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  New tour for 2020  

Key Features
Tour type: Coach Tour
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Tour feature: Full sightseeing programme - no extra excursion costs!
Starting: Central London
Ending: Liverpool
Tour Highlights
Towns and Cities: Liverpool, London, Oxford
  1. Day 1 Arrival and Independent London Sightseeing

    Arriving in to London make your way to your central London hotel (shared transfers available at specific times). Once your bags are dropped at your hotel your afternoon is free to explore independently. Using your included voucher for the Hop-On-Hop-Off bus tour which includes multiple routes, you can reach all corners of the city - see the famous London landmarks such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Piccadilly Circus, and more. This evening join your group in the evening for a welcome drink before dining together.

    Overnight: The Tower Hotel, London

    Meals: Dinner included

  2. Day 2 England's University Cities - Oxford and Cambridge

    This morning we depart London heading north-bound. First stop will be the medieval city of Oxford, dating back to the 12th century and home to one of the world’s most prestigious universities. We'll visit the famous Bodleian Library, home to more than 13 million printed items and which featured in the Harry Potter movies. After lunch we continue to arch rival university city of Cambridge, another elegant destination where we’ll take a "punt" down the River Cam, enjoying views of the famous university colleges on the way. Tonight, we enjoy free time to dine independently in Cambridge.

    Overnight: Hilton Cambridge City Centre, Cambridge

    Meals: Breakfast included

  3. Day 3 Ely Cathedral and Historic York

    Continuing our journey in to England's North, we'll visit the magnificent Ely Cathedral which dates back to 672AD; you may recognise this imposing structure as it featured in “The Crown” and “The King’s Speech”. By afternoon we head for the North of England's most striking historic city - York. We'll explore the cobbled streets and squares and visit the resplendent York Minster. Enjoy some free time in York to stroll the medieval city walls or shop in it's many boutiques. Tonight we dine together at our hotel.

    Overnight: Novotel York Centre, York

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  4. Day 4 Yorkshire Moors Rail Journey and Seaside Whitby

    Today we enjoy an excursion accross the dramatic Yorkshire Moors; we make our way to Goathland Station, which portrayed Hogsmeade Station in the first “Harry Potter” film, to board a vintage steam train to the ancient seaport of Whitby. We'll enjoy a brief walking tour of this charming fishing town beneath the cliff-top Abbey which inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula. After free time for lunch we return over the Moors to York where the balance of your day is free to spend at your leisure.

    Overnight: Novotel York Centre, York

    Meals: Breakfast included

  5. Day 5 Historic Harrogate and Grasmere Village

    Pasing West from York we pass over the Yorkshire Dales to nearby Harrogate, a charming Victorian spa town where we'll enjoy a brief walking tour with our tour director. Then onwards in to the rustic landscapes of the Lake District. After pausing for lunch we'll visit the Lakes Distillery, to discover how hand-crafted spirits are made and enjoy a sampling. In nearby Grasmere we'll visit the famous Gingerbread Shop to taste this traditional local delicacy, first made 165 years ago. By evening we continue to our hotel on the shore of Lake Windermere where we dine together.

    Overnight: Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa, Windermere

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  6. Day 6 England's Lake District - Cruise and Rail

    This morning we head for the Armitt Museum, which preserves the cultural heritage of the Lake District, with a special focus on local artist and author Beatrix Potter. Later we take to the tranquil waters of Lake Windermere with a scenic cruise along England's largest body of water before boarding an historic train for a rail journey through the picturesque Leven Valley. After a day immersed in the beauty of the Lake District we pass south to the vibrant city of Liverpool where you’ll check into your hotel and dine independently.

    Overnight: Hilton Hotel Liverpool, Liverpool

    Meals: Breakfast included

  7. Day 7 Explore the Beatles' Liverpool

    Today is yours to spend at leisure in the magnificent city of Liverpool. Discover this famous port city and home of the Beatles; stroll the historic docks to visit the "Beatles Story" exhibition, Tate Gallery and famous Liver Buildings. Perhaps visit one of the city's two cathedrals, the world-famous Cavern Club or simply indulge in some world-class shopping. In the evening, gather with the group for a farewell dinner.

    Overnight: Hilton Hotel Liverpool, Liverpool

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  8. Day 8 Tour Ends and Return Home

    This morning your tour ends after a final breakfast in your hotel. You can make your way to Liverpool or Manchester Airports or travel onwards within the UK. Please ask if you require rail tickets back to London.

    Meals: 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

  • Enjoy a punt on the river Cam in Cambridge with one of the resident students.
  • Board an historic steam train through the wild landscapes of the North Yorkshire Moors.
  • Sample the traditional delicacies of the Lake District with visits to the Lakes distillery and Grasmere Gingerbread Shop.

What's included

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation, as detailed on itinerary
  • Full breakfast each morning
  • All transportation by luxury motor-coach
  • The services of your professional tour director
  • 4 x evening dinners.
  • Complimentary welcome drink on the first day of your tour
  • Full Sightseeing tour programme and admissions to include:
    • London hop-on-hop-off bus tour tickets
    • Oxford walking tour
    • Punt boat ride on the River Cam
    • Ely Cathedral visit
    • York Minster visit
    • Yorkshire Moors rail journey to Whitby
    • Walking tour of Harrogate
    • Lakes Distillery tour
    • Grasmere Gingerbread visit
    • Lake Windermere Cruise and Lake District Rail Ride
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Expert local advice during the planning of your trip.
  • Postage of your vacation documents pack

Tour Feature

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

Optional extras

  • Pre tour hotel accommodation in central London.
  • Post tour hotel accommodation in Liverpool, Chester or Manchester.
  • Private airport transfers or transport to/from your departure/return cities.
  • Onward rail travel to London or other parts of the UK.

Departure Dates 2020

Please select your preferred tour date from the list below.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice
(per person)*
 
May 14, 2020
May 21, 2020
Guaranteed departure
from
£
1590
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June 11, 2020
June 18, 2020
Small group
from
£
1880
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July 9, 2020
July 16, 2020
Small group
from
£
1915
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August 27, 2020
September 3, 2020
Guaranteed departure
from
£
1630
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October 15, 2020
October 22, 2020
-
from
£
1450
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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 2020

Single Supplement: from £540.

 

This tour starts early morning on the first day of travel and returns around 6pm on the final day of travel.  If you require pre or post tour accommodation in central London, please let us know.

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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