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CIE Tours 2019 - 8 Day Great British Cities

4 Star Vacation - 7 Nights - 11 Meals
Overnights: 3 Edinburgh, 2 York, 2 London
From Edinburgh to London
Tour Code #: GB-HBA3-19-8DN   CIE Tours Retail Price From: $2,569

CIE Tour Highlights:

Authentic Local Experiences:


Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 4th - August 18th departures.  See Yorkshire’s amazing scenery as you travel by vintage locomotive.  

Dining Experiences:


7 breakfasts (B) and 4 dinners (D)) including a festive Scottish evening in Edinburgh and dinner at a historic pub in York.  

Trip Highlights:


Castle Howard  Home to the Howard family for over 300 years, Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th century residence set within 1,000acres of breathtaking landscape in the Howardian Hills. Enjoy world-renowned collections, stunningarchitecture, fascinating tours and inspiring stories.

North Yorkshire Moors Steam Vintage TrainNorth Yorkshire Steam Vintage Train The North Yorkshire Moors Railway provides some 18 miles of preserved steam railway running through the spectacular scenery of the North Yorkshire Moors. Glamis Castle Shakespeare’s Birthplace This carefully restored 16th century half-timbered house in Stratford-upon-Avon is where William Shakespearewas born in 1564 and spent his childhood years. See an exhibition on Shakespeare and his times before walkingthrough the house, now restored to look at it would have been in his day.

St Andrews Golf has been played on the Links at St Andrews since around 1400 AD and the Old Course is renowned throughout the world as the Home of Golf. By the 19th century it was part of the way of life for many local people and golf. Golf still plays a major part in the culture and economy of St Andrews today.

Tower of London Founded in 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest of England, the tower has played an important part inEnglish history for the past millennium. See the White Tower, dating from 1078, view the pricelessCrown Jewels and learn about all the monarchs associated with the Tower.

York Minster  Edinburgh Castle 

Hotels:


Norton House Hotel & Spa - near Edinburgh (3)  York Marriott - York (2)  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Victoria - London (2) 

CIE International Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Edinburgh & Scottish Evening
Tour begins 6:30 PM at your Edinburgh hotel. Meet your tour director and fellow travelers and enjoy a lively Scottish evening with dinner and entertainment. (D)

Day 2: Edinburgh Castle & City Tour
Explore central Edinburgh, starting in the 200-year-old “New Town” with planned streets and elegant Georgian houses where many famous writers and inventors lived. See the Royal Mile with its narrow medieval houses, then tour Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The rest of the day is free. On August 4 – 18 departures, experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. (B)

Day 3: Excursion To Glamis Castle & St Andrews Walk
Tour Glamis Castle, the legendary setting ofShakespeare’s “Macbeth” and childhood homeof the Queen Mother. Cross the modern Tay Bridge to the medieval town of St Andrews, the “Home of Golf”. Enjoy a panoramic tour and spend some free time browsing on your own. Back in Edinburgh, head to a nearby pub for dinner with your group. (B, D)

Day 4: Abbotsford House & York Minster
Visit Abbotsford House, former home of Sir Walter Scott. Upon arrival in York, visit York Minster, which is famous for its stained glass windows. In the evening enjoy a pub dinner with your group. (B, D)

Day 5: Historic Train Ride & Castle Howard
Head to Goathland Station, which served as “Hogsmeade Station” in the Harry Potter series, and travel on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway by vintage locomotive. In Whitby, take a guided stroll around the picturesque harbor, winding streets, and quaint buildings. Tour the elaborate chambers of Castle Howard, an imposing 18th century mansion where “Brideshead Revisited” was filmed. (B, D)

Day 6: Shakespeare’s Birthplace & London
Travel to Stratford-upon-Avon and Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Discover the world that shaped the man as you look through an exhibition about his life and work, and take in a short performance to see his words come to life. Drive through the scenic Cotswolds region, renowned for picturesque villages built of honey-colored stone with charming gardens. Arrive in London where the evening is at leisure. (B)

Day 7: Tower Of London & City Sightseeing
Take a panoramic London tour to see some of the famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Nelson’s Column 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 elaborate uniforms, and the dazzling Crown Jewels. The afternoon and evening are free for independent activities. (B)

Day 8: Tour Ends In London
Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner .

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