England, Scotland & Wales

England, Scotland & Wales

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England, Scotland & Wales

13 Days Starting and ending in London, UK

Visiting: London, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Leeds, York, Jedburgh, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Pitlochry, Culloden Moor, Inverness, Strathpeffer, Fort Augustus, Fort William, Glasgow, Gretna Green, Lake District National Park, Liverpool, Ludlow, Cardiff, Bath, Glastonbury, Widecombe in the Moor, Plymouth, Stonehenge

Tour operator:

Cosmos

Tour code:

9000-2024

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 43

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

UK tours by Coach

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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Tour Overview

Experience some of Britain’s fascinating towns as you travel through England, Scotland, and Wales, stopping for overnights in London, Leeds, Edinburgh, Strathpeffer, Glasgow, Liverpool, Cardiff, and Plymouth.

Part of the charm of exploring through Britain is seeing the spectacular scenery, and on this Britain tour, you’ll get the opportunity to witness some of its most scenic areas. Travel through Northumberland National Park, with its wide-open spaces and views of endless beauty; Brecon Beacons National Park, with its dramatic landscapes; Dartmoor National Park; and incomparable Snowdonia National Park in Wales, with picturesque villages, mountains, and lakes. Drive through the serene Lake District, England’s largest and finest natural park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On your way to Glasgow, admire some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery, including vast areas of unspoiled wilderness and gorgeous lochs (lakes).

On this Britain tour, you’ll also travel to some of Britain’s charming towns. In Stratford-upon-Avon, explore the town that Shakespeare called home and get a glimpse into life in 16th-century England. Walk through York’s quaint streets with your Tour Director and marvel at England's most complete medieval city. In Bath, explore the elegant city famed for its excavations of the 2,000-year-old Roman baths. In Plymouth, see the Mayflower Steps, where the Pilgrim Fathers embarked in 1620. Enjoy an orientation drive in Cardiff, the capital of Wales, and sightseeing in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital.

These are just some of the many highlights of this value-minded Britain tour through England, Scotland, and Wales. Be sure to grab your camera so all you have to do is sit back and relax as you experience these wonderful destinations.

Highlights

  • Edinburgh : Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle

  • North Wales : Excursion to Betws-y-Coed and Caernarvon

  • Plymouth : See the Mayflower Steps

  • Stonehenge : Visit the prehistoric monument

Places You'll See

Novotel London West

Novotel Edinburgh Park

Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth

Ben Wyvis Hotel

Leonardo Inn Glasgow West End

Mercure Cardiff North Hotel

Leonardo Hotel Liverpool

Leonardo Hotel Plymouth

Novotel London West

Novotel Edinburgh Park

Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth

Ben Wyvis Hotel

Leonardo Inn Glasgow West End

Mercure Cardiff North Hotel

Leonardo Hotel Liverpool

Leonardo Hotel Plymouth

Novotel London West

Novotel Edinburgh Park

Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth

Ben Wyvis Hotel

Leonardo Inn Glasgow West End

Mercure Cardiff North Hotel

Leonardo Hotel Liverpool

Leonardo Hotel Plymouth

Novotel London West

Novotel Edinburgh Park

Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth

Ben Wyvis Hotel

Leonardo Inn Glasgow West End

Mercure Cardiff North Hotel

Leonardo Hotel Liverpool

Leonardo Hotel Plymouth

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive In London,England
Location: London
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Novotel London West (or similar)
Meals Included: No Meals

Check into your hotel. In the afternoon, there’s time to rest or to start exploring the lively British capital. Uniformed hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.

Day 2 : London
Location: London
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Novotel London West (or similar)
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today is devoted to exploring on your own or enjoying our exciting optional activities. You may choose to join a Local Guide for an optional morning sightseeing tour of the city’s famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horseguards and the Prime Minister’s Downing Street residence, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. The highlight is a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral, Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708. Later, maybe visit Windsor Castle or the Tower of London with its spectacular Crown Jewels. Tonight, we recommend our optional Taste of London excursion with dinner, followed by a guided illumination cruise on the Thames River.

