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6 Day Winter Tour of Britain

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6 Day Winter Tour of Britain

This winter tour of Britain takes you from ancient cathedral cities of Salisbury, York and Chester to the Neolithic monuments of Stonehenge. Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon, Wordworth's Lake District and historic Edinburgh

Highlights

Stonehenge

Bath

Chester

Grasmere

Gretna Green

Edinburgh

Alnwick

York

Stratford-upon-Avon 

Description

Poetry, culture and history - your Britain tour takes you from ancient cathedral cities of Salisbury, York and Chester to the Neolithic monuments of Stonehenge

The fascinating history of Britain will be revealed as you journey through spectacular countryside to Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon, Wordworth's Lake District and historic Edinburgh

Schedule

Day 1

London, Stonehenge, Bath and Bristol

Visit the historic stone monoliths at Stonehenge where pagans once worshiped before visiting the Georgian town of Bath. Visit the Roman baths from which the city derives its name

Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Pub Reception with a traditional pub meal. It’s the ideal opportunity to get to know your Travel Director and fellow travellers

Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)

Hotel: Mercure Holland House 

Day 2

Bristol, Wedgwood and Chester

Visit the Wedgwood Visitor Centre for a Local Speciality demonstration and learn about the manufacture of porcelain in the region known as the potteries. See the medieval city walls at Chester and admire the Tudor architecture and the galleried shops known as the Rows

In your free time, explore the city and perhaps treat yourself to a traditional English Cream Tea, or join an excursion through the spectacular Horseshoe Pass to visit the Welsh town of Llangollen, home to the famous music Eisteddfod

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

Hotel: Best Western Premier Queen 

Day 3

Chester, Grasmere, Gretna Green, 2 Nights in Edinburgh

Admire the views throughout the scenic Lake District. These scenes provided William Wordsworth with the inspiration to write the poem ‘Daffodils’. Visit the town of Grasmere to see St. Oswald’s church where the poet is buried

Stop at Gretna Green across the Scottish border, a town popular with eloping couples. Here the marriage ceremony was traditionally performed across a blacksmith’s anvil. Then travel to the historic capital, Edinburgh, your home for the next two nights

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

Hotel: Holiday Inn Edinburgh

Day 4

Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time

This morning, discover the elegance of the city with your Local Guide on your included city sightseeing tour. See the Royal Mile in the Old Town. View the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Arthur’s Seat. Your guided visit inside of Edinburgh Castle is informative and engaging

Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an optional excursion to the Royal Yacht Britannia. Tonight, why not attend a lively Scottish dinner with traditional haggis and bagpipes

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast) 

Day 5

Edinburgh, Alnwick and York

Visit the medieval market town of Alnwick. View the castle, home to the Duke of Northumberland, and the Tenantry Column, topped by the Percy Lion

Cross the river Tyne and continue to the Roman city of York. See York Minster and walk along the famous Shambles. Tonight, enjoy a memorable Be My Guest Farewell Dinner experience in an English country home

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Be My Guest)

Hotel: Holiday Inn York 

Day 6

York, Stratford-upon-Avon, London

Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace and Visitor Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon and see Anne Hathaway’s gorgeous thatched cottage. Later, arrive back into London where your memorable holiday comes to an end

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

Additional Information 

Price is a from price, please ask for a quote at info@bestvaluetours.co.uk discounts maybe available

What's Included

Insider Experiences

Local Speciality Visit the Wedgwood Fine Bone China Factory for a porcelain crafting demonstration

Be My Guest Memorable dinner and drinks in a delightful English country home hosted by a local family

Local Guide In Edinburgh

Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director

Dining

5 full breakfasts

3 evening meals including:

Welcome Pub Reception in Bristol includes a traditional British pub meal and welcome drinks

1 three-course dinner

Be My Guest Farewell with wine in York

Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights:

Celebrate Christmas in Edinburgh where you will enjoy a delicious traditional Festive dinner with all the trimmings at your hotel. Relax and toast a Scottish Christmas to remember! The 28 December 2013 departure

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Edinburgh After a delicious meal with champagne at your hotel, tickets are included for Edinburgh Hogmanay. This party below Edinburgh Castle is the largest New Year’s event in the world which you will get to enjoy

Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

Travel Highlights

First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities

All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included

Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom

The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey

Audio Headsets Provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

A travel wallet with your documentation

Complimentary keepsake photo and map

 

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