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Important Notice:

Please note: For the 4th July 2014 departure the Itinerary is switched to Lake District on Day 2 & York on Day 3 due to the start of the Tour De France.

For winter departures check out the England & Scotland Winter tour
Departures on July 31st, & August 4th, 7th, 17th & 18th 2014 will be in Edinburgh during the Festival and Military Tattoo (tickets not included).

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10 days
7 World Heritage Sites visited.
Type: Superior
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You will visit: England & Scotland, including London, Liverpool, York, Lake District, Edinburgh, Scottish Highlands, West Highlands, & Glasgow

Hit the highlights of England & Scotland for a full dose of sightseeing, history & culture. Follow in the footsteps of The Beatles, stroll Edinburgh's Royal Mile & look for 'Nessie' on a boat cruise across Loch Ness.

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Itinerary + Backstage Pass & ME Time Optionals

ME Time Optionals

ME Time optionals will take your trip to a whole new level with unforgettable experiences unique to the places you visit. See more, do more, live more & go home completely regret-free. Costs for these aren’t included in your tour cost & are payable to your Tour Manager in local currency.

Backstage Pass

Your Backstage Pass gives you incredible exclusive experiences you’ll only get with Contiki. From food to accommodation to exclusive access to the best sights, your Backstage Pass gives you unbeatable value & a completely unique travel experience.

1 Arrive London

Check-in to your hotel after 2pm and the remainder of the day is free to relax before meeting your fellow travellers for your Kickstart meeting this evening. Afterwards why not grab some dinner at one of the local restaurants or take a short walk to explore nearby Covent Garden

2 London to Liverpool

Meet up with your fellow travellers and Tour Manager and jump on the coach for a look at London’s iconic buildings and UNESCO World Heritage sites in our included tour.

Start your tour by learning about the Royal Family’s place of residence (Buckingham Palace), the horror tales of the Tower of London and the magnificent Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Catherine Middleton were married in 2011.

Head out of the big city today, we're off to Liverpool! This place is famous for its football team, accents & it's most famous ex-residents, The Beatles. On arrival, get in the know with a tour to learn all about the 'Fab Four' & explore this cool water-side city.

If you're feeling like getting into Liverpool by night then you could opt to party at the city's famous Cavern Club, where Beatlemania was born!

Hotel Dinner

  • See Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London & Westminster Abbey
  • Follow in the footsteps of The Beatles on a locally guided Magical Mystery Tour
3 Liverpool to York

Spend more time exploring Liverpool this morning. Then, back on the coach, take in the wild countryside of the Peak District as we head to York. It’s soaked in history and English traditions.

Your Tour Manager will wind back the clock and fill you in on York’s 2000-year-old history as you walk through the web of little lanes within the medieval city walls. You’ll see the impressive York Minister, the Shambles and Clifford’s Tower.

For legends and folklore, opt for a night-time ghost tour that takes you through dark historic alleyways of York. Our expert Local Guide, a typical story-teller, will give you the low down on whose ghosts haunt which houses!

Hotel Breakfast, Regional Dinner

  • Guided walking tour of York
  • See York Minster and Clifford's Tower
  • Evening 'Ghost Walk'
    GB £5.00
4 York to Lake District

Back on the coach, we wind our way through the jaw-droppingly beautiful Lake District. The area has a reputation as England’s most scenic region and you’ll soon understand why. Filled with 16 major lakes, high peaks and cute, stone-built settlements, this region is all about picture-perfect countryside.

If you feel like getting some adrenaline pumping, try a high ropes course. For those who want to keep their feet firmly on the ground, there’s plenty of hiking trails through the beautiful English countryside.

This afternoon we travel to Bowness-on-Windemere. With free time, opt for a cruise on Lake Windermere and see for yourself why this region inspired so many poets. Otherwise, walk through this bustling town and find a cute tea room. If you’re keen, try a traditional English afternoon tea with tasty scones and hot tea.

Hotel Breakfast

  • Visit Bowness & see Windermere
  • Activities
    GB £25.00
  • Windermere Cruise
    GB £7.50
5 Lake District to Edinburgh

Northbound, we’ll drop by the 2000-year-old Hadrian’s Wall, the Roman Empire’s most impressive engineering feat, before traveling on through the English countryside.

Afterwards, we farewell England and cross the border into Scotland, where we visit the small village and romantic hot spot of Gretna Green, famous for holding runaway marriages.

Later, we pull into the buzzing city of Edinburgh. Home to loads of festivals, cutting-edge Edinburgh serves up a fun, creative mix of ancient and modern.

You’ll get a good look around this striking city as your Tour Manager fills you in on the core sites of the Old and New Towns. Check out the Robbie Burns statue, the National Gallery and the Grass Market, where local artists, designers and craftspeople sell their wares.

Tonight, there’s a chance to experience a hearty Scottish meal, complete with haggis and a traditional bagpiper. After dinner, round up some friends and head out into the city’s pumping nightlife. Edinburgh has so much on offer – so ask your Tour Manager for some tips on the city’s cosy pubs, basement bars and happening clubs.

