DAY 1 – Brockville - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2020
Take a luxury motor coach to Toronto Airport for a non-stop direct flight to London Gatwick airport where we will begin our tour. Stops will be made along the way to the airport.
DAY 2 – Windsor - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2020
Upon arrival at Gatwick airport, you will be welcomed by your first class tour guide who will transfer to your luxury hotel for the first night. This afternoon you will visit Windsor Castle, a Royal Residence and the Queen’s favourite weekend retreat. In the evening you will have a welcome drink followed by welcome dinner in your hotel.
Dinner/Overnight— Harte & Garter Hotel & Spa, Windsor
DAY 3 - Oxford & Stratford - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2020
After breakfast you will drive on to the ‘city of dreaming spires’, Oxford, where you will have a walking tour of this famous university city and visit Merton College or New College. You will then drive on to Stratford upon Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare. Here you will visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace.
You will also visit the Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, the thatched farmhouse where the young William Shakespeare courted his future bride Anne Hathaway at her picturesque family home.
Overnight— Doubletree by Hilton, Stratford-upon-Avon
DAY 4 – York - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2020
After breakfast you will drive north to Yorkshire and on to York. Your guide will take you on a walking tour of this historic city, renowned for its exquisite architecture and tangle of quaint cobbled streets known as ‘The Shambles’. You will also visit the iconic York Minster, one of the great cathedrals of the world.
Dinner/Overnight—Aldwark Manor Hotel, York
DAY 5 - Liverpool & Chester - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2020
After breakfast you will drive to Liverpool, birthplace of The Beatles, where you will discover the greatness of this trading city on a panoramic tour. Liverpool was founded on the cotton and slave trade with highlights such as stunning Victorian architecture, the Northern Tate Modern Art Gallery, the famed ferry across the Mersey River and the restored Albert Docks. You will have some free time for lunch in Liverpool before driving on to visit historical Chester where your guide will give you a short walking tour of this Roman city. You will then drive on to North Wales.
Dinner/Overnight—St. George's Hotel, Llandudno
DAY 6 – Snowdonia - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2020
Today enjoy a stunning visit to Snowdonia National Park. The Park is dominated by Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, and is characterized by rugged scenery and breathtaking views. Your tour will also include a ride on the Ffestiniog Railway, a narrow-gauge railway which takes a scenic 13.5-mile route from Porthmadog Harbour to the mountains and slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. You will also visit Conwy Castle, a gritty dark stoned fortress commanding a rock above the Conwy Estuary.
Overnight—St. George's Hotel, Llandudno
DAY 7 - Ludlow & Cardiff - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2020
Today you will drive to South Wales and en route will have a lunch stop and free time at the historic market town of Ludlow. Perched on a cliff above the River Teme, Ludlow is surrounded by the unspoilt and beautiful hilly countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh border country. The town came to existence when Ludlow Castle was started in 1086 and the medieval town walls were built shortly after. The town has over 450 listed buildings. You will then drive to the Welsh capital, Cardiff. In the evening you will attend the Spirit of Wales, an evening of Welsh culture and humour in the Welsh Millennium Centre, an iconic building in the fashionable Cardiff Bay area. After a welcome reception with Mead and Welsh nibbles, enjoy a first class meal with wine, including seasonable Welsh specialties.
Dinner / Entertainment / Overnight—New House Country Hotel, Cardiff
DAY 8 - Bath & London - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2020
After breakfast you will drive to Bath. Here you will view the magnificent Royal Crescent, perhaps the most attractive street in the country, and visit the preserved and fascinating Roman Baths. You will then drive to London for your final night, where you can enjoy the sights in a city filled with iconic landmarks.
Overnight—Dorsett Shepherds Bush, London
DAY 9 – Home - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2020
Your tour ends after a hearty English breakfast with a transfer to London Gatwick Airport for those guests departing today.