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Overview

British Escape with Return to London

On this Escape, the traditions and intrigue of Britain are calling you. Experience the fascinating cities and countryside of this beautiful land without the crowds—and even better—without the high-season prices. A concise Britain guided tour takes you to the historical must-see sites from London to Edinburgh. History buffs will delight in seeing mysterious, prehistoric Stonehenge (just imagine how those stones got there!); the Roman Baths in Bath, constructed around 70 AD and today one of the best-preserved Roman remains in the world; Liverpool, once a great Victorian city and Atlantic seaport, and renowned as the birthplace of the Beatles; and Edinburgh, with its medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town.

Literary fans will enjoy visiting Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, and Grasmere, home to William Wordsworth. But that's not all…a London Guide will show you all the city’s famous landmarks, from Buckingham Palace to the Prime Minister’s Downing Street and Westminster Abbey; and in Edinburgh you’ll tour the castle and see Scotland’s Crown Jewels—all the better experience without the long lines and crowds. For the conclusion of your vacation, travel via first-class express train back to London for one night. From the historical landmarks to the beautiful scenery, this guided tour of England and Scotland is a great way to sample what Britain has to offer and it’s all possible at a price you can afford!

Highlights of British Escape with Return to London

Price Details US

All Escape by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save Discounts, Second Tour Discount and Small Group Discount.

Related Tours

KAE|British Escape
KAF|With Return to London

Related Option Title

With Return to London

UNESCO Sites

City of Bath|Old and New Towns of Edinburgh|Stonehenge|The English Lake District|Westminster Palace (Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret’s Church)

Product Group

British Escape

Private Touring

6 guests in a party: $1,255*
18 guests in a party: $310*

Inclusions

We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides, to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Touring in spacious comfort by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi is included on board your coach and in most hotel lobbies and common areas.

Itineraries

Day 1

ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND Welcome to London! Tonight, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

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Day 2

LONDON On The Town In London LONDON Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall, Prime Minister’s Downing Street residence, Buckingham Palace, and a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral. Free time this afternoon. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SITES England’s national treasure of St. Paul’s Cathedral is home to a spectacular array of art from delicate carvings to gilded dome murals and modern works of art. As the seat of the Bishop of London, the cathedral serves as the mother church of the Diocese of London, where notable remembrances have been served here, including Queen Victoria’s jubilee, birthdays of Queen Elizabeth II, and funerals of luminaries like Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher.


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Day 3

LONDON–STONEHENGE–BATH Ancient Stones & Spa Days STONEHENGE Guided visit.
BATH Visit the excavations of the Roman Baths. (B,D) 136 mi / 219 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURAL GEMS The traditions of one ancient Roman ritual are in full flow in Bath. Amid the remarkable Roman and Georgian architecture and the best-preserved Roman Baths of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, a good spa day is never hard to find in one of the “Best Spa Towns in Europe.” The city of Bath sits above geothermal springs that bubble up from the limestone below. Bath also turns up the heat with some of Britain's grandest Georgian buildings, a mecca for elite 18th-century society.


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Day 4

BATH–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LIVERPOOL The Great Bard & The Fab Four STRATFORD-UPON-AVON Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace.
LIVERPOOL Free time this afternoon. (B) 222 mi / 357 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOT If “the play’s the thing” then this is the place where the world’s greatest playwright’s story began. Experience the humble beginnings of the boy called Will Shakespeare and visit the house where he spent his childhood and his early years. See the artefacts such as a 400-year-old pair of gloves and a book of Shakespeare’s complete works, and wander through the beautiful garden.


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Day 5

LIVERPOOL–GRASMERE–GRETNA GREEN, SCOTLAND–EDINBURGH Secret Weddings & Gingerbread LAKE DISTRICT Scenic drive through the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
GRASMERE Visit Wordsworth’s beloved village. [LF] Sample the original Grasmere gingerbread.
GRETNA GREEN See where the blacksmith would wed runaway couples.
EDINBURGH Free time this evening. (B) 239 mi / 384 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
TIMELESS TRADITIONS Sweeten the day with classic Grasmere gingerbread and hear the story of Sarah Nelson, the Victorian cook who invented the world famous cross between cake and biscuit in 1854.


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Day 6

EDINBURGH Crown Jewels & Castle Views EDINBURGH Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the New Town, Old Town, and a visit to Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOT Ascend to Castle Rock to explore Edinburgh Castle, one of the most important historical strongholds in the Kingdom of Scotland, with an 11,000-year history as "the most besieged place in Great Britain." Here, you’ll find the royal regalia and Scotland’s Crown Jewels.


