2020 - Highlights of Britain

15 Days/14 Nights

Tour Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theater, and dance with reserved seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 2-16 departures.
  • Discover the charm of Cornwall's old port town of St Ives, a picturesque haven for art lovers.
  • Visit St Michael's Mount - a little island crowned by a medieval church and a castle that looks straight out of a fairytale.

    Dining Experiences:

  • 14 breakfasts (B) and 10 dinners (D) including a welcome dinner in Windsor, a traditional Welsh banquet in Cardiff Castle on most departures, and a festive Scottish evening in Edinburgh.

    Trip Highlights:

  • Castle Howard
  • Lanhydrock House
  • North Yorkshire Steam Vintage Train
  • Roman Baths & Pump Room
  • Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • Stonehenge
  • St Andrews
  • Tower of London
  • Windsor Castle
  • York Minster

    Hotels:

  • MGallery Castle Hotel - Windsor (1 night)
  • The Bedford Hotel - Tavistock (3 nights)
  • Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel & Spa - Cardiff (1 night)
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa - Chester (2 nights)
  • Norton House Hotel & Spa - near Edinburgh (3 nights)
  • York Marriott - York (2 nights)
  • Doubletree by Hilton Hotel London - Victoria - London (2 nights)
  • Call (616) 866-3500 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14565241

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 12/31/2019
    Duration
    15 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1WindsorLONDON ARRIVAL & WINDSOR CASTLE : Tour begins at 2:00 PM in your hotel. Visit Windsor Castle, residence of the Queen and the largest inhabited castle in the world. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner. Then take a brief walk around the compact and historic town of Windsor with a local guide.
    (D)
    Day 2TavistockSTONEHENGE & SALISBURY : Marvel at the prehistoric circle of vast monoliths of Stonehenge and learn about the primitive builders who managed to create such an enduring monument. Stop in Salisbury, a charming old city where the cathedral boasts the tallest spire in England. Arrive in Tavistock, a market town on the edge of Dartmoor National Park
    (B, D)
    Day 3TavistockLANHYDROCK HOUSE & PLYMOUTH : Travel through Bodmin Moor, an area of unspoiled natural beauty, stopping for photos at Jamaica Inn, made famous by Daphne du Maurier's tale of daring smugglers. Explore Lanhydrock House, a late-Victorian country house with grand rooms and servants' quarters. In Plymouth, see the Mayflower Steps and take a cruise from the Barbican before enjoying a free evening.
    (B)
    Day 4TavistockST MICHAEL'S MOUNT & ST IVES : Visit the coastal village of Marazion to see the majestic outline of St Michael's Mount, an important pilgrimage destination. In St. Ives, enjoy a walking tour of the main sights and admire the array of beautiful sandy beaches surrounding the town. Enjoy some free time before returning to your hotel in Tavistock.
    (B, D)
    Day 5CardiffROMAN BATHS & CARDIFF CASTLE : Explore Bath, popular for over 2,000 years for its natural hot springs. Tour the wonderfully preserved Roman Baths. Head to Cardiff for a sightseeing tour around the city center. Tour Cardiff Castle before sitting down to a Welsh banquet with dinner and lively entertainment.
    (B, D)
    Day 6ChesterHAY-ON-WYE & SHREWSBURY : Travel through the Brecon Beacons National Park to Hay-on-Wye, a town famous for books. Continue to Shrewsbury, a picturesque town near the English/Welsh border. Take a walking tour with the town crier to see black-and-white buildings that line the narrow streets. Travel through Cheshire to your hotel in Chester.
    (B, D)
    Day 7ChesterNORTH WALES & CHESTER : Drive through the town of Llangollen and across the Horseshoe Pass for wonderful vistas. Visit a farm to see trained dogs herding sheep and travel to Conwy, a medieval town dominated by a huge castle. Enjoy a walking tour around the picturesque streets and see the smallest house in Britain, followed by free time for lunch on your own. In Chester, take another walking tour to see medieval buildings and Roman walls.
    (B, D)
    Day 8EdinburghLAKE DISTRICT & SCOTTISH EVENING : Travel through the glorious Lake District, which inspired many of Beatrix Potter's children's books. Visit the village of Grasmere, where Wordsworth lived and is buried. Stop at the Famous Blacksmiths Shop in Gretna Green, a popular shopping venue for quality Scottish goods. At your hotel, enjoy a drink with your fellow travelers before a lively Scottish evening with dinner and entertainment.
    (B, D)
    Day 9EdinburghEDINBURGH CASTLE & CITY TOUR : Explore central Edinburgh starting in the 200-year-old "New Town" with planned streets and elegant Georgian houses where many famous writers and inventors lived. See the Royal Mile with its narrow medieval houses, then tour Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The rest of the day is free for you to explore. On August 2 - 16 departures, attend the world famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
    (B)
    Day 10EdinburghGLAMIS CASTLE & ST ANDREWS : Explore central Edinburgh starting in the 200-year-old "New Town" with planned streets and elegant Georgian houses where many famous writers and inventors lived. See the Royal Mile with its narrow medieval houses, then tour Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The rest of the day is free for you to explore. On August 2 - 16 departures, experience the world famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
    (B, D)
    Day 11YorkABBOTSFORD HOUSE & YORK MINSTER : Visit Abbotsford House, the rambling and picturesque former home of Sir Walter Scott, the internationally famed 19th-century novelist; he was one of Scotland's greatest historic characters and played a large role in the modern popularity of tartan. Head to York - an ancient, historic city founded by the Romans, rich in medieval and Georgian architecture. Visit York Minster, built in the 13th century; this beautiful Gothic cathedral is the largest medieval church in Northern Europe.
    (B, D)
    Day 12YorkHISTORIC TRAIN RIDE & CASTLE HOWARD : Head to Goathland Station, which served as Hogsmeade Station in the "Harry Potter" series, and travel on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway by vintage locomotive. In Whitby, take a guided stroll around the picturesque harbor, winding streets, and quaint buildings. Tour the elaborate chambers of Castle Howard, an imposing 18th century mansion where "Brideshead Revisited" was filmed.
    (B, D)
    Day 13LondonSHAKESPEARE'S BIRTHPLACE & LONDON : Travel to Stratford-upon-Avon and Shakespeare's Birthplace. Discover the world that shaped the man as you look through an exhibition about his life and work, and take in a short performance to see his words come to life. Drive through the scenic Cotswolds region, renowned for picturesque villages built of honey-colored stone with charming gardens. Arrive in London and enjoy free time in the evening.
    (B)
    Day 14LondonTOWER OF LONDON & CITY SIGHTSEEING : Take a panoramic London tour with a local guide to see some of the famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Visit the mighty Tower of London to see the many fortresses, Beefeaters in their elaborate uniforms, and the dazzling Crown Jewels. The afternoon and evening are free for independent activities.
    (B)
    Day 15LondonTOUR ENDS IN LONDON : Your tour ends after breakfast.
    (B)

