Welcome to MacItalia's Scotland and England Classic tour promotion, our comprehensive classic tour for overseas wholesale tour operators, offering your clients an opportunity to experience the cultural heritage of Scotland and England.

The category of accommodation is a mixture of 3 and 4-star deluxe, all properties offering a high standard of service, food and amenities in hotel accommodation.

 

About the Package

Day 1  Arrival

Arrive Glasgow airport and transfer to the hotel. Depending on flight and time of arrival, city sightseeing tour of Glasgow. Dinner and overnight in Glasgow.

Day 2  Glasgow to Oban

City sightseeing tour of Glasgow. This will include Glasgow Cathedral, the University buildingsArt Galleries and the many sites of architectural interest. Depart Glasgow heading north until we reach the south bank of Loch Lomond.

We’ll drive along the west bank, with stops in local villages and take in the beautiful views over the Loch, the largest in Scotland. In the afternoon we’ll arrive in the town of Inveraray, sitting on the banks of Loch Fyne, and we’ll visit Inveraray Castle. From there, still heading north, we’ll drive to the coastal town of Oban

Oban is a pretty fishing village, with a beautiful bay looking out to the Hebrides. Dinner and overnight in Oban.

Day 3  Oban to Inverness

From Oban we'll keep going north along Loch Linnhe, until we reach the beautiful and austere valley of Glen Coe, famous for the 1692 Massacre of the MacDonalds by the hands of the Campbells, two of the largest Scottish Clans.

Our coach will then head towards Loch Ness where we will stop for a visit to the ruins of Urquhart Castle, which sits on the banks of the Loch looking out into the dark water. Dinner and overnight in Inverness.

Day 4  Excursion to Speyside

Leave after breakfast and go for an excursion to Speyside, the region east of Inverness. The region is of great natural wild beauty, as well as the home of many of the most famous Malt Whiskies produced in Scotland.

First we’ll stop at Cawdor Castle, which was originally built as a private fortress by the Thanes of Cawdor back in the 14th century and which now stands, massive and severe, dominated by its ancient medieval tower.

Our journey travels through the Speyside landscape where we visit a whisky distillery, where we will follow the process of whisky distilling and where we will get a taste of the product.

Later in the afternoon our coach travels onwards and later we stop to stretch our legs at local picturesque villages like Elgin and Nairn before returning to Inverness. Dinner and overnight in Inverness

Day 5  Inverness to Edinburgh

Leaving Inverness, we head south and drive through the Highland mountain range that is the Cairngorms to Aviemore, the most popular mountain resort in Scotland.

Our first stop will be at Blair Castle, the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl, with roots dating back to the 13th century.

Continuing our travels, we also stop in the local villages like Pitlochry and Dunkeld, where you can catch a glimpse of the locals’ everyday life. In the late afternoon we’ll arrive in Edinburgh. Dinner and overnight in Edinburgh.

Day 6  Edinburgh

In the morning, city sightseeing tour of the city by coach which will include the New Town with its Georgian architecture, Princes Street and its GardensCarlton Hill with its breathtaking panoramic views, the Old Town and the Royal MileHolyrood Palace and a guided visit to Edinburgh Castle.

Free time in the afternoon: your Tour Guide will be at hand to direct you to the many places of interest that Edinburgh offers (Museums and Art GalleriesGardensshoppingRoyal Yacht BritanniaMonuments and Visitors Centres). The dinner will be a themed Scottish Evening, with typical local dishes, music, dances and poems from Scottish Artists.

Day 7  Edinburgh to Yorkshire 

We’ll depart Edinburgh heading south and across the region of the Scottish Borders with its charming countryside. Our first stop will be at Floors Castle built in 1721 by William Adam and home of the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe. We’ll the cross the border into England. In the afternoon we’ll stop for a visit to Durham Cathedral, which is considered one of the most beautiful Cathedrals in England and is part of a World Heritage Site. Dinner and overnight in/around Harrogate/York.

Day 9  Yorkshire to London

Leaving after our breakfast, we leave behind the green valleys of Yorkshire to quickly head further south. Our first stop will be at Warwick Castle, with its magnificent towers, ramparts, dungeons and halls and splendid grounds.  We travel onto Stratford-on-Avon for a visit to the House where William Shakespeare spent many years of his life. We’ll have free time to walk around the beautiful alleys and breathe in the atmosphere of this quiet English town. We’ll then head towards London for dinner and overnight.

Day 9  London

In the morning we’ll have a city sightseeing tour of the city by coach. This will include all the major attractions like Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square. In the afternoon we’ll visit Windsor Castle, which along with Buckingham Palace and Holyrood House is another Official Residence of the Queen, and the largest inhabited Castle in the world. The evening will be free to give everybody the opportunity to experience the many dining opportunities that London offers. Overnight in London.

Day 10  London

The day will be free for everybody to explore the city according to personal preferences. You can choose to visit any of the places seen during the sightseeing tour, or go for the many museums, art galleries, churches, shops, or a walk along the Thames and a visit to the London Eye. Dinner is also free. Overnight in London.

Day 11  departure

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for departure flight.

**Please note: depending on flight schedules and preferences, you can opt to take an overnight flight at the end of Day 10, therefore you would not require the last night’s accommodation in London***

The tour includes:

  • 7 nights on DBB basis in 3 and 4 star hotels + 3 nights BB only
  • Scottish Evening including show
  • Airport transfers on arrival and on departure
  • Private transport by coach
  • Assistance at Airports on arrival and on departure
  • Local guide throughout the tour (foreign languages available)
  • Service of luggage porters at all hotels
  • Admission to all places of interest visited during the tour

Lunches, drinks during meals, tips, flights, and anything else not specifically listed above.

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This package is provided by MacItalia

Tour available in several languages and can be run as an independent special group.

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