AUTHENTIC SMALL GROUP ADVENTURE UP TO 16 GUESTS

England to Scotland

8 Days Air travel time: 7 Days, 6 Nights Land Journey
Begin in London, Finale in Edinburgh
 

England & Scotland Tour

  • 8 Days | Small Group Tour to the British Capitals

The Perfect Balance of Sightseeing.
Enjoy our Small Group Tour or as a Private Journey.


Choose from Deluxe or Classic Packages:

Deluxe from $6,779
Classic from $5,779

The Original Small Group Tour of England and Scotland. Or you can enjoy as an independent travel Journey with all of the essentials you desire.

 
 
 
Meet the British Capitals Tour
START SLOWLY.
Imagine walking the streets of London as you gaze upon the historical and modern statues and buildings. Walk the Royal Mile of Edinburgh as you look up to the ever-standing sentinel of the Castle. Your small group tour adventure in Britain begins in England’s capital city, London, and continues to your special finalé in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh.

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Journey is Different. Compare us and see.

The Journey experience truly is different: Hand-picked hotels in the hearts of the cities, Journey Tour Director as your host throughout from beginning to end, Journey's 'cream of the crop' local Professional Private Guides, skip the line and special access sightseeing and no big buses or groups.

Journey's adventure to the British Capitals of London and Edinburgh delight you with history and the modern feel of these amazing cities. We enjoy travel by train from London to Edinburgh all hosted by your professional Journey Tour Director.

Journey's Adventure through the British Capitals: London & Edinburgh:
  • London: Privately guided highlights tour including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Hyde Park, the Houses of Parliament, St. James Palace, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. You will see the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace if there is a scheduled ceremony. Enjoy our privately guided tour of the Tower of London including a visit to the Crown Jewels.
  • Journey Tour Director hosted adventure to Edinburgh via high-speed train: approximately 4 ½ to 5 hour ride through the English countryside arriving in the heart of Old Town Edinburgh at Waverley Station.
  • Edinburgh: Our privately guided tour of Edinburgh and the Castle. Stirling Castle, Grass Market, National Museum, National Galleries and the Royal Mile.

THIS IS WHY WE SUGGEST JOURNEY FOR YOUR ADVENTURE THROUGH ENGLAND & SCOTLAND:

  • Arriving London: Arrival Transfer with Meet & Greet
  • Journey Tour Director: Serving you from beginning to end of the Journey
  • Amazing Scenic Train: London to Edinburgh
  • Journey's Private Guides: with skip the line and special access sightseeing
  • Journey Dining: Daily breakfast, Welcome Dinners in London and Edinburgh, Farewell dinner in Edinburgh, Whiskey Tasting.
  • Unique to Journey: No Up-Selling on tour (compare with other tour companies), No Big Buses, No Big Groups
  • On Tour Transportation, Hosted passage via train London to Edinburgh
  • Fees, taxes and gratuities excluding the Tour Director
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2022-2024 Daily Departures
Our British Capitals: England & Scotland Tour features select departures or you can enjoy the itinerary privately (inquire). Rates are per person and in US dollars. Traveling solo? Contact a Journey trip planner to get organized. International airfare is separate.

MAY 22-MAY 29
Deluxe: $6,855 per person, Classic: $5,855 per person

JUNE 12-JUNE 19
Deluxe: $6,855 per person, Classic: $5,855 per person

JULY 3-JUNE 10
Deluxe: $6,855 per person, Classic: $5,855 per person

JULY 10-JUNE 17
Deluxe: $6,855 per person, Classic: $5,855 per person

AUGUST 7-14
Deluxe: $6,855 per person, Classic: $5,855 per person

AUGUST 14-21
Deluxe: $6,855 per person, Classic: $5,855 per person

SEPTEMBER 4-11
Deluxe: $6,755 per person, Classic: $5,755 per person


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Journey's Prime Located Hotels

Journey's hotels are located in and around the heart of the cities.

  • Consider our Pre- and Post-Tour options for more of England and Scotland.

