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British Landscapes-England, Scotland & Wales 2020

British Landscapes-England, Scotland & Wales 2020

Highlights include: London, York, Edinburgh Castle, Choices on Tour, Lake District, Chester, Llangollen, Wales, Stratford-upon-Avon

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Highlights include: London, York, Edinburgh Castle, Choices on Tour, Lake District, Chester, Llangollen, Wales, Stratford-upon-Avon

September 12-21, 2020

 

$3,840 per person double occ

$3,819 per person triple occ

$4,549 per person single occ

 

Cancellation Waiver & Insurance (highly recommended) $329 per person

 

An adventure fit for a Shakespearean tale takes you from verdant hillsides to bustling British cities rich with culture. See the quintessential sights of London with a local guide. Enjoy medieval York and its historic Minster. Discover the ancient Roman walls of Chester – the best-preserved set in all of Britain. See the Welsh landscape from above on a cruise atop of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (UNESCO). Walk in the footsteps of the Bard and enjoy dinner at Hall’s Croft, a 400-year-old Shakespeare family home. Personalize your tour with a choice of included excursions in Chester and Edinburgh. Sleepy villages, grassy slopes, mountainside lakes, and cities built upon layers of history – these are the landscapes of Britain.   Learn more...

 

Offered in partnership with Collette tours.   Ground transportation provided from State College, PA to BWI Airport.  Guests are greated upon landing by a Collette Tour Manager and accompanied the entire trip.

 

Online booking is not available for this tour.


Contact:

Jennifer Corman

jennifer@fullingtontours.com

 

 

Day 1

Sep 12, 2020: Ground Transportation to BWI
Overnight Flight
Feel the vibrant energy of England, hear the unique sounds of Scotland, and see the rolling countryside of Wales on a trip that combines dramatic history and natural wonders.

Day 2

Sep 13, 2020: London, England - Tour Begins
Your tour opens in London, the cosmopolitan and historic capital of England. This evening, get a taste of contemporary British fare as you join your fellow travelers for a meal highlighting London’s culinary renaissance.

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Day 3

Sep 14, 2020: London
Start the day with a local guide and view London’s quintessential sights. Make your way past famous icons including the Tower of London, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and the Royal Buckingham Palace. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore this dynamic city on your own.

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Day 4

Sep 15, 2020: London - York
Say farewell to London and visit the 800-year-old university town of Cambridge en route to the medieval city of York. Upon arrival in York, enjoy a brief orientation tour to get the lay of the land. Or, for a faster journey, choose to arrive in York earlier on your own by way of an optional high speed rail.* Climb aboard at London’s King’s Cross station and navigate the busy British train just as the locals do. Sit back and relax as you travel 125 mph through England’s stunning countryside, arriving in York just over two hours later. After your quick ride, meet up with a local expert and walk the labyrinth of quaint, narrow streets and see the city’s famous Minster. Tonight, stay within the historic walled section of the city.

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Day 5

Sep 16, 2020: York - Borders Region, Scotland - Edinburgh
Enjoy a leisurely morning in York before traveling north along the rolling hills to “bonnie” Scotland. Stop to see Hadrian’s Wall, built in the 2nd century to protect Roman Britain from the tribes of Scotland. Once the mark of the northern border of the Roman Empire, this ancient fortification stretches across the country. Make your way through Scotland’s Borders region before arriving in Edinburgh, where rocky hills tower in the distance and the shadows of history can be seen around every corner. Discover Scotland's capital and see how medieval crossroads blend seamlessly with a vibrant modern energy. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 6

Sep 17, 2020: Edinburgh
Today, it’s your choice! Get acquainted with this regal city on a locally guided tour of the city via coach -OR- join a local expert and explore the city on foot. Both tours include visits to Edinburgh Castle, home to the Scottish Crown Jewels, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse,** the Queen’s official Edinburgh residence and the former home of Mary, Queen of Scots. The rest of today is yours to explore the city independently.

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Day 7

Sep 18, 2020: Edinburgh - Lake District, England - Chester
Your final stop in Scotland comes at the border town of Gretna Green, where generations of runaway couples came to get married. Return to England and travel through the picturesque Lake District. In the district’s heart, visit the charming village of Grasmere, home of the poet William Wordsworth. End the day in Chester, your home for the next two nights, where ancient walls enclose charming Tudor and Victorian houses.

