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England and Scotland Heritage

From $1999 $598 taxes

Journey north to the land of the bonny and brave, from London and Windsor Castle in the south to the slopes of Ben Nevis. Visit picturesque Pitlochry, the beautiful Gothic architecture of York, and Grasmere, where William Wordsworth once lived.

Travel Best Bets Package Includes

  • Round trip economy class airfare from home city to London
  • 10 nights guided vacation CostSaver coach tour
  • Round trip transfers from airport to hotel and hotel to airport
  • Dining: 10 full breakfasts, 3 three course dinners
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries, reclining seats and an on-board restroom
  • Hotel accommodations featuring twin rooms and private facilities. Hand-picked 3 and 4 star accommodation
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • The services of an expert Travel Director and separate driver throughout your trip
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Bath: Visit the Georgian spa town
  • Chester: View the Tudor architecture and the half-timbered buildings known as the ‘Rows’
  • Edinburgh: Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament Building as well as the castle
  • Fort William: See the Commando Memorial and Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. Enjoy a scenic drive through Glencoe, the infamous Glen of the Weeping
  • Glasgow: View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour of Glasgow
  • Gretna Green” See the Blacksmith’s shop, a wedding venue since 1754 when eloping couples would exchange their vows over the anvil
  • Hadrian’s Wall: View the remains of the Roman wall
  • Grasmere: Visit the village of Grasmere and view the grave of Wordsworth
  • Loch Lomond: See the freshwater lake with the largest surface area in Britain
  • St. Andrews: View the 18th green on St. Andrews Old Course
  • Stratford-upon-Avon: Visit the town of Shakespeare’s Birth and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage
  • Windsor: View the castle
  • York:  View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles. See the city walls

September 17-28, 2017

Based on Double & Single Share
Vancouver $1999+ $598 tax (book by June 30)
Kelowna, Victoria add from $400 more per person
Single Room Supplement add $580
Pre-Pay Gratuities
(Travel Director and Driver)
add $78 per person
Trafalgar Travel Club* $80 discount

*Kelowna & Victoria return flight will require an overnight hotel in Vancouver at passengers own cost.

*Single Share Program: When travelling alone, we understand that some clients do not want to incur the expense of an additional single room supplement. That’s why we give you the opportunity to purchase selected vacations on a room sharing basis on the majority of our itineraries. We will accommodate you with a fellow guest of the same gender on a ‘two-bedded’ basis (non-smoking rooms only). Please note that we cannot guarantee roommates will be of a similar age group. If we fail to match you, we will provide a single room at no extra cost.


*If you have traveled with Trafalgar before, you are entitled to a discount off the tour only portion! You will need to travel within 5 years of your last trip to qualify. For more information please contact our reservations department.

 


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Tour Itinerary

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1. ARRIVE LONDON (2 NIGHTS)
Welcome to London. After checking in to your hotel the rest of your day is free to explore this magical city.
Hotel: Ibis Earls Court or similar

2. LONDON FREE TIME
Today is yours to see the sights of London, one of the most fascinating and exciting cities in the world. Perhaps visit Harrods or one of the many incredible museums the city has to offer.
Meal(s): Full Breakfast

3. LONDON – WINDSOR – BATH – GLOUCESTER
This morning meet your Travel Director and travelling companions to board your Trafalgar Coach and set off from London. Visit Windsor and view the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. In the city of Bath, where two of Jane Austen’s novels were set, admire the Georgian architecture and enjoy free time to shop or visit the Roman Baths. Arrive later at your hotel in Gloucester.
Meal(s): Full Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Hatton Court or similar

4. GLOUCESTER – CHESTER – LIVERPOOL
This morning travel north to the town of Chester where you view the Roman walls, cathedral and the black and white half-timbered buildings known as ‘The Rows’. Why not join your fellow travellers on an excursion to North Wales to visit the town of Llangollen, home of the International Eisteddfod. Later arrive at your hotel.
Meal(s): Full Breakfast
Hotel: Ibis Albert Dock or similar

