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Best of London & Scotland

11 days4 cities
United Kingdom1 country
Tour rating: 4 / 5, Based on 125 Reviews
Small group tour to United Kingdom

Explore the beauty of London and Scotland like never before! From touring historic castles and tasting traditional Scottish whisky to strolling through the bustling streets of London, this trip offers a perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. The experienced guides will take you off the beaten path and show you hidden gems only locals know about!

11 days4 cities
United Kingdom1 country
From
 $4,488 
London, United Kingdom
3
days
United Kingdom

London is among the most visited cities on the planet, attracting tourists with its fine cuisine, historic treasures, and unique culture.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
1
day
Arrival

Welcome to the incredible capital of the United Kingdom - London! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver, who transfers you to the hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

2
day
London City Tour

Following breakfast in your hotel begin your full day (up to 8 hours) guided walking tour around the iconic landmarks of London. We have booked a 2- day pass for the London tube for you, so you can experience the famous London transportation system and save time on traffic.

Together with your professional guide, you begin your tour with the legendary Tower of London. Your tour continues to the must-see of the city: the 700-year-old Westminster Abbey, which you explore from the outside and the inside. You also see one of London's most famous landmarks - the Houses of Parliament's clock tower Big Ben, officially known as Elizabeth Tower.

After the tour, you return back to your hotel. The rest of the day is free.

3
day
Day Trip to Windsor Castle

Today you go on a day trip to the picturesque Windsor Castle, which has been the family home to British kings and queens for over 1,000 years.

After breakfast go to the train station (transfer not included) to board your train for a quick ride to Windsor Castle. Upon arrival, your private guide meets you at the rail station and takes you to the castle. During your tour, the guide shows you around the castle and shares all the exciting stories it holds!

The size of the Castle (5 hectares/13 acres) is breathtaking, in fact, it is the largest and oldest occupied Castle in the world and it’s where Her Majesty The Queen chooses to spend most of her private weekends.

You visit the magnificent State Apartments furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection, take a tour of St. George's Chapel, admire the changing of the guards and much more. Your tour ends with a walk along the amazing parks.

After the tour you return to your hotel in London. The rest of the day is free.

Kindly note, the Castle is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

The next day following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and meet your private driver for the transfer.

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

St. Ermins Hotel, Autograph Collection

St. Ermin's Hotel is a historic 4-star establishment in central London. Renowned for its Victorian architecture, it offers over 300 elegant rooms and suites, a courtyard garden, and a notable restaurant, the 'Caxton Grill'. Besides its luxury, St.

train
London
Edinburgh
4 hrs 10 min

Travel across the United Kingdom to reach Edinburgh while onboard a modern train with plenty of legroom, storage compartments, power sockets, and other amenities. 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
3
days
United Kingdom

The capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh has stunning architecture including the Holyrood Palace on the Royal Mile and the Edinburgh Castle.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
4
day
Arrival

Welcome to the gorgeous ancient city - Edinburgh! 

Upon arrival, you are met by your driver at the airport, who transfers you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

5
day
Edinburgh Royal Mile

Today following breakfast you get to explore the capital of Scotland - Edinburgh! In the morning meet with a local guide in the hotel lobby to start a tour of the Royal Mile.

You tour includes a tour inside of the Edinburgh Castle to explore this famous fortification and enjoy great panoramic views of the city. After the tour (around 4 hours) you return to your hotel.

6
day
Day at Leisure & Optional Tour

Today is free for you to enjoy and explore Edinburgh on your own. We recommend visiting the Scotish Gallery of Arts, the Queens Gallery, or the famous "Our Dynamic Earth" exhibition.

Also you may choose one of our carefully planned optional tours.  

The next day, following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Edinburgh.

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

Market Street Hotel, Edinburgh

Set in historical Edinburgh Old Town, the Market Street Hotel offers unique guestrooms.

train
Edinburgh
Inverness
4 hrs

Enjoy the picturesque route from Edinburgh to Inverness while onboard a comfortable train with enough legroom, compartments for your belonging, power sockets and other amenities. 

Inverness, United Kingdom Gallery
2
days
United Kingdom

Inverness is undoubtedly a must-visit while in the Scottish Highlands! Full of myths and legends, spectacular nature and man-made wonders, the city is home to the monumental Inverness Castle, as well as the famous Loch Ness.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
6
day
Arrival

Upon arrival, you  meet the driver for a transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.  

