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Fly to London, where your amazing Great Britain story begins.
Enjoy exploring London with a sightseeing bus pass. Then join an exciting escorted tour to revel in the rich history of Bath, Cambridge, York and Edinburgh.
Discover Stonehenge, see Shakespeare’s hometown and enjoy intriguing city tours. Admire the enchanting views of the Scottish Highlands and the English Lake District. Tuck into hearty cuisine while travelling – this Great Britain tour is filled with uniquely British travel experiences!
Early bird deals are here – but hurry, the price of this tour will increase if you book after 15 November, 2021!SEE THE BROCHURE
- From $3999 per person twin share, flying from Sydney
- From $4299 per person twin share, flying from Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth & Adelaide
- Single supplement from $1600 for a private room, but there’s the option to share on the tour
- Extra nights in London, from $85 per person per night, based on twin share
Please note: Prices are subject to confirmation and may change without notice or vary depending on your travel dates.
Inclusions at a glance
- Return economy airfares from Australia to London
- Fly with Cathay Pacific Airlines (contact us for other airlines)
- 7 nights ibis Blackfriars London Hotel, standard twin share room
- 6 nights tour accommodation in twin rooms with private en-suite facilities
- Solo travellers can opt to pay a single supplement for a private room on tour
- 13 breakfasts & 4 dinners
Vegetarian options available for all meals on tour on request
- London Hop On Hop Off Buss Pass 72 hours
- London Walking Tour 2 hours
- Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days)
- 6 nights/7 days Great Britain coach tour
- Sightseeing and activities as per itinerary
- Services of English-speaking tour leader, who will be on hand with advice and tips to ensure you get the most from your trip
- Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and toilet on board
- Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days)
- Return airport to hotel transfers
- Visit Cambridge and take a punting trip through the university
- Wander the medieval streets of York in the footsteps of your tour leader
- Enjoy a traditional Yorkshire roast dinner
- Photo stop at the impressive Angel of the North
- Experience Hadrian’s Wall, the Roman barrier to the Northern tribes
- Spend time in Jedburgh, an old town on the Scottish Border
- Orientation tour of Edinburgh with your tour leader
- Dine out in Edinburgh’s best Italian restaurant
- Free time to explore Loch Ness
- Whisky tasting at a distillery
- Catch views of Glen Coe & Ben Nevis
- Spend a night in the Scottish highlands
- Comfort stop at World Famous Gretna Green
- Take lunch in the English Lake District National Park
- Driving tour of Liverpool with your tour leader
- Free time to explore Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare
- Photo stop at one of Wales’ most impressive castles
- Drive through Cardiff, the capital of Wales
- Orientation walk of Bath followed by free time to explore
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Board your overnight flight to London!
On arrival you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your London hotel. The remainder of the day is free to start exploring this great city.
Enjoy a week at your leisure in London. During the stay, as 72-hour Hop On Hop Off Bus Pass is included, as well as a London Walking Tour. We recommend taking the tours early in your stay, so that it helps get your bearings and makes it all the more fun when you explore on your own.
London - 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. 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. The final stop for the day is 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 a traditional Sunday roast dinner in a British pub. Be sure to try the homemade Yorkshire pudding, followed by a chocolate brownie for dessert.
Hadrian's Wall - Jedburgh - Edinburgh
Your first stop of the day is the Angel of the North, a 20m-tall steel sculpture of an angel with wings measuring 54 metres across. Next stop, Hadrian’s Wall. Built by hand in 122 AD, it’s 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 can explore the city and take in the amazing architecture. The Jedburgh Abbey ruins are highly recommended. As you journey through Scotland, relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape drifting past. The capital city is waiting, and your tour leader will introduce you to its many wonders.
Edinburgh: Free Day
Today, the city is yours to explore. Known as the cultural capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is blessed with stunning architecture, art galleries and memorials. Take a step back in time, and wander around the unchanged cobbled streets of the Royal Mile. Or, join your tour leader on a Conquer the Capital optional excursion. This full-day tour takes you to Edinburgh Castle and includes a visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia - the former residence of the royal family. Tonight, you have the option of joining a traditional Scottish dinner and show (you can even try some Haggis). Check our optional excursions for more information.
