Amazing Britain

8 Days Starting in London, UK and ending in London

Visiting: London, Stratford-upon-Avon, York, Durham, Edinburgh, St. Andrews, Pitlochry, Scottish Highlands, Glasgow, Gretna Green, Lake District, Liverpool, Ludlow, Bristol, Bath, Stonehenge

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

BHILZM20

Trip Styles:

UK tours by Coach

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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Tour Overview

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of England and Scotland with our "Amazing Britain" tour. This meticulously crafted adventure invites you to explore the rich tapestry of British history, culture, and breathtaking landscapes. From the romantic streets of Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon to the historic battlements of Edinburgh Castle, every day is a new discovery. Marvel at the ancient mystery of Stonehenge, soak in the architectural beauty of Bath, and experience the spirited tradition of a whisky distillery in the Scottish Highlands. With luxury coach travel, cherry-picked hotels, and the expertise of a professional Travel Director, this tour promises a blend of iconic sights and hidden gems. Highlights include a special viewing of Anne Hathaway's cottage, the medieval charm of York, and the scenic beauty of the Lake District. For those visiting during the right season, the tour offers the unforgettable spectacle of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Join us for an enchanting exploration of Britain's most iconic landmarks and landscapes, where history and beauty intertwine to create a truly amazing experience.

Highlights

  • Explore Edinburgh with a Local Specialist

  • Discover York

  • Durham

  • Glasgow

  • Bristol and Bath

  • Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon

  • Edinburgh Castle

  • a whisky distillery

  • Gretna Green

  • Ludlow

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Day 1: Journey To Stratford-Upon-Avon And On To York

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Location: London, Stratford-upon-Avon, York

Accommodation: Holiday Inn

Accommodation Name: Clayton Hotel Leeds

Meals Included: Dinner

Indulge your love of theater and poetry this morning as we travel to romantic Stratford-upon-Avon, made famous by its favorite son, William Shakespeare, whose extraordinary works have been admired by audiences for over 500 years. View Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage and visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Center for insights into the life of the 'Bard of Avon', before exploring the charming cobblestone streets of his hometown.
Continue to the ancient cathedral city of York where we will enjoy an orientation walk to view its ancient city walls, picturesque Shambles and magnificent 800-year-old Minster. Join your Travel Director and fellow travel companions this evening for a memorable Welcome Dinner and delicious local pub fare.

Day 2: Cross Hadrian’S Wall And Onwards To Edinburgh

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Location: York, Durham, Edinburgh

Accommodation: Holiday Inn

Accommodation Name: Holiday Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast

We venture north to the medieval riverside town of Durham, whose exquisite 11th century cathedral sits imposingly alongside Durham Castle watching over the streets below. We cross what was once the northern frontier of the Roman Empire, Hadrian's Wall, before enjoying a scenic drive through the soul-stirring landscapes of Northumberland National Park. Admire spectacular views of the windswept Cheviot Hills as you cross the Scottish border, stopping to admire the 12th century ruins of Jedburgh Abbey en route to Edinburgh.

Day 3: Discover Enchanting Edinburgh

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Location: Edinburgh

Accommodation: Holiday Inn

Accommodation Name: Holiday Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast

Fall in love with the enchanting city of Edinburgh as you join a Local Specialist to discover what lies behind its medieval façades. Ramble up the Royal Mile and enjoy astounding views of the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Scottish Parliament. Visit Edinburgh Castle perched atop Castle Rock overlooking the city. Spend some free time this afternoon strolling through Edinburgh and admiring ancient relics. Tickets to see the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance dates.

Day 4: Venture Into The Scottish Highlands

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Location: Edinburgh, St. Andrews, Pitlochry, Scottish Highlands

Accommodation: Highlander

Accommodation Name: The Highlander Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Cross the Firth of Forth to the ancient Kingdom of Fife and St. Andrews. This famous golf course is renowned for its 18th hole and 700-year-old Swilcan Bridge.
We continue our journey into the dramatic Scottish Highlands, where we’ll Dive Into Culture at Blair Athol Distillery and sample a wee dram of whisky. Visit picture-perfect Pitlochry, on the edge of the Ben Vrackie and Cairngorms National Park, before arriving at your hotel in the Scottish Highlands where you'll dine tonight.

Day 5: Onwards To Loch Lomond And Glasgow’S Rich Legacy

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Location: Scottish Highlands, Glasgow

Accommodation: Novotel

Accommodation Name: Novotel Glasgow Centre

Meals Included: Breakfast

The arresting beauty of the Scottish Highlands provides a stunning backdrop for today's leisurely drive to Glasgow. View the World War II Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge and admire views of Britain's highest mountain – Ben Nevis. See Glencoe, the site of a bloody massacre in 1692 following the Jacobite Uprising, and travel to the 'bonnie' banks of Scotland's prettiest loch, Loch Lomond.
We arrive in Glasgow this afternoon where our orientation will take us past St. Mungo's Cathedral and George Square, lined with statues and monuments dedicated to famous British subjects, including Robert Burns and Sir Robert Peel.

Day 6 : Explore The Lake District And Journey To Liverpool

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Location: Glasgow, Gretna Green, Lake District, Liverpool

Accommodation: Mercure Atlantic Tower

Accommodation Name: Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Today's first stop is in the runaway wedding capital, Gretna Green, where eloping couples would exchange their vows over the Marriage Anvil.
Returning to England, we Connect With Locals, joining Christine for lunch at a Be My Guest experience in the company of Highland cows. See beautiful Lake District landscapes and skirt the romantic shores of Lake Windermere, the largest lake in England, arriving in edgy Liverpool of 'Fab Four' fame, for an evening at leisure.

Day 7 : Through The Beautiful Welsh Countryside To Discover Bristol

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Location: Liverpool, Ludlow, Bristol

Accommodation: Aztec Hotel & Spa, Bristol

Accommodation Name: Mercure Bristol Holland House

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning, we traverse the pretty Welsh countryside before we visit the Shropshire market town of Ludlow with some time to explore on your own. Later, arrive in Bristol for an orientation drive. Join us for an Optional Experience that will take us out to the SS Great Britain as well as the Clifton Suspension Bridge along with all the other highlights of Bristol. As the curtain comes down on a memorable journey through England and Scotland, we enjoy a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant with our Travel Director and newfound friends.

Day 8: Soak Up Bath And Stonehenge Then Off To London

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Location: Bristol, Bath, Stonehenge, London

Meals Included: Breakfast

Returning to London, we visit the UNESCO-listed city of Bath to admire its elegant Georgian façades and the Roman Baths from which the city takes its name. Emerging from the Salisbury Plain, the imposing monoliths of Stonehenge are our final stop before continuing through the lush Wiltshire and Hampshire landscapes to London, where our amazing holiday comes to an end.

What's Included

  • London: The services of a Trafalgar Local Host when you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel

  • London: Pick-up and drop-off when you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

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Mode of Transport

Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

Accommodation

Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

Check out our Q&As

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

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Very well planned trip with timely breaks during the coach ride..

08-Nov-2021

It was a well organized tour group and we hit lots of interesting and beautiful scenes. Like our previous trips with Trafalgar, tourists were treated with well manner and professional tour guide/director, making our trip very enjoyable and delightful!

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