ENGLAND & SCOTLAND 

7 days / 6 nights

London - Glasgow - Fort William - Edinburgh - Lake District

TOUR ENQUIRY

 

ITINERARY

DAY 01 : ARRIVE LONDON 

Arrive at London Heathrow Airport and be transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore local surroundings. 

Please note: Check-in is after 2 pm. Dinner reservation will be at 7pm. If you arrive in London between 8-9pm, you will be provided with a Packed Dinner. If you arrive in London after 9pm, we will not be able to provide dinner.

DAY 02 : LONDON SIGHTSEEING (B)

Commence by taking a visit to the enchanting Swaminarayan Temple, one of the largest Italian marble temples outside of India. Later drive to the centre of London to see Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London and Buckingham Palace. Visit the London Eye which offers panoramic views of London. Later visit Madame Tussauds. Here take photos with all time celebrities such as Amitabh Bachchan, Mahatma Gandhi and various others.

DAY 03 : BATH - STONEHENGE - DAY TRIP (B)

Today morning after breakfast, we make our way towards Bath. On arrival we explore this picturesque town.

We then continue to board the coach and make our way towards Stonehenge. At Stonehenge you take the shuttle buses (included as part of your ticket) to the ancient stones to uncover the mystery behind this UNESCO-listed site, as one of the country's most famous World Heritage sites, Stonehenge is a "must see" for anyone visiting the UK. 

DAY 04 : LONDON - GLASGOW (B, D)

Today morning join up with your coach and depart towards Gretna Green. The coach will start from Wembley and do various pick-ups along the M1 and M6 Corridor. We will be covering quite a distance today to reach Scotland, so ensure you carry your key essentials and devices for your entertainment for the journey.

In the afternoon we stop for lunch at Gretna Green, the UK's most famous place to get married and home of the world-famous Iron Forgeries. Today why not speak to your tour manager who can get you traditional shortbreads at a reasonable cost. The stop will only sell continental/English food, and there will be no fast food restaurants located within the services so make sure you are prepared. 

We then board back onto the coach and continue making our way North towards Scotland, making our way to the city of Glasgow. We expect to arrive in Glasgow, in the early evening. We make our way straight to Glasgow Cathedral, which is one of Scotland's most magnificent medieval buildings, Glasgow Cathedral is the only one on the Scottish mainland to survive the Reformation of 1560 intact. If the Cathedral is open when we reach, we will go inside to see this fantastic medieval building.

We enjoy a delicious Indian meal at the restaurant before boarding our coach and making our way to the hotel for our three-night stay. Get a good night's sleep as more wonders await you tomorrow.

 

DAY 05 : GLASGOW - LOCH LOMOND - FORT WILLIAM (B, D)

After our breakfast, we board the coach and make our way towards the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, which is where Loch Lomond is situated.

On arrival at Loch Lomond, why not enjoy an optional boat cruise; here appreciate the picturesque views of the highlands, whilst indulging in a warm cup of tea or coffee. The Loch Lomond or "Lake of the Elms" is a freshwater Scottish loch which crosses the Highland Boundary Fault, often considered the boundary between the lowlands of Central Scotland and the Highlands.

If you decide to forgo the Loch Lomond cruise you can spend the time admiring the scenic beauty from the shoreline of the Loch, which gives you picturesque views of the national park.

We then make our way along the scenic route towards Fort William, to visit the Nevis Range. On arrival, we take a cable car (subject to operation) to Aonach Mòr on the Nevis range. Standing at 1,345 meters above sea level, it is a popular mountain destination.

We will also stop today at the Commando Memorial, which is a Category A listed monument in Lochaber, Scotland, dedicated to the men of the original British Commando Forces raised during World War II. Additionally, we visit the Neptune's staircase, which is a flight of eight locks on the Caledonian Canal. This amazing feat of engineering raises the canal by 19m over a quarter of a mile of continuous masonry and takes around 90 minutes for a boat to travel up or down the locks. Built by Thomas Telford between 1803 and 1822, it is the longest staircase lock flight in Scotland.

