London & Northern England | 9 Day Self-Drive

Tour Inclusions:


  • Airport transfers in London
  • Open-top bus tour in London
  • First-class train to York
  • Automatic economy car with:
    • Unlimited mileage
    • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)
    • Theft protection (TP),
    • Value added tax (VAT)
    • Third party liability
    • Location service charge (LSC)


    • London (3)
    • York (2)
    • Seahouses (1)
    • Edinburgh (2)

      Other Inclusions

      • Discount book, deluxe travel wallet with comprehensive travel documents, luggage tags and driving map.
      • Expert service from dedicated sales guide before, during and after your trip.

      Optional Extras


       9 Days / 8 Nights

      London City Highlights

      Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, & Bath

      Oxford & Warwick Castle

      Bamburgh Castle & Lindisfarne

      Royal Mile



      England as the crow flies.

      On this tour, you take a direct route from London to Edinburgh and see the best of what both cities have to offer - as well as everything else along the way.

      If you want to limit your days in the car, we can even organize a train for you to York so that you are without the car for over half of the trip. This trip even includes a day trip from London to take in the highlights of Southern England in one whirlwind tour.


      9 Day London & Northern England Tour Itinerary

      Day 1 : Welcome to London!

      Arrive in London and make your way to your accommodation. After checking into your hotel, go out and begin exploring this wonderful city. Take an open-top bus tour around the many famous landmarks that London has to offer. See all of the famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Board a 30-minute flight on the London Eye for incredible views of the city or visit the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London. Tonight, dine at an authentic London Pub before returning to your hotel.

      Overnight in London

      Day 2 : Buckingham Palace & St. Paul's Cathedral

      After breakfast today, continue on with your exploration of London. Take a tour of the iconic Buckingham Palace to see the London residence of the Royal family. Visit the British Museum to see Egyptian mummies and a remarkable collection of human history. Step into St. Paul’s Cathedral and marvel at the amazing interior. While you’re there, be sure to climb the dome of the cathedral in order to enjoy spectacular views across London. Fun Fact: Prince Charles and Princess Diana were married at St. Paul’s Cathedral!

      Overnight in London

      Day 3 : Tour of Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, & Bath

      Have an early breakfast today and depart on your tour of Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Bath. Discover the 900 years of royal history at Windsor Castle. Make sure you see St. George’s Chapel before leaving. You’ll then go onto the beautiful city of Bath. Your tour includes entrance to the Roman Baths. Lastly, you’ll visit Stonehenge which is the most famous prehistoric monument in the world. Marvel at this mysterious world heritage site before returning to London at approximately 8:30pm. Have a late dinner and then return to your accommodation.

      Overnight in London

      Day 4 : Oxford & Warwick Castle

      Pick up your rental car and head north. Your final destination today will be York but there are many different paths you can take to get there. If you have time to visit all of Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon & Warwick Castle, we advise you to do so. Known for its culture and prestigious university, the historic city of Oxford lays just the other side of the Chiltern Hills from London. Enjoy a gentle walking tour with a friendly tour guide. The college featured heavily in the Harry Potter films.

      Birthplace of William Shakespeare, the greatest writer in the English language, and home to the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford is a charming market town set in the heart of rural England. A delightful river winds its way through the town, past the beautiful Holy Trinity church, where Shakespeare lies buried. Built nearly 1,000 years ago, the Warwick Castle transports visitors back to the Middle Ages. Release your inner warrior by immersing yourself in the mock battle preparations, feeling the weight of a medieval sword and trying on a battle helmet – or just enjoy the show if you’re not feeling energetic!

      Continue north until you finally reach York and check into your accommodation.

      Day 5 : Experience York

      Rich in ancient history, romantic ambience and fun activities, York is the perfect holiday destination for couples, families and groups. Renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint cobbled streets, iconic York Minster and wealth of visitor attractions, York is a flourishing city. Delve into the city's vibrant café culture, take time out to enjoy some of the country's most talented street entertainers or simply watch the world go by while sipping a drink by the river. Be sure to visit The Shambles, a street of traditional timber-framed buildings which date back to the 14th century.

      Overnight in York

      Day 6 : Alnwick Castle & Seahouses

      Make your way north this morning as you drive from York to the large village of Seahouses on the Northumberland Coast. Along your way, stop and visit Alnwick Castle. One of Britain’s most iconic castles and no stranger to Hollywood film, Alnwick offers beauty, history and a royal touch at its finest. Explore its art collections and broad range of in-depth exhibitions pertaining to Britain. Among other things, you’ll come across glorious State Rooms, a meeting with the castle’s characters from medieval life and the Fusiliers Museum. If you’re brave enough, you’ll not want to miss out on The Lost Cellars – an adventure dwelling deep beneath the castle’s walls. Once you’ve explored all you wish, continue your drive to Seahouses. Check into your accommodation and have dinner in this lovely village in the evening. Later on, settle into your room for the night.

      Overnight in Seahouses

      Day 7 : Bamburgh Castle & Lindisfarne

      This morning after breakfast, take a leisurely stroll along the bustling harbour while admiring this colorful fishing village. Check out of your hotel and begin your drive along the coast to Edinburgh. The drive is approximately 2 hours. Along the way, stop first at Bamburgh Castle. This castle is one of Northumberland’s most iconic buildings as it was once home to the kings of ancient Northumbria. Take in all the artefacts including furniture and artwork before continuing your drive. A little further up the coast, you will come to Lindisfarne, also known as Holy Island. Stop and explore this unique island. You’ll find castles, battle sites, country walks, local shops, and more. Afterwards, continue up the coast until you finally reach Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. Check into your accommodation and then begin exploring this lovely city. Enjoy dinner in the evening and return to your hotel.

      Overnight in Edinburgh

      Day 8 : Royal Mile & Rosslyn Chapel

      Get an early start for an exciting day of exploring Scotland’s capital. After breakfast, take a lovely stroll around Old Town and explore the sights of the Royal Mile. Visit Edinburgh Castle for a majestic tour like no other. There, you’ll feast your eyes on Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny. This “must-see” Scottish experience will leave you feeling like a royal and a historian all at once. Climb Calton Hill for a gorgeous view of the city and Greater Edinburgh. Tour Rosslyn Chapel and explore its medieval history and architecture. Go shopping for everything from the latest trends to classic, Scottish goods on Princes Street. You won’t want to miss the chance to have dinner at The World’s End on High Street where you can admire its cultural décor and lovely Scottish hospitality. From there, explore any other areas you wish and enjoy a night on the town before returning to accommodation for the evening.

      Overnight in Edinburgh

      Day 9 : Return Home

      Make your way to Edinburgh Airport and begin your journey home.


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