Knobby knees? Skinny calves? Thick ankles? No matter here. You can show them off with pride on this tartan-filled tour through the kilted and Celtic countries of Scotland, Ireland, and Wales with the added bonus of England’s postcard-perfect Lake District. Whether you’re in search of heritage, haggis, rolling glens, or smooth Guinness, there’s so much to discover on this Celtic tour of Britain and Ireland. Ancient castles? Check. Legendary lochs? Indeed. Sparkling seascapes and hallowed battlefields? You can bet your boots. Speaking of betting, you’ll visit the Irish National Stud at Kildare, a working stud farm and the beating heart of Ireland’s esteemed thoroughbred racehorse industry. From the storied cities to the tiny towns, you’ll feel your own heart beat as you savor the deep-rooted traditions and customs of the Emerald Isle and the Scottish Highlands and Lowlands.
Highlights of Celtic Highlights
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: $1,694*18 guests in a party: $357*
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.
Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast|Old and New Towns of Edinburgh|The English Lake District
Full English breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners
ARRIVE IN GLASGOW, SCOTLANDWelcome to Glasgow! Free time the remainder of the day. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
GLASGOW–FORT WILLIAM–INVERNESS GLASGOW Orientation drive to see the 12th-century cathedral, university buildings, and Georgian squares.HIGHLANDS Scenic drive along Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, and Loch Linnhe.FORT WILLIAM See the gateway to Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak.LOCH NESS Visit the legendary lake. (B,D) 178 mi / 286 km
INVERNESS–CULLODEN–BLAIR ATHOLL–EDINBURGH CULLODEN Visit the Culloden Moor battlefield site and visitor center.BLAIR ATHOLL Visit Blair Castle. (B) 178 mi / 286 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. Visit Holyrood Palace (when available, excluding August and other occasional dates). Free time in the afternoon.EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO Attend the world-renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo performance. (Departures August 8, August 15 and August 22 only). (B)
EDINBURGH–GRETNA GREEN–GRASMERE, ENGLAND–LIVERPOOL GRETNA GREEN See where the blacksmith would wed runaway couples.LAKE DISTRICT (a UNESCO World Heritage site ) Scenic drive.GRASMERE Visit Wordsworth’s beloved village and [LF] try the original Grasmere gingerbread.LIVERPOOL Visit The Beatles Story. (B) 235 mi / 378 km
LIVERPOOL–NORTH WALES–DUBLIN, IRELAND NORTH WALES Scenic drive through Betws-y-Coed and Snowdonia National Park.Ferry crossing from Holyhead to Dublin. (B) 131 mi / 210 km
DUBLIN DUBLIN Orientation drive to see O’Connell Street, Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College. Free time. (B)ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Dublin with a dining experience at the famouse Guinness Storehouse. 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.
