The Best of England and Scotland Including Nights in London 2024/2025

Duration

11 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

London

Available

May 2024 / February 2025

Cities to visit: London; Oxford; Stratford; Chester; Liverpool; Lake District; Gretna Green; Glasgow; Loch Lomond; Fort William; Loch Ness; Inverness; Highlands; Pitlochry; Stirling; Edinburgh; Jedburgh; Durham; York; Harrogate; Cambridge

Detailed day by day description

Introduction

Dear Traveler: thank you for choosing us to perform this Tour! We hope you enjoy your trip.

Here we give you a guidance on their tour with the information that we believe may be of your interest. The information is indicative, may exist variations on designated hours.

TRANSFER from the airport, if you have it included or purchasing. Our transfer will be waiting for you with a poster on behalf of Eurowelcome or its name to the output of the custom (after collecting your luggage).

Remember to inform us by phone if you lost your connection flight or expected delay of their arrival, in your VOUCHER figure the phone of the transfer.

Day

Transfer from London-Heathrow airport to the hotel. Bed and breakfast at the President, Royal National Hotel or similar.


This morning we will take a panoramic tour of London by bus, where we will visit the neighbourhoods of Westminster, Kensington, Mayfair, and Belgravia. Photo stop at the Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the London Eye, Royal Albert Hall, and Albert Memorial. In addition, we will have the opportunity to see the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace (if it operates on that day). We will visit the West End (theatre and restaurant area), Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square, and very representative cultural areas such as: the Natural History Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Science Museum, and the National Gallery. This tour will end at Buckingham Palace at around 11:45am and you will have the rest of the day free in London to discover more about this magnificent city. Bed and breakfast at the President, Royal National Hotel or similar.


We will leave London towards towards the University of Oxford, where we will take a short walking tour to admire its magnificent colleges. The University of Oxford is also very prestigious, the oldest in the English-speaking world. From Oxford we will head towards Stratford-Upon-Avon, a charming city on the banks of the River Avon and birthplace of the playwright William Shakespeare. In this beautiful town we will make a panoramic visit and stop for lunch. We then continue north to the walled city of Chester for a walking tour. We will leave to do a panoramic tour in Liverpool, the birthplace of the most famous rock band: The Beatles. It was also the European Capital of Culture in 2008. In Liverpool we find one of the largest ports in England, with the well-known "Albert Dock" area. . Dinner, accommodation and breakfast at the Marriott Liverpool City Center Hotel or similar.


Our tour will take us north through the Lake District, a place of inspiration for English poets and writers. Along Loch Grasmere we will cross the Scottish border at Gretna Green, where we will have free time for lunch. We will continue north and have a brief visit to the third largest city in the United Kingdom: Glasgow. Here is Buchanan Street, well known for both its Victorian architecture and its shops. Accommodation and breakfast at the Marriott Glasgow, Jurys Inn Glasgow or similar.


We will leave Glasgow, bordering the beautiful banks of Loch Lomond we’ll enter the Highlands of Scotland, place of famous family clans. We will pass through Crianlarich and arrive at Fort William, where we will have free time for lunch. In the afternoon, we will take the banks of Loch Ness in search of its ancestral host "Nessie". They will be able to take a boat trip on Loch Ness (optional) and then we will visit the Urquhart Castle Ruins. We will set out along the shores of the lake towards Inverness, where upon arrival we will take a panoramic tour. Dinner, bed and breakfast at the Craiglynne Hotel, MacDonald Aviemore Hotel, Highland Hotel in Aviemore or similar in the area.


Después del desayuno, nos dirigiremos por paisajes de media montaña hacia Pitlochry. Allí visitaremos una destilería de whisky, donde conoceremos su método de preparación y degustaremos la bebida nacional escocesa. Continuaremos nuestro recorrido hacia Callander y Stirling, donde se originó uno de los enfrentamientos más importantes de las guerras de independencia entre Escocia e Inglaterra. La batalla de Stirling Bridge (conocida a través de la película Braveheart) en 1297 fue la mayor victoria de William Wallace y le convirtió en el líder indiscutible de la resistencia contra los ingleses. Visitaremos el Castillo de Stirling, situado sobre un promontorio rocoso con impresionantes vistas. Tiempo libre para el almuerzo. A continuación, proseguiremos hacia Edimburgo, donde efectuaremos una visita panorámica de la ciudad antes de nuestra llegada al hotel. Esta noche tendrán la posibilidad de participar en una cena escocesa amenizada por el folclore típico escocés (opcional). Alojamiento y desayuno en el hotel Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre, Holiday Inn Edinburgh Zoo, Hampton by Hilton Edinburgh, Braids Hill o similar.


Free day to enjoy the charming city of Edinburgh, you will have a ticket to visit Edinburgh Castle on your own. Among the main attractions are Holyrood Palace, St. Giles Cathedral, the National Gallery of Scotland and the Royal Yacht Britannia (optional). Edinburgh is considered the second most visited city in the United Kingdom, after London, and has also been the seat of the Scottish Parliament since 1999. It is essential to visit the medieval city with its bustling Royal Mile, the elegant Georgian city and then you can do shopping at street Princess St with its gardens. Accommodation and breakfast at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre, Holiday Inn Edinburgh Zoo, Hampton by Hilton Edinburgh, Braids Hill or similar hotel.


We'll leave Edinburgh enjoying the rolling landscapes of the Lowlands and we'll head to Jedburgh, scene of border fighting, where we'll visit the remains of its Benedictine abbey. Our route will continue to the historic city of Durham, dominated by its magnificent cathedral. Free time for lunch. We will continue to York, a beautiful city of Roman origin and a long history linked to the Vikings and Saxons. We will have time to take a short tour of its charming streets and you will have the opportunity to see the exterior of the largest cathedral in northern Europe. Dinner, bed and breakfast at Crowne Plaza Harrogate, Cedar Court Hotel, Yorkshire or similar.


Our route will take us south until we reach the charming University of Cambridge, which not only rivals Oxford in its education and sport, but also in its beauty and architectural wealth. We will have free time for lunch and to walk through its university colleges and historic streets. From Cambridge we return directly to London where we will arrive around 6:00 p.m. Accommodation and breakfast at the President hotel or similar.


Free time in London. Accommodation and breakfast at the President hotel or similar.


You will have free time in London until it is time for your transfer back to London Heathrow Airport for your departure flight.



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