8 Day Amazing Britain

Trafalgar Guided Tour starting in London and finishing in London

Read 9 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Trafalgar's 8 Day Amazing Britain. Rugged landscapes and ancient kingdoms - the heritage of Scotland and England revealed on this jaunt past medieval cities, shimmering lochs and rugged Highland cliffs.
Overview
Operator: Trafalgar
Type: Guided Tour (Premium)
Style: Country Explorer
Max Group Size: 48
Duration: 8 Days
From: London to London
Tour Code: BHIL
Visits: England, Scotland
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London - Stratford-Upon-Avon - York
Indulge your love of theatre and poetry this morning as we travel to romantic Stratford-upon-Avon, made famous by its favourite son, William Shakespeare, whose extraordinary works have been admired by audiences for over 500 years. View Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage and visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre for insights into the life of the 'Bard of Avon', before exploring the charming cobblestone streets of his hometown. Carry on to the ancient cathedral city of York where we will enjoy an orientation walk to view its ancient city walls, picturesque Shambles and magnificent 800-year-old Minster. Join your Travel Director and fellow travel companions this evening for a memorable Welcome Reception and delicious local pub fare. (WR) Stay: Holiday Inn
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York - Durham - Edinburgh (2 Nights)
We venture north to the medieval riverside town of Durham, whose exquisite 11th-century Durham Cathedral sits imposingly alongside Durham Castle watching over the medieval streets below. We cross what was once the northern frontier of the Roman Empire, Hadrian's Wall, before enjoying a scenic drive through the soul-stirring landscapes of Northumberland National Park. Admire spectacular views of the windswept Cheviot Hills as you cross the Scottish border, stopping to admire the 12th-century ruins of Jedburgh Abbey en route to Edinburgh. (FB) Stay: Leonardo Royal Haymarket / Holiday Inn
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Edinburgh Sightseeing And Free Time
Fall in love with the enchanting city of Edinburgh as you join a Local Specialist to discover what lies behind its medieval façades. Ramble up the Royal Mile and enjoy astounding views of the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Scottish Parliament. Visit Edinburgh Castle perched atop Castle Rock overlooking the city. Spend some free time this afternoon strolling through Edinburgh and admiring medieval relics. During the Edinburgh Festival, your visit includes tickets to see the rousing performances at the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo on the castle grounds. (FB)
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Edinburgh - St. Andrews - Pitlochry - Scottish Highlands
Cross the Firth of Forth to the ancient Kingdom of Fife and St. Andrews. This famous golf course is renowned for its 18th hole and 800-year-old Swilcan Bridge. We continue our journey into the dramatic Scottish Highlands, where we'll 'Dive Into Culture' at a whisky distillery and sample a wee dram. Visit picture-perfect Pitlochry, on the edge of the Ben-Y-Vrackie and Cairngorms National Park, before arriving at your hotel in the Scottish Highlands where you'll dine tonight. (FB/D) Stay: Highlander
5
Scottish Highlands - Spean Bridge - Glencoe - Loch Lomond - Glasgow
The arresting natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands provides a stunning backdrop for today's leisurely drive to Glasgow. View the World War II Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge and admire views of Britain's highest mountain - Ben Nevis. See Glencoe, the site of a bloody massacre in 1692 following the Jacobite Uprising, and travel to the "bonnie" banks of Scotland's prettiest loch, Loch Lomond. We arrive in Glasgow this evening where our orientation will take us past St. Mungo's Cathedral and George Square, lined with statues and monuments dedicated to famous British subjects, including Robert Burns and Sir Robert Peel. (FB) Stay: MacDonald Crutherland House
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Glasgow - Gretna Green - Lake District - Liverpool
Today's first stop is in the runaway wedding capital of Gretna Green where eloping couples would make their vows over the Marriage Anvil. Returning to England, we 'Connect With Locals', joining Farmer John and his wife Christine for a Be My Guest lunch in the company of Highland cows. See beautiful Lake District landscapes and skirt the romantic shores of Lake Windermere, the largest lake in England, arriving in edgy Liverpool of 'Fab Four' fame for an evening at leisure. (FB/L) Stay: Mercure Atlantic Tower
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Liverpool - Wye Valley - Bristol
Traverse the pretty Welsh countryside this morning and stop in an area of outstanding natural beauty - the Wye Valley, with its characteristic limestone gorge scenery and dense woodlands. View the spectacular ruins of the world-famous Cistercian abbey in Tintern before arriving in Bristol to see the Clifton Suspension Bridge and SS Great Britain, the world's first ocean-going luxury liner. As the curtain comes down on a memorable journey through England and Scotland, we enjoy a memorable Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant with our Travel Director and newfound friends. (FB/FD) Stay: Mercure Holland House
