Summary of The Day: 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!
Summary of The Day: 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.
Not too far away lies the border town of Jedburgh. Famed for its links to Royalty and historical warfare, you'll have an opportunity to explore the city and take in the amazing architecture, which speak for population’s past. The Jedburgh Abbey ruins are incredible and a visit is highly recommended.
As you journey through southern Scotland, relax and embrace the beauty of the landscape drifting past you. The city of Edinburgh awaits. Your tour leader will take you on an evening walking tour to help get your bearings of this historic city, with stories oozing out of every cobble and doorstep. Time to enjoy some Scottish hospitality.
Summary of The Day: 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.
Summary of The Day: Just over half way through your Great Britain tour, and you're heading north to the Scottish Highlands, where we offer you an optional excursion which could change your life! Embark on a 1-hour cruise of Loch Ness, home to Nessie the Loch Ness Monster - see if you can spot her - and take in the impressive ruins of Urquhart Castle as you drift past on your boat ride (own expense). Once back on the road, prepare for boldness and the symbol of the highlands.
Summary of The Day: 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 Keswick, located in the picturesque Lake District, for a lunch stop - 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.
Summary of The Day: 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.
Summary of The Day: 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.
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