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England & Scotland Heritage with Costsaver

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8 days
24 Apr 24 to 02 Oct 24
Book by 28 Mar 24
Embark on an 8-day UK tour through England and Scotland, exploring the rich history from Windsor Castle to the birthplace of kilts. Be inspired by centuries-old architecture, captivated by the beauty of the Lake District, and enchanted by the charm of Bath, York, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. Conclude your journey with a leisurely stroll in the footsteps of golfing legends at St. Andrews. Immerse yourself in the heritage and beauty of Britain on this unforgettable expedition.

Includes

  • 8 Day Costsaver Guided Holiday
  • 7 Nights in cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • 7 Breakfasts & 2 Dinners
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • Audio headsets are provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Extensive variety of Choice Optional Experiences at an additional cost
  • Included sightseeing
  • In Fort William see the Commando Memorial and Britain's highest mountain Ben Nevis and enjoy a scenic drive through Glencoe, the infamous 'Glen of Weeping'.
  • In Stratford-Upon-Avon, visit the town of Shakespeare's birth and see Anne Hathaway's cottage.
  • In Glasgow, view Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour and much more!

Excludes

  • Flights
  • Arrival/ departure transfers
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Spending money and items of a personal nature

Extras

  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised
  • Choice of Optional Experiences available at an additional cost

Highlights

  • 7 Nights in cherry-picked hotels
  • 9 Meals
  • City orientation tours

Itinerary

Day 1: London – Windsor – Bath – Cardiff

Begin and end your journey back in time on the busy streets of London. The British capital won’t keep you from your exploration of the island’s colourful history. This morning you’ll travel west for a memorable encounter with royalty and the Roman Empire. Start with a visit to Windsor, home to the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world, then continue to UNESCO-listed Bath. View the city’s beautiful Georgian façades before continuing to Cardiff for your overnight stay. Accommodation: The Copthorne Hotel Cardiff Included Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Cardiff – Chester – Liverpool

The Romans left their magic touch on the pretty town of Chester. You’ll view the city walls that they built in the first century to defend their fortress and the black and white half-timbered buildings, famously known as 'The Rows'. Take some time to explore Chester your way or join an Optional Experience to Llangollen in North Wales. Home of the International Eisteddfod, Llangollen has a tiny population but punches well above its weight when it comes to serene scenery and an array of cafés, bars and restaurants. Our home for the night is the haunt of the 'Fab Four', with an evening at leisure to explore Liverpool’s legendary nightlife. Accommodation: Ibis Liverpool Centre Albert Dock Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Liverpool – Lake District – Gretna Green – Glasgow

Settle in for a scenic drive north to the Lake District. Here you’ll see first-hand why the rugged and untamed beauty of the Lake District inspired William Wordsworth to wander 'lonely as a cloud' in his acclaimed piece of poetry, 'Daffodils'. There’s no better way to embrace the area’s heritage than to join an Optional Experience and chug between Haverthwaite and Lakeside in an old-world steam train followed by a cruise on Lake Windermere. Crossing the Scottish border, you’ll stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples would exchange their vows over the Blacksmith’s anvil and be bound to each other forever. Resist the urge to tie the knot yourself and continue to the bold city of Glasgow, where you’ll have an opportunity to join an Optional Experience for a night on the "toon". Accommodation: Ibis Glasgow City Centre Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Glasgow – Scottish Highlands

Kickstart your day with an introduction to Glasgow’s industrial past and modern revival that has given the city its characteristic gallus strut. Channel your inner Highlander next, embarking on a journey north to the banks of Loch Lomond, where a cruise to Rob Roy’s cave could be on the cards should you choose to join this Optional Experience. Later, the breathtakingly beautiful scenery of Glencoe, 'Glen of Weeping', will stir all your emotions – not least as you remember the brave clansmen who fought relentlessly for their beliefs. Local shepherd Neil and his enthusiastic border collies are ready to welcome guests on their Highland sheep farm for an Optional Experience this afternoon. You can perfect your sheep-shearing skills before settling into your Highland hotel. Accommodation: The Laggan Hotel Cairngorms Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Scottish Highlands – St. Andrews – Edinburgh

Robert Burns once wrote of his beloved hills of the Highlands. Your scenic drive through its mystical landscapes will leave you similarly inspired as you venture to picturesque Pitlochry on the banks of the Tummel. There’s time to explore this salmon fishing centre on your own or join an Optional Experience to Blair Castle, home of the Duke of Atholl and Europe's last remaining private army. The fairways and greens of St. Andrews, the birthplace of golf, beckon and you’ll have an opportunity to snap a selfie against the backdrop of the famous 18th green. Accommodation: Peebles Hydro Hotel Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Edinburgh Sightseeing And Free Time

Tuck into a hearty Scottish breakfast with tattie scones and all the trimmings. Today you’ll need some extra sustenance as there’s much to see and do in Scotland’s hilly capital. The Georgian New Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle all wait to be viewed in the company of your Local Specialist, so grab your camera and prepare for a memorable sightseeing tour revealing all the highlights of Auld Reekie. You’ll have plenty of time to explore on your own or consider joining an Optional Experience to Rosslyn Chapel or an in-depth tour of Edinburgh Castle. Accommodation: Peebles Hydro Hotel Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Edinburgh – York – Bradford

Cheerio the noo and wave goodbye to Scotland. It’s time to venture south on your return journey through England to London, but not before you come face-to-face with Hadrian’s first-century attempt to keep the ‘barbarians’ out of his Roman Empire. You’ll not see an ancient Roman wall like it anywhere else on earth. Continue to the walled city of York, where an orientation tour will guide you through its narrow medieval streets to the 13th-century Gothic cathedral, York Minster, which dominates the city. You’ll have some time to admire the structure’s beautiful stained glass before an evening on your own, although York’s alluring history may keep you on the edge of your seat. Delve into its tales of Romans, roses and ghosts. It’s the stuff great books are made of. Accommodation: Leonardo Hotel Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Bradford – Stratford-Upon-Avon – London

Your return journey to London is almost at its end, but not before a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of the famous bard, William Shakespeare, who became England’s most beloved playwright. It’s time for one last group picture as you say a fond farewell to your Travel Director and new friends in the capital of the United Kingdom. Included Meals: Breakfast

Terms & conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. High season supplements and block out dates may apply, pricing varies pending departure date.Package excludes flights. You can do optional free-time add-on experiences in your free time and pay for them as you travel (additional costs apply). Tour operator reserves the right to withdraw promotional offers and adjust savings anytime. The Big Tour Sale (15 - 20% Savings): New bookings only made with deposit between December 15, 2023 and March 28, 2024. Full payment due 120 days prior to departure or at time of booking if booked within 120 days of departure; whichever comes first. R3000 per person deposit required at time of booking for Level 1 tours to hold space; some trips require payment in full at time of booking. Savings are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.At time of loading this may not be a definite departure, please contact a travel consultant for more info. Other conditions may apply. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

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R26,000
R22,100
per person sharing
Details
Valid on 24 Apr 2024
Stay
8 days
Dates
24 Apr 24 to 02 Oct 24
Book by
28 March 24
Experience ID
361
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