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Amazing Britain

10 Days 1 Country 6 Cities

Take in England, Wales and Scotland on this Country Explorer trip, featuring Edinburgh and Bath.

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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.
    • Edinburgh Tattoo 03-25 August 2018: We’ve included Edinburgh Tattoo tickets when you’re in Edinburgh on departures 03 August, 10 August and 17 August
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    London, UK

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    London, UK

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    Early payment discount

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    Code: XXXXX

      Extensions available for this trip

      Secure your trip with a deposit today

      Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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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.
      • Edinburgh Tattoo 03-25 August 2018: We’ve included Edinburgh Tattoo tickets when you’re in Edinburgh on departures 03 August, 10 August and 17 August
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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

      Rugged landscapes and ancient kingdoms - the heritage of Scotland and England revealed on this jaunt past medieval cities, shimmering lochs and rugged Highland cliffs. Travel north from London to Edinburgh, a city with medieval charm and modern verve. Rub shoulders with the golfing greats at St. Andrews and enjoy a wee dram toasting to the warmth of the Scots.


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      Trip code: BHIL

      9 Nights

      accommodation

      13 Meals
      • 9 full breakfasts

      • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

      • 3 dinners

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

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        • City tour in Edinburgh

        • Orientation of York, Durham, Glasgow, Bristol and Bath

        • See the 18th green on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Blair Castle and the Lake District

        • View Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage, York Minster, Hadrians' Wall, Jedburgh Abbey and Tintern Abbey

        • Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh Castle, Whisky Distillery, Gretna Green, Wye Valley, the Roman Baths in Bath and the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 full breakfasts

        • 1 lunch
          (Be My Guest)

        • 3 dinners


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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 transfer 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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      Arrive London

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      London – Stratford-upon-Avon – York

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      York – Durham – Edinburgh (2 Nights)

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      Edinburgh Sightseeing

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      Edinburgh – St. Andrews – Pitlochry – Scottish Highlands

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      Scottish Highlands – Spean Bridge – Glencoe – Loch Lomond – Glasgow

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      Glasgow – Gretna Green – Lake District – Liverpool

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      Liverpool – Wye Valley – Bristol

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      Bristol – Bath – Stonehenge – London

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      Day 1

      Arrive London Day 1 - Arrive London

      Embrace the pomp and pageantry of a global capital with multicultural verve. Today is yours to explore the vibrant mix of old and new around every turn. Spend the day exploring the royal heritage of London, stroll along the tree-lined Thames or admire treasures from across the globe before enjoying the night-time buzz of this fascinating city.

      Hotel

      Hilton Kensington

      Meals

        Hotel

        Hilton Kensington

        Meals

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          Day 2

          London – Stratford-upon-Avon – York Day 2 - London – Stratford-upon-Avon – York

          Join your Travel Director this morning and indulge your love of theater and poetry as we travel to romantic Stratford-upon-Avon, made famous by its favorite son, William Shakespeare, whose extraordinary works have been admired by audiences for over 500 years. View Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage and visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Center for insights into the life of the 'Bard of Avon', before exploring the charming cobblestone streets of his hometown. Our next stop is the ancient cathedral city of York where we will enjoy an orientation walk to view its ancient city walls, picturesque Shambles and magnificent 800-year-old Minster. Join your Travel Director and fellow travel companions this evening for a memorable Welcome Reception and delicious local pub fare.

          Hotel

          Hotel 53

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast
          • Welcome Reception

          Hotel

          Hotel 53

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast
          • Welcome Reception

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          York – Durham – Edinburgh (2 Nights) Day 3 - York – Durham – Edinburgh (2 Nights)

          Heading north we cross what was once the northern frontier to the medieval riverside town of Durham where the exquisite 11th century Durham Cathedral sits imposingly alongside Durham Castle watching over the charming medieval streets below. We then cross Hadrian's Wall before enjoying a scenic drive through the breathtaking landscapes of Northumberland National Park. Admire spectacular views of the windswept Cheviot Hills as you cross the Scottish border, stopping to admire the 12th century ruins of Jedburgh Abbey en route to alluring Edinburgh.

          Hotel

          Leonardo Royal

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast

          Hotel

          Leonardo Royal

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast

          Optional Experiences

          Local Dinner Evening

          Join us and your travelling companions for a delicious traditional dinner and drink at a local restaurant.

          Adult Price: £38.00

          Edinburgh by Night and Dinner

          We'll drive into the old city of Edinburgh to see the city at night with photo opportunities of the Castle and the Grassmarket, famous for historic executions and when possible visit one of the most haunted graveyards and see the grave of Greyfriars Bobby, the famous Skye Terrier. Then, we'll make our way to a local restaurant for a delicious dinner and drink.

