9D8N Best of Britain by Insight Vacations

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Travel period: 04 May to 06 Oct 2022

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Highlights

Get the Royal Treatment During a 9-Day Guided Tour of England, Scotland & Wales

See the very best of Britain on this 9-day guided tour that traverses Scotland, Wales and England. At Edinburgh Castle, sit on the Stone of Destiny, the sandstone seat upon which dozens of Scottish monarchs were crowned. Survey the English Lake District, where mountainous peaks give way to expansive lakes and scenery so picturesque it inspired the words of William Wordsworth. Plus, discover the mystery of Stonehenge, where towering prehistoric stones cast shadows on emerald green fields and sail across Plymouth harbor, with views of the city's royal citadel. Finally, indulge in a feast at a historic mill in the English countryside, enjoying organic seasonal produce freshly picked from the fields just outside.

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® EXPERIENCES

Our MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® experiences connect you with people, the planet and wildlife and promote the values of sustainable tourism.

Visit the Roman Baths
Visit the incredibly well-preserved Roman Baths. Discover 2000 years of history and learn how this hub of culture is pioneering new educational investments to benefit the community. Its school educational programme actively supports local schools and students to learn about the cultural heritage of the region. The Roman Baths experience advances UN Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education.

Locally Sourced Farm-to-Table Meal at Heskyn Mill Farm in Saltash
John and Anne welcome you to historic Heskyn Mill for a farm-to-table dinner. Savour a delightful meal, with all ingredients responsibly sourced from local producers or carefully foraged from the local area to reduce waste. 

The farms ethos is to support local and reduce food waste. All food is sourced locally, even though this proves more expensive. A staff member grows seasonal vegetables and they have their own egg laying hens. They have relationships with the local farmers where they make sure to get the food that would otherwise struggle to be sold in order to reduce waste. Vegetables are chosen seasonally and are often picked in the morning for their guests to enjoy later the same day. 

Heskyn Mill Farm advances UN Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption & Production.

UNIQUE INSIGHT EXPERIENCES

Explore destinations with engaging Local Experts, gain special access to iconic sites and enjoy fun activities with our Unique Insight Experiences.

Dartmoor National Park Walk
Walk amid the rolling valleys of Dartmoor National Park. Explore the history of stone circles and learn about indigenous traditions from your knowledgeable Local Expert.

TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS

Learn about the landmarks, history and culture that makes your destination special.

Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon - Learn about the life of William Shakespeare, arguably history's most famous writer, when you visit his birthplace. Then enjoy some time to explore this pretty town with its iconic Tudor houses.

York Orientation - Your Travel Director will show you the York Minster, the city walls and the medieval Shambles during your orientation of the city.

See Hadrians Wall - Stop to see part of the ancient wall that once marked the border of the Roman Empire.

See Jedburgh Abbey - See the impressive 12th century Jedburgh Abbey, dominating the centre of town. Even though it is now in ruins it is still a magnificent structure and you can climb a spiral staircase to view the spectacular architecture from a balcony. Built by King David I of Scotland for Augustinian monks, Jedburgh is one of four major Abbeys of the Borders between England and Scotland, and was damaged and rebuilt several times during the Wars of Independence in the late 13th and early 14th centuries.

Edinburgh Castle Visit - Your Local Expert walks with you inside the walls of the Edinburgh Castle to view the Scottish Crown Jewels, the Stone of Destiny and Mons Meg.

Edinburgh City Tour - Explore the city with your Local Expert as you travel along Princes Street to see the Scott Memorial, the neoclassical Adam facades of New Town and the official Scottish residence of the Queen, Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Glasgow Orientation - See the grand public buildings, including George Square and St. Mungo's Cathedral.

See Stirling Castle - Travel via the historic site of Bannockburn and view Stirling Castle.

Visit William Wordsworth's Grave in Grasmere - Learn about the life of the poet William Wordsworth and visit his grave.

Ludlow Orientation - Explore the narrow streets and lanes in front of the castle. Admire the medieval timber-framed buildings and Georgian mansions.

Cardiff Orientation - During an orientation with your Travel Director, see the castle and Principality Stadium.

