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England & Scotland Explorer

$3230

per person

Embark on a meticulously crafted tour of England and Scotland. From the vibrant capital city of London to the breathtaking Scottish realm, witness dramatic landscapes adorned with lochs and islands, while exploring majestic cathedrals and time-honored castles.

Our stress-free tour extends beyond sightseeing, allowing you the opportunity to leisurely cruise along the scenic River Thames and the tranquil waters of a Scottish loch. Immerse your taste buds in the cuisine of each region, savoring traditional haggis, fine whisky, indulgent afternoon tea, and hidden culinary gems. Engage with the warm locals, distinguished by their unique accents, as they invite you to experience the genuine hospitality that defines these remarkable destinations.

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10 Days, 9 Nights: London, Edinburgh, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Glasgow

β“˜Β Semi-Guided TourΒ Includes hotels, daily breakfast, tour guide, train tickets, private airport and train station transfers, admission fees

β“˜Β AirfareΒ is not included in the price that is listed

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⭐⭐⭐⭐ Hotels + London Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour + Edinburgh City Tour + Inverness City Walking Tour + Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle + Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour + Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Cruise Day Tour
Optional Add-On
Dinner Cruise on the Thames River + Edinburgh Walking Food Tour With Secret Food Tour + Glasgow Afternoon Tea Experience On A Doube-Decker + Scottish Whisky Distillery Tour
β“˜ Upgrade to Deluxe or Private Tour
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Hotels , you pick your departure dates with select trip upgrades and personalizations

British Parliament & River Thames Cruise Boats

Buckingham Palace

George Square, Glasglow


Portree, Isle of Skye

Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Duich

Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow


9 Night Accommodation

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVE LONDON

Arrive at Heathrow Airport and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free.

London is the capital of the United Kingdom (UK). It is one of the most diverse and vibrant cities in the world.

πŸ›οΈ.Β  2 Nights in London 🍴  Meals: None

 

DAY 2: LONDON HOP-ON HOP-OFF BUS TOUR

Today we offer you the convenient and flexible hop-on hop-off bus to explore London’s top attractions at your own pace. Visit Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Hyde Park and the Houses of Parliament.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

β“˜Β ADD-ON: DINNER CRUISE ON THE THAMES RIVER (3 hours @7:45pm)

Enjoy a 3-hour dinner cruise through London. Partake a pre-cruise glass of sparkling wine or soft drink. Dinner – a delicious 4-course dinner. Live performance and dancing till late.

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DAY 3: LONDON – EDINBURGH

After breakfast, take the train north to Edinburgh. Hotel and train station transfers are included. The rest of the day is free.

πŸ›οΈ.Β  2 Nights in Edinburgh 🍴  Meals: Breakfast

β“˜Β ADD-ON: Edinburgh Walking Food Tour With Secret Food Tour (3 hours)

See Edinburgh’s Old Town and taste the dishes beloved by the locals. Sample some of Edinburgh’s most delicious dishes to get a better understanding of its culture and history.

Start your tour with haggis, neeps and tatties. Sip a fantastic lowland single malt. Enjoy creamy cheese and experience a traditional afternoon tea with local Scottish cakes.

 

DAY 4: EDINBURGH CITY TOUR

Today’s Edinburgh City Tour (group) explores Edinburgh New Town, Royal Botanical Gardens, Newhaven Harbour, the Royal Yacht Britannia, The Shore in Leith, Stockbridge, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, and Edinburgh Castle.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 5: EDINBURGH – INVERNESS, INVERNESS WALKING TOUR

Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness (10:30 AM – 14:15 PM).

Inverness is the gateway to the Scottish Highlands, the stunning region of Scotland that offers breathtaking landscapes and ancient sites.Β  It is just 20 minutes to famous Loch Ness, home of the legendary monster Nessie and many historic castles.

The Inverness City Walking Tour visits several attractions (1.5 hour @5:30pm).

Discover Inverness through the eyes of a local. See how Inverness developed, its history, folklore, and highland culture. From humble beginnings as a royal city, to Jacobite risings and castle sieges, to modern life in Inverness today and of course, the Loch Ness monster.

πŸ›οΈ.Β  2 Nights in Inverness 🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 6: ISLE OF SKYE AND EILEAN DONAN CASTLE TOUR

Today we discover the Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle (12 hours @8am).

Visit the Isle of Skye, including its capital Portree, Lealt Falls, and the Old Man of Storr. See Loch Ness from Invermoriston, Loch Carron, and Eilean Donan Castle.

Follow the shores of Loch Ness to Invermoriston, where you will stop for a short break. Grab a coffee, take scenic photos, and try to spot Nessie!

Continue to Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland’s most photographed castles, set on its own island at the head of Loch Duich.

If you like, you can enter the castle and learn about its history (entrance fee not included). Or just admire the picturesque castle and its scenic surroundings.

Next we journey to the Isle of Skye. Portree is a small colorful town fringed by cliffs and rolling hills.

