Celtic Highlights (GD)

13 Day Tour from Glasgow to Glasgow

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Knobby knees? Skinny calves? Thick ankles? No matter here. You can show them off with pride on this tartan-filled tour through the kilted and Celtic countries of Scotland, Ireland, and Wales with the added bonus of England’s postcard-perfect Lake District. Whether you’re in search of heritage, haggis, rolling glens, or smooth Guinness, there’s so much to discover on this Celtic tour of Britain and Ireland. Ancient castles? Check. Legendary lochs? Indeed. Sparkling seascapes and hallowed battlefields? You can bet your boots. Speaking of betting, you’ll visit the Irish National Stud at Kildare, a working stud farm and the beating heart of Ireland’s esteemed thoroughbred racehorse industry. From the storied cities to the tiny towns, you’ll feel your own heart beat as you savor the deep-rooted traditions and customs of the Emerald Isle and the Scottish Highlands and Lowlands.

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*
Celtic Highlights map

 Photo Highlights

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
  • The English Lake District

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full English breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

Welcome to Glasgow! Free time the remainder of the day. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

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Day 2 GLASGOW–FORT WILLIAM–INVERNESS

GLASGOW Orientation drive to see the 12th-century cathedral, university buildings, and Georgian squares.
HIGHLANDS Scenic drive along Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, and Loch Linnhe.
FORT WILLIAM See the gateway to Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak.
LOCH NESS Visit the legendary lake.
178 mi / 286 km

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Day 3 INVERNESS–CULLODEN–BLAIR ATHOLL–EDINBURGH

CULLODEN Visit the Culloden Moor battlefield site and visitor center.
BLAIR ATHOLL Visit Blair Castle.
178 mi / 286 km

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Day 4 EDINBURGH

EDINBURGH Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the New Town, Old Town and a visit to Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Visit Holyrood Palace (when available, excluding August and other occasional dates). Free time in the afternoon.
EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO Attend the world-renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo performance. (Departures August 8, August 15 and August 22 only).

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Day 5 EDINBURGH–GRETNA GREEN–GRASMERE, ENGLAND–LIVERPOOL

GRETNA GREEN See where the blacksmith would wed runaway couples.
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.
LIVERPOOL Visit The Beatles Story.
235 mi / 378 km

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Day 6 LIVERPOOL–NORTH WALES–DUBLIN, IRELAND

NORTH WALES Scenic drive through Betws-y-Coed and Snowdonia National Park.
Ferry crossing from Holyhead to Dublin.
131 mi / 210 km

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Day 7 DUBLIN

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

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Dublin with a dining experience at the famouse Guinness Storehouse. 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.

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Day 8 DUBLIN–KILDARE–CASHEL–BLARNEY–KILLARNEY

KILDARE Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit the Irish National Stud.
CASHEL See the Rock of Cashel, where St. Patrick preached.
BLARNEY Visit the village renowned for its magical Kissing Stone with free time to explore.
KILLARNEY Free time.
231 mi / 372 km

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Day 9 KILLARNEY–RING OF KERRY–ADARE–LIMERICK

RING OF KERRY Panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip.
ADARE Stop at the quaint village to see its pretty thatched cottages.
LIMERICK Free time.
167 mi / 268 km

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Day 10 LIMERICK–CLIFFS OF MOHER–GALWAY–SLIGO

CLIFFS OF MOHER Visit 668-foot-high cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean.
GALWAY Free time.
188 mi / 302 km

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Day 11 SLIGO–DERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND–GIANT’S CAUSEWAY–BELFAST

DERRY Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Walk on the city walls with a Local Guide.
GIANT’S CAUSEWAY See more than 40,000 interlocking basalt columns formed millions years ago.
187 mi / 301 km

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Day 12 BELFAST–GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

BELFAST Visit Titanic Experience museum. Ferry crossing to Cairnryan on the west coast of Scotland.
82 mi / 132 km

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Day 13 GLASGOW

GLASGOW Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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 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.

DAWN SCASE

Escorting tours for more than 5 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

 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)


Inverness
Edinburgh
Dublin
Limerick
Killarney

Inverness

Clava Cairns and Pub Visit

Clava Cairns and Pub Visit

Enjoy an unrestricted encounter with Bronze Age history at the 4,000-year-old Clava Cairns burial site, then reflect on its symbols and significance during an included drink at a local pub!

Price Range: $

Edinburgh

Royal Yacht Britannia Excursion and Dinner

Royal Yacht Britannia Excursion and Dinner

Discover what life was like on board Her Majesty's floating residence during an exciting visit of the Royal Yacht Britannia, followed by dinner with wine at an excellent local restaurant!

Price Range: $$

Dublin

Taylors Irish Cabaret

Taylors Irish Cabaret

You won't want to miss this popular outing to the legendary Taylors Irish Cabaret, featuring a delicious dinner, drinks, and outstanding Irish music, dance, and comedy.

Price Range: $$$

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: $$

Limerick

Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet

Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet

Step back in time at Bunratty Castle's original Irish medieval banquet. Enjoy a 4-course feast with wine, then relax as your medieval hosts dazzle you with unforgettable music and storytelling.

Price Range: $$$

Killarney

Jaunting Car Ride

Jaunting Car Ride

Bask in the scenic treasures of Killarney during a delightful horse-drawn jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park to legendary Ross Castle on the shores of Lough Leane.

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: $1,694*
18 guests in a party: $357*

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 2020 and 2021 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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