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Day 7

EDINBURGH–LONDON, ENGLAND Back To The Capital Board the Express train (first-class) to London.
LONDON Free time. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CITY SIGHTS A favorite character in Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice noted “London is so diverting; there is so much to entertain!” This is even more true today, from its panoramic views of wide-open spaces and leafy landscapes to its bustling British sense and sensibilities, museums, galleries, and iconic sights. Be enthralled by a dazzling show at one of the West End’s historic theaters, a fabulous bookend to your time in London.


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Day 8

LONDON Safe Travels Until We Meet Again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Departures

# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status
1 2024-10-26 2024-10-27 2024-11-03 $2049 $0 $2049 KAFX41027 Not Available
2 2024-10-26 2024-10-27 2024-11-03 $2049 $0 $2049 KAFX41027A Not Available
3 2024-11-02 2024-11-03 2024-11-10 $2049 $0 $2049 KAFX41103 Available
4 2024-11-09 2024-11-10 2024-11-17 $2049 $0 $2049 KAFX41110 Available
5 2024-11-16 2024-11-17 2024-11-24 $2049 $0 $2049 KAFX41117 Available
6 2024-11-23 2024-11-24 2024-12-01 $1949 $0 $1949 KAFX41124 Available
7 2024-11-30 2024-12-01 2024-12-08 $1949 $0 $1949 KAFX41201 Available
8 2024-12-07 2024-12-08 2024-12-15 $1949 $0 $1949 KAFX41208 Available
9 2025-01-11 2025-01-12 2025-01-19 $1849 $0 $1849 KAFX50112 Available
10 2025-01-18 2025-01-19 2025-01-26 $1849 $0 $1849 KAFX50119 Available
11 2025-01-25 2025-01-26 2025-02-02 $1849 $0 $1849 KAFX50126 Available
12 2025-02-01 2025-02-02 2025-02-09 $1949 $0 $1949 KAFX50202 Available
13 2025-02-08 2025-02-09 2025-02-16 $1949 $0 $1949 KAFX50209 Available
14 2025-02-15 2025-02-16 2025-02-23 $2049 $0 $2049 KAFX50216 Available
15 2025-03-01 2025-03-02 2025-03-09 $2049 $0 $2049 KAFX50302 Available
16 2025-03-08 2025-03-09 2025-03-16 $2049 $0 $2049 KAFX50309 Available
17 2025-03-15 2025-03-16 2025-03-23 $2149 $0 $2149 KAFX50316 Available
18 2025-03-22 2025-03-23 2025-03-30 $2149 $0 $2149 KAFX50323 Available
19 2025-03-29 2025-03-30 2025-04-06 $2149 $0 $2149 KAFX50330 Not Available

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Millennium Gloucester This modern and luxurious hotel is located in fashionable South Kensington, a relaxed environment in the heart of London. The hotel offers a variety of dining options such as Bombay Brasserie and Bugis Street Brasserie for Indian and Oriental cuisine, South West 7 for breakfast and Humphrey's Bar for light meals and drinks. 24-hour room service, concierge service, and a fitness room with cardiovascular equipment and weights is also available. London 4-18 Harrington Gardens First-Class
2 Park Plaza Waterloo The 494-room property is situated within walking distance of top London attractions, including the London Eye, the London Dungeons and the Imperial War Museum. The Florentine Restaurant serves a Brasserie-style menu; the bar features the best of British bubbles and craft beers as well as a range of signature cocktails; and for a relaxing cup of coffee, head to the illy Caffè bar. The hotel also boasts a fitness centre and a heated swimming pool. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for guests throughout the hotel. London 6 Hercules Road Superior First-Class
3 Double Tree By Hilton Bath Settle into a warm, inviting guestroom at the DoubleTree by Hilton Bath hotel. Spoil yourself with the stunning views of the Pulteney Bridge and rolling hills. Bath Walcot Street Superior First-Class
4 Leonardo Hotel Liverpool This Liverpool hotel is located at Kings Waterfront in the iconic docks, right opposite the Echo Arena and Convention Centre. The hotel is just a ten minute walk from Liverpool Central train station, and the Albert Dock is just next door. Liverpool 31 Keel Wharf First-Class
5 Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket The Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket lies in the historical heart of the city, right next door to Haymarket station and a vast array of cafés, bars and restaurants. Discover the numerous sights and events in this lively city. Edinburgh 1 Morrison Link First-Class
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