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Taste of Britain 2016

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Summary
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Stroll through the cobbled streets of Cambridge, enjoy a tour of the highlights of York city and view Hadrian's Wall built by the Romans in 122AD enroute to Scotland. In Edinburgh you'll enjoy a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist before heading south though the Lake District with spectacular views of Lake Windermere. On your way back to London visit Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's birthplace.
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Travellers from Canada
Brendan Vacations's Airport Transfers 2015-16 At Brendan Vacations, we know how important it is to get your vacation off to a seamless and smooth start. That's why every part of your journey, from your front door to the start hotel of your chosen vacation, and from your hotel to the airport and back home again on your return, is made easy with Brendan Vacations.Airport transfers for North America & Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Africa
With Brendan Vacations you will receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by scheduled shuttle, minivan or taxi between designated airports and Brendan Vacations hotels on the scheduled starting and ending day of your holiday only. Guests  arriving before or leaving after the scheduled itinerary day may book and buy a transfer through Brendan Vacations providing that they also purchase the additional pre and post trip hotel night(s) from Brendan Vacations. When booking extra night(s) accommodation, you will also have the opportunity to book the relevant transfer service(s). In Australia and New Zealand complimentary transfers are also included with pre or post accommodations booked through Brendan Vacations.
Airport transfers in Europe
All Brendan Vacations guests receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttle bus on the arrival and departure day of their guided holiday at the times specified below. Any guests whose flight times do not coincide with the shuttle bus transfer timings may choose to book and purchase a transfer. Additionally, guests arriving before or leaving after the scheduled holiday may also book and buy a transfer through Brendan Vacations providing that they also purchase the additional pre and post holiday hotel night(s) from Brendan Vacations.
Eastern Mediterranean and Asia
Brendan Vacations is pleased to offer complimentary airport transfers at any time either on the first or last day of the holiday or on other days in conjunction with pre and post trip accommodation booked through Brendan Vacations. Note that flight times must be provided to Brendan Vacations no fewer than 21 days before flight departure.
  • Abu Dhabi Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Amman Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Amsterdam Free Transfer Inbound 09.00, 11.30 & 14.30 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 10.00
  • Athens Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Barcelona1 Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 09.00
  • Barcelona2 Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 08.00
  • Berlin - Tegel Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 8.00 & 10.00
  • Brussels Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 12.00
  • Budapest Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 11.00
  • Cagliari Free Transfer Inbound 11.15 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 04.30 & 07.00
  • Cairo Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Casablanca Free Transfer Inbound 08.00, 10.00, 12.00 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00, 10.00 & 12.00
  • Copenhagen Free Transfer Inbound 09.00, 12.00, & 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound N/A
  • Dubai Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Dublin Free Transfer Inbound 08.30, 11.00 & 13.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.30, 09.30, & 11.30
  • Edinburgh Free Transfer Inbound 09.00, 11.30 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 09.00
  • Frankfurt Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 12.00 & 14.30 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 10.00
  • Glasgow Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 09.00
  • Helsinki Free Transfer Inbound 10.00, 14.00 & 16.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 12.00
  • Istanbul Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Lisbon Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 12.30 & 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 09.30
  • Madrid Free Transfer Inbound 10.30, 13.00 & 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound 08.30 & 11.00
  • Marrakesh Free Transfer Inbound 11.30, 14.00 & 16.30 Free Transfer Outbound 09.00, 11.30 & 14.00
  • Milan Malpensa Free Transfer Inbound 08.30, noon and 16.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.30 & 10.30
  • Moscow Domodedevo Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 05.00 & 13.00
  • Moscow Sheremetyevo Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 05.00 & 11.00
  • Munich Free Transfer Inbound 10.00 & 13.00 Free Transfer Outbound 09.30
  • Nice Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 05.00 & 09.30
  • Palermo Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 08.00
  • Paris1 Free Transfer Inbound 08.00, 11.00 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00Note European Discovery itineraries, and London and Paris City Breaks only
