2023 : Highlights of Britain

14 Days/13 Nights

See more of the beauty of Britain

Go off the beaten path as you traverse the whole of Britain to see Devon and Cornwall in England's Southwest, the medieval heritage of Wales, and Scotland's delights.

Highlights

  • Windsor Castle
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Roman Baths
  • Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • St Andrews
  • York Minster
  • Stonehenge
  • North Yorkshire Moors Railway
  • Abbotsford House
  • Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • Tower of London
  • Cardiff Castle

    Hotels:

  • Castle Hotel Windsor
  • The Bedford Hotel
  • Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel & Spa
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Chester
  • Leonardo Royal Edinburgh Haymarket
  • York Marriott Hotel
  • Hilton London Kensington
  • Call (847) 455-8897 for more information or to book today! Mention code 16798136

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 12/31/2022
    Duration
    14 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1LondonLondon Arrival - Windsor Castle : Meet your guide at 2:00 PM in your Windsor hotel. Venture to see the splendors of Windsor Castle, a residence of the Queen, and the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. Then take a walking tour around the medieval town of Windsor with a local guide. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group, and dine and explore as you wish this evening.
    Day 2TavistockStonehenge - Salisbury : Marvel at the prehistoric circle of vast monoliths of Stonehenge and learn about the primitive builders who managed to create such an enduring monument. Stop in Salisbury, a charming old city where the cathedral boasts the tallest spire in England. Arrive in Tavistock, a market town on the edge of Dartmoor National Park.(B, D)
    Day 3TavistockSt Michael's Mount - St Ives : Travel through the unspoiled beauty of Bodmin Moor; stop for photos at Jamaica Inn, built in 1750 and immortalized in Daphne de Maurier's tale of daring smugglers. Visit the coastal village of Marazion to see the romantic outline of St Michael's Mount, an island topped by a spectacular castle. In the old fishing town of St Ives, take a walking tour to see its cobbled streets, quaint cottages, art galleries, and surrounding sandy beaches. Enjoy time to explore before returning to a free evening in Tavistock(B)
    Day 4CardiffRoman Baths - Cardiff Castle : Explore Bath, a city of elegant Georgian buildings in a distinctive golden stone. Tour the wonderfully preserved Roman Baths. Head to Cardiff, where you'll take a sightseeing tour of the city before touring Cardiff Castle, a medieval castle fabulously renovated in Victorian Gothic style. Dine in your hotel this evening.(B, D)
    Day 5ChesterHay-on-Wye - Shrewsbury : Travel through the Brecon Beacons National Park to Hay-on-Wye, a town famous for its bookshops. Continue to Shrewsbury, a picturesque town near the English/Welsh border. Take a walking tour with the town crier to see black-and-white buildings that line the narrow streets. Travel through Cheshire to your hotel in Chester.(B, D)
    Day 6ChesterNorth Wales - Chester : Drive through the countryside of north Wales as you journey to Conwy, a medieval town dominated by a huge castle. Enjoy a walking tour around the picturesque streets and see the smallest house in Britain, followed by free time for lunch on your own. In Chester, take another walking tour to see medieval buildings and Roman walls.(B, D)
    Day 7EdinburghLake District - Scottish Evening* : Travel through the glorious Lake District, which inspired many of Beatrix Potter's children's books. Visit the village of Grasmere, where Wordsworth lived and is buried. Pass through the village of Gretna Green as you cross the border into Scotland. At your hotel, enjoy a lively Scottish evening with dinner and entertainment. (August 1 - 15 departures will have a free evening instead).(B, D*)
    Day 8EdinburghEdinburgh Castle - City Tour : Explore central Edinburgh starting in the 200-year-old "New Town" with planned streets and elegant Georgian houses where many famous writers and inventors lived. See the Royal Mile with its narrow medieval houses, then tour Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The rest of the day is free for you to explore. On August 1 - 15 departures, attend the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.(B)
    Day 9St. AndrewsGlamis Castle - St Andrews : Tour Glamis Castle, the legendary setting of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" and childhood home of the Queen Mother. Cross the modern Tay Bridge to the medieval town of St Andrews, the "Home of Golf." Take a panoramic tour of this scenic university town by the sea. Have lunch with your group and enjoy some time to explore.(B,L)
    Day 10YorkAbbotsford House - York : Visit Abbotsford House, the rambling and picturesque former home of Sir Walter Scott, the internationally famed 19th-century novelist; one of Scotland's greatest historic characters, he played a large role in the modern popularity of tartan. Head to York, an ancient city of narrow cobbled streets, charming tearooms and quaint old pubs, and fantastic medieval churches. Here you'll have the rest of the day free to explore and dine as you wish.(B)
    Day 11YorkHistoric Train Ride - York Minster : Head to Goathland Station, which served as Hogsmeade Station in the "Harry Potter" series, and travel on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway by vintage locomotive. Visit the old fishing town of Whitby, known for its once-thriving whaling industry and as the setting for Bram Stoker's "Dracula"; your tour director will take you on a stroll around the picturesque harbor and winding streets. Return to York and tour beautiful York Minster cathedral, Northern Europe's largest Gothic church.(B, D)
    Day 12LondonShakespeare's Birthplace - London : Travel to Stratford-upon-Avon and Shakespeare's Birthplace. Discover the world that shaped the man as you look through an exhibition about his life and work, and take in a short performance to see his words come to life. Drive through the scenic Cotswolds region, renowned for picturesque villages built of honey-colored stone with charming gardens. Arrive in London and enjoy dinner with your group.(B, D)
    Day 13LondonTower of London - City Sightseeing : Take a panoramic London tour with a local guide to see some of the famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Visit the mighty Tower of London to see the many fortresses, Beefeaters in their elaborate uniforms, and the dazzling Crown Jewels. The afternoon and evening are free for independent activities.(B)
    Day 14LondonTour Ends in London : Your tour ends after breakfast.(B)B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner*Meal counts vary on Tattoo departures, as the Scottish Evening is replaced with the Tattoo and an independent dinner.
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    04/10/2023$4,065.00* (USD) / 14 Days from London to LondonQuote
    05/22/2023$4,725.00* (USD) / 14 Days from London to LondonQuote
    06/05/2023$4,285.00* (USD) / 14 Days from London to LondonQuote
    06/26/2023$4,285.00* (USD) / 14 Days from London to LondonQuote
    07/24/2023$4,820.00* (USD) / 14 Days from London to LondonQuote
    08/07/2023$4,595.00* (USD) / 14 Days from London to LondonQuote
    09/25/2023$4,285.00* (USD) / 14 Days from London to LondonQuote
    10/09/2023$4,065.00* (USD) / 14 Days from London to LondonQuote
    Lodging
    Castle Hotel Windsor
    The Bedford Hotel
    Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel & Spa
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Chester
    Leonardo Royal Edinburgh Haymarket
    York Marriott Hotel
    Hilton London Kensington

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    • 2023 : Highlights of Britain

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