Key Features
Tour type: Coach Tour
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Group size: Full sightseeing programme - no extra excursion costs!
Starting: Central London
Ending: Windsor
  1. Day 1 London Arrival and St Pauls Cathedral

    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.

    Overnight: Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel, Waterloo, London

    Meals: Dinner included

  2. Day 2 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.

    Overnight: Park Plaza Hotel, Waterloo, London

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  3. Day 3 Stonehenge, Bath and Cardiff Castle Banquet

    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.

    Overnight: Radisson Blu Cardiff Hotel, Cardiff

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner (Welsh banquet) included

  4. Day 4 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.

    Overnight: Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  5. Day 5 Castles of North Wales and Snowdonia

    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.

    Overnight: Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  6. Day 6 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.

    Overnight: The Stratford Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  7. Day 7 The Cotswolds, Oxford and Windsor Castle

    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.

    Overnight: Macdonald Windsor Hotel, Windsor

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  8. Day 8 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.

    Overnight: Breakfast included

*Journey times and distances are estimates and are based on the direct route between the start location and end location for each day of the itinerary, where applicable. They do not include detours or stops for sightseeing.

Unique experiences

  • 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.

What's included

  • 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

Tour feature

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

Transfers

  • 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.

Optional extras

  • 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.

Departure Dates 2017/18

We have 2018 tour dates and pricing available and are in the process of updating our website. Please contact us with your preferred dates and we will send you a quotation.

Please select your preferred tour date from the list below.

Start Date End Date Status Price
(per person)*
 
April 21, 2018
April 28, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,865
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May 5, 2018
May 12, 2018
-
£
1,785
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June 2, 2018
June 9, 2018
-
£
2,025
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June 16, 2018
June 23, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,785
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July 28, 2018
August 4, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
2,025
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August 11, 2018
August 18, 2018
-
£
1,785
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August 25, 2018
September 1, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,785
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September 1, 2018
September 8, 2018
-
£
2,025
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September 8, 2018
September 15, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
2,025
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September 15, 2018
September 22, 2018
-
£
1,785
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September 29, 2018
October 6, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,715
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October 6, 2018
October 13, 2018
Guaranteed departure
£
1,865
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* Prices are per person based on two people sharing either a double room or twin room. A single supplement will apply for those bookings where a single room is required.

Pricing Notes

  • 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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