British Landscapes | September 10 – 19, 2020

British Landscapes | September 10 – 19, 2020
$3,499 per person
$4,199 Single Occupancy
$3,469 Triple Occupancy
$500 due on registration
Thursday, September 10, 2020 through
Saturday, September 19, 2020
England, Scotland and Wales

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This incredible price includes:

  • 10 Days
  • 12 Meals
    • 8 Breakfasts
    • 4 Dinners
  • Motorcoach transportation
  • Round Trip Air from Detroit Metro Airport
  • Air Taces and Fees/Surcharges
  • Hotel Transfers

Highlights:

  • London
  • York
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Choices on Tour
  • Lake District
  • Chester
  • Llangollen
  • Wales
  • Stratford-upon-Avon

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Day 1:

Thursday, September 10, 2020 Overnight Flight

Feel the vibrant energy of England, hear the unique sounds of Scotland, and see the rolling countryside of Wales on a trip that combines dramatic history and natural wonders.

Day 2:

Friday, September 11, 2020 London, England – Tour Begins

Your tour opens in London, the cosmopolitan and historic capital of England. This evening, get a taste of contemporary British fare as you join your fellow travelers for a meal highlighting London’s culinary renaissance. (D)

Day 3:

Saturday, September 12, 2020 London

Start the day with a local guide and view London’s quintessential sights. Make your way past famous icons including the Tower of London, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and the Royal Buckingham Palace. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore this dynamic city on your own. (B)

Day 4:

Sunday, September 13, 2020 London – York

Say farewell to London and visit the 800-year-old university town of Cambridge en route to the medieval city of York. Upon arrival in York, enjoy a brief orientation tour to get the lay of the land. Or, for a faster journey, choose to arrive in York earlier on your own by way of an optional high speed rail.* Climb aboard at London’s King’s Cross station and navigate the busy British train just as the locals do. Sit back and relax as you travel 125 mph through England’s stunning countryside, arriving in York just over two hours later. After your quick ride, meet up with a local expert and walk the labyrinth of quaint, narrow streets and see the city’s famous Minster. Tonight, stay within the historic walled section of the city. (B)

Day 5:

Monday, September 14, 2020 York – Borders Region, Scodand Edinburgh

Enjoy a leisurely morning in York before traveling north along the rolling hills to “bonnie” Scotland. Stop to see Hadrian’s Wall, built in the 2nd century to protect Roman Britain from the tribes of Scotland, Once the mark of the northern border of the Roman Empire, this ancient fortification stretches across the country. Make your way through Scotland’s Borders region before arriving in Edinburgh, where rocky hills tower in the distance and the shadows of history can be seen around every corner. Discover Scotland’s capital and see how medieval crossroads blend seamlessly with a vibrant modern energy. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D)

Day 6:

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Edinburgh

Today, it’s your choice! Get acquainted with this regal city on a locally guided tour of the city via coach -OR- join a local expert and explore the city on foot. Both tours include visits to Edinburgh Castle, home to the Scottish Crown Jewels, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, ** the Queen’s official Edinburgh residence and the former home of Mary, Queen of Scots. The rest of today is yours to explore the city independently. (B)

Day 7:

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Edinburgh – Lake District, England – Chester

Your final stop in Scotland comes at the border town of Gretna Green, where generations of runaway couples came to get married. Return to England and travel through the picturesque Lake District. In the district’s heart, visit the charming village of Grasmere, home of the poet William Wordsworth. End the day in Chester, your home for the next two nights, where ancient walls enclose charming Tudor and Victorian houses. (B, D)

Day 8:

Thursday, September 17, 2020 Chester – Llangollen, Wales – Chester, England

Choose how you discover Chester because today it’s your choice! Embark on a panoramic city tour and then walk through Chester’s Rows to peer into the city’s hidden secrets, hopping in and out of these iconic 2-tiered shopping galleries with a local guide -OR- follow in the footsteps of ancient Roman soldiers and medieval archers with an exploratory stroll on the city’s ancient walls. Then, cross over into Wales and discover Llangollen, one of the country’s most picturesque villages. See the area from a different perspective when you sail along the top of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Admire the view from the tall, bridge-like waterway, towering more than 120 feet above the landscape below. (B)

Day 9:

Friday, September 18, 2020 Chester – Stratford-upon-Avon

Step back in time on a journey to Stratford-upon-Avon and visit the Bard’s birthplace the childhood home of William Shakespeare. After touring the home, enjoy time at leisure to explore on your own. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a private farewell dinner at Hall’s Croft, a 400 year-old Shakespeare family home. Toast the end of a wonderful journey while actors in traditional costume perform some of Shakespeare’s most renowned scenes. (B, D)

Day 10:

Saturday, September 19, 2020 Stratford-upon-Avon – Tour Ends

Your journey through Britain concludes today. (B)


Experience It! A Shakespearean Evening

William Shakespeare is undoubtedly one of the greatest literary forces of all time. In his hometown, be transported back to Elizabethan times during an intimate, private dinner in Hall’s Croft, the elegant home of William Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna and her husband, Dr. John Hall. Begin your evening with a tour of the home and gardens before sitting down for an incredible meal of traditional English favorites. Over dinner, let members of the acting troupe “Shakespeare Aloud!” entertain, amuse, and inspire as they perform excerpts from some of Shakespeare’s  works that audiences have enjoyed for 400 years.


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Please Note:

IDENTIFICATION

Passports are required for this tour at your expense. Certain countries require a minimum of 6 months passport validity from date of return home.

You are strongly urged to contact the appropriate consulate for details. Visit www.travel.state.gov for the U S, State Department for the latest details about passports and visa requirements. IMPORTANT: We recommend that our clients traveling abroad take a photocopy of their passport and applicable visas. It should be packed separately from your actual passport and visa. We also recommend leaving a copy at home with your emergency contact.

Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. Days of features are interchangeable.

To complete your tour, we include roundtrip airportto-hotel transfers when purchasing our airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.

**The Palace of Holyroodhouse may occasionally be closed when the Queen is in residence or for official state functions.

Travelers arriving in Edinburgh from August 7-29, 2020 will receive tickets to Edinburgh ls famous Military Tattoo show. Please inquire at time of reservation. The Tattoo performance may take place on either Day 5 or Day 6 of your itinerary depending upon the day of the week on which you will be in Edinburgh.

*Please note that if you opt to join the “Train Journey from London to York with Locally Guided City Tour option” your time in King’s Cross Station and on the train is unescorted. A local representative will assist you with transferring from your hotel to Kings Cross Station in London, but you will navigate the station independently and will not meet up with a guide until you arrive at York Railway Station.

This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven grounds and cobblestone streets.

Air passengers will arrive and depart from London airports. On day 10, all transfers will depart from Stratford-upon-Avon for London airports.

Please be advised many airlines do not provide advance seat assignments until check-in at the airport, Advance seating will be subject to the airline’s terms and conditions.

Due to transfer scheduling, flights on the last day of your tour should be scheduled after 11:00 am.

Economy air rate and schedule are applicable for groups of 10 or more traveling on the same flights and dates.

A deposit of $500 per person is due upon reservation. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Reservations made after the deposit due date of March 04, 2020 are based upon availability. Final payment due by July 12, 2020. Deposits are refundable up until March 11, 2020.

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Registration is due by March 04, 2020 (or until sold out!) Payment in full is due at registration.

Reservations need to be in by March 04, 2020 or until sold out.

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