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See, Visit & Explore: Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle, St Andrews, Jedburgh, York, Castle Howard, Stratford-upon-Avon, London, Tower of London and River Thames Cruise

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9 day tour from £1924

23 April, 2017
7 May, 2017
4 & 18 June, 2017
16 July, 2017
6, 13 & 20 August, 2017
3, 10 & 24 September, 2017
1 & 29 October, 2017


Twin/Double/Family room from £ 1924 per person
Children from £ 1731 per child
Single room from £ 2469 per person

Accommodation information


Child reduction applies to children aged 8 to 18 inclusive on the basis that they stay in a room with an adult.

We regret that children under the age of 8 are not carried on this tour.

Seasonal Price Range
£1,924 - £2,719

Product code: CIE 02087

Tour Summary

This chilled tour features 3 night stays in Edinburgh and London in addition to 2 night stay in historic York. With these extended stops thereís time to relax and savour these heritage cities for yourself. This, surely, is Britain at its very best!

Day 1: Arrival in Edinburgh. Free day for independent sightseeing. This evening attend a lively Scottish show.

Day 2: Morning City Tour of Edinburgh then free time for shopping.

Day 3: Enjoy a full day excursion to St Andrews and the picturesque East Neuk of Fife.

Day 4: Leave Edinburgh behind and tour through the Border country with a stop At Jedburgh Abbey. On arrival in York have a walking tour and visit to York Minster. This evening enjoy a traditional Pub dinner.

Day 5: Enjoy a historic train ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and visit to impressive Castle Howard.

Day 6: Make your way to Shakespeareís Stratford-upon-Avon then enjoy a scenic drive through the Cotswolds. Later arrive in London.

Day 7: Today explore London on a panoramic tour. Visit the Tower of London to hear grizzly tales and see the Crown Jewels.

Day 8: Experience more of London on an open-top bus tour. Why not enjoy a cruise on the River Thames?

Day 9:Tour ends after breakfast. Airport transfer to London Heathrow available.

Tour features:

  • Visit Edinburgh Castle, Castle Howard and the Tower of London
  • Overnight accommodation: Edinburgh (3); York (2) and London (3)
  • Depart from Edinburgh and return to London
  • Tour duration: 9 days/8 nights
  • Premium Escorted Tour

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Day One
Edinburgh & Scottish Evening
Land in Edinburgh. Transfer to your hotel and spend the day relaxing or exploring a little on your own. At 6:30 pm meet your tour director and fellow travellers and head out to a Scottish evening with special dishes and lively music.
Overnight: Norton House Hotel and Spa, Ingliston (Edinburgh) (or similar)
Day Two
Edinburgh Castle & City Tour
Explore central Edinburgh to see the 200-year-old "New TownĒ with planned streets and elegant Georgian houses. View the Royal Mile with its narrow medieval houses and tour Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. On 06 to 20 August departures, experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Overnight: Norton House Hotel and Spa, Ingliston (Edinburgh) (or similar)
Day Three
Excursion to St Andrews
Travel to St Andrews, famously known as the "Home of GolfĒ and location of Scotlandís oldest university. Take a panoramic drive around the town to view the layout and some of the golf courses. A gentle walking tour will take you to the picturesque ruins of St Andrews Castle and Cathedral. Spend some free time browsing around the speciality shops and maybe even try your hand at pitch and putt! Back in Edinburgh, head to a nearby tavern for dinner with your fellow guests.
Overnight: Norton House Hotel and Spa, Ingliston (Edinburgh) (or similar)
Day Four
Edinburgh - Jedburgh - York
Drive south through the rolling countryside of the Borders area and past some of the quaint market towns. Stop in Jedburgh for a look around the town and see the ruined Jedburgh Abbey, once a vast complex with Royal connections. In York take a walking tour to appreciate narrow medieval streets, especially the Shambles where the houses almost form an arch across the street. Visit mighty York Minster, which is famous for its stained glass windows and memorials to many prominent people. In the evening dine in a centuries-old pub with plenty of atmosphere then enjoy a light-hearted ghost walk.
Overnight: Marriott Hotel, York (or similar)
Day Five
Excursion to Castle Howard & North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Travel at a leisurely pace to admire the scenery when you board the North Yorkshire Moors Railwayís vintage locomotive. Arrive in Whitby, a lovely fishing town. Stroll around the picturesque harbor, winding streets and quaint buildings. If you like to take photos, this is an ideal place as everywhere throughout the town you can find delightful scenes. Drive to Castle Howard, a magnificent 18th century residence set in 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of North Yorkshire. Tour the elaborate chambers where "Brideshead RevisitedĒ was filmed and sit down to a cream tea with freshly-baked scones. Return to your hotel in York in time for dinner.
Overnight: Marriott Hotel, York (or similar)
Day Six
York - Stratford-upon-Avon - London
Travel south by highway to Stratford-upon-Avon and Shakespeareís Birthplace in the center of the town. William Shakespeare was born in this house and lived here until he was old enough to marry and spend the first five years of family life here with his new wife, Anne Hathaway. Here you will discover the world that shaped the man as you look through an exhibition about his life and work. Today the house is furnished as it would have been when he lived and worked there. Drive through a part of the scenic Cotswolds region, renowned for picturesque villages built of honey-coloured stone with charming gardens. Arrive in London where the evening is at leisure.

