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Britain Sampler

9 days with Globus   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND.
Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts will be waiting to welcome you. Free time this afternoon.

Day 2 LONDON.
LONDON Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall, Prime Minister’s Downing Street residence, Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace, and a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral. Free time this afternoon. (B)

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in London with a three-course dinner, followed by a private, narrated cruise on the Thames River this evening. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Day 3 LONDON–STONEHENGE–BATH. 
LONDON Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions at 8 am before departing for Stonehenge.
STONEHENGE Guided visit.
BATH Visit the excavations of the Roman Baths. Free time the remainder of the day. (B,D)
139 mi / 224 km

Day 4 BATH–LUDLOW–LLANGOLLEN, WALES–LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND.
LUDLOW Guided visit.
LLANGOLLEN Guided visit.
LIVERPOOL Free time the remainder of the day. (B) 204 mi / 335 km

Day 5 LIVERPOOL–GRASMERE–GRETNA GREEN, SCOTLAND–EDINBURGH. 
LAKE DISTRICT (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) Scenic drive.
GRASMERE Visit Wordsworth’s beloved village. Sample [LF] the original Grasmere gingerbread.
GRETNA GREEN Visit [LF] The Whisky House and taste some well-known malts.
EDINBURGH Free time this evening. (B) 237 mi / 390 km

Day 6 EDINBURGH.
EDINBURGH Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the New Town, Old Town, and a visit to Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Free time this afternoon. (B)

Day 7 EDINBURGH–ABBOTSFORD–JEDBURGH–YORK, ENGLAND.
ABBOTSFORD Guided tour of Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford House.
JEDBURGH Take photos of the ruined Augustinian abbey.
YORK See York Minster on a guided walk through The Shambles. (B,D) 202 mi / 325 km

Day 8 YORK–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LONDON.
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON See Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace. (B) 256 mi / 411 km

Day 9 LONDON.
LONDON Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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All This Included
Even if you’re not bold enough to try bubble and squeak, haggis and tatties, or cockles and laverbread, you’ll still enjoy this perfect sampling of England, Scotland, and Wales. Our most popular tour of Britain, this tri-country introductory vacation has something for everyone. History buffs will treasure prehistoric Stonehenge, the Roman ruins of Bath and the medieval cities and towns such as York and Ludlow. Music lovers will cherish the music-festival town of Llangollen and The Beatles’ hometown of Liverpool. Literary fans will relish the countryside homes of William Shakespeare, Sir Walter Scott, and William Wordsworth. And beer and whisky connoisseurs will savor the dimly lit pubs from London to Edinburgh and back—where if you just can’t bring yourself to taste the black pudding—there’s always delicious fish and chips!
  • Full English breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners
  • We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
  • Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable
  • Professional tour director, local hosts, and local guides
  • Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling
  • Private deluxe motorcoach with air-conditioning, extra leg room, and emergency washroom while touring
Accommodations
London: Park Plaza Westminster Bridge or Park Plaza Waterloo
Bath: Double Tree By Hilton
Liverpool: Aloft Hotel Liverpool 
Edinburgh: Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket
York: DoubleTree by Hilton York
Notes
  • [LF] refers to Local Favorites where Globus takes you behind the scenes to spotlight what makes this exciting destination unique – and to introduce you to its local flavors.
  • Your sightseeing may be moved to an alternate day due to events in the city.
  • No triple room reduction. 
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.