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10 days /
9 nights
Departures between Apr 2024 – Oct 2024

From AUD $4,509pp

Your Itinerary

Day 1 – Edinburgh (Scotland)

The historic Scottish city of Edinburgh is where we’ll meet ahead of our incredible journey into Eastern England. Get to know your expert Tour Leader and travel companions better over tonight’s delicious welcome meal. 

Accommodation: Eden Locke (or similar)
Inclusions: Group dinner

Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Day 2 – Edinburgh – Alnwick

This morning, we’ll cross over into England to begin our tour of the fascinating and scenic eastern region of this enchanting country. Our first stop? Alnwick Castle – the majestic home of the Duke of Northumberland. Here, we’ll admire some of the rooms that took a starring role in Downton Abbey and enjoy some free time to wander the serene gardens. Tonight, we’ll come together once again for an included group dinner.

Accommodation: The White Swan Hotel (or similar)
Inclusions: Alnwick Castle tour

Meals: Full Breakfast and Group Dinner

Alnwick Castle

Day 3 – Alnwick – Durham – Whitby – North York Moors

This morning we’ll move on to Durham, where we’ll step inside the Cathedral: a magnificent Norman-style monument now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our road will then carry us to the traditional seaside resort of Whitby – where a guided tour of the fascinating Captain Cook Museum awaits us. Tonight, we’ll enjoy a delicious included dinner at our accommodation in the charming North York Moors district.

Accommodation: Gisborough Hall Hotel (or similar)
Inclusions: Captain Cook Museum tour

Meals: Full English Breakfast and Group Dinner


Day 4 – North York Moors – York – Peak District

We’ll rewind back to the Middle Ages this morning with a visit to the delightful medieval city of York. Here we’ll seek out the mystery-filled narrow streets (known as ‘Snickelways’) and timber-framed buildings of the famed Shambles – where there’s plenty a photo opportunity to be claimed! Next, we’ll take to the water and discover a unique view of the city with a cruise along the River Ouse. Finally, we’ll continue to our accommodation bordering the breathtaking Peak District – where the evening will be yours to enjoy as you please. Accommodation:

Accommodation: Ringwood Hall Hotel & Spa (or similar)
Inclusions: River Ouse cruise

Meals: Full English Breakfast

York Minster

Day 5 – Peak District – Chatsworth House – Peak District

This morning we’ll stretch our legs on a stroll around Chatsworth House, a grand stately home that is said to have inspired Jane Austen with its impressive architecture. In fact, Chatsworth featured in Pride and Prejudice as Pemberley, the home of Mr Darcy. We’ll enjoy a guided tour of the lavish apartments and some free time to wander the exquisite gardens – before returning to the Peak District for an afternoon spent exploring at your leisure.

Accommodation: Ringwood Hall Hotel & Spa (or similar)
Inclusions: Chatsworth House tour
Meals: Full English Breakfast and Group Dinner

Chatsworth House

Day 6 – Peak District – Lincoln

Today we’ll bid farewell to the picturesque Peak District as we journey onwards to the historic city of Lincoln – but before we get there, we’ve two stops to make. First: a visit to Eyam, where we’ll learn the tragic story of the villagers who fell victim to the plague in the 1600s. Then, we’ll raise a glass or two on a tour of a local brewery. This evening is ours to spend exploring Lincoln’s charming cobbled streets for some local fare or relaxing at our hand-picked accommodation.

Accommodation: The White Hart Hotel (or similar)
Inclusions: Brewery tour

Meals: Full English Breakfast

Peak District*

Day 7 – Lincoln

This morning will see us touring the spectacular Lincoln Cathedral – one of the best examples of medieval architecture in England. After that, the afternoon will be yours to explore the Castle (which houses an original 1215 Magna Carta), seek out a quaint tea room for lunch, stroll the array of vintage boutiques and continue your discovery of the city’s rich history. For dinner tonight, choose from one of the many cosy pubs in the city’s old centre for a hearty English meal.

Accommodation: The White Hart Hotel (or similar)
Inclusions: Lincoln Cathedral tour
Meals: Full English Breakfast

Lincoln Cathedral

Day 8 – Lincoln – Cambridge

Today we’ll move on to Cambridge: an iconic city filled with history and tradition. After taking to the water for an iconic punting experience along the ‘Backs’ of Cambridge University, the afternoon will be yours to spend spotting world-famous buildings such as The Wren Library and the Bridge of Sighs. Step inside colleges and chapels, museums and galleries – or simply indulge in a little retail therapy before relaxing in one of the many historic pubs.

Accommodation: Clayton Hotel Cambridge (or similar)
Meals: Full English Breakfast


Day 9 – Cambridge – Sandringham Estate – Cambridge

We’ve a date with royalty today: Sandringham House is our next stop. The private residence of Her Majesty The Queen, Sandringham is a magnificent stately home with picturesque gardens – and even a museum. After our insightful visit we’ll return to Cambridge, where we’ll look back on our magnificent journey and clink glasses over tonight’s farewell dinner. Accommodation: Clayton Hotel Cambridge (or similar)

Accommodation: Clayton Hotel Cambridge (or similar)
Inclusions: Sandringham Estate visit
Meals: Full English Breakfast and Group Dinner

Sandringham House

Day 10 – Cambridge – Newmarket – London

There’s time for one more behind-the-scenes tour today: prepare to delve into England’s sporting heritage at Newmarket National Stud. On a guided tour of this working Thoroughbred stud farm, we’ll gain a unique insight into Thoroughbred breeding and may have the opportunity to view some of the Stud’s robust stallions in the paddocks. After that, we’ll make tracks to London – where we’ll say our final goodbyes.

Inclusions: Newmarket National Stud tour
Meals: Full English Breakfast

Tower Bridge, London
Price based on 06 Oct 2024 departure.  Other departures available with varied fares.  Please enquire for dates.
Prices are per person, sharing a double/twin room. A single supplement applies for solo travellers, provided on request.

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Travel Insurance – we ask that our guests purchase suitable cover in case planned travel is affected or disrupted due to unforeseen circumstances
Flights – all tours are land only within the UK
Meals and/or sightseeing other than that outlined above
* Whitby photo credit Visit Britain, Simon Palmer, Peak District photo credit Visit Britain Jon Attenborough, Cambridge photo credit Visit Britain Jon Attenborough
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