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10 Day Highlights of Britain

Back-Roads Small Group Tour starting in London and finishing in Edinburgh

Read 6 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Back-Roads's 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

Overview

Operator: Back-Roads
Type: Small Group Tour (Premium)
Max Group Size: 18
Duration: 10 Days
From: London to Edinburgh
Tour Code: BRLED
Visits: England, Wales, Scotland
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Day By Day

1

London – Oxford – Cotswolds

We leave the capital behind for the 'dreaming spires' of Oxford, where we have a guided walking tour. Then it's off to the Cotswolds where we visit an 18th century woollen mill to learn about an industry steeped in regional heritage. Tonight's dinner is at the world famous Pudding Club. (D)
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Cotswolds - Stratford-Upon-Avon - Cotswolds

Enjoy this morning at your own leisure before a visit to Stratford-Upon-Avon; a medieval market town. (B)
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Cotswolds – Ironbridge – Denbighshire

This morning we follow the crusades of saints and kings as we tour Worcester Cathedral. Our road then turns towards the rugged, ancient landscapes of Wales. En route, we stop to explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ironbridge Gorge before we reach Denbighshire for an included dinner. (B/D)
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Denbighshire – Snowdonia National Park – Denbighshire

It's time to soak up the splendour of North Wales' Snowdonia National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty and take part in a Welsh cooking demonstration. Tonight, meet back at the hotel for a delicious dinner. (B/D)  
5

Denbighshire– Chester – Haworth – York

A walking tour of Chester takes 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 at Haworth, we continue to York. (B)
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York

This morning your Tour Leader will introduce the old town of York, before leaving you free to explore. (B)
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York – Castle Howard – Lake District

Experience the glory days of the English country estate at the Castle Howard. Our path then takes us through the Yorkshire Dales National Park, where we pass rivers, tiny villages and centuries-old stone walls. The spectacular conclusion to the day's journey is the Lake District. (B/D)
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Lake District

Our first stop on the shores of Lake Windermere is Beatrix Potter's Hill Top Farm, where she wrote many of her beloved children's stories and also visit Hawkshead Grammar School. Then we drop by Dove Cottage, once home to William Wordsworth. The afternoon sees us 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 visit Birdoswald Roman Fort before arriving at the Scottish Borders. A traditional Scottish dinner of Haggis and a piper demonstration provides us with a grand ending to our final night. (B/D)
10

Scottish Borders – Abbotsford House – Rosslyn Chapel – Edinburgh

We visit Abbotsford House and Rosslyn Chapel before reaching Edinburgh where our tour ends. (B)

Trip Inclusions

The Back-Roads Difference

  • Discover Britain's literary greats at the Brontë Parsonage,  Beatrix Potter's Hill Top Farm and William Wordsworth home
  • Indulge your sweet tooth and become a dessert connoisseur at the world famous Pudding Club
  • Explore the scenic back roads of some of Britain's most spectacular regions, including the Cotswolds, Snowdonia National Park, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District

Tour Inclusions

  • 9 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Full English breakfast daily (B), 5 evening meals (D)
  • Welsh cookery demonstration and lunch (L)
  • Walking tour of Oxford
  • Cruise on Lake Windermere
  • Entrance included to: Cotswold Woollen Weavers, Worcester Cathedral, Brontë Parsonage, Castle Howard, Beatrix Potter's Hilltop Farm, Dove Cottage & Hawkshead Grammar School, Abbotsford House, Rosslyn Chapel.

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices are for Land/Cruise only. Flights not included

Operator Details

Back-Roads Reviews: (46)
Tours on Sale: 48
Accommodation: Various
Average Age: 40-60+ years
Types: Small Group Tours
Max Group Size(s): 18
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Europe, UK & Ireland

Reviews (6)

Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Highlights of Britain with Back-Roads.
Australia
May 2016
3 Helpful Votes
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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.
NSW, Australia
May 2015
1 Trip
“Could not fault the tour”
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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.
Australia
Jul 2014
1 Helpful Vote
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“Would recommend this trip to others without hesitation”
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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.
Australia
May 2014
1 Helpful Vote
1 Trip
“We never felt rushed and we all had a great time”
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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.
Australia
Oct 2013
1 Trip
“All hotels were good except for the one in the Lake District”
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Our driver/guide was very good but didn't stop enough for us to take photos especially as we travelled through the Cotswolds. The hotels were all good except for the hotel in the Lake District where the service was very poor.

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