5-Day Heart of England, Wales & Yorkshire Small-Group Tour from London | La Vacanza Travel

5-Day Heart of England, Wales & Yorkshire Small-Group Tour from London

Duration: 5 days
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London
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  • 5 days
  • London
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  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

Escape busy London on a 5-day small-group tour to North Wales and the heart of England! Visit Stratford-upon-Avon to trace the footsteps of William Shakespeare; relax and enjoy the wilderness of Snowdonia National Park; visit the small town of Buxton and beautiful Chatsworth House in the Peak District; and explore the historical cities of York and Cambridge. Four nights of 3-star guesthouse or hotel accommodation is included, comprising two nights in Shrewsbury and two nights in York.

* Entrance to Conwy Castle included in tour price.

Numbers are limited to 16 people on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention from a guide.

Itinerary

Day 1: London - Stratford upon Avon - Ironbridge

Stop At: Shakespeare's Birthplace, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW England
The birthplace of Shakespeare has an impressive array of black and white Tudor buildings. Home to the bard’s birthplace, schoolhouse, and resting place, you have time to explore this charming market town and enjoy lunch (at own expense) in one of the many restaurants and riverside pubs.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Coach Road, Ironbridge, Telford TF8 7DQ England
You then head to the World Heritage site of Ironbridge, the world’s first ever bridge fully made of iron. Built during the age of Industrial Revolution, explore how it was pieced together or simply enjoy the views from above the lazily-flowing River Severn.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
You make your way to the county town of Shrewsbury; the narrow-streets of the town centre is almost completely encircled by the River Severn.

Charles Darwin was born in this bustling market town, and its timber-framed black and white Tudor buildings are your home for the next two nights.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Shrewsbury. Please note – on some dates this tour may stay in Chester for the first two nights.

Day 2: Touring around North Wales

Stop At: Conwy Castle, Coast Rd - A55, Conwy LL32 8AY Wales
Set on a river bank near an impressive pair of bridges, this brilliantly preserved 13th century estuary fortress is a visual treat. *Entrance to Conwy Castle is included in the tour price.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Snowdonia-Eryri National Park, Snowdonia-Eryri National Park, North Wales, Wales
Next, you roam the impressive mountains and valleys of the Snowdonia National Park, its slate quarries, and travel through the dramatic Pass of Llanberis in the shadow of Snowdon, Wales’ highest peak.
Learn about Welsh struggles for independence and the tales of the rebellious Owain Glyndwr as you head back over back over the English border to your accommodation.
Duration: 45 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Shrewsbury. Please note – on some dates this tour may stay in Chester for the first two nights.

Day 3: Shrewsbury - Peak District National Park - Chatsworth House

Pass By: Peak District National Park, Peak District National Park, England
Lying northeast of Shrewsbury is the Peak District National Park, an expanse of rugged moorland with walled pastures and wooded valleys. Picturesque villages and unbeatable scenery line your route as you wind through this area’s unique landscape.

Stop At: Buxton, Buxton, Derbyshire, England
Arrive in the elegant spa town of Buxton. It’s been attracting visitors to enjoy its natural thermal springs since Roman times. And it’s where you can fill up your bottle with crystal-clear water from the famous spring.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Chatsworth House, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1PP England
Make your way to the Duke of Devonshire’s famous stately home and gardens at Chatsworth. This renowned building is regularly named the UK’s favourite country house thanks to its immense collection of furniture, priceless paintings, and neoclassical sculptures.
Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: York, York, North Yorkshire, England
Travelling northwards, you pass through some of the old industrial heartlands of northern England to the historic walled city of York, where you spend the next two nights.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in York.

Day 4: Day exploring the sights of York. Options and attractions are subject to group's interests.

Stop At: Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England
Today there are two options. You can choose to spend the day exploring the medieval heart of York, an ancient city with a colourful history dating back to the times of the Romans, Vikings, and Normans.

Alternatively, you can journey out with your guide on a half day excursion across the Yorkshire Dales to the handsome market town of Knaresborough. Here, you experience famed Yorkshire hospitality at its best before heading to some of the more remote areas and impressive scenery of the Eastern Dales.

Whichever option you choose, you spend your evening enjoying the sights and sounds of York.
Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in York.

