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  • York
Gems of Britain
See, Visit & Explore: Stratford-upon-Avon, York, Jedburgh Abbey, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle, Gretna Green, Lake District, Liverpool, Chester, Cardiff, Bath and Stonehenge

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5 day tour from £795

Sundays
01 May to 2 October, 2016

Hotel

Twin/Double/Family room from £ 795 per person
Children from £ 715 per child
Single room from £ 1025 per person

Accommodation information

Notes

Child reduction applies to children aged 5 to 17 inclusive on the basis that they stay in a room with an adult.

We regret that children under the age of 5 are not carried on this tour.

Seasonal Price Range
£795-£1,180

Tour Summary

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.

Day 1: Depart from London and tour to York via Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon.

Day 2: Travel through the Scottish Border country to Edinburgh where you enjoy a guided City tour.

Day 3: Drive to romantic Gretna Green then tour through the picturesque Lake District. End the day in Liverpool.

Day 4: Explore Roman Chester before making for Cardiff, the Capital of Wales.

Day 5: Discover beautiful Bath before visiting Stonehenge and returning to London.

Tour features:

  • Visit Edinburgh, Bath and Stonehenge
  • Overnight accommodation: York (1) Edinburgh (1); Liverpool (1) and Cardiff (1)
  • Depart from and return to London
  • Tour duration: 5 days/4 nights
  • Premium Escorted Tour

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Day One
London – Stratford-upon-Avon - York
After an early morning departure from London drive to Stratford-upon-Avon to enjoy the architecture of this pretty town on the River Avon. Discover the fascinating story of William Shakespeare’s early years when we visit his birthplace. See the timber framed building where the World’s most famous playwright was born and grew up. Peruse the interesting artefacts and memorabilia that relate to the great Bard’s life. Head north to York and walk inside the city walls to see the crooked ‘Shambles' a picturesque street full of warped overhanging timber-framed houses. See glorious York Minster, the largest medieval church in northern Europe. At night, enjoy a Welcome Reception with drinks and dinner.
Overnight: Hilton Hotel, York (or similar)
Day Two
York – Jedburgh Edinburgh
Cross the border into Scotland and see ruined Jedburgh Abbey, en route to Edinburgh. Sightseeing with a Local Expert shows Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace at the end of the Royal Mile. Cross over to Princes Street, past the Sir Walter Scott Monument, to explore the elegant Georgian New Town. In the evening, selected departures attend the Military Tattoo.
Overnight: Royal Mile Hotel, Edinburgh (or similar)
Day Three
Edinburgh - Lake District - Liverpool
Drive through the rolling Border country to Gretna Green, where many eloping English couples have married, then continue to the beautiful English Lake District. Learn about the life of the poet, William Wordsworth and visit his grave in the picturesque stone-built village of Grasmere. Later arrive in the lively city of Liverpool where you’ll hear the Beatle’s story and see the famed Liver building.
Overnight: Atlantic Tower Hotel by Thistle, Liverpool (or similar)
Day Four
Liverpool – Chester – Cardiff
The first stop is the former Roman fortress town of Chester. Walk along part of the city walls, see the Eastgate Clock, cathedral and remains of the Roman Amphitheatre. Discover the unique black and white shopping arcades known as the ‘Rows' before crossing into Wales and heading for the capital of Cardiff. On arrival enjoy an orientation tour.
Overnight: Thistle Cardiff City Centre Hotel/Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel, Cardiff (or similar)
Day Five
Cardiff – Stonehenge - London
Cross the Severn Bridge back into England and journey to the beautiful Georgian city of Bath. Visit the ancient Roman Baths and see the 15th century Abbey. Drive across Salisbury Plain for a visit to Stonehenge before enjoying a smooth journey back to London.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I experience on this Premium Escorted Tour?
If you enjoy the art of travelling in comfort and style then a Premium Escorted Tour is for you. You’ll travel in a group that is restricted to around 40 fellow travellers. Travel is aboard a state of the art motorcoach with air-conditioning, on-board WiFi, reclining seats and oversized windows.
For your comfort there is an emergency washroom on-board too.  An experienced tour manager will lead the tour and your coach will be expertly driven by a professional driver. In certain cities you’ll be joined by a local guide who will provide local insight and show you the highlights.
These tours are inclusive of accommodation, transportation, admission fees and many meals. You’ll have the chance to personalise your touring experience by participating in some carefully planned optional excursions. These are at additional expense and details will be provided with your tour documentation.The group will stay together in first class/superior standard hotels.
Each has been carefully selected for comfort, quality and ambiance located in the best locations close to the shopping areas and the key sights. In rural locations your accommodation will be in the best available hotels. Breakfast is usually a buffet, where you can choose from cereals, yoghurts and the bread basket. From the hot plate you’ll be able to select from freshly grilled items and local specialities. A stop is usually made for lunch in a town or city where there is a choice of restaurants available.
Dinner is usually enjoyed as a group and the menu will be table d’hote, which means a selection of house specials. On some tours there will be a featured meal such as a Scottish evening, with bagpipers, dancing demonstrations and a taste of haggis!
What type of room should I choose?
Selecting the right sleeping arrangements can be a little bit confusing so here is a description of what you can expect from the hotel accommodation offered as part of your tour:
Single room - this is a room for one person sleeping in a single bed. Twin room - this is a room for two people sleeping in two separate bedsDouble room - this is a room for two people sharing one large bed Family room - this is a room for three people sleeping in one large bed (2 people) and one single bed (1 person). 
Please note that a family room is normally a standard double or twin room with either a sofa bed or a rollaway bed. All room types other than twin rooms are subject to availability.
How much luggage can I bring?
You can bring one suitcase and one carry-on bag per person. The maximum weight allowance and luggage dimensions varies by tour so you should check the tour documentation for the luggage policy that applies to your tour. How many people.
What meals are included?
One of the great things about travelling on a Premium Escorted Tour is the generous number of meals included as standard. Start the day with a freshly cooked breakfast or, if you prefer, there’s always a lighter continental option available too. You’ll find a number of evening dinners included which will give you the opportunity of sampling some local delicacies. Check the "What’s Included” list for the exact number of meals that are featured on this tour.
Can you arrange pre-tour accommodation?
If you are flying internationally to reach the United Kingdom then it is worth considering arriving a day early to relax and let the jet-leg subside. Please email us for a quotation at enquiries@scottishtours.co.uk.
Can I reserve specific seats on the coach?
Seats cannot be pre-booked however your tour director will implement a seat rotation system which will allow all passengers the opportunity of experiencing spectacular views from different seats on the motorcoach.
How many people will be on the tour?
The number of people travelling on a Premium Escorted Tour will normally not be more than 40 passengers.
Are airport transfers included?
This tour will depart from a Central London departure point that can easily be reached by public transport. Airport transfers are not offered on this tour. 

What's Included

  • 4 nights accommodation in rooms with private bath/shower
  • Full Scottish breakfast (days 2 - 5)
  • Welcome drink and light informal meal with your Tour Director
  • Admission to Shakespeare’s birthplace; Roman Baths, Bath and Stonehenge
  • Tickets are included for the World-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on 07 to 21 August departures
  • All baggage handling and hotel tips are included
  • Services throughout the tour of a professional Tour Director
  • Touring by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and a washroom onboard
  • Service charges and taxes

  • Not Included
  • Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your driver and guide
  • Departure information

    The tour departure time will be confirmed in your tour documentation
    from Thistle Marble Arch Hotel, 55 Bryanston St, London W1H 7EH
    Returns: 19:00 hrs


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