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9-Day British Panorama Tour from London

Tour Code: 026-726
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London, United Kingdom
9 Days 8 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Edinburgh, London, Bath, Chester, Gretna Green, Jedburgh, Lake District National Park, Melrose, Northumberland National Park, Stonehenge, Stratford-Upon-Avon, York.

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    Express - dep date is within 21 days +$25 Year round
    • Price: All Prices are in USD. Prices are per person based upon shared twin room occupancy. All prices are based on current exchange rates and are subject to change without notice.
    • Child Rate: Young travelers aged 8-17 receive a 10% discount on the land price. We regret that we are unable to accept children less than 8 years old on these types of vacations.
    • No more than 3 passengers allowed in room 1.
    Day 1


    Today we will gather in London. After checking in, guests are free to spend the rest of the day as they please.
    Standard Hotel: Kensington Close or similar
    Day 2


    Today is a free day in magnificent London, England. A tour guide is on hand to assist guests in setting up activities.
    • London, UNITED KINGDOM

      The capital city of both England and the United Kingdom has been a focal point of Western civilization for centuries. This amazing city in the British Isles is famous for places like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Westminster Abbey.
    Standard Hotel: Kensington Close or similar
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 3

    London - York - Leeds (325 km)

    In the morning we will meet up with the tour director and board the bus north. Our first stop will be in the town of York, UK, England's most complete medieval city, where we will take a walking tour. We will spend the night in Leeds, UK.

    Standard Hotel: Jurys Inn or similar
    Day 4

    Leeds - Northumberland National Park - Jedburgh - Melrose - Edinburgh (318 km)

    Today, our first stop will be the southern tip of Northumberland National Park, where we will see Hadrian's Wall, an ancient Roman structure dating back nearly 2,000 years. We will then cross into Scotland, where we will stop at two centuries-old towns to see historic buildings: Jedburgh, UK and Melrose, UK. Our day ends in Edinburgh, UK, where guests are invited on an optional tour of the former Royal Yacht Britannia.
    • Northumberland National Park, UNITED KINGDOM

      The northernmost national park in England, covering about a quarter of the county Northumberland. It covers an area of more than 1,030 square kilometres and is one of the least populated and least visited of the National Parks.
    • Jedburgh, UNITED KINGDOM

      Jedburgh is a town and former royal burgh in the Scottish Borders and former county town of Roxburghshire. It is 10 miles from the border with England, and is dominated by the substantial ruins of Jedburgh Abbey.
    • Melrose, UNITED KINGDOM

      Melrose is a small town and civil parish in the Scottish Borders, historically in Roxburghshire.
    Standard Hotel: Novotel Edinburgh Park (F) or similar
    Day 5


    Today we will have a full day to experience Edinburgh, UK, the Scottish capital. Our morning tour will take us to the historic Old Town as well as famous Edinburgh Castle. In the afternoon, guests will have free time to explore at their leisure. At night, there is an optional dinner-and-show featuring Highland entertainment and food.
    • Edinburgh, UNITED KINGDOM

      Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, to the north of England in the United Kingdom. Learn about the area's proud history at the National Museum of Scotland, and tour the Royal Yacht Britannia and Arthur's Seat.

      Edinburgh Castle

      This historic and famous castle sits atop the Castle Rock precipice in the city of Edinburgh. Human occupation of the area that is now the fortress dates back to the second century AD or possibly even earlier.

      Old Town

      This UNESCO World Heritage Site is Edinburgh, Scotland's historic district, with structures dating back to the 16th century. Notable buildings here include St. Giles' Cathedral, the Royal Museum of Scotland, the University of Edinburgh and Scottish Parliament Building.
    Standard Hotel: Pond (F) or similar
    Day 6

    Edinburgh - Gretna Green - Lake District National Park - Chester - Wrexham (507 km)

    Our first stop of this busy day is the village of Gretna Green, UK, which is famous as a spot where runaway couples would elope. We will then leave Scotland and cross back into England to visit Lake District National Park, considered to be the country's most beautiful area. In the town of Chester, UK, we will take a walking tour of ancient Roman ruins. We will overnight in Wrexham, UK.
    • Gretna Green, UNITED KINGDOM

