Three Countries of Britain Tour - 9 Days

Three Countries of Britain Tour - 9 Days

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Three Countries of Britain Tour - 9 Days

9 Days Starting and ending in Great Cumberland Pl, London W1H 7DL, UK

Visiting: London, Conwy, Caernarfon, Liverpool, Lake District National Park, Glasgow, Edinburgh, York

Tour operator:

British Heritage Tours

Guide Type:

Partially Guided

Group size:

2 - 30

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

3-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Activities:

Sightseeing

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Tour Overview

The perfect round Britain tour!



Take a voyage of discovery through the best that Britain has to offer - incedible views, world class cuisine, iconic attractions, local cultural experiences.... and all at a relaxed pace to suit your time off.



Travel by executive coach, enjoy a steam train ride and take a cruise across Lake Windermere…all with a Tour Director to look after you throughout.



This tour includes three delicious meals that exemplify the best of British cuisine.



Enjoy a three course Welsh Dinner in Conwy cooked with locally sourced ingredients by a Michelin star chef!



Relax in the stunning garden setting of Strawberry Field as you savour a 2 course Liverpudlian lunch of 'Scouse' (a traditional lamb casserole) and apple crumble - a classic English dessert.



Your farewell dinner is a three course English menu that celebrates the British classics - all set in historic and beautiful York.



We have carefully hand-picked our 4-star hotels for their central location and consistent standard to ensure you get the most out of your time.



This tour includes a two night stay in both Liverpool and Edinburgh to ensure you have more time to relax.





Highlights

  • Discover the iconic and mysterious monument at Stonehenge

  • Experience the Georgian architecture of beautiful Bath

  • Indulge in a 3 course Welsh Dinner with stunning views of Conwy

  • Enjoy a delicious 2-course Liverpool Lunch in the garden setting of John Lennon's Strawberry Field

  • Celebrate the best of English cuisine with a three course dinner in York

  • Step back in time on a steam train ride through the Lake District

  • Take a tour of a Scottish whisky distillery and sample a dram of the 'Water of Life'

  • Visit Alnwick Castle - better known as 'Hogwarts' in the first two Harry Potter films!

  • Explore the University town of Cambridge and see its beautiful River

Itinerary

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Day 1 : London - Stonehenge - Bath

Location: London

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Indigo Bath

Meals Included: No Meals

Departing London and heading into historic England, the first stop on the way is one of the wonders of the world.



Stonehenge is a true symbol of Britain and a must see for any visitor. Our tour allows you time to not only visit the Monument but enjoy the world class visitor centre, café and gift shop on site. Explore the many theories as to how the monoliths came to be and take that all important picture to send to your loved ones.



Your afternoon and evening are spent amidst the stunning Georgian architecture of Bath.

On arrival enjoy some free time for lunch. In the afternoon you can either enjoy your time at leisure or join a fascinating walking tour with your Tour Director.

One of the most picturesque parts of the country, Bath has many highlights from Pulteney Bridge over the River Avon, the Holburne Museum (a ‘Bridgerton’ filming location) and gorgeous Sydney Gardens.



Check into The Indigo Hotel Bath located right in the heart of the City and enjoy your evening at leisure. Bath has numerous restaurants to choose from with an option for all appetites.

Day 2 : Bath - Ludlow - Chester - Conwy

Location: Conwy

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Quay Hotel and Spa

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Following a delicious breakfast, enjoy a comfortable coach ride to the charming market town of Ludlow.



Positioned in the Shropshire hills, Ludlow has an incredible past. Its market centre is crowned by an impressive castle and dotted with unique shops and charming cafes. Enjoy free time for lunch at your leisure and walk the winding streets down to the impressive wide river that flows through its centre.



As you travel on through Shropshire enjoy one of England’s official areas of natural beauty, before arriving at stunning Chester. Visit this beautiful city known for its most complete Roman walls, amphitheatre, clock tower and vast array of half-timbered buildings, dating from the 15th century.



Your day will conclude with check-in at The Quay Hotel & Spa. Relax, unwind and enjoy outstanding views of Conwy Castle across the estuary from the bar and restaurant.



