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This itinerary can be completely customized to give you the exact vacation that you want.

This two-week England Vacation is carefully crafted so your travels will reveal the highlights, hidden gems, and fabled tales that make England so extraordinary.  Your accommodations are unique, and you’ll begin each day with a full, luscious breakfast.

Your first three nights, spent in London, are a balance of activitiesAC and time on your own.  First, we have arranged for you to see London’s iconic landmarks (snap photos of Big Ben and Westminster Abbey!) followed by a traditional pub lunch.  Next, you’re on an afternoon tea bus.  Enjoy tasting delights and sipping fine tea while toodling around the city.  With time on your own, you can explore the West End, a vibrant area for shopping, dining, and history, as well as some of the best theaters in the world. 

On your fourth day you’ll pick up your rental car and drive to Winchester, a medieval city which was once the capital of England., perhaps visit closeby Stonehenge on this day.  The fifth day you’ll drive to Plymouth—habitation here goes back to a Bronze Age settlement—and spend two nights. This is the perfect time to find peace in the bucolic Devon countryside and sample Devon’s famous cream.  Now you’re ready to head to Bath, a place like no other.  Roman ruins and ancient baths are a step away from local shops.  Enjoy entrance to the Roman Baths, and delight in a guided food and history tour of breathtaking Bath.  From Bath, it’s an easy drive to Stratford-Upon-Avon, home of William Shakespeare.  You’ll have access to all five of the properties connected to the world’s finest writer.  Soak it up, take in a play. Lake Windermere is your next stop.  You’ll have two nights to enjoy England’s largest lake, surrounded by mountain peaks and villages.  You have a full-day cruise on stunning Windermere.

Your twelfth and thirteenth days find you in magnificent York, a quintessentially British city.  There are cobbled streets, gothic buildings, and stories around every corner.  Walk atop the 13th-century walls, or take a ghost tour after visiting a quaint tearoom.  Discover York’s moody moors or take the North Yorkshire Moors Railway steam train, a mind-boggling experience (available seasonally).  Your last night loops you back south to Windsor, the official residence of the Queen.  This vacation is a true dream of authentic England.  Revel in 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

Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Half Day London’s Iconic Landmarks with Pub Lunch

Half Day London’s Iconic Landmarks with Pub Lunch

The Roman Baths Admission

The Roman Baths Admission

Bath Food Tour

Bath Food Tour

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

Accommodation

3 Nights

Dorsett City Hotel

1 Night

Winchester Royal Hotel

2 Nights

The Imperial Guesthouse

2 Nights

Brindley's Guesthouse

1 Night

Arden Hotel

2 Nights

Low Wood Bay

2 Nights

The Grand Hotel & Spa

1 Night

Macdonald Windsor Hotel

Transportation

  • Authentic London Black Cab Meet & Greet Transfer on Arrival
  • Included Rental Car - Insurance, Unlimited Mileage & All Taxes paid!

Points of Interest

  • Spend Three Nights in Central London
  • Visit Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, The London Eye, and the Tower of London
  • Shop on Famous Oxford Street and Wander through Regents Park
  • Discover Rich Maritime Heritage in the Waterfront City of Plymouth
  • 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
  • Visit the Maze of Twisting, Narrow Alleyways in York's 'The Shambles'
  • Be Enthralled by Stunning Warwick & Conisbrough Castles
  • Experience the Evocative Expanse of North York Moors National Park
  • Meander through the Royal Town of Windsor

Oxford Street, London

British Museum, London

Piccadilly Circus, London

Tower Bridge, London

Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column, London

Westminster Abbey, London

Covent Garden, England - London

Big Ben, London

Low Season

Available Tour Dates

Jan - Mar | Nov - Dec

From $3,698 per person

Mid Season

Available Tour Dates

Apr - May | Sep - Oct

From $3,998 per person

High Season

Available Tour Dates

June - August

From $3,998 per person

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 14 Nights Accommodations Ranging from City Hotel to Boutique Guesthouse!