          Adult Price: £42.00

          Day 3

          Day 4

          Edinburgh Sightseeing Day 4 - Edinburgh Sightseeing

          Fall in love with the enchanting city of Edinburgh today as we join a Local Specialist for a fascinating discovery of its medieval streets. Ramble up the Royal Mile and enjoy astounding views of the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Scottish Parliament. Your choice of sightseeing will see you visit Edinburgh's Camera Obscura or Edinburgh Castle, perched atop Castle Rock overlooking the city. Spend some time at leisure this afternoon ambling through Edinburgh's charming cobblestone streets and admiring medieval relics, or join your Travel Director on an Optional Experience to Rosslyn Chapel and delve into legends of the Knights Templar and Holy Grail. During the Edinburgh Festival, your visit includes tickets to see the rousing performances at the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo on the castle grounds.

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast

          Optional Experiences

          Dinner And Drive To Historic Torphichen

          Enjoy a scenic drive to the ancient village of Torphichen, associated with Scottish kings and Knights Hospitaller. At the haunted Torphichen Inn your arrival will be toasted by our convivial host before enjoying an excellent dinner of local specialties and entertainment.

          Adult Price: £46.00

          Rosslyn Chapel

          We’ll drive out of Edinburgh to the tiny village of Rosslyn, where you’ll hear the inside story on the famous Rosslyn Chapel. One of Scotland's most unusual 15th-century buildings, Rossyln is famed for its associations with the Knights Templar, the Masonic movement, and now 'The Da Vinci Code'.

          Adult Price: £18.00

          Scottish Show With Dinner

          Tonight is your chance to put on that tartan and join us for an evening of singing, dancing and bagpipe playing at an internationally famous venue. You’ll enjoy delicious food and wine, join in the singing and watch a Highland dance or two. There's even a chance to sample Scotland’s national dish – haggis.

          Adult Price: £60.00

          Day 4

          Day 5

          Edinburgh – St. Andrews – Pitlochry – Scottish Highlands Day 5 - Edinburgh – St. Andrews – Pitlochry – Scottish Highlands

          Cross the Firth of Forth to the ancient Kingdom of Fife and the famous golf course at St. Andrews - its 18th hole renowned in the golfing world for the 800-year-old Swilcan Bridge. We meander into the dramatic Scottish Highlands, enjoying an included Cultural Insight at a whisky distillery to sample a wee dram. Visit picture-perfect Pitlochry, on the edge of the Ben-Y-Vrackie and Cairngorms National Park, before continuing through the picturesque landscapes to your hotel where you'll dine tonight.

          Hotel

          Highlander

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast
          • Dinner

          Hotel

          Highlander

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast
          • Dinner

          Optional Experiences

          Highland Farm Experience

          Visit a real Highland sheep farm and meet Neil the Shepherd and his border collies. He’ll show you how he uses different whistles to command each dog to carry out different tasks. You’ll also have the opportunity to try your hand at sheep shearing, feeding the lambs and discover his training techniques. Weather permitting.

          Adult Price: £14.00

          Pitlochry. Visit Of Blair Castle

          Set in its own grounds against a backdrop of glorious scenery, we'll discover the ancient home of the Dukes of Atholl, home to Europe's last remaining private army. Unique amongst Scottish castles, Blair has hosted royalty from Mary Queen of Scots to Queen Victoria.

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          Day 6

          Scottish Highlands – Spean Bridge – Glencoe – Loch Lomond – Glasgow Day 6 - Scottish Highlands – Spean Bridge – Glencoe – Loch Lomond – Glasgow

          The pristine natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands provides a stunning backdrop for today's leisurely drive to Glasgow. View the World War II Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge and admire views of Britain's highest mountain - Ben Nevis. See Glencoe, the site of a bloody massacre in 1692 following the Jacobite Uprising and travel to the bonnie banks of Scotland's prettiest loch, Loch Lomond. We arrive in Glasgow this evening where our orientation will take us past St. Mungo's Cathedral and George Square lined with statues and monuments dedicated to famous British subjects, including Robert Burns and Sir Robert Peel.

          Hotel

          MacDonald Crutherland House

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast

          Hotel

          MacDonald Crutherland House

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast

          Optional Experiences

          A Stirling Evening

          See Stirling Castle and the Wallace Memorial by night. A truly local experience, you'll be piped in to your evening meal in the historic Scottish city and enjoy an evening of Scottish delights.

          Adult Price: £44.00

          Loch Lomond Boat Trip

          Discover the wild beauty of the 'Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond'. As we cruise across the loch, the skipper will share stories of the area and point out Rob Roy's cave as you relax and savour the stunning scenery.

