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England Contest

Truly great Britain awaits!
Win a trip for two

Donate to Knowledge between September 28 and November 13, 2018 5pm PT to be automatically entered to win a 13 day backroads excursion from Edinburgh to London.

Monthly donors are automatically entered.

Enjoy an unforgettable road trip adventure from Edinburgh to London checking out some of England’s most fabled locations. The fun starts with two nights to do as you please in Edinburgh, Scotland before setting off on a leisurely journey through the idyllic eastern English countryside, stopping in at cathedral cities, famous estates and historic castles.

Enjoy the rugged beauty of the Yorkshire coast and wild moors and delight in the picturesque gardens and landscapes of iconic England. Your authentic English experiences include visits to a working thoroughbred stud farm, a Stilton creamery, the famous Blue John Cavern and visits to majestic castles and country houses like Alnwick Castle, Ripley Castle and Sandringham.

This intimate, boutique tour features stays in smaller, handpicked local accommodation along the way coupled with stops at famed food and drink spots England is known for. It’s truly great Britain. The holiday ends with two memorable nights in London. Take it at your own pace as the city’s restaurants, museums and galleries are at your doorstep.

How to Enter:

Donate to Knowledge Network between September 28 and November 13, 2018 at 5 pm PT to be automatically entered to win.

Monthly donors are automatically entered.

  • No purchase necessary
  • Open to BC residents 19 years of age and older
  • See Official Contest Rules for more details

Grand Prize includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare (Vancouver - Edinburgh and London - Vancouver) for two
  • 2 nights in Edinburgh and 2 nights in London
  • 8 day guided small group tour through Eastern England
  • Accommodations and meals for two as outlined in the itinerary*
  • Admission to all attractions*
  • $1000 spending money

*See Detailed Itinerary for inclusions and exclusions

The itinerary of the Jolly Olde England Contest prize is subject to change.
For the latest itinerary of the guided tour, please see Goway Travel.

Transfers from airport to the hotel

Arrive at the iconic city of Edinburgh and discover the vibrant, cosmopolitan and stunningly beautiful capital city of Scotland. With the day to yourself, feel free to explore its unique historical properties, or simply kick back and relax with the best food and drinks that Scotland has to offer.

Meals: Full Breakfast
Hotel: Hilton Edinburgh Carlton, Edinburgh


Head to Mercat Cross to join a walking tour through Edinburgh and let your Mercat guide reveal the city’s remarkable past and people. Finish the tour with a visit to the awe-inspiring Edinburgh Castle and then enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure.

Meals: Full Breakfast
Hotel: Hilton Edinburgh Carlton, Edinburgh


Join up with a tour group for a unique backroads adventure of Eastern England. Stop at Lindisfarne to glimpse its dramatic ruins before carrying on to Alnwick Castle, where you'll be welcomed into the majestic home of the Duke of Northumberland.

Meals: Dinner
Hotel: White Swan Hotel, Alnwick


The finest example of Norman history can be found in Durham. Step inside the Durham Cathedral, a magnificent architectural monument designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Journey onwards to Whitby and explore Captain Cook's Museum.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Hotel: Gisborough Hall, North Yorkshire


Capturing the hearts and minds of writers and artists for centuries, it's your turn to discover the dramatic Ripley Castle – an iconic country house. Enjoy a day of historic sightseeing, ending the day’s tour at the stunning Peak District.

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Rutland Arms Hotel, Bakewell, Derbyshire


Take a stroll through Chatsworth House, infused with Elizabethan history and contemporary culture, and whose stunning architecture is said to have inspired Jane Austen. Finish off the day with a visit to the iconic Blue John Cavern, a series of connected caves within the Peak District.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Hotel: Rutland Arms Hotel, Bakewell, Derbyshire


Say farewell to the picturesque Peak District and journey onwards to the historic town of Lincoln, home to the Lincoln Cathedral and Castle. Bask in the sights of this cathedral city as you enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: The White Hart Hotel, Hampton Wick, Lincoln


Delight in a visit to a local creamery for a cheese tasting and guided tour on the history of stilton cheese. Pay a visit to the Sandringham Estate, the private residence of Her Majesty The Queen, a magnificent stately house with picturesque gardens and a museum.

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Anstey Hall Hotel, Cambridge


Admire the beautiful 'Backs' of Cambridge University, spotting world-famous buildings such as The Wren Library and the Bridge of Sighs. Enjoy the rest of your afternoon in leisure. Step inside colleges and chapels, museums and galleries – or simply indulge in a little retail therapy.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Hotel: Anstey Hall Hotel, Cambridge


Delve into England's sporting heritage at Newmarket National Stud. At this working thoroughbred stud farm you may see stallions in the paddocks and, occasionally, foals in the nursery. Then onwards to London, where old and new combine. The backroads tour ends here, but your adventure continues on.

Meals: Full Breakfast
Hotel: The Grosvenor Hotel, London


No trip to London is complete without a ride on the Hop-on Hop-off tour bus. Make your way to any of the six bus stops and then sit back, relax and take in the magical sights, sounds and iconic views of the city. Spend the last day exploring at your leisure.

Meals: Full Breakfast
Hotel: The Grosvenor Hotel, London


After a final breakfast, you will be transferred to London Heathrow Airport for your homeward journey. You are welcome to make your own arrangements from here.

