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London and Edinburgh, England

London and Big Ben

Edinburgh Castle

London and Edinburgh, England

Enjoy two of the U.K’s most popular cities as you explore London and Edinburgh. Hop the pond to London, the home of not only the Royal Family, but the tube (the world’s oldest underground rail system), and London Bridge too! London has one of the greatest concentrations of cultural attractions, including museums, castles and cathedrals. No doubt you will fall in love with Edinburgh, or “Britains Other Eye” during your time in Scotland. Home to the mythical Lochness Monster, Scotland is the ideal destination for an adventurous soul. Fun fact: the official animal of Scotland is the Unicorn!

Established

43 AD

Population

8.982 Million

Please see a sample itinerary below. All itineraries are fully customizable.

Trip Inclusions

  • Round Trip Transportation

  • 6 Night Hotel Accommodations at a student-friendly hotel

  • Breakfast served daily at hotel

  • 2 lunches

  • 3 dinners

  • Admission to Walking Tour of London

  • Admission to Tour of the Globe Theater

  • Admission to Thames River Dinner Cruise

  • Admission to Double Decker Bus Tour around London

  • Admission to Ride on the London Eye

  • Admission to The National Museum of Scotland

  • Admission to Royal Yacht Britannia

  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance Upon Request

  • A-Z Travel Tour Manager

  • Free chaperone spaces based upon the number of paying passengers.

  • All taxes and fees for above listed inclusions

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Day 1

Afternoon:  Welcome to London!  Meet your guide at the airport and transfer to your hotel.  Group will enjoy free time to relax and unwind.

Evening: Enjoy your welcome and free time.

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Day 2

Morning:  What better way to start your first day in London than with the quintessential English Breakfast. After enjoying your meal, head out for a guided walking tour which will include sights such as:

Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace.

Afternoon:  Take an afternoon tour of the Globe Theater, the almost exact replica of the theater built in 1599, made famous by none other than William Shakespeare. Learn about the history of the theater, as well as the life of the worlds most famous playwright.

Evening:  Take in the sights of London from the water on a Thames River dinner cruise. Enjoy a delicious meal accompanied by stunning views of the city as the sun sets. Take in the lights of London at night as you listen to a live jazz band.

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Day 3

Morning:  Enjoy breakfast. No trip to London would be complete without a ride on a vintage red double decker bus! Or, for the more adventurous groups, try the Jack the Ripper & Sherlock Holmes bus tour where you’ll learn all about London’s spooky history and most popular folk tales!

Afternoon:  After your bus tour, relax with some afternoon tea and lunch in a cozy cafe, and enjoy free time to explore the city.

Evening: We will meet and head to the famous London Eye where you will get to take a ride on Europe’s tallest ferris wheel! Enjoy a 30 minute ride and sights as you observe London from a birds eye view.

End your day with a delicious group dinner and free time on your own.

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Day 4

Morning: Enjoy breakfast and check out of the hotel.  Meet your chauffeured ride to Warner Brothers Studio for the Making of Harry Potter Tour! Walk in the footsteps of Harry and explore the wonders of the wizarding world as you explore the sets, props, and costumes from the worlds most magical movie series.

Afternoon: After lunch, depart for railway station.  Begin your journey to your second destination, Scotland!

Evening: Keep an eye out for beautiful scenery as you enjoy the high-speed train ride to Edinburgh. Check-in to your hotel for the night.

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Day 5

Morning:  After enjoying breakfast, we will spend the morning exploring Edinburgh Castle. Make sure to bring your cameras for pictures of the fortress dating back to the 2nd Century a.d.

Afternoon:  In the afternoon, your group will take a guided tour of the National Museum of Scotland during which you’ll learn all about Scotland’s amazing history, as well as the nature, art, design, science and technology that make this country so unique.

Evening:  Walk the “Royal Mile”,  one of Edinburgh’s main streets filled with unique shops, restaurants, and galleries. Enjoy dinner before heading back to your hotel for the night.

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Day 6

Morning:  Eat a hearty breakfast before hopping on the bus to visit Lochness & The Scottish Highlands. Soak up the unspoiled country-side views on your way to the famed origin of the mythical Lochness monster! Take an optional cruise around the lake, and enjoy a picnic lunch before getting back on the bus to explore the Scottish Highlands.

Evening:  Referred to as the Queens floating palace, the Royal Yacht Britannia is a can’t miss attraction in Edinburgh. Explore the royal Yacht to Queen Elizabeth II now docked in Edinburgh. Afterwards, the group will enjoy a delicious meal out.

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