Evening: We have planned a delicious three course Welsh dinner to mark your arrival in style. Following dinner the rest of your evening is at leisure.

Day 3 : Conwy - Caernarfon - Snowdonia - Liverpool

Location: Caernarfon

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hard Day's Night Hotel, Liverpool

Meals Included: Breakfast

Wake up in beautiful North Wales.

Following a delicious breakfast and check out from your hotel we take a relaxing drive to the edge of the Menai Strait on the Anglesey Coast. At Halen Mon you will visit an award-winning Saltcote and Visitor Centre, and one of Wales most innovative food businesses. Take a tour of the refinery to see the process behind creating Wales’s unique sea salt flakes and sample its varieties.



A short drive away lies Caernarfon Castle, the investiture site of Prince Charles - now His Majesty King Charles III – and the pre-eminent Castle of Wales.

It boasts an incredible military museum spread across two of its dominating towers.

Don’t miss the imposing statute of Prime Minister Lloyd George standing defiantly outside the Castle walls.

You can enjoy some free time to grab a light lunch or save your appetite for the numerous eateries of Betws-y-Coed – a stunning village, nestled in the dramatic mountains of Snowdonia.



Our day concludes on arrival into the maritime city of Liverpool, world renowned for its musical heritage and once one of the busiest seaports in the world. You will check into your 4 star hotel, located right in the heart of city and enjoy a relaxing evening at leisure.

Day 4 : Liverpool - Full Day

Location: Liverpool

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hard Day's Night Hotel, Liverpool

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy full day in the music capital of the world & birthplace of the most successful band of all time, The Beatles.



Relax on a panoramic tour and see the beautiful Liverbirds clock towers, Albert Dock and get an all-important photo with The Beatles iconic statue.



See John Lennon’s childhood home from the exterior, before continuing around the corner to your incredible lunch stop.



Once a Salvation Army home that inspired one of The Beatles biggest hits, Strawberry Field has been transformed into a world-class visitor attraction with a unique, interactive exhibition set in stunning gardens.

Enjoy a lunch of Liverpool ‘Scouse’ (traditional lamb stew #) and a delicious desert, included in your tour.



We return to the heart of the city to ensure you have free time to enjoy all it offers.

Why not take a Ferry ‘Cross The Mersey, visit the free Maritime Museum or soak up the fantastic shopping? The choice is yours.



Your evening is at leisure.



#A vegetarian alternative of Butternut Squash curry is available.

Day 5 : Liverpool - Lake District - Gretna Green - Glasgow

Location: Lake District National Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: AC by Marriott Hotel Glasgow

Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy a comfortable panoramic ride up to the stunning Lake District. At Haverthwaite step back in time as you continue your journey on an enchanting steam train from the 1950’s. Following a gentle ride to Lakeside your steam train will come to its rest right next to peaceful Lake Windermere.



Stepping on to your modern ferry, you will glide effortlessly across the water as you relax in one of the most photogenic landscapes of Britain. We alight in the town of Bowness-on-Windermere where the views across the lake and up to the mountains are some of the finest you will see.

You will have free time in Bowness for lunch and to explore its many winding streets with unique shops and places to relax.



As we continue on towards Scotland, we take a break at Gretna Green and the famous Blacksmith’s Shop that stands at the heart of the village. For over 265 years it was the location where couples would elope from England and Wales to get married. Learn more about this fascinating story, where it all took place.



On arrival into Glasgow you will check into the AC Marriott hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Day 6 : Glasgow - Loch Lomond - Trossachs - Edinburgh

Location: Glasgow

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Doubletree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre

Meals Included: Breakfast

Following a delicious breakfast, take a brief walk from your hotel to the incredible National Piping Centre.



You will be greeted at the door by a Piper in full costume, playing a traditional Scottish melody.

Experience the unique Bagpipes museum before an experience guaranteed to be a highlight of your trip!

Learn how to play the bagpipes with an expert instructor and see what interesting melodies you can make… phones at the ready!



The stunning views of Scotland’s Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park follow as you enjoy the natural outside beauty that Scotland is renowned for.



