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Rockin’ Britain

  • 2018 Rockin’ Britain – 8 Days/7 Nights
Starts London
Ends Glasgow
  • Tour Highlights
  • Itinerary
  • Dates and Prices
  • Reviews

Tour Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 3 to August 17.
  • Get an insider’s perspective on the lives of the “Fab Four” as a local guide shows you around Liverpool, home of The Beatles.

Trip Highlights:

  • British Music Experience
  • Dalwhinnie Distillery
  • Famous Blacksmith’s Shop in Gretna Green
  • Loch Lomond Scenic Cruise
  • Scone Palace
  • Tower of London or Kensington Palace

Dining Experiences:

  • 3 dinners and 2 lunches including a welcome dinner in London, and a fun Scottish evening in Edinburgh

Hotels:

  • Park Plaza London Riverbank, London (2 nights)
  • Hilton Hotel Liverpool, Liverpool (1 night)
  • Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel, Uphall (2 nights)
  • Columba Hotel, Inverness (1 night)
  • Glasgow Marriott Hotel, Glasgow (1 night)

Hotels

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Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel, Uphall

Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel, Uphall Description:

This is the perfect country retreat, once visited by Mary Queen of Scots and the historic building has the classic grace of a 16th century tower house. 70 guest rooms blend luxury and character. The Tower Restaurant has an AA Rosette for excellent local ingredients, expertly cooked in season while the cosy Vaulted Bar is the perfect spot for a drink or afternoon tea. Work out in the Vital Health and Wellbeing Club and Spa

Glasgow Marriott Hotel, Glasgow

Glasgow Marriott Hotel, Glasgow Description:

This modern 13-story hotel offers 300 guest rooms, all with amenities to Marriott standards, including air-conditioned rooms and wireless Internet. Savor international cuisine and carefully selected wine pairings in the Source Restaurant. Rejuvenate with a visit to the Leisure Club’s indoor pool, sauna and gym. The property is located at 500 Argyle Street, in the heart of the city, within easy walking distance of the River Clyde and the fashionable shopping district.

Columba Hotel, Inverness

Columba Hotel, Inverness Description:

Opened in 1881, this grand historic hotel combines contemporary style and amenities with traditional comfort. Each room features excellent modern facilities including movies, music, radio on demand, and free high-speed wireless internet access. There is a traditional roast meal restaurant with a range of hot, cold and grilled options. This hotel is in a great location in the heart of Inverness, with splendid views of the Ness River and Inverness Castle.

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.

Clayton Hotel, Cardiff

Clayton Hotel, Cardiff Description:

This new 12-story hotel, opened in 2011, is one of Cardiff’s tallest buildings, with panoramic views over Cardiff Bay. The Cardiff Hotel Bar is open for drinks and casual food throughout the day. Stir Bar & Restaurant overlooking Mill Lane offers an array of dishes to tempt your taste buds. Two hundred sixteen guest rooms provide every amenity for a comfortable stay, and offer the perfect place to relax and unwind. These spacious and airy rooms offer beds with crisp white duvet and pillows, with outstanding views of the beautiful Cardiff surroundings. Facilities include air-conditioning, tea/coffee-making facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Itinerary

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2018 ROCKIN' BRITAIN 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 1LONDON ARRIVAL & TOUR

Tour begins 2:00 PM at your London hotel. Tour central London’s famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Your guide will highlight London’s famous rock-and-roll history. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner. (D)

Day 2TOWER OF LONDON & CITY SIGHTS

Discover London’s attractions on your own with an open-top bus tour. Choose your route, a walking tour in the footsteps of London’s rock-and-roll legends, or a scenic River Thames cruise. Visit the Tower of London to view the Crown Jewels guarded by Beefeaters in Tudor uniforms, or Kensington Palace, former home of Princess Diana. Dine independently this evening. (B)

Day 3BRITISH MUSIC EXPERIENCE & BEATLES’ LIVERPOOL

Travel to Liverpool, stopping at a pub for lunch along the way. A local guide will show you around the city focusing on places associated with the “Fab Four.” Explore Britain’s rich pop music history at the British Music Experience in Liverpool. The evening is free. You might want to check out live music at the world famous Cavern Club. (B, L)

Day 4LAKE DISTRICT & SCOTTISH EVENING

Travel through the glorious Lake District, a region that inspired Beatrix Potter’s children’s books. Embark on a cruise along Lake Windermere, England’s largest natural lake. Over the Scottish border stop at the Famous Blacksmith’s Shop in Gretna Green, before travelling towards Edinburgh. Enjoy a traditional dinner and ceilidh at your hotel near Edinburgh. (B, D)

Day 5EDINBURGH CASTLE & CITY TOUR

Explore central Edinburgh, starting in the 200-year-old “New Town” with planned streets and elegant Georgian houses. See the Royal Mile where medieval houses are clustered, and tour Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The afternoon is free to explore. The August 3 - 17 departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. (B)

Day 6SCONE PALACE & BLAIR ATHOLL DISTILLERY

At Scone Palace see outstanding antiques, paintings, rare artefacts, and world-renowned grounds. Head into Pitlochry for lunch and free time to explore. At Blair Atholl Distillery Distillery, watch the distillers harness the snow-fed waters of the Allt an t’Sluic, then sample the “Gentle Spirit” of the glen. Continue to Inverness where the evening is free to check out local pubs with traditional music and food. (B, L)

Day 7LOCH NESS & LOCH LOMOND CRUISE

Travel south through Highland scenery, passing the shoreline of Loch Ness. See Ben Nevis, Britain's highest peak, and continue through the towering mountains around Glencoe. Embark on a cruise of Loch Lomond, Britain's largest lake. Enjoy a drive around Glasgow before dinner at your hotel. (B, D)

Day 8TOUR ENDS IN GLASGOW

Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

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Friday Oct 19, 2018 from London Friday Oct 26, 2018 to Glasgow 8 Days $2000 Guaranteed Call to book

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