Das Herz von England, Wales & Yorkshire
5 Tage Tour

  • Stratford upon Avon Shakespeare trip
  • River Severn
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  • Elan Valley tours
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  • Chatsworth House

Diese fünftägige Reise führt Sie in das Herz von England, Yorkshire und Norden Wales.

Reisekarte

Highlights

National Parks
Mountains
Cathedrals
Universities

Orte, die Sie erkunden werden


- Stratford-upon-Avon

- Ironbridge UNESCO Welterbestätte

- Die Berge von Snowdonia

- Conwy Castle

- Peak District National Park

- Chatsworth House

- York und die Dales

- Cambridge


Ihre Reise


Diese fünftägige Reise führt Sie in das Land des William Shakespeare, zur UNESCO Welterbestätte Ironbridge, zu den großartigen Bergen und mächtigen Burgen im Norden Wales, zum eleganten Chatsworth House sowie in die landschaftlichen Schönheiten des Peak Districts und der Yorkshire Dales. Es bleibt ausreichend Zeit zur Erkundung der historischen Städte York und Cambridge.


Reisedetails

Abfahrt
09:15 - Stance 3, Greenline Coach Terminal, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH
(Touren am und nach dem 1. April ab 09.15 Uhr)
Rückkehr
19:30
Luggage
Auf unseren Touren sind Sie auf 14kg Gepäck pro Person beschränkt. Dies sollte ein Gepäckstück sein, das einem Handgepäck einer Fluggesellschaft ähnelt (etwa 55 x 45 x 25 cm) und eine kleine Tasche für persönliche Gegenstände an Bord.
Discounts

Studenten, Personen über 60 Jahre und Kinder von 5 bis 15 Jahren

Important information
  • Packen Sie Ihre wasserdichte Kleidung und Wanderschuhe
Tour inclusions
  • Professioneller Fahrer/Reiseleiter von Rabbie's
  • Standardmäβige automatische Klimatisierung im Bus
  • Transport in modernsten Mercedes-Minibussen mit 16 Sitzplätzen
Tour exclusions
  • Eintrittsgelder für Sehenswürdigkeiten und Attraktione
  • Unterkunft

Route

Day 1

Departing from London, you travel to the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon. Home to the beautiful gardens and thatched Tudor cottage of his wife, Anne Hathaway, you have time to explore the charming village of Stratford. Enjoy lunch in one of the quaint restaurants before heading to the World Heritage site of Ironbridge, the world’s first ever bridge fully made of iron, set in a distinctive forested gorge on the River Severn. The amazing sights here were developed during the rise of Britain’s Industrial Revolution and there are many attractions within the site for you to learn more about this fascinating period.

You then wind your way down to the riverside town of Shrewsbury, a pretty county town that lies on the banks of the mighty River Severn. The birthplace of Charles Darwin, this bustling market town and its timber framed black and white Tudor buildings are your home for the next two nights.



Day 2

Your tour takes you to the heart of North Wales today. Firstly, you explore the picture book beauty of Conwy and its picturesque medieval castle. Built by Edward I in the 13th century, this estuary fortress offers spectacular views from the battlements.

Next you roam the impressive mountains and valleys of the Snowdonia National Park, delving into the massive Dinorwic slate quarries and the powerfully dramatic Pass of Llanberis under the shadow of Snowdon, Wales’ highest peak. Relive the struggle for Welsh independence and the rebellious tale of Owain Glyndwr, the last native Prince of Wales before heading back over the English border to your accommodation.

Day 3

Lying northeast of Shrewsbury are the incredible peaks and valleys of the Peak District National Park. Picturesque villages and unbeatable scenery line your route as you wind through the park’s inimitable landscape. After a visually spectacular drive, you arrive in the charmingly attractive village of Castleton, nestled in the Vale of Hope. Overlooked by Peveril Castle, this hospitable place offers a chance for a pretty picnic and to enjoy the fine local fare.

In the afternoon, you make your way to the Duke of Devonshire’s famous mansion house and gardens at Chatsworth. Home to the Cavendish family, this renowned building is regularly named the UK’s favourite country house thanks to its fantastically large collection of furniture, priceless paintings, Old Master drawings and neo-classical sculptures. Travelling east from the estate, you pass through rolling green hills to the historic walled city of York, where you will spend the next two nights.

Day 4

Today there are two major options for the events of your day. Firstly, you can choose to spend the day leisurely exploring the medieval heart of York, an ancient city with a colourful history dating back to the times of the Romans, Vikings and Normans. The towering Gothic spire at York Minster rises above the city, casting its spirituality across the brilliant museums, narrow lanes and distinctive stone city walls.

