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11 Days in UK
Discover more of the world on this itinerary that span borders, cultures and beyond! Travel to London, see how it does better on art, architecture, food and fashion than the rest of the world. Slip your way to Scotland and witness the beauty of rolling countryside, bustling cities, icy mountain peaks and charming villages. All of this combined provide an excellent destination for your cottage holiday!
Day 1 Highlights
Harry Potter Tour of Warner Bros. Studio
Home to a treasure trove of Harry Potter film sets, costumes, props, and other special mementos. On this tour, climb aboard a comfortable coach at a time of your choosing and head straight there. You have time to independently explore the exhibits, take photos, browse the gift shop, and even enjoy a glass of butterbeer.
Buckingham Palace and Changing of the Guard
Begin this enchanting experience with the renowned Changing of the Guard, held either at the palace or at Horse Guards Parade you'll learn about its historical anecdotes and awe-inspiring events that occurred inside these royal residences.
Thames River Sightseeing Cruise with Afternoon Tea
Combine an iconic British tradition with a unique sightseeing excursion on an afternoon tea cruise. Spend a luxurious time enjoying a unique dining experience with family and friends on the Thames River. As you cruise from Tower Pier to Westminster, indulge in tea, freshly prepared cakes, and sandwiches, and view London’s great landmarks including the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral, and the London Eye.
Fine Dining by Bus
Bus and gourmet - two words you never thought you would hear together. Expect to eat your way through six delicious courses while touring London's iconic sights.
The HotTug London's Canals
It’s all hubble, bubble forget your toil and troubles as you steam your way around the London Docklands in a HotTug. The HotTug is wood-fired, self-drive and an experience that’s fun no matter if it’s a bit drizzly on the outside, inside it’s toasty. The fresh water is heated to a lovely 38 degrees (changed every trip in case you were wondering), and you can pick it up from Canary Wharf (leave work, and go straight off for a sip and a soak).
Day 2 Highlights
God's Own Junkyard
Showcases the late neon artist Chris Bracey’s personal collection of work in a salvage yard in Walthamstow. It contains everything from his signage for Soho sex clubs in the ‘60s to his work for the movie industry, including pieces that were used in ‘Captain America’, ‘Eyes Wide Shut’, ‘Byzantium’ and more. Sandwiched in between all of this, you’ll find his artwork, some of which have been exhibited in his gallery shows, and others that were specially commissioned by other artists and clients.
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
From three thrilling productions of some of Shakespeare’s most thought-provoking plays, to a new family-friendly Christmas show and a packed programme of Half Term events for young people and their grownups, explore big questions with plenty of heart, lots of humour and heaps of humanity.
Potion Making at The Cauldron is an immersive class where you step into the imagined worlds of your childhood through molecular mixology, science & technology. Spell Casting 101: After receiving a magic wand you cast a pouring spell with your wand to receive a welcome drink from the Divination Fountain, and are then led to an interactive work station where you will brew 2 interactive drinks.
Set in the heart of London Zoo and the greenery of surrounding Regent's Park, enjoy a night's escape from the bustle of London without even leaving the city! Expect to feel like you are very far away as you wake to the sounds of roaring lions, singing gibbons, honking flamingos, and our neighbouring native wildlife.
Zombie Laser Tag
It's you vs the undead in this action packed hour at London's military laser tag arena.
Strap on your gun and go face to face with a horde of zombies as you battle through various games and scenarios. You'll get a chance for some PvP laser tag training against other recruits, a laser tag battle against the undead where you must stay alive or join the zombie horde, as well as other challenges and surprises.
Known as the walkie talkie due to its unique shape, this skyscraper features a top-floor restaurant.
London In The Sky
Ok, so maybe not a restaurant, but London In The Sky really does offer a unique dining experiences. Step on board and tuck into a stunning meal of your choosing, from their team of top-notch culinary talent, with unparalleled views of the city and plenty of Insta opportunities.
Street Art & Graffiti Tour
Walk past famous piece of street art without realizing it! From Brick Lane, Shoreditch, Fashion Street, Bateman’s Row, and Spitalfields, seems like everywhere you turn in East End there’s some kind of fascinating work that begs to be admired. Learn about Banksy and El Mac, Stik, Space Invader, Jimmy C, Dscreet or Phlegm; not one goes uncovered on our fabulous street art walking tour in London.
An Italian Restaurant situated in the heart of Covent Garden and a menu that revolves around classic Italian cuisine with a focus on quality, seasonal ingredients and draws inspiration from Italy’s diverse regions. Their extensive wine list includes over 350 wines from around the world, or if you prefer, they offer a full bar with signature cocktails.
