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Amazing Britain
See, Visit & Explore: Stratford-upon-Avon, York, Durham, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle, St Andrews, Cairngorm National Park, Scottish Highlands, Ben Nevis, Glen Coe, Glasgow, Lake District, Liverpool, Wye Valley, Bristol, Bath and Stonehenge

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8 day tour from £1250

18 March to 21 October, 2017


Twin/Double/Family room from 1250 per person
Children from 1130 per child
Single room from 1540 per person

Accommodation information


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.

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The departure and return times shown are for guidance only. Please refer to your tour documentation for the confirmed times.

Product code: TT 00186

Tour Summary

Experience the fascinating Britain of a very different era as you visit Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Scotland's Edinburgh Castle, the Roman spa in Bath and the magical stone circle that is Stonehenge.

Also visit the handsome cities of York, Durham, St. Andrews and Liverpool.

Day 1: Leave London behind and travel to Stratford-upon-Avon to see Shakespeares birthplace. Later arrive in York for a walking tour. Day 2: Drive to majestic Durham then onwards to Hadrians Wall. Cross the border and tour through the beautiful Scottish Borders Day 3: This morning enjoy a city tour of Edinburgh including a visit to Edinburgh Castle. Afternoon is free. Day 4: Travel to St Andrews then into the Highlands. Stop to visit a malt whisky distillery before driving to your hotel in the Cairngorm, National Park Day 5: See Ben Nevis, Britain tallest mountain then drive to awesome Glen Coe. Tour along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond and enjoy a city tour of Glasgow. Day 6: Cross back into England and visit the picturesque Lake District. See Lake Windermere before travelling to lively Liverpool. Day 7: Drive through the picturesque Wye Valley to visit Tintern. Later arrive in Bristol, home to the SS Great Britain. Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner. Day 8: Visit the Roman City of Bath then travel across Salisbury Plain to see prehistoric Stonehenge. The tour will end in London.

Tour features:

  • Visit the Edinburgh, Scottish Highlands and Bath
  • Overnight accommodation: York (1); Edinburgh (2); Scottish Highlands (1); Glasgow (1); Liverpool (1) and Bristol (1)
  • Depart from and return to London
  • Tour duration: 8 days/7 nights
  • Escorted Tour

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Day One
London Stratford-upon-Avon York
This morning travel to Stratford-upon-Avon to view Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage and visit Shakespeare's birthplace and Visitor Centre. In your free time explore the charming cobbled streets of the town or walk along the banks of the River Avon. In York view the ancient city walls, picturesque Shambles and the magnificent Minster during your orientation walk through the Roman town.
This evening get to know your companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Pub Reception, which includes a typical British pub meal and drink.
Overnight: Hotel 53, York (or similar)
Day Two
York Durham Edinburgh
Set around the picturesque River Wear, Durham enjoys a long and varied history. View the 11th century Norman Cathedral and the castle overlooking Palace Green. Photograph Hadrian's Wall before a scenic drive through Northumberland National Park. Admire spectacular views of the Cheviot Hills as you cross the Scottish border. Stop to admire the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey before arriving in Edinburgh, Scotland's bustling capital.
Overnight: Jurys Inn, Edinburgh (or similar)
Day Three
Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time
Set in rugged landscape and containing a vast array of medieval and Georgian architecture, Edinburgh is a fascinating city. This morning your local guide takes you on a sightseeing tour which includes the Royal Mile, views of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Arthur's Seat, Princes Street and the Scottish Parliament. Your choice of sightseeing includes a visit to Edinburgh Castle or Edinburgh's Camera Obscura. This afternoon enjoy free time to explore the city at your own pace or join your Travel Director on an Optional Experience to Rosslyn Chapel, famous for its association with the Knights Templar.
During the Edinburgh Festival your visit includes tickets to the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Overnight: Jurys Inn, Edinburgh (or similar)
Day Four
Edinburgh St. Andrews Scottish Highlands
Cross the Forth Bridge to the ancient Kingdom of Fife and onto the famous golf course at St. Andrews. Stop to take photographs at the 18th green. Drive over the River Tay into the Scottish Highlands. Enjoy an included Cultural Insight at a whisky distillery to sample a wee dram'. Arrive at Pitlochry a charming village on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park. A picturesque drive brings you to your hotel. Dine tonight in your hotel.
Overnight: Highlander Hotel, Newtonmore (or similar)
Day Five
Scottish Highlands Glen Coe Glasgow
View the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge and see views of Britain's highest mountain Ben Nevis. Drive to Glen Coe, the site of a bloody and cruel massacre in 1692. Travel south through picturesque landscapes to Scotland's prettiest loch, Loch Lomond. Later you arrive in Glasgow where your orientation includes George Square and St. Mungo's Cathedral.
Overnight: Radisson Blu, Glasgow (or similar)
Day Six
Glasgow Lake District Liverpool

Visit Gretna Green where eloping couples would make their vows over the anvil. Return to England and enjoy a light lunch in the beautiful Cumbrian countryside. Later visit the Lake District where the great poet William Wordsworth once lived. Visit Grasmere where he wrote his most famous poem Daffodils' and see his final resting place in the churchyard of St. Oswald's Church. View Lake Windermere, the largest natural lake in England before arriving in Liverpool.

Overnight: Mecure Atlantic Tower Hotel, Liverpool (or similar)
Day Seven
Liverpool Wye Valley Bristol
Travel through beautiful Welsh countryside this morning and stop in an area of outstanding natural beauty - the Wye Valley. At the village of Tintern, view the spectacular ruins of a world-famous Cistercian abbey. Later arrive in Bristol and see the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the ss Great Britain during your orientation. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow companions for a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight: Mercure Holland House, Bristol (or similar)
Day Eight
Bristol Stonehenge London
Visit the ancient city of Bath. See the splendid Georgian architecture and enjoy an included visit to the Roman Baths. Visit the mysterious prehistoric monoliths at Stonehenge. A scenic drive through Wiltshire and Hampshire brings you back to London where your amazing holiday ends.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I experience on this Escorted Tour?
If you enjoy the art of first class travel whilst enjoying amazing value then an Escorted Tour is just for you. All these tours are carefully researched and combine quality hotels, luxury travel, informative visits and leisure time. Youll find our Escorted Tours to be memorable for all the right reasons!
You will travel 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 youll 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. Youll 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 or superior tourist class 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 youll 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 dhote, 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 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 so you should 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 an Escorted 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 that some 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. 
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
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 an Escorted Tour will not normally be more than 50 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

  • 7 nights accommodation in rooms with private bath/shower.
  • Full English/Scottish breakfast (days 2-8)
  • Welcome pub reception and dinner with your Tour Director.
  • 1 table d'hote dinners.
  • Light lunch in Cumbria.
  • Farwell dinner in Bristol.
  • Admission to Shakespeares Birthplace, Edinburgh Castle or Camera Obscura, Roman Baths (Bath) and Stonehenge
  • Tour and tasting at a Malt Whisky Distillery.
  • City tour of Edinburgh.
  • Orientation tours of York, Durham, Glasgow, Grasmere, Bristol and Bath.
  • Tickets are included for the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on 12 to 26 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 wll be confirmed in your tour documentation
    From 79 York Road, London, SE1 7NJ
    Tour returns at: 19:00 hrs approx

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