13 Apr - 12 Oct: SaturdayDuration
8 Days/7NightsStart time
Start time: Variable
Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
Tour departure point near Victoria Station You will be advised of the exact point and time when the booking is confirmed.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Near Victoria Station
Any visitor to Britain would not like to miss this tour that covers almost all the major attractions of Britain.
Day 1: London – Runnymede – Stonehenge – Salisbury – Plymouth
Set out in an air-conditioned coach traveling through Runnymede where the Magna Carta was sealed. You will then reach Windsor Castle, which is an official residence of the Queen. The castle is about 900 years old. Continue via Salisbury Plain to Stonehenge. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Stonehenge is a mystifying circular formation of tall, standing stones. Experts still debate whether these were intended as an observatory of the moon, a temple to the sun, or an elaborate cemetery.
You will then see the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral which has the tallest spire in Britain. Then drive through Thomas Hardy country to Plymouth, the port of departure for the Pilgrim Fathers, who were puritans who left England.
Check into hotel Jurys Inn at Plymouth. The hotel has 247 comfortably-furnished rooms and is located near the historic tourist quarter. It also has a stylish bar and restaurant among other facilities.
Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner with your tour director and spend the night at the hotel.
Day 2: Plymouth – Bath – Bristol
After breakfast, board the coach and skirting Dartmoor National Park go to Glastonbury where you will visit the Abbey ruins. The Abbey is a very famous landmark and many consider it the oldest Christian Church in the world.
Continue to Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its Georgian architecture, where you will enjoy an orientation tour which includes a visit to the famous Roman Baths. Continue to hotel Marriott City Centre at Bristol. This centrally-located hotel lies close to major shopping areas and has comfortably-furnished rooms with a mini bar and high-speed internet access. The hotel has a Costa Coffee shop and a multi-cuisine restaurant besides a swimming pool and health club.
Spend the night at the hotel.
Day 3: Bristol – Stow-on-the-Wold – Stratford – Wedgwood – Chester area (Runcorn)
After breakfast, board the coach and enjoy the scenic drive through the Cotswolds to Stow-on-the-Wold. Continue to Stratford-upon-Avon and visit Shakespeare’s birthplace. See the typical parlour, bedrooms, kitchen and of course the glove-maker's workshop used by John, Shakespeare's father. Also view his wife, Ann Hathaway’s, cottage.
Then visit the Wedgwood Pottery Centre before arriving in Chester where your tour director will show you the black and white Tudor arcaded buildings known as the ‘Rows’ and a Hidden Treasure!
Continue to hotel Holiday Inn in Runcorn where you will spend the night. The hotel is centrally located and close to the historic City Centre with its shops and other attractions. The hotel has comfortably-furnished rooms, a multi-cuisine restaurant, a health club and swimming pool among other facilities.
Spend the night at the hotel.
Day 4: Chester Area (Runcorn) – Lake District – York
After breakfast, drive to the English Lake District then cross the Yorkshire Dales to York. Enjoy a walking tour of York and visit the ‘Shambles’ considered York’s oldest street and Europe’s best-preserved mediaeval street which today is a bustling market. Also see the magnificent York Minster, the largest Gothic Cathedral in Northern Europe. See the Mansion House, Stonegate and Petergate and then continue to your hotel Holiday Inn. The hotel was renovated in 2000 and has comfortably-furnished 180 rooms, a multi-cuisine restaurant and a cocktail lounge among other facilities.
Enjoy a farewell dinner and then spend the night at the hotel.
Day 5: York – Sherwood Forest – London
After breakfast, board the coach and you will pass by the famous Sherwood Forest associated with the legendary hero, Robin Hood.
Continue to Cambridge where we will see the magnificent architecture of Kings College Cathedral. Founded in 1441, it is a fine example of late medieval Gothic architecture.
You will return to London by early evening and dropped off near Victoria Station where your tour ends.
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details
Please carry valid travel documents