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State Department Overhauls Travel Advisory System With Four Tier Map

While the share of Americans holding a passport has increased dramatically in recent years, the numbers don’t lie: a bit over one third of the U.S. population have a passport.

The State Department has never encouraged Americans to travel outside the confines of their comfort zone and many times compound matters by deeming perfectly safe areas in Mexico, Brazil, and even favorite travel destinations of Mexico, Egypt, and The Philippines at one time or another …

Cornwall: Coastal England

Walk with us along the Cornish coast – the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain- and discover a piece of heaven. Located on a peninsula in the far west of Great Britain, Cornwall’s magnificent coastline extends for nearly 300 miles. Discover countless spectacular beaches, towering cliffs, sweeping bays, turquoise seas, tiny Cornish fishing villages, bustling harbors, smuggler’s coves, beautiful moorland and lush green countryside.

The Southwest Coastal Path in Cornwall provides quiet and scenic …

Heart of the British Isles Tour

A showcase tour of Britain and Ireland awaits you. Discover fascinating and historically rich attractions while traveling across alluring countryside. Two-night stays in five of the overnight cities allow for a comprehensive focus on the many highlights of England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland.

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Overnight flight to Great Britain

Refer to “Preparing for your Departure” in your Trip Documents for easy check-in procedures. Take time to relax on your transatlantic flight with the

Isle of Skye and the Outer Hebrides

In the north and west of Scotland lie the Highlands with their moody mountains, Celtic mists and legends, heather-clad hills, sparkling lochs, and a unique mixture of scenic splendor and profound tranquility.

And off-shore lie the Hebrides, a myriad of magical islands which beckon you ever-westward to follow the arc of the setting sun as it slides unhurriedly into the Atlantic.

In addition to 5 scenic and fully guided hikes and expert talks focusing on …

Castles Serene in Aberdeen

Located in the northeast of Scotland is the port city of Aberdeen. It is home to over 300 castles. The epic scenery brings to mind scenes from the silver-screen such as Harry Potter, James Bond 007 films, the Kingsman and Outlander to name a few. The hidden forests green meadows, moors and castles are a traditional part of Scotland. Aberdeen’s castles carry from the whimsical 16th century fairytale looking Crathes Castle to the stately castle …

The Charming Cotswolds

Spanning nearly 800 square miles of some of the most beautiful countryside in England, the Cotswolds have a timeless appeal. With its delightfully picturesque limestone villages, it looks as if time has stood still in the Cotswolds. The gentle hillsides (‘wolds’) ooze tranquility and the iconic image of a sheep grazing amidst the lush green hills can easily be seen while rambling from village to village.

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Arrive at Charingworth Manor Hotel for

The Barrow House in Kent, England – an Inn with a past

You cannot move ten feet in this country without bumping up against some striking reminder of a long and productive past. Wherever you turn you are confronted with wondrous and interesting things – 20,000 scheduled ancient monuments, 600,000 recorded archaeological sites, 140,000 miles of public footpaths, 280,000 miles of hedgerows, 100,000 war memorials, 6,000 listed bridges, 15 National Parks, 86 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, over 4,000 sites of Special Scientific Interest, 20,000 ancient parish …

Taste of Wales

Enjoy a light-hearted stroll with a local guide who will recount humorous tales and traditions of Tenby as you stroll around the town center and enjoy great views of the city walls and harbor. Book by Jan. 31, 2018, and receive 2 for 1 airfare!

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MANCHESTER ARRIVAL & CHESTER

Tour begins 2:00 PM, Chester hotel. Chester is about 30 miles (50km) from Manchester Airport, you’ll need to arrange a transfer. Set out

British & Irish Delight

Step back in time and uncover a way of life from 100 years ago at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum. Interact with costumed guides, wander through the beautiful parkland, and see demonstrations of traditional crafts. On Saturday May 19, 2018, the world will watch the much-loved Prince Harry wed Meghan Markle. Be part of the celebrations for this
British-American union. Now through Friday, December 22 save up to $300 per booking on select Britain …

8 Day Scottish Supreme

Bask in the wonders of Scotland on this leisurely vacation to discover its picturesque castles, cathedrals and countryside while enjoying luxury 5-star accommodations. Book a 2018 guided vacation by Dec. 4, 2017, and receive a free night!

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GLENEAGLES HOTEL

Your tour starts at the famous Gleneagles Hotel. Opened in 1924, this lush 850-acre estate offers five-star luxury, three championship golf courses, an elite spa, and four superb restaurants. You’ll be treated to

England’s Lake District: Inn-to-Inn

Walk through the heart of the Lake District, with lodging along the way at some of the Lakeland’s most delightful country hotels and inns. Experience ever-changing spectacular views of fields, moors, woodlands and mountains.

Each day, we guide you on a robust walk across vales and hills. Sightseeing by minibus rounds out an appreciation of Lake District history and culture. Our minibus brings your luggage to the next inn before you arrive. Walks cover from …

England: Living It Up In Manchester

Beyond the shiny, high-profile regeneration projects, independent left-field Manchester is thriving.

A city of swagger and spirit, heritage and hedonism, fashion and football, Manchester warrants its billing as England’s ‘capital of the north’. Best known for its industrial past and a near-peerless musical and sporting legacy, it has been transformed in recent decades and is now defined by creative talent, fresh ideas and an international outlook.

Many of the vast, low-rise factories and storehouses, that define its urban …

Cornwall Food Tour

Journey through the stunning countryside of Cornwall and Hampshire to indulge in the local delicacies of the region. From metropolitan London to historic Stonehenge, this tour will leave you wanting more. And for a limited time, book early and save 5%!

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LONDON – GLASTONBURY – ST AGNES

Prepare your tastebuds for a culinary adventure – with a Cornwall twist. Meet with the group and your knowledgeable Tour Leader before leaving the capital

London’s Skyline – 5 Ways to See London’s Top Landmarks, in Just 48-hours.

Despite jokes about accents and what, exactly, a chip is, London remains a popular destination for American travellers, which has no shortage of tourist staples: Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, the House of Parliament, but London’s appeal doesn’t lie only in its architectural and cultural treasures. It’s the jaw-dropping views across the city, taking in most of the Big Five landmarks, which are most memorable.

It’s only a credit to the capital that …