This itinerary can be completely customized to give you the exact vacation that you want.
Take a fabulous journey on one of our most adventurous England tours! This 9-Night Marmalade, Gin and Beer Adventure takes you from London to Liverpool and through multiple stunning national parks.
Kicking off your tour, a classic black cab transfers you to your accommodation, centrally-located in vibrant London, with Hyde Park nearby. Enjoy the park’s soothing green spaces and waterside dining options. On Day Two, a unique Afternoon Tea Bus Tour facilitates effortless sightseeing as you savor delicious morsels atop an iconic red bus.
A private chauffeur collects you on Day Three, providing peak luxury transportation to the Peak District. Entrance to the Queen’s residence, magnificent Windsor Castle, is included along the way. Spend two nights in the Peak District National Park, enjoying its Tolkeinesque landscape divide between the Dark Peak and the White Peak. You’ll also forage for wild botanicals and make your own gin!
On Day Five you’ll be chauffeured to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with a myriad of sightseeing opportunities along the way. Experience a unique Pub Safari on Day Six, visiting three traditional pubs in the Dales and delighting in the local drinks and produce.
Your chauffeur takes you to the mesmerizing Lake District on Day Seven. Stop en route to see Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s 17th-century farmhouse, and Dove Cottage, home to poet William Wordsworth for over eight years. Day Eight is a sweet one with a scenic lake cruise and guided walk, a private tour of Dalemain Mansion with a delicious lunch, all rounded out with a marmalade tasting.
Your adventure ends in Liverpool - see the Liverpool Cathedral, take an immersive journey at The Beatles Story and enjoy an overnight here before bidding England farewell.
Included Unique Activities
Black Cab Meet & Greet Transfer - Airport to City
Afternoon Tea Bus Tour
Entrance to Windsor Castle
Forest in a Bottle
Boats, Boots & Marmalade
2 NightsThe Queen's Gate Hotel London
2 NightsYorkshire Bridge Inn
2 NightsThe Devonshire Fell
2 NightsLow Wood Bay
Points of Interest
Day at Leisure in London, UK
Buckingham Palace, London
The Tower of London, London
Big Ben, London
Westminster Abbey, London
Windsor, England - South East
Peak District National Park, England - West Midlands
Available Tour Dates
May - September
From $3,198 per person
**This itinerary is based on a group of 12 traveling from May to September, 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
- 9 Nights in Unique 4-Star City and Country Hotels
- Iconic London Black Cab Airport Transfer on arrival
- Private Chauffeur Throughout
- Sumptuous Full English Breakfasts Each Morning
INCLUDED UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
- Classic Afternoon Tea Served on A London Red Bus
- Foraging and Bespoke Gin Experience in the Peak District
- Pub Safari in the Yorkshire Dales
- Park Ranger-Led cruise, Walk and Marmalade Tasting in The Lake District
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 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
- Traveling Alone? No Problem. Just Ask Us for a Single Supplement Price.
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