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BRITAIN & IRELAND IN DEPTH
24 Days, Roundtrip London
Departs 17 Sept 2019
FROM ONLY $6,299 per person*
GET $2,000 Europe Air Credit per couple*!
• Spectacular views of the Cliffs of Moher 204 metres above the Atlantic
• The Beatles Story in Liverpool – for the life, times, culture & music of the “Fab Four”
• A cruise on Plymouth Sound, one of the world’s great natural harbours
• Join the locals for dinner & traditional Irish music at a local pub in Killarney
THE BEST OF SWITZERLAND
8 Days, Roundtrip Zurich
Departs 25 Aug 2019
FROM ONLY $2,999 per person*
GET $940 Europe Air Credit per couple*!
• Visit the famous Sprüngli Confectionery to taste traditional Chocolate Pralines
• Board a mountain train to car-free Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of chalets beneath the famous Matterhorn
• A trip to the top of Mount Pilatus to enjoy heavenly views
• Enjoy a special lunch at a traditional Swiss working farm near Berne
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*Terms and conditions: All care is taken to promote correct pricing at time of printing, is subject to tour availability and will be confirmed at time of reservation. All prices are per person, twin share and include any applicable charges and savings. Book a 2019 Globus Europe tour and receive up to $1,000 per person saving towards your air. Depending on the tour duration, tours of 19 days or more receive $1000 per person; 14 – 18 days receive $800 per person; 9 – 13 days receive $600 per person and 1 – 8 days receive $400 per person. Offer valid for new 2019 Europe bookings made between 12/09/18 - 27/11/18 and cannot be claimed retrospectively. Tour itinerary was taken from the supplier. For more information please contact your itravel agent.
BRITAIN & IRELAND IN DEPTH
DAY 1 ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND
Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.
DAY 2 LONDON
Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the Thames River, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horseguards and the Prime Minister’s Downing Street residence, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. The highlight is a visit to ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL, Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708.
DAY 3 LONDON–STONEHENGE–DARTMOOR–PLYMOUTH.
Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and depart London at 8 am. First, visit prehistoric STONEHENGE and its visitor center before traveling through Salisbury Plain into Dartmoor. Stop in Widecombe-in-the-Moor with its prominent church, cozy tea rooms, and lively pubs before arriving in Plymouth, where you will spend the next two nights. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.
DAY 4 PLYMOUTH. CORNWALL EXCURSION.
A day full of West Country sights as you head through Cornwall, of Poldark fame. After viewing St. Michael’s Mount, take time to explore the popular seaside resort of St. Ives. Then, follow in the footsteps of Drake, Raleigh, and the Pilgrim Fathers with a CRUISE on Plymouth Sound, one of the world’s great natural harbors. You will also have time at the historic Plymouth Barbican to see the Mayflower Steps.
DAY 5 PLYMOUTH–GLASTONBURY–BATH–NEWPORT, WALES
In Glastonbury, hear about King Arthur, and in Bath, see the amazing excavations of the ROMAN BATHS. Overnight in Newport. Why not join an evening of Welsh entertainment and dinner tonight?
DAY 6 NEWPORT–CARMARTHEN–WATERFORD, IRELAND.
Your journey through South Wales takes you to Carmarthen and then to Fishguard. Cross St. George’s Channel to Rosslare in Ireland and proceed to Waterford, a stronghold founded by the Danish Vikings in 853. After dinner, enjoy an Globus Local Favorite IRISH COFFEE DEMONSTRATION.
DAY 7 WATERFORD–BLARNEY–KILLARNEY.
Start your day with a guided tour of the HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL. Then, in Blarney, renowned for its magical Kissing Stone, there is time to walk up to the castle and to shop for traditional Irish handicrafts before continuing to the popular resort town of Killarney, your County Kerry base for the next three nights. How about joining an entertaining optional evening in Tralee, with dinner and tickets for the National Folk Theatre?
DAY 8 AT LEISURE IN KILLARNEY
A full day to relax or join our optional excursion that includes a horse-drawn jaunting-car ride through Killarney National Park to Ross Castle, and a boat ride to Innisfallen Abbey and across the lakes to Muckross House. After lunch on your own, the excursion continues with a visit to the house and gardens, returning to your hotel mid-afternoon. Later, walk to Scruffy’s pub for Globus Local Favorite DINNER and join the locals in an evening full of live, traditional Irish music.
DAY 9 KILLARNEY. RING OF KERRY EXCURSION
Start a scenic day with a drive to Killorglin on Dingle Bay, and join the spectacular RING OF KERRY for a 100-mile panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip. Take photos of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View before returning to Killarney.
DAY 10 KILLARNEY–DINGLE PENINSULA–ADARE–LIMERICK.
