For two thousand years the English have travelled a highway which connects north to south, creating the original 500km multi-stop touring route through the historic and cultural heart of the nation.
This is a new opportunity for curious travellers to get to know the English by exploring their traditions and eccentricities, the much-loved countryside, and the hidden landmarks known only to local people. The Explorer’s Road links the historic market towns and cultural cities used by pioneering travellers, where itineraries of genuine English experiences and stories can be enjoyed at a relaxed pace.
We will spend 3 nights in Burt St Edmunds - the Jewel in the Crown of Suffolk, 4 nights in Leeds - the unofficial capital of Yorkshire, 4 nights in Newcastle - the northern city of seven famous bridges across the Tyne and 3 nights in Edinburgh - the capital of Scotland.
*Those participating in any of our tours to Europe must be able to walk fairly long distances and climb stairs easily.
• Afternoon Tea at 18th century Holkham Hall
• England’s UNESCO City of Literature - Norwich
• Georgian town of Stamford
• The medieval city of York
• Bradford - spectacular Victorian architecture
• Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
• The 1000-year-old Cathedral city of Durham
• Northumberland (Newcastle and Alnwick Castle)
• Scottish Borders
• Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh