On this Britain and Ireland tour, you’ll see Britain’s & Ireland’s highlights— from the bustling cities to the small towns and from the magnificent palaces and castles to the ancient ruins. Traveling through the lands of queens, kings, and leprechauns, begin and end in London and pass through Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and England. </BR></BR>You’ll visit some of the splendid castles and palaces for which Britain and Ireland are famous. At Henry VIII’s Hampton Court Palace enjoy a walking tour through the breathtaking gardens featuring sparkling fountains and magnificent flower displays. You’ll stroll through the gardens and tour Malahide Castle, one of the oldest castles in Ireland and home to the Talbot family for over 800 years. In Edinburgh visit Edinburgh Castle, where you’ll marvel at the Scottish Crown Jewels, and Holyrood Palace, The Queen’s official residence in Scotland. Finally, enjoy a tour through majestic Blenheim Palace, built in the early 18th century and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Globus has even included a special treat here—a glass of champagne while overlooking the Water Terraces, part of the formal gardens. </BR></BR>On this tour through Britain and Ireland, you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing in many of the cities with Local Guides—experts from the area who will give you in-depth, insider knowledge of the cities and their attractions. In London, your sightseeing includes a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral; in Belfast, a “Living History” tour will show you the city’s famous landmarks; and in Edinburgh your sightseeing includes both the “New Town” and “Old Town.” All of this—and much more, including a visit to prehistoric Stonehenge—are included on this fabulous Britain and Ireland tour.
LONDON Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral & see the Changing of the Guard, if heldHAMPTON COURTA special walking tour through the palace’s ornamental gardensSTONEHENGE Visit the prehistoric monumentBATH Visit the Roman relics NEWPORT Welcome dinnerCARDIFF Orientation driveFISHGUARD-ROSSLARECross St. George’s Channel by ferryWATERFORD [LF] Enjoy an Irish Coffee demonstration; guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal BLARNEY Visit the famous villageKILLARNEY Visit the popular resort townRING OF KERRYScenic peninsula driveADARE Admire the thatched cottagesKILDARE Guided tour of the Irish National StudDUBLIN Orientation driveMALAHIDE Guided tour of Malahide CastleBELFAST Visit the Titanic Exhibition; ; enjoy [LF] tea and a tray bake at Bistro 401; guided “Living History” tour;BELFAST-CAIRNRYANCross the North Channel by ferryEDINBURGH Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood PalaceYORK Walking tour, visit York Minster STRATFORD-UPON-AVONTake pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, visit Shakespeare’s birthplaceBLENHEIM Guided tour of the palace, [LF] enjoy a glass of champagne
Full English breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Newport
NOTE:Edinburgh Military Tattoo ticket included for departures July 26 through August 16Departure June 19 – Stonehenge will be closed due to Summer Solstice and a visit to Salisbury Cathedral will be included instead.
Motorcoach; ferries Fishguard-Rosslare, Belfast-Cairnryan. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.