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Essence of England & Scotland

Tour rating: 4.87 / 5, Based on 7 Reviews
Private tour to United Kingdom
Experience the highlights of Britain while traveling from London to Edinburgh via York with the comprehensive 8-day private tour. See the iconic clock tower Big Ben, the magnificent York Minster, tour the Yorkshire Countryside, and of course the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.

Essence of England & Scotland

8 days3 cities
United Kingdom1 country
Private tour to United Kingdom
From
$3,099
Tour rating: 4.87 / 5, Based on 7 Reviews
Experience the highlights of Britain while traveling from London to Edinburgh via York with the comprehensive 8-day private tour. See the iconic clock tower Big Ben, the magnificent York Minster, tour the Yorkshire Countryside, and of course the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.

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London

first destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival to London
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the incredible capital of the United Kingdom - London! Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the airport and takes you to your 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.

For the afternoon activity, we would recommend visiting The British Museum or the National Gallery.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Royal London
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast in your hotel you begin to explore the iconic landmarks of London. We have booked a 2 day pass for London tube for you, so you can experience famous London transportation system and save time on traffic.

Together with your professional guide you begin your full day city tour with the legendary Tower of London. Your tour continues with a walk to the absolutely un-missable must-sees of the city: the 700-year-old Westminster Abbey and one of London's most famous landmarks - the Houses of Parliament's iconic 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 for you to explore London.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 3
Free Day to Explore London
Free day
Free day

Today is a free day for you to explore London! There is still plenty to see, and one of the suggestions would be to visit The Shard skyscraper, which opens great panoramic views of the city.

Or you can choose to take our carefully planned optional day trip to Windsor Castle.

  • Optional tour: Day Trip to the 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.It is the largest and oldest occupied Castle in the world.

Breakfast is included.

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The Gore Hotel, London
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The Gore Hotel is a beautiful property and a great place to stay during your London visit. It is located in a 19th-century edifice and provides spacious guestrooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. The Gore Hotel offers to take advantage of the on-site restaurant and the well-known Bar 190.

Welcome to London

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

train
London
York
2 hrs

Board a train and enjoy the comfortable quick journey from London to York. Equipped with the necessary amenities, the trains in England are a great way to explore the country! 

York

second destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Train to York
City tour
City tour

This morning after breakfast you check out from the hotel. You are then taken to the train station for your short train ride to York. The duration of the train ride is approximately 2 hours.

Upon arrival to York, you are transferred to your downtown hotel for check-in.

Today you get to learn about the architecture, important characters, and brutal battles that have made York a cultural pilgrimage. Nearly becoming the capital of England, it was first found by Romans in 71 AD.

During the guided orientation walking tour of York you explore the ancient city walls, see the picturesque Shambles and the magnificent York Minster.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at your leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Best Western Plus Dean Court Hotel, York
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The Best Western Plus Dean Court boasts a wonderful location right in the center of the city and promises impeccable service and fantastic amenities. Each room has an individual design and modern features, such as free Wi-Fi, a TV, DVD player, and an elegant private bathroom.

Welcome to York

York is among the oldest cities in the United Kingdom, founded by the Romans in 71 A.D. as a military fort.

train
York
Edinburgh
2 hrs 20 min

Enjoy the pleasant train ride along some of the most beautiful sceneries, while onboard a modern train featuring all the necessary amenities.

Edinburgh

third destination
4 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 5
Yorkshire Dales Countryside Tour & Train to Edinburgh
Day tour
Day tour

In the morning after breakfast, you check out from your hotel, meet your driver-guide and start the exploration of Yorkshire countryside.

Today you pass many scenic places including Knaresborough, the gorgeous Nidd viaduct, Harrogate, and the Southern part of Yorkshire's Dales National Park. As one of the highlights, you stop at Hawes to taste Wensleydale Cheese. 

Your way back to York takes you via Pateley Bridge market town, home to the oldest sweet shop in England, and you also pass the outstanding 14th-century Ripley Castle.

After the tour, you are taken to the train station for your train to the capital of Scotland - Edinburgh. Upon arrival in 2 and a half hours, you walk to your hotel located nearby for check-in.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 6
Edinburgh Royal Mile
City tour
City tour

This morning after breakfast you meet your guide and start with a tour of the Royal Mile.

Your 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. You may extend your tour with an optional guided visit to the Royal Yacht Brittania.

  • Optional activity: Royal Yacht Britannia Tour
    Explore Edinburgh's number one attraction, the Royal Yacht Britannia which was the sea-bound home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years

Breakfast is included.

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Day 7
Free day in Edinburgh
Free day
Free day

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

Or, take a day-long optional trip to Loch Ness, Glen Coe and the Highlands with a local group tour, to explore the famous lake and its surroundings.

  • Optional tour: Loch Ness, Glen Coe & the Highlands Group Tour
    Take in the beauty of Scotland and see the Highlands, Forth Railway Bridge, stop in Pitlochry, enjoy the stunning scenery of the Cairngorms National Park and Loch Ness.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 8
Departure from Edinburgh
Transfer
Transfer

Today is the last day of your adventure to Great Britain. Your driver meets you at the hotel lobby and takes you to the airport for your departure. We wish you a safe flight and hope to see you again on our tours!

Breakfast is included.

  • Recommended extension: If you would like to continue your trip, extensions to Northern Ireland or Ireland are available.
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Hilton Edinburgh Carlton, Edinburgh
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The beautiful Hilton Edinburgh Carlton boasts a great location near Edinburgh’s old town. All guest rooms are cozy and spacious and provide free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, a sitting area, and a private bathroom.

Welcome to Edinburgh

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

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation in 4 or 5-star centrally located hotels in London, York, Edinburgh;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Regular class train tickets London - York; York - Edinburgh;
  • Professional English-speaking guides and drivers;
  • Sightseeing tours according to the itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets to: Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, York Minister, Edinburgh Castle;
  • 2 day pass for the London tube;
  • Airport and railway station transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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

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Tour Highlights

  • Guided tours in London, York and Edinburgh
  • A tour around Yorkshire Countryside
  • A tour inside of the Edinburgh Royal Mile & Castle
  • Free time to explore Edinburgh, London and York on your own

What To Know

  • Many of the tours will require a lot of walking, make sure to pack comfortable shoes
  • It rains a lot in the UK throughout the year, so it is worth bringing a water-resistant jacket and an umbrella
  • Currency in the UK is British Pound, also known as Pound Sterling. Most of the places accept credit/debit card payments, and there are plenty of ATMs available. Although, to avoid any local currency exchange fees we suggest withdrawing some cash prior to the trip
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