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UK305   Best of Britain Holidays  2016 15 Days
The Britannia Holidays
Departure:  Weekly departures available
From £1950.00     per person
Location(s): London to Stonehenge, Bath, Plymouth, Cardiff, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh, York
First class Hotel (F) Double/Twin Room, Breakfast included, Per Person £1990.00 (Single Room available)
Trip Highlights Airport transfers, 6 three course dinners, City tour in London and Edinburgh, Orientations of Brighton, Plymouth, Bath, Chester, Manchester, Glasgow, York and Cambridge, the Roman Baths in Bath and Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford, See the Lake District, Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands, 18th hole at St Andrews, Local Experts and transportation as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary ...
 Note : Airfare not included.     More Details:        Itinerary - What's Included - Availability & Prices
The Britannia        

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This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, this earth of majesty… From Shakespeare’s birthplace and Churchill’s home to Roman towns and ancient ruins, mystic monuments, breathtaking landscapes, famous castles, historic cities, myths, legends and heroes. This tour of Britain will live long in the memory!
 

Trip Itinerary

Day 1ARRIVE LONDON (1 NIGHTS)

Welcome to London, capital of Great Britain. Relax after check-in at your centrally located hotel or take a stroll down Oxford Street – one of the most famous shopping streets in the world. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception at a traditional London pub.

Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)
Hotel: Hilton,
 

Day 2LONDON - STONEHENGE - BATH - EXTER (2 NIGHTS)

This morning travel to rural Wiltshire and visit the mystical ancient monoliths at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain. On arrival in Bath see the impressive Abbey and visit the Roman Baths from which the town derives its name. Later we arrive into the historic cathedral city of Exeter. This evening get to know your companions and Travel Director during your Welcome Reception at your hotel.

Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)
Hotel: Mercure Southgate,
 

Day 3 PLYMOUTH - POLPERRO - DARTMOOR EXCURSION

Your orientation of Plymouth includes the Mayflower steps where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for the New World. See the Royal Citadel overlooking Plymouth Sound. Consider taking an optional cruise around the famous coastline. Visit Polperro, a quaint fishing village nested around a picturesque harbour. Travel along rugged Dartmoor, famous for its dramatic and breathtaking scenery. Later enjoy a Cultural Insight at Buckfast Abbey where monks have lived and prayed for nearly 1000 years.

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)
 

Day 4 EXTER - GLASTONBURY - CARDIFF

Enjoy a picturesque drive through the South West countryside to Glaston- bury. Visit the ruined Abbey, said to be the burial place of King Arthur. Later enjoy a special Be My Guest lunch in a 15th century Manor House on a working dairy farm in Somerset. Cardiff, the capital of Wales, is your final destination. View the impressive Castle and the Millennium stadium during your orientation, before checking in at your hotel.

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)
Hotel: Clayton,

 

Day 5 CARDIFF - LUDLOW - CHESTER - LIVERPOOL

View the Malvern Hills on your way to visit the Tudor market town of Ludlow in Shropshire. Your Travel Director takes you on a walking orientation tour of Chester, which includes views of the medieval walls, the Cathedral and the famous Tudor Rows. Liverpool is the home of the Merseybeat. This evening hear tales of the ‘Fab Four' as you drive through Liverpool with your Local Specialist on an included Beatles tour.

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)
Hotel: Jurys Inn,
 

Day 6 LIVERPOOL - LAKE DISTRICT - GLASGOW

Travel north through characteristically glorious scenery from Lancashire to the Lake District. Travelling along the shores of England's largest lake Windermere, and through countryside that inspired the Romantic poets, you reach Grasmere. View the grave of William Wordsworth, buried at St. Oswald's Church. We cross the Scottish border and visit Gretna Green, where eloping couples would say their vows over the anvil. This afternoon your orientation tour of Glasgow includes views of the Cathedral, magnificent George Square and the River Clyde, former heart of the shipbuilding industry. Celebrate your first night in Scotland with a Regional Meal in a local restaurant.

