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Essential Britain & Ireland - Globus
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10 days

Essential Britain & Ireland

Start and end in London
Tour Operator:
Globus
Max group size:
50
Age range:
5 to 80
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
51199
Hygiene Measures:
Included
Private available:
From
$2,499
-10%
US $2,249
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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

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Itinerary

Start and end in London! With the Discovery tour Essential Britain & Ireland, you have a 10 days 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.
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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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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Hygiene Measures
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
9 nights

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.2
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Accommodation
    Good
    3.8
  • Food
    Good
    4.0
  • 4.4
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  • R
    · September 9th, 2019
    Hello, We have just returned from the UK, we thoroughly enjoyed our tour and excursions, except for the last day in Edinburgh were on the morning of 24th Aug we went to the dinning room with our tour group to find no breakfast, and no porter to help... Show more
    Trip date: August 2019
  • DR
    · August 14th, 2019
    Tour was action packed Sometimes too busy Scottish evening was too soon and too much like the Irish Cabaret the night before John Tour Guide and Juilian Driver were absolutely the best Hotels were too big I found... I found the best ones were... Show more
    Trip date: August 2019
  • HL
    · July 27th, 2019
    No comparison between your tour andEF/ Go Ahead tours. Go Ahead was by far the superior tour
    Trip date: July 2019
  • M
    · July 27th, 2019
    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!... Show more
    Trip date: June 2019
  • HH
    · July 20th, 2019
    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!!!
    Trip date: July 2019
  • LA
    · June 15th, 2019
    Liz Ryan is an excellent guide and knows her history of Britain very well. The bus was very comfortable and even had USB ports for charging. And the free bottles of water, as needed, were greatly appreciated. All hotels were very clean with very... Show more
    Trip date: May 2019
  • MK
    · June 9th, 2019
    We enjoyed the fact that there were optional tours. Christina was very patient, witty, knowledgeable and always considerate.
    Trip date: May 2019
  • AD
    · November 3rd, 2018
    Very knowledgeable, professional, and courteous.
    Trip date: September 2018
  • AG
    · September 13th, 2018
    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... Show more
    Trip date: August 2018
  • Essential Britain & Ireland reviewer 10
    · July 1st, 2018
    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... Show more
    Trip date: July 2018

Dates & Availability

10 days
Essential Britain & Ireland
From London to London
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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?

      TourRadar does not charge any booking fees or credit card fees, so there are no additional costs added to the trip, extra costs would only be incurred on the booking if you wished to add extra services, such as an extra night or an airport transfer.

    • Does this price include all accommodations?

      Yes, in this price you have included all accommodation in centrally hand picked superior hotels, you have some meals (Full English breakfast daily; 1 lunch; 3 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Newport), the tour leader and coach.

    • What is the age range?

      The age range for passengers on this tour is 8 - 80+ years old. Due to the nature of the tour and the activities involved children under the age of 8 are not eligible to participate in this tour, however we offer some great alternative tours that are suitable for younger children. Our customer support team can help pair you with the perfect adventure!

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      Euro
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      England, Scotland and Wales
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for type G.

      Type G
      Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before April 24th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after April 24th, 2021, 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 prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Globus will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Globus" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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