Fourteen-Day Tour of England & Wales
Enjoy this example of an extended fourteen-day tour of England. We’ll have plenty of time to visit the locales included in our ten-day tour plus: Yorkshire and the north including the Dales, Moors and James Herriot country, the English lakes, Bronte country and even a Beatles Tour in Liverpool! But remember the whole idea of our tours is we can customize the tour to include only what you want to see. Guide price for a “Fourteen Day Tour” is £5720 / $6980 for up to eight people. The price quoted is for the Driver / Guide, van and Fuel only. The cost of Customer Hotel accommodation and for driver (if necessary) as well as other special costs such as remote pickups / drop offs etc is in addition.
These prices were last updated on 12 October 2016 when the exchange rate was 1.22USD to 1GBP – the very best exchange rates Americans have had in years !!
Your tour includes:
- Pick-up service in London/airport.
- Cambridge – Visit the architecturally spectacular colleges going back 800 years in this “seat of learning.”
- York – A city steeped in history, York is a “must” for visitors to the UK.
- Herriot Country – Visit the countryside made famous by veterinarian and author James Herriot, best known for his collection of stories, “All Creatures Great and Small.” This stop includes Sowerby and Thirsk (site of Herriot’s “Darroby,”) Askrigg, Thwaite and the villages of Swaledale—all part of the set where the television show, “All Creatures Great and Small,” was filmed.
- North Yorkshire Moors & Whitby – Experience this national park, one of the largest expanses of moorland in the U.K, and quaint, historic fishing towns and tiny port villages – the birthplace of James (later Captain) Cook!
- Yorkshire Dales – Wonder at dramatic ice-worn scenery, delightful villages and cobbled streets like Dent, Hawes and Settle.
- The English “Lake District” – View the fantastic mountains, lakes and villages in this scenic area, the home to poet William Wordsworth and author Beatrix Potter. Visit Windermere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Grasmere and the “impossible” Hardknott Pass!
- Liverpool – Tour the home of the Beatles with a professional guide who has direct connections with the Fab Four! Visit The Cavern, Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields while you marvel at how four young men could emerge from the squalor of post war Liverpool to form one of the most commercially successful bands ever!
- Bronte Country – Discover this windswept land of heather and wild moors and you’ll see why it became the inspiration for the classic works of the Bronte sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne. Visit their birthplace at Howarth—now a museum.
- Oxford – Rich with history, Oxford is home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Many movies—most recently “Harry Potter”—have been filmed at its university cloisters.
- The Cotswolds – Enjoy a tour of the beautiful Cotswold hills with its quaint villages, stone houses, thatched cottages, country homes and formal gardens—including Hidcote Manor.
- Bristol – A spectacular spot that’s often missed, Bristol shares much of its history with the early “New World,” including the sugar and tobacco trades. John Cabot sailed from Bristol in 1497 to discover Newfoundland. Bristol has fantastic architecture and a wonderful waterfront with a “living” history.
- South Wales – Tour the Black Mountains and castles and eat lunch in the cellars of the partly ruined Llanthony Priory.
- Hay-on-Wye – A book-lover’s dream; visit the bookstore capital of England!
- Bath – View Roman ruins and stunning Georgian architecture in this historic spot.
- Stonehenge – Experience Stonehenge, one of the most famous prehistoric sites in the world, and Avebury, one of the largest Neolithic monuments in Europe—even older than Stonehenge.
- Salisbury Cathedral – This Anglican cathedral houses one of the four original copies of the Magna Carta, and boasts the tallest church spire in the U.K.
- English Country Pub – No trip to England would be complete without wonderful ales, fantastic food, festive surroundings—and if you’re lucky, live music!
- Warwick Castle – The magnificent Warwick Castle is traditionally associated with one of the oldest earldoms in England. The castle overlooks the river Avon and attracts visitors from all over the world.
- Stratford-upon-Avon – Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace and tour Anne Hathaway’s cottage in this charming town.
- Longleat – Experience this Elizabethan county house, currently the seat of the Marquesses of Bath, its beautiful gardens and historic drive though safari park.
- North Somerset and Exmoor – Discover the rugged, craggy landscape of Exmoor, home to the literary legend of “Lorna Doone.”
- Somerset – Take in the rolling hills and rugged Atlantic coast of Somerset.
- Torquay – Delight in the seaside resort town of Torquay, also know as the “English Riviera,” and discover yet another English eccentricity…the ‘beach hut!”
- Brixham – Built around a harbour, you’ll enjoy touring this quaint, hilly, working fishing-town.
- South West Coastal Path – Experience breathtaking views between Brixham and Dartmouth, as well as World War II U.S. gun emplacements, when you walk part of the English coastal path.
- The River Dart – Enjoy a voyage on the river Dart, known as “the Rhine of England.” Sail past vineyards, creeks, tiny villages and the home once lived in by author Agatha Christie.
- Dartmouth – A simply stunning location and one of England’s most ancient port towns. Visit the cove from where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail in the Mayflower.
- United States Historical Landmarks – Visit significant sites in American history, such as Torcross and Slapton, the sites of the D-Day “rehearsal” beaches.
- The South Hams – Experience a collection of the most gorgeous villages and small towns on this picturesque coastline. You will enjoy the unique beauty of South Hams’ towns, villages and its coastal creeks, including the tidal road (depth of water permitting).