12 Day Tour of Great Britain

Explore Great Britain, including Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, the Roman spa town of Bath, Edinburgh Castle, the Scottish Highlands and Snowdonia National Park in Wales

Itinerary map

London to Bath. A warm welcome from your Contiki crew as we begin with a city tour of London, view Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. From here we go to the historic town of Windsor and a chance to visit the famous castle. We cross the Salisbury Plains to the prehistoric monument at Stonehenge and then to Bath for an afternoon city tour and chance to visit the Roman Baths. Tonight enjoy dinner at our nearby hotel in Limpley Stoke. (D)

Bath to Coventry. Today we travel to Stratford-upon-Avon home of Shakespeare for a tour of the Elizabethan town. We see Anne Hathaway's cottage before leaving for Warwick Castle where there's a chance explore and perhaps duel with the Red Knight! This evening why not go back in time and revel at a romping 'Medieval Banquet'? (B)

Coventry to York. We head north through the Midlands to the historic city of York. See Viking, Roman and medieval history in this famous walled city. An included walking tour by day and a chance to go ghost hunting by night. Our home for the night is in nearby South Milford. (B,D)

York to Edinburgh. Today we take a trip to the foot of the Pennine Mountains to view Hadrian's Wall. North into Bonnie Scotland for a scenic drive to the vibrant city of Edinburgh. Our city tour introduces you to this cultural capital: see the Castle and Holyrood Palace. After dinner, explore the lively nightlife. (B)

Edinburgh at Leisure. A free day to explore the city. Why not walk the Royal Mile and shop for tartan and shortbread along Princes' Street? Tonight an opportunity to try haggis and enjoy some Highland dancing at a local Scottish Evening. (B)

Edinburgh to Scottish Highlands. Crossing the Forth Bridge we head for the Dee Valley in the Grampion Mountains, close to Balmoral Castle. Enjoy the spectacular drive along the Whisky Trail to the home of 'Nessie' at Loch Ness. Spend tonight in the beautiful Highlands. (B,D)

Scottish Highlands to Oban. This morning we cross the Kyle of Lochalsh to the Isle of Skye, the land of Bonnie Prince Charlie. An opportunity to visit the Aros Centre which portrays the Isles' history before we leave Skye to visit Eilean Donan Castle, location for the cult film Highlander! Continuing south in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain, we arrive at Oban. (B,D)

Oban, Excursion to Isles of Mull and Iona. A day to explore the magical islands of Mull and Iona. We take a short ferry ride across to Mull with its stunning scenery and historic forts and castles. See Duart Castle, ancient seat of the clan MacLean. We drive east to take a sea hop across to the Sacred Isle Iona, where we visit the Abbey and Reillig Oran, burial place to 48 Scottish Kings. Later, we head back to Oban and your chance to relax in this harbour-side village. (B)

Oban to Lake Windermere &endash; The Lake District. This morning we head south past Loch Lomond to Gretna Green. We leave Scotland behind as we drive through the beautiful Lake District. Our hotel tonight is near the edge of Lake Windermere. (B,D)

Lake District at Leisure. If you're feeling active try our "adventure day", or perhaps just stroll around the beautiful town of Windermere and take in the lakeside scenery. Tonight experience the local hospitality. (B)

Lake District to Swansea - South Wales. Our first stop is at the Roman town of Chester. Admire the unique Tudor architecture before crossing into Wales we take a scenic drive through the Cambrain Mountains and south to our overnight stop at Swansea. (B,D)

Swansea to London. The morning time to explore your Welsh Town, before our journey east to England and London. (B)

* Please note on winter departures (Oct. - Mar.), the itinerary changes slightly. The first night in the Lake District is replaced by Glasgow

What's Included

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS • 11 nights in superior tourist class hotels. • Accommodation based on your choice of twin or triple- share with private facilities. • Breakfasts (B) and dinners (D) as per itinerary. • Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges.

CONTIKI SPECIALS • Experienced, professional Tour Manager and Driver. • Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats. • Free Contiki 'Travellers Checks' information book. • Free Contiki backpack. • Ferry transport as per itinerary.

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