Holiday Itinerary Real Britain

Day 1 - Journey to Stonehenge, Bath and Cardiff

Experience first-hand what's 'great' about Great Britain on this mesmerising sojourn past the peaks of Wales and the rolling hills and lush farmlands of England to 'bonnie' Scotland. We kick-start our adventure in the cosmopolitan capital of London, heading west to visit Stonehenge’s stone monoliths, whose centuries-old myths have yet to be fully revealed. The elegant Georgian architecture of Bath takes centre stage during our visit to this famous spa town. Here, we'll see the Abbey and visit the Roman Baths, before crossing the Severn Estuary to Cardiff. Delve into the proud culture and heritage of the Welsh as you embark on an orientation of the city to see the Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle, in the heart of the city. Tonight, we celebrate the beginning of an epic adventure through Great Britain at a Welcome Reception.

Hotel - Mercure Holland House. Included Meals - Welcome Reception

Day 2 - Through the Scenic Countryside to Liverpool

The half-timbered Tudor houses of Ludlow feature today on our exploration of this market town with its medieval walls and historic castle. We journey north through the Shropshire Hills and Cheshire landscapes to the bold British city of Liverpool, hometown of the 'Fab Four'. Saunter through its edgy 'Scouse' streets and perhaps visit The Cavern Club, where the Beatles once played, during your evening at leisure.

Hotel - Mercure Atlantic tower.Included Meals - Breakfast

Optional experience. Cardiff Castle Tour. You’ll explore this unique castle on a private tour and hear tales about the eclectic refurbishments. Done in the 1800s by architect William Burgess, his influences included Islamic art, Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tales and even Aesop's fables. You’ll also walk on the battlements and climb the 1,000-year-old Norman keep for superb views over Cardiff.

Adult Price: £21.00*

Optional experience. Famous Sights and the Fab Four. Come along with our Local Specialist for a guided tour of Liverpool. From its glorious maritime past to its famous cultural present, you’ll discover the two magnificently different cathedrals, see Mathew Street, birthplace of The Beatles, and enjoy the Mersey beat.

Adult Price: £19.00*

Day 3 - Venture to the Romantic Lake District and on to Edinburgh

The enchanting views of Britain's Lake District provide a scenic backdrop for our drive north to Scotland. Skirt the romantic shores of Lake Windermere and enjoy views that inspired literary greats like William Wordsworth. We stop at the runaway wedding capital that is Gretna Green where 'Blacksmith Priests' would marry couples over the Marriage Anvil. Later, we arrive in enchanting Edinburgh – our home for the next two nights. Tickets to see the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance dates.

Hotel - Holiday Inn. Included Meals - Breakfast

Optional experience. Edinburgh by Night and Dinner. We'll drive into the old city of Edinburgh to see the city at night with photo opportunities of the Castle and the Grassmarket, famous for historic executions and when possible visit one of the most haunted graveyards and see the grave of Greyfriars Bobby, the famous Skye Terrier. Then, we'll make our way to a local restaurant for a delicious dinner and drink.

Adult Price: £42.00*

Optional experience. Private Cruise On Lake Windermere. Enjoy an exclusive cruise on a private boat on England's most beautiful and largest lake, taking in the northern coastline, beautiful houses, gardens and Wray Castle. You’ll see deserted islands, boats and birdlife as you explore the area loved by Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth.

Adult Price: £18.00*

Optional experience. Windermere Cruise and Steam Train Ride. A chance to view the glorious scenery of the Lake District as we cruise across England’s largest lake. Then step back in time as we board the steam train for a short journey from Lakeside to Haverthwaite. Occasionally this experience will be operated in reverse.

Adult Price: £22.00*

Day 4 - Discover Edinburgh’s Treasures

Ramble up the Royal Mile in the mesmerising medieval city of Edinburgh, where you'll join a Local Specialist on an included city sightseeing tour. Stroll through the Old Town and view Arthur's Seat and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, for centuries the seat of the kings and queens of the Scots. Visit Edinburgh Castle perched atop Castle Rock overlooking the city. Spend the rest of the day exploring Auld Reekie's medieval relics and elegant Georgian and Gothic façades on your own, or join your Travel Director on an Optional Experience to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia. This evening, consider attending a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes

Included Meals - Breakfast

Optional experience. Dinner And Drive To Historic Torphichen. Enjoy a scenic drive to the ancient village of Torphichen, associated with Scottish kings and Knights Hospitaller. At the Torphichen Inn, your arrival will be toasted by our convivial host before enjoying an excellent dinner of local specialties and entertainment.

Adult Price: £56.00*

Optional experience. Royal Yacht Britannia. You’ll explore this magnificent ship, which has played host to some of the most famous people in the world. Now berthed in Leith, you’ll be welcomed on board to discover the heart and soul of this most special of royal residences – the former honeymoon sanctuary for four royal couples.

