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Enjoy a journey through the heart of Britain taking in iconic landmarks of central England and lesser-known but equally enchanting gems of Wales. From the city of London, the Roman Baths, Stonehenge and Oxford we'll journey to the opulent Cardiff Castle, through the wilderness Brecon Beacons and to the medieval fortresses and majestic mountains of North Wales and the spectacular Snowdonia National Park.



8 days / 7 nights

Regions visited:
England and Wales

Start point:
Central London

End point:
Windsor, near London


Additional information:
Full sightseeing programme - no extra excursion costs!


UK international:
+44 (0)2921 660 747

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coachtourEscorted coach tour: Heart of Wales and England


London Arrival and St Pauls Cathedral

Heart of Wales and England - Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace, London, England

Spend this morning making your way to London, the English Capital. By afternoon check-in to your central London hotel; your journey begins at 2pm when you meet your tour director for a brief panoramic tour of the city before you're taken to the magnificent St Paul's Cathedral where you enjoy a tour of the opulent interiors and gain an insight in the history of this iconic landmark designed by Christopher Wren. Later you return to the hotel and at 6pm meet with your tour director and fellow travellers to enjoy a complimentary welcome drink and dine together this evening at the hotel.

accommodationAccommodation: Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel, Waterloo, London - dinner included.

attractionsHighlights: London City and St Paul's Cathedral.


London at Leisure

Today you enjoy a free day to explore the sights and sounds of London at your own leisure and pace. Use your complimentary tickets to enjoy the open-top hop-on-hop-off busses which will take you to all corners of the English Capital. On board you'll gain views of a wealth famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, the towering Nelson's Column and the magnificent Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Your ticket also includes an optional walking tour and Thames River Cruise. Round off your day with a visit to one of two of London's most iconic historic attractions with your included passes for either Kensington Palace or the Tower of London. Your evening is free to dine independently in one of the city's many restaurants.

accommodationAccommodation: Park Plaza Hotel, Waterloo, London - dinner included.

attractionsHighlights: Self-guided sightseeing of London.


Stonehenge, Bath and Cardiff Castle Banquet

Heart of Wales and England - Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Wales

Departing London we head out on to the Salisbury Plain to England's most recognised site at the standing monoliths of Stonehenge; we'll learn about their history and speculate on their mysterious purpose in the new visitor centre before viewing the eerie standing stones themselves. Then we continue West to the charming Regency city of Bath where we'll visit the Roman Baths and Pump Room, hot mineral-rich springs that have been popular since Roman times. Crossing the border in to Wales we make our way to the Welsh capital of Cardiff. After checking in to our central hotel we visit Cardiff Castle where we view the Norman period tower, tour the opulent Victorian manor and then enjoy a traditional Welsh banquet within the castle grounds.

accommodationAccommodation: Radisson Blu Cardiff Hotel, Cardiff - Dinner included at Cardiff Castle.

attractionsHighlights: Stonehenge, Roman Baths and Pump Room, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff City and Welsh banquet.


Landscapes of Wales and Snowdonia Mountain Train Ride

This morning we enjoy a panoramic drive around Cardiff, Wales' proud capital, to view the principal features such as Cathays Park, the Castle exterior and Cardiff Bay. We then pass north in to the heart of Wales and through the barren peaks and sweeping moorlands of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Reaching the Northern territories we'll take a narrow-gauge train ride through the heart of Snowdonia to admire spectacular panoramic mountain scenery. We continue to nearby Caernarfon for our overnight stay.

accommodationAccommodation: Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon - dinner included.

attractionsHighlights: Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia National Park and Mountain Rail Ride.


Castles of North Wales and Snowdonia

Heart of Wales and England - Conwy

Conwy, North Wales

Exploring the glorious North Wales countryside, we make our way to Llanberis to visit to the National Slate Museum, where we learn about the region's former slate industry. We'll pause at a strategic point for panoramic vistas and an opportunity for photos of Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in England and Wales. Travelling along the scenic Conwy valley we'll stop in the historic town of Conwy to view its dominating castle, the remaining medieval town walls, narrow cobbled streets and the smallest house in Britain. We then return to Caernarfon where we'll tour the stunning fortress and massive walls and battlements at the 13th century Caernarfon Castle, site of the 1969 investiture of Prince Charles the Prince of Wales.

accommodationAccommodation: Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon - dinner included.

attractionsHighlights: National Slate Museum, Conwy Town and Caernarfon Castle.


Llangollen and Stratford-upon-Avon

Today we'll pass in to the border marches of North Wales and make our way to the traditional Welsh town of Llangollen to explore the key sites. Then over the border back in to England we'll visit picturesque town of Bridgnorth once described as "The finest view in all my Kingdom" by King Charles I. We then continue in to the heart of England and to Stratford-upon-Avon for a panoramic tour of this charming medieval town before we visit Shakespeare's Birthplace to see an intriguing exhibition about his life and works. By evening we check-in to our centrally located hotel.

accommodationAccommodation: The Stratford Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon - dinner included.

attractionsHighlights: Llangollen, Bridgnorth, Stratford-upon-Avon and Shakespeare's Birthplace.


