Day 1: London
Arrive at London, Transfers to your hotel(Own), Check in and since you are staying near central London it is the perfect opportunity to walk through the nearby area, be sure to check out some of key spots, like Kensington Palace, the Round Pond (where there are geese and swans waiting to be fed), the Italian fountains, the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain and the Peter Pan statue, commissioned by the author J.M. Barrie.This is also a good time to take care of things and exploring the area that you're staying in.Overnighta at hotel.
Day 2: London - One day tour
After breakfast -London in One Day Sightseeing Tour, you will explore the very best of London on a fully-guided tour. You'll take a scenic drive through the West End and City past famous sights such as Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square, see the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of St Paul's Cathedral, visit the Tower of London and cruise on the River Thames. a flight on the London Eye! Your full-day tour begins with a panoramic drive around Parliament Square to Westminster Abbey, where many of England's kings, queens, statesmen, poets and writers are buried. Other famous London sights you'll see on your guided tour include Big Ben and the neo-Gothic Houses of Parliament, Whitehall, Downing Street and Trafalgar Square, watched over by Nelson's Column.
After watching the famous Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace in all its colorful pageantry, it's time to eat a hearty lunch (additional cost) at a traditional English pub in Trafalgar Square. After lunch, take a tour of St. Paul's Cathedral and see Mansion House (home to the Lord Mayor of London) and the nearby Bank of England, known as the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street, in the heart of the old City. Next stop is the Tower of London, the ancient fortress steeped in centuries of murder and treason, guarded by jet-black ravens. The splendidly dressed Beefeaters will tell you about the Tower's history, including tragic tales of royals and nobles who met their end within its walls. The Tower of London is also and home to the priceless "Crown Jewels", including the enormous Cullinan diamonds and the extraordinary Koh-i-Noor. Finally join a Thames River cruise for great views of the Houses of Parliament, London Eye and London's famous bridges.Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: London - York (Approx 2 hrs)
Today after breakfast check out from hotel and board train for York which will take approx 2 hours to reach York, You'll fall in love with York from the moment you arrive check in at hotel and later enjoy. the city's vibrant café culture, take time out to enjoy some of the country's most talented street entertainers or simply watch the world go by while sipping a drink by the river.With hundreds of attractions, museums, historic buildings, tours, shops, restaurants and bars within the compact walled city you’re never far from an awe inspiring moment. Overnight at York.
York - Glasgow (Approx 3:45 minutes)
Today after breakfast checkout from York hotel and board train for Glasgow .Check in at hotel and day is free in Glasgow- is one of Scotland's most interesting cities to explore, eat at, drink and be merry in! For those travelers who have never been, enjoy the many sights and cultural landmarks that make Glasgow so wonderful. As one of the best cities to visit in the springtime with its ever growing trees and flowers blooming.Glasgow has one of the richest collections of art in all of Europe with thirteen museums across the city to explore.Glasgow, it is most famous for its beautiful architecture, friendly people and lively entertainment nightlife such as the pubs you can find on virtually every corner. The pubs are a fun place for locals and tourists to spend time in. Their parks are all over the city and on a sunny spring or summer day you can spend an afternoon enjoying people watching, jogging or playing sports. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 5: Glasgow Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small Group Day Trip from Glasgow
After early breakfast take the high road to the Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness on a small group day trip from Glasgow. Head north towards the Highlands along the "bonnie, bonnie" banks of Loch Lomond - Scotland's largest Loch. Continue into the Highlands to reach the most dramatic of all Highland glens, Glencoe. This area is steeped in history, and you will hear the truth about the infamous 1692 massacre of Clan MacDonald.
Journeying through Fort William, site of the military post built during the Jacobite Rebellions in the 18th century, you'll continue up the Great Glen, between Fort William and Inverness.After lunch at Fort Augustus on the shores of Loch Ness, you have the option of visiting the dramatic ruins of Urquhart Castle or taking an hour-long cruise on the loch (not included).
Head back through Inverness, Continuing over the Drummochter Summit, where herds of red deer often graze, you'll visit the Victorian town of Pitlochry.
Continue through Perthshire and past Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument.Then just a short drive back to Glasgow. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Glasgow - Windermere (Approx 2:10 minutes)
Today after breakfast check out from hotel and board train to Windermer .Check in at hotel and day is free. You can take a riverside stroll or challenging hike ,stroll round glorious gardens and treat yourself to afternoon tea ,hire a bike and cycle the forests ,hire a boat or kayak . Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Windermere - London (Approx 3:30 minutes)
Today after breakfast check out from hotel and board train for London for your onward journey.
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Tour cost per person from £809
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- 2 nights accommodation in London with breakfast
- 1 night accommodation in York with breakfast
- 2 nights accommodation in Glasgow with breakfast
- 1 nights accommodation in Windermere with breakfast
- 4 days 2class britrail flexi pass
- 1 day London tour with london eye
- Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small Group Day Trip from Glasgow