Castles and Kilts

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This blockbuster family adventure is not your usual England and Scotland trip. From living life as a Roman soldier at Hadrian’s Wall to crossing a moat to a 13th-century Welsh castle for a medieval stay, the whole family will love this exciting experience.

Availability

From 06/06/2024 to 10/08/2024

Departure dates & prices

Dates Availability Price
  • Jun Thu 06 2024 to Jun Sat 15 2024
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    $4,665*
  • Jun Thu 06 2024 to Jun Sat 15 2024
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  • Jun Thu 06 2024 to Jun Sat 15 2024
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  • Jun Thu 13 2024 to Jun Sat 22 2024
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    $4,665*
  • Jun Thu 13 2024 to Jun Sat 22 2024
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  • Jun Thu 13 2024 to Jun Sat 22 2024
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  • Jun Thu 20 2024 to Jun Sat 29 2024
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  • Jun Thu 20 2024 to Jun Sat 29 2024
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    $4,665*
  • Jun Thu 20 2024 to Jun Sat 29 2024
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  • Jun Thu 27 2024 to Jul Sat 06 2024
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  • Jun Thu 27 2024 to Jul Sat 06 2024
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    $4,665*
  • Jun Thu 27 2024 to Jul Sat 06 2024
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  • Jul Thu 04 2024 to Jul Sat 13 2024
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    $4,665*
  • Jul Thu 04 2024 to Jul Sat 13 2024
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  • Jul Thu 04 2024 to Jul Sat 13 2024
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  • Aug Thu 01 2024 to Aug Sat 10 2024
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  • Aug Thu 01 2024 to Aug Sat 10 2024
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  • Aug Thu 01 2024 to Aug Sat 10 2024
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    $5,115*

What's included

Highlights.
1 Kickoff Party (KP)9 Breakfast (B)4 Dinner (D)Chester: Enjoy an exclusive Be My Guest English cream tea.
Knutsford: Enjoy a butler and housekeeper tour at the stately 18th-century National Trust property, Tatton Park Mansion house.
London: Let your inner magician loose as you visit Harry Potter highlights such as Platform 9 ¾ and the red telephone box gateway to the Ministry of Magic.
Lacock: Visit the charming Lacock Village, where famous scenes of Harry Potter were filmed and explore Lacock Abbey where you’ll recognise some of the corridors and classrooms of Hogwarts.
Hexham: Experience life as a brave Roman soldier on Emperor Hadrian's northern frontier, exploring the treasures of the Roman Army Museum and Hadrian's Wall.
London: See London's iconic sites with a Local Specialist.
Oxford: See an imposing and historic hall of one of Oxford's Schools.
Bath: Admire UNESCO-listed Bath, with its elegant Georgian façades and the bimillenial Roman Baths from which the city takes its name.
Chester: Explore Chester and its ancient city walls with a Local Specialist.
Lake District: Drive through the hauntingly beautiful Lakes District, immortalised by literary greats of the Romantic Movement.
Edinburgh: Explore the city with your Local Specialist as you travel along Princes Street to see the Scott Memorial, the neoclassical Adam facades of New Town and the official Scottish residence of the King, Palace of Holyroodhouse.
: Explore London, Chester and Edinburgh with a Local Specialist: Discover Oxford and Bath: Visit the Tower of London, Divinity School in Oxford, Lacock village, Llangollen, Tatton Park to meet the butler and housekeeper, the Lake District, the Roman Army Museum, Hadrian's Wall and Edinburgh Castle: View the scenic Lake District: Tickets for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance datesRuthin: Stay in the 13th-century Ruthin Castle in North Wales with its original moat and acres of parkland.
: An expert Travel Director and professional DriverLondon: The services of a Trafalgar Local Host when you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel: Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted: All porterage and restaurant gratuities: All hotel tips, charges and local taxes: Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals: Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras: Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing: Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys): Optional Experiences and free time: On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised.
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An expert Travel Director and professional DriverLondon: The services of a Trafalgar Local Host when you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotelCherry-picked hotels, all tried and trustedAll porterage and restaurant gratuitiesAll hotel tips, charges and local taxesBreakfast daily and up to half of your evening mealsMust-see sightseeing and surprise extrasAudio headsets for flexible sightseeingLuxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)Optional Experiences and free timeOn occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised.
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Itinerary

