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Amazing Britain

8 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 04 August, 11 August and 18 August
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    • 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. 
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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 04 August, 11 August and 18 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: BHIL

      7 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

      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


      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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      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      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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      Day 8

      Bristol – Bath – Stonehenge – London

      Day 1

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

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      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

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      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

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      Day 2

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

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      Day 3

      Edinburgh Sightseeing Day 3 - 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

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Edinburgh – St. Andrews – Pitlochry – Scottish Highlands Day 4 - 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

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Scottish Highlands – Spean Bridge – Glencoe – Loch Lomond – Glasgow Day 5 - 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

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      Day 6

      Glasgow – Gretna Green – Lake District – Liverpool Day 6 - 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

      Day 6

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      Liverpool – Wye Valley – Bristol Day 7 - 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

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      Day 8

      Bristol – Bath – Stonehenge – London Day 8 - Bristol – Bath – Stonehenge – London

      Journeying back to London, we visit the UNESCO-listed city of Bath to admire its elegant Georgian façades and the Roman baths from which the city takes its name. Emerging from the Salisbury Plain, the imposing monoliths of Stonehenge are our final stop before continuing through the lush Wiltshire and Hampshire landscapes to London, where our amazing holiday comes to an end.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • 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

      • Hidden Treasure
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialist
        For included sightseeing in Edinburgh

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      What's Included

      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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 full breakfasts

        • 1 lunch
          (Be My Guest)

        • 3 dinners


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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 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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        Service rating : Ben was wonderful. We had such an amazing experience that we will definitely book again with Trafalgar. I had never been to Europe before and this was just perfect for my first visit.Product : It was nice to be able to see so many places and spend time shopping. I also loved

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        Service rating : Better hotels to stay at - preferably with running water in the shower and air conditioning. Had to open the window for some fresh air and couldn't sleep because of the street and hotel noise. Very rushed, however did have some lovely cultural experiences. Please take notice

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        Service rating : Our tour director, Chris, shared a vast amount of history of Britain that I think sparked an interest in each person to learn more.Product : The bus tours allow for time on and off the bus without having to figure out where or what to see next.

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        Service rating : Our tour guides knowledge throughout the trip was impressive, We were alwayson time, Well communicated throughout the journey, both our guide and driver were approachable, the bus was spotlessly clean. I would recommend Trafalgar Tours to anyone and will definitely do a Tour

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