Day 3: London,Oxford,Stratford-Upon-Avon,Leeds
Location: London, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Leeds
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hoilday Inn Leeds Garforth (or similar)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and depart at 8 am for a memorable day of sightseeing. In Oxford, a walking tour shows you the colleges where Britain’s elite receive their outstanding education. Then, travel through the lovely Cotswold Hills to Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon. Take photos of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and explore the town at your own pace. Your overnight destination is Leeds.
Today’s Distance: 251 mi/ 404 km

Day 4 : Leeds,York,Jedburgh,Scotland,Edinburgh
Location: Leeds, York, Jedburgh, Edinburgh
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Novotel Edinburgh Park (or similar)
Meals Included: Breakfast

In York, stand in awe in front of the great structure of York Minster, then follow your Tour Director through a maze of quaint streets, including the narrow Shambles. See a section of Hadrian’s Wall, then motor through wild Northumberland National Park to the Scottish border. Then, at Jedburgh, see the abbey ruins before a late-afternoon arrival in Edinburgh. A suggestion for this evening: enjoy a traditional Scottish night out with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and, of course, the Ceremony of the Haggis.
Today’s Distance: 217 mi/ 349 km

Day 5 : Edinburgh
Location: Edinburgh
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Novotel Edinburgh Park (or similar)
Meals Included: Breakfast

A full day to enjoy the Scottish capital. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town,” home to famous scientists, inventors, and novelists. In the “Old Town,” visit Edinburgh Castle to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Afternoon at leisure. Later, consider an optional tour with dinner. For departures August 5 and August 19, tickets are included for tonight’s performance of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a vast spectacle of amassed Scottish pipe bands that takes place in an arena on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle.

Day 6 : Edinburgh,St. Andrews,Pitlochry,Culloden Moor,Inverness,Strathpeffer
Location: Edinburgh, St Andrews, Pitlochry, Culloden Moor, Inverness, Strathpeffer
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Ben Wyvis Hotel (or similar)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

A day of memorable sightseeing: take the elegant Forth Road Bridge to St. Andrews, whose Royal and Ancient Golf Club has given us the rules of golfing; then, cross the Firth of Tay and, via Dundee and Perth, head into the Highlands, with a stop in the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry. Cross the battlefield of Culloden Moor with its memories of Bonnie Prince Charlie, then, via Inverness, head for your Highland destination.
Today’s Distance: 221 mi/ 335 km

Day 7 : Strathpeffer,Fort Augustus,Fort William,Glasgow
Location: Strathpeffer, Fort Augustus, Fort William, Glasgow
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Leonardo Inn Glasgow West End (or similar)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Look out for signs of the mysterious Loch Ness monster and proceed via Fort William, beneath Ben Nevis. Glen Coe, where the MacDonald Clan was massacred in 1692, and a drive along the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond are scenic highlights on the way to Glasgow.
Today’s Distance: 176 mi/ 283 km

Day 8 : Glasgow,Gretna Green,Lake District,England,Liverpool
Location: Glasgow, Gretna Green, Lake District National Park, Liverpool
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Holiday Inn Liverpool City Centre (or similar)
Meals Included: Breakfast

South through the history-steeped Lowland Hills and a visit to Gretna Green, where the blacksmith used to wed runaway couples. Drive through beautiful scenery in the Lake District, considered to be the finest of England’s national parks and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. End the day in Liverpool, of Beatles fame, once the departure port of the great transatlantic liners. You may wish to join an optional city tour this afternoon.
Today’s Distance: 240 mi/ 386 km

Day 9 : Liverpool. North Wales Excursion
Location: Liverpool
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Holiday Inn Liverpool City Centre (or similar)
Meals Included: Breakfast

A day dedicated to the mountainous beauty of North Wales. After a stop in pretty Betws-y-Coed, drive over spectacular Llanberis Pass and through Snowdonia National Park to Caernarfon, where the castle saw the investiture of Charles as Prince of Wales. Then, follow the coast road via the walled town of Conway back to Liverpool.
Today’s Distance: 185 mi/ 298 km

