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England, Scotland & Wales (9000)

13 Day Tour from London to London

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

Part of the charm of exploring through Britain is seeing the spectacular scenery, and on this 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 views 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 a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On your way to Glasgow, admire some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery, including vast areas of unspoiled wilderness and gorgeous lochs (lakes).

On this Britain tour, 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 with your Tour Director and marvel at England's most complete medieval city. 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.

These are just some of the many highlights of this value-minded Britain tour through England, Scotland, and Wales. Be sure to grab your camera so all you have to do is sit back and relax as you experience these wonderful destinations.

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 Tour Highlights

Sightseeing:

OXFORD
Walking tour

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
Visit

YORK
Walking tour

EDINBURGH
Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle

INVERNESS CULLODEN MOOR
See the battlesite

ARMADALE-MALLAIG
by ferry

NORTH WALES
Excursion to Betws-y-Coed and Caernarvon

CARDIFF
Orientation drive

BATH
Visit

DARTMOOR
Visit Widecombe-in-the-Moor

PLYMOUTH
See the Mayflower Steps

STONEHENGE
Visit the prehistoric monument

Guides:

Host Service in London

Notes:

Departures August 8 and 22 include the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

UNESCO World Heritage

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

  • City of Bath
  • Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  • Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City
  • Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
  • Stonehenge
  • The English Lake District
  • The English Lake District
Transportation:

Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; Isle of Skye ferry

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full English breakfast daily; 3 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 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 residence, 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, maybe visit Windsor Castle or the Tower of London with its spectacular Crown Jewels. Tonight, we recommend our optional Taste of London excursion with dinner, followed by a guided illumination cruise on the Thames River.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

LONDON–OXFORD–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LEEDS 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 their 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 Leeds.
Today’s Distance: 263 mi/ 423 km
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 4

LEEDS–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. See a section of Hadrian’s Wall, then motor through wild Northumberland National Park to the Scottish border. Then, at Jedburgh, see the abbey ruins before a 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.
Today’s Distance: 270 mi/ 434 km
Breakfast 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, consider an optional tour with dinner. For departures August 7 and August 21, tickets are included for tonight’s performance of the world-renowned Military Tattoo, a vast spectacle of amassed Scottish pipe bands that takes place in an arena on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6

EDINBURGH–ST. ANDREWS–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.
Today’s Distance: 221 mi/ 335 km
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 7

STRATHPEFFER–FORT AUGUSTUS–FORT WILLIAM–GLASGOW Look out for signs of the mysterious Loch Ness monster and proceed via Fort Augustus and 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.
Today’s Distance: 176 mi/ 283 km
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner 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 a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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.
Today’s Distance: 240 mi/ 386 km
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9

LIVERPOOL. NORTH WALES EXCURSION A day dedicated to the mountainous beauty 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.
Today’s Distance: 185 mi/ 298 km
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10

LIVERPOOL–LUDLOW–CARDIFF, WALES First stop today is 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?
Today’s Distance: 181 mi/ 301 km
Breakfast 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, the 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.
Today’s Distance: 197 mi/ 316 km
Breakfast Breakfast

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 centre 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?
Today’s Distance: 218 mi/ 351 km
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 13

LONDON Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast 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

JULIE ANNE BARNETT

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

"The start of a tour is exciting. Clients look forward to experiencing everything they believe it will be. And me? I know it's even better. At the end of each tour, I ask, "Is our country what you expected?" They invariably say, "It's so much more." That makes me a proud Tour Director!"

Tour Director -  JULIE ANNE BARNETT

 Accommodation

LONDON

NOVOTEL LONDON WEST

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

LEEDS

HOLIDAY INN LEEDS GARFORTH

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

EDINBURGH

NOVOTEL EDINBURGH PARK

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

STRATHPEFFER

BEN WYVIS HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior Tourist-Class
  Free Wifi

GLASGOW

LEONARDO INN GLASGOW WEST END

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

LIVERPOOL

HOLIDAY INN LIVERPOOL CITY CENTRE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

CARDIFF

MERCURE CARDIFF NORTH HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

PLYMOUTH

JURYS INN PLYMOUTH

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

Contact your Travel Consultant for more information.
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