Half-timbered buildings with the Eastgate and Eastgate Clock in the old city of Chester, England

England & Scotland Heritage Tour: Retracing Ancestral Lands

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Countries Visited

England, Scotland

Places Visited

London, Gloucester, Chester, Glasgow...

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Suggested Duration

11 Days

Kings and queens, battles and artwork, forests and mountains, museums and pubs all fill the histories of England and Scotland. Imagine the cobblestone streets of London, the central dramatic edifice of Edinburgh Castle, and the thatched roof cottages of Grasmere village. Roman walls outline the ancient city center of Chester, and Hadrian’s Wall demarcated the Roman territories from the north. Your England and Scotland heritage tour is hand tailored to show you the proud heritage of these grand...

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Trip Highlights

  • Discover the opulence fit for royalty in castles and palaces across England and Scotland
  • Witness the remnants of Roman History in England at Hadrian’s wall and the Roman Walls of Chester
  • Revel in the natural splendor of the Lakes District and the charming village of Grasmere
  • Relish the romantic folklore and history of the Scottish town of Gretna Green
  • Marvel at the medieval streets and antique architecture of the enchanting city of Edinburgh
  • See the tremendous stained glass windows of York Minster
  • Stroll through William Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Marvel at the unparalleled diverse landscape of the famous Scottish Highlands 

Detailed Description

The past and present commingle in England and Scotland, often making it hard to decipher which stories are ancient and which are modern. On your 11-day England and Scotland heritage tour, you will find the beauty of history informing the definitive cultures that separate England from Scotland, yet at the same time intricately links the countries together. The experience begins with your arrival in London, the capital of England, and one of the most visited cities in the world. The beauty of the city stems from its historic architecture and fashionable culture.

Your private transfer meets you at the airport and takes you to a fabulous hotel located in central London. The following day is yours to acquaint yourself with the city at your preferred pace, taking in British Museum or strolling along the River Thames to see the House of Parliament and London Tower. Your guide meets you at the hotel and escorts you to glamorous Windsor Castles, along with the charming Georgian city of Bath. The next day, you leave Gloucester to visit the Roman walls and half-timbered buildings of Chester.

You have the option to venture into North Wales before settling into Liverpool. The splendor of the Lakes District fills the panorama with reflective waters and emerald hills, where you roam through the villages. North of the Scottish border, you visit the quaint village of Gretna Green and continue upwards to Glasgow. Continue your Scotland tour in the Scottish Highlands, where you can see the rugged beauty of the unadulterated landscape around Glencoe and Fort William. Traverse the lush riverbanks of Pitlochry, the extravagant décor of Blair Castle, and the small town elegance of St. Andrews, the birthplace of golf. 

The following day is yours to relish the wonderment of Edinburgh, from its Gothic past to its chic present. South of the Scottish border brings you to fabled Hadrian’s Wall and the medieval architecture of York. From Leeds, you travel southbound to Shakespeare’s birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon, returning to London. At the end of your trip, your private transfer meets you at the hotel to escort you the International Terminal of Heathrow International Airport for your flight home. 

Starting Price

$4,648 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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