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Classic London & Edinburgh

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,218

A great combination of two classic cities each with its own individual cultural merits. Add to this, visits from London to Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath and a full day into the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh and you have an unforgettable week of discovery.


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Spend 3 nights in Royal London. Design your own itinerary with a hop-on, hop-off bus tour. First timers may want to focus on a few of the big ticket sights – the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, the British Museum, Shakespeare’s Globe, the Tate Modern, or the changing of the guard to name a few. Just remember, the world also looks to London for the next ‘big thing’ in culture, entertainment, and food. Treat yourself to the West End’s latest hit musical, or let one of the city’s many innovative restaurants do away with those outdated stereotypes about British cuisine.

Your next day begins with a visit to Windsor Castle, home to the Royal Family. Here visit the magnificent State Apartments still used for State occasions and Royal receptions. Then travel to the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge, an amazing feat of engineering and the most important prehistoric site in England. Also visit the beautiful Georgian City of Bath to take in some of the finest architectural sights in Europe including Bath Abbey, the Royal Crescent, the Circus, the Assembly Rooms and the famous Pulteney Bridge. Also explore the Roman Baths built around thermal springs.

Leave London and travel by train to Edinburgh for a 4 night stay. Your first full day here includes a hop on-hop off bus tour. You can choose which highlights you wish to visit. These can include Princes Street, Grassmarket, Holyrood Castle, the Royal Mile and of course, the glorious Edinburgh Castle steeped in history. Also go beyond the castle walls to the narrow streets of the old city.

The following day brings a tour which passes through magnificent Glencoe, scene of the clan massacre in 1692 and continues on through Fort William, the beginning of the "Great Glen" and the Caledonian Canal to Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness with a chance to see Nessie!. From here head south to the attractive village of Spean Bridge, before returning to Edinburgh via "Monarch of the Glen" country, stopping in Perthshire.

Your final day is at leisure in Edinburgh.


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Accommodation in London

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    Bedford Hotel



    At the Bedford Hotel, peace and quiet is the priority. With the elegant bustle of Bloomsbury on every side, that might sound like an impossible task. Covent Garden and the West End are just a short walk away, and the British Museum is on our ...

    At the Bedford Hotel, peace and quiet is the priority. With the elegant bustle of Bloomsbury on every side, that might sound like an impossible task. Covent Garden and the West End are just a short walk away, and the British Museum is on our doorstep. But at the Bedford, they promise a good night's sleep too. Many of the rooms overlook our picturesque private garden. The Bedford is small and intimate, offering a warm welcome with a personal touch. And it's a great place to relax with company too, with a charming guest lounge and laid back cafe occupying the ground floor. Meanwhile, the Bedford Garden restaurant serves home-made British specialties, with a modern twist.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Lift/elevator
    • Lounge
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Non-Smoking Property
    • Restaurant

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    Thistle City Barbican



    As you would expect of one of the few London City hotels, the Thistle City Barbican hotel is a popular choice for business people wheeling, dealing and networking in the Square Mile. However, it is also popular with art lovers, concert-goers and tourists, too. Not ...

    As you would expect of one of the few London City hotels, the Thistle City Barbican hotel is a popular choice for business people wheeling, dealing and networking in the Square Mile. However, it is also popular with art lovers, concert-goers and tourists, too.

    Not only is it just around the corner from the Barbican Centre, Sadler's Wells Theatre and the Islington Business Design Centre, it is also close to Angel Islington, Shoreditch, Clerkenwell and Hoxton's Square, and enjoys easy access to three underground stations. The opportunities to indulge your creative side or explore London's many attractions are countless.

    Whether you are traveling for business, the ballet, the nightlife or simply a short break in London, the Thistle City Barbican hotel has all you need to relax and unwind, including complimentary access the hotel's Otium Health & Leisure Club.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Fitness Centre
    • Hot Tub
    • Indoor Pool
    • Laundry
    • Lift
    • Luggage Storage
    • Massages
    • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
    • Packed Lunches
    • Private Parking Possible (charges may apply)
    • Restaurant
    • Solarium
    • Spa and Wellness Centre
    • Tour Desk

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    DoubleTree by Hilton - Tower of London



    Situated in the heart of the City of London, this hotel puts you in easy reach of one of the world's financial hubs and most iconic tourist destinations, with Tower of London and Tower Bridge being our very close neighbours, located just minutes from our ...

