UK Universities Tour 2022 – England & Scotland

PROJECT OVERVIEW

19 Night Fully Escorted Tour

02 – 21 August 2022

Single Costing $11,990pp* Land only price *Conditions Apply

Your Fully Escorted United Kingdom Universities Tour 2022 will explore Living British Heritage. Visit some of the most famous and historical Universities, and stay in numerous buildings of significant importance with stunning architecture steeped in history.
Our Sage Travel tours have No Single Supplements, and you will be staying in your own room with an ensuite. You will enjoy some of your meals in the Great Halls of Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Daily breakfasts and dinners are included (no dinners in London). 
The 2022 tour is a leisurely tour staying three or four nights at major University locations. 
Daily local tours are relaxed with no early starts and no late returns.
Highlights Will Include:
Oxford, Cambridge, London, Stonehenge, Bath and the enchanting Cotswolds. The walled cities of Exeter and York, Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Stirling Castle.
Inclusions:
  • 19 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 15 Dinners
  • 19 nights’ accommodation in University Accommodation*
  • All sightseeing and guided tours as per itinerary*
  • All transport as per itinerary, with Full Time Tour Escort*
DAY 1 – OXFORD UNIVERSITY 
Upon arrival at London Heathrow Airport you will be met by your Tour Escort and private coach, which will take you to Oxford University. Stay at the famous Christ Church College, founded by Henry VIII and Cardinal Woolsey in 1524. The grandiose buildings include highlights such as Christopher Wren’s Great Torn Bell Tower and The Great Hall where King Charles 1 held court during the English Civil War. The Great Hall was used for the Harry Potter films. Included in the complex is Oxford Cathedral with its famous stained-glass windows. You will be staying in living history.  
Welcome dinner tonight.     Christ Church College 
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DAY 2 – A walking tour of Oxford and free time in the afternoon.
Christ Church College 
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DAY 3 – Today you will be touring the golden stone and natural beauty of the Cotswolds, which includes an unforgettable visit to Highgrove Royal Gardens, HRH The Prince of Wales’s private gardens. 
Christ Church College 
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DAY 4 – EXPLORE EXETER
Enjoy a drive to Devon and Cornwell. Experience a Bath Walking Tour on the way.
Tonight’s stay is at the old Roman Town of Exeter. Exeter is an ancient city, dating back to the Roman days. City walls surround the centre and the Gothic Cathedral. Ancient passageways are found under the city. J.K Rowling of Harry Potter fame studied here at Exeter University. Exeter University   B D
DAY 5 – Visit the Dartmoor market town of Tavistock, home to Sir Francis Drake. Travelling on to Port Isaacs, home to the famous Doc Martin TV series. From there return to Exeter to explore this Roman Town with its underground passages and ancient walls, and the famous 12th century Norman Cathedral. Exeter University   B D
DAY 6 – Free day to explore.
Exeter University   B D
DAY 7 – Visit some of the historical market towns and well know Ports, including St Ives, then onto St Michael’s Mount and the villages of Mousehole. Enjoy dinner at a local Pub.        
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DAY 8 – AMAZING LONDON
Take a pleasant drive to London. On the way visit Stonehenge, the remarkable circle of stone once used for worship by the Druids.
London, one of the world’s greatest cities, the magnificent capital city of England and the United Kingdom. Experience first-hand the pomp and pageantry of Buckingham Palace, and many other cultural icons.
Enjoy three nights at Imperial College London. Full English Breakfast, NO Dinners included.      
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DAY 9 Embark on your tour of London’s highlights with Blue Badge Guide, including of Parliament House, Buckingham Palace and The Tower of London.      
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DAY 10 – Free day to explore London. 
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DAY 11 – CAMBRIDGE COLLEGE
This morning transfer to the University city of Cambridge, famous as the home of many of history’s greatest thinkers.
Situated in central Cambridge Clare College is close to the Kings College’s world-famous Chapel. Founded by the people of Cambridge and established in 1352 by the Guild of Corpus as one of the ancient colleges of Cambridge. Cambridge College offers amazing architecture, a rich history with green spaces and wonderful walks, or drift along the River Cam in a punt. See Trinity College founded by Henry V111 in 1546, and St John’s with its 16th Century Great Gate.  
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DAY 12 Enjoy a visit to Colchester and Constable Country. Founded in 50 AD with its wealth provided by the Romans and Normans. The main streets still follow the old Roman plan, and part of the Roman walls and Norman Keep still survive today. From a towpath opposite the Stour, it is possible to view Flatford Mill the scene of Constable’s famous painting.  
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DAY 13 – Experience a walking tour of Cambridge by local Blue Badge Guides, including a visit to Kings College Chapel the 15th Century Gothic masterpiece. Enjoy a Sunday Roast lunch and free time in the afternoon to explore.                              
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DAY 14 – ALL ABOUT YORK
Transfer to the walled city of York, founded by the Romans. Visit York Minster, a 13th century Gothic Cathedral with its medieval stained-glass windows.
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DAY 15 Tour of York including York Minister the ancient Roman walls followed by a visit to the Jorvik Viking Centre.
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DAY 16 Today enjoy a visit to Castle Howard, the location for Brideshead Revisited. Stopping off in Goathland Village the setting for the series Heart Beat. Then on to Whitby famous port and seaside town where Captain Cook learned his seamanship. Oswy, the Christian King of Northumbria, founded the first abbey under the Abbess Hilda which was destroyed by Viking raiders. You can see on the hill the ruins of the abbey re built in 1078, and look for the statue of Captain Cook in the town.         
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DAY 17 – EDINBURGH
Visit the beautiful city of Durham, including the Romanesque Cathedral. From there journey through The Borders area between England and Scotland to Edinburgh. The Borders are scattered with castles and fortified abbeys. 
Founded in 1582 Edinburgh University is the sixth oldest university in the English speaking world. The city has a medieval Old Town with gardens and elegant neoclassical buildings. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s Crown Jewels and the world-famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
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DAY 18 – Visit Stirling Castle Scotland, one of the largest and most important Castles in Scotland. View the National Wallace Memorial and the site of the Battle of Bannockburn, June 1314 a Scottish victory by the King of the Scots Robert the Bruce against the English army of King Edward II.
Then an enjoyable journey to Scone Palace where the ancient Scottish Kings such as MacBeth and Robert The Bruce were crowned. In the evening excellent reserved seats at the spectacular Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Edinburgh University B D
DAY 19 – Tour of Old Edinburgh, which includes a visit to Edinburgh Castle. Enjoy free time in the afternoon. Evening Farewell Dinner.
Edinburgh University B D
DAY 20 – Tour finishes after Breakfast.
Take a transfer to the airport for your onward flight (conditions apply), or on to Dublin for those joining Sage Travel’s Magic of Ireland extension. B 
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