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Real Britain Winter

9 days with Trafalgar   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Arrive London (2 Nights)
Welcome to London. Relax or spend time exploring this fascinating city.

Day 2 London Sightseeing
See the famous sights including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace with your Local Specialist. The afternoon is yours to continue exploring London on your own. (Full Breakfast)

Day 3 London – Stratford-upon-Avon – York
Meet your Travel Director this morning before leaving London. Enjoy a scenic drive and visit Shakespeare’s birthplace and Visitor Center in Stratford-upon-Avon. View Anne Hathaway’s thatched cottage. Later in York, view York Minster and walk along the famous Shambles. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Reception with a traditional pub meal. It’s the ideal opportunity to get to know your Travel Director and fellow travelers. (Welcome Reception)

Day 4 York – Hadrian’s Wall – Edinburgh (2 Nights)
Head north and cross the River Tyne at Newcastle. Stop and view Hadrian's Wall before crossing into 'Bonnie Scotland'. Enjoy the scenery of the Scottish borders before arriving at your hotel. (Full Breakfast)

Day 5 Edinburgh Sightseeing
This morning discover the elegance of Edinburgh with your Local Specialist on an included city sightseeing tour. See the Royal Mile in the Old Town. View the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Arthur's Seat. Your choice of sightseeing means you could chose to visit either Edinburgh's Camera Obscura or Edinburgh Castle. Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an Optional Experience to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia. Tonight why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes? (Full Breakfast)

Day 6 Edinburgh – Gretna Green – Lake District – Liverpool
Stop at Gretna Green, a town popular with eloping couples. Here the marriage ceremony was traditionally performed across a blacksmith's anvil. Admire the views throughout the scenic Lake District. These scenes provided William Wordsworth with the inspiration to write the poem 'Daffodils'. Visit the town of Grasmere and see St. Oswald's church where the poet is buried. Later arrive in Liverpool, hometown of the 'Fab Four'. (Full Breakfast)

Day 7 Liverpool – Ludlow – Cardiff
Visit the Tudor market town of Ludlow with its historic castle and timbered buildings. See the Malvern Hills as you cross into Wales and visit its capital, Cardiff. See Cardiff Bay, the Millennium Stadium and the Castle before arriving at your hotel. Tonight enjoy a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner at a local vineyard with beautiful views of the Welsh countryside. (Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining)

Day 8 Cardiff – Bath – Stonehenge – London
Visit Bath and view the Abbey before visiting the Roman Baths. At Stonehenge visit the mystical stone monoliths before returning to London. (Full Breakfast)

Day 9 Depart London
Say farewell to London today as you return home with magical memories. (Full Breakfast)

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All This Included
Pure poetry awaits as you journey north to the land of the bonny and brave. En route to charming Edinburgh you'll see the birthplace of Shakespeare and Hadrian's Wall. Consider eloping at Gretna Green, admire the beautiful Lake District and cross into Wales where you'll explore its capital, Cardiff, before returning to London via Stonehenge.

Dining
  • 8 full breakfasts
  • 2 dinners
Travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfers page link below for details
  • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre
  • VIP entry to many sights
Highlights
The Trafalgar Difference
  • Be My Guest Enjoy a hearty Welsh dinner with a farming family and their animals in the beautiful award-winning vineyards of Wales
  • Hidden Treasures Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure
  • Local Specialists For included sightseeing in London and Edinburgh
Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Edinburgh
  • Orientation of York, Grasmere, Liverpool, Cardiff and Bath
  • See the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh and the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff
  • View Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage, Hadrian's Wall, York Minster, the Lake District's magnificent scenery, Cardiff Castle and Bath Abbey
  • Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh Castle, Gretna Green, the Roman Baths in Bath and Stonehenge
Accommodations
London: Hilton Kensington
York: Novotel
Edinburgh: Holiday Inn
Liverpool: Jurys Inn
Cardiff: Park Inn by Radisson City Centre
London: Hilton Kensington
Notes
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.