An adventure fit for a Shakespearean tale takes you from verdant hillsides to bustling cities, featuring a memorable performance by the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Explore The Athens of the North during your stay in Edinburgh. See the ruins of a Roman Fort during a visit to Hadrian's Wall. Enjoy medieval York and its historic Minster. Visit the picturesque village of Llangollen in Wales. Walk in the footsteps of the Bard, visiting the childhood home of William Shakespeare. Personalize your tour with a choice of included excursions in Edinburgh and Oxford. See the quintessential sights of London with a local guide. Sleepy villages, grassy slopes, mountainside lakes, and cities built upon layers of history - these are the landscapes of Britain.
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- Offer valid through 6/30/2023
- 10 Days
|Day 1||Edinburgh||Feel the vibrant energy of England, hear the unique sounds of Scotland, and see the rolling countryside of Wales on a trip that combines dramatic history and natural wonders.|
|Day 2||Edinburgh||Your tour opens in Edinburgh, the historic capital of Scotland, where rocky hills tower in the distance and the shadows of history can be seen around every corner. Discover Scotland's capital and see how medieval crossroads blend seamlessly with a vibrant modern energy. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.|
|Day 3||Edinburgh||Today, visit Edinburgh Castle, home to the Scottish Crown Jewels. Then it's your choice! Get acquainted with this regal city on a locally guided tour of the Old Town and New Town via motor coach -OR- join a local expert and explore the Old Town and Royal Mile on foot. Whichever you choose, you can enjoy the afternoon to explore the city independently. Later this evening, take your seat at the spectacular, world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, one of Scotland's greatest events.|
|Day 4||Edinburgh||Say farewell to the rolling hills of Scotland while travelling south through the Borders Region, stopping at Gretna Green, a popular wedding destination. Visit the archeological site of Vindolanda, an Ancient Roman fortress built along Hadrian's Wall in the 2nd century to protect Roman Britain from the tribes of Scotland. Arrive in the medieval city of York, which is surrounded by historical city walls. This evening you may join an optional tour to an alehouse to sample a selection of ciders, lagers and ales and enjoy a farm-to-table dinner.|
|Day 5||York||Enjoy a leisurely morning to explore York at your own pace. Meander the labyrinth of quaint, narrow streets the locals call Snickelways or maybe visit the city's famous Minster. End the day in Chester, your home for the next two nights, where ancient walls enclose charming Tudor and Victorian houses.|
|Day 6||Chester||Embark on a panoramic city tour and then walk through Chester's Rows. Here you'll peer into the city's hidden secrets, hopping in and out of the iconic 2-tiered shopping galleries with a local guide. Cross over into Wales and discover Llangollen, one of the country's most picturesque villages. Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea served in a former chapel, with sandwiches and cakes, before returning to Chester.|
|Day 7||Chester||Step back in time on a journey through the English countryside to Stratford-upon-Avon. This afternoon, visit the Bard's birthplace - the childhood home of William Shakespeare. After touring the home, enjoy time at leisure to explore on your own. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for dinner.|
|Day 8||Stratford-upon-Avon||Bid adieu to Stratford and travel to the charming university city of Oxford. Upon arrival, it's your choice! Glide gently past Oxford's spires on a traditional punting boat experience -OR- join an expert local guide for a walking tour, including one of the Colleges used as a filming location for Harry Potter. Lunch is at a historic pub. Continue on to London, England's storied capital city.|
|Day 9||London||Take in the sites of London on a tour of the city's quintessential sights. Begin with a walking tour of Westminster, where you see Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Continue to Buckingham Palace, the official residence of His Majesty The King, and make your way past St Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London. Today you may join an optional tour to the Tower of London, with lunch at a traditional pub. This afternoon is yours to explore this cosmopolitan and dynamic city. This evening, toast the end of a wonderful journey during a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.|
|Day 10||London||Your journey through Britain comes to a close today.|
- Mercure Haymarket - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- Holiday Inn York City Centre - York, United Kingdom
- The Queen at Chester Hotel - Chester, United Kingdom
- Hotel Indigo - Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
- Mercure London Bridge - London,
- * NOTE: Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.