2022 Heart of Britain

June 9 – 21, 2022
Tour Operator:
AHI Travel (Reserve and read additional details here)
Price: From $5,095 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 13 days
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Embark on a wonderful, 11-night adventure in northern England and Wales brimming with sublime scenery and intriguing history! Inside walled York, feel transported to medieval England on twisting lanes and visit its magnificent cathedral. Journey through North Yorkshire’s moorland to a stately castle and landscaped garden.

Take in the stunning Fountains Abbey ruins within an 18th-century water garden and the Yorkshire Dales’ lush valleys crisscrossed with stone walls. In England’s celebrated Lake District, delight in the wild fells and mirror-like lakes that have long inspired writers and artists. In Wales, explore the formidable castles, Conwy and Caernarfon, and stroll along the waterfront in charming Llandudno. Within Snowdonia National Park, admire panoramas of deep valleys, serene lakes and rugged mountain ranges.

Special treats include a traditional English afternoon tea, a day devoted to famous Lake District authors and a Welsh folk music session! This small-group trip features first-class accommodations including a Welsh country manor, illuminating lectures and a generous meal plan with wine at dinner.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Manchester | York
  • Day 3 : York
  • Day 4 : North Yorkshire
  • Day 5 : Fountains Abbey | Yorkshire Dales | Windermere
  • Day 6 : Northern Lake District
  • Day 7 : Lake District
  • Day 8 : Windermere | Chester | Conwy
  • Day 9 : Conwy | Llandudno
  • Day 10 : Caernarfon
  • Day 11 : Snowdonia National Park | Betws y Coed | Llyswen
  • Day 12 : Llyswen
  • Day 13 : Depart to the 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.

Please review all tour documents carefully, especially visa, vaccine and health and safety information. Dietary accommodations cannot be guaranteed. Please contact the tour operator directly if you have any concerns participating in the tour.

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All 2022 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.

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