Discover some of England’s most precious treasures on this 12-day rail adventure.
Experience leisurely stays in England’s most iconic destinations. Spend two nights in bustling London. Sail the picturesque Lake District, made famous by poets and artists. Meander through York’s medieval “Shambles.” Visit the elaborate 1st-century Roman spas of Bath. Learn about Liverpool’s rich history and promising future. Savor a relaxing 2-night stay in peaceful Cornwall. Tour the magnificent Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Winston Churchill. Take in the breathtaking beauty of the Yorkshire moors. Visit Glastonbury Abbey to view the reputed resting place of King Arthur. Explore the charming village of St Ives, Cornwall’s popular resort town and artist colony. Explore Coventry’s medieval cathedral’s haunting ruins. From the bustling streets of London to the rolling landscapes of Cornwall, and from Buckingham Palace to Stonehenge, these are England’s true treasures.
Highlights and Inclusions
- 15 Meals
- Hotel accommodations for 10 nights
- A heritage steam train through the Cotswolds.
- Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
- Sightseeing per itinerary
- Services of a professional tour manager
- Lake District
- Windsor Area
Scenic highlights of your trip include:
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 - London, England
Your tour opens in London, the cosmopolitan and historic capital of England. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)
Day 3 - London
This morning, see the quintessential sights of London with your local guide. View the Tower of London, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the changing of the guard (if held). Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore this iconic city. (B)
Day 4 - London, Stonehenge, & Cornwall
Bid London farewell and travel across some of England’s most beautiful countryside en route to Stonehenge. No trip to England would be complete without a visit to this prehistoric UNESCO World Heritage site. Come to know the mysteries of its origins and the various theories of its symbolism and purpose. Continue on to Cornwall, England’s “sunny southwest.” Spend two nights in this breathtaking corner of the world, so seldom explored by travelers. (B, D)
Day 5 - Cornwall
Enjoy a leisurely morning at your hotel before setting out for a day of discovery. See iconic St. Michael’s Mount where legend says St. Michael the Archangel appeared to local fishermen in the 5th century. Travel along Cornwall’s stunning coastal road to Land’s End, England’s most westerly point. Then, visit the popular artist colony and resort of St. Ives for an afternoon of exploration at leisure. (B)
Day 6 - Cornwall, Glastonbury, Bath, & Great Malvern
Today, visit the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey, once the richest monastic community in England and the reputed home of the legendary King Arthur. Next, 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. End your day in the spa town of Great Malvern where your hotel affords you magnificent views across the English countryside. (B, D)
Day 7 - Cotswolds & Great Malvern
Discover one of England’s most magnificent homes – Blenheim Palace – birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Enjoy a privately guided tour of this UNESCO World Heritage site and get a glimpse into the life of English royalty. Afterward, enjoy a relaxing day touring the Cotswolds, venturing to some of England’s most charming villages. Return to your hotel with time to relax and explore during an evening at leisure. (B)
Day 8 - Great Malvern, Liverpool, & Lake District
This morning, travel to the great port city of Liverpool. A private tour will reveal the 800 year history of this fascinating city. Afterward, spend time on your own at the restored Albert Dock complex. Perhaps you’ll explore one of the many museums such as the Tate Liverpool Gallery, Maritime Museum, or the award-winning Beatles Story. Travel north to the scenic Lake District and your hotel on the shores of Lake Windermere. (B, D)
Day 9 - Lake District
Enjoy a 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 on the largest lake in England, Lake Windermere, and take in the tranquil backdrop of lush green mountains, serene shorelines and pristine calm waters dotted with tiny islands. This evening is at your leisure. (B)
Day 10 - Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, & York
Take in some of England’s most breathtaking scenery as you travel through the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Stop for a visit at the Wensleydale Creamery and learn about the history of cheese making in Yorkshire. Continue on to the medieval city of York. Join a local expert on a leisurely walking tour and see the famous Minster and “Shambles,” the quaint, narrow street that appears today almost as it did during the Middle Ages. Here you’ll find great shopping and a street that is so narrow in parts that you can almost reach both sides with your outstretched arms. (B)
Day 11 - York, Coventry, & Windsor Area
Travel south to the historic city of Coventry. Join a local guide and tour the cathedral’s haunting ruins, devastated by bombs dropped by the Luftwaffe in World War II. Then, have some free time for lunch and exploring the city. Your day comes to a close outside of London. Join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner and toast to the end of a wonderful journey. (B, D)
Day 12 - Windsor Area - Tour Ends
Your journey through Britain ends today. (B)
Dates & Prices
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|20th May 2017||$3,099||Book Now|
|22nd June 2017||$3,099||Book Now|
|23rd September 2017||$3,099||Book Now|
|14th October 2017||$2,999||Book Now|
|17th March 2018||$2,899||Book Now|
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England's Treasures: Departs 20th May 2017 ($3,099), 22nd June 2017 ($3,099), 23rd September 2017 ($3,099), 14th October 2017 ($2,999), 17th March 2018 ($2,899)
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