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Tour Overview

Discover royal history, magnificent palaces, and England’s beautiful countryside, which is celebrated in many creative works. A British Blue Badge Guide greets us upon arrival, then the adventures begin in London with a visit to Hampton Court Palace, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater or Buckingham Palace, a city tour, and a traditional afternoon tea. Learn how Alan Turing and other codebreakers played a crucial role during World War II at Bletchley Park before admiring Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford. Explore the beautiful birthplace of Winston Churchill during a stop at Blenheim Palace and marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Roman Baths. Dive into classic literature inspiration at Agatha Christie’s vacation home and see popular television drama settings in Cornwall. After spending an afternoon at legendary Stonehenge, our journey concludes in Windsor with a tour of elegant Windsor Castle.

The Holiday Advantage
Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Exceptional Accommodations
Exceptional Accommodations
Most Meals Included
Most Meals Included
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
Call 1-800-826-2266 to Book

You can earn a $100 Travel Show Credit good for your next trip with Holiday Vacations by simply clicking the photo to watch the online travel show! The show is about 10 minutes long and at the end, you'll have the ability to submit your contact information and receive a travel credit which can be applied to this or any Holiday Vacations tour. Get started now!

Tour Highlights

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes:

Accommodations

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 3 nights in London
  • 1 night at Voco Oxford Thames Hotel
  • 1 night at Francis Hotel Bath
  • 2 nights at Crowne Plaza Plymouth
  • 2 nights at the Castle Hotel Windsor
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre (Spring Date) Buckingham Palace (Fall Date)
  • London city tour with British Blue Badge Guide
  • Tower of London
  • Thames River cruise
  • Bletchley Park
  • Oxford walking tour feat. Christchurch Cathedral
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Roman Baths tour
  • Greenway, Agatha Christie's home
  • Port Isaac walking tour
  • Jamaica Inn
  • Stonehenge
  • Windsor Castle
Meals

17 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Authentic pub lunch
  • Afternoon Tea in London
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner in Windsor
Tour Date & Pricing

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

Sold out. Call to join the waitlist.

Double

$6199

Sold out. Call to join the waitlist.

Single

$7599

Sold out. Call to join the waitlist.

Final Payment Date: 01/16/2024

Occupancy

Price Per Person

Request Booking Now

Double

$6199

Request Booking Now

Single

$7599

Request Booking Now

Final Payment Date: 06/04/2024

Day Itinerary

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Fly to London

Relax during an overnight flight to Great Britain.

Day 2 : Hampton Court Palace

In London we are warmly welcomed by our British Blue Badge Guide, the most experienced guides in the UK whose enthusiastic passion for British history and traditions enhance our introduction to London. We then depart for Hampton Court Palace, Henry VIII’s favorite palace. Located on the River Thames, Hampton Court Palace was one of England’s most modern, sophisticated, and magnificent homes of its time. Explore Henry’s opulent State Apartments, tour the vast Tudor Kitchens, and feel the eerie chill of the Haunted Gallery before strolling the glorious gardens. In the evening we settle into our accommodations in central London and get to know our fellow travelers during a Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner.

Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Shakespeare's Globe or Buckingham Palace

For departures in the spring, we travel to the South Bank of the River Thames to visit Shakespeare’s Globe, a faithful reconstruction of the Elizabethan playhouse best known for hosting William Shakespeare’s influential plays. Explore the theater grounds, its exhibitions, and an Elizabethan costume demonstration. For our September departure, we tour glorious Buckingham Palace, the headquarters of the United Kingdom’s monarchy. Tour the opulent staterooms used by the royal family for public events and ceremonies, the throne room, and the garden where the King holds his annual garden party. Next, savor a fish and chips lunch. The remainder of the day is ours to discover everything London has to offer.

