Scenic England - 2015

5 out of 5 stars

6 days

from R15153 pp

Trip available from May 2015 to Oct 2015.
"Another first rate performance"
Glenn , Jun 2014

Romans. Pagans. Twentieth Century pop icons. The cultural development of a nation is explored on this English experience, taking in London, Bath, Chester and Liverpool.

It's Insider moments like… hearing the calls of Chester's Town Crier echoing in the streets of this ancient walled town, as he shares the history of an age-old tradition and shows you how to deliver a ‘proclamation' yourself.

Trip type:
Country Explorer
Trip code:
BSENA

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Trip Itinerary

  • 1.

    LONDON – STONEHENGE – SALISBURY – EXETER

    This morning visit the ancient, mysterious Stonehenge, site of prehistoric pagan worship. Then travel to Salisbury and visit Salisbury Cathedral to see the Magna Carta which was signed in 1215 by King John and the barons of Medieval England. 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the founding of this important document. Later, enjoy a Welcome Reception in a traditional English pub before arriving at your hotel.

    Meal(s)

    Welcome Reception

    Hotel

    Buckerell Lodge

  • 2.

    EXETER – PLYMOUTH – POLPERRO – BIDEFORD

    Enjoy an orientation of Plymouth to see the Hoe and Mayflower Steps where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail. Why not take an optional cruise around famous Plymouth harbour before arriving in Polperro, a picturesque fishing village with its old cottages and narrow streets. This evening relax in the ancient seaport of Bideford. Dine tonight at your hotel.

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel

    Durrant House

  • 3.

    BIDEFORD – BATH – STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

    Visit the world famous Roman Baths, a magnificent temple built around Britain's only hot springs. After a scenic drive through the Cotswold countryside, enjoy a visit to Shakespeare's birthplace and Visitor Centre and see Anne Hathaway's cottage.

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast

    Hotel

    The Falcon

  • 4.

    STRATFORD-UPON-AVON – CHESTER – LIVERPOOL

    See the ancient city walls, famous Tudor ‘Rows' and fascinating Roman ruins in Chester on your orientation walk of the town. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the life of the local Town Crier – an esteemed position which dates back to medieval times. Later arrive in the exciting and friendly city of Liverpool.

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast

    Hotel

    Jurys Inn

  • 5.

    LIVERPOOL – YORK – HARROGATE

    Travel across the scenic landscape of the Pennines with views of rolling hills and moorland. Arrive in York and see the famous Minster and walk along the 'Shambles'. Enjoy a memorable Be My Guest dining experience before relaxing at your hotel in the spa town of Harrogate.

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast,Be My Guest Dining

    Hotel

    Holiday Inn

  • 6.

    HARROGATE – CAMBRIDGE – LONDON

    See the magnificent architecture of King's College Chapel in the prestigious university city of Cambridge. Enjoy free time for lunch and a walk to the River Cam to see the famous Cambridge ‘backs'. Arrive in London in the early evening at the end of your scenic holiday.

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Be My Guest

    Enjoy a hearty meal at a Manor House in the Yorkshire countryside.
  • Cultural Insights

    Meet the official Town Crier of Chester and hear about the history of this traditional role which dates from medieval times.

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Orientations of Plymouth, Bath, Chester, Liverpool, York and Cambridge
  • See the Mayflower Steps where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail
  • View Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage, York Minster and Kings College Cambridge
  • Visit the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral and the Magna Carta, picturesque Polperro, the ancient seaport of Bideford, the Roman Baths in Bath and Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon

Dining

  • 5 full breakfasts.
    2 dinners (including Welcome Reception and three course dinner).
    1 lunch (Be My Guest).

Travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Hand-picked 4 or 5 star accommodation
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre.
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • London airport shuttle service available. Conditions apply.
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel.
  • VIP entry to many sights

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.

PLYMOUTH

  • Plymouth Harbour Cruise

    Adult Price: £12.00 Relax on a boat trip round the harbour of one of England’s most famous seaports. As your skipper commentates, you’ll see the Mayflower steps, where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for America, and ships sailed for Australia, New Zealand and Newfoundland and enjoy panoramic vistas of Plymouth Hoe. We’ll also enter the Royal Navy Dockyard where you’ll see some of the modern vessels of the Royal Navy.

STRATFORD

  • Visit To The Royal Shakespeare Company And Dinner

    Adult Price: £45.00 Take a private front-of-house tour of the famous Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, followed by an opportunity to visit the Viewing Tower for a scenic surprise. Later, you’ll dine in the theatre restaurant, with a drink, in the company of your traveling companions and 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.

Liverpool

  • Sightseeing With A Local Specialist

    Adult Price: £14.00 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.

Cambridge

  • Punting On The Cam

    Adult Price: £15.00 Enjoy a famous guided punt tour of the River Cam. As you pass Cambridge University, you’ll see the famous King's College Chapel, the Mathematical Bridge and the Wren Library at Trinity College.
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