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British Escape Winter

7 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 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, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horseguards, the Prime Minister’s Downing Street residence, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. The highlight is a visit to ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL, Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708. This afternoon, an optional excursion to the Tower of London is available. And this evening, maybe enjoy an optional dinner, followed by a cruise on the River Thames. (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.
Today’s Distance: 136 mi / 219 km (B,D)

Day 4 BATH–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LIVERPOOL.
Savor vistas of rural England on your way to Stratford-upon-Avon. Time here to visit SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE and discover this pretty Elizabethan town at your own pace. In the afternoon, drive to Liverpool, the hometown of The Beatles. Then, why not join a Local Guide for an optional excursion that will give you a detailed introduction to the city. You’ll visit the magnificent cathedral, admire stunning historic civic buildings, hear all about the legendary Beatles, and discover the city’s glorious maritime history.
Today’s Distance: 222 mi / 357 km (B)

Day 5 LIVERPOOL–GRASMERE–GRETNA GREEN, SCOTLAND–EDINBURGH.
This morning, focus on the tranquil Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, considered to be the finest of England’s national parks. Take a break in Wordsworth’s beloved Grasmere and try original [LF] GRASMERE GINGERBREAD. Then, head north for the Scottish border and stop at Gretna Green, where the blacksmith used to wed runaway couples. Arrive in Edinburgh this afternoon for a two-night stay.
Today’s Distance: 239 mi / 384 km (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,” visit 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 at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 7 EDINBURGH.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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All This Included
On this Escape, visit the must-see landmarks and experience the culture of Britain without the crowds—and even better—without the high-season prices. It’s the perfect, concise Britain escorted tour that offers you the unforgettable sights of this great land! Have your camera ready to capture all the magnificent experiences as you travel 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 birthplace of the Beatles; 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; and in Edinburgh, you’ll tour the castle and see Scotland’s Crown Jewels. From the historical sights to the beautiful scenery to the special experiences, this guided tour of England and Scotland is a great way to sample everything Britain has to offer at a price that screams, “Let’s go!”
  • Full English breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including farewell dinner in Edinburgh at a local restaurant
  • Motorcoach.
  • Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable
  • Professional tour director, local hosts, and local guides
  • Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling
  • Private deluxe motorcoach with air-conditioning, extra leg room, and emergency washroom while touring
Highlights
  • LONDON
    Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • STONEHENGE
    Visit the prehistoric monument
  • BATH
    Visit the Roman relics
  • STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
    Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace
  • LIVERPOOL
    GRASMERE
    Visit Wordsworth’s village; [LF] try original Grasmere Gingerbread
  • EDINBURGH
    Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Accommodations
London: Park Plaza Waterloo
Bath: Hilton Bath City 
Liverpool: Jurys Inn Liverpool
Edinburgh: Mercure Edinburgh Princes Street
Pre and Post Add-ons
Extra nights per person in London:
in single room from $176 to $262, in twin from $90 to $133, in triple from $86 to $129

Extra nights per person in Edinburgh:
in single room from $120 to $158, in twin from $67 to $105, in triple from $63 to $101
Notes
  • [LF] refers to Local Favorites where Globus takes you behind the scenes to spotlight what makes this exciting destination unique – and to introduce you to its local flavors.
  • Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternate hotels of equivalent standard.
  • All Escapes by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save, Journeys Club discount, Second Tour discount and Small Group discount.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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