London Adventure

Dunn Family

Tuesday 10th September – Wednesday 18th September 2024

Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights

Highlights

  • Explore some of London's most iconic landmarks with an expert guide
  • Absorb the vibrant city life of London as you explore by foot and soak in the culture
  • Head into the idyllic countryside to discover more about some of England's beautiful scenery

Day by Day

Day 1 - Tuesday 10th September - Welcome to London

On arrival in London, transfer to your centrally located hotel and take some time to relax ahead of your first evening in England. An unmissable destination for travellers, the capital city is an international melting pot that brims with culture, history and iconic landmarks. With a well-known and well-deserved reputation for an eclectic and globally diverse food scene, your dinner this evening is sure to be a thoroughly enjoyable affair. Later, draw the curtains on the twinkling lights of the city to enjoy a good night’s sleep ahead of an exciting day of exploring tomorrow.

Overnight: London | Great Scotland Yard Hotel
Room Type: Premium King
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Wednesday 11th September - Gastronomic London

Enjoying a leisurely breakfast in the city as you prepare for an exciting day ahead as you transfer to Borough Market, where culinary delights await. Meet with a renowned foodie author for a morning filled with delectable tastings of both exquisite foods and fine wines. After a satisfying lunch, your adventure continues as you rendezvous with a dapper driver who will whisk you away on a thrilling tour of London in a traditional Mini Cooper. Explore the iconic landmarks and hidden gems of the city while enjoying the stylish comfort of your vintage ride.

Overnight: London | Great Scotland Yard Hotel
Room Type: Premium King
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Thursday 12th September - Historic London

As you embark on your London escapade, meet your knowledgeable guide at your hotel, setting the stage for a day filled with discovery. Your first stop is the iconic Westminster Abbey, where centuries of history and architectural splendour unfold before your eyes. After absorbing the majesty of this revered site, you hop into a classic black cab, whisking you away to the imposing Tower of London, where tales of royalty and intrigue come to life amidst ancient walls and towering turrets. With each stop, London reveals its rich tapestry of culture and history, leaving you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Overnight: London | Great Scotland Yard Hotel
Room Type: Premium King
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Friday 13th September - Georgian Bath

After a comfortable private transfer to Paddington Station, hop aboard your first-class direct train journey to Bath. While your luggage is seamlessly transferred to your hotel upon arrival, you’ll dive straight into the heart of the city for an immersive tour. Begin your exploration with a visit to the magnificent Bath Abbey, soaking in its rich history and stunning architecture, and explore the Georgian streets that lead up to the Royal Crescent. Later, unwind at your own pace with a leisurely tour of the Roman Baths, marvelling at the ancient thermal springs and Roman artefacts. It’s a day filled with historical wonders and relaxation in the charming city of Bath.

Overnight: Bath | The Royal Crescent Hotel
Room Type: Deluxe Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Saturday 14th September - Exploring the Cotswolds

Immerse yourself in the idyllic charm of rural England with a day dedicated to exploring the picturesque villages of the Cotswolds. Wander through the ancient, honey-coloured limestone streets of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, nestled amidst rolling hills adorned with sheep and stone-walled fields. Each village is a postcard-perfect scene, offering glimpses into centuries of history and traditional English life. Pause to admire quaint cottages adorned with blooming flowers and quaint country inns inviting you in for a hearty meal. In the Cotswolds, every turn unveils a new enchanting vista, making for a truly magical day of discovery in the heart of the English countryside.

Overnight: Oxford | Old Bank Hotel
Room Type: Classic Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Sunday 15th September - Academic Oxford

After a delightful breakfast begin your journey through the historic streets of Oxford, affectionately known as “the city of dreaming spires,” with your knowledgeable private guide leading the way. Discover the highlights of this ancient city, home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world, where history and stunning architecture intertwine seamlessly. After your tour, set off south from the picturesque boathouse, gliding gently past Oxford’s renowned Botanic Gardens. As you traverse through Christ Church College Meadows, immerse yourself in the ambience where Lewis Carroll once taught in the mid-19th century, finding inspiration for his timeless masterpiece, “Alice Through the Looking Glass.” Experience the magic of Oxford’s literary and cultural heritage firsthand on this enchanting journey through time.

Overnight: Oxford | Old Bank Hotel
Room Type: Classic Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Monday 16th September - Northbound to Scotland

Meet your transfer to the station, setting the stage for an unforgettable adventure. Board your first-class train to journey north, with a brief change at Birmingham New Street. Relax and enjoy the scenic vistas as you traverse the English and Scottish countryside, immersing yourself in the charm of the British landscape. Arriving in Edinburgh in the late afternoon, you’ll be greeted by your transfer to the splendid Gleneagles Townhouse. Get ready to explore the capital of Scotland, where centuries of tradition meet vibrant modernity, promising an evening filled with discovery and delight.

Overnight: Edinburgh | Gleneagles Townhouse
Room Type: House Bedroom
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8 - Tuesday 17th September - Exploring Edinburgh

After breakfast, meet your guide in the foyer of your hotel and head out for a day spent exploring the beautiful cobblestone streets of the city. Full of history, the capital is very accessible by foot. Wander up the Royal Mile, stopping to visit the architecturally stunning St Giles Cathedral, and enjoy panoramic views from Edinburgh Castle. Pick up a coffee and a pastry from one of the wee artisan shops, dipping into local galleries, cheesemongers and bookshops. If you fancy an afternoon with a twist, head to the Surgeons’ Hall Museums, which holds one of the largest collections of surgical pathology in the world. This evening enjoy dinner under the twinkling lights of the city.

Overnight: Edinburgh | Gleneagles Townhouse
Room Type: House Bedroom
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9 - Wednesday 18th September - Depart Edinburgh

After breakfast, head to the airport and depart for home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 8 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Most meals, as stated in the itinerary above
  • The services of a qualified and experienced driver guide on Days 5 & 6
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by our guide on guided days
  • All city transfers with guide on Day 3 in a traditional Black Cab
  • Airport Transfer on Arrival Day
  • Airport Transfer on Departure Day
  • All First Class Rail Travel
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Private Tour of Borough Market with Tastings
    • Private Tour of London in a Traditional Mini Cooper
    • Entry to Westminster Abbey with a private guide
    • Entry to the Tower of London with a private guide
    • Entry to the Roman Bath (Self-guided)
    • Entry to Bath Abbey with private guide
    • Entry to the Bodleian Library (Part of Tour)
    • Private CHauffeured Punting on the River Thames
    • Entry to Edinburgh Castle
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24/7 In-Country Support from the Wilderness Team
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Gratuities for the main driver guide
Notes Read More
  • All suggested accommodations and services are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • A 20% deposit is required before any accommodation and services will be confirmed
  • This quote is valid for 14 days from the date quoted, after this time pricing may be subject to revision
Pricing Read More

Pricing:

The NET price for this itinerary, based on 2 clients on a twin-share basis, and including a £12 per person conservation contribution is:

  • £10,785 GBP per person

Conservation Contribution

This voluntary donation of £12 per person goes towards conservation projects in the locations we operate.  If you would like to opt out just let your trip designer know.

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