This tour is conducted at a medium-fast pace. Some long travel days may be required to complete this itinerary and you will typically spend two nights at each destination, with some one night stays required. This trip includes a mix of sightseeing and free time to explore at your own pace. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and some activities will be conducted on uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to handle your own luggage.
This tour is fully escorted by an expert English-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.
✓ Travel with Globus ✓ Accommodation ✓ Meals as per the itinerary ✓ Sightseeing as per the itinerary ✓ Experienced Driver Guide ✓ Comprehensive commentary ✓ Travel in an air-conditioned coach
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Day 1 London
Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.
Day 2 London
After a hearty English breakfast, morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the Thames River, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall's mounted horseguards and the Prime Minister's Downing Street residence, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace.
The highlight is a visit to ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL (except on Sundays), Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708. Free time in the afternoon for independent activities or to join an optional excursion to Windsor Castle or the Tower of London with its fabulous Crown Jewels. Later, how about an optional dinner, followed by a cruise on the Thames River?
Day 3 London Stonehenge Bath
Meet your Tour Director and travelling companions, and depart at 8 am for a memorable day of sightseeing. First, try to unravel the mystery of prehistoric STONEHENGE. Explore the visitor centre with its imaginative exhibitions, then take the shuttle to the stone circle and admire the magnificence of the monument up close.
Cross Salisbury Plain and head for the elegant Georgian city of Bath, where you see the amazing excavations of the ROMAN BATHS. You will also have time to explore the town further on your own. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Day 4 Bath Ludlow Llangollen Liverpool
This morning, drive through the fertile Severn Valley and across unspoiled countryside to the medieval market town of Ludlow, perched on a cliff above the River Teme. The afternoon is dedicated to North Wales.
Take a stroll in picturesque Llangollen, host to one of the world's most colourful annual music festivals, before continuing on to Liverpool, hometown of The Beatles and once the departure port of great transatlantic liners.
Day 5 Liverpool Grasmere Gretna Green Edinburgh
Focus on the tranquil Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a break in Wordsworth's beloved Grasmere, and try original GRASMERE GINGERBREAD. Then, head north for the Scottish border.
On the way through the history-steeped Lowland Hills, stop at Gretna Green and visit THE WHISKY HOUSE where an expert explains the mysteries behind whisky production and lets you taste some well-known malts. In Edinburgh, don't miss our optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis.
Day 6 Edinburgh
Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old "New Town," and the famous scientists, inventors, and novelists who lived there. In the "Old Town," visit EDINBURGH CASTLE to admire Scotland's Crown Jewels. The afternoon is free to enjoy the Scottish capital at your own pace. Later, a unique optional experience: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, once the perfect royal residence for glittering state visits and family holidays.
Dinner rounds off this optional evening. For departure numbers 0803 through 0824, tickets are included for tonight's performance of the world-renowned MILITARY TATTOO, a vast spectacle of massed Scottish pipe bands that takes place in an arena on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle.
Day 7 Edinburgh Abbotsford Jedburgh York
First on today's agenda is a guided tour of Sir Walter Scott's ABBOTSFORD HOUSE, with its impressive collection of historic relics, weapons, and armor, as well as an extensive library with over 9,000 rare volumes.
Melrose Abbey and the ruins at Jedburgh are pointed out on the way to the English border and Northumberland National Park. In York, England's most complete medieval city, stand in awe in front of the great structure of York Minster, then follow your Tour Director through a maze of quaint streets, including the narrow Shambles.
Day 8 York Stratford Upon Avon London
Depart Yorkshire, setting of author James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small, and drive through the richest farmland in Britain. In Stratford-upon- Avon, take pictures of Anne Hathaway's Cottage and visit SHAKESPEARE'S BIRTHPLACE.
Return to London around 3:30 pm. How about a night out on the town with newfound friends? A three-course pre-theatre dinner followed by one of London's West End shows might take your fancy
Day 9 London
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.
Meals as per the itinerary
Sightseeing as per the itinerary
Experienced Driver Guide
Travel in an air-conditioned coach
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Accommodation The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, however, any changes are beyond our control.
Single Supplement A single supplement is available on all nights of this trip from an extra AUD $1253 subject to availability.
Triple Share Not available.
Children Children must be 5 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.
Tour Documentation Final documentation will be provided approximately 30 days prior to travel.
Anything not mentioned in the itinerary or optional"""
Optional Tours can be purchsaed on tour and will be advised on arrival