Maximum of 16 passengers on tour
Travel through the Peak District, Shakespeare country, Welsh mountains, and beautiful British cities.
You leave London and travel to the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-up-Avon. Home to the bard’s birthplace, schoolhouse, and resting place, you have time to explore this charming market town and enjoy lunch in one of the many restaurants and riverside pubs.
You then head to the World Heritage site of Ironbridge, the world’s first ever bridge fully made of iron. Built during the age of Industrial Revolution, explore how it was pieced together or simply enjoy the views from above the lazily-flowing River Severn.
You make your way to the county town of Shrewsbury*; the narrow-streets of the town centre is almost completely encircled by the River Severn.
Charles Darwin was born in this bustling market town, and its timber-framed black and white Tudor buildings are your home for the next two nights.
Your tour takes you to the heart of North Wales today.
Firstly, you explore the imposing might of Conwy and its medieval castle. Built by Edward I in the 13th century, this fortress offers spectacular views from the battlements.
Next, you roam the impressive mountains and valleys of the Snowdonia National Park, its slate quarries, and travel through the dramatic Pass of Llanberis in the shadow of Snowdon, Wales’ highest peak.
Learn about Welsh struggles for independence and the tales of the rebellious Owain Glyndwr as you head back over back over the English border to your accommodation.*
Lying northeast of Shrewsbury is the Peak District National Park, an expanse of rugged moorland with walled pastures and wooded valleys. Picturesque villages and unbeatable scenery line your route as you wind through this area’s unique landscape.
After a spectacular drive, you arrive in the elegant spa town of Buxton. It’s been attracting visitors to enjoy its natural thermal springs since Roman times. And it’s where you can fill up your bottle with crystal-clear water from the famous spring.
In the afternoon, you make your way to the Duke of Devonshire’s famous stately home and gardens at Chatsworth. This renowned building is regularly named the UK’s favourite country house thanks to its immense collection of furniture, priceless paintings, and neoclassical sculptures.
Travelling northwards, you pass through some of the old industrial heartlands of northern England to the historic walled city of York, where you spend the next two nights.
Today there are two options. You can choose to spend the day exploring the medieval heart of York, an ancient city with a colourful history dating back to the times of the Romans, Vikings, and Normans.
Alternatively, you can journey out with your guide on a half day excursion across the Yorkshire Dales to the handsome market town of Knaresborough. Here, you experience famed Yorkshire hospitality at its best before heading to some of the more remote areas and impressive scenery of the Eastern Dales.
Whichever option you choose, you spend your evening enjoying the sights and sounds of York.
Departing the fair city of York in the morning, you begin your journey south to London.
You stop in the town of Stamford, famed for its abundance of historic stone buildings. This town was declared ‘the finest stone town in England’ by Sir Walter Scott, and it has more than 600 listed buildings made from mellow limestone.
Leaving Stamford, you continue south to the city of Cambridge. The iconic King’s College Chapel dominates the heart of the city. Take a guided punting ride along ‘the backs’ of the colleges, or climb the steps of St Mary’s tower to get a skyline view before heading back to London.
T O U R I N C L U D E S
Departure Point All our London departures leave from Stance 3, Greenline Coach Terminal, Bulleid Way, Victoria, SW1 W9. If coming on foot access is through the building at 4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W Discount Price: Children between 5 and 16; Price per person sharing a twin or triple room.
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