Britain: Highlights of Britain
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Upon arrival in London, you will be met by a representative that will assist you in transferring you to your hotel. At 2:00 pm, you will meet with your driver and guide in the hotel lobby before departing for a panoramic tour of London. Discover the iconic landmarks, architectural and cultural diversity, and fascinating history that make London the most visited city in the world. Your London sightseeing tour will take you on a non-stop procession of recognizable sights, including The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Nelson’s Column, and Tower Bridge. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner and drink at your hotel.
Following breakfast, you will visit Kensington Palace, which has been the residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century and currently houses several members of the family. The State Rooms are open to the public to be explored, the palace offers exhibits incorporating cutting-edge digital presentations, interactive experiences, and even audio sequences that bring to life the gatherings of gowns, antique furniture, and other memorabilia of notable residents of the palace. The balance of your day is free for personal sightseeing and shopping.
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Today, you will travel from London to Cardiff. As you travel through one of England’s most historic areas, enjoy an en-route visit to Stonehenge. See the giant stones and explore the visitor center to make up your own mind about how and why this mysterious stone circle came to be. Continue to the old Roman city of Bath and discover the Roman Baths, where well-preserved ruins bring Roman Britain to life. On arrival in Cardiff, enjoy a panoramic tour and discover the old sites of Cardiff Castle alongside the futuristic architecture of the Cardiff Bay area and the Principality Stadium. Experience an unforgettable evening of Welsh hospitality in the historic surroundings of Cardiff Castle. Enjoy the best of Welsh entertainment, Welsh food and the warmest of welcomes from your hosts, who will entertain you with a selection of traditional and contemporary songs in both English and Welsh. Transfer back to your hotel.
Depart Cardiff and enjoy a scenic drive through Brecon Beacons National Park. From mountains to moorlands, the Brecon Beacons offer up a stunning mixture of peaks and rolling hills as far as the eye can see. Stop on the border of England and Wales at Hay-on-Wye, a bustling market town known as ``the town of books,`` for some free time. Then the black and white half-timbered houses and medieval buildings of Shrewsbury make it the perfect place for lunch under own arrangements. Your final sightseeing on this day is a walking tour of Chester where you will discover a treasure trove of Roman, medieval and Tudor architecture and history. Arrive in Liverpool and check into your hotel for the night.
Following breakfast, please visit The Beatles Story and discover everything you will ever need to know about the world’s greatest ever rock band at this award-winning attraction. The Beatles Story explores the lives, careers and times of The Beatles from their childhoods to world domination through fascinating exhibits and interactive themed areas. Leaving Liverpool head north through the Lake District – England’s largest National Park which is home to sixteen lakes and Scafell Pike, the highest peak in England. On Scottish border, you will then stop at Gretna Green, where generations of couples have eloped to get married– Britain’s answer to Las Vegas! Continue to Edinburgh.
Breakfast at your hotel. Today discover Edinburgh, the inspiring capital of Scotland, with a panoramic city tour. From the historical closes of the Old Town to the wide avenues of the New Town, explore an outstanding city of contrasts. See Calton Hill and its National Monument, rightfully giving Edinburgh its nickname: the “Athens of the North”. Visit Edinburgh Castle. Sited on top of an extinct volcano, gaining stunning views across the City of Edinburgh, the castle has witnessed many of the defining events of Scottish history and has dominated its surroundings with majesty for centuries. Spend the balance of the day at leisure.
Travel from Edinburgh back to Northern England via the Scottish Borders. En-route stop for photos at the ruins of Hadrian’s Wall. Built in AD 122 by Roman Emperor Hadrian, the purpose of this 80-mile long defensive structure was to keep out the ‘Barbarians’ to the north. Continue to the historically important city of York. York was a Roman garrison town, Viking stronghold and prosperous medieval city and aspects of all this can still, be seen today. Your York walking tour will follow medieval city walls and snake through the narrow medieval passageways of the Shambles.
Travel from York to London. En-route visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace. In the charming town of Stratford-upon-Avon is a distinctive 16th century half-timbered house where the great Bard William Shakespeare lived for much of his life. Today the building is a literary shrine to millions of pilgrims every year and gives visitors a glimpse into his life and times. Leaving the Midlands, journey south through the Cotswolds. Honey-colored limestone houses, historical market towns, and rolling green hills represent an unspoiled idyll of quintessential England. Continue to London and enjoy your final evening at leisure.
After a final breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport under own arrangements.
• Arrival and departure transfers
• 3 nights in London at Holiday Inn Kensington High Street or similar
• 1 night in Cardiff at Copthorne Hotel Cardiff or similar
• 1 night in Liverpool at Pullman Liverpool Hotel or similar
• 2 nights in Edinburgh at Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor or similar
• 1 night in York at Novotel York Centre Hotel or similar
• 10 meals: 7 breakfasts and 3 dinners
• Panoramic sightseeing tour of London
• Visit Kensington Palace
• Visit Stonehenge
• Visit Roman Baths
• Panoramic sightseeing tour of Cardiff
• Visit Hay-on-Wye
• Walking tour of Chester
• Visit Roman Baths
• Walking tour of Chester
• Visit The Beatles Story
• Panoramic sightseeing tour of Edinburgh
• Visit Hadrain’s Wall
• Walking tour of York
• Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace
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