Welcome to Leicester

Leicester is a city with a rich medieval past and thriving present. The city came to the forefront of British history when archaeologists discovered the remains of Richard III, the last Plantagenet king. This sparked a huge project to build a visitor centre on the site and turn Leicester Cathedral into a site of historical homage. We will be given exclusive tours for both these attractions followed by a visit and dramatic walk through of Richard III’s demise at the site of the battle of Bosworth field. Immerse yourself in one of Britain’s greatest tales, The Wars of the Roses, while exploring a city that now houses the burial place of a king and one of histories most recent underdog succcess stories, that of Leicester City Football Club.

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the life of the last Plantagenet, King Richard III
  • Relive the climax of the Wars of the Roses at the Battle of Bosworth Field
  • Explore Leicester’s bustling city centre
  • Dates & Prices

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    September 29 - October 1, 2017 (3 days)

    Standard Blind Price: £299 Book Now

    Discounted Sighted Price: £149 Contact us for availability

    The prices shown below are for non-UK travellers and do not include return flights and transfers. If you are travelling from within the UK, please .

    Standard Blind Price: 299 299 Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: 149 149 Contact us for availability

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    A bronze statue of King RIchard III
  • A wattle and daub building in the Tudor style with Leicester cathedral spire in the background

    What's Included

    • 4 star accommodation
    • 2 breakfasts
    • 2 dinners
    • Specified excursions
    • Services of local guides
    • Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
  • Excursions

    • King Richard III Visitor Centre Tour
    • Leicester Cathedral Tour
    • Battle of Bosworth Field Tour
    A courtyard with Leicester cathedral, green bushes and benches

Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.

Friday 29th September

Arrive at our hotel and congregate for our welcome briefing and delicious dinner.

Dinner included. Overnight in Leicester.

Saturday 30th September

Today we will venture to Leicester City Centre, home of infamous King Richard III, the last Plantagenet who died in the final battle of The Wars of the Roses. The resting place of his body had remained a mystery over the centuries until a dedicated team of archaeologists uncovered his remains in a car park in 2012. We will be given an informative and tactile tour of the visitor centre dedicated to this remarkable discovery.

Our tour continues to Leicester Cathedral, final burial place of Richard III whose iconic tomb was constructed in 2015.  The rest of the afternoon will be enjoyed at leisure to explore Leicester’s cosmopolitan centre before returning to our hotel for dinner.

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Leicester.

Sunday 1st October

This morning we’ll transfer to Bosworth Field and discover the dramatic final battle between The House of York and House of Lancaster that led to Richard’s, and the Plantagenet dynasty’s ultimate demise. This climactic conclusion to the Wars of the Roses saw the rise of the Tudor dynasty and the unification through marriage of the Houses of York and Lancaster. We will be given a guided walking tour with tactile elements included for an immersive experience before returning to the present-day back at our hotel before departing Leicester.

Breakfast included.