Journeys of Distinction launch the very best of UK Tour

Released on: March 07, 2012, 9:40 am
Author: Journeys of Distinction
Industry: Travel

Luxury travel company, Journeys of Distinction, famous for its stunning, prestige escorted tours to the most breathtaking destinations around the globe, is launching a brand new UK tour, uncovering the incredible gems on our doorstep.

The Very Best of the UK tour has been launched due to popular demand from customers wanting to explore our own country in a relaxed and luxurious manner. The new style of tour takes UK travel to a higher level of luxury.

The exclusive eleven-day tour showcases delights and treasures including: Stratford upon Avon, The Lake District and Edinburgh.

Customers are accompanied by their very own Journeys of Distinction Tour Manager. They are the linchpin of the entire tour, taking care of all the organisation and helping customers make the most of every moment, be it finding that perfect souvenir shop or advice on interesting things to do in their free time. Local blue badge guides are also on hand in various locations to provide in-depth local knowledge, allowing customers to really get to know the places they are visiting.

The inaugural departures start in May, June, August and October and cost from £1,199 per person. Guests stay at an array of upmarket hotels with delicious meals included.

The tour begins in Shakespeare country staying at Ettington Park hotel with visits to the Royal Shakespeare Company, plus Mary Arden’s farm and Anne Hathaway’s cottage plus free time to explore individually. The tour then moves north, up to York and staying over night at Yarm, visiting the historic Yorkshire city during the day taking in its impressive Gothic architecture.

The next day it is a leisurely day with a ride on the North Yorkshire Steam Railway from Pickering to Whitby. The eighteen miles of preserved steam railway run through the spectacular scenery of the Moors. On arrival in Whitby, there is time to enjoy the popular seaside location and enjoy some traditional fresh fish and chips. Then it is back on the steam train before retiring back to an exclusive hotel in Yarm for the evening.

Day five sees guests take in the visually stunning Alnwick Garden before heading north of the border to Edinburgh. Whilst in the Scottish capital, there is a full day of sightseeing including the Queen’s official residence Holyrood Palace and the imposing Edinburgh Castle.

First on the agenda for the next day is a visit to the majestic Royal Britannia, one of the world’s most famous ships, which first set sail in 1954. After lunch it is time to head to the Lake District National Park and two nights in Armathwaite Hall Country House Hotel and Spa in Bassenthwaite.

After a relaxing night it is time to explore the northern lakes including Borrowdale Valley and Keswick and then onto Cockermouth to visit Wordsworth House and Gardens.

Day nine sees the tour head to the southern lakes and the outstanding beauty of Grasmere, Windermere and Cartmel. After a cruise on Lake Windermere and a visit to pretty Bowness, the tour heads south to Cheshire by rail. On the way there’s a stop at Carnforth Station – the setting for romantic classic Brief Encounter, where the tour rejoins the coach before heading down to Nantwich for the night.

The next stop is the historic city of Chester with plenty of free time for shopping and taking in the sites of this old Roman city before a gala four course farewell dinner.

The next morning it is time to return to Stratford upon Avon with a head full of memories and unforgettable sights and experiences. Once back in Stratford, there is the option for a tour extension staying at the stunning Ettington Park Hotel.

With a selection of dining packages, transfers and single supplements, The Very Best of the UK tour is a great way to get the Journeys of Distinction experience whilst sampling the stunning British culture and heritage.


Journeys of Distinction is a luxury travel company, famous for its stunning tours to the world's most fabled destinations. Loyal customers have travelled hundreds of thousands of miles with Journeys Of Distinction to more than 30 breathtaking worldwide locations including 2012 Australia tours, South America, Africa, Canada, India, Japan, Russia and China tours.

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For further information, please contact:
Max, Seb or Emma
Brazen PR
T:0161 923 4994


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