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    Best of Britain
    9 days | 8 nights
    From $3,163* pp
    Exclusive $462*pp discount^
    From the home of Shakespeare to the moors of Scotland and the beautiful Cornish Countryside, this nine-day tour with Insight Vacations showcases some of the best of all that Britain has to offer with unique dining experiences and more.
    Your package includes: Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package includes:

    • 8 nights accommodation in hand-picked centrally located hotels
    • Breakfast daily and 3 deliciously authentic dinners
    • Travel with an experienced travel director
    • Travel throughout via coach with double the legroom
    • Airport transfers
    Your package highlights:

    Your package highlights:

    • Devon – savour an unforgettable celebration dinner at Heskyn Mill
    • Ultimate Farm-to-Table dining experience with mouthwatering meals prepared from organic seasonal produce, freshly picked from the surrounding fields served with a glass of wine
    • Plymouth – see Plymouth Hoe and the Citadel then continue to the Barbican and Mayflower Steps. Then head out to explore a quaint Cornish fishing village
    • Edinburgh – explore the city as you travel along Princes Street to see the Scott Memorial, the neoclassical Adam facades of New Town and the official Scottish residence of the Queen, Palace of Holyroodhouse
    • Stratford – visit the timber-framed building where Shakespeare was born and grew up
    Valid for travel
    29 Apr 2019 departure, subject to availability.
    Offer expires
    31 Oct 2019 unless sold prior

    Itinerary

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    Day 1

    London and Medieval York

    Meet your travel director at the trip hotel in London to begin your journey north to Stratford-upon-Avon with its wealth of black and white timber-framed buildings. Discover how William Shakespeare and his incredible works continue to shape society today when you visit his birthplace, full of interesting memorabilia and artefacts relating to his life. Continue to historic York to stroll the narrow lanes including the Shambles and view York Minster, England’s largest medieval cathedral. Later, join your travel director for a warm and friendly welcome dinner with the opportunity to mingle other over a pleasant evening.

    Day 2

    Hadrian's wall to Edinburgh

    See a part of Hadrian’s Wall, once spanning 80 miles from coast to coast, marking the northern frontier of the mighty Roman Empire. Continue past Jedburgh Abbey en route to the Scottish capital, Edinburgh for your two-night stay in this stunning city.

    Day 3

    Edinburgh sighseeing

    In the morning, join a local expert to see the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official Scottish residence of Her Majesty, the Queen, at the end of the Royal Mile. Continue past the Sir Walter Scott Monument to the 18th century New Town with its neoclassical Adam facades. Visit Edinburgh Castle, home of the Honours of Scotland, to view Mons Meg, with the option to see the Stone of Destiny. The afternoon is at leisure. In the evening, select departures will attend the spectacular Military Tattoo – a colourful mix of pipes and drums, dance and display, set against the floodlit backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

    Day 4

    Loch Lomond to Glasgow

    Drive via historic Bannockburn and Stirling and enjoy the scenery of the Trossachs. Continue along the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond, before arriving in Glasgow for an orientation of the city with your travel director. See the grand public buildings, including George Square and St. Mungo’s Cathedral.

    Day 5

    The glorious Lake district

    Travel via Gretna Green to the English Lake District, with scenery so beautiful it inspired a host of writers. Learn about the life of William Wordsworth and visit his grave in the picturesque, stone-built village of Grasmere.

    Day 6

    The Welsh Marches and Cardiff

    Stop in ancient Ludlow, one of England’s most attractive towns, dominated by its castle, rich in tragic royal history. Why not spend time exploring the traditional open-air market, admiring the local crafts and perhaps sampling the produce? Afterwards, cross into southern Wales and head for the capital city of Cardiff for an orientation of the port city, upon the River Taff. See Cardiff Castle and the impressive Principality Stadium.

    Day 7

    Georgian Bath and Cornwall

    Cross the Severn Bridge back into England and drive to the Georgian City of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built amphitheatre-style on the surrounding hills and above one of Britain’s thermal, mineral springs, its curative waters have been famous since Roman times. See the 15th century Abbey Church with angels climbing Jacob’s Ladder. Visit the Roman Baths to see the incredibly well-preserved remains of one of the greatest spas of the ancient world, still flowing with the natural hot water from the springs below. Continue on to Glastonbury, steeped in legend and reputed to be the final resting place of King Arthur and the Holy Grail. Then head to your fabulous resort in the Cornish countryside.

    Day 8

    The Cornish Coast experience

    In the morning, visit a quaint Cornish fishing village. Explore Devon with Insight Choice. Choose between a walk and foraging experience in Dartmoor or a scenic cruise of Plymouth harbour to see the Barbican, Citadel, Plymouth Hoe and the Mayflower Steps, from where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for America. Return via the hilly countryside of Dartmoor, home to wild ponies. For your celebration dinner, join your travel director and newfound friends for a Farm-to-Table dining experience of freshly prepared west country produce.

    Day 9

    Stonehenge and London

    Travel across Salisbury Plain to visit the pre-historic and mysterious Stonehenge, where the strange and awe-inspiring monoliths are reputed to be up to 5,000 years old. Your journey concludes upon arrival at the trip hotel in London.

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    * Conditions

    Advertised prices are per person twin share, correct at time of publication and are subject to availability and change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. Offer is valid on new bookings only. ^Exclusive discount is included in the advertised price. Other departure dates available however prices may differ. Single supplements apply. Deposit is due within five days of booking and final payment due by 18 Dec 2019. Other conditions apply. Please contact your personal travel manager for full terms and conditions.

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