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  New tour for 2019  

  1. Day 1 Bath City and the Roman Baths

    Departing London, travel west to the stunning UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath. The city oozes Georgian opulence with grand regency architecture, sweeping terraces and cobbled market places. Architectural highlights include the Elizabethan Abbey, the Royal Crescent and the romantic Pulteney Bridge as well as several quality museums and. Round off your day with a visit to the city’s magnificently preserved Roman Temple and Baths. Outside of the city you visit the nearby village of Lacock, a picture-perfect historic village, and Lacock Abbey, which were used in TV and film productions of Pride and Prejudice and Harry Potter.

    Overnight: Bath

    Journey details: 100 miles / 2hrs 30mins approx.*

  2. Day 2 Stratford-upon Avon and the Cotswolds

    Passing north, make your way in to the heart of the Cotswolds, which will be your base for the next two days. Explore Stratford-upon-Avon, a picturesque, medieval town of Tudor timberwork buildings, open greens and boats bobbing on the river Avon and a wealth of heritage sites dedicated to the town’s most famous resident William Shakespeare. Explore heritage sites including Shakespeare's Birthplace, Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Mary Arden's Farm.

    Overnight: Central Cotswolds or Stratford-upon-Avon

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 80miles / 2hrs 15mins approx*

  3. Day 3 Cotswolds villages, Oxford & Blenheim Palace

    Outside of Stratford you can explore the quintessential countryside of the Cotswolds including quaint and eccentric chocolate-box villages such as Broadway, Moreton-in-Marsh and Stow-on-the-Wold. Stunning sites you can visit include the 13th century Cistercian Hailes Abbey and the medieval manor at Sudely Castle, linked to King Henry VIII and 2 of his wives. The University town of Oxford and Churchill's magnificent baroque mansion at Blenheim Palace are also within driving distance.

    Overnight: Central Cotswolds or Stratford-upon-Avon

    Meals: Breakfast included

  4. Day 4 Llandudno, Conwy & Conwy Castle

    Today travel across the border in to Wales and your base in the charming seaside resort of Llandudno where you can enjoy a stroll along the promenade and enjoy the Victorian architecture. A short drive away is the hidden gem at Conwy, a quaint medieval harbour town of cobbled streets and squares, the town is seemingly frozen in time with its medieval town walls and dominated by the stunning 13th century castle at Conwy Castle.

    Overnight: Llandudno, North Wales

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 160miles / 3hrs 45mins approx*

  5. Day 5 Snowdonia National Park

    Today venture in to the spectacular mountain scenery of the Snowdonia National Park along the scenic Conwy Valley. You may choose to ride a mountain train at the funicular railway at Blaenau Ffestiniog, visit the National Slate Museum exploring the slate mining history of the region or tour Caernarfon Castle, a World Heritage site which was used for Wales the investiture of the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles in 1969.

    Overnight: Llandudno, North Wales

    Meals: Breakfast included

  6. Day 6 The English Lake District

    Make your way back across the border to the North West of England to enjoy some of England’s most spectacular natural beauty in the Lake District. Take time to explore the lakes, their surrounding fells, woodlands, stone walls and quaint lakeland villages such as Windermere and Grasmere. Take a steam-boat ride on Lake Windermere or climb Scafell Pike, the highest point in England to enjoying breath-taking views. This region is a haven for walkers, hikers, budding artists and photographers or those simply looking for a tranquil boat trips or lazy drives soaking up the scenery.

    Overnight: Lake District

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 145miles / 3hrs 45mins approx*

  7. Day 7 Hadrian’s Wall, The Scottish Borders and Edinburgh

    Reaching the ancient border between England and Scotland, make a stop at Birdoswald Roman Fort visitor centre to uncover the secrets of Hadrian’s Wall. Then pass through the rolling hills of the Scottish Borders to reach the thriving Scottish city of Edinburgh. Explore this magnificent city from the winding streets of the cobbled old town to the wide avenues of the opulent Georgian new town before visiting the Queen’s residence at the Palace of Holyrood House.

    Overnight: Edinburgh

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 155 miles / 3hrs 30mins approx. *

  8. Day 8 Explore Edinburgh

    Enjoy the national museums and galleries in the shadow of the Burns Monument before strolling through Princes Street Gardens or climbing to Arthur's Seat for spectacular views over the city. You may choose to head for the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith Docks or view the modern Scottish Parliament building before climbing the Royal Mile to the city's centrepiece at the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, home to the Scottish Crown Jewels, the Stone of Destiny and St Margaret's Chapel.

    Overnight: Edinburgh

    Meals: Breakfast included

  9. Day 9 The Scottish Lowlands and York

    Returning south, drive through the mellow hills of the Scottish Lowlands where you could stop at the Rosslyn Chapel or Melrose Abbey. Then once again in English territory make your way through the rustic landscapes of Yorkshire to the grandiose city of York itself, home to a wealth of historic and cultural sites from the cobbled Shambles, Britain’s first shopping street, to Viking heritage at the Jorvik Centre. Stroll along the remaining medieval city walls, gates and towers or visit the National Railway Museum, current home of the Flying Scotsman, before enjoying York’s undoubted highlight at the iconic York Minster, northern Europe’s largest gothic cathedral.

