Multi-Day Tour

Best of Britain (Winter 2018-19) (12 days)

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Your Journey Begins To Homeward Bound.

Valid for Departures: 05 Nov 2018 - 05 Jan 2019

Best of Britain (Winter 2018-19) (12 days)

Day 1

Your Journey Begins

Day 4

Hadrian's Wall To Edinburgh

Day 6

Loch Lomond to Glasgow.

Day 7

The Glorious Lake District.

Day 8

The Welsh Marches And Cardiff.

Day 9

Georgian Bath, Glastonbury And Cornwall.

Day 10

The Cornish Coast Experience.

Day 12

Homeward Bound.

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Your Journey Begins
None None
Board your overnight flight to Europe (Please ask about our great deals).
Day 2
London, United Kingdom
The Grosvenor Hotel, London. None
Welcome to London. After checking into your hotel, the afternoon is free to enjoy a city that is famous for its pomp and pageantry. Perhaps relax with a walk along the Serpentine in Hyde Park or window shop in the elegant boutiques of Knightsbridge? Alternatively, you may want to stroll along the Thames to the iconic Tower Bridge and Tower of London.
Day 3
London, United Kingdom
Hilton York. None
At 07:30, meet your Travel Director at The Grosvenor Hotel in London to begin your journey north to Stratford-upon-Avon with its wealth of black and white timber-framed buildings. Discover how William Shakespeare and his incredible works continue to shape society today when you visit his birthplace, full of interesting memorabilia and artefacts relating to his life. Continue to historic York to stroll the narrow lanes of the Tudor Shambles and view York Minster, England's largest medieval cathedral. Later, join your Travel Director for a warm and friendly Welcome Dinner with the opportunity to mingle other over a pleasant evening.(Dinner with Wine)
Day 4
Hadrian's Wall To Edinburgh
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh. None
See a part of Hadrian's Wall, once spanning 80 miles from coast to coast, marking the northern frontier of the mighty Roman Empire. Continue past Jedburgh Abbey en route to the Scottish capital, Edinburgh for your two-night stay in this stunning city.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh. None
In the morning, see the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official Scottish residence of Her Majesty, the Queen, at the end of the Royal Mile. Continue past the Sir Walter Scott Monument to the 18th century New Town with its neoclassical Adam facades. Join a Local Expert at Edinburgh Castle, home of the Honours of Scotland, to view the Stone of Destiny and Mons Meg. The afternoon is at leisure. In the evening, select departures will attend the spectacular Military Tattoo - a colourful mix of pipes and drums, dance and display, set against the floodlit backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 6
TBD
Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow. None
Drive via historic Bannockburn and Stirling and enjoy the scenery of the Trossachs. Continue along the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond, before arriving in Glasgow for an orientation of the city with your Travel Director. See the grand public buildings, including George Square and St. Mungo's Cathedral.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Day 7
The Glorious Lake District.
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa , Windermere. None
Travel via Gretna Green to the English Lake District, with scenery so beautiful it inspired a host of writers. Learn about the life of William Wordsworth and visit his grave in the picturesque, stone-built village of Grasmere.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 8
The Welsh Marches And Cardiff.
Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel And Spa. None
Stop in ancient Ludlow, one of England's most attractive towns, dominated by its castle, rich in tragic royal history. Why not spend time exploring the traditional open-air market, admiring the local crafts and perhaps sampling the produce? Afterwards, cross into southern Wales and head for the capital city of Cardiff for an orientation of the port city, upon the River Taff. See Cardiff Castle and the impressive Principality Stadium.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 9
Georgian Bath, Glastonbury And Cornwall.
St. Mellion International Resort, Saltash. None
Cross the Severn Bridge back into England and drive to the Georgian City of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built amphitheatre-style on the surrounding hills and above Britain's only thermal, mineral springs, its curative waters have been famous since Roman times. See the 15th century Abbey Church with angels climbing Jacob's Ladder. Visit the Roman Baths to see the incredibly well-preserved remains of one of the greatest spas of the ancient world, still flowing with the natural hot water from the springs below. Continue on to Glastonbury, steeped in legend and reputed to be the final resting place of King Arthur and the Holy Grail. Then head to your fabulous resort in the Cornish countryside.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 10
The Cornish Coast Experience.
St. Mellion International Resort, Saltash. None
In the morning, visit a quaint Cornish fishing village and continue to Plymouth on the Cornish Coast. Numerous famous voyagers have set off from this ancient port and you will see the Barbican, Citadel, Plymouth Hoe and the Mayflower Steps, from where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for America. Return via the hilly countryside of Dartmoor, home to wild ponies. For your Celebration Dinner, join your Travel Director and newfound friends for a Farm-to-Table dining experience on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 11
London, United Kingdom
None None
Travel across Salisbury Plain to visit the pre-historic and mysterious Stonehenge, where the strange and awe-inspiring monoliths are reputed to be up to 5,000 years old. Your journey concludes upon arrival at The Grosvenor Hotel in London.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 12
Homeward Bound.
None None
Your journey comes to an end after breakfast.(Buffet Breakfast)

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Description

From the home of Shakespeare, to the moors of Scotland and the beautiful Cornish Countryside, this really is the best of all that Britain offers.

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