          Adult Price: £15.00

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          Day 7

          Glasgow – Gretna Green – Lake District – Liverpool Day 7 - Glasgow – Gretna Green – Lake District – Liverpool

          Today's first stop is in the runaway wedding capital of Gretna Green where eloping couples would make their vows over the Marriage Anvil. Returning to England, we meet Farmer John and his wife Christine for a Be My Guest Cumbrian lunch in the company of Highland cows. See the beautiful Lake District landscapes that have inspired poets and painters for centuries. Skirting the romantic shores of Lake Windermere, the largest natural lake in England, we arrive in edgy Liverpool of 'Fab Four' fame for an evening at leisure.

          Hotel

          Mercure Atlantic Tower

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast
          • Be My Guest Dining

          Hotel

          Mercure Atlantic Tower

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast
          • Be My Guest Dining

          Optional Experiences

          Liverpool by Night

          Meet your Local Beatles/Liverpool Specialist who will take you around by coach to some of the sites of this great port city. You'll enjoy the buzz of Mathew Street and see the Cavern Club, where the Beatles played and the Bunch of Grapes pub where the lads enjoyed a pint between sessions. Enjoy a drink yourself in one of the pubs before enjoying free time for dinner in this exciting city.

          Adult Price: £20.00

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          Day 8

          Liverpool – Wye Valley – Bristol Day 8 - Liverpool – Wye Valley – Bristol

          Traverse the pretty Welsh countryside this morning and stop in an area of outstanding natural beauty - the Wye Valley, with its characteristic limestone gorge scenery and dense woodlands. View the spectacular ruins of the world-famous Cistercian abbey in Tintern before arriving in Bristol to see the Clifton Suspension Bridge and SS Great Britain, the world's first ocean-going luxury liner. As the curtain comes down on a memorable journey through England and Scotland, we enjoy a memorable Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant with our Travel Director and newfound friends.

          Hotel

          Mercure Holland House

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast
          • Farewell Dinner

          Hotel

          Mercure Holland House

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast
          • Farewell Dinner

          Optional Experiences

          Guided Tour of Bristol

          The centre of the British aeronautics industry since WWII, Bristol was also a great seafaring port and England's second city until not long ago. There's a wealth of history to be discovered and John Cabot, Brunel, the Plimsoll Line, John and Charles Wesley, Wills Tobacco, Archibald Leach (who's he?), Banksy, and Robinson Crusoe are all names that have unique links with Bristol. Find out how they all fit together on a rip-roaring tour of the town with Bristol's number-one local specialist.

          Adult Price: £15.00

          Day 8

          Day 9

          Bristol – Bath – Stonehenge – London Day 9 - Bristol – Bath – Stonehenge – London

          Visit the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath. See the splendid Georgian architecture and enjoy an included visit to the Roman Baths. Visit the mysterious prehistoric monoliths at Stonehenge. A scenic drive through Wiltshire and Hampshire brings you back to London.

          Hotel

          Hilton Kensington

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast

          Hotel

          Hilton Kensington

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast

          Optional Experiences

          Guided Tour of Bristol

          The centre of the British aeronautics industry since WWII, Bristol was also a great seafaring port and England's second city until not long ago. There's a wealth of history to be discovered and John Cabot, Brunel, the Plimsoll Line, John and Charles Wesley, Wills Tobacco, Archibald Leach (who's he?), Banksy, and Robinson Crusoe are all names that have unique links with Bristol. Find out how they all fit together on a rip-roaring tour of the town with Bristol's number-one local specialist.

          Adult Price: £15.00

          Day 9

          Day 10

          Depart London Day 10 - Depart London

          Say farewell to your travelling companions as you prepare to return home after a memorable holiday.

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast

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          • Be My Guest
            Meet Farmer John and his wife Christine and enjoy a few hours of Cumbria farm-life with a traditional cream tea and some Highland cow company thrown in for good measure

          • Cultural Insight
            Warm your heart with a little Scottish whisky at a traditional distillery in the Scottish Highlands

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          Sightseeing Highlights

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            • City tour in Edinburgh

            • Orientation of York, Durham, Glasgow, Bristol and Bath

            • See the 18th green on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Blair Castle and the Lake District

            • View Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage, York Minster, Hadrians' Wall, Jedburgh Abbey and Tintern Abbey

            • Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh Castle, Whisky Distillery, Gretna Green, Wye Valley, the Roman Baths in Bath and the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge


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          Dining

            • 9 full breakfasts

            • 1 lunch
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            • 3 dinners


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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 transfer 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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