Scenic Britain

Explore the west of England with tastes of Wales and Scotland. Start in Windsor, near London and travel to Devon and Cornwall. Head to Cardiff Castle for a Welsh banquet, tour Shrewsbury with a town crier, explore Chester and the Lake District. End with a 3-night stay in Edinburgh. Spend a full day in St Andrews.

Explore the west of England with tastes of Wales and Scotland. Start in Windsor, near London and travel to Devon and Cornwall. Head to Cardiff Castle for a Welsh banquet, tour Shrewsbury with a town crier, explore Chester and the Lake District. End with a 3-night stay in Edinburgh. Spend a full day in St Andrews.

Included in this tour: 

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 29 to August 12 departures.
  • Meet the local town crier for a walking tour around the border town of Shrewsbury
  • 10 nights in hotels listed below
  • Full daily breakfast (except Day 1)
  • All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries
  • Welcome get-together drink with your group
  • 8 dinners including a Cardiff Castle Welsh banquet, a Scottish evening in Edinburgh, and a cozy tavern dinner in Edinburgh
  • Visits and admissions to Cardiff Castle, Famoous Blacksmith's shop at Gretna Green, Lanhydrock House, Roman Baths & Pump Room, Stonehenge, St Andrews - Home of Golf and Windsor Castle. 
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected along the way
  • Documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person

Overnights for this tour:

  • MGallery Castle Hotel
    Windsor (1 night)
  • The Bedford Hotel
    Tavistock (3 nights)
  • Radisson Blu Hotel - Cardiff
    Cardiff (1 night)
  • Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Chester
    Chester (2 nights)
  • Norton House Hotel & Spa
    Edinburgh (3 nights)

Currency:

Please note that we charge in Euros (€). Prices in other currencies are for indication only and subject to fluctuation.

Day 1: LONDON ARRIVAL & WINDSOR CASTLE
Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Windsor hotel. Visit Windsor Castle, residence of The Queen and the largest inhabited castle in the world. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner. Then take a brief evening walk around this compact and historic town with a local guide.
(D)

Day 2: STONEHENGE & SALISBURY
Marvel at the prehistoric circle of vast monoliths of Stonehenge and learn about the primitive builders who managed to create such an enduring monument. Stop in Salisbury, a charming old city where the cathedral boasts the tallest spire in England. Arrive in Tavistock, a market town on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park.
(B, D)

Day 3: BODMIN MOOR & LANHYDROCK HOUSE
Travel through Bodmin Moor, an area of unspoiled natural beauty, stopping for photos at Jamaica Inn, made famous by Daphne du Maurier's tale of smugglers. Explore Lanhydrock House, a late-Victorian country house with grand rooms and servants’ quarters. In Plymouth see the Mayflower Steps and enjoy a short cruise around the harbor. Spend the evening independently in Royal William Yard, former Royal Navy buildings that now host a range of restaurants and bars.
(B)

Day 4: CORNWALL & ST MICHAEL’S MOUNT
Visit the coastal village of Marazion to see the majestic outline of St Michael’s Mount, an important pilgrimage destination. In St. Ives enjoy a walking tour of the main sights and admire the array of beautiful sandy beaches surrounding the town. Enjoy some free time to browse around before returning to your hotel in Tavistock.
(B, D)

Day 5: ROMAN BATHS & CARDIFF CASTLE
Explore Bath and tour the wonderfully preserved Roman Baths renowned for its mineral-rich hot springs, popular 2,000 years ago. Head to Cardiff for a sightseeing tour around the city center. Tour Cardiff Castle before sitting down for a Welsh banquet with dinner and lively entertainment.
(B, D)

Day 6: HAY-ON-WYE & SHREWSBURY
Travel through the Brecon Beacons National Park to Hay-on-Wye, a town famous for books. Continue to Shrewsbury, a picturesque town near the English/Welsh border. Take a walking tour with the town crier to see black-and-white buildings that line the narrow streets. Travel through Cheshire to your hotel in Chester.
(B, D)

Day 7: NORTH WALES & CHESTER
Drive across the Horseshoe Pass for wonderful vistas. Visit a farm to see trained dogs herding sheep, then travel to Conwy, a medieval town dominated by a huge castle. Enjoy a walking tour around the picturesque streets and see the smallest house in Britain. In Chester, another walking tour will reveal medieval buildings and Roman walls.
(B, D)

Day 8: LAKE DISTRICT & SCOTTISH EVENING
Travel through the glorious Lake District, which inspired many of Beatrix Potter’s children’s books. Stop in the village of Grasmere, where Wordsworth lived and is buried. Stop at the Famous Blacksmith’s Shop in Gretna Green, a popular shopping venue for quality Scottish goods. At your hotel, enjoy a drink with your fellow travelers before a lively Scottish evening with dinner and entertainment.
(B, D)

Day 9: EDINBURGH CASTLE & CITY TOUR
Explore central Edinburgh, starting in the 200-year-old “New Town” with planned streets and elegant Georgian houses where many famous writers and inventors lived. See the Royal Mile with its narrow medieval houses, and tour Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The rest of the day is free. The July 29 – August 12 departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.
(B)

Day 10: GLAMIS CASTLE & ST ANDREWS
Tour Glamis Castle, the legendary setting of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” and childhood home of the Queen Mother. Cross the modern Tay Bridge to the medieval town of St Andrews, ”the home of golf.” Enjoy a panoramic tour and spend some free time browsing on your own. Back in Edinburgh, head to a nearby pub for dinner with your group.
(B, D)

Day 11: TOUR ENDS IN EDINBURGH
Your tour ends after breakfast.


B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
 

Tour Start Date in Ireland Tour End Date in Ireland Land price Twin Sharing Guranteed Departure
Sun 22 Sep 2019 Wed 2 Oct 2019 $3,909 Please Call
Sun 20 Oct 2019 Wed 30 Oct 2019 $3,139 Available
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