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Highlights of Britain
See, Visit & Explore: Oxford, The Cotswolds, Worcester, Wenlock, Ironbridge, Snowdonia National Park, Chester, Haworth, York, The Yorkshire Dales, Windermere, The Lake District, Hadrians Wall, Abbotsford House, Rosslyn Chapel and Edinburgh

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9 day tour from £1695

23 April to 22 October 2017

2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 May, 2017
20 & 27 June, 2017
1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 August, 2017
5, 12, 19 & 26 September, 2017

27 April, 2017
25 May, 2017
1 & 8 June, 2017
7 & 14 September, 2017


Twin/Double/Family room from 1695 per person
Children from 1695 per child
Single room from 2095 per person

Accommodation information


Children aged 12 years and older can be considered for travel on this tour.

Seasonal Price Range
1,695 - 2,245

Product code: BRT 00316

Tour Summary

This comprehensive journey is tailored to those who want to fully experience British history and culture. In England we celebrate Great British Puddings at the world-famous Pudding Club, visit Yorkshire's finest historic house and explore Bronte and Wordsworth country. In north Wales we wind our way through the hidden valleys of Snowdonia National Park and in southern Scotland we visit mysterious castles and stately homes.

Day 1:Leave London behind to visit imposing Oxford. Later tour through the Cotswolds to enjoy a welcome dinner.

Day 2: Travel to Worcester and Ironbridge before crossing into Wales.

Day 3: Today explore the Snowdonia National Park.

Day 4: This morning enjoy a walking tour of Chester. Cross The Pennines to reach Haworth and York.

Day 5: Spend today exploring the Viking City of York.

Day 6: Visit Castle Howard this morning. Later tour through the pretty Yorkshire Dales to reach the Lake District.

Day 7: Spend today discovering the Lake District National Park.

Day 8: Today visit Hadrians Wall and tour through the Scottish Borders.

Day 9: Today visit Abbotsford House, the home of Sir Walter Scott and Rosslyn Chapel before arriving in Edinburgh.

Tour features:

  • Visit Snowdonia National Park, Lake District and Abbotsford House
  • Overnight accommodation: Mickleton (1); Llangollen (2); York (2); Lake Windermere (2) and Dumfries (1)
  • Depart from London and return to Edinburgh
  • Tour duration: 9 days/8 nights
  • Small Group Tour

