England, Scotland & Wales with Paris

England, Scotland & Wales with Paris (900E)

16 Day Tour from London to Paris

2018 Tour Details

Experience some of Britain’s fascinating towns as you travel through England, Scotland, and Wales, stopping for overnights in London, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Strathpeffer, Glasgow, Liverpool, Cardiff, and Plymouth.

Part of the charm of traveling through Britain is seeing the spectacular scenery, and on this affordable Britain tour, you’ll get the opportunity to witness some of its most scenic areas. Travel through Northumberland National Park, with its wide-open spaces and landscapes of endless beauty; Brecon Beacons National Park, with its dramatic landscapes; Dartmoor National Park; and incomparable Snowdonia National Park in Wales, with picturesque villages, mountains, and lakes. Drive through the serene Lake District, England’s largest and finest natural park and recently awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. On your way to the beautiful Isle of Skye, keep an eye out for the Loch Ness monster and admire some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery, including vast areas of unspoiled wilderness and gorgeous lochs (lakes).

On this budget travel tour of Britain, you’ll also travel to some of Britain’s charming towns. In Stratford-upon-Avon, explore the town that Shakespeare called home and get a glimpse into life in 16th-century England. Walk through York’s quaint streets and marvel at England's most complete medieval city. In Chester, enjoy a walking tour of this city famed for its Roman remains and black and white half-timbered buildings. In Bath, explore the elegant city famed for its excavations of the 2,000-year-old Roman baths. In Plymouth, see the Mayflower Steps, where the Pilgrim Fathers embarked in 1620. Enjoy an orientation drive in Cardiff, the capital of Wales, and sightseeing in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital.

At the conclusion of your tour, travel via high-speed Eurostar train to Paris for three overnights and guided sightseeing. All services in Paris, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms.

These are just some of the many highlights of this value-minded Britain tour—with Paris. A dream vacation!
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 Tour Highlights

Sightseeing:

Visits to Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon, Hadrian’s Wall, Jedburgh, Edinburgh Castle, tickets for Edinburgh Military Tattoo (departures July 30 through August 20), St. Andrews, Pitlochry, Culloden Moor, Fort William, Gretna Green, Liverpool, Betws-y-Coed, Caernarvon, Ludlow, Bath, Glastonbury, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Plymouth, Stonehenge; orientation drive in Cardiff; walking tours in Oxford, York and Chester

Guides:

Local Guide for city sightseeing in Edinburgh; host service in London; professional Tour Director while touring

Scenic Highlights:

Northumberland National Park, Scottish Highlands and Lowlands, Isle of Skye, Glen Coe, Loch Lomond, Lake District National Park, Snowdonia National Park, Brecon Beacons National Park and “The Valleys,” Dartmoor National Park, Salisbury Plain

Transportation:

Transportation:
Private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; Isle of Skye ferry; high-speed Eurostar train

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full English breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners with choice of menus

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

Check into your hotel. In the afternoon, there’s time to rest or to start exploring the lively British capital. Uniformed hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.

Day 2 LONDON

Today is devoted to exploring on your own or enjoying our exciting program of optional activities. You may choose to join a Local Guide for an optional morning sightseeing tour of the city’s famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horseguards and the Prime Minister’s Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. The highlight is a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral, Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708. Later on, maybe visit Windsor Castle or the Tower of London with its spectacular Crown Jewels. Tonight, a leisurely cruise on the Thames River would be fun!

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 LONDON–OXFORD–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–SHEFFIELD

Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and depart at 8 am for a memorable day of sightseeing. In Oxford, a walking tour shows you the colleges where Britain’s elite receive its outstanding education. Then, travel through the lovely Cotswold Hills to Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon. Take photos of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and explore the town at your own pace. Your overnight destination is Sheffield.

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Day 4 SHEFFIELD–YORK–JEDBURGH, SCOTLAND–EDINBURGH

In York, stand in awe in front of the great structure of York Minster, then follow your Tour Director through a maze of quaint streets, including the narrow Shambles. Continue through wild Northumberland National Park and see a section of Hadrian’s Wall. Then, at Jedburgh, see the abbey ruins. Late-afternoon arrival in Edinburgh. A suggestion for this evening: enjoy a traditional Scottish night out with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and, of course, the Ceremony of the Haggis.

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Day 5 EDINBURGH

A full day to enjoy the Scottish capital. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town,” home to famous scientists, inventors, and novelists. In the “Old Town,” drive up the narrow Royal Mile to EDINBURGH CASTLE to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Afternoon at leisure. Later, a unique optional experience: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia. Tour five decks and see how the Royal Family and crew of 240 lived and worked on board. Dinner rounds out this optional evening. For departure numbers 0730 through 0820, tickets are included for tonight’s performance of the world-renowned MILITARY TATTOO, a vast spectacle of massed Scottish pipe bands that takes place in an arena on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle.

