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Discover England

$3000

per person

Embark on an enchanting journey through England’s cultural tapestry on our memorable tour featuring London’s iconic landmarks and vibrant energy. Explore the scholarly haven of Oxford, where ancient spires and academic excellence converge. Immerse yourself in the birthplace of Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon, where the Bard’s legacy breathes life into charming Tudor streets. Step into the medieval charm of York, a city boasting historic walls, Gothic architecture, and captivating tales. Conclude your adventure in the dynamic city of Manchester, a blend of industrial heritage and modern innovation. Explore the diverse tales woven into the fabric of these cities on your journey, creating memories to last a lifetime.

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10 Days, 9 Nights:Β London, Oxford, Stratford-Upon-Avon, York, Manchester

β“˜ Every Thursday Guide Departures Includes hotels, daily breakfast, excursions, private airport and train station transfers

Classic
⭐⭐⭐ Hotels + London City Bus Tour + Oxford University And City Tour + Cotswolds Experience + Stratford-upon-Avon Bus Tour + Manchester Walking Tour
Premium
⭐⭐⭐⭐Hotels + Same Excursions
London Included Option
Option 1: Dinner Cruise on the Thames River OR Option 2: Afternoon Tea Bus with a Glass of Prosecco OR Option 3: Secret British Food Tour
β“˜ Upgrade to Deluxe or Flex Date Tour
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Hotels OR you pick your departure dates with select trip upgrades and personalizations

 

Tower Bridge, London

British Parliament & River Thames Cruise Boats

The Radcliffe Camera, Oxford


Hertford Bridge (Bridge of Sighs), Oxford

Cotswolds Countryside

Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s Birthplace


9 Night Accommodation

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVE LONDON

Arrive at Heathrow Airport and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free.

London is the capital of the United Kingdom (UK). It is one of the most diverse and vibrant cities in the world.

πŸ›οΈ.Β  3 Nights in London 🍴  Meals: None

 

DAY 2: LONDON CITY BUS TOUR

Today, we take a bus tour to explore London’s top attractions. Visit Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Hyde Park and the Houses of Parliament.

Note: Attraction admission tickets are not included.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 3: LONDON PERSONALIZED EXCURSION DAY

Today, select one of the following options included in this tour.

OPTION 1: Dinner Cruise on the Thames River (3 hours @7:45pm)

Enjoy a 3-hour dinner cruise, including a pre-cruise glass of sparkling wine or soft drink, a delicious 4-course dinner, live performance and dancing till late.

OPTION 2: Afternoon Tea Bus with a Glass of Prosecco (1.5 hours @3pm/4pm/5pm)

A taste of afternoon tea with a twist on the delightful English Tea Bus. Ride aboard a traditional double-decker offering beautiful views of London, including the Coca-Cola London Eye, the Tower of London, and St. Paul’s Cathedral, all while indulging in a delicious mix of sweet and savory treats.

OPTION 3: 3-Hour Secret British Food Tour (3 hours @11:00am)

Explore a variety of classic British foods such as award-winning Fish & Chips, World Famous Sausage Rolls and breakfast baps, tasters from street food vendors, English cheeses paired with local beer/cider and try a classic British Dessert alongside a Fresh Pot of Tea.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 4: LONDON – OXFORD | OXFORD UNIVERSITY AND CITY TOUR

After breakfast we take the train to Oxford. Hotel and train station transfers are included.

Today we explore Oxford, the city of dreamy towers, on a walking tour with an experienced guide. Visit the city’s most famous sights, discover its hidden history and enjoy all the amazing stories of Oxford’s famous characters – real and imagined.

Visit the Martyrs’ Memorial, a site of terrible religious punishments in medieval times, and continue to Northgate’s oldest St Michael’s tower built in Saxon times.

Then head to the heart of the University and the inspiration behind Harry Potter’s Hogwarts school.

