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Edinburgh, York and London

 

Overview

Hotel description:

9 days | 7 nights

Combine action-packed cities with the stunning countryside, with a dash of medieval castles and quaint villages along the way. Visit bustling Edinburgh and cosmopolitan London, then head out to experience the beauty of Stirling, Loch Lomond and Yorkshire, with time at leisure to explore timeless York. Sample Scotch whisky and revel in the history and vibrant culture of this magical part of the world.

With a country as vast and bountiful as Great Britain, travelling by train is a great way to cover as much ground as possible while also taking in the breathtaking sights. Let the smooth ride, great service, and amazing vistas transport you from city to city. The train tickets and hotel stays are included in the package, along with some meals and many other travel essentials that will help make this trip easy, fun, and unforgettable.

Location

Edinburgh, Stirling, Loch Lomond, York, Yorkshire Dales and London

What's included

Package inclusions

  • Flight to Edinburgh; return from London (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Private airport transfers in Edinburgh and London
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Train between Edinburgh and York; York and London
  • More Moments - 4 activities included:
    • Entrance to Edinburgh Castle
    • Entrance to Scotch Whisky Experience Edinburgh
    • Full-day excursion to Stirling and Loch Lomond
    • Full-day excursion to The Yorkshire Dales
  • Earn Aeroplan® Miles


Itinerary

The More Moments activities/excursions mentioned in the itinerary are all included in the package, but may be rescheduled to take place on an earlier or later day, depending on availability and operational day.

Day 1        Depart Canada
Fly to Edinburgh.

Day 2        Welcome to Edinburgh
Upon arrival in Edinburgh, take a private transfer to your hotel and check in.

Day 3        Edinburgh: Sightseeing
Castles and whisky today! Use your entry tickets to Edinburgh Castle and the Scotch Whisky Experience.

More Moments Activities included

  • Edinburgh Castle: Take advantage of your Edinburgh Castle entrance. Situated on top on an extinct volcano and boasting stunning views of the city, the majestic castle has witnessed many defining events in Scottish history.
  • Local Gem - Scotch Whisky Experience: Make your way to the new Scotch Whisky Experience for a sensational journey! Enjoy a barrel ride through a replica distillery and hear the stories behind this magical craft from expert tour guides and whisky advisors. Discover the aromas and flavours that appeal to your palate and find your perfect single malt whisky.


Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 4        Edinburgh: Stirling & Loch Lomond Excursion (approx. 209 km)
After breakfast, make your way to the departure point for a full-day excursion to Stirling and Loch Lomond.

More Moments Activity included

  • Stirling & Loch Lomond Excursion: As you travel through Stirlingshire, your guide will regale you with tales of the turbulent times of William Wallace, dramatized in the film Braveheart. In Stirling, you'll have free time to explore the stunning castle ($) or stroll through the city's beautiful and ancient streets. Next, travel over the Duke's Pass for dramatic views of the Trossachs National Park and its Lochs. Stop in Aberfoyle, a small holiday village at the southern edge of the West Highland Fault. Visit the beautiful loch-side village of Balmaha, where you can take a short but steep hike up to Craigie Fort to enjoy stunning views of the loch, or just enjoy the bonnie banks on flat ground. Return to Edinburgh.


Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 5        Edinburgh - York (approx. 259 km)
Make your way to the train station and hop on board for York. Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel and check in, then enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to visit York at your own pace.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 6        York: At leisure
The day is yours to discover York. The quintessential medieval city, York brings history to life through the York Minster, an extraordinary Gothic cathedral, the Shambles, a street of timber-framed buildings dating from the 14th century, and its many traditional pubs and restaurants just waiting to be explored.
 
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 7        York: Yorkshire Dales Excursion (approx. 210 km)
After breakfast, meet up with the tour guide for a full-day trip to Yorkshire, stopping in quaint villages along the way.

More Moments Activity included

  • Yorkshire Dales Excursion: Travel through Boroughbridge to Masham, famous for its family-run breweries, annual sheep fair and local market held on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Travel further into the Dales to Middleham, then to Castle Bolton, one of the country's best-preserved medieval castles. Your afternoon stop is in Grassington, featuring a bustling market square surrounded by shops offering local foods, specialty gifts, and arts and crafts. Marvel at the beautiful views en route back to York.


Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 8        York - London (approx. 278 km)
After breakfast, make your way to the train station for your trip to London. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and head out to explore London at your own pace.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 9        London - Return to Canada 
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then take a private transfer to the airport and board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast

 

Accommodations

Additional fees might apply
The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

3-star Accommodation

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.

The location and corresponding hotels are as follows:
  • Edinburgh: Brooks Hotel (or similar) (3 nights)
  • York: B&B York Hotel (or similar) (3 nights)
  • London: Imperial Hotel (or similar) (1 night)


Bed size(s):
1 double bed or 2 twin beds
Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (2 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child)

 

Important notes

2019 Departure Dates
June 18 to September 23

Activity Information
  • Edinburgh Castle: Entrance self-guided tour operates daily
  • The Scotch Whisky Experience: Silver Tour - 1 hour duration. English only
  • Stirling and Loch Lomond Day: Operates daily
    From: Edinburgh, leaves at 9:00 a.m.  Returns by 6:45 p.m.
    Included: Driver and tour guide, transport via motorcoach.
    Not included: Entrance to attractions, food and drink
  • The Yorkshire Dales Day Tour: Operates Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
    From: York, leaves at: 9:00 a.m. Returns by 5:30 p.m.
    Included: Driver and tour guide, transport via comfortable minibus.
    Not included: Entrance to attractions (clients can purchase this on the day), food and drink.

Not included
  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance