England, Scotland and Wales 10 days from $3599 The Deal: 2017 Great Britain Coach Tour 10 days from $3599 per person twin share includes flights

England, Scotland and Wales 10 days from $3599 The Deal: 2017 – Great Britain Coach Tour – 10 days from $3599 per person twin share includes flights....
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England, Scotland and Wales 10 days from $3599

The Deal: 2017 – Great Britain Coach Tour – 10 days from $3599 per person twin share includes flights. To: London, Cambridge, Yorkshire, Edinburgh, Scotland, Liverpool, Wales and Bath. This tour includes 3 nights Hotel in London to give you ample time to explore the UK capital and an amazing 7 day Great Britain Coach tour Savings: Normally $4599.00 per person. Save $1000 per person When: Departs Australia twice per month – May to October 2017 Book by 31 Sept 2016. 

Includes: Return economy airfares from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth to London, 9 nights hotel accommodation, 7 day Great Britain Escorted Coach Tour 6 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners, 15 Experiences (including guided walking tours, orientation walks, driving tours plus other exciting experiences), Modern air-conditioned motorcoach and Services of your fantastic tour guide.

United Kingdom - The drama of history, gorgeous scenery, and centuries of culture will welcome you as you tour the countries of Great Britain! Starting in London you will spend your first few days exploring the UK capital of London at leisure, you'll begin your coach holiday of the UK by travelling to Cambridge, home of that venerable, stately university. After visiting Yorkshire, the coach heads up to Scotland, allowing for some historical sightseeing on the way and arriving in Edinburgh. With a free day in Edinburgh, you'll be able to explore and experience all that Scottish hospitality has to offer, before travelling north to see the more rugged highlands. Next we head to Liverpool, perfect for football and Beatles fans and from there it's on to Stratford-uponAvon for theatre devotees. Your last day will take you to the famous Roman baths in Bath and on to the ancient mysteries of Stonehenge. All too soon, your UK coach trip will carry you back to London, full of amazing places, people, and experiences. Book: Phone Destinations International on 1300 813391. www.ditravel.com.au

DAY 1: Cambridge - Yorkshire

Welcome to your tour of Great Britain! Today, you will fill your lungs with fresh, English countryside air, as you depart the city of London, and head to where the grass is greener. Arriving in Cambridge, your first adventure will have you punting along the river in traditional style, taking in the stunning scenery and epic, historical buildings in the most relaxing way. Simply wonderful! The afternoon sees you continuing your rural journey towards York, a mecca for history buffs and lovers of fine architecture and culture. Your walking tour offers fascinating insights, stories and history of the city. Tonight, you will enjoy dinner in a traditional English pub plenty of choices on the menu, including English favourites such as fish and chips or bangers and mash (delicious sausages and creamy mashed potatoes). DAY 2: Hadrian's Wall - Jedburgh - Edinburgh

Get ready to experience places of historical battles, religious significance, ancient architecture and royal ruins. Your first stop of the day is the iconic Hadrian’s Wall. Built by hand in 122 AD, its creation is extremely significant in the history of Great Britain, and it is one of the most visited cultural landmarks in the UK. Not too far away lies the border town of Jedburgh. Famed for its links to royalty and historical warfare, you will have an opportunity to explore the city and take in the amazing architecture, which speak for populations passed. The Jedburgh Abbey ruins are incredible, and a visit is highly recommended. As you journey through Southern Scotland, relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape drifting past. The city of Edinburgh is waiting and your Expat Explore tour leader will take you on an evening guided walking tour. Time to enjoy some Scottish hospitality! DAY 3: Edinburgh - Free day

Today, you are free to explore the city as you wish, and there is so much to see and do. Known as the cultural capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is blessed with stunning grey stone buildings, along with architecture, art galleries, memorials and higher education faculties. Take a step back in time, and wander around the authentic, unchanged cobbled streets of the Royal Mile, and meander down to the Grass Market, to a row of pubs where public hangings used to ‘entertain’ the crowds. Edinburgh Castle is well worth the entry fee, and requires a few hours to explore and learn about Scottish history and royalty - there are wonderful views from the top! For those wishing to shop for souvenirs, Princes Street attracts shoppers from all over the world. The city comes alive at night, in the bars and pubs in the city centre, so why not enjoy a pint or a traditional whisky with the friendly locals? DAY 4: Loch Ness - Scottish Highlands

Just over halfway through your Great Britain tour, you are now heading north to the Scottish Highlands, where we offer you an optional excursion that could change your life! Embark on a 1 hour cruise of Loch Ness, (home to ‘Nessie’ the Loch Ness Monster - see if you can spot her and take in the impressive ruins of Urquhart Castle as you drift past on your boat ride). Once back on the road, prepare for boldness and the symbol of the highlands. Rising out of the ground like a waking giant, behold the grandeur of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. Whilst in the region, you will visit Glencoe – a spectacular Glen (Scottish for a deep valley in the Highlands) where the massacre of Glencoe took place in 1692 - one of the most fascinating yet saddest stories encompassing Scotland’s history. Your day will wind down with a well-earned whisky tasting at one of Scotland’s oldest, licensed whisky distilleries in Fort William, before continuing on to your hotel in the Scottish Highlands. Enjoy your final evening in this amazing country. DAY 5: Lake District - Liverpool

