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7-Night Authentic London & Scotland Tour

This inspirational itinerary can be tailor-made just for you. To get started planning your trip, please provide us with some personal specifications.

Our Authentic Collection of Small Group Tours are the ideal way to visit our wonderful part of the world. Every detail is meticulously planned and executed... Enjoy delicious and traditional cuisine, be enthralled by knowledgeable and enthusiastic local guides, delight in a range of unique tours, visits & genuine experiences. Travel by road, rail and loch, savoring the company of like-minded travelers in an intimate setting, as our Authentic Small Group Tours never exceed 16 passengers.
On this tour, spend time in the great cities of London and Edinburgh, before travelling deeper into a mystical land of Scottish legends and intriguing histories. Your journey backdrop of  glistening lochs, breathtaking islands and rugged Highlands, is one of true scenic splendor.

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Max. of 16 Passengers - Small Group Tour Highlights:

ACCOMMODATION

  • 2 Nights at The Hilton London Paddington
  • 2 Nights at The Waldorf Astoria in Edinburgh
  • 2 Nights at The Kingsmill Hotel in Inverness
  • 1 Night at the Doubletree by Hilton in Glasgow

DINING INCLUSIONS

  • 7 Full English & Scottish Breakfasts
  • Traditional Pub Dinner in London
  • Scottish Evening of Traditional Food & Entertainment
  • Morning Tea at Atholl Palace in Pitlochry
  • Dinner at the Kingsmill Hotel in Inverness
  • Seafood Lunch & Oyster Tasting at Lochlevan Cafe
  • Farewell Dinner & Cocktails in Glasgow

TRANSPORTATION & GUIDES

  • Professional & Knowledgeable Guide Throughout The Tour
  • Small Group - Maximum of 16 Passengers
  • Guided Sightseeing Tour in London & Edinburgh
  • Private Transfers to and from Train stations.
  • First-Class Virgin Trains Journey from London to Edinburgh
  • Return Transfer to and from Scottish Evening Venue
  • Luxury Coach Touring from Day 4 to Day 7

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • City Cruises Tour from Tower of London to London Eye
  • London Eye Admission with Champagne Experience
  • Underground Tour of Edinburgh
  • Sunset Cruise on Loch Ness
  • Excursion to the Isle of Skye
  • Glengoyne Distillery Chocolate & Whiskey Tasting

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • Windsor Castle Tour
  • Edinburgh Castle Tour
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Cairngorms National Park Reindeer Centre
  • Dunvegan Castle & Gardens Visit
  • Photo Stop at Eilean Donan Castle
  • Glencoe Visitor Centre

London (ALS), UK

Accommodation

Hilton London Paddington - London (ALS), UK

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

London (ALS), UK

London:
Arrive at London Heathrow / London Gatwick Airport, and transfer to your central London hotel (executive transfer available at an additional cost). Relax and refresh in anticipation of the tour ahead, or enjoy some independent time exploring the heralded City of London.


London (ALS), UK

Accommodation

Hilton London Paddington - London (ALS), UK

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

London (ALS2), UK

Windsor Castle & London Tour:
Begin the tour with a visit to the magnificent Windsor Castle, officially the largest inhabited castle in the world. Have lunch there before heading back to the capital for a panoramic tour of the city's famous landmarks. A boat tour along the River Thames, starting at Tower Bridge and finishing at the Coca-Cola London Eye, offers a stunning view of the capital's best sights. From a capsule of the Coca-Cola London Eye admire the city from above, with a glass of champagne in hand. In the evening unwind a traditional dinner at an English pub before returning back to the hotel.


Edinburgh (ALS), Scotland

Accommodation

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - Edinburgh (ALS), Scotland

5 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Edinburgh (ALS), Scotland

North to Edinburgh:
Transfer from the hotel to King's Cross Station and jump on a First Class train to Edinburgh. Enjoy a panoramic tour of lovely Edinburgh, which includes a visit to the Edinburgh Castle, before heading to the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in the heart of the city. Use some free time to explore Edinburgh independently, before getting a first taste of Scottish culture at a world famous evening show, which consists of a traditional Scottish dinner, dancing and music.


