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Ultimate Great Britain

From $3498 (was $3748)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

18 Days
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United Kingdom Vacation Details

Discover England and Wales and take an extended journey through Scotland on this one magical tour through these magnificent countries. Visit castles, countrysides, culturally-rich cities, and more!

Tour Includes

3 Countries
  • England
  • Scotland
  • Wales
Sightseeing
  • London
  • Stonehenge
  • Bath
  • Cotswolds
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • North Wales
  • Liverpool
  • Lake District
  • Newcastle
  • Edinburgh
  • Cairngorms National Park
  • Loch Ness
  • Inverness
  • Western Highlands
  • Isle of Skye
  • Glasgow
Hotel Accommodations
  • 16 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
Meals
  • 16 Breakfasts and 11 Dinners
Service
  • A professionally trained English-speaking local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling
  • To and from your hotel room throughout your land tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person.

Activity Level

Activity Level Active


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Note: Information shown here is for 2022 itinerary. Itinerary and highlights for 2023 dates differ. Please view the "Itinerary" tab for more information.

Tour Highlights

In England & Wales

  • Spend 2 nights with an included guided city tour in London
  • Marvel at the wonder of Stonehenge
  • Enjoy a scenic train ride through Snowdonia National Park
In Scotland
  • See Edinburgh and Edinburgh castle
  • Witness the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Highlands
  • Discover Loch Ness on a scenic cruise
  • Explore the ruins of Urquhart Castle
  • Included whisky distillery tour & tasting

Mandatory Vaccinations Against COVID-19

All guests, including minors, must be fully vaccinated, at least 2 weeks prior to departure, to participate. Guest vaccination requirements are currently for all departures until further notice.

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Accommodation Details

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Ultimate Great Britain

Tours Starts: London, England

Tours Ends: Glasgow, Scotland

Day 1

Depart for London

Your journey begins on your overnight transatlantic flight to London.

Day 2

Arrive in London

If you purchased airline tickets through YMT, a representative will welcome you at the airport and transport you to the hotel. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure until the included welcome dinner at the hotel begins. Get acquainted with your traveling companions and learn about the exciting days ahead. (D)

Lancaster Gate Hotel or similar

Day 3

London Sightseeing

After breakfast, head out on a panoramic city tour of one of history’s most influential capitals. Enjoy an overview of all of London’s most important landmarks from the comfort of your roomy coach and enjoy the rest of the day to explore as you wish. The city boasts many famous sights, including the Tower of London, Big Ben, Piccadilly Square, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and more! (B)

Lancaster Gate Hotel or similar

Day 4

Stonehenge and Bath

Leave London this morning and go back in time to explore two of England’s oldest sites: Stonehenge and the Roman Baths. Stonehenge is the instantly recognizable ring of stones built approximately 5,000 years. With no written records, the purpose of the monument, and the methods of its construction, remain a mystery. Stand in awe beside these massive wonders and experience their glory up close! In Bath, we tour of some of the best Roman ruins in the world. Romans started taking advantage of Bath’s natural hot springs when Claudius invaded Britain in 43 AD. They turned the site into a religious shrine that housed incredibly complex bathing areas with cold rooms, warm rooms, and a massive central pool. Explore this city, whose largely intact ruins are a testament to Rome’s incredible engineering skills. (B)

Mercure Bristol Holland House or similar

Day 5

The Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon

Spend the morning in the Cotswolds, a stunning rural area renowned for lush rolling hills and beautifully maintained historic buildings and villages. The striking color of local structures— from grand manors and churches to humble single-family cottages—is due to the region’s native honey-colored limestone. The buttery yellow stone is a signature feature that’s distinguished the Cotswolds for centuries. Visit Cogges Manor Farm, which you may recognize from Downton Abbey. Continue to Shakespeare’s Birthplace, the restored 16th century home in Stratford-uponAvon that he grew up in and shared with his beloved wife, Anne Hathaway. Hear family stories and live theatre recitals. The day ends with a delicious dinner at your hotel. (B, D)

Holiday Inn Chester South or similar

Day 6

North Wales

Go deep into the Welsh wilderness of Snowdonia National Park. Take in its wild landscapes of mountains and lush oak forests. Its coastline is protected as a Special Area of Conservation, with rugged banks and a scattering of sand dunes in the park’s mid-coast. Then enjoy a ride on the Ffestiniog Railway, one of the “Great Little Trains of Wales,” through the heart of the park. Eat lunch on your own in the walled market town of Conwy, then stop at Conwy Castle. The rectangular stone fortress is a UNESCO World Heritage Site recognized as one of the finest examples of late 13th century and early 14th century military architecture in Europe. (B, D)

Holiday Inn Chester South or similar

Day 7

Liverpool & Manchester

Tour Liverpool, a port city from where over 9 million emigrants left England for a new life in America. You’ll see the Royal Liver Building, the headquarters of the White Star Line, the Albert Docks, and the two cathedrals of Hope Street. Continue to Manchester. Learn about one of Britain’s most passionate football cities on a panoramic tour. From your coach you will see , Old Trafford, the Lowry, and more. Enjoy free time in Manchester before continuing to York. (B, D)

