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Experience cityscapes and scenic lakes on this lively tour which will give you a flavour of England, Scotland and Wales. From London to medieval York, historic Edinburgh, vibrant Liverpool and the Welsh capital of Cardiff, you'll enjoy an insight in to British culture and craftsmanship. And by popular demand, Real Britain also offers a number of Winter departures.


6 days / 5 nights

Regions visited:
All of Britain

Start point:
Central London

End point:
Central London


Additional information:
Tour Style - First Class


UK international:
+44 (0)2921 660 747

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coachtourEscorted coach tour: Real Britain


Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon and York City

Real Britain Tour - York Minster

York Minster, York, England

Departing London pass north through the patchwork fields and honey-coloured villages of the Cotswolds on route to Stratford-upon-Avon where we visit Shakespeare's birthplace and Visitor Centre and see Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage. Continuing North we head for the grandiose city of York where we walk along the famous Shambles where the medieval buildings lean over the cobbled street below and see the magnificent York Minster, Northern Europe's largest gothic cathedral. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Reception with a traditional pub meal, an ideal opportunity to get to know your Travel Director and fellow travellers.

accommodationAccommodation: Hotel 53, York (pub dinner included).

attractionsHighlights: Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, York City and York Minster.


Hadrian's Wall and Scottish Borders

Continuing north we pass through the rugged landscapes of North Yorkshire and the Northumberland National Park before crossing the River Tyne at Newcastle. We'll stop and view part of the preserved Hadrian's Wall which once marked the ancient border between the northern edge of Roman Empire and Scotland beyond. We'll then pass over the modern border in to 'Bonnie Scotland' where we enjoy a scenic drive through the mellow rolling hills of the Scottish Lowlands before arriving into Edinburgh, Scotland's historic capital city.

accommodationAccommodation: Macdonald Inchyra Hotel, Falkirk, near Edinburgh.

attractionsHighlights: North Yorkshire, Hadrian's Wall and Scottish Borders.


Edinburgh sightseeing and free time

Real Britain Tour - Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

This morning, we are joined by a Local Specialist who'll take us on an included city sightseeing tour to discover the elegance of this ancient city as we pass from the Georgian New Town to see the cobbled streets of the medieval Old Town and the Royal Mile. View the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Arthur's Seat before enjoying an informative and engaging guided visit inside Edinburgh Castle itself. Your choice of sightseeing means you can choose to visit Edinburgh's Camera Obscura instead of the castle. Later spend free time exploring Edinburgh independently perhaps visiting one or more of the world-class museums and galleries or join your Travel Director on an optional experience to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia. Tonight, why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes? During the Edinburgh Festival, your visit includes tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo on the castle grounds.

accommodationAccommodation: Macdonald Inchyra Hotel, Falkirk, near Edinburgh.

attractionsHighlights: Edinburgh City and Edinburgh Castle.


The Lake District and the Beatles' Liverpool

Returning south we stop at border town Gretna Green, where eloping English couples once married over a blacksmith's anvil. Crossing back into England, we admire some of the most beautiful countryside the country has to offer as we pass the scenic Lake District. These landscapes provided William Wordsworth with the inspiration to write the poem 'Daffodils' and we visit the lake-land town of Grasmere and see St. Oswald's church where the poet is buried. Later arrive in Liverpool hometown of the 'Fab Four' and home to a wealth of Beatles' history and heritage spots.

accommodationAccommodation: Mercure Atlantic Tower Hotel, Liverpool.

attractionsHighlights: Gretna Green, the Lake District, Grasmere and Liverpool City.


Historic Ludlow and the Welsh Capital of Cardiff

Real Britain Tour - Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Bay, Wales

From Liverpool we head South in to the Border Marches between England and Wales where we visit the English Tudor market town of Ludlow with its historic castle and timbered buildings. We then see the Malvern Hills as we cross the border into Wales and visit its vibrant capital, Cardiff. Here we enjoy an orientation of the city to see the elegant architecture of Cathays Park, Cardiff Bay, the Millennium Stadium and the castle before arriving at your hotel. Tonight we enjoy a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner with beautiful views of the Welsh countryside.

accommodationAccommodation: Jurys Inn Hotel, Cardiff (farewell dinner included).

attractionsHighlights: Ludlow, Border Marches, Cardiff and Cardiff Bay.


