2024 England, Wales and Scotland with Abby Bonell

Dates September 11-20, 2024
Destination London, England; Cotswolds, England Wales, England; Edinburgh, Scotland;
Duration 10 days 9 nights
Price From 2,989
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What a pleasure to be able to take you home to Britain with me! It’s something I have secretly wanted to do for a very long time. This trip has been carefully handpicked by my dear friends at Morris Murdock Escorted Tours. They are the best in the travel business!

You will get to see parts of England rarely visited by tourists including the 12th-century village where my family still lives today in the rolling Cheshire countryside. It is simply charming! I invite you to join me on a vacation of a lifetime as we marvel over the Crown Jewels, walk medieval streets from the Cotswolds to Edinburgh, gaze upon magnificent castles, and view landscapes that will remain etched in your memory for a lifetime.

Tour ID #9224I12

Questions? Contact:

Megan Shouse, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6171
Email - mshouse@morrismurdock.com

Day 1 and 2: Wednesday & Thursday, September 11-12, 2024
Day 1 and 2: Wednesday & Thursday, September 11-12, 2024

USA to London

Today we will depart our home cities and travel "across the pond" and arrive in London mid-afternoon.  Upon our arrival, we will be met by our local sightseeing guide and transfer to the Baileys Hotel Kensington where you’ll stay while in London. This evening we will have dinner so the group can get acquainted with one another. 

Meals : Dinner
Day 3: Friday, September 13, 2024
Day 3: Friday, September 13, 2024

City of London 

London is one of the world’s great cities.  Today you’ll enjoy a private tour of London including a stop to view Buckingham Palace to watch the Changing of the Guard Ceremony then to Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Tower of London with a visit to the Crown Jewels and a cruise on the River Thames.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4: Saturday, September 14, 2024
Day 4: Saturday, September 14, 2024

Windsor Castle and Free Afternoon in London

This morning a visit to Windsor Castle is scheduled. Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. Founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, it has since been the home of 39 monarchs. The rest of the day is yours to explore London. Perhaps some shopping at Harrods, extra time in one of London’s many museums or many other things that are available to enjoy today. Abby will be happy to suggest some of her favorite things to do and see. You may want to take in a West End theatre production this evening. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5: Sunday, September 15, 2024
Day 5: Sunday, September 15, 2024

London to Woodstock, The Cotswolds, and Chester

This morning we will transfer to Woodstock for a visit to Blenheim Palace.  Blenheim Palace is a monumental country and is the principal residence of the Dukes of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.  It is the only non-royal, non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title of palace. Next, we will travel to Bourton-on-the-Water, located in the Cotswolds, within the heart of England, famous for its honey-colored stone architecture and idyllic village scenes.  Known as the Venice of the Cotswolds, this one village offers a wealth of attractions and shops, restaurants and tea rooms, or simply the space for you to enjoy some tranquil time by the River Windrush, spanned by its five arched bridges.  Then on to Chester, one of England’s loveliest cities. Founded by the Romans over 2,000 years ago, Chester’s city walls are the most complete in Britain. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6: Monday, September 16, 2024
Day 6: Monday, September 16, 2024

Wales

Today you’ll visit Wales. First stop is Snowdon. At an elevation of nearly 6,000 feet above sea level, it is the highest point in the British Isles outside of the Scottish Highlands. You’ll ride to its summit on the Snowdon Mountain Railway, described as one of the most unique and wonderful railway journeys in the world. At its summit you’ll have time for views and to purchase lunch. Then return to Chester for the evening. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 7: Tuesday, September 17, 2024
Day 7: Tuesday, September 17, 2024

Chester to Abbys Home Village of Audlem and on to Edinburgh

Today Abby hosts you in the village where she grew up and where her family still lives. In Audlem you’ll have a chance to learn about life as it is in England’s towns and villages away from the big cities and busy tourist spots. You will get to know some of Abby’s friends and family. Lunch is included in her good friend’s pub and then you will have time for shopping in some of her favorite shops. After time in Audlem, we will head to Scotland and Edinburgh.  

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8: Wednesday, September 18, 2024
Day 8: Wednesday, September 18, 2024

Edinburgh and Loch Lomond

Today you will get a glimpse of some of the Scottish Highlands as we travel to Loch Lomond.  This spectacular loch, the largest expanse of freshwater in Great Britain, home to over 30 islands. The Highland Boundary Fault surges right through it, making it a literal gateway to the Highlands. It's at the heart of the much larger Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.  We will enjoy a cruise on Loch Lomond and then a scenic drive in the area before returning to Edinburgh. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 9: Thursday, September 19, 2024
Day 9: Thursday, September 19, 2024

Edinburgh Highlights

Scotland is filled with romance and legend. Edinburgh is a mix of Georgian crescents and steepled medieval tenements guarded by its spectacular castle which overlooks the city. This morning you will have a private tour of Edinburgh. The capital of Scotland since the 15th century, Edinburgh stands on seven hills creating a dramatic skyline. The tour highlights include visits to Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyrood House, the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. This evening to conclude the tour a group dinner is included at hotel. 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10: Friday, September 20, 2024
Day 10: Friday, September 20, 2024

Return flights home

This morning we will transfer to the airport for your return flights home.

Meals : Breakfast

Price Includes:

  • Deluxe/Air Conditioned motor coach transportation
  • Licensed Local guides throughout the tour
  • Experienced Morris Murdock Tour Host
  • Hotel accommodations in 4 Star deluxe-class hotels
  • Sightseeing tours as outlined on the itinerary
  • Breakfast daily with other meals as outlined
  • Entrance fees to all noted locations
  • Document package

Not Included:

  • Airfare from your home city to London and home from Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Group airfare from Salt Lake TBA
  • Any private sightseeing not included on the itinerary
  • Tour gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature (e.g. phone calls, room service, internet, etc.)
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not included in tour outline

Optional Pricing:

  • Single Supplement/Private room please call for pricing
  • Cash Discount: $100 per person

Payment Terms:

  • $500 per person deposit due at time of booking 
  • Final Payment due June 13, 2024