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Great British Cities

  • 2020 Great British Cities – 8 Days/7 Nights
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Starts Edinburgh
Ends London
  • Tour Highlights
  • Itinerary
  • Dates and Prices
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Tour Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 9-23 departures.
  • See Yorkshire’s amazing scenery as you travel by vintage locomotive.

Dining Experiences:

  • 7 breakfasts (B) and 4 dinners (D) including a festive Scottish evening in Edinburgh.

Trip Highlights:

  • Castle Howard
  • North Yorkshire Steam Vintage Train
  • Glamis Castle
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Shakespeare’s Birthplace
  • St Andrews
  • Tower of London
  • York Minster

Hotels:

  • Norton House Hotel & Spa | near Edinburgh (3 nights)
  • York Marriott | York (2 nights)
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – Victoria | London (2 nights)

Hotels

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Norton House Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh

Norton House Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh Description:

This Victorian mansion was built in 1840 on 55 Acres of parkland and gardens. The hotel offers 83 luxury bedrooms with satellite TV/DVD player and a minibar. Ushers Restaurant offers fine dining and specialty wines in elegant surroundings. The Brasserie offers traditional British cuisine, and The Glass Lounge serves classic cocktails and afternoon teas. Guests can relax in the sauna, steam room or hydrotherapy pool in the luxurious spa. Edinburgh is a 20 minute drive, and Edinburgh Airport is 3 miles away.

York Marriott, York

York Marriott, York Description:

This modern, stylish hotel is an ideal base for exploring York. The Chase Bar & Grill is open for all meals with an international menu. 151 luxuriously appointed guest rooms offer satellite TV, a hairdryer and tea and coffee facilities. Guests can enjoy one hour of free Wi-Fi access in public areas. The leisure club features a heated pool and spa facilities. York city center is within 2 miles of the hotel with York Minster being a 40-minute walk.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – Victoria, London

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – Victoria, London Description:

Conveniently located opposite Victoria Station, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – Victoria provides an immediate link to London’s public transport, Gatwick and Heathrow airports, and some of the city’s most popular points of interest. Walk to Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Harrods, and the famous Oxford and Bond Street from this central London hotel. Our friendly multilingual staff look forward to welcoming you with a signature DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie.

Itinerary

2020 GREAT BRITISH CITIES – 8 Days/7 Nights/11 Meals

Day 1: ARRIVAL & SCOTTISH EVENING
Tour begins at 6:30PM at your hotel near Edinburgh. Meet your tour director and fellow travelers and enjoy a lively Scottish evening with dinner and entertainment.
(B, D)

Day 2: EDINBURGH CASTLE & CITY TOUR
Explore central Edinburgh starting in the 200-year-old “New Town” with planned streets and elegant Georgian houses where many famous writers and inventors lived. See the Royal Mile with its narrow medieval houses, then tour Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The rest of the day is free for you to explore. On August 9 – 23 departures, attend the world famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
(B)

Day 3: GLAMIS CASTLE & ST ANDREWS
Tour Glamis Castle, the legendary setting of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” and childhood home of the Queen Mother. Cross the modern Tay Bridge to the medieval town of St Andrews, the “Home of Golf.” Enjoy panoramic tour and spend some free time browsing on your own. Back in Edinburgh, head to a nearby pub for dinner with your group.
(B, D)

Day 4: ABBOTSFORD HOUSE & YORK MINSTER
Visit Abbotsford House, the rambling and picturesque former home of Sir Walter Scott, the internationally famed 19th-century novelist; he was one of Scotland’s greatest historic characters and played a large role in the modern popularity of tartan. Head to York – an ancient, historic city founded by the Romans, rich in medieval and Georgian architecture. Visit York Minster, built in the 13th century; this beautiful Gothic cathedral is the largest medieval church in Northern Europe.
(B, D)

Day 5: HISTORIC TRAIN RIDE & CASTLE HOWARD
Head to Goathland Station, which served as Hogsmeade Station in the “Harry Potter” series, and travel on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway by vintage locomotive. In Whitby, your tour director will take you on a stroll around the picturesque harbor, winding streets, and quaint buildings. Tour the elaborate chambers of Castle Howard, an imposing 18th century mansion where “Brideshead Revisited” was filmed.
(B, D)

Day 6: SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE & LONDON
Travel to Stratford-upon-Avon and Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Discover the world that shaped the man as you look through an exhibition about his life and work, and take in a short performance to see his words come to life. Drive through the scenic Cotswolds region, renowned for picturesque villages built of honey-colored stone with charming gardens. Arrive in London and enjoy free time in the evening.
(B)

Day 7: TOWER OF LONDON & CITY SIGHTSEEING
Take a panoramic London tour with a local guied to see some of the famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Visit the mighty Tower of London to see the many fortresses, Beefeaters in their elaborate uniforms, and the dazzling Crown Jewels. The afternoon and evening are free for independent activities.
(B)

Day 8: TOUR ENDS IN LONDON
Your tour ends after breakfast.
(B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

 

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If you would prefer a single room, there is a single-room supplement of US $775.

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Sunday May 3, 2020 from Edinburgh Sunday May 10, 2020 to London 8 Days $2929 Guaranteed Small Group Sold Out
Sunday May 31, 2020 from Edinburgh Sunday Jun 7, 2020 to London 8 Days $2979 Guaranteed Small Group Book Now
Sunday Jun 14, 2020 from Edinburgh Sunday Jun 21, 2020 to London 8 Days $2609 Guaranteed Book Now
Sunday Jun 21, 2020 from Edinburgh Sunday Jun 28, 2020 to London 8 Days $3009 Small Group Book Now
Sunday Jul 12, 2020 from Edinburgh Sunday Jul 19, 2020 to London 8 Days $2719 Guaranteed Book Now
Sunday Jul 26, 2020 from Edinburgh Sunday Aug 2, 2020 to London 8 Days $2669 Book Now
Sunday Aug 9, 2020 from Edinburgh Sunday Aug 16, 2020 to London 8 Days $3269 Tattoo/Guaranteed Small Group Book Now
Sunday Aug 16, 2020 from Edinburgh Sunday Aug 23, 2020 to London 8 Days $2869 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed Book Now
Sunday Aug 23, 2020 from Edinburgh Sunday Aug 30, 2020 to London 8 Days $2869 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed Book Now
Sunday Aug 30, 2020 from Edinburgh Sunday Sep 6, 2020 to London 8 Days $3039 Small Group Book Now
Sunday Sep 13, 2020 from Edinburgh Sunday Sep 20, 2020 to London 8 Days $2669 Guaranteed Book Now
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Sunday Sep 27, 2020 from Edinburgh Sunday Oct 4, 2020 to London 8 Days $3069 Small Group Book Now
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Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 07/10/2019

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