Head to the Old Man of Storr which is an iconic rock formation.Β Take a walk at Lealt Falls to admire the beautiful waterfall and gorge. Stop at the panoramic Strome Viewpoint over Loch Carron.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 7: GLASGOW & CITY WAKING TOUR

Take the train to Glasgow and transfer to the hotel (9:40 AM – 1:15 PM).

Enjoy the Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour (1.5 hours @5 PM). See George Square, pass by the City Chambers, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Cathedral, The Necropolis, St. Mungo at High Street and Gallery of Modern Art.

πŸ›οΈ.Β  3 Nights in Glasgow🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 8: STIRLING CASTLE, LOCH LOMOND AND CRUISE

After breakfast we join the Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Cruise Day Tour (9 hours @9am).

Spot the magnificent Stirling Castle perched on a crag. This stronghold is known as the β€˜Key to Scotland’, and has witnessed several battles that were turning points in Scottish history.

From Stirling you travel into the Highlands to an area known as the Trossachs National Park. This land is full of shimmering lochs, rugged mountain tops, and forest-filled glens. And it used to be a perfect place for outlaws like Rob Roy to hide.

Hear the tale of this fascinating folk hero and enjoy the magnificent nature all around you before proceeding to lunch in picturesque Aberfoyle (lunch at your own cost).

After lunch you continue the journey through the national park to the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Framed by majestic mountains and adorned with over 30 islands, this stunning loch has been celebrated in songs and poems for centuries.

Join an optional hour-long cruise to admire the loch from a different angle and enjoy tales of local wildlife, folklore, and history.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 9: GLASGOWΒ 

Free day

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

β“˜Β ADD-ON: GLASGOW AFTERNOON TEA EXPERIENCE ON A DOUBE-DECKER (1.5 hours @12pm or 3pm)

Hop on a vintage double-decker and get ready for a unique adventure. Sit back, relax, and delight your senses whilst taking in many interesting sites that the city has to offer.

Choose either a traditional afternoon tea and coffee or add gin cocktails with aromatic herbs and dainty edible flowers.

Take in popular attractions such as the People’s Palace, Kelvingrove Art Gallery, and the Transport Museum.

Taste delicious sandwiches, petite fours, cupcakes, scones, and mini quiches, and sip on a glass of prosecco before you leave.

 

β“˜Β ADD-ON: SCOTTISH WHISKY DISTILLERY TOUR (8 hours @8:30am)

Visit a combination of distilleries that make whisky in the Highlands or Lowlands regions of Scotland, crafting luxury spirits using local barley and spring water.

Taste different whiskies along with local shortbread at 3 famous distilleries β€” all included.

 

DAY 10: END OF TOUR

After breakfast, transfer to Glasgow Airport (GLA) for your flight home to the USA or Canada.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

*Hotel check-out time is generally aroundΒ 11 am.Β If your flight departs in the evening or past midnight, we suggest you consider adding aΒ post-tour hotel night during booking, to be comfortable and well rested before your flight home.

*The duration and start time of excursions are subject to change without prior notice.


Semi-Guide Fixed Date Departure (Land Only)

  • Guaranteed Departure with 2 Persons
  • Tour Dates
  • Thursday – Saturday
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  • April 4 – 13
  • Apr 11 – Apr 20
  • Apr 18 – Apr 27
  • Apr 25 – May 4
  • May 2 – May 11
  • May 9 – May 18
  • May 16 – May 25
  • May 23 – Jun 1
  • May 30 – Jun 8
  • Jun 6 – June 15
  • Jun 20 – Jun 29
  • July 11 – July 20
  • July 18 – July 27
  • July 25 – Aug 3
  • Aug 1 – Aug 10
  • Aug 8 – Aug 17
  • Aug 15 – Aug 24
  • Aug 22 – Aug 31
  • Sep 5 – Sep 14
  • Sep 12 – Sep 21
  • Sep 19 – Sep 28
  • Oct 3 – Oct 12
  • Oct 10 – Oct 19
  • Oct 17 – Oct 26
$4,075 + Airfare
  • Oct 24 – Nov 2
  • Nov 7 – Nov 16
  • Nov 14 – Nov 23
  • Nov 21 – 30
  • Dec 5 – 14
  • Dec 12 – Dec 21
$3,230 + Airfare

Tour Optional Add-Ons (per person)

  • β€£ Pre-tour hotel night
  • β€£ Post-tour hotel night
  • β€£ Day 2 Dinner Cruise on the Thames River $230
  • β€£ Day 3 Edinburgh Walking Food Tour With Secret Food Tours $190
  • β€£ Day 9 Glasgow Afternoon Tea Experience $115
  • β€£ Day 9 Scottish Whisky Distillery Tour $400
  • β€£ Note: must be booked with your tour reservation

 


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Hotels We carefully handpick our hotels to ensure they provide you with the best comfort and experience. For Private Tours, you may request a specific hotel as one of the customizable options.

Destination Premium Class ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
London Mercure London Bridge view images >
Edinburgh Voco Edinburgh Royal Terrace, an IHG Hotel view images >
Inverness AC Hotel by Marriott Inverness view images >
Glasgow Holiday Inn Glasgow City Centre Theatreland, an IHG Hotel view images >
  * Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation.

