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Trafalgar - Real Britain (BIBTN18)

9 Days From London to London
Tour Style: Country Explorer
Trafalgar Brochure Price from $1,725.00
Brochures: Europe Summer 2021 V2, Europe & Britain 2022, AWS Europe and Britain 22 23, Europe & Britain 2023, E
Visits: United Kingdom, United States

Medieval castles and the inspiring beauty of the Lake District are highlights on this exciting England, Scotland and Wales trip. Learn about the runaway wedding capital, Gretna Green and Tudor history in Ludlow before you ascend to lofty Castle Rock for spellbinding views of Edinburgh.
Sightseeing Highlights
  • Explore London and Edinburgh with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Bath, Cardiff, Liverpool and York
  • Visit Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, the Tudor town of Ludlow, Gretna Green, Edinburgh Castle, and Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon
  • View Bath Abbey, Cardiff Castle, the Lake District's magnificent scenery, Hadrian's Wall, York Minster, and Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage
  • See the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh
  • Tickets for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance dates
  • Connect With Locals Enjoy a traditional British Be My Guest dinner hosted by a local family in the dining room of either their elegant town house in the city or in their impressive country house overlooking picturesque scenery in the Vale of York.

Trafalgar Tour Itinerary

Day 1Welcome to London
Brightly coloured Union Jacks pave your way to an unforgettable journey through Britain, which kicks off in London. Visit 'The City' and see the imposing dome of Christopher Wren's St. Paul's and the Tower of London, or admire the pageantry of royal palaces, cathedrals and parks, exploring the city on your own terms.
Visits: London
Accommodation: Hilton Kensington
Day 2Explore the Sights of London
Join a Local Specialist today for a grand exploration of the vibrant British capital, including such sights as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament on the banks of the Thames, then Buckingham Palace, the official UK residence of British sovereigns since 1837. Spend the rest of the day on your own, exploring the centuries-old heritage and modern sophistication of London.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3Journey to Stonehenge, Bath and Cardiff
This morning meet your Travel Director before embarking on a journey to discover what's 'great' about Great Britain, on this mesmerising sojourn past the peaks of Wales and the rolling hills and lush farmlands of England to 'bonnie' Scotland. We kick-start our adventure in the cosmopolitan capital of London, heading west to Stonehenge's stone monoliths, whose centuries-old myths have yet to be fully revealed. The elegant Georgian architecture of Bath takes centre stage during our visit to this famous spa town. Here, we'll see the Abbey and visit the Roman baths, before crossing the Severn Estuary to Cardiff. Delve into the proud culture and heritage of the Welsh as you embark on an orientation of the city to see the Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle, in the heart of the city. Tonight, we celebrate the beginning of an epic adventure through Great Britain at a Welcome Reception.
Visits: Cardiff, Bath
Meals: Breakfast, Welcome Reception
Accommodation: Mercure Holland House
Day 4Through the Scenic Countryside to Liverpool
The half-timbered Tudor houses of Ludlow feature today on our exploration of this market town with its medieval walls and historic castle. We journey north through the Shropshire Hills and Cheshire landscapes to the bold British city of Liverpool, hometown of the 'Fab Four'. Saunter through its edgy 'Scouse' streets and perhaps visit The Cavern Club, where the Beatles once played, during your evening at leisure.
Visits: Liverpool, Ludlow
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Mercure Atlantic Tower
Day 5Venture to the Romantic Lake District and on to Edinburgh
The enchanting views of Britain's Lake District provide a scenic backdrop for our drive north to Scotland. Skirt the romantic shores of Lake Windermere and enjoy views that inspired literary greats like William Wordsworth. We stop at the runaway wedding capital that is Gretna Green where 'Blacksmith Priests' would marry couples over the Marriage Anvil. Later, we arrive in enchanting Edinburgh – our home for the next two nights. Tickets to see the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance dates.
Visits: Edinburgh
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Holiday Inn
Day 6Discover Edinburgh’s Treasures
Ramble up the Royal Mile in the mesmerising medieval city of Edinburgh, where you'll join a Local Specialist on an included city sightseeing tour. Stroll through the Old Town and view Arthur's Seat and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, for centuries the seat of the kings and queens of the Scots. Visit Edinburgh Castle perched atop Castle Rock overlooking the city. Spend the rest of the day exploring Auld Reekie's medieval relics and elegant Georgian and Gothic façades on your own, or join your Travel Director on an Optional Experience to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia. This evening, consider attending a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes.
Visits: Edinburgh
Meals: Breakfast
Day 7Explore Hadrian’s Wall and Onwards to York
Trace the northern frontier of the Roman Empire at Hadrian's Wall before crossing the River Tyne and venturing south to the ancient cathedral city of York, whose origins hark back to Roman times. Walk along the famous Shambles and view York Minster, one of the greatest cathedrals in the world. This evening we Connect With Locals, joining a family in York for a home-cooked Be My Guest Farewell Dinner and some hearty British hospitality.
Visits: York
Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest
Accommodation: Novotel Centre
Day 8Admire Stratford-upon-Avon and return to London
Delve into the story of Shakespeare's life at his Birthplace and Visitor Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon, and view Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage. We return to London this afternoon.
Visits: Stratford Upon Avon
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hilton Kensington
Day 9Cheerio London
Say farewell to your fellow travellers and Travel Director as you return home with magical memories.
Meals: Breakfast


Available Room Types: Single, Triple, Twin, Twinshare
Child: ages 5 to 17

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Sat 04/01/23 $2,095.00
Sat 04/15/23 $2,095.00
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Sat 04/29/23 $2,095.00
Sat 05/13/23 $2,250.00
Sat 05/20/23 $2,250.00
Sat 05/27/23 $2,250.00
Sat 06/03/23 $2,250.00
Sat 06/10/23 $2,250.00
Sat 06/17/23 $2,250.00
Sat 06/24/23 $2,250.00
Sat 07/01/23 $2,250.00
Sat 07/08/23 $2,250.00
Sat 07/15/23 $2,250.00
Sat 07/29/23 $2,350.00
Sat 08/05/23 $2,575.00
Sat 08/12/23 $2,575.00
Sat 08/19/23 $2,575.00
Sat 08/26/23 $2,295.00
Sat 09/02/23 $2,250.00
Sat 09/09/23 $2,250.00
Sat 09/16/23 $2,250.00
Sat 09/23/23 $2,250.00
Sat 10/07/23 $2,195.00
Sat 10/21/23 $2,095.00
Sat 10/28/23 $2,075.00
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