We then make our drive back to the restaurant in the evening, before going back to the hotel.

 

DAY 06 : GLASGOW - EDINBURGH (B, D)

After breakfast today we drive to Edinburgh, which is Scotland's compact, hilly capital; with its medieval Old Town and neoclassical buildings.

Whilst on route to Edinburgh we stop to visit a local whisky distillery for a short tour, the distillery is a live factory, so you can see the process of what goes into making a whisky. As there are over 120 active distilleries spread across Scotland, listen to the guide who will explain about the types of whisky's produced. Finally, enjoy a taste of the local whisky. It should be noted that the whisky distillery maybe covered on day 2.

We then visit Falkirk wheel for a brief photo stop Falkirk wheel is a rotating boat lift in Scotland, connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. The world's first & only rotating boat lift was opened by her Majesty, The Queen in 2002. 

Continuing the journey, we view the Forth Road Bridge to enjoy a spectacular view of the Forth Rail Bridge. Arrive into Edinburgh and visit the famous Edinburgh Castle with its fine state apartments and ancient Scottish crown jewels. Descend the hill and cross the Royal Mile to see St Giles' Cathedral and its crown shaped spire.

We will then make our way to the restaurant for Indian dinner, on the allocation of our entry time enjoy your meal

 

DAY 07 : LAKE DISTRICT  (B)

Today morning after breakfast we check out of the hotel and make our way towards the Lake District. The Lake District, also known as the Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England.

As we drive through the Lake District, admire the lakes, towns, villages and mountains within the National Park. Once we reach Lake Windermere a large lake in Cumbria's Lake District National Park, we enjoy our 45-minute boat cruise from Bowness-on-Windermere, which is surrounded by mountain peaks and villages. 


We then board a Heritage Steam Train ride from Lakeside to Haverthwaite. Travel back in time when you climb aboard the train. Enjoy views from your carriage up to Haverthwaite. 

Later, we depart to London, and bid farewell to those that are getting of at their drop off points on the route.

 

NOTES:

  • Breakfast will be provided at the hotels as per itinerary and is usually an extended continental breakfast, so it will include tea, coffee, breads, cereals, fruit, etc. This varies from hotel to hotel.

  • Passengers will have an option to choose from a range of different diets, including vegetarian, Jain or non-vegetarian (where ever possible Halal) meals as per the itinerary. Passengers should advice their choice of preferred diet at the time of booking the tour. The meals are pre-set and a choice of menu is not available. 

  • Please note that we will make every effort for early check in for passengers coming in early but this is not guaranteed & is at the hotel’s discretion & availability.

  • Passengers may have to give their Credit card/cash at some of the hotels towards incidentals. No charges are levied unless the guests use some of the services other than not included in the package.

  • Max occupancy per room is 3 person (includes children above 2 years. excludes infants)

  • Tour ends at the tour drop-off point on the last day of the tour. 

  • In Scotland the currency you will require will be Pounds (sterling). You are adviced to keep some change in coins while on the tour as using toilets in many parts of Scotland is not free.

  • Passenger may want to carry a small travel iron, hair dryer, kettle etc, as many hotel rooms will not have these facilities. Please also ensure you carry all medication you will need on the tour.

  • It is the passengers’ responsibility to make sure of necessary arrangements for any children in their group. Milk and baby food cannot be provided by the hotel or restaurants and passengers are advised to carry ready to drink milk whilst on tour. Dry food is allowed on the so please feel free to bring snacks for children. Please also note that not all hotels provide a kettle so if hot water is required for warming milk etc in the hotel then it is advisable to carry a bottle warmer / kettle as well as a thermos flask.

