This 2-weeks UK tour itinerary ticks off Britain’s greatest hits giving you deep insights into its history and architecture. So uncover the beauty of Britain with our Europe vacation package 2019on picturesque railway journeys and traverse easily between stunning countryside and iconic cities.
(Day 1): Arrival in London
(Day 2): Exploring London
(Day 3): A Day of History Learning in London
(Day 4): Exploring Royal Museums in London
(Day 5): Heading to Oxford
(Day 6): Another Day in Oxford
(Day 7): Visiting Liverpool
(Day 8): A City Tour of Liverpool
(Day 9): Venturing to York
(Day 10): More Time in York
(Day 11): A Journey to Edinburgh
(Day 12): Tour of Edinburgh
(Day 13): Another Day in Edinburgh
(Day 14): More Exploration of Edinburgh
(Day 15): Departure Back Home
London, Oxford, Liverpool, York, Edinburgh
Today your UK tour begins as you arrive in London. A private guide will be waiting at the airport to pick you up and escort you to your hotel. Your adventure in the world-famous city starts with a private vintage Mini Cooper tour that drives across the major sights of London. In this two hour tour, you will be shown iconic landmarks such as the Eye of London, Big Ben, and Tower Bridge, and also other lesser-known sites that may have your interest. Your guide will either leave you at your hotel or at a closeby attraction to explore at your own leisure. Later in the afternoon, you can explore the Churchill War Rooms at your own pace learning more about the famous world leader, who is considered by many to be England's greatest.
This morning, get ready to witness two of London's most popular historical attractions. Your expert guide will meet you at your hotel and accompany you on the London Underground to Westminster Abbey for a guided tour of its many memorials and relics. Afterward, head out to the Tower of London, which is the most famous castle of London, via a boat ride on the Thames River which separates the city. The cruise will offer you a grand perspective of the city's distinctive skyline.
Today, your private guide will take you on a full day tour of the attractions of Canterbury and Dover. As you reach in Canterbury, a local guide will accompany you on a walking tour through the city's cobbled ancient streets. Learn about the history and architecture of Canterbury as you wander beneath overhanging, timbered buildings. Later, make your way on to the National Trust White Cliffs of Dover with your guide. Enjoy splendid vistas across the cliffs before you return back to London.
Today morning, your guide will meet you at your hotel and take you to Greenwich by boat. On reaching, you can explore the Royal Museums including the Royal Observatory, the National Maritime Museum, and Cutty Sark.
Today, you'll wave goodbye to London and head out to the train station for a journey out west to the university town of Oxford. Your train ride will be a comfortable, calm journey offering you your first taste of the rolling hills of the English countryside. Upon your arrival at Oxford railway station, you'll make your way to your hotel. In the afternoon, you'll get ready for a guided tour accompanied by an Oxford University graduate. Your full of life guide will give you plenty of insight into what makes Oxford one of the most captivating as well as unique universities in the world, not to mention picturesque. This will also provide you with the chance to witness how the city has developed around the university, with many of its own architectural and artistic quirks.
Your private guide will transport you today to the sprawling, charming Blenheim Palace, just a few hours drive out of the city. On entering the palace, you’ll be met by your guide for a tour of its grounds and artifacts, including a captivating exhibit on Winston Churchill, who was born here. The remaining of your day is at leisure in Oxford. You can hire a punter to row you down the river or shop along Queen Street.
This morning, head out back to the train station to visit Liverpool, a journey which is going to take approximately 3 hours. On reaching Liverpool, head out to your hotel. After check-in, drop down your luggage at the hotel and embark on an evening ale trail visiting several pubs frequented by The Beatles. As you traverse between the pubs, your expert guide will entertain you with stories of the Fab Four's early beginnings in the city. The tour usually finishes at the historic Cavern Club, which you can enter to watch some live music.
In the morning, your private guide will meet you at your hotel lobby for a full day tour of the city. Your first stop will be Pier Head, where you will learn more about the history and architecture of the Liverpool’s waterfront. Your guide will then take you to the home stadiums of Liverpool’s two rivaling football clubs. Later, return back to the heart of the city to explore the historic downtown before you finish your tour with a visit to Port Sunlight Village situated on the other side of the Mersey River.
Today, you’ll return back to the train station for your onward journey to York. Upon arrival in York, settle in for a bit at your hotel and relax before heading out to get acquainted with the history of York on a private walking tour. You can also climb up and walk along the city walls if you wish, taking in views as your guide provides you with the historical context on how York evolved into today’s modern city while also retaining its medieval character. The remaining of the day is yours to explore on your own by shopping and dining.
Today, you’ll explore the many crucial sites in the York area. Visit the magnificent Castle Howard and mystical Rievaulx Abbey, with a stop in between to the market town of Helmsley. Your exploration will conclude back in York where you'll have the entire evening at leisure.
Your destination for today is Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, a train journey which will take you about two and a half hours north. The train will follow the shoreline towards the end of the journey as you proceed towards the city, offering great views of the seaside towns and villages. On reaching Edinburgh, head out to your hotel. After check-in at your hotel, explore the buzzing city at your own leisure or just relax!
Today, get ready for a walking tour of Edinburgh’s Old and New Town neighborhoods. Meander the cobbled streets of the captivating city as your guide narrates you the history and the secrets lying down the famed alleys and over and underpasses. The guide will also explain the striking contrast between the classical Old Town and the more modern New Town, taking you up Arthur's Seat, a hill overlooking the complete surrounding area, for a spectacular view of the city.
Today morning, your guide will meet you at your hotel lobby for a day out of the Edinburgh exploring the castles and palaces of the City area. You will spend the day touring popular historical sites such as Rosslyn Chapel, Hopetoun House, and Linlithgow Palace before you return back to the city in time.
This morning, your guide will take you up from your hotel and head out north to witness two of Edinburgh’s most popular nearby attractions. Visit the charming seaside streets of St Andrews, one of the world’s most popular golf destinations, and the home to the cafe where Prince William met Kate. After wandering, shopping, and relishing a bite for lunch, you’ll make your way to the stately Scone Palace. On reaching, a local guide will take you around the grounds and provide you with a taste of the palace’s vast collection of art and artifacts. Your guide will then take you back to Edinburgh for your last evening in the beautiful city.
Today morning, your England journey concludes as you check out of your hotel. Your private guide will take you directly to Edinburgh International Airport for your flight back home.
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