9-Day Best of England & Scotland Tour with Lake District
Tour Style: Tailor-made tour
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Say hello to London. Upon arrival at the airport, our driver guide is waiting for you and picks you up to the hotel. The rest of time is yours for leisure or explore the city on your own.
Take a half city tour including the Houses of Parliament, the Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’ s horseguards, the Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace, the St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Changing of the Guard (if it is held). Afternoon at leisure or consider an optional visit to Windsor Castle or the Tower of London with its Crown Jewels and a cruise on the River Thames in the evening.
In the morning, starts your exploration at Hampton Court Palace, a favorite palace of King Henry VIII, where admire the stunning view of Great Fountain Garden. Next visit prehistoric monument Stonehenge, the remains of a ring of standing stones, before being escorted to Bath for the famous Roman Baths, en route enjoy the Salisbury Cathedral at Salisbury.
Today you will take a drive trip from Bath to the historic Chester. On the way, enjoy the highlights includes the medieval market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, the famous Shakespeare's Birthplace and the Anne Hathaway’s Cottage at Stratford-upon-Avon, the stunning town Llangollen in north-east Wales.
In the morning, take a walking tour of the Roman remains, the cathedrals, and black and white half - timbered buildings etc. Then admire the beautiful view of Lake District where get a stop at the home of poet William Wordsworth - Grasmere, before a stop at the amazing Gretna Green, the paradise of the runaway couples, followed by heading for Edinburgh.
Discover the landmarks of this historic city. Drive through the Royal Mile and get to the mysterious Edinburgh Castle, a symbol of the spirit of Scotland, where see Scotland’s Crown Jewels, followed by a stroll in the Holyrood Palace if the Queen is not in residence. Afternoon at leisure or consider an optional visit to the former Royal Yacht Britannia.
Depart Edinburgh for York, en route discover the Abbotsford Guest House, enjoy a break at the brand new visitor’s center with tea and shortbread, and get the view of Melrose Abbey and the ruins at Jedburgh. In York, admire the great York Minster which was decorated with gothic motifs and ornament and enjoy a leisure stroll through a maze of quaint streets to taste the local life.
In the morning, enjoy the beautiful farmland along the way from York to Stamford where pay a visit to its market town. Then, be escorted to the beautiful Cambridge University which is ranked one of the top five universities in the world. Take a leisure stroll in its picturesque campus before driving to London.
Day 9Free time until our driver guide picks you up to the airport for your next destination.