The Cotswolds, Oxford and Windsor Castle

Heart of Wales and England - Oxford City

Oxford University, Oxford, England

This morning we'll enjoy a scenic drive through the patchwork countryside of the Cotswolds and stop in the village of Broadway, an historic village of thatch houses and honey-coloured cottages, typical of the settlements of the region. Arriving in Oxford we'll enjoy a walking tour through the historic streets to learn about the famous ivy clad colleges and lawned quads. By afternoon we arrive in Windsor where we visit the magnificent Windsor Castle, one of The Queen's official residences and the largest inhabited fortress in Europe. After dinner, take a brief stroll around the town with a local guide.

accommodationAccommodation: Macdonald Windsor Hotel, Windsor - dinner included.

attractionsHighlights: Cotswolds village, Oxford City and Windsor Castle.


Tour Ends in Windsor

Your tour ends this morning in Windsor after taking a leisurely breakfast at your hotel. You may choose to travel the short distance back to London Heathrow Airport (complimentary transfers available, conditions apply) for a return flight to your home nation. Alternatively you can continue to explore historic Windsor independently or make your way back in to central London for onward travel within Britain.


Heart of Wales and England - escorted coach tour


smallgroupEscorted coach tour: Heart of Wales and England


  • Tour the magnificent St Pauls Cathedral.
  • Explore London's Royal History at either Kensington Palace or the Tower of London.
  • Visit Stonehenge and the Roman Baths of Bath.
  • Enjoy a banquet within the grounds of Cardiff Castle.
  • Take a mountain train ride in the Snowdonia National Park.
  • Explore Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon.
  • Visit Windsor Castle.


  • 7 nights accommodation in first class hotels, as detailed on itinerary and below:
    • Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel, London x 2 nights
    • Radisson Blu Cardiff Hotel, Cardiff x 1 night
    • Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon, North Wales x 2 nights
    • The Stratford Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon x 1 night
    • The Macdonald Windsor Hotel, Windsor x 1 night
  • Full English/Welsh breakfast each morning
  • All transportation by luxury motor-coach
  • The services of your professional tour director throughout
  • 6 x evening dinners including: 1 x Welcome Dinner in London, 1 x Cardiff Castle Banquet and 4 x table d'hote dinners at your hotels per the itinerary
  • Complimentary welcome drink on the first day of your tour
  • Full Sightseeing tour programme and admissions to include :
    • Panoramic city tour of London o St Pauls Cathedral
    • Tower of London OR Kensington Palace
    • London open-top bus tickets
    • Stonehenge o Bath's Roman Baths and Pump Room
    • Cardiff Castle Tour and Banquet
    • Narrow-gauge train ride in Snowdonia
    • National Slate Museum
    • Conwy Walking Tour
    • Caernarfon Castle
    • Tour of Stratford-upon-Avon
    • Shakespeare's Birthplace
    • Oxford Walking Tour
    • Windsor Castle
    • Windsor Walking Tour
  • Audio headsets for walking tours
  • Complimentary group photo
  • On-board wifi and in hotel lobbies
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Expert local advice during the planning of your trip
  • Postage of your travel documents pack


  • This tour includes a complete sightseeing programme - there are no unexpected costs for extra excursions during your tour!


  • Complimentary shared airport transfers (to/from London Heathrow Airport) are available on the first and final days of this tour – conditions apply. Private or rail transfers are available for other times / destinations, please ask for details.


  • Pre or post tour hotel accommodation in London/Windsor or elsewhere in the UK.
  • Rail travel to London prior to your tour (from any other Britain destination).
  • Onward rail travel from Windsor after your tour.
  • Private Airport transfers.

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smallgroupEscorted coach tour: Heart of Wales and England


(in London)
(in Windsor)
(sharing twin/ double)
Sat 26 Aug, 2017 Sat 02 Sep, 2017 Guaranteed £ 1,379
Sat 02 Sep, 2017 Sat 09 Sep, 2017 Guaranteed £ 1,379
Sat 09 Sep, 2017 Sat 16 Sep, 2017 Guaranteed £ 1,379
Sat 16 Sep, 2017 Sat 23 Sep, 2017 Guaranteed £ 1,379
Sat 23 Sep, 2017 Sat 30 Sep, 2017 Guaranteed £ 1,279
Sat 30 Sep, 2017 Sat 07 Oct, 2017 Guaranteed £ 1,279
Sat 07 Oct, 2017 Sat 14 Oct, 2017   £ 1,279
Sat 14 Oct, 2017 Sat 21 Oct, 2017 Guaranteed £ 1,279

Single Supplement: £440.

This tour starts from 2pm (in London) on the first day of travel and ends after breakfast (in Windsor) on the final day of travel however if you require pre or post tour accommodation in either location please let us know.


  • Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room.
  • Prices are for land only tours and all tours are subject to availability.
  • Prices are correct at the time of publishing to website but are subject to confirmation at time of booking.
  • Prices are in British Pounds Sterling (GBP£) for approximate costs in other currencies please contact us.
  • All trip details are correct at time of publishing to website however are subject to change.


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