Alternatively, you could journey out with your guide on a half day excursion across the Yorkshire Dales to the handsome market towns of Knaresborough or Ripon. Take your time with the beautiful architecture and spa town luxuries on offer before heading to some of the more remote valleys and formidably impressive scenery of the Eastern Dale, followed by a free afternoon in York to dine and relax in the city’s plentiful restaurants and shops.

Day 5

Departing the fair city of York in the morning, you begin your journey south to London. Stopping in the town of Stamford, famed for its superior collection of historic stone buildings. Declared as “the finest stone town in England” by Sir Walter Scott, it’s more than 600 listed buildings made from mellow limestone are a real visual feast, especially its five medieval churches.

After leaving its phenomenal structures behind, you head south to the university city of Cambridge. Home to one of the world’s finest universities, the iconic architecture of the 16th century Great Gate and the historic medieval streets surrounding it are a delight to behold. Wander through the world famous Kings College Chapel and stroll alongside the river Cam before heading back to London.

Bewertungen

Best tour experience!

Laura Miller Posted on 05/11/2018

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.

Front seat passenger

Amy Gallagher Posted on 14/08/2018

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

Tour

Kevin Posted on 31/07/2018

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.

Tour Experience

Catherine and Barry Mitchell Posted on 23/06/2018

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.

Thanks Peter

Linda Roberts Posted on 05/06/2018

Loved the sites, accomodation and cometary. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Learnt heaps. Linda

Excellent tour--Suggested Reading/Listening

Dave and Linda Rosedahl Posted on 13/11/2014

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.

Heart of England 5 Day Tour was Incredible!

Charlie Muw Posted on 04/11/2014

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.

Unterkunft

Wo wohnt diese Tour über Nacht?

Sie übernachten für zwei Nächte in Shrewsbury und zwei Nächte in York. Bitte beachten Sie - an einigen Terminen kann diese Tour in Chester für die ersten zwei Nächte bleiben.


Wie funktioniert die Buchung von Unterkünften?

Der Tourpreis beinhaltet nicht die Kosten der Unterkunft. Aber Sie können selbstverständlich diese bei Rabbie´s hinzubuchen und wir bemühen uns um eine gute örtliche Unterbringung für Sie. Oder Sie suchen bzw. buchen selbst Ihre Unterkünfte in den betreffenden Übernachtungsorten.


Ich möchte die Unterkunft über Rabbies´s buchen. Wie funktioniert das?

Nach Eingang Ihrer Buchung reserviert Rabbie´s Ihre Unterkünfte, und Ihr Fahrer setzt Sie auf der Tour direkt vor der Haustür ab. Sie bezahlen die Übernachtungen vor Ort direkt bei den Gastgebern. Bitte nehmen Sie dafür ausreichend Bargeld mit, denn zahlreiche Unterkünfte akzeptieren keine Kreditkarten.

Je nach Verfügbarkeit zum Zeitpunkt Ihrer Buchung bekommen wir eventuell nicht immer die Unterkunft Ihrer ersten Wahl. Wenn das der Fall ist, buchen wir die Unterkunft, die Sie uns als 2. Wahl genannt haben. Falls Rückfragen erforderlich sind, werden wir uns mit Ihnen in Verbindung setzen.


Kann ich die von Rabbie´s gebuchten Unterkünfte auch ändern lassen?

Die Möglichkeit zu einer Buchungsänderung kann nicht garantiert werden und ist abhängig von den Verfügbarkeiten. Eine Umbuchung kostet, je nach Aufwand und Länge der Tour, zwischen £5 und £25.


Ich habe meine Unterkunft selbst gebucht. Was muss ich hierbei beachten?

Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns und nennen Sie uns Ihre selbst gebuchten Unterkünfte. Bitte buchen Sie nur Unterkünfte in den jeweiligen, im Programmablauf ausgeschriebenen Übernachtungsorten. Wenn Sie unsicher sind, setzten Sie sich bitte vor Ihrer Unterkunftsbuchung mit uns in Verbindung. Ihr Fahrer wird Sie an der von Ihnen gewählten Unterkunft absetzten, vorausgesetzt sie liegt relativ zentral im ausgeschriebenen Übernachtungsort.


Was passiert, wenn ich meine Reise kurzfristig storniere?

Bei Stornierungen weniger als 3 Tage vor Start der Touren fallen Stornierungskosten in Höhe der Kosten der ersten Übernachtung an. In einigen Fällen berechnen wir auch die Kosten aller gebuchten Unterkünfte


Welche Arten der Unterbringung gibt es und was kosten sie?

