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Tour England, Scotland, Ireland and Paris in June 2020

Join Mr. Bruce for the trip of a lifetime

Spectacular scenery combined with fascinating architectural remains and energetic cities—all of this awaits you on this fabulous Britain and Ireland tour. 


Your tour starts and ends in London with overnights in between in Newport, Wales; Waterford and Dublin in Ireland; Edinburgh, Scotland; and York, England. 

Fans of castles will enjoy the visit to Cardiff Castle, dating back over 2,000 years. Hear about its history of invasions, abductions, and conflicts, and see its fairy-tale towers. You’ll also visit Edinburgh Castle, dating to the 12th century and today home to the Crown Jewels; and Kilkenny Castle, in Ireland, built in 1195 to control a fording-point of the River Nore and the junction of several route ways. Even older than these castles are the Roman baths in Bath, constructed around 70 AD and today one of the best preserved Roman remains in the world, and Stonehenge. You’ll visit both of these on this Essential Britain & Ireland tour. 


You’ll also visit Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon and the House of Waterford Crystal in Waterford, where you’ll see the highly-skilled craftsmen at work in the production of this famous crystal. We have also included a special experience for you on this tour: a traditional Irish coffee demonstration in Waterford. 


Then, at the conclusion of your tour, travel via the high-speed Eurostar train to Paris for three overnights, plenty of leisure time, and guided sightseeing that includes a relaxing cruise of the River Seine with views of Notre Dame Cathedral. All services in Paris, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms.

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Trip Highlights

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STONEHENGE Visit the prehistoric monument


BATH Visit the Roman relics


NEWPORT Welcome dinner


CARDIFF Orientation drive, guided tour of Cardiff Castle


PEMBROKE–ROSSLARE

Cross St. George’s Channel by ferry


WATERFORD Enjoy an  Irish Coffee demonstration; guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal


KILKENNY Visit Kilkenny Castle


DUBLIN Orientation drive


BELFAST Orientation


BELFAST–CAIRNRYAN Cross the North Channel by ferry


EDINBURGH Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle


JEDBURGH Take pictures of the abbey ruins


YORK Walking tour


STRATFORD-UPON-AVON Take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, visit Shakespeare’s birthplace


LONDON–PARIS By high-speed Eurostar Train


PARIS Guided sightseeing, featuring the famous highlights followed by Seine River Cruise with views of Notre Dame Cathedral


 MEALS 

Full English breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Newport

Itinerary


DAY 1 ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts will be waiting to welcome you. After checking into your hotel and an afternoon at leisure, we recommend our optional Taste of London excursion with dinner, followed by a guided illuminations cruise on the Thames River.

DAY 2 LONDON–STONEHENGE–BATH–NEWPORT, WALES

Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and depart London at 8 am for a memorable day’s sightseeing. Try to unravel the mystery of prehistoric STONEHENGE. Explore the visitor center with its imaginative exhibitions, then admire the magnificence of the monument up close. At the elegant Georgian city of Bath, see the amazing excavations of the ROMAN BATHS. Then, cross the Severn River for a late-afternoon arrival in Wales. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel. 

Breakfast

Dinner

DAY 3 NEWPORT–CARDIFF–WATERFORD, IRELAND

A morning orientation drive in the Welsh capital features all the major attractions. Take a guided tour of Cardiff Castle, and discover its history of invasions, abductions, and conflicts over the past 2,000 years. Continue along the South Wales coast to Pembroke, where your FERRY will be waiting. Cross St. George’s Channel to Rosslare on the Emerald Isle and proceed to Waterford, a stronghold founded by the Danish Vikings in 853. After dinner this evening, enjoy an 

IRISH COFFEE DEMONSTRATION. 

Breakfast

Dinner

DAY 4 WATERFORD–KILKENNY–DUBLIN

This morning, enjoy a guided tour of the HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL, then travel on to Kilkenny, one of Ireland’s prettiest towns with medieval cobblestones and Old-World charm. Visit magnificent KILKENNY CASTLE, which overlooks the Nore River and has guarded this important river crossing for more than 900 years. The gardens, with extensive woodland paths, rose garden, and ornamental lake, create the setting for a beautiful stroll. On arrival in Dublin, top the day with an optional Irish cabaret evening, including dinner, dance, song, and laughter. 

Breakfast

DAY 5 DUBLIN

An orientation drive in Ireland’s capital city includes statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College. The afternoon is at leisure to explore this vibrant city. Tonight, maybe take in an optional dinner outing to the Guinness Storehouse. 

Breakfast

DAY 6 DUBLIN–BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND–EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

On your way to Northern Ireland, cross the Boyne River, then skirt the Mountains of Mourne. In Belfast, where the Titanic was built, take in the city’s vibrant history and view the impressive City Hall. Next, board your FERRY to cross the North Channel to Cairnryan on Scotland’s southwest coast and continue through the scenic Scottish border country to Edinburgh. Tonight, relax and enjoy our optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis. 

Breakfast

DAY 7 EDINBURGH

Morning city sightseeing with a local expert introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town” and the famous scientists, inventors, and novelists who lived there. In the “Old Town,” visit EDINBURGH CASTLE to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels. The afternoon is free to enjoy the Scottish capital at your own pace. Later, a unique optional excursion: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. 

Breakfast

DAY 8 EDINBURGH–JEDBURGH–YORK, ENGLAND

This morning, drive past the abbey ruins at Jedburgh into wild Northumberland National Park. Later, see a section of Hadrian’s Wall, the Roman coast-to-coast defense against marauding northern tribes. In York, England’s most complete medieval city, stand in awe in front of the great structure of York Minster, then follow your Tour Director through a maze of quaint streets, including the narrow Shambles. 

Breakfast

Dinner

DAY 9 YORK–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LONDON

On the last leg of your journey, stop at Stratford-upon-Avon, the fascinating Elizabethan town, to take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and visit SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE. On return to London at about 3:30 pm, a Shownight Theater Evening would be an incredible finale to your vacation. 

Breakfast

DAY 10 LONDON–PARIS, FRANCE

Travel by high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN (Standard class) to Paris. Your Local Host is available to help you make the most of your stay. 

Breakfast

DAY 11 PARIS

Morning guided sightseeing features Paris’ most famous highlights like Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe, and a stop to take photos of the Eiffel Tower. Also enjoy a relaxing SEINE RIVER CRUISE with views of Notre Dame Cathedral.

Breakfast

DAY 12 PARIS

Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure.

Breakfast

DAY 13 PARIS

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast

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