Breathtaking scenery on Dingle Peninsula. At the BLASKET ISLANDS CENTRE, learn about the way of life on the remote islands, evacuated by its inhabitants in 1953. Via quaint Adare, head for the city of Limerick. Tonight’s optional recommendation: a medieval banquet at an historic castle.
DAY 11 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 awe-inspiring views and watch the birds glide along the rugged cliffs. Then, via the desolate limestone plateau of The Burren, head to Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan center with cobblestone streets, colorful shops, and a busy café and bar culture. Your overnight destination is Sligo, a coastal seaport known for its literary heritage. Before dinner, you might want to join an optional excursion to a local pub.
DAY 12 SLIGO–BELLEEK, NORTHERN IRELAND–DERRY–GIANT’S CAUSEWAY–BELFAST
A fascinating day today: BELLEEK POTTERY, renowned for its exquisite Parian china; Derry, one of the finest examples of a walled city; and awe-inspiring GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, composed of thousands of strangely symmetrical basalt columns jutting out to sea. Overnight in the vibrant city of Belfast.
DAY 13 BELFAST–DOWNPATRICK–DUBLIN, IRELAND.
First thing this morning, your Tour Director will show you Belfast’s main attractions during an orientation drive, ending at the fascinating TITANIC EXPERIENCE. Learn about the building of the largest passenger steamship, its maiden voyage, and the tragic night of April 14, 1912. Travel to Downpatrick and visit the inspiring SAINT PATRICK CENTRE before you drive back again into the Republic. Why not join an optional cabaret evening with dinner, followed by dance, song, and laughter?
DAY 14 DUBLIN
Your orientation drive in the “Fair City” includes statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian Squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College. The afternoon is at leisure. Top the day with an optional dinner evening at the Guinness Storehouse.
DAY 15 DUBLIN–NORTH WALES–LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND
Back across the Irish Sea for a photo stop at tongue-twisting Llanfair…. On the Welsh Isle of Anglesey, take a scenic drive through Snowdonia National Park, head over spectacular Llanberis Pass, and via pretty Betws-y-Coed to Liverpool.
DAY 16 LIVERPOOL–GRASEMERE–GRETNA GREEN, SCOTLAND–GLASGOW
Start the day with a visit to THE BEATLES STORY, an atmospheric journey into the life, times, culture, and music of the “Fab Four.” Enter the tranquil Lake District, recently awarded UNESCO World Heritage status, and in Grasmere, home of poet William Wordsworth, try original Globus Local Favorite GRASMERE GINGERBREAD. Then, head north for the Scottish border and to Gretna Green, where the blacksmith would wed runaway couples. Overnight in Glasgow.
DAY 17 GLASGOW–FORT WILLIAM–ISLE OF SKYE–INVERNESS
Follow the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond, then proceed via Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, and Fort William, and follow the “Road to the Isles” to Mallaig, where you board your FERRY for the crossing to the Isle of Skye. Visit the MUSEUM OF THE ISLES, then return to the mainland and trace the shores of Loch Ness on the way to Inverness.
DAY 18 INVERNESS. HIGHLANDS EXCURSION
Fascinating visits on today’s excursion. Stop first at CLAVA CAIRNS, featured in the popular TV series Outlander and one of Scotland’s most sacred prehistoric sites with three exceptionally well-preserved burial cairns, each enclosed by stone circles. At CULLODEN VISITOR CENTRE, the story unfolds of the crushing Hanoverian victory over Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Scottish clans. Then, visit BRODIE CASTLE, the ancestral home of Clan Brodie, once one of Scotland’s most prominent families, and admire the outstanding art collection and magnificent library. Back in Inverness, the rest of the day is at leisure. Our recommendation would be to join the Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle optional excursion, which includes a cruise on the loch.
DAY 19 INVERNESS–PITLOCHRY–ST. ANDREWS–EDINBURGH
Main features today: the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry; St. Andrews, whose Royal and Ancient Golf Club has given us the rules of golfing; and the Forth Road Bridge to Edinburgh. Tonight, an optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis might be fun. For departure numbers July 16 through August 6, tickets are included for tonight’s performance of the world-renowned MILITARY TATTOO.
DAY 20 EDINBURGH.
Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town” as well as the “Old Town.” Visit EDINBURGH CASTLE, then explore HOLYROOD PALACE (when available). The afternoon is free to enjoy the Scottish capital at your own pace. Later, a unique optional experience: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, once the perfect residence for glittering state visits and family vacations, and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
DAY 21 EDINBURGH–JEDBURGH–YORK, ENGLAND
This morning, visit FLOORS CASTLE, the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe’s family home and the largest inhabited castle in Scotland. Then, in York, England’s most complete medieval city, follow your Tour Director through a maze of quaint streets, including the narrow Shambles.
