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Duration

11 Days 10 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

About this tour

Embark on an enchanting 11-day journey through the heart of the United Kingdom, exploring its most captivating highlights! 🇬🇧 Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of London, the iconic city where history meets modernity. From the majestic Buckingham Palace to the iconic Big Ben, discover the essence of British culture in its bustling streets and serene parks. 🏰 Next, venture to the charming city of Bath, famed for its stunning Georgian architecture and ancient Roman Baths, offering a delightful blend of history and relaxation. 🛁 Then, wander through the historic streets of Oxford, home to the prestigious University of Oxford and its breathtaking colleges, steeped in centuries of academic excellence. 📚 Journey onwards to York, a city brimming with medieval charm and rich heritage, where you can stroll along its ancient city walls and explore the magnificent York Minster. ⛪ Finally, return to London, where your unforgettable adventure concludes, leaving you with cherished memories of the UK’s most captivating treasures. 🌟 Get ready to be swept away by the allure of England’s finest destinations, from London to York and back again! 🚂

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Package expires at on 31st, May 2024

Highlights

  • London: 🏰 Explore iconic landmarks like Buckingham Palace and Big Ben.
  • Bath: 🛁 Immerse yourself in Georgian elegance and relax in ancient Roman Baths.
  • Oxford: 📚 Walk the halls of the prestigious Oxford University.
  • York: ⛪ Step into medieval history with York Minster and ancient city walls.
  • Scenic Landscapes: 🌳 Enjoy picturesque countryside views between cities.
  • Taste of Britain: 🍽️ Indulge in traditional British cuisine and afternoon teas.
  • Local Insights: 🗺️ Engage with culture through guided tours and local experiences.
  • Optional Extras: ✨ Customize your adventure with exciting add-ons.

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation is based on a shared Double room including breakfast unless otherwise mentioned
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicle unless stated otherwise
  • Transfers as mentioned
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Activities as outlined in the itinerary
  • Service charge and current government VAT/GST tax
  • Check-in time is usually 3pm and check-out time is 12pm for Europe. This is subject to individual hotel regulations. Early or late service is subject to availability, often with a surcharge.
  • Visa (we can help with visa on arrival in certain destination upon request)
  • Services and meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • All drinks; including water, soft drinks and alcohol
  • Early/late check in/out service at hotels (surcharge if requested)
  • Optional excursion/tours
  • International and Domestic Flights unless mentioned
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Camera/video entrance fees

Itinerary

Welcome to London, the capital of the UK! Upon your arrival in London, a driver will be waiting to transport you to your night's accommodation. London is quite busy, but well connected by buses and subways, so you can make your way around town by public transport during your stay!
London and the Southbank Taxi Tour Today you will be meeting with one of our Vivu Local Legends. These are a collection of locally selected superstars each with a memorable story to share of their impressive lives, crafts or cuisines. Please enjoy hearing their stories and feel free to ask questions directly or through your guide. Meet your expert taxi driver guide as you embark on an exciting tour through London’s South Bank and the City of London, stopping to discover the hidden treasures of this remarkable city. Start your tour in Borough Market, London’s most iconic outdoors food market, where you will discover the new Borough Yards area, as well as the area’s history, from the Middle Ages and the Victoria era all the way to the modern day. Walk in the steps of Shakespeare, Dickens, Harry Potter and Bridget Jones as you learn about Borough Market’s association with Harvard, the film industry and its place in literature. Next explore the Bermondsey region around London Bridge, known for its winding streets, quirky bars and restaurants and street art. Continue over Tower Bridge as you head north of the Thames River into the City of London. Discover the vast history of this region and its place as a world financial centre as you see such iconic sights as the Tower of London, St Katherine’s Dock, the Monument to the Great Fire of London and the striking exterior of St Paul’s Cathedral. Head back over to London’s South Bank, crossing Blackfriars Bridge, and see the Tate Modern, one of the world’s most iconic modern art museum, housed in the former Bankside Power Station. Next see the Shakespeare’s Globe, a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre where William Shakespeare housed many of his most famous plays. Shakespeare’s Globe is now used to host many performances of Shakespeare’s plays and is designed in the same Tudor-style as its predecessor. Return back to Borough Market where you will visit the exterior of Southwark Cathedral, dating back originally to the 12th century.
 
