Great British Trio: London, Manchester & Edinburgh

Travel through the United Kingdom, from the iconic landmarks of London to the vibrant city of Manchester and the historic charm of Edinburgh
Journey through the heart of the United Kingdom, starting in London with its iconic landmarks such as the Tower of London. Explore the regal history of Windsor Castle, immerse yourself in the Roman heritage of Bath, and witness the enigma of Stonehenge. In Manchester, experience the vibrant mix of industrial innovation and cultural diversity, followed by a finale in Edinburgh. Ascend Edinburgh Castle for panoramic views, then venture into the rugged beauty of the Highlands, where majestic landscapes and ancient castles weave tales of Scotland's rich history
9 Days from $4969/person CAD
Family
Off The Beaten Path
Rail & Train
Self-Guided
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Primary Location

UK, Europe

Departures

Available on select Tuesdays and Fridays from April to October 2024

Included:

  • 3 nights in London
  • 2 nights in Manchester
  • 3 nights in Edinburgh
  • Small Group Full Days London in a Day Tour
  • Full Day Coach Tour to Windsor Castle, Bath and Stonehenge
  • Small Group Tour to the Lake District
  • Small Group Walking Tour of Edinburgh
  • Small Group Tour to Alnwick Castle, the Northumberland Coast & the Borders
  • Guided Coach tour to the West Highlands, Lochs & Castles
  • Train tickets for the journey from London to Manchester
  • Train tickets for the journey from Manchester to Edinburgh

Not Included:

  • Daily breakfast
  • Unless otherwise specified, transportation to the designated meeting point and back to your hotel for guided tours is not included
  • International or domestic airfare
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Local city tax for overnight stays
  • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • The itinerary is subject to change based on the availability of tours. In the event that a particular service is not available, an alternative option will be provided
  • Additional charges may apply during fairs, holidays, and special events
  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy (single occupancy is on request)
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change

Optional Extras:

  • Daily Breakfast is not included to provide greater flexibility. However, if you wish to have breakfast included, it can be added upon request
  • Enhance your trip with additional options and upgrades available in the UK. You have the flexibility to customize your experience by adding extra nights, opting for the convenience of private airport or train station transfers, selecting from a variety of additional shared, small-group, or private activities, and upgrading your accommodation to perfectly suit your preferences

Custom Itinerary

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Itinerary

DAY 1: LONDON ARRIVAL

Welcome to London! Upon your arrival, make your way independently to your accommodation. If preferred, you can opt for a private transfer service for added convenience. Overnight stay in London.

Accommodation at citizenM London Hotels, London, or similar

DAY 2: LONDON IN A DAY

Experience the essence of London in just one day! Start your journey with exclusive early access to Westminster Abbey, delving into its fascinating history, ancient chivalric orders, renowned tombs, and royal treasures. Uncover the secrets of Trafalgar Square and indulge in a delightful lunch at recommended eateries.

Embark on a picturesque river cruise, passing by iconic landmarks, before concluding your day with an exploration of the Tower of London, steeped in dark history and royal intrigue. The grand finale awaits as you marvel at the Crown Jewels, making your visit to London an unforgettable and enriching experience.

Accommodation at citizenM London Hotels, London, or similar

DAY 3: WINDSOR CASTLE, BATH AND STONEHENGE

Embark on a journey from London to Windsor Castle, gracefully perched on a hill by the Thames. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of the State Apartments, adorned with masterpieces by Rembrandt and da Vinci. Pay homage at St. George's Chapel, a distinguished royal resting place, and marvel at the intricate Queen Mary's Dolls' House.

Next, venture to the mystical site of Stonehenge, contemplating its ancient mysteries. Continue your exploration to the UNESCO-listed city of Bath, where captivating sights like Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths await. Conclude your day with a torch-lit ceremony (except in summer) and a sip of Bath's healing waters at the historic Pump Room.

Return to London for an overnight stay, reflecting on a day filled with history, art, and the enchanting allure of these iconic destinations.

Accommodation at citizenM London Hotels, London, or similar

DAY 4: LONDON TO MANCHESTER

Make your way independently to London Station to catch your train bound for Manchester, where you'll enjoy a scenic journey lasting approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes, passing through marvelous landscapes.

