- Follow in the Beatles' footsteps in Liverpool
- See the filming locations for the Netflix series "Bridgerton"
- Go horseback riding along the coast in Cornwall
- Hike on the Cotswolds Discovery Trail
- Discover the beautiful Isles of Scilly on a day trip
- Explore Oxford and Cambridge by boat
|Arrive in Liverpool & Sightsee
|Tour the Beatles' Liverpool
|Enjoy a Free Day in Conwy
|Learn About Traditional Welsh Culture
|Explore the Northern Coast of Wales
|See Bridgerton's Filming Locations
|Day-trip to the Isles of Scilly
|Go Horseback Riding in Cornwall
|Hike on the Cotswolds Discovery Trail
|Tour Bodleian Library & Oxford University
|Boat & Picnic in Oxford
|Explore Cambridge by Boat
|Depart London, End of Trip
Day 1: Arrive in Liverpool & Sightsee
Welcome to England! Your adventure begins in Liverpool. After arriving at the hotel and getting settled in, head out for a walk around this maritime city. The historic port is still an important trading hub today. Explore the waterfront, taking in views of the iconic Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building, and Port of Liverpool Building, as well as the River Mersey and the Irish Sea. Have dinner in a local pub before getting some rest.
Day 2: Tour the Beatles' Liverpool
England's fourth-largest city is known around the world as the birthplace of one of the most famous music groups of all time: the Beatles! Today you'll explore the city and rediscover the story of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. On this Fab Four-themed tour around town, you'll hear all about the musicians' early lives from an expert guide.
Day 3: Enjoy a Free Day in Conwy
Move on to Wales today. Get to know the beautifully preserved medieval town of Conwy, home to the 13th-century Conwy Castle. Walk around the castle walls and take in sweeping views of the surrounding mountains and countryside. If you'd like, go on a boat tour or a guided hike this afternoon. Or you can just relax in an open-air pub and enjoy the unique atmosphere. Another option is to ride the train to the top of Mount Snowdon to view the extraordinary panorama across this historic land of myth and legend. This is the adventure capital of Wales, so mountain biking, canoeing, gorge scrambling, and canyoning are also possible.
In the evening, visit a pub to sample wild foraged foods and local specialties like lamb and lobster.
Day 4: Learn About Traditional Welsh CultureToday, on a guided tour around Conwy, you'll learn about traditional Welsh culture on a guided tour that takes you to Conwy Castle, the Church of St Mary & All Saints, and the Smallest House in Great Britain, also known as Quay House. The tour includes interactive features for kids. You'll receive a map of the town to continue exploring on your own in the afternoon and evening.
Day 5: Explore the Northern Coast of WalesToday is all about castles and coastline! While exploring the northern coast of Wales, you'll encounter a glamorous trio of castles—Caernarfon, Conwy, and Beaumaris — recognized as World Heritage Sites today. And this section of the coast was nicknamed "the Queen of Welsh Resorts" for good reason. Its quiet appeal stands in stark contrast to the wilder Isle of Anglesey, where waves crash against the clifftops. This part of Wales offers rich opportunities for surfing, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, kitesurfing, paddleboarding, walking, and birdwatching.
Day 6: Discover Bridgerton's Filming LocationsThe popular Netflix series "Bridgerton" is set in London during the Regency Period. But many of the scenes were actually filmed in Bath to take advantage of the city's beautiful Georgian architecture. On a private walking tour around Bath, you'll see key locations from the series, including the residences of Lady Danbury and the Featheringtons, the Modiste dress shop, Gunter's tea shop, the street Daphne galloped down to save her love from a duel, and more.
Chat with a local specialist who can help organize your trip.
Day 7: Day trip to the Isles of ScillyThe Isles of Scilly are just off the coast of Cornwall, close enough to visit for the day. This morning you'll set sail for the archipelago, arriving in time for lunch. You'll have the afternoon to explore these stunning islands fringed with sandy secluded beaches and laced with miles of trails to walk, cycle, or ride. Hop on an island ferry to visit the peaceful island of St. Agnes or to visit the famous Tresco Abbey Garden on the island of Tresco. You'll return to Cornwall at the end of the day.
Day 8: Go Horseback Riding in Cornwall
Today brings an outdoor adventure in Cornwall. You'll go to a horse trekking center in the morning, where you'll be outfitted for horseback riding. Depending on your experience level, you'll enjoy a guided trail ride along the coast or have the chance to gallop on the beach from Long Rock to Penzance to Marazion.
Day 9: Discover Stonehenge
Day 10: Hike on the Cotswolds Discovery TrailToday you'll go hiking on the Cotswolds Discovery Trail. Begin in Cirencester, originally a Roman settlement called Corinium. A military fort was first built here in the first century CE to help defend the then northwestern frontier of the Roman empire. From here, the trail takes you east to Bibury, a gorgeous Cotswold village on the River Coln. Follow the river through a series of idyllic villages before reaching Chedworth. The trail then continues west, meandering through rolling hills to Painswick Beacon and the village of Painswick.
Day 11: Tour Bodleian Library & Oxford University
Head to the famed Oxford University today. J.K. Rowling was familiar with the campus and took inspiration from its statues and buildings for the Harry Potter series. You'll go on a walking tour of these highlights as your guide provides insights about the actors, the producers, the filming process, and Rowling's inspirations. You'll also learn about what student life is like at Oxford these days!
Then tour Bodleian Library, one of the world's oldest working libraries. Explore its wonderfully historic interiors, including a modern underground reading room, the 15th-century Divinity School, Convocation House, and Chancellor's Court.
Day 12: Boat & Picnic in Oxford
Day 13: Explore Cambridge by BoatOn the last full day of the trip, you'll explore Cambridge by boat. While cruising along the River Cam, you'll enjoy views of two banks—on one side, seeing the historic facades of the colleges, and on the other, the green expanses of The Backs. Further upstream, the river enters some particularly beautiful and tranquil countryside as it approaches the village of Grantchester. Have one last English-style meal in a pub before traveling tomorrow.
Day 14: Depart London, End of Trip
Today the trip ends. After breakfast, you'll head to the airport to catch a flight out. Safe travels!
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