Loch Ness - Whisky Distillery - Glencoe - 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. Take in the impressive ruins of Urquhart Castle as you drift past. Once back on the road, spot Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. Whilst in the region we will visit one of Scotland’s oldest, licensed whisky distilleries in Fort William for a distillery tour and whisky tasting. We will visit Glencoe – a spectacular Glen (deep valley) where the massacre of Glencoe took place in 1692, before continuing on to your hotel in the Scottish Highlands.
Gretna Green - Lake District - Liverpool
You’re bound for Liverpool - home of The Beatles and two world-famous premier league football clubs! On the way, soak up the last of the Scottish landscape, before reaching the Lake District for lunch. Next stop, Liverpool in the 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. 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.
Liverpool - 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. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own. 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. Sliding into south Wales, you'll have the chance to see a medieval castle before we head onwards to the Welsh capital of Cardiff, for a driving tour on route to our hotel for the night.
Bath - Stonehenge - London
This is the last day of your British Tour, and there is no sign of slowing down! The first stop is Bath – a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring some of the finest architecture in Europe. Join us on an orientation tour of the town, and learn about the historical significance of the region. Why not join an optional excursion that could have you unravelling one of the worlds’ greatest mysteries - Stonehenge. As you board your 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.
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This is a great combination of free time in London and an escorted tour of Great Britain. Flights from Australia are included. Single travellers have the option to share or pay a supplement to ensure a private room on tour.
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See the brochure
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The brochure includes details of the inclusions, itinerary (where applicable) and other relevant travel information. Information contained in the brochure is subject to change and at the time of booking you will be provided with an updated copy that includes the current details for your reservation.
This escorted tour includes flights from Australia and departs on select dates:
2022 – 27 March, 24 April, 08 May, 05 June, 28 August, 11 & 25 September, 09 & 20 October
Departures are subject to availability and prices may vary at time of booking. Please ask us for your preferred date and we will advise availability and cost. Contact us to find out about departures at other times of the year.
Important to remember...
The day-by-day tour descriptions in the itinerary are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, river conditions, road accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.
Speak to a travel specialist
The My Travel Experience team are travel experts and we're here to help you enjoy the best holiday - from the time you start to plan your trip until the day you return home. We are only a phone call or email away whenever you need us, so please contact us today with any questions.
Email [email protected]. Phone 1300 168 910 (in Australia) or text +61 437 851 966 (from overseas or via mobile).
Book with Confidence - Early Bird Special
This tour has special Book With Confidence conditions that give you greater flexibility and peace of mind when you book in 2021.
When you book early, if you need to change your tour dates due to COVID19 travel restrictions, you will receive travel credits to the same value as your original tour.
Plus, you will have the following options:
1. Book the same tour, different departure date
Receive a full travel credit and to transfer to a new travel date. Check your travel voucher to confirm its validity and if you originally booked with a discount, that same saving will be applied to your new travel date.
2. Book a different tour
If you choose to book a different tour, then the travel credit will be transferred to that new tour booking. Check your travel voucher to confirm its validity and if you originally booked with a discount, that same saving will be applied to the cost of your new tour.
3. Travel credits as a gift
For ultimate flexibility, travel credits can be used for a new booking for other travellers. Thus, credits can be redeemed towards the new booking and that can be for someone other than the original booker(s). The original lead traveller will need to email our customer service team to confirm the transfer. Make sure you check the date on the travel credits voucher to know the redemption deadline.
Important to know:
- Travel credits are non-refundable.
- Date changes must be made 60 days prior to departure or fees will apply as per standard standard Booking Terms & Conditions.
- Airfares are non-refundable once tickets are issued and separate future travel credit conditions apply.
- These conditions only apply to this tour and/or flights if confirmed arrangements are disrupted or cancelled due to COVID19.
New safety measures and greater peace of mind
The wellbeing and safety of our passengers and staff is always a priority, especially as we adjust to a new world for travellers. My Travel Experience is committed to ensuring your peace of mind with customer-friendly booking practices and enhanced health and safety standards on our trips.
We work closely with tour operators that have received the Safe Travels stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), which enables travellers to recognise companies around the world that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
Travel requirements for this tour:
The tour operator is implementing a number of enhanced health and safety protocols on their trips. These additional precautions have been introduced to help prevent the transmission of Covid-19 and to help ensure that travellers and the tour team are as safe and protected as possible while on tour.
