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10 Day Classic 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
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 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 optional tour of the Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral  
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
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, 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, Leeds
After breakfast, depart Edinburgh and drive through the borderlands, past the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey, and on to the Viking city of York, one of northern England's most compelling cities. Take an orientation tour through the narrow medieval streets surrounded by the 13th century York City Walls. Also included is a visit to the magnificent York Minster, with its breathtaking architecture and spectacular gardens. After the tour, continue on to Leeds
Overnight: Leeds
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Saturday - Cambridge, Travel to London
This morning, travel south, passing Robin Hood country and Sherwood Forest to the university city of Cambridge. Here, stop for time at leisure. Admire King's College and its beautiful chapel before continuing to London. Celebrate your last night in the British capital with a Farewell Dinner
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

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip 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

  • 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
  • Visit the Gothic style York Minster, a world renowned masterpiece of architecture and design
  • †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:
    Triples are not available for this package.

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    Accommodations

    DoubleTree by Hilton Angel Kings Cross
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of Islington.

    Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel
    This first class hotel is situated nearby the Sydney Gardens.

    Jurys Inn Liverpool
    This tourist class hotel is located at Kings Waterfront, beside Albert Dock.

    Courtyard Edinburgh
    This superior tourist class hotel is located nearby the Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre.

    Clayton Hotel Leeds
    This first class hotel is located in the south side of the Leeds city centre.

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

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    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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