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Young travelers must be under the age of 18 years on the date of departure, and must be accompanied by an adult (limit of one Young Traveler Discount per room). Please see below for a detailed breakdown of age groups for individual brochures. Asia 5 - 11, At Leisure 5 - 18 (5 -15 for Australia and New Zealand), Australia and New Zealand 5 - 15, CostSaver 5 - 17, Europe and Britain 5 -17, Family Experiences 5 - 17, Hidden Journeys 5 - 18 (5 - 11 for Asia), South America 5 - 17, trips to Costa Rica and Panama 5 - 12, trips to Mexico 5 - 12, USA and Canada 5 - 17.
Triple room reductions are based on sharing a twin or a double bedroom with an extra bed, which may be a roll-away. Discount may not apply to all itineraries, countries, regions or travel types, ask your travel consultant for full details. Additional restrictions may apply.
Please note that there is no guarantee roommates will be of a similar age group. If you are unable to be matched, you will be provided a single room at no extra cost. This service does not apply to City Breaks, extra nights' accommodation and all Eastern Mediterranean vacations - with the exception of Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) and the Best of Turkey. Additional restrictions may apply.
Only one credit is available per person. Not available on extra night stays, airfares, taxes and fees, flights supplements and surcharges and airport transfers. Conditions apply.
Please note that vacations must be booked at the same time. The discount is per person only and does not apply to City Breaks, extra nights' accommodation, extensions and airfares, taxes and fees, and airport transfers. Europe - excludes all Eastern Mediterranean vacations except the Greek Island Hopper, the Best of Greece (without cruise), the Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) and the Best of Turkey. Autumn, Winter and Spring Europe - excludes Real Britain, Jordan, Egypt and Israel. Asia - excludes Highlights of China and the Yangtze, and China Tibet and the Yangtze.
Not applicable to Hidden Journeys, Israel, vacations with trains, Greek Island Hopper, Solo Traveler Discount and extra nights’ accommodations. Discount is combinable with Triple room and Young Traveler discounts. Discount limited to one group per coach.
Connect with England’s rich cultural heritage on a journey exploring royal palaces, ancient monuments like the stone circle at Stonehenge, historic naval artefacts, Roman ruins in Chester, beautiful buildings, bustling cities and breathtaking scenery!
Day 1 - DEPART USA
Overnight flight to London.
Day 2 - ARRIVE LONDON
Welcome to London! Relax or spend time exploring this fascinating city.
Hilton Kensington (First Class)
Day 3 - LONDON - STONEHENGE - PLYMOUTH
Visit the ancient, mysterious Stonehenge, site of prehistoric pagan worship. This evening in Plymouth after an evening orientation including the Mayflower Steps, meet and get to know your companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Pub Reception which includes a typical British pub meal and drinks.(Welcome Reception)
Jurys Inn (First Class)
Day 4 - PLYMOUTH - TINTAGEL - CLOVELLY - BIDEFORD
View the ruins of Tintagel Castle, standing on a dramatic and windswept cliff, believed to be the birthplace of King Arthur. Follow the picturesque Cornish coast north to visit Clovelly, a tiny fishing village with cobbled streets, and then travel on to stay at the ancient seaport of Bideford. Dine this evening at your hotel.(Full Breakfast / Dinner)
Durrant House (First Class)
Day 5 - BIDEFORD - GLASTONBURY - BATH - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
Discover the ruins at Glastonbury on an included visit, once the grandest and richest Abbey in England and said to be the burial place of King Arthur. Visit the world famous Roman Baths, a magnificent temple built around Britain’s only hot springs. After a scenic drive through the Cotswold countryside, enjoy an included visit to Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitors Centre and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage.(Full Breakfast)
The Falcon (Superior First Class)
Day 6 - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON - CHESTER - LIVERPOOL
See the ancient city walls, famous Tudor ‘Rows’ and fascinating Roman ruins in Chester on your orientation walk of the town. Enjoy a Unique Insight into the life of the local Town Crier – an esteemed position which dates back to medieval times. Arrive in Liverpool, hometown of the Beatles. This evening, follow in the footsteps of the ‘Fab Four’ as you drive through Liverpool with your Local Expert on an included Beatles tour.(Full Breakfast)
Jurys Inn (First Class)
Day 7 - LIVERPOOL - LAKE DISTRICT - YORK
Marvel at the breath-taking landscapes that inspired Wordsworth, Coleridge, Tennyson and other Romantic poets as you drive to the heart of the Lake District, Lake Windermere. Enjoy free time to shop for crafts, discover the world of Beatrix Potter, try the Kendal mint cake or cruise on England’s largest natural lake. This afternoon, see the Shambles, Stonegate, Petergate, and the magnificent York Minster during your orientation walk through York. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner at an English country home.(Full Breakfast / Be My Guest Farewell Dinner)
Holiday Inn (First Class)
Day 8 - YORK - CAMBRIDGE - LONDON
See the magnificent architecture of King’s College Chapel in the prestigious university city of Cambridge. Enjoy free time for lunch and a walk to the River Cam to see the famous Cambridge ‘backs’. Arrive in London in the early evening at the end of your memorable vacation.(Full Breakfast)
Hilton Kensington (First Class)
Day 9 - LONDON SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
See the famous sights including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace on your included half day sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. The rest of your day is free for shopping or exploring.(Full Breakfast)
Day 10 - LONDON - USA
After a hearty breakfast bid farewell to London as your vacation comes to an end.(Full Breakfast)
First Class Travel Highlights
York Horse Races: Due to the York Horse Races, 9 May & 15 Aug departures may be accommodated in Harrogate or Leeds instead of York. Sightseeing inclusions will remain the same.
