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Tour Savings: The Best of England & Scotland

Save up to $485 per person*

Explore the best of Britain on this incredible trip across England and Scotland - including a journey across the sea to the Isle of Skye. Imagine life as a Benedictine monk at Buckfast Abbey, feel the hope of brave pilgrims in Plymouth, be inspired by the beauty of Lake Windermere, and so much more! Book by 30 November 2021 and save up to $485 per person on select departures. Call 1300 414 198 now to secure your booking.

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About this holiday

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Panoramic view of the River Avon, Stratford upon Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare

Explore the best of Britain on this 11 Days guided journey, enjoy plenty of free time to discover on your own or book on the optional tours selected to showcase each destination.

Discover Bath, Plymouth, Cardiff, Chester, Glasgow and York.

Explore Liverpool, the Isle of Skye and Edinburgh with a Local Specialist.

Visit the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, Polperro, Glastonbury Abbey, the town of Ludlow, the Isle of Skye, Edinburgh Castle, Alnwick and Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon.

See Dartmoor, the Lake District, Ben Nevis and Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands and the 18th green at St. Andrews.

View Eilean Donan Castle, Alnwick Castle used as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films, York Minster and Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage.

Enjoy a Be My Guest lunch with the Dyer family on their 15th-century dairy farm in Somerset complete with home-made ice-cream.

Visit Buckfast Abbey, a Benedictine monastery built on the site where monks have lived and prayed for over 1,000 years.

Inclusions

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Your tour includes:

  • 10 nights accommodation
  • 16 Meals - 11 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch Be My Guest & 5 dinners
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury Air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi
  • All Porterage and Restaurant Gratuities
  • An expert Travel Director and Professional Driver
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All Hotel Tips, Charges and local taxes

Please call our travel team on 1300 414 198 to learn more and request a quote.

Our experienced consultants can also happily help with flights, pre/post-tour accommodation and travel insurance.

Please note that prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.

Accommodation

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10 nights accommodation included on this tour.

    • Mercure Southgate (2 Nights)
    • Park Inn by Radisson City Centre
    • Jurys Inn
    • Crowne Plaza or Holiday Inn Theatreland
    • Laggan Gaskmore or Carrbridge (2 Nights)
    • Marriott or Jurys Inn (2 Nights)
    • Novotel Centre

Travel dates

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Please note that prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change without notice.

Book by 30 November 2021 and Pay by 17 February 2022 to save on select departure in April, May and June 2022.

  • 16 - 26 April 2022 - Twin share - from $3,825 per person
  • 7 - 17 May 2022 - Twin share - from $3, 825 per person
  • 4 - 14 June 2022 - Twin share - from $3,956 per person
  • 25 June - 5 July 2022 - Twin share - from $3,956 per person
  • 23 July - 2 August 2022 - Twin share - from $4,046 per person
  • 30 July - 9 August 2022 - Twin share - from $4,365 per person
  • 6 - 16 August 2022 - Twin share - from $4,365 per person

Other departures in 2022 and 2023

  • 10 - 20 September 2022 - Twin share - from $4,425 per person
  • 8 - 18 October 2022 - Twin share - from $4,250 per person
  • 13 - 23 May 2023 - Twin share - from $4,495 per person
  • 10 - 20 June 2023 - Twin share - from $4,495 per person
  • 26 August - 5 September 2023 - Twin share - from $4,525 per person
  • 30 September - 10 October 2023 - Twin share- from $4,350 per person
  • 14 - 24 October 2023 - Twin share - from $4,350 per person

Multiple departure dates are available in 2022 and 2023 - ask our experienced Travel Advisor for details on 1300 414 198.

Itinerary

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Please note the following itinerary is subject to change without notice.

Day 1 - Journey to Stonehenge, Bath and Exeter

The rolling green and golden landscapes of rural Wiltshire provide a stunning backdrop for our scenic drive to Salisbury Plain this morning. We tread in the footsteps of druids and pagans at Stonehenge before travelling to UNESCO listed Bath, with its elegant Georgian façades and the centuries-old Roman Baths. Our home for the next two nights is the historic cathedral city of Exeter where we will enjoy a memorable Welcome Reception this evening at our hotel.

Hotel - Mercure Southgate (2 nights)

Included Meals - Welcome Reception

Day 2 - Plymouth

Our first stop today is in the ancient port city of Plymouth, where we'll delve into the history of the brave Pilgrim Fathers who set sail for an unknown New World from its shores. See the Royal Citadel overlooking Plymouth Sound and consider an optional cruise around the dramatic coastline. We take a step back in time at our next stop, the fishing village and artists' retreat of Polperro. Continuing along the brooding moorland of Dartmoor, we arrive at Buckfast Abbey, where we'll Dive Into Culture and gain insights into how Benedictine monks have lived and prayed for over 1,000 years.

Included Meals - Breakfast

Optional Experiences:

  • Devonshire Village and Dinner
  • Plymouth Harbour Cruise

Day 3 - Glastonbury and Cardiff

Enjoy a scenic drive through the pretty Devon and Somerset countryside to mystical Glastonbury, where we'll visit the ruined Abbey, said to be the final resting place of King Arthur. Later, we Connect With Locals, joining the Dyer family for lunch on their 15th-century dairy farm in Somerset for a Be My Guest experience. We journey to Cardiff, the capital of Wales, where we'll explore the proud heritage of the Welsh and modern icons, including the Principality Stadium during an orientation tour.

