LONDON 48ºF - 50ºF
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LONDON 48ºF - 50ºF
In the morning we include a panoramic tour of London: Westminster, the Parliament, the City, the Thames. Free time in the afternoon. Optionally, we offer you the possibility to visit the valley of the River Thames, together with the village of Windsor and its imposing castle. In the evening, we´ll meet at a meeting point in Piccadilly for a walk through Leicester Square, China Town and Soho, with its atmosphere, theatres and entertainment (this transfer can also be made the day before after arrival in London). Return to the hotel after that by coach.
LONDON 48ºF - 50ºF - CAMBRIDGE 27ºF - 34ºF - YORK 21ºF - 28ºF - DURHAM 28ºF - 34ºF
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 28ºF - 34ºF - ALNWICK 46ºF - 48ºF - EDINBURGH 39ºF - 48ºF
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 in the afternoon. 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 39ºF - 48ºF - INVERNESS 43ºF - 45ºF - LOCH NESS - FORT AUGUSTUS 45ºF - 45ºF - GLASGOW 46ºF - 50ºF
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. VERY IMPORTANT NOTE:Groups arriving in Edinburgh from November 15 until the end of February, due to the short duration of the days and frequent snow problems on the roads, will have the following stage: Departure from Edinburgh to PITLOCHRY, a picturesque city in the center of the Scottish region, where the majority of whiskey is produced. We will visit a traditional whiskey distillery in the area (entrance included). We continue towards STIRLING, with an impressive historic center dominated by the great castle, one of the most important in Scotland having witnessed numerous historical events, including not only historical battles, but also the coronation of several of its kings. Reservation and tickets included. Time for lunch. After that we will make a stop to photograph The Kelpies, enormous sculptures of two horses with water heads from Scottish mythology. We continue to GLASGOW, time to walk through the city center and accommodation.
GLASGOW 46ºF - 50ºF - BELFAST 50ºF - 50ºF - DUBLIN 45ºF - 50ºF
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 45ºF - 50ºF
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 in the afternoon.
DUBLIN 45ºF - 50ºF - CAERNARFON 50ºF - 57ºF - LIVERPOOL 46ºF - 50ºF
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 we will take a short bus ride through the city, a World Heritage Site and the second port of the United Kingdom. Would you like to visit The Beatles Museum?
LIVERPOOL 46ºF - 50ºF - STRATFORD 16ºF - 28ºF - OXFORD 46ºF - 50ºF - PORTSMOUTH-ST. MALO FERRY
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 SAINT MICHEL - ST. MALO 48ºF - 55ºF - DINAN 50ºF - 52ºF - RENNES 50ºF - 52ºF
We come to 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 50ºF - 52ºF - ANGERS 50ºF - 50ºF - TOURS 48ºF - 50ºF - VILLANDRY 46ºF - 48ºF - AMBOISE 46ºF - 48ºF
We leave for ANGERS. Those who wish to do so can visit the castle that has the largest medieval tapestry about the Apocalypse. Then we continue to the Loire Valley: TOURS, the capital of the region, on the banks of the Loire, time to explore and have lunch. In the afternoon we visit Villandry Palace, which is famous for its gardens and flowers; admission to gardens included. Accommodation and dinner included in AMBOISE, a city with a very interesting medieval quarter.
AMBOISE 46ºF - 48ºF - CHENONCEAUX 46ºF - 48ºF - CHAMBORD 1ºF - 1ºF - PARIS 46ºF - 48ºF
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, arriving in the evening.
PARIS 46ºF - 48ºF
We come into contact with the history of France in the immense Palace of Versailles (admission not included) with its beautiful gardens. After that, on our way back to Paris, we head to Montmartre, and take a cable car (included) to go up to this bohemian neighborhood known for its painters, artists and cabarets. To contemplate the beauty of the impressive avenues and monuments of Paris, you will have the city tour with a local guide. Return to the hotel. Optionally you can attend the variety show.
PARIS 46ºF - 48ºF
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.Note: in some cases the waits to go up the Eiffel Tower are long. Thus the climb may take place at a different time (or on Sunday), if it is considered convenient for organizational reasons.
PARIS 46ºF - 48ºF
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