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Taste of Britain Winter 2014/2015

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Kings Colleage ChapelChester Rows in Chester, EnglandHoly Trinity ChurchEdinburgh Castle in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland
Kings Colleage Chapel
Chester Rows in Chester, England
Holy Trinity Church
Edinburgh Castle in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Duration: 7 Days
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  • Brochure: Costsaver 2014
    Autumn, Winter & Spring 2014/2015
  • Style: Regional
  • Description: Stroll through the cobbled streets of Cambridge, enjoy a tour of the highlights of York city and view Hadrian‘s Wall built by the Romans in 122AD enroute to Scotland. In Edinburgh you‘ll enjoy a sightseeing tour with a Local Guide before heading south though the Lake District with spectacular views of Lake Windermere. On your way back to London visit Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare‘s birthplace.

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1


    After checking in to your hotel the rest of your day is free to explore this magical city.

    Hotel: Ibis Earls Court

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 2


    This morning‘s sightseeing tour with Local Guide features the capital‘s most famous sights. See Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, The Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace. Spend the rest of the day as you choose. You might like to take a cruise on the River Thames or visit one of the many incredible museums the city has to offer.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 3


    Enjoy a scenic drive towards the university city of Cambridge. See some of the world famous colleges. On arrival in York your Travel Director will show you the Gothic Minster and the Shambles on an orientation walk. Dine tonight in your hotel.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Blackwell Grange

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 4


    View Hadrian‘s Wall, a defensive wall built by the Romans in 122 AD. Cross the border into Bonnie Scotland and arrive in the capital city Edinburgh. The city sightseeing tour with your Local Guide includes views of the Georgian New Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an optional experience to the Royal Yacht Britannia.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: MacDonald Cardrona Hotel and Spa

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 5


    Stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples married against their parents‘ wishes. Enjoy spectacular views of the Lake District. Stop in the village of Grasmere where the poet, William Wordsworth, lived and wrote his most acclaimed poem, ‘The Daffodils‘. This afternoon spend time exploring Liverpool, home city of the ‘Fab Four‘ before checking into your hotel. Dine tonight at your hotel.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Ibis Centre

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 6


    This morning visit Chester. View the Medieval Walls, the cathedral and the black and white timbered buildings known as the ‘Rows‘. Visit Stratford-upon-Avon, the town synonymous with the famous playwright William Shakespeare. See Anne Hathaway‘s cottage before arriving in London.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: Ibis Earls Court

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 7


    Say goodbye to your travelling companions before your return flight home.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • LondonSee Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace on your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide
  • CambridgeView King‘s College Chapel and the Bridge of Sighs over the river Cam
  • YorkView York Minster and stroll along the Shambles. See the old walls
  • Hadrian‘s WallView the remains of the Roman wall
  • EdinburghSightseeing with your Local Guide includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament building and the castle
  • Gretna GreenVisit Gretna Green, popular with eloping couples since 1754
  • GrasmereVisit the Lake District village of Grasmere, and view the grave of poet William Wordsworth
  • LiverpoolVisit the home city of the Beatles
  • ChesterView the Tudor architecture and the timbered buildings known as the ‘Rows‘
  • Stratford-upon-AvonVisit the town of Shakespeare‘s Birth and see Anne Hathaway‘s cottage


  • 6 full breakfasts
  • 2 three course dinner

Travel Highlights

  • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar‘s recommended London hotel
  • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre
  • London airport transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

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  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
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