5. LIVERPOOL – LAKE DISTRICT – GRETNA GREEN – GLASGOW
Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Windermere as you head north to visit Grasmere where the poet, William Wordsworth lived and wrote his most acclaimed poem, ‘Daffodils’. Stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples married against their parents’ wishes. Cross the Southern Uplands to Glasgow, one of Europe’s liveliest cities.
Meal(s): Full Breakfast
Hotel: Ibis City Centre or similar

6. GLASGOW – SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS
See the sights of Glasgow during your orientation tour. Drive north through incredible scenery into the Scottish Highlands and follow the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Drive through Glencoe, Glen of the Weeping on to Fort William, which lies in the shadow of the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, whose summit stands at 4,409 feet above sea level. Dine tonight at your Highland hotel.
Meal(s): Full Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Laggan Gaskmore or similar

7. SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS – ST. ANDREWS – NEAR EDINBURGH (AIRTH) (2 NIGHTS)
Visit picturesque Pitlochry on the banks of the river Tummel. Famous for salmon fishing, a ‘fish ladder’ on the dammed river helps the salmon to swim upstream to spawn. Take time to shop, explore, or join an Optional Experience to Blair Castle, home to the Duke of Atholl. In St. Andrews, where Prince William went to university, stop to take a picture of the 18th green. Known as the home of golf, the game has been played here for over 600 years. Tonight why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes?
Meal(s): Full Breakfast
Hotel: Airth Castle or similar

8. EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
This morning’s sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes views of the Georgian New Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an Optional Experience to the Royal Yacht Britannia in nearby Leith. During the Festival tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included.
Meal(s): Full Breakfast

9. EDINBURGH – YORK – BRADFORD
Cross the Scottish Borders back into England. Drive through Northumberland National Park and view part of Hadrian’s Wall. Begun in 122 AD, the wall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is among the most important monuments built by the Romans in Britain. Continue south and arrive in York, a city of extraordinary cultural and historical wealth. During your orientation your Travel Director takes you on a walk through the web of quaint, narrow streets and shows you York Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic buildings in the world. Finish the day in Bradford, where you dine tonight at your hotel.
Meal(s): Full Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Jurys Inn or similar

10. BRADFORD – STRATFORD-UPON-AVON – LONDON
This morning visit Stratford-upon-Avon, where you have time to see the sights and shop for souvenirs. In your free time why not visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitor Centre for an in-depth look at the great man’s life? Say goodbye to your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of an exciting and memorable holiday as you return to London.
Meal(s): Full Breakfast
Hotel: Ibis Earls Court or similar

11. DEPART LONDON
This morning after breakfast it is time to return home at the end of your holiday. A London Heathrow airport shuttle service is available to purchase. Conditions apply.
Meal(s): Full Breakfast

 

 


 

First Class

Real experts, real experiences

Call upon the expertise of your Travel Director and you can enjoy everything the region has to offer, in comfort, without having to plan your itinerary yourself.

And there’s always free time for you to enjoy Optional Experiences, night time entertainment, or simply explore on your own. And if you’re looking for inspiration at any point, your Travel Director will always be happy to point you in the right direction.

  • Insider Experiences on every trip
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • Hand-picked 4 or 5-star accommodation, whether it’s centrally located, in the midst of stunning countryside, or close to a major site.
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • Luxury coaches with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • Breakfast every day and up to half other meals provided

CostSaver

With CostSaver you get a great value vacation, without compromising on quality and still benefiting from award-winning service from a name you can trust.

What’s included

Your accommodations will be 3 or 4-star, featuring twin rooms. You’ll also enjoy buffet breakfasts, and while up to half your dinners will be included in the price of your trip, you’ll be free to dine out the rest of the time.

As such you’ll have more time and freedom to explore on your own, or choose from one of our Optional Experiences. Though don’t worry, if you’re ever stuck for ideas on where to go, your Travel Director will be more than happy to point out their favorite trattoria, restaurant or café.

  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • VIP entry at most sights
  • Hand-picked 3 or 4-star accommodations. To make sure we’re always delivering the best value for money, we carefully select hotels in exactly the right location. Sometimes it makes sense to stay centrally, so we do. But at other times we’ll opt for a better hotel slightly further out over a less desirable property in town. It will always be in a good neighborhood, with transport links an easy walk away.
  • Luxury coaches with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • Breakfast every day and up to half other meals provided

Call for details: 1-877-523-7823

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