York Marriott Hotel or similar

Day 8

York & Nottingham Castle

Start the day with a panoramic tour of York, a city that never quite left behind its medieval past. 13th century walls surround narrow streets, which all wind their way toward the magnificent York Minster. One of the England’s most impressive cathedrals looks down at the city that inspired and influenced the magical look of the Harry Potter movies—particularly Diagon Alley. Your tour takes you past York Minster, Exhibition Square, Margaret Street, and Fishergate. From there, enjoy the real life setting for the most famous outlaw in fiction—Robin Hood. Visit Nottingham Castle. The imposing stone structure has been a royal palace, a military fortress, the site of a coup, and a symbol of Industrial Age inequality. See the castle, expansive grounds, and beautiful exhibition spaces. (B, D)

Conference Aston Hotel

Day 9

Oxford and London

Take a panoramic and walking tour of Oxford, a city known around the world as the home of Britain’s oldest and most prestigious university. See the school and 1,100-year-old village, including Christchurch, Oxford Castle, and more of the famous halls and greens of Oxford University. Enjoy lunch on your own and free time in town, which is full of historic pubs where many of Britain’s sharpest minds bloomed. Return to London and sit down for an included Farewell Dinner. (B, D)

Lancaster Gate Hotel

Day 10

Depart for Ediburgh

Travel by scenic rail up to Edinburgh. The rest of the day is yours to spend at your leisure until the included welcome dinner at the hotel. (B, D)

Moxy Edinburgh Airport or similar

Day 11

Edinburgh

Today starts with a comprehensive tour of Edinburgh. The beautifully maintained capital city is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and tour highlights include the Royal Scottish Academy, The Georgian House, St. Giles Cathedral, The Scottish Parliament, and Greyfriars Bobby. Your final stop this morning is Edinburgh Castle, home to the Scottish Crown Jewels, the Stone of Destiny, and Edinburgh’s oldest building, St. Margaret’s Chapel. Admission to the castle is included for you to enjoy a self-guided tour. The guided portion of the day concludes at lunchtime, after which you are free to remain in the city and explore on your own, or to join our afternoon optional tour. (B)

Moxy Edinburgh Airport or similar

Day 12

Edinburgh to The Highlands

After a delicious breakfast, we’ll head to one of the most historically significant places in all of Britain—the iconic Scone Palace in Perth. The home of the Earl of Mansfield, it has been the seat of parliaments and the crowning place of the Kings of Scots since the 9th century. Continue to the Highlands to enjoy some free time. Today also includes a visit to the Leault Working Sheepdogs Farm for a 45-minute demonstration of up to eight dogs working as a team to herd sheep and responding to their own personalized commands and individualized whistles. Meet the collie pups, see the orphan lambs and perhaps take part in shearing a sheep. En route to your hotel, see Britain’s tallest mountain range in Cairngorms National Park. (B, D)

Highlander Hotel or similar

Day 13

Loch Ness & Inverness

Enjoy stunning views of Inverness and the Moray Firth as you make your way into the Great Glen, and Loch Ness. Up to 755 feet deep at places, the murky lake has plenty of hiding space for the mythical Loch Ness Monster, or “Nessie.” Take a short scenic cruise across the loch to Urquhart Castle to explore the ruins dating back to the 13th century. Enjoy the afternoon at your own pace, taking in the sights of Inverness, the ancient capital of the Highlands. (B)

Jurys Inn Inverness or similar

Day 14

The Highlands

Our first stop this morning is the historic battlefield site of the bloody Battle of Culloden Moor. This brutal battle in April 1746 saw thousands of casualties and marked the end of the 60-year-long Jacobite Uprising against the English monarchy. Enjoy an innovative interactive exhibit about the battle, as well as area history at the Visitor Centre. Continue to Cawdor Castle, an ancient medieval fortress with three very different and extraordinary gardens. Explore the grounds on a guided tour before continuing to Glen Ord Whisky Distillery for an informative tour and tasting of beautiful Scotch Whisky—no trip to Scotland would be complete without it! (B, D)

Jurys Inn Inverness or similar

Day 15

Isle of Skye & Western Highlands

Your tour takes you to the Isle of Skye, one of the Inner Hebrides islands. You will visit the Clan Donald Centre, a heritage center for what used to be the biggest clan in Scotland, ruling the western part of the country and the islands. A short ferry crossing will then take you back to the mainland and you continue to Inverary. (B, D)

Muthu Ben Doran or similar

Day 16

Argyll & Glasgow

Today’s itinerary takes you farther south along the rugged shoreline into Argyll. First, you will visit Inveraray Castle, built in 1743 in the Gothic Revival style. You’ll enjoy seeing the extensive collection of pikes, muskets and other weaponry. There will also be a short break on the banks of Loch Lomond, the largest lake in the country. After leaving the tranquility of the Highlands, your trip takes you into Glasgow, the biggest city in Scotland. (B)

Moxy Glasgow Merchant City or similar

Day 17

Glasgow

During a panoramic morning city tour, you will see the remnants of the monastery at Glasgow Cathedral and the Necropolis, an ancient cemetery in the middle of the city. You will also visit George Square, named after King George III and the de facto center of Glasgow. The rest of the afternoon is yours until our final sit-down Farewell Dinner (B, D)

Moxy Glasgow Merchant City or similar

Day 18

Depart for Home (B)

Note: This tour is not suitable for those who have difficulty walking. The included sightseeing and optional tours will involve walking and standing, steps, stairs and uneven ground at ancient sites and other locations. Accommodations used throughout this tour are commonly situated in rural, scenic areas and local amenities may be limited.


Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Hotels may differ depending on date. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tour vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights. Please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.


YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.



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