Heart of Wales & England - Small Group Tour

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  • Itinerary
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Start in London to visit St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London. Discover historic Stonehenge and the Roman spa in Bath. Feast at Cardiff Castle’s Welsh banquet and travel north to Caernarfon, with its dramatic castle and stunning scenery. Stay in Stratford-upon-Avon and explore Oxford on foot before ending in royal Windsor, close to London.

Fall in love with Britain Explore key historical sites, beautiful landscapes, and cultural landmarks on this tour around the heart of the England and Wales.

Highlights

• Train Ride Through Snowdonia National Park
• Caernarfon Castle
• Shakespeare's Birthplace
• Roman Baths
• The Cotswolds
• Tower of London
• St Paul's Cathedral

Destinations
  • Europe
  • England
  • Wales
  • United Kingdom
Tour Types
  • Cultural
  • History
  • Scenic

 

HEART OF WALES & ENGLAND 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS / 11MEALS

Day 1: London Arrival & St. Paul’s Cathedral
Tour begins 2:00 PM at your London hotel. Take a panoramic tour of central London to see the city’s famous landmarks. Stop at St Paul’s Cathedral to tour the awe-inspiring interior. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group at your hotel.


Day 2: Independent Touring in London
Explore London at your own pace on an independent Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour to see the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, and more. With your included vouchers, visit either Kensington Palace, former home of Princess Diana, or the Tower of London to view the magnificent Crown Jewels, guarded by Beefeaters in their distinctive Tudor uniforms.
(B)


Day 3: Stonehenge, Bath & Cardiff Castle Banquet
Head to Salisbury Plain to view the huge monoliths of Stonehenge and, in the visitor center, learn about how they were built over 4,500 years ago. Visit the Roman Baths, hot mineral-rich springs that have been popular since Roman times and enjoy some free time to explore on your own. Travel into Wales to tour Cardiff Castle, then enjoy a fun Welsh banquet with entertainment.
(B, D)


Day 4: Train Ride & Welsh Scenery
Enjoy a panoramic drive around Cardiff to view its principal features. Continue through the Brecon Beacons National Park and through rural Wales with its picturesque countryside. Take in the beauty of the Snowdonia National Park. A narrow-gauge train ride will take you through the heart of the region to admire mountain scenery. Head to your hotel in Caernarfon where you might choose to take a gentle walk through the ancient streets after dinner
(B, D)


Day 5: Wales & Snowdonia
Visit the National Slate Museum, which highlights the region’s former slate industry at its height in Victorian times. Pause for photos of Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales. Stroll in the quaint village of Betws-y-Coed. Stop in Conwy and take a walk through the narrow medieval streets to see the smallest house in Britain. Tour the walls and battlements of 13th-century Caernarfon Castle
(B, D)


Day 6: Llangollen & Shakespeare’s Stratford-Upon-Avon
Head to the charming village of Llangollen and take a look around this typical Welsh settlement with many quaint tearooms and shops. Then head across the English border to enjoy the picturesque town of Bridgnorth, with attractive black and white houses. Take a panoramic tour of Stratford-upon-Avon and visit Shakespeare’s birthplace, with an exhibition about his life and work, before walking through the house where he was born
(B, D)


Day 7: Cotswolds & Windsor Castle
Take in the gentle hills of the Cotswolds, renowned for its pretty cottages and colorful gardens. Stop in Broadway, typical of the lovely old villages in the region. Take a walking tour through Oxford to learn about the famous colleges and enjoy lunch on your own. Tour Windsor Castle, one of the Queen’s official residences, to see the State Apartments and St George’s Chapel. Then take a brief stroll around the compact and historic town of Windsor with a local guide. Spend your evening independently.
(B)


Day 8: Tour Ends in Windsor
Your tour ends after breakfast.
(B)


B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

All components of this tour (hotels, visits and attractions) for 2020 itineraries are subject to change until finalized in September 2019.


 

All attractions are included - CIE Tours guides never sell optional excursions - We include more so your guide can focus on you.

All CIE Tours Include:
Full daily breakfast (except day 1)
Transportation (Buses, shuttles & ferries)
Welcome drinks with your group
Free Wi-Fi on luxury coaches
Comprehensive travel itinerary and documents

Our Welcome Pack at your first hotel includes:
A travel backpack
Travel adapter
Rain poncho
Luggage strap and tags
Documents wallet

Dates Price Single Availability
13-Jun-2020 for 7 Nights Small Group On Request Visit Website
27-Jun-2020 for 7 Nights Small Group On Request Visit Website
25-Jul-2020 for 7 Nights Small Group On Request Visit Website
08-Aug-2020 for 7 Nights Small Group On Request Visit Website
15-Aug-2020 for 7 Nights Small Group On Request Visit Website
29-Aug-2020 for 7 Nights Small Group On Request Visit Website
12-Sep-2020 for 7 Nights Small Group On Request Visit Website
19-Sep-2020 for 7 Nights Small Group On Request Visit Website
26-Sep-2020 for 7 Nights Small Group On Request Visit Website

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Travelling with CIE Tours, you can rest assured that there are no hidden extras. All guided holidays include daily sightseeing for which admission is included, as well as unique visits and admissions throughout the itinerary. On your guided holiday you will also enjoy most meals and special evening shows/entertainment. With this all prepaid as part of your CIE tour, there is less you have to worry about budgeting for on your holiday so you get the most out of your time away and can simply relax and enjoy a holiday to remember.

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Group Size:8 - 26
Suitable For: 30+
Accommodation:4*
Difficulty:Relaxed
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