British Heritage and
11 Day Coach Tour from London to Scotland
GUARANTEED SMALL GROUP - LIMITED TO 15 PERSONS
Explore England and Scotland in more depth. This tour gives you enough time to
see the wide variety of landscapes and experience regional culture. You will
discover ever changing scenery, palaces, ancient cathedral cities and
delightful villages. At every turn there are echoes of history and romance.
Train trips, gardens and music are all part of the fun.
Thursday - DEPART HOME
Board your overnight transatlantic flight to
Friday - ARRIVE LONDON
Afternoon black taxi tour of
Royal London Tour, which will take you to the very heartbeat of the
Royal Family - see the home of the Queen of England OR the London film
locations used in all 6 Harry Potter films.
Saturday - LONDON DAY
You will have a Big Bus pass for a panoramic tour of London, plus an
unforgettable London cruise. We suggest visiting the London Eye. One of the
newest and most popular attractions in London, this 400 foot tall Ferris wheel
along the banks of the Thames River is one of several landmarks that can be
seen, including Big Ben, Parliament, Tower Bridge, and Buckingham Palace. (CB)
Sunday - STONEHENGE/BATH/WALES
we drive through the English countryside to see the mysterious circle of
standing stones at Stonehenge and the medieval village of Lacock, which
inspired the images of Potters Godrics Hollow, Emma, and Pride and
Prejudice. Lacockis a delightful medieval wool village, where most of the
buildings dating 13th -16th century. We continue to the beautiful Georgian city
of Bath to visit the excavations of the Roman baths, and the Pultney Bridge,
which is totally covered with houses. Nearby is Tintern Abbey, one of the
greatest monastic ruins of Wales. Stay in Cheltenham. (CB)
Monday - COTSWOLDS/STRATFORD/CHESTER
Drive up through the pretty villages of the Cotswolds. Some of the loveliest
towns in all England are located in the Cotswolds, with houses of honey-colored
stone along winding lanes, and every churchyard has a story to tell. You visit
Anne Hathaway's birthplace - a quaint thatched cottage in the market town of
Stratford. We end our day in the Roman city of Chester. See the medieval city
Tuesday - LAKE DISTRICT/EDINBURGH
Drive through the Lake District, a favorite haunt of writers and painters,
including Beatrix Potter and Wordsworth, for stunning views of lakes, gentle
hills and valleys. Perfectly kept cottages trimmed with fuschia hedges, black
and white cows, and the butter-golden gorse shrubs dot the hillsides. Drive to
Scotland's capital - Edinburgh. (B)
Wednesday -ALNWICK CASTLE & GARDENS
choice of: Take a hop-on-hop-off panoramic sightseeing tour of Edinburgh. Tour
highlights include Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles Cathedral, Burns Monument,
National Gallery, and the Palace of Holyrood House, OR Enjoy an all-day
excursion to the family home of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. Set in
a stunning Capability Brown landscape, Alnwick Castle (pronounced Annick) is
the second largest inhabited castle in England (after Windsor Castle). Their
particularly noteworthy gardens have been extensively restored. The centrepiece
is the vast Grand Cascade, the largest water feature of its kind in the
country. Other features include a walled ornamental garden, serpent garden,
bamboo labyrinth, poison garden, and one of the largest wooden tree houses in
the world. Return to Edinburgh for a traditional Scottish Music Show. Your
internationally acclaimed host will guide you through some of our country's
history and legend as you thrill to this unmissable showcase of Scotland's
young talent! Pipe Major Andrew Coulter explains the compelling story of the
bagpipes and unveils the unique history of his own set handed down to him by
his great grandfather. Enjoy Robert Burns' traditional Address to the Haggis
when it is ceremonially piped into the room. This traditional fare is then
toasted by all with fine Scotch whisky! Enjoy the superb skills of our talented
musicians as lively tunes and heartrending songs are deftly delivered. Marvel
at the nimble footwork and grace of our classically trained dancers as they
perform in the delightful Highland tradition. Why not be taught a few steps
yourself? Our evening's entertainment will leave you satisfied and uplifted
with a memory to cherish of Bonny Scotland! Lang May Yer Lum Reek!"
