NEW AUTHENTIC GUIDED VACATIONS

This is a suggested itinerary for a private group with a minimum of 12 people traveling together. Some of these experiences are seasonal and may not be available. In those instances, we will source alternatives for your group.

This sumptuous tour is the best of personal attention, dazzling cuisine, dales, farming, national parks, gorgeous countryside, herbs, and cityscapes. Stay in upscale Kensington near Hyde Park and enjoy natural peace within the city. Have tea on a classic double-decker bus for the best of London’s brilliant landmarks. Next, your chauffeur stops at Windsor Castle, the Queen’s residence, on the way to Peak District National Park.

Enjoy high tea with an English aristocrat in the library of his historic home. Feel the ease and grace… You’ll have bicycles to explore quiet country lanes. On Day 5, your chauffeur takes you to the Yorkshire Dales. Delight in butter and cheese making, foraging for local herbs, and cooking up a storm. Sheer bliss.

Your next stay is in the enchanting Lake District, cherished home of artists and poets for centuries. Discover where they lived and what inspired them. The Spice Trail is yours, and you’ll dive into the secrets of making ale, rum, gingerbread, and sausage. Wind up your tour in sassy Liverpool with an inspiring cathedral and an immersive Beatles experience. This is lush England at its finest.

Disclaimer: We cannot guarantee availability in London over the Kings Coronation Dates of May 6, 2023, but we are confident that we can create an itinerary that allows you to experience the UK's excitement during this historic time. We suggest you also consider adding Scotland or Ireland to your unique UK itinerary!

Included Unique Activities

Black Cab Meet & Greet Transfer - Heathrow Airport to City

Black Cab Meet & Greet Transfer - Heathrow Airport to City

Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Windsor Castle Admission

Windsor Castle Admission

Tissington Tea-Party Retro Bike Tour

Tissington Tea-Party Retro Bike Tour

From Field to Feast

From Field to Feast

A Taste in Time

A Taste in Time

The Spice Trail

The Spice Trail

Accommodation

2 Nights

Charming Landmark London Hotel

2 Nights

Sublime Country Lodging

3 Nights

Landmark Hotel & Spa

2 Nights

4-Star Waterside View Hotel

1 Night

Luxury Landmark Hotel

Transportation

  • Iconic London Black Cab Airport Transfer on arrival
  • Private Chauffeur Throughout

Dining Options Included

  • Sumptuous Full English Breakfasts Each Morning

Points of Interest

  • Spend Two Nights in the Upscale Kensington District of London
  • Marvel at the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace
  • Visit Westminister Abbey & Big Ben
  • Explore the Tower of London & London Bridge
  • Get Lost in Visit the Maze of Twisting, Narrow Alleyways in York's 'The Shambles'
  • Stop at 17th-Century Hill Top Farm, Home of Children's Author and Illustrator Beatrix Potter
  • Sojourn in Liverpool, the Hometown of The Beatles

Big Ben, Greater London

Westminster Abbey, Greater London

Buckingham Palace, Greater London

The Tower of London, Greater London

London, Greater London

Windsor, South East Region

Peak District National Park, North East Region

York Minster, Yorkshire and The Humber

 

**This itinerary is based on a group of 12 traveling from April to August this is just an example of what is possible, one of our destination experts can work with you to create your ideal trip**  

 

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 10 Nights in Unique 4-Star City and Country Hotels

TRANSPORTATION

  • Iconic London Black Cab Airport Transfer on arrival
  • Private Chauffeur Throughout

DINING OPTIONS INCLUDED

  • Sumptuous Full English Breakfasts Each Morning

INCLUDED UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Classic Afternoon Tea Served on A London Red Bus
  • Classic Bike Tour and Tea with An English Aristocrat in The Peak District
  • Meet a Local Sheep Farmer in The Yorkshire Dales
  • Foraging Combined with A Hands-On Cooking Demonstration 
  • Visit a Cheese-Maker in The Dales and Learn to Make Your Own Butter
  • Lake District Culinary Highlights and Local Pub Experience

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Spend Two Nights in the Upscale Kensington District of London
  • Marvel at the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace
  • Visit Westminister Abbey & Big Ben
  • Explore the Tower of London & London Bridge
  • Get Lost in Visit the Maze of Twisting, Narrow Alleyways in York's 'The Shambles'
  • Stop at 17th-Century Hill Top Farm, Home of Children's Author and Illustrator Beatrix Potter
  • Sojourn in Liverpool, the Hometown of The Beatles

Prices Based On

  • All Taxes & Fees Included
  • Prices are Per Person based on a private group of 10 traveling together with shared rooms.
  • If you have a different group size just let us know, we will customize a tour specific to you.