    Situated in the heart of the City of London, this hotel puts you in easy reach of one of the world's financial hubs and most iconic tourist destinations, with Tower of London and Tower Bridge being our very close neighbours, located just minutes from our front door. Discover Europe's tallest green wall when you enter the lobby and count on a warm welcome with a signature DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie. Enjoy great views over historic City of London and the River Thames through floor-to-ceiling windows of this modern building.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Business Facilities
    • Concierge
    • Fitness Centre
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)

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    Hilton London Metropole Hotel



    Situated in the heart of London, Hilton London Metropole offers easy access to Heathrow Airport and the City. The hotel is opposite the Edgware Road tube stations and near Hyde Park, Regent's Park with ZSL London Zoo, Madame Tussauds, and the Planetarium. Many of London's ...

    Situated in the heart of London, Hilton London Metropole offers easy access to Heathrow Airport and the City. The hotel is opposite the Edgware Road tube stations and near Hyde Park, Regent's Park with ZSL London Zoo, Madame Tussauds, and the Planetarium. Many of London's major shopping areas including Oxford Street, Westfield London Shopping Centre, Regent's Street, Bond Street and Knightsbridge are within easy reach.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Indoor Pool
    • Jacuzzi
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • Salon
    • Spa
    • Tour Desk

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    The Grosvenor Hotel



    Stay in splendour in the heart of central London. Built by the Victorian railway pioneers in 1862, The Grosvenor Hotel Victoria ushered in a Golden Age of travel. Restored to its former glory, this Grade II listed building combines modern luxury, including free WIFI throughout ...

    Stay in splendour in the heart of central London. Built by the Victorian railway pioneers in 1862, The Grosvenor Hotel Victoria ushered in a Golden Age of travel. Restored to its former glory, this Grade II listed building combines modern luxury, including free WIFI throughout the hotel, with unique period features. Enjoy the best of London from the 4-star Grosvenor Hotel, located within walking distance of Buckingham Palace.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Concierge
    • Bar
    • Gym
    • Limousine Services
    • Restaurant(s)
    • WiFi

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    Amba Hotel Charing Cross



    Make the most of your stay, whether you're stopping over on business or you're in London to discover what makes this great city tick. Just steps from Trafalgar Square, it's time to discover what a hotel stay should really be like at Amba Hotel Charing ...

    Make the most of your stay, whether you're stopping over on business or you're in London to discover what makes this great city tick. Just steps from Trafalgar Square, it's time to discover what a hotel stay should really be like at Amba Hotel Charing Cross - housed within a beautiful, Grade II listed building. Experience the unique combination of 150 years of British architectural heritage, the attentive service and seamless technology you need to feel at home, indulged and special.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Laundry
    • Porters
    • Room Service

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    Millennium Bailey's



    This hotel is a beautifully renovated Victorian London townhouse, located in the heart of fashionable South Kensington. The Millennium Bailey's Hotel London Kensington combines style and character, and is one of the most traditional and popular hotels in the area. The interior of the hotel ...

    This hotel is a beautifully renovated Victorian London townhouse, located in the heart of fashionable South Kensington. The Millennium Bailey's Hotel London Kensington combines style and character, and is one of the most traditional and popular hotels in the area. The interior of the hotel is extremely elegant and retains many of its original features, with its sweeping staircase, stained glass windows and intricate stonework. Situated opposite Gloucester Road underground station, this hotel offers access to many transport links and is perfectly positioned for guests visiting many of the British capital's most popular attractions. These places of interest include Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • 24 Hour Room Service
    • Bar
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Lounge
    • Meeting Rooms Available

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    DoubleTree by Hilton London Heathrow Airport



    Just minutes away from Heathrow terminals 1, 2 and 3 and 24-hour public transport links, this Heathrow hotel is outside the London congestion charge zone with easy access to central London and the motorways. Our hotel is only five minutes from the nearest Tube station ...