Pass the pubs where the Inklings used to meet to discuss their writings, as well as the pubs where the TV series Inspector Morse was filmed and the most popular student drinking doors in the old days.

Discover the city that is home to several of Britain’s most famous literary characters – fictional and real – such as JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis, Philip Pullman and Colin Dexter, as well as some of their most famous creations such as Lyra and Will, and Inspector Morse.

Admire Oxford’s stunning architecture, gargoyles and grotesques, so beautifully preserved from every historical period and style, and stroll through stunning Radcliffe Square.

Cross the quirky Bridge of Sighs, as it is fondly known, just like those in Venice and Cambridge.

See the Bodleian Libraries from the outside, in the lovely Old Schools Quadrangle.

Learn about the city’s famous museums, such as the History of Science Museum, which contains Einstein’s blackboard, the Pitt Rivers Museum which once housed shrunken heads, and the magnificent Ashmolean which was one of the world’s first museums.

πŸ›οΈ.Β  1 Night in Oxford. 🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 5: OXFORD – STRATFORD-UPON-AVON | COTSWOLDS EXPERIENCE

After breakfast we take the train from Oxford to Stratford-upon-Avon. Hotel and train station transfers are included.

Enjoy your Cotswolds Experience. The Cotswolds is a region of rolling hills, wild meadows, ancient woodland, and charming villages with honey-colored stone cottages.

Visit the charming villages of the Cotswolds region. Explore Castle Combe, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bibury, and Bourton-on-the-Water (the so-called “Venice of the Cotswolds”). Visit Malmesbury Abbey, the burial site of Athelstan, England’s first king (time permitting).

πŸ›οΈ.Β  2 Nights in Stratford-upon-Avon. 🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 6: STRATFORD-UPON-AVON CITY BUS TOUR

Today we offer you the convenient and flexible hop-on hop-off bus to explore Stratford-upon-Avon.

Travel to all of Shakespeare’s houses: Hathaway’s Cottage, Mary Arden’s House, New Place, Nash’s House and Hall’s Croft.

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, where the bard’s plays are performed for most of the year.

Holy Trinity Church where Shakespeare is buried, protected by a cursed tombstone.

The old 15th century Grammar School where Shakespeare was educated.

You can also enjoy a wonderful tour of the picturesque Warwickshire countryside by visiting Wilmcote village, the home of Mary Arden (Shakespeare’s mother).

Tour Stops at Visitor Information Center, Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Market Square & American Fountain, Shakespeare’s New Place, Royal Avon & Royal Shakespeare Theater, Halls Croft, Evesham Place, Alcester Road, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Mary Arden’s Farm, Maybird Shopping Park.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 7: STRATFORD-UPON-AVON – YORK

After breakfast we take the train from Stratford-upon-Avon to York. Hotel and train station transfers are included. The rest of the day is free.

πŸ›οΈ.Β  1 Night in York. 🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 8: YORK – MANCHESTER

After breakfast, take the train from York to Manchester. Hotel and train station transfers are included. The rest of the day is free.

πŸ›οΈ.Β  2 Nights in Manchester. 🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 9: MANCHESTER CITY WALKING TOUR

Celebrate the history and cultural significance of Salford Quays on a family-friendly walking tour of Manchester. Start and finish at the spectacular Media City Square, visiting major attractions like the Lowry Center for the Arts and more along the way.

Meet your tour guide under the large digital screen in Media City Square, a modern and imposing location designed to provide a purpose-built roof for digital and creative businesses.

From here, you’ll set off to explore Salford Quays. Learn about the historical and cultural significance of this area, from its past as Manchester’s docks to its present as one of the UK’s fastest growing tourist destinations.

Discover hidden gems as you wander the quayside with your local guide and learn about what makes the Quays so special.

