Uncover the mystery and magic of a land of kings and queens, musicians, magicians, and mugs. See Harry Potter's London, stay in a castle and learn about life as a Roman soldier at Hardpan's Wall. You'll tour the university city of Oxford, see the birthplace of the Beatles and hear tales of bravery, treason and intrigue in Edinburgh.
Your exciting family vacation to 3 countries includes 9 nights hotel accommodations, 13 meals and all transportation and sightseeing as mentioned.
Arrive in London (3 Nights)
Delight in the magic and mystery of an ancient land of kings and queens, knights and magical creatures. Explore with your clan before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a memorable kick-off bash. (Hotel: Crowne Plaza Kings Cross)
March down the grand boulevards and secret lanes of London, exploring the city's iconic sights with a Local Specialist. Practice your royal wave at Buckingham Palace, snap a selfie in front of Big Ben and see where Britain's royalty has been crowned since the 11th century. Shrug off your Muggle mantle and see the red telephone box where Harry Potter and Mr. Weasley descend into the secret Ministry of Magic in "Order of the Phoenix". Then head to platform 9 3/4 to see if you can catch a glimpse of the Hogwarts Express. Admire the pomp and ceremony of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace before enjoying free time for a leisure lunch at St. Katherine's Dock near Tower Bridge. Our last stop today is the brooding Tower of London where we'll rub shoulders with the Beefeaters and see the Crown Jewels.
Soak up the buzzing multicultural atmosphere of London on this full day at leisure. Explore the wonders of science and centuries of natural history at the city's fascinating museums, delve into the dark depths of the London Dungeon or take a spin on the London Eye. You can even take a day trip to Windsor Castle or wherever you like - and we'll help you get there!
London - Oxford - Lacock - Bath
Imagine yourself as an Oxford scholar as you enjoy a quick visit to the imposing historic hall of Oxford's Divinity School at the Boolean Library. This was used as the film location for Hogwarts magic school Infirmary. Later we continue to the pretty Wiltshire village of lack to see Harry Potter's house. Perhaps visit the 13th century Lacock Abbey or maybe devour a traditional afternoon tea and cake in one of the local tea rooms before arriving in Bath for our overnight stay. (Hotel: Hilton City)
Bath - Llangollen - Ruthin Castle
Gain insights into the elegant city of Bath during Roman times, enjoying an orientation that will include beautiful Pulteney bridge and a visit to the Roman Baths from which the city derives its name. Visit the Pump Room and view the 15th century Bath Abbey before crossing the border into Wales. We stop in the historic town of Llangollen, famous for its annual Eisteddfod, and then meander over the picturesque Horseshoe Pass to a charming medieval castle where we'll spend the next two nights. Dine like lords and ladies this evening enjoying a delicious Welsh dinner with your new travel friends. (Hotel: Ruthin Castle)
Excursion to Liverpool
Twist and shout your way through Liverpool, home of the "Fab Four", enjoying a full day to explore this fulfilled city. Discover treasures from across the world at the World Museum and consider joining an Optional Experience past Liverpool's iconic sites, including the Cathedral and Mathew Street, birthplace of the Beatles. We return to our regal home-away-from-home this afternoon for free time to relax or ramble along its ancient walls and through the beautiful castle grounds.
Ruthin Castle - Tatton Park
Discover centuries of history at Tatton Park set within a picturesque 1,000-acre deer park. We'll join the butler and housekeeper of this elegant medieval manor house for a guided tour of the day-to-day of English aristocrats once upon a time. We continue north to the Lake District, whose enchanting landscapes have inspired poets and writers for centuries. Consider boarding a steam train and cruise across the tranquil waters of Lake Windermere before arriving at your hotel, where you'll dine tonight. (Hotel: Lancaster House)
Lancaster - Hadrian's Wall - Edinburgh (2 Nights)
Experience life as a brave Roman soldier on Emperor Hadrian's northern frontier, exploring the treasures of the Roman Army Museum and Hadrian's Wall, built in 122 AD. We cross into bonnie Scotland and arrive in the charismatic capital of Edinburgh which we have an opportunity to explore tonight at leisure. During the Edinburgh Festival, tickets to the Edinburgh Tattoo in the spectacular castle grounds are included! (Hotel: Holiday Inn)
Delve into the magic of Edinburgh's iconic sights and stunning landscapes as you join a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Ramble up the Royal Mile and see the tall spires of the Scott Monument before embarking on your choice of sightseeing to the Edinburgh's Camera Osbscura or the Edinburgh Castle, where you'll hear tales of bravery, treason and intrigue. Get lost in Auld Leekie, rambling through its secret lanes and past medieval facades or join your Travel Director for an optional experience. Our epic family adventure is almost at its end. Celebrate a memorable vacation with new friends and your Travel Director at a special Farewell Dinner.
Depart Edinburgh for Home
Ready for Castles, Kilts and Harry Potter?
Prices start at only $2695.00 per person / double occupancy with great discounts for kids aged 5 - 17 years old, triple and quadruple occupancy, and early booking savings! Dates to choose from during May, June, July, August and September. These dates sell out so quickly that we recommend you make your deposit of $200.00 per person as soon as possible!
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