La Esencia de Inglaterra, Gales & Yorkshire
Tour de 5 días

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

Cinco días explorando la esencia de Inglaterra y el Norte de Gales.

Itinerario

Highlights

National Parks
Mountains
Cathedrals
Universities
UNESCO Heritage Sites
Castles
Literature

Lugares que visitará


- El país de Shakespeare y Stratford upon Avon

- El patrimonio de la humanidad de Ironbridge

- Las montañas de Snowdonia

- Conwy Castle

- La Mansión de Chatsworth

- York y los Dales

- Cambridge


Su viaje


Cinco días explorando la región de Shakespeare, el patrimonio de la humanidad de Ironbridge, las montañas y castillos de los Cruzados del norte de Gales, la elegancia refinada de la mansión de Chatsworth, la belleza del Peak District y los Yorkshire Dales con tiempo para explorar las ciudades históricas de York y de Cambridge.


Detalles del Tour

Salida
09:15 - Stance 3, Greenline Coach Terminal, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH
(Tours en y después del 1 de abril salen a las 09.15)
Regreso
19:30
Equipaje
El peso del equipaje que puede llevar en nuestros toures está limitado a 14kg. Debe componerse de una maleta de mano, similar a las que se permiten en los aviones (55cm x 45cm x 25cm aproximadamente) y un bolso pequeño con objetos personales.
Discounts

Estudiantes, mayores de 60, y niños entre 5 y 15 (desafortunadamente, no podemos llevar a menores de 5 años en nuestros tours)

Important information
  • Lleve ropa apropiada para la lluvia y calzado cómodo
Tour inclusions
  • Transporte en microbuses Mercedes para un servicio más personal
  • Aire Acondicionado como equipo estándar
  • Servicio de conductor/guía profesional de Rabbie's
Tour exclusions
  • Entradas en atracciones para visitantes
  • Alojamiento

Itinerario

Day 1

Takes you to William Shakespeare’s birthplace Stratford on Avon, home to the Tudor thatched cottage and gardens of his wife, Anne Hathaway. Following lunch in Stratford you will have the opportunity to explore the stunning gorge and World Heritage site of Ironbridge on the River Severn, before staying in the beautiful riverside town of Shrewsbury for two nights.


Day 2

Is a day of contrasts as you travel west into the heart of North Wales You will travel through beautiful green valleys, visit the fairy-tale medieval Castle of Conwy and discover the wild mountains of the Snowdonia National Park.before returning back across the border into England.

Day 3

Takes you through the rolling hills of the Peak District to the village of Castleton before visiting,Chatsworth Estate, owned by the Duke of Devonshire, and famous for its house and gardens. From here you will travel east to the wonderful city of York where you will stay for the next two nights.

Day 4

Gives you two choices – you can take of a full day to explore this fascinating city on your own – including some of the museums, York Minster, the ancient city walls and historic mediaeval streets. Alternatively you could join your guide on a half day excursion into the Yorkshire dales visiting Knaresborough or Ripon and the remote valleys and rugged scenery of the Eastern Dales followed by a free afternoon in York.

Day 5

Leaving York in the morning you begin your return journey south stopping in the town of Stamford with its fine collection of historic stone buildings before continuing on to the University City of Cambridge for the final visit of your tour.

Itinerario (English)

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.

Opiniones

5 day Heart Of England Tour

Cath Keane Posted on 02/09/2019

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

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.

Alojamiento

¿Dónde te alojarás?

Estancia de dos noches en la ciudad histórica de Shrewsbury y dos noches en la ciudad medieval de York (**NOTA- es posible que en algunas fechas este tour haga primero escala dos noches en Chester).


¿Cómo funciona?

La excursión que ha elegido no incluye alojamiento, lo que significa que puede solicitarnos que reservemos un alojamiento local de calidad por usted, o puede hacerlo usted mismo.


Quiero que Rabbie’s reserve mi alojamiento, ¿qué tengo que hacer?

