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Virgin's 10 Day Affordable Britain


Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip Virgin Atlantic flights NYC-London
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 8 nights accommodations
    • 3 nights London
    • 1 night Bristol
    • 1 night Liverpool
    • 2 nights Edinburgh
    • 1 night York
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers ▲
  • 10 meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking driver-guide

▲ London Gatwick Airport transfers available at an additional cost


Special Features

  • Stonehenge
  • Roman Bath

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

DAY 2, Saturday - 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, Sunday - 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, Monday - Stonehenge, Bath, Bristol
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. Continue on to Bristol
Overnight: Bristol
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Tuesday - 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. Stop for an orientation tour of Chester which highlights the Cathedral, half timbered Tudor buildings and the arcaded 'Rows' before continuing on to Liverpool
Overnight: Liverpool
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Wednesday - Lake District, Moffat, Edinburgh
Today, as we drive through the delightful green hills of the Lake District, we will stop for tea and scones at a local farmhouse. Travel along the shores of Windermere and head to Wordsworth’s beloved Grasmere. Next, crossing into Scotland near Gretna Green, where runaway couples eloped in days of old, we pass Moffat, known for its high quality woolens before reaching Edinburgh
Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Thursday - 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, Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street. The balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Friday - York City Tour
After breakfast, depart Edinburgh and drive through the Borderlands, past the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey, and on to the Viking city of York, one of north-England's most compelling cities. Enjoy an orientation tour through the narrow medieval streets, surrounded by the 13th century York Walls. Also view the magnificent York Minster, with its breathtaking architecture and spectacular gardens. The remainder of the day is at leisure
Overnight: York
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Saturday - Leeds, Cambridge, Travel to London
This morning, travel south, to Leeds before passing Robin Hood country and Sherwood Forest to the University City of Cambridge. Here we stop for time at leisure to admire Kings College and its beautiful chapels before continuing to London. A last night to enjoy the British Capital
Overnight: London
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Sunday - Depart for the USA
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:
    London Gatwick Airport transfers available at an additional cost.


    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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