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Travel to Italy

Romantica

Southern Splendor

Italia Classica

Bella Italia

Simply Italy (by Rail)

Simply Italy (by Rail) With Milano

Rome And Paris Highlights

A Tale Of Three Cities

Mediterranean Mistries

Jolly Sicily Tour

Emerald Tour

Sicily highlights & Palermo

Best of Italy

Sicily in Depth

Affordable Italy

Italy & Spain with Toledo

Italia & Spain with Valencia

 

Travel to Spain

Madrid & Andalucia In Brief

Spanish Discovery

The Best of Spain

Spain And Portugal

Portugal- Andalucia & Morocco

Spain - Portugal & Morocco

Spain - Portugal & Mediterranean Coast

Madrid - Portugal with Fatima

Spain and Morocco

Spain and Morocco

Spain and Morocco

Spain & Mediterranean Coast

Spain, Andalucia & Costa del Sol

Spain, Andalucia & Toledo

Spain, Andalucia & Valencia

Morocco - The Imperial Cities

Morocco - Express

Morocco - Flash

Italy & Spain with Toledo

Italia & Spain with Valencia

 

Travel to Egypt

Affordable Egypt

Eternally Egypt

Wonders of The Nile

Best of Ancient Egypt

Grand Tour of Egypt

Egypt And Kenya Safari

Nile story

The Splendors of Egypt

A Mediterranean Story

Best of Egypt & Dubai

Egypt & Jordan in Depth

Highlight of Egypt and Jordan

 

Britain

Gems of Britain

London - Paris - Rome

 

Mediterranean

Mediterranean Mistries

A Mediterranean Story

 

Travel to Turkey

A Mediterranean Story

Classical Turkey

Highlights of Turkey

Turkish Riviera

Highlights of Turkey and Greece 

Grand Tour of Turkey and Russia

Wonders of Cappadocia

 

Travel to France

Paris with French Riviera

The Nature & Culture Of The South

A Real 'art de Vivre'

The French King's Route

Wine and Gastronomy

The Roman Route of Provence

The Magnificent South

The Secrets Of The Great Wines

1000 Years Of History

France In Depth (paris&normandy)

The Sky Of Paris

Paris with Lourdes & Lisieux

French Connection

 

Travel to Greece

Grand Tour Of Greece

Best Of Greece

A Mediterranean Story

 

Travel to Morocco

Big South & Kasbahs by 4x4 Land Rover

Imperial Cities

Discovery Of Morocco

 

Travel to Austria

Sound Of Music

 

Central Europe

Budapest - Prague By Rail

Budapest - Vienna Prague By Rail

 

South Africa

Wild life and the Cape

The Cape and Elephant Coast

Zulu and Safari

 

Lasting Impressions

 

Travel to Far East

All About China

Golden China

Golden Yangtze Discovery / 14 Days

Best Of Japan

Grand Tour Of Japan

West & East Japan

India Golden Triangle

India Heritage Discovery

India Palace On Wheels

Grand tour of Thailand

Highlights of Thailand & Cambodia

Crossing Indochina from Hong Kong

The Best of Southern Asia

The Golden Triangle & The Mekong River

North To South "Bangkok To Laos"

 

Travel to Jordan

Explore Jordan

Egypt & Jordan in Depth

 

Travel to Kenya

Kenya & Egypt Safari

Highlights of Kenya

Kenya & Tanzania in Depth

Grand Tour of Kenya & Tanzania

 

Pilgrimages

Rome And Medjugorie

Fatima, Spain And Lourdes

Paris with Lourdes & Lisieux

Pilgrimage in Italy

Apparition Centers & Holy Land Tour

 

Gems Of Britain / 08 Days

Cambridge . York . Edinburgh . Chester & Stratford-Upon-Avon (Shakespear's Birthplace) 

Every Friday And Saturday*                 

DAY 01

USA to London

Depart USA to London ,meals , drinks and in-flight entertainment included

DAY 02

London

Arrival and check-in to your hotel . Remainder of the day is at leisure .

DAY 03

London 

Full Day tour of London starts with a guided tour of Westminster Abbey. Here, you see impressive monuments to kings, queens, famous scientists, musicians, poets and the Unknown Warrior. At the heart of the Abbey, you will see the Coronation Chair made in 1301, and on which our kings and queens have been crowned since 1066, and where many state weddings and funerals have taken place*.

As the tour continues your guide will point out the famous icons of London, including Big Ben and the Parliament buildings, Whitehall, Downing Street, the London home of the Prime Minister, and Trafalgar Square where looking up you will see Nelson on his column (202ft high) before visiting Buckingham Palace for the colourful Changing of the Guard** ceremony.

Back on our coach we see the exclusive district of Mayfair and Piccadilly Circus, the heart of Londonís West End with its theatres, cinemas, nightclubs, restaurants and shops, before reaching our traditional London Pub for your included lunch.

Your afternoon starts with a visit to the City of London, the world-famous financial centre that is dominated by the great dome of St Paulís Cathedral. The City of London was the site of the original Roman city, founded some 2000 years ago. Here you will see the Mansion House (home to the Lord Mayor of London) and The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street (the Bank of England).

The Tower of London awaits. Here we meet the magnificent Beefeaters, dressed in their Tudor uniforms. You will hear the legend of the ravens and some spine-chilling tales from the Towerís 900-year history. A visit to the Jewel House, which displays the Crown Jewels, is a Ďmustí.

Our Full day finishes with a cruise on Londonís famous River Thames, during which a Thames Waterman will point out places of interest along the way. Your cruise will end at Westminster Pier where you rejoin your coach.

