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10 Day Affordable England & Scotland - Friday Departure

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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
Overnight: London
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Sunday - London City Tour
Today, 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 and Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and the famous River Thames. Proceed to view Buckingham Palace, the London residence of Her Majesty the Queen. Your tour ends in the heart of town to explore this afternoon at leisure. Perhaps join the optional tour of the Tower of London and St Paul's Cathedral. Tonight, continue to discover London at your own pace
Optional: Tower of London & St. Paul's Cathedral (View only) (PM)
Overnight: London
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday - Stonehenge & Bath
Depart London to Stonehenge, one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in the middle of the Salisbury Plain, Stonehenge is unique among stone circles and its construction still defies belief. The first stone was placed here 5,000 years ago, with the structure finally completed 1,400 years later. Then, on to the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, the setting for two of Jane Austen's novels. Admire the stunning architecture highlighted by elegant stone terraced buildings, delightful crescents and graceful squares. Visit the original 2,000-year-old Roman Baths and the Georgian Pump Room with its natural mineral water. Enjoy dinner together at the hotel
Overnight: Bath
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday - The Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon, Liverpool
Drive north into the heart of England through the unique Cotswolds region, an area of ancient limestone villages, charming stone and thatch cottages. Then on to Stratford-upon-Avon, a thriving market town on the River Avon, birthplace of England's greatest poet and playwright, William Shakespeare. View Anne Hathaway's cottage, Shakespeare's school and his birthplace on Henley Street. Afterward, spend time at leisure in this celebrated 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 stunning Albert Dock complex, a reminder of Liverpool's history as a great and prosperous port
Overnight: Liverpool
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Wednesday - Lake District, Grasmere, 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 toward 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's tour of Edinburgh takes you past the Scottish Parliament and the baroque Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen's official residence in Scotland, once home of Mary, Queen of Scots. View the Museum of Scotland, and 12th century Edinburgh Castle, perched high above the city on volcanic rock at the top of the Royal Mile. Balance of the day is at leisure to discover this royal city independently. Tonight, don’t miss the optional evening of traditional Scottish entertainment that includes dinner
Optional: Scottish Dinner & Show (PM)
Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Friday - York City Tour
Depart Edinburgh and drive past the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey, one of the four great abbeys built in Scotland's border country during the Middle Ages. Then cross into York, north-England's walled medieval city with its extraordinary cultural and historical wealth. An orientation tour takes you through the narrow, winding streets, enclosed by the 13th century Walls of York. At the heart of the city lies the breathtaking Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world, and its spectacular gardens. Explore the modern city this afternoon independently with its many museums, restaurants, cafes, and traditional pubs. Later, continue to Leeds for overnight
Overnight: Leeds
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Saturday - Cambridge, Travel to London
Travel south past Robin Hood's Sherwood Forest to the prestigious university city of Cambridge. This city combines its role as a historic city with a world-renowned university and an internationally acknowledged center of excellence for science and technology. Spend time on your own to admire the magnificent Gothic architecture of King's College Chapel, one of the city's highlights. Then on to London where tonight you will enjoy a Farewell Dinner together at the hotel
Overnight: London
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Sunday - Depart England
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-London, London-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 8 nights accommodations
  • 3 nights London
  • 1 night Bath
  • 1 night Liverpool
  • 2 nights Edinburgh
  • 1 night Leeds
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†♦
  • 11 meals: 8 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
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    Special Features

  • Visit Stonehenge, one of the most famous prehistoric sites, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit the Roman Baths in the beautiful Georgian city of Bath
  • View the birthplace of William Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Trace the steps of where the Beatles began their journey to fame in Liverpool
  • In Edinburgh, view the Edinburgh Castle, Scottish Parliament and baroque Palace of Holyrood house
  • In York, view the Minster, one of the world's most beautiful Gothic cathedrals
  • †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:
    Triple rooms are not available.

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    Accommodations

    The Tower Hotel
    This first class hotel is located on the River Thames across from the Tower Bridge.

    Hilton Bath City
    This first class hotel is in the heart of the historic Bath City on the River Avon.

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

    Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket
    This first class hotel is a five minute walk from the Haymarket railway station.

    Hilton Leeds City
    This first class hotel is situated in the heart of Leeds.

    The Tower Hotel
    This first class hotel is located on the River Thames across from the Tower Bridge.

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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.

    Gate1 Tours Customer Reviews

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    4.3
    Accommodations
    4
    Itinerary
    4.4
    Professional Staff
    4.5
    Repeat with Operator
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    Value for Money
    4.2

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