Apr 2016 - Sep 2016

13 Day From the Shannon to the Thames

Globus Coach Tour starting in Limerick and finishing in London

This exciting itinerary combines scenic highlights of Ireland, Scotland, and England. Start in Limerick with two overnights and an excursion to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, the seaside destination of Galway, and Rathbaun Farm, where you learn about sheep shearing and scone baking. Take in the stunning 100-mile drive...read more


Operator: Globus
Style: Premium
Duration: 13 Days
From: Limerick to London
Tour Code: GU
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Day By Day


Arrive In Shannon, Ireland - Limerick.

Cead mile failte! A hundred-thousand welcomes! After checking into your hotel, free time to relax and perhaps enjoy the hotel's leisure amenities or explore the city. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel. (D)

Limerick. Cliffs Of Moher & Galway Excursion.

Your holiday starts in earnest with a drive to the breathtaking CLIFFS OF MOHER, rising 204 metres (668 feet) above the Atlantic Ocean, to savour the magnificent panorama of the Clare coast. Then, visit Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan centre with colourful shops and a busy cafe and bar culture. And finally, a special treat: at RATHBAUN FARM, watch the farmer shear a sheep and maneuver a flock with the help of a sheep dog. Then, enjoy a TRADITIONAL TEA in the 150-year old farmhouse. A suggestion for a unique night out: an optional medieval banquet at Knappogue Castle. (B)

Limerick - Adare - Ring Of Kerry - Killarney.

A day full of splendid scenery. Head south and stop at quaint Adare with its pretty thatched cottages. At Killorglin, join the famous RING OF KERRY for a 160-kilometre (100-mile) panoramic drive around the island's south-western tip. Plenty to focus your camera on here: sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly coloured farmhouses, winding lanes bordered with subtropical vegetation, and the breathtaking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View. Overnight is in the popular resort of Killarney. (B/D)

Killarney - Blarney - Dublin.

On the way to Dublin, stop In Blarney, renowned for its castle and magical Kissing Stone, and at the Rock of Cashel, where St. Patrick preached in the 5th century. Later, why not join an optional cabaret evening with dinner, followed by dance, song, and laughter? (B)


The morning's orientation drive in the "Fair 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 for you to enjoy this vibrant city. Tonight, maybe take in an optional dinner outing to the Guinness Storehouse. (B)

Dublin - Lisburn, Northern Ireland - Giant's Causeway - Belfast.

Cross the Boyne River and stop in Lisburn on your way to the awe-inspiring GIANT'S CAUSEWAY, renowned for its polygonal columns of layered basalt, and the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland. Then, enjoy a scenic coastal drive via Garron Point to Belfast, where you spend the night. (B)

Belfast - Edinburgh, Scotland.

First thing this morning, visit the fascinating TITANIC EXHIBITION and learn all about the building of the largest passenger steam ship, its maiden voyage, and the tragic night of April 14, 1912. Next, board your FERRY and cross the North Channel to Cairnryan on Scotland's southwest coast, and continue through the scenic Scottish border country to Edinburgh. Tonight, enjoy our optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis. (B)


Morning city sightseeing with a local expert introduces you to the 200-year-old "New Town" and famous scientists, inventors, and novelists who lived there. In the "Old Town," drive up the narrow Royal Mile to 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 experience: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. For departure numbers 0803, 0810 and 0817, tickets are included for tonight's performance of the world-renowned MILITARY TATTOO, a vast spectacle of massed Scottish pipe bands that takes place in an arena on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle. (B)

Edinburgh - Alnwick, England - York.

This morning at ALNWICK CASTLE the choice is yours: visit the CASTLE itself, the opulent ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, or explore ALNWICK GARDEN, where the fountains and waterfalls are a breathtaking feature. In York, England's most complete medieval city, follow your Tour Director through a maze of quaint streets, including the narrow Shambles. (B/D)

York - Stratford-upon-Avon - Bath.

