Country
United Kingdom
Duration
10 Days/9 Nights
Travel Type
Rail
 

Travelling by train is a scenic and relaxing way to discover Britain, adding a real sense of adventure to your trip. The rail network covers the whole country, serving more than 2,500 stations and the system is efficient and reliable: you can leave London and be in Scotland in as little as 4 hours.

Inclusions

9 nightsè accommodation at 3* or 4* hotels
9 daily breakfasts
BritRail England Consecutive Pass – available for 8 consecutive days starting on day 3 of itinerary
24-hr London Hop On/Off City Sightseeing Tour
Service & taxes

Exclusions

Flights – Entrances other than those detailed in the inclusions – Transfers other than those mentioned above – lunches, dinners, and beverages – Gratuities – All other items not mentioned in the Inclusions.

Additional Information

Note

Important: Guests are travelling with a BritRail Consecutive pass and will therefore travel at their own leisure, with the flexibility of choosing their preferred train/times. Guests will always need to check train times prior to travel as schedules vary and different routes are available. Guests will always need to check their selected journey as some trains may include a changeover (depending on train/time chosen by client). Train times will be published up to 3 months in advance.

Important information regarding the BritRail England 8 Consecutive Pass (for non-UK residents only):
Unlimited travel from morning until night throughout England within its period of validity
Consecutive Pass – valid for a set number of days in a row. For example, if you start using your 8-day pass on a Monday, it will be valid until next Monday (included).
Allows you to explore by hopping on and off the trains as you wish (you can make as many journeys as you like in one day)
Validating the pass: on the first day you clients wish to use the pass, clients must present this, together with an ID (preferably a passport) to any staffed ticket office at a UK train station where it will be stamped. THE PASS WILL NOT BE VALID UNLESS THIS IS DONE.
Available in Standard Class only

1

DAY 1 LONDON

Arrive in London and transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation : London for 2 nights

2

DAY 2 LONDON

Free day to visit London at your own leisure.

Meals : Breakfast

Optional Excursions : 1 Day Canterbury, Dover and Leeds Castle (England experience) from London (Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays all year) We leave London and head towards Canterbury, following in the footsteps of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales’ characters who journeyed to visit the shrine of the martyr Saint Thomas Becket, regaling stories to one another along the way. You can leave the storytelling to your driver-guide, as you make your way to the world-famous cathedral city. The cathedral dates back to 597AD when St Augustine established his seat here and became the first Archbishop. You can’t help but be taken back in time in this city steeped in history, with Oman and Norman ruins and streets dotted with pretty timber-framed 16th and 17th-century houses. Our route continues to the closest point to France on mainland Britain, for an opportunity to walk the iconic White Cliffs of Dover. With spectacular coastal views, this is a must-see for those interested in experiencing the incredible English landscape. Next, we’ll visit Leeds Castle! A castle has stood on this breathtaking spot, built upon two islands in a lake, since 1119. It has notably been a Norman stronghold, the private property of six of England’s medieval queens and a palace used by Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon. It is now one of the most visited properties in Britain. Lose yourself in the maze and complete it to explore an incredible underground grotto, marvel at the falconry displays or even wander the unique collection of dog collars on display here. This tour offers the perfect balance of history and scenery for a day away from London! *Optional Extra Subject to availability. Please note if there are special events at Leeds Castle, we may substitute this stop with Dover Castle. **Please note that this tour operates in reverse in the winter months.

3

DAY 3 TRAIN FROM LONDON TO BRIGHTON

Today, take the train from London to Brighton and then visit the city at your own leisure.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Brighton for 2 nights

4

DAY 4 BRIGHTON

Brighton is bursting with attractions and is a perfect opportunity for some sightseeing, such as the outlandish Royal Palace, interesting museums, Brighton University, superb shopping and late-night pubs. Also worth exploring is the beautiful beach – stretching out into the sea is the iconic, neon-lit Brighton Pier. Expect amusements, rides and invigorating ocean views. In the heart of the city, you’ll find an extravagant pleasure palace fit for a king. Brighton Pavilion was built for King George IV, who had architect John Nash reimagine it into the domed Indian style palace you can see today.

Meals : Breakfast

5

DAY 5 TRAIN FROM BRIGHTON TO BOURNEMOUTH

Today, take the train from Brighton to Bournemouth and then visit the city at your own leisure.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Bournemouth for 2 nights

6

DAY 6 BOURNEMOUTH

Free time to explore Bournemouth. Famous for 7 miles of golden sand, this classic seaside resort town combines old world charm with wonderful seafood restaurants and a boisterous pub scene.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation :

Optional Excursions : 1 Day Jurassic Coast, Lulworth Cove & Durdle Door (Discover Dorset Tours), from Bournemouth (March – September). See the two biggest highlights of the Jurassic Coast, England’s first Natural World Heritage Site. This is not a guided tour, your driver will take you to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door via a very scenic route. When you arrive they will give you plenty of information and maps so you can enjoy the area, but you are free to explore it on your own. If you join the bus tour in Bournemouth you will enjoy a scenic drive with views of: Poole Bay / Sandbanks / Poole Harbour / Poole Old Town and Quay / Lulworth Military Firing Range.

7

DAY 7 TRAIN FROM BOURNEMOUTH TO BATH

Today, take the train from Bournemouth to Bath and visit the city at your own leisure. This UNESCO World Heritage site is famed for its splendid Roman spa and elegant Georgian architecture.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Bath for 2 nights

8

DAY 8 BATH (or optional tours)

Enjoy leisure time in Bath, or take an optional trip to Bristol, loved for its independent spirit and alternative vibe, boasting interesting culture, creativity and an impressive maritime legacy.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : 1 Day Stonehenge, Cotswold villages & Avebury Stone Circle from Bath.

9

DAY 9 TRAIN FROM BATH TO LONDON

Today, take the train from Bath to London.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : London for 1 night

10

DAY 10 LONDON

Unfortunately, it is now time to leave London. Return to the airport and join your flight home.

Meals : Breakfast

Prices per person, in $CA, starting from, in double occupancy

3* Hotels 4* Hotels

Daily Departures  2022

Land Package

 
April 2040 2275
May 2220 2409
June 2160 2490
July 2199 2505
August 2235 2405
September 2065 2340
October 1969 2325
November – December 1885 2195
Single Supplement +815 +1165
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS
1-day Jurassic coast, Lilworth Cove & Durdle Door (from Bournemouth – March to September) 119 per person
1-day Canterbury, Dover & Leeds Castle (from London Incl. Leeds Castle and Canterbury Cathedral entrances) 155 per person
1-day Stonehenge, Cotswold villages & AveburyStone (from Bath – Stonehenge entrance NOT included) 150 per person
TRANSFERS
Heathrow Express Ticket (single) 155 per person
Private Transfer from / to London Heathrow Airport 150 per transfer, per direction

Black Out Dates 2022:

United Kingdom: Easter Bank Holiday Weekend 15-18 April, Early May Bank Holiday weekend 29 April to 02 May, Spring Bank Holiday 02 June, Summer Bank Holiday Weekend 26-29 August, Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday 03 June
London: Farnborough International Air Show 18-22 July, Farnborough Airshow 17-24 July
Other Events related to Sports, Conferences, Concerts and further event dates may be added

**Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to exchange rates and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment The prices indicated exclude the contribution to the Customer Compensation Fund of $3.50 per $1,000 of tourism product or service purchased from a travel agent in Quebec.