  • The driver will load and unload one piece of luggage per person from the coach (maximum 20kg). Passengers’ will have to carry their luggage to and from the coach to the hotel room. In addition, passenger can also carry one piece of small hand luggage, which can fit under their seat or in the overhead compartment. 

  • Passenger can bring a light weight manual wheelchair for travel, if required, subject to them being capable of being stowed in the luggage hold of the coach. It is also essential that a family member is also on the tour to push their wheelchair. We will also request hotels for suitably equipped rooms; however, this is only on a request basis and cannot be guaranteed.

  • Only food which is dry and cold can be taken onto the coach. Curries, chips and other hot food are not allowed to be consumed on the coach. In addition, chewing gum and ice cream is also not allowed on the coach. Examples of food people bring to snack on include chips, biscuits, drinks etc.

  • We cannot take requests for any seats on the coach. Passengers with children in their group will not be seated near the front due to EU regulations. Please note that all seats on the coach are the same, and have the same level of comfort, regardless of whether they are in the front or the back of the coach.

  • On itineraries that include travel via flight or rail, it may be the case that passengers are not accompanied by their tour manager/local representative during these journeys. In this case the tour manager will meet passengers on arrival at their destination.

  • On occasions it may be the case that the tour manager may change whilst on tour; this is usually due to operational reasons. 

  • Passengers are strongly recommended to purchase travel insurance. Passengers are advised not to carry unnecessary valuables and to be vigilant at all times as tourist spots such as Glasgow are well known targets for pick pockets. It is advisable to make copies of your visas and passports prior to travel.

  • There is no refund for any missed portion of the tour.

  • Surcharges applicable during peak and festive periods.

  • Due to fluctuations in accommodation prices, supplements may apply to listed prices. 

  • A Forex rate varies from each bank and accordingly calculated on the date of payment.

 

2019 Tour Dates and Hotels

April :  10, 18

May  :  02, 25

June :  12

July  :  03, 13, 20, 27

Aug  :  07, 14, 24, 28

Sept :  07

 

Hotels

3 nights in London

3 nights at Novotel or Jurys Inn Glasgow Centre or similar

Tour Highlights

  • Stonehenge with entrance

  • Roman Bath with entrance

  • Nevis Range with entrance

  • Glasgow City Tour covering Glasgow Cathedral, Main Square and University of Glasgow

  • Edinburgh City Tour covering the Royal Mile and entrance to Edinburgh Castle

  • View the famous Neptune staircase & Commando memorial

  • Whisky Distillery – Learn the art of making whisky

  • View the Forth Road Bridge

  • Photo stop at Falkirk Wheel

  • Lake Windermere Cruise

  • Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Train

Optional Excursions

  • Loch Lomond - £10 (adult) / £6 (child 5-12)

60 mins. Enjoy the breath taking views on Loch Lomond; a freshwater Scottish loch which is the largest inland stretch of water in Great Britain by surface area. The loch contains many islands, including Inchmurrin, which is the largest fresh- water island in the British Isles.

What's Included

  • Transportation by deluxe AC coach

  • 4 nights accommodation in 3/4* hotels with breakfast

  • 3 Indian Dinners

  • Entrances and sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary

  • All tips and Service charges

  • Premium service from Tour Rep

What's Not Included

  • Airfare

  • Passport, VISA or other Consular Fees

  • Personal expenses such telephone bills, pay per view movies, laundry expenses, alcoholic beverages, Hotel incidentals

  • Any other items not mentioned in this itinerary

  • Travel and Medical Insurance

  • Lunches and any meals not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Optional tours or excursions

  • GST as applicable on the date of booking. Any changes before travel date by the government in taxes will be applicable in addition to this

 

DISCLAIMER: 

We reserve the right to make minor modifications to the daily itinerary flow based on  weather, traffic, or other conditions for the convenience of the traveling customers. 

In case of coach break down due to mechanical failures, the company will make every effort to fix the  problem but please note that there will be no monetary compensation for the inconvenience caused.

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