DAY 22 YORK–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON.
Discover the beautiful hometown and final resting place of Stratford’s most famous son, William Shakespeare. Stop first for photographs at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, then visit SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE, where he grew up and lived the first years of his married life. Later, enjoy a drive through the beautiful Cotswolds, followed by Globus Local Favorite DINNER at a local pub.
DAY 23 STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LONDON.
Today’s highlight is the visit to magnificent BLENHEIM PALACE, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, and there is also time to explore the landscaped parkland. Return to London around 3:30 pm. How about celebrating the success of your vacation by taking in a West End show?
DAY 24 LONDON
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
THE BEST OF SWITZERLAND
DAY 1 ARRIVE IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Welcome to Zurich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
DAY 2 ZURICH–VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN–ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND
Discover Zurich’s well-preserved OLD TOWN with its medieval guild houses during your orientation walk, and stop at Globus Local Favorite the famous Sprüngli Confectionery to taste the traditional CHOCOLATE PRALINES. A scenic drive following Lake Zurich and Lake Walen into the high Alps leads you to the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein, clutched between Switzerland and Austria, with a surface of just 62 square miles. Stop in the capital, Vaduz, and take pictures of the castle overlooking the town and the residence of the rulers. Re-enter Switzerland, and ascend the Rhine Valley into the mountainous Grisons, a canton where three of the country’s four languages are spoken. The 7,504-foot Julier Pass, an important Alpine road since Roman times, leads to the Engadine. This valley is considered by many as the most beautiful mountain area in the world, with deep-blue lakes, airy larch forests that turn golden in the fall, mountain peaks exceeding 12,000 feet, and quaint villages with massive white stone houses in the characteristic Grisons style. This afternoon, arrive in St. Moritz, the elegant resort that hosted the Winter Olympics twice, for your overnight stay.
DAY 3 ST. MORITZ–LAKE COMO, ITALY–LUGANO, SWITZERLAND
Take in a gradual change of scenery as you descend towards the enchanting shores of Italy’s Lake Como and continue on to the southern tip of Switzerland. The vegetation south of the Alps is Mediterranean: chestnut groves, vineyards, and olive and fig trees are a stark contrast to earlier today as you were within walking distance of glaciers. Afternoon arrival in the popular subtropical resort town of Lugano allows time for shopping under the arcades of Via Nassa or an espresso on flower-festooned Piazza Riforma. To truly appreciate splendid Lake Lugano, an optional boat ride is available, followed by dinner at a traditional “grotto” restaurant.
DAY 4 LUGANO–STRESA, ITALY–TÄSCH, SWITZERLAND–ZERMATT
Continue from Lake Lugano to the Italian shore of Lake Maggiore for a break in Stresa, the “Pearl of the Lake.” An optional boat ride to enchanting Isola Bella can be arranged. Continue over lofty Simplon Pass into the Swiss Valais, an area renowned for its excellent wines and great mountain resorts. To reach the most famous of them, leave the coach behind in Täsch and board a MOUNTAIN TRAIN to climb the last few miles up to car-free Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the Matterhorn.
DAY 5 ZERMATT–LAKE GENEVA
This morning, you can join an exciting optional excursion to Klein Matterhorn for spectacular views of the surrounding Alps. Later, motor through the vineyards and apricot groves of the lower Rhône Valley, and arrive at beautiful Lake Geneva for your overnight stay.
DAY 6 LAKE GENEVA–BERNE–LUCERNE
In the stately capital of Berne, your guided tour starts at the BEAR PARK, followed by a panoramic view of the city from the Rose Garden. Next, enjoy a walking tour through the beautifully preserved medieval Old Town. Witness the hourly parade of painted figures at the Clock Tower and take pictures of ornate, flower-adorned fountains. See life in rural Switzerland and look forward to a Globus Local Favorite special lunch at a traditional Swiss WORKING FARM. Cross the Brünig Pass that connects the Bernese Oberland to central Switzerland and arrive in picturesque Lucerne. An optional dinner excursion is available to a folklore party with yodeling for a first-hand impression of Alpine merrymaking.
DAY 7 LUCERNE
Follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk and admire Thorwaldsen’s impressive LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution. Walk along ornate patrician houses of the walled Old Town, then cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church, the first large baroque church built in Switzerland on the north side of the Alps. Afterward, another true Swiss experience: Globus Local Favorite a trip to the top of Mount Pilatus, the “Guard of Lucerne,” where you receive a special SOUVENIR CAP to always remember this experience! Tonight, a farewell dinner awaits at your hotel for a proper auf Wiedersehen.
DAY 8 LUCERNE–ZURICH AIRPORT
Morning transfer to Zurich Airport in time for homebound flights leaving no earlier than 10 am. Extra nights are available in Zurich.