Highlights of Britain 2022

10 nights from £3059

Highlights of Britain | BRT
Start:London
Finish:Edinburgh
Duration:10 Nights
Group size:10 - 18
Suitable for: 13-80
Physical rating:Low
Diets:Vegetarians
Tour operated in: English

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Overview

Join us for a classic Back-Roads journey that delves deep into Britain's fascinating history and culture. In England we'll trace the footsteps of famous writers and poets, uncovering the scenic countryside that inspired their greatest works. While in North Wales and Scotland, our journey will take in evocative scenery and dramatic castles - immersing ourselves in age-old traditions as we go. Experience it all on this unforgettable 11-day journey. .......read more
Highlights
  • Discover Britain's literary greats at the Beatrix Potter's Hill Top Farm and Rydal Mount - William Wordsworth's family home
  • Explore some of Britain's most spectacular regions including the Cotswolds, Snowdonia National Park, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District
  • Explore the medieval Shambles and Snickelways of York
  • Immerse yourself in the grandeur and opulence of Castle Howard

Itinerary

An epicenter of rich history and innovation, London is where we’ll meet for the start of our incredible journey. Tonight, we’ll get to know one another over a delicious welcome dinner.

Accommodation: Wellington Hotel by Blue Orchid (or similar)

Meals: Dinner

After breakfast, we’ll leave the capital behind us and set a course for the ‘dreaming spires’ of Oxford – where an orientation tour of this medieval university town awaits. Then: it’s off to the Cotswolds, where we’ll spend some time exploring charming villages full of honey-coloured cottages.

Accommodation: Three Ways House Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

There will be plenty of time to enjoy this morning at your leisure before we board the mini-coach and make tracks to Stratford-upon-Avon – the picturesque Tudor market town where William Shakespeare was born. We’ll have some time to follow in the Bard’s footsteps on an orientation tour before pressing on to the rolling hills and panoramic views of the Cotswolds.

Accommodation: Three Ways House Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

We’ll discover more about the crusades of saints and kings on a visit of Worcester Cathedral before our road turns towards the rugged ancient landscapes of Wales this afternoon. This evening, we’ll dine together in Denbighshire.

Accommodation: The Mulberry Inn (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Prepare for a soul-stirring sight this morning – the magnificent Snowdonia National Park (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) is our next stop. Boasting 823 square miles of captivatingly diverse landscapes, Snowdonia National Park is an area steeped in culture and local history. We’ll spend the day exploring the park together before returning to the hotel for a sumptuous dinner.

Accommodation: The Mulberry Inn (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Today’s itinerary has a distinctly musical theme. After breakfast, we’ll leave Wales behind us and move on to Liverpool – the welcoming (and fiercely proud) city that gave birth to The Beatles. What better way to get into the ‘Beatlemania’ spirit than a visit to The Beatles Story museum? Toes still tapping, we’ll round off the day in York where we’ll have the evening to spend at our leisure.

Accommodation: The Churchill Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

We’ve a full day to spend getting to grips with York, starting with an orientation tour of the Old Town. There are centuries of history to uncover along the medieval Shambles and Snickelways – and plenty of photo opportunities to be claimed! This evening is ours to spend at leisure in town or back at the hotel.

Accommodation: The Churchill Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Today we’ll rewind to the glory days of the English country estate with a self-guided tour of the magnificent Castle Howard. Our path will then take us through Yorkshire Dales National Park, passing by rivers, tiny villages and centuries-old stone walls. The invigorating Lake District will be the spectacular conclusion to the day’s journey. Tonight, we’ll come together to share a delicious meal at the hotel.

Accommodation: The Waterhead Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

What better way to spend the day than discovering the Lake District’s historic highlights? Our first stop on the shores of Lake Windermere will be Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm – the place where she wrote many of her beloved children’s stories. This afternoon, we’ll visit the charming Rydal Mount and Gardens, the historic family home of William Wordsworth. Later, a scenic lake cruise awaits. We’ll take to the water to soak up the awe-inspiring scenery of this spectacular region before returning to our accommodation for the evening.

Accommodation: The Waterhead Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Today we’ll visit Birdoswald Roman Fort in Cumbria. Located on the longest continuous stretch of Hadrian’s Wall, here we’ll take some time to uncover centuries-old history and admire the awe-inspiring vistas before pressing on to the Scottish Borders. This evening we have a cultural treat in store! A traditional haggis dinner and bagpipe demonstration will provide us with a grand ending to our final night.

Accommodation: Woodland House Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Before we say our goodbyes, there’s still plenty of time to round things off with a visit to the grand Abbotsford House and beautiful Rosslyn Chapel. Our tour will conclude upon arrival in Edinburgh.

Meals: Breakfast

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What's Included

Included
  • Entrance Fees
  • Accommodation
  • Fully Guided

Not Included
  • Airport Transfers at Destination
  • International Travel
  • Country Entry Visas

FAQ

All Entrance fees listed are included
Please see your local governments for rulings on destination Visa's
Yes, All guides are English speaking
Yes, please request at time of booking
Yes the Coach is air-conditioned
Yes there is - 20kg and a max dimension of 158cm (W+D+L)
A Small supplement, but dedicated allocation on every tour
18 is the maximum on any tour
At the discretion of the guest
Guests from all over the world could be joining you
A Tour Leader and separate driver will take you on your journey

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Reviews

5* Highlights of Britain 2022
Great tour and visited may interesting places
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Date: 29-Jul-2019

5* Highlights of Britain 2022
Good mix of sights and local tours. Reasonable time allotted for personal exploration. Most accomodation was good, a few hotels a bit rundown but in reasonable locations.
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Date: 22-Jul-2019

5* Highlights of Britain 2022
Really enjoyed this tour
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Date: 27-Dec-2019

5* Highlights of Britain 2022
Excellent
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Date: 29-Aug-2019

5* Highlights of Britain 2022
Excellent
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Date: 27-Jul-2019

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Touring with Back-Roads Touring

With more than 30 years’ experience in small group and tailor-made tours across the UK, Europe and Asia, Back-Roads Touring is truly the original Small Group Touring company.

With each tour capped at 18 passengers (14 for Asia tours), Back-Roads curates authentic, off-the-beaten-track travel experiences.

Catering for the mature traveller, Back-Roads has built up a brand rooted in expert local knowledge, sustainable tourism, culinary excellence and premium boutique accommodation.

Their award-winning tour leaders are committed to delivering the ‘Back-Roads difference’ whether that be dining with the group, offering the flexibility to change the itinerary, giving personal recommendations for lunch or bringing each destination to life with their insight and knowledge. Their Tour leaders are dedicated to delivering a truly authentic, personalised experience. The Back-Roads Difference inludes:

  • Small Groups of up to 18 passengers (14 for Asia)
  • Scenic Back Roads, avoiding Motorways
  • Premium Mini-Coach transportation
  • Handpicked Boutique Accommodation
  • Leisurely Paced Itineraries
  • Culinary Discoveries
  • Authentic Local Experiences

Back-Roads Touring was named Best Small Coach Holidays Company for 2015, 2016 and 2017 in the British Travel Awards and have been nominated for two awards in 2018.

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Start:London
Finish:Edinburgh
Duration:10 Nights
Group size:10 - 18
Suitable for: 13-80
Physical rating:Low
Diets:Vegetarians
Tour operated in: English
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