May 19-28, 2024

British Landscapes

British Isles

10 Days

13 Meals

Highlights include: Edinburgh Castle, Choices on Tour, York, Chester, Llangollen, Wales, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, London. 

Included in Price: Round Trip Air from DFW, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers

*Not Included in Price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $499 per person

Day 1: Sunday, May 19, 2024 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: Monday, May 20, 2024 Edinburgh, Scotland – Tour

Begins 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, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. (D)

Day 3: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 Edinburgh Today visit

Edinburgh Castle, home to the Scottish Crown Jewels. Then it’s your choice! Get acquainted with this regal city on a locally guided tour of the Old Town and New Town via motor

coach -OR- join a local expert and explore the Old Town and Royal Mile on foot. Whichever you choose, you can enjoy the rest of the day to explore the city independently. (B)

Day 4: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 Edinburgh – Borders

Region – York, England Say farewell to the rolling hills of Scotland while travelling south through the Borders Region, stopping at Gretna Green, a popular wedding destination. 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. Arrive in the

medieval city of York, which is surrounded by historical city walls. This evening you may join an optional tour to an alehouse to sample a selection of ciders, lagers and ales and

enjoy a farm-to-table dinner. (B)

Day 5: Thursday, May 23, 2024 York – Chester 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. (B, D)

Day 6: Friday, May 24, 2024 Chester – Llangollen, Wales –

Chester, England 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. Cross over into Wales and discover Llangollen, one of the country’s most picturesque villages. Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea served in a former

chapel, with sandwiches and cakes, before returning to Chester. (B)

Day 7: Saturday, May 25, 2024 Chester – Stratford-upon-Avon

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 dinner. (B, D)

Day 8: Sunday, May 26, 2024 Stratford-upon-Avon –

Oxford – London 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. Lunch is at a historic pub. Continue

on to London, England’s storied capital city. (B, L)

Day 9: Monday, May 27, 2024 London Take in the sites of

London on a tour of the city’s quintessential sights. Begin with a walking tour of Westminster, where you see Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Continue to

Buckingham Palace, the official residence of His Majesty The King, and make your way past St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London. Today you may join an optional tour to the

Tower of London, with lunch at a traditional pub. This afternoon is yours to explore this cosmopolitan and dynamic city. This evening, toast the end of a wonderful journey during

a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D)

Day 10: Tuesday, May 28, 2024 London – Tour Ends Your

journey through Britain comes to a close today. (B)




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