Hotel - Park Inn by Radisson City Centre

Included Meals - Breakfast, Be My Guest

Optional Experiences:

  • Cardiff Castle Tour
  • Welsh Evening

Day 4 - Liverpool

Tudor history is explored this morning as we visit the historic towns of Ludlow and Chester with their characteristic black and white half-timbered buildings. Join your Travel Director for an orientation walk past these famous Tudor Rows and enjoy views of Chester's medieval city walls and red sandstone Cathedral. The haunt of the 'Fab Four' is our final stop today. Join a Local Specialist to gain insight into Liverpool's Beatles' history and enjoy a free evening in one of Britain's edgiest cities.

Hotel - Jurys Inn

Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 5 - Lake District and Glasgow

Rolling Lancashire pastures give way to the soul-stirring Lake District, whose beautiful scenery has inspired poets and writers for centuries. We travel along the shores of Lake Windermere, through countryside made famous by the poet William Wordsworth. Stop in Gretna Green, where many an eloping couple have tied the knot. We arrive in Glasgow later for an orientation tour, including views of the Cathedral, magnificent George Square and the Clyde River, the former heart of the shipbuilding industry. This evening, enjoy a Regional Dinner in a local restaurant.

Hotel - Crowne Plaza OR Holiday Inn Theatreland

Included Meals - Breakfast, Regional Dinner

Optional Experience:

  • Private Cruise on Lake Windermere

Day 6 - Fort William and the Scottish Highlands

Journey along Loch Lomond, whose bonnie banks were immortalised in the well-known Scottish song. We arrive in Glencoe and remember the MacDonald clansmen who died tragically in the 1692 massacre which led this place to be called the 'Glen of Weeping'. At the World War II Commando Memorial near Fort William, we admire views of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Our day in beautiful surrounds comes to an end with a cosy dinner at our hotel located within the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands.

Hotel - Laggan Gaskmor OR Carrbridge (2 nights)

Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

Optional Experiences:

  • Loch Lomond Boat Trip
  • Highland Farm Experience

Day 7 - Isle of Skye

We travel to the coast this morning to the Isle of Skye where a Local Specialist will take us on a journey to view the remarkable Cuillin Mountains. Against the backdrop of heather-clad mountains, we stop at the ancient settlement of Kyleakin. Later, we cross back to view scenic Eilean Donan Castle on the mainland. Travel through the Scottish Highlands past its picturesque lochs and glens, keeping your camera at the ready to capture 'Nessie' if you can.

Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 - Edinburgh

Heading back to the lowlands of Scotland, we stop in Pitlochry before heading to the historic home of golf, St. Andrews. Here, the first games were played during the 1400s. See its famous 18th hole before crossing the Firth of Forth to Scotland's enchanting capital, Edinburgh. Tickets to see the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance dates.

Hotel - Marriott OR Jurys Inn (2 nights)

Included Meals - Breakfast

Optional Experiences:

  • Local Dinner Evening
  • Edinburgh by Night & Dinner
  • Pitlochry. Visit of Blair Castle

Day 9 - Edinburgh

Ramble up the Royal Mile today and see the iconic sights of one of Britain's most enchanting cities. The elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse, in the shadow of Arthur's Seat, and the Scottish Parliament feature on your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Visit Edinburgh Castle perched atop Castle Rock overlooking the city. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town and amble through the hidden passages of the Old Town before enjoying an evening at leisure. Consider an Optional Experience including traditional song, dance and Scottish fare.

Included Meals - Breakfast

Optional Experiences:

  • Dinner & Drive to Historic Torphichen
  • Rossly Chapel
  • Scottish Show with Dinner

Day 10 - York

We travel to the medieval market town of Alnwick this morning, where we'll see the impressive castle home to the Duke of Northumberland and the Tenantry Column, upon which the Percy Lion sits and surveys the town. Journey through Northumberland to the cathedral city of York. We'll embark an orientation walk past its cobblestone Shambles and see the inspiring Minster with its 'heart of Yorkshire' before joining our newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner.

Hotel - Novotel Centre

Included Meals - Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 11 - Stratford-upon-Avon and London

Shakespeare's legacy and life are celebrated in his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon, which we will have an opportunity to visit today on our return to London. See Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage and visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre. Later, we travel back to London where our amazing holiday comes to an end.

Included Meals - Breakfast

All Optional experiences for this trip are bookable with the Travel Director when you travel.

Our experienced consultants can also happily help with flights, pre/post-tour accommodation and travel insurance. Call today for a quote on 1300 414 198.

Questions

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Travel Wellbeing protocols and peace of mind to enjoy your trip.

The operators of this tour have collaborated with the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) to align and create global protocols and procedures to produce enhanced on-trip standards to assure the health and happiness of all guests travelling.

Authentic COVID-19 vaccination certificate (electronic or paper showing date and time of vaccination(s)) with final or booster dose given at least 15 days before departing is required for this trip.

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Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

Properties used in the tour is subject to change without notice.

  • Save up to 20% off sale - Book by 30 November 2021 and Pay in Full by 17 February 2022.
  • Discounts apply to a range of tours and select departures only.