Images of grandeur, tradition, and pageantry take over the senses when you set foot in London. A dynamic cosmopolis, the city is, today, home to people of diverse ethnicities speaking over 300 languages!
Trailing Monarchs in a Traditional London Cab When in London, what’s the next best thing to being invited to tea with the Queen? If you’re a history and royalty aficionado, it would be a royal tour of the capital in your private London taxi cab, another institution in itself. Drive along the ceremonial routes taken by British monarchs during their coronations and royal weddings, reliving the glorious regal ceremonies. Ride past London’s palaces and castles, occupied by England’s monarchs down the ages, as well as the royal residences of British princes and princesses, all the while picking up priceless trivia about the monarchy. Soak up the tales of royal scandals and public revolutions recounted by your guide cum cabbie as he drives your around town. (Time of day: Morning or Afternoon; Duration: 3 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness level: Easy).
Stylish Dinner on the Thames Enjoy a five course dinner offering the best of contemporary London cuisine as you sail down the Thames on a vibrant evening cruise on the newly refurbished Glass Room. Select from three dinner options and look forward to an evening of fine dining garnished with stunning views. Sit back and relax in your floating restaurant as you watch the glittering lights of London pass by as you are serenaded by the tunes of live entertainment. Enjoy expect touches like a sparkling welcome drink, assortment of teas and coffees, and wine pairing with each dinner course. Relish a five course set menu or a la carte menu, based on your dinner option, featuring the finest of contemporary London cuisine made with the best produce. Satiate your senses on a truly memorable dinner on the Thames! (Shared Activity; Transfer not Included; Duration: 2 hrs 45 mins; Times: 19:00; Please inform of any special dietary requirements at time of booking and report at your allocated departure point at least 15 mins ahead of boarding)
Mystical Monoliths and Royal Castles Discover the UK’s most mystical destination on this day tour of the Salisbury Plains. Return to Britain’s old Celtic world, replete with pagan tribes, druids and sacred rituals with a visit to the mystical monoliths of Stonehenge. This circle of enormous gray stones, surrounded by ancient burial mounds at Salisbury, continues to fascinate and intrigue travelers and pilgrims alike. Leave your London hotel early, accompanied by your local guide cum driver. On reaching Stonehenge, take the bus or walk down the picturesque mile-long stretch from the visitor center to the stones, soaking in the magical ambiance. Return to your waiting vehicle and drive over to one of the world’s oldest and largest continuously occupied royal castles. Windsor Castle has been inhabited by the British nobility as well as its royal family for nearly a thousand years and continues to be the Queen’s favorite weekend residence. Barring the Queen’s private quarters, most of the Castle is open to the public today. Take a peek at the stately halls and lavish rooms hung with chandeliers and grand portraits of royal personages, including St George’s Hall, the Grand Reception Room, and the Waterloo Chamber. (Full Day; Duration: 8 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness level: Moderate; Please wear comfortable walking shoes).
The UNESCO World Heritage site of Bath is all about soaking in history, quite literally! Named after the well-preserved Roman-era baths found here, the city continues with its spa tradition to this day.
A Day Out in Bath Beginning from the ancient Roman baths, and the adjacent Bath Abbey, explore the compact city of Bath on specialized guided walking tours. Soaking up the relaxed vibe of Bath’s 18th century boulevards, visit the various attractions, enlivened by the lively busking culture. From food to literature, horror and comedy, and films to architecture, there’s plenty to uncover. Stroll through the historic circular street of The Circus, inspired by Stonehenge, with its elegant townhouses. Drop by the Royal Crescent, Queen Square, and Parade Gardens, or the Pulteney Bridge, with bars, boutiques, and cafes lining its buzzing streets. Jane Austen fans can visit locations from her novels and relive the characters. You wear and flaunt Victorian and Georgian era costumes at the Fashion Museum. Get a glimpse of Bath’s culinary treasures including historical dishes and artisanal offerings such as the big buns, local cheeses, and Bath Oliver. End your tour by relaxing at the modern Thermae Bath Spa, which overlooks the city. (Full Day; Duration: 8 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness level: Moderate; Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring a light raincoat or umbrella)
Known by a variety of unique sobriquets such as Old Smoky for the smoke cloud that seems to perpetually hang over it, the beautiful city of Edinburgh sits perched on a range of rocky hills with the sea in the distance.
Your Mini Ride Around Edinburgh Enjoy touring the lovely Scottish capital on a trendy and sporty Mini Cooper ride. After you meet your local guide cum driver at your hotel door, drive to one of the highest points in the city, Arthur’s Seat at Holyrood Park, which is also home to the Scottish Parliament Building. Don’t miss this chance to visit Scotland’s oldest hidden pub before riding over to Edinburgh’s very own acropolis, Calton Hill, for a panoramic view of the city. Get a feel of 18th-century Scotland as you drive past Grassmarket, listening to gory tales of public executions that used to be held at the spot. Drop by a secret garden before visiting the picturesque Old Town, followed by the New Town. Discover a hidden settlement during your drive at the Dean Village by the Water of Leith and make a pit stop for lunch or dinner. Enjoy a leisurely meal of classic Scottish fare before visiting a few more popular city sights. Get dropped off at your hotel at the end of the tour. (Half Day; Duration: 4 hrs; Times: 0930/1400 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Light lunch or dinner included; Fitness level: Easy; Please inform ahead in case of special dietary needs; Children 2 yrs & above to have jump seat; Evening tours are available only in summer & some sights are closed for cars on Sundays.)
