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5 Day Heart of England Wales and Yorkshire

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5 Day Heart of England Wales and Yorkshire

5 Day Trip exploring England, Wales and Yorkshire, see Shakespeare`s Stratford, Ironbridge on the River Severn, Shrewsbury, Snowdonia National Park, Peak District and the Yorkshire Dales

Tour Highlights

  1. Shakespeare country and Stratford on Avon
  2. Ironbridge World Heritage Site
  3. The mountains of Snowdonia 
  4. Conwy Castle
  5. Peak District National Park
  6. Chatsworth House
  7. York and the Dales
  8. Cambridge

Tour Description

5 Days exploring Shakespeare country, the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, the mountains and castles of North Wales, the refined elegance of Chatsworth House, the scenic beauty of the Peak District and Yorkshire Dales with time to discover the historic cities of York and Cambridge

Tour Schedule

Day 1

Takes you to William Shakespeare’s birthplace Stratford on Avon, home to the Tudor thatched cottage and gardens of his wife, Anne Hathaway. Following lunch in Stratford you will have the opportunity to explore the stunning gorge and World Heritage site of Ironbridge on the River Severn, before staying in the beautiful riverside town of Shrewsbury for 2 nights

Day 2

A day of contrasts as you travel west into the heart of North Wales You will travel through beautiful green valleys, visit the fairy-tale medieval Castle of Conwy and discover the wild mountains of the Snowdonia National Park.before returning back across the border into England

Day 3

Takes you through the rolling hills of the Peak District to the village of Castleton before visiting,Chatsworth Estate, owned by the Duke of Devonshire, and famous for its house and gardens. From here you will travel east to the wonderful city of York where you will stay for the next 2 nights

Day 4

You can either take a full day to explore this fascinating city on your own – including some of the museums, York Minster, the ancient city walls and historic mediaeval streets. Alternatively you could join your guide on a half day excursion into the Yorkshire dales visiting Knaresborough or Ripon and the remote valleys and rugged scenery of the Eastern Dales followed by a free afternoon in York

Day 5

leaving York in the morning you begin your return journey south stopping in the town of Stamford with its fine collection of historic stone buildings before continuing on to the University City of Cambridge for the final visit of your tour

Please note – on some dates this tour may stay in Chester for the first 2 nights

Additional Information

Departure Point 

All our London departures leave from Greenline Coach Terminal, Victoria

Departs 9am

Returns approx 5.30pm

Fridays May to October

Inclusions 

Transportation by top of the range Mercedes mini-coach for a more personal experience with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour

A small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers really does make a big difference to your trip. It allows us to give you a more personal service and remain the only 5 Star operator to offer this personal guarantee. Touring with a maximum of 16 passengers you get more for your money, more personal attention, more time with the locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back-roads and just more of an authentic, friendly experience. The smaller groups allow you to meet people from all over the world and make friends for life

Air Conditioning as standard

Services of a professional driver/guide and all ferry and bridge crossings

Accommodation 

Stay 2 nights in the historic town of Shrewsbury and 2 nights in the mediaeval city of York

Your tour does not include accommodation in the price. By giving you a choice of accommodation it allows you to choose your budget, stay in smaller places and get closer to the local people. This also means you help to sustain the communities you visit in the long term. Choose a hotel, B&B or a hostel and we will book it for you

Discount Price 

Students, Seniors over 60 and Children between 5 and 16 (we regret we do not carry children under 5 years old)

Guarantees and Awards

This tour is run by our outstanding, multi-award winning small group partners and is fully bonded and guaranteed

Other Promises - Guaranteed Small Groups, Guaranteed Departures, Guaranteed Experience or your money back

Multi-Award winners every year from 2007 to 2014

Thistle Award Winner

4* Scottish Tourists Board

Green Tourism Gold Award

Vibes Awards Winner

 
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