LONDON 54ºF - 59ºF
Welcome to LONDON! On arrival to the airport, we will be waiting to transfer you to the hotel. Later, our guide will give an overview of the tour or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
LONDON 54ºF - 59ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Visit London. Changing of the Guard. Evening transfer to Soho. Get to know LONDON on a locally guided tour featuring style, culture and history. See the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace, where we will be able to watch the famous “Changing of the Guard” (depending on the season). Afternoon at leisure. In the evening, we will take a walk through Leicester Square, China Town and Soho, with a lively atmosphere, theatres and entertainment. There are several restaurants to chose where you can dine. Return to the hotel.
LONDON 54ºF - 59ºF - CAMBRIDGE 55ºF - 57ºF - YORK 54ºF - 55ºF - DURHAM 52ºF - 54ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Picturesque countryside with hills and woods. We start the day leaving London towards northern England. Our first stop is CAMBRIDGE to admire its beautiful residential colleges. After lunch, we will continue to YORK where its cathedral, Roman walls and lively shopping streets will create a charming memory, some free time to stroll around. Afterwards, we will continue north to DURHAM. Explore this charming medieval town full of life which has a wonderful cathedral right in front of the castle.
DURHAM 52ºF - 54ºF - ALNWICK 52ºF - 52ºF - EDINBURGH 48ºF - 52ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Cross into Scotland. Castles, views over the sea. Sightseeing of Edinburgh. Today we will travel to Scotland, stopping in ALNWICK, a picturesque town with lovely gardens and a large medieval castle which was used in the Harry Potter films. We will continue to EDINBURGH, arriving at noon. This is Scotland’s capital city and one of the most active cities in Northern Europe. Its monumental center has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its castle overlooks the city’s steep streets and parks. We will enjoy a sightseeing tour with a local guide.
EDINBURGH 48ºF - 52ºF - INVERNESS 48ºF - 48ºF - LOCH NESS - FORT AUGUSTUS 46ºF - 46ºF - GLASGOW 50ºF - 52ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Magnificent countryside of high mountains and lakes. Boat trip. Loch Ness. We continue to enjoy the stunning landscapes of the Scottish Highlands with a coffee and stroll in PITLOCHRY, a charming little village. We will continue and pass by INVERNESS in the north of Scotland, a city located very near the mysterious Loch Ness. After lunch we visit (entrance included) the URQUHART medieval castle, from here we will take a boat trip on the dark waters of the lake. Afterwards, we will pass through FORT AUGUST with its sluice gate system and FORT WILLIAM, the tourist center at the foot of Ben Nevis (the highest summit in the United Kingdom). We will return south through the high plateaus where it is possible to glimpse the snow before visiting Loch Lomond, one of the most popular lakes in Scotland. We arrive in GLASGOW at the end of the day. Short stroll around the city center and accommodation.
GLASGOW 50ºF - 52ºF - BELFAST - DUBLIN 54ºF - 55ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Ferryboat to Ireland. Today we will leave Glasgow heading towards southern Scotland. We will board a ferry in Cairnryan. Our journey takes us towards Northern Ireland, arriving in BELFAST, Northern Ireland’s capital city. This monumental city is overcoming its religious conflicts. We will resume our journey to EIRE in Ireland. Last stop will be DUBLIN, arriving at the end of the day.
DUBLIN 54ºF - 55ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Sightseeing tour of Dublin. We start the day with a sightseeing tour of DUBLIN, Ireland’s peaceful capital city. We will enjoy a stroll on the banks of River Liffey, visiting its parks, old university and its lively downtown streets. We will stroll around Trinity College (depending on the duration of sunlight, this visit may take place the afternoon before, upon arrival in Dublin). Free time during the afternoon.
DUBLIN 54ºF - 55ºF - CAERNARFON 55ºF - 57ºF - LIVERPOOL 54ºF - 57ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Ferry from Ireland to Walles. Maritime landscapes. Caernarfon.We will board a ferry in the early morning. After a journey of three hours, we will arrive in Wales. We will visit CAERNARFON, a World Heritage site by the sea overlooked by an impressive castle. There will be time for lunch and a stroll. We continue to LIVERPOOL, where you will have a chance to visit The Beatles Story Exhibition.
