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8 Day Classic England & Scotland

8 days with Gate 1 Travel   Rating: First Class

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for England
Depart for England.

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in London
Arrive in London. The balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation, followed by a Welcome Dinner. (Dinner)


DAY 3, Monday - London City Tour
Today, discover the history, pageantry and sights of the city with a half day tour of London's West End. Begin with a drive through fashionable Kensington with its elegant squares and parks. Pass Harrods store and continue to view Piccadilly and Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and the famous Big Ben. Continue to view Buckingham Palace, the London residence of Her Majesty the Queen. Your tour ends in the heart of the city to explore this afternoon at leisure. Perhaps join our in-depth optional tour of St. Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London. (Breakfast)

Optional: Tower of London & St. Paul's Cathedral (PM)


DAY 4, Tuesday - Stonehenge, Bath
Today, depart London and head to the circles of Stonehenge. Located in the middle of Salisbury Plain, Stonehenge is unique among stone circles and its construction still defies belief. The first stone was placed here 5000 years ago and the structure was finally completed 1400 years later. Continue to Bath's Georgian Crescents to find elegant stone buildings with terraces, crescents, and graceful squares. Visit the original 2000-year-old Roman Baths and Georgian Pump Room with its natural mineral water. Later in the afternoon join the optional tour to the Village of Lacock. You will have time to explore the village before enjoying a delicious dinner at a historic local Inn. (Breakfast)

Optional: Village of Lacock with dinner (PM)


DAY 5, Wednesday - Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon, Liverpool
Drive north today into the Heart of England through the villages of the Cotswolds, with its stone and thatch cottages, to the birthplace of Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon, a charming market town. View Anne Hathaway's cottage, the school that William Shakespeare attended, and Shakespeare's birthplace. Enjoy time at leisure in this historic town, where the Bard's plays are still performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Then travel to lively Liverpool for a change of pace, where The Beatles were born and rose to fame. With your guide, explore the notable sights made famous in song by the Beatles - Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields. Then view the legendary Cavern Club where the Beatles began their journey to fame and Liverpool's stunning Albert Dock complex, a reminder of Liverpool's history as a great and prosperous port. Dinner tonight is at your hotel in Liverpool. (
Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 6, Thursday - Local Farmhouse Visit in the Lake District, Moffat, Edinburgh
Today, travel along the shores of Windermere, the largest lake in England at the heart of the rolling hills of the picturesque Lake District, stopping for tea and fresh-baked scones at a local farmhouse. Continue towards the charming village of Grasmere, the 19th century home of the poet William Wordsworth. Next, cross into Scotland at the border town of Gretna Green, famous for its "runaway" weddings, and past Moffat, known for its high quality wool products. Arrive in Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city, with its exquisite Georgian and Victorian architecture and winding medieval streets. During your stay, discover the city's rich heritage and historic buildings. Its Old and New Town are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Tonight explore Edinburgh on your own. (
Breakfast)

DAY 7, Friday - Edinburgh City Tour
This morning, join a local guide for a city tour of historic Edinburgh. The route will take you past the Scottish Parliament, Holyrood Palace, the Museum of Scotland, the Royal Mile, and Princes Street. Also included is a visit to Edinburgh Castle, where you can see The Crown Room, Royal Palace, St. Margaret's Chapel, and much more! The balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, don’t miss the optional evening of traditional Scottish entertainment that includes dinner. (Breakfast)

Optional: Scottish Dinner & Show (PM)


DAY 8, Saturday - Depart Scotland
Your vacation ends today after breakfast. (Breakfast)


*For the Apr 21 departure please note that due to local events, the London city tour might be altered. Details will be provided locally by your Tour Manager.
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All This Included
  • 6 nights accommodations
  • Hotel porterage
  • 8 meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
Highlights
  • Tour Stonehenge, the best-known prehistoric monument in England and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit the 2000 year old Roman Baths and Georgian pump room with its natural mineral water
  • Tour Edinburgh Castle, where you can see the Crown Room, Royal Palace and St. Margaret’s Chapel
Accommodations
London: Park Plaza London Waterloo or Park Plaza Victoria
Bath: Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel
Liverpool: Jurys Inn Liverpool
Edinburgh: Apex Grassmarket
Notes
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers. London Gatwick Airport transfers available at an additional cost.
  • Triples are not available.
  • This fast-paced trip covers a good amount of ground each day. We can spend 2-3 hours on our feet during tours where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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