Spectacular scenery combined with fascinating architectural remains and energetic cities—all of this awaits you on this fabulous Britain and Ireland tour. Your tour starts and ends in London with overnights in between in Newport, Wales; Waterford and Dublin in Ireland; Edinburgh, Scotland; and York, England. </BR></BR>If you’re a fan of castles, you’ll enjoy your visit to Cardiff Castle, dating back over 2,000 years. Hear about its history of invasions, abductions, and conflicts, and see its fairytale towers. You’ll also visit Edinburgh Castle, dating back to the 12th century, once residence of Scottish monarchs and today home to the Scottish Crown Jewels. Even older than these castles are the Roman baths in Bath, constructed around 70 AD and today one of the best preserved Roman remains in the world, and Stonehenge. You’ll visit both of these on this Essential Britain & Ireland tour. You’ll also visit Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon and the House of Waterford Crystal in Waterford, where you’ll see the highly-skilled craftsmen at work in the production of this famous crystal. You’ll see more artisans at work on your visit to Ireland’s oldest hand weaving mill at Avoca—a special treat arranged by Globus for you. Also in Ireland, you’ll visit Glendalough, an early Christian monastic site set in a glaciated valley with two lakes founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. </BR></BR>Globus has also included special experiences for you throughout this tour. For example, you’ll enjoy a traditional Irish coffee in Waterford and a light lunch in the charming Elizabethan town of Stratford-upon-Avon. It’s just another way Globus brings these destinations to life on this tour of Britain and Ireland—a vacation of a lifetime!

City Highlights

STONEHENGE Visit the prehistoric monumentBATH Visit the Roman relicsNEWPORT Welcome dinnerCARDIFF Orientation drive, guided tour of Cardiff CastlePEMBROKE–ROSSLARE Cross St. George’s Channel by ferryWATERFORD [LF] Enjoy a traditional Irish coffee; guided tour of the House of Waterford CrystalAVOCA [LF] Guided tour of the handweaving millGLENDALOUGH Guided tour of St. Kevin’s center of Irish ChristianityDUBLIN Orientation driveBELFASTOrientationBELFAST–CAIRNRYAN Cross the North Channel by ferryEDINBURGH Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh CastleJEDBURGH Take pictures of the abbey ruinsYORK Walking tourSTRATFORD-UPON-AVON Take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, visit Shakespeare’s birthplace and [LF] enjoy lunch

Meals

Full English breakfast daily; 1 lunch; 3 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Newport

Notes

NOTE:Edinburgh MilitaryTattoo ticket included for departures July 31 through August 21

Transportation

Motorcoach; ferries Pembroke-Rosslare, Belfast-Cairnryan. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

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