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Great Value First Class 5 Day Best of Britain Tour

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Great Value First Class 5 Day Best of Britain Tour

This is a great value tour that is first class all the way. It is feature packed and captures the essence of Britain in only a few days. It includes a cross section of Britain’s historical towns, traditional heritage, cultural figures and idyllic scenic landscapes

Highlights

Luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach

Extended leg room 

Stonehenge

Stratford

York

Borders

Jedburgh Abbey

Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle

Lake District

Liverpool

Chester

Cardiff

Cotswolds

English Lake District

Northumberland Moors

Welsh Marshes

Bath

Description

Succinct and feature packed, this spirited journey captures the essence of Britain in only a few days

It includes a fantastic cross section of Britain’s historical towns, traditional heritage, cultural figures and idyllic scenic landscapes

Stratford enjoy the architecture of this pretty town nestled beside the River Avon. York walk within the city walls to see the glorious Minster, largest medieval church in northern Europe and the topsy-turvy ‘shambles’, a picturesque street with warped over hanging timber-framed houses

Borders see the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey. Edinburgh see Edinburgh Castle. Take a guided tour down the Royal Mile, past Holyroodhouse Palace, and over to the Walter Scott Monument and the 18C ‘New Town’ with its classical Adam facades

Lake District, learn about the life of the poet William Wordsworth and visit his grave in the picturesque stone built village of Grasmere. Liverpool, see the famous Liver Building. Chester, walk by Chester’s ‘black and white’ shopping arcades known as the ‘Rows’ and see the Cathedral and remains of the Roman Amphitheatre

Cardiff, enjoy an orientation tour. Bath: View Bath Abbey and the fine Georgian architecture. Scenic drives: Cotswolds, English Lake District, Northumberland Moors, Welsh Marshes, Severn Bridge

Schedule

Day 1

Stratford & Medieval York

Meet your tour director at the Thistle Marble Arch, London. Drive to Stratford-upon- Avon to visit the birthplace of William Shakespeare

Head north to York and walk inside the city walls to see the crooked ‘Shambles’ and York Minster. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Reception, drinks and fabulous Welcome dinner

Hotel: Hilton York

Meals: Welcome Dinner

Day 2

Edinburgh, Athens of the North

Pass the ruined Jedburgh Abbey, en route to Edinburgh. On a guided city to ur, see Edinburgh Castle and Holyroodhouse Palace at the end of the Royal Mile

Cross over to Princes Street past the Sir Walter Scott monument to explore the elegant New Town. This evening selected departures attend the Military Tattoo

Hotel: Missoni, Edinburgh

Meals: Full Breakfast

Day 3

The Lake District & Liverpool

Drive via Gretna Green, where many an eloping English couple have married, then continue to the beautiful English Lake District. Visit the grave of William Wordswort h before reaching lively Liverpool

Hotel: Atlantic Tower, Liverpool

Meals: Full Breakfast

Day 4

Chester & Cardiff

First stop is at the former Roman fortress town of Chester. Walk along part of the city walls, see the Eastgate Clock, Cathedral, unique black and white ‘Rows’ and remains of the Roman Amphitheatre

After some time to explore, cross into southern Wales and head for the capital of Cardiff

Hotel: Mercure Cardiff Holland House

Meals: Full Breakfast

Day 5

Bath, Stonehenge & London

Cross the Severn Bridge back into England. Visit the ancient Roma n bat hs a and see the 15th century Abbey in the city of Bath, before continuing towards Salisbury Plain for a visit to Stonehenge

Take the smooth motorway back to London where you end your tour at the Thistle Marble Arch hotel

Meals: Full Breakfast

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Experiences 

Discover the fascinating story of William Shakespeare’s early years. Inside the timber-framed building where the world’s most famous playwright was born and grew up, peruse the interesting artefacts and memorabilia relating to the great bard’s life

A hush descends and eyes turn to the castle, framed by flickering torch light. The skirl of the pipes rises and drums crack the night air. A tide of tunics and tartan flood from the drawbridge. In their hundreds, wave upon wave of massed bands, flag bearers and baton twirlers erupt in a virtuoso display of rhythmic precision. For a limited time in August, you are witness to the breathtaking spectacle of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Bath Visit the ancient Roman Baths with its colonnaded pool filled by natural thermal springs

Stonehenge Visit the mysterious circle of upright stones, which stands as strong today as it did 3500 years ago

Included Quality Dinning

A Welcome Reception with drinks and Welcome Dinner (WD) 4 full breakfasts (FB)

First Class Services

Escorted by an expert Tour Directors - your ‘travelling concierge’, expert guide, consummate facilitator and friend in a foreign land who ensures your journey is as enjoyable as possible

Baggage handling everywhere on tour, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel

Hotel and restaurant tips included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for coins or banknotes

Free Wi-Fi in most hotel rooms or lobbies

Personal radio headsets to give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights without missing any of your local expert's fascinating insights and commentary

Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight’s Luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom. Complimentary on-board wi-fi where possible

London Airport transfer service available 

 

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