London & Edinburgh Signature

8 days from $3,344 per person*
  • Indulge in a mouthwatering dinner as you cruise along the river Thames.
  • Enjoy the stunning scenery at Cairngorms National Park.
  • Discover the mysteries of Loch Ness on a “monster spotting” trip.
  • Learn the secrets of Stonehenge with expert guide.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Perhaps nowhere else on Earth is the label “fierce beauty” so suitable, as when it’s describing the striking landscapes of Scotland.

Experience two of Europe’s most thrilling cities in this signature tour filled with hand-selected delights and pleasures. One of the world’s most visited cities, and for good reason, London has something to captivate every traveler. You need only walk down an ordinary street, as if London had many of those, to pass by significant historical landmarks and architectural splendor. Edinburgh is undoubtedly one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, replete with moody landscapes, winding cobblestone streets, and a castle silhouetted against dramatic skies. From history to culture and grand museums to grander palaces, immerse yourself in Europe’s finest. In the evenings, relax in luxurious accommodations that offer highly personalized services.

Take a private tour of London and visit the absolute must-see landmarks of Royal Albert Hall, Marble Arch, Hyde Park, Harrods, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, and Trafalgar Square with Nelson's Column. Head to the breathtaking countryside for a tour of mysterious Stonehenge and the beautiful Georgian City of Bath, whose thermal springs have been supplying healing waters for over 2000 years. Meet your private guide in Edinburgh for a splendid walking tour fit to your particular interests. You could visit world-class museums and galleries, or partake in some festive pub crawling. Eventually make your way to Stirlingshire, the setting for the film Braveheart, and tour the stunning castle and Bonnie Bonnie banks, then visit one of Scotland's most beautiful distilleries, Glencoyne Distillery, and toast your memorable trip with the true spirit of the country - a Highland Malt Whisky! ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 London
    London
    • Airport Meet & Greet - Assistant(49)
    • Transfer - Private - Heathrow Airport (arrival) - Vehicle/Driver(4)
    • England - London Welcome Package(2)
    • Self-Guided - Dinner at Leisure (in the West End)
  • Day 2 London
    London
    • Private - 1/2 d City Highlights (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(6)
    • Premier Dinner Cruise on the Thames - Ticket
  • Day 3 London
    London
    • Tour - Shared - Windsor, Stonehenge & Bath - Coach/Guide
  • Day 4 London to Edinburgh
    London to Edinburgh
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver(4)
    • London - Edinburgh [4.5 hrs] - 1st Class Train Ticket
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver(14)
  • Day 5 Edinburgh
    Edinburgh
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour - Guide(10)
    • Attraction: Edinburgh Castle - Ticket
  • Day 6 Edinburgh
    Edinburgh
    • Tour - Shared - Loch Ness, Glen Coe & The Highlands (12 hrs) - Coach/Guide
  • Day 7 Edinburgh
    Edinburgh
    • Tour - Shared - Loch Lomond & Stirling Castle (9 hrs) - Coach/Guide
  • Day 8 Edinburgh
    Edinburgh
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(6)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: London

For your added comfort, we will have a Meet & Greet assistant for you upon your arrival. A representative will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall after you pass through customs to assist. If a private airport transfer has been arranged, this representative will help to co-ordinate meeting up with your private chauffeur at the airport. You will then be escorted to the vehicle and onto the hotel to assist with check in. 

Meet your driver at Heathrow airport, and take a private transfer to your hotel.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

There are some great restaurants in the West End of London.Here are a few suggestions: J Sheekey, an incredibly smart seafood restaurant, Mildred's, London's best veggie restaurant, Sketch, the trendiest place in London, specializing in some of the best French food you'll ever taste, or for those looking for something simple and cheerful, enjoy a nice meal out at Zipangu. Or try the amazingly stylish Corrigan’s Mayfair.

