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Castles And Kilts with Edinburgh Military Tattoo (For Families)

10 days with Trafalgar   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Arrive London (3 Nights)
Delight in the magic and mystery of an ancient land of kings and queens, knights and magical creatures. Your springboard to an unforgettable Family Experience through Britain is the lively capital of London, which you will have an opportunity to explore with your clan before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a memorable Kick-off bash.Kick-Off Party

Day 2 London Sightseeing
March down the grand boulevards and secret lanes of London, exploring the city's iconic sights with a Local Specialist. Practice your royal wave at Buckingham Palace, snap a selfie in front of Big Ben and see where Britain's royalty has been crowned since the 11th century. Shrug off your Muggle mantle and see the red telephone box where Harry Potter and Mr. Weasley descend into the secret Ministry of Magic in 'Order of the Phoenix'. Then head to platform 9¾ to see if you can catch a glimpse of the Hogwarts Express. Admire the pomp and ceremony of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (subject to event taking place) before enjoying free time for a leisurely lunch at St. Katherine's Dock near Tower Bridge. Our last stop today is the brooding Tower of London where we'll rub shoulders with the Beefeaters and see the Crown Jewels. (Full Breakfast)

Day 3 London
Soak up the buzzing multicultural atmosphere of London on this full day at leisure. Explore the wonders of science and centuries of natural history at the city's fascinating museums, delve into the dark depths of the London Dungeon or take a spin on the London Eye. Wander through the colourful array of toys at Hamleys on Regent Street or take a day trip to 11th century Windsor Castle - the choice is yours. (Full Breakfast)

Day 4 London – Oxford – Lacock – Bath
Imagine yourself as an Oxford scholar as you enjoy a quick visit (as long as students are not sitting exams!) to the imposing historic hall of Oxford's Divinity School at the Bodleian Library. This was used as the film location for Hogwarts magic school Infirmary. Later we continue to the pretty Wiltshire village of Lacock to see Harry Potter's house. Perhaps visit the 13th century Lacock Abbey or alternatively devour a traditional afternoon tea and cake in one of the local tea rooms before arriving in Bath for our overnight stay. (Full Breakfast)

Day 5 Bath – Llangollen – Ruthin Castle (2 Nights)
Gain insights into the elegant city of Bath during Roman times, enjoying an orientation that will include beautiful Pulteney bridge and a visit to the Roman Baths from which the city derives its name. Visit the Pump Room and view the 15th century Bath Abbey before crossing the border into Wales. We stop in the historic town of Llangollen, famous for its annual Eisteddfod, and then meander over the picturesque Horseshoe Pass to a charming medieval castle where we'll spend the next two nights. Dine like lords and ladies this evening enjoying a delicious Welsh dinner with your new travel friends. (Full Breakfast, Regional Meal)

Day 6 Excursion to Liverpool
Twist and shout your way through Liverpool, home of the 'Fab Four', enjoying a full day to explore this funfilled city. Discover treasures from across the world at the World Museum and consider joining an Optional Experience past Liverpool's iconic sites, including the Cathedral and Mathew Street, birthplace of the Beatles. We return to our regal home-away-from-home this afternoon for free time to relax or ramble along its ancient walls and through the beautiful castle grounds. ( Full Breakfast)

Day 7 Ruthin Castle – Tatton Park – Lancaster
Discover centuries of history at Tatton Park set within a picturesque 1,000-acre deer park. We'll join the butler and housekeeper of this elegant medieval manor house for a Cultural Insight guided tour for insights into the day-to-day of English aristocrats once upon a time. We continue north to the Lake District, whose enchanting landscapes have inspired poets and writers for centuries. Consider boarding a steam train and cruise across the tranquil waters of Lake Windermere before arriving at your hotel, where you'll dine tonight. ( Full Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 8 Lancaster – Hadrian’s Wall – Edinburgh (2 Nights)
Experience life as a brave Roman soldier on Emperor Hadrian's northern frontier, exploring the treasures of the Roman Army Museum and Hadrian's Wall, built in 122 AD. We cross into bonnie Scotland and arrive in the charismatic capital of Edinburgh which we have an opportunity to explore tonight at leisure. During the Edinburgh Festival, tickets to the Edinburgh Tattoo in the spectacular castle grounds are included. (Full Breakfast)

Day 9 Edinburgh Sightseeing
Delve into the magic of Edinburgh's iconic sights and stunning landscapes as you join a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Ramble up the Royal Mile and see the tall spires of the Scott Monument before embarking on your choice of sightseeing to Edinburgh's Camera Obscura or the Edinburgh Castle, where you will hear tales of bravery, treason and intrigue. Get lost in Auld Leekie, rambling through its secret lanes and past medieval façades or join your Travel Director for an Optional Experience. Our epic family adventure is almost at its end. Celebrate a memorable holiday with new friends and your Travel Director at a special Farewell Dinner. (Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner)

Day 10 Depart Edinburgh
It's time to say bye for now, but not goodbye forever, as the curtain falls on an unforgettable Family Experience through Britain. Transfers are available to Edinburgh Airport. Conditions apply. ( Full Breakfast)
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All This Included
Uncover the mystery and magic of a land of kings and queens, musicians, magicians and muggles. See Harry Potter's London, stay in a castle and learn about life as a Roman soldier at Hadrian's Wall. You'll tour the university city of Oxford, see the birthplace of the Beatles and hear tales of bravery, treason and intrigue in Edinburgh.

Dining
  • 9 full breakfasts
  • 4 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 in London
  • 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
  • VIP entry to many sights
Highlights
THE TRAFALGAR DIFFERENCE
  • AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION Stay in the 13th century Ruthin Castle in North Wales with its original moat and acres of parkland
  • CULTURAL INSIGHTS Enjoy a butler and housekeeper tour at the stately 18th century National Trust property, Tatton Park Mansion house
  • HIDDEN TREASURES Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure
  • LOCAL SPECIALISTS For included sightseeing in London and Edinburgh
Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in London and Edinburgh
  • Orientation of Oxford, Bath and Liverpool
  • View the scenic Lake District
  • Visit the Tower of London, Divinity School in Oxford, picturesque Lacock village, the Roman Baths of Bath, Llangollen, Tatton Park to meet the butler and housekeeper, the Lake District, the Roman Army Museum, Hadrian's Wall and Edinburgh Castle
Accommodations
London: Crowne Plaza Kings Cross
Bath: Hilton City
Ruthin Castle: Ruthin Castle Authentic Accommodation
Lancaster: Lancaster House
Edinburgh: Holiday Inn
Notes
  • 2019 prices and itineraries are subject to change.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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