Even if you’re not bold enough to try bubble and squeak, haggis and tatties, or cockles and laverbread, you’ll still enjoy this perfect sampling of England, Scotland, and Wales. Our most popular tour of Britain, this tri-country introductory vacation has something for everyone. History buffs will treasure prehistoric Stonehenge, the Roman ruins of Bath and the medieval cities and towns such as York and Ludlow. Music lovers will cherish the music-festival town of Llangollen and The Beatles’ home city of Liverpool. Literary fans will relish the countryside homes of William Shakespeare and Sir Walter Scott. And beer and whisky connoisseurs will delight in the dimly lit pubs from London to Edinburgh and back where if you just can’t bring yourself to taste the black pudding, there’s always delicious fish and chips!
|September 18, 2023||from $3,479 CAD||Per Person|
|1||Mon Sep 18||LONDON, ENGLAND|
|2||Tue Sep 19||LONDON, ENGLAND|
|3||Wed Sep 20||LONDON–STONEHENGE–BATH|
|4||Thu Sep 21||BATH–LUDLOW–LLANGOLLEN, WALES–LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND|
|5||Fri Sep 22||LIVERPOOL–GRASMERE–GRETNA GREEN, SCOTLAND–EDINBURGH|
|6||Sat Sep 23||EDINBURGH|
|7||Sun Sep 24||EDINBURGH–ABBOTSFORD–JEDBURGH–YORK, ENGLAND|
|8||Mon Sep 25||YORK–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LONDON|
|9||Tue Sep 26||LONDON, ENGLAND|
Day 1 – ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND
WELCOME TO LONDON!
Day 2 – LONDON
THE ROYAL TREATMENT
LONDON Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes sights of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall, Prime Minister’s Downing Street residence, Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace, and a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral. Free time this afternoon.
Day 3 – LONDON–STONEHENGE–BATH
ANCIENT STONES & SPA DAYS
LONDON Meet your Tour Director and travel companions at 8 am before departing for Stonehenge.
STONEHENGE Join a guided visit. (Departure 19 June: due to closure, Stonehenge visit replaced by Salisbury Cathedral visit).
BATH Visit the excavations of the Roman Baths. Free time the remainder of the day.
Day 4 – BATH–LUDLOW–LLANGOLLEN, WALES–LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND
WELSH COUNTRY BEAUTIES
LUDLOW Visit the historic market town.
LLANGOLLEN Visit the picturesque town.
LIVERPOOL Free time the remainder of the day.
Day 5 – LIVERPOOL–GRASMERE–GRETNA GREEN, SCOTLAND–EDINBURGH
SONNETS, SWEETS & SCOTTISH SIPS
LAKE DISTRICT Take a scenic drive.
GRASMERE Visit Wordsworth’s beloved village. Sample the Globus Local Favorite original Grasmere gingerbread.
GRETNA GREEN Visit Globus Local Favorite The Whisky House and taste some well-known malts.
EDINBURGH Free time this evening.
Day 6 – EDINBURGH
CROWN JEWELS & CASTLE VIEWS
EDINBURGH Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the New Town, the Old Town, and a visit to Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Free time this afternoon.
Day 7 – EDINBURGH–ABBOTSFORD–JEDBURGH–YORK, ENGLAND
AUGUSTINE’S MONKS & MEDIEVAL MARKETS
ABBOTSFORD Take a guided tour of Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford House.
JEDBURGH Take photos of the Augustinian abbey ruins.
YORK See York Minster on a guided walk through The Shambles.
Day 8 – YORK–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LONDON
MR. & MRS. SHAKESPEARE
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON See Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace.
Day 9 – LONDON
SAFE TRAVELS UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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