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7-Night Authentic London & Scotland Tour

Price: From $3,798 Per Person, 7 Nights

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!


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2019 Tour Dates Now Available! Start in London, Finish in Glasgow:

  • June 21 to 28, 2019 - By Special Arrangement
  • July 19 to 26, 2019 - By Special Arrangement
  • August 2 to 9, 2019 - AVAILABLE!
  • August 16 to 23, 2019 - By Special Arrangement
  • August 30 to September 6, 2019 - AVAILABLE!

Max of 16 Passengers Per Tour!
A $250.00 Per Person Deposit Secures Your Tour.

2019 dates are selling fast... Inquire now to guarantee your place!
 

Your Price Includes:

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

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • Windsor Castle Tour
  • City Cruises Tour from Tower of London to London Eye
  • London Eye Admission with Champagne Experience
  • Edinburgh Castle Tour
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Underground Tour of Edinburgh
  • Cairngorms National Park Reindeer Centre
  • Sunset Cruise on Loch Ness
  • Excursion to the Isle of Skye
  • Dunvegan Castle & Gardens Visit
  • Photo Stop at Eilean Donan Castle
  • Glencoe Visitor Centre
  • Glengoyne Distillery Chocolate & Whiskey Tasting

Prices Based On:

  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • Single travellers are very welcome on the Authentic London & Scotland Tour - life-long friendships are regularly formed with fellow passengers! Single travellers may have their own hotel room each night at an additional cost of US$1,295.00
  • All Taxes & Fees Included.

“Last Minute Trip”

Jul 17, 2019 by Dylan. Your Hometown: Nashville

I had a last-minute work trip that I added a vacation too. Authentic Vacations were quick and found me exactly what I needed. They worked within my budget and it was seamless when I got to Ireland!

“Summer vacation with wife and 14 yr old daughter”

Jul 17, 2019 by C.J. Driggers. Your Hometown: GILBERT, SC

We had an awesome trip to the wonderful island of Ireland. Everything went smooth for us and our agent Lonna set us up with great accommodations. It seemed each hotel/b&b got better as the trip went along! We went for 8 days with 2 in Dublin, 1 in Kinittey, 2 in Killarney, 1 in Dingle, 1 in Doolin, and 1 in Trim before departing for home. My wife and daughter liked Dingle the best, while I thought Killarney offered the best of all worlds. I will say as an American, driving over there is an adventure. Major roadways are not a problem, but I've been on golf cart paths wider than some of the rural 2-lane roads found in the countryside. The only piece of advice I could offer is that when in Dublin, take the hop-on/off tour bus 1st thing around the entire city. Then get off the bus and explore the parts of the city that seem interesting to you. If you stay at the Ashling Hotel, walk across the bridge in front of the hotel and go around the corner of the train station to your right to get on the convertible bus. Knowing this would have saved us several hours as we wasted half a day trying to figure this out on our own.

Jul 17, 2019 by Nancy Foldesi. Your Hometown: Simi Valley

This was our second trip with Authentic Ireland and we loved it even more than our first trip. Aran Islands was a great spot. Rugged and beautiful! Our driver for the 3-day portion was great. Very helpful with great ideas. Our stay in Sheen Falls was magical. The cottage and villa were stocked with everything we needed to make a fantastic breakfast!! Also wine and candy 😎 Michelle was so helpful and gave me wonderful advice. She booked our perfect meal at The Lime Tree!! Perfect family vacation!!

“Ireland Trip 2019”

Jul 17, 2019 by Meghan Fahey. Your Hometown: Vermont

We booked a 10 day stay in Ireland. My boyfriend and I made our first international trip together. We had a great time! I had been to Ireland before, but the itinerary AV made was outstanding. The pace was great for a cross-country road trip and Michael was excellent at listening to our expectations and our wishlist. The Mystical Rose and Mena House were our very favorite B&Bs! Ring of Kerry was spectacular! We never had a bad meal! IT was outstanding to have all the planning stream-lined in one document. We just got back July 1st, and are already talking about Scotland! I had never been to Galway-what an addition to the trip. We saw everything we planned and had enough time to try other experiences. Ireland is getting more touristy by the second, so I would highly recommend planning and booking in advance for as much as possible. There were 2 B&Bs that we were not overwhelmingly enthused by, but they got the job done. We could not have had better weather-only one day of rain! The Blarney Castle was fantastic and driving ourselves was not even that bad. All in all, a great experience!

“40th Anniversary Trip”

Jul 10, 2019 by Kenneth Elder. Your Hometown: Katy, TX

My wife and I spent 16 days traveling all over Scotland. We had an amazing trip! We had read many of Con's blogs and planned many of our activities based on his blog.

Con and his team set up the hotel/B&B stops for us along the way and my wife and I drove the rental car over 1500 miles touring the countryside, castles, distilleries, and sites around Scotland, as we pleased.

Most of the accommodations were very nice, but, like most anywhere you travel in Europe, many of the showers in the bathrooms are more like a phone booth. Very cramped.

Except for being a little warmer than we anticipated, the weather was perfect. Out of 16 days, we had two days of rain.

Driving on the wrong side of the road, from the wrong side of the car, on some of the narrow, single lanes, winding coastal roads, with your wife navigating and yelling at you to slow down, was an adventure all by itself. I wish we had taken a "GoPro" camera to put on the dash to record some of the roads we drove on! Make sure you have an international phone plan or a GPS! Google Maps worked great for us.

As someone else mentioned in their review, the "Spirit of Scotland" dinner show was underwhelming, as was the food, but it was already included in our package. Probably could have spent those 2-3 hours doing something more interesting.

Con was very helpful in helping arrange our trip and gave some very useful tips and insight.

One suggestion I would make to Authentic Vacations for those who are renting a vehicle and driving in Scotland is that they provide some explanation of road signs and some details about highway speed limits. Such as, unless posted differently, the speed limit on Scotland highways is 60 MPH.

AND, in Scotland, the speed limit is in MPH, not Kilometers. Speed cameras are used extensively in Scotland, so mind your speed.

Thanks, Con and Authentic Vacations. We had a wonderful vacation!

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