DAY 04

London - Cambridge - York - Darlington

We meet our Tour Manager then drive to Cambridge, described as the 'loveliest city in England' and home of one of England's finest universities. We walk among the colleges, including magnificent Kingís College, then on to York. Exploring inside the ancient city walls, we see the maze of narrow medieval streets (including the quaintly-named ĎShamblesí) and the 13th century Minster, England's largest Cathedral. There's also time to browse in York's tempting shops before we continue to our hotel for dinner. (D)

DAY 05

Darlington - Jedburgh - Edinburgh - Scotland

Today, across the wild Northumberland moors. Our route leads us past the romantic ruins of Jedburgh Abbey and across the River Tweed, before we head for Edinburgh we staop at Rosslyn Chapel as featured in the Da Vinci Code. Then onto Edinburgh, the historic capital of Scotland. Our afternoon guided tour shows us the best of the city of Edinburgh - the stately Royal mile, ancient St. Giles Cathedral and 18th century New Town. We visit the castle, dominating the city from its rocky crag. Tonight, there may be the opportunity to enjoy a grand Scottish night out, complete with haggis and the skirl of the pipes. (B)

DAY 06

Edinburgh - Gretna - Lake District - Chester

Our first stop is at a Scottish woollen mill, before continuing to Gretna Green, for centuries the destination of eloping English lovers. We witness the traditional 'anvil ceremony' in the blacksmith's shop, then cross the border into England. A scenic wonderland awaits us - the rugged mountains and tranquil dales of the Lake District, inspiration to a host of English poets, before arriving in Chester for our overnight stay. (BD)

DAY 07

Chester - Stratford - London

First, the ancient Roman city of Chester, with its quaint 'black and white' shopping arcades and enclosing walls. Next, a stop at the world-famous Wedgwood China Factory, then on to picturesque Stratford-upon-Avon, home of William Shakespeare. We walk in the footsteps of the bard to visit his birthplace. Another scenic drive this afternoon takes us through the villages of the Cotswolds, with their thatched cottages, the prettiest part of the English countryside. Return to London at around 6:00 pm depending on traffic. Check-in to your hotel (B)

DAY 08

 

After breakfast , free time at leisure . departure to airport for your homebound flight arrives the same day 

TOUR FEATURES

Scheduled transatlantic flight  (round trip ticket NYC/LON/NYC)(air&land prices) 

Accommodation at first class hotel (centrally located)

Daily buffet breakfast

Luxury touring cars (coaches) in case of a group (more than 10 passengers) 

Professional tour directors escort you

Sightseeing as per itinerary incl. one long full day in London  incl.

Professional Blue Badge Guide

Guided tour of Westminster Abbey

River Thames Cruise

Guided tour of Tower of London

London Pub for lunch with coffee

See Changing of the Guard

See the Crown Jewel

View St. Paul's Cathedral

View Buckingham Palace

Gems Of Britain / 08 Days

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* For departures on saturday will have the London full day tour on Friday after returning back to London and leave on Saturday back to USA                                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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London

Much of today's London would still be recognizable to a Victorian time-traveller - the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, the imposing railway terminal at Paddington, King's Cross, St. Pancras and the exuberant Royal Courts of Justice. While London continued to expand exponentially, it also pioneered the infrastructure that makes a modern metropolis function - drains, artificial lighting, hospitals, parks, schools, public libraries and theatres - the world's first. Underground railway, tramways - at first horse-drawn, then electric - apartment blocks, town halls, a fire brigade and last but not least, vast cemeteries, such as those at Highgate, Brompton or Kensal Green.

 

Stratford upon avon

The birthplace of William Shakespeare, steeped in culture and history. Set in the beautiful rural Warwickshire countryside, on the banks of the river Avon. Using the Stratford district as a base, you can enjoy the delights not only of Shakespeare's hometown, but also the nearby surrounding shire counties of Oxfordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire. Enjoy Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds to the south, Worcester and the Malverns to the west, Warwick Castle and Henley in Arden to the north and all within an hour's journey of Stratford itself.

 

Bath

Whatever you like doing, you can do it in Bath. Culture and art? Bath has dozens of museums and its streets are a living museum of Georgian architecture. History? The Roman Baths are one of the most complete ancient sites in the world, much of it unchanged for 2000 years. The countryside around Bath is among Britain's finest. Visit the gorgeous villages of Castle Combe or Lacock, in which no house is less than 150 years old.

 

York

The city's rich cultural heritage dates back to Roman times, but the flavour of Viking Jorvik is still alive at the outstanding Jorvik Viking Centre. York is dominated by the imposing bulk of York Minister with its superb stained glass windows. Explore one of York's other fine medieval churches, and wander the narrow streets of the Shambles area.

 

Edinburgh

Edinburgh, said the writer Robert Louis Stevenson, is what Paris ought to be. Its magnificent architecture shifts from the lofty buildings of its medieval Old Town, as they tumble down the spine of the Royal Mile, to the grace of the Georgian New Town. Above it all, in its towering splendour, stands the Castle. Every step is a revelation - an alleyway which reveals an ancient courtyard

 

Oxford

Oxford the City of Dreaming Spires, is famous the world over for its University and place in history. For over 800 years, it has been a home to royalty and scholars, and since the 9th century an established town although people are known to have lived in the area for thousands of years

 

Cambridge

The beauty of Cambridge is its compactness; a few steps in any direction will take you past a piece of history, whether it is the Anglo-Saxon tower of the tiny church of St. Benetís or the Cavendish Laboratory, the site of the first splitting of the atom. See the apple tree that jolted Isaac Newton into formulating the laws of gravity; wander through the hushed courtyards of the Colleges that nurtured Englandís finest minds.