Journey by train to three of the UK's most iconic destinations, Edinburgh, York and London. Take in the views as you travel like a local on Britain's efficient rail system between cities. Begin in Edinburgh and experience a fun-filled Scottish evening. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle, home of the Scottish Crown Jewels. Choose to travel to St. Andrews, the town that gave the world the game of golf, or stay in Edinburgh and explore Mary King's Close, the 17th century labyrinth of streets beneath the Royal Mile. Take the train to York and enjoy two days to explore England's medieval capital. Spend time at Castle Howard, a magnificent 18th-century estate, and visit the charming market town of Helmsley. Zip down to London by train. A local expert leads you on a tour featuring all of the highlights. Delight in a full day to explore London on your own. Choose to visit glorious Windsor Castle, the oldest royal residence still in use today, or stay in town and explore Kensington Palace and its gardens, home to British royalty for generations. Gather for a dinner at a traditional English pub. Really get to know the history and culture of this fabulous region with less time in transit and more time exploring.
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- Offer valid through 6/30/2018
- 9 Days
|Day 1||Edinburgh||Overnight Flight: All aboard! Travel by train to three of Britain's most lively cities. Stunning landscapes will surround you as you are whisked through the peaceful countryside. Along the way, get to know the stirring history and captivating legends of this great land.|
|Day 2||Edinburgh||Edinburgh, Scotland - Tour Begins: Your tour opens in Edinburgh, Scotland's cosmopolitan capital. Tonight, meet your fellow travelers during a fun-filled Scottish evening and toast the start of an incredible journey.|
|Day 3||Edinburgh||Edinburgh: Come to know this regal city on a locally guided tour that includes the Royal Mile, Old Town, Grassmarket, and the Scottish Parliament. See the Palace of Holyroodhouse* before touring the imposing Edinburgh Castle, home of the Scottish Crown Jewels. This afternoon, enjoy free time to independently explore the city - browse the shops, meet the friendly locals or relax at afternoon tea.|
|Day 4||Edinburgh||Edinburgh - St. Andrews or The Real Mary King's Close - Edinburgh: The choice is yours! Travel to St. Andrews, the birthplace of golf, to see the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the revered Old Course. Then, stop in the vibrant Victorian town of Pitlochry and tour a Scottish whisky distillery to sample Highland whisky - considered the world's finest. Or, spend your day in Edinburgh. Tour 'The Real Mary King's Close,' one of Scotland's top visitor attractions; buried deep beneath the Royal Mile, this 17th century labyrinth of hidden streets has been frozen in time for centuries.|
|Day 5||Edinburgh||Edinburgh - York, England: Depart Edinburgh for a scenic train ride through the Scottish Borders. Soak up rolling hills, emerald forests, picturesque villages and sweeping coastlines as you make your way south to York, England's iconic medieval city. Join a local expert on a stroll through York's historic streets. Walk on the Shambles, a quaint, narrow street that appears today almost as it did in the Middle Ages. This evening, experience the flavors of Yorkshire at a family-owned alehouse.|
|Day 6||York||York - Castle Howard - Helmsley - York: Venture to Yorkshire's breathtaking countryside and visit Castle Howard,** a magnificent 18th-century estate set on more than 1,000 acres of land. Take time to explore the grand home at your own pace as guides bring stories of the past to life. Stroll through its stunning gardens, including a walled garden and woodland walks dotted with temples and follies. Continue to the quaint market town of Helmsley. Enjoy free time to peruse its local shops and famed teahouses before heading back to York for an afternoon at leisure.|
|Day 7||York||York - London: Board your train. Then sit back and relax en route to England's sophisticated and bustling capital city of London. Be greeted by a local expert who leads you on a panoramic tour. See Trafalgar Square, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, and Buckingham Palace, the London home to Britain's royalty since 1837. At Westminster, see the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a traditional English pub.|
|Day 8||London||London: Enjoy a full day to explore London on your own. Or, perhaps you'll choose to join an optional excursion to Oxford and Blenheim Palace: tour the quaint city of Oxford and learn about its famous university; you'll even see the college where Harry Potter was filmed! Then, continue on to Blenheim Palace, one of England's most magnificent homes where you will enjoy a private tour of this UNESCO World Heritage site and learn about one of its most famous residents - Sir Winston Churchill.|
|Day 9||London||London - Windsor Castle or Kensington Palace - London: The choice is yours! Travel outside of the city to Windsor Castle. Originally built to guard the city of London, Windsor Castle has been the home of kings and queens for nine centuries and is the oldest royal residence still in use today. Or, stay in town and visit Kensington Palace, home to British royalty for generations, and its spectacular gardens. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant and toast the end of a wonderful journey.|
|Day 10||London||London - Tour Ends: Your journey through Britain comes to a close today.|
- Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt London, United Kingdom
- Hotel 53 York, United Kingdom
- Novotel Edinburgh Centre Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- * NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.