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London & Scotland Escape: Plus

8 days, 2 cities154
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A row of vibrantly colored homes next to a street with cars parked along the side and people walking on the sidewalk
A row of vibrantly colored homes next to a street with cars parked along the side and people walking on the sidewalk
A long green bridge with a bus and people traveling on top of it and many tall ornate gold buildings in the background
A table covered in pastries and fine china next to large windows looking out onto the front of another building
A small body of water with a stone bridge atop of it with rolling green hills in the background on a cloudy day
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Why go?

It’s time to dive into Britain to see what all the Great is about. Get things off to a royal start with London’s iconic sights and world-class pubs before moving on to medieval Edinburgh, where storybook castles and the Scottish Highlands will capture your imagination.

Picture yourself

  • Looking out at Big Ben from high atop the London Eye

  • Hiking through the picturesque Scottish Highlands

  • Feeling like royalty as you explore Edinburgh Castle

  • Walking Abbey Road, harnessing your inner Beatle

What you'll get

  • Round-trip flights & airport transfers (or book 'em yourself)

  • 6 nights in handpicked accommodations

  • 6 breakfasts

  • 3 dinners

  • Expert Tour Director

  • 24/7 Support

  • 2 insider tours with a local guide

  • Entrance to Edinburgh Castle

Map for the London & Scotland Escape: Plus tour
Full trip itinerary

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Overnight Flight

    Board your overnight flight, bound for London. Get ready to see The Clock Tower, home of Big Ben, which is actually the bell inside the tower. #LondonFacts

  • Day 2: Arrive in London + Welcome Dinner

    Welcome to Europe! Your bus transfer will be waiting at the airport when you arrive. Today is the day to adjust, make new friends and start the journey right.

    In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner of local cuisine and drinks with fellow travelers at an authentic local spot. Afterwards, you’re free to take the party elsewhere!

    Today's highlights:

    • Arrive in London and transfer to your accommodation.
    • Take a brief walk of the area with your group’s personal Tour Director.
  • Day 3: Tour London + Optional London Eye & Tea

    Experience London’s most iconic sites with a local guide for a walking tour of the city.

    Take the rest of the day to return to any of these sites or find some favorites of your own.

    Today's highlights:

    • See Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, all the while hearing about their unique stories from your local guide.
    • Learn how to tell if the King is home at Buckingham Palace.
    • Check out the medieval Tower of London juxtaposed against the modern cityscape.

    London Eye & Tea (extra cost)

    Ride Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel for panoramic views before enjoying a traditional English tea.

    This excursion is pre-book only; if your trip is less than fourteen days away, please call 800-766-2645 to purchase.

  • Day 4: Enjoy a Free Day in London

    Take the day to explore. Walk through some of the many royal gardens, shop on Oxford Street, go for high tea, or explore the city by foot. At 607 square miles, the city is an easy place to get your 10,000 steps in. Looking for a different perspective? See the city by boat and by giant ferris wheel during an optional excursion.

    Today's highlights:

    • Walk the cobblestone streets of London.
    • Explore Piccadilly Circus. You won’t find clowns and trapeze artists here. Just shopping and all the entertainment your heart desires.
    • Sip on a cup of English Breakfast at high tea—don’t forget, pinky’s up!
  • Day 5: Travel to Edinburgh + Included Dinner

    All aboard! Catch your train from King's Cross Station to Edinburgh, Scotland. Upon arrival, you’ll have the rest of the day to explore on your own. Catch live music in a pub, tour the haunted vaults below the city, hike to Arthur's Seat, and take in a city that feels too magical to actually exist in real life.

    Today's highlights:

    • Disappear into Platform 9¾ at King's Cross Station, where you'll board your train for Edinburgh.
    • Watch the lush countryside and stunning sea roll by on your dreamlike journey to Scotland.
    • Enjoy an included dinner with your group in Edinburgh.

