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British Landscapes (10 Days, Alternative)

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A 10-Day Collette Tours tour starting from $2,999.00

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2018-08-03 2018-08-13 2,999.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
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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.

Escorted Tour Highlights

Countries Visited:

England

Cities Visited:

See Description


Sightseeing Highlights

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.

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.

Virgin Trains East Coast
All aboard! Join the locals on their preferred mode of transportation, Britain’s ever-popular and efficient rail system. See the British countryside in a way you can’t from the motorways. Traveling by train allows you to sit back and relax as you zip through the countryside on your way to Britain’s most iconic cities. From the comfort of your seat, gaze out your window at breathtaking ocean views as your train hugs the northern coastline. Travel through pristine farmland and by “off the beaten track” villages in Yorkshire. All the while, you’re avoiding the traffic! As an added bonus, trains are notoriously quicker which means you spend less time in transit and more time in each city exploring.

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.

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.

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
Walk in the footsteps of so many before you when visiting prehistoric Stonehenge. This mysterious rock formation dates back to the Stone Age and remains one of the world’s most famous sites. Standing in the middle of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, Stonehenge is perhaps the most important prehistoric monument in England. And now, updates at the site will make it more accessible than ever! New galleries and visitor facilities will enhance the overall experience and understanding of Stonehenge for visitors of all ages and interests. Construction has started on three Neolithic houses which will be the focal point of the outdoor gallery at the new visitor center. These houses offer visitors a glimpse into the lifestyle of the people who built Stonehenge. The experience of seeing this timeless monument is not to be missed – it will surely be a highlight of your tour.

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

Enter a realm that has inspired storytellers for centuries as you embark on a delightful 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. 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 a welcome dinner 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, Buckingham Palace and the changing of the guard (if held).* 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
Your day begins at London King’s Cross, one of England’s most historic railway stations. Board a train and be whisked away to the medieval city of York. Sit back and relax on your journey through stunning countryside. Upon arriving in York, join a local guide for a walking tour of this remarkable city. See the famous York Minster and walk on the “Shambles,” a quaint, narrow street that appears today almost as it did during the Middle Ages. Here you’ll find great shopping and a street that is so narrow in parts that you can almost reach both sides with your outstretched arms. Tonight, stay within the city’s historic walls.
(Meals: Breakfast)

Day 5: York - Borders Region, Scotland - Edinburgh
Head north through the rolling fields on your way 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 which is rich in beauty and culture. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
(Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 6: Edinburgh
Today it’s your choice! You may choose to get acquainted with this regal city on a locally guided panoramic city tour via coach. Or, for a different perspective, perhaps you’d prefer to 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. The remainder of the day is free to independently explore the city.
(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. Afterward, it’s your choice! You may choose to tour Anne Hathaway's thatch-roofed cottage, the childhood home of the author's wife; or, perhaps you will 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 Tower Hotel - London, United Kingdom
  • Hotel 53 - 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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