One of the leading heritage travel providers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Albion provides Royal Oak members with custom itineraries that include visits to National Trust properties.

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Queen Victoria 200

Osbourne House - English-Heritage

Regal Splendor & an Island Getaway

2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria, Britain’s second longest serving monarch. Victoria’s reign marked a period of great cultural, industrial and political change and a great expansion of the British Empire. This tour takes in some of the famous palaces, castles and country houses frequented by the Queen throughout her reign and offers a very real insight into her life and the people closest to her.

Dates:

September 15 – 24, 2019

Cost:

From $4,950 per person
Includes a $150 discount for Royal Oak Members

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The Tudors & Stuarts in London

Uncovering the capital's hidden treasures

London’s skyline today is characterized by modern high-rise towers, but look hard and you can still see traces of its early history. The Tudor and Stuart monarchs collectively ruled Britain for over 200 years and this time was highly influential on the city’s architecture. We discover Sir Christopher Wren’s rebuilding of the city’s churches after the Great Fire of London along with visiting magnificent St Paul’s Cathedral. We also travel to the capital’s outskirts to find impressive Tudor houses waiting to be rediscovered.

Dates:

May 4 to 11, 2020

Cost:

From $4,990 per person
Includes a $150 discount for Royal Oak Members

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Kent Castles & Coasts

Romantic Castles, Rural Villages & Stunning Coastlines

The romantic county of Kent offers a multitude of historic treasures, from enchanting castles and stately homes to imaginative gardens and delightful coastal towns. On this captivating break we learn about Kent’s role in shaping English history, and discover some of its famous residents such as Ann Boleyn, Charles Dickens and Winston Churchill. In a county famed for its castles, we also explore historic Hever and impressive Leeds Castle. We combine these fascinating architectural wonders with the peacefulness of the Kentish coast, as we experience the classic seaside charm of Margate and Whitstable.

Dates:

May 5 to 13, 2020

Cost:

From $4,990 per person
Includes a $150 discount for Royal Oak Members

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Bonnie Prince Charlie & the Jacobite Rebellion

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Romance, Rebellion and Warfare North of the Border

Follow in the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie 300 years on from his birth. Prince Charles Edward Stuart, born to the exiled Stuart King James II, was raised in the belief that his family were the true rulers of Britain. Supported by his fellow Jacobites, he landed in Scotland in 1745. His planned invasion of England starting promisingly but ultimately ended in a disastrous defeat with the Prince forced to go on the run, always one step away from capture, before escaping to the continent. We tell the fascinating story of the young prince’s time in Scotland, visiting the places where he sought refuge, in a story that has shaped Scottish history and been immortalized in books and songs from Sir Walter Scott to the current Outlander TV series.

Dates:

May 10 – 20, 2020

Cost:

From $6,490 per person
Includes a $150 discount for Royal Oak Members

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North Wales

Glorious Gardens & Grandeur

North Wales, a land blessed with rugged mountains, beautiful beaches and picturesque villages also has some of the most striking gardens in the UK, many attached to magnificent houses with centuries of history to uncover. From world-renowned gardens to hidden gems, we encounter a remarkable array of sweeping landscapes, woodlands, valleys, walled gardens and displays of abundant flowers and shrubs which thrive in the unique climate of this region.

Dates:

June 7 to 16, 2020

Cost:

From $5,750 per person
Includes a $150 discount for Royal Oak Members

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A Tour Around the Treasure Houses of England

Explore the most magnificent palaces, castles and houses in England

The Treasure Houses of England are a collection of the most magnificent palaces, houses and castles, each with its own unique charm, stunning architecture and beautiful gardens. Most are still homes to the great families who have owned them for generations. Together, the houses display some of the most important art collections in the world, showcasing exquisite examples of fine furniture, porcelain, china and portraiture. On this captivating tour, we explore nine of these impressive places, alongside other historic gems, giving us a fascinating insight into life in England over the centuries.

Dates:

June 21 – July 2, 2020

Cost:

From $5,990 per person
Includes a $150 discount for Royal Oak Members

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The Lake District

& William Wordsworth’s Homes

The deep lakes and jagged fells of the Lake District have proved an inspiring backdrop for some of Britain’s greatest poets, writers and artists. Classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we explore this spectacular part of England with its magnificent scenery, while discovering how it influenced the life and work of the famous romantic poet, William Wordsworth.

