CIE Tours – Tour Details 2018-12-11T02:10:02+00:00

Scenic Britain

London/Edinburgh 2019 (11 days)

Starting at $3,139

Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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Explore the west of England with tastes of Wales and Scotland. Start in Windsor, near London and travel to Devon and Cornwall. Head to Cardiff Castle for a Welsh banquet, tour Shrewsbury with a town crier, explore Chester and the Lake District. End with a 3-night stay in Edinburgh. Spend a full day in St Andrews.


Destination & Sightseeing

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Enjoy reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 28th, August 4th and August 11th departures.
  • Meet the local town crier for a walking tour around the border town of Shrewsbury.

Dining Experiences:

  • 10 breakfasts (B) and 8 dinners (D) including a welcome dinner in Windsor, a Cardiff Castle Welsh banquet, and a festive Scottish evening in Edinburgh

Trip Highlights:

  • Glamis Castle
  • Lanhydrock House
  • Roman Baths & Pump Room
  • Stonehenge
  • St Andrews
  • Windsor Castle

Hotels:

  • GB-BKS-CAS | Windsor (1 night)
  • GB-TAV-BED | Tavistock (3 nights)
  • GB-CDI-RAD | Cardiff(1 night)
  • GB-CHT-DOU | Chester (2 nights)
  • GB-EDI-NHH | near Edinburgh (3 nights)

ITINERARY

WINDSOR ARRIVAL & TOUR
Tour begins at 2PM in your Windsor hotel, just outside of London. Visit Windsor Castle, residence of the Queen and the largest inhabited castle in the world. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner. Then take a brief walk around this compact and historic town with a local guide. (D)

STONEHENGE & SALISBURY
Marvel at the prehistoric circle of vast monoliths of Stonehenge and learn about the primitive builders who managed to create such an enduring monument. Stop in Salisbury, a charming old city where the cathedral boasts the tallest spire in England. Arrive in Tavistock, a market town on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. (B, D)

BODMIN MOOR & LANHYDROCK HOUSE
Travel through Bodmin Moor, an area of unspoiled natural beauty, stopping for photos at Jamaica Inn, made famous by Daphne du Maurier’s tale of smugglers. Explore Lanhydrock House, a late-Victorian country house with grand rooms and servants’ quarters. In Plymouth, see the Mayflower Steps and take a cruise from the Barbican before enjoying a free evening.(B)

ST MICHAEL’S MOUNT & ST IVES
Visit the coastal village of Marazion to see the majestic outline of St Michael’s Mount, an important pilgrimage destination. In St Ives, enjoy a walking tour of the main sights and admire the array of beautiful sandy beaches surrounding the town. Enjoy some free time before returning to your hotel in Tavistock. (B, D)

ROMAN BATHS & CARDIFF CASTLE
Explore Bath, popular with the Romans for its natural hot springs 2,000 years ago. Tour the wonderfully-preserved Roman Baths. Head to Cardiff for a sightseeing tour around the city center. Tour Cardiff Castle before sitting down to a Welsh banquet with dinner and lively entertainment. (B, D)

HAY-ON-WYE & SHREWSBURY
Travel through the Brecon Beacons National Park to Hay-on-Wye, a town famous for books. Continue to Shrewsbury, a picturesque town near the English/Welsh border. Take a walking tour with the town crier to see black-and-white buildings that line the narrow streets. Travel through Cheshire to your hotel in Chester. (B, D)

NORTH WALES & CHESTER
Drive through the town of Llangollen and across the Horseshoe Pass for wonderful vistas. Visit a farm to see trained dogs herding sheep and travel to Conwy, a medieval town dominated by a huge castle. Enjoy a walking tour around the picturesque streets and see the smallest house in Britain. In Chester, another walking tour will reveal medieval buildings and Roman walls. (B, D)

LAKE DISTRICT & SCOTTISH EVENING
Travel through the glorious Lake District, which inspired many of Beatrix Potter’s children’s books. Visit the village of Grasmere, where Wordsworth lived and is buried. Stop at the Famous Blacksmiths Shop in Gretna Green, a popular shopping venue for quality Scottish goods. At your hotel, enjoy a drink with your fellow travellers before a lively Scottish evening with dinner and entertainment. (B, D)

EDINBURGH CASTLE & CITY TOUR
Explore central Edinburgh, starting in the 200-year-old “New Town” with planned streets and elegant Georgian houses where many famous writers and inventors lived. See the Royal Mile with its narrow medieval houses, then tour Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The rest of the day is free. On July 28 to August 11 departures, experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. (B)

EXCURSION TO GLAMIS CASTLE & ST ANDREWS WALK
Tour Glamis Castle, the legendary setting of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” and childhood home of the Queen Mother. Cross the modern Tay Bridge to the medieval town of St Andrews, the “Home of Golf”. Enjoy a panoramic tour and spend some free time browsing on your own. Back in Edinburgh, head to a nearby pub for dinner with your group. (B, D)

TOUR ENDS IN EDINBURGH
Your tour ends after breakfast.(B)

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