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Real Britain with Trafalgar

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6 days
11 Mar 24 to 29 Apr 24
Book by 29 Feb 24
Embark on a thrilling 6-day UK tour, exploring Liverpool, Edinburgh, and York. Marvel at medieval castles and the picturesque beauty of the Lake District. Discover the history of Gretna Green, the runaway wedding capital, and immerse yourself in Tudor history in Ludlow. Ascend to Castle Rock in Edinburgh for mesmerizing views, experiencing the enchanting blend of history and natural beauty in England, Scotland, and Wales.

Includes

  • 6 Day Trafalgar Guided Holiday
  • 5 Nights in cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • 5 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
  • See the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh
  • Visit Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, the Tudor town of Ludlow, Gretna Green, Edinburgh Castle, and Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon.
  • Explore Edinburgh with a Local Specialist 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

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

Itinerary

Day 1: Journey to Stonehenge, Bath and Cardiff

Experience first-hand what's 'great' about Great Britain on this mesmerising sojourn past the peaks of Wales and the rolling hills and lush farmlands of England to Wales, the land of Castles. We kick-start our adventure in the cosmopolitan capital of London, heading west to visit Stonehenge’s stone monoliths, whose centuries-old myths have yet to be fully revealed. The elegant Georgian architecture of Bath takes centre stage during our visit to this famous spa town. Visit the Roman Baths for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Here, we'll see the Abbey before crossing the Severn Estuary to Cardiff. Tonight, we celebrate the beginning of an epic adventure through Great Britain at a Welcome Dinner. Accommodation: Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff City Centre Included Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Through the Scenic Countryside to Liverpool

Delve into the proud culture and heritage of the Welsh as you embark on an orientation of the city to see the Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle, in the heart of the city. The half-timbered Tudor houses of Ludlow feature today on our exploration of this market town with its medieval walls and historic castle. We journey north through the Shropshire Hills and Cheshire landscapes to the bold British city of Liverpool, hometown of the 'Fab Four'. Saunter through its edgy 'Scouse' streets and perhaps visit The Cavern Club, where the Beatles once played, during your evening at leisure. Accommodation: Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Venture to the Romantic Lake District and on to Edinburgh

The enchanting views of Britain's Lake District provide a scenic backdrop for our drive north to Scotland. Skirt the romantic shores of Lake Windermere and enjoy views that inspired literary greats like William Wordsworth. We stop at the runaway wedding capital that is Gretna Green where 'Blacksmith Priests' would marry couples over the Marriage Anvil. Later, we arrive in enchanting Edinburgh – our home for the next two nights. Tickets to see the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance dates. Accommodation: Jurys Inn Edinburgh Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Discover Edinburgh’s Treasures

Ramble up the Royal Mile in the mesmerising medieval city of Edinburgh, where you'll join a Local Specialist on an included city sightseeing tour. Stroll through the Old Town and view Arthur's Seat and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, for centuries the seat of the kings and queens of the Scots. Visit Edinburgh Castle perched atop Castle Rock overlooking the city. Spend the rest of the day exploring Auld Reekie's medieval relics and elegant Georgian and Gothic façades on your own, or join your Travel Director on an Optional Experience to visit Rosslyn Chapel. This evening, consider attending a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes. Accommodation: Jurys Inn Edinburgh Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Explore Hadrian’s Wall and Onwards to York

Trace the northern frontier of the Roman Empire at Hadrian's Wall before crossing the River Tyne and venturing south to the ancient cathedral city of York, whose origins hark back to Roman times. Walk along the famous Shambles and view York Minster, one of the greatest cathedrals in the world. This evening we Connect With Locals, joining a family at their stately home in York for a home-cooked Be My Guest Farewell Dinner and some hearty British hospitality. Accommodation: Novotel Centre/Holiday Inn York Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Admire Stratford-upon-Avon and return to London

Delve into the fascinating story of Shakespeare's life at his Birthplace and Visitor Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon, and view Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage. We return to London this evening where our memorable encounter with Britain's icons comes to an end. 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. Savings & Discount Vouchers are subject to availability, capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Other conditions may apply. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

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R28,000
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Details
Valid on 18 Mar 2024
Stay
6 days
Dates
11 Mar 24 to 29 Apr 24
Book by
29 February 24
Experience ID
367
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