From the Shannon to the Thames

From the Shannon to the Thames

967 Views
13 Days
From

$3799

$3574

From the Shannon to the Thames

13 Days Starting in Limerick, Ireland and ending in London, UK

Visiting: Shannon, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Adare, Ring of Kerry, Killarney, Blarney, Cahir, Dublin, Giant's Causeway, Giants Causeway, Belfast, Edinburgh, Alnwick, York, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Stonehenge, London

Tour operator:

Globus

Tour code:

GU-2024

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

0 - 36

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Interests:

Art, Cultural, History

Activities:

Sightseeing

From:
$3799
$3574 (USD) Operator discount: -$125 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$101
See local operators tour description
- Sign In

This tour is no longer available, please see similar tours below or send an enquiry

Tour Overview

Beloved music, literature, and poetry; lively traditions, customs, and conversation; smooth Guinness, whisky, and ale—they all flow from the banks of one legendary river to another on this immersive tour of Ireland, Scotland, and England. From the ancient villages along the Shannon to the cathedrals and castles lining the Thames, this tour of Ireland and Britain invites you to splash about in four distinctive countries and cultures. Enjoy traditional tea at a 150-year-old Irish farmhouse, follow the sounds of haunting bagpipes in Edinburgh’s quirky quarters, and quote famous verse as you stroll around Shakespeare’s birthplace in the English countryside. With a compass pointed toward enlightenment and enchantment, this vacation to Ireland and Britain is overflowing with seaside scenery, Highland history, and cobblestone charisma.

Highlights

  • From the ancient villages along the Shannon to the cathedrals and castles lining the Thames, this tour of Ireland and Britain invites you to splash about in four distinctive countries and cultures

  • Enjoy traditional tea at a 150-year-old Irish farmhouse, follow the sounds of haunting bagpipes in Edinburgh’s quirky quarters, and quote famous verse as you stroll around Shakespeare’s birthplace in the English countryside

  • With a compass pointed toward enlightenment and enchantment, this vacation to Ireland and Britain is overflowing with seaside scenery, Highland history, and cobblestone charisma.

Places You'll See

Limerick Strand Hotel

Killarney Towers Hotel

The Gibson

The Clayton Hotel Belfast

Marriott Courtyard

Double Tree By Hilton Bath

Doubletree By Hilton York

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Park Plaza Waterloo

Itinerary

Expand All
Day 1 : Arrive In Shannon,Ireland-Limerick
Location: Shannon, Shannon, Limerick
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Limerick Strand Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

This evening, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Day 2 : Limerick. Excursion To Cliffs Of Moher & Galway
Ethan
Location: Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Limerick
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Limerick Strand Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

CLIFFS OF MOHER Visit the 668-foot-high cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean.
GALWAY Free time.
RATHBAUN [LF] Watch the farmer shear a sheep and maneuver a flock with a help of a sheep dog, and enjoy traditional tea at Rathbaun Farm.
159 mi / 255 km

Day 3 : Limerick-Adare,Ring Of Kerry-Killarney
Location: Limerick, Adare, Ring of Kerry, Killarney
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Killarney Towers Hotel
Meals Included: No Meals

ADARE Stop at the quaint village to see its pretty thatched cottages.
RING OF KERRY Panoramic drive around part of Ireland’s spectacular southwestern peninsula.
KILLARNEY Free time.
157 mi / 253 km

Day 4 : Killarney-Blarney-Cahir-Dublin
Location: Killarney, Blarney, Cahir, Dublin
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: The Gibson
Meals Included: Breakfast

BLARNEY Visit the village renowned for its magical Kissing Stone.
CAHIR Photo stop.
DUBLIN Free time this afternoon.
225 mi / 360 km

Day 5 : Dublin
Location: Dublin
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: The Gibson
Meals Included: Breakfast

DUBLIN Take a morning orientation drive to see O’Connell Street, Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College. Free time this afternoon.

