Trip Overview

Essence of England & Scotland

Tour rating: 4.87 / 5, Based on 7 Reviews
Private tour to United Kingdom
Experience the highlights of Britain while traveling from London to Edinburgh via York with the comprehensive 8-day private tour. See the iconic clock tower Big Ben, the magnificent York Minster, tour the Yorkshire Countryside, and of course the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.

Essence of England & Scotland

8 days3 cities
United Kingdom1 country
Private tour to United Kingdom
From
$3,499
Tour rating: 4.87 / 5, Based on 7 Reviews
Experience the highlights of Britain while traveling from London to Edinburgh via York with the comprehensive 8-day private tour. See the iconic clock tower Big Ben, the magnificent York Minster, tour the Yorkshire Countryside, and of course the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.

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Day-By-Day

London

first destination
3 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival to London
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the incredible capital of the United Kingdom - London! Upon arrival your driver meets you at the airport and takes you to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free.

Day 2
Royal London
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast you begin to explore the iconic landmarks of London including the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben.

Day 3
Free Day to Explore London
Free day
Free day

Today is a free day for you to explore London on your own! 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.

The Gore Hotel, London
4

The Gore Hotel is a beautiful property and a great place to stay during your London visit. It is located in a 19th-century edifice and provides spacious guestrooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. The Gore Hotel offers to take advantage of the on-site restaurant and the well-known Bar 190.

train
London
York
2 hrs

Board a train and enjoy the comfortable quick journey from London to York. Equipped with the necessary amenities, the trains in England are a great way to explore the country! 

York

second destination
1 day in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Train to York
City tour
City tour

This morning after breakfast you take a train to York. Upon arrival, after check-in you get to learn about the architecture, important characters, and brutal battles that have made York a cultural pilgrimage.

Best Western Plus Dean Court Hotel, York
4

The Best Western Plus Dean Court boasts a wonderful location right in the center of the city and promises impeccable service and fantastic amenities. Each room has an individual design and modern features, such as free Wi-Fi, a TV, DVD player, and an elegant private bathroom.

train
York
Edinburgh
2 hrs 20 min

Enjoy the pleasant train ride along some of the most beautiful sceneries, while onboard a modern train featuring all the necessary amenities.

Edinburgh

third destination
4 days in the city
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 5
Yorkshire Dales Countryside Tour & Train to Edinburgh
Day tour
Day tour

Today is a day to explore Yorkshire! In the morning after breakfast you check out from your hotel, meet your driver-guide and start the exploration of Yorkshire countryside.

Day 6
Edinburgh Royal Mile
City tour
City tour

This morning after breakfast you 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.

Day 7
Free day in Edinburgh
Free day
Free day

Today is free for you to enjoy and explore Edinburgh. We recommend visiting the Scottish Gallery of Arts, the Queens Gallery, or the famous "Our Dynamic Earth" exhibition.

Day 8
Departure from Edinburgh
Transfer
Transfer

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!

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton, Edinburgh
4

The beautiful Hilton Edinburgh Carlton boasts a great location near Edinburgh’s old town. All guest rooms are cozy and spacious and provide free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, a sitting area, and a private bathroom.

What's Included

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;
  • Emergency line support 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, gratuities.

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Tour Highlights

  • Guided tours in London, York and Edinburgh
  • A tour around Yorkshire Countryside
  • A tour inside of the Edinburgh Royal Mile & Castle
  • Free time to explore Edinburgh, London and York on your own

What To Know

  • Many of the tours will require a lot of walking, make sure to pack comfortable shoes
  • It rains a lot in the UK throughout the year, so it is worth bringing a water-resistant jacket and an umbrella
  • Currency in the UK is British Pound, also known as Pound Sterling. Most of the places accept credit/debit card payments, and there are plenty of ATMs available. Although, to avoid any local currency exchange fees we suggest withdrawing some cash prior to the trip
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