Traveling through the small towns and larger cities, this Britain and Ireland tour is our most complete view of the British Isles. On any tour through Britain and Ireland you’d expect to visit ancient ruins, majestic castles and palaces, magnificent cathedrals, and historical sights. That’s why Globus has included visitations to prehistoric Stonehenge; the ancient Roman ruins in Bath; Edinburgh Castle, dating to the 12th century; Holyrood Palace, The Queen’s official residence in Scotland; Floors Castle, Scotland’s largest inhabited castle; Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill; Cawdor Castle, the romantic castle dating to the 14th century; Royal Pavilion, an exotic palace built in the early 1800s; St. Paul’s Cathedral, Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece; and Canterbury Cathedral, to where pilgrims have made their way since the Middle Ages.</BR> </BR>You’d also expect lush landscapes and breathtaking scenery. That’s why Globus has included a photo at England’s breathtaking Land’s End; a drive on the 100-mile Ring of Kerry, with its rugged and magnificent landscapes; stunning scenery on Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula; the spectacular 668-foot Cliffs of Moher; Northern Ireland’s awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway, formed millions of years ago; a scenic drive through Snowdonia National Park in Wales; England’s tranquil Lake District; the Isle of Skye, with some of Scotland’s best scenery; and much more. </BR></BR>What you may not expect on a Britain and Ireland tour are special and unique experiences. That’s where Globus is different and has included them. For example, you’ll enjoy a cruise on Plymouth Sound, one of the world’s great natural harbors, and you’ll have fun joining the locals for dinner and traditional Irish music at a local pub in Killarney. </BR>Castles, palaces, cathedrals, ancient sights, breathtaking scenery, special treats, and so much more are offered on this in-depth Britain and Ireland tour. A vacation of a lifetime!
LONDONGuided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral & see the Changing of the Guard, if heldCANTERBURY Visit the cathedralBRIGHTON Royal Pavilion tour; welcome dinnerSTONEHENGE Visit the prehistoric monumentCORNWALL Take pictures of St. Michael’s Mount, visit Land’s End & St. Ives; [LF] Cornish pasty treat; [LF] Plymouth Sound cruise;BATH Visit the Roman relicsBRECON Visit the historical market town;FISHGUARD-ROSSLARE Cross St. George’s Channel by ferryWATERFORD [LF] Enjoy an Irish Coffee demonstration; guided tour of the House of Waterford CrystalKILLARNEY [LF] Enjoy dinner and music at Scruffys pubRING OF KERRYScenic peninsula driveDINGLE PENINSULA Visit the Blasket Islands CentreADARE Admire the thatched cottagesCLIFFS OF MOHER Savor the spectacular viewsDRUMCLIFF Visit W.B. Yeats’ graveBELLEEK Guided tour of the potteryCOUNTY ANTRIM Visit Giant’s CausewayBELFAST Guided “Living History” tour, visit the Titanic ExhibitionDOWNPATRICK Visit the Saint Patrick CentreDUBLIN Orientation driveDUBLIN–HOLYHEAD Cross the Irish Sea by ferryLIVERPOOL Visit the Beatles StoryGRASMERE [LF] Try original Grasmere gingerbreadMALLAIG–ARMADALE Cross the Sound of Sleat by ferryISLE OF SKYE Visit the Museum of the Isles at the Clan Donald CentreINVERNESS Visit the Highland capitalCULLODEN MOOR Visit the battle site’s visitor centerCAWDOR Visit the castle and gardens;EDINBURGH Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle & Holyrood PalaceFLOORS Visit the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe’s castleYORK Walking tourSTRATFORD-UPON-AVON Take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, visit Shakespeare’s birthplaceBLENHEIM Guided tour of the palace
Full English breakfast daily; 11 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Brighton, and 1 dinner at a local pub in Killarney
NOTE: Edinburgh Military Tattoo ticket included for departures July 18 through August 08
Motorcoach; ferries Fishguard-Rosslare, Dublin-Holyhead, Mallaig-Armadale. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.