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The Best of Britain 9 to 10-Day Tour

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Travel through scenic Shropshire, one of the most unspoiled parts of rural England. Stop in Ludlow, a town that can trace its origin back 900 years …

Your tour begins at 2:00 PM from your Windsor hotel. Explore Windsor Castle, the King's residence and the world's largest inhabited castle. Stroll through the compact and historic town with your tour director. In the evening, enjoy a welcome drink with your group, and afterward, you have the freedom to dine independently.

Journey to Blenheim Palace, a grand country estate that has served as the residence of the Dukes of Marlborough. Experience a picturesque drive through the charming Cotswolds, passing through idyllic towns and villages nestled in the distinctive rolling hills and valleys. Continue your travels to York, a city established by the Romans in the first century and a significant center for wool trading during the Middle Ages.

Explore the medieval streets of York on a guided walking tour, featuring landmarks such as the Shambles, one of the city's narrowest alleyways. Discover the Gothic architecture of York Minster, famous for its splendid medieval stained glass windows. Visit Bamburgh Castle, a formidable medieval fortress, among the largest still inhabited in Britain, positioned on a rocky plateau offering stunning coastal views. Conclude your day at your Edinburgh hotel, where you have the evening to dine independently.

Discover central Edinburgh, beginning in the 200-year-old "New Town" characterized by planned streets and elegant Georgian houses. Witness Princes Street, the city's prominent shopping destination, and traverse the Royal Mile, where closely clustered medieval houses stand. Explore the grand Edinburgh Castle, home to the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The afternoon is yours to explore independently. Conclude the day with a vibrant Scottish evening featuring dinner and entertainment. For August 4 – 18 departures, relish the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.

Travel through the picturesque Lake District, a source of inspiration for the renowned children's author Beatrix Potter. Pause in the village of Grasmere to explore the Grasmere Gingerbread Shop. Engage in a discussion about and savor a tasting of this traditional and spicy-sweet treat, crafted for the first time 165 years ago. Proceed to Liverpool, a city that once held prominence in global trade and is now famed as the birthplace of the Beatles. Embark on a brief walking tour of the docks, followed by free time for dinner. Rejoin your group for an unforgettable musical experience at the world-renowned Cavern Club, where the Fab Four launched their career. NOTE: The April 7 departure will skip Liverpool and instead feature a walking tour of Chester, with an overnight stay at the Doubletree Chester.

Journey through the picturesque landscape of Shropshire, an exceptionally preserved rural region of England. Pause in Ludlow, a quintessentially English town, to explore its castle and charming black-and-white houses. Proceed through the scenic Welsh countryside to visit the enchanting ruins of Tintern Abbey. Reach Cardiff and embark on a tour of the splendidly restored Cardiff Castle, a magnificent Victorian-era landmark. Conclude your day with dinner at your hotel.

Embark on a panoramic drive through Cardiff, taking a short walk to explore key areas and notable buildings. Proceed to Bath to tour the Roman Baths, renowned hot springs with a history dating back to ancient Roman times. Journey to the iconic Stonehenge, a prehistoric circle of colossal monoliths on Salisbury Plain, delving into the primitive construction techniques behind this enduring monument. Finally, reach London and enjoy dinner with your group at the hotel.

Embark on a comprehensive tour of central London guided by a local expert, witnessing iconic landmarks such as Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square with Nelson's Column, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Explore the formidable Tower of London, encountering its fortresses, ravens, Beefeaters in distinctive uniforms, and the invaluable Crown Jewels. The remainder of the day and evening is at your leisure for additional exploration.

Embark on a day of self-guided exploration in London using the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus. Opt for either of the two available routes to leisurely discover iconic attractions such as Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral, Covent Garden, and other noteworthy landmarks at your own convenience.

Your journey concludes following breakfast.

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  • Cardiff Castle
  • Royal Edinburgh Military
  • Tattoo
  • Windsor Castle
  • Stonehenge
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Roman Baths & Pump
  • Room
  • Tower of London
  • Windsor: 1 night
  • York: 1 night
  • Edinburgh: 1 night
  • Edinburgh: 1 night
  • Liverpool: 1 night
  • Cardiff: 1 night
  • London: 2 nights
  • London: 1 night
  • Full daily breakfast and several meals*
  • An evening of Scottish entertainment
  • Transportation (Buses, shuttles & ferries)
  • Welcome drinks with your group
  • Free Wi-Fi on luxury coaches
  • All entrance fees to attractions
  • Comprehensive travel itinerary
  • A travel backpack
  • Travel adapter
  • Rain poncho
  • Luggage strap and tags
  • Documents wallet

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Nicole Martinez

January 1, 2021

I can't stop raving about my experience with GoIrishTours! Stonehenge at sunset was magical, and Tintern Abbey had an otherworldly charm. The mix of castles and historic sites was perfect, and the group vibe made it feel like a family vacation.

Brian Foster

February 28, 2019

Windsor Castle was the highlight of the Coach Tours Best of Britain for me. The blend of history and culture at the Roman Baths was fascinating, and our guide was not only informative but also hilarious. GoIrishTours nailed it!

Jessica Davis

May 20, 2019

What an amazing tour! The Famous Blacksmith’s Shop at Gretna Green added a romantic touch, and the Tower of London was a real treat. GoIrishTours made sure every moment was memorable. Already planning my next adventure with them.

Mark Williams

July 12, 2019

Cardiff Castle was a hidden treasure! The British Music Experience was a fantastic surprise. GoIrishTours really nailed the itinerary, and the small group vibe made it feel like a road trip with friends. Highly recommend!

Emily Carter

October 1, 2022

The Coach Tours Best of Britain was the adventure I didn't know I needed. Tintern Abbey was like stepping back in time, and Windsor Castle was a grand finale. GoIrishTours made every day exciting, and our guide was a gem.