LIVERPOOL 54ºF - 57ºF - STRATFORD 54ºF - 59ºF - OXFORD 54ºF - 57ºF - PORTSMOUTH-ST. MALO FERRY
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Shakespeare’s hometown. Oxford. Night on board.Today we explore Central England. We will visit STRATFORD UPON AVON, Shakespeare’s hometown. Time to take some lunch and a stroll. Afterwards, we will travel to OXFORD, a town renowned for its long-stablished universities, synonymous with study and culture. Kings, statesmen, philosophers and scientists have studied here!. From there, we will head to PORTSMOUTH where we will embark in a modern ferry to France. You will spend the night onboard in en-suite, double berths (we recommend you prepare your hand luggage for the night on board, breakfast is not included on the ferry). Note: Due to ferry capacity and availability the night stretch of the itinerary may undergo changes.
PORTSMOUTH-ST. MALO FERRY - MONT ST. MICHEL - ST. MALO - DINAN 52ºF - 55ºF - RENNES 52ºF - 55ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Mont Saint Michel and its abbey. Bretagne region and the charming Dinan. We land in Normandy and continue to the marvelous MONT SAINT MICHEL, with time to explore the city, surrounded by the sea and the abbey. Then, in Bretagne, we stop at St. MALO, whose powerful walls defend the city. Time for lunch. In the afternoon, we continue to DINAN, a charming town in the region of Bretagne. take some time to explore this Breton village full of charm. We continue our way to RENNES, the capital of Bretagne with its interesting and monumental historic center.
RENNES 52ºF - 55ºF - ANGERS 54ºF - 55ºF - TOURS 52ºF - 54ºF - VILLANDRY 55ºF - 59ºF - AMBOISE 55ºF - 59ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Loire region and castles. Dinner included. In the morning we will leave for ANGERS. Those who want, can visit the castle that houses the largest medieval tapestry on the Apocalypse. After this we continue to the Loire Valley, visiting TOURS, the regional capital on the banks of the Loire River, with time for a stroll and to take lunch. In the afternoon we will visit the CHATEAU DE VILLANDRY, famous for its gardens and flowers (tickets to the gardens are included). Journey on to AMBOISE, a city with a very interesting medieval quarter. Dinner included. Note: Sometimes the accommodation may be in the city of Tours.
AMBOISE 55ºF - 59ºF - CHENONCEAUX 55ºF - 59ºF - CHAMBORD 54ºF - 59ºF - PARIS 55ºF - 59ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Castles of Loire. A day to learn more about the Loire Region. First a stroll through Amboise in the early hours to the Clos Lucé mansion where Leonardo da Vinci spent the last 3 years of his life. Exploring the Loire region in a little more depth, we visit CHENONCEAU CASTLE (tickets included), built like a bridge over the River Cher. We continue to CHAMBORD, the largest castle of Loire (entrance to the park included). We will then depart to Paris. Arrival at around 18.00 hrs.-
PARIS 55ºF - 59ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Transfer to Versailles Palace. Funicular ride included to Montmartre district. City tour in Paris. Early in the morning, we will leave for Versailles, the immense palace of the kings of France. After that, we will return to Paris at lunch time where we provide a transfer to the Montmartre district. We will ascend by funicular to the hill and admire the spectacular view of Paris from the top. Thisneighborhood is known for its painters, artists, and its cabarets… Sit down for lunch and enjoy a magical atmosphere. Then, a scenic guided tour to discover the history, main boulevards and thebreathtaking monuments of Paris will take place. Return to hotel.
PARIS 55ºF - 59ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Eiffel Tower and boat cruise in the City of Lights. We go to the center of Paris, starting by the Eiffel Tower area. You will have the opportunity to go up to the second floor of this remarkable metal monument (ticket included). Then, we enjoy a boat cruise along the River Seine, which divides the north of Paris from the south. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore as you choose.
PARIS 55ºF - 59ºF
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