5-Day Heart of England, Wales & Yorkshire Small-Group Tour from London

5-Day Heart of England, Wales & Yorkshire Small-Group Tour from London

Escape busy London on a 5-day small-group tour to North Wales and the heart of England! Visit Stratford-upon-Avon to trace the footsteps of William Shakespeare; relax and enjoy the wilderness of Snowdonia National Park; visit the small town of Buxton and beautiful Chatsworth House in the Peak District; and explore the historical cities of York and Cambridge. Four nights of 3-star guesthouse or hotel accommodation is included, comprising two nights in Shrewsbury and two nights in York.

Numbers are limited to 16 people on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention from a guide.
* Duration: 5 days
* Starts: Greater London, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Multi-day & Extended Tours >> Multi-day Tours




Escape busy London on a 5-day small-group tour to North Wales and the heart of England! Visit Stratford-upon-Avon to trace the footsteps of William Shakespeare; relax and enjoy the wilderness of Snowdonia National Park; visit the small town of Buxton and beautiful Chatsworth House in the Peak District; and explore the historical cities of York and Cambridge. Four nights of 3-star guesthouse or hotel accommodation is included, comprising two nights in Shrewsbury and two nights in York.

Numbers are limited to 16 people on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention from a guide.

Itinerary

Day 1: London – Stratford upon Avon – Ironbridge

Stop At: Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW England
The birthplace of Shakespeare has an impressive array of black and white Tudor buildings. Home to the bard’s birthplace, schoolhouse, and resting place, you have time to explore this charming market town and enjoy lunch in one of the many restaurants and riverside pubs.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Coach Road, Ironbridge, Telford TF8 7DQ England
The oldest iron bridge in the world is the centrepiece of an area that was the cradle of the 18th century’s Industrial Revolution.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
You make your way to the county town of Shrewsbury; the narrow-streets of the town centre is almost completely encircled by the River Severn.

Charles Darwin was born in this bustling market town, and its timber-framed black and white Tudor buildings are your home for the next two nights.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Shrewsbury. Please note – on some dates this tour may stay in Chester for the first two nights.

Day 2: Touring around North Wales

Stop At: Conwy Castle Rose Hill Street, Conwy LL32 8LD Wales
Set on a river bank near an impressive pair of bridges, this brilliantly preserved 13th century estuary fortress is a visual treat.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Llanberis Slate Quarry, Nant Peris Wales
Next, you roam the impressive mountains and valleys of the Snowdonia National Park, its slate quarries, and travel through the dramatic Pass of Llanberis in the shadow of Snowdon, Wales’ highest peak.
Duration: 45 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Shrewsbury. Please note – on some dates this tour may stay in Chester for the first two nights.

Day 3: Shrewsbury – Peak District National Park – Chatsworth House

Stop At: Chatsworth House, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1PP England
The magnificent grand house of the Devonshire family lies in a stunning estate, famed for its amazing fountains and verdant maze.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Castleton Visitor Centre, Buxton Road, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WP England
After a spectacular drive, you arrive in the charming village of Castleton. Overlooked by William the Conqueror’s Peveril Castle, this hospitable place offers a chance for a picnic of fine local fare.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in York.

Day 4: Day exploring the sights of York. Options and attractions are subject to group’s interests.

Stop At: York Minster, Minster Yard Deangate, York YO1 7HH England
Today there are two options. You can choose to spend the day exploring the medieval heart of York, an ancient city with a colourful history dating back to the times of the Romans, Vikings, and Normans.

Alternatively, you can journey out with your guide on a half day excursion across the Yorkshire Dales to the handsome market town of Knaresborough. Here, you experience famed Yorkshire hospitality at its best before heading to some of the more remote areas and impressive scenery of the Eastern Dales.

Whichever option you choose, you spend your evening enjoying the sights and sounds of York.
Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in York.

Day 5: York – Cambridge – London

Stop At: King’s College Chapel, King’s Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST England
A towering Gothic chapel dominates the heart of this charming university city and its beautifully maintained colleges.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lincoln Cathedral, Exchequergate House 18A Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PX England
You stop in the town of Lincoln, famed for its beautiful historic center and delicious Lincolnshire sausages. Make sure you check out the cathedral while you’re here; it was the world’s tallest building for around 200 years.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.