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Best of Britain

14 Days from $3,038 per person

Style: First Class | Pace: Comfortable

Travel to the Scottish Highlands, exploring rugged Dartmoor, the idyllic Lake District and Tudor Chester. Take a ferry to the Isle of Skye and contemplate battles fought on Culloden.

Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange for flights to arrive on or before Day 1.

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Travel to the Scottish Highlands, exploring rugged Dartmoor, the idyllic Lake District and Tudor Chester. Take a ferry to the Isle of Skye and contemplate battles fought on Culloden.

Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange for flights to arrive on or before Day 1.

  1. London's vibrant city streets are your launch pad to an epic journey through the iconic sights of Britain. Embrace the pomp and ceremony of this multi-cultural capital, exploring the treasures of its former Empire in museums, rambling through its picturesque Royal Parks or admiring the ancient façades that line its grand boulevards and hidden lanes.

    *Local Host is with you during your stay in London. Your Travel Director will join you on Day 3.

    hotel:Park Plaza Riverbank
  2. Join a Local Specialist today for a tour of the city's iconic sights. See Big Ben and the imposing Houses of Parliament on the banks of the Thames, then Buckingham Palace, the official UK residence of the UK's sovereigns since the mid-19th century. The rest of the day is yours to explore London—an effortless mix of centuries-old heritage and modern sophistication.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
  3. Meet your Travel Director and commence your journey through the rolling green and golden landscapes of rural Wiltshire to Salisbury Plain. We tread in the footsteps of druids and pagans at Stonehenge, before traveling to UNESCO-listed Bath with its elegant Georgian façades and the centuries-old Roman Baths. Our home for the next two nights is the historic cathedral city of Exeter, where we will enjoy a memorable Welcome Reception this evening at our hotel.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Welcome Reception
    hotel:Mercure Southgate
  4. Our first stop today is in the ancient port city of Plymouth, where we'll delve into the history of the brave Pilgrim Fathers who set sail for an unknown New World from its shores. See the Royal Citadel overlooking Plymouth Sound and consider an optional cruise around the dramatic coastline. We take a step back in time at our next stop, the fishing village and artists' retreat of Polperro. Continuing along the brooding moorland of Dartmoor, we arrive at Buckfast Abbey, where we'll dive into culture and gain insights into how Benedictine monks have lived and prayed for over 1,000 years.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
  5. Enjoy a scenic drive through the pretty Devon and Somerset countryside to mystical Glastonbury, where we'll visit the ruined Abbey, said to be the final resting place of King Arthur. Later, we connect with locals, joining the Dyer family on their 15th-century dairy farm in Somerset for a Be My Guest lunch. We journey to Cardiff, the capital of Wales, where we'll explore the proud heritage of the Welsh and modern icons, including the Millennium Stadium during an orientation tour.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel:Park Inn City Center
  6. Tudor history is explored this morning as we visit the historic towns of Ludlow and Chester with their characteristic black and white half-timbered buildings. Join your Travel Director for an orientation walk past these famous Tudor Rows and enjoy views of Chester's medieval city walls and red sandstone Cathedral. The haunt of the 'Fab Four' is our final stop today. Join a Local Specialist to gain insight into Liverpool's Beatles' history and enjoy a free evening in one of Britain's edgiest cities.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
    hotel:Jurys Inn
  7. Rolling Lancashire pastures give way to the soul-stirring Lake District, whose beautiful scenery has inspired poets and writers for centuries. We travel along the shores of Lake Windermere, through countryside made famous by the poet William Wordsworth. Stop in Gretna Green, where many an eloping couple has tied the knot. We arrive in Glasgow later for an orientation tour, including views of the Cathedral, magnificent George Square and the Clyde River, the former heart of the shipbuilding industry. Warm Scottish hospitality and hearty flavors are ours to enjoy this evening during a Regional Meal in a local restaurant.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
    hotel:Crowne Plaza/Holiday Inn City Centre Theatreland
  8. Journey along Loch Lomond, whose bonnie banks were immortalized in the well-known Scottish song. We arrive in Glencoe and remember the MacDonald clansmen who died tragically in the 1692 massacre which led this place to be called the 'Glen of the Weeping.' At the World War II Commando Memorial near Fort William, we admire views of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Tonight, we stay at Laggan Gaskmore Hotel, located within Cairngorm National Park in the Scottish Highlands.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel:Laggan Gaskmore/Carrbridge
  9. We travel to the coast this morning, boarding a ferry over the sea to the Isle of Skye. Against the backdrop of violet-hued, heather-clad mountains, we stop at the ancient settlement of Kyleakin. Later, we cross the road bridge to view scenic Eilean Donan Castle on the mainland. Travel through the Scottish Highlands past its picturesque lochs and glens, keeping your camera at the ready to capture ‘Nessie' if you can. Pass Culloden battlefield on the way back to your Highland hotel.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Dinner
  10. Heading back to the lowlands of Scotland, we stop in Pitlochry before heading to the historic home of golf, St. Andrews. Here, the first games were played during the 1400s. See its famous 18th hole before crossing the Firth of Forth to Scotland's enchanting capital, Edinburgh. During the Edinburgh Festival, enjoy rousing performances with included tickets for the Edinburgh Tattoo in the magical setting of Edinburgh Castle's grounds.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
    hotel:Leonardo Royal Haymarket/Holiday Inn
  11. Ramble up the Royal Mile today and see the iconic sights of one of Britain's most enchanting cities. The elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse, in the shadow of Arthur's Seat, and the Scottish Parliament feature on your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Visit Edinburgh Castle perched atop Castle Rock overlooking the city. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town and amble through the hidden passages of the Old Town before enjoying an evening at leisure. Consider an Optional Experience including traditional song, dance and Scottish fare.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
  12. We travel to the medieval market town of Alnwick this morning, where we'll see the impressive castle home to the Duke of Northumberland and the Tenantry Column, upon which the Percy Lion sits and surveys the town. Journey through Northumberland, across the Tyne at Newcastle and to the cathedral city of York. We'll embark an orientation walk past its cobblestone Shambles and see the inspiring Minster with its 'heart of Yorkshire' before joining our newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel:Novotel Centre
  13. Shakespeare's legacy and life are celebrated in his hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, which we will have an opportunity to visit today on our return to London. See Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage and visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Center. Later, we travel back to London for our final night at leisure.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
    hotel:Park Plaza Riverbank
  14. Say a fond farewell to London and your newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable journey.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
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  • Edinburgh Tattoo: This departure includes the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo event.

Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: from $990 p.p.

Triple Discount: $10 p.p.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $105 per person.

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  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • Personal Flight Options Personal Flight Options
  • Most Meals Most Meals
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
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  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels

Meal Summary

19 meals: 13 Full Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 5 Dinners.  

Insider Experiences

Connect with Locals

  • Enjoy a Be My Guest lunch with the Dyer family on their 15th-century dairy farm in Somerset complete with home-made ice cream

Says with Stories

  • Enjoy Highland hospitality at Laggan Gaskmore Hotel located within Cairngorm National Park in the Scottish Highlands

Dive into Culture

  • Visit Buckfast Abbey, a Benedictine monastery built on the site where monks have lived and prayed for over 1,000 years

Local Specialist

  • For included sightseeing in London, Liverpool, Edinburgh

Local Host

  • The services of a Local Host at your London hotel

Sightseeing Experiences

  • City tour in London, Liverpool, Edinburgh
  • Orientation of Bath, Plymouth, Cardiff, Chester, Glasgow, York
  • Visit the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, picturesque Polperro, Buckfast Abbey, Glastonbury Abbey, the town of Ludlow, the Isle of Skye, Culloden, Edinburgh Castle, Alnwick, Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon
  • View Eilean Donan Castle, Alnwick Castle used as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films, York Minster, Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage
  • See Dartmoor, the Lake District, Ben Nevis and Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands, the Isle of Skye, the 18th green at St. Andrews
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Reviews

