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Essence of England & Scotland

Private tour
8 days
3 cities
3nights

London, United Kingdom

Thinking about exploring the glorious London? Just imagine, the 700-year-old Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Tower of London and the iconic clock tower Big Ben, officially known as Elizabeth Tower - all in the palm of you hand. Enjoy this beautiful city!...
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    Day 1: Arrival
    Welcome to the incredible to the 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.

    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 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.

    Day 3: Free Day to Explore London
    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.

    Day 4: Departure
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and meet your private driver for the transfer.

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    The Gore Hotel
    4-star hotel
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    4 days / 3 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    The Gore Hotel – Starhotels Collezione is a charming boutique hotel es...
    Included Experiences
    • Full Day Royal Tour of London
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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23 Aug
Rail
Connection | London - York
2nd Class Seat
London Kings Cross
London, United Kingdom
2 h
York Central
York, United Kingdom
1night

York, United Kingdom

York is among the oldest cities in the United Kingdom. Founded by the Romans in 71 A.D. as a military fort, the city evolved as a major trading hub and cloth manufacturer. The historical city is most famous for its medieval walls and gates and the most iconic and best-recognized symbol of York is the York Minster cathedral. Another place worth visiting in the York Castle originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068....
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    Day 4: Arrival
    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.

    Day 5: Yorkshire Dales Countryside Tour and Departure
    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.

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  • Included in your trip
    Best Western Plus Dean Court Hotel
    4-star hotel
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    2 days / 1 night
    Why we chose this hotel
    Located in front of one of the most iconic buildings in England - York...
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Private Walking Tour with Visit to Minister
    • Yorkshire Dales Country Tour
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer
    • Departure Private Transfer
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24 Aug
Rail
Connection | York - Edinburgh
Regular Class Seat
York Central Station
York, United Kingdom
2 h
Edinburgh Waverley
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
3nights

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

One of Europe's most beautiful cities, Edinburgh enjoys a gorgeous natural setting, with the buildings being carefully knitted into the landscape from the medieval times till today. Edinburgh will equally impress those looking for the legacy of the world's greatest philosophers, and the decadent scene of loud pubs and never-ending parties. ...
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    Day 5: Arrival
    Upon arrival, you have a check-in at the hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.

    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.

    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.

    Day 7: Free day in Edinburgh
    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.  

    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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  • Included in your trip
    Market Street Hotel
    4-star hotel
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    4 days / 3 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    The Market Street Hotel is located in a historical Edinburgh Old Town,...
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Guided City Tour
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    Included Transfers
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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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.

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

Note:
1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.
2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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