Country Travel Discoveries 2017 Discovery Tours Catalog (Final Edition) : Page 18

Edinburgh NEW ©Vi ©V © Vi s V sit si it i t Br Bri B ri r i ta tai t ai a i n/ n/H n H is ist i st s t ori o i c Ro or R o yal y al Pa ya P lac ac a c es e Scotland, England & Wales A Magical Journey Through the Countryside of Great Britain On this far-ranging journey from Edinburgh to Cardiff to London , you’ll experience an array of scenic, cultural and historic treasures—from rustic farm communities to grand palaces to dazzling cityscapes. Visit such landmarks as Stonehenge, mysterious Rosslyn Chapel, Tower of London, multiple World Heritage sites, as well the birthplaces of golf and the Beatles. Along the way, cruise the Thames and rail up Mount Snowdonia; enjoy authentic local meals and entertainment; and meet friendly sheep farmers, woolworkers and a real Beefeater. You’ll head home with a deep new appreciation of what makes Great Britain “great”! Visit the Tower of London DAYS 1 -2–WELCOME TO SCOTLAND! Upon arrival, start your discovery right off with a panoramic tour of Edinburgh, the inspiring capital of Scotland. Visit Edinburgh Castle, majestically dominating both Old and New Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and discover why the “Athens of the North” was named a top destination by Fodor’s and Condé Nast Traveler . Then enjoy a festive welcome dinner. D SCOTLAND DAY 3–FORTH ROAD/ST. ANDREWS/SCOTTISH ENTERTAINMENT Today, witness the renowned Forth Road Bridge en route to a lively day at St. Andrews, home of golfing and of Scotland’s oldest university. The country’s tumultuous history is brought to life at St. Andrews Castle and Cathedral, where the stories—and the views—are unforgettable. Tonight enjoy a thrilling evening of Scottish dining and entertainment. B, D DAY 4– ROSSLYN CHAPEL/DUMFRIES/CARLISLE Today, visit the beautifully ornate and mysterious Rosslyn Chapel, founded in 1446 and featured in Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code . Next, head to historic Dumfries, ‘the Queen of the South’, a former royal burgh with a fascinating history and special connection to Scotland’s National Bard. Driving through the Lake District, you’ll experience stunning LAND scenery, stop for photo opps and brief visits to some of the many quaint villages. In picturesque Pooley Bridge, the River Eamont meanders through its collection of houses and pubs. You will journey through Patterdale, where St. Patrick is reputed to have converted many locals to Christianity in the 5th century. In Hartsop, see traditional stone cottages dating from the 1600s once used for wool spinning. Settle in for two nights in Carlisle. B, L DAY 5–LAKE WINDERMERE CRUISE/HERDING DEMONSTRATION This morning enjoy a cruise on Lake Windermere, England’s largest natural lake, one of its most popular vacation spots and a part of the Lake District National Park. Afterward, witness an amazing herding demonstration at the Lake District Sheepdog Experience. Learn about the fantastic Border Collies bred to work the sheep in the Lake District since the ST S T AN ND DRE EWS EDIN BUR BURG UR H CARL LISLE LI I LAKE KE D DIS ST TRIC T BOA AT CL AT CLUB LLANBERIS BERIS BE LIVE ERPOO RPO L CHESTER R SNO OWD OW W D DO ON NIA N NATIO ONA O NA NAL AL PA PARK P ENGLAND LONDON LO N W WALES CA C CARDIF AR IFF BATH B STON EHENGE EHEN GE E 18 TRAVEL EXPERIENCES: Personalized, Different, Real | reservations@CountryTravelDiscoveries.com

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