08 DAYS IN ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND lets you explore the rich culture and architectural heritage of LONDON, the neoclassical art in GLASGOW and the stunning Castle with a collection of Scottish crown jewels in EDINBURGH.
Visit the iconic Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park and Hampstead Heath. Explore the Big Ben Tower and the Tower of London, a former prison that’s home to the Crown Jewels. Have a glimpse of the Buckingham Palace. Besides if you are lucky, you can also view the change of Guards at the Buckingham Palace. The British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Britain and Tate Modern exhibit local and international history and art.
Glasgow is famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture. It carries a rich legacy of the city's 18th–20th-century prosperity due to trade and shipbuilding. Today it's a national cultural hub. It is home to institutions including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland. It is also acclaimed for its museums and a thriving music scene. Buchanan Street has upmarket boutiques. Apart from that, East End is home to the sprawling ‘Barras’ weekend flea market.
Edinburgh Castle is home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny which is used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. Arthur’s Seat is an imposing peak in Holyrood Park with sweeping views. Calton Hill is topped with monuments and memorials.
This package will enrich you with the neo-classical architectures, a taste of the renowned Scottish liquor and some memorable good times.
03 nights in London
02 nights in Glasgow
02 nights in Edinburgh
London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom. It is a 21st-century city with the history stretching back to Roman times. At its centre stands the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex and the entire city.
Sr Christopher Wren’s 17th-century St. Paul’s Cathedral towers above ‘The City’, where London’s global Stock Exchange conducts its business. Royal sites include Buckingham Palace, housing the monarch's main residence and offices. The Tower of London is a former prison that’s home to the Crown Jewels. The British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Britain and Tate Modern explore the local and international history and art. West End theatres present classic and cutting-edge drama. Covent Garden, Soho and Spitalfields markets are popular dining and shopping areas. Major public spaces include Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park and Hampstead Heath.
London is a year-round destination. It gets busiest Jun-Sep and in the run-up to Christmas and New Year (Dec). Jul–Aug is when many Europeans take holidays, so visitors may face more crowds and limited availability of hotel rooms. Key events include the London Marathon (Apr), Notting Hill Carnival (Aug) and Frieze London art fair (Oct). Sep-May is the city's primary season for theatre, opera, ballet and classical music. Summer’s warmer weather brings many free outdoor music and theatre festivals.
Glasgow is a port city on the River Clyde in Scotland's western Lowlands. It's famed for its Victorian art and nouveau architecture. It carries a rich legacy of the city's 18th–20th-century prosperity due to trade and shipbuilding. Today it's a national cultural hub. It is home to institutions including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland. It also hosts acclaimed museums and a thriving music scene.
Glasgow's grand Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum fills a red-sandstone Victorian castle. The Burrell Collection located in Pollok Country Park exhibits art and antiquities donated to the city by a local shipping magnate. Art nouveau buildings by local architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh include Sauchiehall Street’s Willow Tearooms, Bellahouston Park’s House for an Art Lover and the Glasgow School of Art.
The Clyde Waterfront incorporates the futuristic Glasgow Science Centre with interactive displays. Pedestrianized Buchanan Street has upmarket boutiques. The East End is home to the sprawling ‘Barras’ weekend flea market.
Peak season is from May-Dec. Weather is moderate, and rain is possible, year-round. Burns Night (Jan) is celebrated with Scotch whiskey and helpings of haggis (a traditional dish of cooked sheep organs). Other key events include the Celtic Connections festival (Jan–Feb), a celebration of traditional music; the Glasgow Art Fair (Mar), featuring contemporary work from around the world; and the World Pipe Band Championships (Aug).
Edinburgh is Scotland's compact, hilly capital. It has a medieval Old Town and an elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. Arthur’s Seat is an imposing peak in Holyrood Park with sweeping views, and Calton Hill is topped with monuments and memorials. The Royal Mile, lined with shops selling souvenirs, clan tartans and whisky, leads from the castle to 16th-century Holyrood Palace, an official royal residence.
The Scottish National Galleries display Scottish and European art, including portraits of many famous Scots. Princes Street, the main shopping area, is home to 19th-century Jenners Department Store and its skylit grand hall. The summer art festival season, a city institution, includes the internationally renowned Edinburgh International Festival and its quirkier sibling, Fringe. Restaurants in waterside Leith serve high-end local seafood to traditional fish and chips.
DAY 01: Arrival in London
Arrive at Heathrow International Airport and get transferred to your hotel. The rest of your day is on leisure to explore the city. Overnight in London.
DAY 02: London
Enjoy the city of London on a hop-on-hop-off tour with Thames River Cruise. Experience the architectural and cultural magnificence as you see the Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace (optional Changing of the guards), Tower of London (optional entrance ticket including the Crown Jewels) and much more. Sit back, relax and take in the sights, sounds and iconic views of the city, both ancient and modern as you glide smoothly on a Thames River Cruise. Overnight in London.
DAY 03: London
Explore the ever-expanding collection of wax figures at Madame Tussauds. Later enjoy a ride on the London Eye, Europe’s largest observation wheel offering spectacular views of London. Overnight in London.
DAY 04: London - Glasgow
Transfer from the hotel to the train station in London. Board the train for Glasgow. On arrival in Glasgow, check-in at the hotel. Explore the city of Glasgow on a hop-on-hop-off tour. Discover the rich cultural heritage of the city and enjoy a visit to the main attractions such as the Glasgow Cathedral, St. Mungo's Museum and the Gallery of Modern Art. Overnight in Glasgow.
DAY 05: Glasgow
The day is free to relax or opt to visit the Loch Lomond National Park and Stirling Castle tour.
Day 06: Glasgow to Edinburg
Transfer from the hotel to the train station in Glasgow. Board the train for Edinburgh. On arrival in Edinburgh, check-in at the hotel. Edinburgh is the celebrated capital of Scotland and boasts more than a thousand years of vibrant historical heritage. Proceed for a hop-on-hop-off city tour of Edinburgh. See the Scottish parliament, imposing Edinburgh Castle, National Museum of Scotland, the Scottish National Galleries and St Giles Cathedral. Explore the magical Royal Botanic Garden and many more interesting sights. Overnight in Edinburg.
DAY 07: Edinburgh
The day is free to relax or you can opt to visit the Whisky and Waterfalls Tour or Highlands Lochs Glens and Whisky tour. Overnight in Edinburg.
Day 08: Departure from Edinburg
After breakfast, proceed to the airport for your return flight.