Lifestyle Tours presents…
featuring the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
August 15 – 24, 2019
10 Days ● 12 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
Book by Feb 16, 2019 & Save $50 Per Person:
For bookings made after Feb 16, 2019 call for rates.
Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Evansville Regional Airport, Air Taxes and
Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
**Alternate gateways are available upon request.
Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $315 per person
* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air-inclusive package from EVV
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Collette’s Flagship: Collette’s tours open the door to a world of amazing destinations. Marvel at must-see sights, sample regional cuisine, stay in centrally located hotels and connect with new and captivating cultures. These itineraries offer an inspiring and easy way to experience the world, where an expert guide takes care of all the details.
- Behold the Crown Jewels of Scotland on a guided tour of Edinburgh Castle.
- Discover the picturesque Lake District.
- Overnight in a historic Welsh castle.
- See the quintessential sights of London with a local guide.
- Venture to mystical, ancient Stonehenge.
- See the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, one of Scotland's greatest events
- Enjoy a private dinner at Hall's Croft, a 400-year old Shakespeare family home.
- Dine like a Londoner with dinner at an English pub.
Highlights: London, York, Edinburgh Castle, Choices on Tour, Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Lake District, Castle Stay, North Wales, Stratford-upon-Avon, Stonehenge, Cotswolds
Day 1: Thursday, August 15, 2019, Overnight Flight Feel the vibrant energy of England, hear the unique sounds of Scotland, and see the rolling countryside of Wales on a trip that combines dramatic history and natural wonders.
Day 2: Friday, August 16, 2019, London, England - Tour Begins Your tour opens in London, the cosmopolitan and historic capital of England. This evening, join your fellow travelers for an ale and pie tasting at a traditional English pub. (D)
Day 3: Saturday, August 17, 2019, London London’s quintessential sights await you this morning. Alongside a local guide, view the Tower of London, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. This afternoon, enjoy some time at leisure to explore this iconic city on your own. (B)
Day 4: Sunday, August 18, 2019, London - York It’s time to say farewell to London and travel to the medieval city of York, stopping in the 800-year-old university town of Cambridge along the way. Upon arriving in York, join your Tour Manager for a brief orientation tour. Or, choose to arrive in York earlier by way of an optional high speed rail; climb aboard at London’s King’s Cross and sit back and relax as you travel 125 mph through England’s stunning countryside; arriving in York just over two hours later, meet up with a local expert at York Station and embark on a walking tour of this remarkable city where you’ll see its famous Minster and walk the labyrinth of quaint narrow streets that still appear as they did in the Middle Ages. Tonight, stay within the city’s historic walls. (B)
Day 5: Monday, August 19, 2019, York - Borders Region, Scotland - Edinburgh Enjoy a leisurely morning in York before traveling north through the rolling fields to Bonnie (“lovely” in Scottish) Scotland. Stretching across the country you will find Hadrian’s Wall, once the mark of the northern border of the Roman Empire. Stop to see this ancient fortification that was begun in A.D. 122 to protect Roman Britain from the tribes of Scotland. Next, drive through Scotland’s Borders region before arriving in Edinburgh, the 'Athens of the North.' Discover Scotland's exciting capital, and one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, alive with history and culture. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D)
Day 6: Tuesday, August 20, 2019, Edinburgh Today it’s your choice! Get acquainted with this regal city on a locally guided all-encompassing tour of the city via coach -OR- join a local expert and explore the city on foot. Both tours include visits to Edinburgh Castle, home to the Scottish Crown Jewels, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse,* the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh and the former home of Mary, Queen of Scots. Later this evening, take your seat at the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, one of Scotland’s greatest events. (B)
Day 7: Wednesday, August 21, 2019, Edinburgh - Lake District, England - Ruthin Castle, Wales Our final stop in Scotland comes at the border town of Gretna Green, where generations of runaway couples came to get married. Later, return to England and travel through the picturesque Lake District. Here in the district’s heart, visit the charming village of Grasmere, home of the poet William Wordsworth. End your day with an overnight stay in beautiful Ruthin Castle, situated in the north of Wales. (B, D)
Day 8: Thursday, August 22, 2019, Wales - Stratford-upon-Avon, England Step back in time to the birthplace of the bard, William Shakespeare, on a journey to Stratford-upon-Avon – your home for the next two nights. Then, it’s your choice! Tour Anne Hathaway's thatch-roofed cottage, the childhood home of the author's wife - OR- choose to enjoy a leisurely cruise along the picturesque Avon River. (B)
Day 9: Friday, August 23, 2019, Stratford - Stonehenge - Cotswolds - Stratford Complete your visit to Britain with a journey to mystical Stonehenge – an incredible entrée to some of England’s most gorgeous countryside. Explore the arrestingly beautiful villages of the Cotswolds region. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a private farewell dinner at Hall’s Croft, a 400-year old Shakespeare family home. Toast the end of a wonderful journey while actors in traditional costume perform some of Shakespeare’s most renowned scenes. (B, D)
Day 10: Saturday, August 24, 2019, Stratford-upon-Avon - Tour Ends Your journey through Britain concludes today. (B)
Itinerary at a glance
Day 1 Overnight Flight
Days 2, 3 Grange City Hotel, London
Day 4 Doubletree by Hilton York, York
Days 5, 6 Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh
Day 7 Ruthin Castle, Ruthin
Days 8, 9 The Stratford Hotel, Stratford-Upon-Avon
On some dates, alternate hotels may be used.
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