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast - Regional Meal)
Hotel: Westerwood,
 

Day 7 GLASGOW - GLENCOE - SCOTISH HIGHLINDS (2 NIGHTS)

Journey along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, immortalised in the well-known Scottish song, towards the site of the 1692 massacre Glencoe − ‘Glen of the Weeping'. At the Commando Memorial near Fort William see breathtaking views of Britain's highest mountain Ben Nevis. Dine tonight at your hotel in the Scottish Highlands.

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)
Hotel: Highlander/ Morlich,
 

Day 8 ISLE OF SKYE AND SCENIC HIGHLAND EXCURSION

Travel through Inverness, known as the capital of The Highlands and along the banks of the famous Loch Ness. View Eilean Donan Castle before crossing the bridge to the Isle of Skye. Visit the Clan Donald Centre and the Museum of the Isles, where you can trace your genealogy or explore the wonderful gardens. Later take the ferry to Mallaig and continue your journey through the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands to your hotel.

Meal(s):  (Full Breakfast/ Dinner)

Day 9 SCOTISH HIGHLINDS - ST. ANDREWS - EDINBURGH (2 NIGHTS)

Heading south, stop in the picturesque village of Pitlochry before heading to the historic town of St. Andrews, the home of golf. Take a photograph on the 18th green of the Old Course, where the first games of golf were played during 1400s. Cross the Firth of Forth to the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, your home for the next two nights. During the Edinburgh Festival tickets to the Edinburgh Tattoo in the castle grounds are included.

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)
Hotel: Marriott,

Day 10 EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

This morning your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city, followed by your choice of sightseeing to Edinburgh Castle or Edinburgh's Camera Obscura. See the Royal Mile, the elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur's Seat and the new Scottish Parliament building. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town. Tonight why not enjoy an optional night out including traditional song, dance and Scottish fare?

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

Day 11 EDINBURGH - ALNWICK - YORK

Visit the medieval market town of Alnwick. See the impressive castle home to the Duke of Northumberland and the Tenantry Column, topped by the Percy Lion. Marvel at the magnificent scenery as you cross Northumberland. Cross the River Tyne at Newcastle en route to York where your walking orientation includes the medieval walls, the Shambles and the awe-inspiring Minster. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travellers.

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast/ Freewell Dinner)
Hotel: Hotel 53
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Day 12 YORK - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON - LONDON (3 NIGHTS)

View Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage and visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon, where the Bard was born and raised. Explore the cobbled streets or walk along the banks of the River Avon.

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)
Hotel: Hilton,

Day 13 LONDON SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

This morning after a leisurely start, your Travel Director takes you on an included half-day morning sightseeing tour featuring Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. See the Changing of the Guard before the sightseeing tour finishes in central London. You may decide to go shopping in some of the most famous department stores or take a leisurely walk through picturesque Hyde Park. Alternatively join an Optional Experience to the Tower of London to see the magnificent Crown Jewels and meet the Yeoman Warders of Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress popularly known as Beefeaters. This evening enjoy a delicious meal at Heddon Street Kitchen in the heart of the West End - one of Chef Gordon Ramsay's newest London eateries.

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast/ Regional Meal),

Day 14 LONDON SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

This morning visit one of the most important churches in London and in the country on a guided visit with a Local Specialist. Westminster Abbey has been the traditional location of the coronation of kings and queens and the burial site for the English and later, the British monarchs. Find out why this church lost its cathedral status and pay your respects at the Tomb to the Unknown Soldier. Later visit Kensington Palace for a tour of the royal palace once home to Diana, Princess of Wales and now housing the private apartments of her son Prince William and his wife Kate. Your last full day in London is yours to enjoy. Do last minute shopping or take a trip up the Shard – Europe's tallest building – for spectacular views out over the city. This evening meet with your Travel Director and travel companions for a cruise down the Thames to Greenwich. Sail under the famous Tower Bridge before enjoying a Farewell Dinner at a historic pub with a toast to your unforgettable holiday.

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)
Hotel: Holiday Inn  (F),

Day 15 DEPART LONDONN

After breakfast, say farewell to London and your newfound friends as you prepare to return home after a fabulous week in one of the world's greatest cities. London Airport Transfer services are available to Heathrow airport.

Meal(s):  (Full Breakfast),

 

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights
  • London City tour in London.
  • Big Ben View Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.
  • River Thames Scenic cruise on the Thames from the London Eye down to Greenwich.

