Key Features
Tour type: Coach Tour
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Tour feature: Tour Style - First Class
Starting: Central London
  1. Day 1 Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon and York City

    Departing London pass north through the patchwork fields and honey-coloured villages of the Cotswolds on route to Stratford-upon-Avon where we visit Shakespeare's Stratford and gain views of Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage. Continuing North we head for the grandiose city of York where we walk along the famous Shambles where the medieval buildings lean over the cobbled street below and see the magnificent York Minster, Northern Europe's largest gothic cathedral. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception with a traditional pub meal, an ideal opportunity to get to know your Travel Director and fellow travellers.

    Overnight: Novotel Centre, York

    Meals: Pub dinner included

  2. Day 2 Hadrian's Wall and Scottish Borders

    Continuing north we pass through the rugged landscapes of North Yorkshire and the Northumberland National Park before crossing the River Tyne at Newcastle. We'll stop and view part of the preserved Hadrian's Wall which once marked the ancient border between the northern edge of Roman Empire and Scotland beyond. We'll then pass over the modern border in to ‘Bonnie Scotland' where we enjoy a scenic drive through the mellow rolling hills of the Scottish Lowlands before arriving into Edinburgh, Scotland's historic capital city.

    Overnight: Holiday Inn, Edinburgh

    Meals: Breakfast included

  3. Day 3 Edinburgh sightseeing and free time

    This morning, we are joined by a local specialist who'll take us on an included city sightseeing tour to discover the elegance of this ancient city as we pass from the Georgian New Town to see the cobbled streets of the medieval Old Town and the Royal Mile. View the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Arthur's Seat before enjoying an informative and engaging guided visit inside Edinburgh Castle itself. Your choice of sightseeing means you can choose to visit Edinburgh's Camera Obscura instead of the castle if preferred. Later spend free time exploring Edinburgh independently perhaps visiting one or more of the world-class museums and galleries or join your Travel Director on an optional experience to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia.

    Overnight: Holiday Inn, Edinburgh

    Meals: Breakfast included

  4. Day 4 The Lake District and the Beatles' Liverpool

    Returning south we stop at border town Gretna Green, where eloping English couples once married over a blacksmith's anvil. Crossing back into England, we admire some of the most beautiful countryside the country has to offer as we pass the scenic Lake District. These landscapes provided William Wordsworth with the inspiration to write the poem ‘Daffodils' and we visit the lake-land town of Grasmere and see St. Oswald's church where the poet is buried. Later arrive in Liverpool hometown of the 'Fab Four' and home to a wealth of Beatles' history and heritage spots.

    Overnight: Jury’s Inn, Liverpool

    Meals: Breakfast included

  5. Day 5 Historic Ludlow and the Welsh Capital of Cardiff

    From Liverpool we head South in to the Border Marches between England and Wales where we visit the English Tudor market town of Ludlow with its historic castle and timbered buildings. We then see the Malvern Hills as we cross the border into Wales and visit its vibrant capital, Cardiff. Here we enjoy an orientation of the city to see the elegant Cardiff Bay, the Millennium Stadium and the castle before arriving at your hotel. Tonight we enjoy a farewell dinner at a local vineyard with beautiful views of the Welsh countryside.

    Overnight: Park Inn by Radisson City Centre, Cardiff

    Meals: Breakfast and farewell dinner included

  6. Day 6 Bath City and Stonehenge

    This morning we cross the Severn Estuary back in to England and make our way to the Georgian city of Bath where we see the elegant Regency architecture and view the medieval Abbey before visiting the stunning Roman Baths, including the ancient Roman temple and Georgian pump room. Continuing through the English countryside we make our way on to the Salisbury Plain to visit Stonehenge, including its new visitor centre and viewing the mystical stone monoliths themselves. By evening we return to London where your memorable holiday ends.

    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

  • A city tour in Edinburgh with a local specialist.
  • Enjoy a hearty farewell dinner at a vineyard in the Welsh countryside.

Sightseeing highlights

  • City tour in Edinburgh.
  • Orientations of York, Grasmere, Liverpool, Cardiff and Bath.
  • See the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh and the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
  • View Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage, Hadrian’s Wall, York Minster, the Lake District's magnificent scenery, Cardiff Castle and Bath Abbey
  • Visit Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh Castle, Gretna Green, the Roman Baths in Bath and Stonehenge


  • 5 x full breakfasts.
  • 2 x evening meals including welcome reception, pub meal in York and farewell dinner in Wales.

Travel highlights

  • Pick-up and drop-off from the London Reception Centre (central London).
  • All overnight hotel accommodation, as per the tour itinerary, featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.

Optional extras

  • Pre or post tour hotel accommodation in London.
  • Airport transfers (private or Express rail tickets).
  • Rail travel to/from London before/after your tour.
  • Your tour already includes a comprehensive sightseeing program however some additional excursions may be available to enhance your trip further - these are fully optional and bookable during your tour.

Departure Dates 2019

We are very sorry, there are no available dates for this tour at this time.

Please contact us to discuss similar tours which may still be available or for dates into the 2019 travel season.

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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