Essential Britain & Ireland with Paris (GBE)

13 Day Tour from London to Paris

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Don’t think you can see the top sights of Britain and Ireland in 10 days? Sharpen your pencils to cross off your bucket-list destinations in five fabulous countries. A jolly good time awaits in England, Scotland, and Wales—plus both territories of Ireland—as you explore the lively capital cities of each and the thatched-roof-dotted countryside in between. Coast through rolling hills, ferry across legendary waterways, and skip down cobblestone streets to discover the wonders of Stonehenge, Waterford, York, and more on this essential tour of Britain and Ireland. Along the way, you’ll drink in the sights of fairytale castles and storybook settings as well as the locally brewed ales, strong Irish coffees, and perfectly aged scotch whiskeys passionately poured in every pub. Factor in time to shop for bits and bobs and taste local favorites like fish and chips, and you’d be off your trolley not to come along!

While you’re sampling shepherd’s pie and shandy, why not try a little soufflé and champagne, too? It’s easy when you add a 3-day Monograms vacation to Paris to your tour of Britain and Ireland. Board the high-speed Eurostar train for guided sightseeing and ample time on your own to explore the storied streets and inviting cafés along the Seine.

Small-Group Discovery

Select Globus 2021 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!

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Essential Britain & Ireland with Paris map

 Photo Highlights

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full English breakfast daily; buffet breakfast in Paris; 3 three-course dinners


Notes:

Departure June 20 due to closure Stonehenge visit if replaced by Salisbury Cathedral.

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

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

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in London with A Taste of London excursion with dinner, followed by a guided illuminations cruise on the Thames River. 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.

Day 2 LONDON–STONEHENGE–BATH–NEWPORT, WALES

LONDON Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions at 8 am and drive to Stonehenge.
STONEHENGE Guided visit.
BATH Visit the excavations of the Roman Baths.
164 mi / 264 km

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 3 NEWPORT–CARDIFF–WATERFORD, IRELAND

CARDIFF Morning orientation drive features Cardiff Castle, Cathays Park, and the stately civic buildings.
PEMBROKE Ferry crossing across St. George’s Channel to Rosslare.
WATERFORD Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite An Irish coffee demonstration after dinner.
168 mi / 271 km

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 4 WATERFORD–KILKENNY–DUBLIN

WATERFORD Guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal.
KILKENNY See one of Ireland’s prettiest towns with medieval cobblestones. Visit Kilkenny Castle and gardens.
115 mi / 195 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 DUBLIN

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

Breakfast Breakfast

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

Boyne River crossing and drive past the Mountains of Mourne.
BELFAST Orientation drive before ferry crossing on the North Channel to Scotland’s Cairnryan.
234 mi / 376 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 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. Free time this afternoon.
EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO Attend the world-renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo performance. (Departures August 01 through August 22 only).

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 EDINBURGH–JEDBURGH–YORK, ENGLAND

JEDBURGH Photo stop at the Augustinian abbey ruins. Drive into Northumberland National Park and see a section of Hadrian’s Wall.
YORK See York Minster on a guided walk through The Shambles.
198 mi / 318 km

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 9 YORK–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LONDON

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON See Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace.
260 mi / 418 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 LONDON-PARIS

Welcome to the Monograms portion of your vacation. Travel from London to Paris, France by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard class). Your Local Host will be delighted to help you maximize your time in France’s famous capital city.

Day 11 PARIS

Morning guided sightseeing includes a stop to take photos of the Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points, and a relaxing Seine River cruise with views of many of the city's important landmarks. (Note: there are occasions when your city sightseeing in Paris may be affected due to events in the city. On any of these dates, your Monograms sightseeing will be moved to an alternate day to ensure you have the full experience.)

Day 12 PARIS

Your Local Host can suggest wonderful options for your day at leisure.

Day 13 PARIS

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

 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.

GAVIN CRUICKSHANK

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

Having spent most of my youth in the hospitality industry, I became a Tour Director many years ago. Originally from Edinburgh, I enjoy showing travelers Britain and Ireland-from Land's End and John O'Groats to Giant's Causeway and Waterford. It fills me with so much pride to show off the countries and tell the stories of my ancestors to our guests.

Tour Director - GAVIN CRUICKSHANK

 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)
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$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
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