The Full Monty Tour
7 Day Budget Tour of England and Scotland from £169 per person
Telephone Booking Reference BAC HG 7DF
Day 1 -London to Bath
Leave the smog of London behind and travel through the rural English countryside with its green fields and thatched cottages while hearing the legend of King Alfred and his cakes. We stop at the mysterious Iron age Uffington White Horse and then wander amongst the 5500 year old Avebury Standing Stones. All this on the way to the Roman spa town of Bath, one of England's masterpieces. See the Anglo Saxon abbey, built in 680AD by King Osric, visit Sydney Park (from where the Ozzie city gets its name!) and walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen... Home for tonight: The Roman town of Bath
Day 2 - Bath to Llangollen
Heading west we travel into Wales, learning a bit of the Welsh language before crossing the mighty Severn Bridge. We head up the Wye Valley, stopping at Tintern Abbey to see the romatic ruins, inspiration of poet William Wordsworth. Before lunch we visit the Norman church of Kilpeck with it's sheila-nan-gig, the only one of its type in England. Lunch is in the border town of Hereford with its magnificent cathedral and the Mappe Mundi, the oldest map of the world in existence. Then back to Wales, stopping en route at one of Britain's picturesque towns, Ludlow, with it's 11th Century castle and splendidly preserved Tudor style town centre. We end the day with a tour through the lovely mountains of north Wales before arriving at our really fantastic farm house hostel! Home for tonight : A quaint farm called Tyddyn Bychan
Day 3- Llangollen to the Lake District
After a hearty breakfast, we leave the gorgeous farmhouse and head to Mount Snowdon, Wales' highest mountain, through the pass of Llanberis to the town of Caernarfon, the ceremonial capital of Wales and home to a magnificent 13th century castle. The tour then travels northwards through Welsh speaking Wales (Cymru) and over to the Isle of Anglesy to visit a wee place with a huge name. Conwy next, home of another magnificent castle and Britain's smallest house. We conclude the day with a stunning drive through the southern Lake District to the picturesque lakeside village of Ambleside. Home for tonight: Ambleside, Lake District
Day 4 - Ambleside to Edinburgh
We start the day driving through the northern Lake District and over the Kirkstone Pass, England's highest road. Morning coffee is beside the largest construction the Romans ever built, Hadrian's Wall - all to keep the warrior Scots from invading the Roman Empire! Across the border into Scotland for lunch and an afternoon tour of the rolling hills of the border region, which was William Wallace's (Braveheart) stomping ground. We then arrive in one of the world's most beautiful cities, Scotland's capital, Edinburgh! Home for tonight : Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city
Day 5 - Free day exploring Edinburgh
Explore this World Heritage listed city, enjoy the lively nightlife or why not head off on an adventure around Scotland with HAGGiS! 1, 3, 6 and 8 day adventures available. (please enquire with our sales team if you wish to 'hop off' in Edinburgh and take a tour in Scotland before 'hopping on' to return to London).
Day 6 - Edinburgh to York
Leaving Edinburgh we visit the eerie battlefields, border towns, north sea villages and perhaps more castles! Then it's back into England and on to York, founded by the Romans, the ancient Viking capital of northern England and staging post for every invasion of Scotland by the English. We spend the afternoon exploring the medieval streets (including the oldest street in Europe) and city walls but nothing prepares you for Yorkminster, the awe inspiring cathedral and largest in England! To end the day we head outside the city to Beverley where we stay in a 600-year-old haunted Dominican friary with Medieval and Tudor wall paintings! Home for tonight: Beverley Friary
Day 7 - York (Beverley) to London
Passing through the industrial heartland of England, we leave Beverley and make the journey into Robin Hood's Sherwood Forest for a walk to see if we can find any men in tights! Here you will discover the ancient oak tree where Robin hung out with his merry men! Next it's on to the birthplace of the bard himself, Shakespeare's Stratford-Upon-Avon. See the house where the world's greatest dramatist was born or retrace the steps where the young bard courted his muse - Anne Hathaway. We return to central London, arriving back around 5.30 to 6pm.
What's Included and what's extra -
This tour is all about CHOICE and using your hard earned cash the way YOU choose. It's your trip not ours, so if you want to spend your budget in a different way to the next guy then that's cool with us - is that not what traveling is all about? This way, if you don't want to visit an attraction, you haven't paid for it - great! Accommodation is GUARANTEED on all our tours in great backpacker hostels (budget £12 - 15 per night) - simply pay as you go! If you wish to treat yourself to a twin/double room let us know prior to the day of departure and we will do our best to assist you with your request. (Please be aware, not all stops have these options and we cannot always guarantee availability). All have self-catering kitchens, most have laundry facilities and will give you a real British welcome!
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Telephone Booking Reference BAC HG 7DF
Please note that this tour is only available to passengers aged over 18 years of age.