British Landscapes Featuring England, Scotland And Wales

Edinburgh, Borders Region, York, Chester, Llangollen, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, London

An adventure fit for a Shakespearean tale takes you from verdant hillsides to bustling British cities rich with culture. Explore "The Athens of the North" during your stay in Edinburgh. Explore the ruins of a Roman Fort during a visit to Hadrian's Wall. Enjoy medieval York and its historic Minster. See the Welsh landscape from above on a cruise atop of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (UNESCO). Walk in the footsteps of the Bard and enjoy dinner at Hall's Croft, a 400-year-old Shakespeare family home. Personalize your tour with a choice of included excursions in Edinburgh and Oxford. See the quintessential sights of London with a local guide. Sleepy villages, grassy slopes, mountainside lakes, and cities built upon layers of history – these are the landscapes of Britain.

Our prices start from

$ 2,299 LAND ONLY

10 Days • GUIDED • 12 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • On some dates additional accommodations may be used
  • Services of a tour manager
  • All on-tour transportation and related fees
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Round trip home to airport sedan service provided when you purchase airfare through Member Choice Vacations. One transfer per person, per reservation. (Restrictions apply)
  • 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners

Itinerary

Engaging Experiences These special places and experiences are considered tour highlights. Look for them in the daily itineraries.

Day 1 - Overnight Flight

Feel the vibrant energy of England, hear the unique sounds of Scotland, and see the rolling countryside of Wales on a trip that combines dramatic history and natural wonders.

Day 2 - Edinburgh, Scotland - Tour Begins

Mercure Haymarket, Edinburgh

Dinner Included

Your tour opens in Edinburgh, the historic capital of Scotland, where rocky hills tower in the distance and the shadows of history can be seen around every corner. Discover Scotland's capital and see how medieval crossroads blend seamlessly with a vibrant modern energy. This evening, get a taste of contemporary Scottish fare as you join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner highlighting the flavors of Scotland.

Day 3 - Edinburgh

Visit Edinburgh Castle, home to the Scottish Crown Jewels

Mercure Haymarket, Edinburgh

Breakfast Included

Today, it's your choice! Get acquainted with this regal city on a locally guided tour of the city via coach -OR- join a local expert and explore the city on foot. Both tours include visits to Edinburgh Castle, home to the Scottish Crown Jewels, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse,* the Queen's official Edinburgh residence and the former home of Mary, Queen of Scots. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city independently.

*The Palace of Holyroodhouse may occasionally be closed when the Queen is in residence or for official state functions.

Day 4 - Edinburgh - Borders Region - York, England

Holiday Inn York City Centre, York

Breakfast Included

Say farewell to the rolling hills of Scotland while travelling south through the Borders Region. Stop to visit the archeological site of Vindolanda, an Ancient Roman fortress built along Hadrian's Wall in the 2nd century to protect Roman Britain from the tribes of Scotland. Upon arrival in the medieval city of York, enjoy a brief orientation tour to get the lay of the land. Tonight, stay within the historic walled section of the city.

Day 5 - York - Chester

Hallmark Hotel Chester The Queen, Chester

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Enjoy a leisurely morning to explore York at your own pace. Meander the labyrinth of quaint, narrow streets the locals call Snickelways or maybe visit the city's famous Minster. End the day in Chester, your home for the next two nights, where ancient walls enclose charming Tudor and Victorian houses.

Day 6 - Chester - Llangollen, Wales - Chester, England

Cross over into Wales and discover Llangollen, one of the country's most picturesque villages.

Hallmark Hotel Chester The Queen, Chester

Breakfast Included

Embark on a panoramic city tour and then walk through Chester's Rows. Here you'll peer into the city's hidden secrets, hopping in and out of the iconic 2-tiered shopping galleries with a local guide. Continue on to Wales and visit the quaint village of Llangollen. See the area from a different perspective when you sail along the top of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Admire the view from the tall, bridge-like waterway, towering more than 120 feet above the landscape below.

Day 7 - Chester - Stratford-upon-Avon

Attend a private dinner at Hall's Croft, a 400-year-old Shakespeare family home.

Hotel Indigo, Stratford-upon-Avon

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Step back in time on a journey through the English countryside to Stratford-upon-Avon. This afternoon visit the Bard's birthplace – the childhood home of William Shakespeare. After touring the home, enjoy time at leisure to explore on your own. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a private dinner at Hall's Croft, a 400-year-old Shakespeare family home, while actors in traditional costume perform some of Shakespeare's most renowned scenes.

Day 8 - Stratford-upon-Avon - Oxford - London

H10 London Waterloo, London

Breakfast Included

Bid adieu to Stratford and travel to the charming university city of Oxford. Upon arrival, it's your choice! Glide gently past Oxford's spires on a traditional punting boat experience -OR- join an expert local guide for a walking tour, including one of the Colleges used as a filming location for Harry Potter. Continue on to London, England's storied capital city.

Day 9 - London

H10 London Waterloo, London

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Take in the sites of London on a panoramic tour of the city's quintessential sights, making your way past famous icons including the Tower of London, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and the Royal Buckingham Palace. Today is yours to explore this cosmopolitan and dynamic city at your leisure. Perhaps you will take an optional excursion to the infamous Tower of London. This evening, toast the end of a wonderful journey during a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 10 - London - Tour Ends

Breakfast Included

Your journey through Britain comes to a close today.

Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on May 24, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $600. International airfare is additional. Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability. Itinerary featured is for May 2021 - April 2022 tour departures. Departures prior will vary. On some dates alternate hotels may be used..

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