Uk with Scotland

DURATION 8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS
ROUTE London – Edinburgh

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Day 1: Arrive London

Arrive London, Transfer to the hotel check ín Evening Explore the city on your own.
Overnight at the hotel

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Day 2: Total London Experience

After breakfast reach the dep point on your own @ 0745 hrs for the Total London Experience Tour .
Comprehensive Panoramic Tour Enjoy a whistle stop tour of London's famous monuments and marvel at the history of London's modern masterpieces from the comfort of your seat. St. Paul's Cathedral Towering high over the City of London, magnificent St Paul's Cathedral is widely considered to be Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece and marvel at the beautiful mosaics inside. *On Sundays due to church services, there is no guiding inside the cathedral. Buckingham Palace and Changing of the Guard As iconic an image of London as red telephone boxes and double–decker buses, the Changing of the Guard is a not–to–be–missed royal feast of bearskin hats and red tunics. *We will visit Horseguards Parade when the ceremony is not available. We will visit Horseguards Parade when the ceremony is not available. Free Lunch Pack – More Sightseeing Time To save you time, money and the struggle of finding somewhere to eat, our tour also includes a totally tasty Lunch pack! Avoid wasting time waiting for a meal in a restaurant - it means you can make the most of each stop and won't waste valuable exploring time. The Tower of London and Crown Jewels During its 1000 year history this impressive fortress has been a Royal Palace, prison, mint and even a zoo! Be dazzled by the Cullinan diamonds and the spectacular Kohi–i–Noor at the Crown Jewels. Exclusive feature ATTACK THE TOWER – Join a Yeoman Warder ('Beefeater') for an exclusive and very different view of the famous Tower of London on this guided tour. You will hear the story of the peasants' revolt and attack on the Tower of 1381, the military cunning used to ensure the safety of the Monarch within, and how the Tower's very architecture protects it from attack. River Thames Boat Ride Setting off from the Tower of London, take to the water on a River Thames boat ride and enjoy a tour of the London sights as you head towards the beautiful Greenwich. Walking Tour of Greenwich Explore the quaint beauty of Greenwich on this professionally guided walking tour, covering the iconic tea clipper Cutty Sark and the Old Royal Naval College, designed by Christopher Wren. After the walking tour, get back on board the River Boat and take in more of the city sights as you sail towards Central London and the iconic wheel of The London Eye. The Coca-Cola London Eye Experience End your day with a London Eye experience and enjoy breathtaking views of London in the luxury of your glass capsule. Your tour will finish at approximately 6:00pm at the London Eye Pier.

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Day 3: Stratford, The Cotswolds, Oxford and Warwick Castle Tour from London

Breakfast at the hotel A fun-filled, fully guided coach tour, see the best that England has to offer, all in one day. Traveling on a luxury air-conditioned coach, drive through the picturesque Cotswolds before visiting the actual birthplace of William Shakespeare and exploring the historical market town of Stratford-Upon-Avon. Enjoy historical grandeur with entry to Warwick Castle, an incredibly interactive medieval experience. Finish with a guided tour of the beautiful city of Oxford and a visit to the fairytale Brasenose College.
Walking tour of Oxford, follow the footsteps of Oxford's most revered students, from C.S. Lewis to Bill Clinton, as you wander the fairytale cobbled lanes and courtyards of this legendary University City. See the breathtaking 'dreaming spires', the unspoilt narrow alleys, the Bodleian Library and the ancient squares of this beautiful town. Entry to Brasenose College. Named after its bronze door knocker. The lawyer, Sir Richard Sutton and William Smyth, Bishop of Lincoln founded Brasenose College in 1509. It boasts fairytale architecture and a rolling green lawn. Past students include David Cameron, current Prime Minister and the writer William Golding.
The Cotswolds, experience breathtaking countryside views of sleepy market towns and villages during a gentle drive through one of England's most picturesque regions. Shakespeare's Birthplace at Stratford–Upon–Avon. Stratford–upon–Avon was the home of the world's most famous and revered writer, William Shakespeare. Visit the quaint half–timbered house where the Bard was born and get fascinating insights into his childhood.Lunch packs will be included.
Warwick Castle, visit the excellent medieval hive that is Warwick Castle. Enter the Great Hall and immerse yourself in battle preparations. Feel the weight of a medieval sword, become a soldier, try a battle helmet on for size and visit the State Rooms to feast your eyes on Victorian party preparations.
Overnight at the hotel

