9-Day England & Scotland
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- Accommodation based on twin share room
- Daily breakfast
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- Expert local guides
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- Meals as per the itinerary
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This classic tour of England and Scotland takes you to explore London, Stonehenge, Bath, Liverpool, Edinburgh, York, Cambridge & more.
Start in London with a tour of the iconic city’s West End. Head to Stonehenge, where the unique stone circles and its construction still defies belief. Continue to Bath’s Georgian Crescents and travel north through the charming villages of the Cotswolds. Stop for tea and fresh-baked scones at a local farmhouse in the Lakes District and enjoy a guided city tour of historic Edinburgh.
As the tour makes its way back to London, drive through the borderlands and on to the Viking city of York. Then pass through Robin Hood country and Sherwood Forest to spend time in the university city of Cambridge.
Be immersed in the history, culture and beautiful landscapes of two remarkable British countries on this fully escorted tour.
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Inclusions at a glance
- 8 nights accommodation in 3- & 4-star hotels
- 3 nights London
- 1 night Bath
- 1 night Liverpool
- 2 nights Edinburgh
- 1 night Leeds
- 11 meals: 8 breakfasts, 3 dinners with wine
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
- Tour Stonehenge, the best-known prehistoric monument in England and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Visit the 2000-year-old Roman Baths and Georgian pump room with its natural mineral water
- Tour Edinburgh Castle, where you can see the Crown Room, Royal Palace and St. Margaret’s Chapel
- Visit the Gothic style York Minster, a world-renowned masterpiece of architecture and design
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Welcome to the UK! On arrival, please make your own way to the hotel. Most flights arrive in the early morning and your room may not be ready for you. In this case, leave your luggage with the concierge and your Tour Manager will provide suggestions for you to begin to explore the city on your own. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 6 PM, followed by a light dinner. We recommend that booking flights which arrive no later than 4 PM
London City Tour
Discover the history, pageantry and sights of the city with a half day tour of London's West End. Begin with a drive through fashionable Kensington with its elegant squares and parks. Pass Harrods store and continue to view Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and the famous Big Ben. Go on to view Buckingham Palace, the London residence of His Majesty the King. Your tour ends in the heart of the city to explore at leisure. Perhaps join the optional tour of the Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral
Optional: Tower of London & St. Paul's Cathedral (PM)
Today, depart London and head to the circles of Stonehenge. Located in the middle of Salisbury Plain, Stonehenge is unique among stone circles and its construction still defies belief. The first stone was placed here 5000 years ago and the structure was finally completed 1400 years later. Continue to Bath's Georgian Crescents to visit the original 2000-year-old Roman Baths and Georgian Pump Room with its natural mineral water. Later in the afternoon join the optional tour to the Village of Lacock. You will have time to explore the village before dinner at a historic local inn
Optional: Village of Lacock with dinner (PM)
Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon, Liverpool
Drive north today through the villages of the Cotswolds, with its stone and thatch cottages, to the birthplace of Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon, a charming market town. View Anne Hathaway's cottage, the school that William Shakespeare attended, and Shakespeare's birthplace. After time at leisure, travel to Liverpool where The Beatles were born and rose to fame. With your guide, explore the sights made famous in song by the Beatles - Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields. View the legendary Cavern Club where the Beatles began their journey to fame and Liverpool's Albert Dock complex. Dinner tonight is at your hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Local Farmhouse Visit in the Lake District, Moffat, Edinburgh
Today, travel along the shores of Windermere, at the heart of the Lake District, stopping for tea and fresh-baked scones at a local farmhouse. Continue towards the village of Grasmere, the 19th century home of the poet William Wordsworth. Next, cross into Scotland at the border town of Gretna Green, famous for its "runaway" weddings, and past Moffat. known for its high-quality wool products. Arrive in Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for overnight
Edinburgh City Tour
This morning, join a local guide for a city tour of historic Edinburgh. The route will take you past the Scottish Parliament, Holyrood Palace, the Museum of Scotland, the Royal Mile, and Princes Street. Also included is a visit to Edinburgh Castle, where you can see the Crown Room, Royal Palace, St. Margaret's Chapel, and much more! The balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, don't miss the optional evening of traditional Scottish entertainment that includes dinner
Optional: Scottish Dinner & Show (PM)
York City Tour, Leeds
After breakfast, depart Edinburgh and drive through the borderlands, past the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey, and on to the Viking city of York, one of northern England's most compelling cities. Take an orientation tour through the narrow medieval streets surrounded by the 13th century York City Walls. Also included is a visit to York Minster, with its impressive architecture and beautiful gardens. After the tour, continue on to Leeds
Cambridge, Travel to London
This morning, travel south, passing Robin Hood country and Sherwood Forest to the university city of Cambridge. Here, stop for time at leisure. View King's College and its beautiful chapel before continuing to London. Celebrate your last night in the British capital with dinner
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
The tour comes to an end after breakfast. Then it’s time to check out of the hotel and if you’re leaving England today, make your way to the airport for your departure flight
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This British tour covers the highlights and has the ideal balance of included activities and free time. The tour includes sightseeing and many meals.
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