Highlights of Britain

10 Day Small Group Tour from London to Edinburgh with Back-Roads

Read 7 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Back-Roads 10 Day Highlights of Britain. This adventure delves deep into Britain's history and culture. In England, we celebrate 'Great British Puddings' and trace the footsteps of writers and poets. While in North Wales and...read more

     
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Small Group Tour Starts In
Starts In
London
Small Group Tour Ends In
Ends In
Edinburgh
Accomodation
Accomodation
Boutique
18
Max Group Size
18
Small Group
Trip Style
Small Group
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
England, Wales, Scotland
Trip Operated By:
Back-Roads
Back-Roads
70 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.7 out of 5
7 Reviews
Trip Code:
BRLED

Itinerary

2019 Season (To Oct 2019)2020 Season (From Mar 2020)

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1 London – Oxford – Cotswolds
We’ll leave the capital behind for the ‘dreaming spires’ of Oxford, where a guided walking tour awaits. Then, it’s off to the Cotswolds, where we’ll spend some time wandering around charming villages full of honey-coloured cottages. Tonight’s dinner is at the world famous Pudding Club. (D) 
2 Cotswolds – Stratford-upon-avon – Cotswolds
There’s plenty of time to enjoy this morning at your leisure before we leave to visit Stratford-upon-Avon. This medieval market town is famous as the 16th-century birthplace of William Shakespeare. (B)
3 Cotswolds – Denbighshire
This morning we’ll follow the crusades of saints and kings as we tour Worcester Cathedral. Our road then turns towards the rugged, ancient landscapes of Wales. This evening, we’ll dine together in Denbighshire. (B/D) 
4 Denbighshire – Snowdonia National Park – Denbighshire
It’s time to soak up the splendour of Snowdonia National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Tonight, we’ll meet back at the hotel for a delicious dinner. (B/D)
5 Denbighshire– Chester – Haworth – York
Today’s walking tour of Chester will take us along streets lined with striking black-and-white Tudor buildings. After paying homage to some of Britain’s literary greats at the Brontë Parsonage Museum at Haworth, we’ll continue on to York. (B) 
6 York
This morning, your Tour Leader will introduce you to the Old Town of York before leaving you free to explore for the rest of the day. (B) 
7 York – Castle Howard – Lake District
Today we’ll experience the glory days of the English country estate at Castle Howard. Our path then takes us through Yorkshire Dales National Park where we’ll pass rivers, tiny villages and centuries-old stone walls. The spectacular conclusion to the day’s journey is the Lake District. (B/D)     
8 Lake District
Our first stop on the shores of Lake Windermere is Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm – the place where she wrote many of her beloved children’s stories. We’ll also visit Hawkshead Grammar School before dropping by Dove Cottage, which was once home to William Wordsworth. This afternoon, we’ll take to the water on a lake cruise before returning to our accommodation for a relaxing evening. (B) 
9 Lake District – Scottish Borders
Today we’ll visit Birdoswald Roman Fort before arriving at the Scottish Borders. A traditional Scottish dinner of haggis and a piper demonstration will provide us with a grand ending to our final night. (B/D) 
10 Scottish Borders – Abbotsford House – Rosslyn Chapel – Edinburgh
We’ll visit Abbotsford House and Rosslyn Chapel before reaching Edinburgh, where our tour ends. (B)
1 London – Oxford – Cotswolds
We’ll leave the capital behind for the ‘dreaming spires’ of Oxford, where a guided walking tour awaits. Then, it’s off to the Cotswolds, where we’ll spend some time wandering around charming villages full of honey-coloured cottages. Tonight’s dinner is at the world famous Pudding Club. (D) 
2 Cotswolds – Stratford-upon-avon – Cotswolds
There’s plenty of time to enjoy this morning at your leisure before we leave to visit Stratford-upon-Avon. This medieval market town is famous as the 16th-century birthplace of William Shakespeare. (B)
3 Cotswolds – Denbighshire
This morning we’ll follow the crusades of saints and kings as we tour Worcester Cathedral. Our road then turns towards the rugged, ancient landscapes of Wales. This evening, we’ll dine together in Denbighshire. (B/D) 
4 Denbighshire – Snowdonia National Park – Denbighshire
It’s time to soak up the splendour of Snowdonia National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Tonight, we’ll meet back at the hotel for a delicious dinner. (B/D)
5 Denbighshire– Chester – Haworth – York
Today’s walking tour of Chester will take us along streets lined with striking black-and-white Tudor buildings. After paying homage to some of Britain’s literary greats at the Brontë Parsonage Museum at Haworth, we’ll continue on to York. (B) 
6 York
This morning, your Tour Leader will introduce you to the Old Town of York before leaving you free to explore for the rest of the day. (B) 
7 York – Castle Howard – Lake District
Today we’ll experience the glory days of the English country estate at Castle Howard. Our path then takes us through Yorkshire Dales National Park where we’ll pass rivers, tiny villages and centuries-old stone walls. The spectacular conclusion to the day’s journey is the Lake District. (B/D)     
8 Lake District
Our first stop on the shores of Lake Windermere is Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm – the place where she wrote many of her beloved children’s stories. We’ll also visit Hawkshead Grammar School before dropping by Dove Cottage, which was once home to William Wordsworth. This afternoon, we’ll take to the water on a lake cruise before returning to our accommodation for a relaxing evening. (B) 
9 Lake District – Scottish Borders
Today we’ll visit Birdoswald Roman Fort before arriving at the Scottish Borders. A traditional Scottish dinner of haggis and a piper demonstration will provide us with a grand ending to our final night. (B/D) 
10 Scottish Borders – Abbotsford House – Rosslyn Chapel – Edinburgh
We’ll visit Abbotsford House and Rosslyn Chapel before reaching Edinburgh, where our tour ends. (B)