The trip was about nature and history. It lacked any mention of art - at the least, architecture and sculpture. It would benefit if those topics were included.
The tour was spectacular. The Cooper Canyon was awesome and unbelievable. Our tour guide was well-experienced and knowledgeable. Our accommodations were the best. The local foods that we ate were very delicious.
Trafalgar is an excellent choice for traveling. I already did 2 European tours with them in 6 months and booked my third tour. They are professional and efficient. Traveling with Trafalgar saves time and money. The local experiences they provide make all the difference.
The tour was with AATKings/Trafalgar Tours. The Guide, Driver, Hotels, Meals, Tours were all excellent and I had a great time. Thanks!
The itinerary was absolutely within my expectations.
Our travel consultant did an excellent job booking our trip. The flight, airport transfer, and the tour itself was far beyond our expectations.
Everything that was stated came true but it was even better then what I expected.
We loved this trip. We love using Trafalgar because the tour directors are great, the itinerary is well planned out, and they have experiences that are unique, like taking a ride on a horse-drawn wagon (the horse had jingle bells on) through a small town and stopping for pictures on a beautiful little bridge, and then the owner of the horses taking us to his home and providing us with a homemade lunch.
Everything was great in my trip to New Zealand's southern island, the scenery was certainly stunning! I had a good time, all the fellow travelers in the tour was very nice and friendly, and I have found some new friends there! New Zealand is a new country where air is very clean and people are honest and trustworthy welcoming tourists as well as foreigners with open arms. Next time I'd like to go back and see the Northern island of the country.
It's a trip worth taking, but not at all up to the descriptions provided by most travelers. So don't think your socks are going to get knocked off by the scenery seen from the train or the dizzying bridge heights. Maybe I'm jaded because I live in Wash. State and I've taken the Empire Builder (Amtrak) & the Rocky Mountaineer (Canada Rail). So, this trip had some "nice" scenery, and it was interesting to do some real switchbacks, but as for the train portion overall: "meh". Hard to get good camera shots if not on right side of train or unless you camped out (to the detriment of others) on the right side of the in-between sections of the train cars. The train condition was good, the restrooms were clean, and the food was OK. The accommodations on the trip were nice to very-nice, as was the food. You have to realize this is Mexico however -- if you're expecting USA quality throughout then you're going to be one of the complainers the rest of us have to put up with. The hotel on the rim of the canyon was especially nice, with incredible views. The tram ride (into the canyon) was also very scenic. Between the two, it made the trip very worthwhile. The Casas Grandes (Paquime) stop was also very interesting if you like archaeological stuff. Those two things (the canyon stay) & Paquime were kinda the only two things worth seeing on the trip. Not that the rest of it wasn't worth seeing at all -- it was. But those were really the only two stops of significance in my opinion. I'm glad I crossed this trip off my list, but I would not do it again nor recommend it except with the above caveats. This was my first trip with Trafalgar (I've done many other bus tours with other companies). I would recommend them, putting them on the same level as Globus.
Truly professional Tour Director and drivers made the tour memorable. Trafalgar always arrange first class hotel rooms.
The Trafalgar tour guide wasn\'t good as those we had in the past. The itinerary was a bit rushed, covering too great a distance in a short time.
I thought both Affordable Tours and Trafalgar did a great job. Would definitely travel with Trafalgar again and would definitely use Affordable Tours again.
It was an awesome, organized, educational and a fun trip from Trafalgar. Folks were great. Thank you to our travel director who took care of the group\'s need and our driver for keeping us safe. It went beyond my expectation. Thank you!
Just got back home from my 2016 Splendors of Italy vacations (10/22-11/03). The Travel Director was absolutely amazing, as well as our driver. They did everything to make our vacation an unforgettable experience. All local guides were excellent and very attentive. They took care of every detail so we just had to enjoy every second in Italy.
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