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Trafalgar Best of Britain

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Rugged landscapes and ancient kingdoms – the heritage of Scotland and England revealed on this jaunt past medieval cities, shimmering lochs and rugged Highland cliffs. Discover the beautiful city of Edinburgh, explore the Scottish Highlands, uncover the secrets of Loch Ness. Visit the charming UNESCO-listed Bath, the Beatles rhythms in Liverpool, and explore medieval York. Witness with your own eyes the birthplace of Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon.

  • 10 Nights Accommodation
  • 16 Meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch (including Be My Guest), 5 dinners
  • All transport
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Use of Trafalgar’s London Reception Centre offering a range of services including tickets for day trips and local attractions
  • VIP entry to many sights

Day 1: London – Stonehenge – Bath – Exeter

The rolling green and golden landscapes of rural Wiltshire provide a stunning backdrop for our scenic drive to Salisbury Plain this morning. We tread in the footsteps of druids and pagans at Stonehenge before travelling to UNESCO listed Bath, with its elegant Georgian façades and the centuries-old Roman Baths.

Day 2: Exeter – Excursion to Plymouth, Polperro, Dartmoor and Buckfast Abbey

Our first stop today is in the ancient port city of Plymouth, where we’ll delve into the history of the brave Pilgrim Fathers who set sail for an unknown New World from its shores. See the Royal Citadel overlooking Plymouth Sound and consider an optional cruise around the dramatic coastline.

Day 3: Exeter – Glastonbury – Cardiff

Enjoy a scenic drive through the pretty Devon and Somerset countryside to mystical Glastonbury, where we’ll visit the ruined Abbey, said to be the final resting place of King Arthur. Later, we ‘Connect With Locals’, joining the Dyer family on their 15th-century dairy farm in Somerset for a ‘Be My Guest’ lunch.

Day 4: Cardiff – Ludlow – Chester – Liverpool

Tudor history is explored this morning as we visit the historic towns of Ludlow and Chester with their characteristic black and white half-timbered buildings. Join your Travel Director for an orientation walk past these famous Tudor Rows and enjoy views of Chester’s medieval city walls and red sandstone Cathedral. The haunt of the ‘Fab Four’ is our final stop today. Join a ‘Local Specialist’ to gain insight into Liverpool’s Beatles’ history and enjoy a free evening in one of Britain’s edgiest cities.

Day 5: Liverpool – Lake District – Glasgow

Rolling Lancashire pastures give way to the soul-stirring Lake District, whose beautiful scenery has inspired poets and writers for centuries. We travel along the shores of Lake Windermere, through countryside made famous by the poet William Wordsworth. Stop in Gretna Green, where many an eloping couple has tied the knot. We arrive in Glasgow later for an orientation tour.

Day 6: Glasgow – Glencoe – Fort William – Scottish Highlands

Journey along Loch Lomond, whose bonnie banks were immortalised in the well-known Scottish song. We arrive in Glencoe and remember the MacDonald clansmen who died tragically in the 1692 massacre which led this place to be called the ‘Glen of Weeping’. At the World War II Commando Memorial near Fort William, we admire views of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis.

Day 7: Isle of Skye Sightseeing and Scenic Highland Excursion

We travel to the coast this morning to the Isle of Skye where a ‘Local Specialist’ will take us on a journey to view the remarkable Cuillin Mountains.

Day 8: Scottish Highlands – Pitlochry – St. Andrews – Edinburgh

Heading back to the lowlands of Scotland, we stop in Pitlochry before heading to the historic home of golf, St. Andrews. Here, the first games were played during the 1400s. See its famous 18th hole before crossing the Firth of Forth to Scotland’s enchanting capital, Edinburgh. Tickets to see the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance dates.

Day 9: Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time

Ramble up the Royal Mile today and see the iconic sights of one of Britain’s most enchanting cities. The elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse, in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat, and the Scottish Parliament feature on your sightseeing tour with a ‘Local Specialist’.

Day 10: Edinburgh – Alnwick – York

We travel to the medieval market town of Alnwick this morning, where we’ll see the impressive castle home to the Duke of Northumberland and the Tenantry Column, upon which the Percy Lion sits and surveys the town. Journey through Northumberland to the cathedral city of York. We’ll embark an orientation walk past its cobblestone Shambles and see the inspiring Minster with its ‘heart of Yorkshire’.

Day 11: York – Stratford-upon-Avon – London

Shakespeare’s legacy and life are celebrated in his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon, which we will have an opportunity to visit today on our return to London. See Anne Hathaway’s thatched cottage and visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitor Centre. Later, we travel back to London where our amazing holiday comes to an end.

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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