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Betrayed King & Prince of Thieves

Betrayed King & Prince of Thieves

England's history is littered with fascinating stories and legends and this tour explores some of the best by visiting a selection of Britain's newest museums and visitor centres, with the Magna Carta and Richard III featuring prominently.

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BETRAYED KING & PRINCE OF THIEVES

 

2 – 6 September 2019

Monday - Friday

5 Days

From £420

 

England’s history is littered with fascinating stories and legends and this tour explores some of the best by visiting a selection of Britain’s newest museums and visitor centres, with the Magna Carta and Richard III featuring prominently.

 

Highlights

 

King Richard III Visitor Centre   |   Leicester Cathedral   |   Guided tour of Sherwood Forest   |   Guided tour of Nottingham   |   Lincoln

 

DAY ONE

We depart from your home with our exclusive home pick-up service, join your tour coach and travel across country to Lincolnshire with refreshment stops enroute.  Tea/coffee and biscuits await you on arrival whilst your luggage is taken to your room, time to relax before dinner.

 

DAY TWO

Today we head to Leicester to discover more about Richard III at the newly opened King Richard III Visitor Centre which depicts the controversial life of the King and the even more fascinating story of how his remains were recently uncovered.  Take the short trip to Leicester Cathedral to see where he was re-interred in 2015.  This afternoon continue to the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and learn how Richard III lost his life and the crown to Henry Tudor.

 

DAY THREE

We meet our guide in Sherwood Forest, once a royal hunting forest and the legendary home to the famous outlaw. Then onto Nottingham via Rufford where your guide will bring the city to life.  Learn how Nottingham was once the world leader in lace making and explore the sites associated with the legend of Robin Hood.  Time permitting; perhaps visit Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem which claims to be the oldest Inn in England!!

 

DAY FOUR

The trio of historic cities is completed today when we visit Lincoln, a guide with provide an introductory tour before time at leisure.  Explore the Cathedral and Castle with its Magna Carta Vault forming part of the Castle’s recent £22 million restoration.  Later, time permitting we make a stop in the historic market town of Newark which was once the centre for the wool and cloth trades and now lined with historic buildings.

 

DAY FIVE

This morning we bid farewell after breakfast and begin our homeward journey with refreshment stops enroute.

 

Price Includes:

· Luxury coach travel

· Home pick up

· 4 nights’ accommodation, dinner & breakfast

· Tea/coffee & biscuits on arrival

· Admission King Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester Cathedral, and Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

· Full days guided tour Nottingham & Sherwood Forest

· Introductory tour of Lincoln.

 

OLDE BARN HOTEL, Grantham

A charming rustic hotel set in the beautiful countryside of Grantham in the heart of England and the hotel offers contemporary accommodation and inviting public areas with an emphasis on quality dining. Comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated rooms, atmospheric restaurant, contemporary bar, comfortable lounge and Health Club makes the hotel an idyllic retreat – free Wifi.

DAY ONE

Starting your holiday with our exclusive home pick-up service, join your tour coach and travel across country to Lincolnshire with refreshment stops enroute. Tea/coffee and biscuits await you on arrival whilst your luggage is taken to your room, time to relax before dinner.

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DAY TWO

Today we head to Leicester to discover more about Richard III at the newly opened King Richard III Visitor Centre which depicts the controversial life of the King and the even more fascinating story of how his remains were recently uncovered. Take the short trip to Leicester Cathedral to see where he was re-interred in 2015. This afternoon continue to the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and learn how Richard III lost his life and the crown to Henry Tudor.

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DAY THREE

We meet our guide in Sherwood Forest, once a royal hunting forest and the legendary home to the famous outlaw, it then onto Nottingham via Rufford where your guide will bring the city to life. Learn how Nottingham was once the world leader in lace making and explore the sites associated with the legend of Robin Hood. Time permitting, perhaps visit Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem which claims to be the oldest Inn in England!!

B, D

DAY FOUR

The trio of historic cities is completed today when we visit Lincoln, a guide with provide an introductory tour before time at leisure. Explore the Cathedral and Castle with its Magna Carta Vault forming part of the Castle's recent £22 million restoration. Later, time permitting we make a stop in the historic market town of Newark which was once the centre for the wool and cloth trades and now lined with historic buildings.

B, D

DAY FIVE

This morning we bid farewell after breakfast and begin our homeward journey with refreshment stops enroute.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

OLDE BARN HOTEL, Grantham

A charming rustic hotel set in the beautiful countryside of Grantham in the heart of England and the hotel offers contemporary accommodation and inviting public areas with an emphasis on quality dining. Comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated rooms, atmospheric restaurant, contemporary bar, comfortable lounge and Health Club makes the hotel an idyllic retreat – free Wifi.

 

INCLUDED:

Door to door pick-up

4 nights' accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Tea/coffee & biscuits on arrival

Admission King Richard III Visitor Centre

Admission Leicester Cathedral

Admission Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Full days guided tour Nottingham & Sherwood Forest

Introductory tour of Lincoln

 

Rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis and are limited. If no single supplement applies this is limited to single room allocation and therefore additional cost may apply.  Prices displayed are per person unless otherwise stated. If door to door pick up is included there may be additional charges for out of area. Itineraries and hotel inclusions may be subject to change.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bodelwyddan Bodelwyddan, Marble Church
Broughton Broughton, Broughton Layby on A5104
Chester, Chester, Holiday Inn South - Layby Outside
Chirk Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station
Holywell Holywell, Bus Station
Llandudno Junction Llandudno Junction, Train Station Car Park
Wrexham, Wrexham, Plas Coch Pub
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