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Great Britain Tour

Places Covered: Cambridge, Yorkshire, Hadrian’s Wall, Jedburgh, Scottish Borders
Duration: 7 days
Tour Cost: € 575

The drama of history, gorgeous scenery, and centuries of culture will welcome you as you tour the countries of Great Britain. UK coach trips offer a convenient and comfortable way to experience England, Wales, and Scotland. Starting in London, you'll begin your coach holiday of the UK by travelling to Cambridge, home of that venerable, stately university. After visiting Yorkshire, the coach heads up to Scotland, allowing for some historical sight-seeing on the way and arriving in Edinburgh. With a free day in Edinburgh, you'll be able to explore and experience all that Scottish hospitality has to offer, before travelling north to see the more rugged highlands. Your coach tour of the UK is more than half over now as you head to Liverpool, perfect for football and Beatles fans. From there, it's on to Stratford-upon-Avon for theatre devotees and Wales for another taste of culture. Your last day will take you to the famous Roman baths in Bath and on to the ancient mysteries of Stonehenge. All too soon, your UK coach trip will carry you back to London, full of amazing places, people, and experiences.

Many people love to travel and want to see the world at an affordable price. Cheap UK coach tours are an excellent way to do this. With a guaranteed departure, you can book your flight to London with confidence and this tour offers top value, with very competitive prices and early bird savings. You will travel the UK in comfort on our new buses and take advantage of the perfect mix of free time and experienced tour guides. Keep in touch and post your stunning new pictures with complimentary wi-fi at every accommodation and enjoy the diverse and interesting group of tour mates. A bus tour of the UK is an economical and fascinating way to see this marvelous corner of the world.

DAY 01

Visit Cambridge and Yorkshire.

Welcome to your tour of Great Britain! Today you will fill your lungs with fresh, English countryside air, as you depart the city of London, and head to where the grass is greener. Arriving in Cambridge, your first adventure will have you punting along the river in traditional style, taking in the stunning scenery and epic, historical buildings in the most relaxing way. Simply wonderful! The afternoon sees you continuing your rural ‘rovering’, towards York, a mecca for history buffs and lovers of fine architecture and culture. Your walking tour, offers fascinating insights, stories and history of the city. Tonight you will enjoy dinner in a traditional English pub - plenty of choices on the menu including English favourites such as Fish and Chips or Bangers and Mash! (that's sausages and creamy mashed potatoes)

Dinner. Overnight Yorkshire.

DAY 02

See Hadrian’s Wall, Jedburgh, the Scottish Borders and Edinburgh.

Which will win your heart, today, man or nature? From dawn till dusk, you will stand in places of historical battles, religious significance, ancient architecture and royal ruins, surrounded by breathtaking scenery and views which will make you rub your eyes in disbelief. Your first stop of the day is the iconic, Hadrian’s Wall. Built by hand in 122 AD, its creation is extremely significant in the history of Great Britain, and it is one of the most visited cultural landmarks in the UK. Not too far away, lies the border town of Jedburgh. Famed for its links to Royalty and historical warfare, you will have an opportunity to explore the city and take in the amazing architecture, which speak for population’s passed. The Jedburgh Abbey ruins are incredible and a visit is highly recommended. As you journey through southern Scotland, relax and embrace the beauty of the landscape drifting past you. The city of Edinburgh is waiting for you, to embrace it with both arms. Your tour leader will take you on an evening guided walking tour which will help you get your bearings of this historic city, with stories which ooze out of every cobble and doorstep. Time to enjoy some Scottish hospitality.

Breakfast, dinner. Overnight Edinburgh.

DAY 03

A free day in Edinburgh.

Don’t waste a minute! Today you are free to explore the city as you wish, and there is so much to see and do. Known as the cultural capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is blessed with stunning greystone buildings, and architecture, art galleries, memorials and higher education. Take a step back in time and wander around the authentic and unchanged cobbled streets of the Royal Mile and meander down to the Grass Market, to a row of pubs where public hangings used to ‘entertain’ the crowds. Edinburgh Castle is well worth the entry fee, and requires a few hours to explore and learn about Scottish history and royalty - there are wonderful views from the top! For those wishing to shop for souvenirs Princes Street attracts shoppers from all over the world. The city comes alive at night, in the bars and pubs in the city centre. In the evening, why not enjoy a pint or a traditional whisky with the locals, or explore the city on a guided Ghost tour - explore the secret, underground passages underneath the streets of the Royal Mile, and visit the local graveyards under the ‘brawd bricht moon licht nicht’! (superb, bright, moonlit night...)

