Scottish Tours

Scotland Tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and London

Official Sightseeing Tours of Scotland since 1907


  • Edinburgh Skyline from Salisbury Crags
  • Leeds Castle
  • River Ouse York
Great British Cities
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9 day tour from £1724

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Accommodation information

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Accommodation
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.

FAQ's
Please see the FAQ section for more information on this tour.

Product code CIE 02087

Tour Summary


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Great British Cities
9 day/8 night

This chilled tour features comfortable stays in Edinburgh, York and London. With these extended stops there’s plenty time to relax and discover these heritage cities for yourself. On your journey southwards visit St Andrews, the home of golf and the charming fishing port of Whitby. In Stratford-upon-Avon explore William Shakespeare’s birthplace before heading through the picturesque Cotswolds to reach London for two full days of sightseeing. This, surely, is Britain at its very best!

Price range: £1,724 - £2,590

Edinburgh - tour the Georgian “New Town” and drive along the famous Royal Mile to visit Edinburgh Castle

St Andrews - see the famous Old Course, St Andrews Castle and Cathedral during your orientation tour

York - explore the narrow shambles and see towering York Minster

Whitby - discover this atmospheric fishing port and see where Bram Stoker got the inspiration to write Dracula!

London - enjoy two full days to see the famous sights including the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and Big Ben

Movie locations – Harry Potter, Brideshead Revisited and My Fair Lady

Hotel accommodation included

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. 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 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.
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 you’ll 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 d’hote, 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, there’s always a lighter continental option available too. You’ll find a number of evening dinners included which will give you the opportunity of sampling some local delicacies. Check the "What’s Included” 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 enquiries@scottishtours.co.uk.
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

Accommodation
·         7 nights hotel accommodation - all rooms with private bathrooms
·         Location: Edinburgh (3); York (2) and London (2)

Meals
·        Cooked/Continental breakfast (7)
·        Table d’hôte dinners (1)
·        Historic pub dinner in York
·        Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
·        Traditional tavern dinner in Edinburgh

Visits, Admissions and Experiences
·        Admission to Edinburgh Castle, Abbotsford House, York Minster, Castle Howard, Shakespeare’s 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 04 to 18 August departures

Tour Essentials
·        Touring by luxury air-conditioned coach with extra-legroom, reclining seats, on board washroom and Wifi
·        All baggage handling and hotel tips are included
·        Services throughout the tour of a professional Tour Director
·        Service charges and taxes


Not Included

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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 in London after breakfast on day 9



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