London & Edinburgh Signature

8 days from $3,504 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
    • Transfer - Private - Heathrow Airport (arrival) - Vehicle/Driver- Small MVP
    • England - London Welcome Package
    • Self-Guided - Dinner at Leisure
  • Day 2 London
    London
    • Private - 1/2 d City Highlights (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Signature Dinner Cruise on the Thames - Ticket
  • Day 3 London
    London
    • Tour - Shared - Stonehenge & Bath - Coach/Guide
  • Day 4 London to Edinburgh
    London to Edinburgh
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver- Small MPV
    • Train - London - Edinburgh [4.5 hrs] - First Class
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Edinburgh
    Edinburgh
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour - Guide
    • 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
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 private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer.

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, dine at leisure in London. Please ask your travel consultant for a curated list of recommended restaurants in the city.

Accommodation: The Marylebone (4*)

Located just minutes from Oxford Street, and in the heart of bustling, high-fashion neighborhood Marylebone Village, The Marylebone Hotel (4*) pulls off a rare feat: operating a large urban hotel with a boutique attitude, while maintaining all of the vibrant charm of its central London location. Just a short walk from London’s best, easily access Oxford Street and Park Lane, the world-famous stores of Bond Street and Mayfair, and the elegant green spaces of Regents Park and Hyde Park. Ranging in size from cozy to spacious, The Marylebone’s 252 rooms and suites offer the very best of 21st century technology, seamlessly blended with design flair and premium comforts.  The hotel’s 108 Brasserie and Bar and 108 Pantry provide a wonderful choice of venues to meet, drink and dine for locals and visitors alike, keen to capitalise on the charm and buzz along the cobbles of Marylebone Lane.

London & Edinburgh Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  London
London
London & Edinburgh Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Marylebone
The Marylebone

Day 2: London

Enjoy a 4 hour tour around London with your own driver-guide.

Meet your private driver-guide at your hotel and then they will escort you around the major sites of the West End where you will see Westminster Abbey, Downing Street, and Trafalgar Square. Following the tour, be returned back to the hotel for your afternoon scavenger hunt. Tickets to Westminster Abbey included.

Enjoy a five 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 5-course dinner, coffee and chocolates, live entertainment, after-dinner dancing, a Champagne welcome drink, a bottle of wine of your choice, Mineral water and a liqueur. 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: The Marylebone (4*)
London & Edinburgh Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Big Ben
Big Ben
London & Edinburgh Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  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 Stonehenge and Bath. 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. Entrance fee to Stonehenge is included. 

Afterwards, enjoy a whole afternoon to discover Bath's major sights. A walking tour will show you Pulteney Bridge and the Circus, and you will get a fascinating insight into how Bath became the world-class attraction it is today. Bath offers a unique experience with stunning architecture, great shopping and iconic attractions. You will have plenty of time to discover the Jane Austen Visitors Centre, Bath Abbey or the Roman Baths.

Accommodation: The Marylebone (4*)
London & Edinburgh Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Stonehenge
Stonehenge

Day 4: London - Edinburgh

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station transfer.

Enjoy a direct train ride from London to Edinburgh. Travel time 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.

London & Edinburgh Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Edinburgh
Edinburgh
London & Edinburgh Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

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*)
London & Edinburgh Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Street Sign in Edinburgh
Street Sign in Edinburgh
London & Edinburgh Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  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*)
London & Edinburgh Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  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 midday for a break in Aberfoyle. 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. Please note, site entrances are not included, though you will have the opportunity to opt for an interior visit (payable on-site).

Accommodation: Carlton Hotel (4*)
London & Edinburgh Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle

Day 8: Edinburgh

Meet your personal driver for your private airport transfer today.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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.

The Marylebone (4*): London

Located just minutes from Oxford Street, and in the heart of bustling, high-fashion neighborhood Marylebone Village, The Marylebone Hotel (4*) pulls off a rare feat: operating a large urban hotel with a boutique attitude, while maintaining all of the vibrant charm of its central London location. Just a short walk from London’s best, easily access Oxford Street and Park Lane, the world-famous stores of Bond Street and Mayfair, and the elegant green spaces of Regents Park and Hyde Park. Ranging in size from cozy to spacious, The Marylebone’s 252 rooms and suites offer the very best of 21st century technology, seamlessly blended with design flair and premium comforts.  The hotel’s 108 Brasserie and Bar and 108 Pantry provide a wonderful choice of venues to meet, drink and dine for locals and visitors alike, keen to capitalise on the charm and buzz along the cobbles of Marylebone Lane.

London & Edinburgh Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Marylebone
The Marylebone
London & Edinburgh Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Marylebone Hotel - Lobby
The Marylebone 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.

London & Edinburgh Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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 were totally surprised with the quality of our tour. We chose to plan the whole tour ourselves and travel as a couple instead of a group. Kensington did EVERYTHING - right down to our train tickets (time and seats reserved). Our hotels were central to everything we wanted and the quality was 5 star! Thank you Kensington, and we WILL see you again!

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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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