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Amazing Britain

10 Days 1 Country 11 Cities

Take in England, Wales and Scotland on this Country Explorer trip, featuring Edinburgh and Bath.

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10 Days 1 Country 11 Cities

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      Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

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      • International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above.
      • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
      • Unused London Accommodation: Prices are per person per night $XX
      • Edinburgh Tattoo 04-26 August 2017: We've included Tattoo tickets when you're in Edinburgh on departures 04 August, 11 August and 18 August 2017.
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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.
      • Double-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 traveling as part of a family group. 
      • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

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      About this trip

      Rugged landscapes and ancient kingdoms - the heritage of Scotland and England revealed on this jaunt past medieval cities, shimmering lochs and rugged Highland cliffs. Travel north from London to Edinburgh, a city with medieval charm and modern verve. Rub shoulders with the golfing greats at St. Andrews and enjoy a 'wee dram' toasting to the warmth of the Scots.


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      9 Nights

      accommodation

      13 Meals
      • 9 full breakfasts

      • 3 dinners

      • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

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        • City tour in Edinburgh

        • Orientation of York, Durham, Glasgow, Grasmere, Bristol and Bath

        • See the 18th green on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Blair Castle and the Lake District

        • View Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage, York Minster, Hadrians' Wall, Jedburgh Abbey and Tintern Abbey

        • Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh Castle, Whisky Distillery, Gretna Green, Wye Valley, the Roman Baths in Bath and the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 full breakfasts

        • 3 dinners

        • 1 lunch
          (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)

        • 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 transfer page link below for details

        • VIP entry to many sights

        • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel


        Airport Transfers

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


       

      Amazing Britain

      Your Itinerary

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      Arrive London

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      London – Stratford-upon-Avon – York

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      York – Durham – Edinburgh (2 Nights)

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      Edinburgh Sightseeing

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      Edinburgh – St. Andrews – Pitlochry – Scottish Highlands

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      Scottish Highlands – Spean Bridge – Glencoe – Loch Lomond – Glasgow

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      Glasgow – Gretna Green – Lake District – Liverpool

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      Liverpool – Wye Valley – Bristol

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      Bristol – Bath – Stonehenge – London

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      Depart London

      Day 1

      Arrive London Day 1 - Arrive London

      Welcome to London. After check-in, relax or spend time exploring this wonderful city.

      Hotel

      Hilton Kensington

      Meals

      Hotel

      Hilton Kensington

      Meals

      Day 1

      Day 2

      London – Stratford-upon-Avon – York Day 2 - London – Stratford-upon-Avon – York

      This morning travel to Stratford-upon-Avon to view Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage and visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre. In your free time explore the charming cobbled streets of the town or walk along the banks of the River Avon. In York view the ancient city walls, picturesque Shambles and the magnificent Minster during your orientation walk through the Roman town. This evening get to know your companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Pub Reception, which includes a typical British pub meal and drink.

      Hotel

      Hotel 53

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Hotel 53

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Welcome Reception

      Day 2

      Day 3

      York – Durham – Edinburgh (2 Nights) Day 3 - York – Durham – Edinburgh (2 Nights)

      Set around the picturesque River Wear, Durham enjoys a long and varied history. View the 11th century Norman Cathedral and the castle overlooking Palace Green. Photograph Hadrian's Wall before a scenic drive through Northumberland National Park. Admire spectacular views of the Cheviot Hills as you cross the Scottish border. Stop to admire the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey before arriving in Edinburgh, Scotland's bustling capital.

      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

      Edinburgh by Night and Dinner

      We'll drive into the old city of Edinburgh to see the city at night with photo opportunities of the Castle and the Grassmarket, famous for historic executions and when possible visit one of the most haunted graveyards and see the grave of Greyfriars Bobby, the famous Skye Terrier. Then, we'll make our way to a local restaurant for a delicious dinner and drink.

      Adult Price: £42.00

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Edinburgh Sightseeing Day 4 - Edinburgh Sightseeing

      Set in rugged landscape and containing a vast array of medieval and Georgian architecture, Edinburgh is a fascinating city. This morning your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour which includes the Royal Mile, views of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Arthur's Seat, Princes Street and the Scottish Parliament. Your choice of sightseeing includes a visit to Edinburgh Castle or Edinburgh's Camera Obscura. This afternoon enjoy free time to explore the city at your own pace or join your Travel Director on an Optional Experience to Rosslyn Chapel, famous for its association with the Knights Templar. 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

      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

      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

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      Day 5

      Edinburgh – St. Andrews – Pitlochry – Scottish Highlands Day 5 - Edinburgh – St. Andrews – Pitlochry – Scottish Highlands

      Cross the Forth Bridge to the ancient Kingdom of Fife and onto the famous golf course at St. Andrews. Stop to take photographs at the 18th green. Drive over the River Tay into the Scottish Highlands. Enjoy an included Cultural Insight at a whisky distillery to sample a 'wee dram'. Arrive at Pitlochry a charming village on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park. A picturesque drive brings you to your hotel. Dine tonight in your hotel.