  • Paris2 Free Transfer Inbound 08.00, 11.00 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 11.30Note French regional itineraries only
  • Prague Free Transfer Inbound 09.00, 11.00 & 13.00 Free Transfer Outbound N/A
  • Rome Fiumicino Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 12.30 & 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 09.00
  • Singapore Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • St Petersburg Free Transfer Inbound 11.30, 14.30 & 17.00 Free Transfer Outbound N/A
  • Stockholm Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 07.30 & 11.00
  • Tel Aviv Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Venice Free Transfer Inbound 9.30, 12.30, 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 09.30
  • Vienna Free Transfer Inbound 09.00, 12.00 & 15.00 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 09.30
  • Zagreb Free Transfer Inbound 11.30 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 11.30
  • Zurich Free Transfer Inbound 09.30 & 12.30 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 Note Hotel Radisson Blu Zurich Airport is a short walk from the airport terminal so transfers will not be provided on itineraries starting or ending here. On the Contrasts of Switzerland the departure transfer is by train and this can be taken at any time.
Airport Transfers in London
Heathrow Airport: Transfers can be expensive, particularly between the airport and your London hotel. Brendan Vacations has negotiated special group transfer rates from London's Heathrow Airport to the door of your Brendan Vacations London hotel. Guests will be picked up and dropped off in time to meet all flights booked to/from London's Heathrow Airport. CAD$86 per person per single trip to/from Heathrow Airport  Gatwick Airport: For guests flying into London’s Gatwick Airport, Brendan Vacations recommends the Gatwick Express, see Gatwick Express’s website at: www.gatwickexpress.com. 
Brendan Vacations's transfer terms and conditions
1. Flight information must be provided to Brendan Vacations no fewer that 21 days prior to departure. Once transfers are booked they cannot be changed. 2. Brendan Vacations only includes one inbound and one outbound transfer. 3. In the event of flight delays outside of Brendan Vacations’s control, the transfers will be deemed to be cancelled. 4. All transfers are based on group transfers. No refund is therefore available for missed transfers, or passengers not using this service. 5. For London arrivals, you must stay at a London hotel booked by Brendan Vacations on the night of arrival and the night prior to your departure date. 6. In the event of unforeseen events (such as road or rail works, strikes or demonstrations), Brendan Vacations will not be responsible for delayed or cancelled transfers.
Travellers from US
Brendan Vacations's Airport Transfers 2015-16 At Brendan Vacations, we know how important it is to get your vacation off to a seamless and smooth start. That's why every part of your journey, from your front door to the start hotel of your chosen vacation, and from your hotel to the airport and back home again on your return, is made easy with Brendan Vacations.Airport transfers for North America & Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Africa
With Brendan Vacations you will receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by scheduled shuttle, minivan or taxi between designated airports and Brendan Vacations hotels on the scheduled starting and ending day of your holiday only. Guests  arriving before or leaving after the scheduled itinerary day may book and buy a transfer through Brendan Vacations providing that they also purchase the additional pre and post trip hotel night(s) from Brendan Vacations. When booking extra night(s) accommodation, you will also have the opportunity to book the relevant transfer service(s). In Australia and New Zealand complimentary transfers are also included with pre or post accommodations booked through Brendan Vacations.
Airport transfers in Europe
All Brendan Vacations guests receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttle bus on the arrival and departure day of their guided holiday at the times specified below. Any guests whose flight times do not coincide with the shuttle bus transfer timings may choose to book and purchase a transfer. Additionally, guests arriving before or leaving after the scheduled holiday may also book and buy a transfer through Brendan Vacations providing that they also purchase the additional pre and post holiday hotel night(s) from Brendan Vacations.
Eastern Mediterranean and Asia
Brendan Vacations is pleased to offer complimentary airport transfers at any time either on the first or last day of the holiday or on other days in conjunction with pre and post trip accommodation booked through Brendan Vacations. Note that flight times must be provided to Brendan Vacations no fewer than 21 days before flight departure.
  • Abu Dhabi Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Amman Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Amsterdam Free Transfer Inbound 09.00, 11.30 & 14.30 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 10.00
  • Athens Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Barcelona1 Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 09.00
  • Barcelona2 Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 08.00
  • Berlin - Tegel Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 8.00 & 10.00
  • Brussels Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 12.00
  • Budapest Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 11.00
