2019 - 11 Day Scenic Britain
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Scenic Britain 11 Day Tour
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Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 28th, August 4th and August 11th departures.
  • Meet the local town crier for a walking tour around the border town of Shrewsbury.

Dining Experiences:

  • 10 breakfasts and 8 dinners including a welcome dinner in Windsor, a Cardiff Castle Welsh banquet, and a festive Scottish evening in Edinburgh

Trip Highlights:

  • Famous Blacksmith’s Shop at Gretna Green
  • Lanhydrock House
  • Roman Baths & Pump Room
  • Stonehenge
  • St Andrews
  • Windsor Castle

Hotels:

  • MGallery Castle Hotel
    Windsor (1 night)
  • The Bedford Hotel
    Tavistock (3 nights)
  • Radisson Blu Hotel - Cardiff
    Cardiff (1 night)
  • Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Chester
    Chester (2 nights)
  • Norton House Hotel & Spa
    Edinburgh (3 nights)
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    Itinerary

     

    2019 11-DAY SCENIC BRITAIN

    Day 1: LONDON ARRIVAL & WINDSOR CASTLE
    Tour begins at 2 PM in your hotel. Visit Windsor Castle, residence of the Queen and the largest inhabited castle in the world. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner. Then take a brief walk around this compact and historic town with a local guide.
    (D)


    Day 2: STONEHENGE & SALISBURY
    Marvel at the prehistoric circle of vast monoliths of Stonehenge and learn about the primitive builders who managed to create such an enduring monument. Stop in Salisbury, a charming old city where the cathedral boasts the tallest spire in England. Arrive in Tavistock, a market town on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park.
    (B, D)


    Day 3: BODMIN MOOR & LANHYDROCK HOUSE
    Travel through Bodmin Moor, an area of unspoiled natural beauty, stopping for photos at Jamaica Inn, made famous by Daphne du Maurier's tale of smugglers. Explore Lanhydrock House, a late-Victorian country house with grand rooms and servants’ quarters. Back in Plymouth, see the Mayflower Steps and take a cruise from the Barbican, before enjoying a free evening.
    (B)


    Day 4: ST MICHAEL’S MOUNT
    Visit the coastal village of Marazion to see the majestic outline of St Michael’s Mount, an important pilgrimage destination. In St. Ives, enjoy a walking tour of the main sights and admire the array of beautiful sandy beaches surrounding the town. Enjoy some free time before returning to your hotel in Tavistock.
    (B, D)


    Day 5: ROMAN BATHS & CARDIFF CASTLE
    Explore Bath, popular with the Romans for its natural hot springs 2,000 years ago. Tour the wonderfully-preserved Roman Baths. Head to Cardiff for a sightseeing tour around the city center. Tour Cardiff Castle before sitting down for a Welsh banquet with dinner and lively entertainment.
    (B, D)


    Day 6: HAY-ON-WYE & SHREWSBURY
    Travel through the Brecon Beacons National Park to Hay-on-Wye, a town famous for books. Continue to Shrewsbury, a picturesque town near the English/Welsh border. Take a walking tour with the town crier to see black-and-white buildings that line the narrow streets. Travel through Cheshire to your hotel in Chester.
    (B, D)


    Day 7: NORTH WALES & CHESTER
    Drive through the town of Llangollen and across the Horseshoe Pass for wonderful vistas. Visit a farm to see trained dogs herding sheep and travel to Conwy, a medieval town dominated by a huge castle. Enjoy a walking tour around the picturesque streets and see the smallest house in Britain. In Chester, another walking tour will reveal medieval buildings and Roman walls.
    (B, D)


    Day 8: LAKE DISTRICT & SCOTTISH EVENING
    Travel through the glorious Lake District, which inspired many of Beatrix Potter’s children’s books. Visit the village of Grasmere, where Wordsworth lived and is buried. Stop at the Famous Blacksmiths Shop in Gretna Green, a popular shopping venue for quality Scottish goods. At your hotel, enjoy a drink with your fellow travellers before a lively Scottish evening with dinner and entertainment.
    (B, D)


    Day 9: EDINBURGH CASTLE & CITY TOUR
    Explore central Edinburgh, starting in the 200-year-old “New Town” with planned streets and elegant Georgian houses where many famous writers and inventors lived. See the Royal Mile with its narrow medieval houses, then tour Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The rest of the day is free. On July 29 to August 12 departures experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
    (B)


    Day 10: EXCURSION TO GLAMIS CASTLE & ST ANDREWS WALK
    Tour Glamis Castle, the legendary setting of Shakespeare’s "Macbeth" and childhood home of the Queen Mother. Cross the modern Tay Bridge to the medieval town of St Andrews, ”the home of golf”. Enjoy a panoramic tour and spend some free time browsing on your own. Back in Edinburgh, head to a nearby pub for dinner with your group.
    (B, D)


    Day 11: TOUR ENDS IN EDINBURGH
    Your tour ends after breakfast.
    (B)


    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

    All components of this tour (hotels, visits and attractions) for 2019 itineraries are subject to change until finalized in September 2018.


     

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    11 days London to Edinburgh. Scotland
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    Edinburgh. Scotland
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    Sun Apr 14, 2019Wed Apr 24, 2019US$3290
     
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    Sun May 12, 2019Wed May 22, 2019US$3505
     
     
     
     
    Sun May 26, 2019Wed Jun 05 2019US$4005
     
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    Sun Jun 16, 2019Wed Jun 26, 2019US$3505
     
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    Sun Jun 23, 2019Wed Jul 03 2019US$3505
     
     
     
     
    Sun Jul 07 2019Wed Jul 17, 2019US$3505
     
     
     
     
    Sun Jul 21, 2019Wed Jul 31, 2019US$3505
     
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    Sun Jul 28, 2019Wed Aug 07 2019US$3750
     
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    Sun Aug 04 2019Wed Aug 14, 2019US$3750
     
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    Sun Aug 18, 2019Wed Aug 28, 2019US$3585
     
     
     
     
    Sun Aug 25, 2019Wed Sep 04 2019US$4085
     
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    Sun Sep 08 2019Wed Sep 18, 2019US$3505
     
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    Sun Sep 22, 2019Wed Oct 02 2019US$4005
     
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