Tour Overview

Your Escorted Coach Tour of Ireland Includes

8 days/7 nights/13 meals

  • Roundtrip group airport transfers when you book our flights - $30 per person fee applies to land only bookings
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour director
  • 7 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 6 dinners (D) including
  • - Welcome dinner in London
  • - Cardiff Castle Welsh Banquet
  • - 4 table d'hote dinners
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tours of London and Cardiff
  • Narrow-gauge train ride in Snowdonia
  • Walking tours of Oxford and Windsor
  • Visits and admissions to Tower of LondonStonehengeRoman Baths & Pump RoomCaernarforn CastleNational Slate MuseumShakespeare’s Birthplaceand Windsor Castle
  • Headsets for walking tours
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person

Your Hotels

Stay at the following (or similar):

  • Park Plaza Hotel, London (2 nights)
  • Clayton Hotel, Cardiff (1 night)
  • Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon (2 nights)
  • Stratford Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon (1 night)
  • Macdonald Windsor Hotel, Windsor (1 night)

Tour highlights

  • Cotswolds
  • Big Ben
  • Caernarfon Castle
  • Cardiff Castle
  • National Slate Museum
  • Snowdon National Park
  • Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • Stonehenge
  • Tower of London
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Windsor Castle

Tour itinerary

Route map

B= Breakfast; L= Lunch, D= Dinner

Day 1: London Arrival & Welcome Drink with Dinner

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 meet your tour director to discuss your trip over a welcome drink and dine in your hotel. - See more at: http://www.cietours.com/us/escorted_tour/2016/heart_of_Wales_and_england_8d/?SessID=D2E56DDC-5007-46D2-8495-B04DE979B104#sthash.ByE566Ky.dpuf

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 meet your tour director to discuss your trip over a welcome drink and dine in your hotel(D)

Day 2: Tower of London & City Sights

This morning take a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Visit the Tower of London to view the magnificent Crown Jewels. The evening is free for dining. (B)

Day 3: Stonehenge, Bath & Traditional Welsh Evening

Drive to Salisbury Plain to view the huge monoliths of Stonehenge and learn about their history. Next head to Bath to visit the Roman Baths and Pump Room, hot mineral-rich springs that have been popular since Roman times. Travel into Wales to tour Cardiff Castle followed by a fun Welsh banquet. (B, D)

Day 4: Train Ride & Welsh Scenery

Take a panoramic drive around Cardiff, Wales’ proud capital, to view the principal features. Drive through the Brecon Beacons National Park and continue north through charming countryside. Take a narrow-gauge train ride through the heart of Snowdonia to admire mountain scenery. Drive to Caernarfon for your next overnight stay. (B, D)

Day 5: Castles of North Wales & Snowdonia

Today tour North Wales, starting with a visit to the National Slate Museum, which tells about the region’s former slate industry and pause for photos of Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales. Stop in Conwy to view its massive castle, narrow medieval streets and the smallest house in Britain. Tour the massive walls and battlements of 13th century Caernarfon Castle. (B, D)

Day 6: Llangollen & Stratford-upon-Avon

Drive to the charming village of Llangollen before heading across the English border for a look around the picturesque town of Bridgnorth. Drive to Stratford-upon-Avon for a panoramic tour and visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace to see an exhibition about his life and work. Check in to your Tudorstyle hotel. (B, D)

Day 7: Cotswolds & Windsor Castle

Drive through the Cotswolds and stop in Broadway, typical of the lovely old villages in the region. Take a walking tour through Oxford to learn about the famous colleges. Tour Windsor Castle, one of The Queen’s official residences, to see the State Apartments. After dinner, take a brief stroll around the town. (B, D)

Day 8: Tour Ends Heathrow Airport

Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

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Tour Prices

Below, you will find a price for Heart of Wales & England escorted bus tour. Ask your dedicated travel advisor about our Price Promise - you can avail of the guaranteed lowest bus tour prices available. For further information on the Heart of Wales & England Tour our trip advisors are awaiting your call on the TollFree number below or fill in the enquiry form and we will contact you.

 

Notes

Single Room Supplement $659.

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START LONDON & END LONDON

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