This 10-day tour gives you an overview of Great Britains cities in style. London is the focal point of most tours to Britain, and rightly so. This tour is for those who have previously spent time in London and want to expand their horizons to discover the charms of other urban areas. After a quick London refresh, youll visit historic Oxford, trendy Bristol, seaside Liverpool, charming York, and majestic Edinburgh.
Our private tours typically range from $500 - $1000 per person/per night depending on chosen hotels and room categories, vehicles used, types of tours, flight cost, time of year and other factors. Make an inquiry for a customized trip quote.
Meet your private guide at London airport, who will transfer you to your hotel. In the afternoon, set off on a walking tour with your guide to stretch your legs post-flight and get reacquainted with the city. Depending on your interests, choose a pub crawl, a Jack the Ripper tour, a stroll along the Thames from Westminster to Greenwich, Brick Lane, a literary London tour or something else that strikes your fancy.
Todays tour can be tailored just for you. If you like, your guide can bring you to favorite location from a prior trip, such as the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, or Covent Garden. Or, seek out a new experience. We recommend the splendid Hampton Court Palace and the lovely borough of Richmond, or visit museums that pique your interests, or take a tour through a lively neighborhood such as Shoreditch, Camden, or Brixton.
Your guide will drive you in a private vehicle to the spectacular university city of Oxford. Take a walking tour of the city and its various universities. Have a gala time at some of the most gorgeous old pubs, such as the Turf Tavern. Try your luck at a spot of punting. Then, meander up right to the top of the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, which lies in the vicinity of Radcliffe Camera.
Your private guide will take you to Bristol from Oxford in a three-hour drive. After checking in to your hotel, venture out to see the Clifton Suspension Bridge, one of the prominent Victorian engineering wonders. Walk across the bridge for spectacular views of the gorge below. Then, explore the old city center with its several outstanding museums, vibrantly-colored houses, trendy boutiques, and a lively street art scene.
Experience the SS Great Britain ship built in Bristol in 1845, which has now been restored to become the city's top tourist attraction. This ship was the first in the world to have both a screw propeller and an iron hull. Following that, take a walk around the city to learn more about its shipping history.
Your guide will take you north of Bristol to Liverpool through a drive. Head to the most famous museum of Liverpool called the Beatles Story. This is the largest permanent global exhibition devoted to one of the most iconic rock bands from the United Kingdom. Also, discover the International Slavery Museum, the Merseyside Maritime Museum, and the Tate Liverpool.
After a 2-hour private transfer, begin your guided walking tour of York. Walk along the medieval street called "the Shambles," lined with small shops, and old, timber-framed houses. Check out the city walls, originally built during the Roman times. Then, marvel at York Minster, one of the most stunning religious buildings in the United Kingdom. This prime example of the English Gothic style dates back to the 13th century. Climb to the top of the towers to get a spectacular view.
Todays transfer takes you 4 hours north across the Scottish border and onward to Edinburgh. Walk down the Royal Mile to the Edinburgh Castle and sample some whiskey at the Edinburgh Whiskey Experience. Stroll around the pretty old cobbled streets to soak in the Georgian era vibe, the easy charm of the city, and if you like, some more whiskey.
Today, your private guide will transfer you to the airport for your international departure.