Escape busy London on a 5-day small-group tour to North Wales and the heart of England! Visit Stratford-upon-Avon to trace the footsteps of William Shakespeare; relax and enjoy the wilderness of Snowdonia National Park; visit the small town of Buxton and beautiful Chatsworth House in the Peak District; and explore the historical cities of York and Cambridge. Four nights of 3-star guesthouse or hotel accommodation is included, comprising two nights in Shrewsbury and two nights in York.Numbers are limited to 16 people on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention from a guide.
ItineraryDay 1: London - Stratford upon Avon - IronbridgeStop At: Stratford-upon-AvonThe birthplace of Shakespeare has an impressive array of black and white Tudor buildings.Duration: 45 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Shrewsbury. Please note – on some dates this tour may stay in Chester for the first two nights.Day 2: Touring around North WalesStop At: Conwy Castle, Conwy, Conwy County, North Wales, WalesSet on a river bank near an impressive pair of bridges, this brilliantly preserved 13th century estuary fortress is a visual treat.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Shrewsbury. Please note – on some dates this tour may stay in Chester for the first two nights.Day 3: Shrewsbury - Peak District National Park - Chatsworth HouseStop At: Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Peak District National Park, EnglandThe magnificent grand house of the Devonshire family lies in a stunning estate, famed for its amazing fountains and verdant maze.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in York.Day 4: Day exploring the sights of YorkStop At: York Minster, York, North Yorkshire, EnglandToday there are two options. You can choose to spend the day exploring the medieval heart of York, an ancient city with a colourful history dating back to the times of the Romans, Vikings, and Normans.Alternatively, you can journey out with your guide on a half day excursion across the Yorkshire Dales to the handsome market town of Knaresborough. Here, you experience famed Yorkshire hospitality at its best before heading to some of the more remote areas and impressive scenery of the Eastern Dales.Whichever option you choose, you spend your evening enjoying the sights and sounds of York.Duration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in York.Day 5: York - Cambridge - LondonStop At: King's College Chapel, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, EnglandA towering Gothic chapel dominates the heart of this charming university city and its beautifully maintained colleges.Duration: 45 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.