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England & Wales

June 7-16, 2021

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Extend your stay! Make it a Grand Tour by combining this tour with our Ireland and Scotland Tours

It might be small but England packs a lot of scenery and history into its pint-sized shores. With a story that stretches back more than 5000 years (and likely long before), England is a place where the past is a constant presence, ruined castles perch on lonely hilltops, medieval cathedrals compete with regal palaces and improbably ostentatious stately homes pop up with bewildering regularity. Join us as we explore this Royal yet quaint country.

 

Signature Moments

  • Experience everything London has to offer
  • Enjoy afternoon tea at the Wallace Collection
  • Relax on a cruise on the River Thames and Avon
  • Feel the mystery of Stonehenge
  • Take your iconic picture in front of Buckingham Palace
  • Feel like royalty with a castle dinner
Book with No Deposit
Inclusions & Highlights
  • 9 Nights deluxe accommodations
  • Group Airport transfers
  • 9 breakfast, 3 dinners
  • Private minivan transportation throughout
  • Guided tour of London
  • Visit Westminster Abbey & St Paul's Cathedral
  • Guided walking tour of Oxford
  • Cruise on River Thames
  • Visit British Museum
  • Visit Kew Gardens
  • Afternoon tea at Wallace Collection
  • Visit Stonehenge
  • Panoramic tour of Bath
  • Visit Roman Baths and pump room
  • Panoramic tour of Cardiff
  • Cardiff Castle Banquet
  • Panoramic tour of Brecon Beacon
  • Snowdonia Steam Train ride
  • Tour of Caernarfon
  • Visit National Slate Museum
  • Visit Caernarfon Castle
  • Panoramic tour of Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • Cruise on River Avon
  • Panoramic tour of the Cotswolds
  • Walking tour of Windsor
  • Visit Windsor Castle
  • Farewell Windsor Dinner Cruise
  • Gratuities
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Women's Travel Club tour host
Itinerary
Women's Travel Club England & Wales Tour
Day 1 - Arrive London

Welcome to England!
On arrival we will set off on a panoramic tour to see some of London’s famous landmarks. View the Houses of Parliament with Big Ben and nearby Westminster Abbey. Pause for photos at Buckingham Palace before traveling through Trafalgar Square where the National Gallery and St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church are located. Visit the mighty Tower of London to see the many fortresses, Beefeaters, ravens and the priceless Crown Jewels. Transfer to your hotel, check in and settle into your room. In the evening, join your fellow travelers for dinner in the hotel restaurant
Accommodations - Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt

 

Day 2 - London

After breakfast we will continue our touring of London with visits to Westminster Abbey, the London Eye and St Paul's Cathedral. One of the most impressive historic places to visit in London, the gothic spires of Westminster Abbey are a sight to behold. It’s been the centerpiece of royal ceremonies for centuries, from coronations to royal weddings and funerals. Step inside and explore the magnificent interior, from the vaulted ceilings and coronation chair to the tombs of kings and famous poets.
Sit back and relax this afternoon on a cruise on River Thames and then tonight we will enjoy a wonderful dinner in an authentic English Pub.
Accommodations - Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt

 

Day 3 - London

We will start our day with a visit to the British Museum. Founded in 1753, the British Museum is London’s largest and most visited museum. Its gigantic permanent collection includes over 8 million historical artifacts, with everything from Egyptian mummies to Roman treasures. Highlights include sculptures from the Parthenon, the Rosetta Stone, and the 12th-century Lewis chessmen.
In the afternoon, visit Kew Gardens With 326 acres (121 hectares) of exotic plants, woodland trails, and lily ponds, plus 30,000-plus plant species, the Royal Botanical Gardens of Kew offer an idyllic escape for Londoners. As well as being one of London’s most visited outdoor attractions, the gardens are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and house one of the oldest and most significant botanical collections in the world.
Afternoon tea at the Wallace Collection. The Wallace Collection is this incredible collection of fine art, sculptures, furniture and all kinds of odd things, homed across 25 galleries in central London. Enjoy an Afternoon Tea of delicate finger sandwiches, homemade scones, Cornish clotted cream, Peyton & Byrne preserves and a delicious medley of cakes.
Accommodations - Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt

 

Day 4 - Stonehenge & Roman Baths

Leaving London, travel west to visit Stonehenge, one of Britain’s most celebrated monuments. Set on Salisbury Plain, Stonehenge is comprised of the remains of a double circle of monoliths, which dates from approximately 3000 BC. It is believed to have been used by the ancient Druids for sun worship or as a burial ground. Continue to Bath for a panoramic tour of this elegant spa town, which has been famous for its natural hot springs for almost 2,000 years. Visit the Roman Baths, which are over 2,000 years old and one of the best-preserved Roman sites north of the Alps. Also, visit the Pump Room, which dates from 1795, and is one of the most famous buildings in the country. Journey to Cardiff and check into your hotel. You may wish to freshen up before a visit to Cardiff Castle, which dates from the 11th century but was extensively rebuilt in the 1860s.
After your tour, join in the fun and feasting at Cardiff Castle. Your night consists of a medievalstyle banquet with live entertainment preformed in both Welsh and English.
Accommodations - Mercure Hotel, Cardiff

 

Day 5 - Steam Train Excursion

Set off on a panoramic tour of Cardiff, considered the youngest and fastest-growing capital in Europe. Next, travel through Brecon Beacons National Park, which covers 519 square miles over and half of the park is over 1,000 ft. above sea level. Next, take a steam train ride through Snowdonia National Park, which was designated as a National Park in 1951. Snowdonia is the second largest National park in England and Wales. Check into your Snowdonia hotel and settle in before an independent dinner.
Accommodations - Royal Victoria Hotel

