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Britain and Ireland Escorted Tour

9 Nights / 10 Days tour package starting at USD 1849 per person
Destinations Covered: London - Wales - Waterford - Dublin - Edinburgh - York (GB) / 2013
 

This comprehensive vacation introduces you to all five countries that make up the British Isles. Start with an overnight in London, then head west to prehistoric Stonehenge, picturesque Salisbury, and the extraordinary Roman excavations in Bath. Next, spend a night in Newport, Wales, and travel via Cardiff to Pembroke for a ferry crossing to Ireland. Enjoy a guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal, admire the stallions at the Irish National Stud in Kildare, and relax with two overnights and an orientation drive in Dublin featuring O’Connell Street, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College with its Book of Kells. Cross into Northern Ireland, pass the Mountains of Mourne, and stop in vibrant Belfast before boarding a ferry bound for Scotland. In the capital city of Edinburgh, guided sightseeing includes a castle visit to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Return to England, where you’ll see a section of Hadrian’s Wall (dating back to the 2nd century) and stop in medieval York to marvel at gothic York Minster. Skirt Robin Hood’s Sherwood Forest on the way to Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon, then return to London for an overnight and the conclusion of your journey. 

 

Rates and Dates (Rates per person on US Dollars):

Tour Start Date Return Date Price Per Person
19-Mar-2013 28-Mar-2013 USD 1849
26-Mar-2013 04-Apr-2013
02-Apr-2013 11-Apr-2013
 
09-Apr-2013 18-Apr-2013 USD 1899
 
16-Apr-2013 25-Apr-2013 USD 1949
 
23-Apr-2013 02-May-2013 USD 2049
30-Apr-2013 09-May-2013
07-May-2013 16-May-2013
14-May-2013 23-May-2013
16-May-2013 25-May-2013
21-May-2013 30-May-2013
 
23-May-2013 01-Jun-2013 USD 2049
28-May-2013 06-Jun-2013
30-May-2013 08-Jun-2013
04-Jun-2013 13-Jun-2013
06-Jun-2013 15-Jun-2013
11-Jun-2013 20-Jun-2013
13-Jun-2013 22-Jun-2013
18-Jun-2013 27-Jun-2013
20-Jun-2013 29-Jun-2013
 
25-Jun-2013 04-Jul-2013 USD 2049
27-Jun-2013 06-Jul-2013
02-Jul-2013 11-Jul-2013
04-Jul-2013 13-Jul-2013
09-Jul-2013 18-Jul-2013
11-Jul-2013 20-Jul-2013
16-Jul-2013 25-Jul-2013
18-Jul-2013 27-Jul-2013
 
23-Jul-2013 01-Aug-2013 USD 2089
 
25-Jul-2013 03-Aug-2013 USD 2299
 
25-Jul-2013 03-Aug-2013 USD 2089
 
30-Jul-2013 08-Aug-2013 USD 2189
13-Aug-2013 22-Aug-2013
15-Aug-2013 24-Aug-2013
 
20-Aug-2013 29-Aug-2013 USD 2089
22-Aug-2013 31-Aug-2013
27-Aug-2013 05-Sep-2013
29-Aug-2013 07-Sep-2013
 
03-Sep-2013 12-Sep-2013 USD 2099
05-Sep-2013 14-Sep-2013
10-Sep-2013 19-Sep-2013
12-Sep-2013 21-Sep-2013
17-Sep-2013 26-Sep-2013
19-Sep-2013 28-Sep-2013
 
24-Sep-2013 03-Oct-2013 USD 2089
26-Sep-2013 05-Oct-2013
01-Oct-2013 10-Oct-2013
08-Oct-2013 17-Oct-2013
15-Oct-2013 24-Oct-2013
 
22-Oct-2013 31-Oct-2013 USD 2089
 
29-Oct-2013 07-Nov-2013 USD 2079
   
Hotels:

London: Hilton London Metropole (SF)

Newport: Hilton (F)

Waterford: Tower (F)

Dublin: Clarion IFSC (SF)

Edinburgh: The George (SF)

York: Novotel (F)

 
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in London, England
Uniformed Globus hosts will be waiting to welcome you. After checking into your hotel and an afternoon at leisure we recommend our optional Taste of London excursion with dinner followed by a guided illuminations cruise on the River Thames.

