London & Scotland Escape

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Enjoy the mix of culture, royalty and nightlife of London before stepping back in time to medieval Edinburgh, where old meets new around every corner. From castles, culture, whiskey and whimsy, this trip is the perfect blend of bucket list sights, pub culture and incredible accents.
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Explore Edinburgh’s intricate network of nooks and cozy crannies
    • Hear bagpipes while walking the Royal Mile
    • Hike to Arthur’s seat for stunning views of Edinburgh Castle
    • Sample locally distilled Scotch
    • Go for high tea after catching the Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace
    • Head to the world famous British Museum to see the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures and some mummies

What's this trip about?

    Enjoy the mix of culture, royalty and nightlife of London before stepping back in time to medieval Edinburgh, where old meets new around every corner. From castles, culture, whiskey and whimsy, this trip is the perfect blend of bucket list sights, pub culture and incredible accents.

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Details

Itinerary focusOff the Beaten Path
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CityLondon
End CityEdinburgh

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Local Immersion & Homestays
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife

Destinations

  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • Scotland

Attractions

  • Buckingham Palace
  • Edinburgh
  • London
  • Westminster Abbey

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Nature

Trip includes

    • Round-trip flights & airport transfers
    • Multilingual Tour Director & local guides
    • Private deluxe motorcoach
    • 6 nights in hand-picked accommodations
    • Welcome Mixer with appetizers & drinks
    • Daily breakfast & three-course Farewell Dinner
    • Metro passes in London
    • Entrance to Edinburgh Castle & other select attractions

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: Overnight flight

Board your overnight flight, bound for Europe.

Day 2: Introduction to London

Your Tour Director will take you on a quick walk to get to know the area.

Welcome Mixer

Get to know your fellow travelers at an authentic local spot over some drinks and light appetizers.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of London (local guide)

Hit the highlights of London with a licensed local guide giving you all the inside info. Most of the tour will be on a bus ride around the city—you'll see the famous sights like Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. You'll also ge...

Day 4: Free time in London (day)

Top 3 suggestions:

1. Covent Garden – Seek out bargains at this bustling covered market; souvenirs, clothes, crafts and much more.

2. Tower of London – Trace England’s bloody history and see the legendary Crown Jewels.

3. Abbey Road – Probably the...

Day 5: Travel to Edinburgh

Hop a train to Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city where old meets new. Its bright green hills (two extinct volcanoes!) are home to medieval stone buildings and taverns. Get lost in this city that celebrates art, music, and comedy.

Introduction to Edinburgh

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Day 6: Sightseeing tour of Edinburgh (local guide)

Hit the highlights of Edinburgh with a licensed local guide giving you all the inside info. Take the cobblestoned Royal Mile and experience the mix of past and present walking through New and Old Towns. You’ll see the centuries-old Princes Street Gardens in the shadow...

Day 7: Free time in Edinburgh (day)

Top 3 nightlife suggestions:

1. Brew Lab – This specialty shop serves up delicious artisanal coffee. It’s also the perfect place to sample the wares of some other indie Edinburgh icons, including soup from Union of Genius and cakes from Lovecrumbs.

2. Ar...

Day 8: Fly Home

It's time to say your goodbyes. Head to the airport for your flight back home. 

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Dates & Availability

Price From $1,589
Price per day$199
Last Updated: 7/16/2018

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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

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Logistics

What's excluded

    • Rooming upgrades
    • Optional excursions
    • Travel Protection
    • Beverages, lunch, and dinner (except where specified in the itinerary)
    • Transportation to free-time activities
    • Customary gratuities (for your Tour Director, bus drivers and local guides)
    • Porterage
    • Any applicable baggage-handling fees imposed by the airlines
    • Expenses caused by airline rescheduling, cancellations or delays caused by the airlines, bad weather or events beyond EF’s control (see Flight Information section for details)
    • Passport, visa and reciprocity fees
    • Fees associated with Special Travel Arrangements (See Special Travel Arrangements section)
Cancellation policy

You have 48 hours to cancel and receive a full refund. You can also switch trips up to 99 days before you leave.

The full amount paid upon enrollment is refundable if you cancel in writing within 48 hours of booking the tour. After 48 hours, the deposit is non-refundable and the following standard cancellation fees apply.

If you are booking 30 days or less prior to the scheduled departure date for your trip, you are required to pay in full at the time of booking and standard cancellation fees then apply; you are not eligible for the 48 hour risk-free period.

Based on the date EF receives written notification of your cancellation, you will be refunded for monies paid minus the cancellation fee and any non-refundable fees. (See refund and non-refundable Fee description above for more details.) In addition to notifying us of your cancellation in writing, we also recommend you call so that we can best review your options.

Days Prior to Departure and Cancellation Fee

30 days or less is all monies paid

30-60 days will be $2000

61-99 will be $1000

100-364 days is  $450

365+ days will be $150

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Meals Included
  • Welcome Mixer with appetizers & drinks
  • Daily breakfast & three-course Farewell Dinner
Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Optional Activities
Extend Your Trip 2 Ways Add on another trip A lot of our trips line up back to back! Give us a call and we can help you add on another trip. Stay ahead or stay behind Extending your trip for a few extra days before or after your tour is really easy. You can add anywhere from between one and 90 days. It's simple to do and all of your choices and prices are readily visible during the checkout process for this trip. We will book your flights per your specifications and you will handle the hotels, local activities and ground transportation during the extra portion of your stay.
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