1. Day 1 Stonehenge and Roman Baths

    Departing London, pass on to the Salisbury Plain and make a stop to see the eerie and unexplained standing stones of Stonehenge before continuing to the City of Bath. Bath oozes Georgian opulence and is home to so many sites of historic importance that the entire city has been granted UNESCO World Heritage status. Visit architectural highlights including the Elizabethan Abbey, Pulteney Bridge and the Royal Crescent, a wealth of quality museums, exhibitions and of course the spectacular Roman Baths and Pump Room.

    Overnight: Bath

    Journey details: 100 miles / 160 km, 2 hours (approx.), if starting at Heathrow Airport*

  2. Day 2 The Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon

    From Bath head north through the magical Cotswolds, a region of rolling patchwork countryside and quaint and eccentric chocolate-box villages such as Broadway, Moreton-in Marsh and Stow on the Wold. Arriving in Stratford-upon-Avon, discover a picturesque, medieval town of Tudor timberwork buildings, open greens and boats bobbing on the river Avon. Once home to Bard William Shakespeare, Stratford is brimming with cultural and historic attractions including Shakespeare's Birthplace, Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Hall's Croft.

    Overnight: Stratford-upon-Avon

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 85 miles / 140 km, 1 hour 55 minutes (approx.)*

  3. Day 3 Chester City and the Beatles' Liverpool

    Continuing north make a stop at the Roman city of Chester, home to Roman City walls and gate towers, the stunning excavated Roman Amphitheatre, an impressive cathedral and the unique Tudor Facaded "Rows". Then on to nearby Liverpool which was designated as European City of Culture in 2008 - the city is home to two cathedrals, dozens of listed buildings, the famous Albert Docks and a wealth of Beatles Heritage including Matthews Street, the Cavern Club, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields and the Beatles Story Exhibition.

    Overnight: Liverpool

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 135 miles / 215 km, 2 hours 25 minutes (approx.)*

  4. Day 4 The Lake District

    Today enjoy some of England's most spectacular natural beauty in the Lake District. Explore the lakes, their surrounding fells, woodlands, stone walls and quaint lakeland villages such as Windermere and Grasmere. This region is ideal for walking, hiking, tranquil boat trips or lazy drives soaking up the scenery. Possible cultural visits include Wordsworth's Rydal Mount and Beatrix Potter's Hilltop.

    Overnight: Lake District

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 90 miles / 140 km, 1 hour and 45 minutes (approx.)*

  5. Day 5 Hadrian's Wall and Glasgow City

    Reaching the ancient border between England and Wales, make a stop at Birdoswald Roman Fort visitor centre to uncover the secrets of Hadrian's Wall. Then pass through the rolling hills of the Scottish Borders to reach the thriving Scottish city of Glasgow. Explore the monuments of George Square, the bustling Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow Cathedral and Kelvingrove Park and Museum not to mention some of Scotland's best shopping.

    Overnight: Glasgow

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 150 miles / 240 km, 2 hours 35 minutes (approx.)*

  6. Day 6 Loch Lomond, The Trossachs and Stirling Castle

    From Glasgow you may choose to stop atAuchentoshan or Glengoyne Distilleries to see how Scotch Whisky is made before seeing theBonny Banks of Loch Lomond and Scotland's stunning scenery known as the Highlands in miniature at the Trossachs National Park. From here continue to Stirling to uncover Scottish History viewing the towering Wallace Monument and what was once Scotland's royal seat at Stirling Castle.

    Overnight: Stirling

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 30 miles / 40 km, 40 minutes (approx.)*

  7. Day 7 & 8 Edinburgh City and Edinburgh Castle

    As you travel from Stirling to Edinburgh you may choose to stop at the Falkirk Wheel to see this masterpiece of modern engineering. Arriving in Edinburgh spend two days exploring the Scottish capital city. Enjoy the winding streets of the cobbled old town to the wide avenues of the opulent Georgian new town, visit the Queen's residence at the Palace of Holyrood House and the Scottish Parliament building before climbing the Royal Mile to the magnificent Edinburgh Castle.