Day 2: London – Stonehenge – Salisbury – Bath – Newport, Wales
Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and depart London at 8 am for a memorable day’s sightseeing. Try to figure out the riddle of STONEHENGE; take a stroll in picturesque Salisbury with its vast cathedral, the ultimate in Early English Gothic; and, in the elegant Georgian city of Bath, see the amazing excavations of the ROMAN BATHS. Cross the River Severn for a late-afternoon arrival in Wales. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 3: Newport – Cardiff – Waterford, Ireland
A morning orientation drive in the Welsh capital features all the major attractions. Then, take a guided tour of CARDIFF CASTLE, and discover its history of invasions, abductions, and conflicts over the past 2,000 years. Continue along the South Wales coast to Pembroke, where your FERRY will be waiting. Sail across St. George’s Channel to Rosslare on the Emerald Isle and proceed to Waterford, a stronghold founded by the Danish Vikings in 853. (B,D)

Day 4: Waterford – Kilkenny – Kildare – Dublin
This morning, enjoy a guided tour of the HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL, then in Kilkenny, spend time exploring this pretty county town. Later, horse-racing country with a visit to the IRISH NATIONAL STUD at Kildare, whose thoroughbreds command respect on the racecourses of the world. Drive across the Curragh and on arrival in Dublin, top the day with an optional Irish cabaret evening including dinner, dance, song, and laughter. (B)

Day 5: Dublin
An orientation drive in Ireland’s capital city includes statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Then, visit Oscar Wilde’s TRINITY COLLEGE, famous for the 1,200-year-old Book of Kells and the magnificent Old Library. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight, maybe take in an optional dinner outing to the Guinness Storehouse. (B)

Day 6: Dublin – Belfast, Northern Ireland - Edinburgh, Scotland
On your way to Northern Ireland, cross the River Boyne, then skirt the Mountains of Mourne. In Belfast, where the Titanic was built, take in the city’s vibrant history and view the impressive City Hall. Next, board 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, relax and enjoy our optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis. (B)

Day 7: Edinburgh
Morning city sightseeing with a local expert introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town” and famous scientists, inventors, and novelists. In the “Old Town,” drive up the narrow Royal Mile to EDINBURGH CASTLE to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels. The afternoon is free to enjoy the Scottish capital at your own pace. Later, a unique optional experience: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. For departure numbers July 30 through August 15, tickets are included for tonight’s performance of the world-renowned MILITARY TATTOO, a vast spectacle of massed Scottish pipe bands that takes place in an arena on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle. (B)

Day 8: Edinburgh – York, England
This morning, drive past the abbey ruins at Jedburgh and the house of Mary, Queen of Scots, into wild Northumberland National Park. Later, see a section of Hadrian’s Wall, the Roman coast-to-coast defense against marauding northern tribes. In York, England’s most complete medieval city, stand in awe in front of the great structure of York Minster, then follow your Tour Director through a maze of quaint streets, including the narrow Shambles. (B,D)

Day 9: York – Stratford - Upon - Avon – London
On the last leg of your journey, stop at Stratford-upon-Avon. Take your pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, visit SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE, and enjoy lunchtime exploring this fascinating Elizabethan town at your own pace. On return to London at about 3:30 pm, a Shownight Theater Evening would be an incredible finale to your vacation. (B)

Day 10: London
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

 
Package Includes:
Accommodation for 2 nights in London
Accommodation for 2 nights in Edinburgh
Accommodation for 1 night in Wales
Accommodation for 1 night in York
Accommodation for 1 night in Waterford
Meals as per the itinerary
Accommodation for 2 nights in Dublin
Sightseeing and activities as per the itinerary
 
Package Excludes:
Return Airfare and taxes
Cost of meals other than not mentioned in the inclusions
Visa charges
Cost of any other services not specifically mentioned in inclusions
Expenses of personal nature, laundry, telephone bills, tips, gratuities etc    
 
Notes:
The package Prices based on double room occupancy
The package  itineraries and prices are subject to change without prior notice
Please note that mandatory prepaid gratuities for Tour Director and Driver are applicable    

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