London & Edinburgh Signature

8 days from $3,112 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 (8:00pm-8:59am)& Bank Holidays(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)
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Edinburgh
    Edinburgh
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour - Guide(10)
    • Attraction: Edinburgh Castle - Ticket
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Edinburgh
    Edinburgh
    • Tour - Shared - Loch Ness, Glen Coe & The Highlands (12 hrs) - Coach/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Edinburgh
    Edinburgh
    • Tour - Shared - Loch Lomond & Stirling Castle (9 hrs) - Coach/Guide
    Breakfast
  • 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, a Meet & Greet assistant will welcome you upon your arrival. A representative will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall after you pass through customs. If a private airport transfer has been arranged, your representative will help to co-ordinate meeting up with your private chauffeur at the airport. You will then be escorted to the vehicle and transferred to the hotel. Your representative will assist you with checking in. 

Meet your personal driver at Heathrow airport, and enjoy 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.

Tonight, you will have the opportunity to dine at your leisure. There are some great restaurants in the West End of London. J Sheeky is an incredibly smart seafood restaurant, while Mildred's is London's best veggie restaurant. Sketch is the trendiest place in London and specializes in some of the best French food you will ever taste. For those looking for something simple and cheerful, enjoy a nice meal out at Zipangu. Alternatively, 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.

Experience a four-course dinner as you admire London by night aboard a boat on the Thames river. In the evening, floodlights illuminate many of the historical and modern buildings along the banks of the river, making this cruise a beautiful way to tour the city. After a cocktail, sit back and relax as you enjoy your dinner to the accompaniment of live entertainment, provided in the form of cabaret. Indulge in some dancing if the mood takes you, you are on vacation after all! Your cruise includes a 4-course meal, coffee and chocolates, live entertainment, after-dinner dancing, a welcome drink, a half bottle of House Red and a half bottle of House White wine, as well as a 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 that will leave you in awe after visiting the majestic Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath. Built high on 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, which are 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, and 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 personal driver for a private train station transfer in London.

Enjoy a scenic 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: Carlton Hotel (4*)

The Carlton Hotel is located just minutes from Edinburgh Waverley Station, and situated in a grand Victorian building with a stylish, modern interior. Nestled in the heart of the city center, the Carlton Hotel is within easy walking distance of a myriad of city center attractions, from the famous Royal Mile to the beautiful St. Giles’ Cathedral. Guestrooms are spacious and offer all the comforts of home in a stylish setting. The hotel offers guests a relaxing lounge and Bridge Bar to enjoy a beverage or light bite. Alternatively, the Bridge Restaurant provides a modern setting and a brasserie style menu for a delicious meal. Non-Refundable.

Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Carlton Hotel
Carlton Hotel

Day 5: Edinburgh

Today, you will enjoy a scenic half-day walking tour of Edinburgh. You will be met at your hotel by a professional guide to commence your private 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 is always something going on in Edinburgh. 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 just in case!

Edinburgh Castle is Scotland's most famous tourist attraction and has dominated its surroundings with majesty for centuries. Historically, the castle has withstood numerous attacks from Oliver Cromwell's Roundheads in 1650, and William and Mary's army in 1689. The buildings within the fortress include a 12th-century chapel (Edinburgh's oldest building) and the Great Hall, completed in 1511. The castle is home to the National War Museum of Scotland, hosts the Edinburgh Military Tattoo every August and is still an active army base. Learn more about the history and stories that make this ancient place so amazing at your leisure.

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

Day 6: Edinburgh

Today, you will explore the large and mysterious waters of Loch Ness, the scenic Glen Coe, and the Scottish Highlands. Board your awaiting motor coach and prepare yourself for a day of adventure. As you head towards the Highlands, you will 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. Here, you will have ample time for a delicious lunch 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 will feel the past come to life as your guide tells you about the terrible massacre of the MacDonald Clan. The route home takes you past the beautiful city of Stirling where you will be able to see its stunning castle and learn more about the exploits of William Wallace, which were dramatized in the film Braveheart. Entrance fees & lunch are not included. The operator reserves the right to amend the vehicle size due to unforeseen circumstances.

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

Day 7: Edinburgh

Today, you will have the opportunity to visit Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle. Depart on a shared tour from Edinburgh by mini-coach and head out on a spectacular journey to Stirling Castle. As you approach Stirling, the magnificent castle dominates your view. Known as the ‘Key to Scotland,' for centuries this was the most important castle in Scotland and the views from the top make it easy to see why. To the north is the 220ft high tower of the National Wallace Monument commemorating Scotland’s great hero William Wallace, played by Mel Gibson in the Oscar-winning movie Braveheart. Then, continue your trip into the beautiful forest-covered hills of the Trossachs National Park and stop for lunch in Aberfoyle (not included). You will then voyage along the remote and spectacular drovers road to Highland Inversnaid on the bonny banks of Loch Lomond. Here you can appreciate the view of the loch from the Inversnaid hotel or walk along part of the West Highland Way, tracing the footsteps of Rob Roy and trudging through the Nature Reserve to enjoy spectacular views of Loch Lomond. From here you will begin your return trip to Edinburgh in the late afternoon. The operator reserves the right to amend the vehicle size due to unforeseen circumstances.

Accommodation: Carlton Hotel (4*)
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle

Day 8: Edinburgh

Meet your personal 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

Carlton Hotel (4*): Edinburgh

The Carlton Hotel is located just minutes from Edinburgh Waverley Station, and situated in a grand Victorian building with a stylish, modern interior. Nestled in the heart of the city center, the Carlton Hotel is within easy walking distance of a myriad of city center attractions, from the famous Royal Mile to the beautiful St. Giles’ Cathedral. Guestrooms are spacious and offer all the comforts of home in a stylish setting. The hotel offers guests a relaxing lounge and Bridge Bar to enjoy a beverage or light bite. Alternatively, the Bridge Restaurant provides a modern setting and a brasserie style menu for a delicious meal. Non-Refundable.

Carlton Hotel
Carlton 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.
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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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