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!
Price range: £1,235 - £2,593
London - enjoy two days of sightseeing including a visit to either Kensington Palace or 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. Head out on a panoramic tour of London to see key landmarks including Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. In the evening meet your tour director to discuss your trip over a welcome drink before dining on your own.
Overnight: Hilton London Paddington (or similar) (2 nights)
Day 2 - Tower of London & City Sights
Today you can schedule your own London sightseeing when you take an open-top bus tour around the many famous landmarks including St Pauls Cathedral, Harrods and Buckingham Palace. There are a number of different bus routes to whet your appetite as well as a walking tour and a cruise on the River Thames. Visit either the Tower of London to view the magnificent Crown Jewels or Kensington Palace, home of Princess Diana. You are free to choose a restaurant to dine independently.
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 that have attracted visitors since Roman times.
Overnight: Apex City 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 it’s 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
Travel through the glorious Lake District, associated with the children’s author, Beatrix Potter, and the poet, William Wordsworth. Enjoy a cruise on Lake Windermere, the largest lake in England, then cross 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 traditional Scottish evening with special dishes and lively music.
Overnight: Malmaison Hotel 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 7 - 21 August departures, experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Day 7 - Depart Edinburgh for Home
Your tour ends after breakfast. Airport transfers are available, terms and conditions apply.
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 EDocumentation.
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 cobbled Esplanade. Each year some of the most memorable highlights are the stirring performances of the Massed Pipes and Drums and the Massed Military Bands that emerge from the huge castle gates playing the stirring battle tunes of Scotland's famed regiments. Add to this the spectacular displays from the many overseas performers who bring music, action and colour to the event in Edinburgh and you have a winning blend that always keeps the Tattoo fresh, exciting and alive, even for the many faithful fans who return here every year. 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. Fireworks, a mass chorus of Auld Lang Syne from the audience and the roar of jets from a military flypast bring the curtain down on a truly memorable night's entertainment.
How much travelling time will there be between stops?
On a 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
Visits, Admissions and Experiences
- Admission to Windsor Castle, Roman Baths, Shakespeare's Birthplace and Edinburgh Castle
- London open-top bus tour with a visit to the Tower of London or Kensington Palace
- Cruise on Lake Windermere
- City tour of London, Windsor and Edinburgh
- Tickets are included for the World-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on 07 to 21 August, 2020 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 Hilton Paddington Hotel
146 Praed Street
London W2 1EE
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.