Day 10: Liverpool,Ludlow,Cardiff,Wales
Sun Travels And Resorts (Sun travels)
Val Rossi
Location: Liverpool, Ludlow, Cardiff
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Mercure Cardiff North Hotel (or similar)
Meals Included: Breakfast

First stop today is in the pretty market town of Ludlow before heading back into Wales and Brecon Beacons National Park, land of salmon rivers and the Welsh mountain pony. Finally, head through “The Valleys,” whose iron ore and coal were the raw materials for the Industrial Revolution, to the Welsh capital. Here, an orientation drive introduces you to the major attractions: Cardiff Castle, Cathays Park, Millennium Stadium, and the stately civic buildings. Tonight, why not join an evening of Welsh entertainment and dinner?
Today’s Distance: 194 mi/ 312 km

Day 11 : Cardiff,Bath,England,Glastonbury,Widecombe,Plymouth
Sun Travels And Resorts (Sun travels)
Val Rossi
Randolfo Santos
Steven Eastham
Diego Alberto Etchevarne
Location: Cardiff, Bath, Glastonbury, Widecombe in the Moor, Plymouth
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Jurys Inn Plymouth (or similar)
Meals Included: Breakfast

Leaving Wales, cross the Severn Bridge for a visit to the elegant Georgian city of Bath, famed for its Roman relics, before heading into the romantically scenic West Country and Glastonbury with its King Arthur associations. In the heart of Dartmoor National Park, visit quaint Widecombe-in-the-Moor, the ghostly setting for Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles. Finally, in Plymouth, hear about Sir Francis Drake and see the Mayflower Steps, where the Pilgrim Fathers embarked in 1620.
Today’s Distance: 197 mi/ 316 km

Day 12 : Plymouth,Stonehenge,London
Location: Plymouth, Stonehenge, London
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Novotel London West (or similar)
Meals Included: Breakfast

On the final leg of your journey, take in Thomas Hardy’s Wessex and visit prehistoric Stonehenge to admire the magnificence of the monument from up close and explore the visitor centre with its imaginative exhibitions. Return to London around 3 pm. How about celebrating the success of your tour with a night out on the town?
Today’s Distance: 218 mi/ 351 km

Day 13 : London
Location: London
Meals Included: Breakfast

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

What's Included

  • Fully Guided

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

What's Not Included

  • International Travel

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • Country Entry Visas

  • Internal Flights

    Only applicable on tours featuring internal / on tour / intra-vacation flights

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

UNESCO Sites

City of Bath|Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape|Forth Road Bridge|Frontiers of the Roman Empire|Old and New Towns of Edinburgh|Stonehenge|The English Lake District|The great Spa Towns of Europe - Bath

Meals

Full English breakfast daily; 3 dinners with choice of menus

Notes

Departure 10 June: due to closure, Stonehenge visit replaced by Salisbury Cathedral visit.

Accommodation

Novotel London West



Concrete and brick commercial hotel in modern nine-story complex located at Hammersmith, 1/4 mile from train station.





Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth



Set among fields, the Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth is situated just a short drive from Leeds city center. The hotel features the Aioli Restaurant for breakfast and dinner and Aioli Bar and Lounge for light meals and snacks. The 144 rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with all modern amenities including hairdryer, iron and ironing board, complimentary toiletries and more. The hotel also boasts an indoor swimming pool, fitness center and spa. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout.





Novotel Edinburgh Park



The 4 star Novotel Edinburgh Park is ideally located for a city break in Edinburgh. The hotel has free on site parking, leisure facilities including a pool, gym and steam room.





Ben Wyvis Hotel



Placed in the heart of the Victorian spa town of Strathpeffer, the Ben Wyvis Hotel is a 91-bedroom Victorian Mansion house set in 5 acres of landscaped gardens. The hotel offers a selection of classic guestrooms many with views of the surrounding woodland and gardens, and Ben Wyvis Mountain. Room facilities include WIFI, TV, room service and complimentary toiletries. Guests can enjoy main meals or light bites in a bar and lounge or hotel restaurant.





