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7-Day Christmas in the UK Tour: England | Scotland | Wales
Product Code: 3481-109951
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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 rolling green countryside, incredible ancient history and quaint charm of England, Scotland and Wales
  • • Explore Cambridge, York, Edinburgh, the Highlands, Liverpool, the Lake District, Wales, and much more!
  • • Search for Nessie at Loch Ness
  • • Celebrate Christmas in Edinburgh!
Tour Code
3481-109951
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
York, England

London - Cambridge - Yorkshire

Hotel: Ibis York or similar

Arriving in Cambridge, our first adventure will have us punting along the river in traditional style, taking in the stunning scenery and epic, historic buildings in the most relaxing way. Simply wonderful! In the afternoon we'll continue to York, a mecca for history buffs and lovers of fine architecture and culture. Our walking tour offers fascinating insights, stories, and histories of the city. Tonight you will be treated to a dinner in a traditional English pub. There are plenty of choices on the menu including English favorites Fish and Chips and Bangers and Mash!

Tips:
Please click here to see if you need a UK visa.

Pick-up Times/Locations

6:30AM: Hotel Novotel Greenwich Station 173-185 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8JA

7:00AM: Holiday Inn Express, 85 Bugsby Way, Greenwich, London, SE10 0GD

Dinner is included on Day 1.
Day 02
Scottish Highlands

Hadrian's Wall - Gretna Green - Scottish Highlands

Hotel: Arrochar Hotel / Dreadnought Hotel Callender / Rob Roy Hotel or similar

Which will win your heart today, man or nature? From dawn till dusk, you will stand in places of historic battles, religious significance, ancient architecture and royal ruins, surrounded by breathtaking scenery and views that will make you rub your eyes in disbelief. Our first stop of the day is the iconic Hadrian's Wall. Built by hand in 122 AD, its creation is extremely significant in the history of Great Britain. It is also one of the most visited cultural landmarks in the UK.

We'll then travel on to Gretna Green, a beautiful historic village in southern Scotland that is one of the world's most popular wedding destinations.

This evening we'll arrive at our hotel in the Scottish Highlands and enjoy an included dinner.

Tips:
Breakfast and dinner are included.
Day 03
Edinburgh

Scottish Highlands - Glencoe - Loch Ness - Edinburgh

Hotel: Britannia Hotel or similar

If the weathers clear you may catch a sight of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles, as we make our way to Glencoe, a spectacular Glen (Scottish for a deep valley in the Highlands) and where the massacre of Glencoe took place in 1692, one of the most fascinating yet saddest stories encompassing Scotland’s history. As we travel on to Edinburgh, we'll make a photo stop at Loch Ness - home to 'Nessie' the Loch Ness Monster; join the optional cruise excursion and see if you can spot her! On arrival in Edinburgh we'll check in to our hotel and then depart for a driving tour to help you get your bearings for the city and plan your free day tomorrow.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Day 04
Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Hotel: Brittania Hotel or similar

Merry Christmas! Today, you are free to explore the city as you wish, and there is so much to see and do. Known as the cultural capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is blessed with stunning stone buildings, along with architecture, art galleries, memorials and higher education faculties. Take a step back in time and wander around the authentic, unchanged cobbled streets of the Royal Mile, and meander down to the Grass Market, to a row of pubs where public hangings used to entertain the crowds.

Tips:
Breakfast and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 05
Liverpool

Lake District - Liverpool

Hotel: Ibis Liverpool or similar

As your heart sinks at the thought of leaving Scotland, be reassured that there are exciting adventures to be had today in England! Your Great Britain tour will take a twist into modern history, as you head across the border bound for Liverpool, home of The Beatles and two world-famous premier league football clubs! On the way, you can soak up the last of the Scottish landscape, before reaching the picturesque Lake District for a lunch stop - the views are simply stunning!

Once you have arrived in Liverpool, you will be shown the sights on our guided coach tour of the city. For football fans Anfield Football Stadium, home to Liverpool FC, will excite. For Beatles fans, there are a myriad of locations significant to the formative years of the world-class pop act, shaping modern music as we know it today. Home to Paul, John, George and Ringo, Liverpool inspired such timeless classics as Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane. Upon checking in at the hotel, head to one of the many local pubs.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Day 06
Cardiff, WLS

Stratford-Upon-Avon - Cardiff

Hotel: Park Inn Cardiff City Centre / Mercure Cardiff / Clayton Hotel / Jury's Inn Cardiff Hotel / Holiday Inn Express Newport or similar

Theater, literature and history buffs unite! Upon leaving Liverpool, you shall be escorted to the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-Upon-Avon. A guided walking tour allows you to explore the quaint, historical village, after which you will have free time to explore on your own. There are numerous Shakespearean attractions and fascinating historical locations to visit. For those wishing to delve into the life of Shakespeare, we can arrange an optional excursion to the home where he grew up as a child and lived with his wife as newlyweds.

Famous writers such as Charles Dickens, John Keats, Walter Scott and Thomas Hardy have also visited this dwelling. Sliding into South Wales, we'll make a photo stop at Caerphilly Castle, a medieval fortification built in the 13th century, ranked the second largest castle in the UK. Surrounded by artificial lakes, not only is the architecture a sight to behold, but it was a groundbreaking design back in its day. Onwards to the Welsh capital of Cardiff, where you'll have the evening to enjoy the local nightlife.

Tips:
Breakfast and dinner are included.
Day 07
London

Bath - Stonehenge - London

This is the last day of your tour of the UK, and there is no sign of slowing down! The road from Wales to London is littered with history, stunning scenery and architectural delights. First stop of the day is Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring some of the finest architecture in Europe. Join us on a guided walking tour of the town, and learn about the historical significance of the region, including the natural hot springs which supply the Roman baths, visited by over a million international tourists every year! Continuing on to the last leg of your journey, you'll have an optional excursion which could have you unraveling one of the world's greatest mysteries: Stonehenge. Need we say more?

You'll have the opportunity to witness an ancient and awe-inspiring structure, which has baffled scientists, tourists and historians for centuries. As you board your coach for the last time on your Great Britain tour, take this chance to exchange contact details and share photos with new friends and fellow travelers, before you alight at your last stop in London.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • 6-night accommodations in twin rooms
  • 6 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Guided walking tours, orientation walks, driving tours plus other exciting experiences
  • Public transport used during sightseeing
  • Modern air-conditioned motorcoach with reclining seats
  • Services of a tour leader on hand with advice and tips to ensure that you get the most from your trip
  • All taxes and fees

Package Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Airport pick-up, drop-off
  • Public transport and other personal expenses on free days
  • Additional food and drink
  • Optional gratuities
  • Optional activities
    - Shakespeare's House
    - Stonehenge
    - Roman Baths
    - Loch Ness Cruise
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. Holiday Inn Express in Greenwich serves as our 2nd meeting point. The coach will pick up passengers outside the hotel between 7:00am and 7:15am.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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