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2-7 Days London, Cambridge, York, Edinburgh Europe Flexible Summer Tour from Manchester in English Tour Code: 343-5346

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Manchester, United Kingdom
English
2-7 1-6
Visit Edinburgh, London (Big Ben, British Museum, Tower Bridge), Cambridge, Manchester, York, Bicester, Lake District National Park (Windermere), Stratford-Upon-Avon (Shakespeare's Birthplace), Fort Augustus, Glenfinnan, Gretna Green, Inverness (Loch Ness), Scottish Highlands.
  • Drive to Cambridge and visit the University of Cambridge
  • Visit historic and famous Edinburgh Castle atop the Castle Rock
  • Free breakfasts
Price In USD (Price per person based on double occupancy)
Price (/Person)
    Single $170
    Share Room $107
    Double $107
    3rd Person
    Child
    (Age 2-11)
    $96
    Infant
    (Age Under 2yrs)
    Free
Price (/Person)
    Single $175
    Share Room $109
    Double $109
    3rd Person
    Child
    (Age 2-11)
    $98
    Infant
    (Age Under 2yrs)
    Free
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  • Price listed is Per Day Per Person in US Dollars (USD)
  • Child fare: 2 - 11 years old share a room with two adults (no bed). No charge for infants under 2 years old.
  • Lodging: Max 2 adults and 1 child are allowed in one room.
  • Share Room We will not charge client any single supplement if they are willing to share the room with other tour members. But No complaints or amendments could be made based on this issue. This preference must indicated at time of booking, and with a minimum of 7 days prior to joining the tour. Once the booking is confirmed, it will not be possible to amend the room choice while on tour.
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Day 1: Manchester - Stratford-upon-Avon - Bicester Village - London (297 km)

Today, we will embark on a breath-taking drive that will take us to Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon to see the cobble-stoned streets, drinking dens and old theaters. Later, we will go to Bicester Village, an outlet shopping center.
  • Stratford-Upon-Avon, UNITED KINGDOM

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

    Shakespeare's Birthplace

    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.

    Admission (Optional): Adult GBP19.50; Child (Under 15 yrs) GBP9.75

  • Bicester, UNITED KINGDOM

    A town and civil parish in the Cherwell district of northeastern Oxfordshire in England.This historic market centre is one of the fastest growing towns in Oxfordshire.

    Bicester Village

    This outlet shopping center to the northwest of London is home to several luxury stores, including Armani, Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, Burberry, DKNY, Dior, Givenchy, Jimmy Choo, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren, and much more!
Standard Hotel: Overnight stay in London or city nearby

Day 2: London

After breakfast, we will take a walking tour through London, visiting Big Ben, the House of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street, Whitehall, St. James Park, Buckingham Palace, and the River Thames. In the afternoon, we will visit the famous British Museum and St. Paul's Cathedral, if we have time. We will also be able to see great views of the Tower Bridge and the Tower of London while sitting in the coach. We will have many entertainment options available to us in the evening.
  • London, UNITED KINGDOM

    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.

    Big Ben

    Big Ben
    "Big Ben" is actually the name of the bell inside the clocktower located at the northern end of Westminster Palace. The tower itself is officially known as "Elizabeth Tower." It is one of England's most recognizable landmarks.

    10 Downing Street

    10 Downing Street
    Also known by the Brits as "Number 10," this building is the headquarters of the executive branch of the British government and the official residence of the Prime Minister.

    St. James's Park

    This park in London spans 23 hectares in the southernmost portion of the St. James area. It is bounded by Buckingham Palace to the West, providing incredible vies of the royal residence.

    Buckingham Palace

    Buckingham Palace
    One of the most famous palaces of the British monarchy, Buckingham Palace dates back to 1705. In addition to serving as a museum and art gallery, it has been the main residence of the royal family since 1837.

    Parliament Square

    Parliament Square
    This large open area outside London's Palace of Westminster is one of London's main tourist spots. In addition to a grassy park with trees, it contains many monuments to famous historical figures such as Winston Churchill and Abraham Lincoln.

    River Thames

    River Thames
    The longest river in England and second-longest in the UK, the River Thames is a staple of London. Many of the cities most famous landmarks either sit on it, such as the Tower of London, or cross over it.

    Thames River Cruise

    The River Thames is iconic, a symbol of the city that it cuts through. Now you can take a cruise on the waters of the river and see some of the most iconic locations in London.

    Tour Fee (Optional): Adult GBP25

    British Museum

    British Museum
    This large museum complex is dedicated to human history and culture. The building is designed in a Greek revival style. It was established all the way back in 1753, and holds departments for each major civilization in human history.

    St. Paul's Cathedral

    St. Paul's Cathedral
    Sitting atop the highest point in London, this cathedral is woven deeply into the national identity of England. Figures such as Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher are buried here, and Princess Diana's wedding took place here, among many other occasions.

    Tower Bridge

    Tower Bridge
    This iconic bridge is a symbol of London. The two arms at its top are walkways that have been converted into a small museum. Here, guests can see the original steam engines that once powered the lifting of the bridge.

