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British Landscapes (10 Days, Alternative)

Code: CV-54-A-10

A 10-Day Collette Tours tour starting from $2,699.00

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08/03/2018 08/13/2018 2,999.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
04/04/2019 04/14/2019 2,699.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
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Escorted Tour Highlights

Countries Visited:

England

Cities Visited:

See Description


Sightseeing Highlights

London
A world in a city is a common way to describe the capital of England and its 9 million inhabitants. A cultural melting pot of over 230 nationalities, London is the financial, political and cultural capital of the UK and has a history dating before the Romans in A.D. 43.

Highclere Castle
Highclere Castle is a large 5,000 acre country house located in Hampshire, England. It is the main filming location for the British TV series Downton Abbey. The architecture of the house is in the Jacobethan style.

York
The historic walled city of York in North Yorkshire is located in the northern part of England. Today York is still encircled by its ancient medieval walls. York was founded by the Romans in A.D. 71 and is considered to be one of the great cities of the medieval world.

Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle is a historic castle and fortress located in Edinburgh, Scotland. It sits atop Castle Rock in the city center and is an integral part of Edinburgh’s skyline. In present day the castle is a major tourist attraction for the city. It is the most visited paid visitor attraction in Scotland.

Choices on Tour
Get to know the capital city of Scotland with a locally guided panoramic coach tour. Relax as you are whisked throughout the city, taking in all the esteemed highlights of Edinburgh. Without a doubt, you will find yourself admiring some of Britain’s best architecture. You’ll also tour the Edinburgh Castle, home to the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The palace is the official Scottish residence of Queen Elizabeth II and the former home of Mary, Queen of Scots! Or, want a more intimate and lively experience? Take a walking tour through the city to truly absorb all the sights and sounds Scotland has to offer. Occupied since 8500 BCE, Edinburgh is flourishing with rich history. From travelling Vikings to mystical King Arthur, the legends of Edinburgh are endless. Also included on this tour is a tour of the Edinburgh Castle, where you will be able to see the Scottish Crown Jewels! Visit the childhood home of Anne Hathaway, wife of the famous William Shakespeare. The 500 year old cottage was originally a 12-roomed farmhouse and has housed 13 generations of the family. View the lovely gardens as you take in where the famous bard courted his future wife. A sculpture trail winds its way throughout the property, inspired by some of Shakespeare’s greatest works. Or, Statford-upon-Avon served a key component in controlling the bustling water canals in the time of the Industrial Revolution. Now much calmer, the waterways have become an avenue for leisure rather than frantic work. Experience the canals yourself with a relaxing cruise along the Avon River, taking in the memorable city from a new perspective.

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Since 1950 the iconic Edinburgh Military Tattoo has dazzled millions of spectators with performances from musicians, pipers, drummers, singers and dancers. This epic show, unique every year, takes place at the haunting Edinburgh Castle illuminated under the open sky. In the past, the show’s themes have paid tribute to nature, the Queen’s 90th birthday and Scotland's homecoming, to name a few. This international festival comes alive with performers from a multitude of countries and audience members from around the world. Military pageantry and cultural celebrations, culminating with a spectacular fireworks display, set the stage for an amazing evening.

Lake District
The Lake District is a mountainous region in northwest England. This region is famous for its lakes, mountains and forests. In this region hiking the mountain trails and boating on the lakes is a popular activity.

Castle Stay
Ireland features many historic castles throughout the different regions of the country. Enjoy a stay on the grounds of the castle.

North Wales
North Wales is the northernmost unofficial region of the country of Wales. North Wales is a popular vacation spot for the British. It has many towns and villages to explore in addition to beautiful beaches and lush countryside.

Stratford-upon-Avon
Stratford-upon-Avon is a town located in south Warwickshire, England on the River Avon. It is most famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare, one of the world’s great playwrights. Stratford is home to the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

Stonehenge
This mysterious formation dates back to the Stone Age. Explore various theories on how the colossal stones arrived at the location and their purpose.

Cotswolds
The Cotswold are a region in south central England located throughout the English countryside. The Cotswolds are roughly 25 miles across and 90 miles long, stretching from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bath. The Cotswolds run mainly though the counties of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. The region is known for its small towns and villages, made from golden colored Costwold stone as well as lush greenery and rolling hills.

