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Taste of Britain 2014

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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: 8 Days
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  • Brochure: Costsaver 2014
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  • 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

    DEPART CANADA

    Overnight flight to London.

  • Day 2

    ARRIVE LONDON (2 NIGHTS)

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

    Hotel: Hilton Olympia

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  • Day 3

    LONDON FREE TIME

    Today is a completely free day to take in the sights. Perhaps visit Westminster Abbey and see Buckingham Palace or take in one of the many incredible museums the city has to offer.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 4

    LONDON – CAMBRIDGE – YORK – DARLINGTON

    Enjoy a scenic drive towards the university city of Cambridge. Explore the cobbled streets and see some of the world famous colleges. On arrival in York your Travel Director will show you some of the highlights of this city on an orientation walk. View the magnificent Gothic Minster and see the famous street called the Shambles. Dine tonight in your hotel.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Blackwell Grange

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  • Day 5

    DARLINGTON – EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING – EDINBURGH (DUNFERMLINE)

    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 excursion to the Royal Yacht Britannia in nearby Leith. Tonight, why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes?


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Dunfermline/Peebles Hydro

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  • Day 6

    EDINBURGH (DUNFERMLINE) – LAKE DISTRICT – LIVERPOOL (HAYDOCK)

    Heading south, stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples married against their parents' wishes. Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Windermere as you travel through 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 in nearby Haydock.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: Holiday Inn Haydock

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  • Day 7

    LIVERPOOL (HAYDOCK) – CHESTER – STRATFORD-UPON-AVON – LONDON

    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, Shakespeare's birthplace, and see Anne Hathaway's cottage before arriving in London at the end of a remarkable four days.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 8

    LONDON - CANADA

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


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • 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

Dining

  • 6 full breakfasts
  • 1 three course dinner

Travel Highlights

  • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • 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.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your holiday 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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