England & Wales Classic

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    England & Wales Classic

Tour length

11 days

From

4699.00$4699.00

NEW FOR 2024 - BRAND NEW DELUXE TOUR


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Exclusive tour with a MAX of 26 Passengers. We have secured accommodations at some of the finest hotels in the UK and we guarantee a smaller group size to allow us into some truly signature & unique locations including 5 star hotels.

Experience two fantastic countries & famous landmarks including Cambridge, York, Liverpool, Stratford Upon Avon, Bath & London. Relax on a ‘Punting’ Boat Tour of the River Cam, and even experience an exclusive performance from the Welsh Male Choir.  Capture the best of England & Wales on this 11 day first class tour.

Itinerary


Day

1

Joining Day

Wednesday

Meet your Tour Manager at the airport to begin this memorable journey through England and North Wales. Today, we travel to Cambridge – our first of 6 Heritage Cities, to learn about the history, culture and the world-changing discoveries that makes Cambridge home to more Nobel Prize winners than any other city. Enjoy a ‘Punt’ along the River Cam, a long, wooden boat which glides through water, steered by a metal pole. Punting dates back as far as medieval times – these days they’re just for fun in Cambridge. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Dinner/ Overnight – Clayton Hotel, Cambridge (or similar)


Day

2

York

Thursday

Leaving Cambridge we head north to another Heritage city, York. Upon arrival, meet your local guide and enjoy a walking tour of this beautiful & historic walled city. Look up and be awestruck by the ‘Heart of Yorkshire’, York Minster Cathedral with its stunning Gothic architecture. Meander through the cobbled streets and overhanging buildings that frame York Shambles, one of England's most iconic shopping destinations. You will then have free time to discover all the city has to offer, including dungeons, Viking museums and artisan shops & markets. Tonight, we enjoy dinner at our hotel.

Dinner/ Overnight – The Grand Hotel, York (or similar)


Day

3

Yorkshire Moors

Friday

The North York Moors is a special place, forged by nature, shaped over generations – where peace and beauty rub shoulders with a rich history and a warm welcome. We travel to the coastal town of Whitby where we enjoy lunch today at one of the 'must' have fish & chip spots in the North of England.  Afterwards, we board the infamous North York Moor Rail and experience the age of steam as we sit back and enjoy beautiful vistas of hte North York Moors National Park.  Tonight is a free evening to explore the bars & restaurants in the city.

Overnight – The Grand Hotel, York (or similar)


Day

4

Liverpool & Chester

Saturday

This morning, we head west to Liverpool, a UNESCO City of Music. We meet our local guide, who will show us the origins of the greatest band in the world and the legacy the Beatles left behind in Liverpool. See iconic locations from the band’s story including their childhood homes, Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields. Next we visit the historic Royal Albert Dock, where we have an included entrance to The Beatles Story. We then make our way to Chester, where we spend the next 3 nights.

Overnight – The Queen Hotel, Chester (or similar)


Day

5

Llandudno & Llangollen

Sunday

Today we cross the border into beautiful North Wales. Our day starts at the Victorian seaside town, Llandudno, renowned for its sweeping bay and Victorian era architecture. Here you will have free time to enjoy the quirky shops or perhaps stroll along the seafront promenade. Next, we make our way to the picturesque Llangollen Wharf, where we board our canal boat, the Thomas Telford. Enjoy peaceful cruising through the stunning Dee Valley, which has rightfully been awarded World Heritage Status, whilst live commentary from your skipper gives you the history, local knowledge and up to date gossip along the way. During our cruise we are served a delicious Afternoon Tea. This evening is at leisure. 

Overnight – The Queen Hotel, Chester (or similar)


Day

6

Snowdonia

Monday

Snowdonia is home to breathtaking peaks, spectacular lakes, rich history and a vibrant and unique culture. We have a leisurely day meandering through the scenic area and small villages that make this part of Wales a must see for all visitors. We will travel through Snowdonia National Park, seeing Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, and visiting quaint villages along the way. After dinner we will travel by coach to a very special Male Choir Rehearsal – this will be a most memorable evening.

Dinner / Overnight – The Queen Hotel, Chester (or similar)


Day

7

Stratford Upon Avon

Tuesday

This morning, we travel south to Warwickshire, and the historic city of Stratford-upon-Avon. We start with a walking tour which introduces us to more than 800 years of history, seeing many buildings that have stood the test of time and would have been familiar to Shakespeare himself. We visit Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall, where we are immersed into 16th century Stratford and sit in the very room that he sat as a pupil in the 1570’s. Then we enjoy an informative session at Judith's Gin, where we learn about and sample the award-winning Shakespeare Distillery spirits.  Tonight, we dine at our hotel.

