England & Wales Classic
Experience two fantastic countries & famous landmarks. Capture the best of England & Wales on this 8 day first class tour.
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be welcomed by your driver & guide who will transfer you to your hotel. This afternoon, a visit to Windsor Castle—a royal residence and the Queen’s favourite weekend retreat.
Dinner/Overnight—Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow (NEW for 2018)
Oxford & Stratford
After breakfast, we make our way to the “city of dreaming spires,” Oxford, where we will have a walking tour of this famous city and visit one of the colleges. This afternoon, we make our way to Stratford-upon-Avon— birthplace of William Shakespeare. We also visit Anne Hathaway’s cottage.
Overnight—Alveston Manor, Stratford-upon-Avon
Your guide will take you on a walking tour of the historic city of York, renowned for its exquisite architecture and tangle of quaint cobbled streets known as “The Shambles.” You will also visit the iconic York Minster, one of the great cathedrals of the world.
Dinner/Overnight—Aldwark Manor, Yorkshire (NEW for 2018)
Liverpool & Chester
After breakfast we drive to Liverpool, birthplace of The Beatles. We will discover the greatness of this trading city, with highlights such as stunning Victorian architecture and the Northern Tate Modern Art Gallery. We will then drive on to Chester with its Roman Amphitheatre and medieval half-timbered houses. We will have a walking tour of this historic city with a Roman Soldier as our guide.
Dinner/Overnight—Quay Hotel & Spa, Conwy (NEW for 2018)
Enjoy a stunning visit to Snowdonia National Park. The park is dominated by Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales. Your tour will also include a ride on the Ffestiniog Railway and a visit to Conwy Castle.
Overnight—Quay Hotel & Spa, Conwy (NEW for 2018)
Ludlow & Cardiff
We will have a lunch stop and free time at the historic market town of Ludlow. Perched on a cliff above the River Teme, Ludlow is surrounded by the unspoiled and beautiful hilly countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh border country. This evening, a dinner featuring a performance by a traditional Welsh harpist.
Dinner / Entertainment / Overnight—New House Country Hotel, Cardiff
Bath & London
After breakfast you will drive to Bath. Here you will view the magnificent Royal Crescent, perhaps the most attractive street in the country, and visit the preserved and fascinating Roman Baths. You will then drive to London for your final night, where you can enjoy the sights in a city filled with iconic landmarks.
Overnight—Dorsett Shepherds Bush, London (NEW for 2018)
Your tour ends after a hearty English breakfast with a transfer to London Gatwick Airport for those guests departing today.
- Shakespeare Country
- Transportation throughout by modern touring coach
- Services of an experienced driver & local touring guide
- 7 nights accommodation in first class hotels
- Full breakfast daily
- Welcome drink on arrival
- 3 table d’hôte evening meals
- Welsh evening with dinner & entertainment
- Train ride on the famous Ffestiniog Railway
- Visit William Shakespeare’s birthplace
- Follow in the footsteps of the Beatles in Liverpool
- Walking tour of York and York Minster
- Walking tour of Chester with local guide
- Admissions to: Windsor Castle, Oxford College visit, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Conwy Castle, Roman Baths
- Panoramic tour of Cardiff
- All entrance fees and admissions
- Baggage handling charges