Bath City and Stonehenge

This morning we cross the Severn Estuary back in to England and make our way to the Georgian city of Bath where we see the elegant Regency architecture and view the medieval Abbey before visiting the stunning Roman Baths, including the ancient Roman temple and Georgian pump room. Continuing through the English countryside we make our way on to the Salisbury Plain to visit Stonehenge, including its new visitor centre and viewing the mystical stone monoliths themselves. By evening we return to London where your memorable holiday ends.

attractionsHighlights: Bath City, Roman Baths and Stonehenge.


Real Britain - Britain escorted coach tour


smallgroupEscorted coach tour: Real Britain


  • Local Specialist in Edinburgh.
  • Be My Guest Dinner: enjoy a hearty farewell dinner in the Welsh countryside.


  • City tour in Edinburgh.
  • Orientations of York, Grasmere, Liverpool, Cardiff and Bath.
  • See the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh and the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
  • View Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage, Hadrian's Wall, York Minster, the Lake District's magnificent scenery, Cardiff Castle and Bath Abbey
  • Visit Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh Castle, Gretna Green, the Roman Baths in Bath and Stonehenge.


  • 5 x full breakfasts.
  • 2 x evening meals including Welcome Reception, pub meal in York and Be My Guest farewell dinner in Wales.


  • Pick-up and drop-off from the London Reception Centre (central London).
  • All overnight hotel accommodation, as per the tour itinerary, featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.


  • Pre or post tour hotel accommodation in London.
  • Airport transfers (private or Express rail tickets).
  • Rail travel to/from London before/after your tour.
  • Your tour already includes a comprehensive sightseeing program however some additional excursions may be available to enhance your trip further - these are fully optional and bookable during your tour.

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smallgroupEscorted coach tour: Real Britain


(in London)
(in London)
(sharing twin/ double)
Sun 20 Aug, 2017 Fri 25 Aug, 2017 Tattoo £ 1,105
Sun 27 Aug, 2017 Fri 01 Sep, 2017 Fully booked £ 1,005
Sun 03 Sep, 2017 Fri 08 Sep, 2017 Guaranteed £     960
Sun 10 Sep, 2017 Fri 15 Sep, 2017 Guaranteed £     960
Sun 17 Sep, 2017 Fri 22 Sep, 2017 Guaranteed £     960
Sun 24 Sep, 2017 Fri 29 Sep, 2017 Guaranteed £     960
Sun 01 Oct, 2017 Fri 06 Oct, 2017 Guaranteed £     960
Sun 08 Oct, 2017 Fri 13 Oct, 2017 Fully booked £     960
Sun 15 Oct, 2017 Fri 20 Oct, 2017 Guaranteed £     960
Sun 22 Oct, 2017 Fri 27 Oct, 2017 Fully booked £     960
Sun 29 Oct, 2017 Fri 03 Nov, 2017 Fully booked £     960
Sun 05 Nov, 2017 Fri 10 Nov, 2017 Guaranteed £     805
Sun 12 Nov, 2017 Fri 17 Nov, 2017 Guaranteed £     805
Sun 19 Nov, 2017 Fri 24 Nov, 2017 Guaranteed £     805
Sun 26 Nov, 2017 Fri 01 Dec, 2017 Guaranteed £     805
Sun 03 Dec, 2017 Fri 08 Dec, 2017 Guaranteed £     805
Sun 10 Dec, 2017 Fri 15 Dec, 2017 Guaranteed £     805
Sun 17 Dec, 2017 Fri 22 Dec, 2017 Guaranteed £     805
Sat 23 Dec, 2017 Thu 28 Dec, 2017 Guaranteed £ 905

Single Supplement: £150 - £200, please ask for a quote.

This tour starts early morning (around 7am) on the first day of travel and returns around 6pm on the final day of travel. If you require pre or post tour accommodation in central London please let us know.


  • Edinburgh Tattoo - August 6, 13 and 20, 2017 departures we've included Tattoo tickets.


  • Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room.
  • Prices are for land only tours and all tours are subject to availability.
  • Prices are correct at the time of publishing to website but are subject to confirmation at time of booking.
  • Prices are in British Pounds Sterling (GBP£) for approximate costs in other currencies please contact us.
  • All trip details are correct at time of publishing to website however are subject to change.


We have 2018 tour dates and pricing available and are in the process of updating our website. Please contact us with your preferred dates and we will send you a quotation.

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