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British Landscapes

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 Trip Length
9 Days
 Trip Starts
Edinburgh
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London
9 Day British Landscapes Itinerary (Collette)
Countries Explored: Scotland Wales England
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Overview

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Collette's 9 Day British Landscapes. An adventure fit for a Shakespearean tale takes you from verdant hillsides to bustling British cities rich with culture. Explore The Athens of the North during your stay in Edinburgh. Explore the ruins of a Roman Fort during a visit to Hadrian’s Wall. Enjoy medieval York and its historic Minster. See the Welsh landscape from above on a cruise atop of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (UNESCO). Walk in the footsteps of the Bard and enjoy dinner at Hall’s Croft, a 400-year-old...read more Shakespeare family home. Personalize your tour with a choice of included excursions in Edinburgh and Oxford. See the quintessential sights of London with a local guide. Sleepy villages, grassy slopes, mountainside lakes, and cities built upon layers of history – these are the landscapes of Britain.

Itinerary

Your tour opens in Edinburgh, the historic capital of Scotland, where rocky hills tower in the distance and the shadows of history can be seen around every corner. Discover Scotland's capital and see how medieval crossroads blend seamlessly with a vibrant modern energy. This evening, get a taste of contemporary Scottish fare as you join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner highlighting the flavors of Scotland. (D) Stay: Mercure Haymarket (2 Nights)

Today, it's your choice! Get acquainted with this regal city on a locally guided tour of the city via coach -OR- join a local expert and explore the city on foot. Both tours include visits to Edinburgh Castle, home to the Scottish Crown Jewels, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse,* the Queen's official Edinburgh residence and the former home of Mary, Queen of Scots. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city independently. (B)

Say farewell to the rolling hills of Scotland while travelling south through the Borders Region. Stop to visit the archeological site of Vindolanda, an Ancient Roman fortress built along Hadrian's Wall in the 2nd century to protect Roman Britain from the tribes of Scotland. Upon arrival in the medieval city of York, enjoy a brief orientation tour to get the lay of the land. Tonight, stay within the historic walled section of the city. (B) Stay: Holiday Inn York City Centre

Enjoy a leisurely morning to explore York at your own pace. Meander the labyrinth of quaint, narrow streets the locals call Snickelways or maybe visit the city's famous Minster. End the day in Chester, your home for the next two nights, where ancient walls enclose charming Tudor and Victorian houses. (B/D) Stay: Hallmark Hotel Chester The Queen (2 Nights)

Embark on a panoramic city tour and then walk through Chester's Rows. Here you'll peer into the city's hidden secrets, hopping in and out of the iconic 2-tiered shopping galleries with a local guide. Cross over into Wales and discover Llangollen, one of the country's most picturesque villages. See the area from a different perspective when you sail along the top of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Admire the view from the tall, bridge-like waterway, towering more than 120 feet above the landscape below. (B)

Step back in time on a journey through the English countryside to Stratford-upon-Avon. This afternoon visit the Bard's birthplace – the childhood home of William Shakespeare. After touring the home, enjoy time at leisure to explore on your own. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a private dinner at Hall's Croft, a 400-year-old Shakespeare family home, while actors in traditional costume perform some of Shakespeare's most renowned scenes. (B/D) Stay: Hotel Indigo

Bid adieu to Stratford and travel to the charming university city of Oxford. Upon arrival, it's your choice! Glide gently past Oxford's spires on a traditional punting boat experience -OR- join an expert local guide for a walking tour, including one of the Colleges used as a filming location for Harry Potter. Continue on to London, England's storied capital city. (B) Stay: H10 London Waterloo (2 Nights)

Take in the sites of London on a panoramic tour of the city's quintessential sights, making your way past famous icons including the Tower of London, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and the Royal Buckingham Palace. Today is yours to explore this cosmopolitan and dynamic city at your leisure. Perhaps you will take an optional excursion to infamous Tower of London. This evening, toast the end of a wonderful journey during a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B/D)

Your journey through Britain comes to a close today. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • Behold the Crown Jewels of Scotland on a guided tour of Edinburgh Castle.
  • Discover the narrow Snickelway lanes of York.
  • Explore Wales during a tour of Llangollen.
  • See the quintessential sights of London with a local guide.
  • Explore the ruins of an ancient fort during a visit to Hadrian's Wall.
  • Stand in awe before the iconic spires of Oxford.
  • Attend a private dinner at Hall's Croft, a 400-year-old Shakespeare family home.
  • Enjoy London's culinary renaissance at a dinner highlighting contemporary British cuisine.

  • Expertly crafted itineraries
  • 4-star+ accommodation
  • Skilled and engaging tour managers
  • Expert local guides with insider knowledge
  • Attraction entrance fees
  • Many meals full of local flavour
  • Unparalleled sightseeing
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Comfortable on-tour transportation
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Plus, access to Wi-Fi hotspots on tour

  • This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.

  • Arriving Flight: The closest arrival airport is Edinburgh Airport (EDI) Airport, Please make sure your flights arrive before 4:00pm
  • Departing Flight: The closest departure airport is Heathrow (LHR) Airport, Please do not book flights departing earlier than 12:00am on the last day

  • Private, chauffeur service is included for all air-inclusive tour bookings. This personalised service is included within a 40km radius from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Cairns and Hobart airport gateways. Service is available between 41-70 kms for a small fee.

  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.

Trip Optionals These optional activities can be pre-booked & included in your trip price.

  • Location: York. Cost: $99.
  • Surround yourself in old-world ambiance and the fresh flavors of Yorkshire when dining in a family-owned alehouse located in the center of historic York. Begin by being treated to a tasting of five Yorkshire brews that includes a selection of ciders, lagers and ales. Then pick your favorite to enjoy with your homemade farm-to-table dinner. You’ll delight in the personal service as you are guided through the menu featuring a variety of seasonal local dishes including the region’s famous “Yorkshire pudding.” Take this opportunity to get to know Northern England’s budding farm-to-table movement showcased during this locally-inspired dining experience. Duration approximately 3 hour(s). Transportation is not included A minimum of 8 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. We will walk to the restaurant which is located nearby your hotel. Depending on the location of your hotel, the walk is approximately ½ mile.

Trip Reviews (1) Most Recent 'British Landscapes' Reviews

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Collette's British Landscapes were revelatory   5 , QLD, Australia, Apr 2019
We travelled north to Edinburgh via York, then back south via Gretna Green, staying in a 12th Century Welsh Castle (allegedly haunted), then onto Stratford-upon-Avon where we headed off to fabulous Stonehenge and returned via beautiful Cotswold Cottages.

A fantastic trip with an amazing tour director (Christine) who had so much knowledge about the UK, we were continually amazed (and entertained). Highly recommended tour.
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