England, Scotland, Wales Luxury Vacations, Luxury
Travel in Britain -
Drive down a highway. Take to a winding mountain road or discover new areas on
your own. We provide a wealth of priceless information on luxury self drive programs in Great Britian that savvy travelers
need to make the right decisions to insure a memorable vacation. We will save
you precious time, assure you of exhilarating experiences on your self drive vacation in England, Scotland or Wales. To make these classic vacations even more enticing,
the specialists at Lynott Tours have put together this wonderful collection of
extraordinary hotels, and inns in the British countryside.
Reap the rewards of the well-traveled life on your driving trip around the UK.
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One Week Luxury Self Drive
Vacation with 4 Star Gold Castles, Manors and Hotels
British car tours -
Available in England, Scotland or Wales
- Self-drive car with unlimited mileage and tax for 7 days. Large cars,
minibuses and automatics are available. You can prepay your car insurance. Please see the Car Information page.
- 7 nights 4 star gold accommodations at your choice of manors, castles and hotels. See list here.
- Full hearty breakfast is served each day. This may include home-baked
breads, farm-fresh eggs, cereal, sausage and bacon. (Continental in Edinburgh
- Value-Added Tax (V.A.T.) and service charges.
- YES! You can stay longer. Ask for rates.
The prices are for general information only and not a
reflection of current seat availability. CHILD RATES APPLY WHEN A CHILD UNDER
12 SHARES A ROOM WITH 2 ADULTS. When your trip spans two time periods, higher
prices apply. Blackout Periods: Dec. 13-Jan 06
- 7 day tour
Explore England in more depth. Seven days gives you
enough time to see the wide variety of landscapes and experience regional
culture. You will discover ever changing scenery, palaces, ancient Cathedral
cities and delightful villages. A nation of quirks, that's best enjoyed over
afternoon teas in an English country garden or over a pint of beer in a quiet
country pub, preferably in an oddly named village.
Day 1. Stonehenge - Winchester - Bath (overnight Bath)
Day 2. Cotswolds - Oxford - Blenheim Palace (overnight
Day 3. Peak District National Park - Lake District (overnight Lakes)
Day 4. Lakes touring - The Gondola boat - Gardens (overnight Lakes)
Day 5. Yorkshire Dales - Fountains Abbey - Castle Howard (overnight York)
Day 6. Discover York - Shopping - York Minster (overnight York)
Day 7. Ancient Lincoln -
Cambridge city (return to London)
England 10 nights
The West Country -10 nights This route will let you to sample Devon, explore celtic Cornwall full of Arthurian legends,
stunning coastlines and fabulous gardens. Visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan and The Eden Project,
drive through un-spoiled Exmoor and call into Regency Bath or Doc Martin's Port Isaac.
Your itinerary could include visits to: Salisbury & Exeter Cathedrals,
Plymouth with its naval heritage, rugged Dartmoor, Lands End,
St. Ives and its artistic community, the ruins of Tintagel, St Michaels
Mount, Padstow, Cheddar Gorge, Clifton Suspension Bridge, The Roman Baths in
Bath and Longleat House with its stately home and safari park.
2 nights Salisbuty/Cotswolds
2 nights Devon
2 nights Penzance/Falmouth Cornwall
2 nights Bideford/Barnstaple
2 nights Bath/Bristol
Why not extend this tour with a couple of nights stay in the Cotswolds at the
beginning or end? Visit bustling Cheltenham and the market town of Cirencester
or wander through the picturesque cottages, of Moreton in Marsh, Burford,
Chipping and Broadway.
| Berkshire: Turville, in the Hamble Valley, is the well-known home of
The Vicar of Dibley while neighbouring Hambleden has provided the
quintessential backdrop to countless period dramas over the years.
- 7 day tour
This tour will give you a chance to explore the Isle of Skye, see the su
blime mountains cloaked in mists. See
lochs, castles set in stunning scenery. Visit St Andrews, the home of golf and
see the university once attended by the two Princes William and Harry.
