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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.
Destinations & Sightseeing
Welcome dinner followed by [LF] Irish Liquor; orientation drive
Orientation drive; visit the Titanic Experience
Cross the North Channel by ferry
Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle
Visit the market town
Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral
- 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:
- Westminster Palace (Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church)
Motorcoach, ferry Belfast-Cairnryan. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
Meals & Itinerary
Full English breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Dublin
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 Irish Liquor.
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?
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.
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.
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,” visit EDINBURGH CASTLE to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels and the iconic Stone of Destiny, used to inaugurate monarchs for centuries. Take in the fantastic views over the city. Later a unique optional experience: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, once Her Majesty’s perfect residence for glittering state receptions and family holidays. Dinner rounds off this optional visit.
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.
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?
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.
Day 9 LONDON
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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.
$ ($50 CAD and under)
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Taylors Irish Night
After a three-course dinner with wine and Irish coffee, enjoy an interactive evening of traditional Irish dancing and music.
Price Range: $$$
Scottish Night with Bagpipers and the Ceremony of the Haggis
Enjoy a delicious three-course meal followed by traditional Scottish song and dance and the Ceremony of the Haggis.
Price Range: $$$
Royal Yacht Britannia Excursion and Dinner
Enjoy a visit to the former Royal Yacht Britannia, which was used on over 700 overseas visits and sailed over a million nautical miles, and discover what life was like on board Her Majesty's floating residence. Later dinner with wine and coffee at an excellent local restaurant is included.
Price Range: $$
Tower of London and Crown Jewels
From the opulent Crown Jewels to the uniformed Beefeaters and infamous ravens, this fascinating excursion introduces you to the Tower of London, one of the country's most famous castle fortresses.
Price Range: $$
A Taste of London
A traditional dining experience followed by a nighttime cruise along the Thames River, viewing some of the capital's most beautiful illuminated sights.
Price Range: $$$
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