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Day 4: London – Edinburg

After breakfast , board a train to Edinburgh Transfer to hotel Check In day at leisure.
Overnight at the hotel

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Day 5: Edinburgh City Tour

breakfast at the hotel Reach departure point on your own for The best way to see the main sights in stunning Edinburgh.
Join this audio-guided city tour and get the local's perspective of Edinburgh. Hop aboard the Edinburgh bus tour at Waterloo Place in central Edinburgh. From here, you travel along Princes Street and past Scott's Monument, the bus then heads to the Grassmarket, with its array of small boutique shops, traditional Scottish pubs, and restaurants. We'll point out the 'birthplace' of Harry Potter, The Elephant House Cafe on George IV Bridge, where JK Rowling is said to have written some of the books. We then work our way up to Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile with a short introduction to the Old Town. Next, we head off the beaten track across the Dean Bridge and into Edinburgh's quaint Dean Village. This residential zone was once a separate village and is packed full of charming cobbled lanes. Back towards the city centre, we pass the impressive St Mary's Cathedral, one of three cathedrals in Edinburgh. From here, we head down towards the foot of Arthur's Seat, past the Burns monument to Holyrood Park where the regal Holyrood Palace is located. Our last leg of the journey takes us up through the Canongate, past the John Knox House and Scottish Storytelling Centre before heading back to Waterloo Place for the end of the tour.

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Day 6: Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands

Small-Group Day Trip from Edinburgh Breakfast at the hotel
Explore Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Scottish Highlands on this 12-hour tour from Edinburgh. Depart from Edinburgh by air-conditioned minivan and travel out into the Scottish Highlands to Glencoe with your guide. Stop at Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness at marvel at the spectacular scenery, then continue on to explore the Cairngorms National Park. Admire the majestic mountain of Craig Meagaidh and continue through the Drummochter mountain pass to visit the Victorian town of Pitlochry. Group size limited to 16 to ensure a personalized experience.
Depart from central Edinburgh by air-conditioned minivan in the morning and pass Linlithgow Palace — the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots — Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument en route to the most dramatic of all Highland glens, Glencoe. Hear the truth about the infamous 1692 massacre of Clan MacDonald from your knowledgeable guide, and learn of the area's fascinating history and heritage.
Journey onward through Fort William, site of the military post built during the Jacobite Rebellions in the 18th century, and continue up the Great Glen between Fort William and Inverness. Take the time to capture the stunning Scottish Highlands scenery from the comfort of your coach as you travel.
Stop at Fort Augustus, by the shores of famous Loch Ness, and enjoy breathtaking views out over the loch. Pause for lunch by the waterside at your own expense, or enjoy a 1-hour boat cruise on the loch to appreciate the beautiful views from the water (not included). The boat has a sonar system, so if Nessie is down there you won't miss her! Loch cruises run from Easter to the end of October.
Hop back aboard your minivan and continue on through the village of Spean Bridge to the Cairngorms National Park. Take in views of the spectacular Highlands scenery along the shores of Loch Laggan and marvel at Craig Meagaidh, one of the area's impressive mountains. It is here that TV series Monarch of the Glen was filmed. Continue over the Drummochter Summit — where herds of red deer often graze — and visit the Victorian town of Pitlochry, the final stop for the day. At the end of your time in Pitlochry, head back by minivan to Edinburgh where your tour will conclude.
Overnight at the hotel

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Day 7: Edinburgh

Breakfast at the hotel day at leisure or visit Glasgow on your Own.
Overnight at the hotel .

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Day 8: Edinburg

After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to the airport for your onward return flight.

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