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Grand Tour of Great Britain (17 Days)

This is the ultimate visit of Great Britain. Discover what makes this island country truly great as you explore every city, icon and monument that has made this a country of the people. Venture to these delightful countries from top to bottom, starting in Edinburgh, the Georgian Scottish capital. Head south to Wales, first passing through the lovely English countryside and historic cities, like York and Liverpool, along the way. Then it’s off to the Roman town of Bath, the mystical site of Stonehenge, before finishing in royal London—the perfect quintessential British experience.

Your Edventure Includes

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

Edinburgh Castle Cemetery

Stirling Castle

Alnwick Castle

The Beatles Museum, Liverpool

Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Cardiff Castle

The Roman Bath in Bath

Salisbury Cathedral

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Price: $6,960.00 (2018) based on double occupancy, plus optional $394 premium trip protection*

Next Departure Dates:
  

August 2019 (UKGT0819)
July 2020 (UKGT0720)

Contact us for exact departure dates

Edventure Highlights Include:

~ Welcome Dinner


A tour of Edinbough to see the elegant Georgian New Town and the Royal Mile, two UNESCO World Heritage sites, the King George statue, Bute House and Sir Walter Scott monument, and Edinburgh Castle to view the Scottish crown jewels and Stone of Scone


~ An optional excursion, first to Abbotsford House, the 19th-century estate of Sir Walter Scott, followed by a visit to the ruins of Melrose Abbey, one of the most impressive of the four Borders Abbeys ($95/pp)

~ Visit Stirling, a town steeped in the history of the Wars of Scottish Independence and its castle, then travel into the valley where "Braveheart" William Wallace beat back the British at the Battle of Stirling Bridge, and to Antonine Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage site built in 142 AD

~ Pass along the banks of Loch Lomond and stop in Glencoe, site of the notorious 1692 MacDonald clan massacre

~ Witness an authentic céilidh, an age-old Scottish celebration consisting of a savory dinner of local favorites, the evening will feature folk dancers, bagpipers, fiddlers and the “Ceremony of the Haggis”

~ A photo stop at Berwick-upon-Tweed, the northernmost town in England

~ Famed Alnwick for a guided tour of the historic castle and gardens, used as the wizarding school of "Hogwarts" in the Harry Potter movies

~ The famed college town of Durham for a sightseeing tour and stroll through the old city along the banks of the River Wear, before entering the UNESCO-recognized Durham Cathedral, known for its Romanesque style and beautiful Norman architecture.

~ A walking tour of this historic walled city of York with a local guide, where visitors will enter the 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, and visit the ruins of St. Mary’s Abbey and the King’s Manor

~ An optional excursion to Whitby, a quaint fishing port across the North York Moors, made famous by its associations with Captain Cook and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, including a visit to 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 for free time and a 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

~ Stratford-upon-Avon, the town of Shakespeare’s birth, for a guided walking tour of the most prominent sights, including the Shakespeare family home and the cottage and gardens which belonged to his wife, Anne Hathaway, and Mary Arden’s Farm, the homestead once owned by Shakespeare’s mother

~ A sightseeing tour of the largest city in Wales, including the medieval Cardiff Castle, located in the city center, and beautiful Cardiff Bay. 

~ A special castle banquet in the heart of medieval Cardiff at the Cardiff Castle, an 11th-century structure built by the Normans on the remnants of a third-century Roman fort, where visitors partake in a tasting of Welsh mead, an ancient drink made with fermented honey, before enjoying a three-course meal of local specialties while listening to entertainers in traditional Welsh costume

~ The charming  city of Bath, named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987, for a tour of the city’s most famous architectural sites, including the Roman Baths, the Royal Crescent and the Circus, and Bath Abbey to view its fan vaulting and striking stained glass window

~ An optional excursion to the baths for two luxurious hours in an historic spa in Bath, beginning with a 12-meter heated relaxation pool, then some time in the sauna, steam room or hammam ($119/pp)

~ The vast monoliths at Stonehenge and its new visitor’s center

~ The medieval city of Salisbury to view the soaring spire of Salisbury Cathedral, one of the original copies of the Magna Carta, and historic architecture of its charming shopping streets 

~ A sightseeing tour of London's highlights, 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 are posted those famous stoic red-coated guards

~ 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 preferred retreat for the past 900 years

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

~ The historic Tower of London, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its dark history of treason, imprisonment, and beheadings, followed by a cruise of the Thames River

~ London's skyline on the London Eye, the world’s third-tallest observation wheel, lifting its passengers 450 feet above the River Thames on a 30-minute ride in an enclosed gondola, before taking a brief tour of London’s West End on the way to a local pub for dinner 

~ An optional excursion to spend a day in Oxford, world-renowned for its astute academia and signature architectural style, as a local guide takes visitors on a walking tour of the city, making a stop at Brasenose College ($99/pp)

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

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