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Journey Highlights
  • Discover Britain’s literary greats at the Brontë Parsonage Museum, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm and William Wordsworth’s home
  • Indulge your sweet tooth and become a dessert connoisseur at the world-famous Pudding Club
  • Explore some of Britain’s most spectacular regions including the Cotswolds, Snowdonia National Park, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District
Trip Inclusions
  • 9 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver and Tour Leader 
  • Premium mini-coach transportation 
  • Daily full English breakfast (B), 5 evening meals (D) 
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: Abbotsford House, Brontë Parsonage Museum, Rosslyn Chapel
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only. Flights not specified are not included.
Journey Highlights
  • Discover Britain’s literary greats at the Brontë Parsonage Museum, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm and William Wordsworth’s home
  • Indulge your sweet tooth and become a dessert connoisseur at the world-famous Pudding Club
  • Explore some of Britain’s most spectacular regions including the Cotswolds, Snowdonia National Park, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District
Trip Inclusions
  • 9 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver and Tour Leader 
  • Premium mini-coach transportation 
  • Daily full English breakfast (B), 5 evening meals (D) 
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: Abbotsford House, Brontë Parsonage Museum, Rosslyn Chapel
Trip Notes
  • Itineraries and inclusions are based on 2019 season and are subject to change at full 2020 Europe brochure release.
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only. Flights not specified are not included.

Reviews (7)

10 Day Highlights of Britain reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

Rating 4.7 out of 5
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“Amazing tour - some great highlights including some I hadn’t expected”
- ACT, Australia Sep 2018 5 Helpful Votes View Photo

My first tour with Back-Roads and I was very impressed - group of 15 with a great guide and driver. We visited the highlights as outlined in the tour description but it was some of the additional things suggested by the guide which really elevated the tour - additional stops in small villages in the Cotswolds, a suggestion to walk up the hill above the accommodation in Wales (which was amazing in itself), or to attend a church service at York Minster on a free day. Lots of back roads (single lane...read more

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“Highlights of Britain”
- Australia May 2016 10 Helpful Votes

One of the best tours we've ever done. Very good group of fellow travellers & David was an excellent guide/driver. Interesting itinerary plus lots of extras included. Flexible route chosen to give us the best viewing as we had wonderful weather & David obviously knew the area very well. Castle Howard, York Minister, Bodnant Welsh lunch as well as the full day in the Lake District were definite highlights. Farewell dinner at Comlongon Castle was very special.

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“Could not fault the tour”
- NSW, Australia May 2015 6 Helpful Votes

Backroads bus tour was excellent, far exceeded our expectations. The historical knowledge of our tour driver was exceptional. Accommodation superb, food great, all areas visited were interesting, countryside beautiful. Could not fault the tour.

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“Would recommend this trip to others without hesitation”
- Australia Jul 2014 7 Helpful Votes

Loved the Highlights of Britain trip in its entirety. The coach was extremely comfortable and the tour leader excellent and so full of interesting information. I would recommend this trip to others without hesitation.

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“We never felt rushed and we all had a great time”
- Australia May 2014 8 Helpful Votes

Backroads tour of Highlights of Britain was a pleasant surprise. The group was small, similar in age and outlook and worked well together. The guide come driver was very well informed and absolutely part of the team. We never felt rushed and we all had a great time. We would certainly consider booking another trip of this type with you.

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