Dinner/ Overnight – Hotel Indigo, Stratford Upon Avon (or similar)


Day

8

Bath

Wednesday

Our day is spent in the county of Somerset, with a visit to the beautiful city of Bath. Here we have a panoramic tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can see the Royal Crescent and Pulteney Bridge. Afterwards, enjoy a tour of Bath Abbey, with magnificent stained-glass windows, columns of honey-gold stone and some of the finest fan vaulting in the world. This all creates an extraordinary experience of light and space. Tonight, Stratford is yours to explore at leisure.

Overnight Hotel Indigo, Stratford Upon Avon (or similar)
 


Day

9

Cotswolds & Oxford

Thursday

Making our way through the Cotswolds, we will stop in one of the quintessentially English villages of honey-coloured stone, before reaching the lovely city of Oxford. The City of Dreaming Spires, here you will have free time to explore the city on your own. You may want to visit the University and the Bodleian Library or look for that perfect keepsake in one of the many independent shops. Later we arrive in the nation’s capital, London. Here we spend our final 2 nights. Tonight is at leisure.

Overnight – Riu Plaza, London (or similar)
 


Day

10

London

Friday

The full day is yours to explore all London has to offer using your Hop On/Hop Off pass. Check out the famous streets, squares, magnificent buildings, beautiful parks & great shopping.  This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a local London Pub.

Dinner / Overnight – Riu Plaza, London (or similar)
 


Day

11

End

Saturday

Your tour ends after a hearty English breakfast. Please inquire about departure transfers.
 


2024 Dates and Prices

Room Type DoubleSingle
Jun 5SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Jun 19$4799.00$4799.00$6299.00$6299.00
Aug 28$4799.00$4799.00$6299.00$6299.00
Sep 4$4899.00$4899.00$6399.00$6399.00
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Sep 25$4899.00$4899.00$6399.00$6399.00
Oct 2$4899.00$4899.00$6399.00$6399.00

Prices are land-only per person in Canadian dollars.
Arrival & departure transfers available for those who have air booked in conjunction with tour.
2024
Sep.25 & Oct.2 departures will be staying at Middletons Hotel -York, Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa - Chester, Royal Garden Hotel - London.

Please inquire for child rate (7-11 years sharing with 2 adults). Please inquire for triple room rates (on request).

2025 Dates and Prices

Room Type DoubleSingle
Apr 30$4699.00$4699.00$6099.00$6099.00
May 7$4699.00$4699.00$6099.00$6099.00
May 14$4699.00$4699.00$6099.00$6099.00
May 21$4699.00$4699.00$6099.00$6099.00
Jun 4SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Jun 18$4799.00$4799.00$6299.00$6299.00
Sep 3$4899.00$4899.00$6399.00$6399.00
Sep 10$4899.00$4899.00$6399.00$6399.00
Sep 17$4899.00$4899.00$6399.00$6399.00
Sep 24$4899.00$4899.00$6399.00$6399.00
Oct 1$4699.00$4699.00$6099.00$6099.00

Prices are land-only per person in Canadian dollars.
Arrival & departure transfers available for those who have air booked in conjunction with tour.
2024
Sep.25 & Oct.2 departures will be staying at Middletons Hotel -York, Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa - Chester, Royal Garden Hotel - London.

Please inquire for child rate (7-11 years sharing with 2 adults). Please inquire for triple room rates (on request).

Tour Highlights

  • Cambridge
  • York
  • North York Moors
  • Whitby
  • Liverpool
  • Chester
  • Llandudno
  • Llangollen
  • Snowdonia
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Shakespeare Country
  • Bath
  • Cotswolds
  • London

Tour Inclusions

  • Transportation throughout by modern touring coach
  • Services of an experienced driver & local touring guide
  • 10 nights accommodation in first class hotels
  • Full breakfast daily
  • 4 Evening meals in hotels
  • Traditional Fish & Chip lunch
  • “Punting” boat trip along River Cam
  • North York Moors Rail Journey
  • Afternoon tea served aboard a canal cruise
  • Welsh Male Choir Rehearsal experience
  • Exclusive walking tours with specialized local guides in: York, Liverpool, Stratford Upon Avon
  • Admissions to: Beatles Story, Judith Gin Distillery, Bath Abbey, Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall
  • Panoramic tours of: Bath, Oxford
  • Hop on / Hop off Sightseeing in London
  • Farewell dinner at a local London Pub
  • Baggage handling charges
  • Service charges and local taxes

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