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Day 8

Sep 19, 2020: Chester - Llangollen, Wales - Chester, England
Choose how you discover Chester because today it’s your choice! Embark on a panoramic city tour and then walk through Chester’s Rows to peer into the city’s hidden secrets, hopping in and out of these iconic 2-tiered shopping galleries with a local guide -OR- follow in the footsteps of ancient Roman soldiers and medieval archers with an exploratory stroll on the city’s ancient walls. Then, cross over into Wales and discover Llangollen, one of the country’s most picturesque villages. See the area from a different perspective when you sail along the top of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Admire the view from the tall, bridge-like waterway, towering more than 120 feet above the landscape below.

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Day 9

Sep 20, 2020: Chester - Stratford-upon-Avon
Step back in time on a journey to Stratford-upon-Avon and visit the Bard’s birthplace – the childhood home of William Shakespeare. After touring the home, enjoy time at leisure to explore on your own. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a private farewell dinner at Hall’s Croft, a 400-year-old Shakespeare family home. Toast the end of a wonderful journey while actors in traditional costume perform some of Shakespeare’s most renowned scenes.

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Day 10

Sep 21, 2020: Stratford-upon-Avon - Tour Ends
Your journey through Britain concludes today.
Return flight home.
Ground transportation from BWI to State College.

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FB=Full Breakfast, D=Dinner

Available Options

 

A Scottish Night Out • $95pp

Join us for a rollicking evening of tastes, sights and sounds that are classically Scottish. Feast on a banquet prepared from a selection of local recipes. Your taste buds will savor the true flavor and goodness of this distinctive country. Tonight will be filled with entertainment including Highland pipers and dancers, who deliver the very best in Scottish music, song and dance. A highlight of the evening is the Ceremony of the Haggis, and, of course, you may try this national dish. Be prepared for a Scottish night of food, fun and many fond memories! This option will not be offered on tours that include the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Duration: Approximately 3 hours. Please note a minimum of 15 passengers is required. Transportation is included.

 

 

London’s Fab Food • $95pp

Follow your expert guide on an engaging tour of London’s more epicurious side. Your culinary journey begins at Spitalfield in East London. Embark on a foodie bonanza among unique architecture and thriving culture of this popular East End area. Taste staples of English cuisine, from bread and butter pudding to fish and chips, to some major players in the British cheese game, English cheddar and stilton. Keep calm and curry on at three different curry tastings, and wash it all down at a tasting of some of Britain’s best beer and cider. Mix with the locals as you mingle your way through Spitalfield Market. Do some shopping at the vintage markets, pop-up shops, and stalls, and spot a rare Banksy. Raise a cheer at the Pride of Spitalfield Pub to end the tour. Duration: Approximately 3 hours. Please note a minimum of 1 passengers is required. Transportation is not included.

 

 

Train Journey from London to York with Locally Guided City Tour • $140pp

Imagine whisking your way through the English countryside. You are on an incredible rail journey from London to York. After boarding at London’s historic King’s Cross Station, you will travel over 200 miles (in less than two hours) to the medieval stronghold of York. Trains remain a favorite mode of transportation in the UK. So sit back and relax and "do as the locals do." Upon arriving in York, a local guide will meet you at the train station for a leisurely walking tour. See the famous York Minster and explore the web of quaint, narrow streets, known as "The Shambles" – all enclosed within 13th-century walls. York’s rich history, shop-lined streets, charming cafes, excellent museums and welcoming locals make it one of England’s most beloved destinations. It gives life to everything that is GREAT about Great Britain. This option must be purchased no later than 50 days prior to departure as it is required to secure Rail Europe tickets in advance. This option cannot be purchased on tour. Duration: Approximately 3 hours. Please note a minimum of 10 passengers is required. Transportation is included.

 

The Flavors of Yorkshire • $70pp

Surround yourself in old-world ambiance and the fresh flavors of Yorkshire when dining in a family-owned alehouse located in the center of historic York. Begin by being treated to a tasting of five Yorkshire brews that includes a selection of ciders, lagers and ales. Then pick your favorite to enjoy with your homemade farm-to-table dinner. You’ll delight in the personal service as you are guided through the menu featuring a variety of seasonal local dishes including the region’s famous “Yorkshire pudding.” Take this opportunity to get to know Northern England’s budding farm-to-table movement showcased during this locally inspired dining experience. Duration: Approximately 3 hours. Please note a minimum of 8 passengers is required. Transportation is not included.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
State College State College Bus Garage (near Airport)
2101 Alexander Drive, State College PA 16803
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