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Highlights of Britain 2020 (departures Mar - Oct 2020)

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Price: R 23,289.00

9 nights, London to Edinburgh.

Visiting 3 countries: England, Wales &  Scotland.

This adventure delves deep into Britain's history and culture. In England, we'll trace the footsteps of writers and poets, while in North Wales and Scotland, our journey takes in spectacular scenery and dramatic castles.

The Back-Roads Difference

  • Visit the Brontë Parsonage Museum, Beatrix Potter's Hill Top Farm and William Wordsworth's home.
  • Become a dessert connoisseur at the world's famous Pudding Club.
  • Explore the Cotswolds, Snowdonia National Park and the Lake District.

Booking Details for this Small Group Tour

Selected departure dates: Prices per person sharing from:
  • Between 20 March - 23 April 2020
  • Between 20 September - 11 October 2020
R 23,289.00 pps
  • Between 26 April - 14 May’2020
  • Between 02 June – 17 September 2020
R 24,849.00 pps
  • 19 May 2020
R 25,359.00 pps

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - London - Oxford - Cotswolds

We’ll leave the capital behind for the ‘dreaming spires’ of Oxford, where a guided walking tour awaits. Then, it’s off to the Cotswolds, where we’ll spend some time wandering around charming villages full of honey-coloured cottages. Tonight’s dinner is at the world famous Pudding Club.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Cotswolds - Stratford upon Avon - Cotswolds

There’s plenty of time to enjoy this morning at your leisure before we leave to visit Stratford-upon-Avon. This medieval market town is famous as the 16th-century birthplace of William Shakespeare.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Cotswolds - Worcester - Denbighshire

This morning we’ll follow the crusades of saints and kings as we tour Worcester Cathedral. Our road then turns towards the rugged, ancient landscapes of Wales. This evening, we’ll dine together in Denbighshire.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4 - Denbighshire - Snowdonia National Park - Denbighshire

It’s time to soak up the splendour of Snowdonia National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Tonight, we’ll meet back at the hotel for a delicious dinner.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5 - Denbighshire - Chester - Haworth - York

Today’s walking tour of Chester will take us along streets lined with striking black-and-white Tudor buildings. After paying homage to some of Britain’s literary greats at the Brontë Parsonage Museum at Haworth, we’ll continue on to York.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - York

This morning, your Tour Leader will introduce you to the Old Town of York before leaving you free to explore for the rest of the day.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - York - Castle Howard - Lake Distict

Today we’ll experience the glory days of the English country estate at Castle Howard. Our path then takes us through Yorkshire Dales National Park where we’ll pass rivers, tiny villages and centuries-old stone walls. The spectacular conclusion to the day’s journey is the Lake District.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 8 - Lake District

Our first stop on the shores of Lake Windermere is Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm – the place where she wrote many of her beloved children’s stories. We’ll also visit Hawkshead Grammar School before dropping by Dove Cottage, which was once home to William Wordsworth. This afternoon, we’ll take to the water on a lake cruise before returning to our accommodation for a relaxing evening.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 - Lake District - Scottish Borders

Today we’ll visit Birdoswald Roman Fort before arriving at the Scottish Borders. A traditional Scottish dinner of haggis and a piper demonstration will provide us with a grand ending to our final night.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 10 - Scottish Borders - Abbortsford - Rosslyn Chapel - Edinburgh

We’ll visit Abbotsford House and Rosslyn Chapel before reaching Edinburgh, where our tour ends.

Meals: Breakfast
 

Validity Various departures between March and October 2020
Currency NB. Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Tour Identifiers BEHHBLE-0
Inclusions • 9 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
• 9 nights in boutique accommodation
• Premium mini-coach transportation
• Experienced Driver and Tour Leader
Exclusions • Flights and taxes.
• Visas (if required)
• Travel insurance.
• Transfers other than mentioned above.
• Anything of a personal nature.
• Driver/tour leader gratuity is at your discretion.
• Lunches (unless otherwise stated), social drinks, meals on free nights.
• Entrance fees when not listed in the schedule of inclusions.
• Occasional optional evening theatre/festival visits and entrances not detailed in the tour inclusions.
• Incidental expenses, such as room service incurred at hotels. All expenses are to be settled prior to leaving the accommodation.
• Laundry costs and any shipping charges for the return of purchases made on tour, or for the return of property lost on tour.
• Pre and post tour accommodation other than mentioned above.
T's & C's • Prices per person and subject to change due to availability and exchange rates.
• Deposits: R3000 deposit to secure booking.
• Final Payment: 65 days prior to departure.
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