  • Cagliari Free Transfer Inbound 11.15 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 04.30 & 07.00
  • Cairo Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Casablanca Free Transfer Inbound 08.00, 10.00, 12.00 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00, 10.00 & 12.00
  • Copenhagen Free Transfer Inbound 09.00, 12.00, & 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound N/A
  • Dubai Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Dublin Free Transfer Inbound 08.30, 11.00 & 13.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.30, 09.30, & 11.30
  • Edinburgh Free Transfer Inbound 09.00, 11.30 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 09.00
  • Frankfurt Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 12.00 & 14.30 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 10.00
  • Glasgow Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 09.00
  • Helsinki Free Transfer Inbound 10.00, 14.00 & 16.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 12.00
  • Istanbul Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Lisbon Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 12.30 & 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 09.30
  • Madrid Free Transfer Inbound 10.30, 13.00 & 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound 08.30 & 11.00
  • Marrakesh Free Transfer Inbound 11.30, 14.00 & 16.30 Free Transfer Outbound 09.00, 11.30 & 14.00
  • Milan Malpensa Free Transfer Inbound 08.30, noon and 16.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.30 & 10.30
  • Moscow Domodedevo Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 05.00 & 13.00
  • Moscow Sheremetyevo Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 05.00 & 11.00
  • Munich Free Transfer Inbound 10.00 & 13.00 Free Transfer Outbound 09.30
  • Nice Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 05.00 & 09.30
  • Palermo Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 08.00
  • Paris1 Free Transfer Inbound 08.00, 11.00 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00Note European Discovery itineraries, and London and Paris City Breaks only
  • Paris2 Free Transfer Inbound 08.00, 11.00 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 11.30Note French regional itineraries only
  • Prague Free Transfer Inbound 09.00, 11.00 & 13.00 Free Transfer Outbound N/A
  • Rome Fiumicino Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 12.30 & 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 09.00
  • Singapore Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • St Petersburg Free Transfer Inbound 11.30, 14.30 & 17.00 Free Transfer Outbound N/A
  • Stockholm Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 07.30 & 11.00
  • Tel Aviv Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Venice Free Transfer Inbound 9.30, 12.30, 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 09.30
  • Vienna Free Transfer Inbound 09.00, 12.00 & 15.00 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 09.30
  • Zagreb Free Transfer Inbound 11.30 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 11.30
  • Zurich Free Transfer Inbound 09.30 & 12.30 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 Note Hotel Radisson Blu Zurich Airport is a short walk from the airport terminal so transfers will not be provided on itineraries starting or ending here. On the Contrasts of Switzerland the departure transfer is by train and this can be taken at any time.
Airport Transfers in London
Heathrow Airport: Transfers can be expensive, particularly between the airport and your London hotel. Brendan Vacations has negotiated special group transfer rates from London's Heathrow Airport to the door of your Brendan Vacations London hotel. Guests will be picked up and dropped off in time to meet all flights booked to/from London's Heathrow Airport. CAD$86 per person per single trip to/from Heathrow Airport  Gatwick Airport: For guests flying into London’s Gatwick Airport, Brendan Vacations recommends the Gatwick Express, see Gatwick Express’s website at: www.gatwickexpress.com. 
Brendan Vacations's transfer terms and conditions
1. Flight information must be provided to Brendan Vacations no fewer that 21 days prior to departure. Once transfers are booked they cannot be changed. 2. Brendan Vacations only includes one inbound and one outbound transfer. 3. In the event of flight delays outside of Brendan Vacations’s control, the transfers will be deemed to be cancelled. 4. All transfers are based on group transfers. No refund is therefore available for missed transfers, or passengers not using this service. 5. For London arrivals, you must stay at a London hotel booked by Brendan Vacations on the night of arrival and the night prior to your departure date. 6. In the event of unforeseen events (such as road or rail works, strikes or demonstrations), Brendan Vacations will not be responsible for delayed or cancelled transfers.
Dining
  • 6 full breakfasts
  • 1 three course dinner
Sightseeing
  • Cambridge View King's College Chapel
  • York View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles. See the city walls
  • Hadrian’s Wall View the remains of the Roman wall
  • Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament building and the Castle
  • Gretna Green Visit Gretna Green, popular with eloping couples since 1754
  • Grasmere Visit the Lake District village of Grasmere, and view the grave of poet William Wordsworth
  • Liverpool Visit the home city of the Beatles
  • Chester View the Tudor architecture and the timbered buildings known as the 'Rows'
  • Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare's birth

