Best of Britain tour – Early Birds 2020

Best of Britain – 9 nights/10 days

Early Booking – book by 30 Sep 19 and SAVE up to $412 per person*

From $3 337* per adult twin share
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Accommodation as specified

All on-tour transportation

Welcome Pack including a backpack, luggage tags and straps


Valid for sales 25 Jul 19 to 30 Sep 19 unless otherwise specified

Valid for travel commenced  5 Jan 20 & completed 20 Dec 20 (unless otherwise specified)
Blackouts: 26 Jan – 26 Jan 20, 9 Feb – 9 Feb 20, 5 Mar – 7 Mar 20, 4 Jun – 5 Jun 20, 18 Jun – 19 Jun 20, 2 Jul – 1 Oct 20, 5 Nov – 6 Nov 20, 26 Nov – 27 Nov 20 & 6 Dec – 20 Dec 20

Run of House (9 Nights) Twin
5 Apr – 14 Apr 20 & 19 Apr – 5 May 20 $3,646
17 May – 26 May 20 $3,708
25 Oct – 3 Nov 20 $3,337
Day 1: Windsor & Windsor Castle
Day 2: Blenheim Palace & Cotswolds Drive
Day 3: York Minister & Bamburgh Castle
Day 4: Edinburgh City Tour & Edinburgh Castle
Day 5: Lake District & British Music Experience
Day 6: Tintern Abbey & Welsh Evening in Cardiff
Day 7: Roman Baths & Stonehenge
Day 8: London Tour & Tower of London
Day 9: London Sightseeing
Day 10: LondonTour departs:
5, 19, 26 Apr 20
17 May 20
25 Oct 20

Set departure dates, certain departures have a supplement. More travel dates are available, price on application. Please enquire at the time of booking. Strictly subject to availability.

^Saving amount is a per person cost based on 2 people travelling together. Discount is already included in the price.

INCLUDES: 9 nights accommodation, 9 breakfasts and 3 dinners including a Scottish evening at Dalhousie Castle in Edinburgh and a festive Welsh banquet at Cardiff Castle.
BONUS: SAVE up to $412 per person^


Tour Highlights

Discover the sights and breathtaking landscapes of Britain on this quintessential tour. Explore Windsor Castle, the residence of the Queen and enjoy a tour of this historical town. Travel to Blenheim Palace, before heading to York. Join a walking tour through the medieval streets including the Shambles.

Head north via Hadrian’s Wall, before arriving at Bamburgh Castle an imposing medieval fortress. Explore the city of Edinburgh, and tour the famous Edinburgh Castle to marvel at the Crown Jewels. Travel through the picturesque Lake District and continue to Liverpool. Journey through the Welsh countryside and head to Cardiff, where you will explore Cardiff Castle. Visit the ancient city of Bath and then marvel at the prehistoric Stonehenge. Arrive in London where you will enjoy a tour of the city with its many famous landmarks.


Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Reserved seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 9 – 23 departures.
  • Discover the rich history of Windsor and York on walking tours around these charming old towns.
  • Visit the medieval Bamburgh Castle and enjoy views of the beach below.

    Trip Highlights:

    • British Music Experience
    • Cardiff Castle
    • Edinburgh Castle
    • Roman Baths & Pump Room
    • Stonehenge
    • Tower of London
    • Windsor Castle

Dining Experiences:

  • 9 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) and 3 dinners (D) including a Scottish evening at Dalhousie Castle in Edinburgh and a festive Welsh banquet at Cardiff Castle.


  • Macdonald Windsor Hotel, Windsor (1 night)

Macdonald Windsor Hotel, Windsor


Located minutes away from Windsor Castle is the Macdonald Windsor Hotel. Set in a 1700s townhouse this hotel features contemporary design with rich pops of color against a muted palette. The bedrooms are luxurious and elegant and features plush fabrics, free Wi-Fi, and an en-suite bathroom with drench showers. Enjoy a meal at the Scottish Steakhouse which uses quality ingredients to create innovative twists to delicious dishes.

