NORTH WALES, YORKSHIRE AND THE HEART OF ENGLAND

8-day/6-nts with 5-day of touring with 2 independent nts in London (pre/post)


Highlights

North Wales, Yorkshire and the Heart of England

Two (2) independent days in London (pre/post) with five (5) Days exploring Shakespeare country, the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, the mountains and Crusader castles of northern Wales, the refined elegance of Chatsworth House, the scenic beauty of the Peak District and Yorkshire Dales with time to discover the historic cities of York and Cambridge. Stay two (2) nights in the historic town of Shrewsbury and two (2) nights in the medieval city of York. Please note - on some dates this tour may stay in Chester for the first two (2) nights.

Tour Highlights

  • Shakespeare country and Stratford-upon-Avon.
  • Visits to: Chester, York and the Dales and Cambridge.
  • Including Ironbridge World Heritage Site, the mountains of Snowdonia, Conwy Castle, Peak District National Park and Chatsworth House.

North Wales, Yorkshire and the Heart of England Tour Includes

  • Six (6) nights accommodations; two (2) nights in London (pre/post) at pre-booked mid-ranged 3-4 * hotel in London. To be advised at time of booking (subject to availability).
  • Two (2) nights at your choice of B&B or Hotel in Chester.
  • Two (2) nights at your choice of B&B or Hotel in York.
  • Breakfast daily (except for morning of arrival).
  • Arrival and departure transfers in London.
  • Five (5) days of custom touring.
  • All service charges and hotel taxes.

Itinerary

Day 01, U.S. - London

Depart the U.S. on overnight flight to London.

Day 02, London

Arrive in London. Shared transfer to your hotel is included. You are free to enjoy London on your own. (Please note, hotel check-in is generally between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. If you are arriving into London early the hotel should be happy to hold your luggage until your room is ready).

Day 03, London - Touring Begins - Shrewsbury

Make your own way to the the the London departure point 9:00 am(unless optional transfer was purchased at time of booking). We depart from London at 9:15 am and make our way to William Shakespeare’s birthplace Stratford on Avon, home to the Tudor thatched cottage and gardens of his wife, Anne Hathaway. You will have time to explore the magnificent village of Stratford and enjoy lunch, before continuing to the World Heritage site of Ironbridge. Set in a stunning forested gorge on the river Severn this historic valley boast the world’s first ever iron bridge and a host of attractions to choose from. It was once described as the most extraordinary district in the world! From here we travel to the beautiful riverside town of Shrewsbury for the next two (2) nights (on some dates the accommodation may be in Chester).

Day 04, Touring

This morning our tour will take us into the heart of North Wales. We will travel through beautiful green valleys and lovely little towns and villages then visit the picture book medieval castle of Conwy, built by Edward I in the late 13th Century. We will also explore the impressive mountain scenery of the Snowdonia National Park including the huge Dinorwic slate quarries and the dramatic Pass of Llanberis in the shadows of Snowdon Wales’ highest peak. We will hear tales of Owain Glyndwr and the Welsh struggles for independence before traveling back through the borderlands into England.

Day 05, Touring

To the northeast of Shrewsbury lie the hills of the Peak District National Park with a mixture of stunning scenery and beautiful little villages. We will take a scenic route through the Park to the village of Castleton then in the afternoon we can visit the famous mansion house and gardens of Chatsworth, home to the Cavendish family, Duke of Devonshire. Chatsworth is often named the UK’s favorite country house and a visit will reveal some of the finest collections of furniture, priceless paintings, Old Master drawings and neo-classical sculptures. From here we travel east out of the hills to the wonderful historic city of York where we will spend the next two (2) nights.

Day 06, Touring - York

Today we have a choice of things to do. We can spend the whole day at leisure exploring the medieval heart of York, a city whose rich history goes back to the time of the Romans, Vikings and Normans. Visit some of the fascinating museums, the amazing York Minster or just lose yourself in the maze of narrow streets and ancient city walls. Alternatively we could join our guide on a half day excursion into the Yorkshire dales visiting the pretty market towns of Knaresborough or Ripon and some of the remote valleys and rugged scenery of the Eastern Dales, followed by a free afternoon in York.

Day 07, Touring - York - London

Leaving York in the morning we begin our return journey south to London stopping off in the town of Stamford, with its fine collection of historic stone buildings, and the famous University City of Cambridge with its ancient colleges, stunning architecture and medieval streets. See the world famous Kings College Chapel and take a stroll along the river Cam before arriving back in London around 7:30 pm. Make your way to your pre-booked hotel, where your evening is free to enjoy London independently.

Day 08, London - U.S.

After breakfast, check out of your London hotel, with a shared transfer included back to the airport.

Optionals

Rates & Hotels

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* All Prices are in USD
2017Land Only
Apr 5   1619
Apr 12 (Sold Out)   1619
Apr 19; 26   1619
May 3; 10; 17; 24 (Sold Out)   1619
May 31 (Sold Out)   1689
Jun 7; 14; 21; 28; Jul 5; 12; 19; 26; Aug 2   1689
Aug 9 (Sold Out)   1689
Aug 16; 23; 30; Sep 6; 13; 20; 27   1689
Oct 4; 11   1619

Pricing

Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply. There are no triple rooms for this tour.

Children allowed on this tour from ages 5-15 (children under 5 not allowed and children 16 or older are considered adults).

Pre and post nights are based on Grange Hotels or Park International or or similar. Hotel is on a request basis. If necessary, a hotel upgrade may be necessary. Your booking agent can advise this at time of booking. Property in Chester and Lincoln will be advised once confirmed by our UK supplier.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Tips to driver/guide
  • Visitor attractions

Airfare

Airfare is additional. Once you select your date, you will be given the opportunity to search our system for the best available airfare from your home city. The dates shown will be the start / end date of your tour. However, you can alter these dates to arrive earlier or extend your stay as needed.

Our system will search for the best possible airfare during your booking process. Note: airfare cannot be booked sooner than eleven (11) month from date of departure.

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date one would depart from the US. Tour begins in UK one day later.

 
Hotels featured on this tour
North Wales, Yorkshire and the Heart of England - B&B Package - [details] 
North Wales, Yorkshire and the Heart of England - Hotel Package - [details] 

 

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