England & Scotland Tour - 10 DaysDiscover England and Scotland on this 10 day tour, showing you the best of the region. You’ll get to see fantastic cities including London, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Glasgow as you travel through the
Discover England and Scotland on this 10 day tour, showing you the best of the region. You’ll get to see fantastic cities including London, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Glasgow as you travel through the English and Scottish countryside. Take in the breathtaking views in the Lake District and Glencoe, and visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Bath and Stonehenge. Travel in a luxury coach with the services of a tour manager. This 10 day England & Scotland tour is available throughout the year and includes accommodation, breakfasts, some evening meals, driver, guide and more!
To see a full itinerary, as well as available travel dates, see here.
Day 1 – Arrive in London
The first day of your England & Scotland tour is spent in London. Arrive in the capital and use your time to explore the city. See the River Thames, admire the Houses of Parliament or perhaps take an evening stroll through London’s bustling Covent Garden district.
Hotel: Hilton Kensington
Day 2 – Stratford & York
Your 10 day England & Scotland tour begins with meeting your Travel Director in the morning. We’ll travel into Shakespeare’s country with a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon. See the home where England’s greatest writer was born and visit Anne Hathaway’s cottage. Take a stroll through the charming cobbled streets. We will then visit York, one of the prettiest cities in England. Enjoy a walk past the city walls and through the narrow city centre streets that are known as The Shambles. Marvel at York Minster, one of the most magnificent cathedrals in the world! Join the rest of your group and Travel Manager in a memorable welcome reception and delicious local pub fare.
Hotel: Holiday Inn
Day 3 – Durham & Edinburgh
We’ll spend day three travelling through Northern England and into Scotland! Our first stop is to the medieval town of Durham, which boasts an iconic Catherdal and Castle World Heritage Site. We continue our drive north, crossing what was once the border of the Roman Empire, Hadrian’s Wall, built to keep out the Barbarians from the North! Enjoy wonderful views of this beautiful landscape. We stop to admire the 12th-century ruins of Jedburgh Abbey before arriving at the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. In the evening, you’ll have the option to include a traditional dinner at a local restaurant or drive into the old city to see Edinburgh by night.
You will stay for two nights at the Holiday Inn/Jurys Inn.
Day 4 – Edinburgh
Join a local specialist to explore Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. Walk along the Royal Mile to see wonderful views of the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Scottish Parliament. Visit Edinburgh Castle which lies at the other end of the Royal Mile and offers stunning panoramic views of the city. You’ll have some free time to walk along the ancient streets. Optional experiences include visiting Rosslyn Chapel which is connected to ‘The Da Vinci Code’. Other options include enjoying a traditional Scottish show with dinner, where there will be bagpipes, Scottish food including Haggis and Highland dancing. You can also choose to visit the ancient village of Torphichen, associated with Scottish kings and Knights Hospitaller.
Day 5 – Scottish Highlands
Day 5 takes you into the Scottish Highlands, one of the most spectacular parts of the United Kingdom known for its breathtaking scenery. Our first stop is to St Andrew’s which is known as the home of golf and an ancient university town. We will then visit a Whisky Distillery which is an important part of Scottish culture. You will even have a chance to sample a wee dram. We continue past the Victorian town of Pitlochry, and into the Cairngorms National Park. Optional experiences include visiting Blair Castle, and visiting a real Highland sheep farm (weather permitting)
Overnight accommodation is in the Highlander. Includes dinner.
Day 6 – Glencoe, Highlands & Glasgow
We will get to see some of the most dramatic and spectacular scenery in Scotland during day 6! We pass the World War II Commando Memorial and see views of Ben Nevis which is the highest mountain in the British Isles. Stop at Glencoe for some dramatic Highlands scenery. The location featured in the Harry Potter movie The Prisoner of Azkaban and in James Bond’s Skyfall. We then travel past the shores of Loch Lomond and arrive in Glasgow. Spend the afternoon on an orientation taking us past some of the city’s key locations. During the day you will have several optional experiences to take part in. This includes a boat trip along Loch Lomond and visiting Stirling Castle by night.
Overnight is spent at MacDonald Crutherland House.
Day 7 – Lake District & Liverpool
Start the day with a visit to Gretna Green, famous for being the marriage capital of the UK. We then say goodbye to Scotland and cross back into England. Meet up with a local farmer and his wife for a ‘be my guest’ lunch in the company of Highland Cows (lunch included). We then drive through the Lake District, passing Lake Windermere and arriving in Liverpool. Optional extras include a Liverpool by night tour, led by a local Beatles specialist. See the Cavern Club, Mathew Street and more great sites.
The evening is spent in Liverpool, with accommodation at Mercure Atlantic Tower.
Day 8 – Wye Valley & Liverpool
Departing Liverpool, we head into the Welsh Countryside, stopping in the Wye Valley. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty that lies along the English/Welsh border. View the ruins of the Cistercian abbey in Tintern, one of the greatest monastic ruins in Wales. Continue to the city of Bristol in England, where you’ll see the Clifton Suspension Bridge and SS Great Britain, the world’s first ocean-going luxury liner. You can also enjoy an optional extra guided tour of Bristol which was once a great seafaring port. Enjoy a farewell evening dinner in a local restaurant (included).
Accommodation: Mercure Holland House
Day 9 – Stonehenge & Bath
This is the final day of touring on our England and Scotland tour. As we head back to London, we’ll stop at two UNESCO sites along the way. The city of Bath is famous for its Roman roots and magnificent Georgian architecture. Visit the Roman Baths which played a major part in Roman culture and society. From here, visit Stonehenge, a Neolithic Site with ancient stone circles. It is one of the most popular places to visit in England. We end the day in London.
Overnight stay at Hilton Kensington, breakfast included
Day 10 – Depart London
Wake up and enjoy breakfast. After 10 wonderful days, our England and Scotland tour comes to an end!
- 9 nights accommodation
- Breakfast every day (except day 1)
- 1 lunch, 3 dinners
- Transportation in a luxury coach with air-conditioning and WIFI
- Audio headsets
For optional extras to add onto your trip, see here
terms and conditions
Booking is subject to terms and conditions of the tour operator. All passengers are advised to arrange travel insurance.