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England and Wales | 9 Day Self-Drive

Tour Inclusions:

Transport

Automatic economy car with:
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)
  • Theft protection (TP),
  • Value added tax (VAT)
  • Third party liability
  • Location service charge (LSC)

Accommodation

    • Liverpool - (2 night)
    • Conwy - (1 nights)
    • Aberstywyth - (1 night)
    • Cardiff - (1 night)
    • London - (3 nights)

      Other Inclusions

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

      Optional Extras

      Highlights:

      9 Days / 8 Nights

      Beatles Story Experience

      Snowdonia

      Conwy

      Aberystwyth

      Tenby/Cardiff

      Bath & Stonehenge

      Tower of London

       

      9 Day Easy England and Wales Tour Itinerary

      Day 1 : Arrival & Manchester City

      Arrive at Manchester Airport today and start by picking up your rental car. Spend today exploring all that Manchester has to offer before making your way to Liverpool for the evening. Check out the Manchester Art Gallery, Museum of Science and Industry, or the Royal Exchange Theatre. You can also go shopping at the Lowry Outlet Mall and even dine at one of Manchester's fantastic restaurants. Later, drive to Liverpool and check into your accommodation.

      Overnight in Liverpool

      Day 2 : Liverpool

      Liverpool is a beautiful city on the water and it maintains a vibrant culture of music. Musicians from the city have produced over 56 number one singles, more than any other city in the world.

      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. Visit and 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 in Liverpool

      Day 3 : Conwy & Snowdonia

      Today, you will depart Liverpool and enter Wales and Snowdonia, a region in north Wales and a national park of 823 square miles in area. You will stop at Conwy, which is a walled market town and a popular tourist destination on the north Wales coast. It is a place in Wales where the Welsh language can still be heard in widespread, casual and official usage. After checking into your accommodation, begin exploring the town. Climb to the top of one of Conwy Castle’s 8 towers and you’ll be able to enjoy a stunning view of Conwy. Also check out Bodnant Garden, which is one of the country’s best gardens. This is a great place to unwind as your passing by the grand ponds and impressive terraces. As Conwy is located on the northern tip of Snowdonia National Park, you’ll get a glimpse into the park’s natural beauty and unique scenery.

      Overnight in Conwy

      Day 4 : Aberstywyth

      Travel south through Snowdonia until you reach Aberstywyth. However, if there is anything you wish to do within the national park, feel free to do so before you reach your final destination today.

      Aberystwyth is a major tourist centre and a cultural link between North Wales and South Wales. Constitution Hill is scaled by the Aberystwyth Cliff Railway giving access to fine views and other attractions at the top, while much of the finest scenery in Mid Wales lies within easy reach of the town. This includes the wilderness of the Cambrian Mountains, whose valleys contain forests and meadows which have changed little through centuries. A convenient way of reaching the interior is by the preserved narrow gauge Vale of Rheidol Railway.

      Although the town is relatively modern, it contains a number of historic buildings, including the remains of the castle and the Old College of Aberystwyth University nearby. The Old College was originally built and opened in 1865 as a hotel but, due to the bankruptcy of the owner, the shell of the building was sold to the university in 1867. After a long day of exploring, settle into your accommodation for the evening.

      Overnight in Aberystwyth

      Day 5 : Cardiff City & Tenby

      Depart Aberystwyth early in the morning to go south through Wales. You're final destination today is Cardiff. Stop first in the picturesque town of Tenby where you can enjoy lunch and explore the town. Stroll around the harbour and check out the 13th century town walls as you make your way through the narrow cobbled streets of Tenby. Next, continue on your journey to Cardiff. Upon arrival, check into your accommodation before going back out to walk around the shops of St. Davids Centre. Other great options include Cardiff Castle and the National Museum of Cardiff.

      Overnight in Cardiff

      Day 6 : Bath & Stonehenge

      This morning you will leave Cardiff to go to London. Stop off in Bath to marvel at the magnificent Royal Crescent and visit the popular Roman Baths. The baths are a site of extensive ruins and it features an interactive museum filled with many treasures that will help transport you back to Roman times.

      Next, 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. Later, continue to your London hotel. Tonight you might like to go to a show in the West End or dine at an authentic London Pub.

      Overnight in London

      Day 7 : Explore London

      Today it might be good to take an open-top bus tour around the many famous landmarks that London has to offer. There are a number of different bus routes as well as a walking tour and a cruise on the River Thames. See all of the famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Board a 30-minute flight on the London Eye or visit the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London. Alternatively, you could take a walking tour of one of London's fabulous neighborhoods. Tonight, enjoy dinner and live entertainment at one of many pubs in the city.

      Overnight in London

      Day 8 : British Museum & Buckingham Palace

      After breakfast today, continue on with your exploration of London. Take a tour of the iconic Buckingham Palace to see the London residence of the Royal family. Visit the British Museum to see Egyptian mummies and a remarkable collection of human history. Step into St. Paul’s Cathedral and marvel at the amazing interior. While you’re there, be sure to climb the dome of the cathedral in order to enjoy spectacular views across London. Fun Fact: Prince Charles and Princess Diana were married at St. Paul’s Cathedral!

      Overnight in London

      Day 9 : Return home

      Fly home from London.

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