Breakfast. Overnight Edinburgh.

DAY 04

Visit Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle and the Scottish Highlands.

Just over half way through your Great Britain tour, and you are heading north to the Scottish Highlands, where we offer you an optional excursion which could change your life! Embark on a 1 hour cruise of Loch Ness, (home to ‘Nessie’ the ‘Loch Ness Monster’ - see if you can spot her...) and take in the impressive ruins of Urquhart Castle as you drift past on your boat ride. Once back on the road, prepare for boldness and the symbol of the highlands. Rising out of the ground like a waking giant, behold the grandeur of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. Whilst in the region, you will visit Glencoe – a spectacular Glen (Scottish for a deep valley in the Highlands) and where the massacre of Glencoe took place in1692, one of the most fascinating yet saddest stories encompassing Scotland’s history. Your day will wind down with a well-earned whiskey tasting at one of Scotland’s oldest, licensed whiskey distilleries in Fort William, before continuing on to your hotel in the Scottish Highlands. Enjoy your final evening in this amazing country.

Breakfast, dinner. Overnight Scottish Highlands.

DAY 05

Visit the Lake District and Liverpool.

As your heart sinks at the thought of leaving Scotland, be reassured that there are exciting adventures to be had today in England! Your Great Britain tour, will take a twist into modern history, as you head across the border, bound for Liverpool - the home of ‘The Beatles’ and two world famous premier league football clubs! On the way, you can soak up the last of the Scottish landscape, before reaching the picturesque Lake District, for a lunch stop - simply stunning! Once you have arrived in Liverpool, you will be shown the sights on our guided coach tour of the city. For football fans Anfield Football Stadium home to Liverpool FC will excite. For Beatles fans...there are a myriad of locations which were significant to developing the world class pop act, which shaped modern music as we know it. Home to Paul, John, George and Ringo, Liverpool inspired such timeless classics including ‘Strawberry Fields’ and ‘Penny Lane’. Upon checking in at the hotel, head to one of the many local pubs. Can’t get enough of ‘Beatlemania’? - ‘The Cavern’ isn’t far away, and is a pub where identity of The Beatles was formed.

Breakfast. Overnight Liverpool.

DAY 06

Visit Stratford-Upon-Avon and Wales.

Theatre, literature and history buffs, unite! Upon leaving Liverpool, you shall be escorted to the birthplace of William Shakespeare - Stratford-upon-Avon. A guided walking tour will allow you to explore the quaint, historical village and then you shall have free time to explore on your own - there are numerous Shakespearean attractions and fascinating historical locations to visit. For those who wish to delve into the life of Shakespeare more intimately, we can arrange an optional excursion for you to visit the home where he grew up as a child, and also lived with his wife when they were newlyweds. Famous writers such as Charles Dickens, John Keats, Walter Scott and Thomas Hardy have also visited this dwelling. Sliding into south Wales, we take a photo stop at Caerphilly Castle, a medieval fortification built in the 13th century, ranked the second largest castle in the UK. Surrounded by artificial lakes, not only is the architecture a sight to behold, but it was a groundbreaking design back in its day. Onwards to the Welsh capital of Cardiff, you have an evening in which to enjoy the local nightlife on offer.

Breakfast, dinner. Overnight Wales.

DAY 7

See Bath and Stonehenge.

This is the last day of your British Tour, and there is no sign of slowing down! The road from Cardiff to London is littered with history, stunning scenery and architectural delights. First stop for the day is Bath – a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring some of the finest architecture in Europe. Join us on a guided walking tour of the town, and learn about the historical significance of the region, including the natural hot springs which supply the Roman baths - visited by over 1 million international tourists every year! Continuing on the last legs of your journey, you have an optional excursion which could have you unravelling one of the Worlds’ greatest mysteries. Stonehenge - need we say more? You have the opportunity to witness an ancient and awe-inspiring structure, which has baffled scientists, tourists and historians for centuries. As you board your coach for the last time on your Great Britain tour, take this chance to exchange contact details and share photos with new friends and fellow travelers, before you alight at your last stop in London. We can’t wait for you to upload your favorite memories onto our Facebook page, and share the highlights of your 7 day Great Britain tour. We hope to travel with you again soon!

Breakfast.

