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Castles And Kilts

10 Days 1 Country 9 Cities

Experience the history, mystery and magic of England, Wales and Scotland on this Family Experiences trip of a lifetime.

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      • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Single rooms are not available unless travelling as part of a family group.
      • Edinburgh Tattoo 03-25 August 2018: We’ve included Edinburgh Tattoo tickets when you’re in Edinburgh on departures 02 August and 09 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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

      Uncover the mystery and magic of a land of kings and queens, musicians, magicians and muggles. See Harry Potter's London, stay in a castle and learn about life as a Roman soldier at Hadrian's Wall. You'll tour the university city of Oxford, see the birthplace of the Beatles and hear tales of bravery, treason and intrigue in Edinburgh.


      Trip type: Family Experience

      Trip code: FCAS

      9 Nights

      accommodation

      13 Meals
      • 9 full breakfasts

      • 4 dinners

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in London and Edinburgh

        • Orientation of Oxford, Bath and Liverpool

        • View the scenic Lake District

        • Visit the Tower of London, Divinity School in Oxford, picturesque Lacock village, the Roman Baths of Bath, Llangollen, Tatton Park to meet the butler and housekeeper, the Lake District, the Roman Army Museum, Hadrian's Wall and Edinburgh Castle


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 full breakfasts

        • 4 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 in London

        • 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

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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


       

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      Day 1

      Arrive London (3 Nights)

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      London Sightseeing

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      London

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      London – Oxford – Lacock – Bath

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      Bath – Llangollen – Ruthin Castle (2 Nights)

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      Excursion to Liverpool

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      Ruthin Castle – Tatton Park – Lancaster

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

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      Edinburgh Sightseeing

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      Depart Edinburgh

      Day 1

      Arrive London (3 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive London (3 Nights)

      Delight in the magic and mystery of an ancient land of kings and queens, knights and magical creatures. Your springboard to an unforgettable Family Experience through Britain is the lively capital of London, which you will have an opportunity to explore with your clan before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a memorable Kick-off bash.

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza Kings Cross

      Meals

      • Kick-Off Party

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza Kings Cross

      Meals

      • Kick-Off Party

      Day 1

      Day 2

      London Sightseeing Day 2 - London Sightseeing

      March down the grand boulevards and secret lanes of London, exploring the city's iconic sights with a Local Specialist. Practice your royal wave at Buckingham Palace, snap a selfie in front of Big Ben and see where Britain's royalty has been crowned since the 11th century. Shrug off your Muggle mantle and see the red telephone box where Harry Potter and Mr. Weasley descend into the secret Ministry of Magic in 'Order of the Phoenix'. Then head to platform 9¾ to see if you can catch a glimpse of the Hogwarts Express. Admire the pomp and ceremony of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (subject to event taking place) before enjoying free time for a leisurely lunch at St. Katherine's Dock near Tower Bridge. Our last stop today is the brooding Tower of London where we'll rub shoulders with the Beefeaters and see the Crown Jewels.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 3

      London Day 3 - London

      Soak up the buzzing multicultural atmosphere of London on this full day at leisure. Explore the wonders of science and centuries of natural history at the city's fascinating museums, delve into the dark depths of the London Dungeon or take a spin on the London Eye. Wander through the colourful array of toys at Hamleys on Regent Street or take a day trip to 11th century Windsor Castle - the choice is yours.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 3

      Day 4

      London – Oxford – Lacock – Bath Day 4 - London – Oxford – Lacock – Bath

      Imagine yourself as an Oxford scholar as you enjoy a quick visit (as long as students are not sitting exams!) to the imposing historic hall of Oxford's Divinity School at the Bodleian Library. This was used as the film location for Hogwarts magic school Infirmary. Later we continue to the pretty Wiltshire village of Lacock to see Harry Potter's house. Perhaps visit the 13th century Lacock Abbey or alternatively devour a traditional afternoon tea and cake in one of the local tea rooms before arriving in Bath for our overnight stay.

      Hotel

      Hilton City

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Hilton City

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Bath – Llangollen – Ruthin Castle (2 Nights) Day 5 - Bath – Llangollen – Ruthin Castle (2 Nights)

      Gain insights into the elegant city of Bath during Roman times, enjoying an orientation that will include beautiful Pulteney bridge and a visit to the Roman Baths from which the city derives its name. Visit the Pump Room and view the 15th century Bath Abbey before crossing the border into Wales. We stop in the historic town of Llangollen, famous for its annual Eisteddfod, and then meander over the picturesque Horseshoe Pass to a charming medieval castle where we'll spend the next two nights. Dine like lords and ladies this evening enjoying a delicious Welsh dinner with your new travel friends.

