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7 DAYS GREAT BRITISH WALKS – ENGLAND & WALES

Cotswolds, Snowdonia National Park, English Lake District

Outdoor & Adventure, History & Culture

Highlights

  • Explore classic English scenery as you hike through the picture-perfect villages of the Cotswolds
  • Discover the wild mountain and coastal scenery of Wales, while delving into its history, culture and modern life
  • Combine fantastic hiking in two countries with stays in carefully chosen small hotels which reflect the character of the local area

A fantastic hiking trip which takes in two countries, a huge diversity of scenic landscapes, and some famous hiking trails. Along the way, you’ll get the opportunity to learn about these beautiful regions, each with its distinct local character, history and culture. You’ll hike through the charming villages of the Cotswolds, taking in the dreamy landscapes as you hike, and relax afterwards in local coffee shops and inns. In Wales, you’ll explore the high mountains of Snowdonia and the wild coasts of Anglesey, opening your eyes to a corner of the UK that remains relatively undiscovered.

Travelling with an expert local guide throughout, you’ll benefit from their insights and stories, and everything will be taken care of for you, meaning you can kick back and enjoy yourself. An option to extend the trip to include some days hiking in the Lake District could be the perfect way to finish.

From

SGD 4,980 Per Person

7 Days 6 Nights

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 ARRIVAL IN LONDON / BROADWAY

ARRIVAL IN LONDON / BROADWAY
Broadway
N.A.

Your private guide will meet you in London Heathrow Airport and transfer you to the charming village of Broadway in the Cotswolds (approx. 140km, 2hrs). 

Broadway Tower Hike

Head out on a short hike up to Broadway Tower. This imposing crenellated structure is the highest castle in the Cotswolds, dating back to the 18th century, and gives a real sense of the history captured in this landscape. But really, it’s all about the sweeping views of the beautiful Cotswold landscape. Despite its modest altitude of just 313m above sea level, the sweeping panorama takes in 16 counties and across the border into Wales. 

Day 02 BROADWAY

BROADWAY
Broadway
Breakfast included

Hiking The Cotswolds Way

Setting out directly from your hotel entrance, hike up onto the escarpment and head south enjoying the elevated views. We soon pass Beckbury Camp, an iron age fort dating back to 2000 BC. Moving forward in direction and history, we pass the ruins of 13th century Hailes Abbey, before we arrive at 15th century Sudeley Castle. An elegant castle with decades of fascinating royal connections, it is the only private castle in England to have a Queen buried in the grounds. 

Once you have finished exploring, transfer back to the hotel or, for something a bit different, we can catch the heritage steam train back to Broadway (additional costs apply). 

Day 03 BROADWAY

BROADWAY
Broadway
Breakfast included

Classic Cotswold Villages Hike

Transfer to the small market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, where fairs have been held in the square by royal charter since 1330. From here, we hike village to village, wending our way through peaceful countryside, past old parish churches and the villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter. We finish at Bourton-on-the-Water, known as the “Venice of the Cotswolds” due to the bridges spanning the peaceful River Windrush which runs through its centre. 

 

Stratford-Upon-Avon – Royal Shakespeare Theatre Behind The Scenes Tour (Optional – Additional costs apply)

Take a trip to nearby Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare. For the full experience, take a fascinating behind the scenes tour at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre before you catch a show to hear the bard’s words come to life. 

Day 04 BROADWAY / LLANBERIS

BROADWAY / LLANBERIS
Llanberis
Breakfast included

Leaving the Cotswolds this morning, we transfer north-west into Wales. 

Llangollen Visit

Stop in the historic town of Llangollen, where we’ll admire the incredible Pontcysyllte Viaduct, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its soaring arches offer a unique valley crossing by boat or foot at almost 40m above ground level. 

Offa’s Dyke Path Hike

Hike one of the best stages of the famous Offa’s Dyke Path. The trial was built in the 8th century by King Offa of the ancient Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Mercia. Starting on a high pass, we follow a hilltop trail with wide open views over the Valley of Clwyd towards Snowdonia, passing ancient forts and burial mounds as we hike. After a drink in a local inn to recover, we make a short transfer to your hotel, located on the edge of Snowdonia National Park.

Day 05 LLANBERIS

LLANBERIS
Llanberis
Breakfast included

Snowdonia National Park Hike – Cwm Idwal

Explore the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. A morning hike leads us into the spectacular glacial bowl of Cwm Idwal, where towering cliffs curve around a crystal clear lake. It’s easy to see why there are so many local legends and tales associated with it.