    Just minutes away from Heathrow terminals 1, 2 and 3 and 24-hour public transport links, this Heathrow hotel is outside the London congestion charge zone with easy access to central London and the motorways. Our hotel is only five minutes from the nearest Tube station and 10 minutes from Hayes & Harlington station. Enjoy a famous DoubleTree cookie upon arrival at the hotel and take advantage of on-site parking. Unwind after a busy day or a long trip in a modern sound-proofed guest room complete with complimentary WiFi access, flat-screen TV with over 100 Freeview channels and 24-hour room service.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Luggage Storage
    • Parking
    • Restaurant

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    Copthorne Hotel London Gatwick



    Guests looking for hotels situated near to Gatwick Airport need look no further than the Copthorne Hotel London Gatwick. This hotel overlooks 100 acres of tranquil woodland and offers comfortable guest rooms, modern facilities and a leisure centre with a gym, swimming pool and squash ...

    Guests looking for hotels situated near to Gatwick Airport need look no further than the Copthorne Hotel London Gatwick. This hotel overlooks 100 acres of tranquil woodland and offers comfortable guest rooms, modern facilities and a leisure centre with a gym, swimming pool and squash courts.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Airport Shuttle Service
    • Bar
    • Breakfast In The Room
    • Business Facilities
    • Car Hire
    • Currency Exchange
    • Drycleaning
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Free WiFi
    • Laundry
    • Luggage Storage
    • Restaurant
    • Ticket Service
    • Trouser Press (Electric)

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    Hilton London Gatwick Airport



    Hilton London Gatwick Airport is adjacent to the South Terminal and just 10 minutes from the North Terminal by free monorail. Located just 30 minutes from central London by Gatwick Express, the hotel is a short train ride away from the city's shopping, dining and ...

    Hilton London Gatwick Airport is adjacent to the South Terminal and just 10 minutes from the North Terminal by free monorail. Located just 30 minutes from central London by Gatwick Express, the hotel is a short train ride away from the city's shopping, dining and entertainment scene. Visit nearby Brighton for the day or catch a ride on the Blue Bell railway to enjoy the English countryside. Unwind with a meal or cocktails at one of our bars or restaurants or enjoy the privacy of 24-hour room service. Start the day with a delicious breakfast in the family friendly Garden restaurant, followed by a la carte dining in the sophisticated Amy's restaurant. Savour a Costa coffee, light lunch or snack in Amy's Lobby Bar, or watch the game in Charlie Fry's Sports Bar.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Gift Shop
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Laundry Service
    • Lift/elevator
    • Lounge
    • Luggage Storage
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Room Service

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Accommodation in Edinburgh

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    Jurys Inn Edinburgh



    Jurys Inn is one of the most centrally positioned hotels in Edinburgh, located just off the famous Royal Mile on Jeffrey Street in the Old Town and surrounded by beautiful architecture. Our hotel in Edinburgh is less than a two-minute walk from Waverly Train Station ...

    Jurys Inn is one of the most centrally positioned hotels in Edinburgh, located just off the famous Royal Mile on Jeffrey Street in the Old Town and surrounded by beautiful architecture. Our hotel in Edinburgh is less than a two-minute walk from Waverly Train Station and a 5-minute walk to Edinburgh Bus Station. Our prime city centre location also means that Jurys Inn guests are a short 15 minute walk from Holyrood Park, which is one of many Edinburgh gems that offers a "unique historic landscape" bursting with heritage and plenty of hills and 'crags' to explore.

    Whether you're looking for hotels in Edinburgh for business at the International Conference Centre, or touring Edinburgh Castle and the sights of historic Scotland's capital, our Edinburgh hotel ensures all your destinations are within easy - and always interesting - walking distance.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Coffee Bar
    • Free WiFi
    • Hairdryers
    • Handicap accessible rooms
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lift/elevator
    • Meeting Facilities and Planners
    • Public Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service Limited Hours

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    Nira Caledonia



    Nira Caledonia, the boutique hotel in Edinburgh Scotland, blends Bohemian chic with contemporary comfort. Amid the plush pelmets, rich textures and original cornices you will find flat-screen televisions, Nespresso coffee machines and iPod docking stations. You'll find warm, heartfelt service and a cool, quirky style. ...

