- England - Borderlands

BOARDERLANDS ENGLAND TOUR

Hadrians Wall and the Northern Boarders

June & August 2018

Witness one of the world’s oldest border walls, in the beautiful Northumberland National Park, the border country between England and Scotland. Find out what it was like to be a Roman soldier garrisoned far from home and discover the warlike families who raided cattle, built castles and made this land their home.

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Boarder Castles

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Hadrians Wall

Northern Boarders - Last Outposts

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Hexham Abbey

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The Wall

Itinerary - 2 Days/1 Nights

Day 1: We will depart London on our way to the Northern Boardlands and the legendary Hadrian's Wall. Enroute we will take in some of the exciting sights and sounds and upon arrival we will tour Hadrian's Wall. Overnight Lunch N | dinner Y

Day 2. This morning we will visit one of the wall forts which the Romans had built to guard the great northenr boarder from invading Picts and raiders and looters who were tempted to violate the boarder for treasure. We will return to London in the evening.

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The Wal

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The Northern Boarder

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Railways

The birth and explosion of thr railway system in England had an immense impact in many ways.

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Althrop

Linked across three centuries by blood and by the shared home of Althorp, we explore these two women’s stories – their fame, their glamour and their wonderful wardrobes.

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Peak District Houses

You will visit royal palaces, parks and country houses in London, and in the glorious Peak District of Derbyshire.

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Fashion Exhibits

A unique opportunity to enjoy a trio of wonderful exhibitions – the sell-out ‘Diana Her Fashion Story’, Mario Testino’s Vanity Fair photographs, and ‘House Style: Five centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth’.

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Knitware Visit

Plus a visit to the iconic John Smedley, holder of the Royal Warrant of Appointment as “Manufacturer of Fine Knitwear”.

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Victoria and Albert

A visit to the Diana/Duchess Fashion exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Bakewell and Stratford

From the thrill of central London to the glorious beauty of the Peak District of Derbyshire and the pleasures of two quintessential English market towns, Bakewell and Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Bakewell and Stratford

From the thrill of central London to the glorious beauty of the Peak District of Derbyshire and the pleasures of two quintessential English market towns, Bakewell and Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Royal Fashion

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Royal Fashion

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Royal Fashion

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Royal Fashion

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Royal Fashion

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Royal Fashion

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Royal Fashion

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Royal Fashion

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Royal Fashion

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Royal Fashion

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The Duchess

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The Duchess

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Royal Fashion

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Royal Fashion

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The Duchess

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Royal Fashion

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The Duchess

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Royal Fashion

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The Duchess

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The Duchess

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Royal Fashion

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The Duchess

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Royal Fashion

Tour Inclusions

Expert and experienced Tour Director, to look after the group, helping shape and share the story 

Airport transfers from and to London Airports

3 nights in London at the 4-star Grange Strathmore Hotel

2 nights in the Derbyshire Peak District at the 4-star Peak Edge Hotel and Red Lion

Breakfast on five mornings, three lunches, and three dinners

FTravel to and from all excursions

All entrance costs

Travel to and from all excursions

Porterage

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The Palaces

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The Palaces

Departure dates for 2018

June 10 - 11th, 2018

August 20th - 21st, 2018

This tour starts in London with reception services upon your arrival at the airport or the hotel.

2 Days - 1 Night

Tour Program Pricing

Program pricing is based upon hotel occupancy options

Per Person: $700.00 US plus taxes

BOOKING AND PAYMENT INFORMATION

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HOW TO BOOK

All Bookings may be made online with either a deposit or full payment if within 60 days of travel. Please click on the Book Now menu Tab and you will be taken to the booking form. Choose the tour options you prefer and follow the reservations instructions. When you arrive on the checkout page, you will be required to agree to the Cancellation Terms, fill in your personal information and enter Credit Card information. Your credit card information is not stored or retained in the system in any manner, and is only used to transaction the deposit or final tour payment. Upon successful payment, you will be directed to your confirmation page and a confirmation email will be sent to the email address you have entered on the check out page. Travel documents will be sent to you 4-6 weeks before travel as an e-document unless printed documentation is requested.

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DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT

PRICES, QUOTES, DEPOSITS & PAYMENTS: All prices on this website are per person and based on double occupancy, unless otherwise indicated. and are quoted in Canadian Dollars. Single rates apply as stipulated. Rates are subject to change without notice. If a hotel included in a program is not available at the time of the reservation, we will substitute it for a hotel of similar category. Most programs can be customized. All itineraries are subject to change without notice. To receive a quote for any additional dates for this tour or a customzation, please contact us Toll Free at 1 855 900-9249 us or send an email to us. Once your deposit is received, the land portion of your vacation price is guaranteed with the exception of potential fuel related surcharges as charged by our vendors. History Tours will always pass on these charges at cost in order to minimize the impact on the consumer.

