8 Days London to Manchester.
Highlights Include: Private Beatles Experience Liverpool, Secret Food Tour, Champaign on London Eye, Abbey Road, Strawberry Field, Ferry Cruise on the Mersey, and much more!
The Beatles – A Magical Mystery Tour & More!
DAY 1 ARRIVE IN LONDON: Arrival in London, meet with your Tour Director and shortly afterwards depart and make your way towards London. Enjoy a brief panoramic sightseeing tour before starting your trip on a Secret Food walking tour that takes you past lots of historic parts of London including quirky pubs, Borough Market and The Shard. You will discover lots of local knowledge whilst enjoying lots of gorgeous food all in the London Bridge area. Afterwards, transfer to your hotel. This afternoon, your guide will give you an orientation tour of the local area to familiarize you with the hotel and its location in London. The remainder of your afternoon is free to relax or explore at your own pace. This evening enjoy dinner in your hotel. (BL/D)
Hotel Name: Strand Palace Hotel
DAY 2 THE BEATLES LONDON & HISTORY: Enjoy breakfast before departing on a full-day of sightseeing in London. Your guided tour will include views of some of the Beatles musical landmarks such as Abbey Road, 7 Cavendish Avenue and Park Lane Hard Rock Café to see Lennon’s original handwritten lyrics to “imagine”. Other London landmarks will include Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben), Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, The Shard, and others. Afterwards, visit Westminster Abbey. A UNESCO World Heritage site, with a legacy dating back more than 1,000 years, Westminster Abbey is among London’s most historic landmarks. The Gothic church is best known for hosting headline-grabbing events involving the British royal family, such as the Queen’s coronation, Princess Diana’s funeral, and Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding. Continue for a flight aboard the iconic London Eye. Enjoy a glass of chilled Pommery Brut Royal Champagne served by your host as you admire landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and Big Ben. Later, return to your hotel for overnight. (B)
Hotel Name: Strand Palace Hotel
DAY 3 WINDSOR CASTLE & THE TOWER OF LONDON: Enjoy breakfast. Depart from London and make your way towards Windsor Castle, the largest inhabited castle in the world, and the Queen’s favorite residence. Subject to opening restrictions, you may see the State Apartments, St. George’s Chapel, and Queen Mary’s Doll’s House. Afterwards, return to London and visit the Tower of London, where the Beefeaters guard the dazzling Crown Jewels, and where you will gain excellent views of Tower Bridge from the Medieval Palace. Your evening is free. (B)
Hotel Name: Strand Palace Hotel
DAY 4 STONEHENGE & BATH: Enjoy breakfast. Afterwards, depart from London and make your way towards Stonehenge and Bath. Your first stop will be to visit Stonehenge, arguably the most famous prehistoric site in Europe, it inspires wonder at the effort it must have taken to drag the enormous stones over the land and erect them in circles. Onward to the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, often regarded as one of the loveliest cities in all of England. From its beginnings as a Roman camp in the first century AD, Bath developed through troubled centuries to emerge in the 1700′s as a fashionable “spa” resort. Some of England’s best-preserved Georgian architecture is housed here, together with fascinating relics of earlier eras. You will tour the Roman Baths that were discovered in an excellent state of preservation near to Bath Abbey church and see the magnificent Palladian architecture for which the city is renowned (seen at its best in the Circus and the Royal Crescent). Later, Check in to your Bath hotel for dinner and overnight. (B/D)
Hotel Name: Francis Hotel
DAY 5 BATH / OXFORD / THE COTSWOLDS: After breakfast, depart and make your way towards Oxford, home to England’s oldest university, where you may take a walk through the impressive buildings that are still home to the university’s main ceremonial and educational functions. Visit Christ Church Cathedral, the smallest cathedral in England and the seat of the Bishop of Oxford. It is unique in serving not only as a cathedral but as the chapel of Christ Church College. Later, visit Oxford Botanic Gardens, the oldest botanic garden in Great Britain and one of the oldest scientific gardens in the world. Afterwards, on to Stratford-upon-Avon for dinner and overnight. (B/D)
Hotel Name: White Swan Hotel
