Ireland & Britain Escape (KAA)

9 Day Tour from Dublin to London

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Discover the best of both worlds on your Ireland and Britain escorted vacation for an escape from the high-season crowds, without the high-season prices. Your guided tour of Ireland and Britain begins in the legendary capital city of Dublin. Enjoy seeing the “Fair City,” including statue-lined O’Connell Street, Trinity College, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Drive across the Boyne River to Belfast in Northern Ireland to take in the fascinating Titanic Experience and then, via ferry across the North Channel, travel to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. See Edinburgh Castle and the beautiful views of the city.

You’ll marvel at the scenic beauty of the North Sea coast as you travel to York to tour its maze of quaint streets. You’ll continue your guided vacation in England with a visit to Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford- upon-Avon, and a 2-night stay in vibrant London. Your Local Guide will show you the famous sights, including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. You’ll visit iconic St. Paul’s Cathedral, and have free time to explore the city on your own. Your guided tour of Ireland and Britain is a welcome escape with fewer crowds and lower costs than high-season tours. You’ll savor the time and leisurely pace of exploring historic Ireland, scenic Scotland, and both rural and cosmopolitan England on your Globus Escape escorted vacation.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

DUBLIN
Welcome dinner followed by Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Irish Liquor; orientation drive
BELFAST
Orientation drive; visit the Titanic Experience
BELFAST-CAIRNRYAN
Cross the North Channel by ferry
EDINBURGH
Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle
ALNWICK
Visit the market town
YORK
Walking tour
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace
LONDON
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral

Notes:

  • Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternative hotels of equivalent standard.

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

  • Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
  • 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; 2 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Dublin

 Itinerary

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

Day 1 ARRIVE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND

Céad míle fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes! Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax in the Irish capital. This evening, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel, followed by a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Irish Liquor.

DinnerDinner

Day 2 DUBLIN

This morning’s orientation drive in the “Fair City” includes statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares with their tall, red-brick townhouses, colorful doors, and wrought iron-decorated windows, Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The afternoon is at leisure for you to enjoy the vibrant city. Tonight, why not join an optional cabaret evening with dinner, followed by dance, song and laughter?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 DUBLIN–BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND

On your way to Northern Ireland, cross the Boyne River, then skirt the Mountains of Mourne. In Belfast, your orientation drive takes in all the famous landmarks, including City Hall, Albert Memorial Clock Tower, and Queens University. Then, visit the fascinating TITANIC EXPERIENCE, where you learn all about the building of the largest passenger steam ship, its maiden voyage, and the tragic night of April 14th,1912.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 BELFAST–EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

Time at leisure this morning before boarding 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, enjoy our optional Scottish night with Highland dancers, bagpipes, and the Ceremony of the Haggis.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 EDINBURGH

Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town” and 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 and the iconic Stone of Destiny, used to inaugurate monarchs for centuries, and take in the fantastic views over the city. Later a unique optional experience: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, once the perfect royal residence for glittering state visits and family holidays. Dinner rounds off this optional experience.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 EDINBURGH–ALNWICK, ENGLAND—YORK

Relax and enjoy vistas of the beautiful North Sea coastline as you drive via Berwick-upon-Tweed to Alnwick, voted the “best place to live in Britain” in a national survey. Next, make your way to York, England’s most complete medieval city. Here, stand in front of the great structure of the Minster, then follow your Tour Director through a maze of quaint streets, including the narrow Shambles.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 7 YORK–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LONDON

On the last leg of your journey, spend time at the medieval market town of Stratford-upon-Avon to visit SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE. In London, why not take in a West End show?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 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, the Prime Minister’s Downing Street residence, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. The highlight is a visit to ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL, Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708. Then, discover London on your own or join one of our exciting optional excursions, maybe to the Tower of London. This evening an optional dinner is available, followed by a cruise on the River Thames.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 LONDON

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

Dublin
Belfast
Edinburgh
York
London

 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)


Dublin
Edinburgh
London

Dublin

Taylors Irish Night

Taylors Irish Night

A hearty 3-course dinner and included drinks kick off this festive evening of traditional toe-tapping music, song, and dance at Taylors Irish Night, the best Irish show in Dublin!

Price Range: $$

Edinburgh

Scottish Night with Bagpipers and the Ceremony of the Haggis

Scottish Night with Bagpipers and the Ceremony of the Haggis

A festive evening of authentic Scottish food, fun, entertainment, and the inimitable Ceremony of the Haggis awaits on this memorable evening excursion in the heart of Edinburgh.

Price Range: $$

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: $$

London

Tower of London and Crown Jewels

Tower of London and 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

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: $$

 Know Before You Go

These Know Before You Go travel tips are designed with you in mind, with helpful hints to help you prepare for and enjoy your escorted vacation. They are your guide to getting ready and contain general information on travel documentation, customs, and the country/countries you will be visiting, including budgeting, transportation, climate, languages, and much more. With Globus, you benefit from our experience.



* 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 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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