    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    04/26/2020$5,249.00* (USD) / 15 Days from London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    05/24/2020$5,349.00* (USD) / 15 Days from London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    06/07/2020$4,649.00* (USD) / 15 Days from London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    06/14/2020$5,399.00* (USD) / 15 Days from London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    07/05/2020$4,699.00* (USD) / 15 Days from London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    08/02/2020$5,749.00* (USD) / 15 Days from London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    08/09/2020$4,999.00* (USD) / 15 Days from London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    08/16/2020$4,999.00* (USD) / 15 Days from London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    08/23/2020$5,299.00* (USD) / 15 Days from London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    08/30/2020$4,549.00* (USD) / 15 Days from London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    09/06/2020$4,599.00* (USD) / 15 Days from London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    09/13/2020$4,599.00* (USD) / 15 Days from London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    09/20/2020$5,349.00* (USD) / 15 Days from London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    10/18/2020$4,299.00* (USD) / 15 Days from London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    Lodging
    MGallery Castle Hotel - Windsor (1 night)
    The Bedford Hotel - Tavistock (3 nights)
    Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel & Spa - Cardiff (1 night)
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa - Chester (2 nights)
    Norton House Hotel & Spa - near Edinburgh (3 nights)
    York Marriott - York (2 nights)
    Doubletree by Hilton Hotel London - Victoria - London (2 nights)

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    • 2020 - Highlights of Britain

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      Tour HighlightsAuthentic Local Experiences: Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theater, and dance with reserved seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 2-16 departures.

     
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