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Great Britain - 7 Days - Expat Explore Travel
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Colin "Tour leader, driver were great. Food was poor with the exception of the Italian restaurant. You go to York to try the Yorkshire puddings and it’s burnt black, sad. Optional tour were not that optional, as you become stranded if you don’t do them, sit in a coffee shop for an hour. Just charge it unless it is a free day. Hotels were not great, internet was not free in one hotel if u wanted to u..."
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44 reviews
Starts
London
Destinations
+14
Ends
London
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Highlights

  • Unveil three distinct and diverse cultures
  • Experienced tour guides
  • Enjoy the beautiful landscape of Scotland
  • Budget tours
Age range
10 to 90 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Start and end in London! With the coach/bus tour Great Britain - 7 Days, you have a 7 day tour package taking you through London, England and 14 other destinations in Europe. Great Britain - 7 Days includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • Great Britain - 7 Days reviewer 1
    Written on May 19, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The tour was great! Lots of interesting stuff in such a short period of time. It was very good that both organized activities and free time were included. I would definitely recommend it! The guide Mike was very helpful and the driver Martin drove very careful.
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  • JC
    Written on May 8, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was the first time to book a trip online. Any questions I had were easily taken care of in a very short time via email. Would highly recommend!
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  • Great Britain - 7 Days reviewer 3
    Written on May 3, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    It was very rushed. If we chose one of the optional excursions we had no time to see anything in the area and often we had no time to have lunch if we also wanted to go to a local attraction. By the way, the excursions were excellent - the cream of the attractions for the area. For instance, why would anyone visit Bath and not visit the Roman Baths? I found the tour very tiring with the early morning starts, rushed breakfasts (we had only 30 minutes to eat out breakfast), and rushed itinerary. There was a lack of specialised knowledge about the areas - specialised guides with the attractions would have made the tour special. However, as the attractions were only seen as part of optional extras, it seemed the tour was only for the accommodation and the transport. Sometimes the tour director gave us information that was not quite right - which often came to light when we visited attractions and were told something else. The meals and entertainment (optional extras) were great - especially the "Spirit of Scotland", a dinner and theatre show- it was a highlight of our visit to Scotland, very entertaining and something we will always remember. For the most part, the accommodation was comfortable and average for a tour. The driver of the bus was funny and a very careful, competent driver. However, the bus lacked wifi and we were not told that there were USB points to charge our mobile phones (needed if we were using mobiles to take pictures of our trip) until we were on the trip for a few days - the reason given was because only some of the USB points actually worked. One of the seatbelts in the bus did not work as it would not close. So there were some things about the bus that should have been updated for a trip in 2018. Another thing that would have improved the tour experience was the use of radio/ear pieces so that we all could hear the information during a walk around with the tour guide. He often kept speaking during noise (traffic etc) or turned his back to the group while talking - therefore some of what he was saying was missed. Overall, it was an inexpensive trip that gave us an opportunity to be in places that we will always remember.
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  • Great Britain - 7 Days reviewer 4
    Written on April 18, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    When we booked the tour we though that the additional tours were something in addition to do, I meant that they weren’t the central entertainment in the City. But if you didn’t pay for those tours the other option was to walk around the city making time. You should put and be clear that the paying activities are the central tourism in every city.
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  • Great Britain - 7 Days reviewer 5
    Written on April 11, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    The tour was hectic but great. My biggest disappointment was not being able to obtain a souvenir from Wales, because we arrived to late and all the shops were closed.
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  • JD
    Written on April 2, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Excellent time spent travelling this beautiful country. Fun guide and driver Kevin.
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  • DP
    Written on March 31, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Overall good value for money. Amazing landscapes, wonderful people and great memories. Some accommodations need to be reviewed.
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  • SH
    Written on November 15, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This tour was amazing and a lot of fun! Both our tour guide and driver were fantastic and fun to be around the entire week. You really get a lot for your money on this tour - I look forward to traveling with Expat in the future!
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  • SS
    Written on November 4, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was wonderful. Mike our tour leader was excellent. We would have liked to eat dinner earlier since we started so early in the morning.
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  • CW
    Written on October 23, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Tour leader, driver were great. Food was poor with the exception of the Italian restaurant. You go to York to try the Yorkshire puddings and it’s burnt black, sad. Optional tour were not that optional, as you become stranded if you don’t do them, sit in a coffee shop for an hour. Just charge it unless it is a free day. Hotels were not great, internet was not free in one hotel if u wanted to use more than 20 min or use the lobby. Group was too large, took time to load and unload, needed headsets for such a large group. Tough to get up for 6:20 everyday.
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Itinerary

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  1. Day 1: London - Cambridge - Yorkshire
    Start point Outside Hotel Novotel at Greenwich station, 173-185 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8JA 06:30
  2. Day 2: Hadrian's Wall - Jedburgh - Edinburgh
  3. Day 3: Edinburgh - Free day
  4. Day 4: Loch Ness - Scottish Highlands
  5. Day 5: Lake District - Liverpool
  6. Day 6: Stratford-Upon-Avon - Wales
  7. Day 7: Bath - Stonehenge - London
    End point Greenwich train station, 173-185 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8JA 17:00 – 19:30

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
    1. Yorkshire - Ibis York

      Address: 77 The Mount, York YO24 1BN, United Kingdom

    2. Highlands - Arrochar Hotel

      Address: Loch Lomond, Arrochar G83 7AU, United Kingdom

    3. Liverpool - Ibis Liverpool

      Address: 27 Wapping, Liverpool L1 8LY, United Kingdom

    4. Cardiff - Park Inn Cardiff City Centre

      Address: Mary Ann St, Cardiff CF10 2JH, United Kingdom

    *Please note exact accommodation and details are re-confirmed at time of booking and subject to change up to 6 weeks prior to departure

  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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Videos

  • Expat Explore Travel | Great Britain Tour Video
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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • April 4, 2018

      Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Expat Explore can provide private airport transfers for passengers flying into Heathrow or Gatwick airport for an additional cost. Please contact our Customer Support team for more information.

    • April 4, 2018

      What are the optional excursions?

      The optional excursions for this tour are:

      Shakespeare's House. Price: £ 15
      Stonehenge. Price: £ 17.50
      Loch Ness Cruise. Price: £ 14
      Roman Baths. Price: £ 16
      The Beatles Story & Museum. Price: £ 17
      Spirit of Scotland Show. Price: £ 65
      Edinburgh - Conquer the Capital. Price: £ 40

      Please note that this list is a guideline only and all prices are subject to change.

    • April 4, 2018

      Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Unfortunately, Expat Explore can not book your pre/post accommodation for this tour but you are more than welcome to book directly with the hotel yourself.

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    Location
    Start and end in London.
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 10% to confirm this Expat Explore Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 65 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 26 July 2018 the full payment of $925 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $925 for Great Britain - 7 Days, but the deposit of 10% is non-refundable.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,740 km.
    • London (England)
    • 80 km
    • Cambridge (England)
    • 211 km
    • York (England)
    • 143 km
    • Hadrian's Wall (England)
    • 54 km
    • Jedburgh (Scotland)
    • 66 km
    • Edinburgh (Scotland)
    • 181 km
    • Inverness (Scotland)
    • 27 km
    • Loch Ness (Scotland)
    • 63 km
    • Ben Nevis (Scotland)
    • 14 km
    • Glencoe (Scotland)
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