Britain's Royal Past and Present: An Amazing 10-Day Tour
Explore the rich history and culture of England on this 10-day itinerary. Visit iconic landmarks like the London Eye, and Buckingham Palace, while also experiencing local life in the charming town of Bath. Discover the best of England's countryside and cities on this comprehensive tour.
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Welcome to London, the bustling capital of England! Upon arrival, check into your hotel and take some time to freshen up. Your first stop of the day is the iconic Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the British monarch. Take a tour of the palace and marvel at the grandeur of the State Rooms, used for official and state occasions. After, head to the London Eye, and explore the giant Ferris wheel at the Bank of the famous River Thames for some breathtaking views of the city. Finish off the day by visiting some of London's famous museums and cathedrals, such as the British Museum, the National Gallery, or St. Paul's Cathedral.
Day 2: Discovering the Charm of Canterbury
Today, you will be traveling to the historic city of Canterbury. Start your day by visiting the famous Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, a medieval book that tells the story of a group of pilgrims traveling to the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket. Next, visit the stunning cathedrals that feature traditional Anglo-Saxon architecture. After, visit some of the city's modern theatres and museums to get a feel for the city's artistic side. Return to your hotel for dinner.
Day 3: Journey to Bath
Get a private transfer to Bath (a three-hour drive) and indulge yourself in a delicious lunch on arrival. Then head to the Roman Baths, one of the city's most famous landmarks. See the remains of the Roman temple and public baths, including the Great Bath. After that, take a stroll around the picturesque streets of Bath and admire the Georgian architecture. Visit Pulteney Bridge, one of the few bridges in the world with shops on both sides. Spend the evening at leisure shopping. Check into your hotel for dinner and a good night's rest.
Day 4: Exploring Bath
Today, visit the Jane Austen Centre, dedicated to the life and work of the famous novelist who lived in Bath for a few years. Then take a relaxing stroll in the beautiful Royal Victoria Park, which offers excellent city views. Have a traditional afternoon tea at one of Bath's famous tea rooms. Enjoy dinner at one of Bath's fine dining restaurants, or sample local street food at one of the city's night markets. End the day with a show at the Theatre Royal, one of the oldest working theatres in the country, before returning to your hotel.
Day 5: Fly to Edinburgh, the Historical Capital
Today, you will be exploring the historical capital of Scotland, Edinburgh. Start your day by visiting Edinburgh Castle, an ancient fortress that sits atop an extinct volcano. Next, visit St Giles' Cathedral, a medieval church that is the mother church of Presbyterianism. After, visit the Holyrood Palace, the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland, and Arthur's Seat, a hill that offers panoramic views of the city. Finish off the day by visiting Rosslyn Chapel, a 15th-century chapel renowned for its intricate carvings and stone masonry. Stay in Edinburgh for the night.
Day 6: Exploring Edingburgh
Start your day by exploring the Royal Mile, a historic street between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Afterward, visit Old Town, a medieval part of the city renowned for its cobblestone streets and historic buildings. Have a Scottish lunch at the Lawn market before heading to the Writer's museum. Return to your hotel for dinner.
Day 7: Harry Potter Tour
Embark on a spellbinding journey through Edinburgh on a Harry Potter-inspired walking tour. Explore the city that served as the muse for JK Rowling's Hogwarts and beloved characters. Test your knowledge of the series with an interactive audio-visual quiz, and earn points for your chosen Hogwarts House. Uncover the secrets of JK Rowling's writing process and visit the Greyfriars Kirkyard, where the grave of Tom Riddle lies. Walk in the footsteps of JK Rowling and be enchanted by the golden handprints outside City Chambers. Experience the magic for yourself on this guided tour.
Day 8: Glasgow, the Cultural Capital
Your next stop is Glasgow (a 40-minute drive), Scotland's largest city and cultural capital. Start your day by exploring the city's museums, art galleries, and historic houses. After, visit the William Wallace Monument, a towering monument to Sir William Wallace, a Scottish knight who led a resistance during the Wars of Scottish Independence. End the day by visiting Stirling Castle, a medieval fortress that sits atop a hill and offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
Day 9: Fly to Bristol, the Harbor City
Today, you will visit Bristol, a city in the southwest of England. Bristol is a small city but offers a lot to see; start your day by visiting Bristol Cathedral, an Anglican church that dates back to the 12th century. After, visit the Clifton Suspension Bridge, an iconic bridge that spans the Avon Gorge and offers picturesque views of the surrounding area. Lastly, see the S.S. Great Britain, a 19th-century steamship designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, is now a museum ship.
Day 10: Farewell
Grab a bite at one of the many gourmet restaurants in Bristol before departing. Your private guide will transfer you to the airport. Have a safe journey home!