Day 1. Leave Edinburgh - Stirling Castle - Kilchurn Castle (overnight Ft William Glenspean Lodge)
Day 2. Camelot - Kilmartin Glen - Ancient tombs (overnight Ft William Glenspean Lodge)
Day 3. Glen Coe - Fort William - Glen Finnian (overnight Skye – Portree – Dunollie)
Day 4. Isle of Skye - Old Man of Storr - Fairy Glen (overnight Skye – Portree - –Dunollie)
Day 5. Eilean Donan Castle - Loch Ness - Highlands (overnight Highlands – Coul House)
Day 6. Grampian Mountains - Ruthven - Atholl Distillery (overnight Pitlochry – Atholl Palace)
Day 7. Dunkeld - Kingdom of Fife - St Andrews (overnight Edinburgh- MacDonald Holyrood) Tattoo tickets (AUGUST ONLY)
Classic Scotland - 8 nights Edinburgh, with
its famous castle and Royal Mile is the starting point for this
tour which uncovers many famous Scottish towns. Travel North via St Andrews
with its university and golf courses and visit Pitlochry with the salmon ladder
before continuing to Inverness. Here the Culloden battlefield is well worth a
visit, as are a couple of the malt whisky distilleries and the Black
Isle but leave time for some serious monster hunting to try
and spot Nessie!
Travel South via the beautiful West coast of Argyll via Oban with views to the
islands, then cross the Arrochar Alps to tranquil Loch Lomond and
the Trossach hills.
2 nights Edinburgh
2 nights Inverness /Highlands
2 nights Fort William
2 nights Trossachs / Loch Lomond
A logical extension to this tour would be a night or two on the Isle of Skye,
the road bridge is now free to cross, but be warned that the island gets very
booked up in July and August. Alternatively, why not try our Scotland Grand
Tour which offers 12 nights exploration.
City and Country 11 days
You do not need a car in Edinburgh, so we suggest that you do not pick up the car until you are leaving the city. This program gives you the freedom to explore history-steeped market towns, idyllic villages, the Whisky Trail, Loch Ness, the glens and the glorious highlands of Scotland. Edinburgh, with its famous castle and ‘Royal Mile’ is the starting point for this tour which uncovers many famous Scottish scenic places. Travel via St Andrews with its university and golf courses and visit Pitlochry with the salmon In Inverness, the Culloden battlefield is well worth a visit, as are a couple of the malt whisky distilleries and the ‘Black Isle’ but leave time for some serious ‘monster hunting’ to try and spot Nessie!
Day 1: Arrive Edinburgh. Transfer to city center hotel. Day free to relax.
Evening ghost tour.
Day 2: Hop on hop off city tour. Evening Scottish Banquet.
Day 3. Leave Edinburgh - Stirling Castle - Kilchurn Castle (overnight Ft William Glenspean Lodge)
Day 4. Camelot - Kilmartin Glen - Ancient tombs (overnight Ft William Glenspean Lodge) From May-October, ride the Jacobite “Harry Potter” train
Day 5 Glen Coe - Fort William - Glen Finnian (overnight Skye – Portree)
Day 6. Isle of Skye - Old Man of Storr - Fairy Glen (overnight Skye – Portree)
Day 7. Eilean Donan Castle - Loch Ness - Highlands (overnight Inverness, Highlands)
Day 8 Explore the capital of the highlands – overnight Inverness.
Day 9 Travel the Whisky Trail to Aberdeen
Day 10 Perth-St. Andrews and fishing villages.
Day 11 Home from Edinburgh.
Scotland Grand Tour - 12 nights
The ultimate tour
of Scotland, this extends our Classic Scotland route into the far North and
offers a couple of days in Pitlochry with time to explore the beautiful lochs
and glens of the Loch Tummel and Loch Tay.
