Best of Britain Summer 2019

Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain 2019

Travel to the Scottish Highlands, exploring rugged Dartmoor, the idyllic Lake District and Tudor Chester. Take a ferry to the Isle of Skye and contemplate battles fought on Culloden.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in London, Liverpool and Edinburgh
  • ORIENTATION of Bath, Plymouth, Cardiff, Chester, Glasgow and York
  • VISIT the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, Polperro, Buckfast Abbey, Glastonbury Abbey, the town of Ludlow, the Isle of Skye, Culloden, Edinburgh Castle, Alnwick and Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon
  • VIEW Eilean Donan Castle, Alnwick Castle used as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films, York Minster and Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage
  • SEE Dartmoor, the Lake District, Ben Nevis and Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands, the Isle of Skye and the 18th green at St. Andrews
Dining Highlights
  • 13 full breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (including Be My Guest)
  • 5 dinners
First class travel Highlights
  • 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)
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Call 1 8003707400 e x t 32 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14499402

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2019
Duration
14 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1LondonArrive London (2 Nights): London's vibrant city streets are your launch pad to an epic journey through the iconic sights of Britain. Embrace the pomp and ceremony of this multi-cultural capital, exploring the treasures of its former Empire in museums, rambling through its picturesque Royal Parks or admiring the ancient facades that line its grand boulevards and hidden lanes.
Park Plaza Riverbank
Day 2LondonLondon Sightseeing and Free Time: Join a Local Specialist today for a tour of the city's iconic sights. See Big Ben and the imposing Houses of Parliament on the banks of the Thames, then Buckingham Palace, the official UK residence of the UK's sovereigns since the mid-19th century. The rest of the day is yours to explore London - an effortless mix of centuries-old heritage and modern sophistication. Full Breakfast
Day 3ExeterLondon - Stonehenge - Bath - Exeter (2 Nights): Meet your Travel Director and commence your journey through the rolling green and golden landscapes of rural Wiltshire to Salisbury Plain. We tread in the footsteps of druids and pagans at Stonehenge, before travelling to UNESCO-listed Bath with its elegant Georgian facades and the centuries-old Roman Baths. Our home for the next two nights is the historic cathedral city of Exeter, where we will enjoy a memorable Welcome Reception this evening at our hotel. Full Breakfast, Welcome Reception
Mercure Southgate
Day 4ExeterExeter - Excursion to Plymouth, Polperro, Dartmoor and Buckfast Abbey: Our first stop today is in the ancient port city of Plymouth, where we'll delve into the history of the brave Pilgrim Fathers who set sail for an unknown New World from its shores. See the Royal Citadel overlooking Plymouth Sound and consider an optional cruise around the dramatic coastline. We take a step back in time at our next stop, the fishing village and artists' retreat of Polperro. Continuing along the brooding moorland of Dartmoor, we arrive at Buckfast Abbey, where we'll 'Dive Into Culture' and gain insights into how Benedictine monks have lived and prayed for over 1,000 years. Full Breakfast
Day 5CardiffExeter - Glastonbury - Cardiff: Enjoy a scenic drive through the pretty Devon and Somerset countryside to mystical Glastonbury, where we'll visit the ruined Abbey, said to be the final resting place of King Arthur. Later, we 'Connect With Locals', joining the Dyer family on their 15th-century dairy farm in Somerset for a Be My Guest lunch. We journey to Cardiff, the capital of Wales, where we'll explore the proud heritage of the Welsh and modern icons, including the Principality Stadium during an orientation tour.Full Breakfast, Lunch
Park Inn City Centre
Day 6LiverpoolCardiff - Ludlow - Chester - Liverpool: Tudor history is explored this morning as we visit the historic towns of Ludlow and Chester with their characteristic black and white half-timbered buildings. Join your Travel Director for an orientation walk past these famous Tudor Rows and enjoy views of Chester's medieval city walls and red sandstone Cathedral. The haunt of the 'Fab Four' is our final stop today. Join a Local Specialist to gain insight into Liverpool's Beatles' history and enjoy a free evening in one of Britain's edgiest cities. Full Breakfast
Jurys Inn
