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Englands Treasures featuring Highclere Castle
Experience leisurely stays in England's most iconic destinations. Spend three nights in bustling London. Visit Highclere Castle, home of the hit PBS show Downton Abbey. Savor a relaxing two-night stay in peaceful Cornwall. Sail the picturesque Lake District, made famous by poets and artists. Meander through York's medieval 'Shambles.' Visit the elaborate 1st-century Roman spas of Bath. Learn about Liverpool's rich history and promising future. Tour the magnificent Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Winston Churchill. Take in the breathtaking beauty of the Yorkshire moors. Visit Glastonbury Abbey to view the reputed resting place of King Arthur. Explore the charming village of St Ives, Cornwall's popular resort town and artist colony. Explore Coventry's medieval cathedral's haunting ruins. From the bustling streets of London to the rolling landscapes of Cornwall, and from Buckhingham Palace to Stonehenge, these are England's true treasures.
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Tour OperatorCollette
OfferOffer valid through 6/30/2017
Duration
12 Days
Itinerary
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1LondonOvernight Flight: Absorb the idyllic charms of England on this journey that includes three of its most scenic areas. Enchantment awaits as you travel through the Lake District, the Cotswolds, and Cornwall.
Day 2LondonLondon, England - Tour Begins: Your tour opens in London, the cosmopolitan and historic capital of Britain. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 3LondonLondon: This morning, see the quintessential sights of London with your local guide. View the Tower of London, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the changing of the guard (if held).Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore this iconic city.
Day 4LondonLondon - Highclere Castle* - London: Today you enter the world of Downton Abbey as you visit Highclere Castle, filming location for this beloved series. Highclere is the home of the Earls of Carnarvon and has one of the world's best private Egyptian collections. Enjoy full access to the castle and the grounds.
Day 5LondonLondon - Coventry - York: Bid London farewell and travel north to the historic city of Coventry. Join a local guide and tour the cathedral's haunting ruins, devastated by bombs dropped by the Luftwaffe in World War II. Continue on to the medieval city of York. Join a local expert on a leisurely walking tour and see the famous Minster and 'Shambles,' a quaint, narrow street that appears today almost as it did during the Middle Ages. Here you'll find great shopping and a street that is so narrow in parts that you can almost reach both sides with your outstretched arms.
Day 6YorkYork - Yorkshire Dales - Lake District: Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore charming York. Then, take in some of England's most breathtaking scenery as you travel through the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Stop for a visit at the Wensleydale Creamery to learn about the history of cheese making in Yorkshire. Continue on to the scenic Lake District and your hotel on the shores of Lake Windermere.
Day 7Lake DistrictLake District: Enjoy a day exploring the magnificent Lake District, England's most popular area of bucolic beauty. Stroll through the picturesque village of Grasmere, once home of and inspiration to the romantic poet William Wordsworth. Sail** on the largest lake in England, Lake Windermere, and take in the tranquil backdrop of lush green mountains, serene shorelines and pristine calm waters dotted with tiny islands. This evening is at your leisure.
Day 8Lake DistrictLake District - Liverpool - Cotswolds - Great Malvern: This morning, travel to the great port city of Liverpool. A private tour will reveal the 800 year history of this fascinating city. Afterward, spend time on your own at the restored Albert Dock complex. Perhaps you'll explore one of the many museums such as the Tate Liverpool Gallery, Maritime Museum, or the award-winning Beatles Story. End your day in the spa town of Great Malvern where your hotel affords you magnificent views across the English countryside.
Day 9CotswoldsCotswolds - Great Malvern: Discover one of England's most magnificent homes - Blenheim Palace - birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Afterward, enjoy a relaxing day touring the Cotswolds, venturing to some of England's most charming villages. Return to your hotel with time to relax and explore the charming town during an evening at leisure.
Day 10Great MalvernGreat Malvern - Bath - Glastonbury - Cornwall: Venture to the ancient Roman town of Bath - renowned for more than 2,000 years for its spas and natural hot springs. Visit the Roman Baths Museum to see the elaborate spas, valued since Roman times for their curative properties. Next, visit the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey, once the richest monastic community in England and the reputed home of King Arthur. Continue to Cornwall, England's 'sunny southwest.' Spend two nights in this breathtaking corner of the world, so seldom explored by travelers.
Day 11CornwallCornwall: Enjoy a leisurely morning at your hotel before setting out for a day of discovery. See iconic St. Michael's Mount where legend says St. Michael the Archangel appeared to local fishermen here in the 5th century. Next, travel along Cornwall's stunning coastal road to Land's End, England's most westerly point. Continue to St. Ives, a popular artist colony and resort town, for an afternoon of exploration at leisure.
Day 12CornwallCornwall - Salisbury - Stonehenge - Windsor Area: Leave Cornwall for the bustling market town of Salisbury. Enjoy free time to explore before continuing to Stonehenge. No trip to England would be complete without a visit to this prehistoric UNESCO World Heritage site. Come to know the mysteries of its origins and the various theories of its symbolism and purpose. Join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner and toast to the end of a wonderful journey.
Day 13WindsorWindsor Area - Tour Ends: Your journey through Britain ends today.
Dates/Pricing
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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
July 08, 2017$3,549.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
July 15, 2017$3,549.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
The Cornwall Hotel and Spa St. Austell, United KingdomRadisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt London, United Kingdom
Hotel 53 York, United KingdomLow Wood Bay Hotel Ambleside, United Kingdom
Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow Hayes, United KingdomAbbey Hotel Malvern Hills Great Malvern, United Kingdom
Disclaimer
* NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.
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Englands Treasures featuring Highclere Castle
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Experience leisurely stays in England's most iconic destinations. Spend three nights in bustling London. Visit Highclere Castle, home of the hit PBS show Downton Abbey. Savor a relaxing two-night stay in peaceful Cornwall.
 
 
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