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Gems of Britain (Summer 2017)

tour code: B995A
Gems of Britain (Summer 2017)

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Succinct and feature packed, this spirited journey captures the essence of Britain in only a few days! It includes a fantastic cross section of Britain's historical towns, traditional heritage, cultural figures and idyllic scenic landscapes.

5 Days from £825 per passenger

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Day 1 : From London to Stratford-upon-Avon and Medieval York.

Drive to Stratford-upon-Avon to visit the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Head north to York and walk inside the city walls to see the crooked ‘Shambles' and York Minster. At night, enjoy a Welcome Reception with drinks and dinner.(WD)

Accommodation : Hilton, York

Day 2 : Over the Border to Edinburgh

Pass the ruined Jedburgh Abbey, en route to Edinburgh. Sightseeing with a Local Expert shows Edinburgh Castle and Holyroodhouse Palace at the end of the Royal Mile. Cross over to Princes Street, past the Sir Walter Scott Monument, to explore the elegant New Town. In the evening, selected departures attend the Military Tattoo.(FB)

Accommodation : The Roxburghe, Edinburgh

Day 3 : To the Lake District and on to Liverpool

Drive via Gretna Green, where many eloping English couples have married, then continue to the beautiful English Lake District. Visit the grave of William Wordsworth before reaching lively Liverpool.(FB)

Accommodation : Radisson Blu, Liverpool

Day 4 : Travel to Roman Chester and on to Cardiff

The first stop is the former Roman fortress town of Chester. Walk along part of the city walls, see the Eastgate Clock, cathedral, unique black and white ‘Rows' and remains of the Roman Amphitheatre. After some time to explore, cross into Southern Wales and head for the capital of Cardiff.(FB)

Accommodation : Clayton Hotel, Cardiff

Day 5 : Georgian Bath, Stonehenge and London

Cross the Severn Bridge back into England and journey to the beautiful Georgian city of Bath. Visit the ancient Roman Baths and see the 15th century Abbey. Drive across Salisbury Plain for a visit to Stonehenge before enjoying a smooth journey back to London.(FB)


  • An expert Insight Tour Director, at the pinnacle of their career, will guide you on your journey. Serving as your 'travelling concierge', this skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
  • Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom. It's business class comfort.
  • A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
  • Baggage handling everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi.
  • Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
  • Included airport transfers at scheduled times on arrival and departure days.
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