Trail the All Blacks on their entire Northern Tour and explore the incredible cities of Edinburgh, London and Cardiff.
We all need a holiday right now. What better way to get away than to trail the All Blacks on their entire Northern Tour and explore the incredible cities of Edinburgh, London and Cardiff?
There are three huge matches to cheer (Wales, Scotland, England), legendary cities to discover and many exciting experiences to enjoy. From dining in ancient Scottish castles, to touring legendary stadiums and exploring the history of The Beatles in Liverpool – here are 10 bucket list travel experiences across the UK.
1. Dine in an ancient castle in Edinburgh
Dine like royalty in a fortified castle in Europe. Enjoy an elegant meal in a historic setting that was once a lavish royal residence to kings, pirates, soldiers and servants.
The Northern Tour’s Edinburgh leg includes a dinner in the heart of a castle, allowing you to dine in the seats of royals past.
2. Sample the world’s best Scotch Whisky
No trip to Scotland is complete without a dram of whisky or two. The best way to taste this iconic spirit is on the Scotch Whisky Experience, a tour of one of the best whisky collections in Scotland by a seasoned Whisky expert.
Delight your tastebuds to the national drink, with the Scotland leg of the Northern tour giving you the chance to fully immerse in the Scotch Whisky experience.
On the other hand, if you’d rather skip straight to the rugby at Murrayfield, check out the weekend package available All Blacks v Scotland Edinburgh package.
3. Tour a legendary stadium
There’s something special about exploring the grounds of iconic stadiums when the lights are down and the field is empty. The London leg of the Northern tour includes a tour of Twickenham Stadium, arguably the world’s most legendary rugby venue – home to some of the great historic moments of the game.
4. Follow the path of The Beatles in Liverpool
It’s easy to forget that the greatest band of all time was made up of four humble lads from the Northern English town of Liverpool. When you visit make sure you check out the immersive Beatles Story – a tour that tells the tale of how the band became great, including replicas of the Casbah, Abbey Road Studios and more.
5. See the Tower of London & Tower Bridge
You’ll have plenty of free time on the English leg of the Northern tour and it’d be criminal to miss London’s most incredible sights while you’re there. That includes the Tower of London – the city’s most iconic castle, and Tower Bridge, an icon of historic architecture.
6. Go inside one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals
York, a small city in Northeast England, is one of England’s most charming and historic areas (and in a place like England, that’s saying something). While you’re there, don’t miss York Minster, a 13th century gothic church that was once the centre of Christianity in Northern England.
Today it is said that this is one of the most magnificent churches in the world.
7. Experience the roar of the crowd
One of the most exciting things about Welsh culture is their passion and singing at sports events. That’s why, on the Welsh leg of the Northern Tour, simply attending a game and hearing the national anthems at Principality Stadium is an incredible experience.
8. Enjoy dinner and a show in London
Grabbing dinner and seeing a show is one of the best things to do in London. First enjoy a traditional English dinner, a couple pints of the black stuff (or a gin and tonic or two) followed by a colourful musical or theatre show to top off the evening.
9. Tour Chester with a Roman soldier as your guide
Chester in Northwest England was once England’s largest Roman fortress, featuring Britain’s biggest amphitheatre. Take a tour of this historic small town with a Roman Soldier as your guide, and hear light-hearted tales of Roman life in Chester and see the amphitheatre up close.
10. Train through the UK
Train is the best way to travel in the UK, by far. The full Northern Tour features several train trips, giving you the chance to relax in comfort and gaze out the window as the charming countryside, and small towns of England, Wales and Scotland glide past.
Are you ready for a once in a lifetime experience combining bucket list travel and epic All Black’s clashes with England, Wales and Scotland? Check out All Blacks Northern Tours and start planning your next trip here.