Discover Britain

14 Days: England – Scotland – Wales


ENGLAND HIGHLIGHTS

  • London: Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, & more
  • Illustrious home of poets and scholars: Oxford University
  • Quaint and cosy countryside villages of Cotswold
  • Shakespeare’s birthplace: Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • Ancient town of Vikings and industrious Romans: York
  • Ancient Roman engineering feet: Hadrian’s Wall
  • England’s literary countryside: Lake District National Park
  • Unique and curious shopping area: ‘Rows’ at Chester
  • Ancient Roman Baths and Pump House: Bath
  • Mysterious and captivating circle of stones: Stonehenge
  • Home of the history-shifting document, Magna Carta: Salisbury Cathedral

SCOTLAND HIGHLIGHTS

  • Edinburgh: Colorful, musical, and spectacular show: Military Tattoo
  • Ancient battlegrounds where independence was won: Bannockburn
  • Colorful landscapes of Trossachs National Park
  • Placid waters of Loch Lomond
  • Scotland’s national cultural hub: Glasgow
  • Romantic legends and modern marriage: Gretna Green’s Blacksmith Shop

WALES HIGHLIGHTS

  • Bustling capital and port town of Cardiff

Discover Britain

14 Days: England – Scotland – Wales


Dates

  • April – May
  • September- October

Pricing

  • Tour Pricing: $3,495
  • Discount: 5% Returning Volant Customer

Discover Britain

14 Days: England – Scotland – Wales


DAY 1: BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY!

Board your overnight flight to Europe (not included).

DAY 2: WELCOME TO LONDON

A Volant representative will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner and a leisurely evening.

DAY 3: DISCOVER LONDON’S BEST

​Enjoy a sightseeing tour of London’s highlights: Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, Kensington Palace, Trafalgar Square, and Buckingham Palace.

DAY 4: OXFORD – COTSWOLDS – STRATFORD-UPON-AVON – YORK

Travel to the land of poets and scholars: Oxford University, the city of ‘dreaming spires.’ Enjoy a brief tour of this inspiring destination, the most famous university in the world. Enjoy a drive through the quaint villages of thatched roof homes and gardens in the Cotswolds District to reach the famous Bard of Avon’s birthplace: Stratford-Upon-Avon. Learn about Shakespeare, the man who changed the world through the power of the written word. Continue north to the historic town of York, the land first inhabited by Vikings and Romans.

DAY 5: ANCIENT YORK – HADRIAN’S WALL – EDINBURGH

Visit the 13th century Gothic cathedral: York Minster, the largest medieval church in northern Europe. Explore the York Shambles known for its narrow streets and over hanging timber-framed houses. Head north to get to know the ancient Roman who built a stone wall across England: Hadrian. Cross the border into Scotland and onto the nation’s capital: Edinburgh. Enjoy the Royal Military Tattoo, a dramatic, evening performance at Edinburgh’s imposing castle; full of color, pipes, drums, dance, and display–you won’t be disappointed.

DAY 6: EDINBURGH’S HIGHLIGHTS

A sightseeing tour will take you through Edinburgh’s rich history and culture. Visit the Victorian Gothic monument to Sir Walter Scott. Tour the 18th century New Town with classical Adam facades. Tour the Edinburgh Castle with all its treasures: Mons Meg, the Stone of Destiny, and the spectacular crown jewels. Walk the Royal Mile and check out the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official Scottish residence of the Queen. The rest of the day is yours. Perhaps visit the Tartan Centre to find your family’s tartan, or visit Scotland’s National Gallery for artistic inspiration.

DAY 7: BANNOCKBURN – LOCH LOMOND & THE TROSSACHS NATIONAL PARK – GLASGOW

Head towards the famous battlegrounds of Bannockburn, the location where Robert the Bruce fought and won Scottish independence in 1314. Continue on to the vast scenery of the Tossachs and on the the shores of Loch Lomond. Enjoy the fresh air and captivating vistas. Head south to Glasgow for a leisurely evening

DAY 8: GRETNA GREEN – LAKE DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK – WINDERMERE

On your journey southward, briefly visit the romantic anvil–where many English elopers come to be married–at the Blacksmith’s shop in the small town of Gretna Green. Take a walk among the ancient stones at Castlerigg Stone Circle. Enjoy a splendid ride through the famous natural beauty of Lake District National Park and perhaps get as inspired by this rugged and stunning landscape as the great poets and writers of history: Wordsworth, Coleridge, Tennyson, and Shelley. Nestle in at your cosy, countryside hotel in Windermere.

DAY 9: LAKE DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK – GRASMERE – WINDERMERE

Continue your Lake District tour by heading to town of Grasmere, the final resting place of the literary giant, William Wordsworth. Head to Wordsworth’s old family home at Rydal Mount and Gardens. Take in the rural setting with a short stroll along the shores of Lake Windermere, one of the Lake District’s most loved destinations. Tour the coast until the town of Windermere. Cruise through quaint Lakeland villages, over mountain passes and along the remaining bodies of water you have yet to discover.

DAY 10: WELSH MARCHES – CHESTER – LUDLOW – CARDIFF

A sightseeing tour of Chester takes you to the unique black and white shopping arcades known as the ‘Rows,’ the Jubilee Clock, and the beautiful cathedral. Follow the Welsh border to the ancient town of Ludlow. The massive Ludlow castle dominates the citadel. Learn how the behemoth withheld frequent Welsh raids. Enjoy a stroll through the open-air market, plush with handmade crafts and tasty produce. Continue on through the Welsh countryside to the Welsh capital, Cardiff.

DAY 11: ACIENT ROMAN CITY BATH – GLASTONBURY – CORNISH COUNTRY

As you cross the Welsh border, entering England, you cross the Severn Bridge over the Bristol Channel to reach the Roman built city of Bath. Visit the Royal Crescent, Pulteney Bridge, the Bath Abbey, Pump Room, and the Roman Baths. After exploring the ancient pools head southwest to Glastonbury, the final resting place of the legendary King Arthur and the Holy Grail. Learn about the man who inspired legions of men of arms and children alike. Continue southwest to the Cornish Countryside to the town of Saltash.

DAY 12: PLYMOUTH – DARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK – CORNISH COUNTRYSIDE

Journey into the moorlands of Dartmoor National Park. A tour through the Cornish Countryside leads you to Plymouth, the ancient port town, known for sending off the Pilgrim Fathers who set sail for America. Visit the memorial to those first Pilgrims at the Mayflower Steps. Make sure to visit the real steps that reside in the Admiral Macbride pub across the street.

DAY 13: SALISBURY – STONEHENGE – LONDON

Spend the first part of the day visiting the Salisbury Cathedral, home of one of the four original, hand written copies of the historic and momentous documents: the Magna Carta, written in 1215 AD. Head north to Stonehenge to take a brief tour of the repudiated 5,000 year old archeological site before returning to London

DAY 14: LONDON – TOUR ENDS

Our tremendous journey and achievement comes to an end. Your Volant guide will ensure timely arrivals to the London International Airport.

Discover Britain

14 Days: England – Scotland – Wales


Inclusions

  • All internal flights (while on tour)
  • All accommodations (2-3 star)
  • All meals
  • Transportation throughout tour
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal guide

Exclusions

  • International airfare (to Airport)
  • Entrance fees to museums and other attractions not listed in ‘Inclusions’
  • Personal items: Laundry, shopping, etc.
  • Traveler’s insurance

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