      This Scottish village, right across the border from England, has grown quite a reputation for being a destination of runaway couples trying to get married. There are many lovely historical buildings in town.
    • Lake District National Park, UNITED KINGDOM

      Usually simply known as the "Lake District," this park in the northernmost area of the United Kingdom is home to nearly one hundred lakes. Its beauty has made it a popular vacation spot with people across the country.
    • Chester, UNITED KINGDOM

      A walled city in Cheshire, England. It has a number of medieval buildings, but some of the black-and-white buildings within the city centre are Victorian restorations.
    Standard Hotel: Ramada Plaza or similar
    Day 7

    Wrexham - Stratford-Upon-Avon - Broadway - Cardiff (328 km)

    In the morning we will visit picturesque Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK, the Birthplace of Shakespeare. From there, we will drive to the Welsh capital of Cardiff, making a brief stop along the way in the town of Broadway, UK.
    • Stratford-Upon-Avon, UNITED KINGDOM

      Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in the Stratford-on-Avon District.

      Shakespeare's Birthplace

      Believed to be the birthplace and childhood home of playwright William Shakespeare, this 16th-century house and museum has been called, "a Mecca for all lovers of literature." Shakespeare would have lived here from 1564 until about 1574.
    Standard Hotel: Park Inn or similar
    Day 8

    Cardiff - Bath - Amesbury - London (340 km)

    Today we will travel to the town of Bath, UK in England, home of the famous Roman Baths. From there, we will head into the English countryside to visit the iconic Stonehenge and its new-and-improved visitor's center and museum. We will drive east to London for the night.

      Bath is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Somerset, England, known for its Roman-built baths.

      Roman Baths

      The Roman Baths is an exceptionally well-preserved bathhouse built around a natural hotspring in antiquity. The first bathhouse there was built in about 890 BC (before Roman rule), though the current building dates to about 65 AD.
    • Stonehenge, UNITED KINGDOM

      This world-famous prehistoric monument dates to between 3000 and 2000 BC. It is a UNESCO National Historic Site and one of the most recognizable icons of Britain in the world. It is thought to have been a burial site.
    Standard Hotel: Kensington Close or similar
    Day 9


    After breakfast, we will conclude our tour.
    Breakfast: Included
    • Price Includes

    • Tickets for Gretna Green, Grasmere, Liverpool, Llangollen, Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon, Broadway, Bath, Salisbury; orientation drive in Bristol; walking tours in Cambridge, York, Chester
    • Full breakfast daily (B), including buffet breakfast in London; 2 three-course dinners (D) with choice of menus
    • 8 nights hotel accommodations
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    • Price Excludes

    • Air fares
    • Airport transfer (Roundtrip: $50.00/person)
    • Optional tours, tips to guides, driver, and tour manager.
    • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, wines, water, beverages, food other than the table d'hote menu, passport and visa fees, insurance, airport taxes and fees, and foreign port taxes unless specifically indicated in the package inclusions
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      Optional Excursions

      Please note the optional excursions and prices are subject to change without prior notice.

      Excursions in London

      A Taste of London Daily April to October
      Ideal for your arrival day, this guided evening excursion includes a 3-course dinner with wine and beer at a contemporary London restaurant, followed by a narrated illumination cruise on the River Thames.
      Approximate value: per person

      Afternoon Excursion to Windsor Castle Daily
      Enjoy your guided visit to the Queen's favorite residence, the largest inhabited castle in the world. The highlight is the newly refurbished state rooms.
      Approximate value: £39 GBP per person

      Buckingham Palace and the Royal Mews Afternoons daily July 31 to September 30
      First a guided visit to the Royal Mews to see the magnificent gold coach, then admire over 20 grand rooms in the palace used by the Queen for state occasions.
      Approximate value: per person

      Morning City Sightseeing Daily
      A comprehensive tour in the company of a local guide including St. Paul's Cathedral and the Changing of the Guard (if held). Note: Groups cannot visit St. Paul's on Sundays. Reduced traffic permits more sightseeing and a lower price (GBP 25) applies.
      Approximate value: £29 GBP per person

