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Icons of England & Wales

18 days • with Alan Coltman

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Britain’s empire was built on its naval strength and it ushered in the Golden Age of Railways. It was also a leader in aviation, responsible for classic planes like the Spitfire. This grand tour through the heart of England and Wales celebrates the three great modes of transport that have helped to make the UK what it is today. Your tour will take you to great museums and an iconic air show, incorporating stunning scenery, astounding architecture and a vast, eclectic mix of Britain’s cultural icons. There are river cruises and heritage steam Train Tours England. All the way your luxury coach will be on hand for transfers, to manage luggage, and complete our excursions into Britain’s heartland.

Guided tours of England give you the chance to discover the wealth of history the country offers while enjoying visits to castles, cathedrals and other attractions with knowledgeable guides.

  • Ride the heritage railways of the Isle of Wight, North Wales and Yorkshire Moors
  • Visit the National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory in London, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the National Railway Museum, York
  • Explore Liverpool’s dockyards, Bristol’s port, York Minster and the wonders of Cambridge
  • Take a ferry across the Mersey, see the locks at Foxton and the SS Great Britain in Bristol
  • Visit great houses in Yorkshire, terraces in Bath and the Abbey in Whitby
  • Enjoy a full day on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway to Whitby
  • Explore Stonehenge, the royal residence of Osborne House, Castle Howard and Conwy Castle
  • Visit the Fleet Air Arm Museum
  • Receive a full-day pass to experience the worldrenowned Duxford Air Show


  • Per Person: $ 9,975
  • Single Supplement: $ 2,235
  • DATE
  • 4 Sep 2020 - 21 Sep 2020
  • 17 nights accommodation in comfortable, centrally-located hotels
  • First class rail travel (where available)
  • Meals as per the itinerary (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
  • Comprehensive sightseeing with expert local guides and your experienced and knowledgeable host
  • Excursion/entrance fees except those listed in the itinerary as optional
  • 7 rail excursions, 2 boat trips, and comfortable luxury coach transport throughout
  • Porterage on and off the coach and at all hotels with the exception of the Holiday Inn Bristol
  • Luggage transported separately on days 4, 11 and 12 when travelling by train