Date: Nov. 4, 2019 - Nov. 13, 2019
Departure Regions: Midwest (WI, IL, IN)
Departure Cities: Appleton, WI, Beloit, WI, Burlington, WI, Cedar Grove, WI, Clintonville, WI, Coloma, WI, Delafield, WI, Denmark, WI, Fond du Lac, WI, Germantown, WI, Green Bay Area, WI, Janesville, WI, Johnson Creek, WI, Juneau, WI, Kenosha, WI, LaCrosse, WI, Lomira, WI, Madison, WI, Manitowoc, WI, Mauston, WI, Menasha, WI, Milwaukee North (Brown Deer), WI, Milwaukee South (13th & College Ave.), WI, Milwaukee West (Hales Corners), WI, New London, WI, Oconomowoc, WI, Oshkosh, WI, Plover, WI, Port Washington, WI, Portage, WI, Racine, WI, Shawano, WI, Sheboygan, WI, Sparta, WI, Tomah, WI, Waukesha, WI, Waupaca, WI, Wausau/Rothschild, WI, West Bend Area (Allenton), WI, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Franklin Park, IL, Gurnee, IL, Hinsdale, IL, Rockford, IL, South Holland, IL, Hammond, IN, Merrillville, IN
England, Scotland & Wales: The Nobel British Isles
10 Days / 8 Nights*
Departure Date: November 4-13
Tour Code: ESW199
DAY ONE – D
The excitement grows as our Lamers coach drives up and we board enroute to the airport and our included overnight flight to Edinburgh, Scotland. The British Isles are on most travelers’ lists with the long, long history of western civilization, quaint villages and castles plus that whole driving on the wrong side of the street thing! Enjoy your flight with dinner included as you fly.
DAY TWO – D
Arrive in our first host city of Edinburgh for a two-night stay and transfer to the hotel with most of the day for you to rest, or if you have some energy left to explore this ancient city on your own. We join our fellow travelers again at our Welcome Dinner this evening.
DAY THREE – B
Learn more about this fascinating city as our local guide shares history and insight. During our tour we’ll see the Palace of Holyrood House, the official residence in Scotland of Her Majesty the Queen and once the home of Mary Queen of Scots.
Travel down Princess Street and the Royal Mile then visit the famous stronghold of Edinburgh Castle, home of the Scottish Crown Jewels. Scotland is known for its many fine whiskies so naturally we need to experience a guided tour of a distillery enjoy samples at the end.
The remainder of today is free for you to explore on your own now that you are a little more familiar with it.
DAY FOUR – B, D
Leaving Edinburgh behind our travels take us south into York, England. Founded in AD 71 York is rich in Roman, Saxon and Viking history. The Shambles is a famous, quaint, narrow, medieval cobbled-stoned street that appears almost as it did during the middle ages. There is time to take a stroll and visit some of the unusual shops that do business here.
The magnificent York Minster looms in the distance and has done since the 13th century. It is one of the finest examples of medieval cathedrals in all of Europe. After this exciting day of touring, relax at an included dinner with your fellow travelers before retiring for the evening at your hotel in Leeds.
DAY FIVE – B
After a good night’s sleep we head into Yorkshire and through the austere moors traveing to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage in Stratford-Upon-Avon. As the home of Shakespeare this is possibly the most famous and most visited literary landmark in all of Britain.Our two-night stay will be in the historic port city of Bristol which sits at the mouth of the Avon River.
DAY SIX – B
After breakfast we’re once again motoring down the highway enroute to Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. This small country is separated from England by the Cambrian Mountains and has a long history of independence from this robust neighbor. Our local guide will delight us with the history of manyWelsh traditions, one of them being the close harmony singing that is famous world-wide.
Also visit Cardiff Castle. This immense structure is a combination of Roman fort, clasic Norman fortress and Gothic-Victorian restoration making for a very interesting construction and beautiful interior.
DAY SEVEN – B
Travels continue to nearby Bath where we visit the ancient Roman Baths and adjacent museum. When the Romans occupied this part of the British Isles, they built these elaborate spas fed by the only naturally occurring hot springs in the United Kingdom.
Next it’s on to the historic city of Salisbury to visit the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral which dates back to 1220 and is the epitome of early English Architecture. Very nearby is beguiling Stonehenge, and is the best known and most studied megalithic structure in the world. It remains unclear what the purpose of the stones were originally used for.
The skyline of London is in the distance as we motor to this magnificent cosmopolitan city. Enjoy a three-night hotel stay to really get to know this world-renowned metropolis.
DAY EIGHT – B
The more than one thousand years of history waits right outside our hotel lobby today and our local tour will share much as we pass Kensington Palace, the Tower of London, Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, The Houses of Parliament and one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world – Big Ben beside the River Thames.
The spralling Westminster Abbey is also in view and a pause to watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.* Celebrate your time in London this evening having dinner on your own at one of London’s many, many wonderful restaurants nearby our hotel. Or maybe take a famous Black Cab for a quintessential London experience. (* If the changing of the guard is held).
DAY NINE – B, D
The city is yours to explore on your own today. Maybe shop at Harrods with it’s famous Food Hall, visit the British Museum, or enjoy a theatre performance and pub meal. There are so many more things to do but ask your local guide for direction if you don’t come with a plan. There will be an optional excursion to Windsor Castle for those interested. Our final night is upon us so let’s celebrate with our fellow travelers as we say Farewell at dinner this evening.
DAY TEN – B
Our coach awaits as we are transferred to the London airport filled with wonderrful memories of this great tour to the Nobel British Isles. Upon returning to the U.S. we will be brought back to our original starting points in Wisconsin via Lamers motor coach.
PER PERSON PRICING:
Triple & Quad occupancy not available
Deposit: $500 per person within 7 days of making reservation. Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Luggage handling is included for one suitcase. RoamRight Insurance is available and strongly recommended.