacular views
GALWAY
Orientation
RATHBAUN FARM
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite See the farmer at work and enjoy traditional tea in the farmhouse
ADARE
Admire the thatched cottages
RING OF KERRY
Scenic peninsula drive
BLARNEY
Visit the famous village
DUBLIN
Orientation drive
COUNTY ANTRIM
Visit Giant’s Causeway
BELFAST
Visit the Titanic Experience
BELFAST-CAIRNRYAN
Cross the North Channel by ferry
EDINBURGH
Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle
ALNWICK
Visit the ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland or explore the spectacular garden
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
BATH
Visit the Roman relics
STONEHENGE
Visit the prehistoric monument
LONDON
Guided sightseeing and see the Changing of the Guard, if held
Headsets throughout the tour except London

NOTE:

  • August 2, 9, 16 Departures–Edinburgh Military Tattoo ticket included

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

  • City of Bath
  • Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast
  • Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
  • Stonehenge
  • Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church

Transportation:

Motorcoach; ferry Belfast-Cairnryan. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full English breakfast daily; 1 lunch; 4 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Limerick

 Itinerary

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

Day 1 Arrive in Shannon, Ireland–Limerick

Céad míle fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes! After checking into your hotel, free time to relax and perhaps enjoy the hotel’s leisure amenities or explore the city. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel.

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Day 2 Limerick. Cliffs of Moher & Galway Excursion

Your vacation starts in earnest with a drive to the breathtaking CLIFFS OF MOHER, rising 668 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, to savor the magnificent panorama of the Clare coast. Then, visit Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan center with colorful shops and a busy café and bar culture. And finally, a special treat: at RATHBAUN FARM, watch the farmer shear a sheep and maneuver a flock with the help of a sheep dog. Then, enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite TRADITIONAL TEA in the 150-year old farmhouse. A suggestion for a unique night out: an optional medieval banquet at Bunratty Castle.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 Limerick–Adare–Ring of Kerry–Killarney

A day full of splendid scenery. Head south and stop at quaint Adare with its pretty thatched cottages. At Killorglin, join the famous RING OF KERRY for a 100-mile panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip. Plenty to focus your camera on here: sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses, winding lanes bordered with subtropical vegetation, and the breathtaking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View. Overnight is in the popular resort of Killarney.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 4 Killarney–Blarney–Cashel–Dublin

On the way to Dublin, stop in Blarney, renowned for its castle and magical Kissing Stone, and Cashel to take your photographs of the rock where St. Patrick preached in the 5th century. Later, why not join an optional cabaret evening with dinner, followed by dance, song, and laughter?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 Dublin

The morning’s 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 for you to enjoy this vibrant city. Tonight, maybe take in an optional dinner outing to the Guinness Storehouse.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 Dublin–Lisburn, Northern Ireland–Giant’s Causeway–Belfast

Cross the Boyne River and stop in Lisburn on your way to the awe-inspiring GIANT’S CAUSEWAY. Hear how millions of years ago, the earth cracked open, lava forced its way out, and as it cooled slowly and evenly, more than 40,000 interlocking basalt columns were formed, leading from the cliff foot into the sea. Spend the night in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 Belfast–Edinburgh, Scotland

First thing this morning, visit the fascinating TITANIC EXPERIENCE and learn all about the building of the largest passenger steam ship, its maiden voyage, and the tragic night of April 14, 1912. Next, board your FERRY and cross the North Channel to Cairnryan on Scotland’s southwest coast, and continue through the scenic Scottish border country to Edinburgh. Tonight, enjoy our optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 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 experience: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. For departure numbers August 2, August 9 and August 16, 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 9 Edinburgh–Alnwick, England–York

This morning at ALNWICK CASTLE, the choice is yours: visit the CASTLE itself, the opulent ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, featured in Harry Potter and Downton Abbey, or explore ALNWICK GARDEN, where the fountains and waterfalls are a breathtaking feature. In York, England’s most complete medieval city, follow your Tour Director through a maze of quaint streets, including the narrow Shambles.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 10 York–Stratford-Upon-Avon–Bath

Head for Stratford-upon-Avon to take your photographs of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, then visit SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE, enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a light lunch, and take some time to wander around the historic market town. In the afternoon, drive to elegant Georgian Bath and explore the amazing excavations of the ROMAN BATHS, built nearly 2,000 years ago.

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Day 11 Bath–Stonehenge–London

A drive through Salisbury Plain brings you to STONEHENGE, the most famous monument of prehistoric Europe. First, explore the visitor center with its imaginative exhibitions, then take the shuttle to the stone circle and admire its magnificence up close. In London, your final destination, why not take in a Shownight Theater Evening?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12 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, Buckingham Palace, and the ceremonial pageantry of the Changing of the Guard, if held. Free time in the afternoon for independent activities or to join an optional excursion to Windsor Castle or the Tower of London with its fabulous Crown Jewels. Later, an optional dinner, followed by a relaxed nighttime cruise on the Thames River, viewing some of the capital’s most beautiful illuminated sights, would be an incredible finale to your vacation.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 13 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.

