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Key Features
Tour type: Coach Tour
Duration: 11 days / 10 nights
Tour feature: Full sightseeing programme - no extra excursion costs
Starting: Windsor
Ending: Edinburgh
  1. Day 1 Arrival and Windsor Castle

    Arriving in Britrain, make your way to nearby Windsor (group transfers available from London Heathrow dependent on your flight arrival time). Your journey begins at your Windsor hotel at 2pm when you meet your tour director. A short stroll away we visit Windsor Castle, residence of The Queen and the largest inhabited castle in the world; see the lavishly decorated State Apartments and cobbled courtyards. By evening enjoy a welcome drink and dinner in your hotel and take a brief walk around this compact and historic town with a local guide.

    Overnight: MGallery Castle Hotel, Windsor

    Meals: Dinner included

  2. Day 2 Salisbury and Stonehenge

    This morning we make our way on to the Salisbury Plain to marvel at the prehistoric circle of vast monoliths at the iconic Stonehenge to try and uncover its mysteries. Then to nearby Salisbury, a charming historic city that is dominated by the cathedral, home to both England’s tallest spire and Europe’s oldest working clock. We then continue in to the South West of England to check in to your hotel near the Devon and Cornwall border.

    Overnight: The Bedford Hotel, Tavistock.

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  3. Day 3 Lanhydrock House and Plymouth

    This morning, we drive across the wild and unspoiled Bodmin Moor for a photo-stop at the renowned Jamaica Inn, made famous by Daphne du Maurier's tale of smugglers. Later we visit the glorious Lanhydrock House to explore this magnificent late-Victorian country manor and see the contrast of the grand family rooms and the “below stairs” life in the kitchens and servant quarters. We then return to Plymouth to see the Mayflower Steps and take a boat trip on the Barbican.

    Overnight: The Bedford Hotel, Tavistock.

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  4. Day 4 Cornish Coast, St Michael's Mount and St Ives

    Today our drive takes us firstly to the picturesque village of Marazion to enjoy views of the majestic St Michael’s Mount, a tidal island and important pilgrimage destination throughout the ages. Then onwards to St. Ives for a stroll around this charming harbour town to admiring the cobbled streets and sandy bays. Enjoy time alone to browse the local shops before returning to your hotel in Tavistock where you will enjoy dinner.

    Overnight: The Bedford Hotel, Tavistock.

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  5. Day 5 The Roman Baths and Cardiff, Capital of Wales

    Returning north, we head for Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage City; we'll see the elegant Regency architecture before visiting the wonderfully-preserved 2000 year-old Roman Baths and Georgian Pump Room. A short onward drive takes us over the border to Wales and to Cardiff, the nation’s capital where we enjoy a brief sightseeing tour of the city’s key sights. By evening we visit the magnificent Cardiff Castle before sitting down for a Welsh evening with dinner and some lively Welsh music and entertainment.

    Overnight: Mercure Holland House Hotel, Cardiff

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  6. Day 6 Hay-on-Wye and Shrewsbury

    Today our journey takes us over the Becon Beacons to Hay-on-Wye, self-proclaimed second-hand-book capital of Britain, where you can browse the cluster of local and specialist bookstores. Then through the Shropshire Hills to medieval border town of Shrewsbury, where we enjoy a walking tour with the local town crier to see the timberwork architecture, pleasant gardens and learn about the history of the area. Later we continue through Cheshire to our hotel for dinner.

    Overnight: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Spa, Chester.

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  7. Day 7 North Wales, Conwy and historic Chester

    Today we enjoy a scenic drive through the North Wales countryside - we'll pass Llangollen and traverse the nearby Horseshoe Pass for wonderful mountain vistas. We'll pause at a working farm to see the resident sheep-dogs in a demonstration of their skill and training. A short onward drive brings us to Conwy, a charming historic town dominated by it 13th century fortress and town walls. Finally, we head to Chester where another walking tour will reveal the unique medieval black-and-white buildings (or Rows) and an elegant cathedral.

    Overnight: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Spa, Chester

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  8. Day 8 The Lake District and traditional Scottish evening

    Continuing North we make our way through the glorious Lake District, a region that inspired authors and artists alike including Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. We'll pause in the charming lakeland village of Grasmere to see St Oswald’s Chapel. We then cross the border in to Scotland stopping at the Old Blacksmith’s Shop in Gretna Green, once a destination for eloping English couples. After a drive through the Scottish borders regions we check in to our hotel on the outskirts of Edinburgh for a Scottish dinner with entertainment.

