England-Scotland-Wales

26.07.2019
10 days / 0 nights
from 1570

 

Friday

 

Arrival in London. A transfer and placement in hotel near Heathrow.

 

Placement of St Giles Hotel

 

Hounslow Road, Heathrow, Feltkham, Haunslou, TW14 9AD

 

This modern hotel is in 10 minutes from Heathrow airport and on the contrary railway station Feltham (25 minutes to the center of London or Windsor). From hotel it is possible to reach conveniently Heathrow airport and the center of London.

 

In each number there is a conditioner, soundproof windows and Wi-Fi (for an extra charge). In St Giles Heathrow hotel there is also an own restaurant and bar and also the fitness center which guests can use free of charge.

 

 

Saturday

Breakfast in the hotel.

 

A transfer from the hotel to Heathrow Airport will be arranged for the meeting of the main group. Moving on a comfortable bus to the north of England with a stop in the city of Cambridge, which is one of the oldest university cities in England, in fact, Cambridge is a city at the university, its glory is so great that today the name "Cambridge" are about 30 locations around the world .

 

Cambridge boasts its graduates, more than 60 of them became Nobel Prize winners.

 

A walking tour of Cambridge with a guide on the main street of the city, where the Royal College, famous for its chapel, and Trinity College, where the apple fell on the yard of Isaac Newton, is located, which led to the formation of the law of world wideness. In your free time, you can take an unforgettable walk on the Cambridge punt along the River Cam, see the mathematical bridge - the first bridge built without nuts and bolts, and admire the beautiful backyards of several colleges.

 

Hotel accommodation. Dinner at the hotel.

 

Jurys Inn Bradford 3 * or similar

 

2 Thornton Road, Bradford, BD1 2DH, United Kingdom

 

Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

 

 

Sunday

 

Sunday

 

Breakfast in the hotel.

 

Moving to the city of York - the most charming cathedral city of medieval England, the city of the Vikings, built on the ruins of the capital of the northern province of the Roman Empire. It is famous for its cathedral - it is the largest early Gothic church in Northern Europe, a repository of magnificent artistic treasures, but the main treasure of the cathedral is the largest collection of medieval stained glass windows in Britain. You will take a walk along the unique walls of York of the XI century, which is like a journey through a museum of medieval culture and visit the famous Shambles Street. You can also visit the Viking Museum and Clifford Towers - where more than 100 people were burned alive during times of Jewish persecution.

 

 

 

Visit the castle Anvik - the castle in the north of England in the county of Northumberland near the southern borders of Scotland, the main residence of the Duke of Northumberland.

 

Northumberland is the promised heaven for all lovers of castles. In this northern county more than a dozen impressive fortresses. All thanks to centuries of tense opposition between England and Scotland.

 

In the lock shot some scenes of movies about Harry Potter, moreover, it became a lock prototype Hogwarts.

 

Moving to Scotland through the official border marked with a huge boulder which by tradition has to have a piper protecting inviolability of ancient Alby.

Moving to Edinburgh. Placement in Edinburgh or suburb.

Britannia International 3 * or similar

69 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DG 

Free Wi-Fi in a lobby of hotel

 

Monday

 

 

Breakfast in the hotel.

 

A guided tour of Edinburgh with a visit to the official residence of the British monarchs in Scotland - Holyroodhouse Palace, where the infamous Mary Stewart spent 6 years of her reign; her personal secretary was brutally murdered by her jealous husband and his accomplices; a walk through the Royal Mile (Royal Mile) and a visit to the impregnable Edinburgh Castle, where you will see both prisoners for prisoners and military museums. In the palace of the Scottish kings are stored their portraits, including the sullen, haughty Stuarts. It also exhibits the ancient regalia of the Scottish kings: a sword decorated with precious stones, a scepter and a crown. Next to the royal regalia lies the “Stone of Destiny”, on which the first Scottish kings were crowned. According to legend, the stone has a unique gift: he is able to distinguish the true monarch from the false pretender to the throne - in this case, the stone will split, making a terrible sound.

Next to Edinburgh Castle is the eerie underground city, the former Mary King Lane, where all the tenants died during the plague of 1645. Attempts to settle empty houses were not crowned with success - despite the huge housing shortage in the Old City, new tenants left this place in fear, saying that at night they hear terrifying moans and see pale faces and hands of former tenants extended to them.

Edinburgh has become home to many renowned personalities — Robert Louis Stevenson, Walter Scott, Robert Burns, Arthur Conan Doyle, Daniel Defoe. Sean Connery, the famous 007 agent, was born and raised in Edinburgh.

 

Afternoon - free time to visit museums, galleries, shops.

 

In the evening, for an additional fee, you can visit the most popular Scottish show “Scottish Evening”, where you can sample national dishes prepared according to traditional recipes.

Return to the hotel.

 

 

Tuesday 

 

 

Breakfast in the hotel.

 

Departure from the hotel and transfer through Perthshire National Park, famous for its amazing fauna,

Visit to the palace Skun - the ancestral residence of the graphs of Mansfield, in ancient times served as the coronation site of the first monarchs of Scotland. Here once was the famous Stone of Destiny.

 

A visit to Blair Castle is the only white castle in Scotland, which contains amazing collections of weapons, porcelain, embroidery and more. After lunch in the restaurant with home cooking (for an additional fee) you can walk through the magnificent park, where the largest trees of the kingdom are located. Moving to the Blair Athol distillery, familiarity with the production, visiting the warehouse and tasting branded single malt whiskey. Moving to the north of Scotland.

