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London and Edinburgh for Foodies

Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,553

DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Explore the capitals of England and Scotland in-depth, all while appreciating delicious and iconic drinks and dishes on this tailor-made, customizable experience. Stay in deluxe hotels, sip your way through distilleries, and surprise your palate with the local specialties of London and Edinburgh.


This 7-day trip begins in London, one of the world’s most instantly recognisable cities, and also one of the tastiest. After four days here, travel to Scotland for sightseeing, malt whisky tastings and more.

Staying in stately Westminster, just steps from Big Ben, explore London, beginning with a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour, which takes you to the attractions that interest you most. Over 80 of London’s best sights are offered, including the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, the British Museum, and more. You’ll have time for more sightseeing the following day, but don’t miss your Secret Gin Tour, which takes you through the craft distilleries of London to learn about arguably the city’s most beloved spirit.

Then, it’s time for a foodie tour through Greenwich. Taste your way through one of London’s best food markets, enjoying the global flavours that make up today’s London, all in the company of your guide, who’ll take you to the spots most tourists miss. Your stay in the capital ends with a glass of champagne on the iconic London Eye before boarding your train bound for Edinburgh.

Gin may be the drink of choice in London, but there’s no disputing the national drink of Scotland. Discover what makes a true single malt whisky at Glengoyne, diving into the stories of Loch Lomond, and admiring magnificent scenery en route. Return to Edinburgh, ready for a visit to Edinburgh Castle the following day. Spend a half day exploring the city’s most revered landmark before embarking on a private foodie tour.

Forget every stereotype you’ve ever heard about Scottish food. Portions are ‘tasting’ sized, but this is a progressive meal including a mouth-watering starter, main course, cheese, charcuterie, and dessert, all distinct to Scotland. Of course, you’ll also have the chance to taste haggis the right way. Scottish beer and another whisky tasting are also on the menu.

Transfer to Edinburgh Airport for your flight home, or stay an extra day to explore more of Edinburgh.


 

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Accommodation in Edinburgh

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    Caledonian a Waldorf Astoria



    'The Caley', as it is affectionately known among Edinburgh locals, has embodied the very best in Scottish hospitality for over a hundred years. Situated at the west end of Princes Street, this former Victorian railway hotel nestles in the shadow of the historic Edinburgh Castle, …

    'The Caley', as it is affectionately known among Edinburgh locals, has embodied the very best in Scottish hospitality for over a hundred years. Situated at the west end of Princes Street, this former Victorian railway hotel nestles in the shadow of the historic Edinburgh Castle, just two minutes' walk from the designer stores and fashionable bars of George Street. With two exquisite restaurants - The Pompadour by Galvin and Galvin Brasserie de Luxe - luxurious bedrooms and the largest bathrooms of any hotel in Edinburgh, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh is also a fully licensed venue for Edinburgh weddings and civil partnerships, providing a magical setting for your special day.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Business Centre
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa

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    Preferred Hotel
Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,553

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Day 1

London Heathrow or City Airport to London Central Hotel

Duration45 Minutes

Royal Horseguards Hotel

This majestic five star hotel presides over the River Thames with outstanding views; anticipate fully refurbished Victorian elegance. From glittering chandeliers to contemporary design, this central hotel opposite the London Eye reflects a proud heritage. Enjoy the original tiled floors and discover a hotel with a secret past. Stay in the building that was once home and office to the first "Chief" of Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), Sir Mansfield Cumming, and now commemorated with an English Heritage Blue Plaque.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Royal Horseguards Hotel

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    Royal Horseguards Hotel



    This majestic five star hotel presides over the River Thames with outstanding views; anticipate fully refurbished Victorian elegance. From glittering chandeliers to contemporary design, this central hotel opposite the London Eye reflects a proud heritage. Enjoy the original tiled floors and discover a hotel with …

