England and Scotland Heritage - 2015

5 out of 5 stars

8 days

from R14150 pp

Trip available from Jun 2015 to Oct 2015.
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Take a look at Britain's past and present: the Roman Baths, vast Hadrian's Wall, Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon, quaint Chester and Gretna Green, the inspirational Lake District, Viking York and the juxtaposition of old castles with Edinburgh's elegant 'New Town'.

Trip type:
CostSaver
Trip code:
BEAI

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Trip Itinerary

  • 1.

    LONDON – WINDSOR – BATH – BRISTOL

    This morning visit Windsor and view the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. In the city of Bath, where two of Jane Austen's novels were set, admire the Georgian architecture and enjoy free time to shop or visit the Roman Baths. Arrive later at your hotel in Bristol.

    Meal(s)

    Dinner

    Hotel

    Ibis Temple Meads Quay

  • 2.

    BRISTOL – CHESTER – LANCASTER

    This morning travel north to the town of Chester where you view the Roman Walls, Cathedral and the black and white half-timbered buildings known as ‘The Rows'.  Why not join your fellow travellers on an excursion to North Wales to visit the town of Llangollen, home of the International Eisteddfod. Later arrive at your hotel.

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast

    Hotel

    Holiday Inn

  • 3.

    LANCASTER – LAKE DISTRICT – GRETNA GREEN – GLASGOW

    Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Windermere as you head north to visit the village of Grasmere where the poet, William Wordsworth, lived and wrote his most acclaimed poem, ‘Daffodils'. Stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples married against their parents' wishes. Cross the Southern Uplands to Glasgow, one of Europe's liveliest cities.

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast

    Hotel

    Ibis City Centre

  • 4.

    GLASGOW – SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

    See the sights of Glasgow during your orientation tour. Drive north through incredible scenery into the Scottish Highlands and follow the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Drive through Glencoe, Glen of the Weeping, on to Fort William, which lies in the shadow of the UK's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, whose summit stands at 4,409 feet above sea level. Dine tonight at your Highland hotel.

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel

    Laggan Gaskmore

  • 5.

    SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS – ST. ANDREWS – NEAR EDINBURGH (AIRTH) (2 NIGHTS)

    Visit picturesque Pitlochry on the banks of the river Tummel. Famous for salmon fishing, a ‘fish ladder' on the dammed river helps the salmon to swim upstream to spawn. Take time to shop, explore, or join an excursion to Blair Castle, home to the Duke of Atholl. In St. Andrews, where Prince William went to university, stop to take a picture of the 18th green. Known as the home of golf, the game has been played here for over 600 years!

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast

    Hotel

    Airth Castle

  • 6.

    EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    This morning's 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 or join your Travel Director on an optional experience to the Royal Yacht Britannia in nearby Leith. Tonight, why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes.

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast

  • 7.

    EDINBURGH – YORK – LEEDS

    Cross the Scottish Borders back into England. Drive through Northumberland National Park and view part of Hadrian's Wall. Begun in 122 AD, the wall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is among the most important monuments built by the Romans in Britain. Continue south and arrive in York, a city of extraordinary cultural and historical wealth. During your orientation, your Travel Director takes you on a walk through the web of quaint, narrow streets and shows you York Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic buildings in the world. Finish the day in Leeds, where you dine tonight at your hotel.

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel

    Bewleys

  • 8.

    LEEDS – STRATFORD-UPON-AVON – LONDON

    This morning, visit Stratford-upon-Avon, where you have time to see the sights and shop for souvenirs. In your free time, why not visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and visitor centre for an in-depth look at the great man's life. Say goodbye to your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of an exciting and memorable holiday as you return to London.

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast

What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Bath

    Visit the Georgian spa town
  • Chester

    View the Tudor architecture and the half-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 as well as the castle
  • Fort William

    See the Commando Memorial and Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain. Enjoy a scenic drive through Glencoe, the infamous Glen of the Weeping
  • Glasgow

    View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour of Glasgow
  • Gretna Green

    See the Blacksmith's shop, a wedding venue since 1754 when eloping couples would exchange their vows over the anvil
  • Hadrian’s Wall

    View the remains of the Roman wall
  • Lake District

    Visit the village of Grasmere, and view the grave of Wordsworth
  • Loch Lomond

    See the freshwater lake with the largest surface area in Britain
  • St. Andrews

    View the 18th green on St. Andrews Old Course
  • Stratford-upon-Avon

    Visit the town of Shakespeare's Birth and see Anne Hathaway's cottage
  • Windsor

    View the Castle
  • York

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

Dining

  • 3 three course dinners
    7 full breakfasts

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 trip
  • 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

Notes

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.

Chester

  • North Wales Excursion

    Adult Price: £12.50 Our excursion to Wales takes us to Llangollen, the home of the International Music Eisteddfod. Here you’ll see wonderful sights including the River Dee and the Victorian railway station. You’ll also travel through the Valley of the Cross and up to the Horseshoe Pass, to enjoy views of the Welsh hills.

WINDERMERE

  • 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.

Glasgow

  • Glasgow City Evening

    Adult Price: £34.00 You'll enjoy a chance to experience a night out in the city of Glasgow. Your Travel Director will take you for an evening of good food, a drink, and undoubtedly interesting conversation.

LOCH LOMOND

  • Loch Lomond Boat Trip

    Adult Price: £12.50 Discover the wild beauty of the 'Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond'. As we cruise across the loch, the skipper will share stories of the area and point out Rob Roy's cave as you relax and savour the stunning scenery.

Scottish Highlands

  • Highland Farm Experience

    Adult Price: £12.00 Visit a real Highland sheep farm and meet Neil the Shepherd and his border collies. He’ll show you how he uses different whistles to command each dog to carry out different tasks. You’ll also have the opportunity to try your hand at sheep shearing, feeding the pups and discover his training techniques. Weather permitting.
  • Pitlochry. Visit Of Blair Castle

    Adult Price: £20.00 Set in its own grounds against a backdrop of glorious scenery, you’ll visit the castle and find out more about the home of the Duke of Atholl – the only man in Britain to have a private army.

Edinburgh

  • 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.
  • Dinner And Drive To Historic Torphichen

    Adult Price: £34.00 Enjoy a scenic drive to the ancient village of Torphichen, associated with Scottish kings and Knights Templar. At the haunted Torphichen Inn you’ll be welcomed by a piper and a drink before enjoying an excellent dinner of local specialities, then an evening of traditional pipe music.
  • Royal Yacht Britannia

    Adult Price: £16.00 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.
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