Overview

Sleepy villages where sheep wander the grassy hillsides, lakes set amidst mountains that inspired centuries of literature, and cities thriving with arts and culture – these are the landscapes of Britain. Discover them on this memorable journey through England, Scotland and Wales. Sleep in a historic castle. Lose yourself in the real-life world of Downton Abbey during a visit to Highclere Castle, the magnificent property where the television series was filmed. See the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, one of Scotland’s greatest events. Soak up the pastoral landscapes of the Cotswolds. Walk in the footsteps of William Shakespeare and enjoy dinner at Hall’s Croft, a 400-year-old Shakespearean family home. Explore London and Edinburgh. Personalize your tour with a choice of included excursions in Stratford and Edinburgh. Experience the wonder of Stonehenge.

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British Landscapes (10 Days, Alternative)

Day 1: London, England - Tour Begins
Your tour opens in London, the cosmopolitan and historic capital of England. This evening, join your fellow travelers for an ale and pie tasting at a traditional English pub.
(Meals: Dinner)

Day 2: London
This morning, see the quintessential sights of London with your local guide. View the Tower of London, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to independently explore this iconic city.
(Meals: Breakfast)

Day 3: London - Highclere Castle - London
Today you enter the world of Downton Abbey as you visit Highclere Castle, filming location for this show. Highclere is the home of the Earls of Carnarvon and has one of the world’s best private Egyptian collections. Enjoy full access to the castle, the Egyptian exhibition and the grounds.
(Meals: Breakfast)

Day 4: London - Train Journey - York
It’s time to say farewell to London and travel to the medieval city of York, stopping in the 800-year-old university town of Cambridge en route. Upon arrival in York your Tour Manager will give you a brief orientation tour. Or, choose to arrive in York earlier by taking an optional high speed rail journey; climb aboard at London King’s Cross; sit back and relax as your travel 125mph through England’s stunning countryside, arriving in York just over two hours later where a local expert will meet you at York Station for a walking tour of this remarkable city; see York’s famous Minster and walk the labyrinth of quaint narrow streets that appears today almost as it did during the Middle Ages. Tonight, stay within the city’s historic walls.
(Meals: Breakfast)

Day 5: York - Borders Region, Scotland - Edinburgh
Enjoy a leisurely morning in York before traveling north through the rolling fields to bonnie (“lovely” in Scottish) Scotland. Stretching across the country you will find Hadrian’s Wall which once marked the northern border of the Roman Empire. Stop to see this ancient fortification that was begun in A.D. 122 to protect Roman Britain from the tribes of Scotland. Next, drive through Scotland’s Borders region before arriving in Edinburgh, the "Athens of the North." Discover Scotland's exciting capital city, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities brimming with history and culture just waiting to be discovered. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
(Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 6: Edinburgh
Today it’s your choice! Get acquainted with this regal city on a locally guided panoramic city tour via coach. Or, for a different perspective, join a local expert to explore the city on foot. Both tours include visits to Edinburgh Castle, home of the Scottish Crown Jewels; and the Palace of Holyroodhouse,* the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh and former home of Mary, Queen of Scots. Later this evening, take your seat at the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, one of Scotland’s greatest events.
(Meals: Breakfast)

Day 7: Edinburgh - Lake District, England - Ruthin Castle, Wales
Our final stop in Scotland is at the border town of Gretna Green, where generations of runaway couples came to be married. Later, return to England and travel through the picturesque Lake District. In the heart of the Lake District, visit the charming village of Grasmere, home of the poet William Wordsworth. End your day with an overnight stay in beautiful Ruthin Castle, situated in the north of Wales.
(Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 8: Wales - Stratford-upon-Avon, England
Journey to Stratford-upon-Avon, your home for the next two nights and birthplace of William Shakespeare, England’s most famous playwright. Step back in time as we visit Shakespeare’s birthplace. Then, it’s your choice! Tour Anne Hathaway's thatch-roofed cottage, the childhood home of the author's wife. Or, choose to enjoy a leisurely cruise along the picturesque Avon River.
(Meals: Breakfast)

Day 9: Stratford - Stonehenge - Cotswolds - Stratford
Complete your visit to Britain with a trip to the mystical and fascinating Stonehenge before traveling through some of England’s most beautiful countryside. Explore the picturesque villages of the Cotswolds region. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a private farewell dinner at Hall’s Croft, a 400-year-old Shakespeare family home. As traditionally costumed actors perform some of the playwright’s most renowned scenes, toast the end of a wonderful journey.
(Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 10: Stratford-upon-Avon - Tour Ends
Your journey through Britain ends today.
(Meals: Breakfast)

All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-800-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

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Hotel Details:

  • Grange City Hotel - London, United Kingdom
  • Holiday Inn York City Centre - York, United Kingdom
  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Ruthin Castle - Ruthin, United Kingdom
  • Mercure Shakespeare Hotel - Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom


All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-800-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

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