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England, Scotland & Wales with Paris (900E)

16 days from London to Paris

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Experience some of Britain’s fascinating towns as you travel through England, Scotland, and Wales, stopping for overnights in London, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Strathpeffer, Glasgow, Liverpool, Cardiff, and Plymouth.

Part of the charm of traveling through Britain is seeing the spectacular scenery, and on this affordable Britain tour, you’ll get the opportunity to witness some of its most scenic areas. Travel through Northumberland National Park, with its wide-open spaces and landscapes of endless beauty; Brecon Beacons National Park, with its dramatic landscapes; Dartmoor National Park; and incomparable Snowdonia National Park in Wales, with picturesque villages, mountains, and lakes. Drive through the serene Lake District, England’s largest and finest natural park and recently awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. On your way to the beautiful Isle of Skye, keep an eye out for the Loch Ness monster and admire some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery, including vast areas of unspoiled wilderness and gorgeous lochs (lakes).

On this budget travel tour of Britain, you’ll also travel to some of Britain’s charming towns. In Stratford-upon-Avon, explore the town that Shakespeare called home and get a glimpse into life in 16th-century England. Walk through York’s quaint streets and marvel at England's most complete medieval city. In Chester, enjoy a walking tour of this city famed for its Roman remains and black and white half-timbered buildings. In Bath, explore the elegant city famed for its excavations of the 2,000-year-old Roman baths. In Plymouth, see the Mayflower Steps, where the Pilgrim Fathers embarked in 1620. Enjoy an orientation drive in Cardiff, the capital of Wales, and sightseeing in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital.

At the conclusion of your tour, travel via high-speed Eurostar train to Paris for three overnights and guided sightseeing. All services in Paris, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms.

These are just some of the many highlights of this value-minded Britain tour—with Paris. A dream vacation!

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 Tour Highlights

Sightseeing:

Visits to Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon, Hadrian’s Wall, Jedburgh, Edinburgh Castle, tickets for Edinburgh Military Tattoo (departures July 30 through August 20), St. Andrews, Pitlochry, Culloden Moor, Fort William, Gretna Green, Liverpool, Betws-y-Coed, Caernarvon, Ludlow, Bath, Glastonbury, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Plymouth, Stonehenge; orientation drive in Cardiff; walking tours in Oxford, York and Chester

Guides:

Local Guide for city sightseeing in Edinburgh; host service in London; professional Tour Director while touring

Scenic Highlights:

Northumberland National Park, Scottish Highlands and Lowlands, Isle of Skye, Glen Coe, Loch Lomond, Lake District National Park, Snowdonia National Park, Brecon Beacons National Park and “The Valleys,” Dartmoor National Park, Salisbury Plain

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • The English Lake District
  • The English Lake District
Transportation:

Private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; Isle of Skye ferry; high-speed Eurostar train

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full English breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners 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 start exploring the lively British capital. Uniformed hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.

Day 2

LONDON. Today is devoted to exploring on your own or enjoying our exciting program of optional activities. You may choose to join a Local Guide for an optional morning sightseeing tour of the city’s famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horseguards and the Prime Minister’s Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. The highlight is a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral, Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708. Later on, maybe visit Windsor Castle or the Tower of London with its spectacular Crown Jewels. Tonight, a leisurely cruise on the Thames River would be fun!
Breakfast

Day 3

LONDON–OXFORD–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–SHEFFIELD. Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and depart at 8 am for a memorable day of sightseeing. In Oxford, a walking tour shows you the colleges where Britain’s elite receive its outstanding education. Then, travel through the lovely Cotswold Hills to Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon. Take photos of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and explore the town at your own pace. Your overnight destination is Sheffield.
Breakfast Dinner

Day 4

SHEFFIELD–YORK–JEDBURGH, SCOTLAND–EDINBURGH. In York, stand in awe in front of the great structure of York Minster, then follow your Tour Director through a maze of quaint streets, including the narrow Shambles. Continue through wild Northumberland National Park and see a section of Hadrian’s Wall. Then, at Jedburgh, see the abbey ruins. Late-afternoon arrival in 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,” drive up the narrow Royal Mile to 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 0730 through 0820, 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–ST. ANDREWS–DUNDEE–PERTH–PITLOCHRY–CULLODEN MOOR–INVERNESS–STRATHPEFFER. A day of memorable sightseeing: take the elegant Forth Road Bridge to St. Andrews, whose Royal and Ancient Golf Club has given us the rules of golfing; then, cross the Firth of Tay and, via Dundee and Perth, head into the Highlands, with a stop in the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry. Cross the battlefield of Culloden Moor with its memories of Bonnie Prince Charlie, then, via Inverness, head for your Highland destination.
Breakfast Dinner