      Shownight - Billy Elliot (Fridays & Saturdays)
      A marvelous evening in London's theater district starts with a gourmet dinner at The Bank restaurant in Westminster followed by best seats at the Victoria Palace Theatre to see the original London staging of the inspirational musical Billy Elliot.
      Approximate value: per person

      Shownight - Wicked (Fridays & Saturdays)
      A marvelous evening in London's theater district starts with a gourmet dinner at The Bank restaurant in Westminster followed by best seats at The Apollo Victoria Theatre to see the sensational London production of Wicked.
      Approximate value: per person

      Tower of London and Crown Jewels Afternoons daily
      Let your guide bring the 900-year-old Tower Of London to life before you inspect the fabulous Crown Jewels. Afternoons daily.
      Approximate value: £39 GBP per person

      Excursions in Edinburgh

      Royal Yacht Britannia Excursion & Dinner
      A unique optional experience: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, once the perfect royal residence for the Queen's glittering state visits and family holidays. Tour five decks and see how the Royal Family and crew of 240 lived and worked on board. Dinner with wine and coffee at a local restaurant rounds off the evening.
      Approximate value: per person

      Scottish Evening With Bagpipers And The Ceremony Of The Haggis
      Your evening commences in style with a piper welcoming you in traditional Scottish style. Savor a delicious four-course Scottish banquet with wine, then let your host lead you through an evening of music, song and dance culminating in the traditional Ceremony of the Haggis and the joint singing of 'Auld Lang Syne' written by Robert Burns.
      Approximate value: per person

      Excursions in Chrdiff

      Welsh Evening
      Dinner with wine and entertainment are included in this uniquely Welsh evening.
      Approximate value: £59 GBP per person

    • ST=Superior Tourist Class Hotels
    • Tickets for the world-renowned Edinburgh Military Tattoo are included for the following departures:
      • August 7
      • August 14
      • August 21
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    Prices: All vacation prices are based on rates (reflecting foreign exchange rates) known at the time of publication and expected to be in effect at the time of departure, and do not include airfare except where noted. Vacation prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Single room supplements and triple and quad room reductions are listed where applicable. Not all accommodation types are available on all vacations.

    Cancellation: Standard Cancellation Fees escorted and independent vacations: (Notification day and departure day are not counted)
  • 45 days prior to the commencement of services: $250 per person will be charged.
  • 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments
  • 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments
  • There is 6% handling fee on all the above refund amount.
  • Reservation Changes: A fee of $50 per transaction will be charged for any alteration or revision made to a reservation. A change of traveler name, vacation date, or itinerary within final payment will be treated as a full cancellation and new reservation; vacation cancellation fees (as above) apply.

    Contact Information: Passengers are responsible to ensure that operator Travel has the correctly spelled name, address, phone number, email and fax data for all passengers. Names printed on the invoice must exactly match the first and last name written in their passport (middle names or initials are not needed). Operator will not be responsible for passengers who do not receive documents due to inaccurate information.

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    Baggage Allowance: Due to limited motorcoach capacity, your single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30"x21"x11" and weight not exceeding 50lbs (22kg). We regret that we are unable to accept a second suitcase or any luggage exceeding these limits on any vacation listed in this brochure.

    Children: Travelers who are less than 18 years old on the departure date must be accompanied by an adult throughout the duration of the vacation. We do not accept children less than 8 years old.

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    Travelers with Disabilities: Tour participants requiring any form of assistance are required to notify operator in writing at the time of reservation, and must be accompanied by an individual responsible for providing those services. Tour managers, guides, drivers or other tour, hotel, ship personnel are not able to provide such assistance. Wheelchairs + Walkers: Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs and walkers may not be taken aboard motor coaches and/or river cruise ships. Operator reserves the right to remove any person from a tour or cruise who has not provided the required notification, has not received written confirmation from operator, or does not comply with these regulations. All related expenses, including those to return home, will be borne by the passenger.

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