Heart of England, Wales, and Yorkshire

Roam the lively, Roman-walled city of York, admire the architecture at Conwy, wander amongst ancient college buildings in the city of Cambridge, and explore the rugged mountainous area around Wales’ highest peak and the verdant rolling landscapes of the Peak District National Park.

Heart of England, Wales, and Yorkshire

Roam the lively, Roman-walled city of York, admire the architecture at Conwy, wander amongst ancient college buildings in the city of Cambridge, and explore the rugged mountainous area around Wales’ highest peak and the verdant rolling landscapes of the Peak District National Park.

Tour Highlights

  • Sightseeing including Shakespeare country, Stratford-upon-Avon, Chester, York and the Dales, Cambridge, Ironbridge World Heritage Site, the mountains of Snowdonia, Conwy Castle, Peak District National Park, and Chatsworth House.
  • Small groups up to 16 passengers.

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.

Additional Notes

Please Note Baggage Restriction: Due to size of coach there is a luggage restriction of 14kg (31 Ibs) of luggage per person on this tour. This includes one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small personal bag.

Itinerary

Day 01: 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 pm and 4 pm. If you are arriving into London early the hotel should be happy to hold your luggage until your room is ready).

Day 02: Shrewsbury

Make your own way to the London departure point by 9 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 bard’s birthplace, schoolhouse, and resting place, we have time to explore this charming market town and enjoy lunch (independently) in one of the many restaurants and riverside pubs. We head to the World Heritage site of Ironbridge, the world’s first ever bridge fully made of iron. Built during the age of Industrial Revolution, explore how it was pieced together or simply enjoy the views from above the lazily flowing River Servern. We make our way to the county town of Shrewsbury, the narrow streets of the town centre are almost completely encircled by the River Severn. Charles Darwin was born in this bustling market town, and its timber-framed black and white Tudor buildings is our home for the next two nights. (Note: on some dates the accommodation may be in Chester).

Day 03: North Wales

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 04: Peak District

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 05: 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, some of the remote valleys, and rugged scenery of the Eastern Dales, followed by a free afternoon in York.

Day 06: 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 07: London - U.S.

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

Rates & Hotels

2020 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
Dates Land Only
  $1359
Apr 09  (Sold Out)   $1529
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May 07  (Sold Out)   $1539
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Jun 14  (Sold Out)   $1619
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Aug 16  (Sold Out)   $1619
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2020 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
Dates Land Only
  $1689
Apr 09  (Sold Out)   $1749
  $1759
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May 07  (Sold Out)   $1759
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Jun 14  (Sold Out)   $1829
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Aug 16  (Sold Out)   $1829
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Hotels/Plans Available for Departure Dates

B&B Package
Hotel Package

Tour Details

Your land package begins: / Your land package ends:

(As most International flights are overnight flights - please book air accordingly)

Flight Details


Accommodation Details

UK Hotel

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Pre and post nights booked at a mid-level hotel [more]

Accommodations booked by Rabbies UK

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Depending on package booked, accommodations can be BB/Guesthomes, 3* Hotels/Inns (and some packages may include 4* Hotels) [more]

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.

Discount rate applies to children aged 5-15 years. Tours are not suitable for children under the age of 5.

Pre and post nights are based on Grange Hotels or Park International 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) months from the date of departure.

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date the tour starts in London. Please book your air one day before to accommodate overnight flights.

Tour Guarantee

Although our UK tours are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 passengers, it does not mean a date is guaranteed until we check with the Edinburgh office. Although we get regular updates, a tour can sell out and we may not yet have it noted above. We must first advise of a guarantee before airfare is booked and ticketed. Thank you.