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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

City Center View Hotel

1 Night

4-Star City Center Garden Hotel

2 Nights

4-Star Charming B & B

2 Nights

Elegant B & B

1 Night

Luxury Heart of Stratford Hotel

2 Nights

4-Star Waterside View Hotel

2 Nights

5-Star Historic Spa Inn

1 Night

4-Star Stylish 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 Central and Surrounds

British Museum, London Central and Surrounds

Piccadilly Circus, London Central and Surrounds

Tower Bridge, London Central and Surrounds

Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column, London Central and Surrounds

Westminster Abbey, London Central and Surrounds

Covent Garden, London Central and Surrounds

Big Ben, London Central and Surrounds

Mid Season.

Available Tour Dates

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

From 4,438 per person

High Season.

Available Tour Dates

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

From 4,798 per person

Your 2022 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.

"Christmas in Ireland"

Julia H.

Shreveport, LA

This Ireland trip was amazing, and Jennifer did a wonderful job planning it! We booked it fairly last minute (booked the experience Nov 1st for a departure date of Dec 20th), but despite that, Jennifer was able to create an itinerary that covered everything we wanted to do and stay in amazing locations. All of the pre-booked events worked out flawlessly, never ran into any issues! Jennifer was super helpful and answered all my questions; she made traveling during these Covid times way less stressful. Thank you, Jennifer and Authentic Vacations for an amazing Christmas in Ireland!

"Ireland Anniversary"

Paige C.

Milwaukee, WI

This trip exceeded our expectations on every single level. Adina planned the absolute PERFECT Irish experience that enabled us to celebrate our third wedding anniversary better than we ever could have imagined. Every single step of the planning and booking experience was straight-forward, and we were always able to contact her if we had a question or concern. Michaela was also another agent we worked very closely with and her kindness is something I will always remember. I have already recommended AV to everyone I know, and we will absolutely be taking more trips through this agency in the future. This was the trip of our lives!!

"Experience family roots in Scotland"

Sue O.

Muskegon, MI

It took a while to get there after dealing with multiple delays because of Covid, but we finally made it to Scotland. Authentic Vacations worked with us so well for the initial plan and with all the necessary revisions. Our hearts were happy to see where my husband's grandmother was born. The accommodations were just right for us, and the experiences that they arranged were great and helped us to enjoy the beautiful country. Thank you!

"Beautiful Florida Vacation"

Marti L.

Florida

I had never used Authentic Vacation before. They were great my trip was exceptionally well planned.  Lonna was excellent to work with, she had all my answers and put us in beautiful hotels, she had also arranged all of our outings. Things went extremely smoothly. They are an exception to the rule.

"California Getaway/Wedding"

HOWARD N.

NY

After the cancelation of our Ireland trip, we were supposed to do just as everything closed down, I thought we would never get away. It took a while to get things figured out with this company but in the end, they came through and help me plan a trip to California. The hotels were perfect and everything else went as planned. Thanks, Lauren for helping us figure this all out.

"Worth The Wait - Birthday In Ireland"

Jennifer S.

IN

After two reschedules due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, we were thrilled to finally be able to make it to Ireland. It exceeded our wildest expectations. From quaint seaside B&Bs to a night in a castle to lovely boutique hotel, we had a varied and beautiful experience. We loved the ability to modify our itinerary as we went so that we could discover things on our own time. But, the planned pre-booked events all worked out flawlessly. Couldn’t Recommend Michele more. She helped us select a location for a return Covid PCR test and was available for any questions.

"Fantastic 46th Anniversary In Ireland"

Ed & Marie C.

Florida

Finally, after postponing our trip twice due to COVID-19 we were finally on our way! Michelle, our Authentic Expert, was fantastic & everything was perfect! Our hotels were magnificent & everything was in order. We had absolutely no issues.


After our 3 nights stay at the luxurious Shelbourne, we set out for the following for a magnificent, unforgettable 12 days with Jimmy. We traveled 2058km through Galway, Connemara, Derry, Bushmills, Belfast, Trim & back to Dublin.


The highlights of the trip, besides the grand Jimmy, were the Wild Atlantic Coast, Connemara area, and the coast of Antrim which was absolutely incredible, some of the most beautiful scenery we have ever seen. The bonus was Jimmy’s audible historic narrations throughout our trip. We consider Jimmy a friend & will keep in touch.


Succinctly stated the only way to see Ireland is bypass. Having a personal driver was the only way to travel Ireland.


Ashford Castle was beyond our expeditions! So elegant and absolutely beautiful! The spa is a must. Walking the ground was stunning! I did the Hawk walk! I had my own Hawk, walked through the woods & let him go, a few minutes the Hawk flew back & landed on my arm. I cannot say enough about this experience. Afternoon Tea was certainly a must!


All the hotels recommended by Authentic Vacations were a very high standard.

"Hawaii Honeymoon & Birthday"

Kristy S.

7

Considering All, and COVID messing up a Scottish trip. Hawaii was lovely. Although the Hotel had troubles with their book keeping and no meals (continental breakfasts) were served due to Covid mandates. We did enjoy the place and getting a room on the water side with a lanai was key. Otherwise you would have a view of a parking lot or local road. Lots of wild roosters crowing around 3am. Very rustic and local.

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