Leaving historic Edinburgh with its famous castle and Royal Mile
travel North via St Andrews with its university and golf courses to Pitlochry
with its famous salmon leap and forests. While in the area, visit Blair Castle,
seat of the Dukes of Atholl dating from the 13th century. Travel North to
Inverness, take the opportunity to visit and enjoy a tasting at a malt whisky
distillery in the Spey Valley then learn about the history of the clans with a
visit to the Culloden battlefield memorial. Dont forget to pack a camera
in case you get lucky monster hunting for Nessie! The tranquillity
and wilderness of the far North of Scotland comes next as you drive up to the
most northerly coast. Travel South via Cape Wrath through Wester Ross, the
beautiful coast of Argyll, staying at Fort William or Oban, to eventually cross
the Arrochar Alps to tranquil Loch Lomond and the Trossach hills. 2 nights
2 nights Pitlochry
2 nights Inverness
2 nights Northern - Melvich/Thurso
2 nights Fort William/Oban
2 nights Trossachs/Loch Lomond. Ends in Glasgow
Extend this tour with a night or two in the city of Glasgow with its active
university, art galleries and concert halls.
Wales - 6
Often overlooked as a destination by visitors to the UK, Wales
has stunning scenery, beautiful coastlines, magnificent castles, culture and an
individual language. A holiday to Wales can offer a breathtaking experience. Be
sure to visit some of the wonderful gardens of North Wales, take the train or
climb Snowdon if you feel energetic, see Caernafon or Conwy castles and explore
Llandudno, the popular holiday resort dating from the Victorian era.
Your itinerary could include visits to:- the ruins of Tintern Abbey, the
fairy-tale Italianate village of Portmeirion, Colwyn Bay Mountain Zoo or some
of the many fabulous castles that litter the coast and border of Wales.
2 nights Brecon Beacons
2 nights Mid Wales
2 nights Snowdonia
For a long holiday that links Celtic Wales with its Cornish Celtic cousin, why
not link this tour with that of the West Country? Alternatively extend your
tour into Pembrokeshire or visit the medieval and Roman city of Chester.
See the most awesome castles of North and South Wales,
including the largest and most spectacular, Caerphilly Castle. Take time to
enjoy the inspiring beauty of Snowdonia National Park. See England's famous
sights on your return to London.
Day 1. Chepstow - Tintern Abbey - Caerphilly (overnight South Wales)
Day 2. Brecon Beacons - Powis Castle - Mountain tour (overnight Mid Wales)
Day 3. Harlech Castle - Portmeirion - Betws Y Coed (overnight North Wales
Day 4. Conwy Castle - Bodnant Gardens (overnight North
Day 5. Snowdonia National Park - Beaumaris Castle (overnight North Wales
Day 6. Peak District National Park - Chatsworth (overnight Cotswolds)
Day 7. Cotswolds Touring - Blenheim Palace - Oxford (return London)
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ENGLAND LUXURY SELF
Drive down a highway or take to a winding mountain road in a sleek Jaguar.
Whether its browsing the antique or craft shops, ambling along the
cobbled pedestrian areas, or hiring a small boat and drifting along the river,
there are many things to do in England. To make these luxury vacations even
more enticing, the specialists at Lynott Tours have put together this wonderful
collection of extraordinary hotels and inns.
Day 1 ROCHESTER/CANTERBURY
Rochester, once of the home of Dickens. The citys Victorian High Street
glows with the sights and sounds of a scene of more than a century ago. You
wander the streets of the charming village to enjoy the spirit of the past that
is recreated here. Continue on to the lovely old city of Canterbury. In the
early evening, you may attend Evensong at the majestic Canterbury
Cathedral, immortalized since the days of Chaucers Canterbury Tales.
Dating back to the 1830s, Abbots Barton Hotel is set within two acres of
tranquil gardens, a short walk from the town centre.
Day 2 AVEBURY/BATH
Visit Avebury. Not as
well known as Stonehenge, it is the largest and most impressive of the great
stone circles of the Bronze Age. Today you travel to Bath, the most elegant of
cities, with its World Heritage Sites.