    Overnight: Edinburgh (2 nights)

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 40 miles / 60 km, 1 hour (approx.)*

  8. Day 9 York City and York Minster

    Returning south, drive through the mellow landscapes of the Scottish Lowlands where you could stop at the Rosslyn Chapel or Melrose Abbey. Then once again in English territory make your way to the grandiose city of York, home to a wealth of historic and cultural sites from the cobbled Shambles, Britain's first shopping street to Viking heritage at the JorvikCenter. Stroll along the remaining medieval city walls, gates and towers or visit the NationalRailway Museum, current home of the Flying Scotsman, before enjoying York's undoubted highlight at the iconic York Minster.

    Overnight: York

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 200 miles / 325 km, 4 hours (approx.)*

  9. Day 10 & 11 London City

    Your final leg south will take you back to London. On route you may choose to stop at the stunning university city of Cambridge. Upon arrival in London return your vehicle and explore on foot or by public transport. This magnificent city is a thriving metropolis with a vibrant modern culture and rich history and heritage. Explore world renowned sights including Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Trafalgar Square and the London Eye on the banks of the River Thames. Culture vultures will delight in some of the world's most prestigious museums and galleries including the Tate Modern, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum whilst Oxford Street, Covent Garden and the West End make for unrivalled shopping opportunities.

    Overnight: London (2 nights)

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 215 miles / 345 km, 4 hours and 5 minutes (approx.)*

  10. Day 12 Return home

    Your tour ends. Make your way to the aiport for your return flight home or onward travel.

    Meals: Breakfast included

*Journey times and distances are estimates and are based on the direct route between the start location and end location for each day of the itinerary, where applicable. They do not include detours or stops for sightseeing.

What's included?

  • 11 nights accommodation (suggested accommodations listed below).
  • Full cooked regional breakfast each morning.
  • 12 days car rental inclusive of all mandatory taxes, insurances and charges.
  • adeo Travel suggested driving itinerary and travel documents pack.
  • Toll-free calls to your Britain vacation specialist whilst planning your trip .
  • Expert assistance during the planning of your trip and local number for advice during travel.

Suggested accommodations

  • Compass Inn Hotel, near Bath x 1 night
  • Falcon Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon x 1 night
  • Brook Meadow Hotel, near Chester x 1 night
  • The Burnside, Lakes x 1 night
  • Hallmark Hotel, Glasgow x 1 night
  • Stirling Highland Hotel, Stirling x 1 night
  • Murrayfield Hotel, Edinburgh x 2 nights
  • York Pavilion Hotel, York x 1 night
  • Phoenix Hotel, Bayswater, London x 2 nights

As our self-drive tours are fully customizable we can tailor the suggested accommodations for your particular quotation based on your preferences, budget etc.

Optional Extras

  • Enjoy a City Sightseeing open-top bus tour of many destination cities on your itienrary.
  • Enjoy a traditional Scottish Evening including dinner, piping of the haggis and entertainment in Edinburgh.
  • Purchase the English Heritage / Scottish Heritage overseas visitor passes for entry to dozens of sites and historic attractions on route.
  • Book Theatre tickets for a show in London's West End.
  • Pre-book tickets for a flight on the London Eye.

Customize this tour

  • Add extra nights in any of your destination cities to explore further.
  • Add other overnight destinations to enhance your itinerary such as Inverness in the Scottish Highlands, Durham in the North of England or Salisbury on route to Bath.
  • Have your very own private driver-guide chauffeur your tour.
  • Combine this tour with one of our other Britain self-tours. Stay in quaint family run B&Bs throughout your tour.
  • Enjoy an upgrade to a luxury castle or manor house hotel on one or more nights of your stay.

Departure Dates 2017/18

This self-guided tour is customizable and can be taken at any time throughout the year and starting and ending on any day of the week - simply let us know your preferred dates of travel!

Pricing 2017/18

From GBP £900 per person (based on two people travelling).
Representative pricing above based on travel in shoulder season (May/September) with two people sharing a twin/double room, staying in sample accommodations as listed and sharing a compact automatic vehicle. For a direct quote for your preferred dates of travel please contact us.

Pricing Notes

  • As this tour can be taken at any time pricing will vary dependent on departure day, date of travel, selected accommodations etc.
  • Your quotation will be based on the suggested accommodations listed however please note that we may tailor your specific quote to accommodate your budget and preferences. Please indicate these when you contact us.
  • Prices are calculated as per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room and one vehicle.
  • Prices are for land only travel and do not include flights.
  • Prices are in GBP£ currency, for approximate amounts in other currencies please contact us.
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