Highlights of British Experience Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours, The Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London, W6 9QH to The Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London, W6 9QH

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Experience the best of Britain with this comprehensive tour of England, Scotland and Wales.  This feature rich tour captures Britain’s historical past, traditional heritage, cultural figures and idyllic scenic landscapes. On this tour you will have the opportunity to visit Edinburgh Castle to see the Honours of Scotland, the oldest royal regalia in Britain and walk the Royal Mile. Relive Shakespeare's birthplace in the pretty market town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Marval at York Minster Cathedral and the medieval 'Shambles' in York. Visit the vibrant musical city of Liverpool. Chester's 'Rows' and see the Cathedral and Roman Amphitheatre. See prehistoric Stonehenge and visit the splendor or the Georgian city of Bath. Enjoy many scenic drives including Scotland's Lowlands, Lake District and Northumberland Moors.
Day 1 Departing from London. Travelling by luxury coach, sit back and enjoy the journey as we travel through the English Countryside as we head to our first stop for a guided walking tour of the pretty market town of Stratford-upon-Avon birthplace of William Shakespeare. After some time spent in Stratford-Upon-Avon we continue on to reach historic York with guided walking tour. After some free time to shop, we move on to Darlington for the evening and our overnight accommodation. Day 2 Crossing the wild Northumberland Moors going past the romantic ruins of Jedburgh Abbey, and head on to Scotland's elegant capital, Edinburgh. On a guided city tour, history unfolds as we take you through the old and new towns past the Royal Mile and Holyrood house Palace - the Queen's residence in Edinburgh. There is some free time in Edinburgh. We move on to Glasgow for the evening and our overnight accommodation. Day 3 We'll travel through the Southern Uplands via Gretna Green, then cross the border back into England. Enjoy a drive through the scenic Lake District region and visit Windermere, We continue the tour to the exciting and lively city of Liverpool, home of the Beatles and countless other inspiring icons! Enjoy a guided walking tour of Liverpool’s celebrated culture and heritage. Day 4 Visit the former Roman fortress town of Chester including guided walking tour. Heading on into Wales through the Welsh Marches and to capital city of Cardiff where we enjoy a walking tour of the city centre and the recently renovated Cardiff Bay area. Day 5 We first stop in the Georgian city of Bath which is without doubt one of the major highlights for anyone travelling around the UK. A city so beautiful and special that it has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. On the walking tour learn about its Roman history, the city’s rebirth in Georgian times and its triumph of architecture in the beautiful Royal Crescent. Also see the only bridge in the UK and one of three in the world that has buildings on both sides. Many religious buildings such as Bath Abbey are available to visit. In the afternoon, we set off for our final stop of the tour; the legendary and mythical Stonehenge site. Explore the mythical standing stones, the Neolithic Houses and the fascinating exhibition. Finally, your experience with us is almost at an end. We regroup at the agreed pick up point before heading back to London where this tour ends.Option: Add on a pre-tour London hotel stay including a London sightseeing hop-on-hop-off pass. 

What’s included

  • 4 nights accommodation in 3* hotels
  • Breakfast
  • Guided tour of Stratford-Upon-Avon, York, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Cardiff & Bath
  • Live commentary on board
  • Tour escort/host
  • Minibus/Coach with experienced driver

What’s not included

  • Unless stated attraction and entrance fees are not included
  • Meals unless otherwise stated
  • Personal expenses such as tips
  • Only children over 3 years old are permitted on this tour