Beloved music, literature, and poetry; lively traditions, customs, and conversation; smooth Guinness, whisky, and ale—they all flow from the banks of one legendary river to another on this immersive tour of Ireland, Scotland, and England. From the ancient villages along the Shannon to the cathedrals and castles lining the Thames, this tour of Ireland and Britain invites you to splash about in four distinctive countries and cultures. Enjoy traditional tea at a 150-year-old Irish farmhouse, follow the sounds of haunting bagpipes in Edinburgh’s quirky quarters, and quote famous verse as you stroll around Shakespeare’s birthplace in the English countryside. With a compass pointed toward enlightenment and enchantment, this vacation to Ireland and Britain is overflowing with seaside scenery, Highland history, and cobblestone charisma.
Location: Arrive In Shannon, Ireland–Limerick
Céad mile fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes! This evening meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Location: Limerick. Excursion To Cliffs Of Moher & Galway
CLIFFS OF MOHER Visit the 668-foot-high cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean.GALWAY Free time.RATHBAUN LF Learn about sheep herding and shearing, and enjoy traditional tea at Rathbaun Farm. 159 mi / 255 kmENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Limerick with a medieval banquet at an historic castle. 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: Limerick–Adare–Ring Of Kerry–Killarney
ADARE Stop at the quaint village to see its pretty thatched cottages.RING OF KERRY Panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip.KILLARNEY Free time. 157 mi / 253 km
BLARNEY Visit the village renowned for its magical Kissing Stone with free time to explore.CAHIR Photo stop.DUBLIN Free time this afternoon. 225 mi / 360 km
DUBLIN Morning orientation drive to see O’Connell Street, Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College. Free time this afternoon.
Location: Dublin–Giant’S Causeway, Northern Ireland–Belfast
GIANT’S CAUSEWAY See more than 40,000 interlocking basalt columns formed millions years ago.BELFAST Visit Titanic Experience museum. 216 mi / 348 km
Location: Belfast–Edinburgh, Scotland
Ferry crossing on the North Channel to Cairnryan on Scotland’s southwest coast.Scenic drive through Scottish border country to Edinburgh. 132 mi / 212 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–Alnwick, England–York
ALNWICK At Alnwick Castle choose to visit the Castle or explore the garden.YORK See York Minster on a guided walk through The Shambles. 243 mi / 391 km
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON See Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace.BATH Visit the excavations of the Roman Baths. 286 mi / 460 km
STONEHENGE Guided visit. 131 mi / 210 km
LONDON Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall, Prime Minister’s Downing Street residence, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. Free time this afternoon.
LONDON Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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