Castles and Kilts Trafalgar Tours

Castles and Kilts

Family Travel

Take the kids on an exciting family vacation with a Castles and Kilts, escorted tour. This fun-filled family adventure takes you to some of the most iconic and desirable attractions in London, Bath, Wales, Lancaster and Edinburgh. Visit sites from Harry Potter, Hadrian's Wall, medieval fortresses and more. Spend two nights living like royalty as you stay in a castle.

Travel with kids is fun and easy on this exciting adventure. Visit Buckingham Palace and Big Ben then see if you can find the Hogwarts Express at Platform 9¾. Potter fans will love seeing the red telephone box where Harry Potter and Mr. Weasley descended into the Ministry of Magic, the film location for Hogwarts' hospital wing and the pretty Wiltshire village of Lacock to see Harry Potter's house. See the beautiful 15th-century Bath Abbey. A unique two night castle stay is quite the memory to share. Step back in time to the Middle Ages as you explore medieval Chester. Join a Roman centurion Local Specialist, to gain insight into 2,000-year-old Deva, Britain's biggest Roman fortress. Learn about a day in the life of aristocrats on a tour with the butler and housekeeper of an elegant medieval manor house. Stroll along Royal Mile between Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle in "Auld Reekie' past lovely shops and cafes. Time spent on this vacation is delightful, time spent making family memories is priceless.


10 Daysfr. $3,095

  • STAY in 13th-century Ruthin Castle
  • CROSS a moat
  • EXPERIENCE life of a Roman soldier at Hadrian's Wall
  • HARRY POTTER HIGHLIGHTS: Platform 9¾, red telephone box gateway to Ministry of Magic and Harry Potter's house in Lacock
  • EXPLORE treasures of the Roman Army Museum
  • ENJOY an exclusive Be My Guest English cream tea
  • GUIDED TOUR by butler and housekeeper at stately 18th-century National Trust property, Tatton Park Mansion house
  • DISCOVER Oxford and Bath
  • LOCAL SPECIALIST GUIDE in London, Chester and Edinburgh
  • VISIT Tower of London
  • TOUR Divinity School in Oxford
  • EXPLORE exciting Llangollen
  • ADMIRE Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
  • SEE Beefeaters and the Crown Jewels
  • DINE on a delicious Welsh dinner at your castle
  • RAMBLE up the Royal Mile
  • HEAR tales of bravery, treason and intrigue at Edinburgh Castle
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Gratuities are included for services during the land stay of your vacation unless otherwise noted. This includes wait staff at included meals, and porterage at hotels for one suitcase per person. Gratuities for your tour director, local hosts, guides, and drivers are not included in the vacation price (unless otherwise noted in pricing details) and are discretionary.
  • 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.
9 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinners
  • Crowne Plaza Kings Cross in London, United Kingdom (3 nights)
  • DoubleTree by Hilton in Bath, United Kingdom (1 night)
  • Ruthin Castle in Ruthin, Wales, United Kingdom (2 nights)
  • Lancaster House in London, United Kingdom (1 night)
  • Marriott in Edinburgh, Scotland (2 nights)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Trafalgar Tours reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those listed. If a change becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be of equivalent quality to those listed. No refunds are provided for hotel changes and full cancellation penalties apply.

WELCOME TO LONDON Location Information Description

London, United Kingdom

Delight in the magic and mystery of an ancient land of kings and queens, knights and magical creatures. Your springboard to an unforgettable Family Experience through Britain is the lively capital of London, which you will have an opportunity to explore with your clan before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a memorable Kickoff bash.

Dinner

Crowne Plaza Kings Cross

DISCOVER THE SIGHTS OF LONDON Location Information Description

London, United Kingdom

March down the grand boulevards and secret lanes of London, exploring the city's iconic sights with a Local Specialist. Practice your royal wave at Buckingham Palace, snap a selfie in front of Big Ben and see where Britain's royalty has been crowned since the 11th century.

Enjoy some Family Fun and head to platform 9¾ to see if you can catch a glimpse of the Hogwarts Express. Then shrug off your Muggle mantle and see the red telephone box where Harry Potter and Mr. Weasley descended into the secret Ministry of Magic in 'Order of the Phoenix'.

Admire the pomp and ceremony of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (subject to the event taking place), before enjoying free time for a leisurely lunch at St. Katherine's Dock near Tower Bridge. Your last stop today is the brooding Tower of London where you'll rub shoulders with the Beefeaters and see the Crown Jewels.

Breakfast

Crowne Plaza Kings Cross

LONDON YOUR WAY Location Information Description

London, United Kingdom

Soak up the buzzing multicultural atmosphere of London on this full day at leisure. Explore the wonders of science and centuries of natural history at the city's fascinating museums, delve into the dark depths of the London Dungeon or take a spin on the London Eye. Wander through the colorful array of toys at Hamleys on Regent Street or take a day trip to 11th-century Windsor Castle - the choice is yours.

Breakfast

Crowne Plaza Kings Cross

JOURNEY TO OXFORD AND ON TO ELEGANT BATH Location Information Description

Oxford, United Kingdom

Imagine yourself as an Oxford scholar as you enjoy a quick visit (as long as students are not sitting exams) to the imposing historic hall of one of Oxford's Divinity School. This was used as the film location for the Hogwarts hospital wing.

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Bath, United Kingdom

Later, continue to the pretty Wiltshire village of Lacock for some Family Fun to see Harry Potter's house. Perhaps visit the 13th-century Lacock Abbey, or devour a traditional afternoon tea and cake in one of the local tea rooms before arriving in Bath for your overnight stay.

