Discover some of England’s most precious treasures on this 10-day rail adventure.
Discover some of England’s most precious treasures on this 10-day rail adventure. Begin your journey in Manchester, the largest city in the Midlands, and travel to the beautiful city of Liverpool. While in Liverpool, have the opportunity to visit the Beatles Story, a museum dedicated to showcasing the lives of the Fab 4. Next, venture to the Lake District where you will spend the evening at Lake Windermere.
England’s Lake District is truly the most picturesque rural area in the country, and you can explore the bucolic beauty firsthand as you visit the famous poet William Woods’ home, the village of Grasmere, and sail aboard a yacht along the Coniston Water. Following your exploration of the Lake District, travel through England’s countryside as you make your way to the Cotswolds region.
Discover this beautiful region aboard the restored steam train Gloucestershire Warkwickshire Railway. Afterwards, visit the Cotswolds quaint villages before continuing your travels to the ancient Roman town of Bath, where you will have the opportunity to visit the Roman Baths Museum. Continue on to Cornwall, where you will have a chance to visit the original sight of the Camelot Castle. From Cornwall, visit Plymouth and Salisbury before a special excursion to the legendary Stonehenge. Your rail-vacation comes to a conclusion in the area of Windsor.
Highlights and Inclusions
- 13 Meals
- Hotel accommodations for 8 nights
- A heritage steam train through the Cotswolds.
- Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
- Sightseeing per itinerary
- Services of a professional tour manager
Scenic highlights of your trip include:
- Lake District
Day 1 - Overnight Flight
Absorb the idyllic charms of England on this journey that includes three of its most scenic rural areas. Enchantment awaits as you travel through the Lake District, Cornwall and the Cotswolds.
Day 2 - Manchester, England
Your tour begins in Manchester, largest city of the Midlands and the engine of the Industrial Revolution. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. (D)
Day 3 - Manchester - Liverpool
This morning, travel to the great port city of Liverpool. Spend time at the restored Albert Dock complex, exploring one of the many museums such as the Tate Liverpool Gallery, Maritime Museum or International Slavery Museum. Enjoy a visit to the award-winning Beatles Story as you learn about these famous “Merseysiders.” Travel north to the scenic Lake District and your hotel on the shores of Lake Windermere. Settle in for a relaxing two-night stay. (B, D)
Day 4 - Lake District
Enjoy a full day exploring the magnificent Lake District, England's most popular area of bucolic beauty. Stroll through the picturesque village of Grasmere, once home of and inspiration to the romantic poet William Wordsworth. Sail Coniston Water aboard the Victorian steam yacht Gondola. Take an afternoon break in Bowness before returning to your hotel on the water's edge for an evening at leisure. (B)
Day 5 - Lake District - Shugborough Estate - Great Malvern
Head south en route to England's rural heartland. Make a special stop to visit the Shugborough Estate, a rare survival of a complete estate from the Georgian era. Next, enjoy a trip** on the restored Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway. Watch the vistas open up from this classic steam train as you progress through the countryside. Complete your day in the spa town of Great Malvern. Here, your hotel affords you magnificent views across the English countryside.
Day 6 - Cotswold
Relax and enjoy your day touring the Cotswolds region. Pay a visit to some of the region's charming villages such as Broadway and Stow-on-the-Wold. Next, travel to the city of Worcester where you will stand in awe of the majestic cathedral. Return to your hotel with time to relax and explore the town during an evening at leisure.
Day 7 - Great Malvern - Bath - Glastonbury - Cornwall
Stop in the ancient Roman town of Bath - renowned for more than 2,000 years for its spas and natural hot springs. Visit the Roman Baths Museum to see the elaborate spas, valued since Roman times for their curative properties. See the reputed grave of King Arthur when you visit the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey, once the richest monastic community in England. Travel to Cornwall, the “sunny southwest” of England for a three-night stay in the charming town of Falmouth.
Day 8 - Cornwall
Today we set out for Penzance, making a photo stop along the way at St. Michael's Mount. Legend says St. Michael, the Archangel, appeared to local fishermen here in the 5th century. Outside Penzance, we visit Geevor Tin Mine, an early 20th century tin mine converted into a living history museum. Upon arrival in Penzance, enjoy some free time to soak up its timeless charm. Continue to St. Ives, a popular holiday resort town, for some time at leisure.
Day 9 - Cornwall
After breakfast, enjoy a day to explore Falmouth at your leisure. You may choose to take an optional excursion to Port Isaac and see where the hit show Doc Martin is filmed, and Tintagel, believed to be the site of the original Camelot Castle.
Day 10 - Cornwall - Salisbury - Stonehenge - Windsor Area
Travel across some of England's most beautiful country on your way to Salisbury. Enjoy time in this bustling market town and pay a visit to the famous Salisbury Cathedral which boasts the tallest spire in Britain. Finally, no trip to the English countryside would be complete without a visit to mysterious Stonehenge, a center of spiritual activity since prehistoric times. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner as you toast the conclusion of a wonderful trip.
Day 11 - Windsor Area - Tour Ends
Your journey through Britain ends today.
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|7th May 2016||$3,099||Please call for availability.|
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