Itinerary for United Kingdom
Canterbury and Hastings
The day begins by making your way from London south to Leeds Castle. After a short visit, it’s on to Canterbury and the world-famous Canterbury Cathedral before moving to the south coast and the significant battle site of Hastings. Overnight stay is in Hastings.
Portsmouth and Winchester
You have the whole morning in Portsmouth to see Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, scale the Spinnaker Tower or shop in the modern Gunwharf Quays! After lunch, it’s on to the small city of Winchester where you can see Winchester Cathedral before heading to Britain’s most iconic site, Stonehenge.
Salisbury and Bath
Today starts with a guided tour of Salisbury. Consider visiting Salisbury Cathedral and the Georgian Monpesson House. Next, it’s onto the Roman city of Bath for a guided tour. The original Roman Baths are next and in the evening, you may visit the Thermae bath Spa to take a dip in the hot natural spring water yourself.
Cotswolds and North Wales
This morning you’re off on a tour through the Costwolds. The first stop is the old historical Hailes Abbey followed by a tea stop in a Cotswolds village. After the break, you will head north into the mountain region of Snowdonia where you will stay overnight in a historic ancient castle.
Spending the day in Snowdonia, you will catch the old Ffestiniog Railway Steam Train and take a stunning journey through the mountains and on to Porthmadog where you will have a little time to explore before the return journey. Overnight you will make your way to Manchester and stay there.
Liverpool and Manchester
There’s a little time to see a site or two in Manchester this morning. This could include one of the great museums, a little shopping or a tour of the world’s most famous football club Manchester United’s Old Trafford Stadium. Later it’s onto the nearby city of Liverpool. You will have chance here to visit several museums and attractions including the Beatles Museum and the Tate North Gallery.
It’s an early drive to England’s Lake District. The first stop is a Lake Windermere cruise followed by a tour of the Lake District. There’s chance to stop for photos and the famous Grasmere Gingerbread as well as a little walk in the mountains if the weather allows for it.
This morning you will head east and onto the Viking city of York. Your stops here may include the phenomenal York Minster Cathedral, the Jorvik Viking Centre or even the National Railway Museum to name but a few. In the evening you will head south to the Peak District for an overnight stay.
Peak District and Stratford
Today you will be visiting the home of Mr. Darcy himself, Chatsworth House. The gardens and house here are incredible and well worth a visit. Afterwards it’s further south still and into Shakespeare’s Stratford on Avon. You will have time here to visit the houses of the bard himself.
Oxford and Windsor
It’s the final leg of this epic journey but that doesn’t mean we’re cutting it short. The first stop is Oxford where you will take a tour of this famous university city and visit one of the universities. Next, it’s onto another magnificent stately home, Blenheim Palace. After a tour of this incredible site, the final stop is Windsor Castle before you head back into London.