Breakfast, Tea

Day 4 : London City Tour

After an included English Breakfast, we arrive at the Tower of London and learn about its legendary past, see Britain’s Crown Jewels, the armory and much more. View the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and the Prime Minister’s Office on Downing Street, plus Piccadilly Circus and Buckingham Palace. Look forward to views of the city from the River Thames on a cruise. Our tour ends with a full afternoon tea complete with finger sandwiches, expertly brewed tea, freshly baked pastries, and scones with jam.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 : Bletchley Park & Oxford

We travel northwest of London to tour Bletchley Park, where Alan Turing and many others worked in secret to unlock the German Enigma Machine during World War II. Explore the Visitor Center and the Codebreaking Huts. After, we travel to Oxford, known as the City of Dreaming Spires. We go on a walking tour of Oxford’s city center with our Blue Badge Guide, visiting local markets, Christchurch Cathedral and more.

Breakfast

Day 6 : Blenheim Palace & Bath

This morning we travel to Woodstock and the ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill. The principal residence of the Dukes of Marlborough, this is the only non-royal country house to hold the title of palace. Filled with marvelous treasures, this 187-room home is truly a wonder. This afternoon, we journey to Bath for a guided walking tour that includes the UNESCO World Heritage Roman Baths before checking in to our comfortable accommodations.

Breakfast

Day 7 : Greenway House

Next, we journey down to Devon and take a ferry to visit Greenway, the vacation home of worldwide best-selling mystery author Agatha Christie, located on a hill overlooking the River Dart. Filled with treasures Agatha collected from her travels around the world, today the home reflects how it looked when she spent her summers there. Our accommodations for the next two nights are in Plymouth.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 : Port Isaac & Cornwall

Our destination today is Cornwall, and our local guide is also an extra in a famous television series. We embark on a walking tour of the picturesque village of Port Isaac, the setting for a popular British medical drama-comedy. In the afternoon you may spend time at leisure in the village of Tintagel or visit the remains of Tintagel Castle, steeped in the legend of King Arthur with magnificent views of the Cornish Coast. Our dinner this evening is at Jamaica Inn, once a haven for smugglers and shipwreck looters, and the setting to the famous Daphne du Maurier mystery novel, Jamaica Inn.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 : Stonehenge

After a leisurely breakfast, we travel to the Salisbury Plain for a tour of its most fascinating landmark. One of the most recognized prehistoric monuments in the world, few places have generated more speculation than the mysterious circle of standing stones known as Stonehenge. We have the afternoon to learn about the site, then travel east to the historic town of Windsor.

Breakfast

Day 10 : Windsor Castle

Today we visit Windsor Castle, the final resting place of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and the oldest and largest continuously-occupied castle in the world. Prominently situated on 26 acres high above the River Thames, the castle features magnificent state apartments, St. George’s Chapel, and Queen Mary’s Doll House, a masterpiece in miniature. Have the rest of the afternoon on your own in Windsor. Tonight we feast with fellow travelers at a Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner, celebrating our final evening on the Sceptered Isle.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 : Fly Home

Breakfast
Tour Map

Tour Map

Tour Map for English Masterpiece
Departure Cities

Departure Cities

Airport Pickups

Choose a State:

Birmingham - Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

Fayetteville/Bentonville - Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport

Little Rock - Little Rock National Airport

Phoenix - Sky Harbor International Airport

Los Angeles - Los Angeles International Airport

Orange County - John Wayne Airport

San Diego - San Diego International Airport

San Francisco - San Francisco International Airport

Denver - Denver International Airport

Hartford - Bradley International Airport

Washington - Ronald Reagan National Airport

Washington - Washington Dulles International Airport

Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale International Airport

Fort Myers - Southwest Florida International Airport

Jacksonville - Jacksonville International Airport

Miami - Miami International Airport

Orlando - Orlando International Airport

Tallahassee - Tallahassee International Airport

Tampa - Tampa International Airport

West Palm Beach - Palm Beach International Airport

Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Cedar Rapids - Eastern Iowa Airport

Des Moines - Des Moines International Airport

Boise - Boise Airport

Chicago - O'Hare International Airport

Moline - Quad City International Airport

Evansville - Evansville Regional Airport

Fort Wayne - Fort Wayne International Airport

Indianapolis - Indianapolis International Airport

South Bend - South Bend International Airport

Wichita - Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport

Lexington - Blue Grass Airport

Louisville - Louisville International Airport

Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Lafayette - Lafayette Regional Airport

New Orleans - Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Shreveport - Shreveport Regional Airport

