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England and Scotland Heritage 2014

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Chester Rows in Chester, EnglandStonehenge, EnglandWilliam Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, EnglandEdinburgh Castle in the city of Edinburgh, ScotlandLoch NessSt Andrews Golf Course
Chester Rows in Chester, England
Stonehenge, England
William Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, England
Edinburgh Castle in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland
Loch Ness
St Andrews Golf Course
  • Duration: 8 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe Costsaver 2014
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  • Style: Regional
  • Description: Take a look at Britain's past and present: the Roman Baths, vast Hadrian's Wall, Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon, quaint Chester and Gretna Green, the inspirational Lake District, Viking York and the juxtaposition of old castles with Edinburgh's elegant 'New Town'.
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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    LONDON – WINDSOR – BATH – BRISTOL

    This morning visit Windsor and view the castle, the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. In the city of Bath, where two of Jane Austen's novels were set, admire the Georgian architecture and enjoy free time to shop or visit the Roman Baths. Arrive later at your hotel in Bristol.


    Meal(s): (Dinner)

    Hotel: Ibis Bristol Temple Meads Quay

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  • Day 2

    BRISTOL – CHESTER – LANCASTER

    This morning travel north to the town of Chester where you view the Roman Walls, Cathedral and the black and white half-timbered buildings known as ‘The Rows'.  Why not join your fellow travellers on an excursion to North Wales to visit the town of Llangollen, home of the International Eisteddfod.  Later arrive at your hotel in the Lake District.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: Holiday Inn

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  • Day 3

    LANCASTER – LAKE DISTRICT – GRETNA GREEN – GLASGOW

    Visit the village of Grasmere where the poet, William Wordsworth, lived and wrote his most acclaimed poem, ‘The Daffodils'. Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Windermere as you head north to the Scottish border and stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples married against their parents' wishes. Cross the Southern Uplands to Glasgow, one of Europe's liveliest cities.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: Ibis

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  • Day 4

    GLASGOW – SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

    See the sights of Glasgow during your orientation tour. Drive north through incredible scenery into the Scottish Highlands and follow the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Drive through Glencoe, Glen of the Weeping, on to Fort William, which lies in the shadow of the UK's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, whose summit stands at 4,409 feet above sea-level. Dine tonight at your Highland hotel.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Laggan Gaskmore

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  • Day 5

    SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS – ST. ANDREWS – EDINBURGH (AIRTH) (2 NIGHTS)

    Visit picturesque Pitlochry on the banks of the river Tummel. Famous for salmon fishing, a ‘fish ladder' on the dammed river helps the salmon to swim upstream to spawn. Take time to shop, explore, or join an excursion to Blair Castle, home to the Duke of Atholl. In St. Andrews, where Prince William went to university, stop to take a picture of the 18th hole. Known as the home of golf, the game has been played here for over 600 years!


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: Airth Castle

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  • Day 6

    EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    This morning's 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)

  • Day 7

    EDINBURGH – YORK – LEEDS

    Cross the Scottish Borders back into England. Drive through Northumberland National Park and view part of Hadrian's Wall. Begun in 122 AD, the wall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is among the most important monuments built by the Romans in Britain. Continue south and arrive in York, a city of extraordinary cultural and historical wealth. During your orientation, your Travel Director takes you on a walk through the web of quaint, narrow streets and shows you York Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic buildings in the world. Finish the day in Leeds, where you dine tonight at your hotel.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Bewleys

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  • Day 8

    LEEDS – STRATFORD-UPON-AVON – LONDON

    This morning, visit Stratford-upon-Avon, where you have time to see the sights and shop for souvenirs. In your free time, why not visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and visitor centre for an in-depth look at the great man's life. Say goodbye to your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of an exciting and memorable holiday as you return to London.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • WindsorView the castle.
  • BathVisit the Georgian spa town.
  • ChesterView the Tudor architecture and the half-timbered buildings known as the ‘Rows'.
  • Lake DistrictVisit the village of Grasmere, and view the grave of Wordsworth.
  • Gretna GreenSee the Blacksmith's shop, a wedding venue since 1754 when eloping couples would exchange their vows over the anvil.
  • GlasgowView Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour of Glasgow.
  • Loch LomondSee the freshwater lake with the largest surface area in Britain.
  • Fort WilliamSee the Commando Memorial and Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain. Enjoy a scenic drive through Glencoe, the infamous Glen of the Weeping.
  • St. AndrewsView the 18th hole on St. Andrews Old Course.
  • EdinburghSightseeing with your Local Guide includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament Building as well as the castle.
  • Hadrian's WallView the remains of the Roman wall.
  • YorkView York Minster and stroll along the Shambles. See the old walls.
  • Stratford-upon-AvonVisit the town of Shakespeare's Birth and see Anne Hathaway's cottage.

Dining

  • 7 full breakfasts
  • 3 three course dinners

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 trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

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