Accommodation Classification

  • CLASSIC ⭐⭐⭐-Β 3-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • PREMIUM ⭐⭐⭐⭐- 4-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • DELUXE ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐- 5-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations

Hotel Check-in and Check-out

Hotel check-in time is generally 3 pm or later. Check-out time is around 11 am. Hotels usually allow early arrivals and late departures to store your luggage in their luggage room for a few hours.

Pre-Tour HotelΒ Add-onΒ and Post-Tour Hotel Add-on

Depending on your flight arrival and departure times we may suggest you consider aΒ pre-tour hotel night and/or post-tour hotel night during booking.Β  Β The additional night allows you to be well rested before your tour or your flight home.

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Semi-Guide Fixed Date Departure (Land Only)

  • Guaranteed Departure with 2 Persons
  • Tour Dates
  • Thursday - Saturday
  • Premium
  • ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐
Year 2024 Β 
  • April 4 – 13
  • Apr 11 – Apr 20
  • Apr 18 – Apr 27
  • Apr 25 – May 4
  • May 2 – May 11
  • May 9 – May 18
  • May 16 – May 25
  • May 23 – Jun 1
  • May 30 – Jun 8
  • Jun 6 – June 15
  • Jun 20 – Jun 29
  • July 11 – July 20
  • July 18 – July 27
  • July 25 – Aug 3
  • Aug 1 – Aug 10
  • Aug 8 – Aug 17
  • Aug 15 – Aug 24
  • Aug 22 – Aug 31
  • Sep 5 – Sep 14
  • Sep 12 – Sep 21
  • Sep 19 – Sep 28
  • Oct 3 – Oct 12
  • Oct 10 – Oct 19
  • Oct 17 – Oct 26
$4,075 + Airfare
  • Oct 24 – Nov 2
  • Nov 7 – Nov 16
  • Nov 14 – Nov 23
  • Nov 21 - 30
  • Dec 5 - 14
  • Dec 12 – Dec 21
$3,230 + Airfare
  Fixed Date Departure Tour Price Details
  • β€£ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
  • β€£ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. A special rate for single travelers is available on request - please inquire.
  • β€£ This tour operates with a minimum of 2Β 

Departures for Private Tours (Land Only)

  • You Choose Your Own Dates
  • Call for price
Private Tour Price Details
  • β€£ Daily departures.
  • β€£ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
  • β€£ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Special rates for single travelers or larger groups are available on request - please inquire.
  • β€£ Seasonal surcharges may apply during applicable major holidays. Surcharge dates: Jan 1-4, Easter, Memorial weekend, Independence Day weekend,Β  Labor Day weekend, Thanksgiving weekend, Dec 16 - 31 and selected local major holidays.
  • β€£ Note that tour prices vary according to season. If your tour straddles two seasons then each portion will be priced according to that season.

Flight Add-On

  • β€£ We work with all major airlines for the best routes and competitive pricing.
  • β€£ The nearest arrival airport is London - Heathrow Airport (LHR).
  • β€£ The nearest departure airport is Glasgow – Glasgow Airport (GLA).
  • β€£ Contact us for more detail and pricing.

Inclusions

  • β€£ Hotel Accommodations
  • β€£ Daily Breakfasts and Selected Meals (See tour plan for details)
  • β€£ English-speaking Local Guide
  • β€£ Entrance Fees to Monuments & Attractions per Itinerary
  • β€£ Airport and Train Station Transfer
  • β€£ Train Tickets

Exclusions

  • β€£ Air Fare
  • β€£ Travel Insurance
  • β€£ Medical Expenses
  • β€£ Visa Fee
  • β€£ Gratuity
  • β€£ Personal Expenses

Tour Optional Add-Ons (per person)

  • β€£ Pre-tour hotel night
  • β€£ Post-tour hotel night
  • β€£ Day 2 Dinner Cruise on the Thames River $230
  • β€£ Day 3 Edinburgh Walking Food Tour With Secret Food Tours $190
  • β€£ Day 9 Glasgow Afternoon Tea Experience $115
  • β€£ Day 9 Scottish Whisky Distillery Tour $400
  • β€£ Note: must be booked with your tour reservation

Deposit

  • β€£ A deposit of $950 is due within 3 days of booking confirmation. Full payment to be made 70 days prior to the departure date.
  • β€£ The airfare is due upon flight booking. Airfare and flight schedule shown are indicative only. Actual prices and schedule will be available at flight booking. All airfares are subject to change until paid in full at time of ticketing.
  • β€£ Credit card fee for American Express and non-US issued credit card is 1%. No charge for most other credit cards.

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Suggested Gratuity

  • β€£ Local Guide: US $7 per person per day of sightseeing. US $4 per half day of sightseeing.
  • β€£ Driver: US $5 per person per day of sightseeing. US $3 per half day of sightseeing.
  • β€£ Gratuities may be paid in local currency or US dollars. You can tip the guides and drivers when they finish their assignment with you e.g. end of day, end of city stay, on departure, etc.

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