Best of the United Kingdom

27 Days | Take an adventure through all the highlights of the UK – including England, Scotland and a dip into Wales

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Take an epic four-week adventure through the very best of the UK – including London, Cornwall, Dartmoor National Park, Oxford, Cardiff, Snowdonia, Liverpool, the Lakes District, Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Isle of Skye and Inverness. Walk through the UK's most picturesque scenery in Britain's best national parks and Scotland’s most iconic landscapes. In England and Wales, you’ll explore coastal towns with rich history, immerse yourself in the buzzing city hubs and discover the birth places of The Beatles and Dr Who. In Scotland, take in the huge lochs riddled with mythology, explore cobbles streets and medieval architecture and find the origin of literary gems – Harry Potter fan, anyone?

Trip overview

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Start
London, United Kingdom
Finish
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
United Kingdom
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
BMSUC
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Why you'll love this trip
  • If you're a Harry Potter lover, this is for you! Explore J.K. Rowling's greatest inspirations in Edinburgh and take one of the world’s most scenic train journeys through the Highlands, crossing the famed Glenfinnan Viaduct.
  • Marvel at the archeological wonder of Stonehenge and discover all you need to know about the rich history of this iconic site.
  • Spend a day exploring arguably the most beautiful and most British countryside – the Cotswolds. Explore the sleepy villages, walk through endless fields and taste some of the best ales in the neighbourhood.
  • Walk the famous Lon Gwyrfai path in Snowdonia National Park, travel to the mountainous landscape of Lake District National Park and hike through the purple heather in Cairngorms National Park.
  • Take a ferry to the Isle of Skye, soak up the fresh sea air and mountain views and taste your way through the local whisky. Then, take a day trip through the stunning landscapes and medieval castles of Skye.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Just as a heads up before you book, this trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again, there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.
  • Please note that most of the travel on this trip is done by train. While this is a fantastic and sustainable way to move around, you will be responsible for shifting your bags to and from the trains and moving them round the station. Sometimes a short walk from your hotel to the train station is also required. Please pack carefully and do not bring any unnecessary items with you. Suggested weight of your luggage should not exceed 12 to 15 kg.

Itinerary

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Inclusions

Meals

25 breakfasts, 3 lunches

Transport

Train, Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (24 nights), Guesthouse (2 night)

Activities
  • Salisbury - Leader led walk
  • Stonehenge visit
  • Dartmoor Princetown Walk guided walk & picnic lunch
  • Land’s End visit
  • Porthcurno guided hike
  • Minack Open Air Theatre visit
  • Tintagel - Port Isaac Leader led walk
  • Tintagel - St Michael's Rock visit
  • Tintagel -Tintagel Castle visit
  • Oxford - Punting Activity
  • Moreton-in-Marsh - Cotswolds day trip & picnic lunch
  • Cardiff - Cardiff guided city tour (Dr Who theme)
  • Eryri National Park (Snowdonia) - Included guided hike: Lôn Gwyrfai trail from Beddgelert to Rhyd Ddu
  • Liverpool - Chester boat tour
  • Liverpool - Liverpool guided walking tour
  • Windermere - West Shore Lakeside Walk
  • Edinburgh - Leader led walking tour
  • Fort William - West Highland Railway Line train journey
  • Isle of Skye - Leader-led Whisky Tasting
  • Glenfinnan - Railway Viaduct Crossing
  • Isle of Skye - Guided hike
  • Isle of Skye - Guided private bus tour of Trotternish Peninsula
  • Fort Augustus - Loch Ness Boat Cruise
  • Inverness - Culloden Battlefield visit
  • Inverness - River Ness walk
  • Edinburgh - Invisible Cities guided walking tour
Add on activities
  • Salisbury - Cathedral visit - GBP9
  • Oxford - Oxford Castle and Prison tour - GBP16
  • Oxford - University of Oxford visit - Free
  • Oxford - Blenheim Palace visit - GBP35
  • Oxford - Ashmolean Museum visit - Free
  • Glasgow - Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum - Free
  • Glasgow - City Centre Mural Trail - Free
  • Glasgow - Tennent's Brewery Tour - GBP17
  • Glasgow - Royal Botanic Gardens - GBP3
  • Glasgow - Britannia Panopticon - Free
  • Glasgow - Cathedral and Necropolis - Free
  • Glasgow - Hunterian Art Gallery - Free
  • Glasgow - Pollok Country Park & The Burrell Collection - GBP8
  • Glasgow - Afternoon Tea at the Willow Tea Rooms (from) - GBP13
  • Fort William - Nevis Range Gondola - GBP26
  • Edinburgh - Castle Visit - GBP20
  • Edinburgh - National Museum of Scotland - Free
  • Edinburgh - The Scotch Whisky Experience Tour - GBP16
  • Edinburgh - Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - GBP7
  • Edinburgh - The Queen’s Gallery at Holyroodhouse - GBP13

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please note that due to the small properties we use in Europe there is only a limited amount of single supplements available per trip departure. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. As this is a combination of 3 trips, your leader and the composition of your group may change in London and Glasgow.
3. At the end of second part of your trip in Edinburgh, you will be provided with a train ticket and instructions how to reach the start of the third part of your trip in Glasgow. This part of your journey will not be assisted by our Tour Leader.

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Best of the United Kingdom
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AUD $16,290