Real Britain 2014

A 10-Day Trafalgar Tours tour starting from $2,125

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Tour Length: 10 Days
Countries Visited: England, Scotland, Wales
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Tour Operator: Trafalgar Tours
Tour Code: TT-BIBT-2014
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Cityscapes and scenic lakes, this lively round-trip goes from London to Bristol, Chester, Edinburgh and York for a fast-paced taste of British culture and craftsmanship. It's Insider moments like… stepping onto the drive of a classic country house, in the England you always imagined. It's chatting with your hosts as they unveil the history and heritage of their family home, and invite you to discover their little corner of tradition. It's inhaling the lush perfume of an English country garden, feeling the tickle of grass against your feet. And, of course, it's sampling real home cooking with local produce, as you experience British hospitality first-hand with the owners of this 'country pile'.

 
Dining Highlights
8 full breakfasts.2 dinners (including Welcome Reception and Be My Guest).5 full breakfasts.2 dinners (including Welcome Reception and Be My Guest).

First Class Travel Highlights
Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.A travel wallet with your documentation.The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel.Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre.London airport shuttle service available. Conditions apply.Complimentary keepsake photo.

 
Day 1: DEPART USA
Overnight flight to London.

Day 2: ARRIVE LONDON (2 NIGHTS)
Welcome to London. Relax or spend time exploring this fascinating city.

Day 3: LONDON SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
See the famous sights including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace with your Local Expert. The afternoon is yours to continue exploring London on your own.(Full Breakfast)

Day 4: LONDON ' STONEHENGE ' BATH ' BRISTOL
Visit the historic stone monoliths at Stonehenge where pagans once worshiped before stopping in the Georgian town of Bath. Visit the Roman baths from which the city derives its name. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Reception with a traditional pub meal. It's the ideal opportunity to get to know your Travel Director and fellow travellers.(Full Breakfast / Welcome Reception)

Day 5: BRISTOL ' WEDGWOOD ' CHESTER
Visit the Wedgwood Visitor Centre for a Local Speciality demonstration and learn about the manufacture of porcelain in the region known as the potteries. See the medieval city walls at Chester and admire the Tudor architecture and the galleried shops known as the Rows. In your free time, explore the city and perhaps treat yourself to a traditional English Cream Tea, or join an optional experience through the spectacular Horseshoe Pass to visit the Welsh town of Llangollen, home to the famous music Eisteddfod.(Full Breakfast)

Day 6: CHESTER ' GRASMERE ' GRETNA GREEN ' EDINBURGH (2 NIGHTS)
Admire the views throughout the scenic Lake District. These scenes provided William Wordsworth with the inspiration to write the poem 'Daffodils'. Visit the town of Grasmere to see St. Oswald's church where the poet is buried. Stop at Gretna Green across the Scottish border, a town popular with eloping couples. Here the marriage ceremony was traditionally performed across a blacksmith's anvil. Then travel to the historic capital, Edinburgh, your home for the next two nights.(Full Breakfast)

Day 7: EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
This morning, discover the elegance of the city with your Local Expert on your included city sightseeing tour. See the Royal Mile in the Old Town. View the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Arthur's Seat. Your guided visit inside Edinburgh Castle is informative and engaging. Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an optional experience to the Royal Yacht Britannia. Tonight, why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes?(Full Breakfast)

Day 8: EDINBURGH ' ALNWICK ' YORK
Visit the medieval market town of Alnwick. View the castle, home to the Duke of Northumberland, and recently featured as Hogwarts in a number of Harry Potter films and also in the movie Robin Hood Prince of Thieves. Cross the River Tyne and continue to the Roman city of York. See York Minster and walk along the famous Shambles. Tonight enjoy a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner at a country home. Meet the family and learn the history of the house before enjoying a hearty home cooked meal.(Full Breakfast / Be My Guest Dining)

Day 9: YORK ' STRATFORD-UPON-AVON ' LONDON
Visit Shakespeare's birthplace and Visitor Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon and see Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage. Later, arrive back into London where your memorable holiday comes to an end.(Full Breakfast)

Day 10: LONDON - USA
Say farewell to London today as you return home with magical memories.(Full Breakfast)

 
         
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TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Necessary Travel Documents such as Passports and Visas is the responsibility of the traveler. Passports must be valid six months from your return travel date.

Sightseeing Highlights
City tour in London and Edinburgh. Orientations of Bath, Chester, Grasmere and York. Visit the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, Wedgewood Visitor Centre, Gretna Green, Edinburgh Castle, medieval Alnwick, and Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon. View Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage, the home to Harry Potter & Hogwarts' Alnwick Castle and York Minster. See the Lake District's magnificent scenery. City tour in Edinburgh. Orientations of Bath, Chester, Grasmere and York. Visit the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, Wedgewood Visitor Centre, Gretna Green, Edinburgh Castle, medieval Alnwick, and Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon. View Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage, the home to Harry Potter & Hogwarts' Alnwick Castle and York Minster. See the Lake District's magnificent scenery.

 

 
 

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