Edinburgh (ALS), Scotland

Accommodation

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - Edinburgh (ALS), Scotland

5 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Edinburgh (ALS2), Scotland

Explore the City of Edinburgh:
Start the day with a tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia, which was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years. During some free time you can have lunch, before continuing to the ghostly Real Mary King's Close to discover the city's haunted past. Afterwards enjoy some free time, before returning back to the Waldorf Astoria hotel for a traditional dinner.


Inverness (ALS), Scotland

Accommodation

The Kingsmill Hotel - Inverness (ALS), Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Inverness (ALS), Scotland

Inverness & Loch Ness:
Leave Edinburgh for Inverness and stop for a morning tea at Atholl Palace. During the lunch break visit the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre. Enjoy a tranquil sunset boat cruise on Scotland's famous Loch Ness and get the chance to see the ruined Urquhart Castle, which is beautifully located on the banks of the Loch. Check into the luxury Kingsmill Hotel, idyllically set in the Scottish Highlands.


Inverness (ALS), Scotland

Accommodation

The Kingsmill Hotel - Inverness (ALS), Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Inverness (ALS2), Scotland

The Isle of Skye:
Today's program involves a full day excursion to the Isle of Skye, the largest island of the Inner Hebrides, which boasts breath-taking views and fascinating landscapes. No visit to the island is complete without exploring the history and beauty on offer at Dunvegan Castle House and Gardens. Situated on a rocky bank at the side of a loch, visitors can discover its treasures and take a stroll around the formal gardens. Afterwards there is the possibility to take some breathtaking pictures at the 13th century Eelean Donan Castle (pictured) before heading back to the hotel.


Glasgow (ALS), Scotland

Accommodation

Doubletree by Hilton Glasgow - Glasgow (ALS), Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Glasgow (ALS), Scotland

Glen Coe & Glasgow:
Leave Inverness for Glasgow, Scotland's largest city and enjoy a delicious seafood lunch at Lochlevan Café, including oyster tasting. Afterwards make a quick stop to discover the spectacular Highland valley of Glen Coe and explore its many trails, dramatic peaks and majestic waterfalls. Continue to Glengoyne Whiskey Distillery for a delicious whiskey chocolate tasting tour. Overnight in the elegant Doubletree Hilton Hotel, including a farewell dinner and cocktails in Glasgow.


Depart From

Glasgow Airport, Scotland

This morning, take a private transfer (at an additional cost) to Glasgow Airport for your return flight home. Alternately, choose to extend your trip by flying to Dublin and joining our 7-night Authentic Ireland Small Group Tour!


Driving through history

Your Hometown: Edmonton

We had an excellent trip. Absolutely no problems with bookings that Donna arranged. Driving Ireland and seeing it at your own pace lets you stop to admire ruins not normally on a tour. Only thing we would do differently is upgrade the car. As someone who enjoys driving I regret not having something a little more sporty.

Christmas in Ireland

We talked to Lainie about what we were looking for. She listened to our wishes offering suggestion and developed our plan. We got exactly what we were looking for. Made sure we were happy and answering a million questions. We couldn’t be happier. Thank you Lainie !

An epic solo road trip!

Your Hometown: Singapore

Just want to say a big thank you to Anna Wilgenbursch for all her help and patience in supporting my free and easy solo road trip across Ireland, chasing writers poets and thin places. The bed and breakfast choices were fantastic. I don't usually go through an agent to help with booking accommodation etc. but I had little to do so myself so am glad that I had Anna to take that load off me. I appreciate too that Anna was on WhatsApp with me and very responsive. I felt very supported. Thank you.

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byStephanie StutzAuthentic Ireland Travel
Your Hometown: Minnesota

Josi was an immense help. From the beginning with her planning based on our wishes and prompt replies we felt very confident everything was covered. And it was! beautiful locations great suggestions for sites to see we could not have been more pleased with the whole Adventure. It was so nice to have all the reservations set and the car rental covered it made the whole experience stress free. I will definitely reach out to Josie for my next vacation.

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byPeter L PavlinaAuthentic Ireland Travel
Your Hometown: Boston

Great trip thanks to Michelle's great work!

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