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8 Day Classic England & Scotland - Friday Departure

8 Day Classic England & Scotland - Friday Departure


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for England
Depart for England

DAY 2, Saturday -Arrive in London
Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Most flights arrive in the early morning and your room may not be ready for you. In this case, leave your luggage with the concierge and your Tour Manager will provide suggestions for you to begin to explore the city on your own. This evening, your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 6 pm followed by a Welcome Dinner. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 4 pm if possible*For the 20 April departure please note that due to the London Marathon, traveling throughout London may face disruptions.
Overnight: London
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Sunday - London City Tour
Discover the history, pageantry and sights of the city with a half day tour* of London's West End. Begin with a drive through fashionable Kensington with its elegant squares and parks. Pass Harrods store and continue to view Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and the famous Big Ben. Go on to view Buckingham Palace, the London residence of Her Majesty the Queen. Your tour ends in the heart of the city to explore the afternoon at leisure. Perhaps join the in-depth optional tour of Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral *For Apr 17, sightseeing may be altered due to local events
Optional: Tower of London & St. Paul's Cathedral (PM)
Overnight: London
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday - Stonehenge, Bath
Today, depart London and head to the circles of Stonehenge. Located in the middle of Salisbury Plain, Stonehenge is unique among stone circles and its construction still defies belief. The first stone was placed here 5000 years ago and the structure was finally completed 1400 years later. Continue to Bath's Georgian Crescents to find elegant stone buildings with terraces, crescents, and graceful squares. Visit the original 2000-year-old Roman Baths and Georgian Pump Room with its natural mineral water. Later in the afternoon join the optional tour to the Village of Lacock. You will have time to explore the village before enjoying dinner at a historic local Inn
Optional: Village of Lacock with dinner (PM)
Overnight: Bath
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Tuesday - Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon, Liverpool
Drive north today into the heart of England through the villages of the Cotswolds, with its stone and thatch cottages, to the birthplace of Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon, a charming market town. View Anne Hathaway's cottage, the school that William Shakespeare attended, and Shakespeare's birthplace. Enjoy time at leisure in this historic town, where the Bard's plays are still performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Then travel to lively Liverpool for a change of pace, where The Beatles were born and rose to fame. With your guide, explore the notable sights made famous in song by the Beatles - Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields. View the legendary Cavern Club where the Beatles began their journey to fame and Liverpool's stunning Albert Dock complex, a reminder of Liverpool's history as a great and prosperous port. Dinner tonight is at your hotel in Liverpool
Overnight: Liverpool
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Wednesday - Local Farmhouse Visit in the Lake District, Moffat, Edinburgh
Today, travel along the shores of Windermere, the largest lake in England at the heart of the rolling hills of the picturesque Lake District, stopping for tea and fresh-baked scones at a local farmhouse. Continue towards the charming village of Grasmere, the 19th century home of the poet William Wordsworth. Next, cross into Scotland at the border town of Gretna Green, famous for its "runaway" weddings, and past Moffat, known for its high quality wool products. Arrive in Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city, with its exquisite Georgian and Victorian architecture and winding medieval streets. During your stay, discover the city's rich heritage and historic buildings. Its Old and New Town are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Thursday - Edinburgh City Tour
This morning, join a local guide for a city tour of historic Edinburgh. The route will take you past the Scottish Parliament, Holyrood Palace, the Museum of Scotland, the Royal Mile, and Princes Street. Also included is a visit to Edinburgh Castle, where you can see The Crown Room, Royal Palace, St. Margaret's Chapel, and much more! The balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, conclude your trip with a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers and Tour Manager
Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday - Depart Scotland
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-London, Edinburgh-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights accommodations
  • 2 nights London
  • 1 night Bath
  • 1 night Liverpool
  • 2 nights Edinburgh
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†♦
  • 9 meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

  • Special Features

  • Tour Stonehenge, the best-known prehistoric monument in England and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit the 2000 year old Roman Baths and Georgian pump room with its natural mineral water
  • Tour Edinburgh Castle, where you can see the Crown Room, Royal Palace and St. Margaret's Chapel
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    ♦ London Gatwick Airport transfers available at an additional cost

    *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

    London Gatwick Airport transfers available at an additional cost.

    Accommodation Details:
    Hilton Bath City will accommodate triple rooms with double bed and sofa bed

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    Accommodations

    Amba Hotel Marble Arch
    This first class hotel is well located across from Hyde Park and close to Oxford Street.

    Apex City of Bath Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in the city centre of Bath.

    Hard Days Night Hotel
    This first class hotel is located nearby the famous Cavern Club.

    Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
    This first class hotel is located a short walk away from the Edinburgh Castle.

    Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
    This first class hotel is located a short walk away from the Edinburgh Castle.

    Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
    This first class hotel is located a short walk away from the Edinburgh Castle.

    Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
    This first class hotel is located a short walk away from the Edinburgh Castle.

    Apex Grassmarket
    This first class hotel is located nearby Edinburgh Castle.

    Apex Grassmarket
    This first class hotel is located nearby Edinburgh Castle.

    Apex Grassmarket
    This first class hotel is located nearby Edinburgh Castle.

    Apex Grassmarket
    This first class hotel is located nearby Edinburgh Castle.

    Apex Grassmarket
    This first class hotel is located nearby Edinburgh Castle.

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    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.

    Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating
    4.3
    Accommodations
    4.5
    Itinerary
    4.5
    Professional Staff
    4
    Repeat with Operator
    4
    Value for Money
    4.5

    Ratings based off 4 reviews - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only

    Well paced tour. Christina was a friendly and informative guide. Accommodations were good and enough free time to see what you wanted while the tour covered a lot.

    The bus driver was wonderful. The hotels (exept Jurys Inn) exceeded my expectations. The tour guide was a dud and it was her first tour with Gate one and of this area. She was full of information, some of it blatantly erroneous) ,and she didn't take a flag if we needed to follow her; indeed, she didn't even look for the group, which was relatively small. She did make sure everyone was punctual which was great and also tried to accommodate people's requests but she was basically unfamiliar with some of the places we visited. As she was new we overlooked a lot but it did create some stress at times. Her walking directions weren't clear and we were afraid we'd not find the bus. The tour of London was ridiculous, a quick drive though with a 10 minute stop at the palace. The Liverpool tour guide was very nice but he sounded like a recording. The Edinburgh guide was great; head and shoulders above the other two and she soldiered on in awful weather. The food included varied, all in all perfectly acceptable, and some meals were quite good. Breakfasts were really good. We enjoyed the trip but would never take this kind of tour again as there just wasn't enough time in London and we felt we needed a more intensive experience in the other cities as well, we did next to nothing in Llverpool. The optional tour in Bath was well worth it for Harry Potter fans, which my grandchildren are. For showing two 16 year olds England and Edinburgh this was fine but I think if we do something like this again with my other grandchildren we would either do it on our own as we have in the past, or take a more intensive tour.


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