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Échappez au tumulte de Londres en choisissant un circuit de cinq jours en petit groupe dans le nord du Pays de Galles et au cœur de l'Angleterre ! Visitez Stratford-upon-Avon et marchez sur les traces de William Shakespeare ; détendez-vous et profitez du magnifique parc national de Snowdonia ; visitez la petite ville de Buxton ainsi que le somptueux château de Chatsworth dans le Peak District et explorez les villes historiques d'York et Cambridge. Quatre nuits d'hébergement en hôtel ou maison d'hôtes 3 étoiles sont incluses, dont deux nuits à Shrewsbury et deux nuits à York.
Le nombre de participants est limité à 16 personnes pour cette excursion en petit groupe, afin de garantir une visite personnalisée en compagnie de votre guide.
If you want to be absorbed in beautiful landscapes and history, then this is for you!!! A small group made this tour even better. Our driver/guide, Ambrose was fabulous, with his personality and knowledge of the countryside and all it had to offer. Castles, Shakespeare, Henry VIII, Richard III, Guy Fawkes, the Rollright stones, Yorkminster, Kings College, right up my alley. York was absolutely amazing I just wish there had been more time but so much to do in the time allowed, walking tour, ghost tour, museums and much more. Cambridge too, is a must go back there, place on my list. Lodgings were at some gorgeous, welcoming, B and B and were A1.
The places we went were very interesting and worth seeing and the accomodation excellent. What wasn't good was that the tour guide was late on the first and third day, did not communicate well and the address system was broken on the bus and there was a complete lack of interest from him in getting a new headset. So 5 days with no commentary! If it wasn't for road signs we would not have known where we were. I would recommend this tour but not with Rabbies.
I had a wonderful time on the Heart of England Tour earlier in September (12th – 16th). Steve was an excellent tour guide and added so much to the trip. There were only a few of us on the journey and we received such personalized attention. Rabbies is to be commended for running their tours regardless of the number of people who sign up.
The tour began on Friday morning, departing from Victoria Coach Station, and we drove to Stratford upon Avon and then to the Ironbridge area on the River Severn, before driving the rest of the way to Shrewsbury where the tour spent two nights. The bed and breakfast where we were booked, The Trevellion House, was delightful. Sonia took excellent care of all of her guests, there was a cooked to order breakfast, and the single room that I stayed in had a very comfortable double bed and a spacious bathroom.
Saturday was spent in Wales. In the town of Conwy, we explored the ruins of Conwy Castle and did a tour of Plas Mawr, an Elizabethan house that was really amazing. In the afternoon we drove into the Snowden National Park and enjoyed the beautiful scenery and learned that the sheep outnumber people in Wales 10 to 1.
On Sunday morning we said goodbye to Shrewsbury and drove into the Peak District. Our first stop was at the spa town of Buxton, known as the Bath of the North. Then onto Chatsworth! The house and gardens were truly something to see, you could easily spend an entire day there. After driving to York, Steve dropped us off at our accommodations, and I had a great dinner at Jamie’s Italian restaurant.
I stayed at The Groves in York, which was a B and B style hotel. On Monday, I had a fun day seeing York Minster, the York Castle Museum, Clifford Tower, and walking around city, and had a nice late lunch at the most popular restaurant in the city, Rustique.
Tuesday was the last day of the tour, and we visited Cambridge for a few hours before returning to London. It was a great trip!