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Trusted Customer
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : This is not our first trip with them. We will definitely take our next trip with them again. Great service and always available to answer my questions.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much for your repeat business. We look forward to helping you plan that next trip!
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Vacation : My 4th trip with Trafalgar. I cannot give this trip 5 stars because I had a previous trip with them that I enjoyed more.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Patricia Beers
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Service rating : My Trafalgar trip to "The best of Great Britain" was better than I could have imagined. The tour director James Thomson was superb. A great wealth of knowledge of the entire area. He worked all day to to keep us informed. Catered to our every need. He is an asset to your company.
Response from Grand European Travel:
You can't get better than excellent every day! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We hope to see you again very soon!
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Vacation : Great value.I will do it again.
Monday, September 10, 2018
Jimmy Dodge
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Service rating : GET's trips are always well organized and very well thought out. The different types of vacations are geared to be able to cover all different abilities and limitations affecting travelers.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We love our repeat customers and are so happy that the Best of Britain was all you hoped for. Thank you!
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Vacation : Excellent sight seeing and very good food at an enjoyable pace.
Sunday, September 2, 2018
Felix Massullo
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Vacation:
Service rating : Any questions that I had were answered in a timely fashion. All arrangements were made, outging and return transportation and pre tour hotel.
Vacation : The tour was planned well, with time for relaxation if you chose or you could take in the optional activities. The tour director, Alice Planel, and the bus driver, Andy, were wonderful.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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Service rating : The booking and money exchange went fine..
Vacation : Tour director shaded this one.. 1st and last time with Tralfagar
Friday, September 29, 2017
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Vacation:
Service rating : The selection of places to stop were great. The tour guide was professional, personable, warm, helpful, detail oriented, knowledgeable. Could not ask for more. Bus driver was kind, helpful, professional, and excellent driver, food was good. I would have liked 1 - 2 days in London, on my own or with the group, that was the greatest deficit
Vacation : I think you get a lot for your money.
Monday, August 28, 2017
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Service rating : Randy Fay was very informative and helpful in the reservation process. He provided detailed and timely information and was responsive to questions
Vacation : Our Travel Director, Alice Planel, was friendly, efficient, informative and organized. She made learning about Britain fun. She obviously cared about the people on the trip. And she had a good sense of humor - very desirable in her job. The bus and driver were also excellent. The bus was always clean and neat. The driver was always friendly and a safe driver. It was obvious that Alice and Jeff (the driver) were organized. They worked together like a well-oiled machine. However, there were two distinct problems - one at the beginning of the trip and one near the end. When we arrived at Heathrow, we followed the written instructions to claim our luggage and proceed through customs and immigration and then out to find the driver to take us to our hotel. All four of us looked around the arrivals area several times but found nobody holding the prescribed card. Finally we spotted a desk near the rear of the area with a Trafalgar sign on the counter. (There was a Virgin sign on the wall behind the desk.) There we encountered a puzzled but helpful young woman. After telling her of our difficulty, she went to her computer and learned that someone named Daisy (no idea who she is) cancelled the reservation - perhaps because she thought we had shown up. But this was absurd. Having traveled to numerous domestic and foreign destinations, I can confidently say that the time needed to get to the arrivals area was not great. So this young woman offered to book another car and driver. After a considerable wait, the driver arrived with a vehicle too small to accommodate all four of us with our luggage. So another car and driver finally came to pick us up. In all, we waited over two hours before getting picked up. There was a big problem here. The problem at the end of the trip concerned internet service on the bus. Apparently the people on the trip had used up all of the data limit purchased by Trafalgar. Yes, I realize that people should be more judicious in their data usage. However, such service is so ubiquitous and usage seemingly part of our DNA that this was simply unsatisfactory. Considering the price paid for this trip, a much higher data limit should have been provided.
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Roslyn Hill
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Service rating : This was truly the best trip we've ever taken. Everything was perfect beginning with the Tour Director and the itinerary. We are still amazed at how much care and detail was planned for this trip. We will definitely travel with this company again.
Vacation : Everything was perfect. We definitely feel like we received an excellent experience.
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Thank you for taking to time to review your trip. We're thrilled to hear we exceeded your expectations and we look forward to helping you plan your next dream vacation. 
Friday, August 25, 2017
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Charles Bird
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Vacation:
Service rating : We had a very good travel director, a great list of sites and the arrangements for air lines and hotels was good
Vacation : excellent trip. What I always wanted.
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Friday, July 7, 2017
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  • U.S. citizens traveling to UK must have a current passport that is valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. No visa is required for U.S. citizens entering the UK.

  • The currency in the UK is the Pound (£).  While it’s a good idea to bring some money for when you first arrive in the UK, you’ll usually find a better exchange rate when you arrive in your destination.  The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks. We recommend you also bring a valid credit card for purchases while you are traveling.  It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.

  • English specialties include fish and chips, Yorkshire pudding, sausages, stilton cheese, and scones with clotted cream. Culinary experiences to not to miss include a traditional pub meal, afternoon tea, and full English breakfast.  In larger cities like London you’ll also find restaurants serving a variety of international cuisine.

    Food and drink in Scotland goes far beyond haggis, porridge, and whiskey.  Other specialties to try include kippers, fish and chips, Scotch broth, smoked salmon, sausages, shortbread, and Dundee cake.  For a meal that’s inexpensive and authentic, try a pub meal with a pint of Scottish ale.

  • The climate in the UK is temperate, with regular rainfall throughout the year. We suggest packing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress.  A few important items to bring include sturdy walking shoes and a waterproof jacket with a hood. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • Tipping is less common in the UK than in the U.S. When dining out, some restaurants will add a service charge of 12.5 percent to your bill, especially for groups.  If a service hasn’t been added, it’s appropriate to leave 10 – 15 percent gratuity.

    At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity. We recommend €3.00 per person/per day for your driver and €5.00 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 euros per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

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Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Exeter

Devonshire Village And Dinner

Adult Price: £37.00

We’ll drive to a beautiful village in Devon, where you’ll see cob walled houses with thatched roofs and the parish church, which dates back over 700 years. You’ll also savour a tasty pub dinner and meet the locals, in an 700-year-old village pub.

