England, Scotland & Wales

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September 9—22, 2021
14 Days & 13 Nights

Flyer: Britain & Scotland Tour ID: T295

Tour Price Includes

  • Round Trip Airfare
  • Airport Transfers
  • Luggage handling
  • Deluxe Motorcoach
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Meals: 12 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
London City Tour, free day to explore
Stonehenge Visit the prehistoric monument
Plymouth Welcome dinner, Plymouth Sound cruise
Cornwall Visit the fishing village of Looe
Bath Visit the Roman relics
Builth Wells Visit the ancient market town
Llangollen Visit the picturesque village
Liverpool Visit The Beatles Story
Grasmere Visit Wordsworth’s village, try original Grasmere
gingerbread
Gretna Green Take part in a wedding re-enactment
Mallaig-Armadale Cross the Sound of Sleat by ferry
Pitlochry Visit the Victorian mountain resort
St. Andrews Visit the home of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club
Edinburgh Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle
Alnwick Visit the ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of
Northumberland or explore the spectacular garden
York Walking tour
Stratford-Upon-Avon Take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, visit
Shakespeare’s birthplace

Itinerary

Day 1 Depart – We begin the tour by boarding our flight to London.

Day 2 London –Welcome to London! After landing we take a London City Tour.

DAY 3 London- Enjoy a free day exploring the cities wonderful museums, food and  cultural sites on your own. B

DAY 4 London–Stonehenge-Plymouth– First, try to unravel the mystery of prehistoric STONEHENGE. Explore the visitor center with its imaginative exhibitions, then take the shuttle to the stone circle and admire the magnificence of the monument up close. Continue on through Thomas Hardy’s Wessex, and head to Plymouth where you spend the next two nights. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel. B, D.

Day 5 Plymouth-Cornwall Excursion – A day full of West Country sights as you head to Poldark’s Cornwall and to the pretty fishing village and former smugglers’ port of Looe. Then, follow in the footsteps of Drake, Raleigh, and the Pilgrim Fathers with a  Cruise on Plymouth Sound, one of the world’s great natural harbors. B

DAY 6 Plymouth–Glastonbury–Bath–Cardiff, Wales At Glastonbury, hear about its connection to King Arthur, and in elegant Bath, see the amazing excavations of the ROMAN BATHS, with time to explore further on your own. Stay the night in Cardiff, the Welsh capital. You might want to join an evening of Welsh entertainment and dinner tonight. B

DAY 7 Cardiff–Builth Wells–Llangollen–Liverpool– Your journey through Wales takes you north along the Taff Valley and
Brecon Beacons National Park
, and via the ancient market town of Builth Wells. Take a stroll in picturesque Llangollen, host to one of the world’s most colorful annual music festivals. Spend the night in Liverpool. B

DAY 8 Liverpool–Grasmere–Gretna Green, Scotland–Glasgow-Start the day with a visit to The Beatles Story, an atmospheric journey into the life, times, culture, and music of the “Fab Four.” Later, focus on the tranquil Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a break in Wordsworth’s beloved Grasmere and try original Grasmere Gingerbread. Then, head north for the Scottish border and stop at Gretna Green, where the blacksmith would wed runaway couples, and take part in a  Wedding
Reenactment. Overnight in Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city. B, D.

DAY 9 Glasgow–Isle Of Skye–Inverness-Follow the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond, then proceed via Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, Fort William, and the “Road to the Isles.” At Mallaig, board your FERRY for the crossing to the Isle of Skye, the largest island of the Inner Hebrides and famous for its dramatic landscapes. Return to the mainland and trace the shores of Loch Ness on the way to the Highland capital. B, D

DAY 10 Inverness–Culloden—Pitlochry–ST. Andrews–Edinburgh– Main features today: the battlefield of Culloden Moor; the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry; St. Andrews; and over the elegant Forth Road Bridge to Edinburgh. B

DAY 11 Edinburgh– Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town” and the famous scientists, inventors, and novelists who lived there. In the “Old Town,” visit Edinburgh Castle to admire Scotland’s Crown
Jewels
. B

DAY 12 Edinburgh–Alnwick, England–York– This morning at Alnwick Castle, the choice is yours: visit the CASTLE itself, the opulent ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, featured in Harry Potter and Downton Abbey, or explore ALNWICK GARDEN, with its breathtaking fountains and waterfalls. Next, make your way to York, England’s most complete
medieval city. Here, stand in front of the great structure of the Minster, then follow your Tour Director through a maze of quaint streets, including the narrow Shambles. B, D.

DAY 13 York–Stratford-Upon-Avon–London-On the last leg of your journey, stop at Stratford-upon-Avon to take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Return to London at about 3:30 pm with a free evening to explore the city. B

DAY 14 LONDON-FLY HOME– Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Fly home. B

Hotels

  • London– Hilton London Metropole
  • Plymouth-Crowe Plaza Plymouth
  • Cardiff-Mercure Cardiff Holland House
  • Liverpool-Novotel Liverpool
  • Glasgow-Radisson Red Glasgow
  • Inverness-Mercure Hotel
  • Edinburgh-Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket
  • York-Mercure York Fairfield Manor
    *or similar

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