DUBLIN–KILDARE–CASHEL–BLARNEY–KILLARNEY KILDARE [LF] Visit the Irish National Stud.CASHEL See the Rock of Cashel, where St. Patrick preached.BLARNEY Visit the village renowned for its magical Kissing Stone with free time to explore.KILLARNEY Free time. (B,D) 231 mi / 372 km
KILLARNEY–RING OF KERRY–ADARE–LIMERICK RING OF KERRY Panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip.ADARE Stop at the quaint village to see its pretty thatched cottages.LIMERICK Free time. (B) 167 mi / 268 km
LIMERICK–CLIFFS OF MOHER–GALWAY–SLIGO CLIFFS OF MOHER Visit 668-foot-high cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean.GALWAY Free time. (B,D) 188 mi / 302 km
SLIGO–DERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND–GIANT’S CAUSEWAY–BELFAST DERRY [LF] Walk on the city walls with a Local Guide.GIANT’S CAUSEWAY See more than 40,000 interlocking basalt columns formed millions years ago. (B,D) 187 mi / 301 km
BELFAST–GLASGOW, SCOTLAND BELFAST Visit Titanic Experience museum. Ferry crossing to Cairnryan on the west coast of Scotland. (B,D) 82 mi / 132 km
GLASGOW GLASGOW Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||Radisson Blu Glasgow||Offering free high-speed, wireless Internet access throughout, the hotel compromises 250 rooms with complimentary amenities like iPod docking stations, bathrobes and slippers. Collage Restaurant, two stylish bars, access to LA Fitness and a first floor dedicated solely to meetings and events round out the offerings. Glaswegian hospitality and Radisson Blu service standards blend to offer guests a memorable, upscale stay.||Glasgow||301 Argyle St.||Superior First-Class|
|2||Mercure Inverness Hotel||Enjoy warm Highland hospitality in Old Town Inverness at Mercure Inverness Hotel. Rebuilt on the site of the original Caledonian Hotel, the modern hotel is just 200 meters from Inverness train station and a caber toss from the city's numerous pubs and restaurants. All 121 guest bedrooms have HD TV and complimentary high speed WiFi. Enjoy panoramic views of the River Ness in the hotel's riverside restaurant or explore The 33 Church Street Bar & Brasserie signature menue.||Inverness||Church St,||First-Class|
|3||Marriott Courtyard||Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh is the newest edition to the Scottish capital, combining heritage and style with an innovative design and locally inspired furnishings. The hotel has a prime location, just a five-minute walk from Princes Street and Waverley Station. Spacious, modern hotel rooms include quality amenities, such as a selection of in-room entertainment, plush bedding, and a work desk. Meals are served in The Lantern Room and the lobby offers an innovative and sophisticated space for working and relaxing.||Edinburgh||1 - 3 Baxter's Place||Superior First-Class|
|4||Pullman Liverpool||Guests will enjoy the conveniences of this central hotel and its bar, lounge, and Marco Pierre White Wheelers of St. James Oyster Bar & Grill Room. All guestrooms are bright, modern, and luxurious, and come with blackout curtains, minibar with complimentary mineral water, 55" TV with SKY TV channels, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, robe and slippers, waterfall shower, and luxury toiletries. There is free 5G Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.||Liverpool||Kings Dock, Monarchs Quay||Superior First-Class|
|5||Royal Marine Hotel||The Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire is an historic and much-loved luxury landmark hotel, dating back to 1828, located in a prime South Dublin position overlooking Dublin Bay.||Dun Laoghaire-C.Dublin||Marine Road||Superior First-Class|
|6||Scotts Hotel Kilarney||Located in the heart of Killarney town centre, they is access to Scotts Hotel from East Avenue Road and College Street. It is within walking distance to Killarney National Park, restaurants, shops and bars.||Killarney-Co.Kerry||Scotts Street||First-Class|
|7||Clayton Hotel Limerick||Experience what Limerick has to offer first hand at Clayton Hotel Limerick - the friendliness of the people, the vibrancy of the riverside City, the sporting passion, the history, the rural majesty of County Limerick and lots more.||Limerick||Steamboat Quay||Superior First-Class|
|8||Sligo Park Hotel and Leisure Club||Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, just on the edge of Sligo Town, the hotel is set in quiet parkland, surrounded by some of the scenic Irish countryside. Hotel facilities include 16 meter swimming pool, sauna, tennis court, plunge pool, fully equipped gym, and holistic treatment suite. There is an on-site award winning Hazelwood Restaurant and Jack B's Bar. The stylish and well-appointed rooms offer all the amenities such as tea/coffee facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi.||Sligo||Pearse Road||Superior First-Class|
|9||Stormont Hotel||The 4 star Stormont Hotel Belfast is located just minutes away from Belfast city center and overlooking the beautiful grounds of the Stormont Estate making it an ideal base for business or leisure. In addition to an excellent reputation for professionalism and exceptional hospitality, this hotel boasts superb facilities to assure the ultimate in comfort and style and the friendly and professional staff will ensure you have everything you need and much more during your stay.||Belfast||Upper Newtownards Road||Superior First-Class|