Plymouth

Plymouth Harbour Cruise

Adult Price: £15.00

Relax on a boat trip round the harbour of one of England’s most famous seaports. As your skipper commentates, you’ll see the Mayflower steps, where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for America, and ships sailed for Australia, New Zealand and Newfoundland and enjoy panoramic vistas of Plymouth Hoe. We’ll also enter the Royal Navy Dockyard where you’ll see some of the modern vessels of the Royal Navy.

Cardiff

Cardiff Castle Tour

Adult Price: £21.00

You’ll explore this unique castle on a private tour and hear tales about the eclectic refurbishments. Done in the 1800s by architect William Burgess, his influences included Islamic art, Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tales and even Aesop's fables. You’ll also walk on the battlements and climb the 900-year-old Norman keep for superb views over Cardiff.

Welsh Evening At Millennium Center

Adult Price: £54.00

Enjoy an evening of Welsh music, culture and humor. The venue for the evening is the Welsh Millennium Center, an iconic building in the fashionable Cardiff Bay area. After a warm reception, you'll enjoy a first-class meal of seasonal Welsh specialties, sourced and produced locally. Quality wine or soft drinks are included and the meal will be accompanied by our enchanting Welsh harpist. You'll then be entertained by the finest local singers presenting the beautiful music of Wales.

Windermere

Private Cruise On Lake Windermere

Adult Price: £17.00

Enjoy an exclusive cruise on a private boat on England's most beautiful and largest lake, taking in the northern coastline, beautiful houses, gardens and Wray Castle. You’ll see deserted islands, boats and birdlife as you explore the area loved by Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth.

Windermere Cruise And Steam Train Ride

Adult Price: £19.00

A chance to view the glorious scenery of the Lake District as we cruise across England’s largest lake. Then step back in time as we board the steam train for a short journey from Lakeside to Haverthwaite.

Scottish Highlands

Pitlochry. Visit Of Blair Castle

Adult Price: £20.00

Set in its own grounds against a backdrop of glorious scenery, we'll discover the ancient home of the Dukes of Atholl, home to Europe's last remaining private army. Unique among Scottish castles, Blair has hosted royalty from Mary Queen of Scots to Queen Victoria.

Highland Farm Experience

Adult Price: £14.00

Visit a real Highland sheep farm and meet Neil the Shepherd and his border collies. He’ll show you how he uses different whistles to command each dog to carry out different tasks. You’ll also have the opportunity to try your hand at sheep shearing, feeding the lambs and discover his training techniques. Weather permitting.

Edinburgh

Edinburgh by Night and Dinner

Adult Price: £42.00

We'll drive into the old city of Edinburgh to see the city at night with photo opportunities of the Castle and the Grassmarket, famous for historic executions and when possible visit one of the most haunted graveyards and see the grave of Greyfriars Bobby, the famous Skye Terrier. Then, we'll make our way to a local restaurant for a delicious dinner and drink.

Local Dinner Evening

Adult Price: £37.00

Join us and your travelling companions for a delicious traditional dinner and drink at a local restaurant.

Scottish Show With Dinner

Adult Price: £60.00

Tonight is your chance to put on that tartan and join us for an evening of singing, dancing and bagpipe playing at an internationally famous venue. You’ll enjoy delicious food and wine, join in the singing and watch a Highland dance or two. There's even a chance to sample Scotland’s national dish – haggis.

Rosslyn Chapel

Adult Price: £18.00

We’ll drive out of Edinburgh to the tiny village of Rosslyn, where you’ll hear the inside story on the famous Rosslyn Chapel. One of Scotland's most unusual 15th-century buildings, Rossyln is famed for its associations with the Knights Templar, the Masonic movement, and now 'The Da Vinci Code'.

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond Boat Trip

Adult Price: £15.00

Discover the wild beauty of the 'Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond'. As we cruise across the loch, the skipper will share stories of the area and point out Rob Roy's cave as you relax and savor the stunning scenery.

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The Edinburgh Military Tattoo takes place every year in August.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, often referred to as "the most spectacular show on earth," is an exciting celebration showcasing the best of Scottish music, dance, and military pageantry.  In 2019 it will take place in Edinburgh from August 2nd to August 24th, and is sure to draw entertainers and spectators from around the world. 

Tickets and arrangements have been included on these select departures. Book early as they will sell out quickly!

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    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

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    Let our Air Specialists handle your air reservations. We have direct access to the most current airfare routes and prices, so you’ll get the best value available when we book your flights. We never charge a booking fee and you’ll enjoy the flexibility to pay for air 60-90 days prior to departure.

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