General

Duration: 7 days
Tour Type: Bus/Coach
Start City: Paris
End City: Paris
Language:
English

MEETING POINT
Time Region Location Full Address
9:00AM Paris McDonald’s Restaurant Place d’Italie, 211 Boulevard Vincent Auriol, 75013 Paris

DEPARTURE:EVERY SATURDAY

OVERVIEW
Day 1
Paris – London
Summary of The Day: In the morning we’ll meet our guide and the rest of our group as we start our amazing tour through the UK.

We’ll kick things off with a scenic drive to Calais. Our coach will either cross the English Channel by ferry or via Eurotunnel, ultimately arriving at Port of Dover. Enjoy the drive across the beautiful English countryside en route to London.

Tips: There is a Euro 10 dollar toll per passenger to cross the English Channel, payable to the tour leader prior to departure. You will not be allowed to board the motorcoach until the toll is paid in full.
Hotel: Holiday Inn London – Brentford Lock / Ibis London Wembley or similar
Visiting Attractions
London London
Day 2
London
Summary of The Day: We’ll begin our thrilling UK tour with a walking tour of London’s major attractions (exterior only): Big Ben, House of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street, Whitehall, St James Park, Buckingham Palace and River Thames.

In the afternoon, we’ll visit the famous British Museum, and if time allows, St Paul’s Cathedral. You’ll enjoy the scene of Tower Bridge and Tower of London while on board the motorcoach.

We’ll stay overnight in London or a neighboring city.

Hotel: Holiday Inn London – Brentford Lock / Ibis London Wembley or similar
Visiting Attractions
London London
Big Ben Big Ben
Houses of Parliament Houses of Parliament
Westminster Abbey Westminster Abbey
10 Downing Street 10 Downing Street
Whitehall’s Mounted Horse Guards Whitehall’s Mounted Horse Guards
St. James’s Park St. James’s Park
Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace
River Thames River Thames
British Museum British Museum
St. Paul’s Cathedral St. Paul’s Cathedral
Day 3
London – Cambridge – York
Summary of The Day: After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll depart London to visit one of England’s most prestigious educational institutions: Cambridge University, comprising King’s College and Queen’s College, among many other world-famous faculties.

After exploring this historic city we’ll journey to York, a true medieval melting pot of Roman, Saxon and Viking heritage. Mostly intact from the Middle Ages, the city is emblematic of England’s more bucolic side. We’ll visit York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe. Then we’ll step up onto the York city walls, dating back to Roman times.

For those keen to discover the little grass-roots shops, there will be ample time to explore.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Harrogate / Blackwell Grange Hotel or similar
Visiting Attractions
York, England York, England
Cambridge, ENG Cambridge, ENG
King’s College King’s College
Queen’s College Queen’s College
York Minster York Minster
Day 4
York – Edinburgh – Glasgow
Summary of The Day: Today we’ll cross the border into Scotland and visit the country’s compact but fascinating capital, Edinburgh, the perfect representation of Scottish heritage. Wooden barrows of gold single malt whiskey, checked kilts and Scottish bagpipes will make you grow fond of this lively nation full of quirky characters.

First up on the agenda is a visit to Edinburgh Castle (admission not included) where we will admire the oldest royal crown and jewelry. From here we’ll continue down the Royal Mile to Holyrood Palace, City Hall and the Royal Parks. You may also opt to join us for a visit to JK Rowling’s Ivory Cafe, where Harry Potter was penned, to enjoy a cup of coffee (own expense).

Accommodations for the evening are in Glasgow or a neighboring city.

Hotel: Days Inn Abington / Holiday Inn Express Glasgow City Riverside or similar
Visiting Attractions
Glasgow Glasgow
Edinburgh Edinburgh
Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile The Royal Mile
Day 5
Glasgow – Gretna Green – Lake District – Manchester
Summary of The Day: In the morning, we’ll head back across the border to the Northwest of England. Here we’ll drive straight to Lake District, and en route we’ll make a stop in Gretna Green, a village in the south of Scotland famous for ‘runaway marriages’ dating back to 1754.

The most famous and visited national park in England, the Lake District National Park is a picturesque landscape of rolling hills, stunning lakes, and beautiful foliage. Each year tens of thousands of visitors travel here to see thousands of years of geological changes reflected in the lakes, valleys, mountains, and waterfalls. You may opt to join a cruise on Lake Windermere (own expense), or hop off at the World of Beatrix Potter.

We’ll end the day with a drive to Manchester, the headquarters of Manchester United, as well as England’s most industrial metropolis. Football fans will enjoy a pilgrimage to the Manchester United Old Trafford grounds.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Manchester East / Novotel Manchester West or similar
Visiting Attractions
Manchester Manchester
Gretna Green Gretna Green
Lake District National Park Lake District National Park
Lake Windermere Lake Windermere
Day 6
Manchester – Stratford-Upon-Avon – Bicester Village – London
Summary of The Day: From Manchester we’ll take a breath-taking drive to the famous English playwright William Shakespeare’s hometown: Stratford-Upon-Avon. From the cobblestone streets to the drinking dens, theatres and road signs, everything is to do with Shakespeare – a heavenly place for the romantically inclined.

The most anticipated outing of the day is the Bicester Village outlet shopping center, home to more than 130 fashion and lifestyle boutiques, including Gucci, Armani, Prada, Calvin Klein, Dunhill, DKNY, Burberry, Paul Smith, Bally, and Clark’s, offering savings of up to 60% year round.

Hotel: Holiday Inn London – Brentford Lock / Ibis London Wembley or similar
Visiting Attractions
London London
Stratford-upon-Avon Stratford-upon-Avon
Shakespeare’s Birthplace Shakespeare’s Birthplace
Day 7
London – Paris
Summary of The Day: On the last day we’ll travel from Dover to Calais by ferry. After the one and a half hour ferry crossing, we will arrive in France and drive back to Paris.

Tips: There is a Euro 10 dollar toll per passenger to cross the English Channel, payable to the tour leader prior to departure. You will not be allowed to board the motorcoach until the toll is paid in full.

Drop-off time and location: 7:00pm, Paris Place de Italie

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Tour code

FR62

Per Adult in Double or Twin Room

725 EUR

Per Adult in Triple Room

695 EUR

Per Adult in Single Room

995 EUR

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