Day 7

STRATHPEFFER–ISLE OF SKYE–FORT WILLIAM–GLASGOW. More heather-clad moors as you drive through the western Highlands to Lochalsh and the Inner Hebridean Isle of Skye. The route back to the mainland is by FERRY across the Sound of Sleat to Mallaig; then, witness breathtaking scenery all the way to Fort William beneath Ben Nevis. Glen Coe, where the MacDonald Clan was massacred in 1692, and a drive along the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond are scenic highlights on the way to Glasgow, Scotland’s great cultural city.
Breakfast Dinner

Day 8

GLASGOW–GRETNA GREEN–LAKE DISTRICT, ENGLAND–LIVERPOOL. South through the history-steeped Lowland Hills and a visit to Gretna Green, where the blacksmith used to wed runaway couples. Drive through beautiful scenery in the Lake District, considered to be the finest of England’s national parks and recently awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. End the day in Liverpool, of Beatles fame, once the departure port of the great transatlantic liners. You may wish to join an optional city tour this afternoon.
Breakfast

Day 9

LIVERPOOL. NORTH WALES EXCURSION. A day dedicated to the mountainous splendor of North Wales. After a stop in pretty Betws-y-Coed, drive over spectacular Llanberis Pass and through Snowdonia National Park to Caernarvon, where the castle saw the investiture of Charles as Prince of Wales. Then, follow the coast road via the walled town of Conway back to Liverpool.
Breakfast

Day 10

LIVERPOOL–CHESTER–LUDLOW–CARDIFF, WALES. In Chester, the historic county town on the Dee River, your walking tour includes the Roman remains, black and white half-timbered buildings, and the two-tiered arcades called the “Rows.” Pause in the pretty market town of Ludlow before heading back into Wales and Brecon Beacons National Park, land of salmon rivers and the Welsh mountain pony. Finally, head through “The Valleys,” whose iron ore and coal were the raw materials for the Industrial Revolution, to the Welsh capital. Here, an orientation drive introduces you to the major attractions: Cardiff Castle, Cathays Park, Millennium Stadium, and the stately civic buildings. Tonight, why not join an evening of Welsh entertainment and dinner?
Breakfast

Day 11

CARDIFF–BATH, ENGLAND–GLASTONBURY–WIDECOMBE–PLYMOUTH. Leaving Wales, cross the Severn Bridge for a visit to the elegant Georgian city of Bath, famed for its Roman relics, before heading into the romantically scenic West Country and Glastonbury with its King Arthur associations. In the heart of Dartmoor National Park, visit quaint Widecombe-in-the-Moor, ghostly setting for Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles. Finally, in Plymouth, hear about Sir Francis Drake and see the Mayflower Steps, where the Pilgrim Fathers embarked in 1620.
Breakfast Dinner

Day 12

PLYMOUTH–STONEHENGE–LONDON. On the final leg of your journey, take in Thomas Hardy’s Wessex, and visit prehistoric STONEHENGE. First, explore the visitor center with its imaginative exhibitions, then admire the magnificence of the monument from up close. Return to London around 3 pm. How about celebrating the success of your tour with a night out on the town?
Breakfast

Day 13

LONDON–PARIS, FRANCE. Travel by high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN (Standard class) to Paris. Your Local Host is available to help you make the most of your stay.
Breakfast

Day 14

PARIS. Morning guided sightseeing features Paris’ most famous highlights, including gothic NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL and the LOUVRE.
Breakfast

Day 15

PARIS. Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure.
Breakfast

Day 16

PARIS. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Cosmos, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

JULIAN CLEARY

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

"Why did King John build a castle on the Shannon? Why is St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin protestant? How did James Watt change the world? My greatest pleasure is to answer those questions! When you travel to my country, I have the duty to show it to you properly!"

Tour Director -  JULIAN CLEARY

 Accommodations

CARDIFF Park Inn Cardiff (F)
EDINBURGH Novotel Edinburgh Park (F)
GLASGOW Leonardo Inn Glasgow West End (F)
LEEDS Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth (F)
LIVERPOOL Holiday Inn Liverpool City Centre (F)
LONDON Holiday Inn London- Kensington High Street (ST) or Novotel London West (F)
PARIS Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel (F) or Courtyard Paris Gare de Lyon (F)
PLYMOUTH Jurys Inn Plymouth (F)
STRATHPEFFER Ben Wyvis Hotel (ST)

 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).

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