2017 - 12 Day Best Of Britain with Paris
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Highlights

Best of Britain with Paris 12 Day Tour
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Highlights:

  • Traditional Scottish & Welsh Evenings
  • Windsor Castle
  • The Beatles Story in Liverpool
  • Lake District
  • Cotswolds
  • Oxford & York Walking Tours
  • York Minster
  • Tower of London
  • Paris with Independent Sightseeing

Hotels:

Superior First Class

  • Macdonald Windsor Hotel
    Windsor (1 night)
  • York Marriott
    York (1 night)
  • Jurys Inn Edinburgh
    Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Hilton Hotel Liverpool
    Liverpool (1 night)
  • Clayton Hotel Cardiff
    Cardiff (1 night)
  • Marriott Kensington Hotel
    London (2 nights)
  • Best Western Premier Opera Faubourg
    Paris (3 nights)

Tour Includes:

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour director
  • 11 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 5 dinners (D) including
    - Welcome dinner in Windsor
    - Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
    - Welsh Evening in Cardiff
    - 2 table d'hote dinners
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Walking tours of Windsor, Oxford and York
  • Tours of Edinburgh, Cardiff and London
  • Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 6 to August 20 departures
  • Train from London to Paris and transfer between hotels and station in London and Paris
  • Paris open-top bus tour for 24 hours
  • Visits and admissions to Windsor Castle, York Minster, Bamburgh Castle, Edinburgh Castle, Famous Blacksmith’s Shop at Gretna Green, The Beatles Story, Tintern Abbey, Cardiff Castle, Roman Baths & Pump Room, Stonehenge and Tower of London
  • Headsets for walking tours
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches and in hotel lobbies

Itinerary

2017 Best of Britain with Paris 12 Days / 11 Nights

Day 1: London Arrival & Windsor Castle
Your vacation starts at your Windsor hotel at 2:30 pm when you meet your tour director. Close to your hotel, visit Windsor Castle, residence of The Queen and the largest inhabited castle in the world. Join your tour director and trip participants for a welcome drink before dining in your hotel. After dinner take a brief walk around this compact and historic town with a local guide.
(D)


Day 2: Oxford University & York Minster
Take a stroll through central Oxford to see some of the most famous colleges and impressive buildings. Learn about the city to understand how the two communities of “town” and “gown” co-exist. Drive north to York where a walking tour is the only way to access the tiny medieval streets including the Shambles, one of the city’s narrowest alleyways. Tour the Gothic York Minster, which is renowned for magnificent medieval stained glass windows. Check in to your hotel in York and savor dinner in the hotel restaurant.
(B, D)


Day 3: Bamburgh Castle & Scottish Evening
Drive north and pause for photos at a section of Hadrian’s Wall. Visit Bamburgh Castle, an imposing medieval fortress that is one of the largest inhabited castles in Britain, dating back to 1096. This magical castle is set high on a rocky plateau affording wonderful views along the coast. Imagine what life was like for the kings, courtiers and servants as you explore the dungeons of the Keep, the King’s Hall and the Medieval Kitchen which produced vast quantities of food. Continue through the Scottish Borders to Edinburgh and check in to your hotel. Head out for a lively Scottish Evening with dinner and entertainment.
(B, D)


Day 4: Edinburgh Castle & Guided City Tour
Explore central Edinburgh this morning, starting in the 200-year-old “New Town” with its planned streets and elegant Georgian houses. View Princes Street, the city’s premier shopping street and see the Royal Mile where medieval houses are clustered closely together. Tour the massive Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The afternoon is free for independent activities. You may like to visit some of the many museums or browse in the little shops along the Royal Mile. On August 06 to 20 departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.
(B)


Day 5: Lake District & Beatles’ Liverpool
Stop in Gretna Green, where eloping couples used to cross into Scotland to be married at the Famous Blacksmith’s Shop. While it still holds many weddings, today it is a popular shopping stop for quality Scottish goods. Drive through the Lake District, a region associated with Beatrix Potter who worked tirelessly for its preservation. See stunning views of lakes, gentle hills and valleys. Stop in the peaceful village of Grasmere where William Wordsworth penned some of his popular lines. Continue to Liverpool to visit The Beatles Story where you can hear their music and learn about their lives and work. Check in to your hotel and after dinner you may head to the world-famous Cavern Club.
(B, D)


Day 6: Tintern Abbey & Welsh Evening in Cardiff
Drive south through Shropshire, close to the Welsh border and one of the most unspoiled parts of rural England. Stop in Ludlow, a town that can trace its origins back 900 years, to see the huge castle and quaint old black-and-white houses. Continue south through the lovely Welsh countryside to visit the picturesque ruins of Tintern Abbey, founded in 1131 and dissolved in 1536 by order of King Henry VIII. In the 18th century it became a popular haunt of the poet, William Wordsworth. Travel to Cardiff and tour Cardiff Castle, developed in Roman times and rebuilt through the centuries. Head to a Welsh evening for dinner and some lively music and entertainment.
(B, D)


Day 7: Roman Baths & Stonehenge
Take a panoramic tour of Cardiff to see the principal areas and buildings and discover local information on a brief walking tour. A short drive will bring you to Bath for a visit to the Roman Baths and Pump Room, hot mineral-rich springs that have been popular since Roman times. At Salisbury Plain marvel at the prehistoric circle of vast monoliths of Stonehenge and learn about the primitive building methods used to create such an enduring monument. Drive to your hotel in London where the evening is free for independent activities.
(B)


Day 8: London Tour & Tower of London
This morning take a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus with its statue of Eros, Nelson’s Column flanked by huge lions in Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Visit the mighty Tower of London to see the many fortresses, Beefeaters, ravens and the priceless Crown Jewels. The rest of the day is free for further exploring and there is no shortage of great things to see and do.
(B)


Day 9: Eurostar Train to Paris
Transfer to the train station in London and take the famous Eurostar train to Paris via the Channel Tunnel, a journey of under 2 ½ hours. On arrival in Paris, transfer to your hotel and start your independent adventure by exploring this wonderful city.
(B)


Day 10: Open-top Bus Tour around Paris
Today experience the best of Paris at your own pace on an open-top bus tour to view the Eiffel Tower, River Seine, Place de la Concorde, Champs Elysees and more. You may stay on the bus for a panoramic ride or get off and on wherever interests you.
(B)


Day 11: Full Day at Leisure
You have a full day open for further sightseeing, either in the city center or you may like to wander outside the city to some of the many famous places such as the Normandy Beaches, Versailles or Giverny – all within easy reach.
(B)


Day 12: Tour Ends in Paris
Your tour ends after breakfast so transfer to Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight home.
(B)


B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

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