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Best of Northern England

  • 2020 Best of Northern England – 8 Days/7 Nights
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Starts London
Ends Liverpool
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Tour Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • See the fascinating sights of Cambridge as you ride down the Cam in a traditional punt, a flat-bottomed boat dating back to medieval days.
  • Visit Grasmere Gingerbread Shop and learn the story of how a dedicated Victorian cook created a sweet and spicy treat that remains popular today.
  • Marvel at the magnificent Ely Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece.

Dining Experiences:

  • 7 breakfasts (B) and 4 dinners (D) including a welcome and a farewell dinner.

Trip Highlights:

  • North Yorkshire Steam Vintage Train
  • Ely Cathedral
  • Oxford & Cambridge
  • York Minster
  • Lakes Distillery


  • The Tower Hotel | London (1 night)
  • Hilton Cambridge City Centre | Cambridge (1 night)
  • Novotel York Centre | York (2 nights)
  • Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa | Windermere (1 night)
  • Hilton Hotel Liverpool | Liverpool (2 nights)


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The Tower Hotel, London

The Tower Hotel, London Description:

As a 4 star hotel near Tower Bridge, The Tower Hotel London combines comfort and convenience with unparalleled views and the Tower of London UNESCO World Heritage Site on your doorstep. Each of The Tower Hotel rooms comes equipped with fast, free Wi-Fi, complimentary toiletries and an elegant ensuite bathroom. With 801 rooms to choose from, including accessible options and sumptuous suites, a range of bars and restaurants and fantastic service, The Tower Hotel delivers the ideal hotel experience.

Hilton Cambridge City Centre, Cambridge

Hilton Cambridge City Centre, Cambridge Description:

Located in the heart of the city, within walking distance to attractions and nightlife, Hilton Cambridge City Centre is the perfect base for exploring the university town. As the largest central hotel in Cambridge, the hotel includes a fitness room and a relaxed restaurant and lounge. All air-conditioned guest rooms and suites feature refurbished bathrooms and spacious desks. This pet-friendly hotel, close to colleges, museums, shopping, theatre and punting, offers Free WiFi in guest rooms and public areas, LivingWell fitness gym, Executive Lounge and valet parking

Novotel York Centre, York

Novotel York Centre, York Description:

Overlooking the idyllic banks of the River Foss, CIE Tours guests can enjoy a 4-Star family-friendly stay at the Novotel York Centre hotel. Situated close to the historical City walls at Fishergate, YO10 4FD, York, this hotel is perfectly located for exploring the countless cultural offerings the city has to offer, as well as the numerous shopping, restaurants and bars too. Situated within a mile of York Minster and York railway station, it’s a perfect base for visiting guests.

Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa, Windermere

Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa, Windermere Description:

Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa is one of the top-ranked Lake District hotels with its stunning lakeside location on the shores of Windermere. Guests can dine at the upscale Windemere Restaruant or at the more casual Blue Smoke on the Bay Grill. All guests have complimentary use of the Health Club, indoor/outdoor pools, state of the art gym and classes. The hotel features 131 new and enhanced bedrooms with en-suite & daily housekeeping and free Wifi.

Hilton Liverpool City Centre Hotel, Liverpool

Hilton Liverpool City Centre Hotel, Liverpool Description:

This stylish, modern hotel was opened in 2010. Enjoy signature cocktails in the hotel’s elegant PIMA Bar or savor the finest seasonal cuisine at the Exchange Restaurant. Enjoy a range of guest rooms and suites – some with views over the city or the River Mersey – wireless internet access and satellite TV channels. Work out in the fitness center.


2020 Best of Northern England – 8 Days/7 Nights/11 Meals

Day 1: Independent Sightseeing in London & Welcome Dinner
Start your tour independently this afternoon, using your voucher for the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour. Choose your route to see famous London landmarks such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Piccadilly Circus, and more. Join your group in the evening for a welcome drink before dining together.

Day 2: Oxford & Cambridge

Visit the University of Oxford, founded in the 12th century and one of the world’s most prestigious universities. Visit the Bodleian Library, home to more than 13 million printed items and with roots in the 14th century. In the afternoon, journey to Cambridge, where you’ll punt down the River Cam, enjoying views of the colleges of Cambridge University as you travel along the water. Enjoy free time for dinner in Cambridge.


Day 3: Ely Cathedral & York Minster
Visit Ely Cathedral, dating back to 672. This magnificent building was used as a filming location for “The Crown” and “The King’s Speech”. Travel to the equally resplendent York Minster; this Gothic cathedral has the largest expanse of medieval stained glass in the world. Enjoy some free time in York to explore independently before dinner in your hotel.
(B, D)

Day 4: Vintage Train Ride & Whitby
Journey back in time on a vintage train ride from the Goathland Station that portrayed Hogsmeade Station in the first “Harry Potter” film to the ancient seaport of Whitby. Take a walking tour with your tour director, then free time for lunch. Travel back to York where your afternoon and evening are free for exploring and dinner on your own.

Day 5: Harrogate & Lake District
Visit Harrogate, a Victorian spa town in Yorkshire, for a walking tour with your tour director. Travel on to the Lake District, with a stop for lunch. Visit the Lakes Distillery, to discover how hand-crafted spirits are made and enjoy a sampling. Go to Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, and have a tasting of its traditional spicy-sweet treat, first made 165 years ago. Continue to your hotel on the shore of Lake Windermere for dinner.
(B, D)

Day 6: The Armitt & Lake Windermere
Visit the Armitt Museum, which preserves the cultural heritage of the Lake District, with a special focus on local artist Beatrix Potter. Depart for a scenic cruise down Lake Windermere, then board a train and travel the historic Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway for a picturesque ride through the Leven Valley. Travel on to Liverpool where you’ll check into your hotel and dine independently.

Day 7: Liverpool & Farewell Dinner
Discover Liverpool, the famous port city and home of the Beatles. You are free to delve into some of the city’s long history today at your own pace. In the evening, gather with your group for a farewell dinner.
(B, D)

Day 8: Tour Ends in Liverpool
Your tour ends after breakfast.

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

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All prices listed below are per person, double-occupancy.
If you would prefer a single room, there is a single-room supplement of US $690.

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Thursday May 14, 2020 from London Thursday May 21, 2020 to Liverpool 8 Days $2199 Guaranteed Book Now
Thursday Jul 9, 2020 from London Thursday Jul 16, 2020 to Liverpool 8 Days $2649 Small Group Book Now
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Thursday Oct 15, 2020 from London Thursday Oct 22, 2020 to Liverpool 8 Days $1999 Book Now

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