Edinburgh Royal Splendor Explore Edinburgh’s royal past by visiting some of its most beautiful palaces and castles. Set off for Arthur’s Seat, a viewing point on top of a volcanic hill, which offers truly spectacular views of the city and nearby countryside. Get bonus views of Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh. Next stop is the Rosslyn Chapel, which dates back to the early 15th century but was rebuilt in mid-19th century on the orders of Queen Victoria. Explore this spectacular building covered with mystical symbols, which has also served as the setting for Hollywood blockbuster ‘The Da Vinci Code’ because of its Knights Templar and Masonic associations. Once you have taken in highlights of the chapel like the Apprentice Pillar, Green Man and the angel with bagpipes, it is time to proceed to Linlithgow Castle, which once served as a military base and even the royal residence before it was burnt down in mid-1700s. Head next for Blackness Castle, remembered especially for its dramatic location on the shores of the Firth of Forth in the popular television series, ‘Outlanders’. The last stop on your tour today is the magnificent country manor, Hopetoun House. Walk through the winding driveway to approach the ornate building and note priceless objects d’art and paintings as you explore its rich interiors. (Full Day; Private Activity & Transfer; Duration: 8 hrs.)
Famed for its proximity to Loch Ness, Inverness is a busy city that was founded in the 12th century. A splendid castle, cathedral, a pair of battlefields, and graves dating back 4,000 years to the Bronze Age are the important historical landmarks of the city.
Loch Ness Cruise and Visit to Urquhart Castle Embark on this exciting boat cruise to explore the scenic and mysterious Loch Ness. Settle into a comfortable spot and enjoy gorgeous views of the lake and its surroundings as the boat slices through the water. As you sail along, listen to the audio narration featuring numerous facts and legends that have made this lake a world-famous attraction. Assisted by the boat’s sonar equipment, be on the lookout for Nessie, the mythical monster thought to dwell within the depths of this freshwater lake! Step ashore to explore the ruins of Urquhart Castle, dating back to the 13th century. Overlooking the magnificent loch, this castle with a turbulent past has changed many hands over the centuries. Capture stunning images of the ruins and the lake before you return to the boat. (Times: On the hour from 0900 – 1600 hrs; Duration: 2 hrs; Shared Activity; No Transfer Included; Fitness Level: Easy. Please be at your departure point at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure. Do wear comfortable shoes and bring along warm clothing as well as a raincoat.)
Tomatin Whisky Distillery Tasting Tour Set out from Inverness for the Tomatin whisky distillery that shares its name with the village it is located in. This single malt Scotch whisky distillery has been around since 1897 and is known for its brands, Antiquary and Talisman. Learn all about the intricate process of distilling excellent whisky as your knowledgeable guide explains it all. Pick up knowledge about the different stages involved in processing the ingredients and the time it takes for the whisky to mature and develop its characteristic flavor. After the tour, settle in for a tutored nosing and tasting session featuring six different whiskies from the distillery’s core range. Understand the nuances that distinguish each of these and leave the distillery feeling like a connoisseur of fine whisky! (Duration: 2 hrs; Shared Activity; No Transfer Included; Fitness Level: Easy.)
Second in popularity only to its northern cousin Loch Ness, Loch Lomond straddles Scotland’s Highland Border, starting as a glacier-cleaved trench in its northern reaches to fan out into a vast expanse studded by islands and skirted by rolling meadows in the south.
Speedboat Tour of Loch Lomond Enjoy the stunning beauty of Loch Lomond from the water in this thrilling speedboat tour. Step into a comfortable and safe speedboat at Luss Pier to commence your private tour. Sit back and relax as you cruise leisurely among the picturesque islands. Hold on to your seat as the boat gathers speed in the open water. Soak in the stunning views and watch the scenery change as you zoom by. Listen to your skipper cum guide narrate interesting facts about the loch and point out prominent attractions as you skim across the water. (Half Day; Duration: 3 hrs; Private Activity; No Transfer Included; Fitness Level: Easy. Please arrive at the pier at least half an hour prior to the scheduled departure time.)
Discover Glasgow’s rich culture and architectural heritage as elegant Victorian buildings and impressive mansions rub shoulders with newer, innovative designs that line the riverside.
Transfer to the airport
Price & Inclusions
Option 1 From $ 8,290 /person
Option 2 From $ 9,090 /person
Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.
The following train journeys in the highest class available :
London – Bath 1.5 hrs (Train-Standard Class)
Bath – Edinburgh 6 – 7 hrs (Standard Class)
All activities as listed :
London: Trailing Monarchs in a Traditional London Cab
London: Stylish Dinner on the Thames
London: Mystical Monoliths and Royal Castles
Bath: A Day Out in Bath
Edinburgh: Your Mini Ride Around Edinburgh
Edinburgh: Edinburgh Royal Splendor
Inverness: Loch Ness Cruise and Visit to Urquhart Castle
Inverness: Tomatin Whisky Distillery Tasting Tour
Loch Lomond: Speedboat Tour of Loch Lomond
Car and chauffeur at free disposal for 8 hours per day on all days for which your itinerary mentions “Today your chauffeur-guide will pick you up from your hotel…” (excluding entrance fees)
All activities specified in the itinerary including transfers and entrance fees unless otherwise specified
Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
All airport and hotel transfers as indicated above
Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
Travel, health and cancellation insurance
International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return)