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Real Britain

6 Days 1 Country 4 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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    • Autumn, Winter, Spring (WIBT): Departures from 05 November 2017 to 25 March 2018 marked in the price panel are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in May 2017.
    • Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations have been arranged for departures 17 December, 23 December and 27 December 2017. Join us in Europe to celebrate the festive season. Hogmanay: Departure 29 December 2016 will celebrate Hogmanay in Edinburgh.
    • 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 04-26 August 2017: We've included Tattoo tickets when you're in Edinburgh on departures 06 August, 13 August and 20 August 2017.
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      • Autumn, Winter, Spring (WIBT): Departures from 05 November 2017 to 25 March 2018 marked in the price panel are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in May 2017.
      • Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations have been arranged for departures 17 December, 23 December and 27 December 2017. Join us in Europe to celebrate the festive season. Hogmanay: Departure 29 December 2016 will celebrate Hogmanay in Edinburgh.
      • 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 04-26 August 2017: We've included Tattoo tickets when you're in Edinburgh on departures 06 August, 13 August and 20 August 2017.
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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. 

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      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 to Gretna Green, admire the beautiful Lake District and cross in to Wales where you'll explore its capital, Cardiff, before returning to London via Stonehenge.


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      Trip code: BIBT

      5 Nights

      accommodation

      7 Meals
      • 5 full breakfasts

      • 2 dinners (including Be My Guest)

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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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        • 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

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

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

        • 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 – Falkirk (2 Nights)

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      Day 3

      Edinburgh Sightseeing

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      Day 4

      Falkirk – 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

      Hotel 53

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

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      Hotel 53

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

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

      Macdonald Inchyra

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Macdonald Inchyra

      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? During the Edinburgh Festival your visit includes tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo on the castle grounds.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Royal Yacht Britannia

      You’ll explore this magnificent ship, which has played host to some of the most famous people in the world. Now berthed in Leith, you’ll be welcomed on board to discover the heart and soul of this most special of royal residences – the former honeymoon sanctuary for four royal couples.

      Adult Price: £16.50

      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: £58.00

      Day 3

      Day 4

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

      Mercure Atlantic Tower

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Mercure Atlantic Tower

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Famous Sights and the Fab Four

      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.

      Adult Price: £16.50

      Private Cruise On Lake Windermere

      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.

      Adult Price: £15.50

      Windermere Cruise And Steam Train Ride

      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.

      Adult Price: £17.50

      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

      Jurys Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      Jurys Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Optional Experiences

      Cardiff Castle Tour

      You’ll explore this unique castle on a private tour and hear tales about the eclectic refurbishments. Done in the 1800s by architect William Burgess, his influences included Islamic art, Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tales and even Aesop's fables. You’ll also walk on the battlements and climb the 1,000-year-old Norman keep for superb views over Cardiff.

      Adult Price: £21.00

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      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

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      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


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      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

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

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

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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


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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.


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        Service rating : Every phase was great and yes would travel again.Product : See above. The itinerary was great as was the guide and drivers.

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        Service rating : James, our tour guide and Sean, our bus driver were fantastic! The hotels selected were very comfortable and some had wonderful views. When we had one problem, and called Trafalgar Office, it was fixed right away and we were back on track. Yes, we are planning to go Trafalgar

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        Service rating : There was not enough time allotted at most stops. This tour should have been more daysProduct : The places chosen to see was good but not near enough time.

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        Service rating : We felt very well cared for. We accidentally left our bags with our medications at our first destination. We discovered the error when we stopped 190 miles away. Selene, our travel director was outstanding in creating a solution to our problem. A member of Trafalgar, from the

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