Accommodation: Grosvenor Hotel (4*)

Reside in splendor in the heart of central London. Built by the Victorian railway pioneers in 1862, The Grosvenor Hotel Victoria ushered in a Golden Age of travel. Located within walking distance of Buckingham Palace, this Grade II listed building has been restored to its former glory following a multi-million pound refurbishment. Combining modern luxury with unique period features, the spacious rooms offer scenic views of Buckingham Palace Road, the Royal Mews, the Palace Gardens and the broad span of Victoria Station itself. Adorned in the finest Victorian architecture, they boast iPod docking stations with surround sound, Egyptian cotton linen and large plasma-screen TVs. The newly instated Grand Imperial Restaurant offers exquisite Hong Kong Cantonese cuisine prepared by renowned chef and restaurateur Rand Cheung. Furthermore, transformed from a first-class railway lounge into a destination bar, Réunion serves the finest signature cocktails in opulent style. Providing a fully equipped fitness center, Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel and 24-hour room service, the Grosvenor Hotel welcomes you to London.

London
London
Grosvenor Hotel
Grosvenor Hotel

Day 2: London

Enjoy a 4 hour tour around London with your own driver-guide. Entrance fees not included.

Meet your private guide/driver at the  hotel and then will escort you around the major sites of the West End where you will see some of the following sites:  Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus.

Enjoy a four course dinner as you admire London by night from the river Thames on board a boat. Many of the historical and modern buildings along the banks of the river are illuminated by floodlights in the evening, making for a beautiful tour of the city. After a cocktail, sit back, relax as you have your dinner to the accompaniment of live entertainment, provided in the form of cabaret, and indulge in some dancing if the mood takes you - you are on vacation after all! Your cruise includes a 4-course dinner, coffee and chocolates, live entertainment, after-dinner dancing, a welcome drink, half bottle of House Red and half bottle of House White wine, as well as half bottle of Mineral water per person. Please note: No jeans or running shoes, men are required to wear a jacket and tie. This is an unescorted tour (minimum age limit 16yrs).

Accommodation: Grosvenor Hotel (4*)
Big Ben
Big Ben
Dinner Cruise on the Thames
Dinner Cruise on the Thames

Day 3: London

Spend the day outside of London on a shared guided tour taking in the magnificent Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath. Built high above the River Thames, Windsor Castle has been home to the Royal Family for 900 years and is still an Official Residence of the Queen. You will visit the magnificent State Apartments*, still used for State occasions and Royal receptions. Take some time to explore the castle grounds and the fourteenth-century St. George's Chapel, one of the most beautiful examples of medieval church architecture in England and a burial place of kings and queens, including Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour.

Clouded in mystery, the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge is an amazing feat of engineering and the most important prehistoric site in England, but beyond its archaeological significance and possible astronomical role, Stonehenge is also a place of spiritual importance. Early legends link it with Merlin and King Arthur, but over the last hundred years, the midsummer sunrise has attracted pagan groups and followers of the Ancient Order of Druids.

You will also visit the beautiful Georgian City of Bath and take a panoramic tour of some of the finest architectural sights in Europe, including Bath Abbey, the Royal Crescent, the Circus, Assembly Rooms and the famous Pulteney Bridge. Explore the Roman Baths, built around thermal springs, which have been supplying water for over 2,000 years. In Roman times, a great temple was built next to the sacred spring; the waters were believed to have healing properties and attracted visitors from across the Roman Empire.

Accommodation: Grosvenor Hotel (4*)
Stonehenge
Stonehenge

Day 4: London - Edinburgh

Meet your driver for a private train station transfer in London.

Enjoy the train ride from London to Edinburgh. Your direct train ride is approximately 4.5 hours.

For your added comfort, you will have Meet and Greet assistance upon your arrival waiting for you on the platform where your train arrives.  Your representative will help to co-ordinate meeting up with your private chauffeur at the train station and accompany you to your accommodation.

