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8 Day Classic Britain


Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-London, Edinburgh-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights London
    • 1 night Bath
    • 1 night Liverpool
    • 2 nights Edinburgh
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers ▲
  • 7 meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout

▲ London Gatwick Airport transfers available at an additional cost


Special Features

  • Stonehenge
  • Roman Bath
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Britain
Depart for Britain. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for the journey

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in London
Arrive and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a welcome drink and orientation
Overnight: London

DAY 3, Monday - London City Tour
Today, discover the history, pageantry and sights of the city with a half day tour of London's West End. Begin with a drive through fashionable Kensington with its elegant squares and parks. Pass Harrods store and continue to view Piccadilly and Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and the famous Big Ben. Continue to Buckingham Palace to witness the pomp and pageantry of the Changing of the Guard (when held). Afternoon at leisure to enjoy a traditional pub lunch and maybe join our in-depth optional tour of St. Paul's cathedral and the Tower of London
Optional: Tower of London & St. Paul's Cathedral (PM)
Overnight: London
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday - Stonehenge, Bath
Today, depart London and head to the circles of Stonehenge. Located in the middle of Salisbury Plain, Stonehenge is unique among stone circles and its construction still defies belief. The first stone was placed here 5000 years ago and the structure was finally completed 1400 years later. Continue to Bath's Georgian Crescents to find elegant stone buildings with terraces, crescents, and graceful squares. Visit the original 2000-year-old Roman Baths and Georgian Pump Room with its natural mineral water
Optional: Village of Lacock with dinner (PM)
Overnight: Bath
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Wednesday - Cotswolds, Stratford, Chester, Liverpool
Drive north today into the Heart of England through the villages of the Cotswolds, with its stone and thatch cottages, to the birthplace of Shakespeare, Stratford, a charming market town. View Anne Hathaway's cottage, the school that William Shakespeare attended, and Shakespeare's birthplace. Enjoy time at leisure in this historic town, where the Bard's plays are still performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Continue for an orientation tour of Chester which highlights the Cathedral, half timbered Tudor buildings and the arcaded 'Rows.' Continue on to Liverpool, situated on the River Mersey and birthplace of the Beatles
Overnight: Liverpool
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Thursday - Local Farmhouse Visit in the Lake District, Moffat, Edinburgh
Today, we drive through the delightful green hills of the Lake District and travel along the shores of Lake Windermere, the largest natural lake in England. Enjoy beautiful views of the lake and surrounding area as we continue to Wordsworth's beloved Grasmere. Enjoy a stop at a local farmhouse and enjoy tea and scones with the owner who will briefly introduce you to rural life in the UK. Later, cross into Scotland near Gretna Green, where runaway couples eloped in days of old. We pass Moffat, known for its high quality woolens on the way into Edinburgh
Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Friday - Edinburgh City Tour
This morning, join a local guide for a city tour of historic Edinburgh. The route will take you past the Scottish Parliament, Holyrood Palace, the Museum of Scotland, the Royal Mile, and Princes Street. Also included is a visit to Edinburgh Castle, where you can see The Crown Room, Royal Palace, St. Margaret's Chapel, and much more! The balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, perhaps you might opt for an evening of traditional Scottish entertainment
Optional: Scottish Dinner & Show (PM)
Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Saturday - Depart Britain
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

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    *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

    London Gatwick Airport transfers available at an additional cost.

    The Sep 13 departure will be accommodated at the Copthorne Tara Hotel in London, The Bristol Hotel in Bristol & Jurys Inn Edinburgh in Edinburgh.


    Entry Requirements:
    Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.


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