Llanberis Visit

Explore the mountain town of Llanberis, nestled at the foot of Snowdon and has always been a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Discover the compelling National Slate Museum and learn what a crucial role slate played in this part of the world in days gone by. Alternatively, keen hikers can dedicate the full day to the mountains, perhaps hiking up one of the more challenging peaks such as Snowdon itself or the rugged peak of Glyder Fawl. 

Day 06 LLANBERIS / ANGLESEY / LLANBERIS

LLANBERIS / ANGLESEY / LLANBERIS
Llanberis
Breakfast included

Anglesey Island Hike

We cross the bridge from the mainland of Wales to explore the wonderful island of Anglesey. Designated as an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we’ll explore its sweeping sandy beaches and cliff-bound coves on an invigorating coastal walk. After lunch, you can choose how to spend the rest of the day, based on your interests. Keen hikers may want a full day’s walk, with plenty of scope for that, or visit a local producer of Anglesey salt. Alternatively, cross the bridge back to the mainland and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Caernarfon Castle, an imposing fortress with a fascinating history. 

Day 07 LLANBERIS / MANCHESTER AIRPORT

LLANBERIS / MANCHESTER AIRPORT
N.A.
Breakfast included

After a leisurely breakfast, your guide will take you east back to Manchester Airport (approx. 155km, 2 hours) in time for your onward travel. Alternatively, continue your adventure on our Lake District extension.

Recommended Trip Extension

Day 07 LLANBERIS / ULLSWATER

LLANBERIS / ULLSWATER
Ullswater
Breakfast included

After a leisurely breakfast, transfer to the lush landscapes of the Lake District (approx. 300km, 3.5 – 4hrs), a nature lover’s paradise filled with English charm.

Beatrix Potter’s England 

Visit Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s historic farmhouse,  and combine that with a walk to one of her favourite places, Moss Eccles Tarn. This is where she spent much of her time painting and inventing stories for Peter Rabbit and other characters.

Transfer to your hotel nestled on the banks of Ullswater.

Day 08 ULLSWATER

ULLSWATER
Ullswater
Breakfast included

Ullswater Cruise & Hike

Take a unique trip on board a characterful ‘steamer’ boat for a cruise down Ullswater. Alighting at the far end of the lake, a wonderful hike leads us along the far shore all the way back to the hotel. As we hike, we’ll take in the views of the serene waters and across the lake to some of the highest summits in the Lake District. Back in the village, enjoy a traditional English tea or a pint of ale – your choice! 

Day 09 CAIRNGORMS NATIONAL PARK / DEPARTURE FROM EDINBURGH

CAIRNGORMS NATIONAL PARK / DEPARTURE FROM EDINBURGH
Ullswater
Breakfast included

Lake District Hike

Spend the day hiking in the Helvellyn Range. Take on a full day hike with your guide to one of the high summits, or enjoy a more leisurely full or half day hike through the valleys, perhaps to Grisedale Tarn and the Brother’s Parting rock. If you’re finished hiking by early afternoon, you might want to visit the nearby village of Grasmere, where you can visit the home of William Wordsworth and stock up on the town’s famous gingerbread! 

Day 10 CAIRNGORMS NATIONAL PARK / DEPARTURE FROM EDINBURGH

CAIRNGORMS NATIONAL PARK / DEPARTURE FROM EDINBURGH
N.A.
Breakfast included

 After a leisurely breakfast, transfer to Manchester (approx. 180km, 2hrs) for your onward journey. 

Hotels & Tour Price

Category 1

Indicative Cost Per Person

Minimum 2 Pax
S$7,780
Minimum 4 Pax
S$4,980
Single Supplement
S$1,280

 The Broadway Hotel Tyn Rhos Country House Hotel

Broadway

Broadway

The Broadway Hotel (Snug Double)

Formerly a 15th century rural retreat for the Abbots of Pershore, this boutique hotel in its half-timbered and honey stoned building now houses individually-styled characterful rooms in the heart of Broadway Village. Be sure to check out Tatteralls Brasserie which has been awarded 2AA Rosettes for fine dining, or casual dining, afternoon tea and drinks at the Jockey Bar. (Renovated: 2012; Rooms: 19)

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Llanberis

Llanberis

Tyn Rhos Country House Hotel (Standard Double)