    TOUR COMMENCES: LONDON, 4 Days/4 Nights
    LONDON TOWN BLENDS OLD WITH THE NEW
    Deluxe: One Aldwych Hotel or Similar
    Classic: Victory House Hotel or Similar

    TRIP FINALE: EDINBURGH, 3 Days/3 Nights
    OUR HOME ON THE ROYAL MILE
    Deluxe: The Radisson Blu Royal Mile or Similar
    Classic: Hotel Novotel, Hotel Ibis or Similar

    Journey's Deluxe and Classic hotel's include air-conditioned guestrooms with private, ensuite bathrooms in all categories, daily breakfast, free WiFi and select portage assistance at some properties.

 
 

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1: ARRIVE LONDON | DAYS 2-4: DISCOVERING LONDON| DAY 5: ARRIVE EDINBURGH | DAYS: 6-7: DISCOVERING EDINBURGH | DAY 8: DEPARTURE

FIRST THINGS FIRST: Consider our Flight and Early Arrival Options
Your flight to London Heathrow (LHR Airport) should land on Day 1 of the itinerary — this means you should depart your home airport the day prior — your round-trip travel time on this Journey is 9 Days (8 Days, 7 Nights Land). Many of our travelers arrive a "full day early" to recover from their overnight flight — inquire with us about a pre-tour overnight hotel room in London. Make your return flight from Edinburgh. Airfare is not included. Inquire about our Business Class and Premium Economy Airfare.

CONSIDER EXPANDING YOUR JOURNEY
Expand the Journey: Consider expanding your experience in England and/or Scotland for more time in these amazing countries.

 

Day-by-Day Itinerary

London Town: The Adventure Begins

DAY 1: WELCOME TO LONDON

One of Journey's most popular small group adventures begins upon arrival to London Heathrow Airport. Journey's approach to touring is unique: we combine our cream of the crop Private Guides, American Tour Directors and the perfect balance of activity and leisure time so you can truly soak up all that is London and Edinburgh: No sun-up to sun-down touring with us, but we do enjoy walking the cities and villages.

After clearing customs you will be met by our Airport Arrivals Team and transported to our hotel in London. Check-in, drop luggage and then relax until our Discovery Walk later this afternoon.

Discovery Walk IconDiscovery Walk: London

On the Discovery Walk of London, we'll learn about our surroundings and our position in this amazing city.

Journey Dinners IconWelcome to London Dinner

Tonight we make our way to one of our favorite restaurants in all of London where we will be delighted with cuisine from "around the Empire
(all paired with delicious wines, ales, whiskeys and premium beverages - and all included with Journey — no hidden charges like most tour companies).

Journey Hotels IconAccommodation in London, 4 Nights with daily breakfast

Deluxe: One Aldwych Hotel or Similar
Classic: Victory House Hotel or Similar

Historic London

DAY 2: DISCOVERING LONDON

Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: Historic London's Icons
This morning we meet our official Blue Badge Guide and begin our private tour throughout London. We will take in many sites including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Hyde Park, the Houses of Parliament, St. James Palace and Buckingham Palace. We will have time for a lunch break before continuing our adventure and enjoy a visit to the Tower of London complete with a Beefeaters Guide.

The balance of the day is at your leisure.

Join your Tour Director tonight for an optional dinner or you can explore at your leisure.

DAY 3: LONDON TREASURES TOUR

Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: Discovering London's Treasures
Meet the Journey Tour Director and begin our tour to Kensington Palace and Gardens with Royal Albert Hall. We will also take in other sites along our way before concluding the morning tour.

This afternoon, you might consider a visit to the world-renowned Victoria & Albert Museum, or perhaps a stroll up Brompton Road to Harrods (the Tour Director will be going, so come along), or a visit to Hyde Park.

Exclusive IconJourney Experience: Tea Time

Enjoy a special and traditional Tea later this afternoon hosted by your Journey Tour Director.

Join your Tour Director tonight for an optional dinner or you can explore at your leisure.

DAY 4: DAY AT LEISURE IN LONDON

Today you will enjoy a complete day at leisure in London.