  • Edinburgh City tour in Liverpool and Edinburgh.
  • Orientation of Bath, Plymouth, Cardiff, Chester, Glasgow and York
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  • Stonehenge Visit the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, picturesque Polperro, Buckfast Abbey, Glastonbury Abbey, the Roman Baths in Bath, the town of Ludlow, the Clan Donald Centre, Edinburgh Castle, medieval Alnwick, and Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon.
  • View Alnwick Castle used as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films, York Minster and Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage.
  • ST. Andrews  See Dartmoor, the Lake District, Ben Nevis and Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands, the Isle of Skye and the 18th green at St. Andrews.---
  • Glasgow Admire the sights of this beautiful city.
  • Isle of Skye Visit the island of Bonnie Prince Charlie.
  • St. Andrews Photograph the famous golf course.
  • Edinburgh Visit the imposing Castle.
  • Alnwick Visit the medieval market town of Alnwick.
  • York See the Shambles and the Minster during your orientation walk.
     Dining
  • 14 full breakfasts.
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
  • 5 dinners
     Travel Highlights
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • The services of a London Travel Agency Local Host at your London hotel
  • A stylish wallet and travel documents
     Airport transfers
  • FREE Airport transfers for family and groups.

AVAILABILITY & PRICES      
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Fri, Apr 01, 2016 Fri, Apr 15, 2016 £1950.00 yes
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Fri, Apr 15, 2016 Fri, Apr 29, 2016 £2050.00 yes
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Fri, Apr 29, 2016 Fri, May 13, 2016 £2190.00 yes
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Fri, May 06, 2016 Fri, May 20, 2016 £2190.00 yes
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Fri, May 13, 2016 Fri, May 27, 2016 £2190.00 yes
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Fri, May 20, 2016 Fri, Jun 03, 2016 £2190.00 yes
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Fri, May 27, 2016 Fri, Jun 10, 2016 £2150.00 yes
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Fri, Jun 03, 2016 Fri, Jun 17, 2016 £2150.00 yes
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Fri, Jun 10, 2016 Fri, Jun 24, 2016 £2190.00 yes
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Fri, Jun 17, 2016 Fri, Jul 01, 2016 £2190.00 yes
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Fri, Jun 24, 2016 Fri, Jul 08, 2016 £2190.00 yes
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Fri, Jul 01, 2016 Fri, Jul 15, 2016 £2290.00 yes
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Fri, Jul 08, 2016 Fri, Jul 22, 2016 £2290.00 yes
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Fri, Jul 15, 2016 Fri, Jul 29, 2016 £2290.00 yes
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Fri, Jul 22, 2016 Fri, Aug 05, 2016 £2190.00 yes
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Fri, Jul 29, 2016 Fri, Aug 12, 2016 £2290.00 yes
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Fri, Aug 05, 2016 Fri, Aug 19, 2016 £2290.00 yes
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Fri, Aug 12, 2016 Fri, Aug 26, 2016 £2290.00 yes
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Fri, Aug 19, 2016 Fri, Sep 02, 2016 £2390.00 yes
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Fri, Aug 26, 2016 Fri, Sep 09, 2016 £2190.00 yes
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Fri, Sep 02, 2016 Fri, Sep 16, 2016 £2090.00 yes
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Fri, Sep 09, 2016 Fri, Sep 23, 2016 £2090.00 yes
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Fri, Sep 16, 2016 Fri, Sep 30, 2016 £2090.00 yes
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Fri, Sep 23, 2016 Fri, Oct 07, 2016 £2090.00 yes
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Fri, Sep 30, 2016 Fri, Oct 14, 2016 £2090.00 yes
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Fri, Oct 07, 2016 Fri, Oct 21, 2016 £2090.00 yes
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   Disclaimer:

  • These prices are correct at the time of the website going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking.
  • All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however is subject to change, please confirm all details at time of booking.

   Hotel Class Key

  • D = Deluxe,  MD = Moderate Deluxe,  SF = Superior First Class,  F = First Class,  M = Moderate First Class.
  • Hotels are subject to change.

   Notes;

  • For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms.

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