Authentic Local Experiences:
- Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 4th – August 18th departures.
- See Yorkshire’s amazing scenery as you travel by vintage locomotive.
- 7 breakfasts (B) and 4 dinners (D) including a festive Scottish evening in Edinburgh and dinner at a historic pub in York.
- Castle Howard
- North Yorkshire Steam Vintage Train
- Glamis Castle
- Shakespeare’s Birthplace
- St Andrews
- Tower of London
- York Minster
- Edinburgh Castle
- Norton House Hotel & Spa | near Edinburgh (3)
- York Marriott | York (2)
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – Victoria | London (2)
Norton House Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh
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
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
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.
2019 GREAT BRITISH CITIES / 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS / 11 MEALS
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
Day 1 Edinburgh & Scottish Evening
Tour begins 6:30 PM at your Edinburgh hotel. Meet your tour director and fellow travelers and enjoy a lively Scottish evening with dinner and entertainment. (D)
Day 2Edinburgh 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. On August 4 - August 18 departures, experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. (B)
Day 3Excursion to Glamis Castle & St Andrews Walk
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 a 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 4Abbotsford House & York Minster
Visit Abbotsford House, former home of Sir Walter Scott. Upon arrival in York, visit York Minster, which is famous for its stained glass windows. In the evening enjoy a pub dinner with your group. (B, D)
Day 5Historic 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, take a guided 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 6Shakespeare’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 where the evening is at leisure. (B)
Day 7Tower of London & City Sightseeing
Take a panoramic London tour 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 8Tour Ends In London
Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)
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|Sunday Sep 1, 2019 from Edinburgh||Sunday Sep 8, 2019 to London 8 Days||$3439||Guaranteed Small Group||Call to book|
|Sunday Sep 8, 2019 from Edinburgh||Sunday Sep 15, 2019 to London 8 Days||$2749||Guaranteed||Call to book|
|Sunday Sep 15, 2019 from Edinburgh||Sunday Sep 22, 2019 to London 8 Days||$2749||Guaranteed||Call to book|
|Sunday Sep 22, 2019 from Edinburgh||Sunday Sep 29, 2019 to London 8 Days||$2749||Guaranteed||Call to book|
|Sunday Sep 29, 2019 from Edinburgh||Sunday Oct 6, 2019 to London 8 Days||$3199||Guaranteed Small Group||Book Now|
|Sunday Oct 27, 2019 from Edinburgh||Sunday Nov 3, 2019 to London 8 Days||$2569||Guaranteed||Book Now|