3 weeks in Great Britain (Edinburgh, Penrith, York, London, Cotswolds, Bath, Bristol)

There will be 4 of us traveling from Edinburg to Penrith, England to catch an REI hike. After the 9day hike, we will be in York by September 8. From there we want to travel to London, Cotswolds, Bath and Bristol. We will be spending a few days at each stop. What is your suggestion for the most cost effective pass for this trip. We are all over 61 years of age. We will be 3 days in London, so how does the "consecutive" pass work for that instance? Also, would the Oyster pass be our option in London? Thank you!
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) June 19, 2018 18:24
    Hi Elaine,

    For the requested itinerary, you would purchase the BritRail Pass. For the BritRail Pass, you would click here: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891.

    This particular pass does offer discounted rates for seniors 60 and above. To be quoted the senior rates, you would just identify yourselves as seniors when purchasing this pass on our site.

    The BritRail Pass covers trains between Edinburgh, Penrith, York, stations in the Cotswolds (i.e. Stroud, Cheltenham, Moreton-in-Marsh), Bath, Bristol, and London.

    For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under 'Book Train Tickets' on our homepage (www.raileurope.com) to view schedules for these routes. When searching schedules to/from Penrith, you would need to type it as 'Penrith North Lakes. For Bath, you would type it as 'Bath Spa'. For Bristol, you would type 'Bristol Temple Meads'.

    If you'll be staying in London for multiple days and using public transit to get around, you would purchase the 'Visitor Oyster Card'. Within London, the 'Visitor Oyster Card' covers the London Tube, the DLR (Docklands Light Railway), London Trams (Tramlink), National Rail, and the London Overground. For the 'Visitor Oyster Card', you would click here: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331.
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  • We live in Ohio, USA.....how far ahead do we need to order the pass to safely have it prior to departure for England?
    • Jeff (Official Rep) June 21, 2018 15:03
      Any order placed on our website can take 24 to 48 hours to be processed in addition to the time it takes to ship the documents, which would be an additional 2 to 3 business days if the option of standard delivery is chosen or an additional 1 business day if the option of express delivery is chosen. If you ever wish to bypass the 24-48 hour processing time to ensure your documents are shipped out today for overnight delivery, you would have to call us to place your order. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays. The last shipment on any given weekday leaves our office at 5:30 PM CT.
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