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This vacation is a tale of two cities, taking you to London and Edinburgh, two of the most historically important cities in Great Britain. These great cities share hundreds of years of history, some of which has not been very pleasant, but an invasion from one to the other can now be done in a little over four hours by train. Both cities are a joy to explore, they are both ancient and modern with a vibrant exciting feel to them. The vacation starts in London, capital of England, with a full sightseeing tour of the city and taking you out into the Garden of England. After a few days in England you then head north of the border to Scotland's great capital and beyond.
Buckingham Palace, Horse Guards, Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, West Minster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, and countless Museums and Art Galleries. Oxford Street, Harrods, Knightsbridge and Fortman and Masons.
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Your vacation starts as soon as you have landed. Our driver will meet you at arrivals and, after assisting you with your luggage, would transfer you to your central London luxury hotel. The Rubens at the Palace is as traditional hotel as you will find and is beautifully situated opposite Buckingham Palace. After settling in you could spend the rest of the day taking in your surroundings.
Enjoy a full days sightseeing today with a Magestic Tour of the city. This panoramic driving tour will take you to see Parliament Square, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. Following this would be a visit to see the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace before heading to St Paul's Cathedral for a guided tour. The day continues with a guided tour of the Tower of London including the Crown Jewels before heading to the River Thames for a river cruise to end the day.
A day to explore the sights at your own pace. In the welcome pack which was waiting for you at your hotel when you first arrived you would find fast track passes which give you access to over 50 of the top attractions in London. These give you the freedom to explore the parts of London that really interest you. The only pre-booked event of the day will be your flight on the London Eye, which will give you a fantastic view over the city and beyond. With so many museums, galleries, historical buildings and attraction to explore all you have to decide is where you are going to start.
A wonderful tour out of the city awaits you today. You travel in to the beautiful county of Kent, also known as the Garden of England. This tour takes you, first of all, to Leeds Castle near Maidstone where you will enjoy a private viewing of the castle it's self and have time to admire the scenery of the grounds. The next port of call is the historic city of Canterbury as you take a tour around the cathedral which dates back to before the 11th century. Your final destination of the day is the seaside town of Dover where you will see the famous White Cliffs which stand 400 feet above sea level and the brooding, 800 year old, Dover Castle.
Another tour out of the city today which takes you to the truely magnificent Windsor Castle with a tour of the state apartments and St George's Chapel. Once you leave Windsor the next stop is to see the mystical Stonehenge. This ancient site has been baffling scientist and academics for centuries as to the real purpose the stone circle was built. Your final destination for the day is the Georgian city of Bath. This historic town is best known for the Roman Baths which are included in the tour of the city.
Leaving London behind today, it's time to head north of the border into Scotland, spending the next few nights in Edinburgh. The train journey takes just over 4 hours and once there, make your way to the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel which will be home for the next 5 nights. This hotel is set in the old town which means you have the convenience of a city centre hotel with the restfulness of a quiet location.
For the next two days you will have the chance to explore the city. You will be provided with the Royal Edinburgh Ticket which gives you unlimited access to the cities hop on hop off sightseeing buses and admission to three of Edinburgh's most famous attractions - Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Yacht Brittannia.
The Castles, Coast & Whiskey Tour is a very relaxed sightseeing tour of Mid and East Lothian taking you out of Edinburgh and into the rugged countryside to see some of Scotlands best known castles. After a leisurely lunch you will also visit one of Scotlands best known distilleries, Glenkinchie Distillery.
No trip to Scotland is complete with out visiting the world famous Loch Ness. Today's tour takes you through the breathtaking scenery of the Scottish Highlands over to the west coast complete with views of Scotlands highest mountain, Ben Nevis, before heading further north to the infamous Loch Ness.
Sadly today is departure day and our driver will collect you from your hotel and take you to the airport in plenty of time for you to catch your flight.
Related Information: This year, 2013, marks the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen’s Coronation at the Westminster Abbey. There will be series of celebration and special events on Tuesday June 4th at 11:00 am. Some of the guests will include Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness and Members of the Royal Family. You can add extra days to your itinerary to observe this nearby. Be sure to explore the local things to do, restaurants, and more while you visit.
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