2020 Best of Britain 10 Days/9 nights Tour

2020 Best of Britain 10 Days/9 nights Tour


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: WINDSOR CASTLE
Tour begins 2:30PM at your Windsor hotel. Visit Windsor Castle, residence of the Queen and the largest inhabited castle in the world. Take a walk around this compact and historic town with a local guide. In the evening, join your group for a welcome drink before dining independently.

Day 2: BLENHEIM PALACE & COTSWOLDS DRIVE
Travel to Blenheim Palace, a monumental country house and home to the Dukes of Marlborough. Enjoy a scenic drive through the picturesque Cotswolds, passing through quaint towns and villages nestled in distinctive rolling hills and valleys. Travel on to York, a city founded by the Romans in the first century and a major wool trading center in the Middle Ages. (B, D)

Day 3: YORK MINISTER & BAMBURGH CASTLE
Take a walking tour of York’s medieval streets, including the Shambles, one of the city’s narrowest alleyways. Tour Gothic York Minster, renowned for its magnificent medieval stained glass windows. Visit Bamburgh Castle, an imposing medieval fortress that is one of the largest inhabited castles in Britain. This magical castle is set high on a rocky plateau affording wonderful views along the coast. Continue to your hotel near Edinburgh, Dalhousie Castle, and hear a piper play before a lively Scottish evening with dinner and entertainment in your hotel. (B, D)

Day 4: EDINBURGH CITY TOUR & EDINBURGH CASTLE
Explore central Edinburgh with a local guide starting in the 200-year-old “New Town” with its planned streets and elegant Georgian houses. View Princes Street, the city’s premier shopping street, and see the Royal Mile, where medieval houses are clustered closely together. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. August 9 - 23 departures attend the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. (B)

Day 5: LAKE DISTRICT & BRITISH MUSIC EXPERIENCE
Travel through the Lake District, a region that inspired Beatrix Potter's many children's books. Stop for lunch in one of the many traditional villages before continuing to Liverpool. Visit the British Music Experience, an interactive attraction exploring British popular music through the decades. Admire the priceless collection of music memorabilia and enjoy a musical twist. The evening is free to dine on your own – then experience live music at the world-famous Cavern Club. (B, L)

Day 6: TINTERN ABBEY & WELSH EVENING IN CARDIFF
Travel through scenic Shropshire, one of the most unspoiled parts of rural England. Stop in Ludlow, a quintessentially English town to see the castle and quaint old black-and-white houses. Continue through the lovely Welsh countryside to visit the picturesque ruins of Tintern Abbey close to the River Wye. Head to Cardiff and tour Cardiff Castle before enjoying a Welsh banquet with lively music and entertainment. (B, D)

Day 7: ROMAN BATHS & STONEHENGE
Take a panoramic drive around Cardiff with a brief walk to see the principal areas and buildings. Head to Bath for a visit to the Roman Baths, hot mineral-rich springs that have been popular since ancient Roman times. Stop for lunch on your own in this historic spa town. Then marvel at the prehistoric circle of vast monoliths of Stonehenge at Salisbury Plain and learn about the primitive building methods used to create such an enduring monument. In London, the evening is free to explore and dine in one of the city’s many restaurants. (B)

Day 8: LONDON TOUR & TOWER OF LONDON
Set out on a panoramic tour of central London with a local guide to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus with its statue of Eros, Nelson’s Column flanked by huge lions in Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Visit the mighty Tower of London to see the many fortresses, ravens, Beefeaters in their distinctive uniforms, and the priceless Crown Jewels. The rest of the day and evening is free for further exploring. (B)

Day 9: INDEPENDENT LONDON SIGHTSEEING
Enjoy a day of independent sightseeing in London by Hop-On, Hop-Off bus and tour around the many famous landmarks as you please. You can choose from a number of different routes, including a walking tour and a cruise on the River Thames. (B)

Day 10: TOUR ENDS IN LONDON
Your program ends after breakfast. (B) B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner All components of this tour (hotels, visits and attractions) for 2020 itineraries are subject to change until finalized in September 2019.   >

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Accommodations

Package: Best of Britain 10 days/9 night Land tour

Macdonald Windsor Hotel
Located minutes away from Windsor Castle is the Macdonald Windsor Hotel. Set in a 1700s townhouse th...

Hotel Du Vin, York

Dalhousie Castle Hotel
Certain parts of this majestic red stone castle - which is the oldest inhabited castle in Scotland -...

Hilton Liverpool City Centre
This stylish, modern hotel was opened in 2010. Enjoy signature cocktails in the hotel's elegant PIMA...

Clayton Hotel Cardiff
This new 12-story hotel, opened in 2011, is one of Cardiff's tallest buildings, with panoramic views...

Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel
With luxurious colonial furniture and original Asian artwork, this welcoming hotel is like a smart a...

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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Ratings based off 1959 reviews about CIE Tours. Currently showing 15 reviews with comments only.
By Irving Z on Sep 20, 2019

Fantastic trip, more than I was expecting.

By Pamela A on Aug 11, 2019

We greatly enjoyed this tour. The itinerary covered a lot of fabulous places to see, the accommodations were excellent, and the tour guide/coach driver was very entertaining and informative. We will definitely consider CIE and Affordable Tours in booking our next vacation. Thanks!

By Joan G on Aug 10, 2019

I expected more hands on guidance in the choice of pubs, more going as a group. However I liked very much our driver/guide, Matt Nolan. His manner was very pleasant, his introductions to the areas we visited and history talks were just enough, and he was skilled driver on the narrow roads. Time on the bus was calm and quiet which seemed to suit us. He managed all the travel details professionally.

By Thomas T on Jul 17, 2019

Great tour, Highly recommended!

By Cherie C on Jul 07, 2019

Exceeded my expectations. Wonderful accommodations, very interactive experience with the tour stops.

By Michaele F on Jul 07, 2019

Wonderful experience, we are looking forward to booking another tour.

By Eric J on Jun 28, 2019

Price very reasonable. Nice accommodations. Great tours and good amount of free time.

By Brian P on Jun 07, 2019

It was a great experience from beginning to end.

By Paula F on May 26, 2019

I would highly recommend CIE Tours. The tour, accommodations and food were excellent. Our driver, David, was the best!

By Ricky C on May 17, 2019

2nd trip with CIE. both were up to expectations. good drivers and guides. good selection of places to tour.

By Robert C on May 09, 2019

This was a great tour with lots of included activities. CIE was very accommodating and helpful.

By Thomas M on May 06, 2019

CIE is a very solid tour company. This was our third trip with CIE and we have toured with five other companies, all well known. CIE is not the cheapest, but the quality is excellent and there are no optional excursions. Everything is included in the price. This means they stick to popular tour options. Optional excursions offer the chance to customize the tour or to opt out of some selections. There were no CIE scheduled attractions that we would have left out. Service and organization were very sound as always.

By Glenda S on Apr 08, 2019

Our driver/ guide, Murt, made the whole experience very enjoyable. He had a great sense of humor, provided interesting stories & historical events and gave us the best amount of time each day to see all the events on our schedule.

By Raymond H on Mar 26, 2019

CIE was great. Tour Director was wonderful.

By Marilou V on Nov 11, 2018

Our tour director, Gary, was very professional, knowledgeable and very helpful. The itinerary was excellent and thoroughly enjoyable.


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