This tour is conducted at a medium-fast pace. Some long travel days may be required to complete this itinerary and you will typically spend two nights at each destination, with some one night stays required. This trip includes a mix of sightseeing and free time to explore at your own pace. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and some activities will be conducted on uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to handle your own luggage.
This tour is fully escorted by an expert English-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.
✓ Travel with Globus ✓ Accommodation ✓ Meals as per the itinerary ✓ Sightseeing as per the itinerary ✓ Experienced Driver Guide ✓ Comprehensive commentary ✓ Travel in an air-conditioned coach
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Day 1 Glasgow
Welcome to Glasgow! Check into your hotel with the rest of the day free to relax in Scotland's largest city. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Day 2 Glasgow Fort William Inverness
Your Celtic adventure starts in earnest with a city drive, taking in the fine 12th-century cathedral, imposing university buildings, and elegant Georgian squares. On the way this morning: the "Bonnie Banks" of Loch Lomond, wild Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, lovely Loch Linnhe, and Fort William beneath Ben Nevis.
In the afternoon, look out for signs of the mysterious Loch Ness monster. Spend the night in Inverness, the Highland capital.
Day 3 Inverness Culloden Blair Atholl Edinburgh
At CULLODEN VISITOR CENTRE, hear the story of the crushing Hanoverian victory over Bonnie Prince Charlie's Scottish clans. Then, drive through the Cairngorms National Park and visit BLAIR CASTLE, the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl and home to Europe's last remaining private army, the Atholl Highlanders. Tonight in Edinburgh, don't miss our optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis
Day 4 Edinburgh
Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old "New Town" and the famous scientists, inventors, and novelists who lived there. In the "Old Town," visit EDINBURGH CASTLE to admire Scotland's Crown Jewels, then explore HOLYROOD PALACE (when available, excluding August and other occasional dates).
Later, a unique optional excursion: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, once the perfect royal residence for glittering state visits and family holidays. Dinner rounds off this evening. For departure numbers 0809 through 0824, tickets are included for tonight's performance of the worldrenowned MILITARY TATTOO
Day 5 Edinburgh Gretna Green Grasmere Liverpool
On the way through the history-steeped Lowland Hills, stop at Gretna Green. Then, leave the land of the Scots and journey into England through the tranquil Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to Grasmere, home of poet William Wordsworth, to try original GRASMERE GINGERBREAD. In Liverpool, visit THE BEATLES STORY, an atmospheric journey into the life, times, culture, and music of the "Fab Four."
Day 6 Liverpool North Wales Dublin
Travel to lovely Betws-y-Coed, then through the incomparable landscapes of Snowdonia National Park and over breathtaking Llanberis Pass. After a stop at Caernarvon, cross Britannia Bridge to the Isle of Anglesey for a photo stop at tongue-twisting Llanfairpwllgwyngyll.
At Holyhead, board your FERRY and cross the Irish Sea to Dublin. For a first taste of Ireland, why not join an optional Irish cabaret evening including dinner, dance, song, and laughter?
Day 7 Dublin
An orientation drive in the Irish capital includes statue-lined O'Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and Oscar Wilde's Trinity College. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight, consider an optional dinner outing to the Guinness Storehouse.
Day 8 Dublin Kildare Cashel Blarney Killarney
Horse-racing country awaits this morning. Drive across the Curragh to visit the IRISH NATIONAL STUD at Kildare, whose thoroughbreds command respect on the racecourses of the world. On the way to Killarney, pause to take photos at the Rock of Cashel, where St. Patrick preached.
Time for lunch, to walk up to the castle, and to shop for traditional Irish handicrafts in Blarney, renowned for its magical Kissing Stone
Day 9 Killarney Ring of Kerry Limerick
Follow the road known as the RING OF KERRY for a spectacular 100-mile panoramic drive around the island's southwestern tip. Have your camera ready for sparkling seascapes, brightly coloured farmhouses, subtropical vegetation, and the breathtaking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View. In the afternoon, travel via quaint Adare to Limerick. A suggestion for a very special night out: an optional medieval banquet at an historic castle.
Day 10 Limerick Cliffs of Moher Galway Sligo
Drive to the spectacular CLIFFS OF MOHER, rising 668 feet above the Atlantic, and step on to the edge of the world to admire the aweinspiring views and watch the birds glide along the rugged cliffs.
Via the limestone plateau of The Burren, reach Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan centre with colourful shops and a busy cafe and bar culture. Then, spend the night in the coastal seaport and county town of Sligo.
Day 11 Sligo Derry Giant's Causeway Belfast
First highlight today is Derry, situated on the banks of the Foyle River, and a WALK on the Old Town walls in the company of a Local Guide. After lunch, take your photographs of Dunluce Castle, then visit aweinspiring GIANT'S CAUSEWAY, composed of thousands of strangely symmetrical basalt columns jutting out to sea. Stay in Belfast tonight, Northern Ireland's seat of government.
Day 12 Belfast Glasgow
This morning, visit the fascinating TITANIC EXPERIENCE and learn about the building of the largest passenger steam ship, its maiden voyage, and the tragic night of April 14, 1912.
Board your FERRY for the crossing of the North Channel to Cairnryan on the west coast of Scotland. Back in Glasgow, celebrate your journey with a farewell dinner at your hotel.
Day 13 Glasgow
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.
Accommodation Meals as per the itinerary Sightseeing as per the itinerary Experienced Driver Guide Comprehensive commentary Travel in an air-conditioned coach
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Accommodation The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, however, any changes are beyond our control.
Single Supplement A single supplement is available on all nights of this trip from an extra AUD $780subject to availability.
Triple Share Not available.
Children Children must be 5 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.
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Airfares Personal Expenses Travel Insurance Optional activities Anything not mentioned in the itinerary or optional
Optional Tours can be purchsaed on tour and will be advised on arrival