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Imagine exploring London, feeling time slip away in Stonehenge, the Roman ruins of Bath, Shakespeare’s home town in the Cotswolds, cruising on Windermere in the Lake District—all followed by a steam train through the wild Moors, discovering mysterious York, Sherwood Forest, and a visit to Windsor Castle. This tour is truly an exceptional England experience.

Begin in dazzling London with a classic double-decker bus tour of the city’s highlights. Pick up your rental car, and you’re off to Stonehenge, older than the pyramids, for your stay in elegant Bath. Roman ruins and Georgian shops line the streets. Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon awaits and you’ll be in on the full story of his life and times. Driving through honey-colored villages, you’ll reach the Lake District, inspiration for artists and poets. Cruise Lake Windermere for scenic shoreline views.

Next stop in York, 2,000 years old and the center of power struggles between Scotland and England. Take a steam train through the windswept moors, then walk Gothic Yorkminster, the Shambles, and the underground city. End your sojourn in Windsor and be amazed by the Castle’s treasures. Simply stunning, all of it.

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Included Unique Activities

Black Cab Meet & Greet Transfer - Heathrow Airport to City

Black Cab Meet & Greet Transfer - Heathrow Airport to City

Premier Classic London Tour in an Iconic Black Cab

Premier Classic London Tour in an Iconic Black Cab

The Roman Baths Admission

The Roman Baths Admission

Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein Multi-Sensory Museum

Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein Multi-Sensory Museum

Shakespeare - The Full Story Admission

Shakespeare - The Full Story Admission

24-Hour Cruise Pass on Windermere Lake

24-Hour Cruise Pass on Windermere Lake

Steam Trains, Whitby, and the North York Moors

Steam Trains, Whitby, and the North York Moors

Windsor Castle Admission

Windsor Castle Admission

Accommodations

2 Nights

Heart of the City Beautiful Hotel

2 Nights

Hotel Indigo Bath

1 Night

Luxury Heart of Stratford Hotel

2 Nights

Briery Wood Country House Hotel

2 Nights

5-Star Historic Spa Inn

1 Night

4-Star Riverside Hotel

Transportation and Guides

  • Authentic London Black Cab Meet & Greet Transfer on Arrival
  • Automatic Rental Car

Meals Included

  • Full Breakfast Included Each Morning

Points of Interest

  • Spend Two Nights in Central London
  • Visit Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and the Tower of London
  • Shop on Famous Oxford Street and Wander through Regents Park
  • Explore Beautiful Bath Architecture & the Ancient Roman Baths
  • Gaze upon the Beautiful Black & White Tudor Buildings of Stratford
  • Visit the Birthplace of the World's Most Famous Playwright - Shakespeare
  • Take in Jaw-Dropping Scenery in Windermere at The Heart of The Lake District
  • Stroll the Charming Streets of the 2,000-Year Old Walled City of York
  • Be Enthralled by Stunning Warwick & Conisbrough Castles
  • Spend Some Time Exploring Peak District National Park
  • Meander through the Royal Town of Windsor

Oxford Street, Greater London

The Regent's Park, Greater London

British Museum, Greater London

Piccadilly Circus, Greater London

London, Greater London

Westminster Abbey, Greater London

Buckingham Palace, Greater London

Big Ben, Greater London

UNESCO World Heritage sites

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

The Tower of London

The Tower of London

Bath

Bath

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

The Lake District

The Lake District

Included Unique Experiences

  • Half-Day Landmarks Tour in your Iconic Black Cab
  • Entrance to the Roman Baths Museum and Preserved Thermae
  • Mary Shelly's House of Frankenstein Museum Experience
  • Shakespeare – The full Story, entrance to all 5 properties
  • 24-Hour Cruise Pass on Windemere Lake
  • Day Trip to Whitby and the North York Moors with Historic Steam train Ride (Seasonal March to October)
  • Entrance to the 11th Century Royal Residence; Windsor Castle

2024 LOW SEASON

Available Dates

Nov, Dec

ON SALE! From $4,257 $4,057 per person

2024 MID SEASON

Available Dates

Sep, Oct

ON SALE! From $4,363 $4,163 per person

2024 HIGH SEASON

Available Dates

Jun, Jul, Aug

ON SALE! From $4,469 $4,269 per person

2025 LOW SEASON

Available Dates

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

ON SALE! From $4,470 $4,270 per person

2025 MID SEASON

Available Dates

Apr, May, Sep, Oct

ON SALE! From $4,581 $4,381 per person

2025 HIGH SEASON

Available Dates

Jun, Jul, Aug

ON SALE! From $4,692 $4,492 per person

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 10 Nights Authentic Accommodations 

TRANSPORTATION

  • Authentic London Black Cab Meet & Greet Transfer on Arrival
  • Automatic Rental Car

DINING OPTIONS INCLUDED

  • Full Breakfast Included Each Morning

INCLUDED UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Half-Day Landmarks Tour in your Iconic Black Cab
  • Entrance to the Roman Baths Museum and Preserved Thermae
  • Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein Museum in Bath
  • Shakespeare – The full Story, entrance to all 5 properties
  • 24-Hour Cruise Pass on Windemere Lake
  • Day Trip to Whitby and the North York Moors with Historic Steam train Ride (Seasonal March to October)
  • Entrance to the 11th Century Royal Residence; Windsor Castle

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Spend Two Nights in Central London
  • Visit Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and the Tower of London
  • Shop on Famous Oxford Street and Wander through Regents Park
  • Explore Beautiful Bath Architecture & the Ancient Roman Baths
  • Gaze upon the Beautiful Black & White Tudor Buildings of Stratford
  • Visit the Birthplace of the World's Most Famous Playwright - Shakespeare
  • Take in Jaw-Dropping Scenery in Windermere at The Heart of The Lake District
  • Stroll the Charming Streets of the 2,000-Year Old Walled City of York
  • Be Enthralled by Stunning Warwick & Conisbrough Castles
  • Spend Some Time Exploring Peak District National Park
  • Meander through the Royal Town of Windsor
Prices Based On
  • All Taxes & Fees Included
  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • Traveling Alone? No Problem. Just Ask Us for a Single Supplement Price.

