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England and Wales Experience (Self Drive)
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This is a suggested independent itinerary that you customize. Please select the best flights, hotels, trains, activities, transportation and number of nights in each destination to fit your needs.
Self-Drive packages are perfect for experienced visitors. With this vacation package you will journey through England and Wales. Explore London (a cosmopolitan centre of theatre, art, music, literature and culture); then, drive to Bath (the famous spa town) before heading to Wales to stay in Cardiff (the beautiful capital and a base for exploring nearby seashores, national parks, and Roman ruins) and Swansea (with a surprisingly legendary cosmopolitan nightlife), before heading to beautiful and historic Oxford (home of the famous University). Finally, drive back to London for one last night before you return home. With a rental car you have flexibility to explore anything you desire en route. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

This 8 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into and out of London
  • Hotel for 2 nights in London
  • Rental Car for 7 days
  • Hotel for 1 night in Bath
  • Hotel for 1 night in Cardiff
  • Hotel for 1 night in Swansea
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Oxford
  • Hotel for 1 night in London
  • Driving Time
    London - Bath: 2 hrs. 30 mins. approx.
    Bath - Cardiff: 1 hr. 15 mins.
    Cardiff - Swansea: 55 mins. approx.
    Swansea - Oxford: 2 hrs. 40 mins. approx.
    Oxford - London: 1 hr. 30 mins. approx.


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1. London
  357 hotels
2. Bath
   (43 hotels)
3. Cardiff
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4. Swansea
   (15 hotels)
5. Oxford
   (25 hotels)
6. London
   (357 hotels)
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Trip Summary
2 nights in London

London offers everything! Iconic landmarks, centuries of history, world-class shopping and achingly cool fashion, arts and food scenes. A 40-minute walk along the South Bank will take you past Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Tate Modern, Shakespeare`s Globe, St Paul`s Cathedral and Tower Bridge. There are eight Royal Parks to explore, and over 300 museums and galleries. It is home to 60 Michelin starred restaurants and fantastic street food. The evenings offer from high-end nightclubs of Chelsea and Mayfair to cool clubs in Soho and Camden. As for theatre, London`s legendary West End boasts over 40 world-class theatres.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, Trafalgar Square, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, the British Museum, Piccadilly Circus and so much more!



1 nights in Bath

Founded by Romans around the only naturally-occurring hot springs in the United Kingdom, Bath is one of the most beautiful cities in the UK, and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Much of the architecture of Bath dates from the 18th century, and the city is famous for its many fine examples of Georgian architecture, most notably the Royal Crescent. Nowadays it is a fashionable spa resort. The waters from its spring are believed to be a cure for many afflictions and to ease rheumatism.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
The Roman Baths, Thermae Bath Spa complex, Pulteney Bridge, Bath Abbey, Royal Crescent, The Circus, Prior Park Landscape Garden, Fashion Museum Bath, The Jane Austen Centre, The Holburne Museum, Royal Crescent, Victoria Art Gallery, Royal Victoria Park, and so much more!



1 nights in Cardiff

Cardiff is the capital of Wales. It is also its most populous city and the epicenter of political, economical, social, and cultural life in Wales. With over 20 million visitors arriving each year, it is easily Wales`s most-visited tourist destination. In the early 19th century, the small town of Cardiff experienced a meteoric rise as one of the principal ports in the British Empire, and the area around the port is now a noteworthy tourist area which is home to such buildings as the Welsh National Assembly, the Pierhead Building, and the Millennium Centre. Other noteworthy sights include the BBC Drama Centre in the city center, where such TV shows as the dramas Casualty and the Welsh-language Pobol y Cwm are recorded; and the city`s two grand cathedrals: Cardiff Cathedral (Roman Catholic) and Llandaff Cathedral (Anglican), the latter dating from the 12th century. Cardiff Castle was built on the site of a 3rd-century Roman fort; the castle we see today also dates from the 12th century.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Cardiff Castle, Cardiff Bay, St Fagans National Museum of History, National Museum Cardiff, Caerphilly Castle, Wales Millennium Centre, Mermaid Quay, Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff Cathedral, Pierhead Building, and so much more!