Bath Jane Austen Centre Visit - Visit the Jane Austen Centre and step into the world of the esteemed author. Learn about her life and work inspirations and take an opportunity to dress up in Regency clothes.

Bath Orientation - During an orientation you will see the Royal Crescent, Pulteney Bridge and Bath Abbey.

Glastonbury Orientation - Explore the town rumored to be the resting place of legendary King Arthur and the Holy Grail, and location of one of the world's largest music festivals.

Visit Stonehenge - Walk around the strange and awe-inspiring monoliths that have reputedly stood for 5,000 years.

AUTHENTIC DINING

8 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners with Wine
Great food is at the heart of every journey with us. Sip, savour and sense the local flair with every meal.

York Welcome Dinner
In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner and the chance to get to know your fellow travellers.



Dinner with Wine
At 07:30, meet your Travel Director at the trip hotel in London to begin your journey north to Stratford-upon-Avon, with its black-and-white, timber-framed house. Discover how William Shakespeare and his incredible works continue to shape society today when you visit his birthplace, full of interesting memorabilia and artefacts relating to his life. Continue to historic York to stroll the narrow lanes including the Shambles and view York Minster, England's largest medieval cathedral.

Later, join your Travel Director for a warm and friendly Welcome Dinner and the opportunity to mingle over a pleasant evening.
Breakfast
See a part of Hadrian's Wall, once spanning 80 miles from coast to coast, marking the northern frontier of the mighty Roman Empire. Continue past Jedburgh Abbey en route to the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, for your two-night stay in this stunning city.
Breakfast
In the morning, join a Local Expert to see the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official Scottish residence of Her Majesty the Queen, at the end of the Royal Mile. Continue past the Sir Walter Scott Monument to the 18th century New Town with its neoclassical Adam facades. Visit Edinburgh Castle, home of the Honours of Scotland, to view Mons Meg, and see the Stone of Destiny. The afternoon is at leisure.
Breakfast
Drive via historic Bannockburn and Stirling and enjoy the scenery of the Trossachs. Continue along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, before arriving in Glasgow for an orientation of the city with your Travel Director. See the grand public buildings, including George Square and St. Mungo's Cathedral.
Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Travel via Gretna Green to the English Lake District, with scenery so beautiful it inspired a host of writers. Learn about the life of William Wordsworth and visit his grave in the picturesque, stone-built village of Grasmere.
Breakfast
Stop in ancient Ludlow, one of England’s most attractive towns, dominated by its castle, rich in tragic royal history. Why not spend time exploring the traditional open-air market, admiring the local crafts and perhaps sampling the produce? Afterwards, cross into southern Wales and head for the capital of Cardiff for an orientation of the port city, upon the River Taff. See Cardiff Castle and the impressive Principality Stadium.
Breakfast
Cross the Severn Bridge back into England and drive to the Georgian City of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore Bath with Insight Choice. Choose to visit the well-preserved Roman Baths, a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, which serve as a hub of culture and education for the local population. Alternatively, enjoy a private visit to the Jane Austen Museum before the crowds arrive, and learn about the esteemed author. Continue to Glastonbury, steeped in legend and reputed to be the final resting place of King Arthur and the Holy Grail. Continue on to your hotel in the heart of Plymouth. 
Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Explore the breathtaking beauty of Dartmoor National Park, home of wild ponies. Explore the breathtaking beauty of Dartmoor National Park, home of wild ponies. Meet Emma your moorland Local Expert for a discovery walk and intriguing foraging experience. Spend time reconnecting with nature amidst the stunning landscape of towering granite tors, open moorland, beautiful rivers and lush, wooded valleys.Later this evening, savour an unforgettable Celebration Dinner at Heskyn Mill during a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Join your Travel Director and newfound friends for the ultimate Farm-to-Table dining experience. Enjoy a mouth-watering meal prepared from organic seasonal produce, freshly picked from the surrounding fields, served with a glass of wine.
Breakfast
Travel across Salisbury Plain to visit the pre-historic and mysterious Stonehenge, where the strange and awe-inspiring monoliths are reputed to be up to 5,000 years old. Your journey concludes upon arrival at the hotel in London.
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