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Real Britain

6 Days 1 Country 9 Cities

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

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About this trip

Cityscapes and scenic lakes, this lively round-trip goes from London to York, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Cardiff, for a fast-paced taste of British culture and craftsmanship.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… feeling the history that seeps through the timbered houses, as you explore the medieval lane of The Shambles in York. And discovering the wynds and alleys and hearing the secrets hidden behind the walls of the Old Town, in Edinburgh.


Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: WIBT

5 Nights

accommodation

7 Meals
  • 5 full breakfasts.

  • 2 dinners (including Be My Guest).

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Edinburgh

    • Orientation of York, Grasmere, Liverpool, Cardiff and Bath

    • Visit Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh Castle, Gretna Green, the Roman Baths in Bath and Stonehenge

    • View Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage, York Minster, Hadrian's Wall, the Lake District's magnificent scenery, Cardiff Castle and Bath Abbey

    • See the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh and the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff


What's Included

Dining

    • 5 full breakfasts.

    • 2 dinners
      (including Be My Guest).


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • Porterage and local charges included

    • 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

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply.

    • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel.

    • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre.


    Airport Transfers

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


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Your Itinerary

  • 1 of 6
  • 2 of 6
  • 3 of 6
  • 4 of 6
  • 5 of 6
  • 6 of 6

Day 1

London – Stratford-upon-Avon – York

Day 2

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

Day 3

Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 4

Edinburgh – Gretna Green – Lake District – Liverpool

Day 5

Liverpool – Cardiff

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

Novotel

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Hotel

Novotel

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

York – Hadrian’s Wall – Edinburgh (2 Nights) Day 2 - York – Hadrian’s Wall – Edinburgh (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 into Edinburgh. Tonight, why not try traditional cuisine at a local restaurant.

Hotel

Holiday Inn

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

Holiday Inn

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Local Dinner Evening

Join us and your travelling companions for a delicious traditional dinner and drink at a local restaurant.

Adult Price: £36.00

Day 2

Day 3

Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time Day 3 - Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time

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 choose 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. Tonight why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes?

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Rosslyn Chapel

We’ll drive out of Edinburgh to the tiny village of Rosslyn, where you’ll hear the inside story on the famous Rosslyn Chapel. You’ll also visit one of Scotland's most unusual 15th century buildings, famed for its associations with the Knights Templar, the Masonic movement, and now 'The Da Vinci Code'.

Adult Price: £17.50

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: £54.00

Day 3

Day 4

Edinburgh – Gretna Green – Lake District – Liverpool Day 4 - Edinburgh – 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

Jurys Inn

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

Jurys Inn

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Local Dinner Evening

Join us and your travelling companions for a delicious traditional dinner and drink at a local restaurant.

Adult Price: £36.00

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 4

Day 5

Liverpool – Cardiff Day 5 - Liverpool – Cardiff

See the Malvern Hills as you cross into Wales and visit its capital, Cardiff. See Cardiff Bay, the Millenium 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

Park Inn City Centre

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Hotel

Park Inn City Centre

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

Rosslyn Chapel

We’ll drive out of Edinburgh to the tiny village of Rosslyn, where you’ll hear the inside story on the famous Rosslyn Chapel. You’ll also visit one of Scotland's most unusual 15th century buildings, famed for its associations with the Knights Templar, the Masonic movement, and now 'The Da Vinci Code'.

Adult Price: £17.50

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: £54.00

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

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

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Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Edinburgh

    • Orientation of York, Grasmere, Liverpool, Cardiff and Bath

    • Visit Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh Castle, Gretna Green, the Roman Baths in Bath and Stonehenge

    • View Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage, York Minster, Hadrian's Wall, the Lake District's magnificent scenery, Cardiff Castle and Bath Abbey

    • See the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh and the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff


What's Included

Dining

    • 5 full breakfasts.

    • 2 dinners
      (including Be My Guest).


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • Porterage and local charges included

    • 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

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply.

    • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel.

    • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre.


    Airport Transfers

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


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Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 18 Reviews

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    Service rating : Too big a group and coach was very cramped with overhead storage space too small to put even a small hand carried bag,Product : Too short time at the Lake District.

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    enjoyed the trip and tour guide

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    Service rating : Great planning and great travel director and driverProduct : Value for money and optional experinces are affordable

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    Service rating : The director gave me good suggestion on my personal tour choice. It turned out very good.Product : The route was very efficient. As in England, hope to have a chance to visit famous soccer stadium, like Anfield in Liverpool, which was in the route.

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    Service rating : We had Anna as our tour guide and she was AMAZING! So professional, caring and knew her history and information! We have been on other tours with other companies since and Anna is still our number 1 - we will definitely only be booking Trafalgar from now on!Product : It was a

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    • Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights: The 23 December 2016 departure will celebrate Christmas in Edinburgh. The 29 December 2016 departure will toast New Year’s Eve in Edinburgh. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
    • Hogmanay: 29 December 2016 departure will celebrate Hogmanay in Edinburgh. This party below Edinburgh Castle is one of the largest New Year's events in the world.
    • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 20 November 2016, 29 January and 12 March 2017 include 40-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
    • Your London Hotel: This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Cumberland hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar.
  • 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.
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  • 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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