Heart of England, Wales & Yorkshire

  • Sightseeing Tours

    Heart of England, Wales & Yorkshire

  • Sightseeing Tours

    Heart of England, Wales & Yorkshire

  • Sightseeing Tours

    Heart of England, Wales & Yorkshire

  • Sightseeing Tours

    Heart of England, Wales & Yorkshire

Tour length

5 days

From

1369.00$1369.00

Departs on Fridays from London

Fridays - April 5 to October 25, 2024

5 Days exploring  Shakespeare country, the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, the mountains and castles of North Wales, the refined elegance of Chatsworth House, the scenic beauty of the Peak District and Yorkshire Dales with time to discover the historic cities of York and Cambridge. 

Stay 2 nights in the historic town of Shrewsbury and 2 nights in the mediaeval city of York. (**Please note – on some dates this tour may stay in Chester for the first 2 nights)

DEPARTURE FROM LONDON: Stance 3, Greenline Coach Terminal, Bulleid Way, Victoria, SW1W 9SH. If coming on foot access is through the building at 4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SH.
The tour departs at 9:15am and returns at approx. 7:30pm on Day 5.
 

Itinerary


Day

1

London & Stratford upon Avon

Friday

You leave London and travel to the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-up-Avon. Home to the bard’s birthplace, schoolhouse, and resting place, you have time to explore this charming market town and enjoy lunch in one of the many restaurants and riverside pubs.

You then head to the World Heritage site of Ironbridge, the world’s first ever bridge fully made of iron. Built during the age of Industrial Revolution, explore how it was pieced together or simply enjoy the views from above the lazily-flowing River Severn.

You make your way to the county town of Shrewsbury; the narrow-streets of the town centre is almost completely encircled by the River Severn. Charles Darwin was born in this bustling market town, and its timber-framed black and white Tudor buildings are your home for the next two nights.


Overnight – Shrewsbury
 


Day

2

Northern Wales

Saturday

Your tour takes you to the heart of North Wales today.

Firstly, you explore the imposing might of Conwy and its medieval castle. Built by Edward I in the 13th century, this fortress offers spectacular views from the battlements.

Next, you roam the impressive mountains and valleys of the Snowdonia National Park, its slate quarries, and travel through the dramatic Pass of Llanberis in the shadow of Snowdon, Wales’ highest peak.
Learn about Welsh struggles for independence and the tales of the rebellious Owain Glyndwr as you head back over back over the English border to your accommodation.

Overnight – Shrewsbury


Day

3

Peak District

Sunday

Lying northeast of Shrewsbury is the Peak District National Park, an expanse of rugged moorland with walled pastures and wooded valleys. Picturesque villages and unbeatable scenery line your route as you wind through this area’s unique landscape.

After a spectacular drive, you arrive in the elegant spa town of Buxton. It’s been attracting visitors to enjoy its natural thermal springs since Roman times. And it’s where you can fill up your bottle with crystal-clear water from the famous spring.

In the afternoon, you make your way to the Duke of Devonshire’s famous stately home and gardens at Chatsworth. This renowned building is regularly named the UK’s favourite country house thanks to its immense collection of furniture, priceless paintings, and neoclassical sculptures.

Travelling northwards, you pass through some of the old industrial heartlands of northern England to the historic walled city of York, where you spend the next two nights.

Overnight – York


Day

4

York & Cambridge

Monday

Today there are two options. You can choose to spend the day exploring the medieval heart of York, an ancient city with a colourful history dating back to the times of the Romans, Vikings, and Normans.
Alternatively, you can journey out with your guide on a half day excursion across the Yorkshire Dales to the handsome market town of Knaresborough. Here, you experience famed Yorkshire hospitality at its best before heading to some of the more remote areas and impressive scenery of the Eastern Dales.

Whichever option you choose, you spend your evening enjoying the sights and sounds of York.

Overnight – York


Day

5

Stamford & Cambridge

Tuesday

Departing the fair city of York in the morning, you begin your journey south to London. You stop in the town of Lincoln, famed for its beautiful historic center and delicious Lincolnshire sausages. Make sure you check out the cathedral while you’re here; it was the world’s tallest building for around 200 years.

Leaving Lincoln, you continue south to the city of Cambridge. The iconic King’s College Chapel dominates the heart of the city. Take a guided punting ride along ‘the backs’ of the colleges, or climb the steps of St Mary’s tower to get a skyline view before heading back to London.  Arrival at approximately 19:30.

 


2024 Dates and Prices

Room Type Single/ B&BDouble/ B&BSingle/ HotelDouble/ Hotel
May 27-May 31$1629.00$1629.00$1369.00$1369.00$2029.00$2029.00$1609.00$1609.00
Jun 1-Sep 30$1719.00$1719.00$1459.00$1459.00$2109.00$2109.00$1699.00$1699.00
Oct 1-Oct 25$1629.00$1629.00$1369.00$1369.00$2029.00$2029.00$1609.00$1609.00

Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars
Exclusions: Lunch, dinner & refreshments. Entrances to all visitor attractions paid locally (Admission to Conwy Castle included).

Please inquire for child rates (5-11 years sharing with 2 adults)
Children under 5 years of age are not accepted.

Luggage is restricted to one suitcase with a maximum weight of 20kg (44lbs.) and one small hand/day bag to go on the coach with you. Unfortunately, Rabbie’s are unable to store excess luggage.

Tour Highlights

  • Shakespeare Country & Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Ironbridge World Heritage Site
  • The mountains of Snowdonia
  • Conwy Castle
  • Peak District National Park
  • Chatsworth House
  • York & the Dales
  • Cambridge

Tour Inclusions

  • Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour
  • Services of a professional local driver/guide
  • 4 nights ensuite accommodations
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • Admission to Conwy Castle

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