Best of Britain Includes:


What is a British traveler? A British traveler is a person that would like to see as much as possible while in England. From Windsor Castle to medieval York to the home of the Beatles’ Liverpool in as short amount of time as possible. Be ready to do just that and pick up some British travel gifts to take home. Enjoy the experience as you do some British travel center London with daily sightseeing included.

Highlights: Traditional Scottish & Welsh Evenings - York Walking Tour - Windsor Castle - The Beatles Story in Liverpool - Gretna Green - Shakespeare’s Birthplace - Tower of London

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Day 1: WINDSOR CASTLE
Tour begins 2:30 PM, Windsor hotel. Visit Windsor Castle, residence of The Queen and the largest inhabited castle in the world. In the evening, join your group for a welcome drink before dinner. Take an after-dinner walk around this compact and historic town with a local guide.
(D)


Day 2: OXFORD & YORK MINSTER
Stroll through central Oxford to see some of the most famous colleges and impressive buildings. Head to York to tour the Gothic York Minster, which is renowned for magnificent medieval stained glass windows. Enjoy a walking tour -- the only way to access the tiny medieval streets including the Shambles, one of the city’s narrowest alleyways.
(B, D)


LOndon Changing of the GuardDay 3: BAMBURGH CASTLE & SCOTTISH EVENING
As you head north pause for photos at a section of Hadrian’s Wall. Visit Bamburgh Castle, an imposing medieval fortress that is one of the largest inhabited castles in Britain, dating back to 1096. This magical castle is set high on a rocky plateau affording wonderful views along the coast. Continue to Edinburgh and enjoy a lively Scottish evening with dinner and entertainment.
(B, D)


Day 4: GUIDED CITY TOUR & EDINBURGH CASTLE
Explore central Edinburgh, starting in the 200-year-old “New Town” with its planned streets and elegant Georgian houses. View Princes Street, the city’s premier shopping street and see the Royal Mile where medieval houses are clustered closely together. Tour the massive Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The afternoon is free for independent activities. On August 5 to August 19 departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.
(B)


Day 5: LAKE DISTRICT & BRITISH MUSIC EXPERIENCE
Travel through the Lake District, a region associated with Beatrix Potter who worked tirelessly for its preservation. Stop in the peaceful village of Grasmere where William Wordsworth penned some of his popular lines. Continue to Liverpool to visit the British Music Experience to see the exhibition dedicated to the history of popular music in Britain and admire the priceless collection of music memorabilia. After dinner head to the world-famous Cavern Club.
(B, D)


Edinburgh CastleDay 6: TINTERN ABBEY & WELSH EVENING IN CARDIFF
Travel through scenic Shropshire, one of the most unspoiled parts of rural England. Stop in Ludlow, a town that can trace its origins back 900 years, to see the huge castle and quaint old black-and-white houses. Continue through the lovely Welsh countryside to visit the picturesque ruins of Tintern Abbey, founded in 1131 and dissolved in 1536 by order of King Henry VIII. Head to Cardiff and tour Cardiff Castle, before enjoying a Welsh evening of dinner and lively music and entertainment.
(B, D)


Day 7: ROMAN BATHS & STONEHENGE
Take a walking tour of Cardiff to see the principal areas and buildings. Head to Bath for a visit to the Roman Baths and Pump Room, hot mineral-rich springs that have been popular since Roman times. Marvel at the prehistoric circle of vast monoliths of Stonehenge at Salisbury Plain and learn about the primitive building methods used to create such an enduring monument. In London, the evening is free for independent activities.
(B)


Stonehenge tourDay 8: LONDON TOUR & TOWER OF LONDON
Set out on a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus with its statue of Eros, Nelson’s Column flanked by huge lions in Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Visit the mighty Tower of London to see the many fortresses, Beefeaters, ravens and the priceless Crown Jewels. The rest of the day is free for further exploring.
(B)


Day 9: TOUR ENDS IN LONDON
Your tour ends after breakfast.
(B)

Hotels: Superior First Class

Macdonald Windsor Hotel Windsor (1 night)
York Marriott York (1 night)
Dalhousie Castle Hotel Edinburgh (2 nights)
Hilton Hotel Liverpool Liverpool (1 night)
Clayton Hotel Cardiff Cardiff (1 night)
Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel London (2 nights)

Tour Includes:

  • GROUP AIRPORT TRANSFERS
    When we book your flights together with a coach tour, we include complimentary group transfers on the starting and ending date of tours at times specified on each itinerary-a $30 per person fee applies to land only bookings.
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
    Professional tour director
    9 nights in hotels listed
    Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
    5 dinners (D) including
    - Welcome dinner in Windsor
    - Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
    - Welsh Evening in Cardiff
    - 2 table d'hote dinners
    Welcome get-together drink
    Walking tours of Windsor and York
    Tours of Edinburgh, Cardiff and London
    London open-top bus tour
    Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 7 to August 21 departures
    Visits and admissions to Windsor Castle, Shakespeare’s Birthplace, York Minster, Edinburgh Castle, Old Blacksmith’s Shop at Gretna Green, The Beatles Story, Tintern Abbey, Cardiff Castle, Roman Baths & Pump Room, Stonehenge and Tower of London
    Headsets for walking tours
    Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
    All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
    Free Wi-Fi on coaches and in hotel lobbies

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2018 - 9 Day Best Of Britain
9 days London to London  
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LONDON LONDON Twin Sharing Departure
     
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Single room supplement: $680
2018 - 10 Day Best Of Britain
10 days London to London  
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LONDON LONDON Twin Sharing Departure
     
Sun Apr 08 2018 Tue Apr 17, 2018 US$2610 Guaranteed
Sun Apr 15, 2018 Tue Apr 24, 2018 US$2535
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Sun Jul 15, 2018 Tue Jul 24, 2018 US$2685
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Sun Jul 29, 2018 Tue Aug 07 2018 US$2765 Guaranteed
Sun Aug 05 2018 Tue Aug 14, 2018 US$3410 Guaranteed Small Group Tattoo
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Single room supplement: $915

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