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Wall to Wall Tour

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Highlights
  • Explore 3 of the UK’s most fascinating locations: Chester, Lancaster & Carlisle
  • Relax in a gorgeous 4 star hotel with breakfast throughout your adventure
  • Travel to your locations with a stress-free Brit Rail pass
  • Embark on a walking tour of Chester, see the Ashton Memorial at Lancaster and more
  • Indulge in British cuisine including fish and chips as you explore
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Price Per Person   $520.63
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Description

Have the opportunity to learn over 2 million years worth of history within just a few hours of the capital! Get up close to some of England’s most historic locations: Chester, Lancaster and Carlisle, each with their own unique story to tell.

From ancient ruins to amphitheatres, Elizabethan shopping streets to quintessential British pubs, these vibrant cities have much to offer and you’ll get to discover it all!

Day 1 – Chester
The first location that you can tick off your bucket list will be the beautiful city of Chester. Board the train from London’s Euston station for a comfortable 2 hour journey before you arrive at your first destination!

Check-in to your hotel and head off for a day of exploration in the city centre. As an introductory tour to Chester, embark on a City Wall’s Walking Tour. These city walls are the oldest and longest in Britain, with parts almost 2,000 years old. Armed with a Roman Guard, you’ll get the special chance to the walk across the entire City Walls which gives you sensational views of the city as you learn of its rich and vibrant history.

After you’ve got to grips with the ancient City Walls, visit the picturesque Chester Cathedral and take the Tower Tour for a historic insight into the city. You’ll have the chance to climb to the top of the central tower and soak in spectacular sights of far and wide - a truly unforgettable experience!

Top off your day tours with a cocktail making class and food at the scrumptious Oddfellows. This restaurant offers a fun and intimate setting with moss adorning the walls and a secret garden!

Day 2 – Lancaster

Takes you to the beautiful Lancaster where beauty and history come in equal measures! Jump on the train for a speedy 1 hour and 30 minutes journey and check-in to your next idyllic hotel.
Begin your visit with a trip to the wonderful Williamson Park and climb the hill to the famous Ashton Memorial. Sat like a miniature version of London’s St Paul’s, the Ashton Memorial dominates the Lancaster skyline and pays tribute to Lord Ashton’s late wife Jessy. Discover more about this famous landmark as you soak in sensational views of the town.

Travel back in time to the British tradition of hearty school dinners with the Borough’s School Dinners Menu (served Monday to Saturday from 12pm until 6.30pm). Tuck into something delicious with a gastro-pub twist!

After you’ve settled your appetite, why not embark on a walking tour of Lancaster, beginning with the world-famous Lancaster Castle? See the Hanging Corner, hear about the Pendle with Trials and test your nerves as you discover the brutal executions of 200 people that took place at the Castle!

During the evening, settle down to beautiful Twilight Canal Cruise accompanied with delicious British tradition of fish and chips!

Day 3 – Carlisle
Once your Lancaster adventures have come to an end, check out of your hotel and board the 52 minute train to the idyllic city of Carlisle. The last stop of your adventure will not disappoint so once you’ve checked into your hotel, head out into the city for more unmissable exploration!

Have the chance to visit Hadrian’s Wall built by the emperor Hadrian to keep out Scottish tribes. As one of the most famous landmarks in the UK, it is an absolute must-visit when visiting Carlisle paired with a visit to the Birdoswald Visitor Centre.

Use your afternoon leisure time to visit the historic Carlisle Castle which has dominated the city for nine centuries. From the exquisite medieval Castle rooms to the dungeons beneath the Castle, you’ll get to see and discover it all here!

Day 4 - London
Your Wall to Wall Tour will come to an end but not to worry, you’ll have an abundance of pictures and memories to take back to London with you!

Additional Information

Includes

  • Brit Rail pass for 4 days - consecutive days
  • Hotel accommodation for 3 nights - 4 star category
    • Chester – The Townhouse Chester or Similar
    • Lancaster – The Borough Hotel or Similar
    • Carlisle – Crown & Mitre Hotel Hotel or Similar

Excludes

  • Meals / Cocktails
  • No Flights & Airport transfers
  • Gratuities

Optional extra

  • Chester’s historic city walls walking tour
  • Chester Cathedral Tower Tour
  • Walking tour of Lancaster with entrance to Lancaster castle
  • Birdoswald Roman Fort - Hadrian’s Wall
  • Entrance to Carlisle Castle
  • Gilnockie Tower and Neil Armstrong

Free entrances

  • Williamson Park
  • Cavendish House

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.