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Enchanting Eastern England

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Fully Guided Coach Small Group Scenic / Sightseeing
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 Trip Length
10 Days
 Trip Starts
Edinburgh
 Trip Finishes
London
10 Day Enchanting Eastern England Itinerary (Back-Roads)
Countries Explored: Scotland England
Accommodation
Boutique
Max. Group Size
18
Trip Style
Small Group
Trip Code
BHEEL3

Overview

Read 2 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Back-Roads 10 Day Enchanting Eastern England. World-famous university cities meet hideaway villages on this enchanting tour of Eastern England. Travelling across the stunning North York Moors and through the Peak District National Park, we’ll follow in the footsteps of Vikings, Romans and royalty – delving deeper into each destination’s fascinating history as we go.

Itinerary

The historic Scottish city of Edinburgh is where we'll meet ahead of our incredible journey into Eastern England. Get to know your expert Tour Leader and travel companions better over tonight's delicious welcome meal. Stay: Eden Locke (or similar) (D)

This morning, we'll cross over into England to begin our tour of the fascinating and scenic eastern region of this enchanting country. Our first stop? Alnwick Castle – the majestic home of the Duke of Northumberland. Here, we'll admire some of the rooms that took a starring role in Downton Abbey and enjoy some free time to wander the serene gardens. Tonight, we'll come together once again for an included group dinner. Stay: The White Swan Hotel (or similar) (B/D)

This morning we'll move on to Durham, where we'll step inside the Cathedral: a magnificent Norman-style monument now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our road will then carry us to the traditional seaside resort of Whitby – where a guided tour of the fascinating Captain Cook Museum awaits us. Tonight, we'll enjoy a delicious included dinner at our accommodation in the charming North York Moors district. Stay: Gisborough Hall Hotel (or similar) (B/D)

We'll rewind back to the Middle Ages this morning with a visit to the delightful medieval city of York. Here we'll seek out the mystery-filled narrow streets (known as ‘Snickelways') and timber-framed buildings of the famed Shambles – where there are plenty of photo opportunities to be claimed! Enjoy some free time to soak up the city's splendour and settle in for a spot of lunch at a cosy pub or local bistro. Finally, we'll continue to our accommodation bordering the breathtaking Peak District – where the evening will be yours to enjoy as you please. Stay: Ringwood Hall Hotel & Spa (or similar) (B)

This morning we'll stretch our legs on a stroll around Chatsworth House, a grand stately home that is said to have inspired Jane Austen with its impressive architecture. In fact, Chatsworth featured in Pride and Prejudice as Pemberley, the home of Mr Darcy. We'll enjoy a guided tour of the lavish apartments and some free time to wander the exquisite gardens – before returning to the Peak District for an afternoon spent exploring at your leisure. Stay: Ringwood Hall Hotel & Spa (or similar) (B/D)

Today we'll bid farewell to the picturesque Peak District as we journey onwards to the historic city of Lincoln – but before we get there, we've two stops to make. First: a visit to Eyam, where we'll learn the tragic story of the villagers who fell victim to the plague in the 1600s. Then, we'll raise a glass or two on a tour of a local brewery. This evening is ours to spend exploring Lincoln's charming cobbled streets for some local fare or relaxing at our hand-picked accommodation. Stay: The White Hart Hotel (or similar) (B)

This morning will see us touring the spectacular Lincoln Cathedral – one of the best examples of medieval architecture in England. After that, the afternoon will be yours to explore the Castle (which houses an original 1215 Magna Carta), seek out a quaint tea room for lunch, stroll the array of vintage boutiques and continue your discovery of the city's rich history. For dinner tonight, choose from one of the many cosy pubs in the city's old centre for a hearty English meal. Stay: The White Hart Hotel (or similar) (B)

Today we'll move on to Cambridge: an iconic city filled with history and tradition. After taking to the water for an iconic punting experience along the ‘Backs' of Cambridge University, the afternoon will be yours to spend spotting world-famous buildings such as The Wren Library and the Bridge of Sighs. Step inside colleges and chapels, museums and galleries – or simply indulge in a little retail therapy before relaxing in one of the many historic pubs. Stay: Clayton Hotel Cambridge (or similar) (B)

We've a date with royalty today: Sandringham House is our next stop. The private residence of Her Majesty The Queen, Sandringham is a magnificent stately home with picturesque gardens – and even a museum. After our insightful visit we'll return to Cambridge, where we'll look back on our magnificent journey and clink glasses over tonight's farewell dinner. Stay: Clayton Hotel Cambridge (or similar) (B/D)

There's time for one more behind-the-scenes tour today: prepare to delve into England's sporting heritage at Newmarket National Stud. On a guided tour of this working Thoroughbred stud farm, we'll gain a unique insight into Thoroughbred breeding and may have the opportunity to view some of the Stud's robust stallions in the paddocks. After that, we'll make tracks to London – where we'll say our final goodbyes. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • Call in at Sandringham Estate, the private retreat of Her Majesty The Queen
  • Experience a unique behind-the-scenes tour at Newmarket National Stud
  • Delight in a traditional punting experience along the ‘Backs' of Cambridge University

  • 9 nights in hand-picked accommodation
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver

  • 9 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

Trip Reviews (2) Most Recent 'Enchanting Eastern England' Reviews

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Edinburgh to London 4 , Australia, Jun 2016
Not nearly as good as the other 2 Back-Roads tours we just finished due to the area covered getting from one interesting place to the next. Chatsworth House was the highlight of this tour & possibly of all 3 tours we did. Enjoyed York the second time round; had time for the River Ouse cruise. Punting on the River Cam in Cambridge was good fun.
I really enjoyed the trip 4 , NSW, Australia, Jul 2015
I really enjoyed the trip. I love travelling in a smaller group and the other people on the tour were all very friendly which added to the experience. The guide was very nice and looked after us but I feel that things were a bit disorganised and knowledge of the places we visited could have been better. There is so much rich history it was a shame from ...read more my perspective not to have that imparted to the group. The hotels were generally of good standard with only one or two really standing out for me. I believe this was a new tour so perhaps things are still being sorted out. I couldn't help but compare to the last trip I did and unfortunately, this one wasn't as good in all respects . Again I did enjoy it and won't hesitate to look at other trips with Back-Roads.
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