2019 - 10 Day Best of Britain
4 Star Vacation - 9 Nights /14 Meals
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Best of Britain 10 Day Tour
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Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Reserved seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 4 – 18 departures.
  • Discover the rich history of Windsor and York on walking tours around these charming old towns.
  • Visit the medieval Bamburgh Castle and enjoy views of the beach below.

Trip Highlights:

  • British Music Experience
  • Cardiff Castle
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Roman Baths
  • Stonehenge
  • Tower of London
  • Windsor Castle

Dining Experiences:

  • 9 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), and 3 dinners (D), including a Scottish evening at Dalhousie Castle in Edinburgh and a festive Welsh banquet at Cardiff Castle.

Hotels:

  • Macdonald Windsor Hotel | Windsor (1)
  • York Marriott | York (1)
  • Dalhousie Castle Hotel | near Edinburgh (2)
  • Hilton Hotel Liverpool | Liverpool (1)
  • Clayton Hotel Cardiff | Cardiff (1)
  • Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel | London (3)
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    BEST OF BRITAIN 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS/ 13 MEALS

    Day 1: WINDSOR CASTLE
    Tour begins 2:30 PM at your Windsor hotel. Visit Windsor Castle, residence of the Queen and the largest inhabited castle in the world. In the evening, join your group for a welcome drink before dining independently. Take an evening walk around this compact and historic town with a local guide.


    Day 2: BLENHEIM PALACE & COTSWOLDS DRIVE
    Travel to Blenheim Palace, a monumental “country house” and home to the Dukes of Marlborough. Enjoy a scenic drive through the picturesque Cotswolds, passing through quaint towns and villages nestled among the distinctive rolling hills and valleys. Travel on to York, a city founded by the Romans in the fi rst century and a major wool trading center in the Middle Ages.
    (B, D)


    Day 3: YORK MINISTER & BAMBURGH CASTLE
    Take a walking tour of York’s medieval street, including the Shambles, one of the city’s narrowest alleyways. Then tour the Gothic York Minster, renowned for its magnifi cent medieval stained glass windows. Visit Bamburgh Castle, an imposing medieval fortress that is one of the largest inhabited castles in Britain. This magical castle is set high on a rocky plateau affording wonderful views along the coast. Continue to your hotel near Edinburgh, Dalhousie Castle, and hear a piper play before a lively Scottish evening with dinner and entertainment.
    (B, D)


    Day 4: GUIDED CITY TOUR & EDINBURGH CASTLE
    Explore central Edinburgh, starting in the 200-year-old “New Town” with its planned streets and elegant Georgian houses. View Princes Street, the city’s premier shopping street, and see the Royal Mile where medieval houses are clustered closely together. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. The August 4 - 18 departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.
    (B)


    Day 5: LAKE DISTRICT & BRITISH MUSIC EXPERIENCE
    Travel through the Lake District, a region that inspired Beatrix Potter’s many children’s books. Stop in one of the many peaceful villages before continuing to Liverpool. Visit the British Music Experience to see the exhibition dedicated to the history of popular music in Britain, admire the priceless collection of music memorabilia, and enjoy a musical twist. In the evening, head to the world-famous Cavern Club to enjoy live music.
    (B, L)


    Day 6: TINTERN ABBEY & WELSH EVENING IN CARDIFF
    Travel through scenic Shropshire, one of the most unspoiled parts of rural England. Stop in Ludlow, a quintessentially English town to see the castle and quaint old black-and-white houses. Continue through the lovely Welsh countryside to visit the picturesque ruins of Tintern Abbey close to the River Wye. Head to Cardiff and tour Cardiff Castle before enjoying a Welsh banquet with lively music and entertainment.
    (B, D)


    Day 7: ROMAN BATHS & STONEHENGE
    Take a panoramic drive around Cardiff with a brief walk to see the principal areas and buildings. Head to Bath for a visit to the Roman Baths, hot mineral-rich springs that have been popular since ancient Roman times. Stop for lunch on your own in this historic spa town. Then marvel at the prehistoric circle of vast monoliths of Stonehenge at Salisbury Plain and learn about the primitive building methods used to create such an enduring monument. In London, the evening is free to explore and dine in one of the city’s many restaurants.
    (B)


    Day 8: LONDON TOUR & TOWER OF LONDON
    Set out on a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus with its statue of Eros, Nelson’s Column flanked by huge lions in Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Visit the mighty Tower of London to see the many fortresses, Beefeaters in their distinctive uniforms, ravens, and the priceless Crown Jewels. The rest of the day is free for further exploring.
    (B)


    Day 9: INDEPENDENT SIGHTSEEING
    Spend a day of independent sightseeing in London by Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour around the many famous landmarks. There are a number of different routes to choose from including a walking tour and a cruise on the River Thames.
    (B)


    Day 10: TOUR ENDS IN LONDON
    Your program ends after breakfast.
    (B)


    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner



     

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    Sun Apr 21, 2019Tue Apr 30, 2019US$2949
     
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    Sun May 26, 2019Tue Jun 04 2019US$3149
     
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    Sun Jun 02 2019Tue Jun 11, 2019US$3649
     
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    Sun Jun 16, 2019Tue Jun 25, 2019US$3199
     
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    Sun Jul 21, 2019Tue Jul 30, 2019US$3149
     
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    Sun Jul 28, 2019Tue Aug 06 2019US$3649
     
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    Sun Aug 04 2019Tue Aug 13, 2019US$3349
     
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    Sun Aug 11, 2019Tue Aug 20, 2019US$3349
     
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    Sun Aug 18, 2019Tue Aug 27, 2019US$3349
     
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    Sun Aug 25, 2019Tue Sep 03 2019US$3149
     
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    Sun Sep 01 2019Tue Sep 10, 2019US$3649
     
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    Sun Sep 08 2019Tue Sep 17, 2019US$3199
     
     
     
     
    Sun Sep 15, 2019Tue Sep 24, 2019US$3199
     
     
     
     
    Sun Oct 06 2019Tue Oct 15, 2019US$2999
     
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    Sun Oct 13, 2019Tue Oct 22, 2019US$3499
     
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    Sun Oct 27, 2019Tue Nov 05 2019US$2699
     
     
     
     
     

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