14 Day Classic England & Scotland

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Jun 03  (Sold Out) $3499* $2999
Jun 24  (Sold Out) $3649* $2849
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Aug 26  (Sold Out) $3599* $2999
Sep 02  (Sold Out) $3519* $2949
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*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

London Gatwick Airport transfers available at an additional cost.


Accommodation Details:
April 15, 22, and May 13 will be accommodated at Ballachulish Hotel in Fort William

May 6, 27, Jun 24, Jul 8, Sep 2 will be accommodated at the Alexandra in Fort William

Triple Rooms are not available for this package.

Entry Requirements:
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Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. We can spend 2-3 hours on our feet during tours where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking.

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for England
Depart for England

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in London
Upon arrival in London, transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation, followed by a Welcome Dinner
Overnight: London
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - London City Tour
Today, discover the history, pageantry and sights of the city with a half day tour of London's West End. Begin with a drive through fashionable Kensington with its elegant squares and parks. Pass Harrods store and continue to view Piccadilly and Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and the famous Big Ben. Continue to view Buckingham Palace, the London residence of Her Majesty the Queen. Your tour ends in the heart of the city to explore this afternoon at leisure. Perhaps join our in-depth optional tour of St. Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London
Optional: Tower of London & St. Paul's Cathedral (PM)
Overnight: London
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday - Stonehenge, Bath
Today, depart London and head to the circles of Stonehenge. Located in the middle of Salisbury Plain, Stonehenge is unique among stone circles and its construction still defies belief. The first stone was placed here 5000 years ago and the structure was finally completed 1400 years later. Continue to Bath's Georgian Crescents to find elegant stone buildings with terraces, crescents, and graceful squares. Visit the original 2000-year-old Roman Baths and Georgian Pump Room with its natural mineral water. Later in the afternoon join the optional tour to the Village of Lacock. You will have time to explore the village before enjoying a delicious dinner at a historic local Inn
Optional: Village of Lacock with dinner (PM)
Overnight: Bath
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Wednesday - Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon, Liverpool
Drive north today into the Heart of England through the villages of the Cotswolds, with its stone and thatch cottages, to the birthplace of Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon, a charming market town. View Anne Hathaway's cottage, the school that William Shakespeare attended, and Shakespeare's birthplace. Enjoy time at leisure in this historic town, where the Bard's plays are still performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Then travel to lively Liverpool for a change of pace, where The Beatles were born and rose to fame. With your guide, explore the notable sights made famous in song by the Beatles - Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields. Then view the legendary Cavern Club where the Beatles began their journey to fame and Liverpool's stunning Albert Dock complex, a reminder of Liverpool's history as a great and prosperous port. Dinner tonight is at your hotel in Liverpool
Overnight: Liverpool
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Thursday - Local Farmhouse Visit in the Lake District, Moffat, Edinburgh
Today, travel along the shores of Windermere, the largest lake in England at the heart of the rolling hills of the picturesque Lake District, stopping for tea and fresh-baked scones at a local farmhouse. Continue towards the charming village of Grasmere, the 19th century home of the poet William Wordsworth. Next, cross into Scotland at the border town of Gretna Green, famous for its "runaway" weddings, and past Moffat, known for its high quality wool products. Arrive in Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city, with its exquisite Georgian and Victorian architecture and winding medieval streets. During your stay, discover the city's rich heritage and historic buildings. Its Old and New Town are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Tonight explore Edinburgh on your own
Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Friday - Edinburgh City Tour
This morning, join a local guide for a city tour of historic Edinburgh. The route will take you past the Scottish Parliament, Holyrood Palace, the Museum of Scotland, the Royal Mile, and Princes Street. Also included is a visit to Edinburgh Castle, where you can see The Crown Room, Royal Palace, St. Margaret's Chapel, and much more! The balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, don’t miss the optional evening of traditional Scottish entertainment that includes dinner
Optional: Scottish Dinner & Show (PM)
Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Saturday - Edinburgh at Leisure
A day to enjoy the Scottish Capital. Shop for traditional handicrafts and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this elegant city, known for its arts and military festivals. Catch one of the many museums or join the optional tour to Royal Yacht Britannia and Hollyrood Palace. You will have the opportunity to board the former Royal Yacht Britannia. Learn about life aboard this elegant ship which has seen so many historic occasions during 40 years of service to Her Majesty. Continue with a visit to Holyrood House, the official residence of the Monarch of the United Kingdom in Scotland
Optional: Half Day Royal Yacht Britannia & Holyrood Palace (AM)
Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Sunday - St Andrews, Glamis Castle, Aviemore
Sightseeing begins in the town of St Andrews, renowned for its famous golf course and the University where Prince William studied. Continue to Glamis Castle, childhood home of the Queen-Mother; visit this well-preserved ancient Scottish castle with its literary connections to Shakespeare's Macbeth. Despite local legends of mysterious monsters and ghosts, the castle is still home to the Lyon family. Next, scenic views await you as you travel farther north into the Scottish Highlands and through the mountainous Cairngorms National Park. Arrive in the winter sports resort of Aviemore in time for dinner
Overnight: Aviemore
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Monday - Culloden Moor Battlefield, Clava Cairns, Whisky Tasting
Spend the morning at the site of the famous Culloden Battlefield where the Jacobite forces faced the British army in 1746. This battle marked the decisive collapse of the Jacobite uprising and the beginning of the integration of the Highlands into the British Kingdom. A Visitor's Center has been established to help in the preservation of the battlefield and educate visitors about the battle through films and exhibitions. On to Clava Cairns, one of Scotland’s most evocative prehistoric sites with its mysterious sacred stone burial cairns dating back to the Bronze Age. Next, tour a whisky distillery and enjoy a tasting before returning to Aviemore . The rest of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Aviemore
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Tuesday - Loch Ness, Isle of Skye, Fort William Glencoe
Today drive to the most notorious site in all of Scotland, Loch Ness. There will be time to take pictures and try to spot the elusive Nessie in the largest lake in Scotland. The tour continues its exploration of the Highlands up into the Isle of Skye, passing Eilean Donan Castle and crossing Skye Bridge. Drive through the lush countryside to the Clan Donald Museum of the Isles before returning to the mainland. Arrive in Glencoe in the late afternoon and enjoy dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Fort William
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Wednesday - Loch Lomond, Glasgow City Tour
Continue towards Loch Lomond and enjoy a cruise on the lake, taking in the views of the surrounding Trossachs National Park. This afternoon, arrive in vibrant Glasgow, where we will enjoy a tour of the city sights. Enjoy your night at leisure
Overnight: Glasgow
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Thursday - Stirling Castle
Today, enjoy a visit to Stirling Castle, one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland. Then view the impressive “Kelpies”, the world's largest equine sculptures and Scotland’s latest iconic landmark rising majestically over the Forth & Clyde Canal. Return to Glasgow in the late afternoon. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers and Tour Manager
Overnight: Glasgow
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14, Friday - Depart Scotland
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Optional Tours

