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Taste of Britain | 8 Day Escorted 2019 | From $1,999 Land Only

Tour Includes:

Transport

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional driver/guide

Accommodation

  • Park Plaza London Riverbank London (2 nights)
  • Hilton Liverpool City Centre Hotel (1 night)
  • Malmaison Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Columba Hotel, Inverness (1 night)
  • Glasgow Marriott Hotel (1 night)

    Meals

    • Full breakfast daily except on day 1
    • 2 dinners & 2 lunches
    • Welcome get-together drink

    Other Inclusions

    • Visits, tours and admissions
    • Headsets for walking tours
    • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
    • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person

    7 Nights / 11 Meals

    Starts in London/ Ends in Glasgow

    Highlights:

    British Music Experience

    Blair Athol Distillery

    Loch Lomond Scenic Cruise

    Scone Palace

                                                                                                  Tower of London

                                                                                           Famous Blacksmith's Shop

     

     

    8 Day Taste of Britain Itinerary

    Day 1 - London Arrival & Tour

    Tour begins 2:00 PM at your London hotel. Take a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group.

    Day 2 - Tower of London & City Sights

    Discover London’s attractions on your own with an open-top bus tour. There is a choice of routes, plus a choice of walking tours. You might visit the Tower of London to view the Crown Jewels, or visit Kensington Palace, former home of Princess Diana. The evening is free to explore and dine on your own.

    Day 3 - British Music Experience & Beatles' Liverpool

    Travel to Liverpool, stopping for lunch along the way. A local guide will show you around the city focusing on places associated with the “Fab Four.” Explore pop music history at the British Music Experience. The evening is free to explore and dine on your own. Then check out the world famous Cavern Club for an evening of live music.

    Day 4 - Lake District & Scottish Evening

    Travel through the Lake District, a region that inspired Beatrix Potter’s children’s books. Embark on a cruise along Lake Windermere, England’s largest natural lake. Over the Scottish border, stop at the Famous Blacksmiths Shop in Gretna Green before travelling towards Edinburgh. Enjoy a traditional dinner and ceilidh at your hotel in Edinburgh.

    Day 5 - Edinburgh Castle & City Tour

    Explore central Edinburgh, including the 200-year-old “New Town” with elegant Georgian houses and the Royal Mile where medieval houses are clustered closely together. Tour Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The rest of the day is free to explore and dine on your own. On August 2 - 19 departures, experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

    Day 6 - Scone Palace & Blair Athol Distillery

    At Scone Palace see outstanding antiques and the world-renowned grounds. Head to Pitlochry for a traditional pub lunch and free time to explore. Take a tour of the Blair Athol Distillery and sample a “wee dram” of their single malt. Continue to Inverness where the evening is free to check out some of the local pubs with traditional music and food.

    Day 7 - Loch Ness & Loch Lomond Cruise

    Travel south through the Highlands, passing the shoreline of Loch Ness with a stop at Fort Augustus or Spean Bridge. See Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest peak, and continue through the towering mountains around Glencoe. Explore the village of Tyndrum for lunch on your own. Embark on a cruise of Loch Lomond, Britain's largest lake. Enjoy a drive around Glasgow before dinner at your hotel.

    Day 8 - Tour Ends in Glasgow

    Your tour ends after breakfast.

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