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Capitals & countryside of England and Scotland

8 days from CAD5,720pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

Itinerary highlights

  • Whizz around London in a traditional black cab.

  • Explore Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London.

  • Marvel at the unspoilt villages in the Cotswolds.

  • Walk the cobblestone streets of Edinburgh’s Old Town.

  • Experience a traditional Scottish music and dance show.

  • Kayak on Loch Lomond while on the lookout for wildlife.

Price includes

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  • London
  • The Cotswolds
  • Northleach
  • Broadway
  • Coventry
  • Edinburgh
  • Loch Lomond

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Day 1 London

London

On arrival you're met by your private driver and transported to your centrally located hotel via private car. In the afternoon meet your private guide in a traditional black cab for a tour of the city passing by Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, and many other major landmarks. In the evening, we recommend seeing a West End theatre show.

Day 2 London

London

Today see London's famous historical attractions. Your expert private guide will greet you at your hotel, then accompany you on a brief boat ride on the Thames River which bisects the city, giving you a grand perspective of the city's unique skyline. Arriving at Westminster Abbey, embark on a guided tour of its many memorials and artefacts. In the afternoon visit the Tower of London, the city's most famous castle, to explore the grounds and see the famed Crown Jewels.

Day 3 Northleach

London , The Cotswolds , Northleach

Meet your driver to travel by private car to the Cotswolds, one of the most scenic areas in England. After checking into your boutique accommodation in the Cotswolds, a local guide will meet you to show you some of the highlights within the area as well as the lesser-known, hidden gems of the region. During the tour there are plenty of opportunities for picture stops, souvenir shopping, scenic walks, and a visit to Broadway Tower to take in the bird’s-eye vistas from atop this stronghold.

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Day 4 Edinburgh

Broadway , Coventry , Edinburgh

This morning travel by private car to the train station. Sit back and relax as you embark on a scenic train journey up to Edinburgh. Upon arrival, make your way to your B&B styled accommodation before a local guide will meet you for a private walking tour of Edinburgh's Old Town. Stroll down the Royal Mile, explore the treasures of Edinburgh Castle, and learn the history of the Grassmarket area. This is a great way to be introduced to the beautiful city of Edinburgh.

Day 5 Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Nestled into the foothills of Arthur's Seat, the Palace of Holyroodhouse remains the official residence of the British monarchy while in Scotland. Embark on a self-guided tour of the palace's rooms, giving you an inside look at the monarchy's past. You will have the day free before an evening of traditional music and dance, accompanied by a four-course Scottish meal.

Day 6 Loch Lomond

Edinburgh , Loch Lomond

Pick up your rental car and embark on your scenic drive to Loch Lomond, stopping for a tour of Stirling Castle on the way. This afternoon take in the landscapes surrounding the north end of Loch Lomond from a speed boat passing by Rob Roy's prison and cave, which you will hear stories about from the captain.

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Day 7 Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond

Spend a leisurely morning walking through Luss, stopping in the many local shops and cafes. In the afternoon, get back on the loch for a guided kayaking experience. Take in the scenic views and spot wildlife as you paddle along.

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Day 8 Return home

Loch Lomond

Drive to Glasgow Airport today to return your rental car and board your international flight home.

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