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Day One
London Oxford Cotswolds
There is no better introduction to England than Oxford, the city of dreaming spires. We visit one of its imposing university colleges and enjoy a walk through the city. Later, at a traditional 18th century woollen mill, we learn about the industry that is the cornerstone of Cotswold heritage. We then drive to the delightful Three Ways House Hotel. Tonights dinner is at the world famous Pudding Club.
Overnight: Three Ways House Hotel, Mikleton (or similar)
Day Two
Cotswolds Ironbridge Llangollen
In Worcester visit one of Englands quietest but most interesting cathedrals, then explore the town of Much Wenlock. Later see the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ironbridge before driving to Llangollen which sits astride the River Dee.
Overnight: Mulberry Inn, Llangollen (or similar)
Day Three
Llangollen Snowdonia National Park Llangollen
In north Wales we explore Snowdonia National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. At the Bodnant Food Centres Cookery School, a professional chef will demonstrate how to make two Welsh themed dishes, which we will then enjoy for lunch. Back in Llangollen for dinner.
Overnight: Mulberry Inn, Llangollen (or similar)
Day Four
Llangollen Chester York
Enjoy a walking tour of Chester this morning. We then continue east across Englands backbone, the Pennine Hills, to the Bronte Parsonage at Haworth. Next we continue to York, the historic capital of northern England. Stay two nights at the Churchill Hotel.
Overnight: Churchill Hotel, York (or similar)
Day Five
This morning our tour leader takes us through the old city, pointing out its highlights. This afternoon enjoy free time to explore York independently.
Overnight: Churchill Hotel, York (or similar)
Day Six
York Castle Howard Lake District
Drive to the magnificent 18th century Castle Howard, Yorkshires finest historic house and estate. Later enjoy a scenic drive through the wonderful Yorkshire Dales National Park, before arriving at Lake Windermere, our base for the next two nights.
Overnight: Waterhead Hotel, Lake Windermere (or similar)
Day Seven
Lake District
Today we enjoy one of Britains most beautiful national parks. Crossing Lake Windermere, our first stop is Beatrix Potters Hill Top Farm. This afternoon, we visit Dove Cottage, once home to the poet William Wordsworth and the inspiration for his Daffodils poem. After a short cruise on the lake we return to our accommodation.
Overnight: Waterhead Hotel, Lake Windermere (or similar)
Day Eight
Lake District Hadrians Wall Scottish Borders
Driving through Cumbria, we follow Hadrians Wall until we reach Birdoswald Roman Fort, one of the best Roman sites on the wall. We then travel to the Scottish Borders and enjoy a traditional three-course Scottish banquet together tonight.
Overnight: Friars Carse Hotel, Dumfries (or similar)
Day Nine
Scottish Borders Abbotsford House Edinburgh
Explore Abbotsford House, the former home of Sir Walter Scott. This afternoon we visit one of the most mysterious sites in Scotland, Rosslyn Chapel, which was featured in the best-selling film The Da Vinci Code. Our final destination is Edinburgh, where our tour concludes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I experience on this Small Group Tour?
Many of our customers choose a small group tour for a more intimate and flexible travelling experience as each group comprises of no more than 16 passengers. These tours are carefully planned to travel off the highways so youll discover quaint villages and picturesque vistas that other tours just drive on by. 
All the small group tours that we feature are operated by purpose built luxury minicoaches that feature air-conditioning panoramic windows and comfortable seating. These nimble tourers can get off the beaten track to visit sights that a larger touring coach just simply couldnt get to. Each group is led by an experienced driver/guide who will entertain and inform you with stories of our history, nature and folklore.
Admission fees to the key attractions are included in the price of your tour. You will also enjoy local experiences such as cooking demonstrations or a freshly caught seafood lunch. Its the little details that set these superb tours apart. Comfortable accommodation has been arranged in carefully selected small hotels, manor houses and inns.
Carefully chosen for their quality and ambiance they provide an authentic experience yet boast modern amenities. You will find they add real character to your touring experience. A full cooked breakfast will get each touring day off to a delicious start. Lighter continental and vegetarian options are available too.
A stop will be made for lunch where there is a choice of eateries available. Many dinners are included too so you can join your new found friends for a delicious meal carefully prepared using local ingredients - its a great way to end your day of discovery!!      
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 beds.
Double 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 twins 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 basis so you should carefully check the tour documentation for the luggage policy that applies to your tour.   
What meals are included?
One of the great things about travelling on a Small Group Tour is the generous number of meals included as standard. Start the day with a freshly cooked breakfast or, if you prefer, theres always a lighter continental option available too. Youll find a number of evening dinners included which will give you the opportunity of sampling some local delicacies. Check the Whats Included list for the exact number of meals that are featured on this tour. 
Will there be a tour commentary?
Each tour is led by an experienced driver/guide who will provide an informative and entertaining commentary in English. Youll hear tales of the Clans, bloody battles and the famous characters that have shaped the history of Scotland. You will learn too of the landscape that surrounds you and of the nature that makes Scotland so special. Be ready to have a laugh as well - youre bound to be told some really corny jokes!
Can I reserve specific seats on the coach?
Seats cannot be pre-booked however your driver/guide will implement a seat rotation system which will allow all passengers the opportunity of experiencing spectacular views from different seats on the motorcoach.
Can children travel on a Small Group Tour?
These tours are designed specifically for adults. Children aged 12 years and above can travel on request. Special child rates are not available on this tour. Please email us for details: 
How many people will be on the tour?
The maximum number of travellers on a Small Group Tour is 16.

What's Included

  • 8 nights accommodation in rooms with private bath/shower
  • Full English/Scottish breakfast (days 2 - 9)
  • 5 table dhte dinners
  • Welsh cooking experience including lunch
  • Admission to Cotswold Woollen Weavers, Worcester Cathedral, Bronte Parsonage, Castle Howard, Beatrix Potters Hilltop Farm, Dove Cottage, Birdoswald Roman Fort, Abbotsford House and Rosslyn Chapel
  • Services throughout the tour of an experienced driver/guide
  • Touring by luxury air-conditioned minicoach
  • 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 guide or driver

Departure information

Check In: 08:15
Departs: 08:30
from Grange Wellington Hotel, 71-72 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PA
Tour ends: 17:30 in Edinburgh

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