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Overview

Britain Sampler

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’ home city of Liverpool. Literary fans will relish the countryside homes of William Shakespeare and Sir Walter Scott. And beer and whisky connoisseurs will delight in 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

Travelers Notes

Departure 19 June: due to closure, Stonehenge visit replaced by Salisbury Cathedral visit.

Private Touring

6 guests in a party: $2,337*
18 guests in a party: $562*

Small Group

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 Europe 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 European tour—without the crowds.

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Britain Sampler

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British Sampler

UNESCO Sites

City of Bath|Old and New Towns of Edinburgh|Stonehenge|The English Lake District|The great Spa Towns of Europe - Bath|Westminster Palace (Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church) Only See

Inclusions

We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation, from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word), to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi.

Meals

Full English breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners

Itineraries

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 The Royal Treatment LONDON Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes sights of 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)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SITES See the legendary landmarks of England’s historic capital city. Walk where voices have rung out for centuries in Parliament Square and where chimes rise high above you with the ringing of Big Ben’s quarter bells. See Westminster Abbey, where royal coronations, weddings, and funerals have made history.

Day 3

LONDON–STONEHENGE–BATH Ancient Stones & Spa Days LONDON Meet your Tour Director and travel companions at 8 am before departing for Stonehenge.
STONEHENGE Visit the prehistoric monument. (Departure 19 June: due to closure, Stonehenge visit replaced by Salisbury Cathedral visit).
BATH Visit the excavations of the Roman Baths. Free time the remainder of the day. (B,D)
139 mi / 224 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURAL GEMS The traditions of one ancient Roman ritual are in full flow in Bath. Amid the remarkable Roman and Georgian architecture and the best-preserved Roman Baths of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, a good spa day is never hard to find in one of the “Best Spa Towns in Europe.” The city of Bath sits above geothermal springs that bubble up from the limestone below. Bath also turns up the heat with some of Britain's grandest Georgian buildings, a mecca for elite 18th-century society.

Day 4

BATH–LUDLOW–LLANGOLLEN, WALES–LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND Welsh Country Beauties LUDLOW Visit the historic market town.
LLANGOLLEN Visit the picturesque town.
LIVERPOOL Free time the remainder of the day. (B)
204 mi / 335 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURE & TRADITION Explore the charming medieval town of Ludlow on the River Teme. Noteworthy buildings include Ludlow Castle and the impressive St. Laurence’s church. With nearly 500 buildings on the Historic England list, Ludlow’s medieval and Tudor-style half-timbered architecture inspired poet laureate Sir John Betjeman to call it "the loveliest town in England."

Day 5

LIVERPOOL–GRASMERE–GRETNA GREEN, SCOTLAND–EDINBURGH Sonnets, Sweets & Scottish Blacksmiths LAKE DISTRICT Take a scenic drive.
GRASMERE Visit Wordsworth’s beloved village. Sample the [LF] original Grasmere gingerbread.
GRETNA GREEN See where a Scottish blacksmith performed weddings for eloping young couples.
EDINBURGH Free time this evening. (B)
237 mi / 390 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
TIMELESS TRADITIONS Sweeten the day with classic gingerbread in Grasmere baked following an 1854 recipe invented by Sarah Nelson, the Victorian cook who invented the world famous cross between cake and biscuit.

Day 6

EDINBURGH Crown Jewels & Castle Views EDINBURGH Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the New Town, the 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 July 28 through August 18 only). (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
MUSIC & MASTERPIECES Ascend to Castle Rock to explore Edinburgh Castle, one of the most important historical strongholds in the Kingdom of Scotland, with an 11,000-year history as "the most besieged place in Great Britain". Here, you’ll find the royal regalia and Scotland’s Crown Jewels. The Castle forms the background of the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, an extravaganza of bagpipes and drums performed en masse in August each year.

Day 7

EDINBURGH–ABBOTSFORD–JEDBURGH–YORK, ENGLAND Augustine’s Monks & Medieval Markets ABBOTSFORD Take a guided tour of Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford House.
JEDBURGH Take photos of the Augustinian abbey ruins.
YORK See York Minster on [LF] a guided walk through The Shambles. (B,D)
202 mi / 325 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
HISTORIC SPOT While strolling the cobblestones of York’s Shambles, it’s easy to imagine the medieval butcher shops and boisterous crowds bartering for beef and bones outside the 14th-century timber-framed windows. The Shambles is one of the best-preserved medieval shopping streets in Europe, said to have been the inspiration behind Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley, and today is a vibrant gathering place with cheerful cafés and quirky boutiques brimming with the sweet aromas of chocolate, pastries, and pies.

Day 8

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

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
A LEGEND SLEPT HERE Ah, young love! Even more true, as Shakespeare’s fiancée was eight years his senior. See Anne Hathaway's Cottage, the family home where the bard’s wife-to-be was born and courted by young Will. Built more than 500 years ago, much of the original structure remains. Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and family home in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon. Hear tales about his family life, marriage, and children with a close look at fascinating artifacts in a world-class collection assembled by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

Day 9

LONDON Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Departures

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1 2024-04-21 2024-04-22 2024-04-30 $2369 $250 $2119 GE40422 Not Available
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6 2024-05-26 2024-05-27 2024-06-04 $2769 $250 $2519 GE40527 Available
7 2024-06-02 2024-06-03 2024-06-11 $2699 $250 $2449 GE40603 Available
8 2024-06-09 2024-06-10 2024-06-18 $2819 $250 $2569 GE40610K Available
9 2024-06-16 2024-06-17 2024-06-25 $2699 $250 $2449 GE40617 Available
10 2024-06-23 2024-06-24 2024-07-02 $2699 $250 $2449 GE40624 Available
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23 2024-09-22 2024-09-23 2024-10-01 $2769 $250 $2519 GE40923K Available
24 2025-04-06 2025-04-07 2025-04-15 $2589 $0 $2589 GE50407K Available
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Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
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
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