7-Day Grand Tour of England: The Cotswolds - Cambridge - Oxford - Lake District
Product Code: 3481-198616
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If you select an odd number of travelers during booking and DO NOT select a private room on the Easy Booking Page, one member may be paired with a fellow traveler of the same sex to maintain double occupancy of all rooms. If you wish to not be paired with another traveler please select a PRIVATE ROOM on the Easy Booking Page for an increased price.

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OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Discover the best of England in one fantastic week
  • • Travel out of London to all the English highlights: Stonehenge, Hadrian's Wall, Cambridge, The Cotswolds, Liverpool, and the Lake District
Tour Code
3481-198616
Duration
7 days
Departure City
London
End City
London
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: UNESCO

Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations

Style: Guided

Multiple local tour guides/drivers available throughout your tour/activity

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Budget, Standard

The most affordable tour service and/or accommodation with fast-paced itineraries; Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Accessibility: Not accessible

Tour does not have wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions or allow service dogs

Itinerary
Day 01
Bath

London - Stonehenge - Bath - Devon

Hotel: Travelodge Exeter or similar

Today, get ready to depart on a one week tour of England and discover the numerous lovely cities and attractions riddled throughout this amazing country!
After meeting your guide and tour group at Greenwich Station, we'll depart in our comfortable tour coach and head to one of the most famous sites in England: Stonehenge!

You'll have the option to enter this ancient site and explore on your own, take photos, and enjoy the lush English countryside. Then we're back on the road and off to the beautiful and historic city of Bath, the famous home of the Roman baths that were built at the height of the Roman Empire. After an orientation tour here, we'll have some more free time to explore before we head out to Devon, a county in the southwest of England known for its beautiful beaches and national parks. En-route we’ll drive through Cheddar Gorge, a stunning limestone gorge, before enjoying an included welcome dinner in a traditional English pub.

Tips:
The UK has its own visa regulations independent from the Schengen visa zone. Please click here to see if you need a UK visa.

There are two pick-up times and places for this tour:

6:30am outside Hotel Novotel at Greenwich Station (173-185 Greenwich High
Road, London, SE10 8JA).

7:00am at the lobby of Holiday Inn Express in Greenwich (85 Bugsby Way, Greenwich,
London, SE10 0GD).

Dinner on Day 1 is included in your package.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
St. Ives

Devon - Mevagissey - St Ives - Tintagel Castle - Devon

Hotel: Travelodge Exeter or similar

Today we’ll discover why Devon is such a gorgeous destination and home to a stunning array of national parks as well as explore the neighboring county of Cornwall.

First up we'll head through Dartmoor, the national park of vast and glorious forest, rivers, and wetlands. From here we'll arrive in Mevagissey, our first stop of the day and a lovely fishing village on the Cornish coast. Over 6 centuries old, this ancient village is lined with charming chops and cafes for you to explore, as well as find souvenirs.

Next up, we'll continue on our journey to St. Ives, an extremely popular seaside resort. Make sure to try the fish and chips for lunch and enjoy the gorgeous coastline.

We'll end the day with a drive to the impressive Tintagel Castle, an ancient castle that has long been associated with the legends of King Arthur.

Then we'll return to our accommodations in Devon.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 03
Bampton

The Cotswolds - Bampton - Oxford

Hotel: Best Western Linton Lodge Hotel or similar

Traveling north we'll visit one of the most scenic areas outside of London: The Cotswolds. Filled with charming and historic villages, the majority of structures here were carved from the unique Cotswold stones that are found here, which give the houses a gold tint.

By the afternoon we'll visit the village of Bampton, famous for hosting the fiction village of Downton from the award-winning TV series Downton Abbey. Feel free to explore the town's church, which featured numerous major scenes from this acclaimed drama.

In the late afternoon we'll arrive in Oxford, home to the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world. We'll have an orientation tour here to introduce you to this city's historic centre and University to discover why its nicknamed the "City of Dreaming Spires." Then we'll enjoy dinner and settle into our hotel.

Tips:
Breakfast and lunch are included.
Day 04
Liverpool

Stratford Upon Avon - Liverpool

Hotel: Hotel Ibis Liverpool Centre Albert Dock or similar

From Oxford we'll travel to another historic city of England: the hometown of William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon. Over 800 years old, many of the original buildings from the bard's era still stand in this market town. Feel free to explore here - and don't miss the chance to visit Shakespeare's house!

From Stratford we'll continue north to Liverpool, also home to some famous bards - The Beatles! We'll introduce ourselves to their hometown with a driving tour to the Albert Dock, Anfield Football Stadium, and a variety of sites and attractions that'll entrance Beattle fans.