 

Day 6 - National Slate Museum

After breakfast, visit the National Slate Museum in Llanberis, which brings the slate industry to life with an array of exhibits and demonstrations. The museum is set in the original Victorian quarry workshops, the heart of the industry that once roofed the world. Next, stop for photos of Mount Snowdon before having some free time in Betws-y-Coed. Then travel to Caernarfon and visit Caernarfon Castle, which is architecturally one of the most impressive castles in Britain. Return to Snowdonia for a free evening.
Accommodations - Royal Victoria Hotel

 

Day 7 - Stratford-Upon-Avon

Departing Snowdonia, travel via Llangollen and Bridgnorth to Stratford-upon-Avon. Upon arrival visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace, where in 1564 William Shakespeare was born. Then take a leisurely cruise on the River Avon before checking into your hotel. You may wish to relax or freshen up before dining on your own.
Accommodations - Doubletree by Hilton

 

Day 8 - Cotswold

Leaving Stratford-upon-Avon, travel through the beautiful and hilly countryside of the Cotswolds. Here, the houses are mainly built of the local honey-colored stone and see quaint villages, which have remained almost unchanged for 200 years. Next, set out on a walking tour of Oxford to see some of the town’s famous colleges such as Christchurch, Oxford University and New College. Also view Oxford Canal, the Bridge of Sighs and the Story Museum. Pause for photos at Bodleian Library, which is the second largest of its kind in all of Britain. Afterwards, drive to Windsor and check into your hotel. The remainder of the afternoon and evening is at leisure.
Accommodations - MacDonald Windsor Hotel

 

Day 9 - Windsor

Set off on a guided tour of Windsor to see the main shopping street and King Edward Court, which is a pedestrian-only shopping centre. Visit Windsor Castle, the official residence of The Queen. Covering thirteen acres, this is the largest inhabited castle in the world. See the Upper and Middle Wards, the Round Tower and the Lower Ward where St. George’s Chapel is situated. Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon free to sightsee and shop.
This evening enjoy an intimate dinner as you watch Windsor’s sights roll by on this River Thames dinner cruise. Be shown to your table on the comfortable Willow Room, and sail through the Royal Borough past sights including Windsor Castle, Windsor Racecourse, and Eton College. Savor a 5-course dinner of dishes freshly prepared by the boat’s chefs, and enjoy the scenery, romantic ambience, and soft music on board.
Accommodations - MacDonald Windsor Hotel

 

Day 10 - Windsor - Depart

It is time to say good-bye to this beautiful country and the amazing friends you have made along the way. After breakfast we will transfer to the airport for your flight home or continue your journey to Scotland.

 

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Rates

Double Occupancy - $6129 CAD per person (sharing a room)

Single Occupancy - $6999 CAD per person (your own room)

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy very limited.

No deposit required at time of booking.
Deposit of $250 CAD per person due October 15, 2020.
Second deposit of $1000 CAD due February 1, 2021

Final Payment due - April 1, 2021

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. No deposit promotion is for a limited time. Prices are subject to change and availability.

 

Activity Level

Low Moderate Activity
This is a fairly relaxed tour. Some walking while visiting areas and a few shorter walking tours.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 10 ladies
Maximum - 16 ladies

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Arrival & Departure transfers for those arriving outside of group times
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities on not included meals and personal items
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel

 

Hosted by:

Irene Murray
Irene has recently retired and really enjoys to travel to fill her time. She loves to stay active and is looking forward to trying some competitive running.

 

Flight Information

We will notify you once this tour is a guaranteed departure. Please do not book your flights until you have been notified.

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
A Women's Travel Club agent is available to help you book your flights. Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed. Follow this link to a form to request flight options and quotes. A Women's Travel Club agent will send you back the recommended flight option that best suits you. We are pleased to offer a flight booking service for your tour. As quoting of flights can be a time-consuming endeavor, a service fee of $113 ($100 plus HST) will apply.

Arrive to London
Depart from London

Flight Quote

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.
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Accommodations
Women's Travel Club England & Wales Tour
Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt

Once home to the Vanderbilt family, this elegant hotel with a columned facade occupies 10 19th-century townhouses.

Women's Travel Club England & Wales Tour
Mercure Hotel Cardiff

The Mercure Cardiff Holland House and Spa is a modern 4-star hotel situated in the vibrant capital city of Wales.

Women's Travel Club England & Wales Tour
Royal Victoria Hotel Snowdonia

The Royal Victoria Hotel is uniquely located close to Llanberis at the foot of Snowdon, within 30 acres of their very own gardens and woodlands, which include the historic castle of Dolbadarn.

Women's Travel Club England & Wales Tour
Doubletree by Hilton

Experience the charm, warmth and friendly service of the DoubleTree by Hilton Stratford upon Avon. This hotel is the perfect base for exploring Shakespeare’s home town, within easy reach of historic attractions including the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Warwick Castle.

Women's Travel Club England & Wales Tour
MacDonald Windsor Hotel

Situated just two minutes walk from Windsor Castle, you'll find 120 luxury bedrooms at Macdonald Windsor Hotel in the heart of this historic town. It's easy to unwind in their contemporary townhouse's rich interior designs, with calming shades creating a naturally therapeutic environment. The Royal Borough of Windsor is home to some of the most well-known attractions in England and our luxurious Windsor hotel is the perfect base to experience them from.

Extra Hotel Nights

Often ladies will book a night at the first hotel prior to the tour. This gives them a chance to relax after a long flight and settle in before the tour starts. Let us know if you would like pricing and information on the hotel.
Follow this link to request pre or post tour hotel nights.

Hotel Request