Dates:

July 5 to 13, 2020

Cost:

From $4,990 per person
Includes a $150 discount for Royal Oak Members

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Bloomsbury Group In the South East

Explore the Lifestyle and Legacy of English writers, intellectuals and artists

In the early part of the 20th century a group of writers, intellectuals, philosophers and artists who lived and worked in Bloomsbury were perhaps best known for their liberal views on politics and social conventions as well as their infamous love triangles. Luminaries including Virginia Woolf, John Maynard Keynes, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, E. M. Forster and Lytton Strachey also undertook an experimental attitude to ways they decorated their homes, resulting in highly original and inspired designs. We uncover the finest examples of their work as we visit the houses where they lived and loved.

Dates:

July 14 – 22, 2020

Cost:

From $5,690 per person
Includes a $150 discount for Royal Oak Members

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Aristocrats & Manor Houses

A Grand Tour to the North

Our unforgettable tour explores the architectural grandeur and superb collections of some of Britain’s finest estates, some still family homes to this day. From the world-famous Highclere Castle, television’s Downton Abbey, to Winston Churchill’s birthplace of Blenheim Palace and beyond, we discover several historic treasures and their society stories. We juxtapose these fine manor houses with the rugged landscapes of the north, providing us with the perfect opportunity to explore Britain’s rich heritage and diverse countryside.

Dates:

July 19 to 28, 2020

Cost:

From $5,490 per person
Includes a $150 discount for Royal Oak Members

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South West England

English Gardens & their Manor Houses

The picturesque South West of England is home to a veritable treasure trove of impressive stately homes and atmospheric manors. These magnificent properties boast extraordinary interiors and often feature fascinating garden styles and parkland too, many of which were created by 18th-century garden design trendsetters such as ‘Capability’ Brown. On this tour, we uncover some of these classic and sometimes hidden gems, from the Elizabethan Longleat House to the tranquil Heale House Gardens and Italianate Peto Garden.

Dates:

August 2 to 11, 2020

Cost:

From $4,990 per person
Includes a $150 discount for Royal Oak Members

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East Anglia

Cambridge, Mansions, and Villages

The region of East Anglia is filled with natural beauty, charming villages and historic wool towns that have changed little since Tudor times, with their timber-framed buildings and crooked streets. On this insightful tour we explore some of these wonderful locations and discover magnificent houses rich in history and architecture such as elegant Holkham Hall and the breathtaking Jacobean mansion of Blickling.

Dates:

August 17 to 26, 2020

Cost:

From $4,990 per person
Includes a $150 discount for Royal Oak Members

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A Nostalgic Journey

Through the Malvern Hills & Cotswold Vales

Steeped in the rural charm of a bygone age, the picturesque villages of the Cotswolds have housed writers and artists whose work mirrored the natural beauty of their surroundings. The Malvern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty overlooking the Cotswold Vale, have equally inspired writers like Tolkien and composers such as Edward Elgar with their stunning scenery. We learn more about the fascinating history of the area, reflected in Sudeley and Eastnor Castles, and discover how the landscape influenced grand estates like Croome and the region’s gardens such as gorgeous Hidcote Manor Garden.

Dates:

September 6 to 14, 2020

Cost:

From$4,750 per person
Includes a $150 discount for Royal Oak Members

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Oxford & the Home Counties

Picturesque Houses & Gardens

The pastoral landscapes of the Home Counties that surround London provide a beautiful backdrop to some of Britain’s most impressive homes. We uncover the fascinating stories of these magnificent places with their wonderful mix of architectural styles and fine treasures within, and explore spectacular landscape gardens and parkland. Our tour is complemented by a stay at Hartwell House Hotel, a stunning stately home and one of the Historic House Hotels of the National Trust.

Dates:

September 6 to 13, 2020

Cost:

From$4,990 per person
Includes a $150 discount for Royal Oak Members

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Mayflower 400 Celebration Tour

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Celebrate the historic journey of The Mayflower Ship

2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s pioneering voyage from England to America. In 1620, an intrepid group of dissenters set sail across the Atlantic on what was then an incredibly dangerous journey to start a new life in the New World. To commemorate this anniversary, we follow in the footsteps of the Mayflower Pilgrims and trace the Mayflower’s journey en-route for America, learning more about the ship that links four nations and the legacy of a voyage that changed history.

Dates:

September 10 – 20, 2020

Cost:

From $5,990 per person
Includes a $150 discount for Royal Oak Members

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