Boston - Boston Logan International Airport

Baltimore - Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

Detroit - Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Saginaw - MBS International Airport

Duluth - Duluth International Airport

Minneapolis - Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport

Kansas City - Kansas City International Airport

Springfield - Springfield-Branson National Airport

St Louis - St. Louis Lambert International Airport

Gulfport - Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

Jackson - Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport

Billings - Billings-Logan International Airport

Bozeman - Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

Missoula - Missoula Montana Airport

Charlotte - Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Greensboro - Piedmont Triad International Airport

Raleigh - Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Bismarck - Bismarck Airport

Fargo - Hector International Airport

Grand Forks - Grand Forks International Airport

Omaha - Eppley Airfield

Newark - Newark Liberty International Airport

Albuquerque - Albuquerque International Airport

Las Vegas - McCarran International Airport

Albany - Albany International Airport

Buffalo - Buffalo Niagara International Airport

New York - Kennedy International Airport

New York - La Guardia Airport

Rochester - Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport

Syracuse - Syracuse Hancock International Airport

Cincinnati - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Cleveland - Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Columbus - John Glenn Columbus International Airport

Dayton - Dayton International Airport

Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World Airport

Tulsa - Tulsa International Airport

Portland - Portland International Airport

Allentown - Lehigh Valley International Airport

Harrisburg - Harrisburg International Airport

Philadelphia - Philadelphia International Airport

Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh International Airport

Charleston - Charleston International Airport

Greer - Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

Rapid City - Rapid City Regional Airport

Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls Regional Airport

Knoxville - McGhee Tyson Airport

Memphis - Memphis International Airport

Nashville - Nashville International Airport

Austin - Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Dallas - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Houston - George Bush Intercontinental Airport

San Antonio - San Antonio International Airport

Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City International Airport

Norfolk - Norfolk International Airport

Richmond - Richmond International Airport

Seattle - Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Spokane - Spokane International Airport

Appleton - Appleton International Airport

Baldwin - Groome Transportation

Eau Claire - Groome Transportation

Green Bay - Austin Straubel International Airport

Hudson - Groome Transportation

Madison - Dane County Regional Airport

Menomonie - Groome Transportation

Milwaukee - Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport

Charleston - Yeager Airport

Choose Your Departure Year:

English Masterpiece

Discover royal history, magnificent palaces, and England’s beautiful countryside, which is celebrated in many creative works. A British Blue Badge Guide greets us upon arrival, then the adventures begin in London with a visit to Hampton Court Palace, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater or Buckingham Palace, a city tour, and a traditional afternoon tea. Learn how Alan Turing and other codebreakers played a crucial role during World War II at Bletchley Park before admiring Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford. Explore the beautiful birthplace of Winston Churchill during a stop at Blenheim Palace and marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Roman Baths. Dive into classic literature inspiration at Agatha Christie’s vacation home and see popular television drama settings in Cornwall. After spending an afternoon at legendary Stonehenge, our journey concludes in Windsor with a tour of elegant Windsor Castle.

The Holiday Advantage
Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Exceptional Accommodations
Exceptional Accommodations
Most Meals Included
Most Meals Included
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
View Dates & Book Online Call 1-800-826-2266 to Book

You can earn a $100 Travel Show Credit good for your next trip with Holiday Vacations by simply clicking the photo to watch the online travel show! The show is about 10 minutes long and at the end, you'll have the ability to submit your contact information and receive a travel credit which can be applied to this or any Holiday Vacations tour. Get started now!

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes:

Accommodations

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 3 nights in London
  • 1 night at Voco Oxford Thames Hotel
  • 1 night at Francis Hotel Bath
  • 2 nights at Crowne Plaza Plymouth
  • 2 nights at the Castle Hotel Windsor
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre (Spring Date) Buckingham Palace (Fall Date)
  • London city tour with British Blue Badge Guide
  • Tower of London
  • Thames River cruise
  • Bletchley Park
  • Oxford walking tour feat. Christchurch Cathedral
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Roman Baths tour
  • Greenway, Agatha Christie's home
  • Port Isaac walking tour
  • Jamaica Inn
  • Stonehenge
  • Windsor Castle
Meals

17 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Authentic pub lunch
  • Afternoon Tea in London
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner in Windsor

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

Sold out. Call to join the waitlist.