Day 6 : Dublin-Giant’S Causeway,Northern Ireland-Belfast
Location: Dublin, Giant's Causeway, Giants Causeway, Belfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: The Clayton Hotel Belfast
Meals Included: Breakfast

GIANT’S CAUSEWAY See more than 40,000 interlocking basalt columns formed millions of years ago.
BELFAST Visit the Titanic Belfast Experience.
216 mi / 348 km

Day 7 : Belfast-Edinburgh,Scotland
Location: Belfast, Edinburgh
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Marriott Courtyard
Meals Included: Breakfast

BELFAST Ferry crossing on the North Channel strait to Cairnryan on Scotland’s southwest coast. Continue with a scenic drive through Scottish border country to Edinburgh.
132 mi / 212 km

Day 8 : Edinburgh
Location: Edinburgh
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Marriott Courtyard
Meals Included: Breakfast

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 31 through August 14 only).

Day 9 : Edinburgh-Alnwick,England-York
Location: Edinburgh, Alnwick, York
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: DoubleTree By Hilton York
Meals Included: Breakfast

ALNWICK Visit Alnwick Castle, setting for many film productions. Choose between a tour of the castle or taking a stroll through the magnificent Alnwick Gardens.
YORK See York Minster and browse the shops of The Shambles.
243 mi / 391 km

Day 10 : York-Stratford-Upon-Avon-Bath
Randolfo Santos
Steven Eastham
Diego Alberto Etchevarne
Location: York, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Double Tree By Hilton Bath
Meals Included: No Meals

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON See Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace.
BATH Visit the excavations of the Roman Baths.
286 mi / 460 km

Day 11 : Bath-Stonehenge-London
Randolfo Santos
Steven Eastham
Diego Alberto Etchevarne
Location: Bath, Stonehenge, London
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Park Plaza Waterloo
Meals Included: Breakfast

STONEHENGE Join a guided visit.
131 mi / 210 km

Day 12 : London
Location: London
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Park Plaza Waterloo
Meals Included: Breakfast

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, and Buckingham Palace. Free time this afternoon.

Day 13 : London
Location: London
Meals Included: Breakfast

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Fully Guided

  • Transport

    Private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Insurance

  • International Travel

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.

UNESCO Sites

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

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners

Accommodation

Limerick:Limerick Strand Hotel
Killarney:Killarney Towers Hotel
Dublin:The Gibson
Belfast:The Clayton Hotel Belfast
Edinburgh:Marriott Courtyard
York:DoubleTree by Hilton York
Bath:Double Tree By Hilton Bath
London:Park Plaza Westminster Bridge
London:Park Plaza Waterloo

Check out our Q&As

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 5 years or above

  • What is the maximum group size?

    Usually max 43 people

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    For over 90 years.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest Covid-19 policies

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Travel documents, including any air tickets, itineraries, and other information, are available approximately two to three weeks prior to departure provided full payment has been received.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    The Globus Lighthouse Project - an illuminating initiative where we can all come together to tread lightly and give generously for the globe's greater good. Globus, along with sister companies Avalon Waterways and Cosmos, invite our travellers and partners to help us in supporting causes that provide for a more sustainable planet and a brighter tomorrow.

Reviews of this Operator

Lisset  

Great Value for your Money

19-Dec-2022

This is my second time travelling with Globus, would have been my third if not for COVID. The way they plan everything is super organized, the tour managers are very caring and knowledgeable. We always enjoy all the site visits planned for each trip. They start by picking you up from the airport and from then on everything is taken care of up until the last day of your trip, even dropping you off at the airport not matter the time of day or night. The hotels at every city are always great and centrally located so you can walk around during your free time or plan your own visits to different sites.

Joan Cupp (Google Reviewer)  

My go-to escorted travel Co My...

01-Mar-2024

My go-to escorted travel Co My 4th trip with Globus and the did not disappoint. The sales deals they offer make it affordable for me to travel. All of the guides are well versed in the history of the area you travel in.

David R  

What a wonderful trip, thanks Globus

10-Jan-2023

Globus is my favorite travel agency. I tried others, but always come back to Globus. It is a 100% stress free one-stop shop. Easy booking with flight, hotel, transportation and travel insurance all in one place. Great customer service at reasonable prices. Lots of information prepared for the trip to handle travel logistics. I planned and booked my trip within 24 hours. Highly recommended to everyon

Alexander Wright  

Great guide, accommodations, and tours.

28-Dec-2022

We had a fantastic guide, with a great mix of free time and guided tours.

CTRTeach 11  

Globus exceeded my expectations!

