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Catch a sunset over historic Edinburgh
Map of Luxury Tour of London & Edinburgh - 10 Days
Luxury Tour of London & Edinburgh - 10 Days

London and Edinburgh are among the most cosmopolitan cities in the UK, offering a perfect blend of history, culture, and breathtaking scenery. Begin this 10-day luxury tour in London with day trips to Blenheim Palace and Bath before visiting Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands. Enjoy the convenience of private tours and knowledgeable guides as you visit ancient Roman ruins, historic castles, and legendary lochs.

Castle ruins
Map of Highlights of Britain's East Coast - 12 Days
Highlights of Britain's East Coast - 12 Days

Explore the ancient history and modern culture of northeast England. Visit medieval York, discover Roman ruins, and sample hearty English pub food in Tynemouth. See the impressive Durham Cathedral, 16th-century Lindisfarne, and the wild seascape of the Farne Islands. End your trip in Edinburgh—home to the Scottish monarchy, world-class whiskey, and the café where J.K. Rowling penned the first Harry Potter novel.

London's Buckingham Palace in Westminster
Map of Luxury London, Edinburgh, & Dublin Tour - 10 Days
Luxury London, Edinburgh, & Dublin Tour - 10 Days

Featuring the United Kingdom's London and Edinburgh as well as the Republic of Ireland's Dublin, this 10-day luxury tour offers the perfect mix of history, culture, and rugged country scenery. You'll experience a broad range of tours covering the history, architecture, and ancient and current traditions at the hands of knowledgeable private guides, with free time to go at your own pace.

Buckingham Palace
Map of Palaces, Castles & Cathedrals of the United Kingdom - 10 Days
Palaces, Castles & Cathedrals of the United Kingdom - 10 Days

This 10-day itinerary is perfect for anyone with a love of UK heritage. On this trip, you'll visit some of the grandest palaces and churches in the nation, which cumulatively represent many millennia of history and culture. It's a fascinating architecture tour that allows you to see a number of places where key historical figures ruled and reigned, from Buckingham Palace to Edinburgh Castle.

Explore Dublin's cultural quarter, the Temple Bar district
Map of Luxury London and Dublin Tour - 8 Days
Luxury London and Dublin Tour - 8 Days

This eight-day luxury itinerary covers the cultural highlights of the United Kingdom's London and the Republic of Ireland's Dublin. Begin your tour in England's capital, with day trips to Blenheim and Bath before you catch a flight to the Emerald Isle's charming Dublin. Enjoy the convenience of private tours and knowledgeable guides as you visit ancient Roman baths, historic palaces, and colorful neighborhoods.

Westminster Skyline
Map of Grand Tour of Great Britain: London, Edinburgh, Bath, & Oxford - 20 Days
Grand Tour of Great Britain: London, Edinburgh, Bath, & Oxford - 20 Days

This epic trip explores the best of the British Isles. Begin your adventure in the thrill of London, then head north to Scotland via the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales.  Tour old-world relics and sip cocktails in underground drinking dens in Edinburgh before hopping across the border to Lake District National Park.  Journey into Wales through Snowdonia, and relish a dramatically scenic drive to the Cotswolds. Visits to Bath and Oxfordshire complete your Great Britain grand tour.

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When in Northern Ireland, a must-see is the Giants Causeway
How Many Days to Spend in the United Kingdom

Spanning 700 miles north to south, three distinct countries, and 12,000 years of history, the United Kingdom would take months to explore fully. Still, with even as little as four days you can explore London's most famous sights, plus perhaps one nearby region, while two weeks lets you roam widely. With an entire month at your disposal, you can cover much of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland with a breadth of active adventures and cultural excursions.

Thatched cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon, England
Best Time of Year to Visit the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom's four distinct seasons each hold a unique appeal. However, since the UK spans ten degrees of latitude, there are considerable differences from north to south and—due to ocean influences—also between east and west. The region frequently defies its negative stereotypes, so don't let the English's complaints and the Scots' talk about "dreich" (dreary) weather put you off. Read on to find out more about the best time to visit England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Tour England's Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world!
Map of 1 Week in The United Kingdom - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
1 Week in The United Kingdom - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

A week is long enough to experience not only the highlights of London but also the English countryside and Scottish Highlands. One option is a family tour that will take you and the clan to Buckingham Palace, on "Harry Potter" tours, and boat rides on Loch Ness. If you're jonesing for outdoor adventure, consider a weeklong hike in the wilds of Scotland's Cairngorms National Park, or hit the road on a trip through the incomparable Cotswolds region of southern England.

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10 Days in The United Kingdom - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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United Kingdom map: London and Edinburgh - 10 Days
London and Edinburgh - 10 Days
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Travel specialist Alex Rawson
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Alex Rawson

My working life has been consumed with travel in the best possible way. I've come to realise that travelling - quite simply - not only makes people immensely happy but is also incredibly...

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Travel specialist Stephen Molloy
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Stephen Molloy

Urbanist by training, he spent most of his twenties traveling and living overseas. Bitten by the bug, he lived in Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, California, Australia, DRC, Kenya, Pakistan...and...

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Eleanor Whitticombe

I have been lucky enough to travel to many places, from the USA to Dubai to Thailand. I have lived and worked in the beautiful Canadian Rockies. Eventually the draw of the coast and home,...

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Travel specialist Rachel Long
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Rachel Long

Although I have always lived in beautiful Wales, I am passionate about travel. As a child I spent family holidays in Britain, touring the west coast of Scotland and the south coast of England,...

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Trip Reviews for United Kingdom

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United Kingdom | Sep 27 - Oct 2, 2021

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Judy B.
Carrollton, GA | Oct 03, 2021

Kate was wonderful. Having her a text or call away averted lots of averted frustration. The emergency number was appreciated, as well. I knew that no matter when it was, she knew I was traveling and was there to assist.

Have had great service from Greece, as well.

However, the young couple I have been working with on a trip to Europe in May for my family is not giving me much confidence. Their service doesn’t appear to be up to your standards. They have made it very plan that they are... read more

Kate was wonderful. Having her a text or call away averted lots of averted frustration. The emergency number was appreciated, as well. I knew that no matter when it was, she knew I was traveling and was there to assist.

Have had great service from Greece, as well.

However, the young couple I have been working with on a trip to Europe in May for my family is not giving me much confidence. Their service doesn’t appear to be up to your standards. They have made it very plan that they are unavailable on weekends and outside of regular weekdays working hours. I will be traveling over three weekends and trouble seems to always strike after 5.

They have a language barrier. I have lots of experience with English as a Second Language folks but I am struggling. I fear I am going to be on my own in Europe in three countries for almost a month with no safety net or the kind of backup and preparatory support Kate provided.

They are in Slovenia. I am going to France, Germany, and Prague. I only speak English and my arrogant American (I try not to be that way! Ask Kate.) ways expect service for the money I invest. I recognize their background in a different culture and hope that my years of teaching cross cultural awareness pay off when I travel. However, if their future business aspirations include service to Americans, they need to soften their touch a bit and plan ahead using their knowledge to benefit travelers who will benefit from that.

For example, they have not mentioned COVID. We will need tests before flying to Europe. More critically, we will need PCR tests in Prague before flying to Bordeaux where we will board a riverboat cruise which they are aware we are booked on. I have no confidence that they have even thought of that. Who knows.. It may not be required by then. However, the cruise line has already asked us to upload vaccine records and forewarned us about the COVID test requirement prior to boarding.

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