Highlights and Inclusions

  • 6 Nights accommodation in twin rooms. Single travellers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room
  • 6 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
  • 15 Experiences (including guided walking tours, orientation walks, driving tours plus other exciting experience.
  • Public transport used during sightseeing tours is now included. (Not on free days)
  • Modern air-conditioned motorcoach with reclining seats.
  • Services of leader who will be on hand with advice and tips and ensure that you get the most from your trip. You can also book any of the optional excursions available during your tour with your tour leader.
  • All taxes and fees.
  • Experienced tour leader
  • Free tour souvenir
  • Sightseeing as described.

REMEMBER ALL TOURS ARE GUARANTEED DEPARTURES AND WILL OPERATE.

Many other companies that operate tours of Europe cancel tours if minimum numbers are not achieved or will only guarantee some departure dates. All tours operated by us are guaranteed departures and will operate.∗

Tour Experiences



Cambridge

1 Included Experience

Included: Cambridge River Punting

We visit this historic city renowned for its leading university. Savour the history and marvellous views as we punt along the river.

Yorkshire

2 Included Experiences

Included: Walking tour of York

Take a walking tour round this historic walled city with your tour leader.

Dinner in a traditional English pub

Hadrian’s Wall

1 Included Experience

Included: Photo stop at Hadrian's Wall

Visit Hadrian’s Wall on the border between England and Scotland.

Jedburgh

1 Included Experience

Included: Visit to Jedburgh

Located on the border between Scotland and England, Jedburgh has a long history of royal connections and historic warfare. Explore the Abbey ruins and soak up the centuries of history in this amazing place.

Edinburgh

1 Included Experience

Included: Edinburgh Walking tour

Arrive in the capital of Scotland and experience the sights and sounds as your tour leader takes you on an evening walking tour of this magnificent city.

Other places of interest you could visit in your free time:

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Take a step back in time as you wander the cobbled streets of the Royal Mile down to the Grass Market
  • Botanical Gardens
  • The National Gallery of Scotland
  • Edinburgh Zoo
  • The National War Museum of Scotland
  • Holyroodhouse Palace
  • Evening Ghost tour

Scottish Highlands

2 Included Experiences

1 Optional Experience

Included: Whiskey Tasting, Highlands Scenic Drive

Whiskey tasting at one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries in Fort William.

As we head back south behold the grandeur of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, and Glen Coe, a spectacular glen with a fascinating history.

Optional: Cruise on Loch Ness

Prepare for your breath to be taken away by the stunning scenery of the Scottish Highlands. You’ll have some free time where you may choose to embark on a cruise of Loch Ness – see if you can spot Nessie and the ruins of Urquhart Castle!

Lake District

1 Included Experience

Included: Visit to the Lake District of England

Here you will have free time for a comfort stop in the beautiful village of Keswick (or similar), in the Lake District.

Liverpool

1 Included Experience

Included: Liverpool driving tour

Take a driving tour and see the Albert Dock, Anfield football stadium and a variety of locations connected to the Beatles.

Stratford-Upon-Avon

1 Included Experience

1 Optional Excursion

Included: Visit toStratford-Upon-Avon

Visit the birthplace of William Shakespeare. You will have free time to wander the city and visit the Shakespearean attractions.

Optional Excursion:Visit the house where William Shakespeare was born, grew up and played. He ate meals in the hall and he slept and dreamt in these rooms. Shakespeare also spent the first five years of married life in this house with his new wife, Anne Hathaway. Other famous writers have also visited here, including Charles Dickens, John Keats, Walter Scott and Thomas Hardy.

Caerphilly

1 Included Experience

Included: Caerphilly Castle Photo stop

On our way to Cardiff we stop off for a quick photo stop at this impressive 700-year old castle.

Cardiff

1 Included Experience

Included: Visit to Cardiff

We continue on to the Welsh capital where you have some free time to spend the evening as you wish.

Bath

1 Included Experience

1 Optional Experience

Included: Bath Orientation tour

Your tour leader will point out all the main attractions of Bath, so you can make the most of your time here.

Optional Excursion: Bath pump house

Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting some of the finest architectural sights in Europe, and undoubtedly one of the highlights is the Roman Baths. Around Britain's only hot springs, the Romans built the finest religious spa in northern Europe. This great temple and bathing complex still flows with natural hot water. The extensive remains and a Roman museum of international significance lie beneath the Pump Room and Abbey Church Yard in the centre of Bath.

Stonehenge

1 Optional Experience

Optional: Visit Stonehenge

We continue onto Stonehenge, an ancient and awe inspiring structure which has mystified tourists and historians alike for centuries.

Dates: 2nd August 2015 onwards

Prices: EURO 575 onwards per person on twin sharing basis. Prices are subject to the availability of the seats.

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