Sleepy villages where sheep wander the grassy hillsides, lakes set amidst mountains that inspired centuries of literature, and cities thriving with arts and culture - these are the landscapes of Britain. Discover them on this memorable journey through England, Scotland and Wales. Sleep in a historic castle. Enjoy medieval York and its historic Minster. See the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, one of Scotland's greatest events. Soak up the pastoral landscapes of the Cotswolds. Walk in the footsteps of William Shakespeare and enjoy dinner at Hall's Croft, a 400-year-old Shakespearean family home. Explore London and Edinburgh. Personalize your tour with a choice of included excursions in Stratford and Edinburgh. Experience the wonder of Stonehenge.
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- Offer valid through 9/30/2018
- 9 Days
|Day 1||London||Overnight Flight: Feel the vibrant energy of England, hear the unique sounds of Scotland, and see the rolling countryside of Wales on a trip that combines dramatic history and natural wonders.|
|Day 2||London||London, England - Tour Begins: Your tour opens in London, the cosmopolitan and historic capital of England. This evening, join your fellow travelers for an ale and pie tasting at a traditional English pub.|
|Day 3||London||London: London's quintessential sights await you this morning. Alongside a local guide, view the Tower of London, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. This afternoon, enjoy some time at leisure to explore this iconic city on your own.|
|Day 4||London||London - York: It's time to say farewell to London and travel to the medieval city of York, stopping in the 800-year-old university town of Cambridge along the way. Upon arriving in York, join your Tour Manager for a brief orientation tour. Or, choose to arrive in York earlier by way of an optional high speed rail; climb aboard at London's King's Cross and sit back and relax as you travel 125mph through England's stunning countryside; arriving in York just over two hours later, meet up with a local expert at York Station and embark on a walking tour of this remarkable city where you'll see its famous Minster and walk the labyrinth of quaint narrow streets that still appear as they did in the Middle Ages. Tonight, stay within the city's historic walls.|
|Day 5||York||York - Borders Region, Scotland - Edinburgh: Enjoy a leisurely morning in York before traveling north through the rolling fields to bonnie ('lovely' in Scottish) Scotland. Stretching across the country you will find Hadrian's Wall, once the mark of the northern border of the Roman Empire. Stop to see this ancient fortification that was begun in A.D. 122 to protect Roman Britain from the tribes of Scotland. Next, drive through Scotland's Borders region before arriving in Edinburgh, the "Athens of the North." Discover Scotland's exciting capital, and one of Europe's most beautiful cities, alive with history and culture. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.|
|Day 6||Edinburgh||Edinburgh: Today it's your choice! Get acquainted with this regal city on a locally guided all-encompassing tour of the city via coach -OR- join a local expert and explore the city on foot. Both tours include visits to Edinburgh Castle, home to the Scottish Crown Jewels, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse,* the Queen's official residence in Edinburgh and the former home of Mary, Queen of Scots. Later this evening, take your seat at the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, one of Scotland's greatest events.|
|Day 7||Edinburgh||Edinburgh - Lake District, England - Ruthin Castle, Wales: Our final stop in Scotland comes at the border town of Gretna Green, where generations of runaway couples came to get married. Later, return to England and travel through the picturesque Lake District. Here in the district's heart, visit the charming village of Grasmere, home of the poet William Wordsworth. End your day with an overnight stay in beautiful Ruthin Castle, situated in the north of Wales.|
|Day 8||Wales||Wales - Stratford-upon-Avon, England: Step back in time to the birthplace of the bard, William Shakespeare, on a journey to Stratford-upon-Avon - your home for the next two nights. Then, it's your choice! Tour Anne Hathaway's thatch-roofed cottage, the childhood home of the author's wife -OR- choose to enjoy a leisurely cruise along the picturesque Avon River.|
|Day 9||Stratford-upon-Avon||Stratford - Stonehenge - Cotswolds - Stratford: Complete your visit to Britain with a journey to mystical Stonehenge - an incredible entree to some of England's most gorgeous countryside. Explore the arrestingly beautiful villages of the Cotswolds region. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a private farewell dinner at Hall's Croft, a 400-year-old Shakespeare family home. Toast the end of a wonderful journey while actors in traditional costume perform some of Shakespeare's most renowned scenes.|
|Day 10||Stratford-upon-Avon||Stratford-upon-Avon - Tour Ends: Your journey through Britain concludes today.|
- Ruthin Castle Ruthin, United Kingdom
- Doubletree by Hilton York York, United Kingdom
- The Stratford Hotel Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
- Apex Grassmarket Hotel Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- Grange City Hotel London, United Kingdom
- * NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.