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The Britannia Preview 2014

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Chester Rows in Chester, EnglandStonehenge, EnglandCaernarvon CastleEdinburgh Castle in the city of Edinburgh, ScotlandEilean Donan CastleSt Andrews Golf Course
Chester Rows in Chester, England
Stonehenge, England
Caernarvon Castle
Edinburgh Castle in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland
Eilean Donan Castle
St Andrews Golf Course
  • Duration: 19 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe Preview 2014
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  • Style: Great Britain and Ireland Regionals
  • Description: This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, this earth of majesty… From Shakespeare’s birthplace and Churchill’s home to Roman towns and ancient ruins, mystic monuments, breathtaking landscapes, famous castles, historic cities, myths, legends and heroes. This tour of Britannia will live long in the memory!
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Optionals

On every itinerary, we offer a range of optional excursions that allow you to further enhance your experience should you so choose. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited these can be paid with cash or credit card.


A reduction of 25% of the cost of the Optional Excursions is offered to all children under the age of 16 years at the time of travel. Please Note: This discount to does not apply to North America optionals, as they are already discounted.

  • PLYMOUTH

    • + Plymouth Harbour Cruise A boat trip round the harbour of one of England's most famous seaports. View the Mayflower steps, where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for America, and ships sailed for Australia, New Zealand and Newfoundland. See panoramic vistas of Plymouth Hoe, site of Drake's legendary game of bowls. Into the Royal Navy Dockyard and a chance to see some of the modern vessels of the Royal Navy. A commentary is given by the skipper.

    • + Dartmoor Excursion And Dinner A scenic drive across the mysterious moors takes us to the capital of the moors, Princetown. Here we see the infamous prison before driving to a lovely old Inn for a drink and a delicious home-cooked dinner followed by stories and legends about the area. We then head back to Plymouth.

    • + Forgotten Cornwall And Dinner Leaving the hotel we head down to the oldest part of Plymouth, 'Stonehouse'. Here we leave the coach and take a 7-minute ferry ride across the River Tamar to Cornwall and the village of Cremyll. Dinner tonight is in the old Cornish inn, the Edgcumbe Arms, situated 25 yards from the ferry pier. Enjoy a meal, with a main course from the Carvery. After dinner we will rejoin our touring coach to take a drive along the beautiful coast known as 'Rame Head', for stunning views, before returning to Plymouth via the Torpoint car ferry.

  • BRISTOL

    • + Conservation Village Of Lacock And Dinner We drive out to the beautiful National Trust owned Cotswold village of Lacock, built in the 13th century around the abbey. The village is often used as a location for films, such as the Harry Potter series, Pride and Prejudice, The Other Boleyn Girl and many others. We will wander around the village before enjoying a delicious dinner at the historic George Inn, famous for its Dog Wheel spit; all will be explained!

  • MANCHESTER

    • + Welsh Mountain Railway Reserve your place on one of the oldest steam railways in the world. Admire views of spectacular Welsh mountains and slate quarries for which the train line was originally built.

    • + Dinner Evening Join your Travel Director and fellow guests for dinner at an unusual and enjoyable restaurant in the centre of the city.

  • WINDERMERE

    • + Windermere Cruise And Steam Train Ride A chance to view the glorious scenery of the lake district as we cruise across Englands largest lake. Then step back in time as we board the steam train for a short journey from Lakeside to Haverthwaite.

    • + Private Cruise On Lake Windermere Enjoy an exclusive cruise on a private boat on England's most beautiful lake taking in the northern coastline, many beautiful houses and gardens and Wray Castle. We also see deserted islands, boats, birdlife and have a chance to breath in the local air and appreciate the area so loved by Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth. A photographers' paradise.

  • LOCH LOMOND

    • + Loch Lomond Boat Trip Discover the wild beauty of the 'Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond'. As we cruise across the loch the skipper will tell you stories and point out Rob Roy's cave as you relax and savour the stunning scenery. It really is a photographer's paradise! (N.B: The boats are covered launches and will operate subject to suitable weather conditions.)

  • SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

    • + Highland Farm Visit Visit a real Highland sheep farm and find out about a dying way of life. The shepherd, Neil, has many border collies and will show you how, with different whistles, he can command each dog to carry out different tasks. You will be introduced to the dogs, try your hand at sheep shearing, feed the pups and see how they will be trained to be sheepdogs of the future. This is an opportunity not to be missed. (Weather permitting.)

    • + Pitlochry Visit Of Blair Castle This fine castle is set in its own grounds against a backdrop of glorious scenery. We will enjoy an interior visit of the castle, the home of the Duke of Atholl who is the only man in Britain to have a private army.

  • EDINBURGH

    • + Dinner Evening Join your travelling companions for dinner in an exciting local restaurant with an included drink.

    • + Rosslyn Chapel We drive out of Edinburgh to the tiny village of Rosslyn, where we have a tour of the famous Rosslyn Chapel. Visit one of Scotland's most unusual 15th century buildings, famed for its associations with the Knights Templar, the Masonic movement, and now 'The Da Vinci Code'. Intricate carvings of New World plants, and secret chambers make this a must on any visit to Scotland. Afterwards there is the opportunity to visit the chapel shop before returning to Edinburgh.

    • + Scottish Show With Dinner Tonight is a chance to put on that tartan and join us for an evening of singing, dancing and bagpipe playing at an Internationally famous venue. There is food, wine and a great atmosphere. Join in with the singing, well show you a Highland dance or two and there's a chance to sample Scotlands national dish - haggis. Its a grand night and a wonderful way to celebrate an evening in Edinburgh.

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Notes
  • * 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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