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6 Day Real Britain

Trafalgar Tour starting in London and finishing in London

Read 4 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Trafalgar's 6 Day Real Britain. Cityscapes and scenic lakes, this lively round-trip goes from London to York, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Cardiff for a fast-paced taste of British culture and craftsmanship.

Overview

Operator: Trafalgar
Type: Tour (Premium)
Style: Country Explorer
Max Group Size: 51
Duration: 6 Days
From: London to London
Tour Code: BIBT
Visits: England, Scotland
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$ 1,551
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Day By Day

1

London - Stratford-Upon-Avon - York

Enjoy a scenic drive and visit Shakespeare's birthplace and Visitor Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon. View Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage. Later in York, view York Minster and walk along the famous Shambles. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Reception with a traditional pub meal. It's the ideal opportunity to get to know your Travel Director and fellow travellers. (WR) Stay: Hotel 53
2

York - Hadrian's Wall - Falkirk (2 Nights)

Head north and cross the River Tyne at Newcastle. Stop and view Hadrian's Wall before crossing into 'Bonnie Scotland'. Enjoy the scenery of the Scottish borders before arriving in Edinburgh. (B) Stay: Macdonald Inchyra
3

Edinburgh Sightseeing

This morning discover the elegance of Edinburgh with your Local Specialist on an included city sightseeing tour. See the Royal Mile in the Old Town. View the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Arthur's Seat. Your choice of sightseeing means you could chose to visit either Edinburgh's Camera Obscura or Edinburgh Castle. Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an Optional Experience to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia. Tonight why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes? During the Edinburgh Festival your visit includes tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo on the castle grounds. (B)
4

Falkirk - Gretna Green - Lake District - Liverpool

Stop at Gretna Green, a town popular with eloping couples. Here the marriage ceremony was traditionally performed across a blacksmith's anvil. Admire the views throughout the scenic Lake District. These scenes provided William Wordsworth with the inspiration to write the poem 'Daffodils'. Visit the town of Grasmere and see St. Oswald's church where the poet is buried. Later arrive in Liverpool, hometown of the 'Fab Four'. (B) Stay: Mercure Atlantic Tower
5

Liverpool - Ludlow - Cardiff

Visit the Tudor market town of Ludlow with its historic castle and timbered buildings. See the Malvern Hills as you cross into Wales and visit its capital, Cardiff. See Cardiff Bay, the Millennium Stadium and the Castle before arriving at your hotel. Tonight enjoy a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner at a local vineyard with beautiful views of the Welsh countryside. (B/BMGD) Stay: Jurys Inn
6

Cardiff - Bath - Stonehenge - London

Visit Bath and view the Abbey before visiting the Roman Baths. At Stonehenge visit the mystical stone monoliths before returning to London where your memorable holiday ends. (B)

Day By Day

1

London - Stonehenge - Bath - Cardiff

Experience first-hand what's "great" about Great Britain on this mesmerising sojourn past the peaks of Wales and the rolling hills and lush farmlands of England to bonnie Scotland. We kickstart our adventure in the cosmopolitan capital of London, heading west to the stone monoliths at Stonehenge whose centuries-old myths have yet to be fully revealed. The elegant Georgian architecture of Bath takes centre stage during our visit to this famous spa town where we'll see the Abbey and visit the Roman baths before crossing the Severn Estuary to Cardiff, capital of Wales. Delve into the proud culture and heritage of the Welsh as you embark on an orientation of the city to see the Millennium Stadium and the medieval Cardiff Castle in the heart of the city. Tonight, we celebrate the beginning of an epic adventure through Britain at a Welcome Reception with top pub nosh. (WR) Stay: Clayton
2

Cardiff - Ludlow - Liverpool

The charming half-timbered Tudor houses of Ludlow feature today on our exploration of this market town with its medieval walls and historic castle. We meander north through the Shropshire Hills and lush green Cheshire landscapes to the bold British city of Liverpool, hometown of the 'Fab Four'. Saunter through its edgy Scouse streets and perhaps visit The Cavern Club where The Beatles once played on your evening at leisure. (FB) Stay: Mercure Atlantic Tower
3

Liverpool - Lake District - Gretna Green - Edinburgh (2 Nights)

The enchanting views of Britain's Lake District provide a scenic backdrop for our leisurely drive north to Scotland - views that inspired the centuries-old writings of such literary greats as William Wordsworth, who declared the village of Grasmere "the loveliest spot that man hath ever found". We stop at the runaway wedding capital that is Gretna Green where "Blacksmith Priests" would marry couples over the Marriage Anvil. Later, we arrive in enchanting Edinburgh - our home for the next two nights. If your visit coincides with the Edinburgh Festival, enjoy rousing performances at the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo in the city's striking castle grounds. (FB) Stay: Leonardo Royal
4

Edinburgh Sightseeing

Ramble up the Royal Mile in the mesmerising medieval city of Edinburgh where you'll join a Local Specialist on an included city sightseeing tour. Meander through the Old Town and view Arthur's Seat and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, for centuries the seat of the kings and queens of the Scots. Your choice of sightseeing could see you visit either Edinburgh's Camera Obscura or Edinburgh Castle. Spend the rest of the day exploring Auld Reekie's charming cobblestone streets, medieval relics and elegant Georgian and Gothic façades on your own or join your Travel Director on an Optional Experience to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia. Soak up the irresistible charm of the city and consider attending a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes this evening. (FB)
5

