Castles and Kilts

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This blockbuster family adventure is not your usual England and Scotland trip. From living life as a Roman soldier at Hadrian’s Wall to crossing a moat to a 13th-century Welsh castle for a medieval stay, the whole family will love this exciting experience.
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Chester: Enjoy an exclusive Be My Guest English cream tea.
    • Knutsford: Enjoy a butler and housekeeper tour at the stately 18th-century National Trust property, Tatton Park Mansion house.
    • London: Let your inner magician loose as you visit Harry Potter highlights such as Platform 9 ¾ and the red telephone box gateway to the Ministry of Magic.
    • Lacock: Visit the charming Lacock Village, where famous scenes of Harry Potter were filmed and explore Lacock Abbey where you’ll recognise some of the corridors and classrooms of Hogwarts.
    • Hexham: Experience life as a brave Roman soldier on Emperor Hadrian's northern frontier, exploring the treasures of the Roman Army Museum and Hadrian's Wall.
    • London: See London's iconic sites with a Local Specialist.
    • Oxford: See an imposing and historic hall of one of Oxford's Schools.
    • Bath: Admire UNESCO-listed Bath, with its elegant Georgian façades and the bimillenial Roman Baths from which the city takes its name.
    • Chester: Explore Chester and its ancient city walls with a Local Specialist.
    • Lake District: Drive through the hauntingly beautiful Lakes District, immortalized by literary greats of the Romantic Movement.

What's this trip about?

    This blockbuster family adventure is not your usual England and Scotland trip. From living life as a Roman soldier at Hadrian’s Wall to crossing a moat to a 13th-century Welsh castle for a medieval stay, the whole family will love this exciting experience.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeGroup - max of 40 people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityLondon
End CityEdinburgh

Travel Themes

  • Family Friendly

Destinations

  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • England

Activities

  • Historic sightseeing
  • Kid-friendly activities

Trip includes

    • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
    • London: The services of a Trafalgar Local Host when you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel
    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
    • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
    • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
    • Optional Experiences and free time
    • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: Welcome to London

Delight in the magic and mystery of an ancient land of kings and queens, knights and magical creatures. Your springboard to an unforgettable Family Experience through Britain is the lively capital of London, which you will have an opportunity to explore with your clan...

Day 2: Discover the Sights of London Family Fun

March down the grand boulevards and secret lanes of London, exploring the city's iconic sights with a Local Specialist. Practice your royal wave at Buckingham Palace, snap a selfie in front of Big Ben and see where Britain's royalty has been crowned since the 11th cen...

Day 3: London Your Way

Soak up the buzzing multicultural atmosphere of London on this full day at leisure. Explore the wonders of science and centuries of natural history at the city's fascinating museums, delve into the dark depths of the London Dungeon or take a spin on the London Eye. Wa...

Day 4: Journey to Oxford and on to Elegant Bath Family Fun

Imagine yourself as an Oxford scholar as you enjoy a quick visit (as long as students are not sitting exams) to the imposing historic hall of Oxford's Divinity Schools. This was used as the film location for the Hogwarts hospital wing. Later, we continue to the pretty...

Day 5: Onwards to Historic Wales and Ruthin Castle Stays With Stories Make Travel Matter

We stop in the historic town of Llangollen, famous for its annual Eisteddfod, and then cross the Horseshoe Pass to a medieval castle and one of Trafalgar’s Stays With Stories, where we'll spend the next two nights. Dine like lords and ladies this evening enjoying a delicious Welsh dinner with your new travel friends.

Ruthin Castle

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Enjoy a Day in Chester Connect with Locals

Go back in time today during your visit to Chester, whose medieval city walls and famous red cathedral will give you a sense of what it must have been like to live in the Middle Ages. You’ll take to its ancient walls with a Roman centurion Local Specialist, learning a...

Day 7: Explore a Manor House and Continue to Lancaster Dive Into Culture

Discover centuries of history at Tatton Park, set within a 1,000 acre (400 ha) deer park. We'll join the butler and housekeeper of this elegant medieval manor house and Dive Into Culture, gaining insights into the day-to-day of English aristocrats once upon a time. We...

Day 8: Admire Hadrian’s Wall and on to Edinburgh Family Fun

Start today with some Family Fun to experience life as a brave Roman soldier on Emperor Hadrian's northern frontier, exploring the treasures of the Roman Army Museum and Hadrian's Wall. We cross into 'Bonnie Scotland' and arrive in the charismatic capital of Edinburgh where we'll have an opportunity to explore tonight at leisure.

Marriott

Breakfast

Day 9: Uncover Edinburgh’s Treasures

Delve into the magic of Edinburgh's iconic sights and stunning landscapes as you join a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Ramble up the Royal Mile and see the tall spires of the Scott Monument, visit Edinburgh Castle, where you will hear tales of bravery, trea...

Day 10: Journey Home

It's time to say bye for now, but not goodbye forever, as the curtain falls on an unforgettable Family Experience through Britain.

Breakfast

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Price From $3,695
Price per day$370
Last Updated: 7/10/2024

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Meals Included
  • 1 Kickoff Party (KP)
  • 9 Breakfast (B)
  • 4 Dinner (D)
Age Requirements
6 years and up
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