No visit to Scotland would be complete without sampling the ‘Water of Life’ at a traditional distillery. Your tour will see you learning how whisky is produced before enjoying up to three ‘drams’ of the finest single malt varieties. You will have the opportunity to visit the gift shop at the distillery.



The conclusion of your day sees your arrival into Scotland’s hilly capital of Edinburgh, one of the most walkable cities in the world. Your evening is yours to relax and enjoy at leisure.



Day 7 : Edinburgh - Full Day

Location: Edinburgh

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Doubletree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre

Meals Included: Breakfast

A beautiful, relaxed day awaits as you enjoy the best of Edinburgh.

Enjoy a half day of leisure to relax in the most walkable city in Britain.

You will enjoy a walking tour with your Tour Director through the Royal Mile before arriving at Edinburgh Castle.

Entry to Edinburgh Castle is included where you will enjoy a full, relaxed visit with an audioguide.

Highlights include St. Margaret’s Chapel – dating back to the 12th Century – the oldest Crown Jewels in the British Isles & stunning views from Castle Rock.



Following your visit to Edinburgh Castle, the rest of your day and evening in Edinburgh is yours to enjoy at leisure.



Check out the free Scottish National Gallery, walk along Victoria Street – Diagon Alley brought to life – visit one of the wide ranging whisky shops to choose your perfect bottle, or enjoy the Botanic Gardens located only 1 mile from the city centre.



Day 8 : Edinburgh - Alnwick - Durham - York

Location: York

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Doubletree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Leaving Edinburgh behind, we make our way to the stunning Alnwick Castle.

Harry Potter fans will recognise it immediately as the setting for Hogwarts in the first two movies. It has also been used as a filming location for Downton Abbey, Monty Python and countless other TV productions.

During your visit you will enjoy the beautiful State Rooms and magnificent gardens before enjoying some free time for lunch.



We will take a comfort break in the beautiful city of Durham before continuing our adventure.



York is the site of our next stop and where we still stay on this final night of the tour. We begin with a beautiful walking tour on which you will see The Shambles – a real-life ‘Diagon Alley’ and the awe-inspiring York Minster. A masterpiece in stained glass and stone, the Minster has been a centre for Christianity since the 7th century.



Evening: Following check in at your centrally located hotel, you will enjoy a special three course English dinner in York.

Day 9 : York - Nottingham - Cambridge - London

Location: London

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Following a delicious breakfast we will make our way to Sherwood Forest, the home of legendary outlaw, Robin Hood, and see some incredible giant oak trees including the Major Oak.

Enjoy the visitor centre, home to a lovely café and shop and the gateway to the forest.



We have devoted a full half day to our final location on tour – the University town of Cambridge.

There are few destinations that can sum up all we dream about Britain in one place, than Cambridge.

You will be surrounded by gorgeous honey coloured architecture, impressive seats of learning, students on bicycles and hand punted boats meandering gently along its famous river.

See some of its most famous Colleges with your expert Tour Director and learn of famous alumni - reading like a Who’s Who of arts, science, politics and culture. You will have some free time to explore before we head back to the capital.



Your tour ends on arrival into London with the drop-off point being Marble Arch. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Britain.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    8 x nights accommodation in centrally located 4-star hotels in Bath, Conwy, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh and York

  • Executive Coach Travel

    Travel on an executive coach with panoramic windows and a WC on board

  • Tour Director

    Services of an expert Tour Director looking after you throughout the tour

  • Breakfast

    8 x Full English Breakfast following each night of your stay

  • Liverpool Lunch

    1 x Traditional Liverpool Lunch at Strawberry Field

  • Welsh Dinner in Conwy

    1 x 3-course Welsh dinner in Conwy cooked by a Michelin star chef

  • Stonehenge entry ticket

    Entry to Stonehenge with access to the Monument and the world class Visitor Centre & exhibition

  • Tour of the Halen Mon Sea Salt Refinery

    See how sea salt is extracted from the Menai Strait in North Wales with included tasting

  • Caernarfon Castle entry ticket

    Entry ticket to experience Wales pre-eminent Castle and site of the Prince of Wales investiture ceremony

  • Panoramic coach tour of Liverpool

    See the major sights from the comfort of your executive coach and enjoy some walking sections along the way

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What's Not Included

  • Gratuities - discretionary

  • Airport transfers before or after your tour

  • Flights before or after your tour

  • Lunch or Dinner unless where stated

  • Hotel accommodation in London

    This tour does not include accommodation in London at the start or end of your tour.

