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England and Wales Experience 5 day (Small Group)

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    What to Expect

    Day 1: Cotswolds and Romans

    Pass By: Cirencester, Cirencester, Cotswolds, England
    The town is known as the capital of the Cotswolds. The area is famous for its limestone villages and meandering streams

    Pass By: Ironbridge, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge, Telford, Shropshire, England
    The gorge is the site of the worlds 1st iron bridge stretching over the River Severn.

    Pass By: Chester, Chester, Cheshire, England
    Our overnight is the Roman town of Chester where you can still stroll around the Roman walls

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight: Chester

    Day 2: Wales

    Pass By: Snowdonia National Park, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales
    Drive through the countryside with stunning mountains, lakes and historic villages

    Stop At: Conwy, Conwy, Conwy County, North Wales, Wales
    The little harbour town of Conwy is our next stop. Time to enjoy the harbour or visit the castle.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Pass By: Chester, Chester, Cheshire, England
    Back to Chester for free time this afternoon

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight: Chester

    Day 3: The Peak District and York

    Stop At: Buxton, Buxton, Derbyshire, England
    Buxton is the highest elevated market town in England.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Bakewell, Bakewell, Peak District National Park, England
    Step back in time to discover the history of the original Bakewell Pudding. There will be time to try this delicious dessert.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Chatsworth House, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1PP England
    The house is home to the Duke of Devonshire and has been in the family since 1549. We have time to explore the house and its gardens.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Pass By: York, York, North Yorkshire, England
    Possibly the most haunted city in Europe - why not take one of the many ghost walks.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight: York

    Day 4: York

    Pass By: York, York, North Yorkshire, England
    Today is free to explore on your own. Your driver/guide. will offer a walking tour of the city if you wish to join or visit York Minster, stroll the "Shambles" or step back in time to the Viking Museum.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight: York

    Day 5: Back to London

    Stop At: Newark Castle, Castlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1BG England
    Newark has one of the finest Georgian Market squares in England so spend time exploring or visiting the castle
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
    Home of one of the worlds famous universities - spend time exploring or take a punt on the River Cam

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cacciari's Restaurant, 82 Old Brompton Rd, Kensington, London SW7 3LQ, UK
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    5 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 4x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Professional driver-guide
    • Transportation on a mini-coach with air-conditioning
    • Free bottle of water
    • Accommodation: 2 nights Chester, 2 nights York
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Chatsworth House
    • Entry/Admission - Newark Castle
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 3 years. Children under 3 years not accepted
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Luggage Restrictions: Maximum weight: 15kg. Maximum size: 55cm x 40cm x 20cm per person plus small carry on
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    This was my first guided tour, and I was a bit nervous as to how it would turn out. Needless to say, within the first 5 minutes of meeting our driver/guide Paul, all doubts and worries vanished. Paul was very welcoming, friendly and sincere. He truly cared about all of our
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    This was an amazing tour! You get to see a lot of incredible sights and it really shows the best of what Englad and Wales has to offer! I cant express enough how enjoyable this tour was because of our tour guide Paul! I am a firm believer that a tour is only as good as the tour
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    This company is doing tours right! Best value, Best drivers( Request Paul!), the trip structure is perfect & yet flexible. I was very happy with the selection of cities & amount of time at each. Best part was the small group which allowed less time loading and sitting and more
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    I did this tour with a friend. We saw beautiful places, cities, markets, falls and stunning nature. Very good accommodations in the two places where we stopped. Driver Paul listened to our requests and adapted on us where he could. I wanted to put my feet in the Irish Sea, so he
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    My daughter and I took this tour as part of an 8 day tour which included 3 days in Scotland including Skye. I am reviewing only the first 5 days separately as our experience was completely different for our last 3 days. Our driver/guide, Paul, was amazing! He was fun,
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    Response from Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at England and Wales Experience 5 day (Small Group)
    Responded 21 Oct 2018
    Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to review your tour with England Experience Tours! It's great to hear you had such a wonderful time on tour with Paul. Kind regards, Erin
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    About the operator
    By: England Experience Tours
    642 reviews
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    Great experience, bad weather.
    The trip was excellent from start to finish. Paul was our guide and he is great at his job. His knowledge of
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    Suzanne R
    Irvine, California
    Great tour to Kent and SE England
    We enjoyed our tour from London to Leeds Castle, White Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury with our guide Paul. He was
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    Joan H
    Darren was a great guide on this fabulous tour!
    Our family of four appreciated Darren's advice on visiting Stonehenge and Bath. It made our allotted times at
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    Mount Waverley, Australia
    Best part of my London trip
    This tour was fantastic from beginning to end. Paul was helpful, knowledgeable and attentive. We covered so much
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    Beautiful countryside views
    Paul was fantastic! I loved this experience! I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a day trip outside of
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    Wonderful Tour
    Our guide Ambrose was fantastic with his commentary and knowledge as well as facilitating our various return
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    Amazing day visiting Dover, Leeds Castle and Canterbury
    It was a day well spent visiting Leeds Castle, enjoying the magnificent grounds and castle itself. The Dover
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    Great tour!
    The tour was fantastic. Our driver Pedro was an excellent guide and driver. He made sure we had everything we
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    Quality Company & Tour
    I was extremely impressed by England Experience Tours. Many companies would cancel a tour if there weren't enough
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    Knowledgeable, Friendly Guide of Charming Sites!
    We had a wonderful time in this small-group tour! Paul shared lots of fun tidbits with us, and was very attentive
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    awesome experience
    We had a wonderful full day of exploring with our guide Pedro! He took us all over, giving us information when
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    Great compact history trip
    I have booked this trip for me and my father, and the diversity of the scenery has been lovely, this can be
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    Napa, California
    Worth it
    I've read some of the criticisms of this tour from the reviews here, but I think that the experience was
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    Singapore, Singapore
    Very memorable and fun
    The entire day trip was fantastic. We had a small group, just 5 of us. Mini bus was very comfortable, clean and
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    D A
    Austin, Texas
    Would Book Again
    Great experience! I wanted to end my vacation hopping to a few of the top "must see" spots with a small group and
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