    Tower of London

    Tower of London
    Dating back nearly a millennia, this historic castle on the shores of the Thames in London has served many important functions throughout history. Today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a museum that is open to the public.

    Westminster Abbey

    Westminster Abbey
    This imposing Gothic church from the 10th century AD is one of the most famous buildings in the United Kingdom. It has played host to 16 royal weddings since its building, including that of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Standard Hotel: Overnight stay in London or city nearby

Day 3: London - Cambridge - York (293 km)

After breakfast, we will drive to Cambridge and visit the University of Cambridge, a majesticoldgroup of buildings including King's College and Queens' College, set among the most rural of bridges. Sincerely recommend a trip to "Cambridge Penny", which is carried by a boat with a long pole (part-time job of many college students) to carry people up the river Cambridge.After that, we will proceed to York or nearby for the night.
  • Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM

    Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM
    A university city and the county town of Cambridgeshire, England, home to the world-renowned University of Cambridge, which was founded in 1209.

    University of Cambridge

    A collegiate public research university in Cambridge founded in 1209. It is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's fourth-oldest surviving university.

    Kings College

    Kings College
    King's College is one of the schools that make up the University of Cambridge in England. It was founded in 1441, making it more than 550 years old. The amazing King's College Chapel is considered a Gothic masterpiece.

    Queens' College

    Queens' College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge and is also one of the older colleges of the university, founded in 1448 by Margaret of Anjou.

    Cambridge Punting

    The River Cam runs through the heart of Cambridge enabling you to enjoy fantastic views of the world famous Cambridge College "Backs" from the comfort of a traditional Cambridge Punt.

    Tour Fee (Optional): Adult GBP30; Child GBP30

Standard Hotel: Overnight stay in York or city nearby

Day 4: York-Edinburgh (258 km)

Visit the York Minster in the morning. Then you will step up onto York city walls, dating back to Roman times. For those keen to discover little grass-roots shops, there will be time to wander around. There is a century-old tea house, and we have prepared enough time to allow you to enjoy an authentic British afternoon tea.
  • York, UNITED KINGDOM

    A historic walled city in North Yorkshire, England. York Minster and a variety of cultural and sporting activities make it a popular tourist destination.

    York Minster

    York Minster
    This church in York is the official cathedral of the city, and one of the largest of its kind in northern Europe. It is the seat of the Archbishop of York, the second-highest office in the Church of England.

    York City Walls

    York City Walls
    The English city of York has been defended by walls since its earliest days as a Roman settlement. Today, visitors to the city can still see the significant portions of the medieval walls that still stand.
  • Edinburgh, UNITED KINGDOM

    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.
Standard Hotel: Overnight stay in Edinburgh or city nearby

Day 5: Edinburgh-Glasgow (67 km)

After breakfast, We'll visit Edinburgh Castle, set on the stunning view of volcanic rock structures, where once inside we will admire the oldest royal crown and jewellery. We then continue this royal trail with a visit to Holyrood Palace and the City Hall. Optional is a visit to JK Rowling's Ivory Cafe where Harry Potter was authored, to enjoy a cup of coffee. Or with your family or friends, you can also go to the photo studio to cosplay as "ancient Scots" to take pictures, which is also a very interesting experience. After enjoying dinner in Edinburgh, coach will drive towards Glasgow.
  • Edinburgh, UNITED KINGDOM

    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

    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.

    Pls. book online in advance (advise booking time 13.00-14:00 ) booking info : edinburghcastle.scot/plan-your-visit/tickets

    Admission (Optional): Adult GBP19.50; Child (5-15 yrs) GBP11.40; Senior (Over 65 yrs) GBP15.50; Self book online in advance(advise booking time 11.00-14:00): edinburghcastle.scot/plan-your-visit/tickets

    Holyrood Palace

    The Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official Scottish residence of the royal family and has been since the 1500s. The structures on the palace ground dated back even further, to the founding of Hollyrood Abbey in 1128.

    The Elephant House

    The Elephant House
    This restaurant serves delicious, energizing gourmet tea and coffee. It has gained some fame for being the place where J.K. Rowling sat down to write a good portion of her beloved Harry Potter series.
Standard Hotel: Glasgow or city nearby (minimum 3* hotel)

Day 6: Glasgow-Glenfinnan-Fort Augustus-Inverness-Scottish Highlands-Glasgow (13695 km)

Today we enjoy Scotland to the fullest. We head to the Glenfinnan Viaduct. Then visit the town with the same name as the ancient Roman emperor Augustus; Fort Augustus. The town is located at the southernmost tip of Loch Ness, with a very picturesquescenery. The Loch Ness Monster is Scotland's oldest and enduring myth and legend, On the way back we pass by Scotland's first national park "Loch Lomond", which is located on the boundary between the Highland and the Lowland fault. There aremorethan 30 small islands in the lake, and the scenery is beautiful. Of course, we will take pictures along the way.
  • Glenfinnan, UNITED KINGDOM

    Glenfinnan Viaduct

    The Hogwarts train was made iconic by the protagonist of the movie Harry Potter, they passed through this bridge, which was built between 1897 and 1901. In summer, steam trains can be seen passing by.
  • Fort Augustus, UNITED KINGDOM

    Fort Augustus is a popular tourist destination in the Highland of Scotland, at the south west end of Loch Ness. The Caledonian Canal passes through Fort Augustus and connects Fort William to Inverness.
  • Inverness, UNITED KINGDOM

    Inverness, located in the Scottish Highlands, is the northernmost city in the UK and administrative center of the region. The Gaelic king MacBethad, popularized in Shakespeare's Macbeth, held a castle in this city during the 11th century.

