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Great Britain's leading cities:
From London to Edinburgh

London – Cambridge – York – Lake District – Edinburgh

11 days | from EUR 1,558.00 pp in dbl-room*

Between the venerable cities of London and Edinburgh you can enjoy the culture of Cambridge, the history of York, and the indescribable beauty of the Lake District.


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Day 1 to 3: London

Accommodation:
A hotel in Ebury Street2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

Few hotels in downtown London offer better value for the money than this family-run inn, made up of two Georgian townhouses in Ebury Street. Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Sloane Square and Piccadilly Circus are all within walking distance. Yet the hotel offers more than just location: guests will enjoy the friendly atmosphere, bright rooms, good breakfast and a sitting room equipped with guidebooks, information on local events, restaurant tips and curiosities. Not enough: the rooms on the lower floor have a private entrance to the garden.

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Day 3 to 5: Knapwell

Rental car pick-up
Broker: Sunny Cars
Vehicle: Mietwagen Sunnycars
Rate: Sunnycars (Stand: 30.05.2019): CB – Hyundai i30 /AC/4dr oder ähnlich, All-in/FF/AD
Location: London Stansted Airport

From London to Knapwell97 km | 2 hours

Accommodation:
A Country House near Cambridge2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

The five-star guesthouse is located on a farm about four miles from downtown Cambridge. If you prefer rural life to the lively (and expensive) city, you will find an idyllic countryside of small woods, enclosed meadows and medieval cottages. The house itself is equipped with modern comfort – despite its historical flair. The attentive hosts serve a rich breakfast.

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Day 5 to 7: York

From Knapwell to York246 km | 3 hours

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North of England
Northern England comprises the English administrative regions of North West England, Yorkshire and the Humber and North East England. The area is bordered to the south by the river Trent and to the north by the border with Scotland. About 14.5 million people live here on an area of 37,331 km². The region includes some major cities (including Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Sheffield), but also five national parks (Lake District, North York Moors, Northumberland, Peak District and Yorkshire Dales). The industrial revolution began in northern England and until the middle of the 20th century the region was the industrial heart of Great Britain. Since deindustrialisation, northern England has been economically disadvantaged compared to southern England. The North of England has also retained a certain cultural independence, e.g. in music, regional cuisine or North English dialect.

Accommodation:
A hotel in York2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

The Georgian townhouse was built from dark brick in the 19th century and used as residence by a famous Yorker before it was converted into a hotel in 1990. With its stone pillars lining the entrance, casement windows and antique paintings inside, it still retains its original charm, which is maintained despite its combination with modern comfort. The 41 rooms of the house are spread over three floors and are individually furnished – in the country house style, in a romantic design with four-poster bed or in a contemporary elegant style. In the morning, a breakfast buffet is served in the hotel's own brasserie in the vaulted cellar, complemented by freshly prepared warm dishes; in the evening, you can enjoy meals prepared from fresh, regional and seasonal ingredients. The hotel is located about ten minutes' walk from York Minster, the medieval city walls and the old town of York and is therefore central but still far away from the tourist hustle and bustle.

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Day 7 to 9: Bowness-on-Windermere

From York to Bowness-on-Windermere198 km | 3 hours

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Accommodation:
A Boutique-Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

The small hotel is located in Bowness-on-Windermere near Lake Windermere, in the heart of the Lake District. Eight double rooms and two single rooms, each individually furnished, friendly and stylish, are available; some offer lake views. In the morning a full English breakfast with a selection of hot dishes is served; later in the day the hosts offer afternoon tea (must be booked in advance). On a nice day you can relax in the garden; the lake is only a short walk away. Guests also have free access to the Choices Health Club in Troutbeck, a five-minute drive from the hotel.

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Day 9 to 11: Edinburgh

From Bowness-on-Windermere to Edinburgh246 km | 3 hours 30 minutes

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Rental car drop-off
Location: Edinburgh Airport

Accommodation:
Townhouse in Dean Village2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

The Townhouse in the trendy suburb Dean Village has 29 rooms, which – like the whole house – are stately elegant. The service is friendly, helpful and attentive. Only a few minutes walk from Princess Street – the lively shopping street – the house is in a quiet side street. Restaurants and pubs are within easy reach. Upon request, breakfast is served in the suite. Highly recommended is the traditional afternoon tea.

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Climate Compensation
In order to compensate part of the CO2 emissions caused by your travels, we raise a voluntary donation, which is being transfered in its entirety to the Klima-Kollekte GmbH in Berlin or Wildlands South Africa. 

With your donation CO2-saving projects are supported; one example being solar cookers for Lesotho. Further information can be found at www.umfulana.com/about-umfulana/projects/climate-compensation
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Vehicle

Company: Sunny Cars
Rate: Sunnycars (Stand: 30.05.2019): CB - Hyundai i30 /AC/4dr oder ähnlich, All-in/FF/AD

Services


The cost is per person based on two people sharing a double room and includes accommodation and meals per itinerary.

from USD 1,709.00*
(from EUR 1,558.00)*




You can start this tour on any date.
Best Travel Time:
April–Oct.

Upon booking this tour you will receive:
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» Your vouchers
» detailed directions to each accommodation

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