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Real Britain

6 Days 1 Country 4 Cities

See and taste the best of British culture, taking in London, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh and more.

"Most amazing holiday I ever had"

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6 Days, 1 Country, 4 Cities

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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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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.


Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: BIBT

5 Nights

accommodation

7 Meals
  • 5 full breakfasts

  • 2 dinners (including Be My Guest)

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

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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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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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Your Itinerary

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Day 1

London – Stratford-upon-Avon – York

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Day 2

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

Hotel

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

Day 5

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

Available Departures

Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/sa/tours/real-britain for the latest discounts & departure information.

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Be My Guest
    Enjoy a hearty Welsh dinner with a farming family and their animals in the beautiful award-winning vineyards of Wales

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

  • Local Specialists
    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, 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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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


Why Trafalgar?

The Trafalgar Experience

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Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


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  • Guest Service Rating from 173 Reviews

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    Notable professionalism from our guide and driver.

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    Service rating : Unbelievable tour guide and driver. Saw so much in such a short time. Great value.Product : Great trip, slight draw back is the wifi on the bus and the lack of air conditioning during a heat wave in the hotels.

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    Service rating : Very good services provided and caring; always ensuring customers are taken care of for all requests.Product : Great itinerary, but some locations timing too tight. Need to give enough free time to move around, instead of having to rush through most locations.

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    well organised, lovely host, clean motels

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