An adventure fit for a Shakespearean tale takes you from verdant hillsides to bustling cities, featuring a memorable performance by the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Explore Edinburgh's historic ambiance along the Royal Mile and visit Edinburgh Castle. See the ruins of a Roman Fort during a visit to Hadrian's Wall. Enjoy medieval York and its historic Minster. See the imposing castle of Caernarfon in Wales. Walk in the footsteps of the Bard, visiting the childhood home of William Shakespeare. Personalize your tour with a choice of included excursions in Caernarfon and Oxford. See the quintessential sights of London with a local guide. Sleepy villages, grassy slopes, mountainside lakes, and cities built upon layers of history - these are the landscapes of Britain.

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Tour Operator
Collette
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2024
Duration
10 Days
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1EdinburghFeel the vibrant energy of England, hear the unique sounds of Scotland, and see the rolling countryside of Wales on a trip that combines dramatic history and an array of fascinating landscapes.
Day 2EdinburghYour tour opens in Edinburgh, the historic capital of Scotland, where rocky hills tower in the distance and the shadows of history can be seen around every corner. Discover Scotland's capital and see how medieval crossroads blend seamlessly with a vibrant modern energy. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.
Day 3EdinburghToday, visit Edinburgh Castle, home to the Scottish Crown Jewels. Your panoramic and walking tour of old and new Edinburgh combines Georgian architecture, writers and monuments, alleyways and hidden passages, and a thoroughly modern museum. Enjoy time to explore the city as you wish this afternoon. Later this evening, take your seat at the spectacular, world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, one of Scotland's greatest events.
Day 4EdinburghSay goodbye to the rolling hills of Scotland while travelling south through the Borders Region, stopping at Jedburgh, an historic royal burgh dating back to the 17th century. Visit the archeological site of Vindolanda, an Ancient Roman fortress built along Hadrian's Wall in the 2nd century to protect Roman Britain from the tribes of Scotland. Arrive in the medieval city of York, surrounded by historical city walls. This evening you may wish to join an optional tour to a Yorkshire vineyard and sample a selection of English wines over dinner.
Day 5YorkEnjoy a leisurely morning to explore York at your own pace. Meander the labyrinth of quaint, narrow streets known as "snickelways" or maybe visit the city's famous Minster. End the day in Chester, your home for the next two nights, where ancient walls enclose charming Tudor and Victorian houses. Discover the charms of the city with your local guide. Tonight, meet a local with many tales about life in Chester past and present.
Day 6ChesterToday, visit a royal town in Wales, where it's your choice! Visit Caernarfon Castle to discover the history behind one of Edward I's most imposing castles -OR- take a leisurely stroll around the town with your Tour Manager, seeking out local shops, cafes, and markets. Then take a scenic drive through the best of the Welsh landscape over the mountain pass to the quaint and picturesque village of Betws-y-Coed. This magical landscape holds a distinctly alpine feel and breathtaking natural beauty.
Day 7ChesterStep back in time on a journey through the English countryside to Stratford-upon-Avon - the Bard's birthplace. After touring the childhood home of William Shakespeare, take time to explore this historic market town on your own. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for dinner.
Day 8Stratford-upon-AvonBid farewell to Stratford and travel to the charming university city of Oxford. Upon arrival, it's your choice! Visit the Ashmolean Museum, opened in 1682 as Britain's first public museum, with collections ranging from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art -OR- join an expert local guide for a walking tour, including one of the colleges used as a filming location for Harry Potter. Enjoy lunch on your own before continuing on to London, England's storied capital city.
Day 9LondonTake in the sites of London on a tour of the city's quintessential sights. Begin with a walking tour of Westminster, where you see Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Continue to Buckingham Palace, the official residence of His Majesty The King, and make your way to Trafalgar Square, one of London's most vibrant spaces in the heart of the city. This afternoon is yours to discover more of London independently and make memories to treasure. This evening, join your fellow travelers to toast the end of your journey through Britain's scenic and storied landscapes.
Day 10LondonYour journey through Britain comes to a close today.
Dates/Pricing

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08/05/2024Land OnlyQuote
08/12/2024Land OnlyQuote
08/14/2024Land OnlyQuote
08/19/2024Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
Apex Grassmarket - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Holiday Inn York City Centre - York, United Kingdom
Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa - Chester, United Kingdom
Hotel Indigo - Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Mercure London Bridge - London,
Disclaimer
* NOTE: Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.

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