Heart of England, Wales & Yorkshire 2021/2022

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5 Days / 4 Nights (B 'n B or hotel)
Availability : April to October
Start: London, England
End: London, England

Heart of England, Wales & Yorkshire: 2 nts Shrewsbury (or Chester), 2 nts York

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected] to book. 

Travel through 2,000 years of history on this journey through Wales and England.

You roam the lively, Roman-walled city of York. You admire the magnificent medieval military architecture at Conwy. You experience the surroundings of Shakespeare’s Tudor England. And you wander amongst ancient college buildings in the beautiful university city of Cambridge.

But it’s not just history.

You also explore the rugged mountainous area around Wales’ highest peak and the verdant rolling landscapes of the Peak District National Park.

It’s a trip that lets you learn about how England and Wales developed into the countries they are today.

So, if you like a combination of historic highlights and wonderful scenery, then join this tour and travel through the best of England and Wales.

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS / MAX 16 GUESTS

Tour Details
Places you explore

Stratford-upon-Avon – The birthplace of Shakespeare has an impressive array of black and white Tudor buildings.

Ironbridge World Heritage Site – The oldest iron bridge in the world is the centrepiece of an area that was the cradle of the 18th century’s Industrial Revolution.

The mountains of Snowdonia – These mountains offer a sense of scale and rugged beauty rarely seen in the UK.

Conwy Castle – Set on a river bank near an impressive pair of bridges, this brilliantly preserved 13th century estuary fortress is a visual treat.

Peak District National Park – Broadleaved woodlands give way to deep valleys in this geological wonderland.

Chatsworth House – The magnificent grand house of the Devonshire family lies in a stunning estate, famed for its amazing fountains and verdant maze.

York and the Dales – The north of England’s remote sheep-rearing valleys lay beside the bustling, history-rich city of York.

Cambridge – A towering Gothic chapel dominates the heart of this charming university city and its beautifully maintained colleges.

Pick Up Location & TIme

London  (Google Map)
9:15am – Stance 3, Greenline Coach Terminal, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH

Drop off Location & Time

London
7:30pm

Price Includes

  • 4 nights Bed 'n Breakfast or hotel accommodation
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • Daily full English breakfasts
  • The stories and services of an English-speaking driver-guide

Meals

  • 4 breakfasts
  • 0 lunches
  • 0 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Entry fees to visitor attractions
  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Explore in 16 seat mini-coaches, always taking the scenic route, you have great views through large windows, and you’re free to sample the local tipple without worrying about driving. Our driver-guides are famous for their knowledge, facts, quirky stories, history, and fairy-tales. They truly take you beyond the guidebooks and into your adventure. You make your trip your own. We provide the timetable; and you can choose where you want to eat and which attractions you pay to see. So, if you want to skip a castle and read your book by a mountain view, you can.

Itinerary
Heart of England, Wales & Yorkshire

Day 1London - Shrewsbury

You leave London and travel to the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-up-Avon. Home to the bard’s birthplace, schoolhouse, and resting place, you have time to explore this charming market town and enjoy lunch in one of the many restaurants and riverside pubs.

You then head to the World Heritage site of Ironbridge, the world’s first ever bridge fully made of iron. Built during the age of Industrial Revolution, explore how it was pieced together or simply enjoy the views from above the lazily-flowing River Severn.

You make your way to the county town of Shrewsbury*; the narrow-streets of the town centre is almost completely encircled by the River Severn.

Charles Darwin was born in this bustling market town, and its timber-framed black and white Tudor buildings are your home for the next two nights.

*Please note that on some rare occasions, this tour may stay in Chester instead of Shrewsbury.

Day 2Shrewsbury

Explore the remote windswept magnificence of Dartmoor, where you can see strings of native ponies grazing close to the striking rock formations.

Dartmoor is also home to an immense diversity of flora and fauna, so enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the moor’s isolated beauty.

Your tour takes you to the heart of North Wales today.

Firstly, you explore the imposing might of Conwy and its medieval castle. Built by Edward I in the 13th century, this fortress offers spectacular views from the battlements.

Next, you roam the impressive mountains and valleys of the Snowdonia National Park, its slate quarries, and travel through the dramatic Pass of Llanberis in the shadow of Snowdon, Wales’ highest peak.

Learn about Welsh struggles for independence and the tales of the rebellious Owain Glyndwr as you head back over back over the English border to your accommodation.* (B)

*Please note that on some rare occasions, this tour may stay in Chester instead of Shrewsbury.

Day 3Shrewsbury - York

Lying northeast of Shrewsbury is the Peak District National Park, an expanse of rugged moorland with walled pastures and wooded valleys. Picturesque villages and unbeatable scenery line your route as you wind through this area’s unique landscape.

After a spectacular drive, you arrive in the elegant spa town of Buxton. It’s been attracting visitors to enjoy its natural thermal springs since Roman times. And it’s where you can fill up your bottle with crystal-clear water from the famous spring.

In the afternoon, you make your way to the Duke of Devonshire’s famous stately home and gardens at Chatsworth. This renowned building is regularly named the UK’s favourite country house thanks to its immense collection of furniture, priceless paintings, and neoclassical sculptures.

Travelling northwards, you pass through some of the old industrial heartlands of northern England to the historic walled city of York, where you spend the next two nights. (B)

Day 4York

Today there are two options. You can choose to spend the day exploring the medieval heart of York, an ancient city with a colourful history dating back to the times of the Romans, Vikings, and Normans.

Alternatively, you can journey out with your guide on a half day excursion across the Yorkshire Dales to the handsome market town of Knaresborough. Here, you experience famed Yorkshire hospitality at its best before heading to some of the more remote areas and impressive scenery of the Eastern Dales.

Whichever option you choose, you spend your evening enjoying the sights and sounds of York. (B)

Day 5York - London

Departing the fair city of York in the morning, you begin your journey south to London.

You stop in the town of Stamford, famed for its abundance of historic stone buildings. This town was declared ‘the finest stone town in England’ by Sir Walter Scott, and it has more than 600 listed buildings made from mellow limestone.

Leaving Stamford, you continue south to the city of Cambridge. The iconic King’s College Chapel dominates the heart of the city. Take a guided punting ride along ‘the backs’ of the colleges, or climb the steps of St Mary’s tower to get a skyline view before heading back to London. (B)

Dates and Prices - Authentic Bed 'n Breakfast accommodation
Departure Dates and Days Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2021: May 3 to September 27 – Friday $1235 $1425
2021: October 1 to October 29 – Friday $955 $1155
2022: April 1 to May 27 – Friday $1,170 $1,370
2022: June 3 to September 30 – Friday $1,240 $1,450
2022: October 7 to October 28 – Friday $1,170 $1,370

All guaranteed departures.

Dates and Prices - Hotel accommodation
Departure Dates and Days Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2022: April 1 to May 27 – Friday $1,390 $1,630
2022: June 3 to September 30 – Friday $1,470 $1,690
2022: October 7 to October 28 – Friday $1,390 $1,630

All guaranteed departures.

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on twin/ double occupancy.
Rates are in $ CAD.

 


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected]  to book.

Ask us for the best available pricing for your dates & choice of airline.

 

Notes
Mobility: All of our tours involve walking and require our guests to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.

Luggage: You’re restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small bag for onboard personal items.

Want to extend your stay in London?  Take a look at our hotel packages. 

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