Great British Capitals

Relax and discover the highlights & rich heritage of Britain in comfort with the UK's excellent rail service to get you to the "must see" places. Admire stunning scenery, Royal Palaces, fascinating history, real ales & search for ‘scary monsters’ as you travel around the Capital Cities of England & Scotland.   

Great British Capitals
Great British Capitals

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Relax and discover the highlights & rich heritage of Britain in comfort with the UK's excellent rail service to get you to the "must see" places. Admire stunning scenery, Royal Palaces, fascinating history, real ales & search for ‘scary monsters’ as you travel around the Capital Cities of England & Scotland.

Day 1: London


After arriving at London airport and collecting your luggage, make your way to your selected hotel in central London. The remainder of the day is at leisure to start exploring London on your own.

Day 2: London Sightseeing


Following breakfast at your hotel, set out to explore London with a 24 hour Hop-on/Hop-off Double Decker Bus tour. Enjoy the freedom & convenience to explore the city in depth, as you please and at your own pace. With over 90 stops on different routes, this extensive tour showcases world renowned attractions Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and more. You will also see the London’s most eminent, from Marble Arch and Park Lane to world celebrated Trafalgar Square and vibrant Piccadilly. Learn the insights and fascinating facts about England's capital city with alive or audio guided tour in choice of 8 languages. Your ticket also includes a free Walking Tour and a River Thames Boat ride. Overnight accommodation at your selected hotel. (B)

Day 3: London | Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge


Enjoy a full-day tour to discover the traditional England.Enjoy a full-day tour starting with a visit to Windsor Castle, the Queen’s favourite weekend residence. Enjoy a fascinating through-the-keyhole peek at the lavish State Apartments and visit St. George’s Chapel, the atmospheric final resting place of former monarchs including Henry VIII. You can visit Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, a truly incredible structure complete with working lifts, running water, electricity & wine bottles, all in miniature! Continue to visit Mysterious Stonehenge where you can wander around this world heritage site and be captivated by the unique rock formation rising up against the skyline on Salisbury Plain. There will be time to enjoy a traditional English lunch (optional) and in the afternoon discover the beauty of Bath. Standing proudly on the slopes of the River Avon, Bath was the first city in England designated an UNESCO World Heritage site. The gorgeous 15th century Bath Abbey, the stunning Georgian architecture, the romantic Pulteney Bridge, modelled on Florence's Ponte Vecchio, are all sights to linger on in the memory of your day. Finally visit the famous & beautifully preserved Roman Baths that gave the city its name. Witness the tantalising torch lighting ceremony of the Great Roman Bath as dusk falls! (Not applicable in summer). Enjoy a drink with a difference! Sample the spa water straight from the historic Pump Rooms. Return to London around 7:00pm. Tour Highlights: Entry to Windsor Castle State Apartments * Visit Queen Mary's Dolls' House & St George's Chapel * Visit Mysterious Stonehenge * Traditional English lunch (optional) * Entrance to Roman Baths and Pump Rooms with spa water-tasting. A packed lunch is included. (B)

Day 4: London | Edinburgh


Following breakfast at your hotel, make your way to the railway station to board a train for the journey north toward the Scottish Capital. On arrival, transfer independently form the railway station to your selected hotel for check-in. Edinburgh is a city full of royal connections & magnificent historic sites, so set out and start exploring this magical city on your own. (B)

Day 5: Edinburgh Sightseeing


Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and then spend the day exploring the Scottish capital's main attractions with the Edinburgh hop-on / hop-off city sightseeing tour. Follow the main route (route 1) through the city on a mainly open top bus, guided with live commentary in English, passing all major tourist attractions including Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace and more. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours and allows you to hop-off & on the bus at as many stops as you want (entrance fees are not included). Then perhaps spend some time at the small museums & souvenir shops on the Royal Mile, or enjoy some shopping in the many stores along Princes Street, including Jenners, one of the oldest department stores in the world. Overnight accommodation in Edinburgh. (B)

Day 6: Loch Ness, Glencoe & Highlands


Today sees you departing into the Scottish countryside on a small group excursion covering the majestic beauty of Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, the Great Glen & mystic Loch Ness. Your tour passes through magnificent Glencoe, scene of the clan massacre of the MacDonalds by the Campbells in 1692, and on through Fort William, the beginning of the "Great Glen" and the Caledonian Canal, which you follow up to Fort Augustus, nestling on the banks of Loch Ness. Here you can enjoy your lunch, a boat trip (April to October) or take a wander along the lochside with spectacular views of the loch. From here you return south, briefly stopping for a whisky tasting at Spean Bridge, before returning to Edinburgh via "Monarch of the Glen" country, stopping in Pitlochry on the way. Return to Edinburgh and overnight accommodation. (B)

Day 7: Depart Edinburgh


Unfortunately today marks the end of your Two British Capitals tour. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way to the airport for your flight back to Canada. Or ask about extending your stay with CIT Tours. (B)

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