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  1. Day 1 Arrival and Windsor Castle

    Arriving in to London Heathrow make your way (airport transfers available) to nearby Windsor. 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, after which we 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. 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. By afternoon we continue deep in to the South West of England and our hotel close to the Devon and Cornwall borders.

    Overnight: The Bedford Hotel, Tavistock.

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  3. Day 3 Lanhydrock House and Plymouth

    This morning, we drive through the eerie Bodmin Moor, an area of wild and unspoiled natural beauty. High on the moor we’ll make 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 included

  4. Day 4 Cornwall Coast, St Michael’s Mount and St Ives

    Today our drive takes us to the picturesque village of Marazion for stunning views of the majestic St Michael’s Mount, a tidal island and important pilgrimage destination throughout the ages. Next, we’re off to St. Ives enjoy a walking tour of the main sights of this charming coastal vilage and admire the cobbled streets and sandy beaches surrounding the town. Enjoy some free time before returning to your hotel in Tavistock.

    Overnight: The Bedford Hotel, Tavistock.

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  5. Day 5 The Roman Baths and Cardiff Castle

    Returning north, we head for Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage City; 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 (at Welsh evening) included

  6. Day 6 Hay-on-Wye and Shrewsbury

    Our journey today takes us through the majestic scenery of mid-Wales over the Brecon Beacons to Hay-on-Wye, self-proclaimed book-capital of Britain. Then through the Shropshire Hills we head for the 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 to our hotel in Chester.

    Overnight: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, near Chester

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  7. Day 7 North Wales, Conwy and Chester

    Today we enjoy a journey in to North Wales and experience her dramatic scenery as we pass through Llangollen and the nearby Horseshoe Pass. We'll pause to visit a working hill farm and view the resident sheep-dogs in a demonstration of their skill and training. We then continue through the foothills of the Snowdonia National Park 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 a wonderful cathedral.

    Overnight: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, near 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 associated with the children’s author, Beatrix Potter, and the poet, William Wordsworth; we'll stop in the charming lakeland village of Grasmere. We then cross the border in to Scotland to visit the Old Blacksmith’s Shop in Gretna Green, once a destination for eloping English couples. After a drive through the Scottish borders region we check in to our hotel on the outskirts of Edinburgh and enjoy a Scottish evening with dinner and entertainment.

    Overnight: Norton House Hotel, near Edinburgh

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  9. Day 9 Edinburgh City and Edinburgh Castle

    Today is spent in the magnificent Scottish capital - explore central Edinburgh on a brief tour from 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 of the Scottish Crown Jewels. The afternoon is free for you to explore the city at your leisure. On selected departures, experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

    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. We cross over the Tay Bridge to the picturesque medieval town of St Andrews, famously known as the world's "Home of Golf" and location of Scotland's oldest university, 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 local pub) included

  11. Day 11 Scottish Borders and York

    Pass south from Edinburgh through the rolling hills of the lowlands to Abottsford House, formerly the home of Scottish novelist and poet, Sir Walter Scott. Later we cross the border and head for York for a walking tour of this its medieval streets. We'll visit York Minster, a magnificent gothic cathedral that dominates the city skyline and is famous for its expansive stained glass windows.

    Overnight: York Marriott Hotel, York

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  12. Day 12 HIstoric Train Ride, Whitby and Castle Howard

    Today we make our way to Pickering or Goathland Station, which served as “Hogsmeade” station in the famous Harry Potter series. Here we'll board the renowned North Yorkshire Moors Railway for a vinatge train ride. Arriving in Whitby we explore the quaint harbour town whose cliff-top abbey inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula. Then to the elegant mansion at Castle Howard where we tour the estate which you may recognize from the TV adaptation of "Brideshead Revisited”. Enjoy an evening meal with your group today.

    Overnight: York Marriott Hotel, York

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  13. Day 13 Shakespeare's Stratford and Cotswold Drive

    Today we depart York and head South in to the heart of England; our destination is Stratford-upon-Avon a medieval town of timberwork buildings, where we visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and its intriguing exhibition about his life and works. Later we continue through the patchwork fields and honey-coloured villages of the Cotswolds on route to our hotel in central London.

    Overnight: Doubletree by Hilton London Victoria, London

    Meals: Breakfast included

  14. Day 14 London City and the Tower of London

    This morning we take a panoramic tour of central London to spot famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Then we visit the mighty Tower of London to see the many turrets & towers, Beefeaters, ravens and the priceless Crown Jewels. The afternoon and evening are free for you to explore the English Capital at leisure and dine independently at one of the city’s many restaurants and eateries.

    Overnight: Doubletree by Hilton London Victoria, London

    Meals: Breakfast included

  15. Day 15 Tour Ends in London

    Your touring programme ends after breakfast this morning. There are group transfers available to return you to Heathrow however alternatively you may choose to continue exploring London independently or make onward travel to other destinations.

    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

  • Scottish and Welsh dinner shows.
  • Visit English icons Windsor Castle and Stonehenge.
  • Spend three days exploring Devon and Cornwall.
  • Enjoy a vintage rail journey across the Yorkshire Moors
  • See the spectacular Edinburgh Military Tattoo (selected departures).

What's included

  • 14 nights hotel accommodation, as detailed on itinerary
  • Full breakfast each morning
  • All transportation by luxury motor-coach
  • The services of your professional tour director
  • 10 x evening dinners.
  • Complimentary welcome drink on the first day of your tour
  • Full Sightseeing tour programme and admissions to include:
    • Tours of Cardiff Edinburgh and London
    • Windsor Castle
    • Stonehenge
    • Lanhydrock House
    • Roman Baths and Pump Room
    • Cardiff Castle
    • Edinburgh Castle
    • York Minster
    • Castle Howard
    • North Yorkshire Moors Railway vintage train ride
    • Shakespeare's Birthplace
    • Tower of London
    • Tickets for the Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo (selected 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!
  • Leisurely pace, multiple two or three night stays.

Optional extras

  • Pre or post tour hotel accommodation in Windsor, London or other UK destinations.
  • Rail travel to Windsor prior to your tour (from any other Britain destination).
  • 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 10, 2020
Small group - Guaranteed
from
£
3775
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May 24, 2020
June 7, 2020
Small group - Guaranteed
from
£
3845
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June 7, 2020
June 21, 2020
-
from
£
3345

Fully booked

June 14, 2020
June 28, 2020
Small group
from
£
3880
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July 5, 2020
July 19, 2020
Guaranteed departure
from
£
3380
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July 19, 2020
August 2, 2020
-
from
£
3345
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August 2, 2020
August 16, 2020
Tattoo tickets - Guaranteed
from
£
4130
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August 9, 2020
August 23, 2020
Tattoo tickets - Guaranteed
from
£
3595
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August 16, 2020
August 30, 2020
Tattoo tickets - Guaranteed
from
£
3595
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August 23, 2020
September 6, 2020
Small group
from
£
3810
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August 30, 2020
September 13, 2020
-
from
£
3270

Fully booked

September 6, 2020
September 20, 2020
Guaranteed departure
from
£
3310
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September 13, 2020
September 27, 2020
-
from
£
3310
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September 20, 2020
October 4, 2020
Small group
from
£
3845
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October 4, 2020
October 18, 2020
-
from
£
3095
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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 £1050.

This tour starts at 2.30pm on the first day of travel and ends after breakfast 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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