Meals: NilHotel: Leonardo Royal Hotel London City (Double\Twin)

Today, you will visit some of the best historical locations in London. Enjoy a guided visit to the famous Tower of London, the castle at the city's heart, then explore the historical markets for excellent food and shopping. Tower of London + Tower Bridge Discover fascinating stories and see iconic sights at London’s famous castle, the Tower of London, where you can learn about its almost 1,000-year history as a formidable stronghold, royal residence, and notorious jail in this self-guided tour.  Admire the 100 artefacts and 23,000 precious stones that comprise the Crown Jewels, and visit the breathtaking new Crown Jewels display, which opened in 2023. Once you are satisfied, head next door to the tower bridge—one of the landmarks at the core of London’s visual identity. Climb the stairs and marvel at London’s city scape from high atop this marvel of early industry.
London’s Historical Markets You will discover the historical markets of East London on your enjoyable guided walking tour. You begin at Broadway Market, a characterful working Victorian street market in London Fields where you can browse local products or stop for a coffee at one of the many vibrant local cafes. Next, you continue on foot to Colombia Road Flower Market which comes alive with incredible scented blooms on Sundays. You will then continue to Old Spitalfields Market, a large eclectic covered market that is home to vintage clothing, records and arts and crafts. You can shop til you drop before ending your tour at exotic Brick Lane, famous for its curry and bagels and home to the Sunday market where you will be able to enjoy street food cuisine from all over the world!
 
Meals: BreakfastHotel: Leonardo Royal Hotel London City (Double\Twin)

Discover Royal London, the British Monarchy's home in the heart of the city. Enjoy a walking tour with your private guide to visit iconic royal locations and learn more about the Pageantry and ceremony of their everyday lives. On your tour you will visit Buckingham Palace, the official residence of The King, and see St James Palace, built by Henry VIII as the residence of the heir to the throne. You will walk down the Mall, used as the processional avenue for ceremonial events, and pass through the Horseguards Parade, known as the site of the ceremonial event, the Trooping of the Colour. Finally, make your way along the river to Westminster Abbey, the royal church and site of coronations, state funerals, and many royal weddings. Enjoy a visit here to explore the fascinating history and splendid architecture of Britain's coronation church. (PLEASE NOTE: Buckingham Palace is closed to the public for extended periods of time throughout the year, and may be subject to availability.) Meals: Breakfast Hotel: Leonardo Royal Hotel London City (Double\Twin)

Today will be an epic day of visiting two of the most famous sites outside of London. A driver will pick you up from your hotel in the morning and transport you back to the airport to pick up your car for hire. From here, you will travel the relatively short distance outside of London to Windsor, home of the luxurious Windsor Castle. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the castle to experience the heritage of this historical site, then possibly grab a quick bite to eat before continuing on westward. Your next stop is the world renowned pre-historic site of Stonehenge. You will be able to wander around the encircling route for up-close views of the stones, which are still as captivating now as they were to those who erected the first phase all those years ago. Once you have thoroughly enjoyed the scenery, you can stop in at Salisbury for a visit or quick bite to eat (you can visit Salisbury first for lunch if you didn't stop in Windsor) or continue on your way to Bath for your stay.
 
Meals: BreakfastHotel: HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BATH - Standard Double Room

 This morning, enjoy a guided walking tour of the city of Bath. Bath has been a popular spot since the Roman times and is home to Ancient Roman Baths. The city is also renowned for its beauty, particularly its Georgian architecture which mainly dates back to the 18th century. During your walking tour, admire the stunning Georgian architecture at the iconic Royal Crescent and the majestic Circus before learning about Jane Austen, one of England’s most renowned literary authors and resident of Bath. Visit the outside of Bath Abbey which dates back to the 7th century. It has been renovated a number of times, including in the 19th century by Sir George Gilbert Scott, architect of the Battersea Power Station in London. End your tour with a visit to the Roman Baths. The Roman Baths were a grand bathing complex dating back to 70AD during the Roman occupation of Britain. The Baths are one of the best preserved Roman remains in the world and 1,170,000 litres of spring water still fill the baths even to today. During your visit, you will visit the interactive museum which is home to many treasures from the Roman period and provides an insight in to how life was during this period. You will explore chambers used as changing rooms and which housed plunge pools and you will have the chance to walk on the same pavement people did 2,000 years ago.
 
 
Meals: BreakfastHotel: HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BATH - Standard Double Room

Today's route to Oxford takes you through the scenic countryside region of villages known as the Cotswolds. The picturesque Cotswolds are full of traditional English charm and our Quintessentially Cotswolds tour route will take you to the best locations. Driving northwest through the countryside, you can stop first in Bibury, one of the most photographed Cotswolds villages, to see the amazing architecture of the cottages of Arlington Row. You will then take a light walk between Lower Slaughter, known for its 19th century water mill and Upper Slaughter on the banks of the River Eye. You can then visit Bourton on the Water, famous for its low bridges and stone houses. Your tour will end in Burford, the gateway to the Cotswolds. Here you can soak up the wonderful atmosphere on the main street, lined with ancient cottages, individual shops and traditional cosy English pubs. From here, it is a straight shot on to Oxford for your two night's stay
 
