Search and Buy

Back New Search

England and Scotland * October 22-31, 2013
Star 3 NIGHTS IN LONDON Star
Offered By: Gad-About Tours
Featuring London, Edinburgh and Wales

Operates: No scheduled departures
Tour Length: 10 Days, 9 Nights
Departs From: Cleveland, Ohio


Price:
Double Room - $3,398.00
Single Room - $4,198.00

Tour Includes: 
  • Edinburgh City Tour 
  • London City Tour 
  • Buckingham Palace - Changing of the Guard 
  • Cardiff, Wales 
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Scotch Whiskey tour & Tasting 
  • York & York 
  • Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • Salisbury Cathedral 
  • Stonehenge 
  • Bristol & Bath
  • Roman Baths Museum 
  • 3 Nights at One Hotel in London

Package Includes:

  • Roundtrip Airfare from Cleveland
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Motorcoach Transportation while on trip
  • 11 Meals:
    • 8 Breakfasts
    • 3 Dinners
  • Touring Mentioned Below
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Admissions per Itinerary
  • Comprehensive Sightseeing
  • Baggage Handling
  • Int'Air Departure Taxes 
  • Luggage Handling

 

TOUR DESCRIPTION:

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Few places have as much to offer the visitors as England & Scotland - History, natural beauty, art, architecture and hospitality all await you in the United Kingdom.  Board your overnight flight to Europe.

Day 2: Arrival Edinburgh

Arrive in Edinburgh, meet your Tour Director and transfer to your hotel for a two night stay.  Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.  Tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers.  Meal: (D)

Day 3: Edinburgh

Today enjoy an Edinburgh City Tour featuring the Palace of Holyrood House the official residence in Scotland of Her Majesty of the Queen and once the home of Mary, Queen of Scots, Princess Street and the Royal Mile.  You will also visit the famous Edinburgh Castle, home of the Scottish Crown Jewels.  Later enjoy a Scotch whiskey Tour & Tasting featuring a guided tour of a distillery & product sample.  The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore this great city. Meal: (B)

Day 4: Edinburgh - York

Today head south to York, founded in AD71 and rich in Roman, Saxon and Viking history.  Upon arrival enjoy a stroll through the medieval city and the famous Shambles, a quaint, narrow street that appears today almost as it did during the Middle Ages, Visit the magnificent 13th century York Minster, one of the finest medieval cathedrals in all of Europe.  Enjoy dinner in York this evening.  Meals:(B,D)

Day 5: York - Stratford-Upon-Avon - Bristol

Journey south through Yorkshire and arrive in Stratford-Upon-Avon.  Visit Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Shakespeare's Birthplace, possibly the most famous and most visited literary landmark in Britain.  Later arrive in historic port city of Bristol for a 2-night stay.  Bristol sits a the mouth of the Avon River and the city center docks have been regenerated as a center of heritage and culture. Meals: (B,)

Day 6: Bristol - Cardiff, Wales - Bristol

Today travel to Cardiff, capital city of Wales, separated from England by the Cambrian Mountains.  Enjoy a Cardiff City Tour to see the National Museum and Gallery, Millennium Stadium and Cardiff Bay.  Visit Cardiff Castle, whose construction is the combination of Roman fort, classic Norman fortress "Motte and Bailey" and Gothic-Victorian restoration.  Meal: (B)

Day 7: Bristol - Stonehenge - London

Travel to nearby Bath to visit the Roman Baths Museum to see the elaborate spas fed by the only naturally occurring hot springs in the United Kingdom.  Next travel to the historic city of Salisbury to visit the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral dating back to 1220, the epitome of early English architecture.  Continue to Stonehenge, the best known and most studied megalithic structure in the world, yet its original purpose remains unclear.  Later arrive in one of the world's finest cities, London, capital of the United Kingdom. Meal: (B)

Day 8: London  Sightseeing

After breakfast enjoy a London city Tour featuring famous landmarks such as Kensington Palace, the Tower of London, Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, the House of Parliament and Big Ben beside the River Thames.  Also see Westminster Abbey and the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (if held).  Tonight enjoy dinner on your own in one of London's restaurants.  Meal: (B)

Day 9: London - day at Leisure

Enjoy a day of leisure to explore London on your own.  Maybe shop at famous Harrods, visit a museum, enjoy the theatre or take in a meal at a local pub.  An optional excursions will be available.  Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers.  Meals (B,D)

Day 10: London - Flight Home

Today transfer to the airport filled with wonderful memories of your England and Scotland Tour. Meal: (B)

 

                CALL THE OFFICE FOR FULL COLOR FLYER

SPECIAL NOTE:

 

 

This is a Gold Card Program Tour, which can earn you $100 in Free Travel.


