London with Scotland

Duration

8 Days

Destination

London

Cities

3

DAY 1

Arrive London

Welcome to London, the capital of the United Kingdom. After you check in at your hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to explore the city. We recommend you buy the Oyster Card which gives you convenient access to buses, the London metro and trains in the city. Take a flight on Merlin Entertainments London Eye, the world's largest observation wheel. See London's famous streets, churches, palaces, monuments and the River Thames, as you enjoy a panoramic view. Enjoy a special four minute 4D film showing the journey of a little girl and her father in London, on the London Eye. Overnight in London.


DAY 2

London

We recommend you dedicate this day to the sports lover in you. Start with a visit to Stamford Bridge, home to Chelsea Football Club. This behind-the-scenes visit to the home of 'The Blues' is a fun, informative and interactive experience tailored to football fans of all ages. Feel the atmosphere as you walk into the home dressing room and see the shirts of some of the biggest names in world football on a guided tour of Stamford Bridge. Move on to the mecca of another sport, as you head to the famous Lord’s Cricket Ground, the home of The Ashes. Walk through the heart of the Pavilion on a guided tour to the famed Long Room, both a cricket-watching room and a cricket art gallery with portraits of the games legends, like WG Grace. Other highlights include the players' Dressing Rooms with the renowned Lord's Honours Boards. See the famous Grand Stand, and the award-winning Mound Stand. Pick up an exclusive souvenir of an unforgettable visit to 'The Home of Cricket' at the Lord's Shop. Switch sports again as you embark on a Wimbledon Tour led by trained Blue Badge Guides who bring you an intimate peek into the colourful history of the world’s most famous tennis club. Visit the hallowed grounds of Court No. 1, the Millennium Building and the Press Interview Room, where the presence of the legends of world tennis down the ages endures. Overnight in London.


DAY 3

London

London is an unending stream of sights and sounds to discover. Visit the 250-year-old Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew. Discover its glasshouses and landscapes, ascend its treetops, explore its rainforest. Enjoy the popular London Zoo, take a relaxing stroll in Hyde Park. Admire the View from The Shard, an iconic, landmark building designed by Master Architect Renzo Piano. The tallest building in Western Europe, the 310 metre Shard redefines London's skyline. The View, situated at the top of The Shard on floors 68, 69 and 72, reveal the shards of glass that form the top of this skyscraper as they disappear upwards into the sky, and give The Shard its name. Overnight in London.


DAY 4

London - Edinburgh

Make your way to the train station to board your train for a five hour journey to Edinburgh, Scotland. Upon arrival make your way to the hotel and check in. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city on foot, and soak in its sights. Overnight in Edinburgh.


DAY 5

Edinburgh

Wake up to a sumptuous Scottish breakfast, before you head out to explore the city using your Hop-On Hop-Off card, valid for 24 hours with halts at all the must-see sights of the city. Visit the Edinburgh Castle, Scotland’s leading visitor attraction at the top of the Royal Mile. Sneak a peek at the Scottish Crown Jewels, the delightful St. Margaret’s Chapel, the Stone of Destiny on which previous Scottish Monarchs were crowned, and many other historic buildings.
As the afternoon wears on, embark on a Scotch Whisky Experience beside Edinburgh Castle on the famous Royal Mile. Become part of a famous whisky making process as you imbibe the intoxicating stories behind this magical craft, recounted by expert tour guides and knowledgeable whisky advisors, sip by heady sip. Discover the aromas and flavours that appeal to your palate, and lead you to that perfect Single Malt. Overnight in Edinburgh.


DAY 6

Edinburgh

Embark on a walking tour of Edinburgh to unearth the secrets of the Royal Mile, a treasure-chest of historic gems. Be enraptured by the history of this fascinating street, as your expert guide reveals its unique place in the development of the Scottish nation. Later, spend a traditional Scottish Evening learning about Scotland’s rich and diverse past. Or, choose to experience another of the city’s many walking tours. Overnight in Edinburgh.


DAY 7

Edinburgh - Loch Ness

Set off to explore the legendary Scottish Highlands on the ‘Loch Ness - Monsters, Mountains & Massacres’ tour. Traverse the majestic scenery of the ‘homelands of the clans’, pass under the shadow of Scotland’s highest mountain. Take in the iconic Forth Railway Bridge that crosses the Firth of Forth, enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Cairngorms National Park. Experience the forbidding beauty and mystery of Loch Ness, embark on a ‘monster spotting’ trip on the waters of the loch. Visit historic Glen Coe where the MacDonald clan was massacred, travel through the beautiful city of Stirling past its stunning castle as you learning about the exploits of William Wallace. Overnight in Edinburgh.


DAY 8

Depart Edinburgh

It’s time to bid farewell to Scotland, as you make your way to the airport to catch your flight out.