20-Dec-2022

This is my first Globus tour. I was pleasantly surprised with the depth and quality. The hotels were top notch, and the cruise on the Nile exceeded my expectations. The cabins were roomy and comfortable, and the food was very good.

Nancy Arias  

The experience was amazing!!

30-Dec-2022

The trip was amazing. Our tour guide was so kind and very knowledgeable. I needed to attend a very important meeting via zoom. She was very understanding and accommodating to my needs and made it happen. I was very grateful! Our driver was by far the best driver I’ve ever encountered! I was beyond impressed with our guide, driver and trip!! I will definitely be back for another adventure!!

Irish Beth Maddock (Google Reviewer)  

Did the Globus Highlands and...

30-Sep-2023

Did the Globus Highlands and Islands Scottish Tour with Ian and Allister. What a trip!! With his sharp wit, immense knowledge and fun humour, Ian absolutely brought Scotland to vivid life with his many tales, informative quips and total, utter passion for history. Was spellbound. Am so VERY thankful I had the opportunity to be on Ian's last bus tour before retiring with Globus. In addition, to being so hard working and helpful, with Allister our driver, I cannot tell you how safe and secure I felt in his capable driving hands. He had some very awkward traffic and interesting roads to navigate with our large bus, (especially on the islands and up north) but he handled it all expertly and without a hitch. So much so, I was able to relax and enjoy the journey. All in all, with our tour, you could tell both these kind men cared very much for those of us who needed the extra help and advice. Made my bucket list trip to Scotland so memorable and wonderful. Thank you Ian and Allister! Globus is truly fortunate to have you both.

Dates & Availability

tourhub Discount Available - Sign In

Wednesday - Monday

May 01, 2024 - May 13, 2024
$3886 $3658 (USD)

Operator discount: -$125 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$103 (USD)

Wednesday - Monday

May 08, 2024 - May 20, 2024
$3986 $3755 (USD)

Operator discount: -$125 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$106 (USD)

Wednesday - Monday

May 15, 2024 - May 27, 2024
$4534 $4289 (USD)

Operator discount: -$125 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$121 (USD)

Wednesday - Monday

May 29, 2024 - Jun 10, 2024
$4036 $3804 (USD)

Operator discount: -$125 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$108 (USD)

Wednesday - Monday

Jun 12, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
$4036 $3804 (USD)

Operator discount: -$125 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$108 (USD)

Wednesday - Monday

Jul 10, 2024 - Jul 22, 2024
$3986 $3755 (USD)

Operator discount: -$125 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$106 (USD)

Wednesday - Monday

Jul 17, 2024 - Jul 29, 2024
$3986 $3755 (USD)

Operator discount: -$125 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$106 (USD)

Wednesday - Monday

Jul 24, 2024 - Aug 05, 2024
$4472 $4228 (USD)

Operator discount: -$125 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$120 (USD)

Wednesday - Monday

Aug 07, 2024 - Aug 19, 2024
$4161 $3925 (USD)

Operator discount: -$125 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$111 (USD)

Wednesday - Monday

Sep 18, 2024 - Sep 30, 2024
$3799 $3574 (USD)

Operator discount: -$125 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$101 (USD)

Book with Confidence

  • Low Deposit

    Globus requires a minimum deposit of 200 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 90 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of globus charges.

    Up to 90 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 89 days before tour starts: Forfeit 20% of booking price.

    At 21 days before tour starts: Forfeit 30% of booking price.

    At 7 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 1 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

Why book with tourhub?

Safe & Secure

Your money is protected in an external trust until you travel.

pts logo

100% Guaranteed Refunds if your trip is cancelled.


The safest way to make overseas, multi-currency payments.

Guaranteed Best Value

Industry leading discounts, we won't be beaten on price.


No cancellation or amendment fees from tourhub.

(Operator terms may apply)

Expert Knowledge

Reliable & unbiased advice from travel experts.


Direct contact with the tour operator via our messaging service.


Inspiration & advice from a community of 6000+ real travellers, influencers & content creators.

Trusted Service

Official partners & licensed agents of 1000+ tour operators worldwide.


Don't just take our word for it...

"Tourhub: Friendliness, Professionalism & Integrity I would happily give tourhub a 6* review if I could..."

Similar Tours

Travel Guru Features

Our Reviews