Glimpses of Great Britain 9 Days
|Tour fees||Prices from (AUD)|
|Pre-tour hotel accommodation (AUD)||$65/person/night (twin share basis), only available for one night|
|Child Price (2-11)||$898 (sharing bed)|
For reference only; prices subject to change. Some excursions are subject to minimum numbers and local conditions.
Reservation and Deposit: When you make a tour reservation, we will send you an email confirmation and invoice. Within 7 days of making the reservation you are required to pay a $500 AUD deposit of the total costs of the booking and the final balance is due 60 days before departure. If you are booking within 30 days of departure, full payment is required.
England - Scotland
Day 1: Paris Arrival
Arrive at Paris, you will be picked up at the airport arrival hall and transferred to your hotel. Airport transfer: 07:00-22:00.
Day 2: Paris - London (B)
We gathered in the morning to travel to Port of Calais. Our coach will be driven onto the ferry or Eurotunnel, corssing the English Channel, arriving in Port of Dover, England. Then you can enjoy the drive across the beautiful scenery as we go into London.
Day 3: London (B)
After having breakfast, we start a walking tour passing through London attractions: Big Ben, House of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street, Whitehall, St James' Park, Buckingham Palace and River Thames. In the afternoon, we will visit the famous British Museum, enter St Paul's Cathedral if we have enough time. You can also enjoy the scene of Tower Bridge and Tower of London while sitting on the coach. The Tower of London is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. It has played a prominent role in English history and served variously as a palace, an armoury, a treasury, a prison, the home of the Royal Mint, the home of the Crown Jewels of England and has been setting to many bloody battles among the British Monarchs.
Day 4: London - Cambridge - York (B)
After breakfast, it is time to visit the nation's acclaimed educational institution: Cambridge University. In addition to a strong academic atmosphere, Cambridge is where many luminaries started their dreams and hopes for the future with the sight of the pastoral landscapes, picturesque rivers and architecture. The university of Cambridge, a majestic old University group includes: King's College, Queens' College, set among the most rural of bridges. We proceed our journey to York, a true medieval melting pot of Roman, Saxon and Viking culture. The city is mostly intact from the middle ages and shows the rustic side of Britain. We visit York Minster, the largest gothic cathedral in northern Europe. Then we will step up onto York city walls, dating back to Roman times. For those keen to discover the little grass-roots shops, there will be time to wander around.
Day 5: York - Edinburgh - Glasgow (B)
After leaving York, Edinburgh is next on our places to visit. We are expected to arrive in Edinburgh in the afternoon. Edinburgh is Scotland's compact, hilly capital. It represents the best in Scottish heritage. Wooden barrows of gold single malt whiskey, checked kilts and Scottish bagpipes will make you grow fond of this warm and lively nation of quirky characters. Upon arrival, we first visit Edinburgh Castle, set on the stunning view of volcanic rock structures, where once inside we will admire the oldest royal crown and jewellery. We then continue this royal trail with a visit to Holyrood Palace, City Hall and the Royal Parks. Optional is a visit to the JK Rowling's Ivory Cafe where Harry Potter was authored, to enjoy a cup of coffee.
Day 6: Glasgow - Gretna Green - Lake District - Manchester (B)
In the morning, we drive straight to Lake District, located in the west side of the north of England. On the way, we will stop in Gretna Green, which is a village in the south of Scotland famous for 'runaway marriages' began in 1754. Due to its romantic wedding traditions dating back over centuries, Gretna Green is one of the world's most popular wedding destinations. After that we continue our journey to Lake District. The Lake District National Park is the most visited national park in the United Kingdom. Each year tens of thousands of visitors travel here to see the thousands of years of geological changes reflected in the intricate natural beauty, lakes, valleys, mountains, waterfalls and natural carved out planning. You can choose our optional to join boat cruise of Lake Windermere, or hop off to the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. From the onwards we are driving to Manchester, a fashionable, social buzz and dynamic city. This city is not only well known for being a city of sports, the headquarters of Manchester United, but also England's most productive industrial city. Football fans can enjoy a pilgrimage to the Manchester United Old Trafford grounds or catch a training game. Food lovers can pick a scrumptous restaurant in the nearby Chinatown.
Day 7: Manchester - Stratford-upon-Avon - Bicester Village - London (B)
A breathtaking drive will take us to the famous English playwright and poet William Shakespeare's hometown, Stratford-upon-Avon. This is also where acclaimed Hollywood movie "Shakespeare in Love" was filmed. From the cobble-stoned streets to the drinking dens, theatres and road signs, everything is to do with Shakespeare. It is a heaven for those romantically inclined. Our big anticipated outing for today must be the now infamous outlet shopping centre - Bicester Village. For your fix of designer clothes, sporting goods, jewellery, household items and children's clothing etc., Bicester Village is the home to more than 130 fashion and lifestyle boutiques, including Gucci, Armani, Prada, Calvin Klein, Dunhill, DKNY, Burberry, Paul Smith, Bally, Clarks and so on, each offers savings of up to 60%, all year round. We dare you not to be persuaded.
Day 8: London - Paris (B)
Today we will drive back to the sea crossing Dover - Calais to board the ferry across the English Channel. After around one and a half hours by the ferry crossing, we will arrive in France and then drive back to Paris.
Day 9: Paris Departure
Today you will be transferred to the airport. Complimentary airport transfer for flights departing after 11AM.
- Visit Windermere by Cruise & Train £20
- River Thames Cruise £16.5
- Cambridge Punting £16
- Edinburgh Castle £16.5
- Windermere Lake Cruise 45 Minutes £7.7
- Shakespeare Birthplace £16.5
Channel Ferry (Tunnel) Fees and Terminal Tax:
Ferry Fees/Terminal Tax must be paid prior to joining the tour, otherwise the customer is not allowed to take the coach to cross the English Channel and enter France for tourism. Fees are the same for adult and child. €10/way.
- 3-4 star hotel accommodation including continental style breakfast
- Airport transfers and coach transportation
- Other transportation listed in the itinerary
- English speaking tour guide(s)
- Return international airfares economy class and taxes
- Site admission fees (optional)
- Optional Tours
- City entrance fees (compulsory) - paid directly to tour guide
- Travel insurance (mandatory)
- Personal expenses
- Tipping for guides: €5 per day