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United Kingdom Cross Country Tour

Three Cross Country Meets in the United Kingdom

Take your cross country team on a United Kingdom Cross Country Tour. Arrive in London, then travel to the Lake District for your first cross country run. After sightseeing, it’s off to Yorkshire for a training run and a cross country meet. Head to Scotland for a training run in Stirling, and finish the trip with two cross country meets in historic Edinburgh.

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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Depart from North America
  • Fly to London Sit back, relax and enjoy your overnight flight
Day 2 Welcome to the UK
  • Your Adventure Begins Arrive at London Heathrow Airport where you are met by your Excel Representative
  • Visit to Liverpool En Route to The Lake District Liverpool is a historic maritime city and the hometown of The Beatles. Enjoy a Beatles City Tour and see The Beatles Museum
  • Transfer by deluxe coach to your hotel Check into your 3* Lake District area hotel where you will be staying for the following two nights
  • Dinner at hotel
Day 3 Scenic Cross Country Run
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • First cross county run This morning enjoy a training run. Run on one of the Lake Distric's scenic visitor trails. Few runs will provide more spectacular scenery than what we will witness in the Lake District
  • Steamer Ride This afternoon, enjoy a Steamer Ride on Lake Windermere
  • Dinner at hotel
Day 4 The Lake District to York Area
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Transfer by deluxe coach to York area En route we will explore the Yorkshire Dales
  • Yorkshire Dales, National Park Enjoy a training run and walk in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The park features many well-maintained trails which will be the ideal setting for our training today
  • Check into your York area hotel We will be staying here for the next two nights
  • Dinner at hotel
Day 5 Explore York
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Visit York Minster Walk through the Shambles, Europe's best preserved medieval street. The street itself is mentioned in the Domesday Book, so we know that it has been in continuous existence for over 900 years
  • Yorkshire Cross Country Meet This evening, participate in your first meet against local teams or running clubs
  • Dinner at hotel
Day 6 Travel to Stirling
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • En route to Stirling, explore Hadrian's Wall The fortress wall defines the extent of the Roman Empire. The Wall is entirely in Northern England and is 73 miles in length, and winds through Northumberland and Cumbria
  • Scenic Cross Country Run Enjoy a training run and run along Hadrian's Wall. Run among centuries of history and a beautiful scenic area, the border of England and Scotland
  • Check into your Stirling area hotel We will be staying here for the following four nights
  • Dinner at hotel
Day 7 Excursion to Edinburgh
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Sightseeing in Edinburgh Visit Edinburgh Castle, a place filled with history, legend and lore. Visit St. Margaret's Chapel, the State Apartments, the Great Hall and the Crown Chamber, which houses the Scottish Crown Jewels
  • The Royal Mile Enjoy a Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Royal Mile, one of the most fascinating and historic walks in Europe
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Cross Country Meet This evening, participate in a cross country meet against local teams or running clubs
Day 8 Visit St. Andrew's
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • This morning, enjoy a walking tour of St. Andrew's Enjoy the "Old Course" and see the grounds of the University of St. Andrews; founded in 1410 it is the third oldest university in Britain. Also see St. Andrew's Cathedral ruins dating from the 12th century
  • Evening training run
  • Dinner at hotel
Day 9 Return to Edinburgh
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Run to Arthur's Seat Enjoy a spectacular view over the Firth of Forth
  • Enjoy free time to spend at your leisure shopping or exploring Edinburgh
  • Last Cross Country Meet This evening, participate in a cross country meet against local teams or running clubs
  • Dinner at hotel
Day 10 Depart for North America
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Depart Edinburgh Airport for your return flight home

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