British Escape with Return to London ( KAFX)

8 Day Tour from London to London

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On this Escape, the traditions and intrigue of Britain are calling you. Experience the fascinating cities and countryside of this beautiful land without the crowds—and even better—without the high-season prices. A concise Britain guided tour takes you to the historical must-see sites from London to Edinburgh. History buffs will delight in seeing mysterious, prehistoric Stonehenge (just imagine how those stones got there!); the Roman Baths in Bath, constructed around 70 AD and today one of the best-preserved Roman remains in the world; Liverpool, once a great Victorian city and Atlantic seaport, and renowned as the birthplace of the Beatles; and Edinburgh, with its medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town.

Literary fans will enjoy visiting Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, and Grasmere, home to William Wordsworth. But that's not all…a London Guide will show you all the city’s famous landmarks, from Buckingham Palace to the Prime Minister’s Downing Street and Westminster Abbey; and in Edinburgh you’ll tour the castle and see Scotland’s Crown Jewels—all the better experience without the long lines and crowds. For the conclusion of your vacation, travel via first-class express train back to London for one night. From the historical landmarks to the beautiful scenery, this guided tour of England and Scotland is a great way to sample what Britain has to offer and it’s all possible at a price you can afford!

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 Meals & Itinerary

 Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND Welcome to London! Tonight, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Dinner Dinner

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Day 2

LONDON On The Town In London LONDON Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall, Prime Minister’s Downing Street residence, Buckingham Palace, and a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral. Free time this afternoon.
Breakfast Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SITES England’s national treasure of St. Paul’s Cathedral is home to a spectacular array of art from delicate carvings to gilded dome murals and modern works of art. As the seat of the Bishop of London, the cathedral serves as the mother church of the Diocese of London, where notable remembrances have been served here, including Queen Victoria’s jubilee, birthdays of Queen Elizabeth II, and funerals of luminaries like Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher.


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Day 3

LONDON–STONEHENGE–BATH Ancient Stones & Spa Days STONEHENGE Guided visit.
BATH Visit the excavations of the Roman Baths.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner 136 mi / 219 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURAL GEMS The traditions of one ancient Roman ritual are in full flow in Bath. Amid the remarkable Roman and Georgian architecture and the best-preserved Roman Baths of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, a good spa day is never hard to find in one of the “Best Spa Towns in Europe.” The city of Bath sits above geothermal springs that bubble up from the limestone below. Bath also turns up the heat with some of Britain's grandest Georgian buildings, a mecca for elite 18th-century society.


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Day 4

BATH–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LIVERPOOL The Great Bard & The Fab Four STRATFORD-UPON-AVON Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace.
LIVERPOOL Free time this afternoon.
Breakfast Breakfast 222 mi / 357 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOT If “the play’s the thing” then this is the place where the world’s greatest playwright’s story began. Experience the humble beginnings of the boy called Will Shakespeare and visit the house where he spent his childhood and his early years. See the artefacts such as a 400-year-old pair of gloves and a book of Shakespeare’s complete works, and wander through the beautiful garden.


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Day 5

LIVERPOOL–GRASMERE–GRETNA GREEN, SCOTLAND–EDINBURGH Secret Weddings & Gingerbread LAKE DISTRICT Scenic drive through the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
GRASMERE Visit Wordsworth’s beloved village. LF Sample the original Grasmere gingerbread.
GRETNA GREEN See where the blacksmith would wed runaway couples.
EDINBURGH Free time this evening.
Breakfast Breakfast 239 mi / 384 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
TIMELESS TRADITIONS Sweeten the day with classic Grasmere gingerbread and hear the story of Sarah Nelson, the Victorian cook who invented the world famous cross between cake and biscuit in 1854.


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Day 6

EDINBURGH Crown Jewels & Castle Views EDINBURGH Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the New Town, Old Town, and a visit to Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOT Ascend to Castle Rock to explore Edinburgh Castle, one of the most important historical strongholds in the Kingdom of Scotland, with an 11,000-year history as "the most besieged place in Great Britain." Here, you’ll find the royal regalia and Scotland’s Crown Jewels.


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Day 7

EDINBURGH–LONDON, ENGLAND Back To The Capital Board the Express train (first-class) to London.
LONDON Free time.
Breakfast Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CITY SIGHTS A favorite character in Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice noted “London is so diverting; there is so much to entertain!” This is even more true today, from its panoramic views of wide-open spaces and leafy landscapes to its bustling British sense and sensibilities, museums, galleries, and iconic sights. Be enthralled by a dazzling show at one of the West End’s historic theaters, a fabulous bookend to your time in London.


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Day 8

LONDON Safe Travels Until We Meet Again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

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MATTHEW BELL

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

" I always tell people that I want them to go home having learned all about our beautiful and historic countries, but also having enjoyed themselves. You're among friends here, and I will look after you from arrival to departure!"

Tour Director -  MATTHEW BELL

 Accommodations

LONDON

PARK PLAZA WATERLOO

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

BATH

DOUBLE TREE BY HILTON BATH

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

LIVERPOOL

LEONARDO HOTEL LIVERPOOL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

EDINBURGH

LEONARDO EDINBURGH HAYMARKET HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

Contact your Travel Consultant for more information.
Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



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