Trip Overview…

Take the ultimate holiday through Britain by rail! You’ll uncover world-famous landmarks in London and Edinburgh, discover the prehistoric rocks of Stonehenge, spot quaint English villages on scenic cruises and experience one of the most scenic train journeys on earth aboard the Jacobite Steam Train through the Scottish Highlands. This is truly a bucket list adventure for anyone with a love for all things British.

Package Includes

Highlights

  • Explore royal residences and iconic monuments in the British capital with a London Pass
  • Stroll down the cobbled streets of York and explore with a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour
  • Gaze over Edinburgh and discover Scottish history with Skip the Line entrance to the hilltop Edinburgh Castle
  • Wind through the Scottish Highlands with a return journey on the Jacobite Steam Train
  • Private Walking tour of Chester

Rail & Hotel Included:

  • 4 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in London
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in York
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Edinburgh
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Fort William / Glencoe
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Chester
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Bristol
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Bath

Tours & Inclusions:

  • Rail travel in standard class throughout (1st class available – please enquire for price)
  • London Pass
  • Stonehenge Day tour from London
  • York Pass with hop-on, hop-off tour
  • Skip the Line: Edinburgh Castle Admission
  • Roundtrip journey on the Jacobite Steam Train

At a glance

13 nights
Departing May 21 – Jul 22
From AUD$
3,399
pp

Your Itinerary

DAY 1 – ARRIVE IN LONDON
Arrive in London today and check into your hotel, located right in the heart of the city. Settle in and head out to explore – the unique blend of history and cosmopolitan vibrancy in the English capital makes it one of the world’s best tourist destinations. (Overnight in London)

DAY 2 – LONDON
Explore London to the fullest today with a London Pass included in your vacation. Discover the parts of London that interest you – from Shakespeare’s Globe to Westminster Abbey, the Churchill War Rooms or the Tower of London. Use your pass to take a scenic cruise down the River Thames – the perfect way to see the famous landmarks of the city from a new perspective. (Overnight in London) B

DAY 3 – DAYTRIP TO STONEHENGE
Today you’ll have the chance to see one of the world’s most breathtaking landmarks – Stonehenge! Travel from London in comfort and observe the prehistoric monument in all its glory, discovering the monument’s Neolithic heritage with an expert guide. (Overnight in London) B

DAY 4 – LONDON TO YORK
Head north today, through the verdant English countryside to the pretty cathedral city of York. Check in at your hotel and begin to explore. Quite the contrast to London, York boasts quaint cobbled streets and a laid back, romantic atmosphere. Spend the rest of the day exploring and enjoy some traditional Yorkshire cuisine come the evening. (Overnight in York) B

DAY 5 – YORK
Create your own sightseeing tour with a York Pass! The city’s official tourist card makes exploring as easy as it is fun. Gaze out on spectacular views over the city from Clifford’s Tower, indulge your cultural side at the York Art Gallery, visit York Minster – the city’s crowning jewel – and discover the city’s legacy for sweets with a visit to York’s Chocolate Story. (Overnight in York) B

DAY 6 – YORK TO EDINBURGH
Catch the train from England to Scotland today, riding the rails from York to Edinburgh. Check in at your hotel for a two-night stay and start exploring the city. If the train journey has left you with boundless energy, why not walk up to Arthur’s Seat, the main mountain in the city which offers fantastic views from the top. (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

DAY 7 – EDINBURGH
Explore a fascinating slice of Scottish history today, with a skip the line entrance ticket included with your holiday. Explore the historic attraction at leisure, visiting St Margaret’s Chapel, the Crown Jewels, Royal Palace and fascinating National War Museum. Keep an eye out for performers in costume around the site, who are sure to bring the past to life! (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

DAY 8 – DAYTRIP ON THE JACOBITE STEAM TRAIN
Fans of historic experiences and gorgeous scenery will be in their element today! Get an early start and travel north through the exceptional vistas of the Scottish Highlands to Fort William, where you’ll board none other than the Jacobite Steam Train, one of the world’s most scenic railway journeys. Pass Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, skirt the shores of deep lochs and winding rivers and catch glimpses of Loch Nevis on the way to Mallaig, a quaint but busy fishing port. Enjoy free time to explore before catching the train back to Fort William and transferring to Glencoe for an overnight stay. (Overnight in Glencoe) B

DAY 9 – FORT WILLIAM TO CHESTER
Check out of your hotel and transfer back to Fort William station, where you will catch a train bound for Chester. Founded as a Roman fortress as far back as the 1st century BC, Chester boasts myriad history to discover. Settle in at your hotel for a two-night stay and set out to explore the city. Admire the well-preserved Roman Walls, Tudor-style buildings and the Roman amphitheater. (Overnight in Chester) B

DAY 10 – CHESTER
Today you’ll enjoy a private walking tour of the great Roman city of Chester. Your guide will give you a fantastic insight into its multi-layered history stretching from its Roman origins, through historical events such as the English Civil War to today’s bustling city. Highlights include the unique shopping arcade called The Rows, historical streets and 16th century cathedral as well as the beautiful riverside along the Dee. (Overnight in Chester) B

DAY 11 – CHESTER TO BRISTOL
Catch the train from Chester to Bristol after breakfast today, checking in at your Bristol hotel for an overnight stay. Nestled on the banks of the River Avon, there is plenty to see and do in Bristol, which is famous for its maritime history. Discover the museum on board the SS Great Britain, enjoy the views from the top of the Cabot Tower, and wander through the harbour’s 19th-century warehouses, which now contain fantastic restaurants, shops and galleries. (Overnight in Bristol) B

DAY 12 – BRISTOL TO BATH
From Bristol, take the train to Bath, just a short 15-minute ride away! Check in at your hotel and stroll the cobbled streets of Bath, regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. Don’t miss a visit to the famous Roman Baths – the city is built on natural hot springs then perhaps take a cruise down the scenic River Avon and treat yourself to a traditional pub lunch afterwards! (Overnight in Bath) B

DAY 13 – BATH TO LONDON
Head back to the English capital city by train today and check in at your hotel for an overnight stay. If there are any sights remaining on your ‘London bucket list’, now is the time to check them off! (Overnight in London) B

DAY 14 – YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN LONDON
Check out of your London hotel after breakfast and continue with your travels. If you’d like to extend your holiday to explore Europe, just speak to one of our Rail Experts for more information. B

MEAL GUIDE: B – BREAKFAST, BR – BRUNCH, L – LUNCH, AT – AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Disclaimer:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards.

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