This afternoon the focus is on two of the most impressive monuments within London's original "Square Mile". Visit the Tower of London, a former fortress and Royal Palace that has witnessed 1000 years of history most notoriously as a prison. Now the Crown Jewels are kept here and you will have a viewing of these, as well as seeing the iconic Tower Bridge. Continue for a guided visit of St. Paul's Cathedral, where Charles married Diana in 1981. Also, view the exterior architecture of Sir Christopher Wren's Dome, a masterpiece and landmark of London's skyline.

Drop off details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4.5 hours.

Day #3 01 Apr 2017 - 28 Jul 2017 $90.00
30 Jul 2017 - 30 Nov 2017 $90.00
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Leaving Bath in the late afternoon, enjoy a drive through the Wiltshire countryside to the picturesque village of Lacock. Owned by the National Trust to preserve its character and heritage, Lacock is often used as a location for films, such as the Harry Potter series, Pride and Prejudice, Cranford and many others. Time to explore the town and later savor a delicious dinner at an historic local Inn.

Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Day #4 01 Apr 2017 - 30 Nov 2017 $70.00
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Enjoy a memorable evening of traditional entertainment in Scotland's capital. The colorful tartan clad entertainers will perform a program of music, including the most famous Scottish songs, highland dancers and bagpipers. The show includes a hearty dinner with wine, including a taste of Haggis!

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #7 01 Apr 2017 - 30 Nov 2017 $90.00
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An exciting morning tour which gives you the opportunity to board the former Royal Yacht Britannia. You’ll visit the State Rooms, Captains Cabin, Bridge, galley and engine room and learn about life aboard this elegant ship which has seen so many historic occasions and glittering state visits during 40 years of service to Her Majesty. Continue following in the footsteps of Kings, Queens, Presidents and Prime Ministers with a visit to Holyrood House*, the official residence of the Monarch of the United Kingdom in Scotland and see the State Apartments and throne room, with an unrivalled collection of tapestries and paintings.

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

*Please note in the event that Holyrood House closes due to State functions, the visit will be substituted with a visit to Rosslyn Chapel.

Day #8 01 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $80.00
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