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Day 6 EDINBURGH–ST. ANDREWS–DUNDEE–PERTH–PITLOCHRY–CULLODEN MOOR–INVERNESS–STRATHPEFFER

A day of memorable sightseeing: take the elegant Forth Road Bridge to St. Andrews, whose Royal and Ancient Golf Club has given us the rules of golfing; then, cross the Firth of Tay and, via Dundee and Perth, head into the Highlands, with a stop in the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry. Cross the battlefield of Culloden Moor with its memories of Bonnie Prince Charlie, then, via Inverness, head for your Highland destination.

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Day 7 STRATHPEFFER–ISLE OF SKYE–FORT WILLIAM–GLASGOW

More heather-clad moors as you drive through the western Highlands to Lochalsh and the Inner Hebridean Isle of Skye. The route back to the mainland is by FERRY across the Sound of Sleat to Mallaig; then, witness breathtaking scenery all the way to Fort William beneath Ben Nevis. Glen Coe, where the MacDonald Clan was massacred in 1692, and a drive along the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond are scenic highlights on the way to Glasgow, Scotland’s great cultural city.

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Day 8 GLASGOW–GRETNA GREEN–LAKE DISTRICT, ENGLAND–LIVERPOOL

South through the history-steeped Lowland Hills and a visit to Gretna Green, where the blacksmith used to wed runaway couples. Drive through beautiful scenery in the Lake District, considered to be the finest of England’s national parks and recently awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. End the day in Liverpool, of Beatles fame, once the departure port of the great transatlantic liners. You may wish to join an optional city tour this afternoon.

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Day 9 LIVERPOOL. NORTH WALES EXCURSION

A day dedicated to the mountainous splendor of North Wales. After a stop in pretty Betws-y-Coed, drive over spectacular Llanberis Pass and through Snowdonia National Park to Caernarvon, where the castle saw the investiture of Charles as Prince of Wales. Then, follow the coast road via the walled town of Conway back to Liverpool.

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Day 10 LIVERPOOL–CHESTER–LUDLOW–CARDIFF, WALES

In Chester, the historic county town on the Dee River, your walking tour includes the Roman remains, black and white half-timbered buildings, and the two-tiered arcades called the “Rows.” Pause in the pretty market town of Ludlow before heading back into Wales and Brecon Beacons National Park, land of salmon rivers and the Welsh mountain pony. Finally, head through “The Valleys,” whose iron ore and coal were the raw materials for the Industrial Revolution, to the Welsh capital. Here, an orientation drive introduces you to the major attractions: Cardiff Castle, Cathays Park, Millennium Stadium, and the stately civic buildings. Tonight, why not join an evening of Welsh entertainment and dinner?

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Day 11 CARDIFF–BATH, ENGLAND–GLASTONBURY–WIDECOMBE–PLYMOUTH

Leaving Wales, cross the Severn Bridge for a visit to the elegant Georgian city of Bath, famed for its Roman relics, before heading into the romantically scenic West Country and Glastonbury with its King Arthur associations. In the heart of Dartmoor National Park, visit quaint Widecombe-in-the-Moor, ghostly setting for Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles. Finally, in Plymouth, hear about Sir Francis Drake and see the Mayflower Steps, where the Pilgrim Fathers embarked in 1620.

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Day 12 PLYMOUTH–STONEHENGE–LONDON

On the final leg of your journey, take in Thomas Hardy’s Wessex, and visit prehistoric STONEHENGE. First, explore the visitor center with its imaginative exhibitions, then admire the magnificence of the monument from up close. Return to London around 3 pm. How about celebrating the success of your tour with a night out on the town?

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Day 13 LONDON–PARIS, FRANCE

Travel by high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN (Standard class) to Paris. Your Local Host is available to help you make the most of your stay.

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Day 14 PARIS

Morning guided sightseeing features Paris’ most famous highlights, including gothic NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL and the LOUVRE.

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Day 15 PARIS

Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure.

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Day 16 PARIS

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Tour Director

With Cosmos, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

JULIAN CLEARY

Years of Experience: 37

Why did King John build a castle on the Shannon? Why is St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin protestant? How did James Watt change the world? My greatest pleasure is to answer those questions! When you travel to my country, I have the duty to show it to you properly!

Tour Director - JULIAN CLEARY

 Accommodations

LONDON Novotel London West (F)
SHEFFIELD Jurys Inn Sheffield (F)
EDINBURGH Novotel Edinburgh Park (F)
STRATHPEFFER Ben Wyvis Hotel (ST)
GLASGOW Glasgow Pond Hotel (F)
LIVERPOOL Holiday Inn Liverpool City Centre (F)
CARDIFF Park Inn Cardiff (F)
PLYMOUTH Jurys Inn Plymouth (F)
PARIS Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel (F)

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Paris
London
Edinburgh
Liverpool
Cardiff
Plymouth

Paris

Dinner and Cabaret Show at the Famous Lido

Dinner and Cabaret Show at the Famous Lido

Enjoy dinner and the new cabaret show at the Famous Lido, located on the famous Champs-Elysees. Its revues have added sparkle to the City of Light since 1946. The Lido boasts a panoramic theater without columns, to ensure perfect visibility for the entire audience.

