Authentic Local Experiences:
- Take a ride on the London Eye, with panoramic London views
- Go behind the scenes and relive the magic of the Harry Potter film series at the Warner Brothers Studio, where it all began
- Harry Potter-Themed London Walking Tour
- Roman Baths
- Warwick Castle
- Shakespeare’s Birthplace
- Warner Bros. Studio Tour
- Tower of London
- West End Theatre Show
- 7 breakfasts (B) and 5 dinners (D) including a Cardiff Castle Welsh Banquet
- Hilton London Euston, London (2 nights)
- Hilton Cardiff, Cardiff (1 night)
- Carden Park Hotel, near Chester (2 nights)
- Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon (1 night)
- MGallery Castle Hotel Windsor, Windsor (1 night)
Hilton London Euston, London
Hilton London Euston is set in a stunning Victorian building just 3 minutes from Euston Station and 10 minutes from King’s Cross St Pancras and Eurostar terminal. Within a mile of London’s city center and attractions such as Oxford Street, Camden Town, Regent’s Park and the British Museum, it’s the perfect choice for exploring London. Inside you’ll find comfortable rooms and suites, all with flat-screen TV, mini-refrigerator and tea & coffee maker. Great dining and modern facilities for business and relaxation make for a fantastic stay in London.
Hilton Cardiff, Cardiff
Hilton Cardiff is located in the heart of the city, directly opposite Cardiff Castle at Kingsway, Greyfriars Road, CF10 3HH, and is minutes from many local attractions. Step inside the hotel and you’ll find beautifully styled guest rooms, fantastic dining options and a host of amenities for rest and recreation — everything you need for a fantastic stay in the Welsh capital. With a choice of stylish and comfortable rooms and suites, CIE Tours’ guests will find the perfect space to relax at Hilton Cardiff. Experience a sense of belonging at Grey, a contemporary lounge and restaurant that champions the modern dining scene with local and British classics. Tried Afternoon Tea? If not, it’s a must! Metropole Lounge is the place to go for cocktails and our all day dining menu; while Costa Coffee is the ideal spot to read the morning papers with a coffee and pastry.
Carden Park Hotel, Chester
Just 20 minutes from Chester city centre, Carden Park Hotel is located within 1,000 acres of beautiful Cheshire countryside. It features 196 stylish bedrooms, two championship golf courses – the Cheshire and the Nicklaus – a luxurious spa and two restaurants, including AA Rosette awarded Redmond’s Restaurant. Enjoy a range of thrilling activities onsite, from JEEP off-roading to falconry, or just relax for afternoon tea at Morgan’s Bar.
Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon
Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel is one of the finest 4-star hotels in the very heart of Shakespeare Country. Set in close proximity to beautiful Cotswold villages, the historic Alveston Manor Hotel is set in its own grounds, just a 5 minute walk from all the cultural attractions of Stratford-upon-Avon. Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel offers 113 comfortable and traditionally furnished bedrooms with all modern amenities including en-suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, and tea & coffee making facilities. The Macdonal Alveston Manor Hotel also includes the full-service Vital Health Club Spa and the elegant Manor Restaurant.
MGallery Castle Hotel, Windsor
MGallery Castle Hotel is a characterful and harmonious building, with a unifying palette and design features. The concept of how history and people have made their mark permeates the entirety of the property’s new creative interior design. Immerse yourself in history in a unique location. Castle Hotel Windsor is an elegant Georgian building with a rich past and an enviable address: directly opposite Windsor Castle. Walk through the doors and walk back in time, as you discover fascinating authentic features and lovingly restored décor, before you retire to your gloriously relaxing room. The town’s cobbled streets offer much to explore, and you’ll have the best view possible for the pomp and grandeur of the Changing of the Guard.
2020 ENGLISH KNIGHTS & WIZARDS 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS / 12 MEALS
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
Day 1London City Tour
Your vacation starts at your London hotel at 2:00 PM. Start soaking in English culture as you tour London’s highlights. See some of the most historic buildings in the world: the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Trafalgar Square. See Temple Church, built in the 12th century by the Knights Templar as their English headquarters and made famous by “The Da Vinci Code”. Take a ride on the London Eye, the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel – it will lift you above the Thames to see 360-degree views of this beautiful, historic city. In the evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome drink.
Day 2Tower of London & West End Theater Show
Visit the Tower of London, a medieval fortress that both served as one of history's most infamous prisons and?is the current home of the Crown Jewels. Join up with a genuine expert on Harry Potter for a walking tour that will have you tracing the footsteps of the young wizard.? Stop for lunch on your own and this afternoon enjoy a musical in the West End - London's version of Broadway! Enjoy free time in the evening to explore independently. (B)
Day 3Stonehenge, Bath & Cardiff Castle Banquet
Drive to Salisbury Plain to view the huge monoliths of Stonehenge and learn about how they were built over 4,500 years ago.??Next head to Bath to visit the Roman Baths, hot mineral-rich springs that have been popular since Roman times. Meet costumed Roman characters who will tell you of their lives in Roman Britain. Travel to Wales to tour Cardiff Castle, fabulously renovated in Victorian times, before enjoying a fun Welsh banquet with entertainment. (B, D)
Day 4Cardiff & Sheepdog Trials
Take a panoramic tour of Cardiff followed by a walking tour to explore this historic port city. Travel to see a typical market town filled with half-timbered houses and charming shops. Proceed to Shrewsbury, which still retains its medieval street plan and enjoy free time for lunch. In the afternoon, visit a farm to seek highly skilled sheepdogs herding sheep, before going on to your hotel near Chester. (B, D)
Day 5Tram Ride & Slate Caverns
Head to Llandudno, where you will board the old funicular system known as the Great Orme Tramway. This tram will take you through an area rich in history dating to the Stone Age, and the home of wild Kashmir goats. Proceed to the walled market town of Conwy for lunch. Travel to the Llechwedd Slate Caverns where you will take a deep mine tour and experience the life of a slate miner over 150 years ago (B, D)
Day 6Warwick Castle & Stratford-upon-Avon
Set out for Warwick Castle situated on the River Avon. This historic medieval castle was originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068 and then rebuilt in stone in the 12th century. Proceed to Stratford-upon-Avon to visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and learn about the Bard, starting with an exhibition about his life and work, before walking through the house where he was born. (B, D)
Day 7Warner Bros. Studio Tour
Discover how the magic was made at Warner Bros. Studio’s “The Making of Harry Potter”: see the original movie sets, discover the magic behind the special effects, and learn the secrets from behind the scenes. This visit to the studios where all 8 films were produced will let you walk the original stone floor of the Hogwarts Great Hall, and so much more. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with your group. (B, D)
Day 8Tour Ends in Windsor
Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)
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