1 nights in Swansea

Swansea is the second-largest city in Wales and one of the two principal cities of the historic county of Glamorgan. The city sits on Swansea Bay and the western bank of the River Tawe. The maritime district is home to Swansea Museum, the oldest museum in Wales, as well as the National Waterfront Museum and the museum dedicated to the life of celebrated Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. In the vicinity there are many parks and nature reserves, and the area in and around Swansea is considered one of the most ecologically diverse and beautiful regions of the United Kingdom. The city is situated on the far eastern portion of the Gower Peninsula, the first area of the UK to be named an `Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty`. Swansea is a popular beach and surfing destination, and is also a hub for nightlife, as is the small seaside community of Mumbles that sits southwest of town.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Swansea Bay, National Waterfront Museum, Mumbles Pier, Oystermouth Castle, Clyne Gardens, Swansea Marina, Swansea Museum, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea Castle, Dylan Thomas Birthplace, and so much more!



2 nights in Oxford

Oxford is home to the oldest and most prestigious university in the English-speaking world. The architecture of its 38 colleges in the city`s medieval center led poet Matthew Arnold to nickname it the `City of Dreaming Spires`. University College and Magdalen College are off the High Street, which runs from Carfax Tower (with city views) to the Botanic Garden on the River Cherwell. The elegant honey-toned buildings of the university`s colleges, scattered throughout the city, wrap around tranquil courtyards along narrow cobbled lanes, and, inside their grounds, a studious calm reigns.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Oxford Castle, Bodleian Library, Radcliffe Camera, Ashmolean Museum, University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Carfax Tower, Oxford Botanic Garden, Bridge of Sighs, and so much more!



1 nights in London

London offers everything! Iconic landmarks, centuries of history, world-class shopping and achingly cool fashion, arts and food scenes. A 40-minute walk along the South Bank will take you past Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Tate Modern, Shakespeare`s Globe, St Paul`s Cathedral and Tower Bridge. There are eight Royal Parks to explore, and over 300 museums and galleries. It is home to 60 Michelin starred restaurants and fantastic street food. The evenings offer from high-end nightclubs of Chelsea and Mayfair to cool clubs in Soho and Camden. As for theatre, London`s legendary West End boasts over 40 world-class theatres.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, Trafalgar Square, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, the British Museum, Piccadilly Circus and so much more!




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Flexible Itinerary
London
Day 1
Arrive to London
Overnight in London   357 hotels offered
Optional   874 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in London   357 hotels offered
Optional   874 Things to do
Day 3
Departing from London
Transportation to next city by: By Car
Bath
Day 3
Arrive to Bath
Overnight in Bath   43 hotels offered
Optional   66 Things to do
Day 4
Departing from Bath
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Cardiff
Day 4
Arrive to Cardiff
Overnight in Cardiff   25 hotels offered
Optional   42 Things to do
Day 5
Departing from Cardiff
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Swansea
Day 5
Arrive to Swansea
Overnight in Swansea   15 hotels offered
Optional   5 Things to do
Day 6
Departing from Swansea
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Oxford
Day 6
Arrive to Oxford
Overnight in Oxford   25 hotels offered
Optional   82 Things to do
Day 7
Overnight in Oxford   25 hotels offered
Optional   82 Things to do
Day 8
Departing from Oxford
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
London
Day 8
Arrive to London
Overnight in London   357 hotels offered
Optional   874 Things to do
Day 9
Departing from London

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London Hotels (357 total)
Bath Hotels (43 total)
Cardiff Hotels (25 total)
Swansea Hotels (15 total)
Oxford Hotels (25 total)


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Tours in London (874 total)
Tours in Bath (66 total)
Tours in Cardiff (42 total)
Tours in Swansea (5 total)
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England

American travelers cannot get enough of England, and to this day it consistently ranks in the three most popular European countries in terms of visitors per year. Nearly everyone visits London, one of the world`s most important cities and the epicenter of what was once a vast world empire, but England should definitely be explored in-depth, from the charm of the Cotswolds to the seaside resorts on the English Channel and the Irish Sea to the beautiful landscapes of the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the Westcountry. England is a country where the present day and over a millennia of history routinely intersect.
Wales