Day 5: York - Cambridge - London

Stop At: Lincoln, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
You stop in the town of Lincoln, famed for its beautiful historic center and delicious Lincolnshire sausages. Make sure you check out the cathedral while you’re here; it was the world’s tallest building for around 200 years.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Leaving Lincoln, you continue south to the city of Cambridge. The iconic King’s College Chapel dominates the heart of the city. Take a guided punting ride along ‘the backs’ of the colleges, or climb the steps of St Mary’s tower to get a skyline view before heading back to London.

Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 4 nights en-suite accommodation with breakfast in either a B&B or 3-star Hotel.
  • Driver/guide
  • Small-group tour (maximum 16 passengers)
  • Transportation by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Admission Fee: Conwy Castle
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Conwy Castle

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission fees: Unless specified
  • Minimum age for travel on this tour is 5 years
  • Booking three or more people? We can accommodate up to 8 guests in a group, please add each required room to your basket separately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • When booking three or more people, efforts will be made to book a combination of suitable rooms (double/twin/family). Preferences should be noted upon booking in the Special Requirements section
  • Family rooms are limited and may be available on request. Maximum of 2 Adults and 1 child in one room. Family rooms for 2 adults and 2 children are not available
  • Near public transportation
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 20kg of luggage (44lbs); one medium sized suitcase/bag similar to airline standard carry-on luggage (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Please note that on some rare occasions, this tour may stay in Chester instead of Shrewsbury
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Stratford - You have free time in Stratford between 12pm-2pm. If you'd like to visit the the Royal Shakespeare Theatre , Shakespeare’s Birthplace or any of the town’s attractions, please reserve your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
  • York - You have free time in York from 1.45pm. If you'd like to visit the York Minster or any of the town’s attractions, please reserve your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
  • Cambridge - You have free time in Cambridge between 1.45pm-4pm. If you'd like to visit the King’s College or any of the town’s attractions, please reserve your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
  • Conwy Castle - Entrance to Conwy Castle included in tour price.
  • Chatsworth House - You visit Chatsworth House from 1pm to 4pm. Please reserve your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment, using the link on your voucher.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Departure Point

Green Line Coach Station, Bulleid Way, London SW1W 9SZ, UK


Departure Time

09:15 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

5 days


User's Reviews

Jerry_R

31 Oct, 2023

The driver, John, his humor, his ability to read people and bring the group together as one. The places we visited were everything with historical significance. My favorite place Chatsworth House.

RichardtheTeacher

15 Oct, 2023

The tour exceeded our expectations. Our driver, Francis, was professional, kind, helpful, intelligent, and gracious. He shared stories about the history and culture of all the destinations along the 5 day trip. The acommodations were good and great values with breakfast included. The mini-bus was comfortable, and the driver stops every 2-hrs or so for a bathroom break or lunch. Some highlights included the Iron Bridge, the Slate museum in Wales, the Telford Aqueduct ( a world heritage site), the Peak districts, the Yorkshiire Dales, including many small villages, Chatsworth estate, Lincoln , Cambridge, and more. The visuals along the route were charming with sheep farms, stone walls, hills and valleys.

caroldJ5943LK

13 Sep, 2023

Our tour guide, Francis, gave pertinent, compelling facts all throughout the 5 day tour. He was also an excellent, safe driver. Somehow, with ease, he kept us all entertained, engaged and on schedule. This was the trip of a lifetime!

Sophie C

11 Apr, 2023

The Heart of England, Wales and York tour is a fantastic way to see some of the most beautiful rural parts of the UK, charming towns and major cultural and historic cities. Rabbies did a wonderful job organizing the trip, including excellent accommodations. Our tour guide, Graham, was also exceptional and made the trip a delight with his wit, insights and his obvious dedication to making the trip as enjoyable as possible for everyone on board the whole 5 days. Strong recommend! I look forward to booking with Rabbies again!

susanwA171ZK

13 Sep, 2022

This is a wonderful 5 day tour and encompasses so many different towns, castles, parks and mansions. The highlight of the trip for us was Snowdonia National Park which is truly breathtaking. Our guide and chauffeur, John was an amazing historian. He knew about the history of the towns and all the venues that we stopped to see. He made frequent stops which broke up the drives in between points of interest.

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