Day 3 BRISTOL/PLYMOUTH/DEVON
This morning, after a drive to
admire the rugged beauty of Cheddar Gorge, continue on to Glastonbury, the
legendary burial site of King Arthur, with its Abbey ruins. From here, drive
into Devon by the wild and rugged Dartmoor National Park, and to the historic
naval port of Plymouth, where the Mayflower set sail. The boggy moorland of
Dartmoor contrasts with the genteel towns of the coastal areas. The
Remains of the Day was filmed at Powderham Castle, Devon, and Corsham
Court in Devon.
Day 4 CORNISH EXCURSION
a delightful day touring this beautiful area and rugged coastline of Cornwall
where the melodic voices of fishermen singing sea shanties still reverberate
around quaint fishing villages. Visit the artists colony of St. Ives,
Lands End, and St. Michaels Mount near Penzance. At this point you
are standing on the most westerly point of the English mainland. St. Ives is
also the home of the Tate Gallery, that offers a unique introduction to modern
art, and the stunning Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Day 5 COTSWOLDS
Half the joy of antique
buying comes from the thrill of discovery. Experience it for yourself in the
Cotswolds. Set amidst the honey colored stone villages are many small and
interesting outlets. Visit Burford, which specializes in hunting and sporting
antiques, an example of the diversity of the area. The market town of Stow on
the Wold is your Cotswolds hotel - home for the night. Banbury House Hotel
Day 6 OXFORD/BLENHEIM PALACE
Once in Oxford, wander around Oxfords famous college quads, which have
provided inspiration to the likes of Lewis Carroll and J.R.R. Tolkien, and set
locations for Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter. Visit Blenheim Palace,
residence of the Dukes of Marlborough and birthplace of Winston Churchill, his
cousin. It is the greatest building of the English Baroque style. Linton Lodge
is an Edwardian townhouse set in 11/2 acres of gardens. Facilities available
include fine dining in the oak paneled restaurant, croquet lawn and a 9-hole
Day 7 YORKSHIRE DALES/CASTLE HOWARD
explore the gentle Yorkshire Dales, with their many hues of green. Lush
farmland and stone walls blend into an area of unique contrasts and beauty.
Travel to Haworth where the Bronte Parsonage stands. This is where Emily wrote
Wuthering Heights you may still feel the presence in the moors of
Heathcliff and Catherine. There are miniature books that the sisters made as
children, tiny slippers, and manuscripts and drawings. You visit Castle Howard,
containing many treasures, and known as the setting for Brideshead.
Day 8 DISCOVER YORK/SHOPPING
Visit York, another great city dating back to the Romans and Vikings, with its
stately Minster and narrow streets. The finest feature of York Minster is the
rose window commemorating the end of the War of the Roses. You shop in the
medieval Shambles, the shopping district with streets so narrow that the
buildings on both sides of the streets nearly touch.
Day 9 ANCIENT LINCOLN/
The old Roman city of Lincoln boasts a Normal Cathedral, built in
1072 and now one of the finest medieval buildings in Europe. Cambridge is next.
The Romans used Cambridge as an inland port. In 1068, William the Conqueror
built a castle here. Cambridge has a wealth of historic buildings, and much of
its charm lies in winding back streets and passages. You take a walk among the
Backs, the Mathematical Bridge and venerable colleges, or take a
scenic punt or gentle gondola cruise along the river Cam.
Day 10 HOMEWARD OR ASK US FOR OTHER GREAT IDEAS TO EXTEND YOUR
Self-drive car with unlimited mileage and tax for 9 days.
9 nights accommodations at your choice of manors, hotels and inns. We
book all of your reservations in advance for you.
Full hearty breakfast is served each day. This may include home-baked
breads, farm-fresh eggs, cereal, sausage and bacon.
British Heritage pass. The Great British Heritage Pass is your key to
the great historical treasures of Britain. The pass is your admission ticket to
more than 550 castles, manor homes, gardens, abbeys and other fascinating sites
youve read and heard about. Sites on your must see list, and
get to the front of the line.
Value-Added Tax (V.A.T.) and service charges.
|Canterbury (1 night)
|Bath (1 night)
|Devon (2 nights)
||Duke of Cornwall
|Cotswolds (1 night)
|Oxford (1 night)
|York (2 nights)
|Cambridge (1 night)
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