9 Day Britain Sampler

Globus Tour starting in London and finishing in London

Read 6 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Globus's 9 Day Britain Sampler. Our most popular Britain tour offers you the best of this great land. You'll have amazing experiences and see the fascinating sights as you travel from London to Edinburgh and back to London. History...read more
Overview
Operator: Globus
Type: Tour (Premium)
Max Group Size: 44
Duration: 9 Days
From: London to London
Tour Code: GE
Visits: England, Wales, Scotland
Our Price From:
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Arrive In London, England
Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.
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London
After a hearty English breakfast, 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 residence, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. The highlight is a visit to ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL (except on Sundays), Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708. 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, how about an optional dinner, followed by a cruise on the Thames River? (B)
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London - Stonehenge - Bath
Meet your Tour Director and travelling companions, and depart at 8 am for a memorable day of sightseeing. First, try to unravel the mystery of prehistoric STONEHENGE. Explore the visitor centre with its imaginative exhibitions, then take the shuttle to the stone circle and admire the magnificence of the monument up close. Cross Salisbury Plain and head for the elegant Georgian city of Bath, where you see the amazing excavations of the ROMAN BATHS. You will also have time to explore the town further on your own. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel. (B/D)
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Bath - Ludlow - Llangollen, Wales - Liverpool, England
This morning, drive through the fertile Severn Valley and across unspoiled countryside to the medieval market town of Ludlow, perched on a cliff above the River Teme. The afternoon is dedicated to North Wales. Take a stroll in picturesque Llangollen, host to one of the world's most colourful annual music festivals, before continuing on to Liverpool, hometown of The Beatles and once the departure port of great transatlantic liners. (B)
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Liverpool - Grasmere - Gretna Green, Scotland - Edinburgh
Focus on the tranquil Lake District, recently awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. Take a break in Wordsworth's beloved Grasmere, and try original GRASMERE GINGERBREAD. Then, head north for the Scottish border. On the way through the history-steeped Lowland Hills, stop at Gretna Green and visit THE WHISKY HOUSE where an expert explains the mysteries behind whisky production and lets you taste some well-known malts. In Edinburgh, don't miss our optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis. (B)
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Edinburgh
Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide 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 experience: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, once the perfect royal residence for glittering state visits and family holidays. Dinner rounds off this optional evening. For departure numbers 0729 through 0819, 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)
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Edinburgh - Abbotsford - Jedburgh - York, England
First on today's agenda is a guided tour of Sir Walter Scott's ABBOTSFORD HOUSE, with its impressive collection of historic relics, weapons, and armor, as well as an extensive library with over 9,000 rare volumes. Melrose Abbey and the ruins at Jedburgh are pointed out on the way to the English border and Northumberland National Park. 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. (B/D)
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York - Stratford-Upon-Avon - London
Leave Yorkshire and its associations with James Herriot, and drive through the richest farmland in Britain. In Stratford-upon-Avon, take pictures of Anne Hathaway's Cottage and visit SHAKESPEARE'S BIRTHPLACE. Return to London around 3:30 pm. How about a night out on the town with newfound friends? A three-course pre-theater dinner followed by one of London's West End shows might take your fancy. (B)
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London
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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Trip Inclusions
  • LONDON: Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral.
  • STONEHENGE: Visit the prehistoric monument.
  • BATH: Visit the Roman relics; welcome dinner.
  • LUDLOW: Visit the medieval market town.
  • LLANGOLLEN: Visit the picturesque village.
  • GRASMERE: Visit Wordsworth's village; try original Grasmere gingerbread.
  • GRETNA GREEN: Enjoy a whisky tasting.
  • EDINBURGH: Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle.
  • ABBOTSFORD: Guided tour of Sir Walter Scott's house.
  • JEDBURGH: Take pictures of the abbey ruins.
  • YORK: Walking tour.
  • STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: Take pictures of Anne Hathaway's Cottage, visit Shakespeare's birthplace.
  • MEALS: Full English breakfast (B) daily; 2 three-course dinners (D) with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Bath.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Motorcoach.
  • HEADSETS: Throughout the tour except London.
  • 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.
Included Meals
  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 3 Dinners
Accommodation
  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Superior First Class (SF)
  • London Hilton London Metropole (SF) or Park Plaza Westminster Bridge (SF), Bath Hilton (F), Liverpool Aloft (SF), Edinburgh Mercure Edinburgh Princes Street (F), York Mercure York Fairfield Manor (F)
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
Globus
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Accommodation: 4.5 Star
Average Age: 50+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Small Group Tours
Max Group Size(s): 44 & 20
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland, USA
Reviews (6)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Britain Sampler with Globus.
NSW, Australia
Aug 2017
1 Helpful Vote
3 Trips
“Fast paced trip through Great Britain”
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Small group tour through England, Wales and Scotland. It was awesome! Great bunch of people just wanting to have a good time. Most hotels are located in the city centre however some need a revamp. Highlight for me was Scotland, I am already planning my return. Kinky Boots on my last night was the perfect way to end the tour. Highly recommended.
NSW, Australia
Jul 2017
2 Trips
“Well organised sampler”
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First time traveller with Globus and based on my experience I would travel with them again. Excellent organisation, hotels as expected with a mix of in top location and slightly out of town. Small extras like a quick stop to take a photo at the England/Scotland border sign and little treats made for a wonderful trip. Everyone kept to the schedule. Fast paced, but that is what we wanted/expected from the sampler....so we can come back to our favourite spots in the future.
Australia
Aug 2014
1 Trip
“A 'Taste' to encourage you to go back”
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Tour was just a 'Taste' to encourage you to go back. I wouldn't go to Edinburgh when the 'Fringe Festival' is on because the city is too crowded.
Thailand
Jul 2014
1 Trip
“Took in all the sights we wanted to see”
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Thoroughly enjoyed the entire tour. The tour guide was very informative and although the tour took in all the sights we wanted to see, there was still sufficient downtime to unwind and relax. The coach was always clean and although my husband is tall he had plenty of leg room. The hotels were of good quality but the air conditioning was not cold enough for us (a very minor critique). Our Europe trip took in several Globus tours, several transfers and extra hotel stays. We did not experience 1 problem. Well done Globus and well done Georgie at Global Journeys.
Australia
Mar 2012
1 Trip
“It was a fantastic trip”
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The tour was very fast-paced as it covered a lot of ground in the six days, but that was expected. Both the driver (Mark) and tour guide (Paul) were great. Paul was a fountain of information and nothing was ever too much trouble. Mark's driving was great - able to take alternate routes when necessary. I tend to be a nervous passenger and I've never felt so safe! Paul was both entertaining and informative. I would have loved to spend more time at some of the places we visited, but understood the time constraints. It was unfortunate that the tour that would've given me the time I wanted simply was available on the dates I could travel. But all in all - it was a fantastic trip.
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