Tales of Wales & England | 8 Day Self-Drive

 

Superior & First Class Hotels

Starts in London / Ends in London

Tour Highlights*

8 Days / 7 Nights

Royal Family Attractions

Cambridge, Oxford or Stratford & York

Yorkshire Dales

Liverpool, Home of the Beatles

Cardiff City & Tenby

Stonehenge, Bath & the Cotswolds

London City Highlights

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8 Day Tales of Wales & England Tour Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival & Windsor Castle

Arrive at the airport where you will pick up your rental car. Drive out of the city to Windsor where you can check into you hotel. See Windsor Castle, parts of which date back to the 11th century, is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. The castle is notable for its long association with the British royal family and for its architecture..

Overnight at Windsor

Day 2 : York via Oxford, Stratford & Warwick Castle

Head north. Your final destination today will be York but there are many different paths you can take to get there. If you have time to visit all of Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon & Warwick Castle, we advise you to do so.

Known for its culture and prestigious university, the historic city of Oxford lays just the other side of the Chiltern Hills from London. Enjoy a gentle walking tour with a friendly tour guide. The college featured heavily in the Harry Potter films.

Birthplace of William Shakespeare, the greatest writer in the English language, and home to the Royal Shakespeare Company. Stratford is a charming market town set in the heart of rural England. A delightful river winds its way through the town, past the beautiful Holy Trinity church, where Shakespeare lies buried.

Built nearly 1,000 years ago, the Warwick Castle transports visitors back to the Middle Ages. Release your inner warrior by immersing yourself in the mock battle preparations, feeling the weight of a medieval sword and trying on a battle helmet – or just enjoy the show if you’re not feeling energetic!

Overnight at York

Day 3 : Yorkshire Dales

You will not have had time to explore yet but take the morning to go for a drive around. The Dales is a collection of river valleys and the hills among them, rising from the Vale of York westwards to the hilltops of the main Pennine watershed. Take in the beauty of the place before you return to York.

On your return to the city, stop at Castle Howard, one of the grandest private residences in Britain. The city has a rich heritage and has provided the backdrop to major political events throughout much of its two millennia of existence. The city offers a wealth of historic attractions, of which York Minster is the most prominent.

Overnight at York

Day 4 : Liverpool & The Beatles Story

From York, you have a short journey to Liverpool so you may wish to spend a few hours walking around the city if you did not get a chance yesterday. You should aim to be in Liverpool by lunch time to give you some time to see Liverpool. There is lots of Beatles related stuff to with special tours and The Beatles Story.

Located in the Fab Four's hometown of Liverpool, the award-winning Beatles Story experience is an atmospheric journey into the life, times, culture and music of the Beatles.See how four young lads from Liverpool were propelled to the dizzy heights of worldwide fame and fortune to become the greatest band of all time.

Overnight at Liverpool

Day 5 : Cardiff City & Tenby

Depart Liverpool early in the morning to go south through Wales. You're final destination today is Cardiff. It is your decision what you would like to do when you get there.

Tenby
Continue to the picturesque town of Tenby where you can take lunch and explore the town, featuring a little harbor, a castle and town walls.

Cardiff Tour
Take a tour of Cardiff for the afternoon. Check in to your hotel and take a ghost walk after dinner.

Overnight at Cardiff

Day 6 : Cotswolds, Bath & Stonehenge,

This morning you will leave Cardiff to go to London. Stop off and explore Bath, popular for its natural hot springs with the Romans 2,000 years ago and again in the 18th century. Tour the Roman Baths & Pump Room, well preserved after two millennia and view stately Regency mansions.

Drive to Salisbury Plain to view the prehistoric circle of vast monoliths at Stonehenge. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stones set within earthworks. It is in the middle of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds.Continue to your London hotel.

Overnight at London

Day 7 : London & The Royal Family

If you have an interest in the Royal Family, we have a very interesting morning tour that you can take to the Tower of London, Changing of the Guard, and all a bus tour where you will get to see all of London's highlights.

We also have a number of other tours you can take, but full day and half day tours of the city. Some of these tours are purely for seeing the highlights of London and others are themed such as the Harry Potter Black taxi tour and Churchill's London.

Overnight at London

Day 8 : Return Home

Check out of your hotel, go to the airport and return home.

8 Days / 7 Nights

Starts in London / Ends in London

Program Includes:

Accommodation

  • Windsor - (1 night)
  • York - (2 nights)
  • Liverpool - (1 night)
  • Cardiff - (1 night)
  • London - (2 nights)
Accommodation as detailed in double or twin rooms
Breakfast daily (except day of arrival)

 

 

 

Transport

 

Automatic economy car with Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), theft protection (TP), value added tax (VAT), third party liability and location service charge (LSC)

 

 

Other Inclusions

  • Deluxe travel wallet with comprehensive travel documents, luggage tags and driving map.
  • Expert service from dedicated sales guide before, during and after your trip.

 

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