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Tour code: BEHHEEL-0

Tour Inclusions

  • 8 Nights
  • 12 Meals 8 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
  • Hotel
  • Driver

Enchanting Eastern England

  • 9 days
  • United Kingdom
  • Max 18 Passengers


World-famous university cities meet hideaway villages on this enchanting tour of Eastern England. Travelling across the stunning North York Moors and through the Peak District National Park, we'll follow in the footsteps of Vikings, Romans and royalty - delving deeper into each stop's fascinating history as we go.


Worth Noting…

This tour was previously called 'Historic Eastern England'


  • Tour Starts/Ends
  • 1 Overnight Stop
  • Day Stop

The Blue-Roads Difference

  • Enjoy a brewery visit and ale tasting session in the magnificent Peak District
  • Call in at Sandringham Estate, the private retreat of Her Majesty The Queen
  • Experience a behind-the-scenes tour at Newmarket National Stud

Tour Itinerary

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  • Day 1 - Edinburgh - Lindisfarne - Alnwick

    After meeting in the iconic city of Edinburgh, we’ll cross over into England to begin our tour of Eastern England. Our first stop will be the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, where we’ll discover the dramatic ruins of the famous priory. To end the day, we’ll carry on to Alnwick Castle - the majestic home of the Duke of Northumberland - where we’ll see some of the rooms that took a starring role in Downton Abbey. On the menu tonight: a delicious welcome dinner. Accommodation: The White Swan Hotel (or similar)

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  • Day 2 - Alnwick - Durham - Whitby - North York Moors

  • Day 3 - North York Moors - Peak District

  • Day 4 - Peak District - Chatsworth House - Peak District

  • Day 5 - Peak District - Lincoln

  • Day 6 - Lincoln

  • Day 7 - Lincoln - Sandringham Estate - Cambridge

  • Day 8 - Cambridge

  • Day 9 - Cambridge - Newmarket - Lavenham - London

Tour Inclusions


8 nights in boutique accommodation


The Crew

Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver



Premium mini-coach transportation



Reviews Rating
  • 11th June 2019
    Review rating
    good places to see, good guide and driver
  • 3rd June 2019
    Review rating
    Guide was well prepared. Plan changes due to unforeseen circumstances were handled well. However, though I would recommend Backroards, I would not recommend Historic Eastern England. The tour covered all that it promised. I just found that there was too much repetition; too many cathedrals, too many castles, too many manor houses and not enough variety. York was missed along with the National Railway Museum. Blue-Roads what I asked for. I just asked for too much of the same thing.