Edinburgh - Hadrian's Wall - York

Trace the northern frontier of the Roman Empire at Hadrian's Wall before crossing the River Tyne and venturing south to the ancient cathedral city of York, whose origins hark back to Roman times. Saunter along the famous Shambles and view York Minster, one of the greatest cathedrals in the world. This evening join a local family for hearty British hospitality and a home-cooked Be My Guest Farewell Dinner in their country home. (FB/BMGD) Stay: Novotel Centre
6

York - Stratford-Upon-Avon - London

Delve into the fascinating story of Shakespeare's life at his Birthplace and Visitor Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon, and view Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage. We return to London this evening where our memorable encounter with Britain's icons comes to an end. (FB)

Trip Inclusions

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Be My Guest Enjoy a hearty Welsh dinner with a farming family and their animals in the beautiful award-winning vineyards of Wales
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure
  • Local Specialist For included sightseeing in Edinburgh

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Edinburgh
  • Orientation of York, Grasmere, Liverpool, Cardiff and Bath
  • See the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh and the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff
  • View Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage, Hadrian's Wall, York Minster, the Lake District's magnificent scenery, Cardiff Castle and Bath Abbey
  • Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh Castle, Gretna Green, the Roman Baths in Bath and Stonehenge

Dining Inclusions

  • 5 full breakfasts
  • 2 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First Class 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 Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate 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
  • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfers page link below for details
  • VIP entry to many sights

Trip Notes

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

Trip Inclusions

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Be My Guest This evening join a local family for hearty British hospitality and a home-cooked dinner in their country home in Yorkshire
  • Local Specialist For included sightseeing in Edinburgh
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Edinburgh
  • Orientation of Bath, Cardiff, Liverpool and York
  • See the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh
  • View Bath Abbey, Cardiff Castle, the Lake District's magnificent scenery, Hadrian's Wall, York Minster and Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage
  • Visit Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, the Tudor town of Ludlow, Gretna Green, Edinburgh Castle and Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon

Dining Highlights

  • 5 full breakfasts
  • 2 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First Class Travel 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 Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate 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
  • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfers page link below for details
  • VIP entry to many sights

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

Operator Details

Trafalgar Reviews: (645)
Tours on Sale: 243
Accommodation: 4-4.5 Star
Average Age: 45-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Small Group Tours
Max Group Size(s): 49 & 26
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland, USA'

Reviews (4)

Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Real Britain with Trafalgar.
Reviewer

Australia
  “Saw much more than we ever could have on our own”
Trip Date: 06/06/2015
We saw so much more than we ever could have driving ourselves. We had a relatively small group on the bus of 27 and this made it so much more enjoyable and personal. Trafalgar run a good tour and had excellent time management. Wonderful itinerary and we were blessed with sunny skies every day so very lucky there. For my husband and I 6 days, 5 nights was just the right length for a coach trip. Accommodation was comfortable, included meals and breakfasts very good and included sightseeing excellent.
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Australia
  “You get to see the top attractions of the country”
Trip Date: 27/07/2013
I only did this tour to fill in the time between my Irish and French tours. I am glad I did. This was a great tour and although we covered lots of England we did not seem to be doing that much driving (I suppose its so small anyway). This really does do the main tourist attractions in England so you get to see the top attractions of the country - there are a number of places we were taken that were not on the schedule (these are up to the guide to decide depending on time). I found these to be wonderful (such as Salisbury Cathedral). This is a great tour if you want to see as much of England as possible in a small amount of time - also one of the reasons I chose it is because I did Scotland last year and it seems to be one of the few tours that does not take in Edinburgh and/or Glasgow as did not want to go to these places again this year.
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Australia
  “The tour was fantastic!”
Trip Date: 22/09/2012
The tour was fantastic! Tour guide Clare was very informative, helpful and nothing was ever a problem. The group was always ready on time and at no time did we have to wait for anyone. Would liked to have had an extra hour or so in some places but with so much packed in I know that wasn't possible. Hotels were top class. The 'Be My Guest' dinner was extraordinary. To sit down to dinner in a country manor was a memorable occasion that the hosts opened their home to strangers. The only downside was that I lost a 4GB SD memory card that contained 800 photos pretour and first 5 days of tour. In hindsight I shoulda/coulda/woulda have had the card burned to a dvd. Luckily I bought postcards at each stop but that doesn't replace the photos of me in different places. Well dome Global Journeys I will definitely tour again and also recommend you to friends and colleagues.
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Australia
  “Couldn't praise enough the whole experience”
Trip Date: 09/10/2011
I had a wonderful time and I couldn't praise enough the whole experience. Georgie from Global Journeys was extremely helpful, courteous and very efficient with her help to me with my all my queries and needs. She followed through with every request with promptness and friendliness. Thank you Georgie for your wonderful service. The whole procedure for me, a total novice at the computer and booking things on-line was so simple thanks to you. The tour itself was amazing. The tour guide, Steen Harris was both professional to his toes, but with a very warm wit and amazingly good knowledge of his surroundings. It was a pleasure to hear his recounting the information regarding the places we visited, as well as his very up to date knowledge of all that's happening in the UK, unlike a previous tour taken many years ago, when the guides voice was a drivelling self indulgent monotone. The hotels that we stayed at were of an excellent quality and very good food was offered at each meal. The coach was comfortable and kept spotless by the extremely good driver, Shane. So all told, a pure joy to experience and highly recommended to anyone wishing to do this or a similar tour with Trafalgar. It offers value for money and extremely good service throughout.
2018 SEASON
Apr 2018 - Oct 2018

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