Breakfast

DoubleTree by Hilton

ONWARDS TO HISTORIC WALES AND RUTHIN CASTLE Location Information Description

Bath, United Kingdom

Gain insights into the elegant city of Bath during Roman times, enjoying an orientation that will include beautiful Pulteney bridge. Admire the honey-hued Georgian architecture of Bath and view such highlights as the 15th-century Bath Abbey before crossing the border into Wales.

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Llangollen, United Kingdom

You'll stop in the historic town of Llangollen, famous for its annual Eisteddfod, and then cross the Horseshoe Pass to a medieval castle and one of Trafalgar's Stays with Stories, where you'll spend the next two nights. Dine like lords and ladies this evening enjoying a delicious Welsh dinner with your new travel friends.

Breakfast, Dinner

Ruthin Castle

ENJOY A DAY IN CHESTER Location Information Description

Chester, United Kingdom

Go back in time today during your visit to Chester, whose medieval city walls and famous red cathedral will give you a sense of what it must have been like to live in the Middle Ages.

You'll take to its ancient walls with a Roman centurion Local Specialist, learning all there is to know about 2,000-year-old Deva, Britain's biggest Roman fortress on which modern-day Chester was built. The highlight of today will undoubtedly be the opportunity to Connect With Locals at an exclusive Be My Guest experience featuring an English cream tea.

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Wales, United Kingdom

Return to your regal home-away-from-home this afternoon for free time to relax, or ramble along its ancient walls and through the beautiful castle grounds.

Breakfast, Lunch

Ruthin Castle

EXPLORE A MANOR HOUSE AND CONTINUE TO LANCASTER Location Information Description

Lancaster, United Kingdom

Discover centuries of history at Tatton Park, set within a 400-hectare deer park. You'll join the butler and housekeeper of this elegant medieval manor house and Dive Into Culture, gaining insights into the day-to-day of English aristocrats once upon a time.

Continue north to the Lake District, whose enchanting landscapes have inspired poets and writers for centuries. Consider boarding a steam train and cruise across the tranquil waters of Lake Windermere before arriving at your hotel, where you'll dine tonight.

Breakfast, Dinner

Lancaster House

ADMIRE HADRIAN'S WALL AND ON TO EDINBURGH Location Information Description

Brampton, United Kingdom

Start today with some Family Fun to experience life as a brave Roman soldier on Emperor Hadrian's northern frontier, exploring the treasures of the Roman Army Museum and Hadrian's Wall.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Cross into 'Bonnie Scotland' and arrive in the charismatic capital of Edinburgh where you'll have an opportunity to explore tonight at leisure.

Breakfast

Marriott Hotel

UNCOVER EDINBURGH'S TREASURES Location Information Description

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Delve into the magic of Edinburgh's iconic sights and stunning landscapes as you join a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Ramble up the Royal Mile and see the tall spires of the Scott Monument, visit Edinburgh Castle, where you will hear tales of bravery, treason and intrigue.

Get lost in 'Auld Reekie', strolling through its secret lanes and past medieval façades or join your Travel Director for an Optional Experience. Our epic family adventure is almost at its end. Celebrate a memorable holiday with new friends and your Travel Director at a Farewell Dinner. Tickets to see the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance dates.

Breakfast, Dinner

Marriott Hotel

JOURNEY HOME Location Information Description

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

It's time to say bye for now, but not goodbye forever, as the curtain falls on an unforgettable Family Experience through Britain.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Thu, May 26, 2022
$3,095.00
Thu, Jun 09, 2022
$3,095.00
Thu, Jun 09, 2022
$3,150.00
Thu, Jun 16, 2022
$3,095.00
Thu, Jun 16, 2022
$3,150.00
Thu, Jun 23, 2022
$3,095.00
Thu, Jun 23, 2022
$3,150.00
Thu, Jun 30, 2022
$3,095.00
Thu, Jun 30, 2022
$3,150.00
Thu, Jul 07, 2022 – Wait-list
$3,195.00
Thu, Jul 07, 2022
$3,225.00
Thu, Jul 28, 2022
$3,350.00
Thu, Jul 28, 2022
$3,395.00
Thu, Aug 04, 2022
$3,350.00
Thu, Aug 04, 2022
$3,395.00
Thu, Aug 25, 2022
$3,095.00
Thu, Aug 25, 2022
$3,150.00
Thu, Sep 15, 2022
$3,095.00
Thu, Sep 15, 2022
$3,125.00
Thu, Jun 08, 2023
$3,150.00
Thu, Jun 15, 2023
$3,150.00
Thu, Jun 22, 2023
$3,150.00
Thu, Jun 29, 2023
$3,150.00
Thu, Jul 06, 2023
$3,225.00
Thu, Jul 27, 2023
$3,395.00
Thu, Aug 03, 2023
$3,395.00
Thu, Sep 14, 2023
$3,125.00

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
  • 60 days or more prior to departure the deposit is non-refundable
  • 59-16 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 15-8 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 90% of total price*
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price*
  • *Total price does not include any Instant Purchase Air or Instant Purchase Air service fees, which are non-refundable after 24 hours from purchase. Intra-vacation air is non-refundable after final payment.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • In many instances, airline revision or change fees can be up to $300, but in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. Cancellation penalties will be quoted at time of cancellation.
  • 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 and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $200 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted theseall Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date. The payment policy may vary for group reservations.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation and/or for intra-vacation air, as specified in the itinerary (“air-inclusive vacations”). Air-inclusive vacation pricing is guaranteed upon receipt of full land plus air deposit or land deposit plus full airfare price, depending on type of airfare purchased (Flex-Air or Instant Purchase Air).
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