The walking route covers approximately 4.5 km (3 miles) and passes amazing sites such as the Lowry Arts Centre, Imperial War Museum North and more, before returning to Media City Square where it started.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 10: DEPART MANCHESTER

After breakfast, transfer to Manchester Airport (MHT) for your flight home to the USA or Canada.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

*Hotel check-out time is generally aroundΒ 11 am.Β If your flight departs in the evening or past midnight, we suggest you consider adding aΒ post-tour hotel night during booking, to be comfortable and well rested before your flight home.

*The duration and start time of excursions are subject to change without prior notice.


Every Thursday Guided Departure (Except Surcharge Dates. Land Only)

  • Guaranteed Departure with 2 Persons
  • Tour Dates
  • Thursday – Saturday
  • Classic
  • ⭐⭐⭐
  • Premium
  • ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐
Year 2024 Β  Β 
  • Apr 4 – 13
  • Apr 11 – Apr 20
  • Apr 18 – Apr 27
  • Apr 25 – May 4
  • May 2 – May 11
  • May 9 – May 18
  • May 16 – May 25
  • May 23 – Jun 1
  • May 30 – Jun 8
  • Jun 6 – June 15
  • Jun 13 – June 22
  • Jun 20 – Jun 29
  • Jun 27 – Jul 6
  • Jul 4 – Jul 13
  • July 11 – July 20
  • July 18 – July 27
  • July 25 – Aug 3
  • Aug 1 – Aug 10
  • Aug 8 – Aug 17
  • Aug 15 – Aug 24
  • Aug 22 – Aug 31
  • Aug 29 – Sep 7
  • Sep 5 – Sep 14
  • Sep 12 – Sep 21
  • Sep 19 – Sep 28
  • Sep 26 – Oct 5
  • Oct 3 – Oct 12
  • Oct 10 – Oct 19
  • Oct 17 – Oct 26
  • Oct 24 – Nov 2
$3280 + Air $3835 + Air
  • Oct 31 – Nov 9
  • Nov 7 – Nov 16
  • Nov 14 – Nov 23
  • Nov 21 – Nov 30
  • Nov 28 – Dec 7
  • Dec 5 – 14
$3000 + Air $3440 + Air

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Hotels We carefully handpick our hotels to ensure they provide you with the best comfort and experience. For Private Tours, you may request a specific hotel as one of the customizable options.  

Destination
  • Classic
  • ⭐⭐⭐
  • Premium
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐
London Holiday Inn Express London Victoria, an IHG Hotel
Oxford Linton Lodge a BW Signature Collection Hotel Hotel Voco Oxford Spires, An Ihg  
Β Stratford-Upon-Avon Premier Inn Stratford-Upon-Avon Waterways Crowne Plaza Stratford Upon Avon, an IHG Hotel
York Moxy York Indigo York, an IHG Hotel  
Manchester The Abel Heywood Boutique Hotel Hyatt House Manchester  
* Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation.

Accommodation Classification

  • CLASSIC ⭐⭐⭐-Β 3-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • PREMIUM ⭐⭐⭐⭐- 4-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • DELUXE ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐- 5-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations

Hotel Check-in and Check-out

Hotel check-in time is generally 3 pm or later. Check-out time is around 11 am. Hotels usually allow early arrivals and late departures to store your luggage in their luggage room for a few hours.

Pre-Tour HotelΒ Add-onΒ and Post-Tour Hotel Add-on

Depending on your flight arrival and departure times we may suggest you consider aΒ pre-tour hotel night and/or post-tour hotel night during booking.Β  Β The additional night allows you to be well rested before your tour or your flight home.