In der Regel liegen die von uns gebuchten Unterkünfte nicht weiter als 20 Gehminuten von der jeweiligen Stadt- bzw. Ortsmitte entfernt. In der Hochsaison kann es schon mal ein 30-Minuten-Fußweg sein. Wir überprüfen regelmäßig alle Unterkünfte und Ihre Gastgeber, um einen gleichbleibend guten Standard zu gewährleisten. Die unterstehenden Preise sind lediglich zur Orientierung gedacht.


Standardzimmer im Gästehaus

In diesen Unterkünften teilen sich mindestens 2 Gästezimmer ein Badezimmer/WC. Das Frühstück ist im Preis inklusive. Diese Unterkünfte kosten zwischen £30.00 und £35.00 pro Person und Nacht. Ein Einzelzimmer Standard kostet zwischen £35.00 und £60.00 pro Nacht.


Zimmer mit Du/WC im Gästehaus

In diesen Häusern gehört zu jedem Gästezimmer ein eigenes Badezimmer/WC. Das Frühstück ist im Preis inklusive. Der zu erwartende Preis pro Person in einem Doppelzimmer dieser Kategorie liegt zwischen £40 und £50 pro Nacht. Die voraussichtlichen Kosten für ein Einzelzimmer liegen zwischen £55 und £65 pro Nacht. In der Hochsaison können diese Preise durchaus bis £75 oder £80 pro Nacht steigen. Die Zahl der Zimmer mit besonderem Ausblick ist begrenzt und in der Regel mit einen Aufpreis versehen.

In Irland kostet die Übernachtung in einem vergleichbaren Gästehaus zwischen €45 und €55 pro Person und Nacht in einem DZ.


Mittelklassehotels

Hotels haben eine Bar oder Restaurant und bieten Abendmahlzeiten an. Das Frühstück am Morgen ist im Preis inklusive. Die zu erwartenden Kosten für ein 3* Hotel liegen zwischen £65 und £85 pro Nacht und Person im Doppelzimmer. 4* Hotels kosten ca. £75 bis £120 pro Person und Nacht im DZ. Bitte beachten Sie, dass es in den kleinen Ortschaften und ländlichen Gebieten der schottischen Highlands und auf den Inseln häufig keine 4* Hotels gibt.

In Irland kostet die Übernachtung in einem Hotel zwischen €55 und €65 pro Person und Nacht in einem DZ.


Jugendherbergen

In den Jugendherbergen schläft man in der Regel in Mehrbettzimmer bzw. Schlafsälen für 4 bis 16 Personen (Doppelstockbetten). Handtücher sind im Preis nicht enthalten, können aber vor Ort gegen eine Gebühr ausgeliehen werden. Die Wasch- und Duschräume liegen in kurzer Entfernung zu den Schlafräumen. Es steht eine gut ausgestattete Gemeinschaftsküche zur Verfügung, in der eigene Mahlzeiten zubereitet werden können.

Einige unabhängige Hostels bieten »mixed rooms«, also Zimmer für beiderlei Geschlecht in einem Raum. Bitte informieren Sie uns im Vorfeld über Ihre Vorstellungen.


Wenn ich noch Fragen habe, an wen kann ich mich wenden?

Für weitere Fragen stehen wir gerne telefonisch unter +44-131-2263133 oder per Mail an rooms@rabbies.com zur Verfügung.

FAQs

Do you offer hotel pickups in the departure cities?

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.

Is there parking close to the departure point?

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.

When should I get to the departure point?

Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time. Due to waiting restrictions, we can't wait for you if you're late.

What happens if I'm late or miss the tour?

If you're late for your tour, our cancellation policy applies.

What are your cancellation policies?

We have a cancellation period of three days for our one day tours, and 21 days for longer 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.

What is a guaranteed departure?

It's simple: you book, you go. This means we'll never cancel your tour because of a minimum numbers policy.

Can I pre-book a specific seat?

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.

Are there toilets on the bus?

Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but you'll have regular comfort breaks.

How do you cater for people with accessibility needs?

We aim to accommodate everyone. To read more information on how we do this, click here to go to our accessibility guide.

Do you take children on your tours?

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.

How much time do I get off the bus?

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.

Why do you exclude visitor attractions?

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.

Do we need to bring our own lunch?

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.

Should I tip the driver-guide?

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.

What about travel insurance?

We advise you take out travel insurance.

What is ABTOT?

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.

I have more questions, who can help me?

If you have any more questions, call us on +44(0)131 226 3133, email tours@rabbies.com , or check out our full FAQs .

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