Great British Cities

Focus on Edinburgh, York and London at a leisurely pace with 2- and 3-night stays in each. Enjoy city sightseeing tours and experience other locations such as the golfing town of St Andrews, fishing port of Whitby, Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon and more. Gentle walking tours and Scottish and pub evenings enhance the experience.

Focus on Edinburgh, York and London at a leisurely pace with 2- and 3-night stays in each. Enjoy city sightseeing tours and experience other locations such as the golfing town of St Andrews, fishing port of Whitby, Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon and more. Gentle walking tours and Scottish and pub evenings enhance the experience.

Included in this tour: 

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 5 to 19 departures.
  • Step back in time when you visit a North Yorkshire Moors Railway Station -- each station represents a different steam era. See Yorkshire’s amazing scenery as you travel by vintage locomotive.
  • Visit Abbotsford, the former home of Sir Walter Scott, located in the Scottish Borders.
  • 8 nights in the hotels listed below
  • All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries
  • Welcome get-together drink with your group
  • 4 dinners including a Scottish evening in Edinburgh, a cozy tavern dinner in Edinburgh, and dinner at an historic pub in York.
  • Visits and admissions to Castle Howard, Edinburgh Castle, Glamis Castle, North Yorkshire Moors Railway vintage train ride, Shakespeare's Birthplace, St Andrews - Home of Golf, Tower of London & Crown Jewels and York Minister. 
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected along the way
  • Deluxe documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person
Overnights for this tour: 

Currency:

Please note that we charge in Euros (€). Prices in other currencies are for indication only and subject to fluctuation.

Day 1: EDINBURGH & SCOTTISH EVENING
Tour begins 6:30 PM at your Edinburgh hotel. Meet your tour director and fellow travelers and enjoy a lively Scottish evening with dinner and entertainment.
(D)

Day 2: EDINBURGH CASTLE & CITY TOUR
Explore central Edinburgh, starting in the 200-year-old “New Town” with planned streets and elegant Georgian houses. See the Royal Mile with narrow medieval houses, and tour Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The rest of the day is free. The August 5 - 19 departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.
(B)

Day 3: GLAMIS CASTLE & ST ANDREWS
Tour Glamis Castle, the legendary setting of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” and childhood home of the Queen Mother. Cross the modern Tay Bridge to the medieval town of St Andrews, “the home of golf.” Enjoy a panoramic tour and free time exploring. Back in Edinburgh, head to a nearby pub for dinner.
(B, D)

Day 4: ABBOTSFORD HOUSE & YORK MINSTER
Visit Abbotsford House, the former home of historical novelist and poet Sir Walter Scott. Continue to Hadrian's Wall which marks the northern edge of the mighty Roman Empire. In York, visit York Minster, famous for its stained glass windows. In the evening dine in a centuries-old pub and then take a light-hearted ghost tour.
(B, D)

Day 5: HISTORIC TRAIN RIDE & CASTLE HOWARD
Head to Pickering Station or Goathland Station, which served as “Hogsmeade” station in the Harry Potter series, and travel on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway by vintage locomotive. In Whitby, take a guided stroll around the picturesque harbor, winding streets, and quaint buildings. Tour the elaborate Castle Howard, an imposing 18th century mansion where “Brideshead Revisited” was filmed.
(B, D)

Day 6: SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE & LONDON
Travel to Stratford-upon-Avon and visit Shakespeare’s birthplace to enjoy an exhibition about his life and work. Drive through the scenic Cotswolds, renowned for picturesque villages built of honey-colored stone with charming gardens. Arrive in London where the evening is free.
(B)

Day 7: TOWER OF LONDON & CITY SIGHTSEEING
Tour London to see some famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Visit the mighty Tower of London to see the fortresses, Beefeaters in elaborate uniforms, and the dazzling Crown Jewels. The afternoon and evening are free exploring and dining.
(B)

Day 8: LONDON SIGHTSEEING
Enjoy a free day on an open-top bus tour around London’s famous landmarks. Choose from a number of routes including a walking tour or a River Thames cruise.
(B)

Day 9: TOUR ENDS IN LONDON
Your tour ends after breakfast.
(B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
 

 

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