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!
Highlights of Britain Sampler
GE|Britain SamplerGEE|With ParisXGE5|With Avalon's Paris to Normandy Cruise
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!
6 guests in a party: $1,841*18 guests in a party: $537*
Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
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City of Bath|Old and New Towns of Edinburgh|Stonehenge|The English Lake District|Westminster Palace (Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church)
Full English breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners
ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts will be waiting to welcome you. Free time this afternoon.
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.
LONDON–STONEHENGE–BATHLONDON 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
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
LIVERPOOL–GRASMERE–GRETNA GREEN, SCOTLAND–EDINBURGHLAKE 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
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.EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO Attend the world-renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo performance. (Departures August 1 through August 22 only). (B)
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
YORK–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LONDON STRATFORD-UPON-AVON See Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace. (B) 256 mi / 411 km
LONDON LONDON Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||Park Plaza Waterloo||The 494-room property is situated within walking distance of top London attractions, including the London Eye, the London Dungeons and the Imperial War Museum. The Florentine Restaurant serves a Brasserie-style menu; the bar features the best of British bubbles and craft beers as well as a range of signature cocktails; and for a relaxing cup of coffee, head to the illy Caffè bar. The hotel also boasts a fitness centre and a heated swimming pool. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for guests throughout the hotel.||London||6 Hercules Road||Superior First-Class|
|2||Park Plaza Westminster Bridge||Situated opposite Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge places guests at the heart of central London. Dining option include Brasserie Joël, Ichi Sushi & Sashimi, 1WB Lounge & Patisserie, and Primo Bar. The hotel also boasts a fitness center with a 15-meter pool and Mandara Spa. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for guests throughout the hotel.||London||200 Westminster Bridge||Superior First-Class|
|3||Double Tree By Hilton Bath||Settle into a warm, inviting guestroom at the DoubleTree by Hilton Bath hotel. Spoil yourself with the stunning views of the Pulteney Bridge and rolling hills.||Bath||Walcot Street||Superior First-Class|
|4||Aloft Hotel Liverpool||Aloft Liverpool offers an insight into the grand history of this buzzing city. Before revamping into the design savvy Aloft, the structure served as the splendid Royal Insurance Building with stunning features like wooden panelling, magnificient stained glass and marble floors, which have all been maintained. Today, the hotels features NYL Restaurant & Bar, offering an exciting mix of modern food and expertly mixed cocktails in a spectacular setting; Refuel, a one-stop, 24 hour, grab & go shop for drinks, food and tasty treats; and Re:charge, a fitness room complete with bikes, treadmills and elliptical machines. The spacious bedrooms are equipped with state-of-the art amenities and complimentary internet access is available throughout the hotel.||Liverpool||1 N John St.||Superior First-Class|
|5||Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket||The Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket lies in the historical heart of the city, right next door to Haymarket station and a vast array of cafés, bars and restaurants. Discover the numerous sights and events in this lively city.||Edinburgh||1 Morrison Link||First-Class|
|6||DoubleTree by Hilton York||The DoubleTree by Hilton York is located in the heart of York, overlooking the City Walls and just a 5-minute walk from York Minster. Guestroom features include a 49-inch HDTV, feather duvet and pillows (hypoallergenic available on request), seating area and desk, and amenities tray with mineral water. All guestrooms are fully air-conditioned. Other guest facilities include a laptop safe and USB port.||York||St Maurices Road||Superior First-Class|