ENGLAND, SCOTLAND & WALES
13 days from London to London
- Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
- Visits to Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon, Coventry,Hadrian’s Wall, Jedburgh, Edinburgh Castle, tickets for Edinburgh MilitaryTattoo (departure numbers 0803 through 0824), St. Andrews, Pitlochry,Culloden Moor, Fort William, Gretna Green, Grasmere, Liverpool,Caernarvon, Ludlow, Bath, Glastonbury, Widecombe-in-the-Moor,Plymouth, Stonehenge; orientation drive in Cardiff; walking tours in York and chester.
- Northumberland National Park, Scottish Highlands andLowlands, Loch Ness, Glen Coe, Loch Lomond, Lake District National Park,Lake Windermere, Snowdonia National Park, Brecon Beacons National Park and “The Valleys,” Dartmoor National Park, Salisbury Plain
- Local Guide for city sightseeing in Edinburgh; Host service in London. Professional Tour Director while touring
Begin your England, Scotland, and Wales vacation in London with a day of independent activities or optional tours. Then, head out to Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon and Lady Godiva’s Coventry. Take a walking tour of York, England’s most complete medieval city, see a section of Hadrian’s Wall, the Roman coast-to-coast defense against marauding northern tribes, and cross the Scottish border. In Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, the guided sightseeing tour includes a visit to mighty Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels. On to St. Andrews, home of golf, and via Dundee and Perth to the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry. Spend the night in Cairngorms National Park, then visit the Highland capital of Inverness, and search for elusive “Nessie” at legendary Loch Ness. Via Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, continue through the Lowlands to Gretna Green. A drive through the lovely Lake District takes you to charming Grasmere and to the shores of beautiful Lake Windermere. Overnight in Liverpool, of Beatles fame. In Wales, stop at Betws-y-Coed and Caernarvon as you travel through scenic Snowdonia. Later, drive via Brecon Beacons National Park to Cardiff, the Welsh capital. Back in England, explore elegant Georgian Bath, famous for its Roman ruins, and hear about King Arthur in Glastonbury. Visit quaint Widecombe-in-the-Moor in Dartmoor National Park, made famous in The Hound of the Baskervilles, and see the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth, where the Pilgrim Fathers embarked on their voyage in 1620. Explore mysterious, prehistoric Stonehenge on the way back to London, where your tour concludes with free time — a fantastic vacation!
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Check into your hotel. In the afternoon, there’s time to rest or start exploring the lively British capital; uniformed hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay. LONDON DoubleTree by Hilton London - Chelsea (F) or Novotel London West (F).
What’s your pleasure? Today is devoted to exploring on your own or enjoying our exciting program of 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, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. Highlights include a visit to St. Paul's Cathedral and the ceremonial pageantry of the Changing of the Guard (if held). Later on, maybe visit Windsor Castle or the Tower of London with its spectacular Crown Jewels, and tonight, a leisurely cruise on the Thames River would be fun! (B) LONDON DoubleTree by Hilton London - Chelsea (F) or Novotel London West (F).
Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and depart at 8 am for a memorable day of sightseeing. Head for Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon to take your pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, then explore the town at your own pace. After lunch, visit Coventry, whose center had to be rebuilt after the devastation of World War II bombings, and hear the tale of Lady Godiva and Peeping Tom before admiring the splendid modern cathedral. Finally, head northwards out of the Midlands to tonight’s destination. (B,D) LEEDS Jurys Inn (F).
In York, England’s most complete medieval city, 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. Continue through wild Northumberland National Park and see a section of Hadrian’s Wall, the Roman coast-to-coast defense against marauding northern tribes. Then, cross the Scottish border and at Jedburgh, glimpse the house of Mary, Queen of Scots, and see the abbey ruins. 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. (B) LEEDS Jurys Inn (F).
