Trip Overview…

Take the ultimate holiday through Britain on this 14 day rail holiday. Visit London with its world-famous landmarks and enjoy a day trip to the prehistoric Stonehenge. Next is a train north to the walled city of York to explore the quaint medieval streets, then onto Edinburgh to visit the magnificent castle and walk the famous Royal Mile. Take a return journey aboard the Jacobite Steam Train through the stunning Scottish Highlands, before heading back to England for stays in glorious Chester and maritime city of Bristol. This is truly an adventure for anyone with a love for all things British.

Package Includes

Highlights

  • Explore royal residences and iconic monuments in the British capital with a London Pass
  • Stroll down the cobbled streets of York and explore with a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour
  • Gaze over Edinburgh and discover Scottish history with Skip the Line entrance to the hilltop Edinburgh Castle
  • Wind through the Scottish Highlands with a return journey on the Jacobite Steam Train
  • Private Walking tour of Chester

Rail & Hotel Included:

  • Rail travel in standard class throughout (1st class available – please enquire for fares)
  • 4 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in London
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in York
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Edinburgh
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Fort William / Glencoe
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Chester
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Bristol
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Bath

Tours & Inclusions:

  • London Pass
  • Stonehenge Day tour from London
  • York Pass with hop-on, hop-off tour
  • Skip the Line: Edinburgh Castle Admission
  • Roundtrip journey on the Jacobite Steam Train

At a glance

14 days
Departing Feb 24 – Sep 24
From AUD$
6799
pp

Your Itinerary

Day 1- Arrive In London

London-Big-Ben-Parliament

Arrive in London today and check into your hotel, located right in the heart of the city. Next, why not head out to explore the never ending options which only London can provide.  The unique blend of history, architecture and cosmopolitan vibrancy, makes London one of the world’s best tourist destinations. (Overnight in London)

Day 2 – London

After breakfast begin to explore the city with a London Pass included in your package. Discover the parts of London that interest you – from Kensington Palace to Westminster Abbey, the Churchill War Rooms or the Tower of London. Your pass includes a scenic cruise down the River Thames – the perfect way to see the famous landmarks of the city from a new perspective. (Overnight in London) B

Day 3 – Day Trip to Stonehenge

Today you’ll have the chance to see one of the world’s most breathtaking landmarks – Stonehenge! Your tour from London will take you to observe the prehistoric monument in all its glory, discovering the it’s Neolithic heritage with an expert guide. (Overnight in London) B

Day 4 – London To York

York England

Check-out of your hotel after breakfast and take the train north through the verdant English countryside to the pretty cathedral city of York. After checking in at your hotel, head out to explore this historic city. Quite the contrast to London, York boasts quaint cobbled streets and a relaxed, romantic atmosphere. Spend the rest of the day exploring, perhaps with a stroll along the River Ouse, then enjoy some traditional Yorkshire cuisine come the evening. (Overnight in York) B

Day 5 – York

Create your own sightseeing tour with a York Pass! The city’s official tourist card makes exploring easy and provides many options. Gaze out on spectacular views of the city from Clifford’s Tower, indulge your cultural side at the York Art Gallery, visit the imposing York Minster and discover the city’s legacy for sweets with a visit to York’s Chocolate Story. (Overnight in York) B

Day 6 – York To Edinburgh

edinburgh

Today take the train north to Scotland, taking in the magnificent views along the coast before arriving in Edinburgh. Check in at your hotel for a two night stay and start exploring the Scottish capital. If you are feeling energetic, why not walk up to Arthur’s Seat, which offers fantastic views across the city skyline including The Palace of Holyroodhouse. (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

Day 7 – Edinburgh

After breakfast experience a slice of Scottish history with a skip the line entrance ticket to Edinburgh Castle included with your holiday. Explore the historic attraction at leisure, visiting St Margaret’s Chapel, the Crown Jewels, Royal Palace and fascinating National War Museum. Be sure to listen out for the One o’Clock Gun which is fired everyday except Sundays and public holidays! (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

