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On this Escape, the traditions and intrigue of Britain are calling you. Experience the fascinating cities and countryside of this beautiful land without the crowds—and even better—without the high-season prices. A concise Britain guided tour takes you to the historical must-see sites from London to Edinburgh. History buffs will delight in seeing mysterious, prehistoric Stonehenge (just imagine how those stones got there!); the Roman Baths in Bath, constructed around 70 AD and today one of the best-preserved Roman remains in the world; Liverpool, once a great Victorian city and Atlantic seaport, and renowned as the birthplace of the Beatles; and Edinburgh, home to many Scottish monarchs, including Queen Margaret, who died here in 1093.Literary fans will enjoy visiting Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, and Grasmere, home to William Wordsworth. But that's not all…a London Guide will show you all the city’s famous landmarks, from Buckingham Palace to the Prime Minister’s Downing Street and Westminster Abbey; in Edinburgh you’ll tour the castle and see Scotland’s Crown Jewels; and in Liverpool, your Tour Director will walk you through the Beatles quarter—all the better experience without the long lines and crowds. For the conclusion of your vacation, travel via first-class express train back to London for one night. From the historical landmarks to the beautiful scenery, this guided tour of England and Scotland is a great way to sample what Britain has to offer and it’s all possible at a price you can afford!
Destinations & Sightseeing
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral
Visit the prehistoric monument
Visit the Roman relics
Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace
Visit Wordsworth’s village;
try original Grasmere Gingerbread
Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
By first-class express train
- Hotels listed may occasionaly be substituted with alternate hotels of equivalent standard.
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
- Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
- The English Lake District
- Westminster Palace (Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church)
Motorcoach; first-class express train. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies; first-class express train.
Meals & Itinerary
Full English breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in London and a farewell dinner in Edinburgh
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Day 1 ARRIVE IN LONDON
Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Day 2 LONDON
After a hearty English breakfast, morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the Thames River, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horseguards, the Prime Minister’s Downing Street residence, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. The highlight is a visit to ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL, Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708. This afternoon an optional excursion to the Tower of London is available. This evening, maybe enjoy an optional dinner, followed by a cruise on the River Thames.”
Day 3 LONDON–STONEHENGE–BATH
Depart at 8 am for a memorable day of sightseeing. First, visit the intriguing prehistoric monument of STONEHENGE. Explore the visitor center with its imaginative exhibitions, then take the shuttle to the stone circle and admire the magnificence of the monument up close. Across Salisbury Plain, head for the elegant Georgian city of Bath, where you see the amazing excavations of the ROMAN BATHS, once one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world.
Day 4 BATH–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LIVERPOOL
Savor vistas of rural England on your way to Stratford-upon-Avon. Time here to visit SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE and discover this pretty Elizabethan town at your own pace. In the afternoon, drive to Liverpool, the hometown of The Beatles. Then, why not join a Local Guide for an optional excursion which will give you a detailed introduction to the city. You’ll visit the magnificent cathedral, admire stunning historic civic buildings, hear all about the legendary Beatles, and discover the city’s glorious maritime history.
Day 5 LIVERPOOL–GRASMERE–GRETNA GREEN, SCOTLAND–EDINBURGH
This morning, focus on the tranquil Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered to be the finest of England’s national parks. Take a break in Wordsworth’s beloved Grasmere and try original GRASMERE GINGERBREAD. Then, head north for the Scottish border and stop at Gretna Green, where the blacksmith used to wed runaway couples. Arrive in Edinburgh this afternoon for a two-night stay.
Day 6 EDINBURGH
Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town” and famous scientists, inventors, and novelists who lived there. In the “Old Town,” visit EDINBURGH CASTLE to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels and the iconic Stone of Destiny, used to inaugurate monarchs for centuries, and take in the fantastic views over the city. The afternoon is free to enjoy the Scottish capital at your own pace. Later, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 7 EDINBURGH–LONDON, ENGLAND
Travel by EXPRESS TRAIN (first-class) to London. Your Local Host is available to help you make the most of your stay. This evening, why not take in one of London's West End show?
Day 8 LONDON
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.
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Tower of London and Crown Jewels
From the opulent Crown Jewels to the uniformed Beefeaters and infamous ravens, this fascinating excursion introduces you to the Tower of London, one of the country's most famous castle fortresses.
Price Range: $$
At 135 metres, the Coca-Cola London Eye is the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel, with 40 kilometre panoramic views on a clear day. The gradual rotation in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules takes approximately 30 minutes offering spectacular views of London and its famous landmarks such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Trafalgar Square.
Price Range: $
The London Dungeon
Delve into the blood-curdling parts of history that your teachers never wanted to tell you. Live actors, scary rides, shows and special effects, transport you back to those black, bleak times. Are you brave enough?
Price Range: $
Walk the red carpet at the legendary Madame Tussauds London and meet the world's most famous stars from Hollywood to Bollywood, and The Royal Family to Rock Royalty.
Price Range: $$
Sea Life London
With 17 themed zones and over 600 species of marine life, SEA LIFE London Aquarium will take you on a fascinating journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing sea creatures, from sharks to rare Green Sea Turtles, from jellyfish to rays, from clownfish to blue tangs.
Price Range: $
A wonderful escorted evening in London's theater district starts with a delicious dinner, followed by excellent seats at your chosen show.
Price Range: $$$$
Enjoy a detailed introduction to the splendid city of Liverpool on this entertaining private guided tour. Along the way, visit the magnificent cathedral, admire stunning historic civic buildings, hear about the legendary Beatles, and discover the city's glorious maritime history.
Price Range: $
Scottish Night with Bagpipers and the Ceremony of the Haggis
Enjoy a delicious three-course meal followed by traditional Scottish song and dance and the Ceremony of the Haggis.
Price Range: $$$
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