 

Hotel accommodation in the north of Scotland

The Craiglynne Hotel 3 * or similar

Woodlands Terrace, Grantown-on-Spey PH26 3JX

Free Wi-Fi in the hotel lobby

 

Wednesday 

 

Breakfast in the hotel.

 

Journey through the Scottish highlands. On this day, you will take a trip through the Great Valley and see the mysterious Loch Ness lake, visit the Castle Kodor ***, the magnificent fortress of the XIV century. According to Shakespeare, here was the residence of King Macbeth. It is also interesting that Kodor is the only castle in the world built around a tree - and the “valley of tears” by Glencoe, where the Campbell clan dealt brutally with the leader of clan MacDonald, as well as with his wife and children.

 

Then we cross the Rannoch Moor area in the direction of the border village of Gretna Green, the world famous forge, the only place where lovers could lawfully marry without parental consent. It also houses the famous Tartan store, where Lady Diana’s memorial tartan first appeared. Hotel accommodation in Gretna Green.

 

Day Inn Gretna Green 3 * or similar

Welcome Break service area, 21/22, A74 M, Gretna Green, DG16 5HQ GB

 

Thursday 

 

Breakfast in the hotel.

 

Moving through England's most visited national park, the Lake District to Chester, famous for its black and white houses. Walk around the city with a guide. Transfer to Wales on the border of the largest national park «Snowdonia». Accommodation in Llangollen

 

Hand Hotel 3 * or similar

Bridge Street, Llangollen, LL20 8PL

The Hand Hotel is located in a beautiful location on the River Dee in the center of the charming market town of Langolen. Surrounded by myths and legends, the city with a population of 3,000 people is located in the valley of the River Dee and is known for the annual International Music Festival Istedvord. In October, international canoeing competitions are held, and year-round festivals of air balls, fireworks and teddy bears are held.

 

In the 18th century, the Hand Hotel was an important inn on the road from London to Holyhead. At present, it is possible to find in it a combination of the true charm of antiquity with modern comfort.

 

Staying at this hotel, you will find that such people as Charles Darwin, William Woodsworth, Robert Browning, Winston Churchill, Herzog of Wellington, Walter Scott, Bernard Shaw stayed there.

 

The Hand Hotel is known for the Welsh Evenings, in which the Male Choir of Langolena sings in the evenings. On Saturdays we have rock band concerts, and on Sundays, traditional jazz.

 

The restaurant serves traditional Welsh dishes.

 

The hotel has free Wi-Fi

 

 

Friday

 

 

Breakfast in the hotel.

 

A trip to North Wales with a visit to the largest national park “Snowdonia”, which occupies almost 1,350 square kilometers in northwest Wales, where the most impressive mountains and wastelands of Britain are located. Its pearl is Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, according to legend, this is where a giant lies, killed by King Arthur. Another Welsh legend says that it is precisely in one of the lakes of Snowdonia that the legendary sword of King Arthur, Excalibur, is safely hidden. You will also visit the ancient capital of Wales - the city of Carnarvon, the castle of Carnarvon - massive octagonal towers and walls with loopholes which, according to the ideas of Edward I, were intended to personify the power in which the princes of Wales are crowned from the 13th century, including now alive. Return to the hotel.

 

Hand Hotel 3 * or similar

Bridge Street, Llangollen, LL20 8PL

 

Saturday

Breakfast in the hotel.

 

Moving to England. Visit to the castle of Warwick, which since 1978 is a branch of Madame Tussauds, who created here a number of high-quality wax figures, among which King Henry VIII and his 6 wives: in an English school, children are taught to memorize wives with the help of such a count: died - divorced - executed - survived. ” In the arsenal of the castle, complete sets and separate weapons, including the pointed helmet of Oliver Cromwell, are hung on the walls. Moving to the city of Stratford - on - Avon - the birthplace of William Shakespeare, which ranks second after London for attractiveness for tourists interested in cultural monuments. Sightseeing tour of the city of Stratford-upon-Avon. Visit to the Shakespeare Center. Moving to London. Accommodation at a hotel in central London.

 

Royal National Hotel 3 * or similar

Bedford Way, London WC1H 0DG

 

Sunday 

 

Breakfast in the hotel. Sightseeing bus tour of London with a guide. You will have the opportunity to get acquainted with different areas of London, to see its main attractions, such as the Tower, the Parliament building, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the famous Piccadilly Street, Trafalgar Square, etc. The tour will be exciting and informative event and will remain in memory for many years.

 

At the end of the excursion, a bus excursion to Windsor Castle (the main private royal residence, as part of the excursion visit to the chapel of St. George - the place where the burial of many English kings, the public reception apartment, decorated with tapestries and works by Van Dyck, Rembranda).

 

Airport transfer.

Flight by AZAL airline;

Transfer;

Accommodation in hotel 3 *;

Dinner in Jurys Inn Bradford hotel;

Food – breakfasts;

Excursions according to the program;

Transport service according to the program;

Tickets in the museums and locks. According to the program is included visit in the price of tickets: Envik lock, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood palace, Skun palace, lock Blair, viskovarn Blair, Kodor lock, Karnarfon lock, Uorvik lock, Shakespeare's lodge, Windsor Castle.

  • Visa
  • Medical insurance
  • Optional excursions