London & Edinburgh
Be swept away by the grandeur of London and northern beauty of Edinburgh on this 7-day tour of the United Kingdom’s most magical cities.
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Explore the jewels of the British Isles in comfort and style on this perfectly curated tour. Begin your journey in London, the world-class capital of the United Kingdom. London is a thriving, thrilling city that exists at the intersection of England’s glorious past and its promising future. Visit the city's famous landmarks, walk in the shadow of the Houses of Parliament, and feel the vibration as Big Ben rings the hour. Sample London’s many neighborhoods and delight in the city’s complexity. Then, take the train north to enchanting Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. Edinburgh is a gorgeous grey city nestled in the rugged green mountains of the Scottish lowlands. For centuries, this city has attracted writers, poets, and artists, and it’s not hard to see why. The sight of Edinburgh Castle sitting high above the skyline or of the cobblestone streets after a rain could make a poet of anyone.
Highlights and Inclusions
- First-class travel on Express train between London and Edinburgh
- 6 nights in carefully selected, premier hotels
- Breakfast included
- Guided tours of London and Edinburgh
- Friendly, knowledgeable local host at each destination
Day 1 - International Flight to London
Embark on your transatlantic flight to London from your U.S. gateway. (International flight is not included)
Day 2 - London
Welcome to London, one of the world's most important business, financial, and cultural centers. Your Local Hosts will help you maximize your time.
Day 3 - London
Morning guided sightseeing includes all of London's famous landmarks. Drive past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben; Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were married; Whitehall's mounted horseguards; the Prime Minister's Downing Street; and Piccadilly Circus; and Buckingham Palace. Take photographs of the London Eye, the giant Ferris wheel situated on the river bank, and the Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe. Visit St. Paul's Cathedral. Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece with its world-famous dome is an iconic feature of London's skyline, and the awe-inspiring interior holds fascinating stories about its history.
Day 4 - London
Full day at leisure for you to enjoy the very best of London. Your Local Hosts can offer recommendations, such as a river cruise to enjoy unique views across London from the Thames - Big Ben, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, Tate Modern, the Shard, HMS Belfast, and much more.
Day 5 - London-Edinburgh
Travel to Edinburgh by Express Train (first-class).
Day 6 - Edinburgh
Morning guided sightseeing introduces you to the 200-year-old elegant “New Town” with its original neo-classical and Georgian period architecture. In the “Old Town,” follow the Royal Mile and visit Edinburgh Castle, perched on top of a rocky crag, the remnants of an extinct volcano. Tour the castle and admire the “Honours of Scotland,” the oldest set of crown jewels in the British Isles and first used for the coronation of Mary, Queen of Scots in 1543.
Note: Edinburgh sightseeing might take place on Day 5.
Day 7 - Edinburgh
Your Local Host will have exciting suggestions for your day at leisure, like a visit to Holyrood Palace, the official residence of the British Monarch in Scotland. Located at the bottom of the Royal Mile, the palace has served as the principal residence of the Kings and Queens of Scots since the 16th century, and is a setting for state occasions and official entertaining.
Day 8 - Edinburgh
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Train and Hotel Accommodations
Millennium Gloucester, London
This modern and luxurious hotel is located in fashionable South Kensington, a relaxed environment in the heart of London. Situated next to Gloucester Road underground station, it is perfectly placed for visiting London’s greatest attractions including Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace, the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The hotel offers a variety of dining options such as Bombay Brasserie and Bugis Street Brasserie for Indian and Oriental cuisine, South West 7 for breakfast and Humphrey’s Bar for light meals and drinks. 24-hour room service, concierge service, and a fitness room with cardiovascular equipment and weights is also available.
G&V Royal Mile, Edinburgh
The G&V Royal Mile Hotel is a stunning, contemporary landmark on the historic Royal Mile in the heart of the Scottish capital, offering iconic design characterised by the rich Scottish heritage. With special, stand out touches of emphatic contrasts and sublime comfort in all 136 guest rooms and suites. With Nespresso machines, i-pod docks, LCD TV's, free high speed Internet and many other truly desirable, modern indulgences. With the award-winning Cucina Italian restaurant, vibrant Bar G&V, and relaxing Spa.
Dates & Prices
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|14th April 2018||$1,459||Book Now|
|21st April 2018||$1,459||Book Now|
|28th April 2018||$1,515||Book Now|
|5th May 2018||$1,568||Book Now|
|12th May 2018||$1,568||Book Now|
|19th May 2018||$1,568||Book Now|
|26th May 2018||$1,568||Book Now|
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|28th July 2018||$1,656||Book Now|
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|1st September 2018||$1,568||Book Now|
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|22nd September 2018||$1,568||Book Now|
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: Departs 14th April 2018 ($1,459), 21st April 2018 ($1,459), 28th April 2018 ($1,515), 5th May 2018 ($1,568), 12th May 2018 ($1,568), 19th May 2018 ($1,568), 26th May 2018 ($1,568), 2nd June 2018 ($1,568), 9th June 2018 ($1,568), 16th June 2018 ($1,568), 23rd June 2018 ($1,568), 30th June 2018 ($1,568), 7th July 2018 ($1,568), 14th July 2018 ($1,568), 21st July 2018 ($1,568), 28th July 2018 ($1,656), 4th August 2018 ($1,656), 11th August 2018 ($1,656), 18th August 2018 ($1,656), 25th August 2018 ($1,656), 1st September 2018 ($1,568), 8th September 2018 ($1,568), 15th September 2018 ($1,568), 22nd September 2018 ($1,568)
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Transfers are available for purchase along with additional sightseeing.