8 Day Taste of Britain – CIE
Taste of Britain – 8 Days/7 Nights
Day 1: London Arrival & Tour
Tour begins 2:00 PM at your London hotel. Take a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group.
Day 2: Tower Of London & City Sights
Discover London´s attractions on your own with an open-top bus tour. There is a choice of routes, plus a choice of walking tours. You might visit the Tower of London to view the Crown Jewels, or visit Kensington Palace, former home of Princess Diana. The evening is free to explore and dine on your own.
Day 3: British Music Experience & Beatles´ Liverpool
Travel to Liverpool, stopping for lunch along the way. A local guide will show you around the city focusing on places associated with the “Fab Four.” Explore pop music history at the British Music Experience. The evening is free to explore and dine on your own. Then check out the world famous Cavern Club for an evening of live music.
Day 4: Lake District & Scottish Evening
Travel through the Lake District, a region that inspired Beatrix Potter´s children´s books. Embark on a cruise along Lake Windermere, England´s largest natural lake. Over the Scottish border, stop at the Famous Blacksmiths Shop in Gretna Green before travelling towards Edinburgh. Enjoy a traditional dinner and ceilidh at your hotel in Edinburgh.
Day 5: Edinburgh Castle & City Tour
Explore central Edinburgh, including the 200-year-old “New Town” with elegant Georgian houses and the Royal Mile where medieval houses are clustered closely together. Tour Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The rest of the day is free to explore and dine on your own. On August 2 – 19 departures, experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Day 6: Scone Palace & Blair Athol Distillery
At Scone Palace see outstanding antiques and the world-renowned grounds. Head to Pitlochry for a traditional pub lunch and free time to explore. Take a tour of the Blair Athol Distillery and sample a “wee dram” of their single malt. Continue to Inverness where the evening is free to check out some of the local pubs with traditional music and food.
Day 7: Loch Ness & Loch Lomond Cruise
Travel south through the Highlands, passing the shoreline of Loch Ness with a stop at Fort Augustus or Spean Bridge. See Ben Nevis, Britain´s highest peak, and continue through the towering mountains around Glencoe. Explore the village of Tyndrum for lunch on your own. Embark on a cruise of Loch Lomond, Britain’s largest lake. Enjoy a drive around Glasgow before dinner at your hotel.
Day 8: Tour Ends In Glasgow
Your tour ends after breakfast.
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
- British Music Experience
- Blair Athol Distillery
- Loch Lomond Scenic Cruise
- Scone Palace
- Tower of London or Kensington Palace
- Edinburgh Castle
Superior First Class
- Park Plaza London Riverbank
London (2 nights)
- Hilton Liverpool City Centre Hotel
Liverpool (1 night)
- Malmaison Edinburgh
Edinburgh (2 nights)
- Columba Hotel
Inverness (1 night)
- Glasgow Marriott Hotel
Glasgow (1 night)
- Full daily breakfast (except Day 1)
- Dining Experiences:
7 breakfasts (B)
2 lunches (L)
2 dinners (D) including a Scottish evening in Edinburgh
- All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries
- Welcome get-together drink with your group
- Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected along the way
- Documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized
- All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person