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Essential Britain & Ireland - Globus
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10 days

Essential Britain & Ireland

Start and end in London
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US $2,249
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  • 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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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.
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  1. Introduction
  5. Day 5: DUBLIN
  7. Day 7: EDINBURGH
  10. Day 10: LONDON
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
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  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

9 nights

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  • R
    · September 09, 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 14, 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 27, 2019
    No comparison between your tour andEF/ Go Ahead tours. Go Ahead was by far the superior tour
    Trip date: July 2019
  • M
    · July 27, 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 20, 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 15, 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 09, 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 03, 2018
    Very knowledgeable, professional, and courteous.
    Trip date: September 2018
  • AG
    · September 13, 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 01, 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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    • Can this tour accommodate a disability scooter?

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    • 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.

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    • 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?

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