London, Lake district & Scotland
The United Kingdom, made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, is an island nation in north western Europe. England – birthplace of Shakespeare and The Beatles – is home to the capital, London, a globally influential centre of finance and culture. London is one of the leading tourist destinations in the world and is ranked as the most visited city in the world. At its centre stand 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.
A place of superlatives, the Lake District National Park is the largest in the UK and boasts England’s highest mountain – Scafell Pike – and its largest lake – Lake Windermere.
Scotland, the U.K.’s northernmost country, is a land of mountain wilderness such as the Cairngorms and Northwest Highlands, interspersed with glacial glens (valleys) and lochs (lakes). Its major cities are Edinburgh, the capital, with its iconic hilltop castle, and Glasgow, famed for its vibrant cultural scene.
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeChildren, Culture, Discovery, Family, Guided Tours, History
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Small Group
An itinerary tailormade to include the great city of London, Lake districts & Scotland.
Included in the itinerary is train travel to the Lake District and to Glasgow, giving you an opportunity to enjoy the picturesque countryside of UK. Drive through from Glasgow & onwards to the Highlands, seeing many of the Lochs, enjoying the breath taking Scottish scenery & finally to arrive at Edinburgh
Best time to travel
April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Park Grand Paddington in London, or similar
Low Wood Hotel in Windermere, or similar
Argyll Guest House Glasgow Hotel, or similar
The Royal Hotel in Isle of Skye, or similar
Holiday Inn Express Dundee Hotel, or similar
Holiday Inn Edinburgh – City West Hotel, or similar
- 11 nights accommodation as per itinerary
- 11 breakfasts
- Panoramic Tour of London, on SIC
- Entrance to Madame Tussauds, London Eye & Tower of London.
- Entrance to National Gallery
- Entrance to Ripley Believe it or Not
- Full-Day Ten Lakes Spectacular Lake District Tour, on SIC
- Beatrix Potter’s Lakeland Tour including a Lake Windermere Cruise, on SIC
- Orientation Tour of Loch Lomond & the Highlands
- Orientation tour of Drumnadrochit
- Visit Culloden Battlefield
- Glen Ord Distillery Tour
- Entrance to the Scone Palace
- 01 Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour in Edinburgh
- Entrance to Edinburgh Castle
- 01 Vehicle at Disposal for 03 days (Day 8,9 & 10)
- Airfare to UK and UK visa
- Meals (except hotel breakfast)
- Admission fees to all sightseeing places except those included
- Anything not specifically mentioned in the itinerary
- Rail Tickets / BritRail Pass
- Government Service Tax
On arrival at London Heathrow airport, pick up and transfer to your hotel. Check in. Overnight at your hotel in London.
Full day City tour of London (SIC)
Breakfast at the hotel and in the morning start a city tour of London. Begin with a panoramic drive around Parliament Square, to see Westminster Abbey, where many of the Kings, Queens, Statesmen, poets and writers were buried. See Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Enjoy a fascinating panoramic tour seeing Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, London’s Theatre District and Piccadilly Circus. Then to Buckingham Palace to see the colourful ceremony of the Changing of the Guard; accompanied by a military band, a detachment of the Queen’s Foot Guard march to Buckingham Palace in their bearskins and red tunics, and change with the Old Guard. Also visit the Madame Tussads and London Eye and Tower of London.
Evening return to your hotel for overnight in London.
Full day City tour of London (SIC)
Visit National Gallery & Ripleys Believe it or Not (on SIC) (entrance tickets included).
Evening return to your hotel for overnight in London.
London – Lake District
Breakfast and check out of the hotel in London. Pick up and transfer to station for train journey to Windermere – 422 kms/05 hrs. On arrival at Windermere, check into your hotel. Overnight stay in Windermere.
Tour of Lakes
Full day tour of Ten Lakes Spectacular to Ullswater and beyond ( SIC).
Overnight stay in Windermere.
Lake Windermere Cruise
Beatrix Potter’s Lakeland Tour including a Lake Windermere Cruise (SIC).