    Free time suggestions

    Brew Lab: This specialty shop serves up delicious artisanal coffee. It’s also the perfect place to sample the wares of some other indie Edinburgh icons, including soup from Union of Genius and cakes from Lovecrumbs.
    Arthur’s Seat: Visible from pretty much everywhere in the city, this extinct volcanic peak is a relatively easy hike with a killer view.
    Old Town: Walk the winding streets lined with everything from candy-colored shops to local pubs to souvenir shops.

  • Day 6: Tour Edinburgh

    Built on two extinct volcanoes, Edinburgh is an enchanting labyrinth of narrow alleyways, cozy pubs, and storybook castles. You'll get an in-depth look at Scottish history and modern day life with a guided sightseeing tour of the city and castle.

    Today's highlights:

    • View the Scottish Crown Jewels in Edinburgh Castle.
    • Walk the Great Hall and see the armor, swords and medieval decor that line the walls.
    • Visit the Elephant House Cafe, where the first Harry Potter book was written.
  • Day 7: The Scottish Highlands*

    Spend the day exploring the Scottish Highlands*. Its beauty is everywhere, so take in the view and a deep breath—because this is Scotland’s great outdoors.

    *Excursion only offered May–October. Travelers on tours departing outside of these months will have the opportunity to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia instead.

    Farewell Dinner
    Share some last laughs (and maybe shed a few tears) at an included farewell dinner with the group.

    Today's highlights:

    • Journey to Winterfell by visiting Doune Castle, which was used as a filming location for Game of Thrones, as well as Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Outlander.
    • Take a stroll through Trossachs National Park, which features the biggest freshwater body in the UK.
    • Enjoy the scenery as you drive through the rolling meadows and mountain ranges of the Scottish countryside.
  • Day 8: Fly Home

    Goodbye, friends!
    Your next destination awaits—home. Before you head to the airport, enjoy your last few moments together. Take one more group photo. Grab that final drink. (Fine, maybe a couple of drinks.) But this isn’t goodbye. It’s “See you later.” The only question is, where?

    –OR–

    EXTEND YOUR TRIP 2 WAYS

    1. Double the fun
    A lot of our trips line up back to back! Give us a call—we can help you add another and save big while you're at it.

    2. Go ahead or stay behind
    Extending your trip is easy! During checkout, you'll have the option to fly to (or from) the gateway of your choice for an additional fee. We'll adjust your flights accordingly, but you'll be responsible to take care of your transportation, hotels, and other logistics outside of tour.

    Note: Depending on your desired gateways, additional fees may apply.

Reviews


Overall rating: 4.9 out of 5
Based on 154 authentic traveler reviews
  • Absolutely wonderful!

      Ashley, traveled Mar. 2020

    I just returned from a trip to England and Scotland - it was phenomenal! The experiences and itinerary alone were more than enough to recommend the tour. But more notable was the response to the declaration of a pandemic. Something I’m sure is always prepared for but never actually had to be implemented. The company offered several options to move and change... See more

  • Once in a lifetime NYE

      Amy, traveled Dec. 2023

    Overall, an amazing trip! Our tour director, Julia, was BEYOND fabulous! She made me feel comfortable and confident on my first ever trip to Europe/ first EF trip. I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. There was so much to see and explore. LOVED the Oyster card (public transportation pass)- it was undoubtedly the most useful tool in London! Edinburgh NYE was defi... See more

  • Amazing

      Anonymous, traveled Dec. 2023

    Amazing trip tour guides were amazing and met a lot of nice people.

  • AMAZING TRIP!

      Anonymous, traveled Dec. 2023

    This was such an amazing trip. I had Gavin as my tour director and he was amazing! It’s such a chaotic time to travel during after Christmas to new years time and he did such a fantastic job with coordinating an AMAZING trip. We saw Harry Potter locations on our London tour too. Edinburgh was a dream, you MUST spend your NYE there at least once! Beautiful ar... See more

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Dates: Jun. 20, 2025 – Jun. 27, 2025June 20, 2025 – June 27, 2025

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