CostSaver – Tour Details 2018-11-16T21:36:53+00:00

England and Scotland Heritage Summer 2019

England and Scotland Heritage Summer 2019

Starting at $1,495


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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Journey north to the land of the bonny and brave, from London and Windsor Castle in the south to the slopes of Ben Nevis. Visit picturesque Pitlochry, the beautiful Gothic architecture of York, and Grasmere, where William Wordsworth once lived.


Destination & Sightseeing

Destination Highlights:

Bath Visit the Georgian spa town
Chester View the Tudor architecture and the half-timbered buildings known as the 'Rows'
Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament Building as well as the Castle
Fort William See the Commando Memorial and Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain. Enjoy a scenic drive through Glencoe, the infamous Glen of the Weeping
Glasgow View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour of Glasgow
Gretna Green See the Blacksmith's shop, a wedding venue since 1754 when eloping couples would exchange their vows over the anvil
Hadrian’s Wall View the remains of the Roman wall
Lake District Visit this picturesque region
Loch Lomond See the freshwater lake with the largest surface area in Britain
St. Andrews View the 18th green on St. Andrews Old Course
Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare's Birth and see Anne Hathaway's cottage
Windsor View the castle
York View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles. See the city walls

First Class Travel Highlights:

Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
Luxury air-conditioned coach
The services of a Local Host at your London hotel
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
Variety of Optional Experiences
City orientation tours
An expert Travel Director and a professional driver
All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
London airport transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply. See link below for airport transfer page

MEALS

10 Full breakfasts
2 Three-course dinners

ITINERARY

Arrive London (2 Nights)
Welcome to London. After checking in to your hotel the rest of your day is free to explore this magical city.

London Free Time
Today is yours to see the sights of London, one of the most fascinating and exciting cities in the world. Perhaps visit Harrods or one of the many incredible museums the city has to offer.Full Breakfast

London – Windsor – Bath – Gloucester
This morning, meet your Travel Director and travelling companions to board your Costsaver coach and set off from London. Visit Windsor and view the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. In the city of Bath, where two of Jane Austen's novels were set, admire the Georgian architecture and enjoy free time to shop or visit the Roman Baths. Arrive later at your hotel in Gloucester.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Gloucester – Chester – Liverpool
This morning, travel north to the town of Chester where you view the Roman walls, cathedral and the black and white half-timbered buildings known as 'The Rows'. Why not join your fellow travellers on an excursion to North Wales to visit the town of Llangollen, home of the International Eisteddfod? Later arrive at your hotel.Full Breakfast

Liverpool – Lake District – Gretna Green – Glasgow
Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Windermere as you head north to visit the Lake District where the poet, William Wordsworth lived and wrote his most acclaimed poem, 'Daffodils'. Stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples married against their parents' wishes. Cross the Southern Uplands to Glasgow, one of Europe's liveliest cities.Full Breakfast

Glasgow – Scottish Highlands
See the sights of Glasgow during your orientation tour. Drive north through incredible scenery into the Scottish Highlands and follow the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Drive through Glencoe, Glen of the Weeping on to Fort William, which lies in the shadow of the UK's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Dine tonight at your Highland hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Scottish Highlands – St. Andrews – Near Edinburgh (Airth) (2 Nights)
Visit picturesque Pitlochry on the banks of the river Tummel. Famous for salmon fishing, a 'fish ladder' on the dammed river helps the salmon to swim upstream to spawn. Take time to shop, explore, or join an Optional Experience to Blair Castle, home to the Duke of Atholl. In St. Andrews, where Prince William went to university, stop to take a picture of the 18th green. Known as the home of golf, the game has been played here for over 600 years. Tonight why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes?Full Breakfast

Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time
This morning's sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes views of the Georgian New Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an Optional Experience to the Royal Yacht Britannia in nearby Leith. Tickets are included on departures that coincide with the Edinburgh Tattoo.Full Breakfast

Edinburgh – York – Bradford
Cross the Scottish Borders back into England. Drive through Northumberland National Park and view part of Hadrian's Wall. The wall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is among the most important monuments built by the Romans in Britain. Continue south and arrive in York, a city of extraordinary cultural and historical wealth. During your orientation, your Travel Director takes you on a walk through the web of quaint, narrow streets and shows you York Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic buildings in the world.Full Breakfast

Bradford – Stratford-upon-Avon – London
This morning, visit Stratford-upon-Avon, where you have time to see the sights and shop for souvenirs. In your free time, why not visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre for an in-depth look at the great man's life? Say goodbye to your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of an exciting and memorable holiday as you return to London.Full Breakfast

Depart London
This morning after breakfast it is time to return home at the end of your holiday. A London Heathrow airport shuttle service is available to purchase. Conditions apply.Full Breakfast