Upon arrival in Manchester, the afternoon is yours to explore at your leisure. Whether you choose to wander through the city's vibrant streets, visit cultural attractions, or indulge in local cuisine, take this time to immerse yourself in the unique charm that Manchester has to offer.

Accommodation at Whitworth Locke, Manchester, or similar

DAY 5: THE LAKE DISTRICT

Embark on an enchanting day trip to the Lake District National Park from Manchester, immersing yourself in its breathtaking landscapes. Departing from Manchester, the journey takes you north via the M6 Motorway, reaching the Lake District in approximately two hours.

Explore the region with a delightful narrow gauge railway ride from Haverthwaite to Lakeside (available from 1st April to 29th October), followed by a scenic cruise on Windermere Lake. Uncover the charm of Wray Castle, the serenity of Tarn Hows, and the medieval allure of Hawkshead, renowned for its connections to Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth.

Conclude your Lake District adventure with a return journey to Manchester, carrying with you the memories of a day filled with natural beauty, history, and the literary heritage of this captivating region.

Accommodation at Whitworth Locke, Manchester, or similar

DAY 6: MANCHESTER TO EDINBURGH

Head to the train station in Manchester and board a comfortable train to Edinburgh. Upon arriving in Scotland, embark on a unique journey in the early afternoon with a walking tour that unveils the "Secrets of the Royal Mile." This guided exploration goes beyond the typical tourist path and guidebooks, allowing you to discover the hidden gems of Edinburgh led by an expert guide.

Traverse the wynds, closes, courtyards, and homes of the Old Town, where history was forged. Uncover captivating stories involving figures like Mary Queen of Scots, David Hume, Adam Smith, and Robert Burns, revealing the lesser-known aspects of Edinburgh's and Scotland's past. Explore diverse facets of Edinburgh life, from tales of crime and culture to insights into politics and daily events.

Your day concludes with an overnight stay in Edinburgh, leaving you enriched with the deeper layers of this historic and culturally rich city.

Accommodation at Voco Edinburgh, Edinburgh, or similar

DAY 7: ALNWICK CASTLE, THE NORTHUMBERLAND COAST & THE BORDERS

Embark on a magical journey to discover the incredible world of Harry Potter's Hogwarts and explore the historic and stunning Borders region. Picture kings and queens, envision epic sieges, and contemplate wizards and dragons as you visit Alnwick Castle, a playground that seamlessly blends make-believe with actual historical events.

Allow your imagination to soar on this trip through the historic towns, intriguing tales, and breathtaking views of the Borders of Scotland and England. Alnwick Castle, with its rich history and ties to both fiction and reality, serves as a captivating focal point.

As the day unfolds, immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of this unique borderland. Return late afternoon to Edinburgh, where you'll spend the night, filled with the memories of a day that seamlessly intertwined fantasy and history in the picturesque landscape of the Scottish and English Borders.

Accommodation at Voco Edinburgh, Edinburgh, or similar

DAY 8: WEST HIGHLANDS, LOCHS & CASTLES

Immerse yourself in the enchanting landscapes that have graced countless postcards and documentaries in Scotland. Explore both iconic and hidden treasures, from misty castles to sparkling lochs, quaint coastal villages, and heather-covered mountains. Begin your journey in Inveraray, an 18th-century town adorned with a beautiful castle and ancient jail. Explore Doune Castle, renowned for its role in 'Monty Python's stories, adding a touch of humor to your historical exploration.

Delight in the scenic beauty of Loch Awe, intimately linked to Scottish clans, and continue your adventure by visiting the picturesque village of Luss on the shores of Loch Lomond. Capture postcard-worthy photos amidst the stunning landscapes of Loch Lomond National Park.

As the day unfolds, bask in the natural wonders and historical marvels that Scotland has to offer. Return to Edinburgh for an overnight stay, with your heart and camera filled with the memories of the captivating landscapes and rich history you've encountered.

Accommodation at Voco Edinburgh, Edinburgh, or similar

DAY 9: EDINBURGH DEPARTURE

Make your way independently to the airport or train station for your departure. If preferred, optional transfer services are available for added convenience.

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