Tour Only Price from £325
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Our tour begins by journeying from central London back in time to The Cotswolds. First we visit Cirencester, known as the capital of the Cotswolds. We will also visit some of the smaller Cotswold Villages, so you have a chance to immerse yourself in the sleepy beauty of these limestone villages.
We'll continue into Shropshire where we pass through the historic town of Much Wenlock mentioned in the Doomsday book and Severn Gorge at Ironbridge.
Our overnight stop is the pretty English city of Chester. Here you can walk the Roman walls to get your bearings and a bird’s eye view of the city, it takes about an hour to complete the full route, however, there are loads of stopping points and distractions such as Roman ruins, Chester Cathedral and the River Dee to admire along the way.
We'll have a leisurely start and then we'll head west to Wales driving through the wild landscapes of Snowdonia National Park and revel in the mountainous scenery through the Llanberis Pass, taking in the peaks, waterfalls, lakes and historic villages.
We'll also visit Conwy, a walled market town home to Conway Castle and a lovely harbour. You can explore narrow cobbled streets and take in views of the Thomas Telford Suspension Bridge that leads up to the Castle before we return to Chester for a second night.
Our third day is all about The Peak District National Park, known for its stunning views and small but bustling market towns. We'll be travelling through the pretty spa town of Buxton, the highest elevated market town in England!
We'll then make our way to Bakewell, famous for Bakewell pudding; a delicious English dessert with a flaky pastry base, a layer of sieved jam, and a topping of egg and almond paste. Perfect for an afternoon snack! Another highlight of Bakewell is the lavish stately home of Chatsworth House, set in idyllic gardens, there's plenty to explore inside and out.
We'll spend our third evening in York, which has been named the most haunted city in Europe but don't worry our guide will get you safely to your accommodation for the night.
You have the whole day to explore York, an ancient walled city founded by the Romans. You can choose what you'd like to visit, perhaps York Minster*, a 13th-century Gothic Cathedral. Or the Shambles, made up of pretty cobbled streets and old-fashioned shops. We'd love you to join us on a guided walking tour of the city, but the day is free for you to do as you please!
After a restful second evening in York, we'll head south to Newark-on-Trent a pretty town which stands on the River Trent and has one of the finest Georgian market squares in England. It's also home to Newark Castle & Gardens which you'll have ample time to explore.
We'll continue south to Cambridge, a leafy University city with colleges, chapels, churches and courtyards to discover. You can even enjoy an iconic punt down the River Cam, and view the stunning University buildings from the river if you choose to. We'll then have to say goodbye and return to central London.
Birthplace of William Shakespeare
Snowdonia National Park, Llanberis Pass and Conwy Castle
Stunning scenery and market towns
A full day to explore this incredible historic city
Georgian market and Cambridge University
Check-in Closes 15 mins prior to departure at pick-up point