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Classic London & Edinburgh

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,365

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yourself to the West End’s latest hit musical, or let one of the city’s many innovative restaurants do away with those outdated stereotypes about British cuisine.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.


Goway CLASSIC Independent Itineraries

These operate virtually any day as they are a collection of our most popular independent travel ideas. Just like our independent suggestions, classics can be extended and modified to suit your own interests, time available and budget. As experts in customizing personalized itineraries we look forward to being of service.

 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,365

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Day 1

London Heathrow to London Central Hotel Zone 1

Duration1 Hour

Novotel London City West

Discover the contemporary elegance of Novotel London West. Whether you choose this hotel for business or leisure, you are sure to be tempted by the international cuisine. Just minutes from three of London's main tube lines, it is the perfect location for successful meetings. Experience West London at Novotel.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Novotel London City West

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    Novotel London City West



    Discover the contemporary elegance of Novotel London West. Whether you choose this hotel for business or leisure, you are sure to be tempted by the international cuisine. Just minutes from three of London's main tube lines, it is the perfect location for successful meetings. Experience ...

    Discover the contemporary elegance of Novotel London West. Whether you choose this hotel for business or leisure, you are sure to be tempted by the international cuisine. Just minutes from three of London's main tube lines, it is the perfect location for successful meetings. Experience West London at Novotel.

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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 with Entry Tickets

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

Day at Leisure

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

Day 5

London Central Hotel to London Train Station

Duration30 Minutes

Edinburgh Train Station to Hotel

Duration1 Hour

Hotel Macdonald Holyrood

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel in Edinburgh is situated in the city's historic and beautiful old town, just a couple of minutes' walk from the world famous Royal Mile and the Scottish Parliament building. The hotel's convenient location in the city centre also means that you're within easy walking distance of Waverley Railway station and the bustle of the city's main thoroughfare, Princes Street. Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is the ideal base for exploring this fascinating and unique city.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Macdonald Holyrood

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    Hotel Macdonald Holyrood



    Macdonald Holyrood Hotel in Edinburgh is situated in the city's historic and beautiful old town, just a couple of minutes' walk from the world famous Royal Mile and the Scottish Parliament building. The hotel's convenient location in the city centre also means that you're within ...

    Macdonald Holyrood Hotel in Edinburgh is situated in the city's historic and beautiful old town, just a couple of minutes' walk from the world famous Royal Mile and the Scottish Parliament building. The hotel's convenient location in the city centre also means that you're within easy walking distance of Waverley Railway station and the bustle of the city's main thoroughfare, Princes Street. Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is the ideal base for exploring this fascinating and unique city.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Fireplace
    • Health Club
    • Indoor Pool
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lift/elevator
    • Luggage Storage
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Restaurant
    • Sauna
    • Smoke Free Hotel
    • Spa Treatment Room(s)
    • Turkish Bath
    • WIFI- Charge

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Day 6

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.

Duration1 Hour
Day 7

Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands

You depart Edinburgh and travel past Linlithgow palace and Stirling Castle. To the north is the National Wallace Monument, which commemorates Scotland's great hero, William Wallace.

You pass close to the location where William Wallace defeated the English army in 1297, and after this take a short stop for coffee at Callander.

The scenery changes dramatically as you venture further into the Highlands. The flat plains of the lowlands transform into shimmering lochs, rugged mountains, and forest-filled glens. The alluring beauty makes it easy to forget this was once a battleground of the fiercely territorial Highland clans.

You then head down to Scotland's most famous valley, Glencoe, where you'll be mesmerised by the beautiful cliff faces and steep slopes.

After Glencoe, you enter a deep glacial valley, known as the Great Glen. Passing through the town of Fort William you travel in the shadow of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, before arriving at Fort Augustus on the shore of Loch Ness.

At 23 miles long and over 700ft deep, Loch Ness is the largest loch by volume in Scotland. The loch is best known for the legendary Loch Ness Monster ("Nessie"), and you can take the opportunity to go in search of the monster on a fantastic boat cruise. Or you can simply enjoy the beautiful scenery on the banks.

Fort Augustus boasts the Caledonian Canal, which is a great spot to relax and watch the boats sail by. You stop here with time to eat lunch and take in the scenery around Scotland's most famous loch.

From Loch Ness, you head south through the mountains of the Cairngorms National Park. Your route travels alongside Loch Laggan (the setting for the BBC series 'Monarch of the Glen'), over the Drumochter Pass and past 13th century Blair Castle.

You continue south through the forests of Perthshire and make a short refreshment stop on the way. South of Perth you drive past Loch Leven. Then it's over the Queensferry Crossing before returning to Edinburgh.

Duration12 Hours
Day 8

Edinburgh Hotel to Airport

Duration1 Hour

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Transfer in London and Edinburgh
  • Daily breakfast
  • Full Day Hop On Hop Off Tour in London
  • Full Day Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath
  • Full Day Hop On Hop Off Tour in Edinburgh
  • Full Day Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated in the itinerary 
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuites 

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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