With such beautiful valleys, mountain peaks, and shoreline, Wales is considered one of the most picturesque parts of the United Kingdom. The Welsh culture is one that is on display everywhere you look, from the capital, Cardiff, where hundreds of years of history meet modern-day innovation, to the valleys of Glamorgan, to the beautiful north where mountains such as Mount Snowdon are just a short drive away from gorgeous seaside resorts such as Llandudno. Visit the beautiful castles, enjoy hiking and nature-watching, or enjoy such recreational activities as horseback riding and golf. Wales has quite a few options for those looking for a charming and breathtaking getaway.
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London
London offers everything! Iconic landmarks, centuries of history, world-class shopping and achingly cool fashion, arts and food scenes. A 40-minute walk along the South Bank will take you past Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Tate Modern, Shakespeare`s Globe, St Paul`s Cathedral and Tower Bridge. There are eight Royal Parks to explore, and over 300 museums and galleries. It is home to 60 Michelin starred restaurants and fantastic street food. The evenings offer from high-end nightclubs of Chelsea and Mayfair to cool clubs in Soho and Camden. As for theatre, London`s legendary West End boasts over 40 world-class theatres.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, Trafalgar Square, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, the British Museum, Piccadilly Circus and so much more!
Bath
Founded by Romans around the only naturally-occurring hot springs in the United Kingdom, Bath is one of the most beautiful cities in the UK, and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Much of the architecture of Bath dates from the 18th century, and the city is famous for its many fine examples of Georgian architecture, most notably the Royal Crescent. Nowadays it is a fashionable spa resort. The waters from its spring are believed to be a cure for many afflictions and to ease rheumatism.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
The Roman Baths, Thermae Bath Spa complex, Pulteney Bridge, Bath Abbey, Royal Crescent, The Circus, Prior Park Landscape Garden, Fashion Museum Bath, The Jane Austen Centre, The Holburne Museum, Royal Crescent, Victoria Art Gallery, Royal Victoria Park, and so much more!
Cardiff
Cardiff is the capital of Wales. It is also its most populous city and the epicenter of political, economical, social, and cultural life in Wales. With over 20 million visitors arriving each year, it is easily Wales`s most-visited tourist destination. In the early 19th century, the small town of Cardiff experienced a meteoric rise as one of the principal ports in the British Empire, and the area around the port is now a noteworthy tourist area which is home to such buildings as the Welsh National Assembly, the Pierhead Building, and the Millennium Centre. Other noteworthy sights include the BBC Drama Centre in the city center, where such TV shows as the dramas Casualty and the Welsh-language Pobol y Cwm are recorded; and the city`s two grand cathedrals: Cardiff Cathedral (Roman Catholic) and Llandaff Cathedral (Anglican), the latter dating from the 12th century. Cardiff Castle was built on the site of a 3rd-century Roman fort; the castle we see today also dates from the 12th century.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Cardiff Castle, Cardiff Bay, St Fagans National Museum of History, National Museum Cardiff, Caerphilly Castle, Wales Millennium Centre, Mermaid Quay, Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff Cathedral, Pierhead Building, and so much more!
Swansea
Swansea is the second-largest city in Wales and one of the two principal cities of the historic county of Glamorgan. The city sits on Swansea Bay and the western bank of the River Tawe. The maritime district is home to Swansea Museum, the oldest museum in Wales, as well as the National Waterfront Museum and the museum dedicated to the life of celebrated Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. In the vicinity there are many parks and nature reserves, and the area in and around Swansea is considered one of the most ecologically diverse and beautiful regions of the United Kingdom. The city is situated on the far eastern portion of the Gower Peninsula, the first area of the UK to be named an `Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty`. Swansea is a popular beach and surfing destination, and is also a hub for nightlife, as is the small seaside community of Mumbles that sits southwest of town.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Swansea Bay, National Waterfront Museum, Mumbles Pier, Oystermouth Castle, Clyne Gardens, Swansea Marina, Swansea Museum, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea Castle, Dylan Thomas Birthplace, and so much more!
Oxford
Oxford is home to the oldest and most prestigious university in the English-speaking world. The architecture of its 38 colleges in the city`s medieval center led poet Matthew Arnold to nickname it the `City of Dreaming Spires`. University College and Magdalen College are off the High Street, which runs from Carfax Tower (with city views) to the Botanic Garden on the River Cherwell. The elegant honey-toned buildings of the university`s colleges, scattered throughout the city, wrap around tranquil courtyards along narrow cobbled lanes, and, inside their grounds, a studious calm reigns.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Oxford Castle, Bodleian Library, Radcliffe Camera, Ashmolean Museum, University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Carfax Tower, Oxford Botanic Garden, Bridge of Sighs, and so much more!
London
London offers everything! Iconic landmarks, centuries of history, world-class shopping and achingly cool fashion, arts and food scenes. A 40-minute walk along the South Bank will take you past Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Tate Modern, Shakespeare`s Globe, St Paul`s Cathedral and Tower Bridge. There are eight Royal Parks to explore, and over 300 museums and galleries. It is home to 60 Michelin starred restaurants and fantastic street food. The evenings offer from high-end nightclubs of Chelsea and Mayfair to cool clubs in Soho and Camden. As for theatre, London`s legendary West End boasts over 40 world-class theatres.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, Trafalgar Square, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, the British Museum, Piccadilly Circus and so much more!

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