Don’t think you can see the top sights of Britain and Ireland in 10 days? Sharpen your pencils to cross off your bucket-list destinations in five fabulous countries. A jolly good time awaits in England, Scotland, and Wales—plus both territories of Ireland—as you explore the lively capital cities of each and the thatched-roof-dotted countryside in between. Coast through rolling hills, ferry across legendary waterways, and skip down cobblestone streets to discover the wonders of Stonehenge, Waterford, York, and more on this essential tour of Britain and Ireland. Along the way, you’ll drink in the sights of fairytale castles and storybook settings as well as the locally brewed ales, strong Irish coffees, and perfectly aged scotch whiskeys passionately poured in every pub. Factor in time to shop for bits and bobs and taste local favorites like fish and chips, and you’d be off your trolley not to come along!
Location: Arrive In London, England
Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts will be waiting to welcome you. Free time this afternoon.ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in London with A Taste of London excursion with dinner, followed by a guided illuminations cruise on the Thames River. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
Location: London–Stonehenge–Bath–Newport, Wales
LONDON Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions at 8 am and drive to Stonehenge.STONEHENGE Guided visit.BATH Visit the excavations of the Roman Baths. 164 mi / 264 km
Location: Newport–Cardiff–Waterford, Ireland
CARDIFF Morning orientation drive features Cardiff Castle, Cathays Park, and the stately civic buildings.PEMBROKE Ferry crossing across St. George’s Channel to Rosslare.WATERFORD LF An Irish coffee demonstration after dinner. 168 mi / 271 km
WATERFORD Guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal.KILKENNY See one of Ireland’s prettiest towns with medieval cobblestones. Visit Kilkenny Castle and gardens. 115 mi / 195 km
DUBLIN Afternoon orientation drive to see O’Connell Street, Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College. Free time this afternoon.
Location: Dublin–Belfast, Northern Ireland–Edinburgh, Scotland
Boyne River crossing and drive past the Mountains of Mourne.BELFAST Orientation drive before ferry crossing on the North Channel to Scotland’s Cairnryan. 234 mi / 376 km
EDINBURGH Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the New Town, Old Town, and a visit to Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Free time this afternoon.
Location: Edinburgh–Jedburgh–York, England
JEDBURGH Photo stop at the Augustinian abbey ruins. Drive into Northumberland National Park and see a section of Hadrian’s Wall.YORK See York Minster on a guided walk through The Shambles. 198 mi / 318 km
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON See Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace. 260 mi / 418 km
LONDON Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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