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Essential Britain & Ireland

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Essential Britain & Ireland - Globus
Essential Britain & Ireland - Globus
Aileen "Covered alot of ground and very busy of course with never enough time, but that was expected. Great driver, found tour director somewhat unenthusiastic - would have liked more concise info on how each day was going to progress and a little more interaction with the group. Hotel Metropole was so hot and too noisy to have window open - most of the hotel rooms were so hot all night. Holiday Inn York ..."
Good
8 reviews
Starts
London
Destinations
+12
Ends
London
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Highlights

  • See the best of Ireland and Britain
  • Visit the legendary Cardiff Castle and Edinburgh Castle
  • Explore architectural remains and energetic cities
  • Experience a traditional Irish coffee demonstration
  • See Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon
Age range
8 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Ferry
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus
Operator
Globus
Start and end in London! With the discovery tour Essential Britain & Ireland, you have a 10 day tour package taking you through London, England and 12 other destinations in Europe. Essential Britain & Ireland includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND
  2. Day 2: LONDON–STONEHENGE–BATH–NEWPORT, WALES
  3. Day 3: NEWPORT–CARDIFF–WATERFORD, IRELAND
  4. Day 4: WATERFORD–KILKENNY–DUBLIN
  5. Day 5: DUBLIN
  6. Day 6: DUBLIN–BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND–EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
  7. Day 7: EDINBURGH
  8. Day 8: EDINBURGH–JEDBURGH–YORK, ENGLAND
  9. Day 9: YORK–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LONDON
  10. Day 10: LONDON

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

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  • Additional Services

8 Reviews

Excellent
50%
Good
25%
Average
13%
Rather Poor
13%
Bad
0%
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  • Written on July 27, 2019
    3.0 - Average

    No comparison between your tour andEF/ Go Ahead tours. Go Ahead was by far the superior tour

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  • M
    Written on July 27, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    I’ve just returned from this fabulous tour! I highly recommend it. We had the greatest tour guide and bus driver. The itinerary was fascinating . You read about the itinerary before you go, but the reality of the itinerary far exceeded my expectation! We... Read more

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  • Written on July 20, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Overall a good but only at the Mercure Hotel’s dinner, the hotel’s waiter was refused to give some more bread to one of the guy in a group that he was still hungry and the location of the hotel was situated on the countryside!!!

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  • AD
    Written on November 3, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Very knowledgeable, professional, and courteous.

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  • AG
    Written on September 13, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Covered alot of ground and very busy of course with never enough time, but that was expected. Great driver, found tour director somewhat unenthusiastic - would have liked more concise info on how each day was going to progress and a little more interaction... Read more

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  • Essential Britain & Ireland reviewer 6
    Written on July 1, 2018
    1.5 - Rather poor

    Bus was fine. Driver was great. “Customer Care” was deplorable. Poor communication about seat rotation. Much seat jumping caused our family of 7 to be separated and me to have to skip breakfast daily to scrap for seats together on the bus. Kevin did not... Read more

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  • MW
    Written on June 21, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    great support driver and guide, excellent stops, especially edinbriugh... BUT... too much time on the bus. This needs to be better balanced.. either shorter distance or more timer

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  • Essential Britain & Ireland reviewer 8
    Written on May 31, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Everything was planned and organised professionally. Absolutely hassle free travelling. Our guide was friendly, funny and incredibly knowledgeable.

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • Can this tour accommodate a disability scooter?

      Globus can accommodate electric scooters/carts on our tours. however, their motorcoaches do not have ramps. Passengers using scooters may be charged a fee per travelling day, and they or their companion are responsible for the scooter at all times. Globus would also require information on the dimensions and weight of the scooter.

    • How many hours a day will be spent on the bus between locations?

      While the trip does have a few longer travel days, the trip leader makes sure no more than 2.5 hours is spent on the bus at once and offers frequent stops in between destinations.

    • What are the other costs associated with this tour?

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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

    Currencies

    £
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    England , Wales and Scotland
    Euro
    Ireland

    Plugs & Adapters

    England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland

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    Location
    Start and end in London.
    Hold my space
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    Payment(s)
    For any tour departing before 13 October 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 13 October 2019, a minimum payment of $250 is required to confirm your booking with Globus. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 50 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,629 km.
    • London (England)
    • 123 km
    • Stonehenge (England)
    • 43 km
    • Bath (England)
    • 50 km
    • Newport (Wales)
    • 17 km
    • Cardiff (Wales)
    • 284 km
    • Waterford (Ireland)
    • 45 km
    • Kilkenny (Ireland)
    • 102 km
    • Dublin (Ireland)
    • 140 km
    • Belfast (Ireland)
    • 230 km
    • Edinburgh (Scotland)
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