Europe Itineraries: EU09

The Amazing United Kingdom

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Day 01: Arrive in Edinburgh

Arrival in Edinburgh international airport. You can explore the beautiful city on your own. Overnight in Edinburgh.

Day 02: Edinburgh - Loch Ness, Glen Coe - Edinburgh

Morning, enjoy the highlands of Scotland with a visit to Rannoch Moor – Admire unforgettable views at this epic expanse of untouched wilderness. Glencoe – Be moved by the sheer beauty and tragic tales of one of Scotland’s most famous landscapes. Great Glen – A humongous fault line through the Scottish Highlands; it’s a location that’s as historically important as it is beautiful. Fort Augustus – This wee town of 650 inhabitants is a great spot to watch boats traversing the Caledonian Canal. Loch Ness – Take a chance to go on an optional boat cruise or wander around this alluring and eerie loch. Grampian Mountains – Enjoy classic views of one of Scotland’s most mesmerising mountain ranges. Highland Perthshire – Travel through thick pine-clad slopes and take in views of fast-flowing rivers. Overnight in Edinburgh.

Day 03: Edinburgh - Inverness

Morning, checkout & proceed to Inverness. Evening at leisure to explore the beautiful city. Overnight in Inverness

Day 04: Inverness

Morning, proceed to a city tour of Inverness, to have an insight into the development of the city from the original street between Castle and Kirk, with the oldest building Abertarff House, to the recently completed Highland Archive Centre. Inverness has had 5 castles through the centuries with many famous visitors, not all welcome, McBeth, Robert the Bruce, Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie among them. Visit the many churches including St Andrews Cathedral which is probably one of Local architect Dr Alexander Ross’s finest buildings. On the western outskirts of the City, the tour highlights Tomnahurich Hill and the Caledonian Canal, where you could hop off for a Jacobite Cruise on Loch Ness before taking the higher ground for great panoramic views of Kessock Bridge, The Black Isle and the Inverness Firth out to Fort George.Overnight in Inverness.

Day 05: Inverness - Glasgow

Morning, Checkout & proceed to Glasgow. Afternoon explores the most vibrant and exciting Scottish town boasts excellent museums and art galleries as well as beautiful parklands and buildings. Visit George Square, Glasgow Cathedral, Merchant City, The Barras and more attractions. Overnight in Glasgow.

Day 06: Glasgow - Windermere

Morning, checkout & proceed to Windermere, Evening day at leisure. Overnight in Windermere

Day 07: Windermere

Morning, take a scenic Lake Windermere cruise, travel through idyllic countryside to Hill Top, the Beatrix Potter home where the beloved children’s author lived during the early 1900s. See the garden and rooms left as she would have known them and learn about her life here. Finish with a visit to the quaint village of Hawkshead, where poet William Wordsworth attended school; and Tarn Hows, one of Lakeland’s most gorgeous spots. Overnight in Windermere.

Day 08: Windermere - Cardiff’s

Morning, checkout & proceed to Cardiff’s. Afternoon, explore the city of Cardiff’s - home to the famous Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Castle which is one of Wales' leading heritage attractions, the magnificent Cardiff Civic Centre which includes The National Museum of Wales and the beautiful tranquil Alexandra Gardens. Visit the Millennium Centre, one of the world's iconic arts and cultural destinations, Mermaid Quay a major waterfront development for a wide range of eating and drinking places and Techniquest, the hands-on Science Exhibition Centre for all ages. Overnight in Cardiff's.

Day 09: Cardiff’s - Bath - Stonehenge - London

Morning, checkout & proceed to London by road, Enroute visit Bath, which is a wellbeing destination since the Roman times. Visit the Roman Baths, the Bath Abbey and many other architectural marvels while in the city. Further proceed to Salisbury, a town which is home to the iconic rock structure of Stonehenge. Later continue your journey to London and on arrival, check-in at the hotel. Evening, enjoy the magnificent view of London city from the London Eye. Overnight in London.

Day 10: London - City Sightseeing

Morning, proceed for the full-day city tour of London. City orientation tour includes Tower Bridge, 'Changing the Guard' ceremony at Buckingham Palace (subject to operation), Piccadilly Circus, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, River Thames, Trafalgar Square, Houses of Parliament, Hyde Park. Visit the Tower of London Museum to see the Koh-i-Noor, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Free time for shopping at Oxford street.Overnight in London.

Day 11: London - Windsor - Warwick - Stratford Upon - Oxford University - London

Morning, take a day out of your London city break to visit Windsor Castle, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Warwick Castle, traveling to four of England’s most-popular locations. Begin with a tour of Windsor Castle before heading to Warwick Castle which is a wooden fort built in the 10th Century AD. Further proceed to Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare's birthplace. Then explore Oxford and its university buildings, and drive through the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.Overnight in London.

Day 12: Homeward Bound

Morning, proceed to the International airport to fly back to the hometown with beautiful memories.