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England Scotland and Glimpse of Wales 8 days Tour

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England Scotland and Glimpse of Wales 8 days Tour

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Highlights

Stonehenge ancient stone circle

Roman Bath and Georgian spa town

Tintern and Tintern Abbey, monastic ruins in Wales

Chester with amazing the Tudor architecture 

Visit the village of Grasmere, and view the grave of Wordsworth

Gretna Green with Blacksmith’s shop, a wedding venue since 1754 

Glasgow with Glasgow Cathedral and George Square 

Stunning Loch Lomond 

Fort William with the Commando Memorial and Ben Nevis

Enjoy a scenic drive through Glencoe, the infamous Glen of Weeping

St. Andrews and ancient St. Andrews Old Golf Course

Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Guide 

Hadrian's Wall see the Roman wall

York See the old walls and Mansion House. View York Minster 

Stratford-Upon-Avon the town of Shakespeare’s Birth

Anne Hathaway’s cottage

Description

Take a look at Britain's past and present: the ancient monoliths of Stonehenge, Roman Baths, vast Hadrian’s Wall.

Elizabethan Stratford-upon-Avon, quaint Chester and Gretna Green, the inspirational Lake District.

Viking York and the juxtaposition of old castles with Edinburgh’s elegant 'New Town'.

Schedule

 

Definite Departures Available

Day 1

LONDON - STONEHENGE - BATH - BRISTOL

This morning see Stonehenge, site of the mysterious ancient monoliths. In the city of Bath, where two of Jane Austen’s novels were set, admire the Georgian architecture and enjoy free time to shop or visit the Roman Baths. Arrive later at your hotel in Bristol. Hotel:

Ibis Bristol Temple Meads Quay 

Day 2

BRISTOL - TINTERN - CHESTER - LAKE DISTRICT

Cross the Severn Estuary to Wales and follow the Wye Valley. View the ruins of Tintern Abbey, a Cistercian abbey which has inspired both painters and poets.

Continue north to Chester to view the Roman Walls, the cathedral and the black and white timbered buildings, known as the ‘Rows’. This afternoon, why not join an excursion to North Wales.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Lancaster 

Day 3

LAKE DISTRICT - GRETNA GREEN - GLASGOW

Visit the village of Grasmere where the poet, William Wordsworth, lived and wrote his most acclaimed poem, ‘The Daffodils’.

Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Windermere as you head north to the Scottish border and stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples married against their parents’ wishes. Cross the Southern Uplands to Glasgow, one of Europe’s liveliest cities.

Hotel: Ibis Glasgow  

Day 4

GLASGOW - SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

See the sights of Glasgow during your orientation tour. Drive north through incredible scenery into the Scottish Highlands and follow the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.

Drive through Glencoe, Glen of the Weeping, onto Fort William, which lies in the shadow of the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, whose summit stands at 4,409 feet above sea-level. Dine tonight at your Highland hotel in Aviemore, a well-known Scottish ski resort in the Cairngorms National Park.

Hotel: Laggan Gaskmore 

Day 5

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS - ST. ANDREWS - EDINBURGH (AIRTH)

2 NIGHTS

Visit picturesque Pitlochry on the banks of the river Tummel. Famous for salmon fishing, a ‘fish ladder’ on the dammed river helps the salmon to swim upstream to spawn. Take time to shop, explore, or join an excursion to Blair Castle, home to the Duke of Atholl.

In St. Andrews, where Prince William went to university, stop to take a picture of the 18th hole. Known as the home of golf, the game has been played here for over 600 years!

Hotel: Airth Castle 

Day 6

EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

This morning’s sightseeing tour with an your Local Guide includes views of the Georgian New Town, Holyrood Palace, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle.

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

Day 7

EDINBURGH - YORK - LEEDS

Departing the city of Edinburgh, cross the Scottish Borders back into England. Drive through Northumberland National Park and view part of Hadrian’s Wall. Begun in 122 AD, the wall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is among the most important monuments built by the Romans in Britain.

Continue south and arrive in York, a city of extraordinary cultural and historical wealth. During your orientation, your Travel Director takes you on a walk through the web of quaint, narrow streets and shows you York Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world. Finish the day in Leeds, where you dine tonight at your hotel.

Hotel: Bewleys Hotel

Day 8

LEEDS - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON - LONDON

This morning, visit Stratford-upon-Avon, where you have time to see the sights and shop for souvenirs. In your free time, why not visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitor’s Centre for an in-depth look at the great man’s life.

Say goodbye to your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of an exciting and memorable holiday as you return to London.

Additional Information

Dinning

7 full breakfasts

3 three-course dinners

Travel Highlights

First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist 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.

Meeting Your Tour

This tour departs from the Operator London Reception Centre

79 York Road, London SE1 7NJ

Nearest Tube Stations: Waterloo or Westminster

You will need to confirm before day of departure on your express on-line check what time you will need to be at the reception centre but as guide the tour generally departs at 6am. 

Alternatively if you choose to book a tour recommend hotel for the night before or night after your tour, you will be picked up and dropped off at that hotel.

Please email info@bestvaluetours.co.uk for further details.

Single Travellers

You have two options for your accommodation:

Opt for the twin share arrangement, where the operator will pair you up with another single (of same sex) traveller to share with and you pay the standard price.

Where there is nobody suitable on the tour to pair you with, they will give you a twin room to yourself at no extra cost.

Or you can request not to share and have your own room at cost of single traveller supplement - £180 (that’s for the whole tour not per night).

Cost is a 'from' price

 

 

 

 

 

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