Great Britain is a tale of three countries – England, Scotland and Wales. Any traveler looking for castles and cathedrals, ‘olde’ pubs, rolling hills and a sense of history permeating the country won’t be disappointed. For a cosmopoltian touch visit London and rock and roll fans don’t miss a trip to Liverpool – the home of the Beatles. In Ireland enjoy amazing natural landscapes to explore, with ancient myths and legends waiting for you to uncover.
Departure: Every Sunday
DAY 1: LONDON – CAMBRIDGE – YORK – DURHAM
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Cambridge University. Medieval towns and impressive Cathedrals. Departure from London to northern England. In CAMBRIDGE time to admire its beautiful university residences. After lunch, we continue to YORK, and its cathedral, atmosphere, Roman walls, busy shopping areas, which will leave a favourable impression. Time to wander around. Then we continue north, to DURHAM. Arrival at this small, mediaeval, bustling attractive city, with the cathedral opposite the castle.
DAY 2: DURHAM – ALNWICK – EDINBURGH
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Edinburgh We travel to Scotland, stopping at ALNWICK, a pretty city with fantastic gardens and a huge mediaeval castle in which part of the Harry Potter film was made. Then we carry on to EDINBURGH, where we arrive at noon. This is the capital of Scotland and one of the liveliest cities in northern Europe and its monumental centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The castle overlooks the city and its steep streets and parks. Comprehensive tour accompanied by a local guide.
DAY 3: EDINBURGH – INVERNESS – LOCH NESS – FORT AUGUSTUS – GLASGOW
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Visit included to a whisky distillery. Loch Ness. We cross the Scotish Highlands Today we have an exciting stage ahead, through northern Scotland (the Scottish highlands). In PITLOCHRY we visit a popular whisky distillery, and then visit the city of INVERNESS in the northern part of Scotland, close to the mysterious LOCH NESS. After lunch, we go on a boat trip on the dark waters of the lake, from which we can see the mediaeval castle of URQUHART. Our next stop is FORT AUGUSTUS where we learn about its locks system. Later, we go to FORT WILLIAM, a tourist resort at the foot of Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the UK. Then we head south again, crossing the highland plains, where snow is still visible, along the edge of Loch Lomond, and arrive at GLASGOW at the end of the day.
DAY 4: GLASGOW – BELFAST – DUBLIN
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Ferry to Northern Ireland. Belfast. We leave Glasgow for southern Scotland. In Troon we travel by ferry to Northern Ireland. We land at Larne, which is close to BELFAST. Free time in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, a monumental city that is still in the process of overcoming its religious conflicts. Then we continue to EIRE (Ireland) and reach DUBLIN at the end of the day.
DAY 5: DUBLIN
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Dublin. Comprehensive tour of DUBLIN, the peaceful capital of Ireland. Visitors can stroll along the Banks of the Liffey and discover its parks, old university and the busy streets of the centre, and walk around Trinity College (depending on how much light there is, there may be changes in visit on the day of arrival at Dublin). Free time in the afternoon.
DAY 6: DUBLIN – CAERNARFON – LIVERPOOL
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Ferry to England to reach Wales. Liverpool and the Beatles Museum. Early in the morning, we take the fast ferry. After a crossing lasting about an hour and a half we reach Wales. We visit CAERNARFON, a World Heritage Site near the sea, with an impressive castle. Time to wander around and have lunch. Then we head to LIVERPOOL, to visit the Beatles Museum.
DAY 7: LIVERPOOL – STRATFORD – OXFORD – LONDON
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Stratford Upon Avon and William Shakespeare. Oxford, the capital of knowledge. We travel to the southern part of England, visiting STRATFORD UPON AVON, the birthplace William Shakespeare. Time to explore and have lunch. Then we head to OXFORD, a city known as a place of learning and culture; monarchs, politicians, philosopher and scientists were educated in its colleges. Afterward, we go on to LONDON, arriving there in the late afternoon.
End of our services.
Inclusions & Exclusions
Included in the price (for complete tour)
6 nights accommodation
Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet.
City tour in: EDINBURGH, DUBLIN
High Season (Apr – Jun, Sep – Oct) EUR 980 1325
Mid Season (Jul – Aug) EUR 1040 1385
PREMIER INN GREENWICH***
43-81 GREENWICH HIGH ROAD
SE10 8JL LONDON
PREMIER INN ALDGATE***
66 ALIE STREET ALDGATE
IBIS LONDON EARLS COURT***
47 LILLIE ROAD
MARRIOTT ROYAL COUNTY****
Old Elvet Durham, County Durham DH1 3JN
DH1 3JN DURHAM
RADISSON BLU DURHAM****
FRANKLAN LANE DH1 5TA
SUNDERLAND MARRIOTT HOTEL****
NOVOTEL EDIMBURGO PARK****
15 LOCHSIDE AVENUE
EH12 9DJ EDINBURGH
HOLIDAY INN CORSTOPHINE ROAD****
132 Corstorphine Road EH12 6UA Edimburgo
EH12 6UA EDINBURGH
PREMIER INN HAYMARKET***
1, MORRISSON LINK HAYMARKET
EH3 8DN EDINBURGH
PREMIER INN GLASGOW SOUTH****
BALLATER STREET GLASGOW 80
JURYS INN GLASGOW***
80, JAMAICA STREET
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS GLASGOW THEATRELAND***
165 WEST NILE STREET
G1 2RL GLASGOW
JURYS INN CUSTOM HO– USE***
Custom House Quay
MALDRON PARNELL SQUARE****
PARNELL SQUARE WEST
Pembroke Rd, Ballsbridge, Co. Dublin 4
40 HANOVER STREET
L1 4LN LIVERPOOL
JURYS INN LIVERPOOL***
31 KEEL WHARF LIVERPOOL
L3 4FN LIVERPOOL