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Royal City & The Enchanting Highlands

England & Scotland in 11 Days, 9 Nights in Destination

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Combine a 3-night stay in London, the vibrant British capital, with the natural landscapes and historical cities of Scotland! Enjoy big city energy, massive lands of greenery as well as cruises along the Thames and Loch Ness!

Trip Highlights

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    London
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    Edinburgh
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    Glasgow
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    Inverness
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    Isle of Skye
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    Scottish Highlands
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    Stirling

Included

  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. Some transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Breakfast only

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  1. Departures available until May 2025

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  3. Solo travelers from + $1,300

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  • Accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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Accommodation: 9 Nights

Itinerary

Explore the eclectic sights of London, the royal capital, including a cruise along the Thames before heading north to unearth the immense natural beauty of Scotland! From urban delights, Edinburgh, Stirling and Glasgow to the stunning landscapes of the Isle of Skye, the Highlands and the legendary Loch Ness, enjoy the fairy-tale-like scenery of this region.

1st Day: Canada - Night on board

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Arrive at your Canadian departure airport ready to board a flight to London. Night on board*.

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: London

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Arrive in London and self-transfer to the hotel*. The vibrant capital of the United Kingdom, London is known for its amazing museums, trend-setting fashion scene, immense history and as the home of the Royal Family. Located on the banks of the River Thames, London has been an important human settlement since it was founded by the Romans almost two millennia ago!

A global city, London is a center of arts, commerce, education, fashion, finance, media, research, tourism and transport. Once you've checked in at the hotel, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to explore this huge city. Hop on the London Underground or use the excellent bus network to easily travel between sights as you spend your first evening exploring at your own pace. Overnight stay in London. 

*You will have the option to add a transfer from the airport to your hotel in the next step of the booking process. Please contact our customer service if you require a transfer from an airport other than LGW or LHR.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Holiday Inn London - Kens... or similar
tripadvisor rating

3288 Reviews

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3rd Day: London

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Breakfast at the hotel. See London from a different perspective today, with a sightseeing cruise along the River Thames! Take in the views of several of the capital's most emblematic riverside landmarks, such as Tower BridgeSouthbank and the London Eye and enjoy the fully-stocked bar to buy drinks and snacks as you listen to the entertaining onboard commentary! 

Afternoon free to enjoy the capital at your leisure. Why not go shopping along Oxford Street or Carnaby Street, stroll along the vibrant Southbank or pay a visit to Buckingham Palace to watch the Changing of the Guards? Overnight stay in London.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Holiday Inn London - Kens... or similar
tripadvisor rating

3288 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
London City Cruise

Light

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4th Day: London

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Breakfast at the hotel. A free day to continue exploring the wonderful city of London at your leisure! Trend-setting visitors might enjoy a stroll through Shoreditch, home to art galleries, urban culture and unique boutique shops and eateries.

On the other hand, Notting Hill is a must-visit, home to pretty pastel-colored houses and antique shops. Art lovers will relish a visit to the Tate Modern whilst history buffs cannot miss out on a tour of the Tower of London! After a morning of exploring, why not join our optional afternoon tea* for a typical English experience? Overnight stay in London.

*Optional traditional afternoon tea: Enjoy a classic afternoon tea, complete with sweet and savory snacks, scones, and of course tea or coffee.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Holiday Inn London - Kens... or similar
tripadvisor rating

3288 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Tradtional Afternoon Tea

Light

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5th Day: London - Edinburgh

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, make your way to the train station to transfer to Scotland! Arrive in Edinburgh and self-transfer to the hotel. Once settled, spend the rest of the day exploring the Scottish capital at your leisure. Edinburgh is famed for its charming medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with neoclassical gardens and buildings. Overnight stay in Edinburgh.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Edinburgh Centre Sou... or similar
tripadvisor rating

3604 Reviews

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6th Day: Edinburgh – Stirling – Whisky Distillery – Highlands

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on an adventure towards the highlands. En route, you will stop by Stirling, a charming city in central Scotland where you will briefly visit a couple of historical sites and attractions such as the Wallace Monument, arguably the most important landmark of the city. You will have time to explore Stirling at your own pace, ideal for you to grab lunch.

After spending some time in Stirling’s urban and natural beauty, continue north to visit one of Scotland’s most famous exports; whisky. You will tour a working distillery where you will become acquainted with the processes and production and sample a ‘wee dram’. Overnight stay in the Highlands.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
River Ness Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

302 Reviews

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Activities

included
Whisky distillery with Tour and Tasting

Light

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7th Day: Highlands – Isle of Skye – Loch ness – Highlands

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, make your way towards the west of Scotland for a visit to the beautiful and scenic Isle of Skye, known for its rugged landscapes, medieval castles and picturesque fishing villages. Take this time to appreciate Scotland in its full natural glory. 

On the way back to your hotel, you will hop on a brief cruise in the Loch Ness for an unforgettable experience! If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of Nessie! Overnight stay in the Highlands.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
River Ness Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

302 Reviews

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Activities

included
Loch Ness Cruise

Light

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included
Visit to the Isle of Skye
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8th Day: Highlands – Fort William – Trossachs – Glasgow

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Breakfast at the hotel. Get ready to head back down to the south of Scotland to acquaint yourself with its biggest city, Glasgow. En route, stop in Fort Augustus which sits on the impressive 60 mile Caledonian Canal, halfway between Inverness and Fort William and offering spectacular views down Loch Ness. 