  • Day 1 Delight in the magic and mystery of an ancient land of kings and queens, knights and magical creatures. Your springboard to an unforgettable Family Experience through Britain is the lively capital of London, which you will have an opportunity to explore with your clan before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a memorable Kickoff bash.
  • Day 2 March down the grand boulevards and secret lanes of London, exploring the city's iconic sights with a Local Specialist. Practice your royal wave at Buckingham Palace, snap a selfie in front of Big Ben and see where Britain's royalty has been crowned since the 11th century. Enjoy some Family Fun and head to platform 9 3/4 to see if you can catch a glimpse of the Hogwarts Express. Then shrug off your Muggle mantle and see the red telephone box where Harry Potter and Mr. Weasley descended into the secret Ministry of Magic in 'Order of the Phoenix'. Admire the pomp and ceremony of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (subject to the event taking place), before enjoying free time for a leisurely lunch at St. Katherine's Dock near Tower Bridge. Our last stop today is the brooding Tower of London where we'll rub shoulders with the Beefeaters and see the Crown Jewels.
  • Day 3 Soak up the buzzing multicultural atmosphere of London on this full day at leisure. Explore the wonders of science and centuries of natural history at the city's fascinating museums, delve into the dark depths of the London Dungeon or take a spin on the London Eye. Wander through the colourful array of toys at Hamleys on Regent Street or take a day trip to 11th-century Windsor Castle - the choice is yours.
  • Day 4 Imagine yourself as an Oxford scholar as you enjoy a quick visit (as long as students are not sitting exams) to the imposing historic hall of one of Oxford's Divinity Schools. This was used as the film location for the Hogwarts hospital wing. Later, we continue to the pretty Wiltshire village of Lacock for some Family Fun to see Harry Potter's house. Perhaps visit the 13th-century Lacock Abbey, or devour a traditional afternoon tea and cake in one of the local tea rooms before arriving in Bath for your overnight stay.
  • Day 5 Gain insights into the elegant city of Bath during Roman times, enjoying an orientation that will include beautiful Pulteney bridge. Admire the honey-hued Georgian architecture of Bath and view such highlights as the 15th-century Bath Abbey before crossing the border into Wales. We stop in the historic town of Llangollen, famous for its annual Eisteddfod, and then cross the Horseshoe Pass to a medieval castle and one of Trafalgar's Stays With Stories, where we'll spend the next two nights. Dine like lords and ladies this evening enjoying a delicious Welsh dinner with your new travel friends.
  • Day 6 Go back in time today during your visit to Chester, whose medieval city walls and famous red cathedral will give you a sense of what it must have been like to live in the Middle Ages. You'll take to its ancient walls with a Roman centurion Local Specialist, learning all there is to know about 2,000-year-old Deva, Britain's biggest Roman fortress on which modern-day Chester was built. The highlight of today will undoubtedly be the opportunity to Connect With Locals at an exclusive Be My Guest experience featuring an English cream tea. We return to our regal home-away-from-home this afternoon for free time to relax, or ramble along its ancient walls and through the beautiful castle grounds.
  • Day 7 Discover centuries of history at Tatton Park, set within a 1,000 acre (400 ha) deer park. We'll join the butler and housekeeper of this elegant medieval manor house and Dive Into Culture, gaining insights into the day-to-day of English aristocrats once upon a time. We continue north to the Lake District, whose enchanting landscapes have inspired poets and writers for centuries. Consider boarding a steam train for a brief journey, then cruise across the tranquil waters of Lake Windermere before arriving at your hotel, where you'll dine tonight.
  • Day 8 Start today with some Family Fun to experience life as a brave Roman soldier on Emperor Hadrian's northern frontier, exploring the treasures of the Roman Army Museum and Hadrian's Wall. We cross into 'Bonnie Scotland' and arrive in the charismatic capital of Edinburgh where we'll have an opportunity to explore tonight at leisure.
  • Day 9 Delve into the magic of Edinburgh's iconic sights and stunning landscapes as you join a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Ramble up the Royal Mile and see the tall spires of the Scott Monument, visit Edinburgh Castle, where you will hear tales of bravery, treason and intrigue. Get lost in 'Auld Reekie', strolling through its secret lanes and past medieval fa?ades or join your Travel Director for an Optional Experience. Our epic family adventure is almost at its end. Celebrate a memorable holiday with new friends and your Travel Director at a Farewell Dinner. Tickets to see the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance dates.
  • Day 10 It's time to say bye for now, but not goodbye forever, as the curtain falls on an unforgettable Family Experience through Britain.
  • Prices quoted valid for sale until 05 March 2024 unless otherwise stated or sold out prior.
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