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England by Rail


Visit: London, York, Manchester, Liverpool, London


Day 1: Welcome to England

Arrive into London Gatwick or Heathrow, and transfer to your hotel by train or private car. Depending on the arrival time, you will have some time to explore London this afternoon. Add an open-top bus pass which is valid for 24 hours, and includes three walking tours and a cruise on the River Thames, so if you start using it this afternoon, you can continue to use it tomorrow.

Overnight: London city centre

Day 2: London

This morning, set out on an open-top sightseeing tour of London to discover England’s cosmopolitan capital city. Look out for iconic landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. You can prebook a number of visits, for example, the Tower of London, the almost 1000-year-old fortress and castle on the Thames where you will see the Crown Jewels closely guarded by the distinctive Beefeaters, or maybe the more modern London Eye or The Shard.

Overnight: London city centre

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: London to York

This morning, board a train at the famous Kings Cross station for a short journey to York. The afternoon is free to explore York on your own. The town walls and medieval lanes mean that the city is best explored on foot, and make sure to walk down the Shambles, the most famous street in York where the overhanging timber-framed buildings almost touch above your head. Why not include a visit to the magnificent York Minster, the largest gothic cathedral in Britain, this afternoon.

Overnight: York city centre

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: York to Manchester

Continue your journey by train to Manchester. Explore the city on a sightseeing tour this afternoon. Manchester was the world's first industrial city and the home of many innovations and radical ideas, but also the home of great football and music, and has a wonderful variety of architectural styles. On this informative tour, you can see Manchester Town Hall, Old Trafford, Media City UK as well as the university district. Manchester is a cosmopolitan city with a wide variety of shops in the city centre and the quirky Northern Quarter, as well as international restaurants and a vibrant nightlife. Spend the rest of the day and evening exploring this modern yet exciting city.

Overnight: Manchester city centre

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Manchester

Today you have a choice of activities. You can either spend the day exploring Manchester or take a day trip by train to Chester. In Chester, you can walk around this beautiful walled city, taking in the wonderful sights of the black-and-white buildings and more than 2000 years of history. Walk along the town wall, see the largest Roman amphitheatre in Britain, and explore the historic Rows - the two-tiered galleries lining the streets are unique to Chester and are home to a whole host of shops today.

Overnight: Manchester city centre

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Manchester to Liverpool

This morning after breakfast and checkout, board the train for a short hop to Liverpool. In Liverpool, you can enjoy a “Magical Mystery Tour” – a sightseeing tour with a Beatles theme. See the main sites of the city such as the Anglican Cathedral, the new Beatles Statue, and the Liver Building, as well as places connected with the Beatles, while listening to some of the most famous songs produced by the iconic band. Check in to your hotel for your overnight stay.

Overnight: Liverpool city centre

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Liverpool to London

Today you can spend the morning in Liverpool or get an early train back to London to maximise your time in either city. Perhaps do some last-minute shopping in the capital before your return home.

Overnight: London city centre

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Departure

Return home from Heathrow or Gatwick Airport or extend your stay in London.

Meals: Breakfast 


Rail Package Includes:

  • 7 nights sharing a double/twin room at specified properties (Pre-booked Accommodation)
  • Britail Pass
  • Service Charges & taxes at exiting rates



  • London
  • Westminster Abbey
  • St Pauls Cathedral
  • York
  • York Minster
  • Manchester
  • Chester
  • Liverpool
  • Beatles Story
  • Magical Mystery Tour


Not Included:

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel insurance
  • International flights to/from the start/endpoint
  • Anything not mentioned in 'Package Includes'


Hotels (or similar):

  • London – Phoenix Hotel 3*
  • York – Premier Inn York City 3*
  • Manchester – Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel 3*
  • Liverpool – Premier Inn Liverpool City 3*


Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (ab)

Package Information

  • Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
  • Type: Rail Tour
  • Departures: January - December 2021
  • Cities Visited: London, York, Manchester, Liverpool, London
  • Price From: $ 1,794