The Great Cities of Britain tour explores the Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, Glamis Castle, and crosses the modern Tay Bridge to the medieval town of St Andrews. Visit York and travel on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway by vintage locomotive. End in London via Stratford-upon-Avon.
8 Days / 7 Nights / 11 Meals
Day 1 Edinburgh & Scottish Evening
Tour begins 6:30 PM at your Edinburgh hotel. Meet your tour director and fellow travelers and enjoy a lively Scottish evening with dinner and entertainment. (D)
Day 2 Edinburgh Castle & City Tour
Explore central Edinburgh, starting in the 200-year-old “New Town” with planned streets and elegant Georgian houses where many famous writers and inventors lived. See the Royal Mile with its narrow medieval houses, then tour Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The rest of the day is free. On August 4 – August 18 departures, experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. (B)
Day 3 Excursion to Glamis Castle & St Andrews Walk
Tour Glamis Castle, the legendary setting of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” and childhood home of the Queen Mother. Cross the modern Tay Bridge to the medieval town of St Andrews, the “Home of Golf”. Enjoy a panoramic tour and spend some free time browsing on your own. Back in Edinburgh, head to a nearby pub for dinner with your group. (B, D)
Day 4 Abbotsford House & York Minster
Visit Abbotsford House, former home of Sir Walter Scott. Upon arrival in York, visit York Minster, which is famous for its stained glass windows. In the evening enjoy a pub dinner with your group. (B, D)
Day 5 Historic Train Ride & Castle Howard
Head to Goathland Station, which served as Hogsmeade Station in the “Harry Potter” series and travel on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway by vintage locomotive. In Whitby, take a guided stroll around the picturesque harbor, winding streets, and quaint buildings. Tour the elaborate chambers of Castle Howard, an imposing 18th century mansion where “Brideshead Revisited” was filmed. (B, D)
Day 6 Shakespeare’s Birthplace & London
Travel to Stratford-upon-Avon and Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Discover the world that shaped the man as you look through an exhibition about his life and work, and take in a short performance to see his words come to life. Drive through the scenic Cotswolds region, renowned for picturesque villages built of honey-colored stone with charming gardens. Arrive in London where the evening is at leisure. (B)
Day 7 Tower of London & City Sightseeing
Take a panoramic London tour to see some of the 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 in their elaborate uniforms, and the dazzling Crown Jewels. The afternoon and evening are free for independent activities. (B)
Day 8 Tour Ends In London
Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)
The Great Cities of Britain Includes:
- Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 4th – August 18th departures.
- Yorkshire’s amazing scenery as you travel by vintage locomotive.
- 7 breakfasts (B) and 4 dinners (D) including a festive Scottish evening in Edinburgh and dinner at a historic pub in York.
- Castle Howard
- North Yorkshire Steam Vintage Train
- Glamis Castle
- Shakespeare’s Birthplace
- St Andrews
- Tower of London
- York Minster
- Edinburgh Castle
The Great Cities of Britain Hotels:
- 3 Nights Norton House Hotel & Spa Edinburgh
- 2 Nights Marriott York
- 2 Nights DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London
2019 Price Per Person in USD:
- Oct 27 Edinburgh – $2,569
2020 Price Per Person in USD:
Book This Tour with Blue Danube Holidays.