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British Escape with Return to London

8 days with Globus   Rating: First Class

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Arrive in London, England.
Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel. (D)

Day 2 London.
After a hearty English breakfast, morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the Thames River, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horseguards and the Prime Minister’s Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. Free time in the afternoon for independent activities or to join an optional excursion. (B)

Day 3 London–Stonehenge–Bath.
Depart at 8 am for a memorable day of sightseeing. First, visit the intriguing prehistoric monument of STONEHENGE. Explore the visitor center with its imaginative exhibitions, then take the shuttle to the stone circle and admire the magnificence of the monument up close. Across Salisbury Plain, head for the elegant Georgian city of Bath, where you see the amazing excavations of the ROMAN BATHS, once one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world. (B,D)

Day 4 Bath–Stow-on-the-Wold–Stratford-Upon-Avon–Liverpool.
Savor vistas of the Cotswolds on your way via the medieval market town of Stow-on-the-Wold to Stratford-upon-Avon. Time here to visit SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE and for pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. In the afternoon, drive to Liverpool, the hometown of The Beatles. Walk with your Tour Director through The Beatles quarter, where the Cavern Club is located. (B)

Day 5 Liverpool–Grasmere–Gretna Green, Scotland–Edinburgh.
This morning, focus on the tranquil Lake District, considered to be the finest of England’s national parks. Take a break in Wordsworth’s beloved Grasmere, then, head north for the Scottish border. On the way through the history-steeped Lowland Hills, stop at Gretna Green, where the blacksmith used to wed runaway couples. Afternoon arrival in Edinburgh, where you spend the next two nights. (B)

Day 6 Edinburgh.
Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town” and famous scientists, inventors, and novelists who lived there. In the “Old Town,” drive up the narrow Royal Mile to EDINBURGH CASTLE to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels and the iconic Stone of Destiny, used to inaugurate monarchs for centuries, and take in the fantastic views over the city. The afternoon is free to enjoy the Scottish capital at your own pace. Later, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 7 Edinburgh–London, England.
Travel by EXPRESS TRAIN (first-class) to London. Your Local Host is available to help you make the most of your stay. (B)

Day 8 London.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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All This Included
On this Escape, the traditions and intrigue of Britain are calling you. Experience the fascinating cities and countryside of this beautiful land without the crowds—and even better—without the high-season prices. A concise Britain tour that takes you to the historical must-see sites from London to Edinburgh. History buffs will delight in seeing mysterious, prehistoric Stonehenge (just imagine how those stones got there!); the Roman Baths in Bath, constructed around 70 AD and today one of the best preserved Roman remains in the world; Liverpool, once a great Victorian city and Atlantic seaport and renowned for its musical heritage; and Edinburgh, home to many Scottish monarchs, including Queen Margaret, who died here in 1093.

Literary fans will enjoy visiting Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, and Grasmere, home to William Wordsworth. But that's not all…a London Guide will show you all the city’s famous landmarks, from Buckingham Palace to the Prime Minister’s Downing Street and Westminster Abbey; in Edinburgh you’ll tour the castle and see Scotland’s Crown Jewels; and in Liverpool, your Tour Director will walk you through the Beatles quarter—all the better experienced without the long lines and crowds. For the conclusion of your vacation, travel via Express train back to London for one night. From the historical landmarks to the beautiful scenery, this tour is a great way to sample what Britain has to offer and it’s all possible at a price you can afford!
  • Motorcoach; first-class express train
  • Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Full English breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in London and a farewell dinner in Edinburgh
  • Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable
  • Professional tour director
Highlights
  • LONDON Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing
  • STONEHENGE Visit the prehistoric monument
  • BATH Visit the Roman relics
  • STOW-ON-THE-WOLD Take a stroll in this Cotswolds village
  • STRATFORD-UPON-AVON Take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, visit Shakespeare’s birthplace
  • LIVERPOOL Walking tour through The Beatles quarter
  • GRASMERE Visit Wordsworth’s village
  • EDINBURGH Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
  • EDINBURGH–LONDON By first-class express train
Accommodations
London: Park Plaza Waterloo
Bath: Hilton Bath City
Liverpool: Novotel Liverpool
Edinburgh: Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
Pre and Post Add-ons
Extra nights per person in London:
in single room $154, in twin $87
Notes
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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