    Please consider The Grand Tour of Britain - 12 Days if you would like to include London hotel accommodation.

Mode of Transport

Executive coach with large panoramic windows and WC on board

Steam train ride through the Lake District

Ferry cruise across Lake Windermere

Walking sections along the way

Accommodation

4-star centrally located hotel accommodation on a Bed and Breakfast basis.

Check out our Q&As

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes

  • What is the tipping policy?

    Tips are discretionary.

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    The tour will be accompanied by a Tour Director

  • Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    Yes

  • Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    Guests must make their own visa arrangements prior to departing their country of origin.

  • What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    We will offer guests an alternative date or a full refund. The minimum number of guests required to operate this tour is two guests.

  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    We only use 4-star centrally located hotels on this tour

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    There are some walking sections in the tour so guests need to have a moderate fitness level. The tour is a relaxed pace.

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    While airport transfers are not included in the tour price, they can be added as an additional service. Please contact us with your flight details to obtain a quote.

  • What type of vehicle will I be travelling on?

    We generally use 50 seat executive coaches on our tours. Departures of less than 10 guests may be accommodated in a Mercedes V-Class.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes - please contact us if you would like to arrange extra hotel nights before or after your tour, or both.

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes. The information is included in the product description.

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    We accept 1 x full sized suitcase (27kg) per guest. If you need to bring extra baggage please check with us in advance.

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Children (3-12) are welcome to join the tour on the basis they book a seat on the tour. Infants (0-2) can join the tour on the basis they sit on their parents lap.

  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    There are no vaccinations required to take part in the tour.

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    Yes guests have a half day free in Bath, Liverpool and Edinburgh. The majority of the evenings are also 'at leisure'.

  • What is the maximum group size?

    The maximum group size is 30 but average loadings are 20-25 guests

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    Guests must make their own visa arrangements prior to entering the country according to the visa rules that pertain at the time of travel.

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    The entry fees included in the tour price are for Stonehenge, Caernarfon Castle, Strawberry Field, a Steam Train Ride, a Windermere Lake Cruise, the National Piping Centre, a Whisky Distillery Tour, Edinburgh Castle and Alnwick Castle. The Roman Baths is not included in the price. However there is no requirement to enter the Roman Baths - guests join a walking tour of Bath with their Tour Director.

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    Flights are not included in the price of the tour.

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    The prices for Single Occupancy can be found in the tour pricing information. The prices listed for Single Occupancy are the full prices. There are no additional supplements applied on top of the listed tour prices.

  • What size vehicle will I be travelling on?

    We use top of the range 50-seater executive coaches on all our coach tours.

  • Do the coaches have WiFi on board?

    We do not offer WiFi on-board our coaches as in certain parts of the country, there is little to no coverage and consistency of service as well as doing what we say, is important to us. However, all the included hotels have WiFi available.

  • Is there a toilet/WC on board the coach?

    Yes, all our coaches have a WC on board, regardless of the length of the tour.

  • How much luggage can I bring?

    Space in the luggage compartments of the coaches is limited, and the maximum authorised luggage is one suitcase of up to 30 kg per person.

  • I have special dietary requirements; how do I advise this in advance?

    In order to provide the most reliable service for our customers, we remain in close contact with all our hotels and attractions, so that any dietary requirements will be treated carefully. For us to process the request effectively, please message us no later than 14 days before you travel.

  • How many people will be on my tour?

    On our Extended Tours of 12 days, 10 days, 9 days or 8 days, there will be a maximum number of 30 guests on board the coach to allow guests extra room to spread out. On our Short Stay Tours of 3 days or 6 days, there will be a maximum number of 40 guests on board the coach allowing some extra space to move around the coach. Average loadings are below 40 guests.

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