Thursday - INVERNESS/LOCH NESS
Scotland doesn't get any more dramatic than the West Highlands.
Drive alongside Scotland's most famous lake, Loch Ness, where we just may see
"Nessie" from the ruined Urquhart Castle. Nearby, inspiring mountain
landscape will take you back in time to how Scotland would have looked 500
years ago. Overnight in a bed and breakfast. (B)
Friday - RIDE THE HARRY POTTER TRAIN/ISLE OF SKYE
All aboard! The whistle blows to signal the start of one of the world's
unforgettable rail journeys the West Highland Line. Enjoy spectacular views of
mountains and loch from the windows as the train heads for Mallaig and a 30
minute sail aboard the ferry "over the sea to Skye". Skye has ruined
castles, incredible scenery, fortresses and is home to legendary clans. We stop
to photograph the famous Eilean Donan Castle, used in the film
"Highlander" and a James Bond movie. (B)
Saturday - GLEN COE/EDINBURGH
the eerie mountains of Glencoe, site of the battle between the MacDonald clan
and the Campbells. They say you can still hear their cries! Our hotel is an
enchanting 13th century Scottish castle hotel set within acres of wooded
parkland on the picturesque banks of the River Esk. All of the bedchambers are
tastefully furnished in period style. (B)
Sunday - EDINBURGH/HOME
Board your return flight. Return home with great
memories of the new friends you've made. (B)
*Homeward airport transfers according to our schedule
*Minibus or motorcoach with driver/guide
*First-class accommodations for 9 nights; room with private bath.
*9 hearty breakfasts ( CB & B), 1 dinner with Scottish music (D)
*Baggage handling at hotels.
*All taxes and service charges.
*All sightseeing and entrance fees. Some highlights: London - Black taxi tour,
hop on hop off tour, Thames cruise England - Stonehenge, Roman Baths, Anne
Hathaways House, Chester Roman walls Wales - Tintern Abbey Edinburgh - hop on
hop off tour voucher Borders - Alnwick Castle Highlands - Ride the Hogwarts
Express, Eilean Donan Castle, Urquhart Castle Skye - Ferry to the Isle of Skye
Scenic Drives - Cotswolds, Lake District, Royal Mile, Princes Street,
magnificent Glen Coe, the road to Skye, Braveheart Country, searching for the
Loch Ness Monster, Scottish Highlands
Your 3* & 4* B&B's/hotels/castles:
London Jurys Chelsea 2 nights
Cheltenham Queens Hotel 1 night
Chester Westminster Hotel 1 night
Edinburgh Jurys Inn 2 nights
Fort William/Skye/Inverness Bed and breakfast 2 nights
Edinburgh Dalhousie Castle1 night
- No individual space available, but available for groups
of 6 or more
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|Departs to London Thursday
||Returns from Edinburgh Sunday
||Est. Air/Land EWR* USD
Single Room Supplement: $1223. Price per person sharing a twin or triple room.
Save $489 per person on coach tours if you 5-11 and traveling with at least one
full fare paying passenger.
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*Airfares are estimates only, based on limited availability and are subject to
change. The air inclusive prices above are for general information only and not
a reflection of current seat availability. Prices are inclusive of air tax..
Arrival: No arrival transfers
are included. We are offering private trasnsfers at a cost of:
|London Heathrow transfer rate
|London Gatwick transfer rate
We are offering homeward transfers at a set time. Anyone not
departing in time for this transfer will need a PRIVATE transfer. Transfer
schedule for coach tours: Returns to Edinburgh for flights departing at 9AM. If
you have an earlier flight, you must pay for a private transfer. A private
transfer for up to 6 persons at a cost of $125 to Edinburgh Airport and $226 to
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for this tour.
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