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Highlights of Britain


tour code: BRTHOB
Highlights of Britain

Global Coach Tours» Back-Roads Touring » Small Group Touring


With a maximum of 15 guests, this small group tour starts in London and ends in Edinburgh.

10 Days from £1,505 per passenger

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Day 1 - London - Oxford - Cotswolds
After meeting the group, we’ll leave the capital behind us and set a course for the ‘dreaming spires’ of Oxford – where a walking tour awaits. Then: it’s off to the Cotswolds, where we’ll spend some time exploring charming villages full of honey-coloured cottages. Tonight’s dinner at the world-famous Pudding Club promises to be a memorable one! Accommodation: Three Ways House Hotel (or similar)
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Dinner 


Day 2 - Cotswolds - Stratford upon Avon - Cotswolds
There will be plenty of time to enjoy this morning at your leisure before we board the mini-coach and make tracks to Stratford-upon-Avon – the picturesque Tudor market town where William Shakespeare was born. Accommodation: Three Ways House Hotel (or similar)
Meals
Breakfast


Day 3 - Cotswolds - Worcester - Denbighshire
We’ll discover more about the crusades of saints and kings on a tour of Worcester Cathedral before our road turns towards the rugged ancient landscapes of Wales this afternoon. This evening, we’ll dine together in Denbighshire. Accommodation: The Mulberry Inn (or similar)
Meals
Breakfast
Dinner


Day 4 - Denbighshire - Snowdonia National Park - Denbighshire
Prepare for a soul-stirring sight this morning – the magnificent Snowdonia National Park (an area of outstanding natural beauty) is our next stop. Tonight, we’ll meet back at the hotel for a sumptuous gastropub dinner. Accommodation: The Mulberry Inn (or similar)
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Breakfast
Dinner


Day 5 - Denbighshire - Liverpool - York
Today’s itinerary has a distinctly musical theme. After breakfast, we’ll leave Wales behind us and move on to Liverpool – the welcoming (and fiercely proud) city that gave birth to The Beatles. What better way to get into the ‘Beatlemania’ spirit than with a bus tour and visit to The Beatles Story museum? Toes still tapping, we’ll round off the day in York. Accommodation: The Churchill Hotel (or similar)
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Breakfast


Day 6 - York
We’ve a full day to spend getting to grips with York, starting with a walking tour of the Old Town. There’s centuries of history to uncover along the medieval Shambles and Snickelways – and plenty of photo opportunities to be claimed! Accommodation: The Churchill Hotel (or similar)
Meals
Breakfast


Day 7 - York - Castle Howard - Lake District
Today we’ll rewind to the glory days of the English country estate with a tour of magnificent Castle Howard. Our path will then take us through Yorkshire Dales National Park, passing by rivers, tiny villages and centuries-old stone walls. The invigorating Lake District will be the spectacular conclusion to the day’s journey. Accommodation: The Waterhead Hotel (or similar)
Meals
Breakfast
Dinner


Day 8 - Lake District
 Our first stop on the shores of Lake Windermere will be Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm - the place where she wrote many of her beloved children’s stories. We’ll then visit Hawkshead Grammar School, which was attended by none other than William Wordsworth, before dropping by his former home: Dove Cottage. This afternoon, there will be just enough time to take to the water on a lake cruise before we return to our accommodation for the evening. Accommodation: The Waterhead Hotel (or similar)
Meals
Breakfast


Day 9 - Lake District - Scottish Borders
Today we’ll visit Birdoswald Roman Fort in Cumbria before pressing on to the Scottish Borders. A traditional haggis dinner and bagpipe demonstration will provide us with a grand ending to our final night. Accommodation: The Friars Carse Hotel (or similar)
Meals
Breakfast
Dinner


Day 10 - Scottish Borders - Abbortsford - Rosslyn Chapel - Edinburgh
We’ll make stops at the grand Abbotsford House and beautiful Rosslyn Chapel before reaching Edinburgh, where our tour will finish.
Meals
Breakfast

The Back-Roads Difference
Indulge your sweet tooth at the world-famous Pudding Club
Discover Britain's literary greats at the Beatrix Potter's Hill Top Farm and William Wordsworth's Dove Cottage
Explore some of Britain's most spectacular regions including the Cotswolds, Snowdonia National Park, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.
Accommodation
9 nights in boutique accommodation
14 Meals 9 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
The Crew
Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
Transport
Premium mini-coach transportation

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