From here, continue south through the Trossachs and Loch Lomond, the largest loch in the country. Once you have arrived in Glasgow, you will check-in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Glasgow.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Styles Glasgow Centr... or similar
tripadvisor rating

2114 Reviews

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9th Day: Glasgow – Edinburgh

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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, take part in a city tour of Glasgow where you will learn about its history, culture and impressive architecture and stop by some of its most emblamatic attractions, including: the Glasgow Cathedral, the Kelvingrove art gallery and more. 

From here, enjoy some free time at your leisure to grab a bite to eat. Next, head back to Edinburgh to embark on another city tour where you will familiarize yourself with its top sites, including the Royal Mile and more. Overnight stay in Edinburgh.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Edinburgh Centre Sou... or similar
tripadvisor rating

3604 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Panoramic tour of Edinburgh

Moderate

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Glasgow Panoramic Visit

Moderate

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10th Day: Edinburgh

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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the entire day at your own leisure; the perfect way to take in the beauty of the city one last time at your own pace. Perhaps this would also be a good time to go shopping for some souvenirs to take back home or stop by the impressive Edinburgh Castle. For dinner, you're invited to an optional experience* called the Spirit of Scotland. Overnight stay in Edinburgh.

*Optional Spirit of Scotland dinner and show: Dine on 3 delightful courses as you enjoy an exciting show of song and dance that showcases the unique artistic traditions of Scotland. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Edinburgh Centre Sou... or similar
tripadvisor rating

3604 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Spirit of Scotland dinner and show

Light

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11th Day: Edinburgh - Canada

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Breakfast* at the hotel. At the indicated time, self-transfer** to the airport for a flight back to Canada. Arrive in Canada and end your trip.

*Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

**You will have the option to add a transfer to the airport in the next step of the booking process.

Included activities

Included
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Participants must carry their own smartphone and download the app before the tour. Audio sets may also be available on board. Download the ticket with the cruise boarding time, available in your Exoticca account 15 days before the start of the trip.

London City Cruise

Included activity for day 3 in London

Set off on a 30 min sightseeing cruise along the River Thames! Take in the views of several of the capital's most emblematic riverside landmarks, such as Tower Bridge and the London Eye and enjoy entertaining onboard commentary along the way!

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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Included

Whisky distillery with Tour and Tasting

Included activity for day 6

Tour the location of this whisky distillery to familiarize yourself with the production process before getting a chance to sample a tasting of the delicious alcoholic beverage.

Physical rating:

Light

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Included

Loch Ness Cruise

Included activity for day 7

Enjoy the beauty of Loch Ness in all its wonder. Immerse yourself in Scotland's most famous legend on a 30-minute cruise. An unforgettable Highland experience!

Physical rating:

Light

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Visit to the Isle of Skye

Included activity for day 7

Get to know the beauty of the Isle of Skye where you will become acquainted with the largest island in the Inner Hebrides archipelago’s indented coastline of peninsulas and narrow lochs, radiating out from a mountainous interior.

Physical rating:

Light

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional

Tradtional Afternoon Tea

Suggested activity for day 4 in London

Enjoy a typical English afternoon tea experience, consisting of a mix of sweets and savoury treats, scones, and tea or coffee.

Physical rating:

Light

more information
Optional

Spirit of Scotland dinner and show

Suggested activity for day 10 in Edinburgh

Enjoy an evening of Scottish traditional song and dance, complete with a 3-course dinner. Arrive for the show is at 06:45 pm, dinner begins at 07:00, and the show is from 08:00 until 09:30.

Duration 02:30h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main Canadian airports.
  • International flights: Canada - London; Edinburgh - Canada.
  • Train from London Kings Cross Station to Edinburgh Waverley Station.
  • 09 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.*
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  • 09 breakfasts.
  • Some transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.**
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  • Visits and entrance fees as is indicated in the itinerary.***
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    See itinerary
  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • River Thames Cruise in London & Loch Ness Cruise.
  • English-speaking guide in Scotland.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in What's included.

The airport transfers in London and Scotland are not included. Both transfers can be added for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process. Please contact our customer service if you require a transfer from an airport other than LGW or LHR.

 

* Check-in and check-out times are set as a matter of internal policy at each hotel. As a general rule, check-in begins at 2PM and the check-out time is at noon. Please note that these hours may vary per the rules of an individual hotel.

** Airport transfers in London and Scotland are not included. Both transfers can be added for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process. Please contact our customer service if you require a transfer from an airport other than LGW or LHR.

*** Please note: During the winter season, the itinerary may be affected. In this case, it is important to review the notes section before your departure.

Note: Please keep in mind that the tour has a lot of ground to cover within a short schedule. In order to keep on track, we will be traveling for several hours per day.

 

  • England
  • Scotland
    • Entry requirements

      Valid passport with at least six months validity.

    • Visa

      A visa is not required for stays of up to 6 months.

    • Currency

      Pound Sterling.

    • Language

      English.

    • Electricity

      230 V. Adapter required.

    • Health

      There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from the US/Canada.

    • Time zone

      GMT.

    • Other useful information

      People drive on the left-hand side of the road.

    • Tourist Office website

      www.visitbritain.com

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 778 807 9750 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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