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Travelmarvel

Grand Tour of the UK

London Return

Trip Code: RJTUKS14
14 Days
19 Meals
2 Countries
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Trip Inclusions

  • Airport transfers and tipping
  • 19 meals - 13 breakfasts and 6 dinners
  • 13 nights in premium accommodation
  • Services of a Great Rail Journeys Tour Escort and expert local guides

Travel & Accommodation

Scottish man in a kilt playing bagpipes

Traditional Scottish Fare

Taste traditional Scottish fare and listen to a chorus of bagpipes and drums during a Scottish-themed evening.

Blue sky and green grass with ancient stones, England

The Famous Stonehenge

Visit this ancient monument built on the Salisbury Plain over 3,000 years ago, and learn how the neolithic people lived.

Large ornate building with a clock on a tower at night, London

The Tower of London

Enjoy an exclusive private welcome to the Tower of London by a Yeoman Warder, then explore this incredible complex.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Porterage is not included
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Prices are for land/rail only. Flights not included
TM Great Rail Journeys RJTUKS14 Map 2020
London Return

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Insider Experience

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Your journey begins today with your arrival in the city of London. Meet your Tour Escort and fellow travellers at London St Pancras station and board the train for the northern English city of York. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel, which is located close to the station and enjoy a Welcome Dinner this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, The Principal, York

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Double decker red bus enroute with parliament building in the background

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Discover much of York's long and fascinating story on a guided walking tour of its main attractions. These include the incomparable York Minster, which is one of Europe's largest and most ornate gothic cathedrals, and The Shambles, a quaint street that has remained almost unchanged since the Middle Ages.


Following this morning’s guided tour of York, you have the chance to take in the sights of this marvellous city at your own pace. The network of medieval streets offers a unique charm and is one of York's major highlights, as is the National Railway Museum (free admission). The largest of its kind in the world, the museum boasts many steam locomotives and a selection of Royal carriages. Another popular option is the Jorvik Viking Centre, which faithfully recreates York when it was capital of the Viking Kingdom. Otherwise perhaps stroll along the city walls or take in the views from Clifford's Tower.

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This morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and make your way to the station to board the train for Edinburgh. Upon arrival, a taxi will transfer you to your centrally located hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, Edinburgh, The Principal George Street

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Today you will enjoy a guided walking city tour of Edinburgh, taking in all the wonderful sights of the Scottish capital.


Until the late 18th century Edinburgh consisted mainly of what is now known as the Old Town, including the Royal Mile and Grass Market. Construction of the New Town was designed to attract the wealthy back to Edinburgh. The heart of the city is World Heritage-listed, with its medieval Old Town, Georgian New Town, and the award-winning modern architecture continuing the contrast between traditional and contemporary.

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Castle perched high on a rocky outcrop on a sunny day

This morning after breakfast, transfer to the station where you will board your train for Inverness. Inverness lies at the north end of the Great Glen where the River Ness flows into the Moray Firth on the country's east coast. Known as 'the capital of the Highlands', Inverness has been a focal point for all travel, trade and communication through the Highlands for hundreds of years. Believed to have been founded by King David in the 12th century, it is known that successive forts and castles were built in the area at about that time. Yet these were either destroyed by fire or razed during one of the many conflicts that affected and involved Inverness. The red sandstone castle that stands proudly on the River Ness was built during the 1830s, following a significant period of economic boom in Inverness and the surrounding region. Inverness Castle was designed to house the town courts and administrative buildings.

Stay: Inverness, Macdonald Drumossie Hotel

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Today, travel by coach past the mysterious and beautiful Loch Ness to Fort William. Check in to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Stay: Fort William area, The Moorings Hotel

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Travel on the Jacobite Steam Train from Fort William. Visit the Glenfinnan Monument.


This morning you will board the Jacobite Steam Train and travel across the Highlands to Mallaig on Scotland's spectacular west coast. Pass by valleys, lochs and glens as the famous train, which was immortalised as the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films, takes you on a magical journey. After some free time in Mallaig, return by coach to Fort William. On the way you will stop at the Glenfinnan Monument, which is a tribute to the brave Jacobite clansmen who fought for freedom under Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745.

Stay: Glasgow, Jurys Inn

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Discover the romance of rail in Scotland.

This morning, make your way to Glasgow's Central Station to board the train to Preston before coaching to Liverpool. Upon arrival check in to your hotel for a two night stay in this historic city.

Stay: Two Nights, Novotel Liverpool Centre Hotel

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INSIDER EXPERINECE

Enjoy a guided walking tour this morning where you will discover Liverpool's interesting maritime and musical history.


This afternoon is yours to spend at leisure. Perhaps visit the Beatles Story, a permanent exhibition all about 'the lads from Liverpool'.

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This morning, after breakfast, check out of the hotel and make your way to the station for the journey to Bristol, in south west England, on the Avon River.

Stay: Two Nights, Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Today take a fascinating rail excursion to the historic city of Bath.


Since Roman times the beautiful city of Bath has long been revered for the health-giving properties of its natural hot springs. Set within the naturally scenic area of the River Avon valley and surrounded by hills, Bath is one of England's most romantic and best-loved spa resorts. Return to Bristol this afternoon, where you will enjoy time at leisure.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Stop off at the famous Stonehenge, an ancient stone monument built on the Salisbury Plain over 3,000 years ago.


This morning you leave Bristol and travel by coach to London. At the Stonehenge visitor centre, discover how neolithic people lived and see a range of the tools and objects they used for everyday life that have been excavated from the mysterious site. Upon arrival into London, enjoy the evening to explore this lively city.

Stay: Two Nights, Hotel NH London Kensington

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Tapering stone pillars in a circle surrounded by green grass and small yellow flowers on a sunny day

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

This morning enjoy a private welcome to the Tower of London by a Yeoman Warder.


This afternoon is at leisure to explore England's capital further. Perhaps visit one of the many art galleries or museums, see the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, visit some of the many grand churches and cathedrals, or go shopping in famous department stores and high street precincts.

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This morning after breakfast your tour comes to an end.

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