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Scenic Britain | 11 Day Escorted 2018

Tour Includes:

Transport

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional driver/guide

Accommodation

    • MGallery Castle Hotel (1 night)
    • The Bedford Hotel (3 nights)
    • Radisson Blu Hotel (1 night)
    • Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Chester (2 nights)
    • Norton House Hotel & Spa (3 nights)

      Meals

      • Full breakfast daily except on day 1
      • 8 dinners
      • Welcome get-together drink

      Other Inclusions

      • Visits, tours and admissions
      • Headsets for walking tours
      • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
      • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person

       

      10 Nights / 18 Meals
      Starts in London / Ends in Edinburgh

      Highlights:

      Scottish & Welsh Dinner/Shows

      Windsor Castle

      Stonehenge

      Explore Devon & Cornwall

      Sheepdog Trials

      St Andrews - Home of Golf

      Three-Night Stays in Plymouth & Edinburgh

      11 Day Scenic Britain Tour Itinerary

      Day 1: London Arrival & Windsor Castle

      Your vacation starts at your Windsor hotel at 2:30 pm when you meet your tour director. Visit Windsor Castle, residence of The Queen and the largest inhabited castle in the world. See the lavishly decorated State Apartments. In the evening meet your tour director and trip participants over a welcome drink to discuss your itinerary before dining in your hotel. After dinner take a brief walk around this compact and historic town with a local guide.

      Day 2: Stonehenge & Salisbury

      Drive to Salisbury Plain to marvel at the prehistoric circle of vast monoliths of Stonehenge and learn about the primitive builders who managed to create such an enduring monument. The Visitor Centre will give you background information on its creation. Stop in Salisbury, a charming old city that is dominated by the cathedral with the tallest spire in England. Arrive in Plymouth and check in to your hotel, close to the harbor where the Pilgrim Fathers sailed from in 1620.

      Day 3: Lanhydrock House & Boodmin Moor

      Today drive through Bodmin Moor, an area of unspoiled natural beauty. Stop for photos at Jamaica Inn, made famous by Daphne du Maurier's tale of smugglers. Visit Lanhydrock House to explore this late-Victorian country house with grand rooms for the owners as well as servants’ quarters. Take a walk through the colorful gardens. Back in Plymouth see the Mayflower Steps and cruise to Royal William Yard, former Royal Navy buildings which now host restaurants for independent dining.

      Day 4: St Micheal's Mount, Lands End & Minack Theater

      Today discover the highlights of Cornwall, the region on the southwestern tip of England. It has many Celtic traditions, including its own language and is for sandy beaches and pretty harbor villages. View the majestic outline of St Michael’s Mount, an important pilgrimage destination, and you will have time to take some photos or maybe walk out if the tide is low. Then continue to Land’s End, the most westerly point of Britain. Visit the Minack Theatre, an open-air arena that was first opened in the 1930s. Walk down the cliff walk to enjoy lovely sea views and gardens with exotic and native plants. Return to Plymouth in time for dinner.

      Day 5: Roman Baths & Cardiff Walk

      Travel north to explore Bath, popular for its natural hot springs with the Romans 2,000 years ago. Tour the wonderfully-preserved Roman Baths and Pump Room, renowned for mineral-rich hot springs. Cross into Wales as you drive to Cardiff, the capital city, for a sightseeing tour followed by a brief walking tour around the bay. Tour Cardiff Castle before sitting down for a Welsh evening with dinner and some lively Welsh music and entertainment.

      Day 6: Hay-on-Wye & Shrewsbury

      Drive through the Brecon Beacons National Park to view some majestic Welsh scenery. Stop in Hay-on-Wye to browse through the town that specializes in second-hand books. Continue north through the Shropshire Hills to Shrewsbury, a picturesque town that is close to the English/Welsh border. Take a walking tour with the town crier to see black-and-white buildings, gardens and learn about the history of the area. Travel through Cheshire to your hotel, located near Holmes Chapel to the east of Chester.

      Day 7: North Wales & Chester

      Today drive through Llangollen and the Horseshoe Pass for wonderful vistas. Visit a farm to see trained dogs herding sheep and travel to Conwy, a medieval town dominated by a huge castle. Take a walking tour around the picturesque streets and see the smallest house in Britain. Drive to Chester where another walking tour will reveal medieval black-and-white buildings and Roman walls in the center of this beautiful city. Return to your hotel in time for dinner.

      Day 8: Lake District & Scottish Evening

      Travel through the glorious Lake District, associated with the children’s author, Beatrix Potter, and the poet, William Wordsworth. Stop in the charming village of Grasmere, where Wordsworth lived and is buried. Stop at the Old Blacksmith’s Shop in Gretna Green, a popular shopping venue for quality Scottish goods. Check in to your hotel in Edinburgh and attend a Scottish evening with special dishes and lively music.

      Day 9: Edinburgh Tour & Castle

      This morning explore Edinburgh on a sightseeing tour to see the main points of interest. See the wide streets and elegant mansions of the Georgian 200-year-old “New Town” with its planned streets, and Georgian houses. Walk along part of the Royal Mile where medieval houses are clustered closely together. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle where you can see historic buildings and enjoy splendid views of Edinburgh. This is where the priceless crown jewels of Scotland are housed. The balance of the day is free for independent exploring, shopping and dining. On Jul 31 to Aug 14 departures, experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

      Day 10: Glamis Castle & St Andrews

      Tour Glamis Castle, the legendary setting of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” and childhood home of the Queen Mother. Travel north to St Andrews, famously known as the “Home of Golf” and location of Scotland’s oldest university. Take a panoramic drive around the town to view the layout and some of the golf courses. A gentle walking tour will bring you into the picturesque ruins of St Andrews Castle and Cathedral. Spend some free time to have a browse around the town, shop at some of the golf specialty stores and maybe even try a round of pitch and putt. Back in Edinburgh, head to a nearby tavern for dinner with your group.

      Day 11: Tour Ends in Edinburgh

      Your tour ends after breakfast.
      Tour Starts Tour Ends Price (PPDO) Tour Status  
      Sun Apr 15, 2018 Wed Apr 25, 2018 $2,790.00 Guaranteed Book
      Sun Apr 29, 2018 Wed May 9, 2018 $2,970.00 Guaranteed Book
      Sun May 13, 2018 Wed May 23, 2018 $2,970.00 Book
      Sun May 27, 2018 Wed Jun 6, 2018 $2,970.00 Book
      Sun Jun 10, 2018 Wed Jun 20, 2018 $2,970.00 Guaranteed Book
      Sun Jul 8, 2018 Wed Jul 18, 2018 $2,970.00 Guaranteed Book
      Sun Jul 22, 2018 Wed Aug 1, 2018 $2,970.00 Book
      Sun Jul 29, 2018 Wed Aug 8, 2018 $3,180.00 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed Book
      Sun Aug 5, 2018 Wed Aug 15, 2018 $3,180.00 Tattoo Book
      Sun Aug 12, 2018 Wed Aug 22, 2018 $3,180.00 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed Book
      Sun Sep 2, 2018 Wed Sep 12, 2018 $2,970.00 Book
      Sun Sep 9, 2018 Wed Sep 19, 2018 $2,970.00 Book
      Sun Sep 16, 2018 Wed Sep 26, 2018 $2,970.00 Guaranteed Book
      Sun Sep 23, 2018 Wed Oct 3, 2018 $2,970.00 Guaranteed Book
      Sun Oct 7, 2018 Wed Oct 17, 2018 $2,790.00 Book
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