This is a wonderful opportunity to take the train to the small town of Windsor and tour magnificent Windsor Castle. Or take a boat ride down the Thames to Hampton Court. We can arrange your optional tours.

Other optional tours include the Harry Potter Walking Tour or special admission to Buckingham Palace or Westminster Abbey (entrance is based on season). Inquire with your Trip Planner for details.

We have recommendations for great dining options for your last night in London or you can explore at your leisure.

Journey Dinners IconFarewell Dinner

Tonight enjoy a special dinner as we cap off our time in London. The dinner is hosted by your Journey Tour Director.  

Amazing Edinburgh

DAY 5: TO EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

This morning after breakfast, meet your Journey Tour Director as we transfer to the Train Station for our onward journey to Edinburgh.

Exclusive IconJourney Experience: Train Adventure to Scotland

Enjoy the scenic journey that becomes more interesting the further north we trek — see the English countryside, historic cities like Durham, Newcastle upon Tyne and its Tyne Bridge, along the coast to Berwick-Upon-Tweed, and then the final frontier before entering Scotland and the finalé of the journey — it's an amazing ride and one you'll remember for years. Total travel time is about 4.5 hours.

Upon arrival, we make our way to our hotel on the Royal Mile.

Discovery Walk IconDiscovery Walk: Edinburgh

On the Discovery Walk of Edinburgh, we'll learn about our surroundings, explore the shops and pubs along the Royal Mile or perhaps visit Princes Street in the New Town and the Sir Walter Scott Monument.

Journey Dinners IconWelcome to Edinburgh Dinner
Tonight, we've made reservations for your dinner in Edinburgh or you can explore at your leisure. The cost of dinner is not included in your tour price.

Journey Hotels IconAccommodation in Edinburgh, 3 Nights with daily breakfast

Deluxe: Radisson Blu Royal Mile or Similar
Classic: Hotel Novotel, Hotel Ibis or Similar

Historic Edinburgh

DAY 6: DISCOVERING HISTORIC EDINBURGH

Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: Treasures of Scotland
This morning we meet our local Expert Guide and enjoy a tour of Edinburgh with a visit to Edinburgh Castle, the GrassMarket area with its many famous pubs and eateries, and learn about the National Museum, the National Galleries and the Royal Mile.

Our morning tour ends after the One O’Clock Gun at Edinburgh Castle.

Exclusive IconJourney Experience: Whiskey Tasting

Enjoy our Scotch Whiskey Experience which is sure to delight and amaze you even if you don't partake of the beverage. Great stories are featured along with the tasting.

This afternoon consider a visit to Holyrood Palace (the British Monarch’s official residence in Scotland). Perhaps you might prefer a Scotch Whiskey Experience or afternoon tea at the Balmoral Hotel. Our Trip Planners can assist you with reservations.

Tonight, join your Tour Director for an optional dinner or explore at your leisure.

Stirling Castle

DAY 7: VISIT TO STIRLING CASTLE AND THE WORLD OF SCOTLAND’S RENAISSANCE MONARCHS

Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: Stirling Castle
After breakfast, we will travel to the town of Stirling, home of Stirling Castle, to enter the world of Scotland’s Renaissance kings and queens and discover a world of splendor. We learn of Sir William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. You will have to decide who the “real” Braveheart was!. Stirling's strategic position along the River Forth between the lowlands and highlands made it a coveted location and fought over since Roman times.

After our adventure we return to Edinburgh for the balance of the day at leisure.

Journey Dinners IconFarewell to Edinburgh Dinner: A Very Special Evening

Tonight join your Journey Tour Director for our included 'Farewell to Edinburgh' event.

Our days have been filled with new sights, tastes and discoveries - tonight enjoy reflecting on the incredible journey we've had together. It has been a Journey of Adventure and Discovery, along with making new friends!

Tomorrow we say goodbye, but tonight we make merry in the very heart of Edinburgh! 

Day 8: DEPARTURE DAY

Breakfast is included this morning should you have time before your departure. May we recommend extending to explore more of amazing Scotland?


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