Tour Overview

An adventure fit for a Shakespearean tale takes you from verdant hillsides to bustling British cities rich with culture. Explore The Athens of the North during your stay in Edinburgh. Explore the ruins of a Roman Fort during a visit to Hadrian’s Wall. Enjoy medieval York and its historic Minster. See the Welsh landscape from above on a cruise atop of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (UNESCO). Walk in the footsteps of the Bard and enjoy dinner at Hall’s Croft, a 400-year-old Shakespeare family home. Personalize your tour with a choice of included excursions in Edinburgh and Oxford. See the quintessential sights of London with a local guide. Sleepy villages, grassy slopes, mountainside lakes, and cities built upon layers of history – these are the landscapes of Britain.

Highlights

  • iconExplore Wales during a tour of Llangollen.
  • iconDiscover the narrow Snickelway lanes of York.
  • iconBehold the Crown Jewels of Scotland on a guided tour of Edinburgh Castle.
  • iconSee the quintessential sights of London with a local guide.
  • iconEnjoy London’s culinary renaissance at a dinner highlighting contemporary British cuisine.
  • iconTour Highclere Castle, the stunning set of <I>Downton Abbey.</I>
  • iconStand in awe before the iconic spires of Oxford.
  • iconAttend a private dinner at Hall's Croft, a 400-year-old Shakespeare family home.
  • iconExplore the ruins of an ancient fort during a visit to Hadrian’s Wall.

Places You'll See

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Overnight Flight

Location: Edinburgh

Accommodation: Mercure Haymarket

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.

icon Day 2 : Edinburgh, Scotland - Tour Begins

Location: Edinburgh

Accommodation: Mercure Haymarket

Meals: Dinner

Your tour opens in Edinburgh, the historic capital of Scotland, where rocky hills tower in the distance and the shadows of history can be seen around every corner. Discover Scotland's capital and see how medieval crossroads blend seamlessly with a vibrant modern energy. This evening, get a taste of contemporary Scottish fare as you join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner highlighting the flavors of Scotland.

icon Day 3 : Edinburgh

Location: Edinburgh

Accommodation: Holiday Inn York City Centre

Meals: Breakfast

Today, it’s your choice! Get acquainted with this regal city on a locally guided 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 Edinburgh residence and the former home of Mary, Queen of Scots. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city independently.

icon Day 4 : Edinburgh - Borders Region - York, England

Location: Edinburgh

Accommodation: The Queen at Chester Premier Collection

Meals: Breakfast

Say farewell to the rolling hills of Scotland while travelling south through the Borders Region. Stop to visit the archeological site of Vindolanda, an Ancient Roman fortress built along Hadrian’s Wall in the 2nd century to protect Roman Britain from the tribes of Scotland. Upon arrival in the medieval city of York, enjoy a brief orientation tour to get the lay of the land. Tonight, stay within the historic walled section of the city.

icon Day 5 : York - Chester

Location: York

Accommodation: The Queen at Chester Premier Collection

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a leisurely morning to explore York at your own pace. Meander the labyrinth of quaint, narrow streets the locals call Snickelways or maybe visit the city’s famous Minster. End the day in Chester, your home for the next two nights, where ancient walls enclose charming Tudor and Victorian houses.

icon Day 6 : Chester - Llangollen, Wales - Chester, England

Location: Chester

Accommodation: Hotel Indigo

Meals: Breakfast

Embark on a panoramic city tour and then walk through Chester’s Rows. Here you’ll peer into the city’s hidden secrets, hopping in and out of the iconic 2-tiered shopping galleries with a local guide. Cross over into Wales and discover Llangollen, one of the country’s most picturesque villages. See the area from a different perspective when you sail along the top of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Admire the view from the tall, bridge-like waterway, towering more than 120 feet above the landscape below.

icon Day 7 : Chester - Stratford-upon-Avon

Location: Chester

Accommodation: H10 London Waterloo

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Step back in time on a journey through the English countryside to Stratford-upon-Avon. This afternoon visit the Bard’s birthplace – the childhood home of William Shakespeare. After touring the home, enjoy time at leisure to explore on your own. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a private dinner at Hall’s Croft, a 400-year-old Shakespeare family home, while actors in traditional costume perform some of Shakespeare’s most renowned scenes.

icon Day 8 : Stratford-upon-Avon - Oxford - London

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon

Accommodation: H10 London Waterloo

Meals: Breakfast

Bid adieu to Stratford and travel to the charming university city of Oxford. Upon arrival, it’s your choice! Glide gently past Oxford’s spires on a traditional punting boat experience -OR- join an expert local guide for a walking tour, including one of the Colleges used as a filming location for Harry Potter. Continue on to London, England’s storied capital city.

icon Day 9 : London

Location: London

Accommodation: H10 London Waterloo

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Take in the sites of London on a panoramic tour of the city’s quintessential sights, making your way past famous icons including the Tower of London, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and the Royal Buckingham Palace. Today is yours to explore this cosmopolitan and dynamic city at your leisure. Perhaps you will take an optional excursion to infamous Tower of London. This evening, toast the end of a wonderful journey during a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

icon Day 10 : London - Highclere Castle - London

Location: London

Meals: Breakfast

Venture out of London’s city center and travel to Highclere Castle. Home of the Earl of Carnarvon, this popular castle is also known for being the home of the fictional Grantham family on Downton Abbey. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of a bygone era and wander through the halls of this opulent estate. As you tour the drawing room, dining room and library, you might recognize filming locations from the TV series and motion picture. Spend time in the castle’s gardens before returning to London in the late afternoon.

icon Day 11 : London - Tour Ends

Location: London

Meals: Breakfast

Your journey through Britain comes to a close today.

Experiences

  • Behold the Crown Jewels of Scotland on a guided tour of Edinburgh Castle.
  • Discover the narrow Snickelway lanes of York.
  • Explore Wales during a tour of Llangollen.

Options

Edinburgh: A Scottish Night Out

Join us for a rollicking evening of tastes, sights and sounds that are classically Scottish. Feast on a banquet prepared from a selection of local recipes. Your taste buds will savor the true flavor and goodness of this distinctive country. Tonight will be filled with entertainment including Highland pipers and dancers, who deliver the very best in Scottish music, song and dance. A highlight of the evening is the Ceremony of the Haggis, and, of course, you may try this national dish. Be prepared for a Scottish night of food, fun and many fond memories! Duration approximately 3 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 15 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. This option is only offered from May-September. This option will not be offered on departures that include the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Price: £95


York: The Flavors of Yorkshire

Surround yourself in old-world ambiance and the fresh flavors of Yorkshire when dining in a family-owned alehouse located in the center of historic York. Begin by being treated to a tasting of five Yorkshire brews that includes a selection of ciders, lagers and ales. Then pick your favorite to enjoy with your homemade farm-to-table dinner. You’ll delight in the personal service as you are guided through the menu featuring a variety of seasonal local dishes including the region’s famous “Yorkshire pudding.” Take this opportunity to get to know Northern England’s budding farm-to-table movement showcased during this locally inspired dining experience. Duration approximately 3 hour(s). Transportation is not included A minimum of 8 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. We will walk to the restaurant which is located nearby your hotel. Depending on the location of your hotel, the walk is approximately ½ mile

Price: £65


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Dates & Availability

Instant Booking Available

Sunday Jul 25, 2021

Nights

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Available

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$2769.00

$2619.00

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