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Bristol - Bath - Stonehenge - London
Journeying back to London, we visit the UNESCO-listed city of Bath to admire its elegant Georgian façades and the Roman baths from which the city takes its name. Emerging from the Salisbury Plain, the imposing monoliths of Stonehenge are our final stop before continuing through the lush Wiltshire and Hampshire landscapes to London, where our amazing holiday comes to an end. (FB)
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Sightseeing Highlights
  • CITY TOUR in Edinburgh
  • ORIENTATION of York, Durham, Glasgow, Bristol and Bath
  • VISIT Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh Castle, a Whisky Distillery, Gretna Green, Wye Valley, the Roman Baths in Bath and the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge
  • VIEW Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage, York Minster, Hadrians' Wall, Jedburgh Abbey and Tintern Abbey
  • SEE the 18th green on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Blair Castle and the Lake District
Trip Inclusions
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • Optional Experiences (Additional Cost) and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre
  • VIP entry to many sights
Included Meals
  • 7 full breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (including Be My Guest)
  • 3 dinners
Trip Notes
  • Your London Hotel: This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Hilton Kensington hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar.
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included
  • We've included Tattoo tickets when you're in Edinburgh on departures 03 August, 05 August, 10 August, 17 August and 19 August 2019.
  • Departures 25 May, 15 June, 29 June, 13 July, 27 July and 24 August may stay outside of York. All sightseeing and inclusions will remain as described.
Trafalgar
Trafalgar Reviews: (764)
Tours on Sale: 246
Accommodation: 4-4.5 Star
Average Age: 45-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Small Group Tours
Max Group Size(s): 51
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland and USA
Reviews (9)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Amazing Britain with Trafalgar.
VIC, Australia
Jul 2017
3 Helpful Votes
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“A most enjoyable trip”
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We had a very interesting trip with pleasant companions, a delightful, diligent guide and a careful bus driver. We enjoyed the tour through England and Scotland with comfortable accommodation and luxurious breakfasts. The stops at historical or picturesque sites were well chosen and we appreciated the information about them from the guide, the relevant 'funnies' and tastings (shortbread, fudge, whisky/ local soft drink) passed around and music related to the area.
New Zealand
Sep 2016
2 Helpful Votes
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“Holiday made easy”
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We toured Britain for 7 days and straight onto a 6 day European highlights tour thereafter, both with Trafalgar. I would highly recommend travelling with Trafalgar as everything was organised with regular stops along the way, photo opportunities and the tour directors have huge historical knowledge to impart. The accommodation was excellent and locations good and breakfasts to suit every taste, even gluten free! Global Journey's organised all the bookings, transfers and gratuities online and communicated well and everything ran like clockwork. Both trips were hugely enjoyable and we met some amazing people and had fun times.
NSW, Australia
Aug 2015
1 Helpful Vote
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“Highly recommend :)”
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We had a great time, saw some amazing sights & met some wonderful people. The city & the countryside were equally awe inspiring. While we saw a great many things in a small space of time we still managed to have some down time too. Highly recommend :)
Australia
Sep 2014
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“Would not hesitate to go on another tour”
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The tour was really enjoyable. The Tour guide (James Payne) and the coach driver (Paul) were great. James went out of his way to make sure that we experienced everything about each stop on the way, and things were very well organized. He was very passionate about his county and made things interesting and at the same time fun. We would not hesitate to go on another tour in the future.
Australia
Jul 2013
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“Tour was exactly what we expected”
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The tour was exactly what we expected, the driver and tour guide were very efficient and helpful. The only complaint some of the hotels were not equipped for the heat we encountered particularly in Scotland also many of the hotels Wi-Fi was an extra charge in this day and age this should be standard. We would certainly consider using Global Journeys as we found them very reliable and would recommend them to any travellers.
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