Overnight: Doubletree by Hilton London Victoria (or similar)
Day Seven
Tower of London & City Tour
This morning take a panoramic London tour to see some of the famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Nelsonís 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, ravens that inhabit the Tower and the dazzling Crown Jewels. The afternoon and evening are free for independent activities and dining. 

Overnight: Doubletree by Hilton London Victoria (or similar)
Day Eight
London Open-Top Bus Tour
Today plan your day as you wish as you travel around London on your own and choose the places that interest you. Use your voucher for an open-top bus tour around famous landmarks. There are a number of different bus routes as well as a walking tour and a River Thames cruise so you will have plenty of interesting areas to explore.
Overnight: Doubletree by Hilton London Victoria (or similar)
Day Nine
Tour Ends in London
Your tour ends after breakfast. Airport transfers to London Heathrow Airport are available.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I experience on this Premium Escorted Tour?
If you enjoy the art of travelling in comfort and style then a Premium Escorted Tour is for you. Youíll travel in a group that is restricted to around 40 fellow travellers. Travel is aboard a state of the art motorcoach with air-conditioning, on-board WiFi, reclining seats and oversized windows. For your comfort there is an emergency washroom on-board too.
An experienced tour manager will lead the tour and your coach will be expertly driven by a professional driver. In certain cities youíll be joined by a local guide who will provide local insight and show you the highlights. These tours are fully inclusive of accommodation, transportation, admission fees and most meals. Savvy travellers appreciate that these tours have no hidden extras Ė all the ingredients needed for a great tour are included in the tour price. There are no optional extras for you to budget for during your holiday.
The group will stay together in first class/superior standard hotels. Each has been carefully selected for comfort, quality and ambiance located in the best locations close to the shopping areas and the key sights. In rural locations your accommodation will be in the best available hotels.
Breakfast is usually a buffet, where you can choose from cereals, yoghurts and the bread basket. From the hot plate youíll be able to select from freshly grilled items and local specialities. A stop is usually made for lunch in a town or city where there is a choice of restaurants available.
Dinner is usually enjoyed as a group and the menu will be table díhote, which means a selection of house specials. On some tours there will be a featured meal such as a Scottish evening, with bagpipers, dancing demonstrations and a taste of haggis!
What type of room should I choose?
Selecting the right sleeping arrangements can be a little bit confusing so here is a description of what you can expect from the hotel accommodation offered as part of your tour:
Single room - this is a room for one person sleeping in a single bed.
Twin room - this is a room for two people sleeping in two separate beds.
Double room - this is a room for two people sharing one large bed.
Family room - this is a room for three people sleeping in one large bed (2 people) and one single bed (1 person). 
Please note that a family room is normally a standard double or twin room with either a sofa bed or a rollaway bed. All room types other than twin rooms are subject to availability.  
How much luggage can I bring?
You can bring one suitcase and one carry-on bag per person. The maximum weight allowance and luggage dimensions varies by tour so you should check the tour documentation for the luggage policy that applies to your tour.
What meals are included?
One of the great things about travelling on a Premium Escorted Tour is the generous number of meals included as standard. Start the day with a freshly cooked breakfast or, if you prefer, thereís always a lighter continental option available too. Youíll find a number of evening dinners included which will give you the opportunity of sampling some local delicacies. Check the "Whatís IncludedĒ list for the exact number of meals that are featured on this tour. 
Can you arrange pre-tour accommodation?
If you are flying internationally to reach Scotland then it is worth considering arriving a day early to relax and let the jet-leg subside. Please email us for a quotation at
Can I reserve specific seats on the coach?
Seats cannot be pre-booked however your tour director will implement a seat rotation system which will allow all passengers the opportunity of experiencing spectacular views from different seats on the motorcoach. 
How many people will be on the tour?
The number of people travelling on a Premium Escorted Tour will not normally be more than 40 passengers.
 Are airport transfers included?
Complimentary airport transfers are included on day-one from Edinburgh Airport to the Edinburgh Hotel and on day-nine from the London Hotel to London Heathrow Airport. 

What's Included

  • 8 nights accommodation in rooms with private bath/shower
  • Full English/Scottish breakfast (days 2 - 9)
  • 1 table díhŰte dinners
  • Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
  • Traditional tavern dinner in Edinburgh
  • Historic pub dinner in York
  • Admission to Edinburgh Castle, St Andrews Cathedral, St Andrews Castle, York Minster, Castle Howard, Shakespeareís Birthplace and Tower of London.
  • London open-top bus tour with River Thames cruise option
  • North Yorkshire Moors Railway vintage train journey
  • Walking tours of St Andrews, York and Whitby
  • City tours of Edinburgh and London
  • Tickets are included for the World-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on 06 to 20 August departures
  • All baggage handling and hotel tips are included
  • Services throughout the tour of a professional Tour Director
  • Touring by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and a washroom onboard
  • Service charges and taxes

Not Included
  • Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your guide or driver

Departure information

You can check in to the Edinburgh hotel at your leisure on day one
The tour will commence at 18:30 hrs from Norton House Hotel and Spa,
Ingliston, Edinburgh, EH28 8LX
The tour will end after breakfast on day 9

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