Double

$6199

Single

$7599

Final Payment Date: 01/16/2024

Occupancy

Price Per Person

Request Booking Now

Double

$6199

Single

$7599

Final Payment Date: 06/04/2024

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Fly to London

Relax during an overnight flight to Great Britain.

Day 2 : Hampton Court Palace

In London we are warmly welcomed by our British Blue Badge Guide, the most experienced guides in the UK whose enthusiastic passion for British history and traditions enhance our introduction to London. We then depart for Hampton Court Palace, Henry VIII’s favorite palace. Located on the River Thames, Hampton Court Palace was one of England’s most modern, sophisticated, and magnificent homes of its time. Explore Henry’s opulent State Apartments, tour the vast Tudor Kitchens, and feel the eerie chill of the Haunted Gallery before strolling the glorious gardens. In the evening we settle into our accommodations in central London and get to know our fellow travelers during a Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner.

Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Shakespeare's Globe or Buckingham Palace

For departures in the spring, we travel to the South Bank of the River Thames to visit Shakespeare’s Globe, a faithful reconstruction of the Elizabethan playhouse best known for hosting William Shakespeare’s influential plays. Explore the theater grounds, its exhibitions, and an Elizabethan costume demonstration. For our September departure, we tour glorious Buckingham Palace, the headquarters of the United Kingdom’s monarchy. Tour the opulent staterooms used by the royal family for public events and ceremonies, the throne room, and the garden where the King holds his annual garden party. Next, savor a fish and chips lunch. The remainder of the day is ours to discover everything London has to offer.

Breakfast, Tea

Day 4 : London City Tour

After an included English Breakfast, we arrive at the Tower of London and learn about its legendary past, see Britain’s Crown Jewels, the armory and much more. View the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and the Prime Minister’s Office on Downing Street, plus Piccadilly Circus and Buckingham Palace. Look forward to views of the city from the River Thames on a cruise. Our tour ends with a full afternoon tea complete with finger sandwiches, expertly brewed tea, freshly baked pastries, and scones with jam.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 : Bletchley Park & Oxford

We travel northwest of London to tour Bletchley Park, where Alan Turing and many others worked in secret to unlock the German Enigma Machine during World War II. Explore the Visitor Center and the Codebreaking Huts. After, we travel to Oxford, known as the City of Dreaming Spires. We go on a walking tour of Oxford’s city center with our Blue Badge Guide, visiting local markets, Christchurch Cathedral and more.

Breakfast

Day 6 : Blenheim Palace & Bath

This morning we travel to Woodstock and the ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill. The principal residence of the Dukes of Marlborough, this is the only non-royal country house to hold the title of palace. Filled with marvelous treasures, this 187-room home is truly a wonder. This afternoon, we journey to Bath for a guided walking tour that includes the UNESCO World Heritage Roman Baths before checking in to our comfortable accommodations.

Breakfast

Day 7 : Greenway House

Next, we journey down to Devon and take a ferry to visit Greenway, the vacation home of worldwide best-selling mystery author Agatha Christie, located on a hill overlooking the River Dart. Filled with treasures Agatha collected from her travels around the world, today the home reflects how it looked when she spent her summers there. Our accommodations for the next two nights are in Plymouth.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 : Port Isaac & Cornwall

Our destination today is Cornwall, and our local guide is also an extra in a famous television series. We embark on a walking tour of the picturesque village of Port Isaac, the setting for a popular British medical drama-comedy. In the afternoon you may spend time at leisure in the village of Tintagel or visit the remains of Tintagel Castle, steeped in the legend of King Arthur with magnificent views of the Cornish Coast. Our dinner this evening is at Jamaica Inn, once a haven for smugglers and shipwreck looters, and the setting to the famous Daphne du Maurier mystery novel, Jamaica Inn.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 : Stonehenge

After a leisurely breakfast, we travel to the Salisbury Plain for a tour of its most fascinating landmark. One of the most recognized prehistoric monuments in the world, few places have generated more speculation than the mysterious circle of standing stones known as Stonehenge. We have the afternoon to learn about the site, then travel east to the historic town of Windsor.