"Italy Bucket List"

Dale

Wisconsin

We recently completed our trip to Italy after walking the Camiño de Santiago. The trip included Tuscany, Sicily, and Rome with a cruise to the Holy Land between Sicily and Rome. We worked with Naomi on the original planning and Joleen on the execution. Both were exceptional to work with and both are true professionals. Every facet of the trip, from transportation to billeting to excursions, was flawlessly planned and executed. We worked with Authentic Vacations for three trips this summer, Ireland, Scotland, and Italy we could not be more pleased with the service they provided us. Thank you!

"Girl's Dream Trip Of a Lifetime"

Elizabeth

California

We three Girls wanted a Dream trip of a Lifetime. We stayed for 12 Days and had our own Driver/Tour guide, who will forever be "Family" to us now. We stayed in three Castle Hotels and three other beautiful hotels. All accommodations were so different and unique in their own way. We ate our way through the Beautiful Irish countryside in mostly Pubs, suggested by our driver, Seamus. We were Never disappointed! We had the most wonderful stay we could have imagined, from larger cities to quaint towns we were treated so kindly and had a Blast! We shopped til we dropped, saw more than we could have ever guessed possible, and will have this vacation to remember and Cherish for the rest of our lives.  Thank you, Joleen, Thank you Authentic Vacations!

"Wales Vacation"

Carl

Massachusetts

We couldn’t have asked for a better trip! Our small group had a small luxury coach, and excellent accommodations, and Ian was an outstanding guide in every way! Graham was a wonderful driver who navigated the narrow country roads with great skill! Authentic Vacations gets our 5-star rating! Brian & Esther, MA.  Thank you, Jennifer, my agency will be using Authentic Vacations, again!

"Dream Trip to Emerald Isle"

Judy

CA

Michaela and Authentic Vacations, sharing a very positive review from my clients.   Thanks for always making me look so good. - Judy your travel advisor partner.


Hi Judy,


I think I speak for all of us when I say THANK YOU for the most wonderful Ireland trip we could have ever imagined! Each hotel and activity that Authentic Vacations selected for our stay was perfect and beyond our expectations. Our accommodations were well located, extremely comfortable, and even had great food in their restaurants! The breakfasts included were much larger than we remember typical Continental European breakfasts being. The Hawk Walk was a highlight of ours!  Our only added wish is that we would have had a full 2 weeks to fully enjoy what Ireland had to offer, and we were blown away by how nice and helpful ALL the Irish people we met were. Thank you again!!

"Anniversary Trip in Ireland"

Janet

Illinois

Because of the pandemic, we waited 2 1/2 years to finally begin our dream vacation. During that time Michaela reassured me over and over again and kept me up to date on all the Covid regulations. Our trip turned out to be a once-in-a-lifetime trip thanks to Michaela's attention to detail. I can't compliment her enough. I highly recommend this agency...Thank you so much!

"Renewal of Vows in Scotland"

Monique

Alberta Canada

Our trip was amazing. It was more than I hoped for!!!! We booked our Scotland trip pre-pandemic and were so excited to finally go in September 2022. Lonna made sure everything was perfect! From booking the cutest bed and breakfasts in Stonehaven, Skye, Fort William, and Inverness, to a castle stay in Airth. The experiences included in the trip were amazing.

She answered my numerous questions with patience, suggestions, and guidance. Thank you Lonna!!! I would absolutely book through Authentic Vacations again!

"Scotland Family Vacation"

Jill

California

Wow does not even begin to describe our trip to Scotland! Josi was the best planner and walked us through every little bit. When the queen died and it looks like we might miss one of our tours, she was on top of it and was able to reschedule it. Her extra suggestions were what made our trip over the top! With her expertise, we were able to see everything we asked for and then some. I will certainly use her and Authentic Vacations again. We are already thinking of where our next trip will be!

"Cousins Getaway to Ireland & Scotland"

Toni

Oregon

What a wonderful trip! We started planning our trip in 2019 for June 2020, but something happened to shut down the world!😅. Our original travel planner left the company, but Adina stepped in and took over and did a fantastic job. We experienced everything from quaint B &B’s to 5-star Castle hotels, the country, the city, and everything in between. It was well planned and our 15 days in Ireland and Scotland went without a hitch! Thank you, Adina, and Authentic Vacations. We will definitely use your company again when we go back!

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