    Overnight: Norton House Hotel, near Edinburgh

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  9. Day 9 Edinburgh City and Edinburgh Castle

    Today is spent exploring the magnificent Scottish capital – we'll enjoy a brief panoramic tour through the elegant avenues of the Georgian "New Town" to the cobbled Royal Mile and its tangle of medieval houses. We then visit Edinburgh Castle home to the Scottish Crown Jewels. The afternoon is then free for you to explore the city at your leisure. On selected departures we experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the castle Esplanade.

    Overnight: Norton House Hotel, near Edinburgh

    Meals: Breakfast included

  10. Day 10 Glamis Castle and St Andrews

    Today we take a tour of Glamis Castle, the famous setting of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” and childhood home of the Queen mother. Then we cross over the Tay Bridge to visit the picturesque town of St Andrews, famously known as the world's "Home of Golf" and where Prince William and Kate Middleton first met. Later we return to Edinburgh where we make our way to a nearby traditional pub for dinner together as a group.

    Overnight: Norton House Hotel, near Edinburgh

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner (at a local pub) included

  11. Day 11 Tour Ends in Edinburgh

    Your touring programme ends after breakfast this morning. There are group transfers available at set times to return you to Edinburgh Airport however alternatively you may choose to continue exploring Edinburgh independently or make onward travel to other destinations, perhaps returning to London or Glasgow by rail.

    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

  • Traditional Scottish and Welsh dinners with entertainment.
  • Visit English icons Windsor Castle and Stonehenge.
  • Go below stairs at Lanhydrock House.
  • Spend three days exploring Devon and Cornwall.
  • Watch sheepdog trials in North Wales.
  • See the spectacular Edinburgh Military Tattoo (selected departures).

What's included

  • 10 nights hotel accommodation, as detailed on itinerary
  • Full breakfast each morning
  • All transportation by luxury motor-coach
  • The services of your professional tour director
  • 8 x evening dinners.
  • Complimentary welcome drink on the first day of your tour
  • Full Sightseeing tour programme and admissions to include:
    • Tours of Cardiff and Edinburgh
    • Walking tours of Windsor, Shrewsbury, Conwy, Chester and St Andrews
    • Windsor Castle
    • Stonehenge
    • Lanhydrock House
    • Boat trip in Plymouth
    • Roman Baths and Pump Room
    • Cardiff Castle
    • Sheepdog Trials in Llangollen, North Wales
    • Edinburgh Castle
    • Glamis Castle
    • Tickets for the Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo (selected July/August departures, please see pricing tab)
  • 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!
  • Accommodation is in quality hotels.
  • Leisurely pace, multiple two or three night stays.

Optional extras

  • Pre or post tour hotel accommodation in Windsor, Edinburgh or other UK destinations.
  • Rail travel to Windsor prior to your tour (from any other Britain destination).
  • Rail travel back to London and post-nights there after your tour.
  • Private airport transfers.

Departure Dates 2019/20

Please select your preferred tour date from the list below.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice
(per person)*
 
April 26, 2020
May 6, 2020
Small group - Guaranteed
from
£
2760
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May 24, 2020
June 3, 2020
Small group - Guaranteed
from
£
2815
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June 7, 2020
June 17, 2020
Guaranteed departure
from
£
2445
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June 14, 2020
June 24, 2020
Small group
from
£
2835
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July 5, 2020
July 15, 2020
Guaranteed departure
from
£
2470
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July 19, 2020
July 29, 2020
-
from
£
2445
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August 2, 2020
August 12, 2020
Tattoo tickets - Guaranteed
from
£
3020
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August 9, 2020
August 19, 2020
Tattoo tickets - Guaranteed
from
£
2630
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August 16, 2020
August 26, 2020
Tattoo tickets - Guaranteed
from
£
2630
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August 23, 2020
September 2, 2020
Small group
from
£
2785
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September 6, 2020
September 16, 2020
Guaranteed departure
from
£
2420
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September 13, 2020
September 23, 2020
-
from
£
2420
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September 20, 2020
September 30, 2020
Small group
from
£
2815
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October 4, 2020
October 14, 2020
-
from
£
2265

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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 2019/20

Single Supplement: from £680.

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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