MORRISTOWN, N.J., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The legendary charms of England and Scotland are the focus of the Olde England & Heritage Tour, a new 6-night escorted vacation from CIE Tours International. The itinerary invites visitors to step back in time at Stirling Castle ("Braveheart") and Castle Howard ("Brideshead Revisited"), walk amid the tableaus of Beatrix Potter's Lake District and rugged hillsides of Bronte Country, or follow in the footsteps of The Beatles in Liverpool. With weekly departures from April 16 through October 15, 2011, this escorted vacation package is priced from $1,368 for land-only, or from $1,988 with airfare from NY.
As a bonus for travelers who plan ahead, CIE Tours is also operating a "Book Early and Save up to 10%" policy for the land portion of this heritage tour when paid in full by October 31, 2010. Travelers who book at least 12 months before departure will save 10%; 10 to 11 months, 7%; and 8 to 9 months, 5%.
The itinerary, which starts in Edinburgh, goes to Stirling, the Scottish borders including Gretna Green, the Lake District National Park, York and the Yorkshire Dales, Bowness, Whitby, Haworth and Liverpool, ending in Manchester. Activities include a cruise aboard an historic steamer on Lake Windemere, a scenic train ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, a ghost walking tour of York, sightseeing tours of York and Edinburgh, walking tour of Whitby, a Beatles-themed tour of Liverpool with local guide, and reserved seats for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
The price includes superior first class hotels for six nights; six full breakfasts; four dinners including a Scottish cabaret dinner in Edinburgh and tavern dinner in York; welcome get-together drink; visits and admissions to Stirling Castle, Gretna Green, York Minster, Castle Howard, and Bronte Parsonage; transportation via luxury motorcoach with professional tour director; group transfers on arrival/departure; deluxe flight bag, ticket wallet, luggage tags and strap; all local taxes, service charges.
A longer 8-night tour, priced from $350 extra and ending in London, adds Chester with a walking tour of the medieval walls, and admission to Sulgrave Manor, with two nights in London including a Thames cruise, walking tour, open-top bus sightseeing tour and admission to the Tower of London.
Contact a travel agent or CIE Tours International, tel. 1-800-CIE-TOUR or www.cietours.com.
SOURCE CIE Tours International