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Key Features
Tour type: Coach Tour
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Tour feature: Tour Style - Lively
Starting: Central London
  1. Day 1 Stonehenge, Bath and Cardiff

    For our first day we head west to the stone monoliths at Stonehenge whose centuries-old myths have yet to be fully revealed. The elegant Georgian architecture of Bath takes centre stage during our visit to this famous spa town where we'll see the Abbey and visit the Roman baths before crossing the Severn Estuary to Cardiff, capital of Wales. Delve into the proud culture and heritage of the Welsh as you embark on an orientation of the city to see the Millennium Stadium and the medieval Cardiff Castle in the heart of the city. Tonight, we celebrate the beginning of an epic adventure through Britain at a Welcome Reception.

    Overnight: Jurys Inn Cardiff Hotel, Cardiff

    Meals: Dinner included

  2. Day 2 Historic Ludlow and the Beatles' Liverpool

    Today we make our way through the Welsh border marches to the charming town of Ludlow home to characterful half-timbered Tudor house, a traditional cobbled market square, medieval walls and historic castle – this is quintessential England. Later we meander north through the Shropshire Hills and green Cheshire landscapes to the bold British city of Liverpool, hometown of the 'Fab Four' and home to a wealth of Beatles' history and heritage spots such as the Cavern Club. Enjoy some free-time this evening to explore this vibrant city.

    Overnight: Mercure Atlantic Tower, Liverpool

    Meals: Breakfast included

  3. Day 3 The English Lake District and Gretna Green

    Heading North we pass through the enchanting landscapes of England’s Lake District providing us with a scenic backdrop for our leisurely drive north to Scotland; this region inspired the centuries-old writings of such literary greats as William Wordsworth, who declared the village of Grasmere "the loveliest spot that man hath ever found". Over the border in Scotland, we stop at the quaint town of Gretna Green where "Blacksmith Priests" would marry eloping English couples over the Marriage Anvil. Later, we arrive in enchanting city of Edinburgh - our home for the next two nights. If your visit coincides with the Edinburgh Festival, enjoy rousing performances at the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo in the city's striking castle grounds.

    Overnight: Leonardo Royal Haymarket, Edinburgh

    Meals: Breakfast included

  4. Day 4 Edinburgh Sight Seeing and Free Time

    This morning, we are joined by a local specialist who'll take us on an included panoramic city tour to discover the elegance of this ancient city as we pass from the Georgian New Town to 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. Later spend free time exploring Edinburgh independently. Tonight, why not attend an optional lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes?

    Overnight: Leonardo Royal Haymarket, Edinburgh

    Meals: Breakfast included

  5. Day 5 Hadrian's Wall and Historic York

    Departing Edinburgh we pass south through the rolling hills of the Scottish borders region and then past the northern frontier of the Roman Empire at Hadrian's Wall. We cross the River Tyne, venturing south to the ancient grandiose city of York, whose origins hark back to Roman times. Here we can explore the medieval city; walk along the famous Shambles where the ancient buildings lean over the cobbled street below and see the magnificent York Minster, Northern Europe's largest gothic cathedral. This evening, join a local family for hearty British hospitality and a home-cooked farewell dinner in their country home.

    Overnight: Novotel York Hotel, York

    Meals: Breakfast and farewell dinner included

  6. Day 6 Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon

    On our final day we make our way South in to the heart of England; we head for Stratford-upon-Avon, a charming town picturesquely located on the banks of the river Avon and home to a wealth of heritage sites dedicated to the town’s most famous resident, the great bard himself, William Shakespeare. We gain insight in to his life and times as we visit the Shakespeare's Birthplace exhibition and Visitor Centre as well as seeing Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage. Later we return 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

  • A city tour in Edinburgh with a local specialist.
  • Enjoy a hearty farewell dinner with a local family in Yorkshire.

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

Dining

  • 5 x full breakfasts.
  • 2 x evening meals including welcome meal in Cardiff and farewell dinner in York.

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

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Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice
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March 25, 2019
March 30, 2019
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870
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April 15, 2019
April 20, 2019
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1170
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April 22, 2019
April 27, 2019
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1170
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April 29, 2019
May 4, 2019
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1170
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May 6, 2019
May 11, 2019
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1170
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May 13, 2019
May 18, 2019
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1170
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May 20, 2019
May 25, 2019
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1170
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May 27, 2019
June 1, 2019
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1170
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June 3, 2019
June 8, 2019
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1170
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June 10, 2019
June 15, 2019
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1170
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June 17, 2019
June 22, 2019
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1170
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June 24, 2019
June 29, 2019
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1170
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July 1, 2019
July 6, 2019
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1195
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July 8, 2019
July 13, 2019
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1195
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July 15, 2019
July 20, 2019
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1195
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July 22, 2019
July 27, 2019
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1195
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July 29, 2019
August 3, 2019
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1295
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August 5, 2019
August 10, 2019
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1395
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August 12, 2019
August 17, 2019
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1395
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August 19, 2019
August 24, 2019
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1395
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August 26, 2019
August 31, 2019
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1315
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September 2, 2019
September 7, 2019
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1195
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September 9, 2019
September 14, 2019
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1195
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September 16, 2019
September 21, 2019
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1195
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September 23, 2019
September 28, 2019
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1195
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September 30, 2019
October 5, 2019
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1170
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October 7, 2019
October 12, 2019
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1170
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October 14, 2019
October 19, 2019
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1170
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November 4, 2019
November 9, 2019
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1070
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November 11, 2019
November 16, 2019
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1070
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November 18, 2019
November 23, 2019
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1070
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November 25, 2019
November 30, 2019
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£
1070
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December 2, 2019
December 7, 2019
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£
1070
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December 9, 2019
December 14, 2019
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1070
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December 16, 2019
December 21, 2019
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£
1070
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December 23, 2019
December 28, 2019
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1170
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December 28, 2019
January 2, 2020
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£
1415
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January 6, 2020
January 11, 2020
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1070
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January 13, 2020
January 18, 2020
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1070
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January 20, 2020
January 25, 2020
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1070
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January 27, 2020
February 1, 2020
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1070
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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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