Visit Stonehenge, Edinburgh Castle, Hadrian’s Wall and Cardiff Castle during this five-night tour

Staycations are hot, hot, hot. On this five-night tour of some of Britain's greatest cities, you'll staycation in style and see the best of British sights. Travelling with Trafalgar, who connect you to the places you go and the people you meet, you'll stay in hand-picked accommodation and have a balance of free time and included experiences.

You'll start your adventure in London, before heading west to visit the mysterious stone monoliths of Stonehenge, then take in Bath, Cardiff, Ludlow and Liverpool. Your luxury, air-conditioned coach, complete with Wi-Fi, will then transport you north to take in the Lake District and Edinburgh, where you'll spend two nights.

The mesmerising medieval city of Edinburgh is home to the famous Royal Mile, which you'll visit with a local specialist. You'll stroll through the Old Town and see Arthur's Seat and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, for centuries the seat of Scottish kings and queens. With a day at your leisure, you can sample the shopping on Princes Street or Multrees Walk, or head up Castle Rock to see the city's imposing castle.

Throughout your journey, you'll enjoy the use of audio headsets to allow you the freedom to explore at your own pace. After a day of leisure time in Edinburgh, your return leg begins with the northern frontier of the Roman empire at Hadrian's Wall and the Roman city of York. You'll take a leisurely drive through the picturesque Lake District and enjoy views that inspired literary greats. You'll also stop at the runaway wedding capital of Gretna Green to learn about its history and in York, connect with locals as you join a family for a Be My Guest traditional British supper in their home. Plus, delve into Shakespeare's life in Stratford-upon- Avon before returning to London to end your fascinating holiday.

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Your wellbeing is Trafalgar's priority. With enhanced hygiene protocols plus the addition of a Wellbeing Director† on-trip, you can have peace of mind that when you travel with Trafalgar, you're in good hands. To give you extra peace of mind, if for any reason your plans change, we're giving you the flexibility to change your booking up to 30 days prior to departure (conditions apply). Trafalgar takes care of transport, hotels, experiences and included meals, so you can simply enjoy your trip, while your Travel Director helps you discover more.

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Price includes

  • See the best of Britain by luxury, air-conditioned coach.
  • Spend five nights in specially selected hotels.
  • Enjoy five breakfasts.
  • Join a local family in the dining room of their town or country house for a Be My Guest supper.
  • Visit Stonehenge, Bath's Roman baths, Edinburgh Castle, Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath Abbey, Cardiff Castle, the Lake District, Hadrian's Wall, York Minster and Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage.
  • Join a variety of optional experiences for a unique trip.

Availability

From
Mon, Mon, Dec 7, 2020
To
Fri, Fri, Apr 30, 2021
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£950*
* Price is per person, based on two sharing a room on a December 2020 departure. 2021 dates from £999pp. Departures available on Dec 7 and 14, 2020 and into 2021. Single rooms are available on request at a supplement and subject to availability. There may be slight alterations to the itinerary due to operational restrictions. **This trip is ABTA-protected. Deposit cost is non-refundable but is covered by a five-year deposit guarantee. †Available on trips of more than 20 guests. Full cancellation information can be found at trafalgar.com/en-gb. This promotion is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst UK brands.
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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    London – Stonehenge – Bath – Cardiff
    Bath, United Kingdom

    Experience first-hand what's "great" about Great Britain on this mesmerising sojourn past the peaks of Wales and the rolling hills and lush farmlands of England to 'bonnie' Scotland. We kick-start our adventure in the cosmopolitan capital of London, heading west to visit Stonehenge's stone monoliths, whose centuries-old myths have yet to be fully revealed. The elegant Georgian architecture of Bath takes centre stage during our visit to this famous spa town. Here, we'll see the Abbey and visit the Roman Baths, before crossing the Severn Estuary to Cardiff. Delve into the proud culture and heritage of the Welsh as you embark on an orientation of the city to see the Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle, in the heart of the city. Tonight, we celebrate the beginning of an epic adventure through Britain at a Welcome Reception.

    Accommodation - Mercure Bristol Holland House
  2. Day
    2
    Cardiff – Ludlow – Liverpool
    Liverpool, United Kingdom

    The half-timbered Tudor houses of Ludlow feature today on our exploration of this market town with its medieval walls and historic castle. We journey north through the Shropshire Hills and Cheshire landscapes to the bold British city of Liverpool, hometown of the 'Fab Four'. Saunter through its edgy Scouse streets and perhaps visit The Cavern Club, where the Beatles once played, during your evening at leisure.

    Accommodation - Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower
    Meals - Breakfast
  3. Day
    3
    Lake District – Gretna Green
    Gretna Green, United Kingdom

    The enchanting views of Britain's Lake District provide a scenic backdrop for our leisurely drive north to Scotland. Skirt the romantic shores of Lake Windermere and enjoy views that inspired literary greats like William Wordsworth. We stop at the runaway wedding capital that is Gretna Green where "Blacksmith Priests" would marry couples over the Marriage Anvil. Later, we arrive in enchanting Edinburgh - our home for the next two nights.

    Accommodation - Holiday Inn Edinburgh
    Meals - Breakfast
  4. Day
    4
    Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Ramble up the Royal Mile in the mesmerising medieval city of Edinburgh, where you'll join a 'Local Specialist' on an included city sightseeing tour. Stroll through the Old Town and view Arthur's Seat and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, for centuries the seat of the kings and queens of the Scots. Visit Edinburgh Castle perched atop Castle Rock overlooking the city. Spend the rest of the day exploring Auld Reekie's medieval relics and elegant Georgian and Gothic façades on your own, or join your Travel Director on an Optional Experience to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia. This evening, consider attending a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes.

    Accommodation - Holiday Inn Edinburgh
    Meals - Breakfast
  5. Day
    5
    Hadrian’s Wall and York
    York, United Kingdom

    Trace the northern frontier of the Roman Empire at Hadrian's Wall before crossing the River Tyne and venturing south to the ancient cathedral city of York, whose origins hark back to Roman times. Walk along the famous Shambles and view the York Minster, one of the greatest cathedrals in the world. This evening we 'Connect With Locals', joining a family in York for a home-cooked 'Be My Guest' Farewell Dinner and some hearty British hospitality.

    Accommodation - Novotel Centre York
    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Stratford-upon-Avon and back to London
    Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

    Delve into the fascinating story of Shakespeare's life at his Birthplace and Visitor Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon, and view Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage. We return to London this evening where our memorable encounter with Britain's icons comes to an end.

    Meals - Breakfast

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Availability

From
Mon, Mon, Dec 7, 2020
To
Fri, Fri, Apr 30, 2021
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£950*
* Price is per person, based on two sharing a room on a December 2020 departure. 2021 dates from £999pp. Departures available on Dec 7 and 14, 2020 and into 2021. Single rooms are available on request at a supplement and subject to availability. There may be slight alterations to the itinerary due to operational restrictions. **This trip is ABTA-protected. Deposit cost is non-refundable but is covered by a five-year deposit guarantee. †Available on trips of more than 20 guests. Full cancellation information can be found at trafalgar.com/en-gb. This promotion is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst UK brands.
Call now to book 08082399261
Quote ref: HEARST REAL BRITAIN