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7-Night Heart of Wales & England

Price: From $1,998 Per Person.
7 Nights

On this tour, you'll spend four nights in England, and three in Wales. Begin your tour in London, with a two night stay that will afford ample time to explore this iconic city. Next, journey west into Wales, visiting mysterious Stonehenge and magnificent Bath en route. Spend the next two days discovering delightful Welsh scenery, when you will visit both Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia National Parks. From Wales, it's back into England for a stay in Shakespeare's home town - Stratford-Upon-Avon. Your final touring day will take in the idyllic Cotswolds Region, before an historic hotel stay in the shadow of stunning Windsor Castle. Tours and visits include St Paul’s Cathedral, Stonehenge, Roman Baths & Pump Room, National Slate Museum, Caernarfon Castle, Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Windsor Castle and much, much more!

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Tour Highlights

ACCOMMODATION

  • Seven Nights of Superior Hotel Accommodation

TRANSPORTATION

  • Sightseeing by Luxury Coach
  • Services of a professional Scottish Driver/Guide

DINING OPTIONS

  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • Full Breakfast Daily except on Day of Arrival
  • 6 Dinners Including: 
    - Welcome dinner in London
    - Cardiff Castle Welsh Banquet
    - 4 table d'hote dinners

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Walking Tours of Conwy, Oxford & Windsor
  • Tours of London, Cardiff and Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Narrow-Gauge Train Ride in Snowdonia

ENTRANCES AND ADMISSIONS

  • St Paul’s Cathedral
  • Stonehenge
  • Roman Baths & Pump Room
  • Cardiff Castle
  • National Slate Museum
  • Caernarfon Castle
  • Shakespeare’s Birthplace
  • Windsor Castle

London (HEW), UK

Accommodation

Park Plaza Riverbank - London (HEW), UK

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

London (HEW), UK

London Arrival & St Paul’s Cathedral
Your vacation starts at your London hotel at 2:00 pm when you meet your tour director. Head out on a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks. Stop at St Paul’s Cathedral to tour the awe-inspiring interior. In the evening discuss your trip with your tour director over a welcome drink and dine in your hotel.

London (HEW), UK

Accommodation

Park Plaza Riverbank - London (HEW), UK

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

London (HEW2), UK

Tower of London & City Sights
Today explore London at your own pace on an open-top bus tour to see the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square and more. You may also take a walking tour and a cruise on the River Thames. Visit the Tower of London to view the magnificent Crown Jewels, guarded by Beefeaters in distinctive Tudor uniforms and visit some of the historic towers where important historic events have taken place. You may prefer to visit Kensington Palace, home of Princess Diana. The evening is free for dining on your own and there is no shortage of great restaurants.

Cardiff (HEW), Wales

Accommodation

Radisson Blu Cardiff - Cardiff (HEW), Wales

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Cardiff (HEW), Wales

Stonehenge, Bath & Cardiff Castle Banquet
Drive to Salisbury Plain to view the huge monoliths of Stonehenge and, in the interpretive visitor center, learn about how they were built over 4,500 years ago and how people moved huge blocks of stone with primitive tools. Next head to Bath to visit the Roman Baths and Pump Room, hot mineral-rich springs that have been popular since Roman times. The fashion of “taking the waters” was revived during the 18th century Regency period when much of Bath’s elegant houses were built. Travel into Wales to tour Cardiff Castle, built up over centuries and especially in the 19th century. Then sit down to a fun Welsh banquet with entertainment.

Caernarfon (HEW), Wales

Accommodation

Celtic Royal Hotel - Caernarfon (HEW), Wales

3 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Caernarfon (HEW), Wales

Train Ride & Welsh Scenery
Take a panoramic drive around Cardiff, Wales’ proud capital, to view the principal features. Then drive north through the lovely scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park and continue north through rural Wales, which is mainly picturesque countryside with mixed farms. In North Wales travel through hills and valleys of the Snowdonia National Park. Take a narrow-gauge train ride through the heart of the region to admire mountain scenery. Drive to Caernarfon for your next overnight stay. Your hotel is just outside the walls and you may like to take a gentle walk through the ancient streets after dinner.

Caernarfon (HEW), Wales

Accommodation

Celtic Royal Hotel - Caernarfon (HEW), Wales

3 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Caernarfon (HEW2), Wales

Castles of North Wales, Slate Museum & Snowdonia
Today tour North Wales, starting with a visit to the National Slate Museum, which tells about the region’s former slate industry. This industry developed in Victorian times when most houses in Britain had slate roofs. Pause for photos of Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales. Stop in Conwy to view its massive castle, which was built by King Edward I in the 13th century as part of his mission to conquer Wales. Take a walk through the narrow medieval streets and see the smallest house in Britain, located on the quay and was home to a fisherman. Tour the massive walls and battlements of 13th century Caernarfon Castle, also built by King Edward I.

Stratford-Upon-Avon (HEW), UK

Accommodation

The Stratford - Stratford-Upon-Avon (HEW), UK

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Stratford-Upon-Avon (HEW), UK

Llangollen & Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon
Drive to the charming village of Llangollen and take a look around this typical Welsh settlement with many quaint tearooms and shops. Then head across the English border for a look around the picturesque town of Bridgnorth, with attractive black and white houses. Drive to Stratford-upon-Avon for a panoramic tour around the city center and visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Here you will see an exhibition about his life and work before walking through the house where he was born. Today it is furnished in the style of his time. Check in to your centrally-located hotel.

Windsor (HEW), UK

Accommodation

MacDonald Windsor Hotel - Windsor (HEW), UK

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Windsor (HEW), UK

Cotswolds & Windsor Castle
Drive through the gentle hills of the Cotswolds, renowned for its pretty cottages and colorful gardens. Stop in Broadway, typical of the lovely old villages in the region where the houses are built of local honey-colored stone. Take a walking tour through Oxford to learn about the famous colleges and see how the two communities of “town” and “gown” live. Tour Windsor Castle, one of The Queen’s official residences, to see the State Apartments and St George’s Chapel. This is the largest inhabited castle in the world. After dinner in your hotel, take a brief stroll around the compact and historic town with a local guide.

Depart From

London Departure (CIE), UK

Tour Ends at London Airport:
Your tour ends this morning. Fly home from London Heathrow Airport.


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Tour Highlights

ACCOMMODATION

  • Seven Nights of Superior Hotel Accommodation

TRANSPORTATION

  • Sightseeing by Luxury Coach
  • Services of a professional Scottish Driver/Guide

DINING OPTIONS

  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • Full Breakfast Daily except on Day of Arrival
  • 6 Dinners Including: 
    - Welcome dinner in London
    - Cardiff Castle Welsh Banquet
    - 4 table d'hote dinners

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Walking Tours of Conwy, Oxford & Windsor
  • Tours of London, Cardiff and Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Narrow-Gauge Train Ride in Snowdonia

ENTRANCES AND ADMISSIONS

  • St Paul’s Cathedral
  • Stonehenge
  • Roman Baths & Pump Room
  • Cardiff Castle
  • National Slate Museum
  • Caernarfon Castle
  • Shakespeare’s Birthplace
  • Windsor Castle

Prices Based On

  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • Single travelers are very welcome on the Heart of Wales and England Tour - life-long friendships are regularly formed with fellow passengers! Single travelers may have their own hotel room each night at an additional cost of US$624.00
  • All Taxes & Fees Included.

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