As your heart sinks at the thought of leaving Scotland, be reassured that there are exciting adventures to be had today in England! Your Great Britain tour will take a twist into modern history, as you head across the border, bound for Liverpool - the home of The Beatles and two worldfamous premier league football clubs! On the way, you can soak up the

last of the Scottish landscape, before reaching the picturesque Lake District for a lunch stop – the views are simply stunning! We then arrive in Liverpool late afternoon, where you will have the evening free to explore. Upon checking in at the hotel, head to one of the many local pubs for dinner. For Beatles fans, there are a myriad of locations that were significant to developing the world-class pop act, which shaped modern music as we know it. Home to Paul, John, George and Ringo, Liverpool inspired such timeless classics including ‘Strawberry Fields’ and ‘Penny Lane’. The Beatles played hundreds of shows at the Cavern Club, the perfect place to enjoy your time in Liverpool. DAY 6: Stratford-Upon-Avon - Wales

This morning, we will take a driving tour of Liverpool, where you will be shown the sights, before we venture on to the birthplace of William Shakespeare - Stratford-upon-Avon. A guided walking tour will allow you to explore the quaint, historical village, and then you shall have free time to explore on your own. There are numerous Shakespearean attractions and fascinating historical locations to visit. For those who wish to delve into the life of Shakespeare more intimately, we can arrange an optional excursion for you to visit the home where he grew up as a child, where he also lived with his wife when they were newlyweds. Sliding into south Wales, we take a photo stop at Caerphilly Castle, a medieval fortification built in the 13th Century, ranked the second largest castle in the UK. Surrounded by artificial lakes, not only is the architecture a sight to behold, but it was also a ground-breaking design back in its day. Heading onwards to the Welsh capital of Cardiff, you have an evening in which to enjoy the local nightlife on offer. DAY 7: Bath - Stonehenge - London

This is the last day of your British Tour, and there is no sign of slowing down! The road from Wales to London is littered with history, stunning scenery and architectural delights. First stop for the day is Bath – a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring some of the finest architecture in Europe. Join us on a guided walking tour of the town, and learn about the historical significance of the region, including the natural hot springs that supply the Roman baths - visited by over 1 million international tourists every year! Continuing on the last legs of your journey, you have an optional excursion that could have you unravelling one of the worlds’ greatest mysteries. Stonehenge - need we say more? You have the opportunity to witness an ancient and awe-inspiring structure, which has baffled scientists, tourists and historians for centuries. As you board your Expat Explore coach for the last time on your Great Britain tour, take this chance to exchange contact details and share photos with new friends and fellow travellers, before you alight at your last stop in London. Print Booking conditions apply. FREE BROCHURES. All tours are subject to confirmation from the airlines. hotels and tour operators.

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Top 10 things to do in London that are FREE

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London things to do: A trip to see the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace

1. Walk down the Mall to have your photograph taken in front of Buckingham Palace. Or, get there in time to see the famous changing of the guard. Get out at either Green Park or St James’s Park tube stops and walk across the park on your way there. 2. Admire the lions in Trafalgar Square before heading inside the National Portrait Gallery. Current free exhibitions include portraits of the real Tudor kings and queens and Grayson Perry’s Who Are You? Exhibition, until March 15. Nearest tube Charing Cross.www.npg.org.uk 3. Feast on great food at Borough Market, it’s one of the oldest food markets in London, believed to date back to 1276. Look out for the great cheese and bread stalls. You should also be able to spot the Shard towering off in the distance. It’s just yards away from London Bridge station. 4. Learn about the porcelain (some of it once belonged to Queen Marie-Antoinette) in the Wallace Collection. There are 28 rooms of interesting silks, furniture and famous paintings – including 'The Laughing Cavalier'. You’ll find this free-to-see collection, in Manchester Square, within walking distance of Bond Street Tube. www.wallacecollection.org

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Tourists at Trafalgar Square

5. Explore Hyde Park – it’s one of eight Royal Parks and worth a visit to see top sights like the Serpentine, Speakers Corner and the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain. Start from Marble Arch tube and stroll around. 6. Take a picture of yourself with Big Ben. Get off at Westminster tube and – from here, you should be able to take a selfie with Big Ben above you! It’s the world’s most famous clock tower and never fails to impress. 7. Marvel at the mummies in the British Museum. One of the best museums in the world and free to visit! It’s easy to spend a few hours here. Near tube station Holborn. British Museum 8. Watch the street performers in Covent Garden. You might have to throw a coin into the hat when it’s passed round ...but it’s entertainment that’s (almost) free. 9. See St Paul’s and discover the awe-inspiring interior. There is usually an entrance fee but you can see the crypt area for free when you go to the cafe or, of course, attend a service. However, it’s worth paying to climb to the top of the famous whispering gallery in the dome. St Paul’s tube is the nearest tube and it’s a short walk from here to visit number 10 on our list, The Tate Modern. www.stpauls.co.uk 10. Marvel at the contemporary art and exhibitions in the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern on the South Bank of the Thames. Look out for the giant work by renowned American sculpture Richard Tuttle – I don’t Know – The Weave of Textile Language. www.tate.org.uk

Tour Hotels

YORKSHIRE Ibis Budget Leeds

EDINBURGH Ibis Budget Edinburgh Park

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS Hotel Arrochar Hotel Espalanade in Dunoon Gleddoch House Hotel Langbank Royal Marine Hotel Dunoon

LIVERPOOL Ibis Liverpool

CARDIFF Premier Inn Cardiff North Ibis Budget Cardiff Centre Ibis Bristol Temple Meads Novotel Bristol City Centre

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