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Tour Overview

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Admire the beauty of Snowdonia National Park as a narrow-gauge train takes you through the heart of the region.
  • Gain insights into the histories of Conwy, Oxford, and Windsor as a guide recounts facts and local lore on walking tours of these towns.

Tour highlights

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

Overnights for this tour

  • 2 nights in the DoubleTree by Hilton London West End
  • 1 night in the Park Plaza Cardiff
  • 2 nights in the Celtic Royal Hotel
  • 1 night in the Mercure Shakespeare Hotel
  • 1 night in the Macdonald Windsor Hotel

Accommodation options

  • Superior & First Class Hotels
  • Private En-Suite Facilities in All Rooms
  • Breakfast Included
  • All Local Taxes and Hotel Service Charges Included

Day 1 - London Arrival & St. Paul’s Cathedral

Tour begins 2:00 PM at your London hotel. Take a panoramic tour of central London to see the city’s famous landmarks. Stop at St Paul’s Cathedral to tour the awe-inspiring interior. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group at your hotel.

Day 2 - Independent Touring in London

Explore London at your own pace on an independent Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour to see the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, and more. With your included vouchers, visit either Kensington Palace, former home of Princess Diana, or the Tower of London to view the magnificent Crown Jewels, guarded by Beefeaters in their distinctive Tudor uniforms. (B)

Day 3 - Stonehenge, Bath & Cardiff Castle Banquet

Head to Salisbury Plain to view the huge monoliths of Stonehenge and, in the visitor center, learn about how they were built over 4,500 years ago. Visit the Roman Baths, hot mineral-rich springs that have been popular since Roman times and enjoy some free time to explore on your own. Travel into Wales to tour Cardiff Castle, then enjoy a fun Welsh banquet with entertainment. (B, D)

Day 4 - Train Ride & Welsh Scenery

Enjoy a panoramic drive around Cardiff to view its principal features. Continue through the Brecon Beacons National Park and through rural Wales with its picturesque countryside. Take in the beauty of the Snowdonia National Park. A narrow-gauge train ride will take you through the heart of the region to admire mountain scenery. Head to your hotel in Caernarfon where you might choose to take a gentle walk through the ancient streets after dinner (B, D)

Day 5 - Wales & Snowdonia

Visit the National Slate Museum, which highlights the region’s former slate industry at its height in Victorian times. Pause for photos of Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales. Stroll in the quaint village of Betws-y-Coed. Stop in Conwy and take a walk through the narrow medieval streets to see the smallest house in Britain. Tour the walls and battlements of 13th-century Caernarfon Castle (B, D)

Day 6 - Llangollen & Shakespeare’s Stratford-Upon-Avon

Head 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 to enjoy the picturesque town of Bridgnorth, with attractive black and white houses. Take a panoramic tour of Stratford-upon-Avon and visit Shakespeare’s birthplace, with an exhibition about his life and work, before walking through the house where he was born (B, D)

Day 7 - Cotswolds & Windsor Castle

Take in 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. Take a walking tour through Oxford to learn about the famous colleges and enjoy lunch on your own. Tour Windsor Castle, one of the Queen’s official residences, to see the State Apartments and St George’s Chapel. Then take a brief stroll around the compact and historic town of Windsor with a local guide. Spend your evening independently. (B)

Day 8 - Tour Ends in Windsor

Your tour ends after breakfast. (B) B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner All components of this tour (hotels, visits and attractions) for 2020 itineraries are subject to change until finalized in September 2019.  >

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