Day 1: Arrive at London Heathrow, transfer to your hotel and check in. Day at leisure to explore the city. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: After breakfast, we begin a tour of the world’s most fascinating city – London! Our offers you 4 Hop-on Hop-off bus routes to customize your own tour of London. The ticket is valid on all routes operated by The Original tour for 24hours. The Original Tour (Yellow route) is the Grand Tour and takes you to the best of London's sights with an entertaining live guided English commentary. The City sightseeing tour (Red route) covers the major sights and offers digitally recorded commentary in seven languages plus a specialist children's channel for under 16's. Then there's the Loop line (Green route) connecting London's West End to Westminster and Waterloo International train station. Finally there is The Museum tour (Blue route) which gives you easy access to many of London's top museums, shops and attractions. You will also receive a free river cruise voucher to be taken on one of City Cruisers sightseeing cruises on the Thames and Includes a FREE walking tour with every bus tour ticket. After the tour, return to your hotel and overnight in London.
Day 3: Early breakfast at hotel, then we set off on a full day excursion to magnificent Salisbury Cathedral, mysterious Stonehenge and a walking tour of the beautiful Georgian City of Bath. You'll receive a warm welcome from your guide and driver then journey west in style to the beautiful city of Salisbury and its 750 year old cathedral with a 404 feet spire, the tallest in England. You can either enter the Cathedral (tickets can be purchased from your guide) and explore the interior or you can take the free time to see the lovely town of Salisbury with its market Square and traditional shops. We then drive on to Stonehenge, the great ancient circle which is one of the wonders of the World. Again the choice is yours whether you want to enter and have an audio guide around the stone circle or you can admire it from the outside. Our last stop for the day is the Georgian city of Bath, it has some of the most stunning architecture in Europe. You will get a chance to visit the Roman Baths and see the magnificent temple and bathing complex which is still flowing with thermal water from the ancient Roman pavements. If you do not want to enter the Roman Baths then you can participate in a free walking tour of the city following in the footsteps of Jane Austen. Pass Bath Abbey and the elegant shopping areas. Return in the evening to London, overnight in London
Day 4: Breakfast at hotel, with some free time for shopping if time permits. Transfer from London to Edinburgh by train. Arrive in Manchester and check in at hotel. Rest of day at leisure to explore this exciting city and visit the world famous Old Trafford Stadium, home to Manchester United (conditions apply). Evening return to hotel and overnight in Manchester.
Day 5: Early breakfast at hotel, then transfer by direct train to York. A city of extraordinary cultural and historical wealth, its medieval spider’s web of narrow streets is enclosed by a magnificent circuit of 13th-century walls. At its heart lies the immense, awe-inspiring minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world. The city’s long history and rich heritage is woven into virtually every brick and beam; modern, tourist-oriented York – with its myriad museums, restaurants, cafés and traditional pubs – is a carefully maintained heir to that heritage. Evening return to Manchester and overnight in Manchester.
Day 6-8: After breakfast at the hotel, check out, and transfer by train to the Lake District. Arrive at Windermere station and transfer to your hotel, check-in and day at leisure.
“For sheer scenic splendour, few places in England can measure up to the outlandishly beautiful Lake District, where Wordsworth, Coleridge and their Romantic compatriots famously sought their poetic muse in the 19th century.
The landscape of the Lakes is as breathtaking as any you’ll find in Switzerland or the French Alps – a sweeping panorama of humpbacked mountains, razorblade crags and scree-covered hillsides, strewn with mountainous tarns and some of the largest natural lakes anywhere in England. With such a wealth of natural riches, it’s hardly surprising that the Lake District is one of the country’s favourite places for savouring the great outdoors, but there’s much more to this region than fine views – it’s also packed with history and culture, from the abandoned slate mines around Honister and the ruined abbey of Furness to the literary landmarks of Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount, both former homes of one William Wordsworth” (courtesy Lonely Planet). 2 nights in Lake District.
On day 8 morning, after breakfast, check out of hotel and transfer to Edinburgh by train. Check in at Edinburgh hotel and rest of day at leisure to explore one of Europe’s most interesting cities. Overnight in Edinburgh.
Day 9: Early breakfast at hotel, then we set off on a full day excursion covering the magnificent beauty of Rannoch moor, Glencoe, the Great Glen, Loch Ness and Pitlochry. We depart Edinburgh at 08:30am and travel northwest past Linlithgow palace and Stirling Castle. A little further on we will make a stop for Coffee at Callander,the gateway to the Trossachs. After Callander we cross the Highland boundary fault line. You will soon arrive at Glencoe. Glencoe is stunningly beautiful with it's dramatic cliff faces and steep slopes. Beyond Glencoe we will enter the Great Glen and pass under Britain's highest mountain Ben Nevis. Then onto Fort Augustus on the southern shore of Loch Ness. Here you have the opportunity to take a cruise on the loch (not included) and maybe even catch a glimpse of nessie! From Loch Ness we head South and make a stop to taste some Whisky before heading through Pitlochry. We will then head back to Edinburgh crossing the famous Forth Bridge. Overnight at Edinburgh.
Day 10: Breakfast at hotel. Day at leisure to explore Edinburgh, or you can opt for a day trip to St Andrews or the Western Highlands Lochs & Castles. Please enquire with us for more details –we have a range of very reasonably priced tours in and out of Edinburgh. Overnight in Edinburgh
Day 11: Breakfast at hotel, check out and transfer to the airport for your departure flight to Dubai.
Please carefully note the following inclusions and terms & conditions of this package
(anything not mentioned below is excluded)
- Economy flights Dubai – London / Manchester / Edinburgh – Dubai or v.v.
- 3 nights in London
- Full day sightseeing tour of London
- Sightseeing excursion to Stonehenge & Bath
- 2 nights in Manchester.Full day sightseeing tour of Manchester incl. Man Utd. Stadium*
- One way train to Lake District
- 2 nights in the Lake District
- Full Day trip to York.One way train to Edinburgh
- 3 nights Edinburgh
- Full day excursion to Loch Ness and Scottish Highlands with lake cruise
- One way airport transfer to departure airport point.
- Airport taxes
- Hotel taxes
- Travel insurance
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