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Real Britain

6 Days 1 Country 6 Cities

See and taste the best of British culture, taking in London, Bath, Cardiff, Edinburgh and more.

"Most amazing holiday I ever had"

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    • Your London Hotel: This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Hilton Kensington hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar.
    • Christmas Day is celebrated in the United Kingdom on 25 December. The majority of businesses and organizations (except for hospitals) are closed on Christmas Day. Some smaller stores selling food may open however public transport services may not operate at all. Your itinerary may be affected and inclusions changed to accommodate closures.
    • Hogmanay: Departures 29 2017 will celebrate Hogmanay in Edinburgh.
    • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 23 December 2017 departure will celebrate Christmas in Edinburgh. The 29 December 2017 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Edinburgh. And the 31 December 2017 departure will toast New Year's Eve in York.
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      • Your London Hotel: This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Hilton Kensington hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar.
      • Christmas Day is celebrated in the United Kingdom on 25 December. The majority of businesses and organizations (except for hospitals) are closed on Christmas Day. Some smaller stores selling food may open however public transport services may not operate at all. Your itinerary may be affected and inclusions changed to accommodate closures.
      • Hogmanay: Departures 29 2017 will celebrate Hogmanay in Edinburgh.
      • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 23 December 2017 departure will celebrate Christmas in Edinburgh. The 29 December 2017 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Edinburgh. And the 31 December 2017 departure will toast New Year's Eve in York.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • 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. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, 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. 

      About this trip

      Pure poetry awaits as you journey north to the land of the bonny and brave. En route to charming Edinburgh you'll see the birthplace of Shakespeare and Hadrian's Wall. Consider eloping at Gretna Green, admire the beautiful Lake District and cross into Wales where you'll explore its capital, Cardiff, before returning to London via Stonehenge.


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      Trip code: WIBT

      5 Nights

      accommodation

      7 Meals
      • 5 full breakfasts

      • 2 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

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        • City tour in Edinburgh

        • Orientation of York, Grasmere, Liverpool, Cardiff and Bath

        • See the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh and the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff

        • View Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage, Hadrian's Wall, York Minster, the Lake District's magnificent scenery, Cardiff Castle and Bath Abbey

        • Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh Castle, Gretna Green, the Roman Baths in Bath and Stonehenge


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 5 full breakfasts

        • 2 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfers page link below for details

        • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      London – Stratford-upon-Avon – York

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      York – Hadrian’s Wall – Edinburgh (2 Nights)

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      Edinburgh Sightseeing

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      Day 4

      Edinburgh – Gretna Green – Lake District – Liverpool

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      Day 5

      Liverpool – Ludlow – Cardiff

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      Day 6

      Cardiff – Bath – Stonehenge – London

      Day 1

      London – Stratford-upon-Avon – York Day 1 - London – Stratford-upon-Avon – York

      Enjoy a scenic drive and visit Shakespeare's birthplace and Visitor Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon. View Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage. Later in York, view York Minster and walk along the famous Shambles. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Reception with a traditional pub meal. It's the ideal opportunity to get to know your Travel Director and fellow travellers.

      Hotel

      Novotel Centre

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Novotel Centre

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      York – Hadrian’s Wall – Edinburgh (2 Nights) Day 2 - York – Hadrian’s Wall – Edinburgh (2 Nights)

      Head north and cross the River Tyne at Newcastle. Stop and view Hadrian's Wall before crossing into 'Bonnie Scotland'. Enjoy the scenery of the Scottish borders before arriving at your hotel.

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Edinburgh Sightseeing Day 3 - Edinburgh Sightseeing

      This morning discover the elegance of Edinburgh with your Local Specialist on an included city sightseeing tour. See the Royal Mile in the Old Town. View the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Arthur's Seat. Your choice of sightseeing means you could chose to visit either Edinburgh's Camera Obscura or Edinburgh Castle. Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an Optional Experience to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia. Tonight why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes?

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Edinburgh – Gretna Green – Lake District – Liverpool Day 4 - Edinburgh – Gretna Green – Lake District – Liverpool

      Stop at Gretna Green, a town popular with eloping couples. Here the marriage ceremony was traditionally performed across a blacksmith's anvil. Admire the views throughout the scenic Lake District. These scenes provided William Wordsworth with the inspiration to write the poem 'Daffodils'. Visit the town of Grasmere and see St. Oswald's church where the poet is buried. Later arrive in Liverpool, hometown of the 'Fab Four'.

      Hotel

      Jurys Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Jurys Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Liverpool – Ludlow – Cardiff Day 5 - Liverpool – Ludlow – Cardiff

      Visit the Tudor market town of Ludlow with its historic castle and timbered buildings. See the Malvern Hills as you cross into Wales and visit its capital, Cardiff. See Cardiff Bay, the Millennium Stadium and the Castle before arriving at your hotel. Tonight enjoy a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner at a local vineyard with beautiful views of the Welsh countryside.

      Hotel

      Park Inn by Radisson City Centre

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      Park Inn by Radisson City Centre

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Cardiff – Bath – Stonehenge – London Day 6 - Cardiff – Bath – Stonehenge – London

      Visit Bath and view the Abbey before visiting the Roman Baths. At Stonehenge visit the mystical stone monoliths before returning to London where your memorable holiday ends.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 6

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/aus/tours/real-britain for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Be My Guest
        Enjoy a hearty Welsh dinner with a farming family and their animals in the beautiful award-winning vineyards of Wales

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Edinburgh

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.


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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Edinburgh

        • Orientation of York, Grasmere, Liverpool, Cardiff and Bath

        • See the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh and the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff

        • View Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage, Hadrian's Wall, York Minster, the Lake District's magnificent scenery, Cardiff Castle and Bath Abbey

        • Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh Castle, Gretna Green, the Roman Baths in Bath and Stonehenge


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 5 full breakfasts

        • 2 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfers page link below for details

        • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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      Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


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      Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


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      Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      • Guest Service Rating from 68 Reviews

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      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : I enjoyed the tour guide and the driver. There were some issues with the hotel quality. I did not think for the amount of money that I spent that I was able to enjoy the sights that I anticipated in spending more time in. We spent more time getting on and off the bus 4 potty

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Paul the tour director is just awesome! He manages the entire trip with humor, knowledge, efficiency and a good sense of timing. If I am forced to nitpick, maybe you can improve the hotel accommodation. As for the optional tours, perhaps a good idea is to let us know the food menu beforehand as

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        Service rating : Travel director (Paul) and driver (Wayne) were fantastic. Very knowledgeable. The itinerary was well crafted. Nonetheless, "onboard coach wifi" was somewhat misleading as it ran out very quickly so in effect, no one had usable wifi connection through the most of the trip. The

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        Service rating : It was fun - director and driver were great and made the experience memorable and filled with laughs. The trip was well paced with lots of interesting things to see.Product : Because you were given the option of extra experiences so you could tailor your trip.

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        The travel was pleasant. The service was seamless.

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