 

****The balance for all flight trips are due 90 days before departure, at which time it will become non-refundable.  Any bookings made within the last 90 days are subject to availability and will require full payment at the time of booking.****

 

All Fly Trips include airfare from Cleveland Airport , transfers and air taxes and fess (subject to increase until paid in full).   You will drive yourself to the airport.  Trip insurance is available, and will be sent to you upon making your reservation for your individual consideration.


Terms and Conditions:

PAYMENT:
For overnight tours, the deposit is based on the cost of the tour as follows:
  • Overnight Tours Under $150 > $25 Deposit
  • Overnight Tours $150-$800 > $75 Deposit
  • Overnight Tours $801-$1,500 > $100 Deposit
  • Overnight Tours over $1,501 > $250 Deposit
The balance of an overnight tour is due 30 days prior to departure (unless otherwise notified). A confirmation will be sent to you after we receive your deposit. For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover if you are making your reservation by phone, or you can send a check to our office (please call first to check availability). If you are booking online, payment must be made in full.

REFUNDS:
Up to 30 days prior to departure date, a full refund will be made. *Air and cruise tours, and some longer tours, may be different—be sure to ask for details when making your reservation. Tours including tickets also generally have earlier non-refundable dates. There are no refunds for cancellations made within 30 days prior to your departure date. However, we will do our best to recover as much as we can, but cannot guarantee anything. There will be no refund, for any reason, for a “no-show” on the day of the tour. A “Refund Protection Plan” is available at our office at a minimal cost. This insures you a full refund in case of a death or illness in the immediate family up to 24 hours before the tour departs. (It does require a doctor’s written note or copy of death notice.) On longer tours, we have a special insurance plan available if you are interested, and it will be sent to you with your confirmation. We encourage you to take advantage of these protection plans. The Refund Protection Plan does not apply to Day Trips, nor are there any refunds for Day Trips, with a few exceptions.

CANCELED TOURS:
Gad-About Tours Inc. reserves the right to cancel any tour that has not reached a minimum number of reservations. We reserve the right to change tour prices and itinerary. Tours are prepared up to a year in advance and may be impacted by circumstances that arise which are beyond our control. We reserve the right to cancel or refuse service to anyone, in our sole discretion. We always avoid changes and cancellations if at all possible, as we realize the inconvenience to you, our valued customer.

TRANSPORTATION:
All of our tours are by late-model, deluxe wide-body motorcoach. They are equipped with air-conditioning, reclining seats, public address system, VCR, and emergency restrooms. Our intent is for all overnight tours to be professionally escorted for your convenience. Upon occasion, in order to avoid canceling a trip with a low passenger count, our driver may serve both positions of driver and escort, and all are professionally trained to do so. Also, on air trips with low passenger counts, we may not be able to provide an escort from our company. However, we will provide airport transportation*, plus a guide from our connecting company will meet you upon arrival at your destination and be with you throughout the entire tour. (*If only a few are going on a given air tour, we will pay your airport parking fee in lieu of using the coach.)

LODGING:
Your lodging is included on all overnight tours. All hotels are AAA rated. We never use second-rate hotels, restaurants, or activities on any tour, to the best of our ability to make that determination. Payment of telephone calls, room service, and other incidentals at places of lodging are the responsibility of the customer.

LUGGAGE:
One suitcase per person is included in the price of your tour. You are also permitted a carry-on, which is your responsibility. Additional luggage may be transported at the cost of $5.00 per bag, per day. It is wise to travel light. Luggage tags are provided and required for hotel identification, and are sent with the final letter with the phone numbers of your hotels.

TAXES AND GRATUITIES:
All taxes and gratuities for included meals and activities are included, unless otherwise mentioned by the Escort. Driver and Escort gratuities are not included in the price of the tour, and are optional. However, the suggested gratuity as posted by the American Bus Assoc. for a job well done is $2.00-$2.50 per person/per day for the tour escort, and $2.00-$2.50 per person/per day for the driver. We request that you express this on an individual basis, and let the quality of service received be your guide.

SEATING:
On all overnight tours, we use a daily seat rotation. The first day of a trip, we allow you to choose your seat when you get on, and rotate from there. We feel this is fair to all involved. If the coach is not full, a less formal rotation may be used at escort’s discretion.

SMOKING:
We make regular stops for restrooms and for the convenience of smokers; however, we have a NO SMOKING policy aboard all coaches. This policy also applies to e-cigarettes.

RESPONSIBILITY:
Gad-About Tours, Inc. is bonded, insured, and registered with the ICC, number MC 198451. We act only as agents and are not responsible to any person for any loss of time or money due to a change or delay beyond our control. Nor are we responsible for non-performance by those we have contracted with. Any claims against Gad-About Tours Inc. must be made, in writing, within 30 days of the trip.