5-Day Heart Of England, Wales & Yorkshire Small-Group Tour From London

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:15 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Green Line Coach Station, Bulleid Way, London SW1W 9SL, UK
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 7:30pm on Day 5
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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.

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

Highlights

  • Breakfast included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • A small group of less than 16 people ensures personal service

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Itinerary

Day 1: London - Stratford upon Avon - Ironbridge

Stop At: Stratford-upon-avon

The birthplace of Shakespeare has an impressive array of black and white Tudor buildings where you get a glimpse of the bygone era. Listen to interesting stories from your guide while wandering the streets of this town. 

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, Conwy, Conwy County, North Wales, Wales
Set on a river bank near an impressive pair of bridges, this brilliantly preserved 13th-century estuary fortress is a visual treat.


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

Stop At: Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Peak District National Park, England

The magnificent grand house of the Devonshire family lies in a stunning estate, famed for its amazing fountains and verdant maze.


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

Day 4: Day exploring the sights of York

Stop At: York Minster, York, North Yorkshire, England

You can choose to spend the day exploring the medieval heart of York, an ancient city with a colorful history dating back to the times of the Romans, Vikings, and Normans.

Or,

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.


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

Day 5: York - Cambridge - London

Stop At: King's college Chapel, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

A towering Gothic chapel dominates the heart of this charming university city and its beautifully maintained colleges.


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

Inclusions

Accommodation included: 4 nights

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

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Admission fees

Entry/Admission - Shakespeare's Birthplace

Entry/Admission - Ironbridge Gorge Museums

Entry/Admission - Conwy Castle

Entry/Admission - Chatsworth House

Entry/Admission - King's College Chapel

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

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

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

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

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Stratford - You have free time in Stratford between 12pm-2pm. If you'd like to visit the the Royal Shakespeare Theatre , Shakespeares Birthplace or any of the towns attractions, please reserve your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

Ironbridge Our timings and tickets with this attraction are currently under review due to the coronavirus.

York - You have free time in York from 1.45pm. If you'd like to visit the York Minster or any of the towns 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 Kings College or any of the towns attractions, please reserve your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

Conwy Castle - You have free time in Conwy from 11am to 1pm. If you want to visit the castle, please book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment, using the link on your voucher.

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.

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Face coverings are mandatory and must always be worn. Infrared thermometer temperature check during check-in for tour. Passengers with temperature readings above 38 degrees will not be able to travel for health and safety reasons. Simple Covid-19 health questionnaire upon arrival.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 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.

  • 18-Jun-2022

    We think that this 5-day excursion to Wales and Yorkshire was perfect in every way. Well almost. There were a couple of cloudy, drizzly days, but nothing to dampen our spirits or make the countryside any less spectacular. Even though our group consisted of 14, leaving only two empty seats, the van accommodated us well. We 14 were ages 12 to 80 and hailed from Australia, USA, Canada, and the UK. We’ve taken similar excursions in the past and feel that a good driver-guide is all important. Russ way exceeds “good”. He is well-read, more than able to discuss UK past and present, and very entertaining. His humor and sunny disposition make for pleasant travel all around. (No doubt his modesty would beg us to stop here.) He created a comfortable atmosphere in which to get acquainted with one another. During longer periods between stops, he provided a delightful background of musical recordings. He was flexible in regard to our preferences and took the more scenic routes whenever possible. On the last evening together he planned a dinner for us in a spectacular moors setting. While our destinations were lovely and didn’t disappoint, Russ knew how to make each one much more than just a “place I’ve been”. Thanks, Rabbies for a great trip! Teddy & Betty

  • 09-Jun-2022

    The tour guide Russell is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He made each tour day very interesting and pleasant

  • 09-Nov-2019

    Had an incredible time on this tour with Russell as our guide. The sites we visited and Russell’s knowledge was incredible! The accommodation was excellent and I enjoyed everything the tour covered. I highly recommend:)

  • 07-Oct-2019

    This small group tour exceeded all my expectations. Driver
    Russell Chapman was knowledgeable and helpful and fun. The Rabbies orientation to small groups in a smaller vehicle suing smaller local resources makes the possibilities endless and fun. every day had many new adventures and yet lots of flexibility to explore on our own. many days had unexpected bonuses. I will definitely book with Rabbies again: they explore Scotland, England, Ireland and now Europe. Might suggest a 2 day trip including Cambridge and Lincoln to see the old fort and the Magna Carta hint hint.Loved loved loved the trip!

  • 05-Oct-2019

    This small group tour exceeded all my expectations. Driver Russell Chapman was knowledgeable and helpful and fun. The Rabbies orientation to small groups in a smaller vehicle suing smaller local resources makes the possibilities endless and fun. every day had many new adventures and yet lots of flexibility to explore on our own. many days had unexpected bonuses. I will definitely book with Rabbies again: they explore Scotland, England, Ireland and now Europe. Might suggest a 2 day trip including Cambridge and Lincoln to see the old fort and the Magna Carta hint hint.Loved loved loved the trip!

  • 28-Aug-2019

    The trip was a pleasure from start to finish. Collection at London Victoria was seamless and pickup point easy to find. Accomodation selected by Rabbie’s was good and special mention goes to Sonia at Trevillion House who surely serves the most delicious breakfast in shrewsbury. Expect a lot of driving - but the small bus is very comfortable and our guide Russ kept us happy with random photo stops and breaks on the way to destinations. Highlights for me were the glorious North Yorkshire Moors and beautiful Buxton. I was lucky to have a lovely travel group (no kids) and a wonderfully fun and professional guide, Russell. His enthusiasm for these beautiful places was infectious and his ability to bring people together (which is key to a happy bus) was outstanding! Would definitely do a Rabbie’s trip again.

  • 18-Aug-2019

    This was a really great tour. Our guide Jamie was friendly, knowledgeable, and fun. The B&B accommodation was really nice. I think the highlights for us were the time in York, really a wonderful historic city, and seeing the beauty of the countryside in Wales.

  • 28-Jun-2019

    This tour was great! I had booked it for my sister and I, not really knowing what to expect. Jamie was our tour guide/driver and he was excellent. He offered commentary for the various sites and interesting facts throughout our journey. There was lots of beautiful English countryside to see along the way. I especially enjoyed Snowdonia Nat'l Park and Chatsworth House (we spent about 3 hours at the later!). Thanks Jamie, we had a great time!

  • 26-Jun-2019

    Just returned from a wonderful 5 day tour of Stratford, northern Wales, Shrewsbury, York,and Cambridge. Jaime, our guide, was helpful, funny,and informative the whole way...and a good driver, too. Accomodations at bed and breakfasts were lovely, with clean, comfortable rooms and really good breakfasts. Would happily tour with Rabbies again.

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