Save 10% - Bring Back the Magic

    2022 Departure | Best of Britain | 9-Days | Offer expires November 4, 2021

    Save 10% - Bring Back the Magic with Insight Vacations

    Price: $4,135CAD Per Person

    (Trip prices are per person based on double room occupancy based on August 17, 2022 departure)

    Savings: 10%

    Departure Date: August 17, 2022

    Tour: Best of Britain

    Photo: Loch Lamond Under a Blue Sky

    What to Expect:

    • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
    • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
    • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
    • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
    • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
    • From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
    • You may purchase transfers from/to London Heathrow and Gatwick airports on arrival and departure days, or when additional night accommodation has been booked through Insight Vacations. Alternatively, please make your own way from/to the airport.

    Your Well-Being is our Top Priority:

    • Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 20 or more guests)
    • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
    • Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
    • We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
    • Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.

    Photo: Map of Best of Britain Itinerary

    Best of Britain Itinerary:

    Day 1: London and Medieval York

    At 07:30, meet your Travel Director to begin your journey north to Stratford-upon-Avon, with its wealth of black-and-white, timber-framed houses. Discover how William Shakespeare and his incredible works continue to shape society today when you visit his birthplace, full of interesting memorabilia and artefacts relating to his life. Continue to historic York to stroll the narrow lanes including the Shambles and view York Minster, England's largest medieval cathedral. Later, join your Travel Director for a warm and friendly Welcome Dinner and the opportunity to mingle over a pleasant evening.

    Accommodation: Hilton York

    Meals included: Breakfast/Dinner with Wine

    Day 2: Hadrian's Wall to Edinburgh

    See a part of Hadrian's Wall, once spanning 80-miles from coast to coast, marking the northern frontier of the mighty Roman Empire. Continue past Jedburgh Abbey en route to the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, for your two-night stay in this stunning city.

    Accommodation: Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Day 3: Edinburgh Sightseeing

    In the morning, join a Local Expert to see the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official Scottish residence of Her Majesty the Queen, at the end of the Royal Mile. Continue past the Sir Walter Scott Monument to the 18th century New Town with its neoclassical Adam facades. Visit Edinburgh Castle, home of the Honours of Scotland, to view Mons Meg, and see the Stone of Destiny. The afternoon is at leisure.

    Accommodation: Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Photo: Skyline view of Edinburgh

    Day 4: Loch Lomond to Glasgow

    Drive via historic Bannockburn and Stirling and enjoy the scenery of the Trossachs. Continue along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, before arriving in Glasgow for an orientation of the city with your Travel Director. See the grand public buildings, including George Square and St. Mungo's Cathedral.

    Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Photo: Lake Windermere under Scenic Skies

    Day 5: The Glorious Lake District

    Travel via Gretna Green to the English Lake District, with scenery so beautiful it inspired a host of writers. Learn about the life of William Wordsworth and visit his grave in the picturesque, stone-built village of Grasmere.

    Accommodation: Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa

    Meals included: Breakfast/Dinner with Wine

    Days 6-7: The Welsh Marches and Cardiff

    Stop in ancient Ludlow, one of England’s most attractive towns, dominated by its castle, rich in tragic royal history. Why not spend time exploring the traditional open-air market, admiring the local crafts and perhaps sampling the produce? Afterwards, cross into southern Wales and head for the capital of Cardiff for an orientation of the port city, upon the River Taff. See Cardiff Castle and the impressive Principality Stadium.

    Accommodation: Clayton Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Photo: Cardiff Bay, Cardiff Wales

    Day 8: The Cornish Coast Experience

    In the morning, visit a quaint Cornish fishing village. Explore Dartmoor with Insight Choice. Choose between a walk and foraging experience in Dartmoor. Alternatively, cruise the scenic Plymouth harbor to see the Barbican, Citadel, Plymouth Hoe and the Mayflower Steps, from where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for America. Return via the hilly countryside of Dartmoor, home to wild ponies. Later this evening, savor an unforgettable Celebration Dinner at Heskyn Mill during a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Join your Travel Director and newfound friends for the ultimate Farm-to-Table dining experience. Enjoy a mouth-watering meal prepared from organic seasonal produce, freshly picked from the surrounding fields, served with a glass of wine.

    Meals included: Breakfast/Dinner with Wine

    Photo: Battlesbury Hill - Salisbury Plain

    Day 9: Stonehedge and London

    Travel across Salisbury Plain to visit the pre-historic and mysterious Stonehenge, where the strange and awe-inspiring monoliths are reputed to be up to 5,000 years old. Your journey concludes upon arrival at the hotel in London.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Don't miss seeing the very best of Britain. Offer expires November 4, 2021!

    Terms And Conditions

    Prices are per person, double occupancy, land only. Single supplements apply. Offer applies to new bookings made from September 1 - November 4, 2021 only, is subject to availability and can be withdrawn or amended at any time without notice. Full payment is required by November 4, 2021. This offer is not transferable and is tour and date specific. If guests change to another tour or date not listed in the promotional allocation, they are responsible to pay the difference and adhere to different payment conditions. This promotion is not combinable with the Early Payment Discount or with Future Travel Credit (FTC) carry forward discounts or any other promotional offers. Further restrictions apply, For full details, please check with your travel advisor at time of booking.

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