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Highlights of Britain 2020 (departures Apr - Sep 2020)

Price: R 35,541.00


9 nights, London to Edinburgh through England, Wales and Scotland.

Join us on the back-roads for an adventure that delves deep into Britain's history and culture. In England we'll trace the footsteps of writers and poets, while in North Wales and Scotland, our journey will take in spectacular scenery and dramatic castles. Ready to experience it all?

The Back-Roads Difference

  • Indulge your sweet tooth at the world famous Pudding Club.
  • Discover Britain's literary greats at the Beatrix Potter's Hill Top Farm and William Wordsworth's Dove Cottage.
  • Explore some of Britain's most spectacular regions including the Cotswolds, Snowdonia National Park, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.

Booking Details for this Small Group Tour

Selected departure dates: Prices per person sharing from: *
  • 05 April 2020
  • 29 September 2020
R 35,541.00 pps
  • 26 April 2020
  • 06 & 14 May 2020
  • 02, 11 & 23 June 2020
  • 07, 22 & 28 July 2020
  • 04 & 20 August 2020
  • 01, 10 & 17 September 2020
 R 37,855.00 pps

* 10% saving on selected departures already included.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - London - Oxford - Cotswolds

After meeting the group, we’ll leave the capital behind us and set a course for the ‘dreaming spires’ of Oxford – where a walking tour awaits. Then: it’s off to the Cotswolds, where we’ll spend some time exploring charming villages full of honey-coloured cottages. Tonight’s dinner at the world-famous Pudding Club promises to be a memorable one!

Accommodation: Three Ways House Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Cotswolds - Stratford upon Avon - Cotswolds

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.

Accommodation: Three Ways House Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Cotswolds - Worcester - Denbighshire

We’ll discover more about the crusades of saints and kings on a tour 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

Day 4 - Denbighshire - Snowdonia National Park - Denbighshire

Prepare for a soul-stirring sight this morning – the magnificent Snowdonia National Park (an area of outstanding natural beauty) is our next stop. Tonight, we’ll meet back at the hotel for a sumptuous gastropub dinner..

Accommodation: The Mulberry Inn (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5 - Denbighshire - Liverpool - York

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 with a bus tour and visit to The Beatles Story museum? Toes still tapping, we’ll round off the day in York.

Accommodation: The Churchill Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - York

We’ve a full day to spend getting to grips with York, starting with a walking tour of the Old Town. There’s centuries of history to uncover along the medieval Shambles and Snickelways – and plenty of photo opportunities to be claimed!

Accommodation: The Churchill Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - York - Castle Howard - Lake Distict

Today we’ll rewind to the glory days of the English country estate with a tour of 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.

Accommodation: The Waterhead Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 8 - Lake District

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. We’ll then visit Hawkshead Grammar School, which was attended by none other than William Wordsworth, before dropping by his former home: Dove Cottage. This afternoon, there will be just enough time to take to the water on a lake cruise before we return to our accommodation for the evening.

Accommodation: The Waterhead Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 - Lake District - Scottish Borders

Today we’ll visit Birdoswald Roman Fort in Cumbria before pressing on to the Scottish Borders. A traditional haggis dinner and bagpipe demonstration will provide us with a grand ending to our final night.

Accommodation: The Friars Carse Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 10 - Scottish Borders - Abbortsford - Rosslyn Chapel - Edinburgh

We’ll make stops at the grand Abbotsford House and beautiful Rosslyn Chapel before reaching Edinburgh, where our tour will finish.

Meals: Breakfast

Validity Various departures between April - September 2020
Currency NB. Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Tour Identifiers BEHHBLE-0
Inclusions • 9 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners.
• 9 nights in boutique accommodation.
• Premium mini-coach transportation.
• Experienced Driver and Tour Leader.
Exclusions • Flights and taxes.
• Visas (if required)
• Travel insurance.
• Transfers other than mentioned above.
• Anything of a personal nature.
• Driver/tour leader gratuity is at your discretion.
• Lunches (unless otherwise stated), social drinks, meals on free nights.
• Entrance fees when not listed in the schedule of inclusions.
• Occasional optional evening theatre/festival visits and entrances not detailed in the tour inclusions.
• Incidental expenses, such as room service incurred at hotels. All expenses are to be settled prior to leaving the accommodation.
• Laundry costs and any shipping charges for the return of purchases made on tour, or for the return of property lost on tour.
• Pre and post tour accommodation other than mentioned above.
T's & C's • Prices per person and subject to change due to availability and exchange rates.
• Deposits: R3000 deposit to secure booking.
• Final Payment: 65 days prior to departure.
• Promo T & C’s: The 10% saving is valid on UK & Europe 2020 tours, select departure dates only. Valid only for bookings made between 3 July – 30 September 2019. 10% offer is not combinable with any other discount. Subject to availability at time of booking.
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