Reservaremos su alojamiento por usted y le dejaremos en la puerta. Habrá de pagar su estancia directamente en el alojamiento elegido. Le recomendamos que lleve dinero en efectivo, puesto que no todos los B&B aceptan tarjetas de crédito.

Por motivos de disponibilidad, puede que no siempre consigamos reservar en el alojamiento que haya elegido, pero no se preocupe, le enviaremos un correo electrónico en caso de que ocurra algo grave.


¿Qué ocurre si quiero cambiar la reserva de alojamiento que ha realizado Rabbie’s?

No podemos garantizar los cambios de alojamiento y, además, se encuentran sujetos a disponibilidad. Asimismo, se aplicará un cargo mínimo de modificación de 5 libras, que podrá ascender a un máximo de 20 libras, dependiendo de la duración de la excursión.


He reservado mi propio alojamiento, ¿tengo que hacer algo más?

Tendrá que llevar la confirmación de la reserva para presentarla en los B&B y hoteles. Al llegar a las paradas en las que vayamos a hacer noche, le llevaremos a su alojamiento, siempre y cuando se encuentre relativamente céntrico.



¿Qué pasa si cancelo mi tour con poco tiempo de antelación?

Las reservas que hayan sido canceladas con menos de tres días de antelación incurrirán en los siguientes gastos de cancelación: la primera noche de alojamiento y en algunas ocasiones el total de la estancia.


¿Qué tipo de alojamientos hay y cuánto cuestan?

Nuestros alojamientos se suelen encontrar en un radio de un máximo de 15 minutos a pie del centro de la ciudad. Solemos revisar con regularidad nuestros proveedores de alojamiento para asegurarnos de que las camas son cómodas y las habitaciones se encuentran limpias. Los precios que constan a continuación son orientativos.



B&B (Bed and Breakfast) Estándar

El baño y ducha suelen ser compartidos con otras habitaciones de la casa. El precio oscila entre las 30 y las 35 libras por persona y noche. Las habitaciones individuales estándar cuestan alrededor de 35 y 60 libras.



B&B con baño privado

La ducha y e instalaciones sanitarias son privadas. El precio de una habitación compartida oscila entre las 40 y las 50 libras por persona y noche. El precio de una habitación individual oscila entre las 55 y las 65 libras por noche.

En temporada alta, los precios pueden ascender a 75 u 80 libras por noche. Las habitaciones en Oban, Portree e Inverness, con vistas, pueden ser más caras.

En Irlanda, los precios de los B&B oscilan entre los 45 y 55 euros por persona y noche.


Hotel

Los hoteles cuentan con bar o restaurante y disponen de servicio de comida. El desayuno suele encontrarse incluido en el precio. Los hoteles de 3 * cuestan entre 65 y 85 libras por persona y noche. Los hoteles de 4 * cuestan entre 75 y 120 libras por persona y noche.

En Irlanda, el precio de los hoteles oscila entre los 55 y los 65 euros por persona y noche.


Albergues

Los albergues constan de dormitorios de 4 a 16 literas. No se proporcionan toallas, aunque se pueden alquilar. Los baños se suelen encontrar a poca distancia de las habitaciones. Las cocinas se encuentran disponibles para todos los huéspedes, y están equipadas para que cada uno se prepare su propia comida. El precio de los albergues oscila entre las 15 y las 25 libras por noche.

Podrá elegir entre un dormitorio mixto (hombres y mujeres en una misma habitación) o una habitación de un solo sexo (únicamente hombres o mujeres en la misma habitación). Si tuviera alguna preferencia a este respecto, háganoslo saber en el momento de realizar la reserva.


Tengo más preguntas, ¿quién puede ayudarme?

Si tiene más preguntas, no dude en ponerse en contacto con nosotros llamando al número +44(0)131 226 3133, o escribiéndonos un correo electrónico a rooms@rabbies.com.


Preguntas Frecuentes

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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