莎士比亚故居及埃文河畔斯特拉特福（ Stratford-upon-Avon ）
世界文化遗产铁桥（ Ironbridge World Heritage Site ）
康威城堡 ( Conwy Castle )
峰区国家公园 ( Peak District National Park )
达西庄园 ( Chatsworth House )
约克及约克郡山谷 ( York and the Dales )
学生, 60岁以上的老人, 5到15岁之间的儿童 (非常抱歉，我们无法携带5岁以下的孩童)
第一天首先参观威廉·莎士比亚在埃文河畔斯特拉特福（ Stratford-upon-Avon ）的故居，这里是莎士比亚的妻子安妮·海瑟薇居住的都铎式茅草屋顶住宅和花园。在斯特拉特福吃过午餐后，游览风光无限的峡谷和塞文河 (River Severn) 上属于世界文化遗产的铁桥。当晚和接下来的一晚住在美丽的河畔小镇什鲁斯伯里（Shrewsbury）。
第二天与第一天有些不同，首先向西行，深入威尔士北部的中心地带。穿过美丽的青色山谷，游览仿佛童话故事中的中世纪城堡康威城堡 (Conwy Castle) 和美丽的斯诺登尼亚山脉（Snowdonia), 然后折回跨越边镜返回英格兰。
第三天翻过峰区国家公园（Peak District）的连绵山脉，抵达卡斯尔顿村（Castleton），并随后参观达西庄园（Chatsworth Estate），这座庄园为德文郡公爵所有，其建筑和花园尤为著名。从这里，向东行至著名的约克市（Lincoln），当晚以及接下来的一晚将在此住宿。
第五天早上离开约克南下返回，途中将游览斯坦福特镇(Stamford)，这里的古代石建筑完整精美，非常值得一看；此后，继续行至整个旅程的最后一站，剑桥大学城（The University City of Cambridge ）。
A fantastic way for my father and I to see some of the best and most historic landmarks in England. We had a wonderful small group of travellers from around the world. Accommodation was always great and the free time allowed for individual choices. Our tour guide, Peter (who incidentally doesnt mind being called Paul) was an absolute pleasure and a wealth of knowledge, information and kindness. Thank you mostly to you Peter, and to Rabbies! Ill be sure to look you guys up first for any future UK plans. Sincerely, Cath Dennis
Professional guide, relaxed travel, extraordinary destinations unforgettable vacation. This was our first time in the U.K. and I decided to book a short tour at the beginning of our vacation as an introduction to England. Best idea I ever had! We we so impressed by the itinerary, accommodations, and Steve, our guide, that we will gladly book another Rabbies tour in future.
Had the most amazing 5 days away from the hustle and bustle of London on this great little tour! A small but good group of people and the amazing tour guide Peter made it a fun and exciting journey to be apart of! Entertaining and informational :) .. Lots of information shared but not to much to over load the brain.. lots of time to explore the magical places we stopped in and lots of memories to take home :) Thanks to Peter for letting me ride shotgun and talk his ear off in between places of interest! Will 100 consider doing another one of Rabbies many tours during my UK journey! THANK YOU 10084 Amy
We had the greatest bus tour of the heart of England. Peter our tour guide made the experience all worthwhile with his knowledge of all the areas we visited.
We toured Yorkshire North Wales with Jamie and Peter (a trainee) as our tour guides/drivers. They were very knowledgable on almost every subject the group members brought up. Peter was quick to get an answer from his smart phone if Jamie was stumped for an answer. They took great care of us and made sure we were comfortably settled in our accommodations. Most of all they were lots of fun to be around.
Loved the sites, accomodation and cometary. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Learnt heaps. Linda
Enjoyed our tour with Steve. Since returning to US, I've been listening to Teachg Company Great Courses lectures by Prof. Patrick Allitt, Emory Univ on Victorian Britain. I'd recommend them to anyone taking this tour, as he mentions several of the places we visited: Chatsworth, York Railway Museum, Ironbridge, etc. and describes historical context. Steve did an excellent job as well.