Hotels Available

Hilton Olympia
Vacation Highlights
Vacation Code: BTOB
Vacation Style: Guided Vacations
Type of Traveler: Cost Saver
Vacation Pace: 1
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Taste of Britain 2016 Itinerary

DAY 1
Arrive London (2 Nights)
After checking in to your hotel the rest of your day is free to explore this magical city.
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After checking in to your hotel the rest of your day is free to explore this magical city.

Hotel Name: Hilton Olympia
City:
DAY 2
London Free Day
Today is a completely free day to take in the sights. Perhaps visit Westminster Abbey and see Buckin...
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Today is a completely free day to take in the sights. Perhaps visit Westminster Abbey and see Buckingham Palace or take in one of the many incredible museums the city has to offer.Full Breakfast

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DAY 3
London – Cambridge – York – Darlington
This morning meet your Travel Director and traveling companions to board your Trafalgar coach and se...
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This morning meet your Travel Director and traveling companions to board your Trafalgar coach and set off from London. Enjoy a scenic drive towards the university city of Cambridge. Explore the cobbled streets and see some of the world famous colleges. On arrival in York, your Travel Director will show you some of the highlights of this city on an orientation walk. View the magnificent Gothic minster and see the famous street called the Shambles. Dine tonight in your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Name: Blackwell Grange
City:
DAY 4
Darlington – Edinburgh Sightseeing – Edinburgh (Airth)
View Hadrian's Wall, a defensive wall built by the Romans in 122 AD. Cross the border into Bonnie Sc...
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View Hadrian's Wall, a defensive wall built by the Romans in 122 AD. Cross the border into Bonnie Scotland and arrive in Edinburgh. The city sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes views of the Georgian New Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Spend free time exploring on your own.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name: Airth Castle
City: Airth
DAY 5
Edinburgh (Airth) – Lake District – Liverpool (Haydock)
Heading south stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples married against their parents' wishes. Enj...
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Heading south stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples married against their parents' wishes. Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Windermere as you travel through the Lake District. Stop in the village of Grasmere where the poet, William Wordsworth lived and wrote his most acclaimed poem, ‘The Daffodils'. This afternoon spend time exploring Liverpool, home city of the ‘Fab Four' before checking into your hotel in nearby Haydock.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name: Holiday Inn
City: Haydock
DAY 6
Liverpool (Haydock) – Chester – Stratford-upon-Avon – London
This morning visit Chester. View the medieval walls, the cathedral and the black and white timbered ...
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This morning visit Chester. View the medieval walls, the cathedral and the black and white timbered buildings known as the ‘Rows'. Visit Stratford-upon-Avon, the town synonymous with the famous playwright William Shakespeare. Later arrive in London, where your memorable holiday comes to an end. Full Breakfast

Hotel Name: Hilton Olympia
City:
DAY 7
Depart London
Say goodbye to your travelling companions before your return flight home.Full Breakfast
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Say goodbye to your travelling companions before your return flight home.Full Breakfast

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