England, Scotland & Wales Tour
14 days | Edinburgh to London
On Tauck’s Tour of England, Scotland, and Wales, you’ll explore the best that the British Isles have to offer. Discover history, architectural treasures, and traditions from Scottish castles in Edinburgh to Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath’s Roman-era baths complex. Plus, you’ll enjoy a visit to London’s stylish The Savoy and attend your choice of live theatre performances.
Select August departure dates include the evening performance of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, an extraordinary display of Scottish traditions.
On some small group departures, enjoy an exclusive farewell evening presentation in London by Carolyn Robb, co-founder of The Royal Touch and former Chef to the Royal Family.
This vacation is available as a Small Group Tour, limited to 24 guests and led by an experienced Tour Director. Tauck offers a collection of Small Group travel experiences.
A choice of West End theatre during a three-night stay in London at The Savoy.
Two nights in Wales include a guided tour of stately Caernarfon Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and site of the investiture of the Prince of Wales.
Royal history & architectural treasures on guided visits in Edinburgh, Stirling, Caernarfon, Blenheim & Hampton Court.
In-depth insights about history and traditions at landmark sites in Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford.
Itinerary at a Glance
DAY 1: Arrive Edinburgh, Scotland
Begin your day with an included transfer to the Sheraton, followed by a guided visit to Stirling Castle and end your day with a welcome reception and dinner. (D)
DAY 2: Edinburgh
Sightseeing tour of historic Edinburgh with a local guide, including a private visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the King’s official residence in Scotland (if he isn’t in residence), and a tour of famed Edinburgh Castle. Remainder of your day is on your own. (B)
DAY 3: Lake District
Travel south from Edinburgh to Cumbria, England’s northwestern-most county and best known as the home of England’s Lake. Enjoy lunch in a grand manor house and then enjoy a brief stop in the village of Grasmere before continuing on to the Lake District. (B,L,D)
DAY 4: Lake District
Tour Levens Hall, a manor house on the banks of the River Kent and best known for its gardens, including the most extensive topiary garden in the world. Over 100 sculpted pieces, some several hundred years old, date back to their original planting in the 1690s. Remainder of the day is on your own. (B,L,D)
DAY 5: Lake District – Colwyn Bay
Visit the small city of Chester, England, close to Wales and the Irish Sea, and one of England’s best preserved walled cities. After, travel to Colwyn Bay, a seaside resort town on the north coast of Wales, and then settle in to your hotel in Deganwy. Enjoy a Welsh-themed dinner at the hotel. (B,D)
DAY 6: Conwy
Enjoy a private guided tour of Caernarfon Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. En route back to your hotel, explore the walled city of Conwy on your own. Or return to the hotel for an afternoon on your own. Dinner at the hotel. (B,D)
DAY 7: Stratford-upon-Avon
In the village of Shottery, you’ll visit the restored, timber-framed farmhouse and childhood home of Anne Hathaway, wife of William Shakespeare. From here, travel to Stratford-upon-Avon, where Shakespeare was born, with time to tour the town. Late afternoon, travel to Oxford, one of the world’s most famous university towns and enjoy a guided orientation walk. Remainder of the day on your own. (B)
DAY 8: Oxford
Your first stop today is to explore Winston Churchill’s birthplace, Blenheim Palace and Park, with a private guide who will share the history and beauty of the palace and its extensive grounds. Afternoon is on your own. Tonight, attend a special hosted dinner at Oxford University. (B,D)
DAY 9: Bath
Begin with a self-guided walk around Stonehenge, put into place some 5,000 years ago. Then, travel to Bath. Arrive for lunch at the stylish Pump Room Restaurant, set within the city’s ancient Roman Baths complex. The baths were founded upon natural hot springs around 70 AD and are among the world’s best preserved. Afterward, check in to your hotel and rest of day on your own. (B,L,D)
DAY 10: Bath
Enjoy a guided city tour of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The remainder of the day is free to enjoy Bath on your own. (B)
DAY 11: London
Drive to London and stop for a visit to Hampton Court Palace, set in London’s borough of Richmond upon Thames. Arrive in London mid-afternoon for a sightseeing tour featuring some of the British capital’s most iconic sights, including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, and historic St. Paul’s Cathedral. Check in to your iconic hotel, The Savoy. The remainder of the day and evening in London is on your own. (B,L)
DAY 12: London
Visit Westminster Abbey this morning on a guided tour; the final resting place of 17 kings and queens and the site of England’s most famous stories. The afternoon is on your own before enjoying dinner at The Savoy followed by your choice of a theatre performance in the West End theatre district. (B,D)
DAY 13: London
Join a walking tour of key London sites; following the tour, your afternoon is on your own. In the evening is a farewell reception and dinner at the hotel. (B, D)
DAY 14: London
Transfer to London’s Heathrow or Gatwick Airport for your return flight home. (B)
Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa | Edinburgh
Situated in the shadow of famed Edinburgh Castle and close to Princes Street, this five-star hotel is close to Edinburgh’s medieval Old Town and the Georgian New Town area.
The Swan Hotel & Spa | Newby Bridge, England
This charming hotel is located in idyllic Newby Bridge, in the Lake District, Cumbria. Guest rooms are individually designed – tasteful, spacious and comfortable.
The Quay Hotel & Spa | Deganwy, Wales
Set on the picturesque North Wales Coast, this sophisticated hotel offers awe-inspiring views of the most magical scenery in the region and close to Snowdonia National Park.
The Store | Oxford, England
The boutique-inspired Store Hotel dates back to 1738 when it was a department store and has been repurposed as a 101-room luxury hotel with a state-of-the-art spa.
Hotel Indigo Bath | Bath, England
This Georgian hotel dates back to the 18th century when it was 12 separate townhouses. Steeped in history, the hotel is only a few steps from Bath city center.
The Savoy | London
One of the world’s most prestigious hotels, The Savoy is located on the banks of the Thames in the heart of London and home to the historic Savoy Theatre.
Dates and Pricing
Multiple Departures in 2024-2025 | From $10,290 per person
Prices are per person, double occupancy for the itinerary as published, and subject to availability.
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- Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
- 26 Meals as noted on itinerary
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