Great Britain Tour
Days: 14 days
- Experience what makes Britain Great and visit England, Wales and Scotland on this extensive 14 day tour of the UK. Get a flavour of our nations' diverse cultures, capitals, countryside and historic landmarks. Itinerary includes, London, Edinburgh, York, Bath, the Lake District and the Cotswolds.
Experience what makes Britain Great and visit England , Wales and Scotland on this extensive 14 day tour of the UK. Get a flavour for our nations' diverse cultures and visit our historic landmarks, capital cities and spectacular countryside. Your itinerary includes, London, Edinburgh, York, Bath, the Lake District and the Cotswolds.
Days 1 & 2 - Explore London
After landing in London take 2 days to explore the English Capital, London and its endless list of famous landmarks and museums. Get snaps of Big Ben, Buckingham Palace , Trafalgar Square, St Pauls Cathedral, London Bridge and Downing Street. Enjoy a spot of shopping on Oxford Street and at Harrods and enjoy the British Museum and Tate Art Galleries. Ride an open top double decker bus and take a flight on the London Eye to get the best views of the city skyline.
Overnight London (2 nights)
Day 3 - York and York Minster
Collect your car and head north passing Robin Hood country and Nottingham before reaching Yorkshire countryside. Stop in York to enjoy England's oldest shopping Street, the Shambles, the medieval and Roman city walls and of course the incredible gothic Cathedral of the York Minster.
Overnight York or nearby Harrogate.
Day 4 & 5 - Hadrian's Wall and Edinburgh
Continue north through Herriott country and the Yorkshire Dales passing Hadrian's Wall before reaching the Scottish lowlands. The mysterious Rosslyn Chapel, famed from the bestselling Da Vinci Code, is always worth a visit before reaching the Scottish Capital City. Spend the afternoon and the following day exploring magical Edinburgh with the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle , Holyrood Palace and Princes Street to name but a few of the city's Scottish icons.
Overnight Edinburgh (2 nights).
Day 6 - Braveheart's Stirling and Glasgow
An early start and within an hour you can be exploring the history of Braveheart's Battles in the town of Stirling where the Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle perch over town and fields. Continue in to Scotland's largest city Glasgow with its rich culture and stark contrasts of Victorian and Georgian architecture mingling with modern development on the banks of the Clyde.
Day 7 - The Lake District
From the city-scape of Glasgow pass Carlisle Castle in to one of the most beautiful rural regions of the UK, the Lake District. Cruise through countryside landscapes that inspired Wordsworth and truly relax as you take in the views from a boat bobbing on our most famous lake, Lake Windermere.
Overnight Lake District.
Day 8 - Liverpool and Roman Chester
Continue south stopping in Liverpool , European Capital of Culture for 2008 and home of the Beatles and the Beatles Story. From here make the short journey to Chester, a glorious Roman walled city boasting timber facaded, mock Tudor buildings, an excavated Roman Amphitheatre and impressive 400-yr-old cathedral.
Overnight Liverpool or Chester.
Day 9 & 10 - Stratford Upon Avon and the Cotswolds
Now in the heart of England explore the famous Cotswold countryside visiting quaint towns and villages like Chipping Campden and Stow on the Wold with their nestling thatch cottages. Stratford-upon-Avon , home of Shakespeare, and Oxford with its historic college quads can both be visited within an hours drive of eachother.
Overnight Cotswolds: Stratford or Cheltenham (2 nights)
Day 11 -The Wye Valley and Cardiff
Take today crossing the border into beautiful Wales travelling down the Wye Valley passing Tintern Abbey and Chepstow Castle before arriving in Cardiff the Welsh Capital. A vibrant young city Cardiff has history at its heart with the Cardiff Castle Fort dating back to Roman and Medieval times whilst its Palace is home to some of the most incredibly lavish and eccentic architecture of the twentieth century.
Day 12 - Roman Bath
A short drive from Cardiff over the river Severn lies the Roman Spa town of Bath . Home to grand Georgian terraces, cobbled town squares, an impressive Abbey and of course the Roman Baths, this city is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a must for your visit to Britain.
Day 13 - Stonehenge, Avebury and Windsor Castle
Take the scenic route south east to visit the stone-circles in Avebury and the icon that is Stonehenge before returning to the town of Windsor on the edge of London. Explore the traditional shops and pubs before visiting another of Her Majesty's homes at the sepctacular medieval Windsor Castle . Just a short drive away is your final night stay near to Heathrow airport.
Overnight Staines near Heathrow.
Day 14 - Return Home
Return home with memories of all three of our nations which make Britain great.
Express rail airport transfers into central London.
Theatre Tickets for a West End Show in the English Capital.
The Great British Heritage Pass (15 day) offering entry and queue skip to a number of sites on your itinerary including: St Paul's Cathedral, Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition , Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, Beatrix Potter Exhibition, Chester's Roman Fort, Shakespeare's Birthplace, Chepstow Castle, Tintern Abbey, Cardiff Castle, Baths' Roman Baths and Stonehenge.
City Sightseeing Open top Bus Tours in London, York, Edinburgh, Stirling, Glasgow, Chester, Stratford, Cardiff and Bath.
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Enjoy a special night in a castle accommodation.