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Trafalgar Best of Britain Summer 2017 (BBOB)

14 Days starts and ends in London Print
Tour Style: Country Explorer
Europe & Britain First Class 2017
Visits: London, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Stonehenge, Bath Abbey, Roman Baths, PLYMOUTH, Mayflower Steps, Royal Citadel, Plymouth Sound, Polperro, Dartmoor, Buckfast Abbey, Glastonbury, Cardiff, Cardiff Castle, Millenium Centre, Malvern Hills, Shropshire, Ludlow, Chester, Chester Rows, Chester Cathedral, Liverpool, Lake District, WINDERMERE, St Oswalds Church, Gretna Green, Glasgow, Glasgow Cathedral, Goerge Square, Loch Lomond, Glencoe, Spean River, Ben Nevis, Inverness, Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle, Isle of Skye, Armadale, Armadale Castle, Mallaig, Pitlochry, St Andrews, Firth of Forth, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle, Cameras Obscura, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Arthurs Seat, Scottish Parliament Building, Alnwick, Alnwick Castle, Tenantry Column, Newcastle Upon Tyne, York, The Shambles, York Minster, Stratford-upon-Avon, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Shakespeares Birthplace, UK

British icons - new and old - will shape your journey, from Liverpool's Fab Four to Shakespeare. Travel to the Scottish Highlands, exploring rugged Dartmoor, the idyllic Lake District and Tudor town of Chester. Take a ferry to the Isle of Skye and contemplate battles fought on Culloden and the golfing grounds of St. Andrews before travelling to Edinburgh and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in London, Liverpool and Edinburgh
  • Orientation of Bath, Plymouth, Cardiff, Chester, Glasgow and York
  • See Dartmoor, the Lake District, Ben Nevis and Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands, the Isle of Skye and the 18th green at St. Andrews
  • View Eilean Donan, Alnwick Castle used as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films, York Minster and Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage
  • Visit the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, picturesque Polperro, Buckfast Abbey, Glastonbury Abbey, the town of Ludlow, the Isle of Skye, Culloden, Edinburgh Castle, medieval Alnwick, and Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon

Dining Highlights

  • 13 full breakfasts
  • 5 dinners
  • 1 lunch

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page link below for details
  • VIP entry to many sights

Trafalgar Tour Itinerary

Day: 1 Arrive London (2 Nights)
Welcome to Britain. After check-in, spend time simply relaxing or take a leisurely stroll through the bustling streets of London.
Day: 2 London Sightseeing
This morning a Local Specialist will take you on a sightseeing tour of London. See Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. You are free later to explore and shop on your own in the centre of London.Full Breakfast
Day: 3 London – Stonehenge – Bath – Exeter (2 Nights)
Meet you Travel Director this morning before leaving London. Arrive in rural Wiltshire and visit the mystical ancient monoliths at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain. On arrival in the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath, see the impressive Abbey and visit the Roman Baths from which the town derives its name. Later we arrive into the historic cathedral city of Exeter. This evening get to know your companions and Travel Director during your Welcome Reception at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Welcome Reception
Day: 4 Exeter – Excursion to Plymouth, Polperro, Dartmoor and Buckfast Abbey
Your orientation of Plymouth includes the Mayflower Steps where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for the New World. See the Royal Citadel overlooking Plymouth Sound. Consider taking an optional cruise around the famous coastline. Visit Polperro, a quaint fishing village nested around a picturesque harbour. Travel along rugged Dartmoor, famous for its dramatic and breathtaking scenery. Later enjoy a Cultural Insight at Buckfast Abbey where monks have lived and prayed for nearly 1,000 years.Full Breakfast
Day: 5 Exeter – Glastonbury – Cardiff
Enjoy a picturesque drive through the South West countryside to Glastonbury. Visit the ruined Abbey, said to be the burial place of King Arthur. Later enjoy a special Be My Guest lunch in a 15th century Manor House on a working dairy farm in Somerset. Cardiff, the capital of Wales, is your final destination. View the impressive Castle and the Millennium stadium during your orientation, before checking in at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day: 6 Cardiff – Ludlow – Chester – Liverpool
Stop this morning to visit the Tudor market town of Ludlow in Shropshire. Your Travel Director takes you on a walking orientation tour of Chester, which includes views of the medieval walls, the Cathedral and the famous Tudor Rows. Liverpool is the home of the Merseybeat. This evening hear tales of the 'Fab Four' as you drive through Liverpool with your Local Specialist on an included Beatles tour.Full Breakfast
Day: 7 Liverpool – Lake District – Glasgow
Travel north through characteristically glorious scenery from Lancashire to the Lake District. Travelling along the shores of England's largest lake Windermere, and through countryside that inspired the Romantic poets, you reach Grasmere. View the grave of William Wordsworth, buried at St. Oswald's Church. We cross the Scottish border and visit Gretna Green, where eloping couples would say their vows over the anvil. This afternoon your orientation tour of Glasgow includes views of the Cathedral, magnificent George Square and the River Clyde, former heart of the shipbuilding industry. Celebrate your first night in Scotland with a Regional Meal in a local restaurant.Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
Day: 8 Glasgow – Glencoe – Fort William – Scottish Highlands (2 Nights)
Journey along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, immortalised in the well-known Scottish song, towards the site of the 1692 massacre Glencoe − 'Glen of the Weeping'. At the Commando Memorial near Fort William see breathtaking views of Britain's highest mountain Ben Nevis. Dine tonight at your hotel in the Scottish Highlands.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 9 Isle of Skye, Culloden and Scenic Highland Excursion
This morning travel to the coast and take a ferry over the sea to Skye from Mallaig to Armadale. Drive up the Sleat Peninsula and admire the spectacular scenery before stopping for time to have lunch. Cross over a road bridge to view scenic Eilean Donan Castle back on the mainland. Continue your journey past the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands and view Culloden battlefield. This site was where the final confrontation of the Jacobite rising of 1745 took place and also played a part in the religious civil war in Britain. Later return to your hotel in Newtonmore.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 10 Scottish Highlands – Pitlochry – St. Andrews – Edinburgh (2 Nights)
Heading south, stop in the picturesque village of Pitlochry before heading to the historic town of St. Andrews, the home of golf. Take a photograph on the 18th green of the Old Course, where the first games of golf were played during 1400s. Cross the Firth of Forth to the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, your home for the next two nights. During the Edinburgh Festival tickets to the Edinburgh Tattoo in the castle grounds are included.Full Breakfast
Day: 11 Edinburgh Sightseeing
This morning your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city, followed by your choice of sightseeing to Edinburgh Castle or Edinburgh's Camera Obscura. See the Royal Mile, the elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur's Seat and the new Scottish Parliament building. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town. Tonight why not enjoy an optional night out including traditional song, dance and Scottish fare?Full Breakfast
Day: 12 Edinburgh – Alnwick – York
Visit the medieval market town of Alnwick. See the impressive castle home to the Duke of Northumberland and the Tenantry Column, topped by the Percy Lion. Marvel at the magnificent scenery as you cross Northumberland. Cross the River Tyne at Newcastle en route to York where your walking orientation includes the medieval walls, the Shambles and the awe-inspiring Minster. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travellers.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day: 13 York – Stratford-upon-Avon – London
View Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage and visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon, where the Bard was born and raised. Explore the cobbled streets or walk along the banks of the River Avon. Later, travel back to London. Full Breakfast
Day: 14 Depart London
Say goodbye to your new found friends at the end of a memorable holiday.Full Breakfast

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