Upon arrival in London, our driver will meet you in the arrivals hall and transfer to your central city hotel. You could begin your discovery of London with a city tour conducted on the original London Double Decker Hop On – Hop Off Tour Bus. (Dependent on flight arrival time) The London tour offers several sightseeing routes that cover all the main sights in Central London with live commentary. Also included in your tour are the free walks and a cruise on the River Thames. The major sights include Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, The London Eye, Downing Street, St. Pauls Cathedral, The Tower of London, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus.
The bus tour and route allow you the opportunity to come and go as you please, so that you can visit many of the great attractions around the city such as The Tower of London, where you can see the Crown Jewels including the Kohinoor, or experience to the breath-taking views of the city on one of London’s most popular attractions “The London Eye.”
In the evening, you could take yourself up to Leicester Square in the heart of London, where there’s plenty to see and do - including cinemas, restaurants, theatres, clubs and bars that make London such a vibrant city. Overnight at the hotel
Today is your free day to explore the city some more, or another *option would be to join one of the organised tours out of the city. Below is one of our most popular tours that includes a pick up at your hotel.
After breakfast your coach will stop by and collect you from the hotel lobby before setting off to visit three of the UK’s most famous sites, Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath - England's most beautiful Georgian city. This tour includes entrance to Windsor Castle, the home of the Royal Family for 900 years, and the world's largest and oldest occupied castle. Windsor Castle's fortified walls dominate the delightful town that has grown up around it over the years. You will see the lavishly decorated State Apartments and St. George's Chapel, travelling further through the rolling green Wiltshire landscape to Stonehenge, where a collection of stones dragged to this lonely plain near Salisbury 5,000 years ago set in a landscape dotted with prehistoric mounds and carvings, Stonehenge continues to enthral the imagination and captivate the heart of every visitor. Next, it's on to Bath, famous for its elegant Georgian architecture, during the tour you will visit the Roman Baths, the best preserved Roman spa from the ancient world and pump rooms which is a striking neo-classical salon where hot Spa water is drawn for drinking. Overnight at the hotel
A free day to explore...
Today once again you have an *option to join an organised visit Oxford, with a tour of Christ Church College, with your onboard guide and see some of the locations used from the Harry Potter films including the Hogwarts dining hall. You then take a drive through one of the most scenic areas of England the Cotswolds, passing through charming villages with thatched cottages, tea shops and ancient inns. You'll arrive in Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of the famous playwright William Shakespeare. You will visit Shakespeare's Tudor-era home, with its typical parlour, bedrooms, kitchen and buttery. Finally Visit the fantastic medieval Warwick Castle where you will be taken back 100;s of year’s in history to a time of bloody battles, extravagant banquets and royal ceremonies. See waxwork display from Madame Tussaud’s and hear the Earl of Warwick as he prepares for the battle. See the gruesome dungeons where prisoners were tortured. Overnight at the hotel
After an early breakfast at your hotel, it will be time to check-out and catch a train to the Scottish capital Edinburgh. The journey is direct and takes a little over four hours, getting you to the city in plenty of time for some exploring, and a great way to see and understand the city is on their City Tour Busses which can be found outside Waverly Station with live commentary. Edinburgh has been the Capital of Scotland since the 15th Century and stands proudly on seven hills creating the dramatic skyline of this lively cosmopolitan city. Compare Edinburgh's Old Town, to the elegant Georgian New Town with its three main streets and a square at either end. Hear about the hangings that took place in the Grass market as you marvel at the impenetrable Castle Rock above you and hear about the attempts to capture Edinburgh Castle. Tour highlights include the Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holy rood House, the historic Royal Mile and Our Dynamic Earth. See the Royal Mile which joins Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holy rood House. Overnight at the hotel
Today is scheduled as a free day for you to explore.
After breakfast you an option to take a tour to Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Scottish Highlands, covering the magnificent beauty of Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, the Great Glen, Loch Ness and Pitlochry. Leaving Edinburgh, you'll pass Linlithgow Palace (birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots), Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument, to reach the most dramatic of all Highland glens, Glencoe. This area is steeped in history, and you will hear the truth about the infamous 1692massacre of Clan MacDonald. Journeying through Fort William, site of the military post built during the Jacobite Rebellions in the 18th century, you'll continue up the Great Glen, between Fort William and Inverness. On the way back, you'll stop at Spean Bridge before heading through the Cairngorms National Park, Craig Meagaidh and along the shores of Loch Laggan, where the TV series Monarch of the Glen was filmed. Continuing over the Drummochter Summit, where herds of red deer often graze, you'll visit the Victorian town of Pitlochry. Overnight at the hotel
After breakfast take your private transfer to the airport / station