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England and Wales Experience 5 day (Small Group)

Highlights
  • Leave the driving to a pro and travel by coach in climate-controlled comfort
  • Delve into the mountainous landscape of Wales with a trip to Snowdonia
  • Discover northern gems such as Chatsworth House that are often overlooked
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England and Wales Experience 5 day (Small Group)
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Overview
Explore England and Wales over five full days with this transport, accommodation, and day trip experience from London. Perfect if you don’t have your own vehicle, the package makes it easy to discover the highlights of the two countries through guided tours and plenty of free time. You’ll have overnight stays in Chester and York, and discover scenic regions such as the Cotswolds, Snowdonia, and Peak District with a private driver-guide.
What to Expect
Day 1
Our tour begins by journeying from London back in time to The Cotswolds. First we visit Cirencester, the largest town in the Cotswold District. We will also visit some of the smaller Cotswold villages. We’ll continue on to Ironbridge, a village perched on the River Severn. Cars no longer cross the bridge, so it’s perfect for a stroll across to enjoy the stunning views. Our overnight stop is the English city of Chester. Here you can walk the Roman walls to get your bearings and a bird’s-eye view of the city, it takes about an hour to complete the full route, however, there are loads of stopping points and distractions such as Roman ruins, Chester Cathedral and the River Dee to admire along the way.
Day 2
We’ll have a leisurely start, allowing you to spend the morning in Chester. We’ll then head west to Wales to drive the Llanberis Pass and revel in the mountainous scenery. Snowdonia National Park is full of wild landscapes; we’re here to enjoy the peaks, waterfalls, lakes and historic villages. We’ll also visit Conwy, a walled market town home to Conwy Castle*. You can explore narrow cobbled streets and take in views of the Thomas Telford Suspension Bridge that leads up to the Castle before we return to Chester for a second night.
Day 3
Our third day is all about The Peak District National Park, known for its stunning views and small market towns. We’ll be stopping in the town of Buxton, the highest elevated market town in England! We’ll then make our way to Bakewell, famous for Bakewell pudding. Another highlight of Bakewell is the lavish stately home of Chatsworth House, set in idyllic gardens, there’s plenty to explore inside and out. We’ll spend our third evening in York, which has been named the most haunted city in Europe, but don’t worry our guide will get you safely to your accommodation for the night.
Day 4
You have the whole day to explore York, an ancient walled city founded by the Romans. You can choose what you‘d like to visit, perhaps York Minster*, a 13th century Gothic Cathedral, or the Shambles, made up of pretty cobbled streets and old-fashioned shops. We’d love you to join us on a guided walking tour of the city, but the day is free for you to do as you please! *Optional Extra Subject to Availability.
Day 5
After an evening in York, we’ll head south to Newark-on-Trent, a town which stands on the River Trent and has one of the finest Georgian market squares in England. It’s also home to Newark Castle & Gardens, which you’ll have ample time to explore. We’ll continue south to Cambridge, a leafy University city with colleges, chapels, churches and courtyards to discover. You can even enjoy an iconic punt down the River Cam, and view the stunning University buildings from the river if you choose to. We’ll then have to say goodbye and return to central London*.
*If you would like to finish the tour in Edinburgh this may be possible on request, please contact us for details
Reviews (7)
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile
England and Wales Experience 5 day

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,...More

2  Thank Susan H
Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at England Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 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

Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile
Simply lovely!

We did a 9-day tour, combining with the Southwest Experience. Aileen, our guide for the first part of the tour from London was wonderful. She reminded me of being on a school excursion. She would display a map at the front of the van, telling...More

2  Thank SokeYee2014
Reviewed 18 September 2018
Wonderful guide/driver

We returned a week ago from this trip. It actually takes place in two parts. The second part was a three day tour of Scotland. I will review the first part, which was the five day tour of England and Wales. I cannot say enough...More

Date of experience: September 2018
6  Thank mrsmuddled
Reviewed 17 July 2018
England and Wales Experience (5-day)

The small and varied group (from Brazil, US, Canada, Malaysia, and Singapore) made the tour even more enjoyable than anyone of us had expected. Special credit must go to our driver, Paul Denham, who was very caring and personable. Beyond the call of duty, he...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Ung T
Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at England Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Dear Ung T, Thanks for joining us on tour, delighted you had a great trip with Paul and the rest of your group. Sounds like your last dinner together was lovely, we're glad you enjoyed it! Kind Regards, Clare

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Amazing Experience

I have just been on the England and Wales 5 Day Tour and I can highly recommend it, We were picked up in a brand new Mercedes coach and our driver/guide Paul introduced himself to us and we knew we were going to have a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank carollesleydavies
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