England & Scotland:
London to Edinburgh

  • 9 Days | Daily Departures to the British Capitals

Choose from Deluxe, Classic or Econo Packages:

Deluxe from $4,979
Classic from $2,979
Econo from
$1,779

An independent travel Journey with all of the essentials you desire. Or you can try our Small Group Tour adventure.

 

 
 
 
Meet England & Scotland: British Capitals
Your 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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What makes your Journey unique?

This itinerary is designed for the discerning independent traveler who enjoys having the perfect combination of free time for exploration and the assurance that they won’t miss the highlights of these world-capital cities. Looking for the Small Group Tour version with Journey Tour Director? Click here. You will have guided tours with certified guides in each city and recommendations for additional sightseeing activities. This journey is designed as a private tour or small family or friends group throughout the year.

The central location of our hand-picked hotels gives you the opportunity to experience the vibrant life of each city. You will be amazed at the living history that surrounds you in London as you see Piccadilly Circus (the Times Square of London), Trafalgar Square and the Globe Theater. Your guided tours will take you inside the major highlights with skip-the-line access.

Your journey continues in Scotland and the beautiful and mysterious city of Edinburgh. You’ll travel in comfort on a high speed train departing London after breakfast and arriving in Edinburgh in early afternoon. You’ll stroll along the historic Royal Mile in the Old Town and learn the city’s amazing history. Edinburgh is known as the city of writers and you can visit the cafés where JK Rowling wrote the first Harry Potter book. You might even get inspiration, as JK Rowling did, on your train ride through England!

Journey's Adventure through England & Scotland:
  • London: Panoramic coach tour passing 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. You will have a guided tour of the Tower of London including a visit to the Crown Jewels.
  • Adventure by high-speed train from London to Edinburgh: approximately 4 ½ to 5 hour ride through the English countryside arriving in the heart of Old Town Edinburgh at Waverley Station.
  • Edinburgh: Guided tour to Edinburgh 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 included
  • Amazing Scenic Train: London to Edinburgh
  • Expert Guided Tours with our professional Local Guides in each city
  • Dining: Included breakfast each morning of the tour.
  • Reservations for Welcome Dinners in London and Edinburgh with our expert recommendations for free nights. Dinner cost is not included.
  • Unique to Journey: No Up-Selling on tour (compare with other tour companies), No Big Buses, No Big Groups
  • On Tour Transportation, Train London to Edinburgh
  • Arriving Edinburgh: Arrival Transfer with Meet & Greet included
  • Fees, taxes and gratuities excluding the Tour Director
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2022-2024 Daily Departures
Our England & Scotland Adventure features daily departures and you can request to be a part of our Small Group or enjoy the adventure privately. Rates are per person and in US dollars. Traveling solo? Contact a Journey trip planner to get organized. International airfare is separate.

Enjoy Daily Departures on this Journey

ADVENTURE PRICING:
Deluxe: 4+ to 5 Star Average: $4,979 per person
Classic:
3 to 4 Star Average: $2,979 per person
Econo:
3 Star Average: $1,779 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.

    OPTIONAL BEGINNING: EXPAND YOUR TIME IN ENGLAND
    EXPAND YOUR TIME IN ENGLAND PERHAPS TAKE IN MORE OF THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE

    TOUR COMMENCES: LONDON, 4 Days/4 Nights
    LONDON TOWN BLENDS OLD WITH THE NEW
    The Sights & Sounds of London Spring to Life.

    Deluxe: One Aldwych Hotel or Similar
    Classic: Victory House Hotel or Similar
    Econo: Z Gallery Piccadilly or Similar

    TRIP FINALE: EDINBURGH, 3 Days/3 Nights
    OUR HOME ON THE ROYAL MILE
    Experience Paris Like a Local!

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

Upon arrival at London Heathrow Airport, clear customs You will be greeted in the International Arrivals Hall by our driver for your included transfer to the hotel (Deluxe and Classic). Upon arrival, you will check-in, drop luggage and then relax or explore until your room is ready in mid-afternoon.

Journey Dinners IconReservations for London Dinner

Tonight we've made a reservation for you at one of our favorite restaurants in London. It's nearby but you may still want to taxi or "tube" it. The cost of dinner is not included in your tour price.

Journey Hotels IconAccommodation in London, 4 Nights with daily breakfast

Deluxe: One Aldwych Hotel or Similar
Classic: Victory House Hotel or Similar
Econo: Z Gallery Piccadilly or Similar

Historic London

DAY 2: DISCOVERING LONDON

Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: Discovering Historic London
Our experience in London with our official Blue Badge Guide will find you seeing amazing sites in a panoramic mini-coach including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Hyde Park, the Houses of Parliament, St. James Palace and Buckingham Palace. Our Guide will break so guests can enjoy lunch at their own expense near the Tower of London. Then we enjoy a visit to the Tower complete with a Beefeaters Guide.

We return to our hotel for the balance of the day at leisure.

Journey is Different: We've got recommendations for great dining options tonight or you can explore at your leisure.

DAY 3: LONDON TREASURES TOUR

Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: Discovering London's Treasures
Our experience today takes us to Kensington Palace and Gardens and Royal Albert Hall. Your afternoon is at leisure to explore. You might consider a visit to the world-renowned Victoria & Albert Museum, a stroll up Brompton Road to Harrods or a visit to Hyde Park. Perhaps Afternoon Tea is in order? Consider a ride in a world-renowned London taxi and enjoy a “private tour” and a chat with one of the most interesting people you will ever meet! In London you can hail a taxi on the street or at a taxi rank. If the yellow TAXI sign is illuminated, the cab is available for hire.

We've got recommendations for great dining options tonight or you can explore at your leisure. Make sure that you try a meat pie in a London pub sometime during your stay!

DAY 4: DAY AT LEISURE

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.

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

Amazing Edinburgh

DAY 5: TO EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

This morning after breakfast we will transfer you to the Train Station for your onward journey to Edinburgh. 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, you will be met by our driver and transferred to our hotel on the Royal Mile. This afternoon you might want to 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 IconDining
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
Econo: Econo Hotel or Similar

Historic Edinburgh

DAY 6: DISCOVERING HISTORIC EDINBURGH

Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: Treasures of Scotland: Old Town Edinburgh, tour of Edinburgh Castle and Grassmarket
Enjoy the expert guided 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. This afternoon consider a visit to Holyrood Palace (the British Monarch’s official residence in Scotland). Perhaps you might prefer a Scotch Whisky Experience or afternoon tea at the Balmoral Hotel. Our Trip Planners can assist you with reservations.

We have recommendations for great dining options for tonight or you can 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 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.

Tonight enjoy your last evening in Scotland. It has been a Journey of Adventure and Discovery, along with making new friends! Until our next Journey — Good Travels!

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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