      Hotel

      Ruthin Castle Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Hotel

      Ruthin Castle Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Excursion to Liverpool Day 6 - Excursion to Liverpool

      Twist and shout your way through Liverpool, home of the 'Fab Four', enjoying a full day to explore this funfilled city. Discover treasures from across the world at the World Museum and consider joining an Optional Experience past Liverpool's iconic sites, including the Cathedral and Mathew Street, birthplace of the Beatles. We return to our regal home-away-from-home this afternoon for free time to relax or ramble along its ancient walls and through the beautiful castle grounds.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 7

      Ruthin Castle – Tatton Park – Lancaster Day 7 - Ruthin Castle – Tatton Park – Lancaster

      Discover centuries of history at Tatton Park set within a picturesque 1,000-acre deer park. We'll join the butler and housekeeper of this elegant medieval manor house for a Cultural Insight guided tour for insights into the day-to-day of English aristocrats once upon a time. We continue north to the Lake District, whose enchanting landscapes have inspired poets and writers for centuries. Consider boarding a steam train and cruise across the tranquil waters of Lake Windermere before arriving at your hotel, where you'll dine tonight.

      Hotel

      Lancaster House

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Lancaster House

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Lancaster – Hadrian’s Wall – Edinburgh (2 Nights) Day 8 - Lancaster – Hadrian’s Wall – Edinburgh (2 Nights)

      Experience life as a brave Roman soldier on Emperor Hadrian's northern frontier, exploring the treasures of the Roman Army Museum and Hadrian's Wall, built in 122 AD. We cross into bonnie Scotland and arrive in the charismatic capital of Edinburgh which we have an opportunity to explore tonight at leisure. During the Edinburgh Festival, tickets to the Edinburgh Tattoo in the spectacular castle grounds are included.

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Edinburgh Sightseeing Day 9 - Edinburgh Sightseeing

      Delve into the magic of Edinburgh's iconic sights and stunning landscapes as you join a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Ramble up the Royal Mile and see the tall spires of the Scott Monument before embarking on your choice of sightseeing to Edinburgh's Camera Obscura or the Edinburgh Castle, where you will hear tales of bravery, treason and intrigue. Get lost in Auld Leekie, rambling through its secret lanes and past medieval façades or join your Travel Director for an Optional Experience. Our epic family adventure is almost at its end. Celebrate a memorable holiday with new friends and your Travel Director at a special Farewell Dinner.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

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      Day 10

      Depart Edinburgh Day 10 - Depart Edinburgh

      It's time to say bye for now, but not goodbye forever, as the curtain falls on an unforgettable Family Experience through Britain. Transfers are available to Edinburgh Airport. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Authentic Accommodation
        Stay in the 13th century Ruthin Castle in North Wales with its original moat and acres of parkland

      • Cultural Insights
        Enjoy a butler and housekeeper tour at the stately 18th century National Trust property, Tatton Park Mansion house

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in London and Edinburgh

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      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in London and Edinburgh

        • Orientation of Oxford, Bath and Liverpool

        • View the scenic Lake District

        • Visit the Tower of London, Divinity School in Oxford, picturesque Lacock village, the Roman Baths of Bath, Llangollen, Tatton Park to meet the butler and housekeeper, the Lake District, the Roman Army Museum, Hadrian's Wall and Edinburgh Castle


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      Dining

        • 9 full breakfasts

        • 4 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 in London

        • 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

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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


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        Service rating : Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, helpful, engaging and charming. The accommodations were excellent and the meals delicious.Product : I would highly recommend this tour. With all the stops we made we never felt rushed and you got a really good feel of the country.

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        Service rating : The travel director was great. I wish we had another night in the Ruthin CastleProduct : The hotel room was not big enough for 4 people

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        Service rating : Very definitely. The excursions, while demanding, had depth & historical content.Product : Saw sights and received insight into places and events we had essentially only 'read' about! Met many great fellow travelers.

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        planning and city experts, "off road" experiences were well planned and added to the experience.

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        We feel rush all the time not enough time to visit the Windsor castle and extra I paid for. This is are for trip with trafalgar and probably the last

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