London & Edinburgh Signature

8 days from $4,528 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.
  • Explore Windsor Castle and fascinating Hampton Court with a private guide.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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From royal splendor to landscapes of fierce beauty, discover London and Edinburgh: two historic pillars of the United Kingdom.

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 gorgeous Berkshire countryside for a private tour of Windsor Castle (preferred weekend haunt of Elizabeth II herself) and Hampton Court, home to 500 years of history and considered by many as “the greatest place in Britain.” 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 (Off-Hours)
    • Private Transfer - Heathrow Airport (arrival) - Vehicle/Driver- Mercedes Viano
    • England - London Welcome Package
    • Self-Guided - Dinner at Leisure
  • Day 2 London
    London
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Highlights (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Evening Cruise on the River Thames (with Dinner, 3.5 hrs) - Window Table - Weekday
  • Day 3 London
    London
    • Private Tour - Hampton Court Palace & Windsor Castle (9 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 4 London to Edinburgh
    London to Edinburgh
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver- Small MPV
    • Train - London - Edinburgh [4.5 hrs] - First Class
    • Private Transfer - Train Station with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver
  • Day 5 Edinburgh
    Edinburgh
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Walking Tour - Guide
    • Attraction: Edinburgh Castle - Ticket
  • Day 6 Edinburgh
    Edinburgh
    • Shared Tour - Loch Ness, Glen Coe & The Highlands (12 hrs) - Coach/Guide
  • Day 7 Edinburgh
    Edinburgh
    • Shared Tour - Loch Lomond & Stirling Castle (9 hrs) - Coach/Guide
  • Day 8 Edinburgh
    Edinburgh
    • Private Transfer - 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 be waiting for you in the Arrivals Hall of the airport after you pass through customs. They'll direct you to your transfer, assist in the hotel check-in process, and take you through your travel documents.

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 provided to you on your first day in destination.

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 2018 - 2019 -  London
London
London & Edinburgh Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  The Marylebone
The Marylebone

Day 2: London

Departing with a private guide and driver, you’ll set out on a half-day tour to experience the highlights of London, with opportunities to see many of the iconic sights of this global metropolis. Discover the West End, home to some of the world’s most prolific theaters, where you’ll pass by the renowned Royal Albert Hall before traveling through the City of Westminster and the City of London, the oldest part of the capital, and home to the financial district. See Marble Arch, historically used for royal processions, as well as the serene Hyde Park, with its lively Speakers’ Corner. Stop at Buckingham Palace, home of the Queen and site of the daily ‘changing of the guards’, an icon of British pageantry. View Harrods in Knightsbridge, and renowned squares like Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square with Nelson’s Column. You’re welcome to discuss with your guide if there’s a sight of particular interest that you’d like to view during your tour.

There is nothing quite like gliding along the River Thames, passing beneath the various lit-up bridges as the city's famous landmarks unfold around you at night. Many of the historic and modern buildings along the banks of the river are illuminated by floodlights in the evening, making for beautiful views of the city as you cruise by. Enjoy a window seat, and a set menu five-course dinner as you cruise this evening, accompanied by elegant background music performed live on board (ambient music Monday-Friday, big band on Saturdays). Coffee and tea are provided after dessert, though other drinks during your evening cruise are payable on the spot.

Accommodation: The Marylebone (4*)
London & Edinburgh Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Big Ben
Big Ben
London & Edinburgh Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Dinner Cruise on the Thames
Dinner Cruise on the Thames

Day 3: London

Meet your private guide and driver and embark on a full day tour to Hampton Court and Windsor Castle. You’ll first set your sights on the 16th century Hampton Court Palace, driving via the royal Richmond Park where if you’re lucky, you may catch glimpses of deer on the way. Arriving when Hampton Court Palace opens its doors, you’ll enjoy a visit of both the palace and gardens. Described as 'The Greatest Palace in Britain', Hampton Court has 500 years of history within its walls. Set in 60 acres of gardens, the palace was the center of Royal life from Henry VIII to George II. The palace houses some of the finest paintings from the Royal Collection, with art from the 16th, 17th and early 18th centuries on display. From there, head to Windsor via Runnymede and pass the site where the Magna Carta was signed in 1215. In the afternoon, you’ll arrive to Windsor Castle where you’ll be dazzled with a visit of what is amazing both the oldest and the largest occupied castle in the entire world. The castle's dramatic site encapsulates 900 years of British history. It covers an area of 26 acres and contains, as well as a royal palace, a magnificent chapel and the homes and workplaces of a large number of people. The magnificent State Apartments are furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Canaletto, and Gainsborough. Afterward, take a panoramic drive around Windsor, passing Eton College before returning to London.

Important note:
Unlike your other admissions, admission tickets for Hampton Court specifically must be printed in advance, and are therefore provided upon arrival in your Welcome Package. Please ensure you bring them along with you on your tour today. 

Accommodation: The Marylebone (4*)
London & Edinburgh Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle

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: Hilton Edinburgh Carlton (4*)

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton is perfectly located in the center of the city, on the famous Royal Mile, just a short stroll away from the iconic attractions, luxurious boutiques and an array of restaurants and pubs. Guestrooms are modern and offer complimentary Wi-Fi access, ergonomic work area and Suite Dreams by Serta® beds with luxurious linens. Savor succulent steak cuts and a variety of timeless classics at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill, boasting a relaxed ambience and glamorous interior. Unwind in their Nineteen Hundred Bar & Lounge with a wide range of dishes to suit all tastes. Maintain your exercise regimen at their modern fitness room, offering a variety of cardio and resistance machines plus free weights and functional equipment.

London & Edinburgh Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Edinburgh
Edinburgh
London & Edinburgh Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  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: Hilton Edinburgh Carlton (4*)
London & Edinburgh Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Street Sign in Edinburgh
Street Sign in Edinburgh
London & Edinburgh Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  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: Hilton Edinburgh Carlton (4*)
London & Edinburgh Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  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: Hilton Edinburgh Carlton (4*)
London & Edinburgh Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  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 2018 - 2019 -  The Marylebone
The Marylebone
London & Edinburgh Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  The Marylebone Hotel - Lobby
The Marylebone Hotel - Lobby

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton (4*): Edinburgh

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton is perfectly located in the center of the city, on the famous Royal Mile, just a short stroll away from the iconic attractions, luxurious boutiques and an array of restaurants and pubs. Guestrooms are modern and offer complimentary Wi-Fi access, ergonomic work area and Suite Dreams by Serta® beds with luxurious linens. Savor succulent steak cuts and a variety of timeless classics at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill, boasting a relaxed ambience and glamorous interior. Unwind in their Nineteen Hundred Bar & Lounge with a wide range of dishes to suit all tastes. Maintain your exercise regimen at their modern fitness room, offering a variety of cardio and resistance machines plus free weights and functional equipment.

London & Edinburgh Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
London & Edinburgh Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Hilton Edinburgh Carlton Staircase
Hilton Edinburgh Carlton Staircase

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 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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