April 2022 / October 2022
Detailed day by day description
This tour is a flexible, guaranteed escorted coach tour, guided in English only.
Once the tour is booked, it is guaranteed so it will definitely go ahead, and will never cancel.
The tour is flexible so you can tailor it to suit your needs. By clicking ‘Quote or Book’, you will have an option to choose your start and end date and destinations within the tour parameters. As these tours allow for such flexibility, the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.
Scenery: Picturesque countryside with hills and woods.
07:30 hrs - London –Departure-. We cross the city and travel towards the north of England. Attractive countryside in the English countryside.
10:00 hrs - Cambridge –Arrival-. We have time to admire the beautiful main colleges and have lunch.
12:30 hrs - Cambridge –Departure-. We continue our journey towards the north, with views over agricultural fields and Sherwood Forest, former home of the legendary Robin Hood.
15:30 hrs - York –Arrival-. Passing along the walls that date to Roman times, we walk towards the cathedral. Time to stroll around its lively shopping streets.
17:30 hrs - York -Departure- We continue our journey northwards.
19:30 hrs - Durham –Arrival-. Impressive medieval city. Time to stroll around its cobbled streets in the centre and to discover its cathedral and castle, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Accommodation.
Scenery: Cross into Scotland. Castles, views over the sea.
08:30 hrs - Durham –Departure-. We travel north through England, and pass by the edge of the city of Newcastle.
09:45 hrs - Alnwick .- Medieval town dominated by its large castle. Attractive gardens. This was one of the backdrops for the Harry Potter film. Time to visit the castle (admission not included) or to stroll around. Note: the castle will be shut during the winter months (01 October-31 March).
11:15 hrs - Alnwick –Departure-. Cross into Scotland.
13:15 hrs - Edinburgh –Arrival-. We are now in the capital of Scotland, in one of the liveliest cities in the north of Europe, whose spectacular centre has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The castle dominates the city centre, with its cobbled streets and parks. In the summer, the Edinburgh Festival is held, and the city brims with life and its many shows. Free time.
17:30 hrs -Scenic visit round the city with a local guide (occasionally, this could be earlier, being undertaken on our arrival in the city). Later on, we provide a transfer to return to the hotel.
Scenery: Beautiful landscapes all the stage; Especially in the afternoon as we passed the Cairngorms Mountains.
08:00 hrs. - Edinburgh - Departure. We travel to another historic city near Edinburgh.
09:15 hrs. Stirling. A time for a stroll in its historic center dominated by the great castle. After that we will trek the trail that goes to the foot of the tower (ticket not included) which was built in memory of William Wallace, a 13thcentury Scottish military hero who became famous thanks to the film Braveheart.
11:00 hrs. - Stirling / Wallace Monument - Departure.
12:45 hrs.- Pitlochry.- picturesque town where we know on arrival a traditional whisky distillery , Blair Athol, where Bell´s is produced. Entrance included . Time for lunch in town.
15.00hrs- Pitlochry- Departure.
15:15 hrs.- Blair Castle .- We include the entrance to this beautiful palace with its impressive gardens.-
16:45 hrs.- Blair -Departure. We travel to the north of Scotland, beautiful mountainous landscapes follow our route.
18:45 hrs.- INVERNESS , arrival, maritime city very close to Loch Ness. Dinner included and accommodation.
NOTE: The hotel network in northern Scotland is quite limited. For some tours (normally in the month of August), we may offer accommodation in towns around Inverness.
Scenery: Magnificent landscapes, lakes, high mountains sometimes snowed on their tops.
Notes: We recommend you to bring some warm clothing; You may need it during the boat ride. The schedules of the stage can be modified according to the assigned time of crossing by the Loch Ness.
08.00 hrs.- Inverness -Departure. We will enjoy a stage full of excitement amid quite beautiful landscapes, forests, lakes, deserted lands and fjords from northern Scotland.
10.30hrs- CASTLE OF EILEAN DONAN, a very picturesque castle is located over the fjord’s waters ( ticket included ). This castle will make us remember the ghosts that populate the castles of Scotland.
11.30 hrs. - Castle of Eilean - departure. Mountains and lakes follow our route.
12.45 hrs.- FORT AUGUSTUS where we will know its sluice gate system. Time to walk and have lunch.
14.00 hrs. - Fort Augustus - departure. We skirt the NESS LAKE. We will visit by the lake the ruined medieval castle of URQUHART (entrance included).
About 15.30hrs we includ a 30 minute boat tour around the lake´s dark waters from Urquhart Castle through to Clansman.
17.00 hrs.- Inverness. Arrival to the capital of the Highlands and unique city of the region at the mouth of the river Ness. Dinner included.
Scenery: Beautiful landscapes again of lakes, mountains, desolate moors, isolated areas, deep forests.
07:30 hrs.- Inverness - Departure. We travel again via Aviemore towards isolated regions, subarctic flora, mountains. On our route we made a brief stop at Spean Bridge , next to the monument to the commandos who trained here before the Normandy landing in World War II. We can take a photo of Ben Nevis, the highest summit of the British Isles.
10:00 hrs. - Fort William - Time for a coffee in this tourist town.
10:45 hrs. - Fort William - departure. We follow the coast, fjords bordering the ocean. - On our route we will pass next to Kilchurn Castle. A ruined castle that projects its image on a beautiful lake.
13:30 hrs.- Inveraray . a quite picturesque historic village by Loch Fyne with a large castle and quiet streets. Time to walk and have lunch.
15:30 hrs.- Inveraray -exit. We will return contouring Loch Lomond, one of the most popular lakes in Scotland.
17.30hrs- Glasgow. Arrival. Time for a stroll around the centre of this lively city.
Paisajes: Bonitos paisajes de colinas y campiña.
Nota: En función del número de viajeros, el tramo Glasgow-Londres podrá realizarse en autocar, tren o avión (trayecto sin guía acompañante). Durante este trayecto el equipaje estará bajo su responsabilidad, siendo normalmente el límite de equipaje de 20 kg.
Si bien nuestro grupo principal sigue su ruta hacia Irlanda, nuestro guía le entregará su billete de tren/avión. Caso de viajar en autocar se saldrá por la mañana (sobre las 10.00) previéndose la llegada a Londres (al hotel del circuito de Europamundo) sobre las 19 hrs (paradas en ruta para descanso y almuerzo). Si el viaje se efectúa en tren, normalmente saldrá a media mañana, el viaje tiene una duración de unas 5 horas (fin de circuito al llegar a la estación).
Llegada y fin de viaje.