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Wales & England

Prehistoric Stonehenge, Roman Bath, Southern Wales, Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon, The Minster’s York, Harry Potter’s Oxford, Regal London

Bath | Bristol | South Wales | York

DAY 1: DEPART

Depart for London 

DAY 2: LONDON | BATH | BRISTOL 

After landing, clear immigration and customs and meet your KIconcerts Tour Manager. Transfer to the well preserved Roman city of Bath where the Romans built a temple in 60 AD which now boasts the finest Georgian architecture including the Royal Crescent. Tour the Roman Baths themselves (as fine as any still standing in the world) and the Grand Pump Room which gives further insight into the Roman empire. Continue on to Bristol, Southern England’s most cultural and vibrant city. Check into our hotel and enjoy the first of our daily English dinners. Overnight Bristol 

DAY 3: STONEHENGE | BRISTOL 

A full English breakfast is served every day (try the baked beans or black pudding if you dare), before heading out to Stonehenge to marvel how massive blocks of rock (some 30 tons or more) were hauled many miles before aligning them with the summer and winter solstices on a site where a monument is believed to have stood for some 10,000 years making this one of the most famous prehistoric sites in the world. Return to Bristol with time to prepare for the first of our British CONCERTS. Overnight Bristol

DAY 4: CARDIFF

Tour Tintern Abbey en route to Cardiff in South Wales. The Abbey was founded in 1131 and, despite the shell of this grand structure being open to the skies, it remains the best-preserved medieval abbey in Wales. Some say it is possible to hear the echoes of monks chanting from centuries past… We continue on to Cardiff to start our guided sightseeing tour of the Welsh capital and the center of Welsh culture. Check in. Overnight Cardiff 

DAY 5: CARDIFF

A visit to St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life immerses us in the lifestyle, culture, and architecture of the Welsh people through the ages in a way that brings the unique and proud Welsh history alive. We return to Cardiff to tour Cardiff Castle, once the medieval heart of the Welsh capital and subsequently remodeled magnificently in the gothic style. We finish the day with a possible EXCHANGE PROGRAM and CONCERT with a Welsh choir. Overnight Cardiff

DAY 6: STRATFORD-UPON-AVON | YORK

Traveling north we stop for a tour of Stratford-upon-Avon. Enjoy this delightful market town walking in William Shakespeare’s footsteps and step into history when visiting his birthplace. Continue to Yorkshire County in England’s heartland and check in. Overnight York

DAY 7: YORK | HARROGATE

Tour the historic walled city of York and visit Yorkshire’s jewel in the crown, York Minster, a breathtaking Gothic Cathedral, the second largest in Europe. After time to explore this enchanting township prepare for our CONCERT in York or the neighboring charming spa town of Harrogate. Overnight York

DAY 8: OXFORD | LONDON

Visit Oxford, home to one of the world’s most prestigious universities, and now familiar across the world to Harry Potter fans. We visit all the main sites and tour Christ Church College before driving further south toward London. Check in. Overnight London

DAY 9: DEPART

Transfer to the airport and travel back home or continue on the London extension tour

 

London Extension 

DAY 9: LONDON 

We plan a visit to Buckingham Palace this morning to see the Changing of the Guard (if held this day otherwise we will look to program this for the next day). We will see Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square with picture opportunities at all of London’s greatest iconic sights. In the afternoon we will tour the city of London traveling past the Bank of England, Tower Bridge and Christopher Wren’s St. Paul’s Cathedral. Overnight London 

DAY 10: LONDON 

Tour the Tower of London seeing the magnificent Crown Jewel collection of some 23,758 gemstones many of which are still used in royal ceremonies. There is an option to present a CONCERT this afternoon or have free time to explore London. Some might want to attend a West End show on this last night in Great Britain. Overnight London 

DAY 11: DEPART 

Transfer to the airport and travel back home