Britain at its Best
This itinerary is designed for the first time visitor to Britain who wishes to visit the must-see sights of both Scotland and England. Of course, what are the must-see sights is a matter for debate. As always, we can alter the itinerary in either pace or content, but we feel that as it stands it offers about the right balance. If you have an adult group, you may want a little more free time, whereas if you have a school group you may need more hands-on activities. We are aware of this and will work with you to make your itinerary right for your specific needs.
Day 1 FLIGHT
Depart route for Scotland
Day 2 ARRIVE IN SCOTLAND – EDINBURGH (2 Nights)
Land at Glasgow or Edinburgh airport.
En route to your hotel in Edinburgh visit Bannockburn Battlefield, Stirling Castle
Day 3 EDINBURGH
Full day’s sightseeing in Edinburgh
Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace,
Day 4 EDINBURGH – YORK (2 nights)
Head south into England, stopping to see Hadrian’s Wall and Durham Cathedral before arriving at our hotel in York.
Day 5 YORK
Full day’s sightseeing in York including Walking Tour of the Medieval Walls and Gates, York Minster and Jorvik Viking Museum. We often also include an evening Ghost Walk which is both fun and scary.
Day 6 YORK – WARWICK – STRATFORD (2 nights)
En route to Stratford we stop at Warwick Castle, Britain’s best preserved medieval castle. We continue to Stratford for an early dinner before going to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre for an evening performance.
Day 7 STRATFORD AREA
Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Holy Trinity Church. Other sightseeing available or free time for shopping depending on the pace that you choose to set.
Day 8 STRATFORD – OXFORD – COTSWOLDS - WELLS (2 nights)
Walking tour of Oxford including entry to Christ Church College and Cathedral. Drive through the pretty Cotswold scenery with time to browse in at least one village or small town.
Day 9 BATH AND GLASTONBURY
Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, Glastonbury Abbey
Day 10 WELLS – LONDON (3 nights)
Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral Tower Tour
Day 11 LONDON
Westminster Abbey, Thames Cruise, Tower of London
Day 12 LONDON
Additional London sightseeing of your choice such as British Museum, National Gallery, British Library, London Eye, Tate Modern, St.Paul’s Cathedral.
Day 13 DEPARTURE
Transfer to airport for flight back home
This is a suggested itinerary. Please ask us to make any amendments that you wish so that we may offer you a tour to fit your group's needs exactly.