The Best of Britain

  • Private car/minibus

About The Tour

"WHIP-MA-WHOP -MA-GATE", York's tiniest street, dates from Saxon times and means "neither one thing nor the other". Our "Best in Britain" tour unashamedly defies that description. In Cambridge, York, Chester & Bath you will see some of Britain's best architecture add to this the splendour of historic cathedrals & castles and the "Best in Britain" is what this overnight UK tour indeed offers you.

Visit Cambridge with its historic colleges, well manicured gardens, chapels, courtyards and dining halls, Stamford, a beautiful town developed by the Romans, the Saxons, the Danes and Normans and dramatic Burghley House one of England's greatest Elizabethan houses on your way to York for your first two nights. Circled by imposing Medieval walls York has preserved so much Medieval structure that its centre is like entering a living museum.

Explore the magnificent Peak District, a landscape of moorland, deep green valleys and rough stone crags, where almost every hilltop is marked with prehistoric huts and one or two of the fine Derbyshire houses: Chatsworth, magnificent 17th century home of the Duke of Devonshire, Haddon Hall, or Hardwick Hall, 16th century home of the much married "Bess of Hardwick".

Visit 15th century Little Moreton Hall on your way to Chester for your night's stay. Built by the Romans 2000 years ago Chester has more archaeological and architectural treasures than any other city in Britain. See the well preserved Roman city walls, the fine red sandstone Cathedral, the Roman amphitheatre and the galleried half-timbered tiers of shops known as "The Rows".

On your fourth day visit Stratford-Upon-Avon, the Cotswolds and the world heritage city of Bath - a lively and beautiful city in which to spend the night. Return to London via the pretty village of Lacock, Britain's darkest prehistoric mystery Stonehenge and the cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester. Your private tour guide will return you to London or the airport.

Day 1 London to York
Day 2 In York
Day 3 York to Chester
Day 4 Chester to Bath
Day 5 Bath to London