Leonardo Inn Glasgow West End



Multistory Hotel set in prestigious West End, 4 miles from city center.





Leonardo Hotel Liverpool



This Liverpool hotel is located at Kings Waterfront in the iconic docks, right opposite the Echo Arena and Convention Centre. The hotel is just a ten minute walk from Liverpool Central train station, and the Albert Dock is just next door.





Mercure Cardiff North Hotel



Just 3 miles from Cardiff, Mercure Cardiff North Hotel features a fitness suite, a grill restaurant and a bar. Each room has a private bathroom with a rainfall shower, a work desk, tea and coffee facilities and TV.





Leonardo Hotel Plymouth



The Leonardo Hotel Plymouth is located on Exeter Street, beside the historic quarter, and an easy 10 minute walk to the historic center where Plymouth is yours to explore and enjoy. It features an all-day Costa Coffee bar and lounge where you can enjoy a hot drink and relax, an elegant on-site bar for a glass of wine or a pint of beer, and a restaurant with a range of delectable dishes to choose from. The 247 comfortable and spacious hotel rooms are furnished with large soft beds, a well-lit desk, TV with Free view, and free Wi-Fi access.

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  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 5 years or above

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

    Yes

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

    Yes

  • What is the maximum group size?

    Usually max 43 people

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

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1961

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Cosmos is committed to minimizing our impact on the environment and to reducing dependence on non-renewable resources. In this endeavor, we have implemented policies to support this mission and are working carefully to enhance our products with this mission and our values combined. We are committed to complying with all relevant legislation and/or regulations.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Travel documents, including any air tickets, itineraries, and other information, are available approximately two to three weeks prior to departure provided full payment has been received.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    All guests are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for travel through February, 2023. Beginning March 1, 2023, while we highly recommend vaccination, we will no longer require it. We ask all guests to comply with airline and destination requirements, which still may apply. To check your destination requirements for your travel dates, view the Latest Travel & Health Restrictions for Travel.

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We have just returned from a Cosmos…

28-Sep-2022

We have just returned from a Cosmos tour- Gourmet Tuscany. We stayed in Montecatini Terme and traveled from there to many wonderful places, in towns and the fabulous Tuscan countryside. We visit Vineyards for wine tastings, farms for cooking lessons and lunches and dinners in authentic Italian restaurants. All assisted by a friendly, informative tour director. First class holiday

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Excellent in every respect

08-Dec-2022

I recently did a 2-week "best of Italy" tour with this company. Our guide, Daniella, was fantastic, the itinerary was excellent and they catered for my rather difficult dietary requirements really well. Really happy and will certainly book with them again

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John Lomanno  

A wonderrful experience

09-Nov-2022

WE saw so much. The tour director Mladin was very knowledgeable and made the experience so enjoyable. The bus driver Paul was so nice and helpful. A couple of the hotels had no refrigerators to keep the water cold. We had to carry our own luggage to and from the rooms. There should have been porters to help us. Over all we had a great time.

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27-Oct-2022

Great organisation, tour guide(Kris) and driver(Tony) who went extra mile and good group of people from all over world. The hotels were excellent in New Orleans and Nashville and very good in other cities. The itinerary was well thought out with visits to Gracelands and Grande ole Oprey topping the bill. We added 3extra nights in New Orleans (giving us 6nights) which was absolutely fab and would advise anyone doing this tour that they consider some extra nights to see and do as much as you can

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The tour director expertise and…

18-Dec-2022

The tour director expertise and personality made the trip all the more pleasant. No stress. The local guides as well added to the beauty of this trip. They were knowledgeable and personable. I also have to mention the travelers (the group of 21). The people were friendly an accommodating. This is my third trip with this tour company and I will continue to travel with this company due to excellent planning and customer service. Thank you

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