Britain & Ireland in Depth (GT)

24 days from London to London

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The drawbridges are down. The silver is polished. The tea is steeping from meadow to moor. One lump or two? How about five?! Showing you the sweet sights of five captivating countries over 24 days, our most in-depth tour of Britain and Ireland truly pours on the charm. Royals and writers, artists and architects, real-life warriors and fictional spies—you’ll walk in the footsteps of them all throughout the legendary cities, seaside villages, and quaint countryside hamlets of England, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. Coast to coast, castle to castle, and pub to pub, you’ll drink in the classic landmarks and landscapes, the famous rivers and ruins, the breathtaking islands and Highlands, and the celebrated stories behind them all. From Abbey Road to Penny Lane and Stonehenge to Clava Cairns, this is the rock star of all Britain and Ireland vacations.

Small-Group Discovery

Select Globus Europe tours are limited to an average of just 24 guests per tour. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus European tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Europe vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!

Save 10% per person on select 2022 Globus Europe, North & South America vacations*
Britain & Ireland in Depth map

 Photo Highlights

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

  • Blenheim Palace
  • 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
  • The English Lake District
  • Westminster Palace (Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church)

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full English breakfast daily; 1 lunch; 6 three-course dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts will be waiting to welcome you. Free time this afternoon.

Day 2 LONDON

LONDON Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall, Prime Minister’s Downing Street residence, Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace, and a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 LONDON–STONEHENGE–ILMINSTER–PLYMOUTH

LONDON Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions at 8 am and drive to Stonehenge.
STONEHENGE Guided visit.
ILMINSTER Lunch at a local pub.
221 mi / 356 km

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch

Day 4 PLYMOUTH. EXCURSION TO CORNWALL

A scenic drive through the West Country to Poldark’s Cornwall with photo stop at St. Michael’s Mount.
ST. IVES Free time in the popular seaside resort.
PLYMOUTH Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Cruise on Plymouth Sound, one of the world’s great natural harbors. See the Mayflower Steps in Barbican. Free time this evening.
161 mi / 255 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 PLYMOUTH–GLASTONBURY–BATH–NEWPORT, WALES

GLASTONBURY Visit the city of King Arthur and the Holy Grail legends.
BATH Visit the excavations of the Roman Baths followed by free time.
NEWPORT Free time.
167 mi / 267 km

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Newport with an evening of Welsh entertainment and dinner. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 NEWPORT–WATERFORD, IRELAND

Drive through South Wales to Fishguard.
FISHGUARD Ferry crossing to Rosslare.
WATERFORD Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite An Irish coffee demonstration after dinner.
183 mi / 294 km

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 7 WATERFORD–BLARNEY–KINSALE

WATERFORD Guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal.
BLARNEY Visit the village renowned for its magical Kissing Stone with free time to explore.
KINSALE Free time.
105 mi / 168 km

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 8 KINSALE–RING OF KERRY–KILLARNEY

RING OF KERRY Panoramic drive around part of the island’s southwestern tip.
KILLARNEY Free time this afternoon.
154 mi / 247 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 KILLARNEY

KILLARNEY Free time before Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite dinner at Scruffy’s pub with traditional Irish music.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 10 KILLARNEY–DINGLE PENINSULA–ADARE–LIMERICK

DINGLE PENINSULA Visit the Blasket Islands Centre.
ADARE Stop at the quaint village to see its pretty thatched cottages.
LIMERICK Free time.
160 mi / 257 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11 LIMERICK–CLIFFS OF MOHER–GALWAY–SLIGO

CLIFFS OF MOHER Visit the 668-foot-high cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean.
GALWAY Free time.
SLIGO Free time this evening.
167 mi / 270 km

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 12 SLIGO–BELLEEK, NORTHERN IRELAND–DERRY–GIANT’S CAUSEWAY–BELFAST

BELLEEK Visit a pottery renowned for its Parian porcelain.
DERRY Walk on the city walls with a Local Guide.
GIANT’S CAUSEWAY See more than 40,000 interlocking basalt columns formed millions years ago.
227 mi / 352 km

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 13 BELFAST–CARLINGFORD–DUBLIN, IRELAND

