2019 - 8 Day Heart of Wales & England
4 Star Vacation - 7 Nights /11 Meals
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Heart of Wales & England 8 Day Tour
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Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Admire the beauty of Snowdonia National Park as a narrow-gauge train takes you through the heart of the region.
  • Gain insights into the histories of Conwy, Oxford and Windsor as your local guide recounts facts and local lore on walking tours of these towns.

Trip Highlights:

  • Caernarfon Castle
  • Cardiff Castle
  • Roman Baths
  • St Pauls Cathedral, London
  • Shakespeare’s Birthplace
  • Snowdonia Train Ride
  • Stonehenge
  • Tower of London

Dining Experiences:

  • 7 breakfasts (B) and 4 dinners (D) including a lively Welsh Banquet in Cardiff Castle on most departures.

Hotels:

  • GB-LON-HIT | London (2)
  • IE-DUB-BHB | Cardiff (1)
  • GB-GYD-CEL | Caernarfon (2)
  • GB-STV-SHH | Stratford-upon-Avon (1)
  • GB-BKS-MAC | Windsor (1)
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    HEART OF WALES & ENGLAND 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS / 11MEALS

    Day 1: LONDON ARRIVAL & ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL
    Tour begins 2:00 PM at your London hotel. Take a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks. Stop at St Paul’s Cathedral to tour the awe-inspiring interior. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group.


    Day 2: INDEPENDENT TOURING IN LONDON
    Explore London at your own pace on an independent Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour to see the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, and more. You may also take a walking tour and a cruise on the River Thames. Visit the Tower of London to view the magnifi cent Crown Jewels, guarded by Beefeaters in distinctive Tudor uniforms. Or you might choose to visit Kensington Palace, former home of Princess Diana. The evening is free for dining on your own. .
    (B)


    Day 3: STONEHENGE, BATH & CARDIFF CASTLE BANQUET
    Head to Salisbury Plain to view the huge monoliths of Stonehenge and, in the visitor center, learn about how they were built over 4,500 years ago. Visit the Roman Baths, hot mineral-rich springs that have been popular since Roman times. Travel into Wales to tour Cardiff Castle, then enjoy a fun Welsh banquet with entertainment.
    (B, D)


    Day 4: TRAIN RIDE & WELSH SCENERY
    Enjoy a panoramic drive around Cardiff to view the principal features. Continue through the Brecon Beacons National Park and through rural Wales with its picturesque countryside. Take in the beauty of the Snowdonia National Park. A narrow-gauge train ride will take you through the heart of the region to admire mountain scenery. Head to your hotel in Caernarfon where you might choose to take a gentle walk through the ancient streets after dinner.
    (B, D)


    Day 5: NORTH WALES & SNOWDONIA
    Visit the National Slate Museum, which highlights the region’s former slate industry at its height in Victorian times. Pause for photos of Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales. Stroll in the quaint village of Betws-y-Coed. Stop in Conwy and take a walk through the narrow medieval streets to see the smallest house in Britain. Tour the walls and battlements of 13th-century Caernarfon Castle.
    (B, D)


    Day 6: LLANGOLLEN & SHAKESPEARE’S STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
    Head to the charming village of Llangollen and take a look around this typical Welsh settlement with many quaint tearooms and shops. Then head across the English border to enjoy the picturesque town of Bridgnorth, with attractive black and white houses. Take a panoramic tour of Stratford-upon-Avon and visit Shakespeare’s birthplace, with an exhibition about his life and work, before walking through the house where he was born. Later, enjoy a cruise along the River Avon.
    (B, D)


    Day 7: COTSWOLDS & WINDSOR CASTLE
    Take in the gentle hills of the Cotswolds, renowned for its pretty cottages and colorful gardens. Stop in Broadway, typical of the lovely old villages in the region. Take a walking tour through Oxford to learn about the famous colleges and enjoy lunch on your own. Tour Windsor Castle, one of the Queen’s official residences, to see the State Apartments and St George’s Chapel. In the evening, take a brief stroll around the compact and historic town of Windsor with a local guide.
    (B)


    Day 8: TOUR ENDS IN WINDSOR
    Your tour ends after breakfast.
    (B)


    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner



     

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