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England And Wales (13 Days)

Close your eyes and imagine yourself surrounded by lush, green rolling hills. Now, dot your dreamscape with some sleepy hamlets, quaint cottages, dramatic seaviews, archaic castles, ancient ruins, medieval embankments and mysterious stone circles. Now open your eyes, because you’ve just the best of England and Wales, home not only to those sweeping landscapes of the North Country, but the secluded, historic port cities of Whitby and Aberystwyth, the mysterious existance of Stonehenge, as well as the historic cities of Salisbury, Cardiff and Bath. This is an Edventure not to be missed!

Your Edventure Includes

  • Round-trip airfare from SFO or LAX (price may vary based on choice of departure gateway)
  • 11 nights in hand-picked hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • 5 three-course dinners served with wine or beer
  • Full-time tour coordinator
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • HMP Holloway or HMP Full Sutton (Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials only)
  • Private deluxe motor coach
  • Transportation (planes, trains, boats, etc.) while on tour
  • Select admissions with priority entry

Fishing Port of Whitby

Bath

York Minster Church

Chester

Cardiff Castle

Snowdonia National Park

The London Eye and Parliament

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Price: $5,137 (2018), based on double occupancy, plus optional $394.00 premium trip protection*

Next Departure Dates:
  
September 2020 (ENWA0920)
August 2021
(ENWA0821)
March 2022 (ENWA0322)
August 2022 (ENWA0822)

Contact us for exact departure dates

Edventure Highlights Include:

~ Welcome Dinner


~ A guided motorcoach tour of  London, including Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, the Big Ben clock tower, the Houses of Parliament, Piccadilly Circus and a stop outside St. James’ Palace to glimpse the ceremonial Changing of the Guard (seasonal and weather dependent)


~ HMP Holloway or HMP Full Sutton (Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials only)


~ Windsor Castle, the centuries-old retreat of Britain’s Royal Family, for a guided visit through the world’s largest and longest-inhabited castle, founded by William the Conqueror in 1070, and the British Royal Family’s preferred retreat for the past 900 years


~ A trip through the English countryside on a high-speed train from London to York

~ A tour of the well-known Alnwick Castle, used as "Hogwarts" in the Harry Potter movies

A walking tour of York with a local guide to see its highlights, including the York Minster, home to a 500-year-old stained glass window, The Shambles, a well-preserved medieval street, York's well-preserved Roman walls, including in the oldest section of the city, and the ruins of St. Mary’s Abbey and the King’s Manor

~ An optional excursion across the North York Moors to Whitby, a charming fishing port made famous by its associations with Captain Cook and Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Whitby is where the Transylvanian count first sets foot in the British Isles), beginning with a tour of Whitby Abbey, followed by the 199 steps that lead to the port and its small sandy beach, and including a traditional fish-and-chips dinner ($115/pp)

The UNESCO-recognized port city of Liverpool, including the neo-Gothic Liverpool Cathedral as well as the modern Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, the homes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and the Beatles Story Museum, a tribute to the legendary band, and then the Merseyside Maritime Museum to learn about Liverpool’s role in the tragic voyage of the Titanic 

~ A stop in Chester to learn the literary history behind the Roman empire’s legacy, admire the ruins of the largest Roman amphitheater in England, the Chester Cathedral, and the old city walls, before sitting down to a traditional pub dinner 

~ A guided tour of Caernarfon and its majestic Caernarfon Castle, featuring well-preserved walls and unusual polygonal towers

~ Betws-y-Coed, a quaint village in Snowdonia National Park, to visit the Visitor Center and Musuem

~ The stunning scenery of Snowdonia National Park on the way to the Welsh port town of Aberystwyth, the second-largest city in Wales, to explore city, first on a funicular ride to the top of Constitution Hill, followed by a wander through the old castle grounds

~ A sightseeing tour of Cardiff, capital of Wales, where you'll see the medieval Cardiff Castle, located in the city center, and to take in views of the beautiful Cardiff Bay

~ The medieval Cardiff Castle, an 11th-century structure built by the Normans on the remnants of a third-century Roman fort, to partake in a tasting of Welsh mead, an ancient drink made with fermented honey, then enjoy a three-course meal of local specialties a harpist and entertainers in traditional Welsh costume perform

~ Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it’s most famous architectural sites, including the Roman Baths, the Royal Crescent and the Circus

~ An optional excursion.to have a two-hour spa treatment in the historic Roman bathes, where guests can stepping into a 12-meter naturally-heated pool to soak, or alternate between the warm and cold pools, before choosing the use of a sauna, steam room, hammam or fitness room ($119/pp)

~ Stonehenge, gazing upon the ancient, vast monoliths in wonder and amazement at how the stones were transported to their current location from where they were harvested, over 160 miles away, before exploring the new visitor’s center

~ The medieval city of Salisbury to view the soaring spire of Salisbury Cathedral, see one of the only remaining originals of the Magna Carta, and marvel at the town’s historic architecture and charming shopping streets

~ A ride on the world’s third-tallest observation wheel, the London Eye, as it lifts passengers 450 feet above the River Thames on a 30-minute sightseeing opportunity, before, taking a brief tour of London’s West End and dinner in a local London pub

~ An optional excursion to St. Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey and compare two of Britain's most famous churches, whose rich history provide an unparalleled look into the country's past; first, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral, the second largest church building in the United Kingdom and seat of the Bishop of London, then continue on to Westminster Abbey, a Gothic church located near the Houses of Parliament, and where every royal coronation except two since 1066 has taken place ($115 pp)

Tour Activity Estimates
 Average Daily Walking: 1.5 Hours
Average Activity Level: Moderate (mostly even terrain, including paved roads, cobblestone streets, few hills and stairs)

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