Deposits must be received at time of booking. Most Programs require a $600 per person deposit. If a program requires a different deposit amount it will be specified on the Program page. For full coverage, Travel Insurance should be purchased at the same time as your deposit.

Final payment must be received in our offices at least 60 days prior to tour departure. There will instances (due to conditions from our suppliers) where a final payment or an additional partial payment will be due outside of the 60 days terms. You will be notified of these special conditions upon booking your tour. Bookings may be cancelled if deposit or final payment is not received by due dates. Reservations made within 60 days of departure require full payment. Tour documents are issued after final payment and sent approximately 3-4 weeks prior to departure. Please note that E-Documents are becoming commonplace. We will be sending E-Documents unless a request for Paper Documents is made.

All programs are based on the participation of at least 2 travelers (unless specified as otherwise in the tour description). Single traveler departures can be arranged if available. Some tours do have minimum age restrictions for children which will be disclosed with all reservation requests.

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PROTECTION FOR YOUR HOLIDAY

We refers to History Tours, a company registered in England with company number10069848. Registered office: Diamond Court, Water Street, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1EW.

We provide full financial protection for our package holidays. We do not provide flights as part of our package. We are members of Protected Travel Services. Any monies paid in advance of your holiday are held in a secure trust account, which is fully compliant with UK 1992 Package Travel Regulations. This means that you will be fully refunded for any monies you have paid to us in the unlikely event of our insolvency. It also means that if such an event happens whilst you are on holiday you will not be stranded abroad or in the UK and will be transferred back to the tour start point. Many of the services which make up our tours are provided by independent suppliers, often in accordance with their own terms and conditions. Some of these terms and conditions may limit or exclude the supplier's liability to you, usually in accordance with applicable international conventions. Where applicable, copies of relevant terms and conditions are available on request from ourselves or the supplier concerned.

The purchase of a Travel Protection Plan is highly recommended. Ask your Reservation Specialist for details.

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CHANGING YOUR RESERVATION

RESERVATION CHANGES A $50 per person fee will be assessed for each change to any booking made after final payment is received plus any additional fees that may be charged by our suppliers. Changes in departure date, itineraries or passengers are considered a cancellation and a new booking. No change will be made unless permitted under the terms of our cancellation policy, even if you transfer to another date.

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CANCELLATION INFORMATION

Cancellation by us

We might decide to cancel a tour if at any time up to 57 days before departure there were insufficient bookings for it to be viable. We would refund everything you had paid to us. We may also cancel a tour if hostilities, civil unrest, natural disaster or other circumstances amounting to force majeure affect the region to which the tour was due to go. If we cancel the whole of the tour we will do our best to rearrange the tour on a mutually convenient date, or provide a refund to you of the cost to us of the tour if within 56 days of departure date. Save as above we shall be under no further liability to you for cancellation of the tour or any part of it.

Cancellation by You

You may cancel your booking up to 57 days before the tour is due to start and you will only forfeit the deposit of $700.00 per person. If you cancel 56 days or less from the start of the tour you will forfeit 100% of the tour cost. If you cancel your booking in a double or twin room but are travelling with a companion who chooses to continue to participate on the tour, the companion will be liable to pay the stipulated single supplement.

TOUR EXTENSIONS

A DAY IN BATH

The best city to visit within easy striking distance of London is Bath — just a 1.5-hour train ride away. If ever a city enjoyed looking in the mirror, Bath's the one. Its streets a series of architectural chorus lines, Bath has more protected historic buildings per capita than any other town in England. Built of the creamy warm-tone limestone called "Bath stone," it beams in its cover-girl complexion. Proud locals remind visitors that the town is routinely banned from the "Britain in Bloom" contest to give other towns a chance to win. Bath's narcissism is justified. Even with its mobs of tourists and greedy prices, Bath is a joy to visit.

LONDON CITY STAYS

London is the L.A., D.C., and N.Y.C. of Britain — a living, breathing, thriving organism…a coral reef of humanity. Blow through the city on a double-decker bus, and take a pinch-me-I'm-in-London walk through the West End. Ogle the crown jewels at the Tower of London, hear the chimes of Big Ben, and see the Houses of Parliament in action. Cruise the Thames River, and take a spin on the London Eye. Hobnob with the tombstones in Westminster Abbey, visit with Leonardo, Botticelli, and Rembrandt in the National Gallery, and explore Harry Potter's stomping grounds at the film studio in Leavesden. Enjoy Shakespeare in a replica of the Globe Theatre and marvel at a glitzy, fun musical at a modern-day theater. Whisper across the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral, then rummage through our civilization's attic at the British Museum.