    Overnight: York

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 200 miles / 4hrs approx *

  10. Day 10 The Yorkshire Dales & Moors

    Dedicate today exploring outside of the city, where you’ll find yourself in another area of outstanding natural beauty with the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors on your doorstep. Explore the Quaint Yorkshire towns of Harrogate and Skipton, visit James Herriott country and the Bronte Parsonage where the famous literary sisters created their works. Historic sites of note include the World Heritage Site at Fountains Abbey and Water Gardens and the Impressive Castle Howard.

    Overnight: York

    Meals: Breakfast included

  11. Day 11 Cambridge and London City

    Making your way south today, you may choose to stop in the university city of Cambridge where you can explore labyrinthine cobbled parades and squares and marvel at the intricate architecture of world-renowned colleges including Kings College, Trinity College and Christ’s College. Take a stroll along the Backs, extensive parklands behind the university or take a punt on the river with one of the resident students. Later, continue South and return your vehicle to Heathrow (or Gatwick Airport). Make your way in to the city using the extensive public transport network and spend the blanace of the day exploring London.

    Overnight: London

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 230 miles / 4hrs 30mins approx *

  12. Day 12 London City and Sights

    Having returned your vehicle, today London is yours to explore on foot or by public transport. This magnificent city is a thriving metropolis with a vibrant modern culture and rich history and heritage. Explore world renowned sights including Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, St Pauls Cathedral, Trafalgar Square and the London Eye on the banks of the River Thames. Culture vultures will delight in some of the world’s most prestigious museums and galleries including the Tate Modern, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum whilst Oxford Street, Covent Garden and the West End make for unrivalled shopping opportunities.

    Overnight: London

    Meals: Breakfast included

  13. 13 Return home

    This morning, enjoy a final breakfast in your hotel before checking out. You may have a chance for some last-minute souvenir shopping or sightseeing (luggage can be stored at your hotel) before making your way back to London Heathrow or Gatwick Airports to check-in for your return flight to your home nation.

    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.

What's Included?

  • 12 nights accommodation (suggested accommodations listed below).
  • Full cooked regional breakfast each morning.
  • 11 days car rental (outside of London, collect and return London Airport) inclusive of all mandatory taxes, insurances and charges.
  • Admission to the following attractions during your trip: Stonehenge, Roman Baths, Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Edinburgh Castle
  • adeo Travel suggested sightseeing itinerary and travel documents pack.
  • Toll-free calls to your Britain vacation specialist whilst planning your trip.
  • Expert assistance during the planning of your trip and local number for advice during travel

Suggested Accommodations

  • Limpley Stoke, near Bath x 1
  • Noel Arms, Chipping Campden x 2
  • Dunoon Hotel, Llandudno x 2
  • The Glenburn, Windermere x 1
  • The Cairn, Edinburgh x 2
  • Hedley House Hotel, York x 2
  • Mornington Hotel, London x 2

As our self-drive tours are fully customizable we can tailor the suggested accommodations for your particular quotation based on your preferences, budget etc. Read more about the accommodation we offer by clicking here.

Optional Extras

  • Add express rail transfers or private car transfers for travel from your London Airport to central London.
  • Enjoy a Scottish themed evening including dinner and entertainment in Edinburgh.
  • Enjoy a West End performance with theatre tickets in London.
  • Extended stay throughout any region of the UK.

Customize this Tour!

  • Add extra nights in any of your destination cities to explore further (suggested Cardiff, Lake District, Inverness or York).
  • Add other overnight destinations on your itinerary such as Chester, Fort William or Cambridge.
  • Combine this tour with one of our other Britain self-tours.
  • Stay in a combination of traditional hotels, quaint family run B&Bs or upgrade to a night or two in a castle or manor house hotel!

Departure Dates 2019

This self-guided tour is customizable and can be taken at any time throughout the year and starting and ending on any day of the week - simply let us know your preferred dates of travel!

Pricing 2019

From GBP £1095 per person (based on two people travelling).

 

Single supplements apply for single occupancy rooms, please ask for a quotation for details.

 

Representative pricing above based on travel in shoulder season (May/September) with two people sharing a twin/double room, staying in sample accommodations as listed and sharing a compact automatic vehicle. For a direct quote for your preferred dates of travel please contact us.

Pricing Notes

  • As this tour can be taken at any time pricing will vary dependent on departure day, date of travel, selected accommodations etc.
  • Your quotation will be based on the suggested accommodations listed however please note that we may tailor your specific quote to accommodate your budget and preferences. Please indicate these when you contact us.
  • Prices are calculated as per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room and one vehicle.
  • Prices are for land only travel and do not include flights.
  • Prices are in GBP£ currency, for approximate amounts in other currencies please contact us.
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