A full day to enjoy the Scottish capital. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town” and famous scientists, inventors, and novelists. In the “Old Town,” drive up the narrow Royal Mile to EDINBURGH CASTLE to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Afternoon at leisure. Later, a unique optional experience: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, which for the Queen was once the perfect royal residence for glittering state visits and family holidays. Tour five decks and see how the Royal Family and crew of 240 lived and worked on board. Dinner rounds off this optional evening. For departures August 3 through August 24, tickets are included for tonight’s performance of the world-renowned MILITARY TATTOO, a vast spectacle of massed Scottish pipe bands that takes place in an arena on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle. (B) EDINBURGH Capital (F).
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. Spend the night in Newtonmore, situated in Britain’s largest national park, the Cairngorms. (B,D) EDINBURGH Capital (F).
Via the battlefield of Culloden Moor and Inverness, the Highland capital, skirt Loch Ness as you drive to Fort William beneath Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. Enter haunting Glen Coe, where the MacDonald Clan was massacred in 1692, pass wild Rannoch Moor, and then drive along the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond to Glasgow. (B,D) NEWTONMORE Highlander (F).
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. Visit Wordsworth’s Grasmere, then follow the shores of Lake Windermere. 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 evening. (B,D) GLASGOW Pond (F).
A day dedicated to the mountainous splendor of North Wales. After a stop in pretty Betws-y-Coed, drive over spectacular Llanberis Pass and through Snowdonia National Park to Caernarvon, 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. (B) LIVERPOOL Holiday Inn Liverpool City Centre (F).
In Chester, the historic county town on the Dee River, your walking tour includes the Roman remains, black and white half-timbered buildings, and the two-tiered arcades called the “Rows.” Pause 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, 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. A suggestion for tonight: why not join an evening of Welsh entertainment and dinner? (B) LIVERPOOL Holiday Inn Liverpool City Centre (F).
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, 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. (B,D) CARDIFF Novotel (F).
On the final leg of your journey, take in Thomas Hardy’s Wessex, and visit prehistoric STONEHENGE. First, explore the stunning new visitor center with its imaginative exhibitions, then admire the magnificence of the monument from up close. Return to London around 3 pm. How about celebrating the success of your tour with a night out on the town? (B) PLYMOUTH Jurys Inn (F).
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B) LONDON Kensington Close (ST) or Novotel London West (F).
Prices are calculated per person as following:
- Adult Price: USD 2299 per person
- Child Price: USD 2070 per person
Single supplement price is $681.00.
No triple room reduction.
London Arrival Transfer London Gatwick Airport :
$25.00 per person
London Heathrow Airport:
$25.00 per person
London Departure Transfer London Gatwick Airport :
$25.00 per person
London Heathrow Airport:
$25.00 per person
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You may confirm this reservation with a $750.00 non-refundable deposit.
Following items are included in the price and you will not charge for them:
- Full English breakfast; 5 three-course dinners with choice of menus
Price Does Not Include:
Following items are not included in the price and you may have to pay it:
- Visas and vaccinations.
- Laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant)
- Additional excursions and activities not listed as 'included' in the itinerary.
- Travel Protection premiums.
- Transfers; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ships' crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; porterage at airports or train stations.
- The price listed does not include your airfare.
Please read the policies carefully. This section contains important information.
* MEALS: Full English breakfast; 5 three-course dinners with choice of menus.
* CANCELLATION POLICY: 25% Penalty less than 2 weeks to arrival - 50% Penalty less than 1 week to arrival - 100% Penalty less than 1 days to arrival or no shows.
* VALID FOR: Minimum 2 person travelling together.
* REMARK: Not applicable on TBA space. Not applicable to custom tours. Not combinable with any other promotion except the Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit and the current air promo. Applies to new 2015 bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply.
* AIRPORT TRANSFER TIMES & FLIGHT WINDOWS.: London Arrival London Gatwick Airport - 6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
London Heathrow Airport - 24 hours daily
London Departure London Gatwick Airport - 6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
London Heathrow Airport - 24 hours daily
* CHILD POLICIES: Children ages between 0 to 7 are not allowed in this vacation.
* : Children ages 8 to 17 on the date of departure are welcomed if accompanied by an adult.
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