From the lively cities to the breathtaking scenery, discover the very best of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland on this British Isles tour. You’ll have 2-night stays in London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Limerick and Exeter as well as an overnight in Warwick, York, Inverness, Glasgow, Liverpool, Tralee, Waterford and Cardiff. You’ll visit some of Britain’s famous castles and palaces, including Henry VIII’s Hampton Court Palace where you’ll visit the beautiful gardens; Warwick Castle, with a history dating back almost 11 centuries and where you’ll have a special pre-public-opening guided tour; Edinburgh Castle, home of the Scottish Crown Jewels; Holyrood Palace (when available), The Queen’s official Scottish residence; and Balmoral Castle (except when the Royal Family is in residence), the favorite residence of The Queen and her family during the summer holiday period. </BR></BR>You’ll also witness spectacular scenery on this British Isles tour! You’ll cruise on Scotland’s Loch Lomond, mainland Britain’s largest body of fresh water; pass through England’s beautiful Lake District; visit the 668-foot Cliffs of Moher, with its breathtaking views of rugged cliffs dropping into the ocean; join the Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile panoramic drive through rugged and magnificent landscapes; drive through the incomparable landscapes of Snowdonia National Park in Wales; cruise on Plymouth Sound, one of the world’s great natural harbors; and more. Plus, you’ll also experience some charming British towns, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of Shakespeare; Grasmere, home of William Wordsworth; Looe, a small Cornish fishing village; Bath, where you’ll visit the Roman ruins; and much more. </BR></BR>Throughout this British Isles tour, Globus also has included unique experiences for you, such as afternoon tea at a 150-year-old farmhouse in Ireland and a cup of tea and shortbread at Abbotsford House, Sir Walter Scott’s home in Scotland. All of this and much more await you on this fabulous British Isles vacation!
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 gardensOXFORD Walking tourSTRATFORD-UPON-AVONTake pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, visit Shakespeare’s birthplaceWARWICKWelcome dinner; private pre-public-opening guided tour of the castleYORK Walking tourABBOTSFORDGuided tour of Sir Walter Scott’s house, then [LF] tea/coffee & shortbreadEDINBURGH Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood PalaceBALMORAL Visit the castle (when open)CULLODEN MOORVisit the battle site’s visitor center LOCH LOMONDCruise the loch in a private boatLIVERPOOL Visit the Beatles StoryHOLYHEAD–DUBLINCross the Irish Sea by ferryDUBLIN Orientation driveKILDARE Guided tour of the Irish National StudLIMERICK Orientation driveCLIFFS OF MOHERSavor the spectacular viewsRATHBAUN FARM[LF] Visit and Afternoon Tea;RING OF KERRYScenic peninsula driveWATERFORDGuided tour of the House of Waterford CrystalROSSLARE–PEMBROKECross St. George’s Channel by ferryBATH Visit the Roman relicsCORNWALL Visit the fishing village of Looe and Plymouth, [LF] Plymouth Sound cruise DARTMOOR[LF] Dinner at a local pubSTONEHENGEVisit the prehistoric monument
Full English breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Warwick, and 1 dinner at a local pub in Dartmoor
NOTE:Edinburgh Military Tattoo ticket included for departures August 2 through August 23
Motorcoach; private cruise on Loch Lomond; ferries Holyhead-Dublin, Rosslare-Pembroke. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.