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Key Features
Tour type: Coach Tour
Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
Tour feature: Maximum group-size of 40, small group departures available, exclusive hotels, relaxed tour pace
Starting: Central London
Ending: Edinburgh
  1. Day 1 Arrival in London and Welcome Dinner

    Arriving in to London Heathrow Airport, you'll enjoy a shared transfer to your central London hotel. The Rubens at the Palace is an exquisite five-star hotel overlooking Buckingham Palace. The afternoon is yours to spend at your leisure. At 18:00, meet your travelling concierge and travel companions for a grand Welcome Dinner hosted at an English Grill restaurant.

    Overnight: The Rubens at the Palace Hotel, London

    Meals: Dinner included (with wine)

  2. Day 2 London’s Treasures and Traditions

    A thriving metropolis with a vibrant modern culture, London is no doubt one of the world’s greatest cities, boasting rich history and heritage. Today you will meet your passionate local expert who will guide you through the city sharing fascinating stories, as you explore the city to see Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. We’ll then make our way to the Household Cavalry Museum to uncover the secrets of a cavalryman's uniform have the unique opportunity to try on the exquisite garments yourself. We’ll meet a serving Guard at the Royal Horse Guards Parade and discover what it takes to be part of HM The Queen's Mounted Bodyguard. When available we’ll stop at Buckingham Palace to witness the colourful Changing of the Guard ceremony. By afternoon enjoy free-time to shop at Harrods, visit Speaker’s Corner or view masterpieces in the National Gallery. Enjoy dinner at leisure before an evening visit to the Tower of London, once the crowds have gone home, where you have the opportunity witness the “Ceremony of the Keys” carried out every night by the Beefeaters, without fail, for the last 700 years.

    Overnight: The Rubens at the Palace Hotel, London

    Meals: Breakfast included

  3. Day 3 Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Regency Bath

    Departing London, we head West in to the English countryside. Our first stop will be the magnificent standing monoliths of Stonehenge. This prehistoric site enjoys UNESCO World Heritage status owing to its historic significance - we'll see the stones themselves andtry to unravel its mysteries in the state-of-the-art visitor centre. Later we continue to Bath where you'll enjoy free time to explore this charming city of elegant Regency architecture. This evening we enjoy a spectacular highlight dinner at the Bybrook restaurant which boasts a Michelin-star rating based on its meticulously selected produce and outstanding food quality; tonight we are in for a gastronomic indulgence.

    Overnight: M-Gallery Francis Hotel, Bath

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner (at Michelin Star quality restaurant) included

  4. Day 4 Villages of the Cotswolds and Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon

    Before departing Bath, we visit the ancient Roman Baths and elegant pump rooms once of the most well preserved Roman sites in all of Britain. Subsequntly, we leave the city and make our way North through the Cotswolds which are famously among the most quintessential and unspoiled regions of England; the “wolds” are synonymous with gentle, rolling hillsides, green river valleys and chocolate-box villages of thatch cottages. We’ll pause in one or more of these villages on route to Stratford-upon-Avon. This elegant town of timber-fronted buildings is the birthplace of the Great Bard William Shakespeare, himself. After time to explore we continue north to the medieval city of York.

    Overnight: The Grand Hotel & Spa, York

    Meals: Breakfast included

  5. Day 5 Medieval Marvels of York and Harlow Carr Gardens

    Today, we take a step back in time as we explore the cobbled streets and medieval alleys of York. Historically an important centre of Roman occupation in England, this storybook city is surrounded by 13th century city walls with a series of gate towers or “bars”. Two fantastic experiences are at your discretion today; either join a local expert for a guided walk around the famous city walls or take a leisurely guided tour of York Minster, the largest medieval gothic cathedral in northern Europe. This afternoon we make our way to nearby Castle Howard, one of Britain's finest historic houses. On arrival you will be escorted to the Grecian Hall for a delicious, traditional English afternoon tea. Once the castle has closed its doors, receive a private, after-hours visit with a guide who will show you the intricate architecture and share with you the history of the house. You will have some time to explore the best parts of the gardens before returning to York for an evening at leisure.

    Overnight: The Grand Hotel and Spa, York

    Meals: Breakfast and afternoon tea

  6. Day 6 The Poetic English Lake District

    Today, we make our way North in to the rugged and dramatic beauty of the English Lake District, an area which famously inspired 19th century writers such as Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth. Experience the charms of a time gone by, as you step aboard a historic steam train at the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway Station for a short ride along the southern banks of the lake. We’ll then explore the lakeside town of Bowness-on-Windermere. This evening, we head for the dramatic ruins of Lowther Castle to explore the ancient grounds before enjoying a private dinner in the sculpture gallery which overlooks the manicured castle gardens.

    Overnight: Leeming House, Ullswater, English Lake District

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

  7. Day 7 The Architecture of Alnwick Castle

    Today we journey to majestic Alnwick Castle to discover its elegant interiors. * We’ll be joined by a Local Expert for an in-depth exploration of the 11th Castle, with its striking medieval architecture and see why it was featured in the Harry Potter films as parts of Hogwarts itself. This afternoon, we journey north through the rolling hills of the Scottish Lowlands to the beautiful Scottish capital of Edinburgh where you have an evening to enjoy at your leisure. Your Travelling Concierge is a treasure-trove of knowledge and will happily guide you to the best local restaurants and attractions. On selected departures, you’re invited to witness the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo which takes place throughout August. *Chairman's Collection departures: Apr 17 2020 / August 17, 2020. Exclusive Chairman's Collection departures offer a chance to meet Her Grace The Duchess of Northumberland and the Head Gardener at Alnwick Castle. They’ll personally welcome you for a private tour of the beloved estate and provide a seasonal lunch at the castle.