Breakfast

Day 10 : Windsor Castle

Today we visit Windsor Castle, the final resting place of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and the oldest and largest continuously-occupied castle in the world. Prominently situated on 26 acres high above the River Thames, the castle features magnificent state apartments, St. George’s Chapel, and Queen Mary’s Doll House, a masterpiece in miniature. Have the rest of the afternoon on your own in Windsor. Tonight we feast with fellow travelers at a Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner, celebrating our final evening on the Sceptered Isle.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 : Fly Home

Breakfast

Tour Map

Tour Map for English Masterpiece

Departure Cities

Airport Pickups

Choose a State:

Birmingham - Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

Fayetteville/Bentonville - Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport

Little Rock - Little Rock National Airport

Phoenix - Sky Harbor International Airport

Los Angeles - Los Angeles International Airport

Orange County - John Wayne Airport

San Diego - San Diego International Airport

San Francisco - San Francisco International Airport

Denver - Denver International Airport

Hartford - Bradley International Airport

Washington - Ronald Reagan National Airport

Washington - Washington Dulles International Airport

Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale International Airport

Fort Myers - Southwest Florida International Airport

Jacksonville - Jacksonville International Airport

Miami - Miami International Airport

Orlando - Orlando International Airport

Tallahassee - Tallahassee International Airport

Tampa - Tampa International Airport

West Palm Beach - Palm Beach International Airport

Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Cedar Rapids - Eastern Iowa Airport

Des Moines - Des Moines International Airport

Boise - Boise Airport

Chicago - O'Hare International Airport

Moline - Quad City International Airport

Evansville - Evansville Regional Airport

Fort Wayne - Fort Wayne International Airport

Indianapolis - Indianapolis International Airport

South Bend - South Bend International Airport

Wichita - Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport

Lexington - Blue Grass Airport

Louisville - Louisville International Airport

Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Lafayette - Lafayette Regional Airport

New Orleans - Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Shreveport - Shreveport Regional Airport

Boston - Boston Logan International Airport

Baltimore - Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

Detroit - Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Saginaw - MBS International Airport

Duluth - Duluth International Airport

Minneapolis - Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport

Kansas City - Kansas City International Airport

Springfield - Springfield-Branson National Airport

St Louis - St. Louis Lambert International Airport

Gulfport - Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

Jackson - Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport

Billings - Billings-Logan International Airport

Bozeman - Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

Missoula - Missoula Montana Airport

Charlotte - Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Greensboro - Piedmont Triad International Airport

Raleigh - Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Bismarck - Bismarck Airport

Fargo - Hector International Airport

Grand Forks - Grand Forks International Airport

Omaha - Eppley Airfield

Newark - Newark Liberty International Airport

Albuquerque - Albuquerque International Airport

Las Vegas - McCarran International Airport

Albany - Albany International Airport

Buffalo - Buffalo Niagara International Airport

New York - Kennedy International Airport

New York - La Guardia Airport

Rochester - Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport

Syracuse - Syracuse Hancock International Airport

Cincinnati - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Cleveland - Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Columbus - John Glenn Columbus International Airport

Dayton - Dayton International Airport

Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World Airport

Tulsa - Tulsa International Airport

Portland - Portland International Airport

Allentown - Lehigh Valley International Airport

Harrisburg - Harrisburg International Airport

Philadelphia - Philadelphia International Airport

Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh International Airport

Charleston - Charleston International Airport

Greer - Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

Rapid City - Rapid City Regional Airport

Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls Regional Airport

Knoxville - McGhee Tyson Airport

Memphis - Memphis International Airport

Nashville - Nashville International Airport

Austin - Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Dallas - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Houston - George Bush Intercontinental Airport

San Antonio - San Antonio International Airport

Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City International Airport

Norfolk - Norfolk International Airport

Richmond - Richmond International Airport

Seattle - Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Spokane - Spokane International Airport

Appleton - Appleton International Airport

Baldwin - Groome Transportation

Eau Claire - Groome Transportation

Green Bay - Austin Straubel International Airport

Hudson - Groome Transportation

Madison - Dane County Regional Airport

Menomonie - Groome Transportation

Milwaukee - Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport

Charleston - Yeager Airport

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