Best of British

Experience the essence of Britain

Spend a day touring the stunning Lake District and cruise on Lake Windermere.

We take the time to do Britain justice…. from Stonehenge to the ‘bravehearts’ of Scotland and Tintern’s romantic Abbey. Discover the Kingmakers of Warwick and learn of Australia’s own heritage in Captain Cook’s Whitby. Soak up the history of Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon and indulge in traditional British fare. As a finale, be treated like royalty with an overnight stay in magnificent Leeds Castle! Join us on the 10th of August for our special event departure, including 'The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo'. Performed by the British-Armed Forces, Commonwealth and international military bands, and artistic performance teams on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle in the capital of Scotland, truly a must-see event!

  • Travel in a first-class air-conditioned touring coach

  • Welcome drink on Day 1 27 meals including English/Scottish breakfast daily (B), 2 lunches (L) including a pub lunch in Wells and a fish & chip lunch in Whitby and 9 evening meals including a dinner cruise in Stratford-Upon- Avon and farewell dinner in Leeds Castle (D) A complimentary glass of wine, beer or soft drink with all included dinners

  • Free WiFi at most hotels (where available) 16 nights specially selected hotel accommodation Hotel porterage of 1 bag per person (where available)

  • Fully escorted by our experienced Tour Manager ALL tips for your Tour Manager, Driver and Local Guides Personal audio system whilst on tour (where available) Local guides as described in the itinerary

  • Hand Selected Albatross Experiences include a private cruise on Lake Windermere, Captain Cook's Whitby and a decadent afternoon tea in York. ALL excursions, scenic drives, sightseeing and entrances as described

Tour itinerary

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Hand Selected Experiences

These are just a few of the very special hand selected experiences that will really make your touring experience exceptional and unique, and don’t forget, with Albatross they are always included.

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* The itinerary and hotels featured are based on 2025 tour departures and may be subject to change. If you are travelling in 2024 please refer to your specific booking Itinerary. Any questions, please contact our European Tour Specialists for further details.

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Tour Suitability

Due to the nature of the tour, lots of the attractions and accommodation we visit require you to navigate steps and stairways.

  • This tour is packed with inclusions and visits to Castles, Abbey’s and Stately homes. Their very design often means you are on your feet more than usual and there are often steps and stairways to negotiate.
  • In Leeds Castle your wonderful rooms are on the first and second floors and, being a grand castle, there is no lift.

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