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English Heritage & Scottish Highlands

England & Scotland in 14 Days, 12 Nights in Destination

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Explore the UK in this tour passing by the very best of England and Scotland. Dive into the vibrant cities of London, Glasgow and Edinburgh and the spectacular natural landscapes of Stonehenge, the Highlands and Loch Ness.

Trip Highlights

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    Cambridge
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    Liverpool
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    London
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    Oxford
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    Stonehenge
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    Stratford-Upon-Avon
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    Windsor
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    York
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    Edinburgh
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    Glasgow

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  3. Activities

  4. Breakfast only

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  • Accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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Accommodation: 12 Nights

Itinerary

Start by immersing yourself in English culture as you unearth iconic cities such as  London, Oxford and Cambridge before learning about the secrets behind the Stonehenge. Next, Get to know the fairy-tale-like scenery of Scotland as you navigate cities, castles and the mountainous regions of the Highlands, including Glasgow, Edinburgh, the Isle of Skye, the Highlands and the legendary Loch Ness.

1st Day: US - Night on board

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Arrive at your US departure airport ready to board a flight to London, the capital of the United Kingdom. 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*. Enjoy the entire day at your leisure. Take this time to familiarize yourself with your new surroundings; the perfect way to get to know London at your own pace. We recommend visiting the London Eye, the world's largest cantilevered observation wheel standing at 135 meters tall for an incredible panoramic view of the city! 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 - Cambridge

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, take part in a panoramic visit of London where you will get to visit some of the capital city’s most emblematic sites, including: the iconic Buckingham Palace, the Westminster, St. James Park, and the National Gallery, among others. Later, embark on a brief cruise ride along the River Thames that will offer you a different perspective of London.

 

Following this, you will head to the famous university town of Cambridge where you will visit the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial. With 30.5 acres in total, The Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial site in England contains the remains of 3,811 of our war dead; 5,127 names are recorded on the Walls of the Missing. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. Most died in the Battle of the Atlantic or in the strategic air bombardment of northwest Europe. Overnight stay in Cambridgeshire.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Holiday Inn Express Cambr... or similar
tripadvisor rating

77 Reviews

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Activities

included
London City Cruise

Light

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Panoramic Tour of London

Moderate

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Walking Tour of Cambridge

Moderate

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4th Day: Cambridge - Sherwood Forest - York

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will be heading north to make your way to York, one of the most important cities in English history and religion. En route, stop by the royal Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, known primarily for the legend of Robin Hood, where you will take part in a brief visit of the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, take in the beauty of this location’s flora and fauna and stop for refreshments.

Upon arriving in York, take part in a guided walking tour of the city and visit the magnificent York Minster, one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the country (entrance not included). Overnight stay in York.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Holiday Inn York City Cen... or similar
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2406 Reviews

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Activities

included
Walking Tour of York

Moderate

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Stop in beautiful Sherwood Forest

Light

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5th Day: York - Lake District - Liverpool

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Breakfast at the hotel. Make your way to England’s northwestern corner of Cumbria and the spectacular landscapes of Lake District. This is where modern tourism was born; in the shimmering lakes and sublime mountains that inspired poets and painters to turn nature into art. After this, embark on a cruise along the incredibly beautiful lake Windermere

From here, you will continue on to Liverpool where you will take part in a guided panoramic tour of the city and stop by its most emblematic sites. The evening is yours to enjoy at your leisure, the perfect opportunity for you to acquaint yourself with Liverpool’s colorful nightlife. Overnight stay in Liverpool.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Styles Liverpool Cen... or similar
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3183 Reviews

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Activities

included
Panoramic Tour of Liverpool

Light

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Cruise Along Lake Windermere

Light

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6th Day: Liverpool - Stratford Upon Avon - Oxford

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Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Liverpool to make your way to Stratford-Upon-Avon, colloquially known as the city of Shakespeare. Stratford-Upon-Avon is particularly admired for its quaint side streets with unique shops and open parklands along the river. 

After some free time, continue towards Oxford, home to the oldest English-speaking university in the world, and take part in a guided city tour stopping at its most emblematic sites and learning about its 39 colleges and rich history. Overnight stay in Oxford.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hampton by Hilton Oxford or similar
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1044 Reviews

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Activities

included
Stratford Upon Avon Visit

Light

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Walking Tour of Oxford

Moderate

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7th Day: Oxford - Stonehenge - Windsor - London

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Breakfast at the hotel. Embark on a journey towards Stonehenge, one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world. Built in several stages spanning over 5000 years, Stonehenge continues to be a very popular tourist attraction which sees thousands of travelers from around the globe visiting the archaeological site every year.

After stopping at Stonehenge, make your way to the city of Windsor, home to the iconic Windsor Castle. Windsor Castle (entrance fee not included) is the largest and oldest inhabited castle in the world, one of the official residences of His Majesty The King, and the late Queen Elizabeth II's favorite weekend home.

Enjoy some leisurely time to grab some lunch and go souvenir shopping before returning back to the capital city. Overnight stay in London.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Holiday Inn London - Kens... or similar
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3288 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to Stonehenge

Light

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8th 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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9th 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
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302 Reviews

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Activities

included
Whisky distillery with Tour and Tasting

Light

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10th 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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Visit to the Isle of Skye
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11th 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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12th 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

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Activities

included
Panoramic tour of Edinburgh

Moderate

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Glasgow Panoramic Visit

Moderate

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13th 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

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Activities

Optional
Spirit of Scotland dinner and show

Light

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14th Day: Edinburgh - US

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Breakfast at the hotel*. Bid farewell to Scotland today. At the indicated time, self-transfer to the airport** for your return flight back to the US***. Arrive in the US 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.

***Depending on the return flight schedule, you may arrive in the US the next day.

Included activities

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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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Panoramic Tour of London

Included activity for day 3 in London

See London's most famous galleries and museums and explore Westminster, the home of Parliament and Big Ben. Admire Buckingham Palace, a prestigious symbol of the royal family, see the London Eye, and marvel at the historic Westminster Abbey.

Duration 03:30h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Walking Tour of Cambridge

Included activity for day 3

Pass through the immaculate countryside of the east of England to arrive in Cambridge. Admire the historic architecture and see the different University Colleges. See local students rowing on the River Cam and riding bicycles around the old town.

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Walking Tour of York

Included activity for day 4

Founded by Romans in 71 AD, York's immense historical heritage makes it one of the most fascinating cities in England. Discover this walled city on a walking tour, which concludes at the spectacular York Minster Cathedral.

Duration 01:30h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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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

Spirit of Scotland dinner and show

Suggested activity for day 13 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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  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - London; Edinburgh - US.
  • Train from London Kings Cross Station to Edinburgh Waverley Station.
  • 12 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.*
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  • 12 breakfasts.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.**
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  • Air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • River Thames Cruise in London & Loch Ness Cruise.
  • Boat ride along the lake Windermere.
  • English-speaking guide from day 3 to day 7 in England and from day 9 to day 12 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.

* Tips are not included. Although tipping is not mandatory, we highly recommend an average of £10 per day per person for the guide as well as for the driver. Keep in mind that tipping is an important part of English culture and customary in this line of work. 

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.

Transfers between train stations and the city center in London and Edinburgh are also not included.

* 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.

** 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 cancelled without prior notice.

    Children: 4 - 12 years.

    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 +1 888-488-0592 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.


    Room allocation: We will do our best to accommodate your family in the same room. If availability doesn't permit this, we guarantee your family will be accommodated as close together as possible. Children will always be accomodated in a room with at least 1 adult.

    Booster seats: Not available in all destinations. Feel free to take your own if you need one.

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