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British Highlights with London (9065)

7 days from London to London

2019 Tour Details

Your budget-friendly tour of Britain will be the highlight of your travelogues for years to come. You’ll set out from London to the Welsh capital of Cardiff. On the way, you’ll visit mysterious Stonehenge and stop in the elegant Georgian city of Bath. You’ll travel through the lovely Cotswold Hills with their honey-colored limestone villages to Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon. Your tour of Britain’s highlights includes a drive into the tranquil Lake District, often considered to be the finest of England’s national parks. Then, visit Gretna Green, where the blacksmith used to wed runaway couples before making your way through the history-steeped Lowland Hills to Edinburgh. Visit Edinburgh Castle and see the Scottish Crown Jewels, known as the Honours of Scotland. Certain departures include a special treat: a performance of the world-renowned Military Tattoo—Scottish pipe bands en masse, performing on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle.

Continue exploring Britain with a Monograms vacation package in London. From Edinburgh, you’ll travel via express train to London. Your Local Host will be on hand to assist you with sightseeing and dining recommendations. Your value-minded Britain vacation in England, Scotland, and Wales is one to remember for years to come.

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 Tour Highlights

Sightseeing:

STONEHENGE
Visit the prehistoric monument

BATH
Visit the elegant Georgian city

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
Discover Shakespeare’s home town

LLANGOLLEN
Visit the picturesque village

LAKE DISTRICT
Drive through the UNESCO World Heritage landscape

GRETNA GREEN

EDINBURGH
Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle

Guides:

Host Service in London

Transportation:

Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; express train Edinburgh-London

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full English breakfast daily; 1 dinner with choice of menus

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND. Check into your hotel. In the afternoon, there’s time to rest or to explore the lively British capital. Uniformed hosts are available to help you make the most of your day. Tonight, dinner followed by a leisurely cruise on the Thames River would be fun.

Day 2

LONDON–STONEHENGE–BATH–CARDIFF, WALES. Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and depart at 8 am for a memorable day of sightseeing. First, try to unravel the mystery of prehistoric STONEHENGE; explore the visitor center with its imaginative exhibitions, then take the shuttle to the stone circle and admire the magnificence of the monument up close. Across Salisbury Plain, head for the elegant Georgian city of Bath, famous for its Roman relics. Your overnight destination is the Welsh capital of Cardiff and later, consider an optional Welsh evening with dinner and entertainment.
Breakfast

Day 3

CARDIFF–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, ENGLAND–LLANGOLLEN, WALES–CHESTER, ENGLAND. Today, travel through the lovely Cotswold Hills with its honey-colored limestone villages to Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon, where you will have time to explore the town at your own pace. The afternoon is dedicated to North Wales. Take a stroll in picturesque Llangollen, home of an annual international contest for poets and musicians. Spend the night in Chester, the historic county town on the Dee River.
Breakfast Dinner

Day 4

CHESTER–LAKE DISTRICT–GRETNA GREEN, SCOTLAND–EDINBURGH. Drive into the tranquil Lake District, often considered to be the finest of England’s national parks and recently awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. Then, visit Gretna Green, where the blacksmith used to wed runaway couples before making your way through the history-steeped Lowland Hills to Edinburgh. A suggestion for this evening: enjoy a traditional Scottish night out with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and, of course, the Ceremony of the Haggis.
Breakfast

Day 5

EDINBURGH. A full day to enjoy the Scottish capital. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town,” home to famous scientists, inventors, and novelists. In the “Old Town,” visit EDINBURGH CASTLE to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Afternoon at leisure. Later, a unique optional experience: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia. Tour five decks and see how the Royal Family and crew of 240 lived and worked on board. Dinner rounds out this optional evening. For departure numbers July 29 through August 19, tickets are included for tonight’s performance of the world-renowned MILITARY TATTOO, a vast spectacle of massed Scottish pipe bands that takes place in an arena on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle.
Breakfast

Day 6

EDINBURGH–LONDON, ENGLAND. Travel by EXPRESS TRAIN (standard class) to London. Your Local Host is available to help you make the most of your stay.
Breakfast

Day 7

LONDON. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast

DAWN SCASE

Escorting tours for more than 4 years

"A wealth of history is packed into our islands and I'm passionate about bringing each country and region to life, highlighting their character through stories, music and culture. Born in Northern Ireland with Scottish ancestry, married to a Welshman and living in England I adore every part of our British Isles and very much look forward to showing you around!"

Tour Director -  DAWN SCASE

 Accommodations

CARDIFF Park Inn Cardiff (F)
CHESTER Mercure Chester Abbots Well (F)
EDINBURGH Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh Murrayfield (ST)
LONDON Holiday Inn London- Kensington High Street (F) or Novotel London West (F)

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



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