Day 4 Highlights
The Lighthouse UK
A tall, narrow, elegant amalgam of stone, steel and glass tucked away on Mitchell Lane just off Buchanan Street, this Centre for Design is a beacon for the creative industries in Scotland. For cutting-edge art and design exhibitions throughout the year, as well as permanent attractions including the ‘Mack’ Centre, which celebrates the life and work of one of Glasgow’s most famous sons, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (who designed the historic part of The Lighthouse, originally The Herald newspaper building).
Meandering through a historic cemetery can be a surprisingly life-affirming experience – especially at the atmospheric Glasgow Necropolis. More than 50,000 bodies have been laid to rest at this sprawl of tombs, monuments and mausoleums, which go back as far as 1833. Its vantage point above the city, on a hill adjacent to the Glasgow Cathedral, adds to the otherworldly feeling.
The River Clyde has always played an important role in the history of Glasgow. It is often said, "Glasgow made the Clyde, and the Clyde made Glasgow". As engineers made the river more navigable, the city's commerce and industries flourished.
A fantastical fusion of theatre, mechanics and moving art, Sharmanka (which translates as “barrel-organ” in Russian) began in Russia in 1989 before making its way to Glasgow in the 1990s. The kinetic sculpture is more of an art exhibition than traditional theatre – you move around rooms as hundreds of carved figures and creatures made from scrap move in wondrous ways, depicting the highs and lows of the human spirit.
Hyper-modern museum with collections of historic vehicles and state-of-the-art interactive displays.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of Scotland's most popular free attractions and features 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects.
Saint Mungo Cathedral
This medieval cathedral is thought to have been built on the site of St Kentigern’s tomb and marks the birthplace of the city of Glasgow.
Simple changing menu of fish, whole crab and lobster from family linked to Scotland's Western Isles.
Day 6 Highlights
Surrounded by the cobbled streets and Georgian elegance of New Town, a short stroll from Princes Street, Nira Caledonia is a central yet peaceful Edinburgh retreat. Amid the plush pelmets, rich textures and original cornices you'll find flat-screen televisions, Nespresso coffee machines, complimentary Wi-Fi and iPod docking stations. You'll find warm, heartfelt service and a cool, quirky style. Each of our sumptuous rooms and suites is unique, with its own opulent character.
Dominates the city, perched up on the top of a hill. It’s the city’s main historical monument and it houses several museums.
The Royal Mile
The main street in the Old Town, is a beautiful medieval street. It’s also very touristy, with many souvenir shops and street performances.
Located at the far end of the Royal Mile, used to be Marie Stuart’s residence and is now one of the current Queen’s residences.
Right next to Holyrood Palace, this hike takes you to the top of an ancient volcano, at 251m. This small part of countryside in the heart of the city will for sure give you a glimpse of the Scottish Highlands! It will take you 1h30 to 2 hours to reach the summit, where you can enjoy a great 360° view.
Said to be the most haunted cemetery in the world. For sure, it’s very picturesque with its ancient sculpted tombs, desecrated vaults, and mystical atmosphere. Evening guided tours are organized for anyone looking for a thrill!
Located in New Town’s Regents Garden. From here too, you’ll have an amazing view over the Old Town and the sea.
Stirling Castle and Whiskey Tour
Visit the royal stronghold of Stirling Castle and the majestic Loch Lomond on this full-day tour from Edinburgh. Escape the city for a scenic drive through the countryside, stopping to snap photos of Highland cows, the Trossachs National Park, and Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.
Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
Venture through five floors jam-packed with over 100 illusions and discover the best rooftop views of Edinburgh. Britain's most fun day out.
Delve into the vaults below the city with a guide to learn the gruesome history of Edinburgh’s old town and its poorest inhabitants. From the famous Burke and Hare murders, to the persecution of witches, to ghost stories and tales of the paranormal.
Give your senses a treat with a visit to Edinburgh’s Chocolatarium. Follow the journey of chocolate from the jungles of South America to Scottish chocolate makers and the finished chocolate bar, with lots of chocolate to taste all along the way.
The Sheep Heid Inn
Not only comes at you with steaks and burgers aplenty, but also lets you enjoy a round of skittles, a type of bowling game (indoor bowling alleys can now re-open in Scotland). There’s a hidden 19th-century skittles alley in the back of the restaurant. It’s said that James VI, son of Mary Queen of Scots, had a great time playing the game in 1580. The Sheep Heid Inn is one of Edinburgh’s oldest pubs.
The Scott Monument
Standing proudly in Princes Street Gardens, the Scott Monument is one of the most iconic Edinburgh landmarks, a must-visit for tourists and locals alike. Dedicated to Sir Walter Scott, it is one of the largest monuments to a writer anywhere in the world.