Overnight stay in Windermere
Lake District – Glasgow
Breakfast at your hotel and check out.
Board your train to go to Glasgow (2h 40m, 01 change).
On arrival in Glasgow, check into your hotel. Overnight stay in Glasgow. Transfer from/to hotel included
Glasgow – Fort William – Isle of Skye ( On PVT basis)
After breakfast, travel by private vehicle along the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond and enter the Highlands. Wild Rannoch Moor; Glen Coe, where the MacDonald Clan was treacherously massacred by the Campbells; lovely Loch Linnhe; and Fort William beneath Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, are on the morning’s agenda. Then follow the “Road to the Isles” passing Glenfinnan, the site where the Young Pretender’s standard was raised in 1745.
At Mallaig, board your FERRY and sail across the Sound of Sleat to Armadale on the romantic Inner Hebridean Isle of Skye, where Bonnie Prince Charlie and Flora MacDonald took refuge.
Check in to hotel in Isle of Sky for overnight stay.
Isle of Skye – Inverness – Culloden – Highlands ( On PVT basis)
After breakfast, we will cross the bridge back to the mainland and drive further into the remote Highlands for another day of breathtaking Scottish scenery. Follow the shores of Loch Carron to Achnasheen, pause at Drumnadrochit on the shores of Loch Ness, and keep a lookout for the mysterious monster on the way to Inverness, the Highland capital.
At CULLODEN VISITOR CENTRE the scene is set of the crushing Hanoverian victory over Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Scottish clans before reaching your overnight destination in the Spey Valley.
Start the day with a unique treat: admire a champion shepherd as he manipulates his flock with up to 10 border collies in a SHEEPDOG DISPLAY.
Then, enjoy the drive through heather-clad moors for a visit to a WHISKY DISTILLERY. Follow the River Dee through the Grampian Mountains to the area where the Royal Family spends their summer holidays and pause for a stroll in pretty Braemar, home of the Royal Highland Games for over 900 years. Afternoon arrival in the city of Dundee overlooking the picturesque Firth of Tay with time for a stroll. Overnight accommodation in Dundee.
Dundee – St. Andrews – Edinburgh ( On PVT basis)
A leisurely start to the day with a drive across the Tay Bridge to St. Andrews, where the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, founded in 1754, has given us the rules of golfing.
Continue on to Perth and a special visit to SCONE PALACE, the stately home of the Earl and Countess of Mansfield. Hear about the crowning of Scottish kings here. Plenty of time later to explore the Palace grounds.
Cross the mighty Forth Road Bridge to Edinburgh and tonight, don’t miss the optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis. Overnight accommodation in Edinburgh.
Tour of Edinburgh
Morning city sightseeing introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town” and famous scientists, inventors, and novelists. In the “Old Town,” drive up the narrow Royal Mile to EDINBURGH CASTLE to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels.
The afternoon is free to enjoy this “Prince of Cities” at your own pace. Later, a unique optional experience: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, once the perfect royal residence for the Queen’s glittering state visits and family holidays. Tour five decks and see how the Royal Family and crew of 240 lived and worked on board.
Overnight stay in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh to London
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and transfer to the airport for your return flight to London.
Travel insurance is mandatory for obtaining visas for your international travel, to a number of countries, eg the European countries under Schengen Agreement. Even if it is not mandatory for the visa processing, we will still recommend very strongly, applying for and obtaining insurance. A minimum cover of US$50000 is required to be taken which will generally cover against personal accident, sickness, death, emergency repatriation and personal liability etc. Insurance can also be taken as a cover against trip cancellations, loss of baggage, loss of passport, flight delays etc.
Absolutely yes. We offer discounts for children on a number of tours on international circuits. The discounts may vary from tour to tour, from services to services and depend on the age profiles of the children. Please contact us for specific information related to tours and discounts available.
Springbok Holidays is an end-to-end travel solutions provider. We do provide guidance and assistance in processing of your visa applications. We cannot, though, guarantee issue of visas, as the decision lies solely and absolutely with the specific embassies, high commissions or consulates.