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Every Thursday Guided Departure (Except Surcharge Dates. Land Only)

  • Guaranteed Departure with 2 Persons
  • Tour Dates
  • Thursday - Saturday
  • Classic
  • ⭐⭐⭐
  • Premium
  • ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐
Year 2024 Β  Β 
  • Apr 4 – 13
  • Apr 11 – Apr 20
  • Apr 18 – Apr 27
  • Apr 25 – May 4
  • May 2 – May 11
  • May 9 – May 18
  • May 16 – May 25
  • May 23 – Jun 1
  • May 30 – Jun 8
  • Jun 6 – June 15
  • Jun 13 – June 22
  • Jun 20 – Jun 29
  • Jun 27 – Jul 6
  • Jul 4 – Jul 13
  • July 11 – July 20
  • July 18 – July 27
  • July 25 – Aug 3
  • Aug 1 – Aug 10
  • Aug 8 – Aug 17
  • Aug 15 – Aug 24
  • Aug 22 – Aug 31
  • Aug 29 – Sep 7
  • Sep 5 – Sep 14
  • Sep 12 – Sep 21
  • Sep 19 – Sep 28
  • Sep 26 – Oct 5
  • Oct 3 – Oct 12
  • Oct 10 – Oct 19
  • Oct 17 – Oct 26
  • Oct 24 – Nov 2
$3280 + Air $3835 + Air
  • Oct 31 – Nov 9
  • Nov 7 – Nov 16
  • Nov 14 – Nov 23
  • Nov 21 – Nov 30
  • Nov 28 – Dec 7
  • Dec 5 – 14
$3000 + Air $3440 + Air

Fixed Date Departure Price Details

  • β€£ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
  • β€£ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. A special rate for single travelers is available on request - please inquire.
  • β€£ This tour operates with a minimum of 2 guests

Departures for Private Tours (Land Only)

  • You Choose Your Own Dates
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  • Private Tour Price Details
  • β€£ Daily departures.
  • β€£ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
  • β€£ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Special rates for single travelers or larger groups are available on request - please inquire.
  • β€£ Seasonal surcharges may apply during applicable major holidays. Surcharge dates: Jan 1-4, Easter, Memorial weekend, Independence Day weekend,Β  Labor Day weekend, Thanksgiving weekend, Dec 16 - 31 and selected local major holidays.
  • β€£ Note that tour prices vary according to season. If your tour straddles two seasons then each portion will be priced according to that season.

Flight Add-On

  • β€£ We work with all major airlines for the best routes and competitive pricing.
  • β€£ The nearest arrival airport is London - Heathrow Airport (LHR)
  • β€£ The nearest departure airport is Manchester – Manchester Airport (MHT)
  • β€£ Contact us for more detail and pricing.

Inclusions

  • β€£ Hotel Accommodations
  • β€£ Daily Breakfasts and Selected Meals (See tour plan for details)
  • β€£ English-speaking Local Guide
  • β€£ Entrance Fees to Monuments & Attractions per Itinerary
  • β€£ Private Airport & Train Station Transfers

Exclusions

  • β€£ Air Fare
  • β€£Β Domestic Train Fares
  • β€£ Travel Insurance
  • β€£ Medical Expenses
  • β€£ Visa Fee
  • β€£ Gratuity
  • β€£ Personal Expenses

Tour Optional Add-Ons (per person)

  • β€£ Pre-tour hotel night
  • β€£ Post-tour hotel night
  • β€£ Note: must be booked with your tour reservation

Deposit

  • β€£ A deposit of $1025 (classic) or $1200 (premium) is due within 3 days of booking confirmation. Full payment to be made 70 days prior to the departure date.
  • β€£ The airfare is due upon flight booking. Airfare and flight schedule shown are indicative only. Actual prices and schedule will be available at flight booking. All airfares are subject to change until paid in full at time of ticketing.
  • β€£ Credit card fee for American Express and non-US issued credit card is 1%. No charge for most other credit cards.

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Suggested Gratuity

  • β€£ Local Guide: US $7 per person per day of sightseeing. US $4 per half day of sightseeing.
  • β€£ Driver: US $5 per person per day of sightseeing. US $3 per half day of sightseeing.
  • β€£ Gratuities may be paid in local currency or US dollars. You can tip the guides and drivers when they finish their assignment with you e.g. end of day, end of city stay, on departure, etc.


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