TRANSPORTATION

  • Authentic London Black Cab Meet & Greet Transfer on Arrival
  • Included Rental Car - Insurance, Unlimited Mileage & All Taxes paid!

DINING OPTIONS

  • Delectable Full Breakfast Included Each Morning

INCLUDED UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Afternoon Tea on the Iconic London Red Bus
  • Local Guided Tour of London’s Famed Landmarks with Pub Lunch
  • Entrance to the Historic Roman Baths
  • Locally Led Historic Legends and Food Tour 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 Three Nights in Central London
  • Visit Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, The London Eye, and the Tower of London
  • Shop on Famous Oxford Street and Wander through Regents Park
  • Discover Rich Maritime Heritage in the Waterfront City of Plymouth
  • 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
  • Visit the Maze of Twisting, Narrow Alleyways in York's 'The Shambles'
  • Be Enthralled by Stunning Warwick & Conisbrough Castles
  • Experience the Evocative Expanse of North York Moors 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.

"Couple's Vacation in Wales"

Kellie H.

Texas

We have just booked our 3rd trip with Lauren to Wales next summer and we expect that as usual it will be amazing. Lauren has previously sent my husband and I to Ireland and Scotland and we know that with her everything will go absolutely perfect. She really goes above and beyond to tailor our trips to our personalities and she knows what we like to do. Every hotel or B&B we've stayed in have been perfect. We have never worried about logistics etc... It is so wonderful to go on a trip and know that when you get there absolutely everything is taken care of and all there is left to do is enjoy! We will continue to call upon Lauren for future vacations and cannot wait for our next adventure!

"Awesome Yellowstone Vacation"

Duane K.

Thank you, Josi! What a wonderful trip it was. I cannot tell you how happy we are you made dinner reservations. We ate at all the best spots, but we watched them turn away customer after customer because they were over booked. Great weather! It snowed a bit the day we arrived, and was in the 70’s/80’s and sunny the rest of the time. Just beautiful. Did you order the weather too? Spring Creek was great. The Yellowstone tour was awesome (Bison, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Elk, Moose). Paddleboard company was great. Also, the Hotel in Salt Lake is 5 star. I’ve stayed in the nicest hotels in New York, Chicago, LA and this one is a classic. My appreciation to you!

"Ireland Vacation"

Nicole A

What an amazing trip! Michelle was amazing at assisting in the planning. Our hotels were amazing. The recommended itinerary suited exactly what my family and I wanted to experience on our trip to Ireland. I would definitely utilize Authentic Vacations again!

"Driving through history"

Ed

Edmonton

We had an excellent trip. Absolutely no problems with bookings that Donna arranged. Driving Ireland and seeing it at your own pace lets you stop to admire ruins not normally on a tour. Only thing we would do differently is upgrade the car. As someone who enjoys driving I regret not having something a little more sporty!

"Christmas in Ireland"

William

We talked to Lainie about what we were looking for. She listened to our wishes offering suggestion and developed our plan. We got exactly what we were looking for. Made sure we were happy and answering a million questions. We couldn’t be happier. Thank you Lainie !

"An epic solo road trip!"

Anthea O.

Singapore

Just want to say a big thank you to Anna for all her help and patience in supporting my free and easy solo road trip across Ireland, chasing writers poets and thin places. The bed and breakfast choices were fantastic. I don't usually go through an agent to help with booking accommodation etc. but I had little to do so myself so am glad that I had Anna to take that load off me. I appreciate too that Anna was on WhatsApp with me and very responsive. I felt very supported. Thank you.

"Ireland birthday trip"

Stephanie S.

Minnesota

Josi was an immense help. From the beginning with her planning based on our wishes and prompt replies we felt very confident everything was covered. And it was! beautiful locations great suggestions for sites to see we could not have been more pleased with the whole Adventure. It was so nice to have all the reservations set and the car rental covered it made the whole experience stress free. I will definitely reach out to Josie for my next vacation.

"Destination Vacation"

Peter L.

Boston

Great trip thanks to Michelle's great work!

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