Taste of Britain Escorted Tour of Great Britain Includes: 8 Day Coach Tour of
England and Scotland. Travel from London to Scotland in a week.
7 nights/11 meals
If you have ever read any British travel guide books, you know that you can’t visit England without a visit to the Tower of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral. You will also experience quintessential England with a visit to the Cotswolds, one of the most charming British travel destinations ever! Music lovers will enjoy a visit to Liverpool, who doesn’t love the Beatles. Pack your British travel bags, but leave room for all the goodies you will find as you visit Scotland’s capital of Edinburgh and venture into the Highlands. A Loch Lomond cruise will surely be a highlight.
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Day 1: LONDON ARRIVAL & TOUR
Tour begins 2:00 PM, London hotel. Head out on a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Your guide will also highlight London’s famous rock and roll history. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner.(D)
Day 2: TOWER OF LONDON & CITY SIGHTS
Spend the day discovering London’s attractions on your own with an open-top bus tour. There is a choice of routes, a walking tour in the footsteps of London’s rock and roll legends or a scenic River Thames cruise. You might visit the Tower of London to view the magnificent Crown Jewels, guarded by Beefeaters in distinctive Tudor uniforms or you may prefer to visit Kensington Palace, former home of Princess Diana. Dine independently this evening.(B)
Day 3: BRITISH MUSIC EXPERIENCE & BEATLES’ LIVERPOOL
Travel to Liverpool, stopping at a pub for lunch along the way. A local guide will show you around the city focusing on places associated with the “Fab Four.” Explore Britain’s rich pop music history at the British Music Experience in Liverpool. The evening is free. You might want to check out live music at the world famous Cavern Club.
Day 4: LAKE DISTRICT & SCOTTISH EVENING
Travel through the glorious Lake District, a region that inspired Beatrix Potter’s children’s books. Embark on a cruise along Lake Windermere, England’s largest natural lake. Over the Scottish border stop at the Famous Blacksmith’s Shop in Gretna Green, before travelling towards Edinburgh. Enjoy a traditional dinner and ceilidh at your hotel near Edinburgh.
Day 5: EDINBURGH CASTLE & CITY TOUR
Explore central Edinburgh, starting in the 200-year-old “New Town” with planned streets and elegant Georgian houses. See the Royal Mile where medieval houses are clustered, and tour Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The afternoon is free to explore. Some August departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.
Day 6: SCONE PALACE & DISTILLERY
At Scone Palace see outstanding antiques, paintings, rare artefacts, and world-renowned grounds. Head into Pitlochry for lunch and free time to explore. At Blair Athol Distillery, watch the distillers harness the snow-fed waters, then sample the the water of life. Continue to Inverness where the evening is free to check out local pubs with traditional music and food.(B, L)
Day 7: LOCH NESS & LOCH LOMOND CRUISE
Travel south through Highland scenery, passing the shoreline of Loch Ness. See Ben Nevis, Britain's highest peak, and continue through the towering mountains around Glencoe. Embark on a cruise of Loch Lomond, Britain's largest lake. Enjoy a drive around Glasgow before dinner at your hotel.
Day 8: TOUR ENDS IN GLASGOW
Your tour ends after breakfast.
T O U R I N C L U D E S
British Music Experience
British Music Experience
Park Plaza London Riverbank London (2 nights)
Hilton Hotel Liverpool Liverpool (1 night)
Malmaison Edinburgh (2 nights)
Columba Hotel Inverness (1 night)
Glasgow Marriott Hotel Glasgow (1 night)
|Baker's Dozen ..Medieval law specified the weight of loaves of bread in England in 1266. During years of good harvests, bakers could make more bread than they could sell locally, so they would sell the excess loaves to middlemen. The only way for these distributors to make money would be to give them extra loaves. The baker would give the huckster a thirteenth loaf for each dozen. This extra loaf provided the profit for the middleman.|
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