Negative PCR or Antigen Tests
All travellers, regardless of their vaccination status, will be asked to produce a negative PCR test or negative Antigen test in order to embark on our escorted tours. This helps to ensure the safety of our travellers and staff.
Self-monitor for Covid-19 symptoms
We request that all travellers self-monitor daily before the tour for any COVID-19 related symptoms. All travellers will be required to complete a Covid-19 Acknowledgement of Risk (sent by our customer service team) before departing for the tour, and each traveller will be required to sign a Responsible Traveller Pledge (committing to the safety and wellbeing of yourself and fellow travellers). We advise all travellers to check their home country's rules and regulations regarding the quarantine period upon return from your tour as well as any requirements they may have before you travel.
Face masks and sanitising
Each traveller will be required to bring their own mask and wear it at all (required) times. We ask that our travellers familiarise themselves with the best way to use, clean and store face masks (especially if they are reusable). Travellers should bring their own face masks for use throughout the journey as well as spares. Always remember to practice good hygiene and wash or sanitise your hands frequently. Travel tip: Plastic bags are good for storing used face masks.
As per regulation - face masks will be compulsory while on the coach, boat and train. Face masks will be available for purchase from your tour leader for those who do not have supplies. Hand sanitisers with at least 60% alcohol will be available to travellers and staff at all times.
Adequate Travel Insurance
All tour travellers are required to show proof of adequate travel insurance before embarking on tour. Your policy of insurance is required to cover you and your party against the cost of cancellation by you; the cost of assistance (including repatriation - medical and non-medical) in the event of accident or illness; loss of baggage and money; protection against any Covid-related claims and other expenses.
Please Note: If you cannot provide the tour team with proof of adequate travel insurance prior to the start of your tour, you will not be permitted to embark on day one.
Health and Safety on Tour
On the4 coach tours, elevated hygiene and safety procedures will be put into place. The safe and comfortable coaches are cleaned and sanitised before the start of each tour and daily cleaning is maintained throughout the tour.
Safety Measures for Social Distancing on Tour
In line with precautions from various government authorities, such as the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), social distancing and face masks will be necessary on both rail and coach tours.
Carrying out responsible social distancing while on the coach and train, during city tours, on visits to landmarks, museums and more, will be necessary to help ensure the safety of yourself, the other travellers in your group and our travel crew. This extends to the use of face masks on board the coach and train and where necessary when visiting different destinations.
Coach boarding will be adjusted in line with social distancing measures.
What if someone gets sick on tour?
All travellers are required to inform their tour leader if they are feeling unwell. Your tour leader will then direct you to a medical practitioner, it is strongly advised that travellers then take all the reasonable steps to ensure the traveller(s) meet all the requirements as laid out by their travel insurance provider.
Travel Crew are Trained and Here to Help
The travel crew, which includes your tour leaders and drivers, have previously been trained for important health and hygiene needs while on tour. In addition to this, the crew will have received additional, in-depth health and hygiene training prior to embarking on any future tours. This training is in line with guidelines set out by public health authorities.
The team is regularly reviewing government tourism and travel updates and ensuring that tours run in accordance with the prevailing public health advice, and recommendations by the World Health Organisation, the Centres for Disease Control, the European Centre for Disease Control, and the Public Health Agency of Canada. We are hoping to make this adjustment to the "new normal" of travel as stress-free as possible!
These guidelines are subject to change as the global situation evolves. The enforcement of certain measures (i.e. social distancing and mask-wearing) will vary in different regions. We will defer to local health authorities for best practices in their region. Check with your home country's policies on testing and post-trip self-isolation as well as the latest travel advisories.
How to make a booking:
This early bird deal is valid until 15 November 2021 and may change without notice.
Price is correct as of 09 November 2021. Please contact us for current rates.
Advertised price is based on lead-price departure(s) and rates will be advised for your preferred travel date prior to any payment being required.
All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply.
Please read My Travel Experience Booking Terms & Conditions prior to making a reservation. By booking any travel service with us, you have agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions.
To make a booking please call My Travel Experience on 1300 168 910 or email [email protected].
You can also select a trip and request it via this website - please enter your preferred departure date (if known) and the number of people travelling. If you wish to submit an enquiry, please let us know your travel dates plus any other information that will help us provide a quote, such as departure city and travel preferences.
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