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Collette British Landscapes

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Travel through grassy hillsides, lakes set amidst mountains that inspired centuries of literature, and thriving cities. Starting in London, you will visit the Tower of London, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Make your way up to picturesque Scotland, and enjoy medieval York and its historic Minster along the way. Soak up the pastoral landscapes of the Cotswolds. Walk in the footsteps of William Shakespeare and enjoy dinner at Hall’s Croft, a 400-year-old Shakespearean family home.

  • Selected meals included (8 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners)
  • Local guides
  • Included excursions & tours

Day 1: London, England – Tour Begins

Feel the vibrant energy of England, hear the unique sounds of Scotland, and see the rolling countryside of Wales on a trip that combines dramatic history and natural wonders. Your tour opens in London, the cosmopolitan and historic capital of England. This evening, join your fellow travellers for an ale and pie tasting at a traditional English pub.

Day 2: London

London’s quintessential sights await you this morning. Alongside a local guide, view the Tower of London, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. This afternoon, enjoy some time at leisure to explore this iconic city on your own.

Day 3: London – York

It’s time to say farewell to London and travel to the medieval city of York, stopping in the 800-year-old university town of Cambridge along the way. Upon arriving in York, join your Tour Manager for a brief orientation tour. Or, choose to arrive in York earlier by way of an optional high speed rail.* Climb aboard at London’s King’s Cross and sit back and relax as you travel 125mph through England’s stunning countryside; arriving in York just over two hours later, meet up with a local expert at York Station and embark on a walking tour of this remarkable city where you’ll see its famous Minster and walk the labyrinth of quaint narrow streets that still appear as they did in the Middle Ages. Tonight, stay within the city’s historic walls.

Day 4: York – Borders Region, Scotland – Edinburgh

Enjoy a leisurely morning in York before travelling north through the rolling fields to bonnie (“lovely” in Scottish) Scotland. Stretching across the country you will find Hadrian’s Wall, once the mark of the northern border of the Roman Empire. Stop to see this ancient fortification that was begun in A.D. 122 to protect Roman Britain from the tribes of Scotland. Next, drive through Scotland’s Borders region before arriving in Edinburgh, the “Athens of the North.” Discover Scotland’s exciting capital, and one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, alive with history and culture. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 5: Edinburgh

Today it’s your choice! Get acquainted with this regal city on a locally guided all-encompassing tour of the city via coach -OR- join a local expert and explore the city on foot. Both tours include visits to Edinburgh Castle, home to the Scottish Crown Jewels, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse,** the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh and the former home of Mary, Queen of Scots. The rest of today is yours to explore the city independently.

Day 6: Edinburgh – Lake District, England – Ruthin Castle, Wales

Our final stop in Scotland comes at the border town of Gretna Green, where generations of runaway couples came to get married. Later, return to England and travel through the picturesque Lake District. Here in the district’s heart, visit the charming village of Grasmere, home of the poet William Wordsworth. End your day with an overnight stay in beautiful Ruthin Castle, situated in the north of Wales.

Day 7: Wales – Stratford-upon-Avon, England

Step back in time to the birthplace of the bard, William Shakespeare, on a journey to Stratford-upon-Avon – your home for the next two nights. Then, it’s your choice! Tour Anne Hathaway’s thatch-roofed cottage, the childhood home of the author’s wife -OR- choose to enjoy a leisurely cruise along the picturesque Avon River.

Day 8: Stratford – Stonehenge – Cotswolds – Stratford

Complete your visit to Britain with a journey to mystical Stonehenge – an incredible entrée to some of England’s most gorgeous countryside. Explore the arrestingly beautiful villages of the Cotswolds region. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a private farewell dinner at Hall’s Croft, a 400-year-old Shakespeare family home. Toast the end of a wonderful journey while actors in traditional costume perform some of Shakespeare’s most renowned scenes.

Day 9: Stratford-upon-Avon – Tour Ends

  • Leonardo Royal Hotel London City
  • Doubletree By Hilton York
  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel
  • Ruthin Castle
  • Doubletree By Hilton Stratford Upon Avon

Prices are per person for tour only based on 2 people sharing. Personalise your tour with Collette’s range of regional flights.

Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.

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