Southern England Sample Itinerary                Hard Copy

 

Day 1 – 29 July (Mon) – Manchester –Stratford-Upon-Avon – Broadway – Cardiff, WalesStratford
Meet your Tour Director at the hotel this morning and depart for fascinating Stratford-Upon-Avon, a living monument to William Shakespeare, before driving through the scenic Cotswold with a stop for photos in picure-book Broadway. Overnight in Cardiff, where an orientation drive introduces you to the capital's major attractions: Cardiff Castle, Cathays Park, Millennium Stadium, and the stately civic buildings. Tonight experience Welsh culture at its finest during this delightful evening of food, wine, and traditional entertainment. (Dinner)    

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Day 2 – 30 July (Tue) – Cardiff –- Bath, England - Glastonbury - Plymouth

MayflowerStepsLeaving Wales, cross the Severn Bridge for a visit to the elegant Georgian city of Bath, famed for its Roman relics, before heading into the romantically scenic West Country and Glastonbury with its King Arthur associations. In the heart of Dartmoor National Park, visit quaint Widecombe-in-the-Moor, ghostly setting for Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles. Finally, in Plymouth, hear about Sir Francis Drake and see the Mayflower Steps, where the Pilgrim Fathers embarked in 1620. (Breakfast).


Day 3 – 31 July (Wed) – Plymouth - Stonehenge - Salisbury - BrightonStonehenge

Try to unravel the mystery of prehistoric STONEHENGE. Explore the Visitor Center with its imaginative exhibitions, then take the shuttle to the stone circle and admire the magnificence of the monument up close. In Salisbury, visit the CATHEDRAL, the ultimate in Early English Gothic architecture and home to the best preserved original Magna Carta. Continue on to the seaside resort of Brighton for an overnight stay. (Breakfast)


Day 4 – Aug 01 (Thu) – Brighton –- London
Time this morning for a seafront promenade stroll on the famous Brighton Pier; a walk along The Lanes, a Shipquaint area of narrow streets renowned for its antique shops; or even a flight on the i360, the world’s tallest moving observation tower, to enjoy spectacular views over the beautiful South Coast. Continue to London in the early afternoon. Your evening is at leisure. An optional excursion with dinner
at a traditional London pub followed by a cruise along the Thames River is available from your Tour Director. (Breakfast)


 Day 5 –  Aug 02 (Fri) – London

Join your Local Guide for a morning sightseeing tour of the city’s famous landmarks: the

St.PaulsCathedral

 Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted

 horseguards and the Prime Minister’s Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. The highlight is a visit to ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL, Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708. Later on, maybe visit Windsor Castle or the Tower of London with its spectacular Crown Jewels. Your evening is at leisure.



Day 6 – Aug 03 (Sat) – London at LeisureBigBen
Your day is at leisure for independent activities.  Your tour Director will have suggestions on how to make the most of your day. (Breakfast)   Perhaps take in an optional West End Show? (Breakfast)



Day 7 – Aug 04 (Sun) – Departure from London
A group transfer is provided to the airport for your departure flight today. (Breakfast)


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