North Wales and the Heart of England

Highlights

Heart of England - North Wales and the Heart of England

This fabulous 6 day itinerary offers the magnificent village of Stratford on Avon, birthplace of Shakespeare, the heart of Northern Wales and the ancient walls of Chester.


Your Heart of England - North Wales and the Heart of England Tour Highlights:

• GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
Transportation by top of the range 16 seat Mercedes mini coaches
• 2 Nights Accommodation in your choice of B&B or Hotel in Chester
• 1 Night Accommodation in your choice of B&B or Hotel in York
• 2 Nights Accommodation in London (based on the Holiday Inn Kensington Forum. Other hotels in higher categories will carry supplements).
• Breakfast on Day 02 and 03
• Services of professional driver/guide
• Touring per your itinerary
• Three Days of Touring as per itinerary
• Local taxes 
• Tips to your driver are not included, as they are considered personal

Itinerary

Visit North Wales and the Heart of England on a escorted tour of England with Celtic ToursDay 01: Arrive in London and make your way to your London hotel. Transfers are not included, but can be arranged. Enjoy London independently today, taking in the many sites. Or perhaps take in a show.

Day 02: Meet at the London departure point, we 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 districVisit Wales and England with Celtic Tourst in the world! From here you travel up to the historic Medieval town of Chester for your 2 nights away from London.

Day 03: You will have some spare time in the morning to explore the ancient walls of Chester, the stunning cathedral with a history spanning almost 2000 years, built on an ancient druidic temple site, with the monastic cloisters present today dating from the late 11th century. The cathedral itself is a masterpiece of medieval architecture. In the late morning your day will take you into the heart of northern Wales, with a visit to the picture book medieval castle of Conwy, built by Edward 1 in the late 13th century. You can enjoy lunch here before exploring the dramatic mountain scenery of the Snowdonia National Park including the huge Dinorwic slate quarries, the Pass of Llanberis below Snowdon - Wales' highest peak and historic Trefriw - a spa town since Roman times. You return to Chester in the early evening.

Travel to Wales and England with Celtic ToursDay 04: 3 Immediately east of Chester lie the beautiful hills of the Peak District with historic spa towns very popular in Victorian times, including the stunning town of Buxton, famous for its mineral waters and its Opera House. From here you will explore some of the National Park and stop for lunch in one of the beautiful little villages. In the afternoon you 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 favourite 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 you will travel east out of the hills and into the ancient woodlands of Sherwood Forest, famous as the home to the legendary Robin Hood The day finishes in the wonderful historic city of York where you will spend the night.

Day 05: Today starts with a leisurely morning that gives you some free time to spend exploring the medieval heart of York. Visit the amazing York Minster or just explore the maze of narrow streets and ancient city walls. After an early lunch it will be time to start the return journey sout. On the way back to London, you will make a stop in 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. Make your way to your pre-booked London hotel.

Day 06: After breakfast, check out of your London hotel, where package ends.

 

 

DEPARTURE POINT: All our London departures leave from Stance 3, Greenline Coach Terminal, Bulleid Way, Victoria, SW1W 9SH. If coming on foot access is through the building at 4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SH.

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This tour does not include: 

  • Lunches
  • Entrance Fees not listed in itinerary
  • Tips to driver/guide

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Note: Pre and post nigths are based on Holiday Inn Kennsington Forum 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.

 
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