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Castles And Kilts

10 Days 1 Country 10 Cities

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

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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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

      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.

      Please note: All Preview 2018 itineraries are subject to change. Booked guests will be contacted about any changes to their trip upon the release of the 2018 Europe & Britain brochure.


      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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      What's Included

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        • City tour in London and Edinburgh

        • Orientation of Oxford, Bristol and Liverpool

        • View the scenic Lake District

        • Visit the Tower of London, one of the famous Oxford University halls, 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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        • Roman Britain Revisited
          Experience life as a Roman soldier on the dramatic front line of Emperor Hadrian's British frontier.

        • 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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      Arrive London (3 Nights)

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      London Sightseeing

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      London

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      London – Oxford – Lacock – Bristol

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      Bristol – 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)

      Welcome to London - one of the most exciting capital cities in the world. After check-in the rest of the day is free for you to explore. This evening meet with your fellow travellers and Travel Director at the hotel. Tonight we will take you out for a fun evening at a popular London restaurant for your Kick-off Party. Your Travel Director will explain all the cool things you can do in London.

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza Kings Cross Bloomsbury

      Meals

      • Kick-Off Party

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza Kings Cross Bloomsbury

      Meals

      • Kick-Off Party

      Day 1

      Day 2

      London Sightseeing Day 2 - London Sightseeing

      Your Local Specialist shows you the city's sights including Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. See the location of the red telephone box where Harry Potter and Mr. Weasley descend into the secret Ministry of Magic in the 'Order of the Phoenix'. Admire the magical platform 9 3/4 sign where Harry catches the Hogwarts Express. Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (subject to event taking place). After free time for lunch at St. Katherine's Dock near Tower Bridge, visit the Tower of London to see the Crown Jewels.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 2

      Day 3

      London Day 3 - London

      Today you are free to explore the city on your own. Perhaps visit the Tate Modern or the scary London Dungeon. Shop for fashions in the West End, pop into the most famous toy store in the world - Hamleys on Regent Street - or take a day trip to Windsor Castle. The options are endless and your Travel Director will be happy to help.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Windsor Visit Including Castle Tour

      We’ll take a short drive to Windsor where you'll enjoy a private guided tour of Windsor Castle, with entrance to the State Apartments included. Inside the apartments you’ll also have the use of an individual audio guide. On Sundays, St George's Chapel is closed to the public.

      Adult Price: £41.00

      London Eye and Thames Cruise

      There's no better way to experience London than from a cruise along the Thames. You’ll also experience incredible views of London from the world-famous London Eye. Open from 10am - 6pm.

      Adult Price: £41.00

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      Day 4

      London – Oxford – Lacock – Bristol Day 4 - London – Oxford – Lacock – Bristol

      Travel west to Oxford for an orientation of this famous university city. Kings, queens, presidents and prime ministers have all studied here, and you may even have the chance to look inside one of the historic halls (if students are not sitting exams). Later travel to picturesque Lacock in rural Wiltshire - one of England's most beautiful villages. See Harry Potter's house and other historic buildings used as locations in recent films. Perhaps take time to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea and cake in one of the local tea rooms before arriving in Bristol for your overnight stay.

      Hotel

      Mercure Holland House

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Mercure Holland House

      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

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      Day 5

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

      Your orientation of Bath includes the Pulteney Bridge and famous Georgian architecture. Visit the Roman Baths and Pump Room and view Bath Abbey, founded in 1499. Cross the border into Wales and visit the town of Llangollen, famous for its annual Eisteddfod. Travel over the picturesque Horseshoe Pass before arriving at your castle hotel for the next two nights. This evening enjoy a Welsh-themed dinner with your travel companions.

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      Ruthin Castle Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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      Ruthin Castle Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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      Day 6

      Excursion to Liverpool Day 6 - Excursion to Liverpool

      There are many things to see and do in Liverpool. Perhaps visit the World Museum or the Merseyside Maritime Museum featuring a gallery devoted to the story of the Titanic. Consider joining an Optional Experience which takes in sites further afield from the city centre including Liverpool Cathedral and Mathew Street, birthplace of the Beatles. Later return to your castle for free time to relax and explore the castle grounds.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      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

      Day 6

      Day 7

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

      Visit Tatton Park for a Cultural Insight into an elegant mansion house set in an 1,000 acre deer park, where the butler and housekeeper take you on a guided tour. Continue north to the Lake District and see some of the most beautiful countryside in the world. Perhaps take a ride on a steam train or cruise across Lake Windermere before reaching your hotel, where you dine tonight.

      Hotel

      Lancaster House

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Lancaster House

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      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

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

      Visit the Roman Army Museum for an insight into life as a Roman soldier during the time that they occupied parts of the country. Visit Hadrian's Wall, built by order of the Emperor Hadrian in 122 AD, the most important Roman monument in Britain. Later in Edinburgh - Scotland's capital - your Travel Director will propose a fun night out. During the Edinburgh Festival, tickets to the Edinburgh Tattoo in the castle grounds are included.

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      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 8

      Day 9

      Edinburgh Sightseeing Day 9 - Edinburgh Sightseeing

      Experience the beautiful sights of Edinburgh during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist, including the Royal Mile, the famous Scott Monument followed by your choice of sightseeing to the Edinburgh Castle or Edinburgh's Camera Obscura. See the Scottish Crown Jewels during your visit to Edinburgh Castle and hear tales of bravery, treason and intrigue. Spend the afternoon exploring on your own or join your Travel Director for an Optional Experience. Celebrate the end of your journey this evening with your fellow travellers and Travel Director at a special Farewell Dinner.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      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

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Depart Edinburgh Day 10 - Depart Edinburgh

      Say goodbye to your new friends at the end of an amazing holiday. 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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        • City tour in London and Edinburgh

        • Orientation of Oxford, Bristol and Liverpool

        • View the scenic Lake District

        • Visit the Tower of London, one of the famous Oxford University halls, 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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        • Roman Britain Revisited
          Experience life as a Roman soldier on the dramatic front line of Emperor Hadrian's British frontier.

        • 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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        Guide, Deanna,was excellent and took great care of all. I would purchase another experience from Trafalgar.

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        Service rating : We enjoyed our European Wonderland tour although it was extremely exhausting with very early morning departures and busy schedules. My only complaint is that the many of the optional tours should have been included in the price as most of them were just walking tours of the city

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        I would definitely recommend Trafalgar. The service we received was top notch. James Thomson and James the driver were exceptional. Our two boys (16 &13) loved the experience and the history of the UK - especially the stories shared by James T and the local experts.

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        I couldn't say enough kind words about our tour guide Deanne. What a pleasure to be with for 10 days. The right amount of friendly, and knowledge and fun. I would tell everyone what a great trip we had. There was only one aspect of the trip that wasn't up to the standards of the rest of the trip

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        Service rating : Everything was taken care of on our Trafalgar Castles and Kilts tour, no worries or organising just a lot of fun.Product : Great itinerary covered a lot of ground in a short time

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