Originally uploaded by Liza Neft on 9/10/2014 I had a wonderful time on the Heart of England Tour earlier in September (12th – 16th). Steve was an excellent tour guide and added so much to the trip. There were only a few of us on the journey and we received such personalized attention. Rabbies is to be commended for running their tours regardless of the number of people who sign up. The tour began on Friday morning, departing from Victoria Coach Station, and we drove to Stratford upon Avon. Although I did not visit the Shakespeare museums, I enjoyed exploring the town and having lunch. We then drove on to the Ironbridge area on the River Severn where there was time to walk around and go the museum, before driving the rest of the way to Shrewsbury where the tour spent two nights. The bed and breakfast where we were booked, The Trevellion House, was delightful. Sonia took excellent care of all of her guests, there was a cooked to order breakfast, and the single room that I stayed in had a very comfortable double bed and a spacious bathroom. Saturday was spent in Wales. In the town of Conwy, we explored the ruins of Conwy Castle and did a tour of Plas Mawr, an Elizabethan house that was really amazing. In the afternoon we drove into the Snowden National Park and enjoyed the beautiful scenery and learned that the sheep outnumber people in Wales 10 to 1. Stopped at the National Slate Museum before returning to Shrewsbury, where my fellow tour-mates and I had a great dinner at Koochini’s restaurant. On Sunday morning we said goodbye to Shrewsbury and drove into the Peak District. Our first stop was at the spa town of Buxton, known as the Bath of the North. Then onto Chatsworth! It surpassed all expectations I had after watching the different specials on PBS over the years. The house and gardens were truly something to see, you could easily spend an entire day there. After driving to York, Steve dropped us off at our accommodations, and I had a great dinner at Jamie’s Italian restaurant. I stayed at The Groves in York, which was a B&B style hotel. My room was in one of the annex buildings across the parking lot from the main hotel, and I had a huge room with three single beds and a very nice bathroom. The hotel was a short walk to the walled city centre, and I spent Monday exploring the city on my own. (There was an option to drive into the countryside in the afternoon, but there was more than enough to do in the city so I decided against it.) I had a fun day seeing York Minster, the York Castle Museum, Clifford Tower, and walking around city, and had a nice late lunch at the most popular restaurant in the city, Rustique. Tuesday was the last day of the tour, and we visited Cambridge for a few hours before returning to London. Overall it was a great trip and I hope to take a Rabbie’s Tour again in the future.
You stay two nights in the historic town of Shrewsbury and two nights in the medieval city of York. Please note – on some dates this tour may stay in Chester for the first two nights.
Your tour excludes accommodation; but when you book, you can ask us to reserve local accommodation for you, or you can choose to reserve your own accommodation in the overnight locations.
Once you've booked your tour, we'll reserve all your accommodation, and your driver will drop you off with your hosts. You’ll pay your accommodation hosts directly. Most accommodation hosts don’t accept credit cards, so be prepared to pay cash.
Due to availability, we may not be able to reserve your first choice of accommodation. When this happens we’ll book your second choice, and If there are any further issues we’ll contact you.
Changes to accommodation cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability. A minimum amendment charge of £5.00 will apply, increasing to a maximum of £25.00 depending on the length of your tour.
You’ll need to contact us with your accommodation details. Please only reserve accommodation within the overnight towns that your tour stops in. And if you’re unsure, please check with us first.
Your driver will drop you off at your chosen accommodation as long as it’s relatively central.
If you cancel less than three days before departure, you may be liable for the cost of your first nights’ accommodation. And occasionally you may be liable for all your accommodation costs.
We try to reserve accommodation that’s no more than a 20-minute walk from the town centre. But during busy periods there can be a walk of up to 30 minutes.
We regularly check our accommodation suppliers to ensure they reach a certain standard. The prices below are for guidance only.
