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10 Days / 9 Nights

Tour Overview:
This adventure delves deep into Britain's history and culture. In England, we celebrate 'Great British Puddings' and trace the footsteps of writers and poets. While in North Wales and Scotland, our journey takes in spectacular scenery and dramatic castle

Day 1 - London - Oxford - Cotswolds
We leave the capital behind for the 'dreaming spires' of Oxford, where we have a guided walking tour. Then it's off to the Cotswolds where we visit an 18th century woollen mill to learn about an industry steeped in regional heritage. Tonight's dinner is at the world famous Pudding Club. (D)

Accommodation: Three Ways House Hotel

Day 2 - Cotswolds - Stratford-upon-avon - Cotswolds
Enjoy this morning at your own leisure before a visit to Stratford-Upon-Avon; a medieval market town. (B)

​Accommodation: Three Ways House Hotel

Day 3 - Cotswolds - Ironbridge - Denbighshire

This morning we follow the crusades of saints and kings as we tour Worcester Cathedral. Our road then turns towards the rugged, ancient landscapes of Wales. En route, we stop to explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ironbridge Gorge before we reach Denbighshire for an included dinner. (B,D)

​Accommodation: The Mulberry Inn

Day 4 - Denbighshire - Snowdonia National Park - Denbighshire
It's time to soak up the splendour of North Wales' Snowdonia National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty and take part in a Welsh cooking demonstration. Tonight, meet back at the hotel for a delicious dinner. (B,D)

​Accommodation: The Mulberry Inn

Day 5 - Denbighshire- Chester - Haworth - York
A walking tour of Chester takes us along streets lined with striking black and white Tudor buildings. After paying homage to some of Britain's literary greats at the Brontë Parsonage at Haworth, we continue to York. (B)

​Accommodation: Churchill Hotel

Day 6 - York
This morning your Tour Leader will introduce the old town of York, before leaving you free to explore. (B)

​Accommodation: Churchill Hotel

Day 7 - York - Castle Howard - Lake District
Experience the glory days of the English country estate at the Castle Howard. Our path then takes us through the Yorkshire Dales National Park, where we pass rivers, tiny villages and centuries-old stone walls. The spectacular conclusion to the day's journey is the Lake District. (B,D)

​Accommodation: Waterhead Hotel

Day 8 - Lake District
Our first stop on the shores of Lake Windermere is Beatrix Potter's Hill Top Farm, where she wrote many of her beloved children's stories and also visit Hawkshead Grammar School. Then we drop by Dove Cottage, once home to William Wordsworth. The afternoon sees us take to the water on a lake cruise, before returning to our accommodation for a relaxing evening. (B)

​Accommodation: Waterhead Hotel

Day 9 - Lake District - Scottish Borders

Today we visit Birdoswald Roman Fort before arriving at the Scottish Borders. A traditional Scottish dinner of Haggis and a piper demonstration provides us with a grand ending to our final night. (B,D)

​Accommodation: Frairs Carse Hotel

Day 10 - Scottish Borders - Abbotsford House - Rosslyn Chapel - Edinburgh
We visit Abbotsford House and Rosslyn Chapel before reaching Edinburgh where our tour ends. (B)

Untitled Spreadsheet
  2018      
         
  Departure : March - October, 2018  
     
  Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ  
  Jun 12, 17, 26, 2018  $3,670  $4,680 Jun 12 on Request
  Jul 22, 2018  $3,670  $4,680 Limited Availability
  Aug 07, 14, 28, 2018  $3,670  $4,680 Limited Availability
  Sep 02, 09, 11, 2018  $3,670  $4,680  
  Oct 18, 2018  $3,670  $4,680  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Inclusions:
  • 9 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Full English breakfast daily (B), 5 evening meals (D)
  • Welsh cookery demonstration and lunch (L)
  • Walking tour of Oxford
  • Cruise on Lake Windermere
  • Entrance included to: Cotswold Woollen Weavers, Worcester Cathedral, Brontë Parsonage, Castle Howard, Beatrix Potter’s Hilltop Farm, Dove Cottage & Hawkshead Grammar School, Abbotsford House, Rosslyn Chapel.

Exclusions:

  • Unless otherwise specified in the listed inclusions, airfares are not included in the tour price.
  • Driver/tour leader gratuity is at your discretion.
  • Lunches (unless otherwise stated), social drinks, meals on free nights,’ items of a personal nature and entrance fees when not listed in the schedule of inclusions.
  • Occasional optional evening theatre/festival visits and entrances not detailed in the tour inclusions.
  • Incidental expenses, such as room service incurred at hotels. All expenses are to be settled prior to leaving the accommodation.
  • Laundry costs and any shipping charges for the return of purchases made on tour, or for the return of property lost on tour.
  • Pre and post tour accommodation.
  • Unless otherwise listed in the inclusions, transfers are not included in the tour price.
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