    Nira Caledonia, the boutique hotel in Edinburgh Scotland, blends Bohemian chic with contemporary comfort. Amid the plush pelmets, rich textures and original cornices you will find flat-screen televisions, Nespresso coffee machines and iPod docking stations. You'll find warm, heartfelt service and a cool, quirky style. The cuisine at the Blackwood's Bar and Grill is natural, fresh and often organic, with ingredients farmed, caught, raised or bred in Scotland. With a friendly touch - and a touch of theatre - the hotel welcomes independent-minded travellers who prefer to go their own way.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • 24 Hour Room Service
    • Bar(s)
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Non-Smoking Property
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Parking Facilities (at cost)
    • Restaurant

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    Hilton Edinburgh Carlton



    Blending perfectly into the historic surroundings of the Royal Mile, Hilton Edinburgh Carlton is an iconic element of the city. The building dates back to 1900s and is part of the impressive North Bridge which links Edinburgh's Old and New town together, giving you easy ...

    Blending perfectly into the historic surroundings of the Royal Mile, Hilton Edinburgh Carlton is an iconic element of the city. The building dates back to 1900s and is part of the impressive North Bridge which links Edinburgh's Old and New town together, giving you easy access to countless shopping, dining and entertainment. Once one of Edinburgh's top department stores, the building was fully refurbished in 2016 to bring the décor back to its stylish best.

    Facilities

    • Baggage storage
    • Bar
    • Concierge
    • Electric Service
    • Elevator
    • Fax
    • Fitness Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Lounge
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Printing Services
    • Room Service
    • Secretarial Services
    • Valet Service

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,218

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Day 1

London Heathrow to London Central Hotel

Duration1 Hour

The Phoenix Hotel

The Phoenix Hotel is conveniently located in central London, 5-minutes away from Hyde Park and overlooking one of the capitals reputed Garden Squares. The hotel is also in the vicinity of local attractions such as the Oxford Street and Regents Street, Hyde Park, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London City Centre and the Knightsbridge. Here you are under 5 miles from Bayswater Tube Station and 3 miles from London Eye and the Buckingham Palace. Strategically placed, the hotel is surrounded by bars and restaurants; and stores displaying some of the world's famous brands. The beautiful Kensington is less than a 20-minute walk away, while Knightsbridge is merely a mile away.

Meal Plan Continental Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

The Phoenix Hotel

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    The Phoenix Hotel



    The Phoenix Hotel is conveniently located in central London, 5-minutes away from Hyde Park and overlooking one of the capitals reputed Garden Squares. The hotel is also in the vicinity of local attractions such as the Oxford Street and Regents Street, Hyde Park, Earls Court ...

    The Phoenix Hotel is conveniently located in central London, 5-minutes away from Hyde Park and overlooking one of the capitals reputed Garden Squares. The hotel is also in the vicinity of local attractions such as the Oxford Street and Regents Street, Hyde Park, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London City Centre and the Knightsbridge. Here you are under 5 miles from Bayswater Tube Station and 3 miles from London Eye and the Buckingham Palace. Strategically placed, the hotel is surrounded by bars and restaurants; and stores displaying some of the world's famous brands. The beautiful Kensington is less than a 20-minute walk away, while Knightsbridge is merely a mile away.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Coffee/Tea
    • Concierge
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Laundry Service
    • Lounge Bar
    • Luggage Storage
    • Smoke Free Hotel
    • TV

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Day 2

The Original London Sightseeing Tour (Hop On and Hop Off)

The Original London Sightseeing Tour provides more than just a great way to travel around London. Founded in 1951 it has now become established as the essential introduction to London. It is the only sightseeing tour to offer you total choice and flexibility. The Hop-on Hop-off service allows you to board any of our tour routes at over 80 different stops with a commentary in English or a wide choice of other languages. The Kids' Club provides an educational but fun alternative for 5-12 year olds. The services are frequent and reliable with tours running daily, every 15-20 minutes. The Original Tour allows you to experience all the magical sights and sounds of London in a comfortable and secure environment. Sit back, relax and take in the sights, sounds and iconic views of the city, both ancient and modern. The fantastic value 24-hour ticket offers a truly comprehensive London sightseeing experience: on foot, by boat and on board a marvellous fleet of London’s famous red buses.

