DAY 1 - ARRIVE LONDON (4 NIGHTS)
Welcome to London! Relax after check-in at your centrally located hotel or take a stroll down Oxford Street, one of the most famous shopping streets in the world. This evening, meet your companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception, which includes a light meal and drinks.
Welcome Reception Hotel: Hilton
Meals : Breakfast
DAY 2 - LONDON FULL DAY GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR
Full day guided sightseeing includes all of London’s famous landmarks. Drive past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married, Whitehall’s mounted Horse Guards, the Prime Minister’s Downing Street and Piccadilly Circus. Take photographs of the London Eye, the giant Ferris wheel situated on the riverbank, and the Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe. Visit St. Paul's Cathedral (except on Sundays) and the ceremonial pageantry of the Changing of the Guard (if held).
DAY 3 - EXCURSION TO WINDSOR CASTLE AND STONEHENGE
Today enjoy a full-day excursion from London. Visit Windsor Castle - and a working Royal residence with a proud history. Windsor Castle has been home to the royal family for over 900 years and is still an Official Residence of the Queen. Visit the State Apartments and St. George's Chapel or take a short walk through Windsor town to see why it's the Queen's favourite weekend getaway. Later, discover the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe - the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge. Admire the stones and visit the world-class exhibition and visitors’centre before returning to London.
DAY 4 - LONDON AT LEISURE OR FULL DAY OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE
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, Tower Bridge, Tate Modern and the Shard. Join an Optional Experience inside the Tower of London to see the dazzling Crown Jewels and meet the Yeoman Warders of Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, popularly known as Beefeaters.
DAY 5 - LONDON - EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND (3 NIGHTS)
Join London Travel Agency to travel north on a comfortable train (First class) with reserved seating. On this journey of just over four hours, you can have breakfast in London and lunch in Edinburgh. Relax after check-in at your centrally located hotel, with time to explore on your own this afternoon.
Full Breakfast Hotel: Hilton
DAY 6 - EDINBURGH GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR
This morning, discover the elegance of Edinburgh with your Local Host on an included city sightseeing tour. See the Royal Mile in the Old Town. View the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Arthur's Seat. Your sightseeing options include Edinburgh's Camera Obscura or Edinburgh Castle. Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an Optional Experience to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia. Tonight why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes? During the Edinburgh Festival your visit includes tickets to the spectacular and much-loved Edinburgh Tattoo on the castle grounds, with the unforgettable sight of the lone piper on the Castle battlements before fireworks.
DAY 7 - EDINBURGH AT LEISURE OR FULL DAY OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE
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 or make the challenging climb of Arthur’s Seat in the city outskirts ...
DAY 8 - EDINBURGH - LONDON
After a hearty Scottish breakfast, bid farewell to your Travel Director and companions as your holiday in London and Edinburgh comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.
WHAT'S ALWAYS INCLUDED
- City Tour in London. See the rest of London’s sights using our 'Hop-On Hop-Off' sightseeing tour and your Tickets for River Thames Cruise to Greenwich.
- View Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, London Eye, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
- FREE off-peak travel on central London's buses and Underground (subway) in zones 1 & 2 for two days.
- City tour in Edinburgh. See the rest of Edinburgh’s sights using our sightseeing tour
- Tickets are included for the world-famous Tattoo during the Edinburgh Festival.
- Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi
- Hand-picked 4 star accommodation
- Optional Experiences and free time
- Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
- An expert Guide and Driver
- All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Welcome to London, capital of Great Britain and one of the world’s most important business, financial, and cultural centres. See all the sights including Big Ben, Houses of Parliament and the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. Cruise along the River Thames and shop in famous boutiques and arcades. See the impressive sights of Edinburgh, with its well-deserved popular nickname, “The Athens of the North”.
- Hilton London Kensington
- HIlton London Hyde Park
- Hilton Edinburgh Cariton
- Hotel upgrades are available
- Please ask your London Travel Agency travel counselor more information