The Best of England and Scotland Tour 2024/2025

Duration

7 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Harrogate

Available

June 2024 / March 2025

Cities to visit: London; Oxford; Stratford; Chester; Liverpool; Lake District; Gretna Green; Glasgow; Loch Lomond; Fort William; Lago 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

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.


Abandonaremos Glasgow y bordeando los bellos márgenes del Loch Lomond nos adentraremos en las Tierras Altas de Escocia, lugar de famosos clanes familiares. Pasaremos por Crianlarich y llegaremos a Fort William, donde tendremos tiempo libre para almorzar. Por la tarde, tomaremos los márgenes del Lago Ness en busca de su ancestral huésped “Nessie”. Podrán hacer un paseo en barco por el Lago Ness (opcional) y después realizaremos una visita a las Ruinas Castillo de Urquhart. Partiremos recorriendo las orillas del lago en dirección a Inverness, donde al llegar realizaremos un tour panorámico. Cena, alojamiento y desayuno en el hotel Craiglynne, MacDonald Aviemore hotel, Highland Hotel de Aviemore o similar de la zona.


After breakfast, we will head through mid-mountain landscapes towards Pitlochry. There, we will visit a whiskey distillery, where we will learn about its preparation method, and we will taste the Scottish national drink. We will continue our journey towards Callander and Stirling, where one of the most important clashes of the independence wars between Scotland and England originated. The Battle of Stirling Bridge (known through the film Braveheart) in 1297 was William Wallace's greatest victory and made him the undisputed leader of the resistance against the English. We will visit Stirling Castle, located on a rocky promontory with impressive views. Free time for lunch. Then, we will continue to Edinburgh, where we will make a panoramic tour of the city before our arrival at the hotel. Tonight, they will have the chance to join a Scottish dinner enlivened by typical Scottish folklore (optional). Accommodation and breakfast at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre, Holiday Inn Edinburgh Zoo, Hampton by Hilton Edinburgh, Braids Hill or similar hotel.


                       


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.



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