BRITISH ESCAPE

BRITISH ESCAPE

On this Escape, visit the must-see landmarks and experience the culture of Britain without the crowds—and even better—without the high-season prices. It’s the perfect, concise Britain escorted tour that offers you the unforgettable sights of this great land! Have your camera ready on this guided tour of Britain to capture all the magnificent experiences as you travel from London to  Edinburgh. History buffs will delight in seeing mysterious, prehistoric Stonehenge (just imagine how those stones got there!); the
Roman Baths in Bath, constructed around 70 AD and today one of the best-preserved Roman remains in the world; Liverpool, once a great Victorian city and Atlantic seaport, and renowned birthplace of the Beatles; and Edinburgh, home to many Scottish  monarchs, including Queen Margaret, who died here in 1093. Literary fans will enjoy visiting Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, and Grasmere, home to William Wordsworth. But that's not all…a London Guide will show you all the city’s famous landmarks, from Buckingham Palace to the Prime Minister’s Downing Street and Westminster Abbey; and in Edinburgh, you’ll tour the castle and see Scotland’s Crown Jewels. From the historical sights to the beautiful scenery to the special experiences, this guided tour of England and Scotland is a great  way to sample everything Britain has to offer at a price that screams, “Let’s go!”

 

Day 1 : ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Ho sts are available to help you make the most of your stay. Tonight,
meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.


Day 2 : LONDON

After a hearty Eng lish breakfast, morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: Four Ways  Globus Eliminates the Hassles VIP Access Skip the line s and get special treatment at the must-see attractions. Perfect Hotels We’ve done the work to find just the right hotels in just the right locations. Tour Directors Take your head s out of the guidebook and let expert guides make every destination fascinating. Transportation Leave the navig ating to us – and just sit back and enjoy the ride. the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the Thames River, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horseguards, the Prime Minister’s Downing Street residence, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. The highlight is a visit to ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL (except on Sundays), Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708. This afternoon an optional excursion to the Tower of London is available. And this evening, maybe enjoy an optional dinner, followed by a cruise on the River Thames.


Day 3 : LONDON–STONEHENGE–BATH

Depart at 8 am for a memorable day of sig htseeing. First, visit the intriguing prehistoric monument of STONEHENGE. Explore the visitor center with its imaginative exhibitions, then take the shuttle to the stone circle and admire the magnificence of the monument up close. Across Salisbury Plain, head for the elegant Georgian city of Bath, where you see the amazing excavations of the ROMAN BATHS, once one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world


Day 4 : BATH–STOW-ON-THE-WOLD–STRATFORD–UPON–AVON–LIVERPOOL

Savor vistas of the Cotswolds on your way via the medieval market town of Stow-on- the-Wold to Stratfordupon- Avon. Time here to visit SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE and discover this pretty Elizabethan town at your own pace. In the afternoon, drive to Liverpool, the hometown of The Beatles. Then, why not join a Local Guide for an optional excursion which will give you a detailed introduction to the city. You’ll visit the magnificent cathedral, admire stunning historic civic buildings, hear all about the legendary Beatles, and discover the city’s glorious maritime history.


Day 5 : LIVERPOOL–GRASMERE–GRETNA GREEN, SCOTLAND–EDINBURGH

This morning, focus on the tranquil Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage site and considered to be the  finest of England’s national parks. Take a break in Wordsworth’s beloved Grasmere and try original [LF] GRASMERE GINGERBREAD. Then, head north for the Scottish border and stop at Gretna Green, where the blacksmith used to wed runaway couples. Arrive in Edinburgh this afternoon for a two-night stay. 


Day 6 : EDINBURGH

Morning city sightsee ing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town” and famous  scientists, inventors, and novelists who lived there. In the “Old Town,” drive up the narrow Royal Mile to EDINBURGH CASTLE to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels and the iconic Stone of Destiny, used to inaugurate monarchs for centuries, and take in the fantastic views over the city. The afternoon is free to enjoy the Scottish capital at your own pace. Later, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.


Day 7 : EDINBURGH

Your vacation ends wit h breakfast this morning


Prices are for all land arrangements as per Itinerary.

  • LONDON : Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing; visit St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • STONEHENGE : Visit the prehistoric monument
  • BATH : Visit the Roman relics
  • STOW-ON-THE-WOLD : Take a stroll in this Cotswolds village
  • STRATFORD–UPON–AVON : Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace
  • LIVERPOOL : Visit the maritime city
  • GRASMERE : Visit Wordsworth’s village; [LF] try original Grasmere Gingerbread
  • EDINBURGH : Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Exclusions:

Applicable Taxes and Fees (Airfare & Charges Not Included in the Price)

Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportationtax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; port taxes; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship’s crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); optional excursions; airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; airport transfers with cruise only, porterage at airports and train stations; Travel Protection; baggage fees; and all other items of a personal nature.