"The whole experience exceeded my expectations"

Jan Crawford

Colorado Springs

This was our first trip to Ireland as well as our first Authentic Vacations trip. We recently completed the "12 night Soul of Ireland" trip as a you-drive. I have to say that the whole experience exceeded my expectations!! The entire experience from the initial booking to the completion of the trip was outstanding! The stress-free aspect of letting someone else plan and make reservations and deal with details (that we used to do ourselves) made the entire trip so much more enjoyable. Each hotel we were booked into was an exceptional experience (including comfort, service and quality). The additional excursions that were included were wonderful as well. I'm now looking at a trip to Scotland in the future. I'll look forward to working with our awesome agent, Amber, again. She was fabulous! Thank you!!

"Amazing Ireland Guided Vacation"

Lindsay S.

topardisewithlove.com

Jorie, I can't thank you enough for all your help, answering all my 50 million questions and also reassuring me that Ireland would be amazing. When switching my group from Egypt to a different destination, I was so flustered and not confident in where to go, but it was so easy to sell into the group. I have to say, Ireland was not necessarily at the top of my list, but oh my gosh, it is now! You and Authentic do an AMAZING job when it comes to Ireland!

My group literally cannot stop talking about our trip and they ALL loved it. The hotels were amazing. Aghadoe and Glenlo literally took the spotlight. Our guide Seamus was phenomenal and our driver Ian was so funny. We all had such a good time! Even with the other 2 couples that were on the trip. I really can't think of one flaw or hiccup.. everything was so seamless and perfect. I think it was some long days driving for some, but ultimately I think everyone knew that it was inevitable to see all of the beauty of Ireland. The bus was so nice and it was nice that it was roomy enough for us all to spread out. Again, I can't really think of one thing that I was 'ehh..'. It was all so amazing!

Again, I can't thank you enough.

"This Guided Vacation far exceeded my wildest dreams"

Lorraine M.

Dear Jen, thank you for all your assistance and patience with our Ireland vacation. This is my lifetime dream. Elegant and fabulous tour. The best guide and bus driver. Small, lovely. This trip far exceeds my wildest dreams. Seamus is witty, well informed and an excellent guide.

"Trip to London and Scotland"

Kathie S.

Agency

My clients LOVED their trip to London and Scotland. They really enjoyed the hotels that Authentic Vacations recommended, especially the Rembrandt. Thank you!

"The entire Ireland trip was a dream"

Jennifer B.

Jackson, NJ

Ellie booked our dream vacation for a total of 15 days to Ireland. We did a self-driving tour with a car rental starting and ending in Dublin. We traveled the entire coastline staying 1 or 2 nights at each hotel. The places arranged for us got better and better each night, ending with our last night in a castle built in 1101. The entire trip was a dream. All the recommendations made to us by Ellie were spot on! I can not wait to work with her again. We plan on returning in a couple years with our adult children. I would definitely use Authentic Vacations again for any trip I plan on taking overseas.

"Great trip in Ireland & Scotland"

Tena

Ireland/Scotland trip was a great trip planned with our group and Jorie. We thoroughly enjoyed each city we visited in both countries. All our hotels were very nice but as older adults, I would advise to pack light which is hard to do if your visit is extended but we had to climb stairs in several places. My favorite thing in both countries are the people. Everyone was so friendly and inviting at hotels, restaurants and local sites. We felt completely safe and comfortable. I would agree with other travelers that driving is stressful for both driver and passengers especially in Ireland where the roads are extremely narrow with rock walls on each side. Next trip will include staying in certain cities with tours out. JerPoint Park in Ireland was a favorite of our group of 4. Authentic Vacations plans, reservations and communications were first rate.

"Wonderful Scottish and Irish adventure"

James

South Carolina

Lauren, thank you for putting together a wonderful Scottish and Irish adventure. In many unexpected ways it indeed was an adventure that we will remember forever. So sincere thanks. Despite a glitch in St Andrews your team's recovery actually made St Andrews the highpoint of our trip. Staying at Rusacks overlooking the first tee and eighteenth green of the old course was awesome. All the Hotels were first rate. Experiences - awesome The Clontarf Castle is an awesome way to the trip. Well done y'all.  Big city stays - We all felt like we could have used an extra day in the larger cities. They all had a story to tell, and we just had enough time to scratch the surface. Self-drive - while less expensive alternative, the person doing the driving misses out on a lot in transit, while the passenger's white knuckle thru the driver's learning process. Also, the roads in Scotland and Ireland are no joke.  Would recommend it is worth it to hire a private chauffer driver or go Small Guided for sure.

"Scotland Birthday Trip"

Michelle

Agency

Adina, I'm following up on my client's train/whiskey tour/ birthday trip to Scotland in October. They had a wonderful time! The whiskey tour day was their favorite, made extra special by their driver Alec who was a superstar. My client's boyfriend is a real train enthusiast. They enjoyed all the train trips, and Nick was like a child on the Jacobite train. Thanks so much for your help with this trip. You clearly know Scotland and planned a very nice route with some unique requirements. I greatly appreciate your expertise and attentive service. I look forward to working with you again in the future. An early Happy Holidays!

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