Taste of Britain - 7 day tour
Taste of Britain
7 day/6 night
This relaxing one-way journey from London to Scotland visits many of Britain's must-see sights. There's time to explore the great cities of London, Bath, Liverpool and Edinburgh. Out of town, see the scenic beauty of England's famed Lake District and the rolling countryside of the Cotswolds. Discover British icons from Willam Shakespeare through Beatrix Potter to the Fab Four! Join us on this fantastic journey to experience all this and much, much more!
London - enjoy two days of sightseeing, including a visit to the Tower of London
Windsor - visit the mighty castle that's been home to 39 Monarchs
Liverpool - discover the story behind the Beatles, the Fab Four
Lake District - explore the National Park and enjoy a cruise on Lake Windermere
Edinburgh - tour the Georgian "New Town" then drive along the famous Royal Mile to visit Edinburgh Castle
Movie locations - Notting Hill, Braveheart and World War Z
Hotel accommodation included
Full Tour Itinerary
Day 1 - London Arrival & City Tour
Your vacation starts at your London hotel at 2:00 pm when you meet your tour director.
Later visit the Tower of London to discover the colourful history of this mighty fortress and see the glittering Crown Jewels.
In the evening, meet your tour director to discuss your trip over a welcome drink before dining on your own.
Overnight: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel London - Victoria (or similar) (2 nights)
Day 2 - Tower of London & City Sights
Hop aboard an open-top double-decker bus for a day of independent sightseeing. Enjoy a choice of routes and walking tour options.
Tonight dine and explore as you wish.
Day 3 - London - Windsor - Bath
This morning we leave London behind and make the short journey to nearby Windsor to visit mighty Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the World.
Established in the 11th Century, some 39 monarchs have called Windsor home and during a guided tour, see the State Apartments and St George’s Chapel, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married.
Enjoy some free time for lunch before heading westwards to visit the popular city of Bath.
Tour the Roman Baths to learn the history of this spa whose hot springs have attracted visitors since Roman times.
Overnight: Bailbrook House Hotel, Bath (or similar)
Day 4 - Bath - Stratford-upon-Avon - Liverpool
Drive through the Cotswolds, a delightful hilly region with mellow-hued stone houses. Stop in a typical charming old village for a closer look.
Travel to Stratford-upon-Avon to visit the house where the bard William Shakespeare was born. Learn about the life and work of “The Bard” at the fascinating exhibition.
Continue to Liverpool and spend the evening exploring its world-renowned music history.
During your free evening, why not relive the era of The Beatles, known throughout the World as the "Fab Four”, with a visit to the famed Cavern Club.
Overnight: Hilton, Liverpool City Centre (or similar)
Day 5 - Liverpool - Lake District - Edinburgh
Enjoy a cruise on Lake Windermere, the largest lake in England, then head across the border into Scotland.
Stop at the Old Blacksmith’s Shop in Gretna Green, a popular shopping venue for quality Scottish goods.
Check in to your Edinburgh hotel, where you will enjoy a fun-packed Scottish evening with traditional dishes and lively music.
Tour departures between 4 and 18 August 2023 will enjoy a free night to dine independently.
Overnight: MacDonald Houston House Hotel, near Edinburgh (or similar) (2 nights)
Day 6 - Edinburgh City Tour & Edinburgh Castle
Today we discover the history and sights of Scotland's Capital City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
On our tour, we'll see the elegant Georgian architecture of the "New Town". These grand squares and attractive crescents were home to many of Scotland's most famous writers and poets.
Later cross over into the medieval "Old Town" for a drive along the famous Royal Mile.
See the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the modern Scottish Parliament building before visiting Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny.
The afternoon is free for independent sightseeing.
On 4 - 18 August 2023 departures, experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Day 7 - Depart Edinburgh for Home
Your tour ends after breakfast.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect on this Premium Escorted Tour?
If you enjoy the art of travelling in comfort and style then a Premium Escorted Tour is for you.
You’ll 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 you’ll be joined by a local guide who will provide local insight and show you the highlights.
These tours are fully inclusive of first class/superior class accommodation, transportation, admission fees and most meals.
Savvy travellers appreciate that these tours have no hidden extras – 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.
What kind of accommodation do you use?
The group will stay together in first class or superior tourist class 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.
You will discover a pleasant balance of familiar brand hotels such as Hilton, Marriott and Accor together with locally owned family-run hotels.
In rural locations your accommodation will be in the best available hotels. A full hotel list will be provided as part of your Tour Documentation.
Tell me about the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo?
Staged every year as part of the world-famous Edinburgh Festival, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a unique and memorable celebration of music, dance and military pageantry.
Set against the spectacular backdrop of the floodlit Edinburgh Castle, almost a thousand musicians, pipers, drummers, singers, and dancers perform at The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Esplanade.
One of the most memorable moments is the stirring performances of the Massed Pipes and Drums and Military Bands that emerge from beneath the portcullis gate, playing the rousing battle tunes of Scotland's famed regiments.
As the show unfolds, there are spectacular displays from the many overseas performers who bring a flavour of their national culture through music and dance.
This unforgettable spectacle is brought to an emotional and poignant close each evening as a lone piper, spotlit high on the castle ramparts, plays a haunting lament. A mass chorus of Auld Lang Syne and the dazzling march out brings the curtain down on a truly memorable night's entertainment.
How much travelling time will there be between stops?
On an Escorted/Premium Escorted Tour you’ll not be travelling for much more than two hours without a stop.
There are washrooms/toilets at each stop and most coaches are equipped with on-board toilets, however for safety reasons their use is restricted whilst the coach is in motion.
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.
- 6 nights hotel accommodation
- Location: London (2); Bath (1); Liverpool (1) and Edinburgh (2)
- Scottish/Continental breakfast (6)
- Welcome drink with your Tour Director
- Table d’hôte dinner (1)
- Scottish Evening in Edinburgh (not Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo departures)
Visits, Admissions and Experiences
- Admission to Tower of London, Windsor Castle, Roman Baths, Shakespeare's Birthplace and Edinburgh Castle
- London open-top bus tour
- Cruise on Lake Windermere
- City tour of London, Windsor and Edinburgh
- Tickets are included for the World-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on 04 to 18 August, 2023 departures
- Touring by luxury air-conditioned coach with extra-legroom, reclining seats, on board washroom and Wifi
- Ferry to the Isle of Bute
- All baggage handling and hotel tips are included
- Services throughout the tour of a professional Tour Director
- Service charges and taxes
Please check your tour documentation for the commencement time of the tour.
From Doubletree by Hilton Hotel London - Victoria
2 Bridge Street
London SW1V 1QA
The tour will end in Edinburgh after breakfast on day 7
Check-in: 13:30 hrs
Tour Departs: 14:00 hrs
Tour Returns: 09:00 hrs
Child discount applies to children aged 8 to 18 years inclusive on the basis that they share a room with an adult.
We’re sorry but children aged under 8 years cannot travel on this tour.
Photo-ID may be requested to confirm discount entitlement.
The price of this tour includes hotel accommodation with en-suite bathroom.
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Selected departures include a visit to this famous celebration of music, dancing and culture performed against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.
Please see the FAQ section for more information on this tour.