      Hotel

      Highlander

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Highlander

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Highland Farm Experience

      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.

      Adult Price: £14.00

      Pitlochry. Visit Of Blair Castle

      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.

      Adult Price: £20.00

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Scottish Highlands – Spean Bridge – Glencoe – Loch Lomond – Glasgow Day 6 - Scottish Highlands – Spean Bridge – Glencoe – Loch Lomond – Glasgow

      View the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge and see views of Britain's highest mountain - Ben Nevis. Drive to Glencoe, the site of a bloody and cruel massacre in 1692. Travel south through picturesque landscapes to Scotland's prettiest loch, Loch Lomond. Later you arrive in Glasgow where your orientation includes George Square and St. Mungo's Cathedral.

      Hotel

      Radisson Blu

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Radisson Blu

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      A Stirling Evening

      See Stirling Castle and the Wallace Memorial by night. A truly local experience, you'll be piped in to your evening meal in the historic Scottish city and enjoy an evening of Scottish delights.

      Adult Price: £44.00

      Loch Lomond Boat Trip

      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.

      Adult Price: £15.00

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Glasgow – Gretna Green – Lake District – Liverpool Day 7 - Glasgow – Gretna Green – Lake District – Liverpool

      Visit Gretna Green where eloping couples would make their vows over the anvil. Return to England and enjoy a light Be My Guest lunch in the beautiful Cumbrian countryside. Later visit the Lake District where the great poet William Wordsworth once lived. Visit Grasmere where he wrote his most famous poem 'Daffodils' and see his final resting place in the churchyard of St. Oswald's Church. See Lake Windermere, the largest natural lake in England before arriving in Liverpool.

      Hotel

      Mercure Atlantic Tower

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      Mercure Atlantic Tower

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Optional Experiences

      Liverpool by Night

      Meet your Local Beatles/Liverpool Specialist who will take you around by coach to some of the sites of this great port city. You'll enjoy the buzz of Mathew Street and see the Cavern Club, where the Beatles played and the Bunch of Grapes pub where the lads enjoyed a pint between sessions. Enjoy a drink yourself in one of the pubs before enjoying free time for dinner in this exciting city.

      Adult Price: £20.00

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      Day 8

      Liverpool – Wye Valley – Bristol Day 8 - Liverpool – Wye Valley – Bristol

      Travel through beautiful Welsh countryside this morning and stop in an area of outstanding natural beauty - the Wye Valley. At the village of Tintern, view the spectacular ruins of a world-famous Cistercian abbey. Later arrive in Bristol and see the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the ss Great Britain during your orientation. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow companions for a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.

      Hotel

      Mercure Holland House

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Mercure Holland House

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      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

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Bristol – Bath – Stonehenge – London Day 9 - Bristol – Bath – Stonehenge – London

      Visit the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath. See the splendid Georgian architecture and enjoy an included visit to the Roman Baths. Visit the mysterious prehistoric monoliths at Stonehenge. A scenic drive through Wiltshire and Hampshire brings you back to London.

      Hotel

      Hilton Kensington

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Hilton Kensington

      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

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Depart London Day 10 - Depart London

      Say farewell to your travelling companions as you prepare to return home after a memorable holiday.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

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      • Be My Guest
        Meet Farmer John and his wife Christine and enjoy a few hours of Cumbria farm-life with a traditional cream tea and some Highland cow company thrown in for good measure

      • Cultural Insights
        Warm your heart with a little Scottish whisky at a traditional distillery in the Scottish Highlands

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Edinburgh

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      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Edinburgh

        • Orientation of York, Durham, Glasgow, Grasmere, Bristol and Bath

        • See the 18th green on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Blair Castle and the Lake District

        • View Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage, York Minster, Hadrians' Wall, Jedburgh Abbey and Tintern Abbey

        • Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh Castle, Whisky Distillery, Gretna Green, Wye Valley, the Roman Baths in Bath and the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge


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      Dining

        • 9 full breakfasts

        • 3 dinners

        • 1 lunch
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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)

        • 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 transfer page link below for details

        • VIP entry to many sights

        • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel


        Airport Transfers

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


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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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      Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


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        Service rating : All very well organised and very seamless. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and experienced. While some people can never be happy, we experienced no issues to complain about.Product : It literally was a taste of Britain, it covered many areas in a short space of time

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        Service rating : Normal yourist stuffProduct : Too much coach ...............

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        Service rating : My trip was fantastic, Hamish the tour director was wonderful and Brian our main bus driver was also wonderful, I had a fantastic time. Thank you Trafalgar tours.Product : The hotels were wonderful, they were clean and comfortable.

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        Service rating : Covered all basesProduct : Too much time on the bus !

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        The Amazing Britain tour was truly Amazing! Trafalgar is definitely a 5 star first class tour company. They were professional, had the best tour guide ever, provided the rare opportunity to see beautiful views and learn about the countries from a local guide. Our group did not have to wait

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