Classic Britain

This tour offers a sample of some of the most famous and iconic sights to be found in Great Britain. From mysterious and ancient Stonehenge to the sights and sounds of buzzing London, and from the gentle Cotswolds countryside to the wild beauty of north Wales and the Scottish Highlands.

Our 15-day tour provides a mix of expert guided trips plus plenty of time for individual exploration of the fascinating history and culture of England, Wales and Scotland. 

Highlights of the tour

  • Westminster Abbey & the Tower of London.
  • Breakfast at Harrods & West End show.
  • Roman Baths, Stonehenge & Shakespeare’s birthplace.
  • Steam train ride in Snowdonia National Park, Wales.
  • Whisky tasting & cruise on Loch Ness in Scotland.

Classic Britain Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in London - Panoramic tour  - overnight in London

Your group is met at the airport by our expert guide and taken by coach for a panoramic tour of England's vibrant capital city, London. Famous landmarks include the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, and Piccadilly Circus. Welcome dinner in a traditional London pub.

Day 2

London - Westminster Abbey - Tower of London - Show - overnight in London

A day of sightseeing including Westminster Abbey, the magnificent setting for every Coronation since 1066, and the Tower of London - royal palace, prison and execution place for Sir Thomas More, Sir Walter Raleigh, Anne Boleyn, and many more. Followed by dinner and a West End show.

Day 3

London - Harrods - overnight in London

The day starts with a full English breakfast in the sumptuous and traditional setting of the Georgian Restaurant at one of the most famous department stores in world, Harrods. The group is then at leisure to work off the calories with some serious shopping in Knightsbridge and self-guided sightseeing for the rest of the day.

Day 4

Stonehenge - Salisbury -  overnight in Bath

The tour heads west to explore the fascinating prehistoric site of Stonehenge - the famous 5,000 year-old megalithic monument. Then on to picturesque Salisbury, for some free time for lunch, shopping, and a visit to the beautiful 13th century Salisbury Cathedral.                      

Day 5

Bath - Royal Crescent - Roman Baths - overnight in Bath

Bath's Georgian charm is sure to impress Jane Austen fans. Highlights include the magnificent Royal Crescent as well as the fascinating Roman Baths complex and the Pump Room, where the local mineral waters can be sampled. Free time in the afternoon.

Day 6

Cotswolds - overnight in Stratford-Upon-Avon

A relaxing full day touring the Cotswolds, famous for picturesque cottages and lovely English countryside. Stops include the quaint villages of Lower Slaughter, Stow-on-the Wold and Chipping Campden. Then on to Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare.

Day 7

Stratford-Upon-Avon - Anne Hathaway's House - overnight in Stratford-Upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon is beautifully preserved and features some spectacular timber-framed houses. The tour includes a visit to the thatched cottage that belonged to Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare’s wife, and to the house (and now museum) where Shakespeare was born. Free time in the afternoon.

Day 8

Ironbridge - Blists Hill Victorian Town - overnight in North Wales

Full day en route to North Wales, taking in Ironbridge, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then on to Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of the largest open air museums in Britain, featuring costumed guides and many authentic buildings and businesses, including a bank, grocer’s shop, chemist, printing shop, bakery and sweetshop.  

Day 9

Snowdonia - Ffestiniog Railway - Llechwedd Slate Caverns - North Wales - overnight in Edinbugh

A day of sightseeing in the rugged, beautiful scenery of Snowdonia National Park, including a visit to Llechwedd Slate Caverns at Blaenau Ffestiniog and a scenic ride on the narrow-gauge Ffestiniog Railway to Porthmadog Harbour on the coast.

Day 10

Edinburgh - overnight in Edinburgh

From Wales the tour continues to Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, described by Robert Louis Stevenson as “... what Paris ought to be.”  This grand city has a medieval 'Old Town' including the famous Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle, as well as a Georgian 'New Town' with elegant squares and shopping streets.

Day 11

Edinburgh Castle - Palace of Holyrood House - overnight in Edinburgh

The first full day in Edinburgh starts with a visit to explore ancient Edinburgh Castle, which dominates the city's skyline. Then to the other end of the Royal Mile and a visit to The Palace of Holyrood House, The Queen's official residence in Scotland. The palace was home to Mary, Queen of Scots from 1561 to 1567.

Day 12

Scotch Whisky Experience - overnight in Edinburgh

A morning visit to the Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh, which brings 300 years of history to life, including guided tastings to sample the ‘water of life’ and to see how it is made.  Free time in the afternoon and evening.

Day 13

St Andrews - Glamis Castle - overnight in Aviemore

The tour heads north to the charming coastal town of St Andrews, Scotland’s oldest university town and famous as the 'home of golf'. Founded in the 4th century, St Andrews has plenty of fascinating history to explore. Then on to the Aviemore area via Glamis Castle - famous as the childhood home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

Day 14

Loch Ness - Urquhart Castle - overnight in Aviemore

The tour continues into the stunning natural beauty of Scotland's lakes and valleys. At Loch Ness there's a chance to spot its famous inhabitant, the Loch Ness Monster (known as Nessie), during a one-hour cruise. There's also an opportunity to explore the romantic ruins of nearby Urquhart Castle.  Farewell dinner.

Day 15

Transfer to the airport.

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