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2013 Britain Sampler Vacation with Sceptre Tours

The 2013 Britain Sampler by Sceptre Tours offers you the best of this great land. Guided sightseeing shows you all the famous landmarks in London: Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and visits to St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Changing of the Guard, if held. Head southwest to admire the breathtaking gardens at Henry VIII’s Hampton Court Palace, then venture on to prehistoric Stonehenge, the Roman excavations of Bath, the Cotswolds village of Stow, Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, and picturesque Llangollen in North Wales. Travel north through the Lake District, pausing in Wordsworth’s Grasmere and Gretna Green before arriving in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital. Admire the Crown Jewels at Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. In medieval York, enjoy a walking tour that features York Minster and the narrow Shambles. Then, return to London by way of the market town of Stamford and the university city of Cambridge.

Here is a look at what is included on a Britain Sampler vacation with Sceptre Tours:


  • 2 nights Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge, London
  • 1 night Bath Hilton, Bath
  • 1 night Mercure Chester East
  • 2 nights Mercure Edinburgh Princes Street
  • 1 night Mercure York Fairfield Manor
  • 1 night Hilton London Metropole, London


  • Private luxury motorcoach with air-conditioning, extra leg room and emergency washroom
  • Services of a professional driver/guide

Other Inclusions:

  • Full English/Scottish breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with choice of menus, including a Welcome Dinner in Bath
  • Complete sightseeing program as detailed in the itinerary including: London – guided sightseeing; Hampton Court gardens; Stonehenge; Salisbury; Bath; Stow-on-the-World; Stratford-Upon-Avon; Llangollen; Chester – walking tour; Grasmere; Gretna Green; Edinburgh – guided sightseeing; Abbotsford; Jedburgh; York – walking tour Stamford; Cambridge.
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges, carrier and government taxes/fees/facility charges on airfare, and porterage of one suitcase per person. Gratuities are NOT included.

Email spreadingmagic@gmail.com for more information on a 2013 Britain Sampler vacation!

Sceptre Tours 2013 Affordable Luxury Scotland Vacation

Sceptre’s 2013 Affordable Luxury Scotland is a 24-karat gold vacation, great for those who don’t want a guided tour!

When you arrive in Glasgow you will pick up your car and head to the 4-star Devere Deluxe Cameron House, located on the bonnie banks of Loch Lommond! Your first night will be spent in this lovely hotel where you will experience the finest in Scottish hospitality. Sumptuous rooms offer guests a relaxing night’s sleep. But first be sure to have a bite to eat at one of the four on-premises hotels as well as a single malt at the Great Scots bar. Day two will see you heading northeast to Auchterarder and the World-famous 5 Star Gleneages Hotel. This award-winning Spa & Golf Resort set within the gentle beauty of 850 acres of Perthshire countryside is home to three championship golf courses, a sparkling, award-winning spa and an exhilarating array of outdoor activities. While you are only there one night the experience will be memorable for the luxury and attention to detail you will experience.

On day three you will make your way further north to the stunning 4-star Atholl Palace in Pitlochry. Here within the wild & rugged Scottish Highlands where the River Tummel flows to the Tay, sits the historic small town of Pitlochry. The Atholl Palace Hotel, the epitome of Scottish Baronial splendour, stands overlooking wooded parkland grounds and the town to the surrounding hills. Originally opened as the Athole Hydropathic in Victorian times, the hotel retains many features of the traditional large country house, with bedroom facilities and standards which often exceed expectations and complement spacious, relaxing public areas. For two nights you will call this amazing property home as you explore the surrounding area’s rustic charm and beauty.

On day 6 you will head northwest to St. Andrews for your final night at the Old Course Hotel. As a regular member of the Best Hotels in the World list and receiver of multiple accolades from Conde Naste and Travel & Leisure, this hotel is the perfect place to relax and organize all of the amazing memories you collected over the previous days. Bordering the renowned 17th ‘Road Hole’ of the Old Course in the Home of Golf, the Old Course Hotel enjoys a spectacular location overlooking the famous links courses, the West Sands beach and the beautiful Scottish coastline. Discover the historic university town of St Andrews, just a short stroll from the resort, and explore the surrounding countryside of the ancient Kingdom of Fife. With a combination of classically elegant and contemporary interiors, the hotel offers quietly confident service, luxurious facilities and a warm welcome in the finest traditions of Scottish hospitality.

Contact spreadingmagic@gmail.com for more information on your affordable luxury Scotland vacation!

2013 Tuscan Experience Tour with Sceptre Tours

Sceptre Tours is a great option for the best in unique custom luxury vacations to Italy!

Are you looking to go to Italy, but not sure you want to tackle a foreign county and foreign language on your own? Why don’t you consider a 2013 Tuscan Experience tour with Sceptre tours?

The Tuscan region of Italy is truly a celebration of the senses. Known for its scenic beauty, rich history, priceless art, culinary pleasures and fine wines, Tuscany reminds us that life is to be enjoyed. And there may be no better way to enjoy a visit to this region than with Sceptre Tours “Tuscan Experience,” a unique, yet affordable escorted tour ideal for small or large groups. In fact, because all departures are guaranteed, there’s no risk of this tour being cancelled; even for groups as small as 2! Guests traveling on the Tuscan Experience Tour will be reminded of just how beautiful life can be when they allow their senses to be heightened by the tastes, aromas, beauty and laughter that await them on this magnificent adventure. Guests on the Tuscan Experience will spend 5 nights at Villa Casagrande, a 14th century villa located in the heart of Pienza, and where each glorious day will begin. From wine tastings, Tuscan feasts, a 3-hour Tuscan cooking class and opportunities to sample some of the world’s finest hams, cheeses and salami, to strolls through ancient villages with their majestic squares, medieval and Renaissance architecture, cobblestone streets, beautiful fountains, and of course local artisans and shops, this itinerary delivers the full Tuscan experience. And because life is best enjoyed when we are rested, the itinerary was designed to allow you plenty of free time to spend as you wish- whether that means shopping, dining, strolling or enjoying an afternoon nap.

Would like more information on planning your 2013 Tuscan Experience tour? Contact me at spreadingmagic@gmail.com!