Meals: Full Breakfast
Transfers from hotel to the airport

Jolly Olde England: A Backroads Adventure Contest Rules

1. Contest is open to those 19 years of age and over as of Tuesday, November 13, 2018, who are residents of British Columbia only, except employees and their families of Knowledge Network Corporation (”Knowledge”) and its affiliated agencies and suppliers. No purchase is necessary.
2. Contest runs from 12:00:01 am Pacific Time (“PT”) on Friday, September 28, 2018 to 5 pm PT on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 (the “Contest Period”). To be eligible, entries must be received by Knowledge no later than 5 pm PT on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. The winner will be determined by random draw on or about November 16, 2018. Prize package must be accepted as awarded; no cash or substitutions are available. The approximate value of the prize is $13,000 CAD (thirteen thousand dollars CAD). Odds of winning depend on the number of valid entries received during the Contest Period. The Prize is not transferable.
3. There are three (3) ways to enter:
  1. Make a donation to Knowledge Network during the Contest Period; OR
  2. If you are a monthly donor, your monthly donation during the Contest Period will be your automatic entry into the Contest; OR
  3. Legibly print your name, address and telephone number on a plain piece of paper and mail it to:
  4. Knowledge Network
    4355 Mathissi Place
    Burnaby BC V5G 4S8
    Attention: Jolly Olde England Contest
  5. Mail-in entries must be received by Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 5 pm PT. Limit: One (1) entry per person regardless of method of entry. Duplication of a mail-in entry may result in disqualification.
4. Knowledge is not responsible for any entries that are lost, damaged, illegible, misdirected, postage due or undelivered. This includes lost or corrupted entries by donations made online.

There is one (1) prize available to be won (the “Prize”). The Prize consists of a trip for two to England from approximately May 12, 2019 to May 24, 2019 (subject to change), departing from and returning to Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR). Prize includes two return economy airfares from Vancouver, airport transfers in Edinburgh, two nights’ accommodation in Edinburgh; Tour: seven nights’ accommodation, driver/tour leader, mini-coach transportation, full English breakfast daily, three evening meals, 1 lunch, Cambridge punting; entrance fees to Alnwick Castle and Gardens, Durham Cathedral, Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Blue John Cavern, Cropwell Bishop Creamery, Ripley Castle, Chatsworth House, Sandringham Estate and Newmarket National Stud; two nights’ accommodation in London, airport transfer in London and $1,000 (one thousand dollars CAD) spending money. Prize excludes insurance, optional excursions and entrance fees, gratuities, meals not indicated in the itinerary, items of a personal nature such as laundry, dry cleaning, phone calls, drinks, travel documentation, excess baggage charges and all personal expenses of any kind or nature. This tour is operated by Goway Travel.

5. Winner and guest are responsible for all costs and expenses not specifically described as included in the Prize, including expenses incurred travelling to and from Vancouver International Airport. It is the sole responsibility of the winner and guest to obtain all necessary travel documentation including passports and visas as applicable and to comply with any customs and immigration requirements. It is recommended that the winner and guest obtain sufficient personal insurance prior to departure. Winner and guest must travel together on the same itinerary. If guest is a minor s/he must be accompanied at all times by the winner, who must be approved to supervise the minor, in writing, by his/her parent or legal guardian. Knowledge is not responsible if the winner and/or his/her guest is denied entry to, or re-entry from, any aircraft or England or Scotland. In such event, the winner and guest will be solely responsible for all additional expenses incurred and may waive participation in the Prize, in whole or in part.
6. The Prize cannot be substituted, whether in cash or otherwise, except at Knowledge’s sole discretion. Knowledge shall have the right to alter or substitute the whole or any component of the Prize with a prize of equal or greater monetary value. In the event that a confirmed winner declines or forfeits the Prize, Knowledge may randomly select an alternate winner from among the eligible entries. If it is not reasonably possible to award the Prize to an alternate prior to scheduled departure, the Prize may be forfeited.
7. Knowledge will select the winning entry on or about November 16, 2018. Knowledge will contact the winner by telephone in order to award the Prize. In order to be eligible to receive the Prize:
  1. The winner must be reached by telephone within seven (7) days immediately following the selection of the winning entry.
  2. Prior to winning, winner must answer a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question.
  3. Winner and guest will be required to sign, have witnessed, and return to Knowledge a declaration and release affirming compliance with these Official Contest Rules and releasing Knowledge from liability with respect to the Contest and the Prize.
8. If any one of the above conditions in awarding the Prize is not met, the selected entrant will be disqualified and shall not be entitled to receive the Prize. Knowledge reserves the right select at random another eligible entrant as a potential Prize winner.
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10. By accepting the Prize, to the full extent permitted by law, winner agrees to Knowledge's use of his/her name, city/province of residence, picture, biographical information, statements, voice and likeness in any advertising and publicity Knowledge may conduct relating to the Contest. The winner may be required to sign a document to this effect.
11. Individuals making donations may request that they be excluded from eligible Contest entries by phone, email or in writing.
12. By entering this Contest, the entrant releases Knowledge and its respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents, their advertising agencies, suppliers of Contest materials, Contest organizers and their respective agents, parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates from any and all claims, liability, losses or damages, costs or expenses of any kind whatsoever which arise out of or result from the entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or in connection with the acceptance and/or exercise of the entrant of the Prize awarded in this Contest and waives all rights to any recourse in this respect.
13. General Conditions: All entries become the property of Knowledge. By participating in the Contest, each entrant agrees that Knowledge has not made any warranty, representation or guarantee with respect to the Prize. Mass entries, automated entries, entries submitted by third parties, and any entries or prize claims that are late, incomplete, fraudulent, illegible, unidentified or delayed will be void. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. Void where prohibited. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. Should a winner make any false statement(s) in any document referenced above, the winner may be required to promptly return to Knowledge his/her prize, or the cash value thereof. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the person who submitted any entry online, the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant. The potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.