Adult Price: £23.00*

Optional experience. Scottish Show With Dinner. Tonight is your chance to put on that tartan and join us for an evening of singing, dancing and bagpipe playing at an internationally famous venue. You’ll enjoy delicious food and wine, join in the singing and watch a Highland dance or two. There's even a chance to sample Scotland’s national dish – haggis.

Adult Price: £62.00*

Day 5 - Explore Hadrian’s Wall and Onwards to York

Trace the northern frontier of the Roman Empire at Hadrian's Wall before crossing the River Tyne and venturing south to the ancient cathedral city of York, whose origins hark back to Roman times. Walk along the famous Shambles and view York Minster, one of the greatest cathedrals in the world. This evening we Connect With Locals, joining a family at their stately home in York, for a home-cooked Be My Guest Farewell Dinner and some hearty British hospitality.

Hotel - Novotel Centre. Included Meals - Breakfast, Be My Guest Dinner

Day 6 - Admire Stratford-upon-Avon and return to London

Delve into the fascinating story of Shakespeare's life at his Birthplace and Visitor Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon, and view Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage. We return to London this evening where our memorable encounter with Britain's icons comes to an end.

Included Meals - Breakfast.

* The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

All optional experiences for this trip book with your travel director when you travel

Departure dates & prices 2022 Real Britain - 7% discount on all dates

Trafalgar Brochure Price in Black from £1012

Travel 55 Discount Price in Red from £942

Tel Trafalgar Reservations on 0800 5335616 and quote Travel Ref: TT55

These prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and Trafalgar want to ensure they offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to their Travel Experts now for more details. Don't forget to quote Travel 55 code TT55 to receive your 7% discount. Tel Trafalgar reservations on  0800 533 5616.

This tour starts in and ends in London

Dates Prices from Dates Prices from
March 28 - solo upgrade £210

£1076
£1001

August 29 - solo upgrade £110

£1225
£1140

April 25 - solo upgrade FREE

£1012
£942

September 5 - solo upgrade £70

£1195
£1112

May 16 - solo upgrade £190

£1195
£1112

September 12, 19, 26 - solo upgrade £190

£1195
£1112

May 23 - solo upgrade £190

£1195
£1112

October 24 - solo upgrade £190

£1095
£1019

May 30 - solo upgrade £75

£1195
£1112

October 31 - solo upgrade £90

£1095
£1019

June 6, 20, 27 - solo upgrade £190

£1195
£1112

November 14 - solo upgrade £140

£975
£907

July 4, 11, 18 - solo upgrade £190

£1195
£1112

November 21 - solo upgrade FREE

£975
£907

August 1 - solo upgrade £220

£1250
£1163

December 5 - solo upgrade FREE

£975
£907

August 8 - solo upgrade £220

£1375
£1279

December 22 - solo upgrade £190

£1315
£1223

August 15 - solo upgrade £220

£1450
£1349

December 28 - solo upgrade £190

£1225
£1140

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. Single Supplement is available

Please note: Itineraries and prices are subject to change and are based on availability. Please refer to Trafalgar brochures for booking conditions, other restrictions and page references not included in this website. All holidays subject to Trafalgar Worldwide Terms & Conditions. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on this website

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Real Britain

Touring Holidays 6 Days - 7% Discount

2022 discount prices from £907

Medieval castles and the inspiring beauty of the Lake District are highlights on this exciting England, Scotland and Wales trip. Learn about the runaway wedding capital, Gretna Green and Tudor history in Ludlow before you ascend to lofty Castle Rock for spellbinding views of Edinburgh.

This escorted tour Real Britain comes with a 7% discount saving. To book call Trafalgar Tours  direct on 0800 5335616 and quote Travel ref: TT55 plus the tour code.

To receive your 7% discount call Trafalgar direct on 0800 533 5616 and guote the code: TT55.

What's Included

5 Nights Accommodation

  • 7 Meals:
  • 1 Be My Guest, 1 Welcome Reception, 5 Breakfasts

On-Trip Transport

All transport shown. VIP private door-to-door UK airport transfers included. *This service is excluded from UK-based trips.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore Edinburgh with a Local Specialist
  • Visit Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, the Tudor town of Ludlow, Gretna Green, Edinburgh Castle, and Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon
  • See the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh
  • Discover Bath, Cardiff, Liverpool and York
  • View Bath Abbey, Cardiff Castle, the Lake District's magnificent scenery, Hadrian's Wall, York Minster, and Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage
  • Tickets for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance dates

Travel highlights

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Pick-up and drop-off when you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host when you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel.
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

The Trafalgar difference

Connect with Locals

Enjoy a traditional British Be My Guest dinner hosted by a local family in the dining room of either their elegant town house in the city or in their impressive country house overlooking picturesque scenery in the Vale of York.


Stonehenge

Stratford

Edinburgh

Lake district


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