Taste of Britain - 2015

5 out of 5 stars

8 days

from $1150 pp

Trip available from May 2015 to Oct 2015.
"Thank you for a wonderful experience"
Ashley , Jun 2014

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 Specialist before heading south through 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

  • 1.


    Overnight flight to London.

  • 2.


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


    Hilton Olympia

  • 3.


    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.


    Full Breakfast

  • 4.


    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.


    Full Breakfast


    Blackwell Grange

  • 5.


    View Hadrian's Wall, a defensive wall built by the Romans in 122 A.D. Cross the border into Bonnie Scotland and arrive in the capital city Edinburgh. The city sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes views of the Georgian New Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Spend free time exploring on your own.


    Full Breakfast


    Peebles Hydro

  • 6.


    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.


    Full Breakfast


    Holiday Inn Haydock

  • 7.


    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, the town synonymous with the famous playwright William Shakespeare. Later arrive in London, where your memorable vacation comes to an end.


    Full Breakfast


    Hilton Olympia

  • 8.


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


    Full Breakfast

What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Cambridge

    View King's College Chapel
  • Chester

    View the Tudor architecture and the timbered buildings known as the ‘Rows'
  • Edinburgh

    Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament building and the Castle
  • Grasmere

    Visit the Lake District village of Grasmere, and view the grave of poet William Wordsworth
  • Gretna Green

    Visit Gretna Green, popular with eloping couples since 1754
  • Hadrian’s Wall

    View the remains of the Roman wall
  • Liverpool

    Visit the home city of the Beatles
  • Stratford-upon-Avon

    Visit the town of Shakespeare's birth
  • York

    View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles. See the city walls


  • 6 full breakfasts

  • 1 three course dinner

Travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included Sightseeing experiences
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom
  • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities
  • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel

Airport Transfers

Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page

Optional Experiences


Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.


  • Scottish Show With Dinner

    Adult Price: £54.00 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.


  • Windermere Cruise And Steam Train Ride

    Adult Price: £16.50 A chance to view the glorious scenery of the Lake District as we cruise across England’s 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

    Adult Price: £14.50 Enjoy an exclusive cruise on a private boat on England's most beautiful and largest lake, taking in the northern coastline, beautiful houses, gardens and Wray Castle. You’ll see deserted islands, boats and birdlife as you explore the area loved by Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth.


  • Sightseeing With A Local Specialist

    Adult Price: £14.00 Come along on a guided tour of Liverpool. From its glorious maritime past to its famous cultural present, you’ll discover the two magnificently different cathedrals, see Mathew Street, birthplace of The Beatles, and admire the Mersey Sound.
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