B&B (Bed and Breakfast) Standard
The toilet and showering facilities are shared with at least one other rooms in the house, and the price includes breakfast. The cost is between £30.00 - £35.00 per person per night. A single standard is between £35.00 - £60.00 per night.
The showering and toilet facilities are private, and breakfast is included in the price. The expected cost for a room, based on two people sharing, will be between £40.00 – £50.00 per person per night.
The expected cost for a single room will be between *£55.00 - £65.00 per night. If you travel during a busy period, you can expect to pay up to *£75 - £80 per night. Rooms with a view are limited and may be more expensive.
In Ireland B&B's will be around €45 - €55 per person per night.
Hotels have a bar or restaurant and provide evening meals. Breakfast is included in the price. The expected cost of Hotel 3* is between £65.00 - £85.00 per person per night. Hotel 4* is approximately £75.00 - £120.00 per person per night. Please be advised that 4* hotels aren’t available in some smaller rural areas of the Scottish Highlands and islands.
In Ireland, Hotels are around €55 - €65 per person per night.
A hostel consists of dormitory rooms with 4 to 16 bunk beds. Towels aren’t provided, but you can hire towels there. The bathroom facilities are a short distance from the dorm room. Kitchen facilities are equipped so you can make your own meals. The cost is between £15.00- £25.00 per person per night.
Please note that SYHA hostels only offer same gender dorms. Some independent hostels will offer mixed rooms (males and females together). If you have a preference, please let us know at the time of booking.
If you have any more questions, feel free to call us on +44(0)131 226 3133, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UK and Ireland's historic city centres are full of narrow streets and winding roads. So, to speed up your departure, we only pick up from our central meeting points. What's more is leaving the city using the most direct route also reduces the carbon footprint of our tours.
We don't recommend bringing your car into the centre of our departure cities. It can be hard to find parking, and there are excellent public transportation services.
Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time. Due to waiting restrictions, we can't wait for you if you're late.
If you're late for your tour, our cancellation policy applies.
We have a cancellation period of 48 hours for our one day tours, 15 days for two to nine day tours, and 21 days for 10+ day tours. If cancelled outside this period, we'll give you a full refund minus a 10% admin charge. If you cancel inside this period, refunds are at our discretion. Click here to view full terms and conditions.
Your tour will always follow the itinerary as closely as possible. While there are ongoing coronavirus restrictions throughout the UK and Ireland, itineraries are more likely to change than usual as opening hours and capacities at many visitor attractions are reduced and subject to change. Your driver-guide will keep you up to up to date on the road, and we'll try to get in touch about any large changes prior to your departure.
It's simple: you book, you go. This means we'll never cancel your tour because of a minimum numbers policy.
Due to logistical reasons, we're unable to let you pre-book a seat on the bus. But our comfortable 16-seat mini-coaches have huge windows. So, you'll always get a good view.
Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but you'll have regular comfort breaks.
We aim to accommodate everyone. To read more information on how we do this, click here to go to our accessibility guide.
We regret we don't carry children under the age of five on our scheduled tours.
You can ask us about the tours we recommend for younger children. And if your child is less than 1.35m tall, you should let us know, so we can provide them with a suitable booster seat.
We want you to enjoy Britain and Ireland. And we believe the best way to do this is to get you off the mini-coach and out exploring. So, we give you plenty of time to take photos, go walking, and explore ancient ruins.
We exclude visitor attractions in your tour price because it lets you travel your way. It means you can pamper yourself with a luxury lunch or skip an attraction whenever you feel like it.
You don't need to. We stop in small towns, villages, and rural eateries where you can choose whatever meal pleases both your taste buds and your budget.
Let's be honest, our driver-guides would never refuse a cheeky bonus. But it's up to you, and the amount is entirely at your discretion.
We advise you take out travel insurance.
You're protected by ABTOT when you chose to let us reserve your accommodation on a multi-day tour. This means you can claim back anything you've paid us if we become bankrupt. Read our terms and conditions for more information.