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Highlights
  • Enjoy an unforgettable Time Traveller’s tour to 3 of the UK’s most famous locations
  • Explore the iconic Greenwich, the historic Canterbury, the city of London and Cambridge
  • Unwind at a gorgeous 4 star hotel with breakfast to maximise your time
  • Travel the best of England with a Brit Rail pass
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Traveller Details
Price Per Person   $619.20
Total $ 0.00
 
Description
Travel back in time at some of the UK’s most historic locations with this unforgettable 4 day adventure. Discover the iconic maritime location of Greenwich, explore the medieval city of Canterbury and walk the cobbled streets of Cambridge. Each place has its own fascinating story to tell and you’ll get to uncover it all as you explore at your own leisure. Selfie sticks at the ready!

Day 1 - Greenwich
Check into your gorgeous hotel in one the capital’s best-loved places, Greenwich, before ticking off your bucket list at the Royal
Observatory. Stand on the world-famous Meridian Line that divides the eastern and western hemispheres of the globe, journey through space and time in the magical Planetarium and learn more about Greenwich Mean Time. Special highlights of your trip will include coming up close to John Harrison’s iconic timekeepers and the opportunity to explore the home of the Astronomer royals – an unmissable adventure!

Quintessential British Lunch
After you’ve worked up an appetite with your time and space exploration, you’ll get to set your taste buds tingling at Goddard’s. This traditional British food experience will be yours as you’re given the scrumptious pie and mash made with British mincemeat, alongside British steak, chicken and vegetarian pies. Yum!

The next stop on your time travelling our will be to the fascinating Old Royal Naval College where you’ll venture inside the extra special Painted Hall, known as ‘The UK’s Sistine Chapel’. This wonderful centrepiece of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site was designed by St Paul’s Cathedral’s world-famous architect, Sir Christopher Wren.

Admire The Painted Hall’s incredible baroque interiors, some of the best in Europe, with its ceiling and wall decorations attracting visitors from all across the globe. The mesmerising artwork was conceived by the British artist Sir James Thornhill in the 18th century.

You can complete your afternoon by choosing from the fascinating 19th century Cutty Sark for a fully interactive and immersive experience, visit the Queen’s House, home to the Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I, take a trip on the Emirates Air Line or visit Eltham Palace and Gardens.

After your busy day in Greenwich, you relax with a tipple or two at the idyllic Eighteen SkyBar at InterContinental London. Giving you with picturesque views across the O2, Canary Wharf, the Thames Barrier and the Docklands, it’s the perfect place to relax after a day of adventuring through the capital!

Day 2 – Canterbury
Takes you to the historic city of Canterbury, in the heart of the ‘Garden of England, Kent. Check out of your hotel in the morning and enjoy a high-speed train to the medieval city that you will call home for the next 24 hours.

On arrival, check-in to your hotel and get your walking boots on as you start your time travelling adventures in one of the UK’s most famous cities. Home to Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury is bursting at the seams with rich history ready and waiting for you to uncover. From its quaint cobbled streets to its giant medieval wall enclosing the city centre, you’re in for a treat with this jam-packed tour!

First stop has to be Canterbury Cathedral in the heart of the city centre, surrounded by gorgeous little cafes and boutiques. Venture inside to discover the tomb of Thomas Becket and the shrine of past Archbishops’ of Canterbury as well as some of the most exquisite stained glass windows you’ll see. This wirkd0famous landmark is one of the oldest Christian structures in England and forms part of a World Heritage site and it’s no guessing as to why!

Recommended Lunch
Settle down to light lunch in one of the city’s quaint eateries that line the cobbled high street. From home-made pastries by the Westgate Towers to the quintessential British foods by the Clock Tower, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

The next stop on your Canterbury adventure could be to the historic Canterbury Tales just off the high street. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, the Canterbury Tales tells the stories written by the world-famous medieval poet, Christopher Marlow. Taking you back in time to the treacherous medieval past of this great city, you’ll get to hear the tales of a formidable knight, a Miller, a Pardoner and the Wife of Bath - a truly unforgettable way to discover more about this fascinating city.

Want to get your gladrags on and head out to some evening entertainment? Look no further than the well-acclaimed Marlowe Theatre just off the high street. Surrounded by candle-lit restaurant and only a stone’s throw away from an idyllic walk along the river, it’s the perfect end to a day of exploring.

Day 3 – Cambridge
Check out of your hotel for day 3 of your Time Traveller’s Tour as you take a high-speed train to your next destination – Cambridge! This idyllic British location is one of the most talked about cities in the UK as it boasts some of the richest history there is to discover.

