2019 ENGLISH KNIGHTS & WIZARDS 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS / 12 MEALS
Your vacation starts at your London hotel at 2:00 PM. See the highlights of London including the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square and more. Take a ride on the London Eye, which offers 360-degree views of the city and surrounding areas; on a clear day, you can see as far as Heathrow Airport and Windsor Castle. In the evening, join your fellow travellers for a welcome drink.
Visit the Tower of London to view the Crown Jewels. Explore London through the eyes of Harry Potter on a guided walking tour. Stop for lunch on your own. Enjoy a theater matinee in the West End – London’s version of Broadway! – before heading back to your hotel.
Drive to Salisbury Plain to view the huge mysterious monoliths of Stonehenge and learn about how they were built over 4,500 years ago. Next head to Bath to visit the Roman Baths, hot mineral-rich springs that have been popular since Roman times. Meet costumed Roman characters who will tell you of their lives in Roman Britain. Travel to Wales to tour the luxurious Cardiff Castle, splendidly reno-vated in the Victorian era, before enjoying a fun Welsh banquet with entertainment.
Drive through the lovely scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park and continue north through the picturesque countryside of rural Wales. Stop to explore the historic market town of Machynlleth. In the afternoon, visit the Nant Gwrtheyrn Welsh Heritage Centre for a fun Welsh language lesson and a guided tour of the village. At the end of your visit, sample a traditional Welsh tea with your fellow trav-elers. Head to the coastal town of Llandudno and check in to your hotel before dinner.
Head to Llandudno, where you will board the old funicular system known as the Great Orme Tramway. This tram will take you through an area rich in history dating to the stone age, and the home of wild Kashmir goats. Next, drive along the North Wales coast the Liverpool, where you will enjoy the British Music Experience to learn the story of British music from the Beatles until today. Drive to your hotel near Chester, where you will have dinner.
Travel through the English countryside to Chester, with its old city walls dating back to Roman times, medieval buildings, and Victorian architecture. Stop at the Cathedral to see a falconry exhibition and learn all about this magnifi cent raptor. Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon and learn about the Bard’s life. Later, take a cruise on the River Avon.
Discover how the magic was made at Warner Bros. Studio’s “The Making of Harry Potter” and see the original movie sets as well as some of the props and costumes. In the afternoon, head to Windsor Castle, the largest inhabited castle in the world and one of the Queen’s offi cial residences, to see the State Apartments and St George’s Chapel. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with your group.
Your tour ends after breakfast.
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner