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Explore England in a week

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from/per person 660.00
  • Package Tours
  • Groups allowed
  • Skip the line
  • Tour guides
  • Walking tour

Description

Visit England !

A week in England

Explore the best of England in a week.
Discover a multitude of typically British specialties during this English holiday.

We will show you all the most beautiful places, throw a hint of historical wonder and guide you through this fascinating culture

Summary

Fancy a cuppa’? Let’s have a blast during this week-long England holiday that will knock your socks right off.

We can tell, this England vacation package is about as authentic as it comes. You will follow the flow at the drop of a hat after seeing more of it !

Join us in this trip to England and admire the archaeological wonders, following the footsteps of the Romans to the hot springs.
Stroll along the ancient limestone gorges and stop in one of the famous pub at the edge of the road to enjoy a good beer! Best thing since sliced bread, pal !

We will learn more about the very first king of England, listening to the Beatles and uncover Shakespeare secrets ! Make a long story short we will do the whole nine yards !

Excited about our England tours yet ? Blinding ! Book your spot on one of our guided English coach tours and let’s go, shall we?

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Why this trip?

  • All departure dates are guaranteed
  • Minimum 6 participants required
  • FREE Wifi in hotels
  • Massive savings

Start in: London

End in: London

6 nights’ accommodation in twin rooms with private en-suite facilities. Single travellers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room.

6 breakfasts, 3 dinners

Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days)

17 Experiences (including guided walking tours, orientation walks, driving tours of cities plus other exciting experiences)

Services of your Expat tour leader, who will be on hand with advice and tips to ensure that you get the most from your trip. You can also book any of the optional excursions available during your tour with your tour leader

All taxes and fees

Modern air conditioned coach with reclining seats, TV for showing DVDs, and toilet.

Free Expat Explore tour souvenir – a memorable gift of your once in a lifetime trip.

Optional excursions are payable in cash currency to your tour leader whilst on tour.

  • Paragliding
  • Alnwick Castle
  • Shakespeare’s House
  • Stonehenge
  • Roman Baths
  • The Beatles Story & Museum
  • Tintagel Castle
  • University of Oxford college visit
  • An Evening in Scotland

Duration of the trip is 7 days

This trip is for people aged from 10 to 75+

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Schedule

It's the first day of this British trip!

We will leave London to go to the famous mysterious site of Stonehenge, archeological wonder of the Neolithic era, almost 5000 years old! The Stonehenge site is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
You have the opportunity to enter the ancient site for yourself and learn about the history of the area.

After this stone step, we will leave for the city of Bath, county town of Somerset, southwest of England, known for being a Roman thermal spa. The city of Bath and the beautiful countryside that surrounds it are some of the most beautiful places to visit in England.

We will then go to Devon, South West England, known for its peaceful beaches and national parks, scones with cream and strawberry jam, cider and more.

On the way, we will cross the Cheddar Gorge, cut into the limestone of the southern slope of the Mendip Hills.
We will finally enjoy a welcome dinner to meet our guide and our fellow travelers.

Today we will explore Devon and the neighboring Cornwall County.
We will pass by Dartmoor, the national park known for its breathtaking natural beauty, its landscape of moors and granite rocks, with sheeps and ponies.

The first stop of the day will be the Tintagel Castle, medieval fortification of the Middle Ages, where you will have the option to visit the royal residence and learn a little more about the Arthurian legends.

We will then go to St. Ives - a seaside resort in Cornwall and famous for its many artists. This is the perfect place to taste the famous fish and chips for lunch.

Our last stop of the day will be Mevagissey, a beautiful 14th century fishing village on the Cornwall coast. You will have time to explore the narrow streets and shop for some souvenirs before heading back to the hotel in the evening.

On our way to the Cotswolds, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we will make a stop in Malmesbury, a small town in Wiltshire, to see the abbey where Athelstan, the first king of England, was buried in 941. Far from the hectic life of big cities, the region has escaped the effects of industrialization, its rural lifestyle has been preserved.

The Cotswolds, a chain of hills, is known for the famous golden stone. The golden color of the local limestone is omnipresent. The medieval charm of the villages, the flowery cottages, the country's gilded stone manor houses, the beauty of the prairie-covered hillsides along the banks of the Thames and Severn rivers make the Cotswolds one of the most beautiful regions in the world.

In the afternoon, we will visit the village of Bampton, which served as a fictional village for the famous Downton Abbey series.

Later in the day, we will arrive at Oxford, the city historically known for its prestigious university founded in the 12th century. You will visit the historic city center, where you will discover why it is given the nickname "the city of dreaming spires"

After having a good English breakfast we will be heading to for Stratford-upon-Avon. It is the hometown of the English poet and playwright William Shakespeare.
This country town of Warwickshire is also home to Anne Hathaway before her marriage to The Bard. You will also find the church where the couple is buried.
You'll have some free time to explore the city at your own path, so you can visit Shakespeare's house for example.

We’ll then head north to the city of Liverpool, a famous British port city with a rich history, second economic metropolis after London.
if you are a fan of the Beatles, you will be delighted to discover their birthplace !
You might be able to uncover the famous sites frequented by the band during the driving tour of the city. Then you will have the time to explore the city by yourself in the evening.
We advise you to go to Mathew Street, where you will find the world-famous ‘Cavern Club’, where The Beatles started their musical career and gave more than 300 concerts !

We will start the day by driving from Liverpool to Samlesbury, village located in South Ribble borough in Lancashire where we will visit the Samlesbury Hall, a historic residence built in 1325. one of Lancashire's majestic stately mansions, a paradise for history lovers!

After that, we will head to a lake located in Cumbria County, in Lake District National Park. It is Lake Windermere, the largest natural lake in England with an area of 14.73 km2. You will enjoy free time to visit the surroundings. The Lake District is an English National Park whose beauty is unparalleled. There are the highest mountains in England.

Then, we will go to our accomodation in Cumbria, county of the Eden Valley, and one of England's most outstanding areas of natural beauty.

In the morning we will head to Hadrian's wall, a fortification made of stone and earth built between 122 AD J.-C. and 127 apr. AD by The Emperor Hadrian. Built by the Romans, the wall was supposed to demarcate the Roman Empire border and protect it from attacks by "barbarians".

After that, we will drive to Alnwick Castle, one of Britain's most iconic castles ! This is the home of Ralph Percy, twelfth Duke of Northumberland. The Castle has been used for filming numerous movies and television series, such as some parts of the Harry Potter series as well as scenes from the television series Downton Abbey.

Later, we will head to Durham, city known for its cathedral, its castle, as well as its university. It's a beautiful place full of history, and the cathedral is one of the greatest monuments in the world of Christendom. Impressive both from the outside and the inside by its architectural mass.

Our last stop for the day will be in York for a walking tour in this fortified city founded by the Romans.
We will then enjoy a farewell dinner on the evening.

Today is the last day of journey in England.
We will end with a tour of Cambridge.
Cambridge is the city of many beautiful museums and art galleries. It is famous for its beautiful architecture and its majestic college buildings.
We will go for a boat ride on rectangular flat-bottomed boats on the Cambridge River called punting! It is the most famous activity there !

We will then head back to London where we will have to say goodbye.