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09 Days/ 08 Nights

Overview
Explore diverse Britain on this specially designed tour focusing on England and Scotland's royal residences and connections. From the historic streets of Edinburgh to the excitement of London we'll take in rich traditions, rolling green hills and jagged coastlines - one breathtaking step at a time.

Day 1 - Edinburgh - St Andrews - Ballater
After meeting the group in Edinburgh we'll move on to St Andrews University. Here, we'll see the university golf course before we continue to Loch Muick in Ballater – the picnic site of Queen Victoria. In the evening, we'll enjoy a group dinner together. Accommodation: Deeside Inn (or similar). Meals - Dinner

Day 2 - Ballater - Balmoral - Ballater
Sensational architecture and breathtaking scenic views will set the tone for today as we visit Balmoral Castle, Crathie Church, the Crathie Graveyard and Braemar Castle. In the afternoon, we'll take a walk around the site of the Highland Games – and after that, we'll head to Lochnagar Distillery for a dram of whisky. Accommodation: Deeside Inn (or similar). Meals - Breakfast

Day 3 - Ballater - Edinburgh
After breakfast we'll embark on a tour of Edinburgh Castle, followed by a Royal Mile walk and a visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia. This evening, we'll sit down for dinner together and enjoy an included bagpipe performance before retiring for the night. Accommodation: Carberry Tower (or similar). Meals - Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4 - Edinburgh - Rosslyn - York
Turning our attention away from stunning Edinburgh, today we'll travel to Rosslyn Chapel before moving on to York. You can then enjoy some free time before we meet for dinner in the evening. Accommodation: The Grange York (or similar). Meals - Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5 - York - Fossgate - York
Today will begin with a city tour of York, where you can discover York Minster – whose Central Tower is tall enough to fit the Leaning Tower of Pisa inside. Later, the afternoon will be yours to explore this captivating city. Accommodation: The Grange York (or similar). Meals - Breakfast

Day 6 - York - Stratford-upon-Avon - Shipston on Stour - Leamington Spa
Today we'll be visiting Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Before the day is out, we'll move on to our hotel in Leamington Spa. Accommodation: Mallory Court Hotel (or similar). Meals - Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7 - Leamington Spa - Oxford - London

Today we'll leave Leamington Spa behind and make tracks to historic Oxford. Here, we'll enjoy a tour of the colleges where members of the royal family studied, before driving on to London. Accommodation: Arbor Hyde Park (or similar). Meals - Breakfast

Day 8 - London
Today we'll start at Buckingham Palace before continuing on to St James's Palace, Clarence House, the Banqueting House and more. After that, we'll take a tour of Kensington Palace and visit the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain and Albert Memorial. In the evening, we'll meet for our farewell dinner at a local restaurant that's often frequented by the royals. Accommodation: Arbor Hyde Park (or similar). Meals - Breakfast & Dinner

Day 9 - London - Windsor - Hampton Court - London

Before we say goodbye, we'll have one final tour of Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace. We'll pass by Eton College on the way back to London, where we'll say farewell. Meals - Breakfast

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  2019      
  Departure Dbl Sgl  
  Jun 15 - 23 $4,770 $5,855  
  Jul 06 - 14 $4,770 $5,855  
  Aug 10 - 18 $4,770 $5,855  
  *Sep 07 - 15 $4,770 $5,855  
  *Sep 21 - 29 $4,770 $5,855  
   
  *Guaranteed departure.
   
   
   
   
     
     
     
Inclusions:
  • 8 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Meals 8 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
  • Experienced Driver and Tour Leader
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including Balmoral Castle, the Royal Yacht
  • Britannia and Buckingham Palace
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