Accommodation: The Roxburghe Hotel (4*)

The Roxburghe hotel, a luxury 4-star hotel, is ideally located  in the bustling city centre of Edinburgh. The hotel is just a two minute walk from Princes Street and overlooks the magnificent Edinburgh Castle. The property boasts a classic character and the building retains the charming architectural features of this historic Georgian landmark. All 199 guest rooms and suites have a contemporary style, and all feature well sized beds, luxurious ensuite bathrooms, and little extra touches to make your stay with us very comfortable. Leisure and spa facilities and excellent dining are all conveniently located inside the hotel. Arriving at The Roxburghe you’ll undoubtedly find the warmest of welcomes in the heart of Scotland’s capital city.

Edinburgh
Edinburgh
The Roxburghe Hotel
The Roxburghe Hotel

Day 5: Edinburgh

You will be met at your central Edinburgh hotel by your guide to commence your walking tour. The buzz of Scotland's capital city sits in perfect contrast to the peaceful tranquility of the surrounding Lothians region. Edinburgh has one of the most beautiful cityscapes in the world, making it the ideal city break destination. From ceilidhs and science to ghost, film and food festivals there's always something going on in the festival city, and that's just for starters. Discover world-class museums and galleries, learn the history of the city or spend an afternoon pub crawling - whatever your fancy! Make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and perhaps take an umbrella!

Entrance ticket to Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh Castle has dominated its surroundings with majesty for centuries. The Castle's rock has been a stronghold for over 3000 years. Learn more of the history and stories about this ancient place at your leisure.

Accommodation: The Roxburghe Hotel (4*)
Street Sign in Edinburgh
Street Sign in Edinburgh
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle

Day 6: Edinburgh

Board your waiting motor coach and get ready for a day of adventure. As you head towards the Highlands you'll see the amazing Forth Railway Bridge. Then try some delicious home baking in the beautiful Highland town of Pitlochry. Enjoy the stunning scenery as you travel through the spectacular and unique wilderness of the Cairngorms National Park. Loch Ness is justly famous all over the world for its beauty and mystery. We stop here for lunch and you'll have ample time for some delicious food and a thrilling 'monster spotting' trip out on the waters of the loch (not included). Glen Coe is broodingly beautiful and steeped in history. As you stand at the mouth of the glen, you'll feel the past come to life as our guide tells you about the terrible massacre of the MacDonald Clan. The route home takes you past the beautiful city of Stirling and you'll be able to see its stunning castle and learn more about the exploits of William Wallace that were dramatised in the film Braveheart.

Accommodation: The Roxburghe Hotel (4*)
The Highlands
The Highlands

Day 7: Edinburgh

Depart from Edinburgh by mini-coach and head for Stirling Castle on a shared tour. Here, you can visit this imposing stronghold, the favourite residence of the Stuart kings, where Mary Queen of Scots was crowned. You then continue into the beautiful forest-covered hills of the Trossachs National Park and stop for lunch in Aberfoyle (not included). Then along the remote and spectacular drovers road to Highland Inversnaid on the bonny banks of Loch Lomond. Here you can enjoy the view of the loch from the Inversnaid hotel or walk along part of the West Highland Way in the footsteps of Rob Roy and up through the Nature reserve to enjoy spectacular views of Loch Lomond. From here you return to Edinburgh in the late afternoon. .

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Accommodation: The Roxburghe Hotel (4*)
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle

Day 8: Edinburgh

Meet your driver for your private airport transfer today.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Grosvenor Hotel (4*) : London

Reside in splendor in the heart of central London. Built by the Victorian railway pioneers in 1862, The Grosvenor Hotel Victoria ushered in a Golden Age of travel. Located within walking distance of Buckingham Palace, this Grade II listed building has been restored to its former glory following a multi-million pound refurbishment. Combining modern luxury with unique period features, the spacious rooms offer scenic views of Buckingham Palace Road, the Royal Mews, the Palace Gardens and the broad span of Victoria Station itself. Adorned in the finest Victorian architecture, they boast iPod docking stations with surround sound, Egyptian cotton linen and large plasma-screen TVs. The newly instated Grand Imperial Restaurant offers exquisite Hong Kong Cantonese cuisine prepared by renowned chef and restaurateur Rand Cheung. Furthermore, transformed from a first-class railway lounge into a destination bar, Réunion serves the finest signature cocktails in opulent style. Providing a fully equipped fitness center, Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel and 24-hour room service, the Grosvenor Hotel welcomes you to London.