The evening is yours to discover the city's lively nightlife, and we suggest you head to Mathew Street, the beating heart of the live music scene and home to the world-famous ‘Cavern Club’, where The Beatles first made their mark on modern music.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Day 05
Windermere

Samlesbury - Windermere - Cumbria

Hotel: Hotel Ibis Carlisle or similar

Enjoy a short drive after breakfast today as we head to Samlesbury, our first destination for the day. Here we’ll visit Samlesbury Hall, a famous medieval manor house and stately home built in the 14th century with included admission.

From Samlesbury we'll enter the stunning Lake District of England and visit Windermere, the largest natural lake in England. Feel free to explore here, take plenty of photos, and enjoy the lovely English countryside.

We'll end the day in at our accommodation in Cumbria, a dazzling natural region of untouched wilderness that inspirited great artists such as Wordsworth and Coleridge.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Day 06
York, England

Hadrian’s Wall - Alnwick Castle - Durham Cathedral - York

Hotel: Hotel Ibis York Center or similar

Cross another English highlight of your bucket list as we take the morning to visit Hadrian's Wall, the northern limit of the Roman Empire in ancient times that still stands today.

Afterwards, we'll visit Alnwick Castle, home of the Duke of Northumberland and the second-largest inhabited castle in England after Windsor Castle. You may recognize it from numerous famous films and TV shows, including two Harry Potter films (The Philosopher’s Stone and The Chamber of Secrets), Downton Abbey and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

Next up we'll stop at Durham Cathedral, a nearly 1000 year old UNESCO World Heritage Site and one the finest examples of Norman architecture.

In the later afternoon we’ll arrive in York, where we’ll enjoy a walking tour of this historic walled city before an included farewell dinner this evening.

Tips:
Breakfast and dinner are included.
Day 07
Cambridge, ENG

Cambridge - London

Though it is the last day of our tour of England, we're going to make the best of it! The main treat on our agenda today is a drive south to the stunning university town of Cambridge, home to immaculate architecture, quirky traditions, and rich history. As is tradition for all visitors to Cambridge, we'll take a punting tour (boat tour) along the Cambridge River and learn about the great minds that have passed through this city, from Charles Darwin to William Wordsworth.

Then we'll end our week long England tour as we return to London.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

The tour service ends in London at Greenwich Station (173-185 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8J) between 6:30pm and 9:30pm.

Visiting Attractions

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • 6-night accommodations in twin rooms
  • 6 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Guided walking tours, orientation walks, driving tours plus other exciting experiences
  • Public transport used during sightseeing tours
  • Modern air-conditioned motor coach with reclining seats, TV for showing DVDs, and toilet.
  • Services of a tour leader on hand with advice and tips and ensure that you get the most from your trip

Package Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Airport pick-up, drop-off
  • Public transport and other personal expenses on free days
  • Additional food and drink
  • Optional tips
  • Optional activities
Special Notes
  • Our main pick up point is at the Novotel just outside Greenwich Train Station. The meeting time is 6:30am. Greenwich station serves National Rail services, as well as the DLR (Docklands Light Railway), which connects to the London Underground (tube) system.
  • The tour service ends in London at Greenwich Station (173-185 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8J) between 6:30pm and 9:30pm.
  • Accommodation is provided in twin share en-suite rooms. We use a mix of mostly 2, 3 and 4-star hotels, and some hostels.
  • The calendar will show all dates available, however, if you request more travelers than there are seats available, you will not be able to book the tour.
  • If you select an odd number of travelers during booking and DO NOT select a private room on the Easy Booking Page, one member may be paired with a fellow traveler of the same sex to maintain double occupancy of all rooms. If you wish to not be paired with another traveler please select a PRIVATE ROOM on the Easy Booking Page for an increased price.
  • This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 10.
  • We do walking tours through most of the cities we visit. Many of these cities are vast and old, often with steps and cobblestones. Our walking tours can last up to three hours with plenty of opportunities to take photographs and soak up the history of these fascinating places, but a certain level of fitness is required to enjoy your tour to the fullest.
  • Due to weight and space limitations, you are allowed to bring one main piece of luggage weighing no more than 20kg (app 44.1 lbs) and one small soft bag for hand luggage. On all tours, you will have to carry your own luggage into hotels (and up to your room if there is no elevator). Please bear this in mind when you are deciding what to pack.
  • The UK has its own visa regulations independent from the Schengen visa zone. Please click here to see if you need a UK visa.
  • Cancellation Policy
    - 37 days or more before the tour departure day: 10% of tour cost is charged.
    - 21-36 days before the tour departure day: 50% of tour cost is charged.
    - 20 days or less before the tour departure day: 100% of tour cost is charged.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Price is per person based on double occupancy.
* Prices will increase the nearer you come to the departure date and during peak season. Please book as early as possible to ensure the lowest rate.
* This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 10.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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