Real Britain

Real Britain

Start: London Finish: London

Visiting: Liverpool, Edinburgh, York


Duration: 8 Nights

Tour code: SBIBTFN17

Tour operator: Trafalgar


From: $2794 $2738

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Tour Overview

Medieval castles and the inspiring beauty of the Lake District are highlights on this exciting England, Scotland and Wales trip. Learn about the runaway wedding capital of Gretna Green and Tudor history in Ludlow before you ascend to lofty Castle Rock for spellbinding views of Edinburgh.

Highlights

  • iconSee the Principality Stadium in Cardiff and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh
  • iconExplore Edinburgh with a Local Specialist
  • iconConnect with Locals Enjoy a traditional British Be My Guest supper hosted by a local family in the dining room of either their elegant town house in the city or in their impressive country house overlooking picturesque scenery in the Vale of York. (Day 7)
  • iconVisit Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, the Tudor town of Ludlow, Gretna Green, Edinburgh Castle and Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon
  • iconView Bath Abbey, Cardiff Castle, the Lake District's magnificent scenery, Hadrian's Wall, York Minster and Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage
  • iconConnect with Locals Enjoy a traditional British Be My Guest dinner hosted by a local family in the dining room of either their elegant town house in the city or in their impressive country house overlooking picturesque scenery in the Vale of York. (Day 5)
  • iconExplore London and Edinburgh with a Local Specialist
  • iconDiscover Bath, Cardiff, Liverpool and York

Places You'll See

Itinerary

icon Day 1: Welcome to London

Accommodation: Hilton Kensington

Brightly coloured Union Jacks pave your way to an unforgettable journey through Britain, which kicks off in London. Visit 'The City' and see the imposing dome of Christopher Wren's St. Pauls and the Tower of London, or admire the pageantry of royal palaces, cathedrals and parks, exploring the city on your own terms.

icon Day 2: Explore the Sights of London

Meals: Breakfast

Join a Local Specialist today for a grand exploration of the vibrant British capital, including such sights as Big Ben and the imposing Houses of Parliament on the banks of the Thames, then Buckingham Palace, the official UK residence of the UK's sovereigns since 1837. Spend the rest of the day on your own, exploring the centuries-old heritage and modern sophistication of London.

icon Day 3: Journey to Stonehenge, Bath and Cardiff

Accommodation: Mercure Holland House

Meals: Breakfast, Welcome Reception

This morning meet your Travel Director before embarking on a journey to discover what's 'great' about Great Britain, on this mesmerising sojourn past the peaks of Wales and the rolling hills and lush farmlands of England to 'bonnie' Scotland. We kick-start our adventure in the cosmopolitan capital of London, heading west to Stonehenge's stone monoliths, whose centuries-old myths have yet to be fully revealed. The elegant Georgian architecture of Bath takes centre stage during our visit to this famous spa town. Here, we'll see the Abbey and visit the Roman baths, before crossing the Severn Estuary to Cardiff. Delve into the proud culture and heritage of the Welsh as you embark on an orientation of the city to see the Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle, in the heart of the city. Tonight, we celebrate the beginning of an epic adventure through Britain at a Welcome Reception.

icon Day 4: Through the Scenic Countryside to Liverpool

Location: Liverpool

Accommodation: Mercure Atlantic Tower

Meals: Breakfast

The half-timbered Tudor houses of Ludlow feature today on our exploration of this market town with its medieval walls and historic castle. We journey north through the Shropshire Hills and Cheshire landscapes to the bold British city of Liverpool, hometown of the 'Fab Four'. Saunter through its edgy Scouse streets and perhaps visit The Cavern Club, where the Beatles once played, during your evening at leisure.

icon Day 5: Venture to the Romantic Lake District and on to Edinburgh

Location: Edinburgh

Accommodation: Holiday Inn

Meals: Breakfast

The enchanting views of Britain's Lake District provide a scenic backdrop for our leisurely drive north to Scotland. Skirt the romantic shores of Lake Windermere and enjoy views that inspired literary greats like William Wordsworth. We stop at the runaway wedding capital that is Gretna Green where 'Blacksmith Priests' would marry couples over the Marriage Anvil. Later, we arrive in enchanting Edinburgh - our home for the next two nights.

icon Day 6: Discover Edinburgh’s Treasures

Location: Edinburgh

Meals: Breakfast

Ramble up the Royal Mile in the mesmerising medieval city of Edinburgh, where you'll join a Local Specialist on an included city sightseeing tour. Stroll through the Old Town and view Arthur's Seat and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, for centuries the seat of the kings and queens of the Scots. Visit Edinburgh Castle perched atop Castle Rock overlooking the city. Spend the rest of the day exploring Auld Reekie's medieval relics and elegant Georgian and Gothic façades on your own, or join your Travel Director on an Optional Experience to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia. This evening, consider attending a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes.

icon Day 7: Explore Hadrian’s Wall and Onwards to York

Location: York

Accommodation: Novotel Centre

Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest

Trace the northern frontier of the Roman Empire at Hadrian's Wall before crossing the River Tyne and venturing south to the ancient cathedral city of York, whose origins hark back to Roman times. Walk along the famous Shambles and view York Minster, one of the greatest cathedrals in the world. This evening we Connect With Locals, joining a family in York for a home-cooked Be My Guest Farewell Dinner and some hearty British hospitality.

icon Day 8: Admire Stratford-upon-Avon and return to London

Accommodation: Hilton Kensington

Meals: Breakfast

Delve into the story of Shakespeare's life at his Birthplace and Visitor Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon, and view Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage. We return to London this afternoon.

icon Day 9: Cheerio London

Meals: Breakfast

Say farewell to your fellow travellers and Travel Director as you return home with magical memories.

What's Included

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    Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

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    The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel

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    Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals

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    Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

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    All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

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    8 breakfasts

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    All porterage and restaurant gratuities

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    Handcrafted Highlights

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    Optional Experiences and free time

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    2 dinners (including Be My Guest)

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

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    Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

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    An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

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    5 breakfasts

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    London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfers page link below for details

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