Grosvenor Hotel
Grosvenor Hotel
Grosvenor Hotel Lobby
Grosvenor Hotel Lobby

The Roxburghe Hotel (4*): Edinburgh

The Roxburghe hotel, a luxury 4-star hotel, is ideally located  in the bustling city centre of Edinburgh. The hotel is just a two minute walk from Princes Street and overlooks the magnificent Edinburgh Castle. The property boasts a classic character and the building retains the charming architectural features of this historic Georgian landmark. All 199 guest rooms and suites have a contemporary style, and all feature well sized beds, luxurious ensuite bathrooms, and little extra touches to make your stay with us very comfortable. Leisure and spa facilities and excellent dining are all conveniently located inside the hotel. Arriving at The Roxburghe you’ll undoubtedly find the warmest of welcomes in the heart of Scotland’s capital city.

The Roxburghe Hotel
The Roxburghe Hotel
The Roxburghe Hotel
The Roxburghe Hotel
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Allyson S. — June 30, 2016 — Europe

    Jessica Clements was wonderful to work with and was very responsive. Everything that was arranged went smoothly. All of the guides were so knowledgeable and really helped us get a sense of Poland's history and feel a connection with the country from which our ancestors came. This was the first time we ever had used private guides and we got so much more out of the trip than if we would have just decided to do the sights on our own. We had an amazing trip full of memories for a lifetime. Thank you!

  • Jeanne C. — June 30, 2016 — Europe

    This was our first time using a tour company. It was fantastic to have guides and drivers to take us through our ambitious itinerary. Thank you for taking care of all the arrangements.

  • John D. — June 27, 2016 — Europe

    Had a great trip to Spain and Portugal. All went well. No polishing points or constructive feedback to provide. This was the third trip with Kensington in 18 months and all were wonderful.

  • Kristian L. — June 30, 2016 — Europe

    We had the best vacation ever!! Especially the tour guides and the drivers are above and beyond. We miss them already :) !!! We will definitely go with Kensington Tours again. Thank you for a great vacation.

  • Carlos B. — June 27, 2016 — Europe

    It was our first trip to Italy. I can only describe my experience as exceptional. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. The tours were exceptional and very punctual. The accommodations and transportation were first class. I have already started to recommend Kensington tours and I will definitely will use them in my future trips.

  • Nancy H. — June 27, 2016 — Europe

    This was the second tour we have taken with Kensington Tours. This was very different from our first tour but just right for this time. My husband and I traveled with my 85 year old parents.The accommodations and the pace of the travel worked very well. Our guide, Dermot, was very friendly and very understanding of our special needs as well as very knowledgeable. I have already had further communication with him. Thanks for the memorable experience.

  • Molly P. — June 22, 2016 — Europe

    Our family loved our week in Iceland. I am 70 and our youngest is 9. Each activity was well suited for the whole group. We changed one event and Kensington Tours immediately helped us cancel one and sign up for a new adventure. When I had questions they helped me out. Their professionalism, kindness, and attentiveness made our trip a complete success. Thank you!

  • Tammy M. — June 22, 2016 — Europe

    Jessica Clements was a tremendous help as my husband and I planned our pre-cruise visit to Athens and the Peloponnese. Many thanks for all your efforts. We enjoyed our tours very much. Our guides, Niki Stavrakaki and Andronikos Sakatos, were phenomenal. Our drivers, Makias and Demetrios, were very professional and delightful gentlemen. We had a great time exploring many of the ancient sites we've dreamed of seeing for years.

  • Caroline W. — June 22, 2016 — Europe

    Transfers were seamless and activities were great. Overall, we are very impressed with Kensington!

  • Beth N. — June 15, 2016 — Europe

    Everything exceeded our expectations!!! Our guides were amazing. Our hotels were wonderful. I wouldn't change anything about our trip! Thanks for your help!

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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