Duration: 6 Days
COUNTRIES VISITED: England
PLACES VISITED: Manchester –Wales – Stratford-upon-Avon- London
Arrive at Manchester International Airport, where you will be greeted by your driver guide and whisked off to North Wales via the Roman city of Chester.
After a panoramic tour of the walled city, you will have some free time to explore; stop for coffee or lunch and take a stroll through the city center. Be sure to take in the timber buildings of The Chester Rows; 13th century covered walkways containing shops and other premises – the reason for their existence is still somewhat of a mystery.
Next, you will head to the beautiful, coastal town of Conwy. The town is dominated by its imposing castle, built in the 13th century by Edward I, it presides over the estuary of the River Conwy.
After checking into your hotel, you will have the rest of the day to explore this historic town on foot – look for the fisherman’s cottage on the quayside, the Smallest House in Britain, and be sure to explore the magnificent castle. Overnight in Conwy.
Travel along the spectacular North Welsh coast towards Anglesey for a morning visit to Caernarfon Castle. This 13th-century masterpiece is where Prince Charles was invested as Prince of Wales in 1969 and was built based on the prophecies of Merlin and the King Arthur stories.
In the afternoon drive through the spectacular Snowdonia National Park to Porthmadog for lunch, followed by a quick visit to the Italianate village of Portmeirion; created by Clough Williams-Ellis, this idyllic village has a stunning setting, sub-tropical gardens, and an incredible architectural heritage.
Return to Conwy via Betws-y-Coed, the gateway to Snowdonia with a visit to Swallow Falls, time permitting, and the Vale of Conwy.
The rest of the free evening will be free to spend at your leisure.
After a hearty Welsh breakfast, set off on a wonderfully scenic drive through the beautiful Vale of Clwyd in Denbighshire, as you make your way down to historic Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace (and final resting place) of William Shakespeare – the world’s most famous and greatest playwright.
After checking into your hotel, spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure exploring the beautiful town.
In the evening enjoy a performance at the famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Overnight in Stratford-upon-Avon.
After breakfast, st you will travel to Warwick Castle which has dominated the middle of England for over a thousand years.
In the afternoon return to Stratford-upon-Avon, where you can spend the rest of the day exploring some incredible locations including Shakespeare Birthplace and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage; costumed interpreters will transport you back to the life, times, and stories of Elizabethan England.
Overnight in Stratford-upon-Avon.
After an English breakfast at your hotel,l you will drive through the picturesque Cotswolds to Blenheim Palace; birthplace of the ‘greatest Briton of all time – Winston Churchill and the ancestral home of the Dukes of Marlborough.
After spending some time exploring this magnificent palace and its wonderful gardens, you will head to London and check into your central hotel.
The rest of the afternoon and evening is free to spend at your leisure; exploring the bustling city, taking in the site,s and sampling the nightlife. You may even consider spending your evening watching a show at the theatre or the opera (optional).
After a final breakfast at the hotel, your private transfer will take you back to Heathrow Airport for your journey home.
• Accommodation in 4/5* Hotels
• Breakfast & Dinner as per the itinerary
• All transfers are included
• All Entrances & Taxes are included