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Spend four days experiencing the best of central England and north Wales with an expert guide. With round-trip travel by comfortable minivan and 3-star accommodation included, this enjoyable 4-day tour takes you to half-timbered Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace, and on to medieval Chester, Wales’ Snowdonia National Park, England’s epic Peak District and the history-rich cities of Lincoln and Cambridge. Highlights on route include the UNESCO-listed Ironbridge Gorge, Conwy Castle, Chatsworth House and the mining town of Castleton. Numbers are limited to 16 so you enjoy more personalized attention on the tour.


  • 4-day tour of England and Wales from London, with 3-star guesthouse or hotel accommodation
  • Stop in William Shakespeare’s birth town of Stratford-upon-Avon and walk around the UNESCO-listed Ironbridge Gorge
  • Travel into north Wales to visit Conwy Castle and Snowdonia National Park
  • Explore the Blue John mining town of Castleton and Chatsworth estate in the tranquil Peak District
  • Visit the historical city of Lincoln, and then travel to Cambridge for a walking tour
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 16 people ensures personalized attention at all times

What You Can Expect

4-Day England and North Wales Tour: Stratford-upon-Avon, Snowdonia and Cambridge

See the beautiful mountain scenery of Snowdonia National Park on your 4-Day tour of England and Wales

Explore the must-see towns, monuments and scenery of central England and north Wales on this 4-day tour from London. Traveling with a knowledgeable guide, venture north to William Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon — a key stop on most visitors’ English sightseeing trail — before staying two nights in medieval Chester and touring Wales’ spectacular Snowdonia National Park. Then, soak up the magnificence of Chatsworth House and England’s Peak District before visiting the historical cities of Lincoln and Cambridge and ending your tour back in London.

Three nights' accommodation — two in Chester and one in Lincoln — at your choice of either a 3-star guesthouse or hotel are included, as is transportation by air-conditioned minivan and daily breakfast. Enjoy free time to relax independently in the main destinations, including time for daily lunch and dinner at your own expense. Entrance fees to attractions are at your own expense.


Customer Reviews

Irene T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Fabulous tour! We saw some of, undoubtedly, the most beautiful parts of the English countryside. Just the right amount of background info, then the freedom to explore on our own.

John A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour, especially the day in north Wales. Kevin, our guide, was terrific. Our only comment was it was not long enough. We would have loved more time in Lincoln and Cambridge. The accommodation was terrific and while we were busy, we were never stressed. I would highly recommend.

Zilei L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

It was amazing! Very nice and happy trip and the tourguide was knowledgeable and really helpful. I think I will choose rabbies again if I am planing another trip in uk


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

have read so much about the small group tour and so we booked ourselves to join this new tour. was pleasantly surprised that there was only three of us in the first class minivan. our driver/guide Kevin was very knowledgeable and drove us very safely. he gave us time to explore and even drove along very scenic spots which i think a big bus wouldnt be able to go through. the places visited each had its own charm my only complaint is that there's not enough time in wales where you get to visit conwy castle. there's so much more to see but i guess we have to leave after an hour and a half to visit next destination. you get to go to 3 various places where you stop each day. we were able to see a lot in the limited time but had to sacrifice lunch and just eat sandwiches/fruits at the van. overall had a great time would recommend Rabbie's which is the operator of these small group tours,

Judith b

4 star rating: Recommended October 2016

It was a beautiful trip. I think it should be turned into a 5 day, 4 night trip so we would have more time. I felt rushed during the entire trip and we had to grab a sandwich to eat on the bus for lunch. The trip is very pamoramic and charming.. We were a mall group of 5 women and we got along beautifully.


4 star rating: Recommended August 2016

A lot of driving but the sites were very interesting. For a shorter trip the greater London area may have the essential touring stops you are looking for but perspective is broader, if similar with respect to cathedrals and castles however Conway has a flavor unique from the tower of London as do some of the cathedrals and Chatsworth has a garden transcendent of the Buckingham palace experience.

Panat C

4 star rating: Recommended December 2015

Great trip! I got to see many places.

Also, I was the only one on this trip. The tour company Rabbie's still let me go on this trip.


4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

Great experience,had a cosy group of five,great people to travel with,would recommend,accommodation was great,whole. Experience very worthwhile.

Deborah A

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

Our itinerary was wonderful. Barney, the guide, also did a great job, was lots of fun and helped develop cohesion in the group. The hotels booked for us were charming and better than I expected. Only complaint, we were taken to the venues and dropped off and picked up, given a little information on the sites, but not given guided tours. I did expect that at least at some sites there would be guided tours. But that did not happen. I would recommend this tour however. We saw so much and had fun doing it.

Marie A

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

We thought my sister had booked the Cotswolds trip so we were a bit disappointed at first. But with our very effervescent tour and bus driver Barney we had a great trip. Always on time and cometary very very good.I rate him 9.

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