9 days/8 nights/12 meals
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B= Breakfast; L= Lunch, D= Dinner
Land in Edinburgh. Transfer to your hotel and spend the day relaxing or exploring a little on your own. At 6:00 pm meet your tour director and fellow travelers and head out to a Scottish evening with special dishes and lively music. (D)
Explore central Edinburgh to see the 200-year-old “New Town” with planned streets and elegant Georgian houses. View the Royal Mile with its narrow medieval houses and tour Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. On Aug 7 to 21 departures, experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. (B)
Travel to St Andrews, famously known as the “Home of Golf” and location of Scotland’s oldest university. Take a walking tour around the town and visit the picturesque ruins of St Andrews Castle and Cathedral. Spend free time browsing around the town and return to Edinburgh. (B)
Drive south to Jedburgh for a look around and see the ruined Jedburgh Abbey. In York take a walking tour to appreciate narrow medieval streets, especially the Shambles. Visit York Minster, which is famous for its stained glass windows. In the evening dine in a centuries-old pub with plenty of atmosphere.(B, D)
Travel on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway by vintage locomotive. Stroll around the picturesque harbor, winding streets and quaint buildings of Whitby. Tour the elaborate chambers of Castle Howard, an imposing 18th century mansion where Evelyn Waugh’s celebrated novel, “Brideshead Revisited,” was filmed. (B, D)
Travel to Stratford-upon-Avon to visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace to see an exhibition about his life and work. 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of his death. Walk through the furnished house where he was born. Drive through the Cotswolds and continue south to your hotel in London. (B)
Take a panoramic London tour to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Visit the mighty Tower of London to see the many fortresses, Beefeaters and the Crown Jewels. The afternoon and evening are free. (B)
Today you may schedule London sightseeing on an open-top bus tour around famous landmarks. There are a number of different bus routes as well as a walking tour and a River Thames cruise. (B)
Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)
Edinburgh, the inspiring capital city of Scotland, where centuries of history meet a vibrant, cosmopolitan city in an unforgettable setting.
When parliament is in session a special light above the clock face is illuminated to let the public know. The tower is one of the most prominent and iconic symbols of both Londo...
With more than a million visitors a year, from across the globe, the castle offers a fabulous day out - an experience not to be missed.
Welcoming visitors for over 250 years, today the building reflects family life as it would have been at the time of Shakespeare with period furnishings. Also the garden at the b...
The Tower of London is an imposing fortress situated on the north bank of the River Thames in London. This historic castle was founded by William the Conqueror in 1066 and it was...
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