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Royal Britain

7 days from $5,205pp

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

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Itinerary highlights

  • Watch the Changing the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

  • Whiz around London on a Mini Cooper tour.

  • Stroll the UNESCO protected cobbled streets of Edinburgh’s old and new towns.

  • Visit Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s Scottish residence.

  • Admire Scone Palace, where former Scottish kings were crowned.

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  • London
  • Edinburgh

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Day 1 London

London

Upon arrival at Heathrow Airport, meet your private driver to be whisked to your hotel. After settling into your hotel and freshening up from your flight, you're picked up in a vintage Mini Cooper and taken on a two hour orientation of the city. Your driver can point out major landmarks such as Harrods, Westminster Abbey and Trafalgar Square.

Day 2 London

London

A truly royal day! Your driver and guide pick you up at your hotel to see the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace, stopping along the way to view the Prince Albert memorial. In the afternoon, drive by car to Windsor, the oldest and largest inhibited castle in the world. Enjoy lunch in the lovely village of Windsor itself before exploring the castle in the late afternoon. See if the Queen is in residence by looking out for the royal standard and her beloved Corgis.

Day 3 London

London

Today is all about the Tudors. Set on the left bank of the Thames is the imposing Tower of London which was used as a jail, fortress and royal residence during the Tudor era. With your private guide see where Anne Boelyn stayed before her coronation and execution, view the sparkling crown jewels and watch out for Traitor's gate. As you travel outside London with your guide, step into the world of Henry VIII, Bloody Mary and Elizabeth I by exploring Hampton Court. Your guide is able to point out influences left by each of Henry's six wives.

Day 4 Edinburgh

London , Edinburgh

Make your own way to the station to board a train to Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city. While aboard the train enjoy the sights of picturesque northern England as you pass by fields, forests and villages. Upon arrival in Edinburgh, make your way to your centrally located hotel. In the afternoon, head to the outskirts of the city to tour Her Majesty's yacht, The Royal Britannia. Explore this perfectly preserved grand yacht by yourself to see how the royals lived aboard during its service from 1954-1997.

Day 5 Edinburgh

Edinburgh

This morning your driver-guide picks you up at your hotel to take you on a walking and driving tour of Edinburgh's Old and New towns. Explore Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile, the ancient marketplace Grassmarket, and walk up Arthur's Seat for views across the city. In the afternoon, your driver drops you off at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the home of Scottish royalty and the Queen's official residence when she's in Edinburgh. Here you can see the chambers of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Day 6 Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Leave the city today and embark on a day trip to nearby St. Andrews — where Prince William met Kate Middleton — and the historic Scone Palace.

Day 7 Return home

Edinburgh

This morning transfer to Edinburgh airport for your flight home.

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