English Knights & Wizards CIE Tours International

English Knights & Wizards

Guided Family Vacation Option

This tour is perfect for families and will take you through England and Wales. Some of the unique highlights include a visit to Stonehenge, the Roman Baths, the Tower of London and Windsor Castle. Get a bird’s eye view of London from the top of the London Eye and get a backstage view of the Harry Potter films at Warner Bros Studio.

The 8 day English Knights and Wizards tour from CIE Tours is a true journey through time from past to present. Trace the arch of history through England from the time of knights and castles to modern day London in all its splendor. England is a place that has been at the forefront of history for generations and its also home to some of the interesting historical tidbits you'll learn on your 8 day English Knights and Wizards tour from CIE Tours.


8 Daysfr. $2,399

  • Themed London Walking Tour
  • Roman Baths
  • Stonehenge
  • Caernarfon Castle
  • Guided bike ride through Kensington Park
  • Nant Gwrtheyrn Welsh Language & Heritage Center
  • Slate Caverns Tour
  • Windsor Castle
  • Tower of London for private viewing of the Crown Jewels
  • Dinner and a Musical
  • Enjoy a tour of London on your Private Double Decker Bus
  • Take a ride in a private capsule on the London Eye, with panoramic London views
  • Experience magnificent scenery on one of the world's great steam railway journeys through the glorious Snowdonia National Park
  • Go behind the scenes and relive the magic of the Harry Potter film series, at the Warner Bros studio, where it all began
  • Handling of one piece of luggage per person is included in the cost of all coach tours. Size should not exceed 30 x 20 x 10 inches and weight should be under 50 lbs. Luggage is carried at owner's risk throughout the tour unless insured.
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • Full daily breakfasts (except Day 1)
  • 3 lunches plus a Welsh afternoon tea
  • 7 dinners including a Cardiff Castle Welsh Banquet
  • Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in London (2 nights)
  • Clayton Hotel Cardiff in Cardiff (1 night)
  • St Georges Hotel in Landudno (2 nights)
  • Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe in Stratford-upon-Avon (1 night)
  • Macdonald Windsor Hotel in Windsor (1 night)

LONDON CITY TOUR

London, United Kingdom

Your vacation starts at your London hotel. Take a panoramic tour with your guide to see the highlights of London including the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Trafalgar Square. Take a ride on the London Eye, which offers 360 ‐ degree views of the city and surrounding areas; on a clear day, you can see as far as Heathrow Airport and Windsor Castle. In the evening join your fellow travelers for a welcome drink in your hotel.

Dinner

Hilton London Paddington

TOWER OF LONDON, HARRY POTTER WALKING TOUR & MUSICAL

London, United Kingdom

Explore the Tower of London – a medieval fortress that both served as one of history‐s most infamous prisons and is the current home of 23,578 gemstones of the Crown Jewels. Join up with a genuine expert on Harry Potter for a walking tour that will have you tracing the footsteps of the young wizard. This afternoon enjoy a musical in the West End. Enjoy free time in the evening to explore independently.

Dinner

Hilton London Paddington

STONEHENGE, BATH & CARDIFF CASTLE BANQUET

Stonehenge, United Kingdom

Drive to Salisbury Plain to view the huge monoliths of Stonehenge and learn about how they were built over 4,500 years ago.

Bath, United Kingdom

Next head to Bath to visit the Roman Baths, hot mineral ‐ rich springs that have been popular since Roman times. Audioguides bring the history to life, and the costumed Roman characters provide insight into Roman Britain.

Cardiff, United Kingdom

Travel to Wales to tour Cardiff Castle, built up over centuries, before enjoying a fun Welsh banquet with entertainment.

Breakfast, Dinner

Hilton Hotel Cardiff

NANT GWRTHEYRN HERITAGE CENTRE

Llithfaen, United Kingdom

Drive through the lovely scenery of the Beacons National Park and continue north through the picturesque countryside of rural Wales. Take a stop in Brecon, and then stop to explore the historic market town of Machynlleth. Stop at the Nant Gwrtheyrn Heritage Centre, for a foray into the distinctive culture of Wales ‐ take a fun language lesson and a guided tour of the village. At the end of the visit, sample a traditional Welsh afternoon tea and cakes with your fellow travelers.

Llandudno, United Kingdom

Head to the coastal resort town of Llandudno and check in to your hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

St Georges Hotel

TRAM RIDE & BRITISH MUSIC EXPERIENCE

Llandudno, United Kingdom

Take the Great Orme Tramway, Britain’s only remaining cable‐operated street tramway, enjoying the fantastic views of the bay from the Victorian tram cars.

Liverpool, United Kingdom

Go on to Liverpool, where you’ll visit the British Music Experience, which tells the story of British Music through costumes, instruments, performance and memorabilia from the Beatles to today.

Chester, United Kingdom

Enjoy dinner at your hotel near Chester.

Breakfast, Dinner

Carden Park Hotel

FALCONRY EXPERIENCE & STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

Chester, United Kingdom

The day starts with an extraordinary hands‐on private falconry experience at Chester Cathedral ‐ the home of owls, falcons, hawks and a friendly vulture called Tinks.

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Travel to Stratford‐upon‐Avon. Stop at the birthplace of William Shakespeare to learn about the Bard before venturing on to enjoy a river cruise.

Breakfast, Dinner

Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe

WARNER BROS STUDIO TOUR & WINDSOR CASTLE

Leavesden Green, United Kingdom

See how the magic was made at Warner Bros Studio’s “The Making of Harry Potter” and see original movie sets and some of the props and costumes.

Windsor, United Kingdom

In the afternoon, head to Windsor Castle, the largest inhabited castle in the world, and one of The Queen’s official residences, to see the State Apartments and St George’s Chapel. Have dinner at your hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

Macdonald Windsor Hotel

TOUR ENDS IN WINDSOR

Windsor, United Kingdom

Your tour ends after breakfast.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price

Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 70 days or more prior to departure: Forfeiture of deposit
  • 69 - 46 days prior to departure: 25% per person
  • 45 - 8 days prior to departure: 35% per person
  • 7 - 1 days prior to departure: 50% per person
  • On day of departure: 100% per person
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A non-refundable land deposit of $250 per person is required for coach tours. Deposits are required within 5 days of making the reservation. Early booking discounts require higher deposits.
  • The final payment must be made by credit card no later than 80 days prior to departure date. If payment is not received as scheduled, the reservation will automatically cancel and deposit payment become forfeit.
  • Once confirmed any revision to land tours will incur a $50 handling fee per booking. If clients cancel from one tour and rebook on another tour or another date, a cancellation fee may apply. Revisions are not permitted within 14 days of departure or once documents have been issued.
  • Documents will be shipped by U.P.S. ground service approximately 21 days prior to departure provided full payment has been received. If documents are required earlier, sufficient notice id required to arrange for early delivery by regular service. Late bookings will incur an express service delivery charge.
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