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Explore the wonders of Great Britain by train! Travel from the modern, Thames-side capital of London through lush scenery, uncovering historical monuments in Edinburgh, dramatic rugged landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, the rolling hills and quaint villages of the Yorkshire Dales in Leeds and the thriving industrial charm of Manchester, with handpicked sightseeing tours to help you get the most out of your vacation!

Highlights

  • Cruise down the Thames and gaze over the city from the top of the London Eye in the English capital city
  • Uncover some of the country's oldest monuments at the ancient Edinburgh Castle
  • Marvel at the serene beauty of the Highlands of Scotland on one of the world's most scenic train journeys aboard the Jacobite Steam Train
  • Treat yourself at the world's oldest sweet shop on a tour of the Yorkshire Dales
  • Discover England's proud soccer culture with a museum and stadium tour of the world-famous Manchester United Football Club

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 4 nights' total hotel stay with breakfast in London
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Edinburgh
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Fort William / Glencoe
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Glasgow
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Leeds
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Manchester
  • Rail travel in standard class throughout
  • London Pass
  • Skip the Line: London Eye
  • Skip the Line: Edinburgh Castle
  • Roundtrip journey on the Jacobite Steam Train
  • Manchester United Museum and Stadium Tour
Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN LONDON
Your journey begins in London, the Great British capital. Check in at your hotel for a three night stay and head out to explore the city! Nowhere in the world combines ancient historical importance and cosmopolitan vibrancy quite like London. Spend the evening at the theatre on the West End, or visit one of London's many fine dining establishments. (Overnight in London)

DAY 2 - LONDON
Spend the day at leisure in London today, exploring the most popular sights with a London Pass, included with your vacation. Use it to take a scenic cruise down the River Thames, visit Shakespeare's Globe or explore Westminster Abbey. The Pass even includes a hop-on, hop-off bus tour so you can navigate the city's most important landmarks easily. (Overnight in London) B

DAY 3 - LONDON
Spend another day exploring London. Check out some of the city's quirky neighborhoods, and don't miss a stroll down the South Bank of the River Thames, famed for its street performers and musicians. Here, you will also find the iconic London Eye. Your vacation includes a sightseeing ride, where you will be able to gaze over the rooftops of the city from an iconic vantage point. (Overnight in London) B

DAY 4 - LONDON TO EDINBURGH
Check out of your hotel after breakfast and catch the train up from London to Edinburgh. Cross the border into Scotland and arrive in the country's capital, where you'll check in at your hotel for a two night stay. Spend the rest of the day exploring Edinburgh's medieval Old Town, strolling down the cobbled lanes, or stretch your legs after the train journey with a walk to Arthur's Seat, a dramatic peak in Holyrood Park that offers rewarding views of the city. (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

DAY 5 - EDINBURGH
Spend a full day exploring Edinburgh's sights, sounds and delicious cuisine. Your vacation includes skip the line entrance to Edinburgh Castle, the city's crowning gem that occupies a fantastic vantage point over the city. Visit St Margaret's Chapel, one of Edinburgh's oldest buildings, and unearth fascinating Scottish history with a walk through the Royal Palace and a visit to the Crown Jewels Exhibition. (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

DAY 6 - EDINBURGH TO FORT WILLIAM
From Edinburgh, head north to Fort William, the terminus station for none other than the Jacobite Steam Train. Embark on one of the most scenic journeys in the world, an 84 mile round-trip that passes Ben Nevis mountain, lochs, rivers and along the Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous in the Harry Potter films. Spend a little time in Mallaig between journeys and, when you return to Fort William, transfer to your Glencoe hotel for an overnight stay. (Overnight in Glencoe) B

DAY 7 - FORT WILLIAM TO GLASGOW
Transfer back to Fort William station today and board a train to Glasgow. Relax on board as the train heads south through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Upon arrival in Glasgow, check in at your hotel for an overnight stay and being exploring. A bustling port city set on the banks of the River Clyde, Glasgow's rich ship-building history and Victorian architecture make the city an interesting place to visit. Proudly Scotland's cultural hub, the Scottish Opera is here and would make a nice addition to your vacation. (Overnight in Glasgow) B

DAY 8 - GLASGOW TO LEEDS
Continue south along the track today, crossing back into England and winding along the rails to Leeds in Yorkshire. Check in at your hotel for a two night stay. When in Leeds, don't miss a visit to the Royal Armouries, or a wander around Kirkgate Market for interesting street food and great shopping opportunities. (Overnight in Leeds) B

