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England And Wales (13 Days)

Close your eyes and imagine yourself in a lush, green pasture. Now, surround yourself with rolling hills. And dot your dreamscape with some sleepy hamlets, quaint cottages, spectacular gardens, archaic castles, ancient ruins, medieval embankments and mysterious stone circles. You’ve just entered the English and Welsh countryside, home not only to sweeping landscapes and the ever-elusive Stonehenge, but also historic cities like Cambridge, Oxford, Cardiff and Bath.

Your Edventure Includes

  • Round-trip airfare from SFO or LAX (price may vary based on choice of departure gateway)
  • 9 nights in hand-picked hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • 4 three-course dinners served with wine or beer
  • Full-time multilingual tour director
  • Visit to HMP Holloway or HMP Full Sutton (Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials only)
  • Private deluxe motor coach
  • Select admissions with priority entry

Bath

York Minster Church

Chester

Cardiff Castle

Snowdonia National Park

The London Eye and Parliament

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Price: $5,436 (2018), based on double occupancy, plus optional $394.00 premium trip protection*

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Next Departure Dates:
August 2020 (ENWA0820)
Contact us for exact departure dates

Edventure Highlights:

~ Take an overnight flight by internationally-recognized airline, transfer to your hotel, and meet your fellow travelers at an included Welcome Dinner


~ Take 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, where you might glimpse the ceremonial Changing of the Guard (seasonal and weather dependent)


~Correctional Officers may visit HMP Holloway or HMP Full Sutton 


~ Join an optional excursion to Windsor Castle, the centuries-old retreat of Britain’s Royal Family, for a guided visit to 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 ($99 pp)


~ Depart on high-speed train from London for Newcastle, and e
njoy a tour of the well-known Alnwick Castle, used as "Hogwarts" in the Harry Potter movies

Embark on a walking tour of York with a local guide, where you'll enter York Minster, home to a 500-year-old stained glass window, wander The Shambles, a well-preserved medieval street, view the Roman walls, the oldest section of the city’s walls, then visit the ruins of St. Mary’s Abbey and the King’s Manor

~ Join an optional excursion to Whitby, where you'll ransfer across the North York Moors on your way to this 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); visit Whitby Abbey—the backdrop to Dracula’s killings in the graveyard of St. Mary’s Church—and the 199 steps leading to the port and its small sandy beach, then eat a fish-and-chips dinner ($115)

~ Discover the literary history behind the village of Haworth and the Roman empire’s legacy in Chester, as you pay a visit to the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth, tour Chester to admire the ruins of the largest Roman amphitheater in England, pass by Chester Cathedral and the old city walls, and enjoy a traditional pub dinner 

~ Get to know the city of Caernarfon on a guided tour, the highlight which is the majestic Caernarfon Castle, featuring well-preserved walls and unusual polygonal towers, and then travel to Llanberis, where you’ll have time to visit the Slate Musuem, followed by a scenic train ride to the top of Mount Snowdon on a narrow gauge railway

~ Absorb the stunning scenery of Snowdonia National Park on your way to Bath, and stop to see Mount Snowdon, the tallest mountain in Wales before meeting 
your local guide for a sightseeing tour of Cardiff, the largest city in Wales, where you'll see the medieval Cardiff Castle, located in the city center, and take in views of the beautiful Cardiff Bay

~ Take in the heart of medieval Cardiff  with Cardiff Castle, an 11th-century structure built by the Normans on the remnants of a third-century Roman fort, where you’ll first partake in a tasting of Welsh mead, an ancient drink made with fermented honey, then, enjoy a three-course meal of local specialties as you listen to a selection of songs accompanied by a harpist and entertainers in traditional Welsh costume

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

~ Join an optional excursion.an excursion to Wells, Cheddar and Glastonbury, where you'll, explore the history of the dramatic Wells Cathedral, the eclectic town of Glastonbury, including the ruined Glastonbury Abbey, and the Somerset Cheddar Factory for a cheese-making demonstration ($115 pp)

~ Visit Stonehenge and gaze upon the vast monoliths at Stonehenge and explore the new visitor’s center; then e
xplore the medieval city of Salisbury, where you'll view the soaring spire of Salisbury Cathedral and marvel at Salisbury’s historic architecture as you wander through its charming shopping streets

~ Ride on the world’s third-tallest observation wheel, the London Eye, as it lifts its passengers 450 feet above the River Thames on a 30-minute ride in an enclosed gondola, then, take a brief tour of London’s West End before venturing to a local pub for dinner

~ Join 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)

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