Price Range: $$$$

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Enjoy an exciting evening at the world-renowned Parisian cabaret, Moulin Rouge!

Price Range: $$$$

Private Guided Tour

Private Guided Tour

This private tour with a professional, certified local guide is the ideal way to discover the City of Light. Make the most of your Paris experience at your pace and in your style - after all, it is your trip!

Price Range: $$$$

Seine River Cruise

Seine River Cruise

There's no better way to see the City of Light. Enjoy a cruise on the River Seine followed by a guided discovery tour to admire monuments of Paris, including the Concorde, Opera, Madeleine, and Champs Elysees.

Price Range: $$$

Eiffel Tower Dinner and Seine Cruise

Eiffel Tower Dinner and Seine Cruise

Combine Parisian legends in this unforgettable evening.

Price Range: $$$$

Claude Monet's Giverny & Museum of Impressionism

Claude Monet's Giverny & Museum of Impressionism

Drive along the Seine Valley to the home of Claude Monet, leader of the Impressionist movement. Visit the house, the former studio, and stroll through the garden, a famous source of inspiration for many celebrated artists. Also visit the beautiful new Musée des Impressionistes nearby.

Price Range: $$$

Loire Valley and Lunch

Loire Valley and Lunch

Visit 11th-century Amboise Castle, the manor house of Clos Lucé where Leonardo da Vinci lived and worked from 1515 until his death in 1519, and Chenonceau Castle, built over the River Cher.

Price Range: $$$$

Mont St. Michel Including Lunch

Mont St. Michel Including Lunch

Enjoy the landscapes of the Normandy region on a full-day guided excursion to the 11th-century Mont Saint Michel Abbey, a famous pilgrimage center in the Middle Ages. Enjoy also a lunch at a local restaurant that faces the island and spend some time to stroll around the village.

Price Range: $$$$

Guided Visit of the D-Day Landing Beaches

Guided Visit of the D-Day Landing Beaches

This full-day minibus excursion includes Pointe du Hoc, the American Cemetery, and Omaha Beach. After an included lunch, see the ruins of Arromanches artificial harbor. The sense of history and importance of these sites is inescapable.

Price Range: $$$$

Guided Visit of the Somme Battlefields

Guided Visit of the Somme Battlefields

Learn the history and discover the area which was home to some of the most terrible battles of the Great War - the Battle of the Somme.

Price Range: $$$$

Discovery of Champagne

Discovery of Champagne

Cheers! Enjoy a full-day excursion by minibus to the Champagne region. See the vineyards of the Champagne region as you travel along the country roads.

Price Range: $$$$

London

Morning City Sightseeing

Morning City Sightseeing

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside River Thames, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall's mounted horseguards and the Prime Minister's Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. The highlight is a visit to ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL, Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708.

Price Range: $

Tower of London & Crown Jewels

Tower of London & Crown Jewels

From the opulent Crown Jewels to the uniformed Beefeaters and infamous ravens, this fascinating excursion introduces you to the Tower of London, one of the country's most famous castle fortresses.

Price Range: $$

A Taste of London

A Taste of London

Combine a dinner outing at a traditional London pub with a relaxed, nighttime cruise along the Thames River, viewing some of the capital's most beautiful illuminated sights.

Price Range: $$

Edinburgh

Scottish Night with Bagpipers and the Ceremony of the Haggis

Scottish Night with Bagpipers and the Ceremony of the Haggis

Enjoy a delicious three-course meal followed by traditional Scottish song and dance and the Ceremony of the Haggis.

Price Range: $$

Royal Yacht Britannia Excursion & Dinner

Royal Yacht Britannia Excursion & Dinner

Enjoy a visit to the former Royal Yacht Britannia, which was used on over 700 overseas visits and sailed over a million nautical miles, and discover what life was like on board Her Majesty's floating residence. Later dinner with wine and coffee at an excellent local restaurant is included.

Price Range: $$

Liverpool

Evening City Tour

Evening City Tour

Enjoy a detailed introduction to the splendid city of Liverpool on this entertaining private guided tour. Along the way, visit the magnificent cathedral, admire stunning historic civic buildings, hear about the legendary Beatles, and discover the city's glorious maritime history.

Price Range: $

Cardiff

Welsh Evening

Welsh Evening

Experience Welsh culture at its finest during this delightful evening of food, wine, and traditional entertainment.

Price Range: $$

Plymouth

Harbour Cruise

Harbour Cruise

Follow in the footsteps of Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh, and the Pilgrim Fathers on this narrated cruise on Plymouth Sound, one of the world's great natural harbours.

Price Range: $

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