JULIAN CLEARY

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

Why did King John build a castle on the Shannon? Why is St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin protestant? How did James Watt change the world? My greatest pleasure is to answer those questions! When you travel to my country, I have the duty to show it to you properly!

Tour Director - JULIAN CLEARY

 Accommodations

Limerick
Killarney
Dublin
Belfast
Edinburgh
York
Bath
London

Limerick

Limerick Strand Hotel

Superior First-Class

Limerick Strand Hotel Ennis Road, Limerick,   Ireland

Ennis Road
Limerick, Ireland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Attractive 2-story Hotel situated in garden on the banks of the Shannon River, a short walk from city's business & shopping center.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

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

Dublin

Royal Marine Hotel

Superior First-Class

Royal Marine Hotel Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire-C.Dublin,   Ireland

Marine Road
Dun Laoghaire-C.Dublin, Ireland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire is an historic and much-loved luxury landmark hotel, dating back to 1828, located in a prime South Dublin position overlooking Dublin Bay.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

Belfast

Europa

First-Class

Europa Great Victoria Street, Belfast,   United Kingdom

Great Victoria Street
Belfast, United Kingdom

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The world-famous Europa hotel Belfast is home to some pretty important people when they visit Belfast. It's no surprise, really, the elegant décor, contemporary bistro, bustling bar and relaxing piano bar lounge make for a one-of-a-kind hotel located next door to the superb city center with shops, restaurants, theaters and more!

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • ATM
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

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

Edinburgh

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

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

Bath

Hilton Bath City

First-Class

Hilton Bath City Walcot Street, Bath,   United Kingdom

Walcot Street
Bath, United Kingdom

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Settle in to a warm, inviting guest room at the Hilton Bath City hotel. Spoil yourself with the stunning views of the Pulteney Bridge and rolling hills.

Hotel Amenities

  • Parking/Valet
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

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

London

Park Plaza Waterloo

Superior First-Class

Park Plaza Waterloo 6 Hercules Road, London,  United Kingdom

6 Hercules Road
London, United Kingdom

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The all new Park Plaza London Waterloo is located within minutes of London¿s famous landmarks in the heart of the city. Dining options include a restaurant with a 24-hour brunch menu and a range of speciality dishes, a bar serving craft beers and signature cocktails, and a café with authentic Italian coffee. The hotel also boasts a fitness centre and a spa with a 13.5m heated swimming pool. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for guests throughout the hotel.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

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

 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)


Limerick
Killarney
Dublin
Edinburgh
London

Limerick

Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet

Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet

Step back in time at Bunratty Castle's original Irish Medieval Banquet. Enjoy a four-course feast and wine, then sit back and let your medieval hosts entertain you with music and story-telling on an unforgettable night.

Price Range: $$

Killarney

Pub Evening

Pub Evening

Live music, Irish 'craic', two drinks of your choice and maybe a chat with the locals await you on this pre-dinner excursion to a country pub.

Price Range: $

Dublin

Irish Cabaret Evening

Irish Cabaret Evening

A long established ever popular evening that brings together a wonderful mix of great Irish dancing, ballad singing and folk groups, and comedy. This is preceded by a three-course dinner, a drink of your choice, and an Irish coffee.

Price Range: $$

Guinness Storehouse Visit & Supper

Guinness Storehouse Visit & Supper

Guinness is known the world over - take this opportunity for a guided tour of the brewery, learn of its history, its role in Dublin life and affiliated trades. As well as the tour, enjoy a pint in the Gravity Bar and take in the 360 degree view before enjoying an Irish-themed dinner.

Price Range: $$

Edinburgh

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 with dinner, wine and a show featuring singers, dancers, bagpipers and the Ceremony of the Haggis.

Price Range: $$

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, and discover what life was like on board Her Majesty's floating residence. Later dinner with wine and coffee at an excellent local restaurant is included.

Price Range: $$

London

Shownight

Shownight

A wonderful escorted evening in London's theater district starts with a delicious dinner, followed by excellent seats at your chosen show.

Price Range: $$$$

Tower of London & Crown Jewels

Tower of London & Crown Jewels

From the opulent Crown Jewels to the uniformed Beefeaters and infamous ravens, this fascinating excursion introduces you to the Tower of London, one of the country's most famous castle fortresses.

Price Range: $$

A Taste of London

A Taste of London

Combine a dinner outing at a traditional London pub with a relaxed, nighttime cruise along the Thames River, viewing some of the capital's most beautiful illuminated sights.

Price Range: $$$

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Visit Buckingham Palace's impressive Royal Mews to see the Royal Family's magnificent Gold State Coach, then step inside the palace itself to explore more than 20 of its grandest rooms.

Price Range: $$

 Know Before You Go

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