    This majestic five star hotel presides over the River Thames with outstanding views; anticipate fully refurbished Victorian elegance. From glittering chandeliers to contemporary design, this central hotel opposite the London Eye reflects a proud heritage. Enjoy the original tiled floors and discover a hotel with a secret past. Stay in the building that was once home and office to the first "Chief" of Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), Sir Mansfield Cumming, and now commemorated with an English Heritage Blue Plaque.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Babysitting Service
    • Bar
    • Car Rental Available
    • Currency Exchange
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Facilities for Disabled Guests
    • Fitness Centre
    • Free WiFi
    • Ironing Service
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lift
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Non Smoking Rooms
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service

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Tootbus London - 24 hour Hop-on-hop-off Discovery Tour

Check out all the wonderful things London has to offer in a day when you hop on board the Tootbus London Discovery tour! Make your way around, experience the heart of the city, and see London's top landmarks from the open-top deck of the bus including the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, St. James Palace and many more. Take advantage of the incredible views of the capital from above to pinpoint all the places you want to see up close. Follow your hit list, hop off the bus at the nearest stop and explore more in-depth. Choose to see the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London, the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace or climb the dome of St Paul's Cathedral. Food lovers may find a piece of paradise at Borough Market, one of the best food markets in London. As the day falls, opt for a ride on the London Eye or enjoy a fun night out in Soho. If you are traveling with children, try our child-friendly channel, it will keep them entertained! Upon first validation, your ticket is valid for 24 hours. You can hop on and hop off, an unlimited number of times within the validity period. Download the Tootbus app to easily find your way around, follow the buses in real-time, and follow self-guided walking tours to help you explore further. The validity of the pass starts at the point of redemption and you can use it an unlimited number of times until the pass is no longer valid.

Duration3 Hours
Day 2

Secret Gin Tour

Experience the story of gin whilst sampling seven uniquely different drinks - a journey which will transport you from its humble beginnings hundreds of years ago, right through the modern day craft distilleries of London; one of which is where our tour finishes with a more in-depth tasting of the gins they produce sustainably on site. Find out what makes Gin such an important part of our capital cities rich history, tasting your way through centuries of different styles in one afternoon.

Duration3 Hours
Day 3

Half Day Greenwich Food Tour

Calling all foodies! Whether you have a culinary addiction or just enjoy seeking out new places to eat you will enjoy this privately-guided Greenwich Food Tour. Other historical towns (for example, Cambridge) have shown the way forward and this tour is a wonderful introduction to the many types of foods available in Greenwich. Your culinary-friendly guide will take you to out-of-the way places often missed by tourists (and locals!) as you explore the foodie side of Greenwich - you will be amazed. This is a golden opportunity to taste things you have always wanted to sample, but never had the chance to do so. The tour also includes a visit to the charming Greenwich Market where you are able to sample some of the global food available. Towards end of tour, visit a charming gastro-pub on the River Thames to enjoy a half pint of craft English beer. So come along and explore secret Greenwich. Liberate your "inner foodie" and prepare yourself for a very pleasant culinary and cultural experience. Bon appetit!

Duration3 Hours
Day 4

The London Eye - Fast Track Entry

At 135 meters (approximately 443 feet), the London Eye is the world's largest cantilevered observation wheel. It was conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects and was launched in 2000, and has since won over 85 awards for national and international tourism, outstanding architectural quality and engineering achievement. The observation wheel turns slow enough for people to embark while it is moving, and a complete turn takes about thirty minutes. Thanks to the construction of the glass capsules on the outer side of the rim, you will have a great 360-degree view of London. Many famous landmarks are clearly visible, including Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament. On a clear day, you can see as far as 40 kilometers (approximately 25 miles). Make sure to reserve a specific time in advance as all entries now require a fixed-time reservation. A helpful hint? It's less crowded at night and the views on a clear night are even more spectacular.

