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The Best of Britain 4 Day Coach Tour

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The Best of Britain 4 Day Coach Tour

Tour Highlights:

Experience the Best of Britain on this 4 Day Tour. Visit Cambridge, York, Edinburgh, the Lake District, Liverpool, Chester and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Visit Edinburgh Castle to see the Honours of Scotland, the oldest royal regalia in Britain Visit Shakespeare's birthplace in the pretty market town of Stratford-upon-Avon Learn about the life of the poet William Wordsworth See King's College, Cambridge See York Minster and the medieval 'Shambles' See Jedburgh Abbey Drive down Edinburgh's Royal Mile past St Giles' Cathedral to Holyroodhouse Palace Walk by Chester's 'Rows' and see the Cathedral and Roman Amphitheatre Scenic drives in the Cotswolds, Lake District and Northumberland Moors 4 Star Hotels: 2 Dinners, 3 Breakfasts, Air-conditioned 40 Seater Coach with washroom

Tour Description: 

Day 1 - London - Cambridge - York - Darlington Meet your Tour Director early this morning and head northwards to the gracious university town of Cambridge, fierce rival to Oxford. A glimpse here of the age-old tradition of learning as you stroll by some of the colleges,including the magnificent King's College. Continue through the heart of 'Robin Hood Country' (although little now remains of the leafy glades of Sherwood Forest) to reach historic York. Inside the ancient city walls, you approach the magnificent York Minster, England's largest medieval cathedral. Then walk through the narrow cobbled streets to the Tudor 'Shambles', where the houses lean so far they almost touch! After some free time to shop, move on to your Darlington hotel for a Welcome Drink before dinner. Hotel: Hotel 53 (D)

Day 2 - Darlington - Edinburgh Cross the wild Northumberland Moors and go past the romantic ruins of Jedburgh Abbey, cross the Borders and head on to Scotland's elegant capital, Edinburgh. On a guided city tour, drive down the stately Royal Mile, past St Giles' Cathedral to Holyroodhouse Palace - the Queen's residence in Edinburgh - and on to the 18th century New Town. Visit Edinburgh Castle, housing the Honours of Scotland, the nation's crown jewels. Why not spend the evening eating haggis and listening to the sound of bagpipes? Hotel: Hilton Grosvenor (B)

Day 3 - Edinburgh - Liverpool Drive through the Southern Uplands via Gretna Green, where many an eloping English couple have been married, then cross the border back into England. Enjoy a drive through the Lake District, a region so beautiful it inspired a host of English poets. Visit the grave of William Wordsworth before continuing to lively Liverpool, home of the Beatles! Your hotel is adjacent to the iconic Liver Building and overlooking the Dock Front World Heritage Site. Hotel: Atlantic Tower (B,D)

Day 4 - Liverpool - Chester - Stratford - London First stop today is at the former Roman fortress town of Chester. Walk with your Tour Director along part of the well preserved city walls. See the Eastgate Clock, Cathedral, the unique black and white 'Rows' (shopping arcades) and the remains of the Roman Amphitheatre. Continue to the pretty market town of Stratford-upon-Avon where you visit the half-timbered birthplace of William Shakespeare. Return to London through the flower-trimmed villages of the Cotswolds, one of the most beautiful parts of England. (B)

(D) = Dinner (B) = Breakfast

Accommodation (twin-share) is included in the price. Single Supplement (£105)



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