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, the famous Bolton Abbey, and of course the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.
City:
London, York, Edinburgh
Duration:
8 days
Type:
Private tour
From:
$2,699
Next date:
Flexible

Overview

Day 1
Arrival to London

Welcome to the incredible capital of the United Kingdom - London! Upon arrival your driver meets you at the airport and assists you to your hotel for check in. The rest of the day is free.

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Day 2
Royal London

Following breakfast you begin to explore the iconic landmarks of London including the Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben.

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Day 3
Free Day to Explore London

Today is a free day for you to explore London on your own! 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.

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Day 4
Train to York

This morning after breakfast you take a train to York. Upon arrival after check-in you get to learn about the architecture, important characters, and brutal battles that have made York a cultural pilgrimage.

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Day 5
Tour Around Yorkshire

Today is a day to explore Yorkshire! After breakfast you are going to visit famous Bolton Abbey and Skipton Castle. On your way back to York City you stop at Ripley Castle and the town of Harrogate.

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Day 6
Edinburgh Royal Mile

This morning after breakfast you take a train to the capital of Scotland - Edinburgh! Upon arrival you check in to your hotel and meet your guide and start with a tour of the Royal Mile.

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Day 7
Free day in Edinburgh

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

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Day 8
Departure from Edinburgh

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!

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Price

$2,699
Deposit $540
Regular package
based on double occupancy
$3,859
Deposit $772
Single traveler

What's included

  • Accommodation in centrally located hotels in London, York, Edinburgh;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Train tickets London - York; York-Edinburgh;
  • Professional English-speaking guides and drivers;
  • Sightseeing tours according to the itinerary;
  • Airport and railway station transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to London

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

Day 2: Royal London

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 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.

Day 3: Free Day to Explore London

Today is a free day for you to explore London on your own! 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, visit Windsor Castle, located about hour away from the city. We can plan your optional tour with a professional guide and train/tube ($243 per person)

Breakfast is included.

Day 4: Train to York

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.

Day 5: Tour Around Yorkshire

Today is a day to explore Yorkshire! After breakfast you are going to visit famous Bolton Abbey and Skipton Castle.

On your way back to York City you stop at Ripley Castle and the town of Harrogate.

Upon arrival to York at about 4 pm you have the rest of a day at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Day 6: Edinburgh Royal Mile

This morning after breakfast you take a train to the capital of Scotland - Edinburgh! Upon arrival you check in to your hotel and meet your guide and start with 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.

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.

Day 7: Free day in Edinburgh

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

Or, take a day long optional trip to Lockness with a local group tour, to explore famous lake and its surroundings.

Breakfast is included.

Day 8: Departure from Edinburgh

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.
  • Accommodation in centrally located hotels in London, York, Edinburgh;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Train tickets London - York; York-Edinburgh;
  • Professional English-speaking guides and drivers;
  • Sightseeing tours according to the itinerary;
  • Airport and railway station transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses

London, United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

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

Dugald Stewart Monument, Calton Hill, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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

We had a top-notch tour to the UK. Even more than top-notch, "ace" as the locals say!

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We had a top-notch tour to the UK. Even more than top-notch, "ace" as the locals say!

We had a top-notch tour to the UK in June 2016. Even more than top-notch, "ace" as the locals say! The Treasures of ...

Superb tour to Italy! You really deserve a round of applause

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Many thanks for the private tour to Great Britain

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Package type Price
Regular package
based on double occupancy
$2,699
Deposit $540
Single traveler
$3,859
Deposit $772