Day 7GlasgowLiverpool - Lake District - Glasgow: Rolling Lancashire pastures give way to the soul-stirring Lake District, whose beautiful scenery has inspired poets and writers for centuries. We travel along the shores of Lake Windermere, through countryside made famous by the poet William Wordsworth. Stop in Gretna Green, where many an eloping couple has tied the knot. We arrive in Glasgow later for an orientation tour, including views of the Cathedral, magnificent George Square and the Clyde River, the former heart of the shipbuilding industry. Warm Scottish hospitality and hearty flavours are ours to enjoy this evening during a Regional Meal in a local restaurant. Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
Crowne Plaza/Holiday Inn City Centre Theatreland
Day 8Scottish HighlandsGlasgow - Glencoe - Fort William - Scottish Highlands (2 Nights): Journey along Loch Lomond, whose bonnie banks were immortalised in the well-known Scottish song. We arrive in Glencoe and remember the MacDonald clansmen who died tragically in the 1692 massacre which led this place to be called the 'Glen of the Weeping'. At the World War II Commando Memorial near Fort William, we admire views of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Tonight, we stay at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' - Laggan Gaskmore Hotel, located within Cairngorm National Park in the Scottish Highlands. Full Breakfast, Dinner
Laggan Gaskmore/Carrbridge
Day 9Scottish HighlandsIsle of Skye, Culloden and Scenic Highland Excursion: We travel to the coast this morning, boarding a ferry over the sea to the Isle of Skye. Against the backdrop of violet-hued, heather-clad mountains, we stop at the ancient settlement of Kyleakin. Later, we cross the road bridge to view scenic Eilean Donan Castle on the mainland. Travel through the Scottish Highlands past its picturesque lochs and glens, keeping your camera at the ready to capture 'Nessie' if you can. Pass Culloden battlefield on the way back to your Highland hotel. Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10EdinburghScottish Highlands - Pitlochry - St. Andrews - Edinburgh (2 Nights): Heading back to the lowlands of Scotland, we stop in Pitlochry before heading to the historic home of golf, St. Andrews. Here, the first games were played during the 1400s. See its famous 18th hole before crossing the Firth of Forth to Scotland's enchanting capital, Edinburgh. During the Edinburgh Festival, enjoy rousing performances with included tickets for the Edinburgh Tattoo in the magical setting of Edinburgh Castle's grounds. Full Breakfast
Leonardo Royal Haymarket/Holiday Inn
Day 11EdinburghEdinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time: Ramble up the Royal Mile today and see the iconic sights of one of Britain's most enchanting cities. The elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse, in the shadow of Arthur's Seat, and the Scottish Parliament feature on your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Visit Edinburgh Castle perched atop Castle Rock overlooking the city. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town and amble through the hidden passages of the Old Town before enjoying an evening at leisure. Consider an Optional Experience including traditional song, dance and Scottish fare.Full Breakfast
Day 12YorkEdinburgh - Alnwick - York: We travel to the medieval market town of Alnwick this morning, where we'll see the impressive castle home to the Duke of Northumberland and the Tenantry Column, upon which the Percy Lion sits and surveys the town. Journey through Northumberland, across the Tyne at Newcastle and to the cathedral city of York. We'll embark an orientation walk past its cobblestone Shambles and see the inspiring Minster with its 'heart of Yorkshire' before joining our newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Novotel Centre
Day 13LondonYork - Stratford-upon-Avon - London: Shakespeare's legacy and life are celebrated in his hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, which we will have an opportunity to visit today on our return to London. See Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage and visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre. Later, we travel back to London for our final night at leisure. Full Breakfast
Park Plaza Riverbank
Day 14Depart LondonDepart London: Say a fond farewell to London and your newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable journey.Full Breakfast
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09/12/2019$3,495.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
09/16/2019$3,495.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
09/19/2019$3,495.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
09/26/2019$3,475.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
10/03/2019$3,475.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
10/10/2019$3,475.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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