Your Tour Itinerary - Highlights of Britain

Day 1 London – Oxford – Cotswolds

We leave the capital behind for the ‘dreaming spires’ of Oxford, where we have a guided walking
tour. Then it’s off to the Cotswolds where we visit an 18th century woollen mill to learn about an industry steeped in regional heritage. Tonight’s dinner is at the world famous Pudding Club. (D)

Day 2 Cotswolds – Stratford-uon-Avon - Cotswolds

Enjoy this morning at your own leisure before a visit to Stratford-Upon-Avon; a medieval market town. (B)

Day 3 Cotswolds - Ironbridge - Denbighshire

This morning we follow the crusades of saints and kings as we tour Worcester Cathedral. Our road then turns towards the rugged, ancient landscapes of Wales. En route, we stop to explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ironbridge Gorge before we reach Denbighshire for an included dinner. (B,D)

Day 4 Denbighshire – Snowdonia National Park - Denbighshire

It’s time to soak up the splendour of North Wales’ Snowdonia National Park, an area of outstanding 
natural beauty and take part in a Welsh cooking demonstration. Tonight, meet back at the hotel for a delicious dinner. (B,D)

Day 5 Denbighshire - Chester - Haworth - York - 

A walking tour of Chester takes us along streets lined with striking black and white Tudor buildings. After paying homage to some of Britain’s literary greats at the Brontë Parsonage at Haworth, we continue to York. (B)

Day 6 York 

This morning your Tour Leader will introduce the old town of York, before leaving you free to
explore. (B)

Day 7 York - Castle Howard - Lake District

Experience the glory days of the English country estate at the Castle Howard. Our path then takes us through the Yorkshire Dales National Park, where we pass rivers, tiny villages and centuries-old stone walls. The spectacular conclusion to the day’s journey is the Lake District. (B,D)

Day 8 Lake District 

Our first stop on the shores of Lake Windermere is Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm, where she wrote many of her beloved children’s stories and we also visit Hawkshead Grammar School. Then we drop by Dove Cottage, once home to William Wordsworth. The afternoon sees us take to the water on a lake cruise, before returning to our accommodation for a relaxing evening. (B)

Day 9 Lake District - Scottish Borders 

Today we visit Birdoswald Roman Fort before arriving at the Scottish Borders. A traditional Scottish dinner of Haggis and a piper demonstration provides us with a grand ending to our final night. (B,D)

Day 10 Scottish Borders - Rosslyn Chapel - Edinburgh

We visit Abbotsford House and Rosslyn Chapel before reaching Edinburgh where our tour ends. (B)

Departure Dates & Prices 2018 Highlights of Britain - Tour code LED

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March 18



April 22g, 26g, 29



May 1g, 6g, 8g, 13g, 15g, 17g, 20



May 22g, 24g, 27g, 29, 31g



June 3, 5, 7g, 12g, 17g, 19g, 24, 26g



July 1g, 8, 10g, 15g, 22g, 29g, 31g



Aug 5g, 7, 12, 14g, 19g, 21, 26, 28g



Sept 2g, 4, 6, 9g, 11g, 13



Sept 16, 18g, 20, 23, 25g, 30



Oct 7, 14, 18



g=guaranteed departure. Prices are per person based on two sharing a twin room. Single supplemets as shown.

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Back-Roads Touring
Highlights of Britain

9 days / 8 nights - 5% discount

Prices from only £2090

This comprehensive journey is tailored to those who want to fully experience British history and culture. In England we will have dinner at the world famous Pudding Club. Follow the crusades of saints and kings as we tour Worcester Cathedral. Soak up the splendour North Wales’ Snowdonia National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty and take part in a Welsh cooking demonstration. Tour York and Chester, experience the glory days of the English country estate at the Castle Howard. Visit Beatrix Potter's Hill Top Farm, Dove Cottage once home to William Wordsworth. Enjoy a traditional Scottish dinner of Haggis and a piper demonstration.

To book this wonderful 10 day Highlights of Britain tour with Back-Roads Touring call them direct on 0208 9870 990 and quote the Travel 55 code T55BR to receive the 5% discount. 

You can claim a 5% discount on all Back-Roads tours. To book, call them direct on 0208 9870 990 and quote ref: T55BR to receive the Travel 55 discount price 

The Back-Roads Difference

  • Discover Britain’s literary greats at the Brontë Parsonage, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm and William Wordsworth's home

  • Indulge your sweet tooth and become a dessert connoisseur at the world famous Pudding Club

  • Explore the scenic back roads of some of Britain’s most spectacular regions, including the Cotswolds, Snowdonia National Park, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District


  • 9 nights in boutique accommodation

  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader

  • Premium mini-coach transportation

  • Full English breakfast daily (B), 5 evening meals (D)

  • Welsh cookery demonstration and lunch (L)

  • Walking tour of Oxford

  • Cruise on Lake

  • Entrance included to: Brontë Parsonage, Castle Howard, Beatrix Potter’s Hilltop Farm, Dove Cottage & Hawkshead Grammar School, Abbotsford House, Rosslyn Chapel.

Small groups of up to 18

With tour sizes of up to 18, our tour leaders can ensure a more personalised experience. Smaller group sizes also mean we can guarantee our tours will run once we have just four guests booked.

Why Back-Roads Touring?


On the vast majority of tours we travel by Mercedes or Mercedes Vito mini-coaches, equipped with comfortable seats, air-conditioning and large windows for enjoying the view. With the flexibility to go anywhere a car can, we take the smaller roads through beautiful scenery and get right to the heart of tiny villages and buzzing cities.
Along the way, your Tour Leader can offer intriguing insights about the views we see over the onboard PA system. And, with long drives kept to a minimum, you’ll have plenty of time to stretch your legs and explore sites for yourself.

Scenic back roads not motorways

Winding country lanes. Coastal beauty spots. Breathtaking mountain passes. With luxury mini-coaches that take us along scenic roads beyond the reach of large vehicles, the journey is as much a part of the adventure as the destination.

Authentic Local Experiences

Truly getting to know a destination means stepping off the typical tourist trail. From hidden-gem attractions to local favourites, we take time to seek out genuine experiences that take you to the heart of each spectacular region.

Culinary Discoveries

One of the most enjoyable ways to experience a different culture is to sample the cuisine. From visits to local producers to food and wine tastings and even cooking lessons, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to discover new flavours.

Boutique Hotels

Whether it’s a classic country inn or an elegant chateau, each day’s journey ends in a hotel with plenty of character. We opt for accommodation that reflects the personality of the local area, and fits right in with its surroundings.

Leisurely Paced Travel

Forget sunrise starts and long days hopping on and off the bus. We rarely leave before 8.30am and give each stop the attention it deserves – keeping long drives to a minimum. And giving you plenty of time to explore at your own pace.


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