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Scenic England 2014

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Ancient Roman BathsChester Rows in Chester, EnglandThe Lake District in North West EnglandStonehenge, EnglandWilliam Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, England
Ancient Roman Baths
Chester Rows in Chester, England
The Lake District in North West England
Stonehenge, England
William Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, England
  • Duration: 10 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2014
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  • Style: Regional
  • Description: Romans. Pagans. Twentieth Century pop icons. The cultural development of a nation is explored on this English experience, taking in London, Bath, Chester and Liverpool. It's Insider moments like… the calls of Chester's Town Crier echoing in the streets, as he shares the history of an age-old tradition. Showing you how to deliver a 'proclamation', he reconstructs the 15th century around you, with stories of a Crier's life in historic Britain. Travelling back in time, stories of Tudors give way to those of foreign conquerors – revealing how the Romans changed Britain as you visit the ruins they left behind. You could even take a walk of the ancient city walls to see where history left its mark.
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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    DEPART CANADA

    Overnight flight to London.

  • Day 2

    ARRIVE LONDON

    Welcome to London! Spend time relaxing after check-in or take a leisurely stroll and get a feel for this vibrant, fascinating city!

    Hotel: Hilton Kensington

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  • Day 3

    LONDON - STONEHENGE - PLYMOUTH

    Visit the ancient, mysterious Stonehenge, site of prehistoric pagan worship. Enjoy a scenic drive through the English countryside en route to Plymouth where you enjoy a traditional Welcome Pub Reception where you enjoy a typical pub meal and drink with time to socialise with your fellow travelers and Travel Director.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Welcome Reception)

    Hotel: Jurys Inn Plymouth

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  • Day 4

    PLYMOUTH – POLPERRO – TINTAGEL – BIDEFORD

    Enjoy an orientation of Plymouth to see the Hoe and Mayflower Steps where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail. Why not take an optional cruise around famous Plymouth harbour before arriving in Polperro, a picturesque fishing village with its old cottages and narrow streets. Enjoy views of the ruined Tintagel Castle which is steeped in mystery and legend and said to be the birthplace of King Arthur. This evening arrive in the ancient seaport of Bideford. Dine tonight at your hotel.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Durrant House

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  • Day 5

    BIDEFORD – BATH – STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

    Visit the world famous Roman Baths, a magnificent temple built around Britain’s only hot springs. After a scenic drive through the Cotswold countryside, enjoy a visit to Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitor Centre and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: The Falcon Hotel

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  • Day 6

    STRATFORD-UPON-AVON – CHESTER – LIVERPOOL

    See the ancient city walls, famous Tudor 'Rows' and fascinating Roman ruins in Chester on your orientation walk of the town. Enjoy a Unique Insight into the life of the local Town Crier – an esteemed position which dates back to medieval times. Later arrive in the exciting and friendly city of Liverpool.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: Jurys Inn Liverpool

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  • Day 7

    LIVERPOOL – YORKSHIRE DALES – YORK – BRONTË COUNTRY

    A scenic drive through Lancashire brings you to Skipton on the edge of the picturesque Yorkshire Dales. Skipton is a quaint market town which straddles the Leeds – Liverpool Canal which was built to transport goods between these cities during the Industrial Revolution. For lunch enjoy a Be My Guest experience at a Country House in the Yorkshire countryside. Later arrive in York and see the famous Minster and walk along the 'Shambles'. This evening you can relax at your splendid country hotel.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Be My Guest Dining)

    Hotel: Marriott Hollins Hall

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  • Day 8

    BRONTË COUNTRY - CAMBRIDGE - LONDON (2 NIGHTS)

    See the magnificent architecture of King’s College Chapel in the prestigious university city of Cambridge. Enjoy free time for lunch and a walk to the River Cam to see the famous Cambridge ‘backs’. Arrive in London in the early evening.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: Hilton Kensington

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  • Day 9

    LONDON SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    See the famous sights of London including Buckingham Palace and Big Ben during your included half day sightseeing tour with a A Local Expert. Afterwards there will be free time for shopping or exploring on your own.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 10

    LONDON - CANADA

    Say goodbye to your companions as you leave London and return home with many special memories of your vacation.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Local Expert in London.
  • Be My Guest in Yorkshire.
  • Unique Insight Meet the official Town Crier of Chester and hear about the history of this traditional role which dates from medieval times.
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.
  • Authentic Accommodation Marriott Hollins Hall, Shipley, England - 200 acres hold the truly traditional Marriott Hollins Hall in Shipley, a typically English 'country pile' built in 1878. Although this Authentic Accommodation, featured on some of our trips, didn't have its pool back then.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour of London.
  • Orientations of Plymouth, Bath, Chester, Liverpool, York and Cambridge.
  • Visit the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, picturesque Polperro, the ancient seaport of Bideford, Glastonbury Abbey ruins, the Roman Baths in Bath, Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon and the market town of Skipton.
  • View Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage, York Minster and Kings College Cambridge.
  • See the Mayflower Steps where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail, and the Lake District's scenery.

Dining

  • 8 full breakfasts.
  • 1 Be My Guest lunch
  • 2 dinners (including Welcome Reception and three course dinner).

Travel Highlights

  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.
  • 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 shuttle service available. Conditions apply.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo.

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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. 
  • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America., Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey.

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