BELFAST Orientation drive includes City Hall, the Albert Memorial Clock Tower, and Queen’s University. Visit the Titanic Experience museum.
CARLINGFORD Stop in the charming village on the Cooley Peninsula.
128 mi / 206 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 14 DUBLIN

DUBLIN Orientation drive to see O’Connell Street, Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College. Free time.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 15 DUBLIN–NORTH WALES–LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND

DUBLIN Ferry crossing on the North Channel.
NORTH WALES A photo stop at tongue-twisting Llanfairpwllgwyngyll. Scenic drive through North Wales to Liverpool.
LIVERPOOL Free time this evening.
126 mi / 203 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 16 LIVERPOOL–GRASEMERE–GRETNA GREEN, SCOTLAND–GLASGOW

LIVERPOOL Visit The Beatles Story.
LAKE DISTRICT (a UNESCO World Heritage site) Scenic Drive.
GRASMERE Visit Wordsworth’s beloved village and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite try the original Grasmere gingerbread.
GRETNA GREEN See where the blacksmith would wed runaway couples.
238 mi / 382 km.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 17 GLASGOW–FORT WILLIAM–ISLE OF SKYE–INVERNESS

Drive past Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, and Fort William en route to ferry crossing to the Isle of Skye.
ISLE OF SKYE Visit the Museum of the Isles before driving across the Inner Hebridean island.
LOCH NESS Drive the length of the legendary lake.
251 mi / 404 km

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 18 INVERNESS. HIGHLANDS EXCURSION

THE HIGHLANDS Visit the prehistoric site of Clava Cairns. Visit but the Culloden battlefield site and visitor center. Visit Brodie Castle.
30 mi / 48 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 19 INVERNESS–PITLOCHRY–ST. ANDREWS–EDINBURGH

PITLOCHRY Walk through the Victorian mountain resort.
ST. ANDREWS See the home of golf and famous university town.
EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO Attend the world-renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo performance. (Departures July 26 and August 9 only).
202 mi / 326 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 20 EDINBURGH

EDINBURGH Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the New Town, and the Old Town. Visit Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels and visit Holyrood Palace (when available, excluding August and other occasional dates). Free time.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 21 EDINBURGH–YORK, ENGLAND

KELSO Visit Floors Castle, the largest inhabited castle in Scotland.
YORK See York Minster on a guided walk through The Shambles.
213 mi / 343 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 22 YORK–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON See Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace.
COTSWOLDS Scenic drive followed by Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite dinner at a local pub.
162 mi / 260 km

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 23 STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LONDON

WOODSTOCK Visit to Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.
LONDON Free time this afternoon.
98 mi / 159 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 24 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 a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

WILL COLLINS

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

Nothing beats the joy of watching people from all walks of life get excited about seeing an iconic site for the first time. Being central to this joy is what gives me that great sense of satisfaction and reward from the work that I do.

Tour Director - WILL COLLINS

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

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). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

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


London
Dublin
Inverness

London

A Taste of London

A Taste of London

A traditional dining experience followed by a nighttime cruise along the Thames River, viewing some of the capital's most beautiful illuminated sights.

Price Range: $$

A Taste of London

A Taste of London

A traditional dining experience followed by a nighttime cruise along the Thames River, viewing some of the capital's most beautiful illuminated sights.

Price Range: $$

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

A thousand years of royal history await at Windsor Castle on this fascinating peek behind the scenes at the Queen's favorite castle.

Price Range: $$

Dublin

Guinness Storehouse Visit and Supper

Guinness Storehouse Visit and Supper

Discover the history, traditions, and brewing techniques behind one of the world's most popular beers on this fascinating tour, tasting, and dinner at Dublin's legendary Guinness Storehouse.

Price Range: $$

Inverness

Loch Ness Cruise and Urquhart Castle

Loch Ness Cruise and Urquhart Castle

The history and legends of Scotland's most famous lake are revealed on this excursion to Loch Ness, including a cruise to search for the famous monster and a visit to lakeside Urquhart Castle.

Price Range: $

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $4,350*
18 guests in a party: $1,129*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2021 and 2022 travel years. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.



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 International 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).

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