    Overnight: The Glasshouse Hotel, Edinburgh.

    Meals: Breakfast included

  8. Day 8 Highlights of Edinburgh

    This morning, we enjoy a visit to the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, the country’s most visited landmark. We’ll skip the queue and join a Local Expert for a guided exploration of the castle grounds when we’ll discover the castle’s tumultuous history, see the Scottish Crown Jewels and the mysterious Stone of Destiny. Afterwards, we’ll make our way to the gates of Palace of Holyroodhouse, the principal residence of Scottish royalty since the 16th century. You then have the unique opportunity to meet a professional bagpiper, who is said to have been the Queen Mother’s favourite, and be enchanted as you listen to iconic music and tales of Scotland, whilst enjoying tea and scones. This evening we celebrate the end of our memorable journey with a finale dinner at one of Edinburgh’s leading restaurants.

    Overnight: The Glasshouse Hotel, Edinburgh

    Meals: Breakfast, morning tea and dinner (with wine) included

  9. Day 9 Return Home or Onward Travel

    This morning enjoy a final breakfast at your hotel before bidding farewell to your travel companions and travelling concierge. If you are flying home from Edinburgh Airport then you’ll enjoy a transfer to the airport. Alternatively, you may choose to add a fixed extension to the tour which includes a transfer to Edinburgh Waverley Station, First Class rail travel through the Scottish hills and English countryside back to London, onward hotel transfer, a final night’s stay at the Rubens at the Palace Hotel and a Heathrow Airport transfer the following day – please ask for details.

    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.

Unique VIP experiences

  • Witness the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London, an ancient tradition carried out by the Beefeaters, without fail, for the last 700 years.
  • Visit the Horse Guards Parade and the Household Cavalry Museum.
  • Enjoy dinner at a Michelin Starred restaurant in the elegant city of Bath.
  • Marvel at dramatic architecture & interiors and enjoy afernoon tea at Castle Howard in the Yorkshire Hills.
  • Enjoy a private dinner at Lowther Castle in the dramatic Lake District.
  • Meet a bag-pipe player at the Palace of Holyrood House in the heart of Edinburgh.

What's included

  • 8 nights hotel accommodation, as detailed on itinerary
  • Full breakfast each morning
  • All transportation by luxury motor-coach
  • The services of your professional tour director.
  • 5 x evening dinners with wine.
  • 1 x lunch with wine.
  • 1 x morning tea.
  • Comprehensive Sightseeing tour programme and admissions to include:
    • London Panoramic tour and Tower of London admission.
    • Horseguards Parade and Household Cavalry Museum.
    • Stonehenge
    • Bath's Roman Baths
    • Blenheim Palace
    • Stonehenge.
    • York Minster or York City Walls walk.
    • Castle Howard, York.
    • Lake District Steam Rail Journey.
    • Lowther Castle tour and dinner.
    • Alnwick Castle
    • Edinburgh Castle
    • Palace of Holyrood House.
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Expert local advice during the planning of your trip.
  • Postage of your vacation documents pack

Tour features

  • Maximum group-size of 40 passengers on board.
  • Superior quality hotels.
  • Several included Exclusive Experiences which are not available to the general public.
  • Feature dining including dinner at a Michelin Starred restaurant in Bath.

Optional extras

  • Pre-tour hotel accommodation in central London.
  • Post tour package including first class rail from Edinburgh back to London and a final post-tour nights accommodation in the exclusive Rubens at the Hotel and airport transfer to Heathrow.
  • Airport transfers or transport to/from your departure/return cities.
  • Your tour already includes a comprehensive sightseeing program however some additional excursions may be available to enhance your trip further - these are fully optional and bookable during your tour.

Exclusions

  • Trip Insurance – we ask that our guests purchase suitable cover in case planned travel is affected or disrupted due to unforeseen circumstances. More information on the benefits of trip insurance can be found here.
  • Flights – adeo Travel do not book air travel but are happy to offer advice on where to seek competitive airfare.
  • Meals and/or sightseeing other than that outlined above.

Departure Dates 2020

Please select your preferred tour date from the list below.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice
(per person)*
 
April 17, 2020
April 25, 2020
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from
£
3945

Fully booked

May 15, 2020
May 23, 2020
Guaranteed departure
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£
3870
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June 5, 2020
June 13, 2020
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from
£
3915
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June 19, 2020
June 27, 2020
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from
£
3915
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July 3, 2020
July 11, 2020
-
from
£
3915
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July 17, 2020
July 25, 2020
-
from
£
4045
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August 7, 2020
August 15, 2020
Guaranteed departure
from
£
4745
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August 21, 2020
August 29, 2020
-
from
£
4395
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September 11, 2020
September 19, 2020
Guaranteed departure
from
£
3845
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September 25, 2020
October 3, 2020
Guaranteed departure
from
£
4315
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* Prices are per person based on two people sharing either a double room or twin room. A single supplement will apply for those bookings where a single room is required.

Pricing 2020

Single Supplement: from £1030.

 

This tour starts at 6pm on the first day of travel and ends after breakfast on the final day of travel.  If you require pre or post tour accommodation in central London or Edinburgh, please let us know.

Pricing Notes

  • Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room.
  • Prices are for land only tours and all tours are subject to availability.
  • Prices are correct at the time of publishing to website but are subject to confirmation at time of booking.
  • Prices are in British Pounds Sterling (GBP£) for approximate costs in other currencies please contact us.
  • All trip details are correct at time of publishing to website however are subject to change.
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