Day 8 – Day Trip On The Jacobite Steam Train

The locomotive of the Jacobite Steam Train

Fans of gorgeous scenery and blockbuster movies will be in their element today! Get an early start and travel north through the exceptional vistas of the Scottish Highlands to Fort William where you’ll board none other than the Jacobite Steam Train (the Hogwarts Express from Harry Potter film), one of the world’s most scenic railway journeys. Pass Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, skirt the shores of deep lochs and winding rivers along the West Highland Line to your destination of Mallaig, a quaint but busy fishing port. Enjoy free time to explore before catching the train back to Fort William and transferring to Glencoe for an overnight stay. (Overnight in Glencoe) B

Day 9 – Fort William To Chester

Check out of your hotel and transfer back to Fort William station, where you will catch a train bound for Chester, England. Founded as a Roman fortress as far back as the 1st century BC, Chester boasts myriad history and stunning architecture. Settle in at your hotel for a two night stay, then set out to explore the city. Admire the well-preserved Roman Walls, Tudor-style buildings and the Roman amphitheatre. (Overnight in Chester) B

Day 10 – Chester

Today you’ll enjoy a private walking tour of the great Roman city of Chester. Your guide will give you a fantastic insight into its rich history stretching from Roman origins, through historical events such as the English Civil War to today’s bustling city. Highlights include the unique shopping arcade called The Rows, cobbled streets and 16th century cathedral as well as the beautiful riverside along the River Dee. (Overnight in Chester) B

Day 11 – Chester To Bristol

Board the train from Chester to Bristol after breakfast today, checking in at your Bristol hotel for an overnight stay. Nestled on the banks of the River Avon, there is plenty to see and do in Bristol, which is famous for its maritime history. Visit the museum on board the SS Great Britain, take-in the views from the top of the Cabot Tower, and wander through the harbour’s 19th-century warehouses, which now house fantastic restaurants, shops and galleries. (Overnight in Bristol) B

Day 12 – Bristol To Bath

From Bristol, take the train to Bath, which is only a 15 minute ride away! Check in at your hotel then stroll the cobbled streets of Bath, renowned as one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. Don’t miss a visit to the famous Roman Baths – the city is built on natural hot springs. Perhaps take a cruise down the scenic River Avon and treat yourself to a traditional pub lunch and pint afterwards! (Overnight in Bath) B

Day 13 – Bath To London

London-Big-Ben-Parliament

Head back to the English capital city by train today and check in at your hotel for an overnight stay.  Maybe see the sights remaining on your ‘London bucket list’! (Overnight in London) B

DAY 14 – YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN LONDON
Check out of your London hotel after breakfast and continue with your travels. If you’d like to extend your holiday to include other regions of the UK, ask us about adding this to your itinerary. B

MEAL GUIDE: B – BREAKFAST, BR – BRUNCH, L – LUNCH, AT – AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Disclaimer:
Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards.
Price based on selected dates Sep 2024 departure.
Maximum Flexibility
With Maximum Flexibility, we give travellers the option to change their travel dates or cancel their rail holiday up to 60 days prior to departure without incurring any change or cancellation fees. Any existing reservations can be rescheduled up to 60 days prior to departure without incurring any change or cancellation fees.
Customers will be issued a future travel credit, which is valid for 24 months and can be used toward a new reservation with any of our brands, destinations, and itineraries for any travel date and length of trip without penalty*.
*Maximum Flexibility valid for one change only. Additional restrictions may apply for any rail holidays that include Cruises, Belmond, Alaska Railroad, Glacier Express Excellence Class, Rocky Mountaineer, Golden Eagle Luxury Trains, Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions, The Blue Train, El Transcantábrico, Tsars Gold, or other luxury trains. Please be aware that certain arrangements, may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that portion of the travel arrangements.
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