Duration30 Minutes

London Central Hotel to London Train Station

Duration30 Minutes

Edinburgh Train Station to Hotel

Duration1 Hour

Caledonian a Waldorf Astoria

'The Caley', as it is affectionately known among Edinburgh locals, has embodied the very best in Scottish hospitality for over a hundred years. Situated at the west end of Princes Street, this former Victorian railway hotel nestles in the shadow of the historic Edinburgh Castle, just two minutes' walk from the designer stores and fashionable bars of George Street. With two exquisite restaurants - The Pompadour by Galvin and Galvin Brasserie de Luxe - luxurious bedrooms and the largest bathrooms of any hotel in Edinburgh, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh is also a fully licensed venue for Edinburgh weddings and civil partnerships, providing a magical setting for your special day.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Caledonian a Waldorf Astoria

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    Caledonian a Waldorf Astoria



    'The Caley', as it is affectionately known among Edinburgh locals, has embodied the very best in Scottish hospitality for over a hundred years. Situated at the west end of Princes Street, this former Victorian railway hotel nestles in the shadow of the historic Edinburgh Castle, …

    'The Caley', as it is affectionately known among Edinburgh locals, has embodied the very best in Scottish hospitality for over a hundred years. Situated at the west end of Princes Street, this former Victorian railway hotel nestles in the shadow of the historic Edinburgh Castle, just two minutes' walk from the designer stores and fashionable bars of George Street. With two exquisite restaurants - The Pompadour by Galvin and Galvin Brasserie de Luxe - luxurious bedrooms and the largest bathrooms of any hotel in Edinburgh, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh is also a fully licensed venue for Edinburgh weddings and civil partnerships, providing a magical setting for your special day.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Business Centre
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa

    More Details

    Preferred Hotel
Day 5

Discover Malt Whisky

This tour is for lovers of Scotch single malt whisky and for those who would like to know more about the national drink. Discover the secrets behind the making of Scotland's national drink and in particular the best variety of all - single malt whisky. Your tour takes you west from Edinburgh past Stirling to visit the first distillery of the day at Glengoyne. Beautifully situated at the foot of the Campsie Hills, which provide the water supply for the whisky making, the tour here will introduce you to the simple but magical process of turning barley, water and yeast into whisky. From here you will take a scenic drive to the shores of Loch Lomond in the heart of Scotland's first National Park for a tasty pub lunch (own account) and the chance to sample some local beers. After lunch we recommend a short walk to the viewpoint overlooking the loch and all its islands before heading off towards the second distillery of the day at Deanston. This converted cotton mill on the banks of the River Teith has many interesting features and produces some unique flavours in its whisky. After a relaxed afternoon visit here you will return to Edinburgh with the stories and flavours of single malt whisky fresh in your mind.

Duration8 Hours
Day 6

Edinburgh Castle Entrance Ticket

This ticket allows you entrance to Edinburgh Castle.

Duration2 Hours

A Walking Food Tour of Edinburgh Private

The Edinburgh Old and New Town tour with a small group walking & tasting tour lasting around 3 to 3.5 hours. With the help of your guide and the places visited you will not only enjoy good food, drink and you will also learn about the rich history of Edinburgh.

As well as having starter, main course, cheese, charcuterie and dessert during the tour there will be the chance to taste Haggis neeps and tatties, enjoy Edinburgh raspberry Gin, Scottish beer and a Malt whisky tasting. All food tasted are served as tasting plates and are not full portions but it is still best to skip lunch before the tour and book a late or light dinner afterwards.

Duration3 Hours
Day 7

Edinburgh Hotel to Airport

Duration1 Hour

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 3 nights in deluxe accommodations in London
  • 3 nights in deluxe accommodations in Edinburgh
  • 1 day hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour pass in London
  • Small group gin tour (max 12 guests)
  • Private-guided food tasting tour of Greenwich with three samples
  • Admission to the London Eye (fast track entry)
  • Private train station transfers in London and Edinburgh
  • Small group malt whisky tour with tasting (max 16 guests)
  • Admission to Edinburgh Castle
  • Private-guided walking food tour of Edinburgh with three tastings
  • Breakfast daily (excluding day 1)

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Train fare from London to Edinburgh
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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21 Nov 2022
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