Great Britain New Year
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New Years tours don't get any better than this. Spend 7 days exploring Great Britain before & after NYE. Travel through awe-inspiring landscapes, visit must-see attractions and learn all about the intriguing history of the area. Tick off Hadrian's Wall and Glencoe from your travel bucket list with the added opportunity of visiting the mysterious Stonehenge!. Explore the Scottish Highlands, Lake District & Loch Ness. We also visit the historic cities of Cambridge & York. Enjoy proper pub fare and taste whisky with the locals. And ring in the New Year at Hogmanay in Edinburgh - a massive street festival and loads of fun!
We use a variety of hotels in each destination, so you may stay in a hotel different to that listed here. Hotels are selected closer to departure date; you will receive a confirmed list one week prior to your departure date.
Accommodation in Yorkshire
Accommodation in Edinburgh
Accommodation in Highlands
Accommodation in Liverpool
Accommodation in Cardiff
17:30 hrs – 20:30 hrs
Day 1: Cambridge - York
Welcome to the first day of your tour of Great Britain! The English countryside is calling as we leave the hustle and bustle of London. Our first stop if the historic university town of Cambridge. Enjoy an adventure along the River Cam as you go on a traditional punting excursion. Take in the beautiful scenery and old buildings as you float along the river! Next we travel towards York - the perfect stop for anyone who loves history, culture and amazing architecture! Learn more about the city on a walking tour when we arrive. Tonight, get ready for a traditional taste of Great Britain as you tuck into a traditional Sunday Roast complete with homemade Yorkshire puddings!
Day 2: Hadrian's Wall - Jedburgh - Scottish Highlands
It’s time to head into the Scottish Highlands! We make our first stop at Hadrian’s Wall - a defensive fortification for what was then Roman Britannia and built by the Roman Empire while Emperor Hadrian was ruling. Next, wonder through the charming border town of Jedburgh. Arrive at our hotel in the Scottish Highlands in the evening where you can fill up on a delicious dinner which will be included tonight.
Day 3: Glen Coe - Loch Ness - New Year's Eve in Edinburgh
Keep an eye out for Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest peak, as we travel to Glencoe today. Find out more about this spectacular valley which played host to a tragic massacre which happened hundreds of years ago. We make a photo stop in Loch Ness en route to Edinburgh. Say yes to the optional cruise and see if you can spot ‘Nessie’ the mythical Loch Ness Monster! Arrive in Edinburgh and check into the hotel. Next we embark on a driving tour of this beautiful city. Take note of the places you want to visit on your free day tomorrow! Tonight its time to get festive as we celebrate Hogmanay (the Scots word for the last day of the year) and ring in the New Year!
Day 4: Edinburgh: Free Day
Spend the first day of the New Year exploring the delights of Edinburgh on this free day! See Old Town and New Town, wander down the cobbled streets of the Royal Mile and explore the Grass Market. Admire the stunning art galleries, statues and memorials as well as the impressive gothic architecture! Visit Edinburgh Castle which is perched above the city and spend a few hours exploring the halls learning about Scottish royal history - definitely worth the entry fee! Anyone looking to shop til they drop should head to well-known Princes Street. This evening, do things the Scottish wat and enjoy a pint or dram of whisky with the locals. You can also explore the city at night on a guided ghost tour - see secret underground passages and local graveyards!
Day 5: Lake District - Liverpool
We cross the border back into England today as we head to Liverpool. En route, we make a comfort stop in the beautiful town of Greta Green before enjoying lunch in the picturesque Lake District where you can soak up the stunning views. Arrive in Liverpool in the late afternoon and check into the hotel. This city is famous for being the home of The Beatles and two world-famous football clubs! This evening, Liverpool is yours to explore. Head out to one of the city’s pubs to get a feel of local life. You can even pay a visit to the Cavern Club - a spot where The Beatles played hundreds of shows!
Day 6: Stratford-Upon-Avon - Wales
Embark on a driving tour of Liverpool this morning. Next we travel to Stratford-upon-Avon - the birthplace of William Shakespeare, one of the world’s most famous playwrights. Learn more about this historic village on an orientation tour before using some free time to explore on your own. Afterwards, we make our way to Wales! We have a brief photo stop at a medieval castle on the way. Then we head onwards to the Welsh capital of Cardiff which is our overnight stop. Orientate yourself with the city on a driving tour before we check into our hotel for the night.
Day 7: Bath - Stonehenge - London
We have reached the last day of our tour of Great Britain and its a day filled with excitement! Our first stop is Bath. This historic city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to sights such as the Roman Baths as well as some of the finest architecture in Europe! Learn about the town on an orientation tour before we travel to our next stop: Stonehenge. This mysterious landmark is shrouded in myth and legend. Explore it on the optional Stonehenge excursion. Arrive back in London in the early. After a week of exploring amazing destinations across Great Britain, we have reached the end of an amazing tour!
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