    Loch Ness

    Loch Ness
    One of the world's most famous lakes, Loch Ness is best known for the mythological creature said to be hidden in its waters. The legend is spurred on by the extreme murkiness of the water and depth of the lake.
  • Scottish Highlands, UNITED KINGDOM

    This sparsely populated, mountainous region in the north of Scotland is full of amazing views. It is often considered the typical, trademark image that represents Scotland as a whole.

    Loch Lomond (Passing By)

    Loch Lomond
    This freshwater lake in the Scottish Highlands is, by surface area, the largest inland stretch of water in Great Britain. It is dotted with many small islands.
  • Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM

    Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and situated on the river Clyde in the country's west central lowlands.
Standard Hotel: Glasgow or city nearby (minimum 3* hotel)

Day 7: Glasgow-Gretna Green-Lake District National Park-Manchester (396 km)

In the morning, we will drive to the Lake District. On the way, we will stop in Greta Green, a village in the south of Scotland famous for the number of runaway marriages that seek refuge here. Afterwards, we will reach the Lake District National Park, You can choose our optional to join boat cruise of Lake Windermere, or hop off to the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. From then onwards we are driving to Manchester, where we can visit Old Trafford, the stadium that is home to Manchester United.
  • 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.

    Windermere

    Windermere
    Located in Lake District National Park in the north of England, Windermere is the largest lake in the country. It is classified as a ribbon lake because it is long and narrow, resembling a finger.

    Windermere Cruise and Train

    Take this relaxing cruise on the Windermere, where you will see magnificent views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and the many wooded islands.

    Tour Fee (Optional): Adult GBP40; Child GBP40|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

    The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction

    The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
    This low-key amusement park for children can be found in the Lake District National Park in the north of England. It is based off the works of children's author Beatrix Potter, who wrote Peter Rabbit and other beloved stories.
  • Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM

    Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
    Manchester is a major city in the northwest of England with a rich industrial heritage. It was the world's first industrialized city and is the second largest city in the United Kingdom.

    Old Trafford

    Old Trafford
    This legendary football stadium is home to Manchester United F.C., one of the biggest and most successful teams in the sporting world. With a capacity of 75,635 attendees, it is the second-largest football stadium in the United Kingdom.
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Location Address Departure
Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM Piccadilly Railway Station, Abrantes, MAN M60 7RA (Piccadilly Railway Station - Abrantes, Manchester) 8:30am
  • Please arrive at the station at least 15 minutes before the scheduled departure.
  • DROP OFF POINTS (Please noted that the drop off time is for reference only and may vary slightly due to traffic/ unforeseen circumstances. Please check the drop off information according to your travel duration and end date)
    End Date End City Time and Loction
    Mon No can not leave the tour
    Tue Edinburgh 17:00 Edinburgh Waverley Station
    Wed No can not leave the tour
    Thu Manchester 18:30 Manchester China Town
    Fri London 19:30 London St. Pancras Railway Station
    Stratford upon Avon 16:00 Shakespeare Birthplace
    Sat London 19:00 London St. Pancras Rail Station
    Sun Cambridge 16:00 Cambridge University

Price Includes

  • Hotel: Twin share basis. For child aged 2 - 11 years old will be sharing a room with 2 adults.
    (Hotel information will be confirmed 24 hours prior departure.)
  • Transportation: Air Conditioned luxury coach and other transportation listed in itinerary.
  • Breakfast: Daily Continental breakfast including coffee or tea, juice, bread, jam. All others meals not listed are at your expense.
  • Guide: Professional English speaking tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour

Price Excludes

Destination Adult Child Senior
Cambridge
Cambridge Punting (Optional) GBP30 GBP30 /
Edinburgh
Edinburgh Castle (Optional)
Self book online in advance(advise booking time 11.00-14:00): edinburghcastle.scot/plan-your-visit/tickets
GBP19.50 GBP11.40 (5-15 yrs) GBP15.50 (Over 65 yrs)
Edinburgh Seafood Hotpot (Optional) GBP30 GBP30 /
Lake District National Park
Windermere Cruise and Train (Optional) GBP40 GBP40 /
London
Thames River Cruise (Optional) GBP25 / /
Oxford
Oxford City Tour (Optional) GBP35 GBP35 /
Stratford-Upon-Avon
Shakespeare's Birthplace (Optional) GBP19.50 GBP9.75 (Under 15 yrs) /
York
Howard Castle (Optional) GBP45 GBP45 /
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  • The temperature difference between day and night in Europe is substantial, the annual average temperature exceeds 30 degrees for less than two months, and European countries have strong environmental protection awareness. Therefore, hotels in Europe may not have standard air conditioning.
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