DAY 9 - LEEDS
Enjoy Yorkshire today on a tour from Leeds. The Yorkshire Dales are one of the most scenic parts of Great Britain, overflowing with breathtaking features like Aysgarth Falls, Bolton Castle, the world's oldest sweet shop and the pretty villages of Askrigg, Wensleydale and Pateley Bridge. Discover all of this and more on a full day tour included with your vacation. (Overnight in Leeds) B

DAY 10 - LEEDS TO MANCHESTER
Catch the train from Leeds to Manchester today and check in at your hotel for a two night stay. A major city and vibrant hub in the northwest of England, Manchester is proud of its industrial heritage, based around the 18th-century canal system. Explore the sights with a walk along the dockyards. (Overnight in Manchester) B

DAY 11 - MANCHESTER
Enjoy a tour of the Manchester United Museum and a tour of the world-famous soccer team's stadium today. Get an insight into the daily lives of the players with visits to the dressing rooms and a walk down the tunnel that leads straight onto the pitch. Learn about the club's history, visit the trophy room, sit in the manager's dugout and stop by the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand. (Overnight in Manchester) B

DAY 12 - MANCHESTER TO LONDON
Check out of your hotel after breakfast and make the journey back to London. Check in for an overnight stay and tick any sights of your London bucket list that you didn't get around to at the beginning of your trip. (Overnight in London) B

DAY 13 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN LONDON
Check out of your hotel after breakfast and continue with your travels. If you have more time to spend on vacation and would like to extend your trip, perhaps visiting Shakespeare's Stratford or the university city of Oxford, just speak to one of our Rail Experts. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, AT - Afternoon Tea, D - Dinner

BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel

BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel

This traditional Edinburgh hotel also has ample free parking and sits on a main bus route to the city center. In addition to the breathtaking views of Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat and the Firth of Forth, you’ll be within easy reach of the city’s other beauty spots. Just a short trip away, you can find iconic attractions like Holyrood Palace and the Royal Yacht Britannia. You’ll also be able to take in Princes Street Gardens, top class museums and plenty of shops at the heart of Edinburgh. It’s also a city where there is always a festival happening – and not just the world-renowned comedy festival in late summer. Please note: Hotel ground floor rooms are only accessible by stairs.

Hilton London Euston

Located in a wonderful Victorian building just a stone’s throw from Euston station, the Hilton Euston is in an ideal central London location, and just a 10 minute walk from St Pancras Railway station. Guests can dine in a choice of two restaurants, or make use of the stylish lounge bar or sun terrace. The hotel’s 150 rooms all feature marble bathrooms, air conditioning and Wi-Fi internet access.

Hilton London Euston

Located in a wonderful Victorian building just a stone’s throw from Euston station, the Hilton Euston is in an ideal central London location, and just a 10 minute walk from St Pancras Railway station. Guests can dine in a choice of two restaurants, or make use of the stylish lounge bar or sun terrace. The hotel’s 150 rooms all feature marble bathrooms, air conditioning and Wi-Fi internet access.

Megaro London

The Megaro London is a unique hotel located in the heart of London's Kings Cross area. The hotel features 49 comfortable bedrooms and an on-site restaurant offering a menu of English and Italian cuisine. The sophisticated Megaro Bar is perfect for relaxing with a drink after a day's sightseeing. The Megaro is located opposite St Pancras station and just minutes from bus, tube and Eurostar.

Megaro London

The Megaro London is a unique hotel located in the heart of London's Kings Cross area. The hotel features 49 comfortable bedrooms and an on-site restaurant offering a menu of English and Italian cuisine. The sophisticated Megaro Bar is perfect for relaxing with a drink after a day's sightseeing. The Megaro is located opposite St Pancras station and just minutes from bus, tube and Eurostar.

Doubletree By Hilton London Victoria

Situated just a stone’s throw from Victoria Train Station, the DoubleTree by Hilton London Victoria is the perfect base for exploring the English capital. Just five minutes’ from Westminster Cathedral, or a 15-minute stroll down to St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace, the property combines an enviable location with warmly furnished rooms and wonderful amenities. Guests enjoy private bathrooms, satellite TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel boasts a stylish restaurant serving seasonal European dishes.

Doubletree By Hilton London Victoria

Situated just a stone’s throw from Victoria Train Station, the DoubleTree by Hilton London Victoria is the perfect base for exploring the English capital. Just five minutes’ from Westminster Cathedral, or a 15-minute stroll down to St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace, the property combines an enviable location with warmly furnished rooms and wonderful amenities. Guests enjoy private bathrooms, satellite TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel boasts a stylish restaurant serving seasonal European dishes.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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