Gems of Britain (Small Group)

5 Day Small Group Tour from London to London with Insight Vacations

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Insight Vacations 5 Day Gems of Britain (Small Group). Succinct and full of bucket-list highlights, this spirited journey captures the essence of Britain in only a few days. It includes a fantastic cross-section of Britain’s historic towns, traditional heritage, cultural figures...read more

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Small Group Tour Starts In
Starts In
London
Small Group Tour Ends In
Ends In
London
Accomodation
Accomodation
4 - 4.5 Star
24
Max Group Size
24
Small Group
Trip Style
Small Group
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
England, Scotland, Wales
Trip Operated By:
Insight Vacations
Insight Vacations
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Trip Reviews:
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Trip Code:
SB995

Itinerary

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1 London & Medieval York

At 07:15, meet your Travel Director at the trip hotel in London and depart for Stratford-upon-Avon. Visit the birthplace of William Shakespeare and admire the architecture of this pretty town nestled beside the River Avon.

Head north to historic York and walk inside the city walls see to the topsy-turvy Shambles, a picturesque street with warped overhanging timber-framed houses. Admire the glorious York Minster, which is the largest medieval church in northern Europe. In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner and the chance to get to know your fellow travellers. (DW) Stay: Hilton York.

2 Over The Border to Edinburgh

Pass the ruined Jedburgh Abbey, en route to Edinburgh. Your Local Expert will show you Edinburgh Castle, home to the Honours of Scotland. At the end of the Royal Mile see the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official Scottish residence of Her Majesty, the Queen.

Cross over to Princes Street, passing the Sir Walter Scott Monument, to explore the elegant 18th century New Town with its classical Adam facades. In the evening, select departures will attend The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo - a colourful mix of pipes and drums, dance and display, set against the floodlit backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. (B) Stay: Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, Edinburgh.

3 The Lake District and Liverpool
Journey via Gretna Green, where many eloping English couples have married, to the beautiful English Lake District where there is time at leisure to explore on your own. Why not choose the Optional Excursion of a cruise on Windermere and steam train ride? There really is no better way to admire the incredible scenery of rugged mountain and secluded bays. Continue to lively Liverpool, home of The Beatles, for an orientation. (B) Stay: Hard Days Night Hotel, Liverpool.
4 Roman Chester and Cardiff
Visit the former Roman fortress town of Chester. Walk along part of the city walls, see the Eastgate Clock, Chester Cathedral, remains of the Roman Amphitheatre and the unique black and white shopping arcades known as the ‘Rows.’ After time to explore, cross into Wales and head for the capital Cardiff for an orientation of the port city, on the River Taff. (B) Stay: Clayton Hotel, Cardiff.
5 Bath, Stonehenge and London

Cross the Severn Bridge back into England and travel to the City of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built above one of Britain's thermal, mineral springs. Explore Bath with Insight Choice. Visit its incredibly well-preserved Roman Baths or discover the town’s significance in the life and work of Jane Austen.

Travel across Salisbury Plain to visit the pre-historic and mysterious Stonehenge, where the strange and awe-inspiring monoliths are reputed to be up to 5,000 years old. Your journey concludes upon arrival at the trip hotel in London. (B)

Insight Vacations Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Stratford-upon-Avon: Learn about the life of William Shakespeare, arguably history's most famous writer, when you visit his birthplace. Then enjoy some time to explore this pretty town with its iconic Tudor houses
  • York: Your Travel Director will show you the York Minster, the city walls and the medieval Shambles during you orientation of the city.
  • Jedburgh: See the Abbey, now in ruins.
  • Edinburgh: Explore the city with your Local Expert as you travel along Princes Street to see the Scott Memorial, the neoclassical Adam facades of New Town and the official Scottish residence of the Queen, Palace of Holyroodhouse.
  • Liverpool: Stay in the home city of The Beatles.
  • Chester: During you orientation with your Travel Director see the Jubilee Clock, the cathedral, city walls and famous black and white Rows.
  • Cardiff: During an orientation with your Travel Director, see the castle and Principality Stadium.
  • Bath: During an orientation you will see the Royal Crescent, Pulteney Bridge and Bath Abbey.
  • Stonehenge: Walk around the strange and awe-inspiring monoliths that have reputedly stood for 5,000 years.
Trip Inclusions
  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency
  • We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available)
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination
  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times
  • If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport
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

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Sunday 26 Sep 2021 Thursday 30 Sep 2021 46per person 2,229per person Enquire
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Sunday 24 Jul 2022 Thursday 28 Jul 2022 49per person 2,408per person Enquire
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Sunday 25 Sep 2022 Thursday 29 Sep 2022 47per person 2,324per person Enquire
Sunday 26 Sep 2021 Thursday 30 Sep 2021 46solo traveller 2,599solo traveller Enquire
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Sunday 28 Aug 2022 Thursday 01 Sep 2022 48solo traveller 2,755solo traveller Enquire
Sunday 25 Sep 2022 Thursday 29 Sep 2022 47solo traveller 2,723solo traveller Enquire
Key
Small Group Departure, Maximum of 24 travelers.
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