On this Britain and Ireland tour, you’ll see Britain’s & Ireland’s highlights— from the bustling cities to the small towns and from the magnificent palaces and castles to the ancient ruins. Traveling through the lands of queens, kings, and leprechauns, begin and end in London and pass through Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and England.
You’ll visit some of the splendid castles and palaces for which Britain and Ireland are famous. You’ll stroll through the gardens and tour Malahide Castle, one of the oldest castles in Ireland and home to the Talbot family for over 800 years. In Edinburgh visit Edinburgh Castle, where you’ll marvel at the Scottish Crown Jewels, and Holyrood Palace (when available), and The Queen’s official residence in Scotland. Finally, enjoy a visit to majestic Blenheim Palace, built in the early 18th century and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.
On this tour through Britain and Ireland, you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing in many of the cities with Local Guides—experts from the area who will give you in-depth, insider knowledge of the cities and their attractions. In London, your sightseeing includes a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral; in Waterford you’ll see the highly-skilled artisan glass makers at work; and in Edinburgh your sightseeing includes both the “New Town” and “Old Town.” Additionally, at the National Irish Stud in Kildare, you’ll be shown some of the most magnificent horses in the British Isles, and you'll hear about Shakespeare’s live and times in Stratford-upon-Avon.
You will also learn how to make a traditional Irish coffee and savor a pub dinner in the beautiful Cotswolds. All of this—and much more, including a visit to prehistoric Stonehenge—are included on this fabulous Britain and Ireland tour.
Visited Countries (5): England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales
Visited cities (9): Bath, Belfast, Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, Killarney, London, Newport, Stonehenge
- Newport–Cardiff–Waterford, Ireland.
- Dublin–Malahide–Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral
Visit the prehistoric monument
Visit the Roman relics
Cross St. George’s Channel by ferry
Enjoy an Irish Coffee demonstration; guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal
Visit the famous village
Visit the popular resort town
RING OF KERRY
Scenic peninsula drive
Admire the thatched cottages
Guided tour of the Irish National Stud
Guided tour of Malahide Castle
Orientation drive; visit the Titanic Experience
Cross the North Channel by ferry
Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace (excluding August and other occasional dates)
Walking tour, visit York Minster
Take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, visit Shakespeare’s birthplace
dinner at local pub
Visit the palace
July 28 through August 18 Departures–Edinburgh Military Tattoo ticket included
Experience the beauty of Britain & Ireland on this 15 day escorted tour. Travel to Stonehenge, Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh & more. Request a quote!
England and Ireland Tour - Globus® Escorted Tours
Motorcoach; ferries Fishguard-Rosslare, Belfast-Cairnryan.
Headsets throughout the tour except London.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.