Experience 11 days of family adventure through England and Wales, exploring iconic landmarks in major cities but also on a journey into the English countryside. Immerse yourself in London, the buzzing capital city but also in the magic of Oxford, the rich history of Cardiff, and the royal wonders of Windsor. Get to know more about major historical British cities, their legends, and customs.

Highlights

Day By day

Welcome to the ‘Big Smoke’

Discover why London earned the moniker 'Big Smoke' amidst its foggy past while unlocking the city's deep-seated historical secrets. Experience the unique sights of London through a memorable bus tour! Hop on a double-decker and marvel at iconic Big Ben, majestic Tower Bridge and wonderful Westminster Abbey. Absorb the city's joyous and magical atmosphere as you glide through bustling streets, with insightful commentary enriching your journey. Capture amazing photos and explore attractions at your own pace with hop-on-hop-off options. Overnight: London

Mysteries of the Capital City

Embark on a thrilling family adventure with our knowledgeable guide in the heart of London! Explore breathtaking landmarks like the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace, hop aboard the famous London Eye for panoramic views, delve into history at the British Museum, enjoy interactive fun at the Science Museum, and top it all off with a delightful stroll through Hyde Park's lush landscapes. Hear about the hidden history of the Serpentine Lake, rumored to be home to its very own serpentine creature. Overnight: London

Kent's Historic Journey

From now on, you can choose to either travel by train or use a rental car, depending on your preference. Your carriage awaits as you embark on this journey of discovery into the heart of the English countryside. With its lush rolling hillsides, and astonishing sceneries and monuments, the county of Kent never fails to disappoint. Enjoy a visit to the stunning Leeds Castle and the historic UNESCO World Heritage Site of Canterbury Cathedral, before exploring the White Cliffs of Dover. Discover the hidden secrets of the cliffs, once home to wartime tunnels and mysterious underground operations during World War II.  Overnight: London

Roam like a Roman

It is time to leave London ! Catch an early train or drive to Bath in the morning. Take a breather with a leisurely stroll through the beautiful Royal Victoria Park, where you can enjoy a picnic and the kids can play. Spend the afternoon visiting the Jane Austen Centre to immerse yourselves in the world of this beloved author. Wrap up your day with a relaxing dip in the Thermal Bath Spa, perfect for everyone and then top it off with a delicious meal at one of the city's inviting restaurants. Overnight: Bath

Witch of Wookey Hole

Explore the enchanting Wookey Hole Caves, a captivating underground world filled with stunning limestone formations and underground rivers. Discover the legend of the Witch of Wookey and her supposed home within the caves. Enjoy family-friendly attractions like the Dinosaur Valley, mirror maze, and penny arcade. Don't miss the onsite Wookey Hole Paper Mill and Victorian Penny Arcade Museum for a dose of history. Wrap up your visit with a meal at the Witch's Kitchen or the Pirate Zap Zone for a complete adventure. Overnight: Bath

Castles, Mystery and Waterfronts!

The capital city of Wales will amaze you with its rich history, unbelievable culture, as well as its dynamic and diverse urban centre. Have fun at the theatres and music venues, visit museums like the Castle Museum or St Fagans National History Musuem, and marvel at the stunning waterfront area at Cardiff Bay. Here you can enjoy dinner in a traditional pub, and experience the local passion for the Welsh rugby team! Overnight: Cardiff

“The City of Dreaming Spires”

Mainly known for its prestigious university, Oxford is a beautiful and historic city with stunning architecture and rich cultural heritage. Here, your family day will be a pleasant mix of educational and leisure activities. First, take a punting adventure on the river, before immersing yourselves in the city's historic streets with a wonderful fully guided tour. If the weather is clear, a nighttime visit to the Radcliffe Camera makes for a great photo opportunity. Overnight: Oxford

Literary legends & Discoveries

Today, explore the iconic Oxford University college and the Bodleian Library, with a treasure of ancient manuscripts. The Ashmolean Museum and its diverse exhibits, from Egyptian artifacts to European art, is a must for culture enthusiasts. Afterwards, head over to the Eagle and Child, a famous pub which was a regular meeting place for literary legends like C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, where you can enjoy a traditional British lunch with your family. Then, enjoy the Covered Market and the Carfax Tower which provides panoramic views over the city's historic skyline and its”dreaming spires”. Overnight: Oxford

Woodland Wanders

Your journey continues by train, heading to Royal Windsor. Wander through Windsor's cosy town centre and marvel at the architecture of the Windsor Royal Shopping Centre. Allow yourself a break from the bustle of the town to walk along the Long Walk, its award-winning gardens, ancient woodland, and forest trails will bring you peace. Overnight: Windsor

By the left, quick march!

Windsor Castle is a great place to visit for family fun and history enthusiasts alike! Windsor Castle, beloved royal abode of the late Queen Elizabeth, is a memorable family outing thanks to its regal tales and its breathtaking gardens which you can discover at your leisure. This captivating place not only offers engaging holiday activities designed for kids but also presents an array of exhibitions that showcase its rich and coulorful past. It also has its very own ‘changing of the guard’. Overnight: Windsor

Grateful for History's Whispers and Family Laughter

After breakfast, your transfer awaits to take you on your way. We wish you a safe onward journey, as you take your memories with you. Thank you for traveling with us and we hope to see you again.

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“This is the perfect itinerary for history and legends enthusiasts! For a deeper immersion in the atmosphere, I recommend considering a rental car to explore the wider English countryside, although this trip is possible by train! The optimal time to experience the beauty of southern England is from mid-May to mid-September, bearing in mind that July and August are notably busy periods. In Oxford, I highly recommend pre-booking a dinner reservation at the Eagle and Child.”

Jane, Local Expert

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How to arrange a seemingly impossible vacation with grandchildren?? Contact High Point Holidays to be sure. We wanted to travel to The United Kingdom with a 12 and 15 year old, but were unsure how to make these arrangements. Stephen made the trip happen seamlessly. From pickup at the airport into our hotel in London, to travel from Bath to Oxford and return to Heathrow we had knowledgeable and most importantly, reliable guides. Stephen worked with us for several months to fine tune the overall trip to our particular interests, and kept in contact during our stay. Thanks so much.
Sally & William F.

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We wanted to see as much of the UK as possible, in our time of roughly 11 days in the country and our budget. Stephen, primarily, and the High Point team did a great job planning. Thanks to you all.
Melissa & Kenneth B.

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