Classic England Summer 2024

London

6 days

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Itinerary

  • We will leave London towards the city of Cambridge. You can admire architecture from different eras in the most ancient University Colleges. This university has generated great geniuses and personalities who have shaped the world, such as Newton, Stephen Hawkins and Alan Turing, the father of computing, among many others. On the way to York we will pass through Sherwood Forest, where the legend of Robin Hood was born and we will stop en route for lunch. York is a beautiful city of Roman origin with a long history linked to Vikings and Sajones. Before going to the hotel, we will take a walk through its charming medieval streets where we will have the opportunity to visit the largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe and walk along its medieval wall. At night it is recommended to walk around the illuminated city and visit one of its typical pubs. Accommodation and breakfast at the Hampton by Hilton York Hotel, Indigo York or similar.

  • It‚Äôs a day for landscapes where we'll get to know the national parks; ‚ÄúYorkshire Pennines‚ÄĚ and the Lake District. After breakfast we will cross the beautiful countryside of Yorkshire to reach the medieval city of Barnard Castle, where we will make a brief stop to discover its legendary streets. Next, we will enter the green valleys and hills of the ‚ÄúYorkshire Pennines‚ÄĚ national park, unchanged for thousands of years, considered the backbone of England. We will arrive at the Lake District, one of the most beautiful regions of the country, which has inspired numerous English romantic poets and where the feeling of peace is overwhelming. This is where we will have time for lunch and in the afternoon, we will take a boat trip on Lake Windermere. We will continue towards Liverpool, port city where millions of emigrants departed to the new world and home of the famous Rock Band; ‚ÄúThe Beatles‚ÄĚ. After dining at the hotel, you can visit the mythical ‚ÄúCavern Club‚ÄĚ, where the Beatles played almost 300 concerts. Dinner, accommodation and breakfast at the Marriott Liverpool Hotel, Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel or similar.

  • In the morning we will go to Chester, to take a walking tour of this walled city of Roman origins. This city seems to be taken from a fairy tale with its neo-Tudor "Black & White" houses with wooden facades, and its magnificent Gothic cathedral. We will also have free time to walk through its streets before heading back to Liverpool. We will arrive before lunch and do a magical and mysterious Panoramic Tour of Liverpool to discover the city of the Beatles and the places that inspired many of their songs. We will learn about the Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral and the Anglican Cathedral, and in the port area we will visit the well-known "Albert Dock", the maritime Liverpool, a fascinating area where you can explore the growth of Liverpool and the new cultural area that extends beyond the port. Here we will find places like the Merseyside Maritime Museum, the ‚ÄúTate‚ÄĚ Gallery, the Museum of Liverpool, the British Music Experience or The Beatles Story Museum (optional). Free afternoon in Liverpool. Accommodation and breakfast at the Marriott Liverpool, Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel or similar.

  • Today, our tour will take us to Stratford-Upon-Avon, a charming city on the banks of the Avon River and birthplace of playwright William Shakespeare. We will do a brief panoramic walk and have free time for lunch. We will continue through the picturesque villages of the Cotswolds region, with their thatched-roof houses and beautiful gardens, it‚Äôs the most representative of the English spirit. We will make a short but pleasant stop at Bourton-on-the-Water, the 'Venice of the Cotswolds'. We will continue our route to the south where we will stay in the city of Bath or Bristol. Bed and breakfast at Hampton by Hilton Bath, Mercure Holland House in Bristol or similar.

  • This morning we will visit the mystical dolmen monument of Stonehenge. The ancient stone circle, it has over 5,000 years of history, is one of the wonders of the world and has sparked the imagination and intrigue of its visitors for centuries. It is the central enclave of Salisbury Plain, showcasing a mysterious landscape dotted with burial mounds and prehistoric carvings, which are now a World Heritage Site. After the visit, we will go to the city of Salisbury whose medieval cathedral houses the best-preserved copy of the Magna Carta signed in 1215 by King John I of England. In the afternoon we will return to Bath where we will take a panoramic walk of the city walking through its flower-adorned streets and we will have free time to visit the Roman baths (optional). Free afternoon in Bath. Bed and breakfast at Hampton by Hilton Bath, Mercure Holland House in Bristol or similar.

  • This morning we will visit the historic city of Winchester, capital of Anglo-Saxon England. We will take a walking tour to enjoy the city that represents the soul of England and we will pass by its magnificent Gothic cathedral where Jane Austen is buried along with Saxon and Viking kings such as Alfred the Great and Padfoot the Great. We will visit the Great Hall of Winchester Castle where the Round Table of King Arthur is located. We will continue our route to Arundel, this small town dominated by its castle was the residence of the Dukes of Norfolk for more than 700 years. We will have time for lunch and walk through its picturesque medieval-style streets. Optional visit to Arundel Castle. From Arundel we will head towards London where we will arrive around 6:00 p.m.

Included

  • 1 night half board and 4 nights‚Äô accommodation and breakfast.
  • Tickets to Stonehenge, Winchester Castle Great Hall, a boat ride on Lake Windermere and a stop for exterior photos at Shakespeare House.
  • York, Liverpool, Chester and Bath Panoramic Tour
  • Recommended hotels or similar.
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Not included

  • Porterage not included.
  • Travel Insurance
  • National or international flights

Important Notes

  • Guaranteed Departures. Prices in sterling.
  • Cancellation policies In case of cancellation for individual reservations (less than 5 rooms per reservation) the penalty will be the following - Between 11 and 24 days before departure 25% - Between 2 and 10 days before departure 60% - Less than 48 hours or ‚Äúno presentation‚ÄĚ 100%

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