DAY TOUR TO STONEHENGE

Visit world famous Stonehenge and nearby Salisbury. The countryside surrounding Bath holds two of England's most goose-pimply prehistoric sites, Stonehenge and Avebury. As old as the pyramids, and older than the Acropolis and the Colosseum, Stonehenge amazed medieval Europeans, who figured it was built by a race of giants. Today, it still retains an air of mystery and majesty (partly because cordons, which keep hordes of tourists from trampling all over it, foster the illusion that it stands alone in a field). Nearby Avebury is a prehistoric open-air museum, with a complex of fascinating Neolithic sites all gathered around a great stone circle that's likely even older — and for many, more enjoyable — than Stonehenge.

OXFORD CITY STAY

Ever since the first homework was assigned in 1167, the University of Oxford’s stellar graduates have influenced Western civilization; its alumni include 26 British prime ministers, more than 60 Nobel Prize winners, and even 11 saints. But that doesn't mean that Oxford is stodgy. Although you may see professors in their traditional black robes, this is a fun, young college town, filled with shopping streets, cheap eats, and rowdy, rollicking pubs. Step off the busy, urban-feeling High Street into the hushed sanctuary of a grassy college quad. See the dining hall that inspired the one where Harry Potter eats his meals, or the pub where J. R. R. Tolkien first spoke about hobbits. Just outside town is the magnificent Blenheim Palace, England's finest countryside estate.

ART GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS

Enjoy the world class museums and art galleries of London. Whether you love Old Masters or modern art, contemporary sculpture or Impressionist paintings, London has an art gallery to suit you. London's smaller art galleries are full of hidden treasures. Whether you're into fine art, sculpture, photography, contemporary works or arty events, you will find hidden gems to satisfy your artistic interests in one of London's more intimate art spaces. The National Gallery - The crowning glory of Trafalgar Square, London's National Gallery is a vast space filled with Western European paintings from the 13th to the 19th centuries. Find works by masters such as Van Gogh, da Vinci, Botticelli, Constable, Renoir, Titian and Stubbs. The National Portrait Gallery - The National Portrait Gallery near Trafalgar Square is home to the world's largest collection of faces and personalities, from Tudor times to the present. From Shakespeare to kings and queens, and icons of our time, it also has a photographic collection and one of the best roof-top restaurants in London. The list goes on with over 50 options available.

TRAVEL RESOURCES

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PASSPORT AND TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

TRAVEL & HEALTH DOCUMENTS: Passport and visa requirements, as well as vaccination certificates and other health requirements for travel between your home city and your tour destinations, may change from time to time. It is the sole responsibility of the passenger to determine if any visas and vaccinations are needed. Passengers who do not have proper documentation may be prevented from boarding a flight and will consequently lose 100% of total package price.

TOUR FASHION LINKS

The Making of Hamish Bowles’s Chatsworth House Exhibit

BOOKS

The Duchess – Amanda Foreman’s book (biography of Georgiana Cavendish (née Spencer)

TOUR BACKGROUND VIDEOS

TOUR BACKGROUND VIDEOS

TOUR BACKGROUND VIDEOS

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SINGLE SUPPLIMENTS

Single Suppliments and Currency

All prices on this website are per person and based on double occupancy, unless otherwise indicated. and are quoted in Canadian Dollars. Single rates apply as stipulated. Rates are subject to change without notice. Tour prices are subject to change depending upon currency exchange rates. Final tour payment price may therefore change between th etime a deposit is made and when the final payment is due.

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ACTIVITY LEVELS

Relaxed

Our cruises provide a flexible holiday that can be very relaxed depending on the port of call excursions you choose. Suitable for travelers with limited mobility.

Light

Tour members should expect intermittent walking with occasional slight inclines and stair climbs. Overall the tour includes a good amount of free time with optional excursions for those who want more activity.

Moderate

Expect to be active most of each day with activities from breakfast right through dinner with a moderate amount of walking. There will be time to rest on the coach and between attractions.

High Energy

Expect varied terrain, such as cobble stones and hilly ground. The tour will include well-paced walking tours with intermittent breaks. Could be up to 2-3 hours walking per day.

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ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

To Be Listed

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ASK A QUESTION

If you any questions about this or any of tours, please contact one of our travel experts at Toll Free 1 855 900-9249 or

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