England, Scotland & Wales

13 Day Guided Tour from London to London with Cosmos

Read 23 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Cosmos 13 Day England, Scotland & Wales. Experience some of Britain's fascinating towns as you travel through England, Scotland, and Wales, stopping for overnights in London, Leeds, Edinburgh, Strathpeffer, Glasgow, Liverpool,...read more

     
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Guided Tour Starts In
Starts In
London
Guided Tour Ends In
Ends In
London
Accomodation
Accomodation
3 - 4 Star
50
Max Group Size
50
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
England, Scotland, Wales
Trip Operated By:
Cosmos
Cosmos
1,596 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.5 out of 5
23 Reviews
Trip Code:
9000

Itinerary

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1 Arrive In London, England
Check into your hotel. In the afternoon, there's time to rest or to start exploring the lively British capital. Uniformed hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.
2 London
Today is devoted to exploring on your own or enjoying our exciting program of optional activities. You may choose to join a Local Guide for an optional morning sightseeing tour of the city's famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall's mounted horseguards and the Prime Minister's Downing Street residence, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. The highlight is a visit to St. Paul's Cathedral, Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708. Later, maybe visit Windsor Castle or the Tower of London with its spectacular Crown Jewels. Tonight, dinner followed by a leisurely cruise on the Thames River would be fun! (B)
3 London - Oxford - Stratford-Upon-Avon - Leeds
Meet your Tour Director and travelling companions and depart at 8 am for a memorable day of sightseeing. In Oxford, a walking tour shows you the colleges where Britain's elite receive its outstanding education. Then, travel through the lovely Cotswold Hills to Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon. Take photos of Anne Hathaway's Cottage and explore the town at your own pace. Your overnight destination is Leeds. (B/D)
4 Leeds - York - Jedburgh, Scotland - Edinburgh
In York, stand in awe in front of the great structure of York Minster, then follow your Tour Director through a maze of quaint streets, including the narrow Shambles. Continue through wild Northumberland National Park and see a section of Hadrian's Wall. Then, at Jedburgh, see the abbey ruins before a late-afternoon arrival in Edinburgh. A suggestion for this evening: enjoy a traditional Scottish night out with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and, of course, the Ceremony of the Haggis. (B)
5 Edinburgh
A full day to enjoy the Scottish capital. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old "New Town," home to famous scientists, inventors, and novelists. In the "Old Town," visit EDINBURGH CASTLE to admire Scotland's Crown Jewels. Afternoon at leisure. Later, consider a unique optional experience: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia. Tour five decks and see how the Royal Family and crew of 240 lived and worked on board. Dinner rounds out this optional evening. For departure numbers 0729 through 0819, tickets are included for tonight's performance of the world-renowned MILITARY TATTOO, a vast spectacle of massed Scottish pipe bands that takes place in an arena on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle. (B)
6 Edinburgh - St. Andrews - Pitlochry - Culloden Moor - Inverness - Strathpeffer
A day of memorable sightseeing: take the elegant Forth Road Bridge to St. Andrews, whose Royal and Ancient Golf Club has given us the rules of golfing; then, cross the Firth of Tay and, via Dundee and Perth, head into the Highlands, with a stop in the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry. Cross the battlefield of Culloden Moor with its memories of Bonnie Prince Charlie, then, via Inverness, head for your Highland destination. (B/D)
7 Strathpeffer - Isle Of Skye - Glasgow
More heather-clad moors as you drive through the western Highlands to Lochalsh and the Inner Hebridean Isle of Skye. Return to the mainland by FERRY across the Sound of Sleat to Mallaig. Glen Coe, where the MacDonald Clan was massacred in 1692, and a drive along the "Bonnie Banks" of Loch Lomond are scenic highlights on the way to Glasgow, Scotland's great cultural city. (B/D)
8 Glasgow - Gretna Green - Lake District, England - Liverpool
South through the history-steeped Lowland Hills and a visit to Gretna Green, where the blacksmith used to wed runaway couples. Drive through beautiful scenery in the Lake District, considered to be the finest of England's national parks and recently awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. End the day in Liverpool, of Beatles fame, once the departure port of the great transatlantic liners. You may wish to join an optional city tour this afternoon. (B)
9 Liverpool. North Wales Excursion
A day dedicated to the mountainous splendour of North Wales. After a stop in pretty Betws-y-Coed, drive over spectacular Llanberis Pass and through Snowdonia National Park to Caernarvon, where the castle saw the investiture of Charles as Prince of Wales. Then, follow the coast road via the walled town of Conway back to Liverpool. (B)
10 Liverpool - Ludlow - Cardiff, Wales
First stop today is in the pretty market town of Ludlow before heading back into Wales and Brecon Beacons National Park, land of salmon rivers and the Welsh mountain pony. Finally, head through "The Valleys," whose iron ore and coal were the raw materials for the Industrial Revolution, to the Welsh capital. Here, an orientation drive introduces you to the major attractions: Cardiff Castle, Cathays Park, Millennium Stadium, and the stately civic buildings. Tonight, why not join an evening of Welsh entertainment and dinner? (B)
11 Cardiff - Bath, England - Glastonbury - Widecombe - Plymouth
Leaving Wales, cross the Severn Bridge for a visit to the elegant Georgian city of Bath, famed for its Roman relics, before heading into the romantically scenic West Country and Glastonbury with its King Arthur associations. In the heart of Dartmoor National Park, visit quaint Widecombe-inthe- Moor, ghostly setting for Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles. Finally, in Plymouth, hear about Sir Francis Drake and see the Mayflower Steps, where the Pilgrim Fathers embarked in 1620. (B)
12 Plymouth - Stonehenge - London
On the final leg of your journey, take in Thomas Hardy's Wessex, and visit prehistoric STONEHENGE. First, explore the visitor centre with its imaginative exhibitions, then admire the magnificence of the monument from up close. Return to London around 3 pm. How about celebrating the success of your tour with a night out on the town? (B)
13 London
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Cosmos Inclusions

