2020 Journey through Britain

Aug. 17 – 30 – Double rooms available
Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
Price: From $5,771 (airfare included)
Tour Length: 14 days
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On this wide-ranging 14-day tour, travel from city to country and back again:  from gracious Edinburgh to England’s legendary Lake District, from spectacular Snowdonia to the rural Cotswolds and Roman Bath, ending in cosmopolitan London.  Your small group of just 24 travelers witnesses history and legend come to life and enjoys Great Britain’s timeless hospitality.  The journey begins with a three-night stay in stately Edinburgh.  Visit Edinburgh Castle, Scotland’s symbolic heart; encounter the famed Royal Mile and Holyrood; as a special treat, attend a performance of the famed Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.  Traveling on to England’s beloved Lake District for a two-night stay at a hotel on the shores of Windermere, England’s largest lake, stop at poet William Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage.  After a cruise on the idyllic lake, visit Wordsworth’s grammar school and the Beatrix Potter Gallery, showcasing the author’s artwork.

Journeying through more splendid scenery, stop at historic Bodnant Garden en route to seaside Llandudno, Wales.  Welsh explorations include a scenic train ride through Snowdonia National Park and a visit to 13th-century Caernarfon Castle.  Returning to England, travel to Stratford-upon-Avon and tour Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage.  Experience the picturesque Cotswolds region, and see the historic Roman Baths and Bath Abbey, along with other highlights, in storied Bath during a two-night stay.  Visit enigmatic Stonehenge and then iconic Windsor Castle en route to London for a final two nights.  A panoramic city tour passes the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, and other celebrated landmarks.  Enjoy more time in this treasured world capital with an optional 3-day/2-night London post-tour extension.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Edinburgh
  • Day 3 : Edinburgh
  • Day 4 : Edinburgh
  • Day 5 : Edinburgh | Lake District
  • Day 6 : Lake District
  • Day 7 : Lake District | North Wales
  • Day 8 : North Wales | Snowdonia National Park
  • Day 9 : North Wales | Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Day 10 : Stratford-upon-Avon | The Cotswolds | Bath
  • Day 11 : Bath
  • Day 12 : Bath | London
  • Day 13 : London
  • Day 14 : Depart for U.S.


We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a GAA member perk, we require one traveler per room to be a member of the General Alumni Association in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to join the GAA, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or join online.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

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All 2020 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.