Heart of Britain
Embark on a wonderful, 11-night adventure in northern England and Wales brimming with sublime scenery and intriguing history! Inside walled York, feel transported to medieval England on twisting lanes and visit its magnificent cathedral. Journey through North Yorkshire’s moorland to a stately castle and landscaped garden. Take in the stunning Fountains Abbey ruins within an 18th-century water garden and the Yorkshire Dales’ lush valleys crisscrossed with stone walls. In England’s celebrated Lake District, delight in the wild fells and mirror-like lakes that have long inspired writers and artists. In Wales, explore the formidable castles, Conwy and Caernarfon, and stroll along the waterfront in charming Llandudno. Within Snowdonia National Park, admire panoramas of deep valleys, serene lakes and rugged mountain ranges. Special treats include a traditional English afternoon tea, a day devoted to famous Lake District authors and a Welsh folk music session! This small-group trip features first-class accommodations including a Welsh country manor, illuminating lectures and a generous meal plan with wine at dinner.