Check into your hotel on arrival and embark on a walking tour of the city with the Official Guided Walking Tour, delivered by Visit Cambridge. You’ll get the special chance to explore Trinity College, the University of Cambridge including King’s College. King's College was founded in 1441 by Henry VI (1421-71) and is one of the 31 colleges in the University of Cambridge. King's has an outstanding academic record and is also world-famous for its Chapel and choir.

King's College Chapel is a splendid example of late Gothic (Perpendicular) architecture. It was started in 1446 by Henry VI (1421-71) and took over a century to build. It has the largest fan vault in the world and some of the finest medieval stained glass. The Chapel plays a central role in College life. It was built as a place of daily worship for the College scholars, and today the Choir still sings Evensong daily during term time.

Kettle’s Yard is The University of Cambridge’s modern and contemporary art gallery reopened in 2018 to great acclaim. A beautiful and unique house in with a distinctive collection of 20th century art, and a gallery exhibiting contemporary and modern art. Admission is free.

Punting Tour on the River Cam
The shallow River Cam meanders through 'The Backs' offering majestic views of Cambridge's riverside colleges and gardens. The best way to experience them is by hiring a punt, standing on the back of the craft and pushing the river bed with a pole. Figuring out how to steer is at your own risk, though if you do fall in be assured that the river no longer serves as the colleges' open sewers.

Day 4 - London
Your Time Travelling Tour is over and you’ll return back to 2018 on a train back to London from Cambridge! 
Additional Information

Includes

  • Brit Rail pass for 4 days - consecutive days
  • Hotel accommodation for 3 nights - 4 star category
    • Greenwich – Devere Devonport house or Similar
    • Canterbury – ABode Hotel or Similar
    • Cambridge – Hotel Felix or Similar
Excludes:
  • Meals / Cocktails
  • No Flights & Airport transfers
  • Theatre
  • Gratuities
Optional extra's:
  • Royal Observatory Greenwich
  • Entrance to Cutty Sark
  • Eltham Palace and Gardens
  • Entrance to canterbury Cathedral
  • Canterbury Tales
  • Walking tour of Cambridge
  • Entrance to Trinity College
  • Punting Tour on the River Cam
  • Entrance to Kings College
  • The Old Royal Naval College and visit The Painted Hall
Free entrances:
  • Queen’s House
  • Fitzwilliam Museum
Please Note:
  • Once booked this tour is non amendable & non refundable
  • If children travelling please enquire for rates on rail@goldentours.com
Brit Rail pass:
  • Seat Reservations: Reservations for particular journeys are not compulsory, but for busy trains are advisable (ie: mainlines in peak hours.) It is not necessary to validate a pass in order to reserve a seat / sleeping berth in advance. Normal fees are payable.
  • First Class and Standard Class: Many local trains in England, Scotland and Wales have Standard Class accommodation only. This has been accounted for in price of the First Class Passes.
  • Purchase Restrictions: Pass holders must be non-UK residents. BritRail and its representatives may ask at any time for proof of foreign residency and reserve the right to confiscate the ticket or pass in such circumstances. The BritRail ticket is non-transferable and must only be used by the person or persons specified on the ticket.
  • Exclusions: The BritRail pass is not valid on Eurostar services, special excursions, Tyne and Wear Metro Trains (Newcastle-upon-Tyne area), Glasgow Underground trains, Manchester Metro link, road links between airports and railway stations, Docklands Light Railway, Tram links, privately owned railways, steam services, London Underground trains and buses, ships, hovercraft, nor any other services not mentioned.
  • Pass Validation: Passes are issued open dated and must be validated within eleven months from the date of issue and prior to the first use. To validate a Paper BritRail Pass, present it along with your passport to the Railway official at the station of departure. At this time, the first and the last day of validity of the pass as well as the passport number is entered and the passenger must sign the pass. Under no circumstances is the pass holder allowed to validate his or her own pass. If, however, your first journey is from an unstaffed station, your pass will be valid provided you take it to be validated at the next interchange station, or at your destination station. In the case of a Flexipass, the passenger must enter the date of travel each day before he/she boards the first train of the day. BritRail M-Passes are already validated once you have chosen your start date and received the barcode. There is no need to go to the ticket office to validate an M-Pass, simply start travelling. All BritRail Passes are valid from 00:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs (Midnight to Midnight) on a chosen day of travel. If a pass holder is traveling on an overnight train containing sleeper accommodation, the next day’s date must be inserted. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in the payment of a fine and the cost of a full fare ticket.
  • Lost Tickets: BritRail is not responsible for tickets or vouchers, which are lost, stolen, mutilated or destroyed. Refunds cannot be authorized in such cases. Therefore, travel insurance is recommended. The agent you purchase this Rail Pass through may also advise a rail protection cover for your pass while travelling.