Scenic Britain

Inclusions

    An expert Swissserene Tour Director - at the pinnacles of their careers, will smooth your way throughout your journey. They are your ‘travelling concierges', expert guides, consummate organisers and friends in a
    foreign land.

    Swissserene motor coach - Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with
    extended leg room and on-board restroom. It's business class comfort.

    Personal radio headsets - gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights without
    missing any of your local expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.

    Baggage handling everywhere - with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel.
    Hotel and restaurant tips included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for
    foreign currency. Plus we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
    Complimentary WiFi - the majority of Insight hotels have free WiFi access in lobby or bedroom areas. You
    will also find that WiFi is generally available on most touring coaches.
    Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each
    representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
    Included airport transfers at scheduled times on arrival and departure days.

Day 1

From London to Stratford and Medieval York
After a warm welcome from your Tour Director, head for the thatched cottages of the Cotswolds and pretty Stratford-upon-
Avon. Visit Shakespeare's birthplace before continuing north to York. Walk inside the city walls to the crooked ‘Shambles' and
see York Minster. Later, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks, plus the opportunity to mingle over a
pleasant evening of dinner and wine.(Full Breakfast / Welcome Dinner)

Day 2

Over the Border to Edinburgh
This morning, stop briefly at part of Hadrian's Wall, then pass Jedburgh Abbey to visit a real, working organic farm (weather
permitting). Learn about the owners' environmentally friendly farming methods and passion for sustainable food. Now on to
Edinburgh.(Full Breakfast)

Day 3

Edinburgh, Athens of the North
In the morning, join a local expert for a visit to Edinburgh Castle, home of Scotland's glittering crown jewels. Then drive down
the Royal Mile to see Holyroodhouse Palace. Cross over to Princes Street past the Scott Monument and on to the 18th century
New Town. The afternoon is at leisure. Tonight, selected departures attend the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.(Full Breakfast)

Day 4

To the Lake District and on to Liverpool
After breakfast, re-enter England and enjoy a scenic drive through the Lake District National Park, inspiration to a host of
poets. Stop in Wordsworth's home village of Grasmere and admire the limpid waters of Windermere, largest of the lakes. Then
continue south to Liverpool, the home of the Beatles! Choose from a selection of restaurants tonight on your Dine-Around
evening.(Full Breakfast / Dine Around)

Day 5

On to Chester, through Snowdonia to the Conwy Estuary
See Chester Cathedral and the unique black and white ‘Rows'. Drive along the coast to Conwy, a walled town, dominated by
its dark stoned fortress. Now on to Blaenau Ffestiniog for a journey through the Snowdonia National Park aboard an old slate
steam train. Your hotel is nestled on the Deganwy Quay.(Full Breakfast)

Day 6

To the Welsh Marches and Bristol
Travel through the pretty Welsh countryside to the border town of Ludlow, with its half-timbered Jacobean houses and ruined
castle. Why not spend time strolling through the traditional open-air market, admiring the local crafts and perhaps sampling
the produce. Continue to Bristol where tonight's Celebration Dinner features wine and a wonderful array of locally-sourced
ingredients.(Full Breakfast)

Day 7

Drive to Georgian Bath, Stonehenge and London
A short drive brings you to Bath, where you admire the wonderful Georgian architecture and visit the Roman Baths. Continue
across Salisbury Plain to visit the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge, before returning to London's Thistle Marble Arch Hotel
where your tour ends.(Full Breakfast)