Duration3 Hours
Day 3

Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath

Your day begins with a visit to one of the National Treasures. Built high above the River Thames, Windsor Castle has been home to the Royal Family for 900 years and is still an Official Residence of the Queen. Here you will visit the magnificent State Apartments, still used for State occasions and Royal receptions. Your next stop is clouded in mystery. The ancient stone circle of Stonehenge is an amazing feat of engineering and the most important prehistoric site in England, but beyond its archaeological significance and possible astronomical role, Stonehenge is also a place of spiritual importance. Early legends link it with Merlin and King Arthur, but over the last hundred years the midsummer sunrise has attracted pagan groups and followers of the Ancient Order of Druids. You will also visit the beautiful Georgian City of Bath and take you on a panoramic tour of some of the finest architectural sights in Europe, including Bath Abbey, the Royal Crescent, the Circus, Assembly Rooms and the famous Pulteney Bridge. Explore the Roman Baths, built around thermal springs, which have been supplying water for over 2,000 years. In Roman times a great Temple was built next to the sacred spring - the waters were believed to have healing properties and attracted visitors from across the Roman Empire.

Duration11 Hours
Day 4

London Central Hotel to London Train Station

Duration30 Minutes

Edinburgh Train Station to Hotel

Duration1 Hour

Stay Central Hotel

Located in the heart of Cowgate in Edinburgh, Stay Central Hotel offers easy access to several entertainment venues in the lively city. They offer 37 refurbished rooms fit for two to six guests, providing guests a good night's sleep after a long day of exploring the city. Stay Central Hotel guest rooms provide just the right amount of amenities so guests can lay down their heads for a few hours before hitting the pavement again the next morning. A central location near the Royal Mile means all of the best sights of Edinburgh are nearby.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Stay Central Hotel

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    Stay Central Hotel



    Located in the heart of Cowgate in Edinburgh, Stay Central Hotel offers easy access to several entertainment venues in the lively city. They offer 37 refurbished rooms fit for two to six guests, providing guests a good night's sleep after a long day of exploring ...

    Located in the heart of Cowgate in Edinburgh, Stay Central Hotel offers easy access to several entertainment venues in the lively city. They offer 37 refurbished rooms fit for two to six guests, providing guests a good night's sleep after a long day of exploring the city. Stay Central Hotel guest rooms provide just the right amount of amenities so guests can lay down their heads for a few hours before hitting the pavement again the next morning. A central location near the Royal Mile means all of the best sights of Edinburgh are nearby.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Non-Smoking Property
    • Wakeup Calls Available

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Edinburgh Hop On and Off Bus Tour

Join us on an hour long 7-language tour introducing the best sights in Edinburgh. Edinburgh is a wonderful city - from sights to shopping and culture to City Sightseeing! Buy your 24 hour ticket and then you can enjoy the freedom to "hop on and hop off" until the same time the following day. The Edinburgh Tour will operate the following route: Waverley Bridge, Princes Street, Lothian Road, Bread Street, West Port, Grassmarket, Victoria Street, George IV Bridge, Chambers Street, South Bridge, High Street, Canongate, Horse Wynd, Queens Drive, Holyrood Gait, Our Dynamic Earth turning circle, Holyrood Gait, Queens Drive, Horse Wynd, Abbeyhill, Abbeymount, Regent Road, Waterloo Place, Princes Street, South St David Street, George Street, Hanover Street, Queen Street Gardens East, Heriot Row, Queen Street Gardens West, Frederick Street, George Street, Hanover Street, The Mound, Market Street, Waverley Bridge. Join the tour at Waverley Bridge, Lothian Road, Grassmarket, Royal Mile, Princes Street, or Princes Mall.

Duration8 Hours
Day 6

Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands

Your tour passes through magnificent Glencoe, scene of the clan massacre of the MacDonalds by the Campbells in 1692, and on through Fort William, the beginning of the "Great Glen" and the Caledonian Canal, which you follow up to Fort Augustus, nestling on the banks of Loch Ness. Here you can enjoy your lunch (own account), a boat trip (April to October, own account) or take a wander along the lochside with spectacular views of the loch. From here you return south to Spean Bridge, before returning to Edinburgh via "Monarch of the Glen" country, stopping in Perthshire on the way. We recommend this tour for those who are short of time and want to get a great sample of the Highlands. Steep yourself in the history of dramatic Glencoe and the chance to see Nessie!

Duration12 Hours
Day 7

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 8

Edinburgh Hotel to Airport

Duration1 Hour

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Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

4 transfers,7 nights accommodation, 4 day tours

PRICE EXCLUDES:

Travel insurance, international flights, transport between London and Edinburgh, meals not stated and gratuities.

TERMS AND CONDTIONS:

Prices are "from", per person, based on twin share and are subject to availability

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