Hotel Breakfast

  • See Hadrian's Wall
  • Entrance to Gretna Green Museum and take part in an historic wedding ceremony
  • See Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and the Royal Mile
  • Hadrian's Wall
    GB £6.40
  • Gretna Green Group Photo
    Large: GB£10.00 / Small GB £5.00
  • Scottish Evening
    GB £33.50 (20-34 people) / GB £32.50 (35+ people)
6 Edinburgh

With a free day, decide how you want to shape your Edinburgh experience and explore this living time-line.

Explore the scene-stealing Edinburgh Castle, perched high up above the city on an extinct volcano, where the Scottish crown jewels and famous Stone of Destiny are housed. Retrace Scottish royalty’s footsteps and walk the Royal Mile with its jumble of medieval houses and buildings. See the Holyrood Palace, former home to Mary Queen of Scots.

For a one-stop shopping spot, make the most of Princes Street. From kilts and tartans to modern labels and cashmere, this street has it all.

At lunch, go local and order some traditional fish’n’chips and a deep fried chocolate bar if you’re feeling adventurous!

For a relaxing afternoon, spend some time in Edinburgh’s famous Botanical Gardens. Explore the 72 acres of grounds, exotic plants and stunning glass houses.

Hotel Breakfast, Dinner

7 Edinburgh to Scottish Highlands

Stop by St. Andrews, Scotland’s oldest university town and the “home of golf” where you’ll see the famous course of the same name that is used in major international tournaments. Then roll on through the Scottish Highlands, packed with wild mountain scenery, rugged green hills and the tales of old clans.

Next up is the stuff of legends – a cruise on the gorgeous & world-famous Loch Ness. This afternoon find out more as your Tour Manager fills you in on the lake’s mythical monster.

Back on the coach, plug in your headphones, sit back and take in the dramatic scenery. We drive past turreted castles and surging rivers before stopping for the night in this spectacular spot.

Hotel Breakfast, Dinner

  • Visit St. Andrews, the home of golf
  • Scenic drives including the Whisky Trail and Royal Deeside
  • Visit Loch Ness & Loch Lomond
  • Spot 'Nessie' on a boat cruise of stunning Loch Ness
8 Scottish Highlands to West Highlands

This morning, we continue on past tiny villages, emerald green moors, lakes and seaside cliffs that the West Highlands are so famous for.

You’ll see the iconic Eilean Donan Castle – one of Scotland’s most recognized monuments. Sitting above the Alsh, Duic and Long Lochs, with a spectacular mountain backdrop, the 13th century castle is stunning.

On the stunning Isle of Skye, we visit the seaside town of Portree, known for its brightly coloured houses and charming fishing port. Next up: the bizarre landscapes of the Trotternish Peninsula, where sharp cliffs and stone pillars rise above the wild Atlantic Ocean. Your Tour Manager will tell you the stories and legends connected too this remote inner Herbridean Island and fill you in on how people live in this dramatic environment.

Later, we pass Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, as we continue through the remote West Highlands.

Hotel Breakfast

  • See the spectacular Eilean Donan Castle
  • Visit the seaside town of Portree on the Isle of Skye
  • See Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain
9 West Highlands to Glasgow

We make our way to Glasgow this morning, via Stirling, famous for its iconic Castle and William Wallace Memorial. Your Tour Manager will tell you all about this historic point of conflict and the battles that took place here before we reach Scotland’s largest city.

We arrive in Glasgow this afternoon. It’s pulsing with urban soul, pubs filled with colourful characters and the most happening live music scene in the country.

There’s free time to explore this UNESCO city of music. Walk around the down town and see the city’s famed Victorian architecture, including Glasgow’s Gothic cathedral, the impressive City Chambers and St. George’s Square – located right in the city’s heart.

Tonight, get out amongst the locals and try some of Scotland’s tasty produce. Order yourself some of the country’s world-renowned salmon, trout or Aberdeen Angus beef and grab yourself a pint. Later, make the most of the live music scene and ask your Tour Manager where to go for door-to-door music venues.

Hotel Breakfast

  • See Stirling Castle and the William Wallace Monument
  • See George Square & the Glasgow City Chambers
10 Depart Glasgow / Train to London

The tour ends after breakfast in Glasgow. It’s time to say goodbye to your friends. Or if you've chosen to end in London, catch the train back to London, where the tour ends upon arrival.

Breakfast

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Backstage Pass

Our backstage pass includes all of this and more, and it's free as part of your trip.

Exclusive Accommodation

  • 9 nights twin-share hotel accommodation
  • Modern, air-conditioned coach with electrical outlets for charging
  • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Exclusive Team

  • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team
  • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations

Exclusive Food

  • 8 continental breakfasts
  • 1 Regional Dinner: Traditional English roast dinner in a local pub
  • 3 three-course dinners

Exclusive Inclusions

  • See Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London & Westminster Abbey
  • Follow in the footsteps of The Beatles on a locally guided Magical Mystery Tour
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Me Time

  • Evening 'Ghost Walk'
  • Activities
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On a budget?

  • The average cost per day for this tour is US$170
  • You only need a US$200 deposit to book and pay in full 45 days before you travel.
  • Pay in installments, with Contiki Layaway

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