Travel from Edinburgh to England’s legendary Lake District, from spectacular Snowdonia to the rural Cotswolds and Roman Bath, ending in cosmopolitan London. Watch history and legend come to life as you explore the culture and timeless hospitality of this fascinating region. 

Starting at: $6,196 * Includes airfare, taxes & all fees Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
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Highlights of Britain

Featuring England, Wales, and Scotland

14 days from $6,196 | includes airfare, taxes and all fees

Travel from Edinburgh to England’s legendary Lake District, from spectacular Snowdonia to the rural Cotswolds and Roman Bath, ending in cosmopolitan London. Watch history and legend come to life as you explore the culture and timeless hospitality of this fascinating region. 

or Call 855-330-1542

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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Well-located near the heart of one of Europe’s great walking cities, the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel offers easy access to Princes Street, as well as the lively Royal Mile, the heart of the Old Town’s shopping and dining district.  Hotel amenities include a restaurant and bar, gym, complimentary WiFi internet access, indoor pool, sauna, steam room, and spa. Each of the air-conditioned guest rooms offers private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, tea- and coffee-making facilities, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 3

Low Wood Bay Resort Hotel

Windermere, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Low Wood Bay Resort Hotel sits on the shores of expansive Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, about a 15-minute drive away from the nearest village, Ambleside.  Amenities at this remote hotel include three restaurants, complimentary WiFi internet access, and a variety of wellness facilities including a 50-foot indoor pool with vaulted ceiling, outdoor hot tub, gym, sauna, and steam room. Each guest room offers private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and phone.

Number of nights: 2

The LLandudno Bay Hotel

Llandudno, England

Housed in a Grade II-listed Victorian building, the Llandudno Bay Hotel sits on the north coast of the town of Llandudno, close to several restaurants and across the street from an expansive beach and promenade.  The hotel’s amenities include a restaurant, afternoon tea service, laundry and dry-cleaning service (for a fee), and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access.  Each guest room has private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, TV, and phone.  Please note:  air conditioning is not available in guest rooms.

Number of nights: 2

The Arden Hotel

Warwickshire, England

The Arden Hotel’s location could not be any more ideal: it sits directly opposite the Swan Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company on the banks of the River Avon.  All the shops, restaurants, and pubs in this small town are within walking distance of the redbrick Arden, and the hotel offers a restaurant and champagne bar, outdoor terrace, several comfortable common areas, laundry and dry cleaning service (for a fee), and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access.  Each of the hotel’s 45 air-conditioned guest rooms has a private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, tea- and coffee-making facilities, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 1

Francis Hotel

Bath, United Kingdom

The Francis Hotel sits in the center of the highly walkable city of Bath and occupies seven original 18th-century townhouses along historic Queen Square. Designed by architect John Wood the Elder in the early 18th century, Georgian-style Queen Square wraps around its namesake park and makes up the first portion of Bath’s celebrated architectural sequence, which also includes the Circus and Royal Crescent just a short distance away.  The sophisticated Francis offers a French restaurant, bar and lounge, afternoon tea service, laundry and dry cleaning service (for a fee), and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access.  Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, tea- and coffee-making facilities, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 2

Amba Hotel Charing Cross

London, United Kingdom

Housed in a 150-year-old, Grade II-listed historical building, the Amba Hotel Charing Cross combines timeless architectural beauty with modern convenience.  Less than a mile from such historic landmarks as Trafalgar Square and Big Ben, the hotel boasts a host of amenities, including a restaurant and bar, afternoon tea room, gym, dry cleaning, and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access.  Each of the air-conditioned guest rooms includes private bath with hair dryer, complimentary soft drink mini-bar and snacks, in-room safe, coffee machine, and in-room tablet computer.

Number of nights: 2