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Trip Inclusions
  • OXFORD: Walking tour.
  • STRATFORD-UPONAVON: Visit.
  • YORK: Walking tour.
  • EDINBURGH: Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle.
  • INVERNESS CULLODEN MOOR: See the battlesite.
  • ARMADALE-MALLAIG: by ferry.
  • NORTH WALES: Excursion to Betws-y-Coed and Caernarvon.
  • CARDIFF: Orientation drive.
  • BATH: Visit.
  • DARTMOOR: Visit Widecombe-inthe-Moor.
  • PLYMOUTH: See the Mayflower Steps.
  • STONEHENGE: Visit the prehistoric monument.
  • INSIDE VISITS AND SPECIAL FEATURES: Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR: and Host Service in London.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Touring by private, firstclass, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi: Isle of Skye ferry.
  • HOTELS: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel and city taxes, required local taxes, porterage plus any mandatory service and resort fees.
  • MEALS: Full English breakfast (B) daily; 3 dinners (D) with choice of menus.
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Included Meals
  • 12 Breakfasts
  • 3 Dinners
Accommodation
  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Superior Tourist Class (ST)
  • London Holiday Inn London – Kensington High Street (F) or Novotel London West (F), Leeds Holiday Inn Garforth (F), Edinburgh Novotel Edinburgh Park (F), Strathpeffer Ben Wyvis (ST), Glasgow Leonardo Inn Glasgow West End (F), Liverpool Holiday Inn Liverpool City Centre (F), Cardiff Park Inn (F), Plymouth Jurys Inn (F)
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

Reviews (23)

13 Day England, Scotland & Wales reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“England/Scotland/Wales October 2018”
- WA, Australia Oct 2018 2 Helpful Votes

I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and would recommend it to anyone wanting to get a general overview of the UK. It was a fast pace but we still had plenty of free time to enjoy individual places and thanks to our wonderful tour guide Julieanne, I feel we were able to see the best of each of the towns we visited. The accommodation was great, all except the hotel in Cardiff which was rather dated. Madeline Lewis from Global Journeys handled my booking and it all went very smoothly, the documents arriving...read more

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“Bus tour around Britain ”
- SA, Australia Aug 2018 3 Helpful Votes View Photo

This tour is good if you want to see a lot of Britain in a short period of time, so be prepared for many hours on the bus and quite short stops. The coach was modern and comfortable, and both the driver and our guide were very friendly. The accommodation was also very good throughout the whole trip. It is quite expensive though, and you could do the same trip (using public transport) for a lot less money - specially as a couple sharing the hotel cost. But if you like the social bit with group...read more

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“England Scotland & Wales ”
- QLD, Australia Sep 2017 6 Helpful Votes

Jennifer & I really enjoyed this tour. Yes, it was fast moving and yes, it would have been great to spend more time in some places, but that was the nature of the tour we chose. The coach, our driver and our tour guide were all fantastic. Gayle, our tour guide, to coin one of her favourite adjectives, was simply "gorgeous". The weather was kind to us, the accommodation was good, and the group were a great bunch, focused on enjoying everything that was on offer.We saw so much spectacular scenery,...read more

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“An enjoyable holiday experience”
- VIC, Australia Aug 2017 5 Helpful Votes

This was an enjoyable holiday experience. Travelling at the time of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and seeing this was fantastic. Our tour guide, John, and our bus driver, Peter, were both excellent. The tour accommodation ranged from really good to poor. This is what you get with a tour where 3-4 star hotels are the accommodation. You see a lot in a short period of time. This is a good way to see highlights and then work out what you would really like to see more of if you return.

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“England, Scotland and Wales - what not to love?”
- WA, Australia Aug 2017 7 Helpful Votes

I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and had a fantastic time. It's easy to say now that I wished we'd had more time in most cities visited, but to be fair, you don't know that until you visit them. The UK is truly beautiful and unique, I just loved it. London, York, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Cardiff were my favourites but every stop was amazing. We really got to see as much as we could given the time we had....read more

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