England, Scotland and Wales

Tour the Best of Britain

Ancient traditions, living history, a great diversity of cultural heritage - you will experience all of this and more on any journey through the British Isles. Discover with us the impressive castles, stately homes, Royal heritage, enchanting gardens and great natural beauty.

Sample Scandinavian Panorama Tour Itinerary

Day One: Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh - arrival and evening at leisure.
Edinburgh - © VisitBritain

Edinburgh - © VisitBritain

Day Two: Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh - Scotland's capital city, often called Athens of the North. See Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, St. Giles Cathedral, the Scott Monument; stroll Princes Street, Grassmarket and the Royal Mile; hear the stories of Mary Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Greyfriars Bobby, Robert Burns.

Day Three: Edinburgh - Lake District (Keswick) - York

  • Lake District - northern England's most beautiful scenery
  • Keswick - quaint market town close to Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lakes
  • Grasmere - quintessential Cumbrian village, which was home to William Wordsworth

Day Four: York

  • York - where Roman, Viking and medieval history converge. See York Minster, the Jorvik Museum, the National Railway museum, stroll the Shambles and the maze of quaint cobbled streets, or walk the medieval city walls.

Day Five: York - Castle Howard - Chester

  • Castle Howard - architectural masterpiece of John Vanbrugh, home of the Howard Family, the finest historic house and stately home in northern England and one of just ten on the list of Treasure Houses of England.
  • Chester - where 2000 years of history stretch back to the Romans. See Chester Cathedral, the distinctive black and white Tudor architecture, walk Chester Walls and follow the Roman roads.

Day Six: Chester - Snowdonia National Park in Wales - Chester

  • Bodnant Gardens - exotic gardens covering 80 acres with plants, trees and shrubs from all over the world.
  • Snowdonia National Park - experience the stunning scenery of some of Britain's wildest landscapes.
  • Llangollen - where the International Music Eisteddford has hosted singing stars from all over world, including the late, great Pavarotti.

Day Seven: Chester - Warwick Castle - Stratford-upon-Avon

  • Warwick Castle - where 1100 years of living history unfold at England's ultimate in medieval fortresses.
  • Stratford-upon-Avon - home of William Shakespeare, England's national poet and playwright known as the Bard of Avon. See his birthplace, Mary Arden's House, Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Shakespeare's grave in the Holy Trinity Church.
Stonehenge - © VisitBritain

Stonehenge - © VisitBritain

Day Eight: Stratford-upon-Avon - Oxford - Cotswolds - Bath

  • Oxford - the 'City of Dreaming Spires', which is home to England's elite university, the oldest English-speaking university in the world.
  • Cotswolds - quintessentially English countryside with the quaint, medieval market town Stow-on-the Wold.

Day Nine: Bath - Stonehenge - Salisbury - London

  • Bath - where the ruins of Roman Britain are in stark contrast with the elegant Georgian city of today. See the ruins of the Roman Baths.
  • Stonehenge - the iconic stone circle, which is one of the world's most famous monuments.
  • Salisbury - where the Cathedral represents the climax of English Gothic architecture.

Days Ten and Eleven: London

  • London - the British capital, seat of government and royal residence is the most visited city in the world. Small wonder with so much to see - Westminster Abbey with the tombs of kings, queens and heroes; the Houses of Parliament with Big Ben; Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard; the Tower of London with the Crown Jewels; St. Paul's Cathedral, Whitehall, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square. Enjoy theater, shopping at Harrods or just strolling through Hyde Park or Kew Gardens.

Day Twelve: London - Canterbury - London

  • Canterbury - Mother Church of the Anglican faith and ecclesiastical capital of England, where the magnificent Cathedral has dominated the skyline since it was founded by St. Augustine 1400 years ago.

Day Thirteen: London - USA

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