Gems of Northern England - London/Oxford 2023 (8 Days)

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Gems of Northern England

London/Oxford 2023 (8 Days)



Tour Description:

Visit England and Scotland, seeing the highlights of London; exploring the musical heritage of Liverpool, the home of the Beatles; traveling through the Lake District which inspired Beatrix Potter. Visit Edinburgh; enjoy a festive traditional dinner and Scottish ceilidh; taste whisky in the distillery where it is made, and more!

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Dates & Pricing

Thursday 20 Apr 23 — Friday 28 Apr 23Starting at $2,845Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Thursday 11 May 23 — Friday 19 May 23Starting at $2,935Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Thursday 25 May 23 — Friday 02 Jun 23Starting at $3,445Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Thursday 08 Jun 23 — Friday 16 Jun 23Starting at $3,075Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Thursday 20 Jul 23 — Friday 28 Jul 23Starting at $3,495Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Thursday 10 Aug 23 — Friday 18 Aug 23Starting at $3,075Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Thursday 07 Sep 23 — Friday 15 Sep 23Starting at $3,075Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Thursday 12 Oct 23 — Friday 20 Oct 23Starting at $2,935Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Check Mark Icon Disclaimer: Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy, and in USD. All promotions are valid for new bookings only, capacity controlled and valid on select dates and departures. Individual Terms and Conditions will apply to all promotions. Any promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Please speak with your Pavlus Travel Planner for complete vendor terms and conditions, including eligible tour and cruise dates.


Destination & Sightseeing

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • See the fascinating sights of Cambridge as you ride down the Cam in a traditional punt, a flat-bottomed boat dating back to medieval days.
  • Savor an English Sunday roast lunch at a local pub – you’ll taste why this hearty meal is a beloved British tradition.

Trip Highlights:

  • Kensington Palace
  • Punting on the River Cam
  • Vintage Train Ride
  • York Minster
  • Lakes Distillery
  • Cruise on Windermere

Dining Experiences:

  • 8 Breakfasts (B), 12 Lunches (L) and 4 Dinners (D)

Hotels:

  • Hilton London Kensington | London (2)
  • Hilton Cambridge City Centre | Cambridge (1)
  • Hilton York | York (2)
  • Briery Wood Country House Hotel | Windermere (1)
  • Hotel Indigol | Liverpool (1)
  • Courtyard by Marriott Oxford City Centre | Oxford (1)

ITINERARY

Independent Exploration in London | Welcome Dinner
Your day is free to explore the many delights of London as you wish. Your tour begins in the evening, when you meet your group for a welcome dinner in a local restaurant. (D)

Kensington Palace | London Exploring
Visit Kensington Palace, the birthplace of Queen Victoria and the home of young royals for 300 years – including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate. Walk in the footsteps of royalty, exploring the lavish rooms of the King’s and Queen’s State Apartments. Savor a light lunch with your group before spending the rest of the day exploring London as you please. (B,L)

Cambridge American Cemetery | Punting
Depart London and head to the Roman city of St Albans or 17th-century Hatfield House, depending on your departure date. Next, visit the Cambridge American Cemetery, honoring the thousands of American soldiers who gave their lives in World War II. Continue on to Cambridge for a sightseeing trip on the River Cam, as you go punting on a traditional flat-bottomed boat. Your evening is free to explore as you wish. .(B)

Lincoln | York
Head to Lincoln, with its towering cathedral and castle overlooking the city. Stop in a pub for a traditional Sunday roast lunch. Arrive in York, an ancient city of narrow cobbled streets, charming tearooms, quaint old pubs, and intriguing medieval churches. Your tour director will bring you on a walking tour, then enjoy the rest of the day free for exploring.(B,L)

Vintage Train Ride | Whitby | York Minster
Journey back in time on a vintage train ride: go from the Goathland Station that portrayed Hogsmeade Station in the first “Harry Potter” film to the old fishing town of Whitby, the setting for Bram Stoker's “Dracula”. Tour Whitby's pretty harbor and cobbled streets with your tour director, then enjoy free time for lunch. Head back to York and visit York Minster, a Gothic cathedral resplendent with medieval stained glass. (B, D)

Yorkshire Drive | Lake District
Take a scenic drive through the lush green splendor of the Yorkshire Dales, pausing in the romantic market town of Richmond. Head on to Keswick, in the famously beautiful Lake District, where you’ll have some free time for lunch. The Lake District has inspired writers and painters for centuries. Head on to your hotel near the banks of Lake Windermere, where you’ll have dinner with your group.(B,D)

Cruise on Lake Windermere | Liverpool
Take a short scenic cruise on England's largest lake, Windermere, seeing mountain vistas, wooded isles, and lakeside villages. Head on to Liverpool, birthplace of the Beatles. Tour this fun, friendly city on foot with your tour director - and you are free to explore for the rest of the day. You might check out the many attractions around the Albert Dock, including the Beatles Story, the Tate Liverpool, and the Merseyside Maritime Museum. (B)

Stratford-upon-Avon | Anne Hathaway's Cottage | Oxford
Head to Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare's hometown. Visit Anne Hathaway's Cottage, the 500-year-old thatched house, surrounded by gardens, where The Bard's wife was born. Drive to Oxford to discover this storied university city on a walking tour with your tour director. Enjoy a farewell dinner with your group (B,D)

Tour Ends in Oxford
Your tour ends after breakfast.(B)

Check Mark Disclaimer: Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy, and in USD. All promotions are valid for new bookings only, capacity controlled and valid on select dates and departures. Individual Terms and Conditions will apply to all promotions. Any promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Please speak with your Pavlus Travel Planner for complete vendor terms and conditions, including eligible tour and cruise dates.