Set in the tranquil foothills of Snowdonia, this country house is family-run property by experienced hoteliers that focus on quality accommodation in a homely atmosphere with a touch of luxury. This home away from home has a large conservatory, a cosy lounge and bar to unwind after day out in North Wales, with its quiet and tranquil setting among open farmland. (Opened: 2014; Rooms: 19)

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Category 2

Indicative Cost Per Person

Minimum 2 Pax
S$8,180
Minimum 4 Pax
S$5,380
Single Supplement
S$1,680

The Broadway HotelPlas Dinas Country Hotel

Broadway

Broadway

The Broadway Hotel (Comfy Room)

Formerly a 15th century rural retreat for the Abbots of Pershore, this boutique hotel in its half-timbered and honey stoned building now houses individually-styled characterful rooms in the heart of Broadway Village. Be sure to check out Tatteralls Brasserie which has been awarded 2AA Rosettes for fine dining, or casual dining, afternoon tea and drinks at the Jockey Bar. (Renovated: 2012; Rooms: 19)

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Llanberis

Llanberis

Plas Dinas Country Hotel (Classic Room)

This former country home has been converted into a boutique hotel that retains a homely feel with many period antiques and original family wall portraits and features an award-winning restaurant. 15 acres of beautiful grounds nestled between the Snowdonia mountains and the Irish Sea creates an idyllic setting and stunning views are not to be missed. (Renovated: 2012; Rooms: 10)

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Extension - Category 1

Indicative Cost Per Person

Minimum 2 Pax
S$4,280
Minimum 4 Pax
S$3,180
Single Supplement
S$980

Cost includes

  • 3 nights’ accommodation on twin sharing basis in Inn on the Lake as stated on bed & breakfast basis 
  • Private tours and experiences as per itinerary 
  • D7 – Hill Top Farm visit and guided hike 
  • D8 – Ullswater ferry and guided hike 
  • D9 – Guided hike; optional visit to Dove Cottage in Grasmere 
  • All transfers throughout the trip as per itinerary with your experienced guide 
  • 24/7 in-country local support 
  • Local taxes and service charges.  
Ullswater

Ullswater

Inn on the Lake (Fell View Room)

This lovely inn is set in 15 acres of grounds in the tranquil village of Glenridding located at the edge of Lake Ullswater, with dramatic fells surrounding the hotel. Rooms are all individually furnished, and there is a 2AA rosette award-winning Lake View restaurant for gourmands to relish among the stunning landscape. (Renovated: 2012; Rooms: 48)

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Extension - Category 2

Indicative Cost Per Person

Minimum 2 Pax
S$4,580
Minimum 4 Pax
S$3,480
Single Supplement
S$1,280

Cost includes

  • 3 nights’ accommodation on twin sharing basis in Gilpin Hotel and Lake House as stated on bed & breakfast basis 
  • Private tours and experiences as per itinerary 
  • D7 – Hill Top Farm visit and guided hike 
  • D8 – Ullswater ferry and guided hike 
  • D9 – Guided hike; optional visit to Dove Cottage in Grasmere 
  • All transfers throughout the trip as per itinerary with your experienced guide 
  • 24/7 in-country local support 
  • Local taxes and service charges.  
Ullswater

Ullswater

Gilpin Hotel and Lake House (Double Room with Lake View)

With two charming luxury country houses on two separate estates, this Relais and Chateaux property belongs to a passionate family and team who are dedicated to creating lasting memories for their guests. The Gilpin Hotel has rooms with direct garden access, while the Lake House is more exclusive with lake views, a boathouse, pool, and a Jetty Spa. (Renovated: 2016; Rooms: 40)

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COST INCLUDES:

  • 6 nights’ accommodation on twin sharing basis in hotels as stated on bed & breakfast basis
  • Private tours and experiences as per itinerary
    • D1 – Guided hike to Broadway Tower
    • D2 – Guided hike; Sudeley Castle visit
    • D3 – Guided hike 
    • D4 – Guided Hike on Offa’s Dyke Path
    • D5 – Guided hike; visit to National Slate Museum 
    • D6 – Guided hike; visit to Anglesey salt producer or Caernarfon Castle
  • All transfers throughout the trip as per itinerary with your experienced guide
  • 24/7 in-country local support
  • Local taxes and service charges. 

COST EXCLUDES:

  • International airfares
  • Visa
  • Meals unless otherwise specified
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. laundry, bar, spa services
  • Phone and internet charges

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