Day 01 TUE / FRI. Arrival into London
Welcome to LONDON! On arrival to the airport, we will be waiting to transfer you to the hotel. Later, our guide will give an overview of the tour or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
Day 02 WED / SAT. Visit London
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Visit London. Night transfer.
Get to know London on a guided tour featuring style, cul¬ture and history. See Westminster, the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames, the Tower of Lon¬don and Buckingham Palace, where we shall be able to watch the famous “Changing of the Guard” (depending on the season). Free afternoon. In the evening, we will meet at a a meeting point in Piccadilly to walk to Leicester Square, China Town and Soho with its amazing atmosphere, its theatres and bustle . Time for dinner in this area with numerous ethnic restaurants (Indian, Thai, Chinese, international, and so on) . Return to the hotel from Picadilly.
Day 03 THU / SUN. London- Cambridge- York- Durham
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Picturesque countryside with hills and woods.
We start the day leaving London towards northern England. Our first stop is CAMBRIDGE to admire its beautiful residential colleges. After lunch, we will continue to YORK where its cathedral, Roman walls and lively shopping streets will create a charming memory, some free time to stroll around. Afterwards, we will continue north to DURHAM. Explore this charming medieval town full of life which has a wonderful cathedral right in front of the castle.
Day 04 FRI / MON. Durham- Alnwick- Edinburgh
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Cross into Scotland. Castles, views over the sea. Sightseeing of Edinburgh.
Today we will travel to Scotland, stopping in ALNWICK, a picturesque town with lovely gardens and a large medieval castle which was used in the Harry Potter films. We will continue to EDINBURGH, arriving at noon. This is Scotland’s capital city and one of the most active cities in Northern Europe. Its monumental centre has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its castle overlooks the city’s steep streets and parks. We will enjoy a sightseeing tour with a local guide.
Day 05 SAT / TUE. Edinburgh- Pitlochry -Inverness- Loch Ness- Glasgow
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Magnificent countryside of high mountains and lakes. Boat trip. Loch Ness.
We continue to enjoy the stunning landscapes of the Scottish Highlands with a coffee and stroll in PITLOCHRY, a charming little village. We will continue and pass by INVERNESS in the north of Scotland, a city located very near the mysterious Loch Ness. After lunch we visit (entrance included) the URQUHART medieval castle, from here we will take a boat trip on the dark waters of the lake. Afterwards, we will pass through FORT AUGUST with its sluice gate system and FORT WILLIAM, the tourist centre at the foot of Ben Nevis (the highest summit in the United Kingdom). We will return south through the high plateaus where it is possible to glimpse the snow before visiting Loch Lomond, one of the most popular lakes in Scotland. We arrive in GLASGOW at the end of the day. Short stroll around the city centre and accommodation.
Day 06 SUN / WED. Glasgow- Belfast- Dublin
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Ferryboat to Ireland.
Today we will leave Glasgow heading towards southern Scotland. We will board a ferry in Cairnryan. Our journey takes us towards Northern Ireland, arriving in BELFAST, Northern Ireland’s capital city. This monumental city is overcoming its religious conflicts. We will resume our journey to EIRE in Ireland. Last stop will be DUBLIN, arriving at the end of the day.
Day 07 MON / THU. Visit Dublin
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Sightseeing tour of Dublin.
We start the day with a sightseeing tour of DUBLIN, Ireland’s peaceful capital city. We will enjoy a stroll on the banks of River Liffey, visiting its parks, old university and its lively downtown streets. We will stroll around Trinity College (depending on the duration of sunlight, this visit may take place the afternoon before, upon arrival in Dublin). Afternoon at leisure.
Day 08 TUE / FRI. Dublin- Caernarfon- Liverpool
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Ferry from Ireland to Walles. Maritime landscapes. Caernarfon.
We will board a ferry in the early morning. After a journey of three hours, we will arrive in Wales. We will visit CAERNARFON, a World Heritage site by the sea overlooked by an impressive castle. There will be time for lunch and a stroll. We continue to LIVERPOOL, where you will have a chance to visit The Beatles Story Exhibition.
09 WED / SAT. Liverpool- Stratford- Oxford- London
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Shakespeare’s hometown. Oxford.
Today we explore central England. We will visit STRATFORD UPON AVON, Shakespeare’s hometown. Time to take some lunch and a stroll. Afterwards, we will travel to OXFORD, a town that is synonymous with study and culture. Kings, statesmen, philosophers and scientists have studied here! We will continue to LONDON, arriving in the late afternoon.
End of our services. Please, check the time of your flight in case you might need an additional night.