English language flag
 
USD currency flag
 

Tours › England › Insight Vacations › Best of Britain

Best of Britain

Best of Britain (Insight Vacations)
 

Summary:

From the home of Shakespeare, to the moors of Scotland and the beautiful Cornish Countryside, this really is the best of all that Britain offers.

Duration
9 Days
Cities
6
Next Departure
27-Apr-2022
Starting at
USD 3,273.00
USD 3,273.00
Price per day
USD 364.00

  • Overview
  • Dates and Details
  • Map, Destinations
  • Insight Vacations
Operator
Insight Vacations
Tour
Best of Britain


Summary

From the home of Shakespeare, to the moors of Scotland and the beautiful Cornish Countryside, this really is the best of all that Britain offers.

Day 1.
London And Medieval York
Day 2.
Hadrian's Wall To Edinburgh
Day 3.
Edinburgh Sightseeing
Day 4.
Loch Lomond To Glasgow
Day 5.
The Glorious Lake District
Day 6.
The Welsh Marches And Cardiff
Day 7.
Georgian Bath And Cornwall
Day 8.
The Cornish Coast Experience
Day 9.
Stonehenge And London

Visited cities (6): Bath, London, Plymouth, Stonehenge, Stratford-upon-Avon, York

 

Remarks

Highlights

Authentic Dining

  • York: In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner and the chance to get to know your fellow travellers.
  • Dining Summary: 8 Breakfast (B), 3 Dinner with Wine (DW)

Insight Choice

  • Dartmoor: Choose between a walk amid the rolling valleys of Dartmoor National Park or alternatively, set sail from Plymouth harbour, where the pilgrims left over 400 years ago.

Make Travel Matter

  • Cornwall: Owner John welcomes you to historic Heskyn Mil for a Farm-to-Table dinner. Savour a delightful meal prepared by his wife, Ann. John and Ann take pride in the restaurants friendly service and the quality of its freshly prepared West Country produce. Heskyn Mill Farm advances SDG 12: Responsible Consumption & Production. The farms ethos is to support local and reduce food waste. All food is sourced locally, even though this proves more expensive. A staff member grows seasonal vegetables and they have their own egg laying hens. They have relationships with the local farmers where they make sure to get the food that would otherwise struggle to be sold in order to reduce waste. Vegetables are chosen seasonally and are often picked in the morning for their guests to enjoy later the same day.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Scenic Drives: Enjoy the beautiful Scottish countryside and scenery of the Trossachs and Loch Lomond before continuing through the English Lake District, over Severn Bridge and past Dartmoor and the Welsh Marshes.
  • Stratford-upon-Avon: Learn about the life of William Shakespeare, arguably history's most famous writer, when you visit his birthplace. Then enjoy some time to explore this pretty town with its iconic Tudor houses.
  • York: Walk with your Travel Director within the city walls to see the York Minster and crocked Shambles.
  • Hadrians Wall: Stop to see part of the ancient wall that once marked the border of the Roman Empire.
  • Jedburgh: See the Abbey, now in ruins.
  • Edinburgh: Explore the city with your Local Expert as you travel along Princes Street to see the Scott Memorial, the neoclassical Adam facades of New Town and the official Scottish residence of the Queen, Palace of Holyroodhouse.
  • Glasgow: See the grand public buildings, including George Square and St. Mungo's Cathedral.
  • Stirling: Travel via the historic site of Bannockburn and view Stirling Castle.
  • Grasmere: Learn about the life of the poet William Wordsworth and visit his grave.
  • Ludlow: Explore the narrow streets and lanes in front of the castle. Admire the medieval timber-framed buildings and Georgian mansions.
  • Cardiff: During an orientation with your Travel Director, see the castle and Principality Stadium.
  • Bath: Explore the well-preserved Roman Baths with your Travel Director. Once used for public bathing, they are now open for visitors to explore their grounds and onsite museum.
  • Glastonbury: Explore the town rumored to be the resting place of legendary King Arthur and the Holy Grail, and location of one of the world's largest music festivals.
  • Plymouth: During your orientation tour with your Travel Director see Plymouth Hoe and the Citadel then continue to the Barbican and Mayflower Steps. Then head out to explore a quaint Cornish fishing village.
  • Stonehenge: Walk around the strange and awe-inspiring monoliths that have reputedly stood for 5,000 years.

Travel Package

DescriptionComing from Going to
Tour (Round Trip) London London

This is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

    

ToursOnTheWeb

  • Find interesting destinations per country or region.
  • Search, download and share tours and cruises that start at home or at your destination.
  • Compare operators, itineraries, dates and prices to find the best tour for you, whether budget, comfort or pure luxury.
  • Click on a simple button to view the tour at the Operator website for more information or online booking.
  • Book at the tour operator directly, without middle men, without additional Terms & Conditions.

Similar Tours

European Highlights (Contiki)

Contiki
European Highlights (14 Days)

England and Scotland (Contiki)

Contiki
England and Scotland (9 Days)

Ski Austria (Contiki)

Contiki
Ski Austria (9 Days)