Scenic Britain11 Days / 10 Nights

British travel websites will tell you that Devon and Cornwall is the highlight of any visit to western England. Start your own British travel blog and share the memories of your travels to England and beyond. Tour Shrewsbury and hear the town crier proclaim all the British travel news. Explore the Lake District and end your adventure with a 3 night stay in Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh. Visit Britain on a tour from London to Edinburgh, including Stonehenge, Bath, Land's End, Wales, the Lake District and Scotland - all in 10 days. The perfect British Isles itinerary!

Day 1: London Arrival & Windsor Castle
Your vacation starts at your Windsor hotel at 2:30 pm when you meet your tour director, who will share all the British travel news with you.  Visit Windsor Castle, official residence of The Queen and the largest inhabited castle in the world. See the many treasures in the State Apartments and learn about historic events that have taken place throughout many parts of this vast royal residence. Back at your hotel sit down with your tour director and trip participants over a welcome drink and talk about your vacation. After dinner in your hotel, take a brief walk around this compact and historic town with a local guide. (D)

DorsetDay 2: Stonehenge & Salisbury
Drive to the west and stop at Salisbury Plain where you will marvel at the prehistoric circle of vast monoliths of Stonehenge. Learn about the primitive builders who managed to create such an enduring monument, where the stones originated and the uses of the site. Stop in Salisbury, a charming old city where the Gothic cathedral dates from 1220 AD and boasts the tallest spire in England. Continue your journey west and arrive at your hotel in Plymouth, where the Pilgrim Fathers sailed from in 1620. You will want to post this visit on your British travel blog! (B, D)

Day 3: Lanhydrock House & Dartmoor
Travel through Bodmin Moor, an area of unspoiled natural beauty, stopping for photos at Jamaica Inn, made famous by Daphne du Maurier's tale of smugglers. Explore Lanhydrock House, a late-Victorian country house with grand rooms and servants’ quarters. In Plymouth, see the Mayflower Steps and take a cruise from the Barbican, before enjoying a free evening. (B)

YorkDay 4: St Michael's Mount
Today discover the highlights of Cornwall, the region on the southwestern tip of England, and a favorite spot featured on many British travel websites.  It has many Celtic traditions, including its own language and is for sandy beaches and pretty harbor villages. View the majestic outline of St Michael’s Mount, an important pilgrimage destination, and you will have time to take some photos or maybe walk out if the tide is low. Then continue to Land’s End, the most westerly point of Britain. Visit the Minack Theatre, an open-air arena that was first opened in the 1930s. Walk down the cliff walk to enjoy lovely sea views and gardens with exotic and native plants. Return to Plymouth in time for dinner.(B, D)

Day 5: Roman Baths & Cardiff Walk
Travel north to explore Bath, popular for its natural hot springs with the Romans 2,000 years ago. Tour the wonderfully-preserved Roman Baths and Pump Room, renowned for mineral-rich hot springs. Cross into Wales as you drive to Cardiff, the capital city, for a sightseeing tour followed by a brief walking tour around the bay. Tour Cardiff Castle before sitting down for a Welsh evening with dinner and some lively Welsh music and entertainment. (B, D)

Boating in EnglandDay 6: Hay-on-Wye & Shrewsbury
Drive through the Brecon Beacons National Park to view some majestic Welsh scenery. Stop in Hay-on-Wye to browse through the town that specializes in second-hand books. Continue north through the Shropshire Hills to Shrewsbury, a picturesque town that is close to the English/Welsh border. Take a walking tour with the town crier to see black-and-white buildings, gardens and learn about the history of the area. Travel through Cheshire to your hotel, located near Holmes Chapel to the east of Chester. (B, D)

Day 7: North Wales & Chester
Today drive through Llangollen and the Horseshoe Pass for wonderful vistas. Visit a farm to see trained dogs herding sheep and travel to Conwy, a medieval town dominated by a huge castle. Take a walking tour around the picturesque streets and see the smallest house in Britain. Drive to Chester where another walking tour will reveal medieval black-and-white buildings and Roman walls in the center of this beautiful city. Return to your hotel in time for dinner. (B, D)

Little Shambles, YorkDay 8: Lake District & Scottish Evening
Travel through the glorious Lake District, associated with the children’s author, Beatrix Potter, and the poet, William Wordsworth. Stop in the charming village of Grasmere, where Wordsworth lived and is buried. Stop at the Old Blacksmith’s Shop in Gretna Green, a popular shopping venue for quality Scottish goods. Check in to your hotel in Edinburgh and attend a Scottish evening with special dishes and lively music. (B, D)

Day 9: Edinburgh Tour & Castle
This morning explore Edinburgh on a sightseeing tour to see the main points of interest. See the wide streets and elegant mansions of the Georgian 200-year-old “New Town” with its planned streets, and Georgian houses. Walk along part of the Royal Mile where medieval houses are clustered closely together. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle where you can see historic buildings and enjoy splendid views of Edinburgh. This is where the priceless crown jewels of Scotland are housed. The balance of the day is free for independent exploring, shopping and dining. On some departures, experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. (B)

English boys

Day 10: Excursion to St Andrews
Tour Glamis Castle, the legendary setting of Shakespeare’s "Macbeth" and childhood home of the Queen Mother. Cross the modern Tay Bridge to the medieval town of St Andrews, the "Home of Golf”. Enjoy a panoramic tour and spend some free time browsing on your own. Back in Edinburgh, head to a nearby pub for dinner with your group. (B, D)

Day 11: Tour Ends in Edinburgh. Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

Tour Includes:

    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
  • 10 nights in hotels listed
  • 10 breakfasts and 8 dinners including a welcome dinner in Windsor, a Cardiff Castle Welsh banquet, and a festive Scottish evening in Edinburgh
  • Glamis Castle Lanhydrock House Roman Baths & Pump Room Stonehenge St Andrews Windsor Castle
  • Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 28th, August 4th and August 11th departures
  • Headsets for walking tours
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes

Hotels: MGallery Castle Hotel, Windsor (1 night) The Bedford Hotel, Tavistock (3 nights) Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff (1 night) DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa, Chester (2 nights) Norton House Hotel & Spa, near Edinburgh (3 nights)


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