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Real Britain

Duration 6 days

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Pure poetry awaits as you journey north to the land of the bonny and brave. Meandering through the lush green landscapes of Britain, you’ll see the mythical Stonehenge and journey to Wales and its capital, Cardiff. Admire the beautiful Lake District and consider eloping at Gretna Green, before rambling up the Royal Mile en route back to London via Shakespeare’s birthplace.

Take a look at your day-by-day itinerary or contact us on 0207 620 8952 to find out more.

DAY 1

London – Stonehenge – Bath – Cardiff
Experience first-hand what’s “great” about Great Britain on this mesmerising sojourn past the peaks of Wales and the rolling hills and lush farmlands of England to bonnie Scotland. We kickstart our adventure in the cosmopolitan capital of London, heading west to the stone monoliths at Stonehenge whose centuries-old myths have yet to be fully revealed. The elegant Georgian architecture of Bath takes centre stage during our visit to this famous spa town where we’ll see the Abbey and visit the Roman baths before crossing the Severn Estuary to Cardiff, capital of Wales. Delve into the proud culture and heritage of the Welsh as you embark on an orientation of the city to see the Millennium Stadium and the medieval Cardiff Castle in the heart of the city. Tonight, we celebrate the beginning of an epic adventure through Britain at a Welcome Reception with top pub nosh.
Hotel: Clayton
Meal: Welcome Reception

DAY 2

Cardiff – Ludlow – Liverpool
The charming half-timbered Tudor houses of Ludlow feature today on our exploration of this market town with its medieval walls and historic castle. We meander north through the Shropshire Hills and lush green Cheshire landscapes to the bold British city of Liverpool, hometown of the ‘Fab Four’. Saunter through its edgy Scouse streets and perhaps visit The Cavern Club where The Beatles once played on your evening at leisure.
Hotel: Mercure Atlantic Tower
Meal: Full Breakfast

DAY 3

Liverpool – Lake District – Gretna Green – Edinburgh (2 Nights)
The enchanting views of Britain’s Lake District provide a scenic backdrop for our leisurely drive north to Scotland – views that inspired the centuries-old writings of such literary greats as William Wordsworth, who declared the village of Grasmere “the loveliest spot that man hath ever found”. We stop at the runaway wedding capital that is Gretna Green where “Blacksmith Priests” would marry couples over the Marriage Anvil. Later, we arrive in enchanting Edinburgh – our home for the next two nights. If your visit coincides with the Edinburgh Festival, enjoy rousing performances at the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo in the city’s striking castle grounds.
Hotel: Leonardo Royal
Meal: Full Breakfast

DAY 4

Edinburgh Sightseeing
Ramble up the Royal Mile in the mesmerising medieval city of Edinburgh where you’ll join a Local Specialist on an included city sightseeing tour. Meander through the Old Town and view Arthur’s Seat and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, for centuries the seat of the kings and queens of the Scots. Your choice of sightseeing could see you visit either Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura or Edinburgh Castle. Spend the rest of the day exploring Auld Reekie’s charming cobblestone streets, medieval relics and elegant Georgian and Gothic façades on your own or join your Travel Director on an Optional Experience to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia. Soak up the irresistible charm of the city and consider attending a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes this evening.
Meal: Full Breakfast

DAY 5

Edinburgh – Hadrian’s Wall – York
Trace the northern frontier of the Roman Empire at Hadrian’s Wall before crossing the River Tyne and venturing south to the ancient cathedral city of York, whose origins hark back to Roman times. Saunter along the famous Shambles and view York Minster, one of the greatest cathedrals in the world. This evening join a local family for hearty British hospitality and a home-cooked Be My Guest Farewell Dinner in their country home.
Hotel: Novotel Centre
Meal: Full Breakfast,Be My Guest Dining

DAY 6

York – Stratford-upon-Avon – London
Delve into the fascinating story of Shakespeare’s life at his Birthplace and Visitor Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon, and view Anne Hathaway’s thatched cottage. We return to London this evening where our memorable encounter with Britain’s icons comes to an end.
Meal: Full Breakfast

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Edinburgh
  • Orientation of Bath, Cardiff, Liverpool and York
  • See the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh
  • View Bath Abbey, Cardiff Castle, the Lake District’s magnificent scenery, Hadrian’s Wall, York Minster and Anne Hathaway’s thatched cottage
  • Visit Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, the Tudor town of Ludlow, Gretna Green, Edinburgh Castle and Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon

Dining Highlights

  • 5 full breakfasts
  • 2 dinners (including Be My Guest)

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 if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel
  • 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
  • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfers page link below for details
  • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre
  • VIP entry to many sights
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Real Britain

Pure poetry awaits as you journey north to the land of the bonny and brave. Meandering through the lush green landscapes of Britain, you’ll see the mythical Stonehenge and journey to Wales and its capital, Cardiff. Admire the beautiful Lake District and consider eloping at Gretna Green, before rambling up the Royal Mile en route back to London via Shakespeare’s birthplace.

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