6 Day Real Britain (Oct-Apr)

Trafalgar Winter Tour starting in London and finishing in London

Read 6 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Trafalgar's 6 Day Real Britain (Oct-Apr). Pure poetry awaits as you journey north to the land of the bonny and brave. En route to charming Edinburgh you'll see the birthplace of Shakespeare and Hadrian's Wall. Consider eloping...read more
Overview
Operator: Trafalgar
Type: Winter Tour (Premium)
Style: Winter
Max Group Size: 51
Duration: 6 Days
From: London to London
Tour Code: WIBT
Visits: England, Scotland, Wales
Our Price From:
$ 1,420
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day
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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. (WR) Stay: Park Inn by Radisson City Centre
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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: Jurys Inn
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
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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: Park Inn by Radisson
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)
Trafalgar Inclusions
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Sightseeing Highlights
  • 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
  • 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
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 Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences (Additional Cost) 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
  • VIP entry to many sights
Included Meals
  • 5 full breakfasts
  • 2 dinners (including Be My Guest)
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
  • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 24 December 2018 departure will celebrate Christmas in Liverpool. The 29 December 2018 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Edinburgh. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
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Reviews (6)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Real Britain (Oct-Apr) with Trafalgar.
QLD, Australia
Jan 2019
3 Trips
“Beautiful Britain”
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Great trip, covered a lot in a short period therefore very fast paced. Would have been nice to spend more time in some places to explore. Taking this trip in summer when it is warmer and longer daylight would be a plus but overall great tour.
WA, Australia
Mar 2018
2 Trips
“UK Tour”
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The UK Tour was good but more towns in each country should be offered. What really made the holiday good for me was Kate Allen (Guide) and the bus driver Terry. They really work well together and tried to make sure everyone was enjoying themselves.

One complaint was the last day, being put on the sidewalk outside the hotel after having everything done done for you previously wasn't very nice. Also Kate organised the rooms the hotel gave us but on that last day this was not so and I received a room next to the elevators and was no bigger than a matchbox, so this put a dampener on the holiday.
NSW, Australia
Nov 2017
“A great taste of the UK”
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Great trip. Tour director was very informative and quite witty. The driver was very capable and pleasant. They kept an eye on us always making sure we were aware of what we were doing next etc.
NSW, Australia
Dec 2015
“A taste of Britain”
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The tour took in many interesting and amazing sites of Britain. The sites were interesting as well as the background information supplied by the guide. The pace was constant and the group worked well to ensure we stayed on timetable. The drivers were very skilled winding the large coach through streets that were designed for horse and cart travel. The only issue was how quick the sun disappeared in the winter afternoons.
Australia
Jan 2012
2 Helpful Votes
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“From start to finish the tour was simply amazing”
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This was the first guided tour we had ever been on. We usually just plan our own activities and go where we want to. From start to finish the tour was simply amazing. Everything was organised for us, and we got to see way more in one day than we could ever organise ourselves. We saw so much of England in 6 days it was amazing. We will definitely be travelling with Trafalgar again. The tour director and driver were amazing guys who made everything fun and educational. Hotels and food included was excellent and value for money was superb. Yvonne from Global Journeys organised our booking and provided assistance whenever we needed it. She also gave us helpful hints. Thank you for your excellent service and assistance, we will be booking with you again in the future.
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04 Mar 2019
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09 Mar 2019

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11 Mar 2019
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18 Mar 2019
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25 Mar 2019
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30 Mar 2019

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04 Mar 2019
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09 Mar 2019

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11 Mar 2019
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16 Mar 2019

1,845

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18 Mar 2019
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23 Mar 2019

1,845

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92

solo traveller

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25 Mar 2019
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30 Mar 2019

1,845

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92

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