Experience the United Kingdom, with Great Britain Tour – 7 Days tour. a unique blend of different cultures, nationalities and lifestyles! With its impressive castles, long-established pubs, great shopping, stunning landscapes, museums and majestic homes, extreme fashion, trendsetting music and outstanding theatre, the UK is a great destination for young travellers. Nothing beats living and working in Britain for an extended period of time to really get to know the country from the inside.
The culture of the United Kingdom is the pattern of human activity and symbolism associated with the United Kingdom and its people. It is informed by the UK’s history as a developed island country, liberal democracy and major power, its predominantly Christian religious life, and its composition of four countries—England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales—each of which has distinct customs, cultures and symbolism. The wider culture of Europe has also influenced British culture, and Humanism, Protestantism and representative democracy developed from broader Western culture.
British literature, British music, British cinema, British art, British theatre, British media, British television, British philosophy and British architecture are influential and respected across the world. The United Kingdom is prominent in science and technology. London has been described as a world cultural capital and is home to numerous major museums, galleries, libraries and other cultural institutions. Sport is an important part of British culture and numerous sports originated in the country, including the national game, football. The UK has been described as a “cultural superpower”.
The Industrial Revolution, with its origins in the UK, had a profound effect on the socio-economic and cultural conditions of the world. As a result of the British Empire, significant British influence can be observed in the language, culture and institutions of a geographically wide assortment of countries, including Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa and the United States. These states are sometimes collectively known as the Anglosphere and are among Britain’s closest allies. In turn, the empire also influenced British culture, particularly British cuisine.
As a result of the history of the formation of the United Kingdom, the cultures of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are diverse and have varying degrees of overlap and distinctiveness. Important parts of British folklore include Robin Hood, the Arthurian myth, Halloween and Jack and the Beanstalk.
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The drama of history, gorgeous scenery, and centuries of culture will welcome you as you tour the countries of Great Britain. UK Car/Coach trips offer a convenient and comfortable way to experience England, Wales, and Scotland. Starting in London, you’ll begin your 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 sight-seeing 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.
Your tour of the UK is more than half over now as you head to Liverpool, perfect for football and Beatles fans. From there, it’s on to Stratford-upon-Avon for theatre devotees and Wales for another taste of culture. 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 trip will carry you back to London, full of amazing places, people, and experiences.
Many people love to travel and want to see the world at an affordable price. Cheap UK tours are an excellent way to do this. With a guaranteed departure, you can book your flight to London with confidence and this tour offers top value, with very competitive prices and early bird savings. You will travel the UK in comfort on our Car/buses and take advantage of the perfect mix of free time and experienced tour guides. Keep in touch and post your stunning new pictures with complimentary wifi at every accommodation and enjoy the diverse and interesting group of tour mates. A car/bus tour of the UK is an economical and fascinating way to see this marvellous corner of the world.
Day 1: Visit Cambridge and 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 puntingalong 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 ‘rovering’, 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! (that’s sausages and creamy mashed potatoes)
Day 2: See Hadrian’s Wall, Jedburgh, the Scottish Borders and Edinburgh.
Which will win your heart, today, man or nature? From dawn till dusk, you will stand in places of historical battles, religious significance, ancient architecture and royal ruins, surrounded by breathtaking scenery and views which will make you rubyour eyes in disbelief. 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 population’s passed. The Jedburgh Abbey ruins are incredible and a visit is highly recommended. As you journey through southern Scotland, relax and embrace the beauty of the landscape drifting past you. The city of Edinburgh is waiting for you, to embrace it with both arms. Your tour leader will take you on an evening guided walking tour which will help you get your bearings of this historic city, with stories which ooze out of every cobble and doorstep. Time to enjoy some Scottish hospitality.
Breakfast, dinner.Overnight Edinburgh.
Day 3: A free day in Edinburgh.
Don’t waste a minute! 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 greystone buildings, and architecture, art galleries,memorials and higher education. Take a step back in time and wander around the authentic, and 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. In the evening, why not enjoy a pint or a traditional whisky with the locals, or explore the city on a guided Ghost tour – explore the secret, underground passages underneath the streets of the Royal Mile, and visit the local graveyards under the ‘brawdbricht moon lichtnicht’! (superb, bright, moonlit night…)
Day 4: Visit Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle and the Scottish Highlands.
Just over half way through your Great Britain tour and you are heading north to the Scottish Highlands, where we offer you an optional excursion which 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) and where the massacre of Glencoe took place in1692, one of the most fascinating yet saddest stories encompassing Scotland’s history. Your day will wind down with a well-earned whiskey tasting at one of Scotland’s oldest, licensed whiskey distilleries in Fort William, before continuing on to your hotel in the Scottish Highlands. Enjoy your final evening in this amazing country.
Breakfast, dinner.Overnight Scottish Highlands.
Day 5: Visit the Lake District and 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 world famous 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 – simply stunning! Once you have arrived in Liverpool, you will be shown the sights on our guided coach tour of the city. For football fans Anfield Football Stadium home to Liverpool FC will excite. For Beatles fans…there are a myriad of locations which 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’. Upon checking in at the hotel, head to one of the many local pubs. Can’t get enough of ‘Beatlemania’? – ‘The Cavern’ isn’t far away, and is a pub where identity of The Beatles was formed.
Day 6: Visit Stratford-Upon-Avon and Wales.
Theater, literature and history buffs, unite! Upon leaving Liverpool, you shall be escorted 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, and also lived with his wife when they were newlyweds. Famous writers such as Charles Dickens, John Keats, Walter Scott and Thomas Hardy have also visited this dwelling. 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 a groundbreaking design back in its day. Onwards to the Welsh capital of Cardiff, you have an evening in which to enjoy the local nightlife on offer.
Breakfast, dinner.Overnight Wales.
This is the last day of your British Tour, and there is no sign of slowing down! The road from Cardiff to London is littered with history, stunning scenery and architectural delights. First stop for the day is Bath – a UNESCO World Heritage Sitefeaturing 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 which 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 which 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.
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