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9 days 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’ 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!

Day Location Description
1 ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts will be waiting to welcome you. Free time this afternoon.
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.
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
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
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
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. EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO - Attend the world-renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo performance. (Departures August 02 through August 23 only). (B)
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
8 YORK–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LONDON STRATFORD-UPON-AVON - See Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace. (B) 256 mi / 411 km
9 LONDON LONDON - Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)