Head for Stratford-upon-Avon to take your photographs of Anne Hathaway's Cottage, then visit SHAKESPEARE'S BIRTHPLACE and take some time to wander around the historic market town. In the afternoon, drive to elegant Georgian Bath and in the evening, join an excursion to the picturesque, 13th-century village of Castle Combe followed by DINNER at a village pub. (B/D)

Bath - Stonehenge - London.

There is time this morning to explore the amazing excavations of the ROMAN BATHS and walk where Romans walked 2,000 years ago. Then, try to figure out the intriguing riddle of Stonehenge, the most famous monument of prehistoric Europe. In London, your final destination, why not take in a Shownight Theatre Evening? (B)


Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the Thames River, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall's mounted horseguards and the Prime Minister's Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace, and the ceremonial pageantry of the Changing of the Guard, if held. Free time in the afternoon for independent activities or to join an optional excursion to Windsor Castle or the Tower of London with its fabulous Crown Jewels. Later, an optional dinner, followed by a relaxed nighttime cruise on the Thames River, viewing some of the capital's most beautiful illuminated sights, would be an incredible finale to your holiday. (B)


Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Included Experiences

  • LIMERICK: Welcome dinner.
  • CLIFFS OF MOHER: Savour the spectacular views.
  • GALWAY: Orientation.
  • RATHBAUN FARM: See the farmer at work and enjoy traditional tea in the farmhouse.
  • ADARE: Admire the thatched cottages.
  • RING OF KERRY: Scenic peninsula drive.
  • BLARNEY: Visit the famous village.
  • ROCK OF CASHEL: Take photographs of this famous landmark.
  • DUBLIN: Orientation drive.
  • COUNTY ANTRIM: Visit Giant's Causeway.
  • BELFAST: Visit the Titanic Exhibition.
  • BELFAST-CAIRNRYAN: Cross the North Channel by ferry.
  • EDINBURGH: Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle.
  • ALNWICK: Visit the ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland or explore the spectacular garden.
  • YORK: Walking tour.
  • STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: Take pictures of Anne Hathaway's Cottage, visit Shakespeare's birthplace.
  • BATH: Excursion to 13th-century Castle Combe including dinner at a village pub; visit the Roman relics.
  • STONEHENGE: Visit the prehistoric monument.
  • LONDON: Guided sightseeing and see the Changing of the Guard, if held.
  • MEALS: Full English breakfast (B) daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine (D) and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Limerick, and 1 dinner at a village pub.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Motorcoach; ferry Belfast-Cairnryan.
  • FREE WI-FI: Available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • MYACCOUNT: Visit our website for details on optional excursions available on tour to personalise your holiday.

Local Favourites

  • Visit Rathbaun farm and enjoy a traditional tea in the 150-year old farmhouse
  • Excursion to the 13th-century village of Castle Combe followed by dinner at a village pub

Included Meals

  • 12 Breakfasts
  • 4 Dinners

Superior Hotels

  • Hotel Classifications: Deluxe (D), Superior First Class (SF), First Class (F)
  • Limerick Strand (SF), Killarney Killarney Towers (SF), Dublin The Gibson (SF), Belfast Europa (SF), Edinburgh Holiday Inn (F), York Holiday Inn (F), Bath Hilton (F), London Park Plaza Waterloo (SF) or Park Plaza Westminster Bridge (SF)

Operator Details

Region: UK & Ireland
Style: Premium
Accommodation: 4+ Star
Hotels: Central - Mostly
Guided: Tour Host & Driver
Coach: 5+ Star
Average Age: 50+
Flights: Not Included
Airport Transfers: Available
Tips: Option to Pre Purchase
Max Group Size: 44 (Avg. 34)
Free Coach WiFi: Yes
* Source: Globus for tours in UK & Ireland . Some variances may occur on this tour and information is provided as a guide only.
Apr 2016 - Sep 2016

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