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Castles & Kilts

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 11 day(s)
Group Size: 20 - 45 people
Destination(s): Scotland   England  
Specialty Categories: Family  
Season: September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 2599 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2599 US Dollar (USD)

Day 1

DEPART USA

Overnight flight to London.

Day 2

ARRIVE IN LONDON (3 NIGHTS)

Welcome to London – one of the most exciting capital cities in the world! After check-in, the rest of the day is free for you to explore. This evening, meet with your fellow travellers and Travel Director at the hotel for a Kick-Off Party. Tonight we will take you out for a fun evening at a popular London restaurant. Your Travel Director will explain all the cool things you can do in London.

Meal(s): (Kick Off Party)

Hotel: Holiday Inn Kings Cross Bloomsbury (F)

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Day 3

LONDON SIGHTSEEING

Your Local Guide shows you the city’s sights, including Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. See the location of the red telephone box where Harry Potter and Mr. Weasley descend into the secret Ministry of Magic in the ‘Order of the Phoenix’. Admire the magical platform 9 ¾ sign where Harry catches the Hogwarts Express! Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (subject to event taking place). After free time for lunch at St Katherine’s Dock near Tower Bridge, visit the Tower of London to see the Crown Jewels. This evening you might like to attend a medieval banquet with King Henry VIII and his court of knights, musicians and singers!

Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 4

LONDON - FREE DAY

Today you are free to explore the city on your own. Perhaps visit Tate Modern or the scary London Dungeon. Shop for fashions in the West End, pop into the most famous toy store in the world – Hamleys on Regent Street – or take a day trip to Windsor Castle. Afterwards you might like to take an optional cruise along the Thames or an excursion to the London Eye for amazing views across this wonderful city. The options are endless and your Travel Director will be happy to help.

Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 5

LONDON - OXFORD - LACOCK - BRISTOL

Travel west to Oxford for a walking tour of one of the most famous university buildings in the world! Visit the 16th century dining hall used as the inspiration for Hogwarts Hall (if students are not sitting exams). Later in Lacock – one of England’s most beautiful villages – see Harry Potter’s house and the picturesque town. Perhaps enjoy traditional afternoon tea and cakes! Arrive later in Bristol for a relaxing overnight stay.

Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

Hotel: Radisson Blu Bristol (SF)

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Day 6

BRISTOL - BATH - RUTHIN CASTLE (2 NIGHTS)

Your orientation of Bath includes the Pulteney Bridge and famous Georgian architecture. Visit the Roman Baths and Pump Room and see Bath Abbey, founded in 1499. Arrive later in Wales at a fantastic medieval-style castle which is your home for the next two nights!

Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

Hotel: Ruthin Castle (F)

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Day 7

EXCURSION TO LIVERPOOL

Spend the day exploring Liverpool. There are many things to see and do, including the free World Museum and the Merseyside Maritime Museum featuring a gallery devoted to the story of the Titanic. Fans of the Fab Four might like to join a ‘Beatles Tour’! At Crosby Beach see Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ before returning to your castle for free time in the afternoon. Tonight, join your companions for a special banquet held in your honour!

Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)

Day 8

RUTHIN CASTLE - TATTON PARK - LANCASTER

Visit Tatton Park, an elegant mansion house set in 1,000 acre deer park, where the butler and housekeeper take you on a guided tour. Continue north to the Lake District and see some of the most beautiful countryside in the world. Perhaps take a ride in a steam train or cruise across Lake Windermere before reaching your hotel, where you dine tonight.

Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

Hotel: Lancaster House (F)

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Day 9

LANCASTER - HADRIAN'S WALL - EDINBURGH (2 NIGHTS)

Visit Hadrian’s Wall, built by order of the Emperor Hadrian in AD122, the most important Roman monument in Britain. Visit the Roman Army Museum and Roman Vindolanda for an insight into life as a Roman soldier and see excavations on the site. Later in Edinburgh – Scotland’s capital – your Travel Director will propose a fun night out!

Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

Hotel: Marriott Edinburgh (SF)

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Day 10

EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING

Experience the beautiful sights of Edinburgh during your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide, including the Castle, Royal Mile and the famous Scott Monument. See the Scottish Crown Jewels during your visit to Edinburgh Castle and hear tales of bravery, treason and intrigue. Spend the afternoon exploring on your own or join your Travel Director for an excursion to Leith to see the Royal Yacht Britannia. Celebrate the end of your journey this evening with your fellow travellers and Travel Director at a special Farewell Dinner.

Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)

Day 11

EDINBURGH – USA

Say goodbye to your companions at the end of an amazing vacation. Transfers are available to Edinburgh Airport. Conditions apply.

Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences
•Local Guide in London and Edinburgh.
•Unique Insight Enjoy a butler and housekeeper tour at the magnificent National Trust property Tatton Park Mansion house.
•Unique Insight Enjoy a Harry Potter themed half day city sightseeing tour in London.
•Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.


Sightseeing Highlights

•LondonSightseeing tour with a Local Guide featuring Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. Included visit to the Tower of London to see the Crown Jewels.
•OxfordSee this famous University town associated with Harry Potter and enjoy a visit to one of the colleges.
•LacockVisit the picturesque town associated with Harry Potter.
•BathOrientation of this Georgian town and included visit to the Roman Baths.
•Ruthin CastleStay at this beautiful castle.
•LiverpoolExplore the free museums of this city, birthplace of The Beatles. Visit Crosby Beach to see ‘Another Place’.
•Tatton ParkVisit this elegant National Trust Mansion House and enjoy an ‘upstairs and downstairs’ visit with the housekeeper and butler.
•Lake DistrictEnjoy the majestic scenery of the Lakes en route to Windermere.
•Hadrian's WallVisit the Roman Army Museum and Roman Vindolanda. See Hadrian’s Wall which dates back to AD122.
•EdinburghSee the Royal Mile and the famous Scott Memorial with your Local Guide. Interior visit of Edinburgh Castle.


Dining


9 hot buffet breakfasts.

• 4 evening meals including:

Kick-off Party including a light supper and drinks with your Travel Director in London.


1 three-course dinner.


Highlight Dinner at Ruthin Castle.


Farewell Dinner with drinks in Edinburgh.



Travel Highlights

•First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
•All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
•Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
•The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
•The services of a Trafalgar Local Host in London.
•London airport shuttle service is available. Conditions apply.
•Edinburgh transfers are available.
•A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.
•Audio HeadsetsProvided throughout your tour to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
•Complimentary keepsake photo.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

prices based on double occupancy land only and vary on departure dates, no air is included

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