 

7
day
Exploration of the Isle of Skye

After breakfast at your hotel, you get to enjoy the beauty of the untouched nature in its glory, embarking on a full day small group tour to the famous Isle of Skye.

Early in the morning, you join a small group tour and leave the city of Inverness with the guide-driver, passing the legendary Loch Ness, observing the dramatic Highland scenery and paying a visit to witness the most photographed castle in Scotland, Eilean Donan Castle.

The next destination on your agenda is the picturesque Kyle of Lochalsh, a village on the mainland which serves as the gateway to the scenic Isle of Skye, a place of inspiration for many movie makers, poets, and travelers. Upon arrival on the Isle, you travel around the island’s east coast through the gorgeous Cuillin Mountains, experiencing truly breathtaking panoramas.

Then, you arrive at the lovely town of Portree, overlooking a sheltered bay and serving as the capital city of the island. While in Portree, you have some free time to explore the town and grab a snack.

Afterwards, you proceed to the northernmost peninsula of the Isle of Skye, Trotternish, to observe some unusual natural formations like the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, and the Quiraing, and take some memorable photos of this extraterrestrial place.

Following the tour, you are transferred back to Inverness. The route you take back differs from the one in the morning so you have even more opportunities to admire the Highland scenery.  

*Note: the duration of the trip is up to 12 hours. Entrance tickets are not included. 

The next morning, following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Inverness.

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness

If you are looking for a "home away from home" in Inverness, take a closer look at the elegant Kingsmills Hotel, located right in the heart of this beautiful Scottish city. The property prides itself on flawless service, great in-house amenities, and cozy well-fitted guestrooms, equipped with everything you might need for a comfortable stay.

car
Inverness
Fort William
2 hrs

Let our experienced driver take care of your journey from Inverness to Fort William, while you sit back and enjoy the surroundings and authentic towns on the way. 

Glasgow, United Kingdom Gallery
3
days
United Kingdom

The bustling port city of Glasgow is one of the most impressive amalgams of heritage and entertainment of Scotland. Home to unique sights such as the Glasgow Cathedral, this city is surely worth exploring.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
9
day
Arrival

Upon arrival, you have a check-in at the hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.

10
day
Glasgow City Tour & Clydeside Distillery Tour and Tasting

Following breakfast in your hotel, meet your guide and start a 4-hour walking tour. Together you explore the gems and the great historical importance of Glasgow.

This port city on the River Clyde, famous for its shipbuilding industry, is famed for its outstanding Victorian and art nouveau architecture, fine art museums and excellent shopping opportunities. Following the tour we recommend you to visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

After the tour, you join a 1-hour guided tour around The Clydeside Distillery. Here you meet craftsmen, discover the birth of the whiskey industry in Glasgow and enjoy a spectacular view over the River Clyde from the Still House. Following the tour, you get to try 3 Wee Drams.

*Note: transfers to/from the distillery are included. 

11
day
Departure

Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Glasgow.

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

voco Grand Central Glasgow, an IHG Hotel

voco Grand Central Glasgow, an IHG Hotel, is a luxurious and iconic destination in the heart of Scotland's largest city. Housed within a stunning Victorian railway station, this hotel seamlessly blends history and modern elegance.

What's included

  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, local city taxes and all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Guided tours in London, Edinburgh, Fort William and Inverness
  • Trip to Windsor Castle, Edinburgh Royal Mile, Isle of Skye, and Mallaig in Jacobite Steam Train
  • Scotch Whiskey Experience in Edinburgh
  • Loch Ness scenery viewing
  • Exploration of Westminster Abbey and Big Ben
  • Free time to explore London, Edinburgh, Fort William and Inverness on your own

Stress-free Booking Book your journey without stress and at convenient pace. You can pay a deposit of 20% to book any tour in any major currency; the final balance will be due 90 days before start date. In event if you decide to change or postpone your trip, you can transfer your deposit to any other packages we offer. Cruise bookings and special offers may be subject to different booking terms.

Trip Assurance If you need our assistance during your trip, you can call our support line available from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. (CET) on weekdays and weekends.

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