– Royal Mile
– Holyrood House and Arthur’s Seat, Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle
– George Square , the Kelvingrove museum,
– Glasgow Cathedral, Gallery of Modern Art,
– Glasgow Science Centre
– Trafalgar Square, White Hall, Downing Street, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Chinatown,House of Parliament
Today, we shall depart by coach to Stratford-upon-Avon via Cambridge. Stratford-upon-Avon, a medieval market town in England’s West Midlands, is the 16th-century birthplace of William Shakespeare. Possibly the most famous writer in the English language, Shakespeare is known for his sonnets and plays such as ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘Hamlet’. The Royal Shakespeare Company performs his plays in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and adjacent Swan Theatre on the banks of the River Avon. Upon arrival, we shall make a trip to visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace.
After breakfast this morning, we shall head to the glorious city of Bath. The city of Bath is in South West England was founded in the 1st century AD by the Romans who used the natural hot springs as a thermal spa. It became an important centre for the wool industry in the Middle Ages but in the 18th century under the reigns of George l, ll and III it developed into an elegant spa city, famed in literature and art. An orientation tour in Bath shows us its graceful terraces and includes a visit to the Roman Baths dating from Roman times. Thereafter, retire for the day.
Then, we continue to London via Oxford. Upon arrival in London, we shall start our sightseeing that brings us to the Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, Downing Street, the Houses of Parliament with their trademark clock tower. The world famous timepiece “Big Ben” refers not to the Clock Tower as many people presume but to the largest bell in the chime.
Next, is the Westminister Abbey which housed a community of monks as early as AD 750. Move on to Buckingham Palace which has strong symbolic interest and is one of the city’s biggest draws. Thereafter, we retire for the night after our sumptuous dinner.