  • Hotel du Vin, York (1 night)

Hotel Du Vin, YorkDescription:

Tucked away in the Mount area of the city, the Hotel Du Vin York lies within a Grade II-listed mansion house, combining classic early 19th century architecture and charm with modern style and comfort. At Hotel du Vin York, you’ll find 44 distinctive rooms and suites, featuring luxurious beds with Egyptian cotton linen, powerful drench showers and roll top baths, flat screen TVs and unique features that have been carefully restored. Enjoy dinner at the French and British influenced Bistro, or relax with a cocktail or glass of wine in the bar. Hotel Du Vin York services include Free WiFi, Same day laundry service, and 24 hour room service.

  • Dalhousie Castle Hotel, near Edinburgh (2 nights)

Dalhousie Castle Hotel, Bonnyrigg


Certain parts of this majestic red stone castle – which is the oldest inhabited castle in Scotland – date back as far as the 13th century. The rooms are individually decorated, blending historic surroundings with modern amenities, and feature Scottish fabrics and period furniture. Enjoy a meal in The Dungeon Restaurant, located in the castle’s actual dungeon, or a relaxed bite in the hotel’s bistro.

  • Hilton Liverpool City Centre Hotel, Liverpool (1 night)Hilton Liverpool City Centre Hotel, Liverpool

Description:This stylish, modern hotel was opened in 2010. Enjoy signature cocktails in the hotel’s elegant PIMA Bar or savor the finest seasonal cuisine at the Exchange Restaurant. Enjoy a range of guest rooms and suites – some with views over the city or the River Mersey – wireless internet access and satellite TV channels. Work out in the fitness center.

  • Clayton Hotel Cardiff, Cardiff (1 night)

Clayton Hotel Cardiff, Cardiff


This new 12-story hotel, opened in 2011, is one of Cardiff’s tallest buildings, with panoramic views over Cardiff Bay. The Cardiff Hotel Bar is open for drinks and casual food throughout the day. Stir Bar & Restaurant, overlooking Mill Lane, offers an array of dishes to tempt your taste buds. Two hundred sixteen guest rooms provide every amenity for a comfortable stay, offering the perfect place to relax and unwind. These spacious and airy rooms offer beds with crisp white duvet and pillows, with outstanding views of the beautiful Cardiff surroundings. Facilities include air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi.

  • Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel, London (3 nights)Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel, London


With luxurious colonial furniture and original Asian artwork, this welcoming hotel is like a smart and exclusive club. 330 luxuriously appointed rooms offer beautiful furnishings, crisp bed linen, and fabulous marble bathrooms. The Aston Bar and Restaurant has a superior reputation and is a great place for a drink, a light lunch, or a sumptuous dinner made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. It is located on Tottenham Court Road, in the West End and close to theaters, museums and art galleries.


PACKAGE TERMS & CONDITIONS: It is our policy to present the cost of our holidays inclusive of all airport and government charges. Please accept however that these charges are not within our control, therefore we reserve the right to pass on any increase.Travel agent professional service fees where charged, will be additional to the advertised pricesCloseout and blackout periods apply over school holidays and peak holiday periods & availability of seats & rooms is likely to be very limited over this time . Valid for sales to 30 Sep 2019. Valid for travel commenced and completed within the period 5 Jan 2020 to 20 Dec 2020 (unless otherwise specified).A non-refundable deposit per person is required at the time of booking. *Saving of up to $549 per person is based on the 14 Day Jewels of Ireland, based on 2 people travelling together. Discount is already included in the prices shown. Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offers. Not valid for group travel. Offer is subject to availability and blackout dates may apply. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Other conditions may apply. Events beyond our control such as currency fluctuations may result in price variations. Welcome Pack will be handed to clients at first hotel on Day 1 of tour. Prices shown are based on per person costs in New Zealand Dollars, for payment by cash, cheque or eftpos only. Credit card sales not permitted unless Travel Agent acts as a merchant. Capacity limitations apply and may not be available on all services. Strict cancellation fees apply. For full terms and conditions and cancellation fees please contact your local travel agent for more information. Trade enquiries via GO Holidays. Tours operated by CIE Coach Tours.