Meals: BreakfastHotel: The Royal Oxford Hotel - Double Room

 Join your guide for a tour of Oxford, the city of Dreaming Spires. Begin at Carfax Tower, a landmark 12th century bell tower, once part of a church. Next, see the Saxon Tower of St Michael at the North Gate, one of the city’s oldest buildings dating back to Saxon times. Next see Martyr’s Memorial, a homage to protestant protestors burnt at the stake for heresy under the reign of Queen Mary I. Next visit the Ashmolean, the first university museum in the world dating back to the 17th century and home to many fantastic exhibitions, including one focussed on the ancient Egyptians. Pass the Marty’s Cross to see Balliol College and Trinity College. See Blackwell’s Bookshop and see the Sheldonian Theatre, built based on the design of Christopher Wren, the architect of London’s St Paul’s Cathedral. Next walk under the Bridge of Sighs, named due to its resemblance to the bridge of the same name in Venice and continue to Bodleian Library, the main library centre for Oxford university and one of the oldest libraries in Europe. Pass Radcliffe Camera and see All Soul’s College and St Mary’s Church. Next, see Magdalen, founded in 1458. Pass Christ Church College before ending your tour at the historical Covered Market, a great place to grab a bite to eat!
 
Meals: BreakfastHotel: The Royal Oxford Hotel - Double Room

Today will be a longer journey that most, but well worth the distance. Set out from your accommodation northward for the journey to the North of England. Along the way, stop in Warwick to visit the medieval castle and possibly grab a bite to eat, before continuing on you journey North. Take a small detour and travel via Buxton--this will take you on a scenic drive through the Peaks District, where you can enjoy gorgeous views of the English countryside, before continuing on to York for your three night stay
 
Meals: BreakfastHotel: Mercure York Fairfield Manor (Double/Twin)

Enjoy a tour of York, the Walled City. Start at Lord Mayor’s Walk where you will meet your guide. Your first visit will be to the York City Walls which date back to the Roman occupation of Britain in 1st century AD. The Walls were used as a fortification not only by the Romans but also the Danes who occupied York in the 9th century. The walls fell into disrepair throughout the years but have been rebuilt during both the English Civil War and the Victorian period of the 19th century. Next visit York Minster, a gothic cathedral dating back to the 14th century which dominates the city’s skyline. Continue to St Michael-le-Belfrey where Guy Fawkes was baptized in 1570 before visiting Stonegate, an attractive old street full of many independent shops. Next, head to the site of the Yorkshire Museum where you can admire this 19th century cultural center as well as its botanical gardens located on the banks of the River Ouse. See also St Mary’s Abbey which dates back to the 11th century and was once the richest abbey in the north of England. Cross over the River Ouse over the Scarborough Railway Bridge which dates back to 1845. Visit the National Railway Museum, providing an extensive history of the railway network and development in the UK; there are over 100 locomotives and nearly 300 other items of rolling stock here. After, continue along the banks of the River Ouse, passing the 11th-century All Saints Church before returning back over the river across Bridge Street. Your final stop will be at the Shambles, an old street where butchers used to display their meats for sale. The Shambles is now home to a number of restaurants and shops and is the perfect place to end your tour and explore independently.
 
Meals: BreakfastHotel: Mercure York Fairfield Manor (Double/Twin)

Embark on a scenic drive to start your full day in the Yorkshire Dales. Begin with a visit to Fountains Abbey, one of the most impressive abbey’s in the North of England. The Abbey, Britain’s largest monastic ruin, was founded in 1132 by thirteen Benedictine monks from St Mary’s Abbey in York seeking a simpler life. Enjoy time to explore the site before driving further into the Yorkshire Dales. You will stop for a short walk at Aysgarth Falls. The three stepped waterfalls at Aysgarth have been a tourist attraction for over 200 years. Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy visited while they waited for their coach horses to be changed and Turner sketched them on a tour of the north. Continue on to a country pub where you will enjoy lunch (at own expense). This afternoon, enjoy a visit to Wensleydale Creamery, home of the famous Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese, where you will enjoy a cheese and butter making demonstration. Continue on a scenic drive through the Dales, passing the famous Ribblehead Viaduct, before returning to your hotel.
 
Meals: BreakfastHotel: Mercure York Fairfield Manor (Double/Twin)

In the morning, you will check out of your hotel and finally make your way back to London for your departure. The journey is long again--stop in Leicester for lunch, or continue on to your London Airport if your flight is earlier. You can drop your car off at the airport before continuing on to your departure.
 
Meals: Breakfast

Durations

11 Days 10 Nights

Languages

English

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DF/VVJ-251835

  • Mar 2024 To May 2024

  • AUD$5967 Per Person/Twin Share

  • that, unless otherwise specifically stated in your itinerary, airfares, airport transfers, departure taxes, early/late hotel check-ins, gratuities, personal expenses and some meals are excluded from the tour price. We would be happy to provide you with a quote for airport transfers, early check-in or any additional services you might require.
  • You must have a valid passport and a visa (or pre-approval for a visa on arrival) when travelling. Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay, and you must have at least one blank visa page (not including the endorsement page).

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London, UK
From: $5967

Owner

Saniya Shaikh

Member Since 2024

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