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    Trip length

    12 Nights

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What's on the horizon

Starting in London and ending in Edinburgh, you will be brought to the very roots of British History and culture. 

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This holiday includes...

This trip is fully tailored to you, so let us know what you would like to take out or add in. We’ll ensure it’s perfect.

  • 12 nights accommodation, with breakfast included
  • 7 days car hire
  • Oyster card including £30 of credit
  • Cultural Patchwork tour 
  • Regents Canal Kayaking, with a visit to Pirate Castle
  • Oxford Walking tour
  • Black Cab tour in Manchester
  • York food walking tour 
  • Edinburgh Walking tour
  • White water rafting in the Cairngorms
  • Local speaking guide for all tours



Day 1 - 3

Check into The Kimpton Fitzroy before taking to the streets to discover London. Over the next couple of days, explore Soho and Chinatown, enjoy a Cultural Patchwork tour, soak up the alternative and punk culture of Camden High Street and tick off Pirate Castle before taking to the water in a kayak to explore the Regents Canal.


Day 4

After breakfast and check out, head to Kings Cross to pick up your hire car and head to Oxford.


Day 6

Join your guide for a morning tour of Oxford, the city of Dreaming Spires.

The afternoon is at leisure. If you are interested in booking a punting or a boat ride on the River Thames, we can book this for you. 


Day 6

This morning after breakfast and check out, and start your journey to Manchester, the centre of the Industrial Revolution and one of northern England’s most vibrant and growing cities. This is also the LGBTQ+ northern home.


Day 7

Get ready to enjoy a thrilling tour of the highlights of Manchester. On your journey you will travel in an electronic black cab with a genuine Mancunian taxi driver.


Day 8

After check out this morning and breakfast, get in your hire car and head to York, where you will stay for the next two nights.

York is a very beautiful historical city and a pleasure to wander. We recommend heading to the Shambles for some coffee or dinner this evening.


Day 9

Meet your tour guide at the York Art Gallery to begin your York food walking tour adventure. Enjoy a guided walk around the centre of York city and enjoy stops at five venues to enjoy five food tastings.


Day 10

After check out and breakfast this morning, Drive north to Edinburgh.

After check out and breakfast this morning, drive to Edinburgh. This journey is extremely scenic, we recommend driving alongside the coast for spectacular views of the North Sea. On arrival into Edinburgh, check in to your hotel.


Day 11

Walk through Edinburgh’s Old Town with your local guide, ready to learn about the history of Edinburgh.

The rest of the day is yours to explore Edinburgh independently and at leisure.


Day 12

This morning after breakfast, be picked up by your driver and transfer to Aberfeldy at the south side of the Cairngorms National Park, where you will take part in a white water rafting experience.

After your experience, enjoy an picnic lunch whilst you admire the splendid scenery.


Day 13

After check out pick up your car and transfer to the car hire centre in Edinburgh or the car hire centre at Edinburgh Airport. 

We can add a flight home from Edinburgh or you can take the train or sleeper train.


We're here seven days a week to help you plan a holiday, so get in touch today.


Rest assured

We’ve chosen rooms for this package but you can tailor-make every element. Let us know if you’d like to add a cheeky room upgrade.


The Kimpton Fitzroy, London, Superior Room

The Kimpton Fitzroy London is a Grade II listed landmark building that occupies the eastern flank of Russell Square in Bloomsbury. The lavish property boasts a striking terracotta exterior and luxurious contemporary designer interiors, and is within a short walk from Covent Garden, Fitzrovia and The British Museum.

All rooms and suites have been completely redesigned to create a sense of modern luxury.


Voco Oxford Spires, Standard Room

Set in 40 acres of stunning parkland, voco - Oxford Spires has a pool, a gym and a spa. There is free Wi-Fi access, and the historic city centre is around 15 minutes’ walk away.

Guests can make use of Willows Health Club and Spa, which includes a sauna, a steam room and a range of beauty treatments.


Kimpton Clocktower Hotel, Superior Room

Set in the heart of Manchester’s vibrant city centre, the grand Kimpton Clocktower offers stylish, modern rooms just a minute’s walk from Oxford Road Rail Station and The Palace Theatre. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel and the ballroom is the biggest hotel event space in the North of England.

Furnished with elegant decor, all of the 4-star rooms include TVs with satellite channels, private bathrooms and in-room safes. Guests can also make use of hairdryers and tea/coffee-making facilities.


Principal York, Standard Room

The 5-star Principal York, formerly The Royal York Hotel, is set in quiet gardens, with views into the new Garden Room overlooking York Minster. Free WiFi is available through the hotel, and the leisure club includes a sauna, steam room and heated indoor pool.

It has stylish and modern rooms featuring a flat-screen Smart TV, tea/coffee making facilities, and a work space area. Guests will find an iron, ironing board and hairdryer in the wardrobe and each bathroom has a rain shower.


Market Street Hotel, Cozy Room

Located in the centre of Edinburgh, just a few minutes’ walk from the Royal Mile and 650 yards of The Real Mary King's Close, Market Street forms part of Edinburgh’s historic skyline. The hotel features a rooftop lounge and each room boasts free high-speed WiFi and a free minibar.

Each boutique-style room features locally made fabrics, locally curated artwork and a locally roasted coffee blend alongside bespoke design furniture.

Extra special

Adding a special surprise to your holiday is just the sort of thing we’re here for. And we’re excellent at keeping secrets, promise. From surprise parties to secret engagement plans, our concierge service will sort the To Do list, so you can enjoy the “ta-da!”.


We plan the experience, you make the memories!

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Our promise to you..

  • You'll be fully covered by ATOL
  • A direct line to us, so no time is wasted in virtual queues 
  • Flexi booking terms, so you can book with peace of mind
  • A personal travel consultant to give you expert advice 
  • We will focus on providing the best travel experience possible



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