DAY 6 COTSWOLDS / LIVERPOOL / PRIVATE BEATLES EXPERIENCE: Enjoy breakfast before departing and making your way through the Cotswolds and on to Liverpool. On arrival, enjoy a Beatles themed walking tour of Liverpool where you discover the truly remarkable story of the boys who were to become the world’s best-known musicians. See sights such as the Peace Monument, and the legendary Cavern Club where it all began. Later, head to your hotel, the Hard Days Night Hotel located at the heart of Liverpool’s ‘Beatles Quarter’, and the world’s only Beatles inspired hotel, combining the highest quality facilities in a truly unique environment. This evening enjoy an “after hours” private visit to the Beatles Story exclusively arranged by Journeys Connect. A Beatles expert guide will discuss the band and its lasting impact on the history of music. Full of fun memorabilia, rare photographs and interactive exhibits, the Beatles Story is fun for all ages! Afterwards, enjoy dinner in a local restaurant. (B/D)
Hotel Name: Hard Days Night Hotel
DAY 7 THE BEATLES, THE MERSEY & BRITISH MUSIC EXPERIENCE: After breakfast, depart on a half-day Beatles themed panoramic sightseeing tour of all the places associated with the Fab Four! You will see where John, Paul, George and Ringo grew up, met and formed the band that took the world by storm. The tour will drive to the childhood homes of The Beatles, their birthplaces and to the places that inspired some of their most well-known songs including Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields. Pause to visit Strawberry Field for an interactive experience that tells interweaving stories of the house, The Salvation Army, John Lennon’s childhood, and the writing and recording of ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’. You will also see one of the most important places in rock and roll history – where John and Paul met for the first time. Later, board a ferry for a 50-minute cruise on the river Mersey. Listen to colorful audio commentary about Liverpool’s riverside history, speckled with stories of smuggling, war and music – all influential players in the city’s development. Catch impressive views of Liverpool’s key riverside landmarks. After your cruise, visit the British Music Experience which tells the story of British Music through costumes, instruments, performance and memorabilia. Learn about the last 70 years of British music with video interviews, displays of memorabilia, and interactive areas where you can dance or try to play popular songs yourself. Later, return to your hotel where your evening is free. (B)
Hotel Name: Hard Days Night Hotel
DAY 8 LIVERPOOL / MANCHESTER / USA: After breakfast, bid farewell to Liverpool as you transfer to Manchester airport, where after check-in you will have plenty of time for your last-minute duty-free shopping. Your flight to the US arrives the same day. Have a safe journey! (B)
Customize to Suit
The above suggested itinerary can be customized to suit; more or less meals, different cities and/or sightseeing based on your clients’ interests. You name it, our expert group specialist professionals will put it together for you. Please call 1-855-220-6450, or simply complete the group request form, and we’ll get back to you with your proposal.
- 7 nights 4-Star hotels as suggested in the itinerary
- Private luxury coach and driver for transfers and excursions as outlined in the itinerary
- Full time Tour Director throughout
- Breakfast daily, except day of arrival
- Secret Food tour in London on day of arrival
- 4, three-course dinners
- Full-day London City Tour
- Tower of London
- Westminster Abbey
- Champagne Trip on London Eye
- Windsor Castle
- Secret Food tour in London
- Roman Bath Museum, Bath
- Oxford walking tour, including Christ Church College
- Oxford Botanical Gardens
- Half-day guided Beatles themed walking tour in Liverpool
- Special Private guided visit to The Beatles Experience
- Half-day panoramic Beatles themed sightseeing tour in Liverpool
- Admission to Strawberry Field
- Ferry Cruise on the River Mersey
- The British Music Experience
- Portfolio of travel documents
- 24-hour local customer service while traveling in England
Please Call 1-855-220-6450 for Group Rates on this Custom Group Journey
This suggested itinerary can be customized to suit; more or less meals, different cities and/or sightseeing based on your clients’ interests. You name it, our expert group specialist professionals will put it together for you. Please call 1-855-220-6450, or simply complete the group request form, and we’ll get back to you with your proposal.
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